Henry Vincent, son of Levi and Maria (Bush) Barden, was born in Seneca, September 18, 1837. After concluding his studies in the district school and at Canandaigua Academy, he assisted his father in carrying on the farm, and has devoted the active period of his life almost exclusively to that occupation, having inherited the homestead property at his father’s death in 1876. He owns two hundred acres of fertile land. constituting the original estate of his grandfather, and has carried on general farming with profitable results. Politically he acts with the Republican party. In his religious belief he is a Presbyterian.

Mr. Barden married, November 10, 1875, Mary A. Hoffman, a native of Ontario county, born September 13, 1839. Their only child, Katherine M., born May 15, 1877, married Fred Bird Jones, of Auburn, New York, in June, 1902. and now (1910) resides in New York City. She has two children, Vincent Barden. born in July, 1906, and Vesta P., born in July, 1908.

Mrs. Barden’s parents were Barrett and Katherine (Newkirk) Hoffman, who reared a family of four children, namely: Mary A., Joseph, Charles W. and William H. Van Berger Hoffman.