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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


WILLIAM H. BARB, attorney at law, was born in Monongalia County, W. Va., September 28, 1850, and is a son of Gideon and Sarah (Webb) Barb.  His parents were natives of Virginia, and of German and English extraction.  His father was a farmer all his life, and died February 5, 1885.  Of his family of nine children, W. H. Barb is the sixth.  He was reared on the farm, where he attended the district school.  In 1866 his parents moved to Greene County, and Mr. Barb entered Waynesburg College.  At the age of eighteen he began teaching, and thus was enabled to pay his own expenses through school.  He began the study of law with Messrs. Wyly and Buchanan, and completed his studies in the office of Messrs. Donley and Inghram.  Mr. Barb was admitted to the bar October 1, 1877, and has since devoted his entire time to the practice of his profession.  He is a Democrat in politics, and was elected District Attorney in 1881, holding the office for a period of three years.  He has also been for several years an efficient member of the school board of Waynesburg.  On May 9, 1877, Mr. Barb married Miss Buena Vista, daughter of P. A. Myers, Esq., of Greene Township, this county. [sic] where Mrs. Barb was born.  They have two children—James A. and Frank.


Page 649-650
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: 04 November 2008
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