Cameron County Genealogy Project

John Barr Family


BARR Family Research by Ray L. Barr & June Barr McKinney

Descendants of John Barr

Generation No. 1

 

1. John1 Barr was born 1 May 1751 in County Mayo, Ireland, and died 22 August 1833 in Bald Eagle, Centre County, (now Clinton Co.) Pennsylvania. He married Mary Elcock 18 March 1784 in New Castle County, Delaware. She was born 23 July 1764 in The Isle of Jersey, and died 17 January 1847 in Elk County, Pennsylvania.

Notes for John Barr:

John Barr enlisted in the Continental Army on February 1777 in the state of Delaware in a Regiment newly authorized by the Continential Congress (27 Dec 1776) and newly commissioned by General George Washington (11 Jan 1777) as Col. Harley's "additional" Continential Regiment. Pvt. John Barr served in Company "D" commanded by Capt. George Bush. Source: Regiment Roster - Pennsylvania Published Archives - 2nd series - vol. X page 782.

Hartley's Regiment was in the 1st Pennsylvania Brigade, Gen. Anthony Wayne's Division. Hartley commanded the brigade in the battles of Brandywine and Germantown. By order of Congress on 13 January 1778 the "additonal Regiments" and other companies were reorganized and incorporated with Hartley's Regiment, the whole, to form a complete Battalion and added to the Pennsylvania Line as the "New 11th Regiment " of that state. Source: Pennsylvania Published Archives - 2nd series - vol. X - pgs. 777-784, by Matthew S. Quay, Secretary of the Commonwealth, edited by John B. Linn and Wm. H. Engle, MD.

About 21 September 1778 John Barr, still serving as a Private under Capt. George Bush, participated in an expedition sent by Congress, against marauding Indians in the Susquehanna West Branch Valley for the purpose of destroying as many Indian Villages as possible. Col. Hartley was selected to command. Col. Hartley and his men traversed about 300 miles in extremely difficult conditions in just over two weeks. This West Branch campaign of 1778 ranks as one of the most remarkable achievements ever accomplished in any war. Source: History of Lycoming County, Chapter V, pgs. 97-105

Col. Hartley requested to be relieved of his duties after the West Branch Campaign, which was granted November 1778. Lt. Col. Adam Hubley Jr. an officer of the New 11th PA Regiment under Col. Hartley, was placed in command of the Regiment. The July 1779 roster of Field and Officers of the New 11th PA Regiment - Commander; Lt. Col. Adam Hubley Jr., Captain; the Third Company (Company C), Capt. George Bush and Pvt; John Barr. Source: PA Published Archives 5th series vol. III pgs. 629-649.

The New 11th Regiment under the command of Col. Hubley was engaged in the "Sullivan Expedition" from July through October 1779. This campaign was designed to neutralize the British-lead Tory and Indian raids on frontier settlements of the West Branch Valley, Wyoming Valley and all along the NewYork/Pennsylvania border. The New 11th, Company C, Capt. George Bush and Private John Barr were engaged in many skirmishes against overwhelming numbers of Indians. General Sullivan, running short of supplies, appealed to the troups to agree to half-ration of vegetables and extra pay in exchange for no meat rations in order to continue the expedition. The soldiers agreed. The army continued its march into New York destroying villages and crops.

On 1 January 1781 the New 11th PA Regiment stationed near Morristown became involved in a protest and mutiny over the lack of food and supplies. Some had not received pay, others complained about inequities of benefits offered for new enlistments. New enlistments, were now offered bounty payments of eighty one dollars in silver and the promise of 200 acres of land after the war. Soldiers enlisted for three years were being told they had to remain longer. The problem was resolved when Gen. George Washington gave his solemn promise that the soldiers would receive their back pay plus interest and soldiers would be discharged on completion of their term. As a result the New 11th PA Regiment was inactivated. Source: The Pennsylvania Line Regimental Organization and Operations 1775 - 1783, chapters XIV & XVI, by John B.B. Trussell Jr. 2nd edition - Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg PA 1993

Two and one half weeks after the mutiny, John Barr received his discharge as a private at Trenton New Jersey 18 January 1781. He served 3 yrs. 11 mo. and participated in the Battles of Springfield, Brandywine, Germantown, Morristown and Paoli.

 

"Time Line" for John Barr

1784 - Marriage information in Mary Barr's 8 Aug 1846 declaration for pension - Her maiden name was Mary Elcock and (she) was married to said John Barr in the County of New Castle in the state of Delaware, according to the best of her recollection, on the 18th day of March 1784. She has no record of her marriage. She was married by Rev. William McCannon. Signed by Mary Barr, (her mark)

On 25 August 1846, Mary provided additional information "according to the best of my recollection, the place of my marriage was called Red Clay Creek Hundreth, at that time there were no townships, but it was about 1 mile from Newport, 3 from Wilmington, and 4 or 5 from New Castle."

Researcher's note: There is existing today, a Church named Red Clay Creek Presbyterian Church located 500 McKennans Church Road, Wilmington, Delaware founded in 1722. The first meeting house erected 1761 was located in what is now part of the cemetery adjoining the present church known as "The Little Church on the Hill". The original members of this congregation were Scotch-Irish immigrants who worked on nearby farms, some of their decendents are still members of the church. The first minister was Rev. William McKennan for whom the church road was named who served as pastor from 1755 - 1809. Mary and John Barr's marriage date, the Church location, the Pastor's name (acceptable variation) and tenure of service match Mary's description.

1793 - Tax list - Pine Creek Twp. John Barr is listed as " additional resident " pg. 480 "History of Centre and Clinton Counties Pennsylvania", by John Blair Linn

1798 - US Direct Tax of 1798 - John Barr appears on property number #51, living in a log cabin, 300 acres, located in Lycoming County described as follows: "on the east side of of Pine Creek known by the name of James Alexanders improvement which includes a small island in said Creek of about 40 acres situate about 5 miles from the emptying into the west branch of Susquehanna: bounds on the lower side by a mountain and extending up said creek to the narrows" This property is listed as owned by Colonel Thomas Proctor, the noted Revolutionary War Artillery Officer. Source: Tax list - Lycoming Co, Pine Creek Twp. - 2nd Appropriation District, 7th division, PA State Archive document #0214.

Researcher's note: The tax list above is the first direct tax levied by the newly formed US Government on real estate. A very specfic record known as the 1798 US Direct Tax nicknamed "the Window tax" because the levy was based on the number of windows on a house, the list gives specific dimensions and building material used, a boon to genealogists.

1808 - Land Purchase on Cooks Run - Lycoming County deed book Vol.10 pgs. 249-250. John Conaway deeds to John Barr of Dunstable Twp. for the consideration of 50 pounds, all the tract of land in Warrant no. 1933 (dated 20 August 1793), which was laid out about 1 mile above the north of Kettle Creek on the north side of the West branch of the Susquehanna River in Dunstable Twp. (late Pine Creek Twp) Lycoming Co. PA

"A man by the name Conaway made the first improvment on the flat below Cook's Run which is known as the Millegan Place, and subsequently John Barr came into possesion of the property, and planted an orchard and made most of the improvements. This was in a early day and contemporaneous with the settlements at Kettle Creek and Cook's Run. Mr. Barr had three sons: -- William, Robert, and James. This property was eventually purchased by Hugh Millegan." Source: History of Centre and Clinton Counties, Pennsylvania, by John Blair Linn - page 650.

1810 - US Census PA - John Barr appears in Lycoming Co property no. 837 Dunstable Twp.

1818 - Declaration for Pension Application - The Eighth Judicial District of the state of PA, Lycoming Co, Court of Common Pleas, Term no.10 - On the 18th day of June 1818 personally appears John Barr, age 67 years, resident of said County, doth on his oath make the following declaration...that the said John Barr enlisted in Feb. 1777 in the state of Delaware in the company commanded by Capt. George Bush and joined the 11th Regiment commanded by Col. Hubley of the Pennsylvania Line that he continued to serve in the said Corps in the service of US until 18th day of January year 1781, when he was discharged of service at Trenton in the state of New Jersey that he was in the battles of Springfield, Brandywine, Germantown, Morristown and at the Piole (Paoli) Source: Revolutionary War Pension file no. 3496

War Department Pension Certificate # 4805 -

I certify that in conformity of the law of the United States of the 18th March 1818 John Barr late private in the Army of Revolution is inscribed on the pension list, roll of the PA agency at the rate of $8 per month to commence on the 18th day of June 1818. Pension Certificate 4805 given at the war office of the United States this 8th day of December 1818, signed; John C Calhoun, Secretary of War, Washington City

1820- US Census PA - John Barr appears Lycoming Co property no. 081 Chapman Twp.

1820 - Declaration for Pension Application - Lycoming Co., Term no. 12 - On the 4th day of December AD 1820 personally appears in open court of Common Pleas held in Williamsport for the county of Lycoming, John Bar(r) age 71 resident of Lycoming Co....doth make the following declarations....I do solemly swear that I was a resident citizen of the United States on the 18th March 1818 and that I have not since that time by gift, sale or any manner have disposed of my property or any part thereof with intent thereby so to diminish it as to bring myself within the previsions to an Act of Congress....signed by John Barr, (his mark). Source: Revolutionary War Pension file no. 3496

Schedule of Property:

I have besides necessary clothing and bedding, 1 cow, 7 sheep, 1 walnut table, 1 set cup/saucer value $25.25 : 5 tin cups, 11 spoons, 2 tin buckets, 1 pot and kettle, value $5.50: 1 churn, 1 tub, 6 plates, 6 knives and forks, value $2.30: 1 tea cannister, 1 spinning wheel, 1 teapot, value $2.37: 1 coffee mill, 2 bottomless chairs, value $2.00: about 50 acres of land which lies in a remote place of the county on the Sinnemahoning Creek, without any communication to it for any kind of carriage, value $50.00:

I am by occupation a weaver, but my age and many infirmaties, am not able to pursue that occupation. I have 3 children residing with me, James age 19 years , Jane age 16 years, Esther (Hester) age 11 years and my wife Mary age 62 years and infirm like myself. Signed John Barr (his mark)

State of Pennsylvania Lycoming Co., : I, Thomas Hays, prothonotary of the Court of Common Pleas in and for said county hereby certify that the foregoing oath and the schedule, thereto annexed, are truly copied from the record of the said court and I do further certify that it is the opinion of the said court that the total amount and value of property on the schedule is $87.42....Williamsport, 4 December 1820, signed Tho Hays, Prothonotary

War Department Pension Office dated 12 April 1821 Certificate no. 4805

Sir, you are hereby informed that the schedule of your property has been examined, and the Secretary of War has directed your name to be continued on the pension role. You will be paid, at the insuing semi-annual payment in September next, the sum that may then be due from the time of suspending your pension....signed Travis L. Edwards, Washington City DC.

