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Jacob Smith Barnhart

(1828-    )
Pennsylvania & Iowa

Thomas W. Herringshaw (ed.), Poets and Poetry of Iowa
(Chicago: American Publishers' Association, 1894)

Jacob Barnhart was born at Bellefonte, Pennsylvania on January 19, 1828.

"In 1849 . . . [he] became a daguerrean artist, and subsequently a photographer. Ten years later he purchased an interest in the Democratic Watchman of Pennsylvania, which paper he subsequently purchased and became sole editor and proprietor. Mr. Barnhart was married in 1860 to Miss Margaery G. Durst, and they have three . . . daughters. Mr. Barnhart was admitted to the bar in 1871, and soon after opened an office; and in 1877 removed with his family to Charles City, Iowa, where he has ever since resided, engaged in the practice of law. Mr. Barnhart is a stenographer and a teacher of that art, he is also a natural musician, and is a lively performer on the flute and violin. The poems of this gentleman have appeared quite extensively in the leading periodicals."

[Thos. W. Herringshaw (ed.), Local and National Poets of America 979 (Chicago: American Publishers' Association, 1890)] [See also: Poets and Poetry of Iowa]

Evert Augustus Duyckinck & George Long Duyckinck, Cyclopaedia of American Literature 29 (New York: Charles Scriberner, 1866)(vol. 4)