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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


W. H. BARCLAY, farmer and stock-grower, Khedive, Penn., was born March 6, 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 term 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. and Harry S.  Mr. Barclay is a Republican, and he and his wife are members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, in church he is a trustee.


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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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