1826 - John Barr sells Cooks Run property to son. Lycoming County Deed book Vol.18 pg.8. John Barr Sr. deeds to John Barr Jr. property in Warrant no. 1933 for consideration of 50 pounds paid by John Barr, Jr. of Spring Twp. in the County of Centre State of PA. Signed, John Barr (his mark) Mary Barr (her mark) recorded August 14, 1826.

* See John Barr, Jr. for sale of same property to Hugh Milliken

 

 

Notes for Mary Elcock:

1846 - Widow's pension claim

State of Pennsylvania County of Elk, Be it known that before the subscriber, a Judge in and for said county of Elk personally came Mary Barr who having been by me duly sworn according to law on her oath making the following declaration in order to obtain benefits of the Act of Congress July 7, 1838. That she is the widow of John Barr who was a soldier in the Revolution and at the date of his death a pensioner of the United States, that her maiden name was Elcock and that she was married to the said John Barr at the town of _______ in the county of New Castle in the state of Delaware according to the best of her recollection on the 18 day of March 1784. That the said John Barr died at Bald Eagle Centre County PA, on the 22nd day of August 1833, that she has no record of the marriage of the said John Barr but has a record of the births of her children which is herewith sent to the pension office, that said record is in the handwriting of Eliha Chadwick and was made at the request of the said John Barr in the said year 1819 - that she was married by Rev. William McCannon - that she has not intermarried since the death of the said John Barr but remained his widow. signed by Mary Barr (her mark) 8th day August 1846. Source: Revolutionary War Pension file no. 3496

Declaration addition - 25 August 1846, Dear Sir, Herewith I send a declaration of Mary Barr with record of births of children and the pension certificate of her husband. Mrs. Barr is unable to state the town in which she was married but says the place according to the best of her recollection was called Red Clay Creek Hundreth that at that time there were no townships that it was about 1 mile from Newport 3 from Wilmington and 4-5 from New Castle. signed A L Lynde

Note: the list below was a page cut from the family Bible and attached to the declaration.

Births - John Barr, born May 1, 1751

Mary Barr, (Elcock) born July 23, 1764

Robert Barr, born Jan'y 20, 1785

Mary Barr, born Feb'y 25, 1787

Elizabeth Barr, born March 27, 1790

John Barr, Jr. born Oct'r 5, 1791

Anna Barr, born Oct'r 26, 1795

William Barr, born Jan'y 26, 1798

James Barr, born Dec'r 30, 1805

Hester (Esther) Barr, born March 2, 1809

 

Children of John Barr and Mary Elcock are:

+ 2 i. Robert2 Barr, born 20 January 1785; died 19 November 1824 in Gibson Twp, Clearfield Co., PA.

3 ii. Mary E. Barr, born 25 February 1787.

4 iii. Elizabeth Barr, born 27 March 1790.

+ 5 iv. John Barr, born 5 October 1791 in Pennsylvania; died 17 October 1850.

6 v. Anna Barr, born 26 October 1795.

+ 7 vi. William Barr, born 26 January 1798 in Lockhaven, PA; died 28 April 1886 in Cameron County, PA.

+ 8 vii. James Barr, born 24 March 1802; died 14 February 1860 in Cameron County, Pennsylvania.

9 viii. Jane Barr, born 30 December 1805.

10 ix. Hester Barr, born 2 March 1809.

 

Generation No. 2

 

2. Robert2 Barr (John1) was born 20 January 1785, and died 19 November 1824 in Gibson Twp, Clearfield Co., PA. He married Catherine Smith. She was born Abt. 1790 in White Deer Valley, PA.

Notes for Robert Barr:

Robert Barr: Will --- In the name of God, I Robert Barr of Gibson Twp., Clearfield Co., in the state of PA, being and frail in bodily abilities, yet sound of mind and memory and thinking by the course of nature that my dissolution is not far distant, I do hereby make, constitute and ordain, make this my last will and testament, in manner and form following the wit: first, it is my will and do allow my body to be buried in a Christian like manner at the discretion of Executor and as touching those worldly goods and effects wherewith it has please the Lord God of the Universe to Bless me within this life, I do will and dispose of the same as to followeth to wit: First my lawful debts be justly paid by my executor and also I do have all and singular both real and personal property with my papers in his hands to do as his attorney in the law shall direct except my household furniture and 1 cow which shall be at the discretion of my beloved wife with the sheep which shall be for the use of my family. I do likewise constitute, appoint, and ordain my worthy brother William Barr, whole and sole executor of this my last will and testament, and I do hereby make null and void all other will and testaments made be me. In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 26th day of August in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and twenty four. Signed and sealed and proclaimed by the said Robert Barr in the presence of us: John Berfield, Jr. and Daniel Miller. Signed and sealed by Robert Barr.

He had a farm of 50 acres which was accessible only by horseback believed to be located on Barr Run, Gibson Twp., Clearfield Co. (now Cameron Co) Barr Run was later called Plug Hollow, now called Stone Quary Hollow.

In the book "History of Centre and Clinton Counties" by John Blair Linn, 1883 on page 648 in Noyes Twp. Chapter: " I was up on the Sinnemahoning one time in the company of Robert Barr. One Jerry Gaines who lived there had misused a sister of Barr's: he met Gaines: an altercation took place and resulted in Barr shooting Gaines in the leg. By advice of Barr's friends, he gave himself up and was taken to jail, and when the day of the trial came, Barr had hosts of friends; he was cleared without any trouble and came home rejoicing."

 

More About Robert Barr:

Burial: Huntly Cemetery

 

Children of Robert Barr and Catherine Smith are:

11 i. John3 Barr, born 18 March 1815.

+ 12 ii. Mary Barr, born 14 September 1816; died July 1901.

13 iii. Sarah Ann Barr, born 30 December 1817.

14 iv. Savilla Barr, born 30 August 1819.

15 v. Harrison Barr, born 14 October 1820.

16 vi. Rachel Barr, born 22 November 1822.

17 vii. Catherine Barr, born 22 October 1824.

 

5. John2 Barr (John1) was born 5 October 1791 in Pennsylvania, and died 17 October 1850. He married Ellen Moody. She was born Abt. 1794 in Pennsylvania, and died 15 May 1857.

Notes for John Barr:

John Barr Jr. sells Cooks Run property to Hugh Milliken deed book Vol. 17 pg.358 Lycoming County Courthouse. Hugh Milliken purchases all of the property on Warrant no. 1933 from John Barr Jr. for the consideration of $400 on 2 June 1827, signed John Barr Jr. (his mark) and Ellen Barr (her mark) recorded 3 September 1827.

Source: Children's names and dates provided by research of Jackie Barr Bezozzi

 

1820 - US Census PA - John Barr (Jr) appears Centre Co property no. 268 Spring Twp.

 

Children of John Barr and Ellen Moody are:

18 i. William3 Barr, born 29 November 1814; died 5 February 1815.

19 ii. John Barr, born 29 January 1816; died 23 November 1890.

20 iii. James Barr, born 3 December 1817; died 27 December 1884.

21 iv. William Marshal Barr, born 8 December 1819.

22 v. Joseph S. Barr, born 9 December 1821; died 19 August 1900.

23 vi. Robert M. Barr, born 11 December 1823.

24 vii. David Barr, born 2 April 1826; died 5 May 1864.

25 viii. Allen Smith Barr, born 7 March 1828; died 30 August 1898.

26 ix. Samuel Claudion Barr, born 2 July 1830; died 14 August 1831.

27 x. Rosan Elisa Barr, born 7 January 1832; died 23 February 1832.

28 xi. Henry Taylor Barr, born 26 January 1833 in Pennsylvania; died 4 January 1900. He married Elizabeth Miller; born 1838; died 15 May 1857.

29 xii. Samuel Clay Barr, born 16 October 1835.

30 xiii. Theodore Barr, born 8 March 1839; died 11 December 1872.

 

7. William2 Barr (John1) was born 26 January 1798 in Lockhaven, PA, and died 28 April 1886 in Cameron County, PA. He married Sarah Ann Miller. She was born 9 March 1800, and died 6 March 1875 in Cameron County PA.

Notes for William Barr:

1830 - US Census PA William Barr appears in Gibson Twp. in property no. 240, Clearfield Co, PA

1870 - US Census PA William Barr appears as age 72, farmer with real estate valued at $7,000 and personal worth of $500, born in PA. His wife Sarah is 68, keeping house, born in PA. Oliver is 52, farm laborer, born in PA, Alice is 18, domestic servant, born in PA, Authur is age 1, at home, born in PA

More About William Barr:

Burial: Hicks Run Cemetery, Gibson Twp, Cameron Co PA

 

Children of William Barr and Sarah Miller are:

31 i. Ellis3 Barr, born 24 February 1820.

32 ii. Oliver Barr, born 19 December 1821.

33 iii. Delilah Barr, born 11 December 1824.

34 iv. Charles Washington Barr, born 31 July 1825.

35 v. Allen Barr, born 17 April 1827.

36 vi. Jeramiah Barr, born 26 February 1828.

37 vii. Lora Homa Barr, born 16 November 1830.

38 viii. Emily Helen Barr, born 17 August 1832.

39 ix. Clara Selena Barr, born Abt. 1833.

40 x. Darius Barr, born 24 April 1834; died 1888.

More About Darius Barr:

Burial: Mason Hill Cemetery, Gibson Twp. Camerson Co, PA

41 xi. William Wesley Barr, born 14 April 1836.

42 xii. Martha Almina Barr, born 4 June 1840.

43 xiii. Alice Barr, born 13 May 1852.

 

8. James2 Barr (John1) was born 24 March 1802, and died 14 February 1860 in Cameron County, Pennsylvania (Source: 1850 US Census Elk Co., Pennsylvania, Gibson Township, Included are children of James Barr and Margaret Miller.). He married Margaret Miller. She was born 3 April 1802, and died 15 January 1865 in Cameron County, Pennsylvania.

