JAMES M. BARNETT, brother to John L. Barnett, was born in this county, October 6, 1854. At twenty years of age he commenced on his own account, entering the employ of Rhienhart & Co., tobacco dealers, at Owensboro, Ky., with whom he remained five years. He then engaged for himself in the same business in Grayson, and afterward in Daviess County, and in 1883 permanently located at Hartford, and established his present business. He has a thriving tobacco trade, and is successful in his line. Starting in life with no capital, his present financial standing is the result of his own unaided industry. March 10, 1884, he married Miss Alice Kimbley, of Hartford. She is a member of the Baptist Church. Mr. Barnett is a Cumberland Presbyterian and a stanch Republican.
Source: J. H. BATTLE, W H. PERRIN, & G. C. KNIFFIN 1895