Isaac M Barclay


ISAAC M. BARCLAY, whose widow resides at Elderton, Armstrong county, was born in Somerset county, Pa., son of George Barclay. The family is of English descent. Mrs. George Barclay died at the age of ninety-two years. She and her husband had a family of nine children, five sons and four daughters, namely: Thomas, of Gettysburg, Pa., is a minister of the Reformed Church; William is a farmer near Johnstown, Pa.; John, deceased, was a real estate dealer in Greensburg, Pa.; Noah, deceased, was a farmer; Isaac M. is mentioned below; Maria married Aaron Lavely, a builder, and had nine children (they lived at Johnstown, Pa.); Sarah, unmarried, resides in Pennsylvania; Viola, who married George Baker, a brick contractor, lives in Pittsburgh; Mary, deceased, married Jerry Penrod, and lived in Johnstown.

Isaac M. Barclay served in the Union army during the Civil war for three years and three months, under two enlistments, and was in all the important engagements of the Army of the Potomac, being in the service until the close of the conflict. He was a member of Company F, 21st Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry. He became a member of Fraley Post, No. 108, G. A. R., and also belonged to the I. O. O. F. and Royal Arcanum. His religious connection was with the Reformed Church. He died June 17, 1907, at the age of sixty-seven years.

Mr. Barclay was married to Mary P. Crissy, of Somerset, Pa., daughter of David Crissy, who had a family of twelve children, eight sons and four daughters. Eight children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Barclay: Margaret died young; Luella died in infancy; Charlotte, wife of John C. Egly, lives in Apollo, Armstrong Co., Pa., where he is in the monument business; Jennie, who lives in Columbus, Ohio, is the wife of John C. Grace and has had five children; Wellington, who lives in Pittsburgh, where he is employed by the Pittsburgh Railway Company, is married and has one child, Mary E.; Elizabeth married John F. McKnight, of Pittsburgh, an employee at the Homestead Steel Works, and they have four children; John G., an engineer on the Pennsylvania railroad, married Grace Moody, of Dennison, Ohio, and they have three children, two sons and one daughter; Thomas, born in 1883, a carpenter and builder, resides with his mother at Elderton.

Source: Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed January 2012 by Sara Stewart for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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