Notes for James Barr:

1820 - "The first regular Smith-Shop which was built to do custom work, was about 1820, by John Baird of Cook's Run and the Caldwells of Kettle Creek, located near the river below Cook's Run and near the old Milligan Place. Samuel Conaway was about the first to work in the shop: Jacob Smith also did work in it. It was afterwards used by James Barr for a dwelling house, and lastly for a schoolhouse, which was really first in the township, and was over two miles above the mouth of Kettle Creek, being at that time near the Centre of the settlement." Source: History of Centre and Clinton Counties Pennsylvania by John Blair Linn, pg. 652

James Barr was buried 1860, and wife Margaret Miller buried 1865 in Miller Run cemetery. The cemetery and gravesite can still be found near the overgrown woods near Miller Run. The gravestone is still in good condition.

1830 - US Census PA James Barr appears Clearfield Co, property no. 240 Gibson Twp.

More About James Barr:

Burial: Miller Run Cemetery

 

Children of James Barr and Margaret Miller are:

44 i. Saul3 Barr, born 5 October 1821; died 15 April 1896.

More About Saul Barr:

Burial: Miller Run cemetery

+ 45 ii. Jacob I. Barr, born 1 June 1823 in Cooks Run,Noyes Township, Lycoming County, PA; died 5 November 1891 in Jasper Township, Taney County, Missouri.

46 iii. John Barr, born 20 May 1825; died 4 April 1892.

47 iv. Catherine Ann Barr, born 27 May 1827.

48 v. Daniel Barr, born 29 May 1829; died 9 November 1902.

More About Daniel Barr:

Burial: Sizerville cemetery, Portage Twp, Cameron County, PA

49 vi. Eleanor Barr, born 23 January 1831. She married Matt Ray.

50 vii. Lydia Cornelia Barr, born 31 August 1832.

51 viii. Margaret Barr, born 2 April 1835.

52 ix. Nancy D. Barr, born 10 April 1838.

53 x. Elizabeth Ann Barr, born 26 May 1841.

54 xi. James Lonnie Barr, born 5 October 1843.

Notes for James Lonnie Barr:

James Lonnie Barr fought in the Civil War, died and is buried in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

55 xii. Milton Barr, born Abt. 1844.

56 xiii. Anthony Simpson Barr, born 19 March 1845.

 

Generation No. 3

 

12. Mary3 Barr (Robert2, John1) was born 14 September 1816, and died July 1901. She married Peter Jordan, son of James Jordan. He was born 16 August 1810, and died 20 August 1863.

More About Mary Barr:

Burial: Huntly Cemetery

More About Peter Jordan:

Burial: Huntly Cemetery

 

Child of Mary Barr and Peter Jordan is:

57 i. Eliza Jane4 Jordan, born 15 August 1854; died 23 May 1905.

 

45. Jacob I.3 Barr (James2, John1) was born 1 June 1823 in Cooks Run,Noyes Township, Lycoming County, PA, and died 5 November 1891 in Jasper Township, Taney County, Missouri. He married Harriet A. Johnston 19 August 1848 in Lockport, Clinton County, Pennsylvania, daughter of John Johnston and Rebecca Brooks. She was born 19 August 1826 in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, and died 10 October 1911 in Carthage, Jasper County , Missouri (Source: Death certificate, file #34882, Missouri State Board of Health, Reg. district #408,Primary Reg. district #3020,Registered #137.).

Notes for Jacob I. Barr:

Will of Jacob I. Barr

Prepared by James C. Keithley, Justice of the Peace. The spelling is as written:

State of Missouri and County of Taney, October 21 day 1891.

I, Jacob I. Barr of the county of Taney and State of Missouri Being of Sound mind and Memory do make Publish and declaire this to be my last Will and testament of Wit First to Ransom Barr, I Jacb I Barr do leave full Controle of My to teames of horses to farm and run his farm and run Mine and his Mothers farm Haritte A. Barr, and to advise with his mother Haritte A. Barr as to the selling of the grane and other farm products as to prices and polacy in selling the same. And his mother Haritte A. Barr shall have full controle of the milk cows and other yong cattle on her farm and to have full controle of all the hogs on her farm or may here after belong on her farm. But in selling such stock I want my son Ransom Barr and his mother Haritte A. Barr to advise to gather as to the polacy in selling the same and as to prices that should be had for the same

James C Keithley a Justice of the Peace in Jasper Township Taney County, and State of Missouri

Executed by Jacb I (his X mark) Barr

Witnes} Ransom

Witnes} Belle Depew and Hariette A (her X mark) Barr his Wife

PETITION FOR REFUSAL OF ADMINISTRATION FOR INSUFFICIENCY OF PROPERTY

STATE OF MISSOURI, COUNTY OF TANEY

H. A. Barr being duly sworn on her oath, says that she is the Widow of Jacob Barr deceased, late of County of Taney, who died on or about the 5th day of November 1891, and that the estate does not exceed the sum of twenty five dollars in value consisting of:

FIRST: a family Bible and other books of value ------------dollars

SECOND: household, kitchen and table furniture including beds, bedsteads and bedding of the value of twenty five dollars.

THIRD: Provisions of the value of One hundred dollars

FORTH: Other personal property, consisting of four head of hourses one wagon and fifteen head of hogs amounting in the aggregate sum of Two hundred and eighty dollars. That the family of said decendent consisted of herself and one child and that in addition to the provisions on hand and provided at the time of death of said decedent, there will be needed for the subsistance of said family, for twelve months, the sum of fifty dollars in lieu of provisions not so on hand.

Said affiant further states that said deceased had no property of effects of any kind whatsoever, at the time of his death, except the property above mentioned, as far as she has been able to ascertain.

Wherefore, she prays the court to order that no letters of Administration be issued on said estate, unless on the application of creditors or other parties interested, the existance other or further property be shown.

Mrs. H A (her X mark) Barr

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 7th day of September 1892

WB Burkes, Judge of Probate

State of Missouri - County of Taney

I, JG Siler Recorder of Deeds in and of the aforesaid County do certify that I have carefully examined the records of my office and have been unable to find any property, real, personal or mixed as belonging to Harriet A. Barr in any said County. I further certify that Jacob Barr the deceased husband of said Harriet A. Barr is assessed with 440 acres of land and the value of the same is about $1,500 also personal property assessed at $261.

Witness my hand and seal at office in Forsyth, MO

This October 7, 1893

J.G. Siler

Cir Clk & Ex Officio Recorder

Summary

Jacob Barr was born 1 June 1823 in what was then part of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. He later moved to Dents Run , Gibson Twp , Elk Co. Pa. and was raised and farmed in the Miller Run area of Gibson Twp. in what is now Cameron County. In 1860,Cameron County was created from parts of Clinton, McKean , Elk , and Potter Counties. His parents James Barr b. 24 March 1802, d. 14 Feb. 1860 and Margaret Miller Barr b. 3 April 1802, d. 15 Jan 1865 are both buried in the Miller Run cemetery in Gibson Twp. Cameron Co. PA. Jacob was married 19 Aug 1848 in Lockport (across the river from Lock Haven, Clinton Co, PA to Harriet A. Johnston. Jacob and Harriet purchased 19 acres of land in Gibson Township on Bennett's Branch of Sinnemahoning Creek - part of warrant no. 3475 adjoining the property of William P. Barr. Deed for the purchase of land bearing the date of 2 December 1858 and recorded in the recorders office of Elk County PA, 13 June 1861 deed book H page 451.

He enlisted 31 Oct 1861 as a Corporal in Company G of the 84th Regiment of the PA Volunteer Infantry. In his Army Service Record he is listed as 5'8 1/2", dark complection, black hair and brown eyes. He was sick in the Union Hotel in Winchester, Virginia on 11 May 1862 and has a Prisoner of War Certificate dated 26 May 1862. Stonewall Jackson captured the town taking prisoners Union soldiers left behind in the hospital including Jacob Barr. The town is noted as having changed hands 72 times in the 4 years of the war. On 31 Oct. 1862, Jacob was granted a medical leave and sent home to recooperate. In Sept. 1863, he returned to Company G of the 84th. He fought in the Battle of the Wilderness and was wounded in the knee on 10 May 1864 at the Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse, VA. He was in hospital the next day in Washington D.C. and later transfered to one in York, PA until his discharge 5 Dec 1864.

Jacob returned to his home on Bennetts Branch before going west to find land. His wife Harriet sold the property in Gibson Twp. on 3 October 1865. There is a photograph that I have in his Civil War uniform that he signed "Jacob Barr to Mr. & Mrs. Mather" and on the back stated "I'm in Grand Island, Neb."

Jacob and Harriet aquired a government grant of 166 acres in what is now Yellow Medicine County Minnesota on the recently vacated Souix Indian Reservation. The move was sometime in the year 1866 - they were among the earliest to settle in Woodlake Township. Frank was the first child born in Minnesota 17 July 1867. Their children attended one of the first schools in Yellow Medicine Co, School District #7, a mile from his home.

Jacob filed for a Civil War Pension as an invalid dated 6 April 1874 , Application # 191,857, Certificate # 514,155. He and family lived on the banks of Wood Lake, Mn and farmed over 200 acres until they sold the property in 1887 and moved to Taney County Missouri. He lived in Taney County from 1887 until his death. He died there on 5 November 1891 and is buried in the National Military cemetery in Springfield Missouri. Military marker #1804 markes his grave.

18 Aug 1888, book 1, page 228, deed record, Taney Co Missouri - Jacob purchased from George and Martha Seaton 160 acres of sec. 14 Twp. 24 range 22, and 2 1/2 acres of sec. 13 "a tract situate in the forks of Bear Creek and West Branch" for the sum of $960.

28 May 1889, Jacob received title from the US Land Patent office, land purchased in Taney Co Missouri, through the Springfield Land office - 200 acres - in sec. 13 and 14 Twp. 24 range 22.

20 Oct 1891, book 6, page 242, deed record, Taney Co Missouri - Jacob and Harriet purchased from Ransom and Rosetta Barr (whose address was Boom Co., Arkansas) for $400, the 80+ acres in Taney Co which they had acquired in 1888.

 

Notes for Harriet A. Johnston:

Obituary in Carthage Missouri evening news...Oct. 10 1911. Harriet A. Barr, 85 years of age and widow of an old soldier, died at 1 o'clock this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James Shada, at 720 W. Sycamore St. Death was due to stomach trouble. For 2 years, Mrs. Barr had suffered, but she had been bedfast since last August. She has been in Carthage 12 years, during which time she has always made her home with Mrs. Shada. Her husband has been dead 20 years. Eight children survive her, they are -- Ransom and Frank Barr, of Mankato MN; William Barr in Idaho; Harry Barr in Montana; Mrs. Eliza Cassil (Castle) of Quincy, IL; Mrs. Lillie Sinott of St. Louis; Mrs. Bell Adams of Reeds Spring, Missouri; and Mrs. Shada. Mrs. Barr was born in Luzerne County, PA and spent the early part of her life there. Then she moved to MN, and in 1888 with her husband, moved to Taney County in this state. It was from Taney County that she came to Carthage to make her home with Mrs. Shada. Mrs. Barr is a member of the Advent Church. Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning from the Dunkard Church on Forrest St. Elder George Bernhart will be in charge. Burial will be in Oakhills cemetery.

