25 April 1785 – 27 October 1828
Born: Canaan, New York.
Died: Falling from a stagecoach between Nassau and Troy, New York.
Occupation: Baptist Minister, Amateur Conchologist. Professor of Languages, Babtist Theological Seminary, Union College.
Education: B.A. Union College, 1809.
Research Interests: Unionids, chitons, etc.
Data from: Abbott, R.T., and M.E. Young (eds.). 1973. American Malacologists: A national register of professional and amateur malacologists and private shell collectors and biographies of early American mollusk workers born between 1618 and 1900. American Malacologists, Falls Church, Virginia. Consolidated/Drake Press, Philadelphia. 494 pp.
Other References: Dall, W.H. 1888. Some American conchologists. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 4:95-134.
Barnes, D.W. 1823. On the genera Unio and Alasmodonta; with introductory remarks. American Journal of Science and Arts 6(1):107-127; 6(2):258-280 + 13 plates. [Extract in Fer. Bulletin Sci. Nat. 1825. 6:122-124. Reprinted in Sterkiana 1962. 6:40-51; 7:7-22.]
Barnes, D.W. 1828. Reclamation of Unios. American Journal of Science and Arts 13(2):358-364. [Reprinted in Sterkiana 1962. 8:35-38.]