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Robert Forrest Barnes

Born: 1934 in Hastings, Mich
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Barnes 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.

Biography: Robert Forrest Barnes serves as Historian for the Batavia Historical Society.


Primary Literary Genre(s): History

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers; Young adult readers

Robert Forrest Barnes on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

  Christopher Payne :
ISBN: 0923889094 OCLC: 43101456

Batavia Historical Society, Batavia, Ill. : ©1999.