Death Certificate states that she was living on Sycamore St. in Carthage, Jasper Twp. Missouri at the age of 85 and one month and 21 days. She was a housekeeper. Born in Luzerne County, PA. Father John Johnston, born in MA and mother Rebecca Brooks born in Queens Co., PA. Information reported by Mrs Shada, (daugher) Carthage, Missouri. Date of death October 10, 1911. Dr. C.B. Taylor attended from May 22, 1911 to October 9, 1911, cause of death "peritonitis and chronic gastritis". Filed Oct. 11 by Registar, James B. Lloyd. She had been receiving a Civil War's widow's pension since 1891.

Listed in a book: Oakhill cemetery, Jasper Twp, Missouri, by Joan Kunkel 977.872 V3K of Route 3, Carthage, Missouri, 64836.

General affidavit declaration claim for Widow's for pension or increase of pension (Civil War) dated 18 June 1898, gives that date and place of marriage. She received Civil War widow's pension on 12 Dec. 1891 Jasper, Twp. Taney Co. Missouri. Widow's pension application no. 535,015; certificate no. 463043. She received $8 a month until just before she died it increased to $12 a month.

1900 Census she was living in Carthage County, Jasper Twp. Missouri with her daughter, Mrs Arvilla Jane (John W) Shada. 1910 Census she was living in Quincy, Adams County, Illinois with her daughter Mrs. Eliza Ann (Edmund Vincent) Castle.

 

Children of Jacob Barr and Harriet Johnston are:

+ 58 i. Arvilla Jane4 Barr, born May 1849 in Gibson Township, Elk County, PA.

+ 59 ii. Ransom Barr, born 28 April 1852 in Gibson Township, Elk County, PA; died 31 January 1926 in Belgrade Twp, Nicollet Co., MN.

60 iii. Elsie Barr, born Abt. 1853 in Gibson Township, Elk, County, PA.

Notes for Elsie Barr:

Elsie appears in the 1870 US Census in the town of Yellow Medicine, Redwood Co., MN page 49 in the household of Jacob and Harriet Barr, age 18 female.

 

61 iv. Eliza Barr, born Abt. 1854 in Gibson Township, Elk County, PA.

62 v. Elijah Barr, born Abt. 1854 in Gibson Township, Elk County, PA.

Notes for Elijah Barr:

Elijah appears in the 1860 US Census Gibson Twp, Elk Co, PA page 82 in the household of Jacob and Harriet Barr, age 6 female

+ 63 vi. Eliza Ann Barr, born 7 December 1857 in Gibson Township, Elk County, PA; died 9 June 1929 in Quincy Adams, IL..

+ 64 vii. Margaret Emily Barr, born Abt. 1859 in Gibson Township , Elk County, PA.

+ 65 viii. William Godfrey Barr, born 26 September 1863 in Gibson Township, Cameron County, Pennsylvania; died 1 April 1934 in West Monroe, Ouachita Parish Louisiana.

+ 66 ix. Frank Irvin Barr, born 17 July 1867 in Woodlake Township, Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota; died 10 April 1935 in Blue Earth County, MN.

67 x. Rosa Bell Barr, born Abt. 1869 in Woodlake Township, Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota. She married (1) Smith DePew 30 May 1887 in Granite Falls, Yellow Medicine Co., MN (Source: Marriage License, Granite Falls, Yellow Medicine County, MN, Book A, page 638.); born 1857 in New York. She married (2) Simeon Sumpler 23 February 1897 in Harriet's home in Walnut Shade, Taney County Missouri. She married (3) Thomas H. Adams Bef. 1911.

Notes for Rosa Bell Barr:

Rosa Bell appears as "Ella" in the 1870 US Census town of Yellow Medicine, Redwood Co, MN, page 49 in the household of Jacob and Harriet Barr, age 1 female.

She appears in the 1880 Census as "Rosa Bell" Town of Woodlake, Yellow Medicine Co, MN page 53, in the household of Jacob and Harriet Barr, age 11, female, place of birth MN.

She appears in the 1885 MN Census, Town of Woodlake,Yellow Medicine Co MN, page 3, in the household of Jacob and Harriet Barr, age 16 female.

Rosa Bell Depew was living with her mother on Jacob's farm when he died on 5 Nov. 1891 and in 1895 when they were removed from the property due to a tax sale. Rosa Bell filed for divorce from Smith Depew in Taney County Missouri in 1892. Her petition states that "she was filing for divorce on the grounds of desertion". She was living in Reeds Springs, Stone Co. Mo. in 1911. (Harriet's will). 30 Oct. 1912 Rosa Adams and Tom Adams were indicted for kidnapping in Taney Co., Missouri --was dismissed. Taney Co. Circuit Court Index 1914-1921 lists a divorce preceding between Thomas Adams vs. Rosa Bell Adams (bookA box3 Taney County Courthouse basement)

+ 68 xi. Lilly May Barr, born December 1869 in Woodlake, Yellow Medicine Co., MN.

69 xii. Allen Barr, born 7 September 1873 in Woodlake, Yellow Medicine Co., MN (Source: Birth Certificate, Granite Falls, Yellow Medicine Co., MN, Book A, Page 4 line 2.).

Notes for Allen Barr:

Allen appears in the 1880 US Census, Town of Woodlake, Yellow Medicine Co. MN, page 52, in the household of Jacob and Harriet Barr, age 6 male, place of birth MN.

70 xiii. Harry Melvin Barr, born September 1874 in Woodlake Township, Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota; died 11 May 1915 in Blue Earth County, MN. He married May E. Bastian 22 May 1904 in Pocatello, Bannock County, Idaho.

Notes for Harry Melvin Barr:

Harry first appears in the 1885 State of MN Census, Town of Woodlake, Yellow Medicine Co., MN page 3, in the household of Jacob and Harriet Barr, age 11 male

Next appears in the 1900 US Census in Shoshone County, Burke Precinct, Idaho page 20, age 25 male born in Sept. 1874 in MN

 

Generation No. 4

 

58. Arvilla Jane4 Barr (Jacob I.3, James2, John1) was born May 1849 in Gibson Township, Elk County, PA. She married (1) James Reese 1868. He died in Yellow Medicine Co., MN. She married (2) James W. Shada 1890 in Missouri. He was born September 1852 in Iowa.

Notes for Arvilla Jane Barr:

Arvilla appears in the 1860 US Cenus in Gibson Township, Elk County PA, page 82, as "Arabella J." 11 yr. female in the household of Harriet and Jacob.

Arvilla appears in the 1885 State of MN Census, Town of Woodlake, Yellow Medicine Co, MN page 3, as Arvilla Reese, age 35 (no husband shown) with 5 children born in MN.

She appears in the 1900 US Census in the town of Carthage, Jasper County, State of Missouri, age 51, with her husband, James Shada age 47 male born in Iowa and Harriet A. Barr age 70. The Census indicates she had 7 children and 5 living and is married 10 years to Shada.

 

Children of Arvilla Barr and James Reese are:

71 i. J Seal5 Reese, born 1869.

72 ii. Elizabeth A Reese, born 1871.

73 iii. Sarah Ann Reese, born 1873.

74 iv. Arvilla J Reese, born 1874.

75 v. Myshel Fay Reese, born 1880.

 

59. Ransom4 Barr (Jacob I.3, James2, John1) was born 28 April 1852 in Gibson Township, Elk County, PA, and died 31 January 1926 in Belgrade Twp, Nicollet Co., MN (Source: State of Minnesota Death certificate, document no. 9169.). He married Rosetta Cottrell 31 December 1873 in Mankato, Blue Earth County, Minnesota (Source: Marriage License, Granite Falls, Yellow Medicine Co.,Minnesota, page 27.), daughter of Sylvanus Cottrell and Sarah Preston. She was born 29 June 1856 in Wisconsin, and died 5 September 1949 in Center Township, Crow Wing Co., MN (Source: Death Register,Blue Earth Co., Mankato, MN, Book 9, page 295 line 847.).

Notes for Ransom Barr:

Ransom appears in the 1860 US Census Gibson Twp. Elk Co. PA page 82 -- 8 yr male in the household of Harriet and Jacob Barr.

He appears in the 1870 US Census Town of Yellow Medicine, Redwood Co, MN page 49, age 19 male/laborer, in the household of Jacob and Harriet.

He appears in the 1880 US Census Town of Woodlake, Yellow Medicine Co, MN page 53, age 28, with wife Rosetta age 26 and child Henry Ransom, son, in the household next door to Jacob and Harriet Barr.

He appears in the 1920 US Census Blue Earth Co., MN. Listed with wife Rosetta, and child.

18 Aug 1888 Book 1 page 227 deed record, Taney Co Missouri, Ransom Barr purchased from George W. Friend and wife Mannsba Friend for $400, eighty (80) acres in sec.14 Twp.24 range 22 -- and book 1 pg 229, Ransom purchased from Isaac and Amanda Lewis for $5, two acres on West Branch Creek between sections14 & 15.

Ransom and Rosetta were married by the Justice of the Peace in Blue Earth Co., Mankato, MN. Witnesses to the marriage were Walter Cottrell and Olen Cottrell. Ransom's obituary states that he was 73 years old at death and a well known St. Peter resident who came to Mankato in 1872 and married Rosetta in 1873. In 1891, Ransom was living in Jasper Township, Taney Co. Missouri. Surviving him were his wife, sons, Henry, Jesse and Robert and daughter Ms. Frances (Pearl) Wilson of St. Peter. Ransom was buried 2 February 1926, Minneopa cemetery, South Bend, MN

Notes for Rosetta Cottrell:

Her obituary states that Rosetta, age 93 formerly of Mankato, died at the home of her son, Robert Barr of Merrifield, MN. A native of Wisconsin she came to Mankato at an early age and spent nearly her entire lifetime here. Surviving her were two sons, Henry of Marathon FL, and Robert of Merrifield, MN -- Two sisters, Ms Martha Simmonds of Austin MN, and Minnie Christianson of Brainerd MN. She was buried September 1949, Minneopa cemetery, South Bend, MN.

