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Birth: February, 1830. Pennsylvania.
Wife: Elmira J. Crosby Barnhill, died before 1892.
Father: Joseph A. Crosby.
Mother: Mary J. Borchus betts.
Her second husband was a Betts.
Elmira J. Barnhill, first husband was Thomas Moore.
Children: Albert George T. Barnhill, Bertha A. or E. Barnhill and Blanch M. Barnhill, Julia Maria Barnhill, Mary Minerva Barnhill and John Robert Barnhill. All born in Blue Creek township, Paulding county, Ohio..
James Barnhill, was a widower when he came to Kansas in 1885. He settled in section 16 of Grant township of Harper County, Kansas. He was a Farmer on his 160 acres of land. His post office address was Du Quoin, Kansas which is 2 miles north from the farm. He went back to Ohio between 1903-1907.
He was a Civil War veteran, but you would be likey to find any prof. You will find no record of his service. He is not in the Adjutant General Office of Ohio, files, nor in any state records or National Park Service Database. But he indeed was in the service, as he received a pension. in Kansas, and in 1903, it states he was in Company A. of 42nd., Ohio Infantry. His pension file for 1907, Ohio states the same, no rank is given.