Mr. Barnhart came to Detroit at the age of 13 and soon after the removal of his family to this county in 1860 he joined them here. He "took up" 80 acres of land under the Homestead Act, and about the same date bought 40 acres more. He sold his estate of 120 acres in '67 and bought 80 acres where he now lives.
He was married Dec. 17, 1866, to Eliza Hornby, who is of English and Irish parentage. To them have been born six children, as follows: Ellen, born Jan. 1, 1867; Caroline, Feb. 28, '70; Edward, March 28,'73; Albert, April 4,'79, and Ada, July 4, '82. Alice was born June 10, '76, and died in February, '82.
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