Like a few others of his time, Charles Barney chose a life of challenge: Not only as a Private in Captain William Douglas’ Company in the War of 1812, but in his determination to push ever westward to find good land and prosperity for himself and his extended family which included his father Luther Barney, himself a veteran of the Revolutionary War. Living always on society’s edge was their preference, and Charles was an example of unconquerable spirit that drove these hardy pioneers forward. A book has been written about Charles’ son Lewis [“One Side By Himself – The Life and Times of Lewis Barney” (see pages 12-14)] taken from Lewis’ own autobiographical writings that gives good indication of Lewis’ pride of his family heritage. Charles and his family ended up in the Rocky Mountains, and his large progeny are seeded throughout the Intermountain West.
Photos from the November 11, 2017 Grave Marking Ceremony