Friend H Barney

1 April 1810–20 May 1898 (Age 88)
Swanton, Franklin, Vermont, United States

The Life of Friend H

When Friend H Barney was born on 1 April 1810, in Swanton, Franklin, Vermont, United States, his father, Lemuel Barney, was 31 and his mother, Anna Henmon, was 28. He married Charlotte Butterfield about 1835, in Swanton, Franklin, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Vermont, United States in 1870. He died on 20 May 1898, in Swanton, Franklin, Vermont, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Church Street Cemetery, Swanton, Franklin, Vermont, United States.

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Family Time Line

Friend H Barney
Charlotte Butterfield
Marriage: about 1835
Clark H Barney
Anna L *Barney
Friend H. Barney Jr.
Marion A Barney
Rodney H Barney
Ezra B Barney
Throop Barney
Anna Lorissa Barney

Spouse and Children

about 1835
Swanton, Franklin, Vermont, United States


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+5 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · War of 1812

Age 2

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1834 · Vermont Anti-Slavery Society is Formed

Age 24

The Anti-Slavery Society of Vermont was established in 1834. 100 people from different towns were at the first meeting, with the intent to abolish slavery. 

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name from Barney in Norfolk, which is probably named with an Old English personal name Bera (with genitive -n) + Old English ēg ‘island’, ‘dry ground in a marsh’. 2. from the personal name Barney, a pet form of Bernard .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Friend Barney, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Friend H Barney, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Friend H Barney, "United States Census, 1850"

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