Robert Forrest Barnes
Pen Name: None
Born: 1934 in Hastings, Mich
I was born in Michigan but since infancy have lived in Illinois, first in Elwood then Batavia. Educated in Batavia then at Michigan State University I received my medical degree at the University of Illnois College of Medicine. My book is a historical account of the first settler of Kane County Illinois, Batavia, and Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. He was Christopher Payne an early pioneer and Indian fighter, who died a broken old man in Wisconsin where he is burried.
Biographical and Professional Information
I serve as Historian for the Batavia Historical Society.
Christopher Payne, American Pioneer, 1786-1871, Batavia, (Il) Historical Society , 1998
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Christopher Payne: American pioneer, 1786-1871
Release Date: 1999
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