James Barnett, American soldier, merchant. Member Congress, 1883-1885; member Loyal Legion.
Barnett, James was born on June 21, 1821 in Cherry Valley, New York, United States. Son of Melancthon and Mary Barnett.
Educational public schools, Cleveland, O.
Doctor Samuel Underhill, of Granville, Illinois, June 12, 1845. Joined company of artillery, 1840, afterwards known as Cleveland Light Artillery. Colonel same, 1859; one of first to answer call for troops.
Served in most important engagements of Army of the Ohio. Mustered out October 20, 1864. Again volunteered, before battle of Nashville, aide to General Thomas.
Commissioned brigadier general As boy became hardware clerk. Later with George Worthington, resumed business with latter firm after war. Became its head, 1871.
Later president The George Worthington Company. President First National Bank. Director in other companies Is member and was active in organization G.A.R.