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Source: History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky, ed. by William Henry Perrin, O. L. Baskin & Co., Chicago, 1882. p. 809.
[Harrison County] [Berry Precinct]

James S. Barnes, stone mason, P. O. Berry's Station, was born in Bourbon County, Ky., April 26, 1827, and is a son of Daniel and Mary (Hubbard) Barnes. Mr. Barnes, senior, was born in Virginia, June 2, 1792; was a stone mason by occupation and died Jan. 22, 1862. His wife, Mary, was also a native of Virginia, born May 12, 1790 and died July 27, 1862.

James, our subject, received his education in the common schools of Missouri, into which State his parents had moved when he was nine years of age. He followed in his father's footsteps and learned the trade of a stone mason; also held the position of clerk in a grocery store for three years; was married in St. Louis, Oct. 27, 1862, to Miss Mary Frances Barnes, who was born in Harrison County, Ky., July 12, 1844. They have five children, viz: William T., James M., John K., Elizabeth J. and Arthur B. Mrs. Barnes was a daughter of W. B. and Eliza (Redd) Barnes. He was born in Harrison County, Ky., July 12, 1818, and is still living. His wife, Eliza, was also born in Harrison County, in 1816, and is still living.

In 1850, Mr. Barnes emigrated to California where he remained nine years, engaged in mining for gold and teaming. He eventually returned to Harrison County, and again took up his trade as stone mason, and by his energy and industry has purchased a house and lot, located at Berry's Station, Ky. He is a member of the Masonic order. In politics he is a Democrat.



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