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A Biography Of America's Folk-Song Composer By Harold Vincent Milligan

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When the family moved to Lawrenceville, there were three children, Charlotte, aged five, Ann Eliza, aged three, and William Barclay junior, two or three months old. Upon him, as the eldest son, fell much burden and responsibility in after years. His mother idolized him, calling herself "the proud mother of the best of sons"; he was his father's intimate as well as business partner and advisor, and to him little Stephen looked up as to a father.
The family Bible, with laconic brevity, chronicles the arrival at the White Cottage of other little Fostersó Henry in 1816, Henrietta in 1818, Dunning in 1821 and Morrison in 1823. With all of these young people we shall become better acquainted later.

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