Emily Barney

15 September 1837–8 October 1933 (Age 96)
Auburn Township, Geauga, Ohio, United States

The Life of Emily

When Emily Barney was born on 15 September 1837, in Auburn Township, Geauga, Ohio, United States, her father, Luke Barney, was 42 and her mother, Matilda Goodnough, was 39. She married Orrin P. Stafford on 20 April 1854, in Ashtabula, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Rockport Township, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States in 1910. She died on 8 October 1933, in Lakewood, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Alger Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.

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Orrin P. Stafford
Emily Barney
Marriage: 20 April 1854
Minnie Mae Stafford
Schuyler Charles Stafford
Herschel L. Stafford
Earl Luke Stafford

Spouse and Children

20 April 1854
Ashtabula, Ohio, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 9

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1851 · Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati Railroad

Age 14

The Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati Railroad started running in February 1851, 15 years after it was charted for construction. It later absorbed a small bankrupt railroad in 1861 to help expand its services beyond just Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati. In May 1868, the railroad merged with the Bellefontaine Railway to connect the current cities with Indianapolis.

Age 26

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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)

  • Emily Burney in household of Luke Burney, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Emma Stafford in household of Minnie M Hutchins, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Emily Stafford in household of Charles A Hutchins, "United States Census, 1920"

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