History of Greene County,
W. H. BARCLAY, farmer and stock-grower, Khedive, Penn., was born
1836, where he now resides on a farm of one hundred and seventy-eight
acres. He is a son of Hugh and Phoebe
(Craft) Barclay, the oldest of their five children.
His grandfather, Hon. Hugh Barclay, was of
Scotch-Irish descent. He was a
representative of the Pennsylvania State Legislative, and during his
introduced the bill establishing the Greene
Academy at Carmichaels, Penn. W. H. Barclay’s father was a farmer all his
life. His family consisted of five
children, all of whom are married. Mr.
Barclay was reared on the farm, received his education in Greene Academy,
and has made farming the business of his life.
In 1856 he was married to Sarah E., daughter of John P. Minor. She died in 1862. In
1866 Mr. Barclay was again united in
marriage with Martha J., daughter of Henry and Mary (McCann) Arford. Mr. and Mrs. Barclay are the parents of seven
children—Sarah Ellen, George P., W. H., Myrtle V., Phoebe E., Norval L.
Harry S. Mr. Barclay is a Republican,
and he and his wife are members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church,
he is a trustee.
History of Greene
Samuel P. Bates
Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago.
Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles
The Greene County,
Biographies Project –
Date of Transcription: 18 June 2007
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