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BARNARD, James C.
Presented by Nancy Rayburn
Transcribed from: The History of Florida: Past & Present, The Lewis Publishing Co., Vol.
II, page 240, 1923.
BARNARD, JAMES C. manifests both loyalty and distinctive efficiency in his service as city
clerk of Orlando, Orange County, to which office he was appointed in January, 1920. He is
aligned staunchly in the ranks of the democratic party, is affiliated with the Knights of
Pythias, and he and his wife hold membership in the Baptist Church in their home city.
Mr. BARNARD was born at Glenville, Georgia, July 12, 1889, and is one of a family of six
children born to JAMES J. and MARY ELLEN (HOWARD) BARNARD, both likewise natives of Georgia,
the former having been a son of ASA BARNARD, who was born in Massachusetts, of sterling
Norman ancestry, and the father of Mrs. MARY ELLEN BARNARD was born in Holland. JAMES J.
BARNARD became a skilled civil engineer, besides having become one of the prosperous farmers
of Georgia, in which state he passed his entire life and in which his widow still maintains
After continuing his studies in the public schools of Georgia until he had profited by the
advantages of the high school, JAMES C. BARNARD took a course in a leading business college
in the city of Atlanta. Thereafter he became a bookkeeper and later a salesman for a lumber
company in Georgia, and he next gave effective service as a public accountant, as representative
of a firm in the city of Savannah, Georgia, where he maintained his headquarters and whence
he traveled in various parts of the state, on technical assignments as an expert accountant.
The maiden name of his wife was BESSIE DAVIS, and their marriage was solemnized in 1916, at
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