G. F. Barnard
Contributed by Annette Campbell

G. F. Barnard---The late George A. Barnard was born in the town of Corning, . 
February 21, 1837. He was a son of Frederick Barnard, who came from OTSEGO
county in October, 1832, locating in the town of Corning, just across the line
from Caton. Frederick Barnard was born in Milford, Otsego county, in 1802, and
married Lucy Wilcox, a native of Canaan, Litchfield CT, in 1824. He kept a country
store at Jacksonville, Otsego county, before removing to Corning. He was the
father of seven children, viz: Mary, Edwin W., Charles D., Melissa A., Gershom
W., George A., and Egbert P. George A was raised on the old homestead, and in
1859 was married to Mary Westcott, who was born at Oxford, Chenango county, in
1834. She was the daughter of George Westcott, a native of Windham county, CT,
who removed from Chanango county to Caton about 1838. In 1862, Mr. Barnard
located on the farm where he lived until his death, and where Mrs. Barnard still
resides. He was a prominent and influential farmer and lumberman. He died in
1886, leaving four children: Dora, George F., Guy, and Alfie, a son Delos W.,
having died in 1864, and a daughter Edna L., in 1876. They have eighty-seven
acres of the home place, and follow general farming. From "Landmarks of Steuben County" by Hon. Harlo Hakes 1896.
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