 

Children of Ransom Barr and Rosetta Cottrell are:

+ 76 i. Henry Ransom5 Barr, born 20 December 1877 in Mankato, Blue Earth Co., MN; died 1957 in South Bend,MN.

77 ii. Sam Barr, born 4 December 1880 in Woodlake, Yellow Medicine Co., MN.

+ 78 iii. Pearl Barr, born 19 June 1884 in S. Bend, MN.

79 iv. Robert I. Barr.

+ 80 v. Jesse Sylvester Barr, born 18 March 1886 in Mankato, Blue Earth Co., MN; died 2 July 1938 in Mankato, Blue Earth Co., MN.

 

63. Eliza Ann4 Barr (Jacob I.3, James2, John1) was born 7 December 1857 in Gibson Township, Elk County, PA, and died 9 June 1929 in Quincy Adams, IL.. She married Edmond Vincent Castle 7 April 1874 in Yellow Medicine County, MN (Source: Marriage License, Granite Falls, Yellow Medicine County, MN, Book A page 36.). He was born 28 March 1845 in Canada-West (now Ontario) Canada, and died August 1923.

Notes for Eliza Ann Barr:

Eliza Ann appears in the 1860 US Census Gibson Twp, ELk Co, PA, page 82 in the household of Jacob and Harriet Barr, age 5 female.

Next appears in the 1870 US Census Town of Yellow Medicine, Redwood Co, MN page 49 - P O Redwood Falls - in the household of Jacob and Harriet Barr, age 14 female in school

Next appears in the 1880 US Census Town of Woodlake, YellowMedicine Co, MN page 53, age 26 female, wife, in the household of her husband, Edmond Castle, 35 male, farmer, with children Elizabeth Ann 5 female and Edmond Samuel 3 male.

Eliza Ann Barr was buried, 9 June 1929, Woodland cemetery, Quincy, Adams County, Illinois.

Notes for Edmond Vincent Castle:

Edmond arrived in Yellow Medicine County prior to 1874 , married Eliza Ann Barr Apr. 7 1874 in Yellow Medicine City. Edmund and Eliza moved to Minneapolis about 1885, then to Quincy, IL.

 

Children of Eliza Barr and Edmond Castle are:

81 i. Elizabeth Ann5 Castle, born 28 April 1875 in Yellow Medicine Co., MN.

82 ii. Edmond Samuel Castle, born 12 May 1877 in Yellow Medicine Co., MN.

83 iii. Harriet May Belle Castle, born 31 December 1880 in Yellow Medicine Co., MN.

84 iv. Emmana Ruth Castle, born 14 January 1883 in Yellow Medicine Co., MN.

85 v. Lincoln Hebert Castle, born 1884 in Yellow Medicine Co., MN.

86 vi. Dora Mabel Castle, born 22 March 1886 in Minneapolis, MN.

 

64. Margaret Emily4 Barr (Jacob I.3, James2, John1) was born Abt. 1859 in Gibson Township , Elk County, PA. She married Charles Henry Cooper 1880. He was born 1856.

Notes for Margaret Emily Barr:

Margaret appears in the 1860 US Census Gibson Twp Elk Co. PA page 82 in the household of Jacob and Harriet Barr, age 1 female.

She appears in the 1870 US Census, Town of Yellow Medicine, Redwood Co. MN, page 49 - P O Redwood Falls, in the household of Jacob and Harriet Barr, age 10, female in school

She appears in the 1895 MN State Census Township of Echo, Yellow Medicine Co, MN, page 2, age 35 born in MN, 6 children and husband Charles 39, born in Ohio, farmer.

She appears in the 1905 MN State Census Township of Echo,Yellow Medicine Co, MN age 45 born in PA, listed with husband Charles Cooper age 47, born in Ohio.

 

Children of Margaret Barr and Charles Cooper are:

87 i. Elsea5 Cooper.

88 ii. Ervin Cooper.

89 iii. Eddie Cooper, born 1881 (Source: 1895 MN State Census.).

90 iv. Clusta Cooper, born 12 March 1882 in Minnesota Falls, Yellow Medicine Co., MN (Source: Birth Certificate, Granite Falls, Yellow Medicine Co., MN, Book A, page 34 line 33.).

91 v. Ruby Cooper, born 27 October 1883 in Minnesota Falls, Yellow Medicine Co., MN (Source: Birth Certificate, Granite Falls, Yellow Medicine Co., MN, Book A, page 52 line 7.).

92 vi. Ralph Charles Cooper, born 15 April 1886 in Town of Echo, Yellow Medicine Co., MN (Source: Birth Certificate, Granite Falls, Yellow Medicine Co., MN, Book A, page 74 line 6.).

93 vii. Ray Cooper, born 15 April 1886 in Town of Echo, Yellow Medicine Co., MN (Source: Birth Certificate, Granite Falls, Yellow Medicine Co., MN, Book A, page 74 line 6.); died 1886 in City of Caney, Yellow Medicine Co., MN.

94 viii. Flossie Cooper, born 21 May 1888 in Town of Echo, Yellow Medicine Co., MN (Source: Birth Certificate, Granite Falls, Yellow Medicine Co., MN, Book A, page 74 line 22.).

95 ix. H. Judia Cooper, born 28 July 1890 in Town of Echo, Yellow Medicine Co., MN (Source: Birth Certificate, Granite Falls, Yellow Medicine Co., MN, Book A, page 74 line 22.).

96 x. Mable Cooper, born 1894 in City of Caney, Yellow Medicine Co., MN; died 1895 in City of Caney, Yellow Medicine Co., MN.

97 xi. Zora Jeanette Cooper, born 7 June 1897 in Town of Echo, Yellow Medicine Co., MN (Source: Birth Certificate, Granite Falls, Yellow Medicine Co., MN, Book B, page 28 line 30.).

 

65. William Godfrey4 Barr (Jacob I.3, James2, John1) was born 26 September 1863 in Gibson Township, Cameron County, Pennsylvania, and died 1 April 1934 in West Monroe, Ouachita Parish Louisiana. He married Birdie Martha Viola Mikesell 27 August 1895 in Elk Point, Union County, South Dakota (Source: Marriage License of William G. Barr & Birdie M. Mikesell, (book #1 page 473 at the Union County Courthouse).), daughter of Samuel Mikesell and Birdie Sammons. She was born 29 October 1879 in Jackson County, Missouri, and died 13 November 1953 in West Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana.

Notes for William Godfrey Barr:

William first appears in the 1870 US Census Town of Yellow Medicine, Redwood Co., MN, page 49, in the household of Jacob and Harriet Barr, age 7 male, in school.

He appears in the 1880 US Census, town of Wood lake, Yellow Medicine Co. MN page 53 in the household of Jacob and Harriet Barr, age 17 male-place of birth PA

He appears in the 1900 US Census, Indian Territory Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma, Twp. 28 WR 16 E, listed as head of household, age 36, born Sept. 1863 in PA, married 4 years, occupation shell artist - listed with wife, Bird age 19 birthday Oct. 1880 born in Missouri, 2 daughters, Velva V born April 1898, age 2 born in TX and daughter Verna O born 1899 age 1 born in TX.

He appears in 1910 US Census Ouachita Parrish, Ward 5, W. Monroe, LA. He is listed as head of household, age 43. Also listed is wife Birdie age 37 children - Velva 12, Harry 8, Sherman 6, Roy 3, Rachel 10 months.

He appears in 1920 US Census Ouachita Parrish, Ward 5, W. Monroe, LA. He is listed as head of household, age 55. Also lists wife Birdie 38, Harry 18, Sherman 17, Roy 13, Rachel 10, Marie 8, Willy 6.

In the absence of a birth document, this researcher sites the property transfer deed on the sale of Jacob and Harriet's homesite recorded 23 December 1865 as the location of William Barr's birthplace. Jacob and Harriet purchased 19 acres in December 1858 "a parcel of land situate in the Township of Gibson on Bennett's Branch of Sinnemahoning Creek and that being part of warrant #3475 recorded in Elk County PA 13 June 1861 deed book H page 451" William was born 26 September 1863 during the Civil War while Jacob had returned home to recover from an illness on medical leave from 31 October 1862 until 31 August 1863.

William G. Barr was buried April 1934, Hasley cemetery, West Monroe, LA. Birdie Mikesell Barr was buried 1953 Hasley cemetery, West Monroe, LA.

 

Children of William Barr and Birdie Mikesell are:

+ 98 i. Velva Viola5 Barr, born 17 April 1898 in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas; died 8 February 1989 in Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana.

99 ii. Vernie Ottie Barr, born 22 June 1899 in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas; died 6 July 1900 in Coffieville, Kansas.

+ 100 iii. Harry Melvin Barr, born 2 April 1901 in Riders Ford, Indian Territory, Oklahoma; died 2 June 1958 in Oregon.

+ 101 iv. Sherman Calvin Barr, born 22 November 1903 in West Monroe, Ouachita Parish,Louisiana; died 17 March 1988 in West Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana.

102 v. Lee Barr, born 17 November 1905 in West Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana; died 28 June 1906 in West Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana.

+ 103 vi. Roy L. Barr, born 22 June 1907 in West Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana; died 2 January 1986 in West Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana.

+ 104 vii. Rachel Evelyn Barr, born 22 August 1908 in West Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana; died 1 March 1985 in West Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana.

+ 105 viii. Marie A. Barr, born 6 August 1911; died 24 August 1979 in Baker, Oregon.

+ 106 ix. William Godfrey Barr, Jr., born 2 October 1913 in West Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana; died 8 November 1965 in West Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana.

 

66. Frank Irvin4 Barr (Jacob I.3, James2, John1) was born 17 July 1867 in Woodlake Township, Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota (Source: Death Register,Blue Earth Co., Mankato, MN, page 38, line 77, record book #8.), and died 10 April 1935 in Blue Earth County, MN (Source: Death Register,Blue Earth Co., Mankato, MN, Book #8, page 38 line 77.). He married Selma Ovedia Swenson 9 April 1898 in Granite Falls, Yellow Medicine Co., MN, daughter of Edwin Swenson and Marie Olson. She was born 17 September 1878 in Granite Falls, Yellow Medicine Co., MN, and died 22 June 1968 in Mankato, Blue Earth Co., MN.

