Bio: Barnett, J. D. (1881)
Contact: Janet Schwarze

---Source: 1881 History of Northern Wisconsin, pg. 204.


J. D. BARNETT, Chippewa Falls, came to Wisconsin in 1854. His father, Joel Barnett, settled with his family in Kinnickkinnick, St. Croix Co., having previously lived at Cottage Grove, in Minnesota, for two years. In May, 1871, J. D. came from St. Croix County to Chippewa Falls; opened an insurance office here; conducted that business for one year, then became cashier of D. E. Seymour's bank; remained in that position until August, 1880, when he became connected with the Mississippi Logging Company, taking charge of the buying and driving of logs at this point. He was born in Buffalo, N. Y., Jan. 2, 1845; married at River Falls, Wis., Dec. 13 1871, to Mary, daughter of Hon. B. C. Cox, an early settler of St. Croix County. She is a native of Ohio. They have three childrenó Charles Dwight, Margaret Adelle and Mary Amelia. Mr. Barnett was City Assessor, one year. He is a member of the A. F. & A. M. Blue Lodge, Chapter and Commandery. Aug. 22, 1864, he enlisted in Co. A. 44th Wis. V. I.; served in the Army of the Cumberland, until he was mustered out, July 4, 1865.



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