Oscar F. Barnes, son of Hiram and Charlotte (ALMY) Barnes, was born May 9, 1835 in Spafford, N.J. In 1855 he came to Wirt and engaged in agriculture. In 1865 he married Lucinda Brandon of Amity and they settled in Scio. Mr. Barnes has held the office of highway commissioner for one term. In 1891 he located in Allentown. Mrs. Charlotte L(Almy) Barnes married second, Lemuel BESSEY and removed to Wirt in 1860, where she died in 1868.