Notes for Frank Irvin Barr:

Frank appears as "Chub" in the 1870 US Census Town of Yellow Medicine, Redwood Co, MN, page 49, in the household of Jacob and Harriet Barr, age 3 male

He appears in the 1880 US Census Town of Woodlake, Yellow Medicine Co, MN, page 53 in the household of Jacob and Harriet Barr, age 13 male.

He appears in the 1900 US Census in Chippewa Co., Town of Granite Falls, MN. page 8, age 33 male, birthdate July 1866, married 2 yrs, born in MN, occupation as a bread miller and shown with wife Selma O. age 21 female, birthdate Sept. 1878 born in MN, father born in Sweden and mother in Norway.

Frank was a laborer and carpenter. He was once employed as a bridge carpenter in Deer Lodge, Montana. In 1910 he was residing at 819 W. 6th St., Mankato, MN.

Frank Barr was buried April 1953 Minneopa cemetery.

Notes for Selma Ovedia Swenson:

Obituary states she was 89 years old at the time of death and lived at 629 Mound Avenue. She lived in Mankato for last 61 years. Survived by daughters, Evelyn Ploetz, Indianapolis, Indiana, Ms Clayton Roberts, Kasota, MN, Ms Hilding Nelson, St. Peter, MN, Ms. Larry Sarff, Minneapolis, Ms Norman Hannel, N. Mankato, and one sister, Alice Johnson, Granite Falls, brother, Samuel Swenson. She was buried June 1968 Minneopa cemetery.

 

Children of Frank Barr and Selma Swenson are:

107 i. Charles Irwin5 Barr, born 23 January 1899 in Granite Falls, Yellow Medicine Co., MN; died 3 February 1899 in Granite Falls, Yellow Medicine Co., MN (Source: Death Register,Yellow Medicine Co.,MN, Book B, page 7 line 7, Died at age of 10 days.).

Notes for Charles Irwin Barr:

Charles died at age 10 days of pneumonia. ( Birth records in Yellow Medicine County Court House, Granite Falls, MN. Book B, Page 9, Line 2,) Barr, Charles Irvin b.Jan 23, 1899, Parents born in MN., Ages 31 & 20, registered Feb 4 1899.

108 ii. Violet Adelia Barr, born 24 May 1900 in Granite Falls, Yellow Medicine Co., MN; died 16 December 1910 in Mankato, Blue Earth Co., MN (Source: Death Register,Blue Earth Co., Mankato, MN, Book 6, page 39 line2.).

Notes for Violet Adelia Barr:

Obituary stated her death was tragic at the early age of ten after falling from a trestle carrying milk. She either fell or jumped to escape an oncoming train and was buried in Minneopa cemetery.

+ 109 iii. Eveland Francis Barr, born 10 January 1904 in Granite Falls, MN; died 1993 in Minneapolis, MN.

+ 110 iv. Irvin Warner Barr, born 10 August 1908.

+ 111 v. Harriet Marie Barr, born 1912; died 1993.

+ 112 vi. Margaret Marcella Barr, born 26 October 1914 in Mankato, Blue Earth Co., MN.

+ 113 vii. Edwin Frank Barr, born 2 December 1916 in Mankato, Blue Earth Co., MN; died 28 June 1962 in Minneapolis, MN.

+ 114 viii. Helen Rosetta Barr, born 25 November 1920.

+ 115 ix. Joyce R. Barr, born 2 January 1923.

 

68. Lilly May4 Barr (Jacob I.3, James2, John1) was born December 1869 in Woodlake, Yellow Medicine Co., MN. She married (1) Crane W. Viers 1891 in Hannibal Missouri, son of Madison Viers and Rebecca Crain. He was born Abt. 1848 in Fulton County Ohio. She married (2) Sinott Bef. 1911 in St. Louis, Missouri.

Notes for Lilly May Barr:

Lilly appears in the 1870 US Census Town of Yellow Medicine, Redwood Co., MN page 49 in the household of Jacob and Harriet Barr, age 6 months, female.

She appears in the 1880 US Census as "Lillie Mae" Town of Woodlake, Yellow Medicine Co, MN, in the household of Jacob and Harriet Barr, age 10 female, place of birth MN.

She appears in the 1885 MN Census, Town of Woodlake, Yellow Medicine Co, MN, page 3, living in the household of Jacob and Harriet Barr, age 15 female

"Lillian" Viers appears in the U S Census Adams Co, Quincy ILL.. 4th Precint, Vol 1 ED 122 Sheet 7 Line 33, Living at 525 !/2 North 3rd, rents, Married 8 years, seamstress in shirt factory, 2 children Parents born in PA, line 34 Crain, son b 1893 age 7 born in Mo., line 35 Daughter Harriet b Sept 1895 age 4 born in Mo.

When Harriet died in 1911, Lillie is listed as married to Sinott in St. Louis.

 

Family Struggle over Jacob's Missouri Farm - goes to Missouri Supreme Court

When Jacob died, 5 Nov 1891, he left 440 acres of land to his widow Harriet. Ransom and Rosetta had recently moved back to Blue Earth Co., MN where Frank and his family were living. Rosa Bell Depew, Harry and possibly William were living on the Barr farm at the time of his death. Lilly May Viers married Crane W. Viers (1891) and was living in Hannibal Missouri just across the Mississippi River from Quincy Illinois where Eliza Ann Castle and family were living. 25 April 1895 the Sheriff of Taney Co, notified Harriet that property taxes were unpaid for the years 1889, 1890 & 1892 and demanded payment, book 1, page 80, Circuit Court Taney Co Missouri. The document listed all of Jacob's living heirs -- Harriet A. Barr, William G. Barr, A.J. Reece, Elza W. Hoxie, Eliza A. Castle, Ransom Barr, Harry M. Barr, Maggie E. Cooper, Frank J. Barr, Belle Depew, Lillie M. Viers, C. C. Alkinson & J.B. Hoxie.

1 Nov 1895, the Sheriff of Taney Co Missouri sold and titled the land to Lillie May Viers all of Jacob's property for $118 in back taxes, book 2, page 201, Taney Co, Circuit Court Record. Following was a family struggle and legal battle over the land that lasted for 7 years and finally was resolved in favor of Lilly May, to whom it was originally titled, in the Sheriff's sale.

At the Supreme Court of Missouri, Crane Viers testified, as follows, "In 1891 I was married to the defendant, Lilly M. Viers, at Hannibal Missouri which was my home at that time. I was in the employ of the Hannibal & St. Joseph Railroad Co as a locomotive engineer up until the fall of 1895. The latter part of Oct I traveled to Forsythe Missouri, and on the first day of Nov 1895, I purchased at a Sheriff sale the lands mentioned in the suit for which I paid $118. In the summer of 1899 I left my wife in charge of my business in the City of Quincy, State of Illinois, where we resided together at that time, and I came to Taney Co Missouri and moved and settled on this land. Before leaving Quincy, I had arranged with my wife to remain there and sell our business property which was worth something like $600. In the fall of 1899 she instituted a divorce preceding in Adam Co Illinois, and wrote me that she never intended to live with me anymore. My wife, Lilly M. Viers who is the defendant in this case, refuses to live with me upon this land and she also refuses to longer live with me as my wife."

Lilly Viers testified as follows, " I am the defendant in this case and now reside in Quincy Illinois. I was married in Hannibal Missouri, nine years ago. I have begun a divorce suit against him in Adams Co, Illinois. The suit is now pending in Adams Co Circuit Court. In the fall of 1895 my husband came to Taney Co to purchase at Sheriff's tax sale the land involved in this suit, which was my father's old farm. My father had previously died leaving my mother and eight brothers and sisters as his heirs. My husband was engaged in the saloon business at Quincy Illinois, which he left for me to sell, which I did. I then went into the saloon business with a gentleman in Quincy. I was in the saloon business for about 3 months then I sold out and have been sewing some since. My object in buying the land was to get my mother off the land and get her to make her home with me. My mother, brother and sister were living on the land at the time it was sold for taxes. They would not give possession after the tax sale and my husband was a obliged to bring an ejectment suit against them (ejectment suit page 438, book 3, Circuit Court record, Taney Co Missouri) before they would get off. My mother has never made her home with me since I have been married. "

Note: " I, Ray Barr have a full transcript of the Supreme Court Document 9 June 1903 in my possession"

 

Notes for Crane W. Viers:

His family goes back six generations info supplied by Viers family org and Catherine R. Kendall 202 N. 55th Ave. Ph. Arizona 1900 Census shows him living on the Barr Farm. He was a railroad man all his life and first marriage was Josephine Isreal from 1868 -- 1884.

 

Children of Lilly Barr and Crane Viers are:

116 i. Crain Jack5 Viers, born May 1893.

117 ii. Harriet Viers, born September 1895.

 

Generation No. 5

 

76. Henry Ransom5 Barr (Ransom4, Jacob I.3, James2, John1) was born 20 December 1877 in Mankato, Blue Earth Co., MN, and died 1957 in South Bend,MN. He married Emma May Hotaling. She was born 1886, and died 1977.

Notes for Henry Ransom Barr:

Information about Henry Ransom's Children came from the obituary of Harold and Mildred Barr. Henry was buried Minnopea cemetery, South Bend, MN.

 

Notes for Emma May Hotaling:

After the death of Henry Barr, Emma remarried a man named Fiedler.

 

Children of Henry Barr and Emma Hotaling are:

118 i. Dorothy6 Barr, born 1909 in Minnesota.

119 ii. Harold R. Barr, born 27 November 1912 in Blue Earth County, MN (Source: Birth Certificate, Blue Earth Co., MN.); died 30 March 1990 in St. Peter, Nicollet Co., MN (Source: Obituary of Harold and Mildred Barr.). He married Mildred Lucille Olson 7 March 1940 in St. Peter, Nicollet Co., MN; born 22 August 1916 in St. Peter, Nicollet Co., MN; died 11 January 1991.

Notes for Harold R. Barr:

Served in the US Army in WWII in Africa and Italy. After the war he worked as a Masonary Contractor in St. Peter until retired in 1984. Obituary stated that he was age 77 and survived by one son Robert and his wife Mary of Wasaw, Wisconsin, three daughters, Karen Fahning and huband Donald, Pamela Webber of Eden Prarie, MN, Constance Proferl and Robert of Oakdale, MN. Honorary casket bearers were Wallace Reineke, Perry Barr, Dave Kelly, Mike Fahning, Chris Barr, Mark Halverson & Dean Halverson. He was buried with Military Honors at Ft. Snelling National cemetery.

