Levi Barden, son of Thomas, was born in Seneca in 1798. Upon attaining his majority he acquired possession of the homestead and became a very prosperous farmer. The present residence was erected by him in 1839, and he otherwise improved the property, making it a valuable agricultural estate. He died in 1876. He married, July 17, 1828, Maria Bush; she died at the age of sixty-six years. They attended the Presbyterian church. Children: 1. Ruby Ann, born September 7, 1829; died in 1862; married Dudley McConnell and had Floyd, Emma and Jennie, who reside in Jackson, Michigan. 2. Luther Calvin, born July 6, 1832, died in 1839. 3. Henry Vincent, mentioned elsewhere.