Chester County Historical Society
BARNARD, Isaac Dutton (1791-1834)
Senate Years of Service: 1827-1831

BARNARD, ISAAC DUTTON, a Senator from Pennsylvania; born in Aston Township, Delaware County, Pa., July 18, 1791; moved with his parents to a farm near Chester, Pa.; attended the public schools; moved to Philadelphia, where he remained until 1811, when he returned to Chester; while studying law was appointed captain and major in the Fourteenth Regiment, United States Infantry, and served during the War of 1812; resumed his legal studies; admitted to the bar in 1816 and commenced practice in West Chester, Chester County, Pa.; deputy attorney general for Chester County 1817-1821; member of the State senate 1820-1826; secretary of State 1826; elected as a Jacksonian to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1827, until December 6, 1831, when he resigned; chairman, Committee on Militia (Twenty-first and Twenty-second Congresses); died in West Chester, Pa., February 28, 1834; interment in Oakland's Cemetery, near West Chester, Pa.

Dickinson College Library
Carlisle, PA
Papers: 1818. 1 item.

Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Papers: 100 letters (1812-1832) to Barnard in the Townsend Washington collection, 1716-1863; and a portrait.

Library of Congress
Manuscripts Division
Washington, DC
Papers: 9 items. 1812-1831. Correspondence from John Henry Eaton, Richard Rush, and others relating chiefly to social engagements. Also includes a military order (19 June 1812) addressed to Barnard and signed by Alexander Macomb.

Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Harrisburg, PA
Papers: 8 letters (1816, 1826-1829) in various collections. Finding aid.

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