|Birth: ||Mar. 4, 1813|
|Death: ||Jan. 14, 1887|
Thomas Barr was born on March 4, 1813 in Gibson County, Indiana a son of John and Nancy Agnes (Hamilton) Barr. He married Elcy Watt (See Note Below) on January 10, 1833 in McLean County, Illinois.
*NOTE* Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763 - 1900 list Thomas Barr married Elcy Watt on January 10, 1833 in McLean County, Illinois. His obituary stated he married Aley Watt January 10, 1833 and she survived him. Her tombstone has her name as Elsie C. Barr, tombstone inscription wife of Thomas Barr. familysearch.org has her name as Alcy Watt.
January 21, 1887
Thomas Barr, of Waynesville, Is Fallen Asleep.
Thomas Barr was born in Gibson County, Ind., March 4th 1813. He emigrated to Illinois in the Autumn of 1832. He was joined in marriage to Aley Watt Jan. 10th, 1833, who is left to mourn his loss. He has been a resident of DeWitt County for about 54 years, has lived on the farm he first improved 2½ miles south west of Waynesville. He was the father of eleven children, nine of whom are living, five boys and four girls. Three of the children reside near the old home place, some of them are living in the West, four in Iowa, one in Kansas and one in Nebraska; but all came in answer to a telegram which stated the alarming condition of their father. All were present to render any assistance of love and kindness they possibly could and to stand around his bed in mutual sorrow and witness his expiring breath. A few days before his decease it pleased the Lord to bestow upon him saving grace and victory over sin. In the presence of the family and some friends he spoke for near an hour, in which time he uttered some gracious words. The Lord enabled him to look upon his approaching death with great composure. It is not prudent at this paper to make mention of the many expressions that fell from his lips that were so gladly listened to by his grateful family. Let it suffice only to say that he said: "I am not afraid to die," and that he was ready to go. That he was trusting in the Saviour. That if he could live his life over again, he would do differently from what he had done. That he wanted his children to do right and be faithful to the end. He leaves a large circle of relatives, fifty-six grand children and sixteen great grand children.
Of the large family of whom the deceased was a member many of them so familiarly known in this part of the country, now only two remain, Rebecca Gambrel, of Waynesville and Louis Barr, of Logan county. He departed this life Jan. 14th 1887 aged 73 years 10 months and 10 days. The Family.
John Barr (1767 - 1849)
Nancy Agnes Hamilton Barr (1779 - 1870)
Elsie C. Watt Barr (1815 - 1892)
Andrew Jackson Barr (1833 - 1913)*
Elizabeth Ann Barr Silvers (1835 - 1930)*
Thomas Jefferson Barr (1843 - 1907)*
Francis Marion Barr (1848 - 1928)*
Matilda J. Barr (1853 - 1853)*
John Barr (1799 - 1882)*
Rebecca Barr Gambrel (1806 - 1893)*
James Barr (1808 - 1877)*
Cynthia G. Barr Allman (1809 - 1849)*
Thomas Barr (1813 - 1887)
ae. 73yr. 10mo. 10da.
Created by: Randy & Ruthie Price
Record added: Jun 09, 2010
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