Jacob Smith Barnhart
Pennsylvania & Iowa
Thomas W. Herringshaw (ed.), Poets and Poetry
(Chicago: American Publishers' Association, 1894)
Jacob Barnhart was born at Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
on January 19, 1828.
"In 1849 . . . [he] became a daguerrean
artist, and subsequently a photographer. Ten years later he purchased
an interest in the Democratic Watchman of Pennsylvania, which paper
he subsequently purchased and became sole editor and proprietor.
Mr. Barnhart was married in 1860 to Miss Margaery G. Durst, and
they have three . . . daughters. Mr. Barnhart was admitted to the
bar in 1871, and soon after opened an office; and in 1877 removed
with his family to Charles City, Iowa, where he has ever since resided,
engaged in the practice of law. Mr. Barnhart is a stenographer and
a teacher of that art, he is also a natural musician, and is a lively
performer on the flute and violin. The poems of this gentleman have
appeared quite extensively in the leading periodicals."
[Thos. W. Herringshaw (ed.), Local and National Poets of America
979 (Chicago: American Publishers' Association, 1890)] [See also: Poets and Poetry of Iowa]
Evert Augustus Duyckinck & George Long Duyckinck, Cyclopaedia of American Literature 29 (New York: Charles Scriberner, 1866)(vol. 4)