From Cutler, William G. (1883). History of the State of Kansas
Osage County, Part 17
GEORGE BARRINGTON, farmer, Section 7, P. O. Barclay, was born April 8, 1842,
in Knox County, Ohio; son of Thomas Barrington and Elizabeth Alment. When
fourteen years old he moved with his parents to Iowa, where he lived until
1873, when he came to Kansas and settled in Barclay Township on a farm
containing 160 acres, which he has improved with buildings,
orchard, etc., etc. Mr. Barrington was drafted into the army, but furnished a
substitute. He was united in marriage July 7, 1864; to Miss Sarah A.,
daughter of Robert Pearson and Mary Abbott of Cedar County, Iowa. They have
five children: William, born September 22, 1865; John A., born November 9,
1857; Herbert D., born February 9, 1871; Mary E., born May 14, 1875; Eva, born
July 10, 1880. Mr. Barrington is an active member of the Friends Society.
Note: There are a couple of factual errors in the above biographical sketch.
First, George Barrington's mother was Elizabeth Townsend, not Elizabeth Alment as stated.
Elizabeth Alment was George's paternal grandmother. Second, Robert and Mary (Abbott) Pearson
lived in Miami County, Ohio, not Cedar County, Iowa.
-- Bruce B. Abbott, g-g-grandson of Thomas Barrington