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Horace Barnes

  • Birth 1804 Sharon, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA
  • Death Nov 1877 Galen, Wayne County, New York, USA
  • Burial Clyde, Wayne County, New York, USA
  • Memorial ID 75772306

Obituary - November 8, 1877
The Clyde Times, Wayne Co., New York

HORACE BARNES -- In our columns to-day we chronicle the death of another one of those who helped to clear away the primeval forests of this our flourishing town, and make the wilderness bloom. Horace Barnes had been an occupant of the farm upon which he died 48 years, and was the oldest settler, as we remember, of that region where he lived. He was born in Sharon, Conn., in 1804.

At the age of 12, his father and a brother moved their families to Mentz, Cayuga Co., where they took up a considerable portion of land, which was finally divided among their children. At 25, Horace came to Butler, Wayne Co., and married Sarah Tucker, the eldest daughter of Dr. Benj. Tucker, of that town, he immediately after purchased the farm from which he has recently been borne to his long home.

It may be said of him as of many of those who laid the foundation upon which others of us have built, he was strictly honest and upright, shunning all forms of immorality. He had a profound respect for religion, and ever sought to protect the good while he denounced evil. May the places of these veterans be filled by men as worthy.

Horace was buried in Maple Grove Cemetery at Clyde, Wayne County, NY.


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  • Created by: Dawn Comstock
  • Added: 31 Aug 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 75772306
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Horace Barnes (1804–Nov 1877), Find A Grave Memorial no. 75772306, citing Maple Grove Cemetery, Clyde, Wayne County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Dawn Comstock (contributor 47057186) .