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HENRY BARKEY was born in Montgomery county, Pennsylvania, in 1810, son of Abraham and Catharine Barkey, who removed to Butler county, where our subject was reared. He grew up on the homestead farm, and followed farming for many years, and afterward engaged as a clerk in a general store. In 1851 he located on the site of Barkeyville and engaged in mercantile business in partnership with Abraham Hunsberger. He followed mercantile pursuits until 1885, when he retired from business. Mr. Barkey was married in 1833 to Miss Elizabeth, daughter of John Latehaw, and reared one daughter, Catharine, wife of Abraham Hunsberger. He was an elder in the Church of God, and in politics a Republican.