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is represented by Floyd H. Barnett, a great-grandson of the Virginian
patriot- In his marriage to Emily Randolph, a native of Tennessee, Frank
Barnett became allied with a very prominent and patriotic family originally
connected with the settlement at Jamestown. The most distinguished
representative of the name was Payton Randolph, who two times served as
president of the continental congress.

At the old homestead near Sparta, White county, Tenn., Floyd H.
Barnett was born August 25, 1876, and from there he accompanied the
family to a cattle ranch near Ranger, Tex., where he learned the stock
business and also received a high-school education. At the age of twenty
he went to Colorado and found work in the Cripple Creek mines. Next he
went to the eastern part of Oregon and engaged in mining in Baker county,
besides running a stage line out of that town. A later tour of inspection
took him to Idaho, where he became acquainted with the Thunder moun-
tain and other central districts in that state. He made a special study of
the development of mines, assaying and mining geology and became well
posted in his line of work. At the time of the famous strike in Nevada he
was early on the ground and later he devoted himself to promoting mining
enterprises and managing ])roperties. A visit to Bakersfield in 1910 con-
vinced him of the possibilities of the place and caused him to establish a
real-estate office here for the handling of city and country properties as well
as oil lands, his headquarters being at No. 1917 I street. With the Bakers-
field Realty Board he has become prominently associated and has added
to its meetings the benefit of his sagacious judgment and ho])eful spirit.
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Online LibraryWallace Melvin MorganHistory of Kern County, California, with biographical sketches of the leading men and women of the county who have been identified with its growth and development from the early days to the present; → online text (page 136 of 177)