Descendants of John Barr






Descendants of John Barr

Direct line through the children of Newton Allison Barr and Melvina Tedrick

Much of the Barr information was researched by John Heinl of Mantua, Ohio who kindly shared his research with us to document our Barr heritage. To him we are indebted.

Generation 1

1. JOHN2 BARR 1 was born Abt. 1755 in Alsace-Loraraine, Germany1, and died 1808 in Hillsboro Highland County, Ohio1. He married MARY SPERRY1 August 10, 1784 in Shenandoah County, Virginia, daughter of THOMAS SPERRY and ?? CHRISTMAN. She was born Abt. 1760 in Shenandoah County, Virginia, and died 1810 in Hillsboro Highland County, Ohio1.

 Notes for JOHN BARR 

1. According to tradition he ran away from home when only 10 years old. After living in PA and VA, he finally settled near New Market, Highland Co, where there was a German settlement at that time.

2. He was entitled to the proportion of land allowed a private of the Continental line for the war. Richmond 26 Oct 1803. Received a warrant of 200 acres No. 5049 for the above. His mark. Neither John nor his children could read or write.

3. Surveyed for John Barr 200 acres of land on a military warrant No. 5049 on the water of the north of White Oak Creek--beginning as a sugar tree and white oak in the west line of the most southerlyfor the of Charles Lewis No. 3596 running north said line of W 9 17 poles to an elm and white oak in the line of John Boosi alias Booze No. 3960; thence north his line N 18 W 7 poles to an ash and a white oak.

More About JOHN BARR
Census: 1807, New Market Township, Highland Co OH
Immigration: Abt. 1765, Colonies at age 10 (with family?)
Military service: Bet. 1778 - 1782, Pvt-War of the Revolution
Source: John Barr, Mantua, Ohio

Tax List:
1810, New Market Township, Highland Co OH1

Comment: September 14, 2000, See LDS Online Site for Mary and her Parents information

Children of JOHN BARR and MARY SPERRY are:

2. i. JOHN3 BARR, b. 1785, PA; d. August 11, 1835, Frankfort OH.

3. ii. THOMAS BARR, b. August 16, 1787, VA; d. February 10, 1854, Highland Co Ohio.

4. iii. MATHIAS BARR, b. January 25, 1797, VA; d. October 08, 1868, Hamar Twp Highland Co OH.

iv. SARAH (SALLY) BARR1, m. MICHAEL METZKER1, January 30, 1806, Highland Co OH1.


vi. MARY MAGDALINE BARR1, b. 18011; m. FREDERICK MILLER1, January 24, 1810, Highland Co OH1.

vii. NANCY BARR1, b. 18041

Notes for NANCY BARR
Never married

Census: 1830, Salem Twp Highland Co OH

Generation No. 2

4. MATHIAS3 BARR (JOHN2, 1) was born January 25, 1797 in VA1, and died October 08, 1868 in Hamar Twp Highland Co OH1. He married NANCY MILLER1 August 08, 1822 in Highland Co OH1. She was born Abt. 1798 in VA1

October 09, 1868, Barr Cemetery Hamer Twp Highland Co OH
1820, Salem Twp Highland Co OH
1850, Farmer ($1800 value real estate)
1820, Barr survey 4874 Hamar Twp1

Children of MATHIAS BARR and NANCY MILLER are:

6. i. MATHIAS4 BARR, b. Abt. 1822, PA.

7. ii. DAVID M BARR, b. July 31, 1822; d. August 24, 1902, Highland Co Ohio.

8. iii. HENRY J BARR, b. Abt. 1827.

9. iv. JOHN S. BARR, b. Abt. 1828, Hamer Township, Highland County, Ohio; d. Aft. 1899, Middletown, Montgomery County, Missouri ?.

10. v. THOMAS P BARR, b. November 03, 1829, Highland Co OH; d. December 05, 1887, Highland Co OH.

vi. MELISA E BARR1, b. Abt. 18351; m. JACOB BENNETT1, October 30, 1856, Highland Co OH1.

11. vii. MARY E BARR, b. December 27, 1836.

viii. GILBERT M BARR1, b. Abt. 18431; m. LIZZIE RUNYON1, January 18, 18661; b. Abt. 18481.

ix. LAFAYETTE BARR, b. Abt. 1843.

Generation No. 3

9. JOHN S.4 BARR (MATHIAS3, JOHN2, 1)1 was born Abt. 1828 in Hamer Township, Highland County, Ohio1, and died Aft. 1899 in Middletown, Montgomery County, Missouri ?. He married NAOMI DAVIDSON1 October 07, 1852 in Highland County, Ohio by Henry Surber, J.P.1, daughter of THOMAS DAVIDSON and SARAH COLLINS. She was born August 31, 1827 in White Oak Township, Highland County, Ohio, and died September 10, 1899 in Middletown, Montgomery County, Missouri.

More About JOHN S. BARR
Comment: Helen See said he returned to Ohio after Naomi's death to sell property

Burial: Fairmount Cemetery, Methodist M.E. Church, Middletown, Montgomery County, Missouri

Children of JOHN BARR and NAOMI DAVIDSON are:

i. IDA M5 BARR1, d. December 22, 1862, Hamer Twp Highland Co OH1.

More About IDA M BARR

Burial: December 23, 1862, Barr Cemetery Hamer Twp Highland Co OH1ii. ANALIZA B BARR1, d. June 22, 1854, Hamer Twp Highland Co OH1.

Burial: June 23, 1854, Barr Cemetery Hamer Twp Highland Co OH112. iii. NEWTON ALLISON BARR, b. July 20, 1555, Hillsboro, Highland, Ohio; d. March 20, 1943, Kimberly, Twin Falls, Idaho.

iv. MARTHA BARR, b. 1856.

v. JAMES BARR, b. 1858.

Click here for Generation 4 and 5 The line continues with Newton Allison Barr and Melvina A. Tedrick

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