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Below is a family biography included in The History of Greene County, Illinois published by Donnelley, Gassette & Loyd in 1879.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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BARNETT, GEORGE, farmer and stock raiser, Sec. 24, P.O. White Hall. Mr. Barnett is the third child of William and Catherine Barnett, natives of Pennsylvania, who emigrated to Illinois in 1835, locating in Greene County, near the present farm residence of the subject of this sketch, where land was purchased, and here were spent the last days of William Barnett, who was in his later days a prosperous farmer. His wife, who still survives, resides on the old homestead, where so many of her pioneer days were spent. George is a native of Greene County, born in 1835. Growing to mature years he received a good common school education. From his earliest years he has followed farming successfully. In 1864, he was married to Miss Eliza Jane Hutton, a daughter of John Hutton. Three years later Mrs. Barnett was laid at rest in the Jones cemetery. Mr. Barnett owns 160 acres of valuable land.

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This family biography is one of 744 biographies included in The History of Greene County, Illinois published in 1879.  View the complete description here: The History of Greene County, Illinois

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