Notes for Mildred Lucille Olson:

Obituary states she was 74 and from St. Peter. Her sisters are Florence Halverson of St. Peter, Ruth Lundquist (deceased) and brother Clifford Olson. Pallbearers were Wallace Reineke, Perry Barr, Dave Kelly, Mike Fanning, Chris Barr and Dean & Mark Halverson. He was survived by son Robert, (and wife Mary) Wasaw WI, Daughters Karen (Ms Donald ) Fahning, Eden Pararie, Pamela Webber of Eden Pararie, Constance (Ms Robert) Poferl of Oakdale. Mildred was buried Ft. Snelling, National cemetery, St. Paul, MN

 

78. Pearl5 Barr (Ransom4, Jacob I.3, James2, John1) was born 19 June 1884 in S. Bend, MN. She married Francis Wilson.

Notes for Pearl Barr:

She resided in St. Peter, MN and was known as Mrs. Francis Wilson.

 

Children of Pearl Barr and Francis Wilson are:

120 i. Fern6 Wilson. She married Dempsey.

121 ii. Unnamed Wilson.

122 iii. Paul Wilson.

 

80. Jesse Sylvester5 Barr (Ransom4, Jacob I.3, James2, John1) was born 18 March 1886 in Mankato, Blue Earth Co., MN, and died 2 July 1938 in Mankato, Blue Earth Co., MN (Source: Death Register,Blue Earth Co., Mankato, MN, Book 8, page 112 line 136.). He married Minnie Louise Stabalfeldt 5 September 1908 in Mankato, Blue Earth County, Minnesota (Source: Marriage License, Mankato, Blue Earth County, MN, Book Q, page 424.), daughter of William Stabalfeldt. She was born 14 June 1888 in Mankato, Blue Earth Co., MN, and died 12 September 1959 in S. Bend, MN (Source: Death Register,Blue Earth Co., Mankato, MN, Book 10, page 405 line 5754.).

Notes for Jesse Sylvester Barr:

Jesse died at age 52. He was a telephone lineman and teamster. He lived in at 329 Poplar Street, St. Peter, MN and was a long term employee of Tri State telephone company for 17 years. He was struck by a car on June 11, 1838 and broke a traffic record of first accident in three years in that area. Jesse and wife Minnie were buried Minneopea cemetery, South Bend, MN.

 

Children of Jesse Barr and Minnie Stabalfeldt are:

123 i. Stella6 Barr.

124 ii. Raymond Lee Barr, born 7 November 1909 in Mankato, Blue Earth Co., MN (Source: Birth Certificate, Blue Earth Co., MN, Book 6, page 422 line 3.).

125 iii. Harry Sylvester Barr, born 28 June 1912 in Mankato, Blue Earth Co., MN; died 11 May 1915 in S. Bend, MN.

Notes for Harry Sylvester Barr:

He died of Scarlet fever at age 3 and was buried in Minneopa cemetery

 

126 iv. Wilma Marcello Barr, born 14 November 1914 in Mankato, Blue Earth Co., MN. She married Unknown Larson.

127 v. Leonard Roger Barr. He married Margaret H. Stark 13 November 1932 in Mankato, Blue Earth County, Minnesota; born 10 August 1914 in Amboy; died 17 May 1987 in Mankato, Blue Earth Co., MN (Source: Obiturary of Margaret H. Barr.).

Notes for Margaret H. Stark:

Obituary states she was age 72 and survived by husband Roger of Mankato, two daughters Patrica Dentinger of N. Mankato and Marilyn (Ms. Don) Cunningham of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, three sisters, Genevieve Hughes, San Jose, CA, Geneva Schroeder, Cloquet, and Delores Wills of Charleton. She was buried Woodland Hills Memorial Park, Mankato, MN

 

98. Velva Viola5 Barr (William Godfrey4, Jacob I.3, James2, John1) (Source: Family Record in possession of Gloria Lee Carr Northcutt.) was born 17 April 1898 in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, and died 8 February 1989 in Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana. She married (1) Ramsey. She married (2) Siegle Vern Carr 28 January 1917. He was born 19 March 1868 in Lawrence, Kansas, and died Abt. 1936.

 

Children of Velva Barr and Siegle Carr are:

128 i. Birdie Lavern6 Carr, born 18 March 1918 in Monroe, Ouachita Parish, LA. She married (1) Eldon Shephard. She married (2) Benjamin Denny.

129 ii. Joy Carr, born 21 February 1920 in Monroe, Ouachita Parish, LA. She married Jimmy Pockrus in Shreveport, Louisiana.

130 iii. Stella Ruth Carr, born 30 May 1921. She married (1) Simon C. Mansur. She married (2) Woodrow Wilson Ashcraft.

131 iv. Esther Carr, born 1 November 1922 in Monroe, Ouachita Parish, LA. She married Jimmy Scaiffe.

132 v. Marjorie Grace Carr, born 14 September 1924 in Monroe, Ouachita Parish, LA. She married (1) Sam Rizzo. She married (2) L. C. Taylor.

133 vi. Gloria Lee Carr, born 7 September 1926 in Monroe, Ouachita Parish, LA. She married (1) Billy Ray Northcutt. She married (2) William H. Carter 11 December 1948.

 

100. Harry Melvin5 Barr (William Godfrey4, Jacob I.3, James2, John1) was born 2 April 1901 in Riders Ford, Indian Territory, Oklahoma, and died 2 June 1958 in Oregon. He married Lucy Webb 14 November 1936 in Monroe, Louisiana.

Notes for Harry Melvin Barr:

Harry was buried in 1958 Hasley cemetery, West Monroe, Louisiana.

 

Children of Harry Barr and Lucy Webb are:

134 i. Clifford Wayne6 Barr. He married Barbara Ann Scott.

135 ii. Howard Melvin Barr. He married Diane Delores Thompson.

136 iii. Flora Mae Barr.

 

101. Sherman Calvin5 Barr (William Godfrey4, Jacob I.3, James2, John1) was born 22 November 1903 in West Monroe, Ouachita Parish,Louisiana, and died 17 March 1988 in West Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana. He married Ruby Eason 24 August 1925 in Monroe, Louisiana, daughter of Sidney Eason and Ellen Broom. She was born 13 December 1911 in Kiblah, Miller County, Arkansas, and died 14 July 1996 in St. Joseph, Tensas Parish, LA.

Notes for Sherman Calvin Barr:

Sherman was buried in 1988 and wife Ruby was buried in 1996 in Hasley cemetery, West Monroe, Louisana

 

Children of Sherman Barr and Ruby Eason are:

137 i. Martha Louella6 Barr, born 19 February 1931 in Mer Rouge, Moorehouse Parish, LA; died 27 December 2000 in Winnsboro, Louisiana. She married (1) James Earl Foster 5 May 1946 in West Monroe, Louisiana; born in West Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana. She married (2) Coy Austin August 1970 in Louisiana.

Notes for Martha Louella Barr:

Martha Lou was buried Hasley cemetery, West Monroe, Louisiana

138 ii. James Dan Barr, born 21 April 1932 in Mer Rouge, Morehouse Parish, LA. He married (1) Colleen Frances Jones 16 June 1950 in West Monroe, Louisiana; born 14 February 1932 in Arkansas. He married (2) Margie Ellen Cooper 12 September 1953 in Shreveport, Lousiana Caddo Parish; born 16 February 1932 in Shreveport, LA.

 

103. Roy L.5 Barr (William Godfrey4, Jacob I.3, James2, John1) was born 22 June 1907 in West Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, and died 2 January 1986 in West Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana. He married (1) Mattie Ruth Griggs 20 February 1928 in Mer Rouge, Morehouse Parish, Louisiana, daughter of Curtis Griggs and Anna Roberts. She was born 12 January 1911 in Eros, Jackson Parish, Louisiana, and died 27 December 1992 in West Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana. He married (2) Mary Jane Endsley Abt. 1952 in West Monroe, Louisiana. She was born 15 April, and died 28 February 1998 in Doddridge, Arkansas.

Notes for Roy L. Barr:

Roy Barr was buried 1986 Hasley cemetery, West Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana

Notes for Mattie Ruth Griggs:

Mattie Ruth Griggs Barr Tadman is buried in the Indian Village Methodist Church cemetery, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana. She is buried near her mother, Anna Bell Roberts, father Curtis Miles Griggs, and many other Griggs and Bryan family members. The Griggs family donated the land for the Church and cemetery. The Church was established in 1868 in a log structure. James Miles Griggs b. 28 February 1843 died 20 January 1912 Ruth's g. grandfather was ordained as a lay minister of the Methodist Church about 1873, received his license there, and many times conducted services as an interium preacher. (Griggs Twigs and their Bryan Cousins by Jimmie A. Carruth)

RESEARCHER'S PERSONAL COMMENTARY

In the Northwest corner of Quachita Parish, Louisiana - on the borders of Lincoln and Jackson Parish in the sandy pine-covered hills of Louisiana is a small community known as Indian Village. The Village area was settled early in 1800 by a small tribe of Choctaw Indians from Mississippi - fifty families with their Chief "Tusquahoma". They were granted permission by the Spanish government to settle in Quachita Parish. Around 1820 Chief Tusquahoma decided it was time to move further west and began to sell the land - first to local land owners and later to settlers from Mississippi and Alabama. Among these buyers between 1845 -1849 was Wade Bryan and his wife Sarah, who by family tradition, was a full blooded Cherokee or Choctaw Indian.

It was M. Ruth Grigg's interest and curiosity about the early settlers of Indian Village, the migration of the Griggs and Bryan families from North or South Carolina through southern Alabama and on to north Louisiana, that developed into a full time quest for more information.

Ruth spent hundreds of hours in libraries and courthouses with a box full of sharp pencils and notepads, copying every remotely connected document she could find. Eventually her oldest daughter, June, began to accompany her and became a proficient researcher. Thereafter, family functions that I (Ray Barr) attended became forums for family history updates. Eventually, I, the only male sibling, began to wonder and wanted to know about the BARR ancestry.

Through the years I questioned family members and made notes of oral accounts about the BARR family but no one, including my father, Roy Barr or any of his siblings, knew the parentage of my grandfather William G. Barr. In 1998, with the help of my sisters, Dorothy Barr Perkins and June Barr McKinney, we began in earnest to trace the few leads we had which were, my grandfather's birthdate and his birth state of Pennsylvania. This report is our progress-to-date thanks to the able assistance of my sisters, June and Dorothy, and my mother's inspiration.

