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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


G. A. BARCLAY, merchant-miller, was born in Cumberland Township, this county, February 25, 1850.  He is a son of Hugh and Phoebe (Craft) Barclay, and grandson of Hon. Hugh Barclay.  His father and grandfather were prominent among the early farmers of the county.  Mr. Barclay is the youngest of a family of six children.  He was reared on the farm, receiving his education in the common school and in Waynesburg College.  Early in life he learned the miller’s trade and operated a mill for a period of four years.  In 1882 he engaged in the same business at Carmichaels where he has met with good success.  In 1870 Mr. Barclay was united in marriage with Rhoda, daughter of Samuel Kendall, deceased.  Mrs. Barclay is a native of this county.  Her father was a Baptist minister.  To Mr. and Mrs. Barclay have been born six children—Ida L., Stephen H., John F., Ettie, Gertrude and Clarence.  Their mother is a devoted member of the Baptist Church.  Mr. Barclay is a Republican in politics.  He is a school director and member of the town council of Carmichaels Borough.


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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

Samuel P. Bates

Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888


Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles

The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project –

Date of Transcription: 18 June 2007

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