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Judge A Jerome "Ai" Barney
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Birth: May 26, 1804
Cayuga County
New York, USA
Death: Feb. 14, 1866
Marin County
California, USA

Judge Al Jerome Barney
as a result of burns suffered when his clothing accidentally caught fire.
He was survived by two sons and a daughter

"Ai" Barney began his career as a teacher at age nineteen. He continued to study and qualified as a medical practioner; he followed that pursuit until he was 25 years old. He settled in Frederick, Maryland where he was a Justice of the Peace from 1832 to 1842. He was elected county surveyor in 1844 and served in that capacity until he left for California in 1849. He joined up with several other men and they formed the Baltimore and Frederick Trading and Milling Company; Barney was elected vice president. In April of 1849, the men sailed to the Isthmus of Panama aboard the schooner, Creole, and there chartered a brig, Corbiene, for San Francisco, arriving in the Fall of the year (one source says Sept. 10; another says Nov. 10). They had shipped mill machinery ahead of them, and after arriving in Marin County they built a saw mill in Baltimore Canyon. They also started a trading post. A short time later the store was discontinued and the mill sold to Benjamin Buckelew. Barney did a little mining in the Stockton area, and returned to Marin. In 1850, he gave farmer as his occupation; he served as Marin County’s second judge for seven years, the first judge having resigned after four months on the job. In 1858 he opened a butcher shop with Elisha Dubois. In 1861, he and his son, Jerome, began this county’s first newspaper, the Marin
Journal. The paper was sold in 1872 to S. F. Barstow.

Death Calls Fer Charles S. Barney
Marin Journal, Volume LVI, Number 14, 3 April 1919
Charles S. Barney, one of the best known and oldest residents of Marin county, died Wednesday afternoon at *his home -following a stroke of paralysis. Barney came to San Rafael from Baltimore, Maryland, in 1855, to join his father, Ai Barney, and hi* brother, Jerome Barney, who already were prominent in the affairs of the county. He was 78 years of age and is survived by his widow, Mrs. Emma Barney, and a son. Lieutenant Charles Roy Barney, now in service overseas # The deceased came to Marin county shortly after it was organized, and when his father, Ai Barney, held the office of County Judge, through an appointment by the Governor of the State. Marin county then was young. Five years before it wa under Spanish rule, and the residents still pursued the Spanish customs He was associated closely with the organizers of the Baltimore Company, from which Baltimore Park received its name. The night of Charles Barney's arrival in San Rafael he stopped at the old adobe hotel on the corner of Fourth and C streets, the site now of Bennett's Jewelry Store. Dor Timoteo Murphy, the owner of that property, died two years before Barney's arrival. Mr. Barney early engaged in the real estate and insurance bqsineti which vocation he "followed until his death. His father, Judge Barney, and hf brother Jerome, established the Marin Journal in 186J continuing It* publication untSil 1872, when they sold the plant to S. F. Barstow, Ten years before the arrival oi Charles Barney in San Rafael there were but two residents of the little town, exclusive of the inhabitants ef the Mission, which was stiill standing. They were Don Timote* Murphy and Don Antonio Osio. The funeral, under the direction of the Eden Undertaking Parlors, C street, will take place privately at the Barney resdence, 433 D street, at 2 o'clock Saturday. o Mrs. W. D. Crawford left Wednesday for a visit with relatives in Los Angeles. She expects to viait with relatives in Arizona before returning. 
Family links: 
  Luther Barney (1757 - 1844)
  Ruth Garrison Barney (1777 - 1848)
  Sophia Anna Rigby Barney (1809 - 1881)*
  Alexander Luther Barney (1832 - 1852)*
  Jerome Augustus Barney (1834 - 1876)*
  John W Barney (1837 - 1910)*
  Charles Samuel Barney (1842 - 1919)*
  Charles Barney (1783 - 1865)**
  Philemon Barney (1786 - 1861)**
  Joseph Winship Barney (1787 - 1867)**
  Luther Barney (1790 - 1859)**
  Nathan Barney (1793 - 1849)**
  Elizabeth Barney Barney (1795 - 1855)**
  A Jerome Barney (1804 - 1866)
  Luther Barney (1806 - 1890)**
  Zerah Barney (1810 - 1895)*
  Milo Barney (1812 - 1882)*
  Ruth Barney Maples (1817 - 1901)*
*Calculated relationship
Mount Tamalpais Cemetery
San Rafael
Marin County
California, USA
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Record added: Sep 01, 2011
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Judge A Jerome Ai Barney
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Judge A Jerome Ai Barney
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