This is not my family and I have no further information.
from reprint of “Clarke County Historical and Biographical Record” by Lewis Publishing, 1886. p. 179.
THEODORE BARNARD, one of the representative young farmers of Fremont Township, is a native of Shelby County, Indiana, a son of Isaac and Elvira (Swain) Barnard. He accompanied his parents to Iowa in 1867, his father buying 400 acres of land in Clarke County of which he made a fine farm, where he lived until his death, which occurred in 1880. The mother is still living on the homestead, her son Thomas having charge of the farm.
Our subject was reared a farmer, and has, since attaining manhood, given his attention to agriculture. He now owns forty acres of choice land, his share of his father’s estate, which is well improved and is one of the pleasantest homes in the township. He is enterprising and industrious, and his farm shows the effect of having a thrifty and careful owner.
Mr. Barnard was married in 1881 to Miss Mary Wells, daughter of John F. Wells. They have three children-- Nina M., Roland S. and Myrtle Elaine. In politics Mr. Barnard is a Republican. He has served his county two years as recorder, and his township one term as trustee, and several years as assessor.