Individual Author Record
Name: Robert Forrest BarnesPen Name: None Genre: C:ADULT C:YA History Born: 1934 in Hastings, Mich Sites:
Illinois ConnectionBarnes was born in Michigan but since infancy have lived in Illinois, first in Elwood then Batavia. Educated in Batavia then at Michigan State University, he received his medical degree at the University of Illnois College of Medicine. His book is a historical account of the first settler of Kane County Illinois, Batavia, and Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. He was Christopher Payne an early pioneer and Indian fighter, who died a broken old man in Wisconsin where he is burried.
Biographical and Professional InformationRobert Forrest Barnes serves as Historian for the Batavia Historical Society.
*''Christopher Payne, American Pioneer, 1786-1871'', Batavia, (Il) Historical Society , 1998