Jesse Albert Barney was the oldest of six children born to George Selwyn Barney and Cora Belle Martin. After attending local schools and the New Hampton, New Hampshire Academy, he attended Rochester Bible Training School, Rochester, New York (1910-12). He taught school in Orange, Grafton, West Rumney, and Wentworth, New Hampshire.
On September 29, 1916, he married Emilie B. Harris at West Rumney, New Hampshire. They had two children: Gerald Stanley Barney, born January 28, 1918; and Miriam Elaine Barney, born November 8, 1919. He became a minister, song writer, and musician. He also served two terms as a missionary in the Belgian Congo (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo) (1921-32).
From 1933-38, Barney toured with an evangelist… Go to person page >