Robert Forrest Barnes

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General Information

Name: Robert Forrest Barnes

Pen Name: None

Genres: History

Born: 1934 in Hastings, Mich



Illinois Connection

Barnes was born in Michigan but since infancy have lived in Illinois, first in Elwood then Batavia. Educated in Batavia then at Michigan State University, he received his medical degree at the University of Illnois College of Medicine. His 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

Robert Forrest Barnes serves as Historian for the Batavia Historical Society.

Published Works

  • Christopher Payne, American Pioneer, 1786-1871, Batavia, (Il) Historical Society , 1998

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External Links

Robert Forrest Barnes on WorldCat


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