W. J. Barnes, proprietor of Madison Hotel, is a native of Dutchess County, N. Y. In the spring of 1866, the family came to Columbus, Neb. The following year, they removed to Madison County, where he has since resided. The family are among the first 24 settlers of the county. His brother pre-empted this land and laid out this town. His father pre-empted a quarter section on the north. W. J. also pre-empted a quarter section, making about one section which the family entered. He has since been engaged in farming, and has recently opened this house.
Biographical Sketch of W. J. Barnes
MLA Source Citation:Cutler, William G. Andreas' History of the State of Nebraska. Chicago, Illinois: Western Historical Publishing Company. 1882-1883. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 28 November 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/nebraska/biographical-sketch-of-w-j-barnes.htm - Last updated on May 2nd, 2013
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