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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


A. B. BARNETT, teacher, farmer and stock-grower, was born in Richhill Township, July 11, 1842.  He is a son of John and Margaret (Stoughton) Barnett, natives of Greene County, and of Irish and Welsh extraction.  His father, who was a farmer, died June 12, 1859.  The gentleman whose name heads this sketch is the seventh son and the youngest in a family of eleven children.  He was reared on the farm he now owns, and received his education in the district school.  He subsequently attended the State Normal School, chose teaching as a profession, and enjoys the well deserved reputation of being one of the foremost educators in the county.  He also takes an active interest in the teachers’ institutes.  Mr. Barnett owns and manages a farm of 151 acres of land well stocked and improved.  He was united in marriage February 21, 1873, with Miss Jennie, daughter of Stephen Durbin.  Mrs. Barnett is of Irish descent.  Their children are—Leni Clare, Neicie and Bessie B.  Mr. and Mrs. Barnett are members of the Baptist Church.


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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: 17 January 2009

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