(Sarah Ann McIntosh)
Birth: Nov. 12, 1834, in
Paris, Bourbon County, Kentucky
Died: June 25, 1910, in Chico, Butte County, Calif.
Buried: Chico I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Butte County, Calif.
Sarah was born in Paris,
Kentucky in 1834.
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view of Paris, Bourbon County, Kentucky in 1870
She was 18 years old when she left
Kentucky and made the difficult overland trip to California with
her family in 1852. In California, Sarah married Allyn Mather
Barnard on April 24, 1855 at the Lone Tree Ranch in Colusa County.
Allyn was born in Monroe, New York on Feb.3, 1824. His father
was Timothy Barnard and his mother was Julia Hills, both of Massachusetts.
The Butte County Great Register in
1878 listed Allyn as stablekeeper at Nord. He may have died on
Feb. 18, 1902 in a Napa County, California sanitarium. Other
sources state that he died on Jan. 31, 1902 in San Francisco
or that he lived the last few years of his life at Half Moon
Bay, just south of San Francisco. The Napa location was provided
in a family diary, however, and is probably correct.
Sarah's daughter Marie Elaine Barnard,
best known as Marie Russak Hotchener, grew up to be a singer
and writer. She was a prominent member of the Theosophical Society.
Marie became the international spokesperson for the Theosophical
Society and lectured overseas on their behalf. She later designed
houses in Hollywood, California. For more about Marie, see the
link below on this page.
The "Barnard House" in
The Barnard House is located at the
northwest corner of Third and Normal Streets in Chico, Butte
County, California. The house belonged to Timothy Barnard, who
was the son of Allyn and Sarah.
Today the Barnard House is called Sapp Hall. It's now the
Alumni House of Cal State University Chico.
Allyn and Sarah's children
"Built in 1884 by Dr. C. C. Mason, this house has
had ties to the university from the beginning. On the corner
of Normal Street and Third Street, Dr. Mason built a residence
in the fashionable Italianate style. Mason was a Chico Normal
School committee member, as was Timothy H. Barnard. Barnard bought
the home in 1891, after Mason's death. Serving seven years as
a trustee for the school, Barnard was also a Civil War veteran,
a state assemblyman and the owner of Barnard Livery Company.
In the early 1910s, Barnard remodeled the Italianate house with
the addition of such Classical Revival elements as the column
and portico in order to keep up with the current fashions in
architecture." Photo courtesy of CSU, Chico IMC.
Infant Barnard, born in Princeton, Colusa
County, Calif. but didn't survive.
Infant Barnard, born at Canyon House,
Shasta County, Calif. but didn't survive.
Frances Elizabeth Barnard, born Sept.
15, 1858, Lone Tree Ranch, Colusa County, Calif. Died in 1942
in Auburn, Placer County, Calif.
Frederick Timothy Barnard, born Feb.
10, 1862 in Four Corners, Butte County, Calif. Died in 1932.
Marie Elaine Barnard, born Oct. 7,
1865 in Four Corners, Butte County, Calif.
Here is a page about Marie
Elaine Barnard (Marie Russak Hotchener).
She led a very interesting life and married three times. In addition
to being a singer, writer and architect, Marie was also a prominent
leader of the Theosophical Society. She died in 1945 in Hollywood,
Julia Hills Barnard, born May 24, 1872
in Princeton, Colusa County, Calif.
Died in 1909 in Battle Creek, Michigan.
Sydnia Alice Barnard, born Oct. 3, 1876
in Chico, Butte County, Calif.
Died in 1961 in Oakland, Calif.