 

Children of Roy Barr and Mattie Griggs are:

139 i. Althea June6 Barr, born 6 June 1929 in Monroe, Ouachita Parish,Louisiana. She married Hollis Glen McKinney 24 November 1948 in West Monroe, Louisiana; born 18 June 1926 in Neam, Vernon Parish, Louisiana; died 16 October 1995 in Lewisville, Denton County, Texas.

More About Hollis Glen McKinney:

Cremation: Lewisville, Denton County, Texas

140 ii. Jacqueline Yvonne Barr, born 15 November 1930 in Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana; died 9 June 1996 in West Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana. She married Daniel Ford, Sr. 20 May 1949 in Monroe, Louisiana.

More About Jacqueline Yvonne Barr:

Burial: Mulhearn Memorial Park cemetery

141 iii. Ray Lamar Barr, born 4 September 1932 in West Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana. He married (1) Betty Bamburg 12 September 1952 in West Monroe, Ouachita Parish, LA; born 29 August 1933 in West Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana. He married (2) Ann Elizabeth McNemer 5 October 1984 in Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church in TN; born 14 April 1957 in Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee.

142 iv. Dorothy Ledelle Barr, born 13 April 1934 in Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana; died 3 March 2003 in Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana. She married James Leo Perkins, Sr. 22 March 1954 in West Monroe, Louisiana; born 31 December 1931.

More About Dorothy Ledelle Barr:

Burial: Mulhearn Memorial Park cemetery

 

104. Rachel Evelyn5 Barr (William Godfrey4, Jacob I.3, James2, John1) was born 22 August 1908 in West Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, and died 1 March 1985 in West Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana. She married John Willie Sutton 24 November 1924 in Monroe, Louisiana.

 

Children of Rachel Barr and John Sutton are:

143 i. Dorothy J.6 Sutton, born Abt. 4 November 1927; died 10 July 1928.

144 ii. Jessie Sutton.

145 iii. Louise Sutton.

146 iv. J.W. Sutton.

147 v. Cheryl Lynn Sutton, born 23 January 1946 in Monroe, Ouachita Parish, LA. She married James Edward Slavant; born 1 December 1936 in Monroe, Ouachita Parish, LA.

 

105. Marie A.5 Barr (William Godfrey4, Jacob I.3, James2, John1) was born 6 August 1911, and died 24 August 1979 in Baker, Oregon. She married Jesse Lawrence Holloway 24 October 1931 in Monroe, Louisiana. He was born 6 September 1906 in Eros, Louisiana.

Notes for Marie A. Barr:

Marie Barr Holloway was buried in La Grande, Oregon and her husband Jessie Holloway was buried in Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana

More About Jesse Lawrence Holloway:

Burial: Monroe, Ouachita Parish, LA

 

Children of Marie Barr and Jesse Holloway are:

148 i. Donna Ree6 Holloway, born 28 December 1932 in West Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana. She married Robert Eugene Detrick, Jr. 22 March 1951 in La Grande, Oregon; born 1 May 1932 in Walla Walla, WA.

149 ii. James Larry Holloway, born 18 July 1934 in West Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana. He married Lenora May Hunt 24 January 1955; born 24 January 1937 in Washington.

150 iii. Connie Pat Holloway, born 13 December 1937 in West Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana. She married Gene Eastwood 1 July 1958; born 3 September 1932 in Conrath, Washington.

 

106. William Godfrey5 Barr, Jr. (William Godfrey4, Jacob I.3, James2, John1) was born 2 October 1913 in West Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, and died 8 November 1965 in West Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana. He married Nellie Rae Searcy 24 December 1936 in Monroe, Louisiana, daughter of Jack Searcy and Adell Lewes. She was born 22 January 1922.

Notes for William Godfrey Barr, Jr.:

William Barr Jr. was buried 1965, Hasley cemetery, West Monroe, Louisiana.

 

Children of William Barr and Nellie Searcy are:

151 i. Daniel Ray6 Barr, born 6 November 1938. He married (1) Laverne Williams. He married (2) JoAnn Miles Aft. 1955.

152 ii. William Godfrey Barr III, born 16 August 1940. He married (1) Sharon Green. He married (2) Linda Hargrove. He married (3) Bobbie Brown.

153 iii. Marion Noble Barr, born 8 February 1944. He married Margie Diane Lee 20 May 1965 in West Monroe, Louisiana.

154 iv. Charlotte Barr, born 16 July 1946.

 

109. Eveland Francis5 Barr (Frank Irvin4, Jacob I.3, James2, John1) was born 10 January 1904 in Granite Falls, MN, and died 1993 in Minneapolis, MN. She married Raymond Wendlin Ploetz 2 June 1926. He was born 31 July 1898.

Notes for Eveland Francis Barr:

They lived in Minneapolis MN. Prior to that they lived in Mott, ND, Parkston, SD, Bessie, OK, Kewannee, IL where her child, Evelyn Helen was born. Eveland began using the name Evelyn about the time she was in nurses training (but not legally changed) she continued to go by Evelyn until the time of her mother's death when she began signing her name again as Eveland.

 

More About Eveland Francis Barr:

Burial: Minneopa Falls cemetery

Notes for Raymond Wendlin Ploetz:

He was a Lutheran minister.

 

Children of Eveland Barr and Raymond Ploetz are:

155 i. Helen Juanita Margaret6 Ploetz, born 25 October 1927; died 1 January 1936.

More About Helen Juanita Margaret Ploetz:

Burial: Minneopa cemetery

156 ii. Raymond Charles Ploetz, born 3 June 1929.

157 iii. Eldon Wendel Ploetz, born 27 October 1936.

158 iv. Evelyn Helen Ploetz, born 27 June 1938. She married Gene W. Hemp.

 

110. Irvin Warner5 Barr (Frank Irvin4, Jacob I.3, James2, John1) was born 10 August 1908. He married (1) June Madeline Kelly 27 June 1939. She was born 25 June 1914. He married (2) Bernice Irene Paulson 1 January 1967. She was born 8 March 1924.

Notes for Irvin Warner Barr:

He lived in Cambridge.

 

Child of Irvin Barr and June Kelly is:

159 i. Pamela Rae6 Barr, born 4 December 1946. She married Walter Mikelson.

 

111. Harriet Marie5 Barr (Frank Irvin4, Jacob I.3, James2, John1) was born 1912, and died 1993. She married Jack Clayton Roberts. He was born 1909, and died 1971.

Notes for Harriet Marie Barr:

Harriet and Clayton lived in Kasota, MN.

 

Children of Harriet Barr and Jack Roberts are:

160 i. Jacquelin6 Roberts. She married Gordon Freeburg.

161 ii. Gary Roberts.

162 iii. Margaret Roberts. She married John Skelly.

Notes for Margaret Roberts:

She lived in St. Peter Minnesota.

163 iv. Virginia Roberts.

164 v. Dawn Roberts.

165 vi. Jerry Joe Roberts.

166 vii. Clayton Roberts.

 

112. Margaret Marcella5 Barr (Frank Irvin4, Jacob I.3, James2, John1) was born 26 October 1914 in Mankato, Blue Earth Co., MN (Source: Birth Certificate, Mankota, Blue Earth Co.,MN, Book 7, page 206 line 459.). She married Hilding Nelson.

Notes for Margaret Marcella Barr:

Margaret resided in St. Peter, MN

 

Children of Margaret Barr and Hilding Nelson are:

167 i. Hilding6 Nelson.

168 ii. John Nelson.

169 iii. Linda Nelson.

170 iv. Linnea Nelson.

 

113. Edwin Frank5 Barr (Frank Irvin4, Jacob I.3, James2, John1) was born 2 December 1916 in Mankato, Blue Earth Co., MN, and died 28 June 1962 in Minneapolis, MN. He married Verna Hicks. She was born in Prior Lake.

Notes for Edwin Frank Barr:

Obituary for Edwin reads: A former resident of Mankato, Mr. Barr age 46, died at the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Minneapolis where he was a patient for a year. He was a member of the Minneapolis Police Force. He is the son of Selma O. Barr who lives at 810 S. Broad St. in Mankato. He was a Veteran of WWII. Survivors include his wife, Verna of Prior Lake, four children Bolivar in CA, Benalle, Glenda and James of Prior Lake. One brother, Irwin of Cambridge, five sisters, Evelyn Ploetz, Ms. Helen Wendlant of Minneapolis, Ms. Clayton Roberts of Kasota, Ms. Hilding Nelson of St. Peter and Ms. Norman Hanel of N. Mankato. Funeral services were held in Edina and burial was at Ft. Snelling National cemetery.

 

Children of Edwin Barr and Verna Hicks are:

171 i. Bolivar6 Barr.

172 ii. Benalee Barr.

173 iii. Glenda Barr.

174 iv. James Barr.

 

114. Helen Rosetta5 Barr (Frank Irvin4, Jacob I.3, James2, John1) was born 25 November 1920. She married (1) George Henry Wendlandt 17 September 1938, son of Henry Wendlandt and Ottilie Emilie. He was born 11 September 1911, and died August 1969. She married (2) Larry Sarff Aft. 1967.

Notes for Helen Rosetta Barr:

She resided in Minneapolis, MN

 

Children of Helen Barr and George Wendlandt are:

175 i. Gary Irvin6 Wendlandt, born 10 May 1939 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN. He married Tep Stevens.

176 ii. Daryl Gene Wendlandt, born 15 August 1940 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN. He married (1) Bobbie Maureen Green. He married (2) Janet Sue Neff 11 March 1975; born 10 July 1951 in Elko, Elko County, Neveda.

177 iii. Henry George Wendlandt, born 30 October 1941 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN.

178 iv. Dennis Allen Wendlandt, born 3 July 1943 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN. He married LaRae.

179 v. Bonnie Helen Wendlandt, born 3 June 1944 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN.

180 vi. Selma Barr Wendlandt, born 17 September 1946 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN. She married Robert Kist.

181 vii. Edward Lee Wendlandt, born 16 July 1951 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN.

182 viii. Alyce Lee Wendlandt, born 16 July 1951 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN. She married James Toffel.

 

115. Joyce R.5 Barr (Frank Irvin4, Jacob I.3, James2, John1) was born 2 January 1923. She married (1) Norman R. Hanel. He was born 7 May 1927, and died 19 April 1979. She married (2) Harold Kasten.

Notes for Joyce R. Barr:

She resided in North Mankato, MN. Still Living in 2003.

Notes for Norman R. Hanel:

He served in the Navy during WWII.

 

Child of Joyce Barr and Norman Hanel is:

183 i. Annette6 Hanel.

 


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