The Diary of John Barr
Extracted from Orderly Books of the Fourth New York Regiment, 1778-1780, The Second New York Regiment, 1780-1783 by Samuel Tallmadge and Others with Diaries of Samuel Tallmadge, 1780-1782 and John Barr, 1779-1782. Prepared for publication by Almon W. Lauber, PhD., of the Division of Archives and History, Albany, The University of the State of New York, 1932
This record has been transcribed in its entirety by Arlene Goodwin. Copy of the diary provided by Don Wilt, whose wife is a direct descendant of John Barr. The prologue to the diary indicates that the whereabouts of John Barr after 1789 is unknown. It has been discovered by Mr. Wilt that John Barr died in Cairo, NY on September 28, 1806 according to the Abstracts of the Revolutionary War Pension files. He was living in Coxsackie as early as 1796, where he was the treasurer for the Coxsackie Lodge No. 50 F. & A.M. The search for his actual burial place continues.