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Mr. Michael BARNES has fallen, at the advanced age of 74y 1m 23d, the aged companion of his bosom still survives him at the advanced age of 72y. The deceased was the eldest of 16 children, born in Wilkes co., N.C. Aug. 31, 1784; married on March 8, 1804; in 1827 he moved his family to Ind. till 1839, when he removed to Ill., where he remained witnessing a family of 12 children, 6 sons, 6 daughters arrive at maturity, 10 of whom are now living; 1854 he arrived with son Thomas, on the Pacific shores, soon after his family joined him here. A kind and
affectionate husband, a man of exemplary character, a devoted Christian, active in the Baptist church. He lived to witness a progeny of 92 children, grand-children, and great-grand-children, 64 of which are now living.
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