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William J. Barr

Catharine I. Miller

WILLIAM J. BARR, Biography / Henry Co, OH
File contributed for use by Ohio Biographies Project
by Janet Wilkinson Schwartz (
January 2003

History of Henry and Fulton Counties, Ohio. Lewis Cass Aldrich, ed. Syracuse, NY: D. Mason & Co., Publishers, 1888.

BARR, WILLIAM J., Flat Rock, a veteran soldier, who lost the use of his limbs through palsy, which was contracted during the service, on July 3, 1865, just before the discharge of his regiment which occurred July 18, 1865. He enlisted October 5, 1861, under Captain L.Y. RICHARDS, in Company A, Sixty-eighth Ohio, under Colonel McCOY. He now receives a pension of seventy-two dollars per month. He is an active, ambitious man and bears his affliction without a murmur.

He was married September 10, 1867, to CATHARINE I. MILLER. They have had two children: WILLIAM LOGAN (born May 10, 1869) and MARY BEATRICE (born July 6, 1874). WILLIAM J. was a son of JOHN and BARBARA (LAMOTT) BARR. CATHARINE was a daughter of WILLIAM and MARY (NOGGLE) MILLER, who were early settlers. They had one daughter, CATHARINE I. MARY had by her third [sic] husband, WASHINGTON LOWRY, a family of five children: REBECCA J., who married CHARLES G. SHULL; GEORGE O.; SUSAN C. married ISAAC HERSBERGER; THERESA A. married WILLIAM H. GUNN; and ELLEN. Mr. LOWRY died in 1843. She married her third husband, JOHN BARR, in 1858. He died July 6, 1883, in the eightieth year of his age.

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