Member Biography

Hamilton Boswell Barnes 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1852       24 Whig
1853       24 Whig
1854       24 Whig


04/28/1821 - 11/25/1901

Colonel Hamilton Boswell Barnes (Whig24) Bedford, Fulton, Somerset Counties 1852 (Whig24) Bedford and Somerset Counties 1853-1854

Early Life:

Colonel Hamilton Boswell Barnes, born April 28, 1821, Connellsville, Fayette County, Pennsylvania; son of David and Sarah Proctor Barnes; Colonel, Mexican American War of 1846-1848; married, Harriett Philippi Barnes, 1852, children, Mary Collins Barnes, Albert B Barnes, Charles Ogle Barnes, William F Barnes; elected, Whig, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1852-1854; tailor, farmer; died, November 25, 1901, New Centerville, Somerset County, Pennsylvania; interment, Union Cemetery, New Centerville, Somerset County, Pennsylvania. children

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Whig, Pennsylvania State Senate, 24th district, Bedford, Fulton, Somerset Counties, 1852. Elected, Whig, Pennsylvania State Senate, 24th district, Bedford, and Somerset Counties, 1853-1854.


Cox, Harold. "Senate Members B"Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University.

Hamilton Boswell Barnes (1821-1901) - Find a Grave Memorial