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|U. BARKER, farmer, Hale Twp., Sec. 5; P.O. Olin; born in Monroe Co., N.Y., in 1823; went to Michigan and was there five years, then to Illinois and was there seven years, and then to Iowa in 1845; entered and owns 160 acres; built the house and barn. Enlisted, in 1861, in the 9th Ill. V.I.; discharged in 1864. In politics, Republican; in religion, liberal. His first wife, Clarissa Pike, was born in New York, and died in 1860; had two children—Uphenia and Florence (deceased). Second wife, Mary Barlow, was born in New York in 1842; married in 1867, and has five children—Annie, Ellie, Dora, Albert and an infant.
Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 637.
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