|Birth: ||Feb., 1781|
|Death: ||Apr. 7, 1871|
Andrew left Pennsylvania at the age of 23, and went to Ontario. He served during the war of 1812, and was at the Battle of Queenston Heights. In 1815 he bought 200 acres of land in what is now known as Oakville and earned his living as a farmer.(by Ross W.McCurdy)
Death of an old resident on Good Friday, Mr. Andrew LeBarre, who for fifty-six years had been a resident of the township of Trafalgar, breathed his last , having succumbed to the decay attending old age. As the deceased was widely known, the liberty of a short sketch of his life is taken. Mr. LeBarre was born in Northampton County Penn., the year 1781. His grandfather in 1730, to escape persecution because of his faith, left France and settled in Pennsylvania on the lands of William Penn.
He and his brothers struggled through the toil and difficulties attending hardy pioneers of the day, fighting the Indians, and subsisting chiefly by hunting. At the age of twenty-three the grandson left friends and all and come to Canada, marrying and settling here . He devoted himself to agricultural pursuits, eleven children blessed their union.
When the war of 1812 broke out, he volunteered his services for the war and did gallant duty for the flag he venerated. He was particulary active at the Battle of Queenston Heights where he signalized himself during some trying moments of that memorable fight. On account of his loyalty he was familiarly known among his friends as General LeBarre.
Shortly after the war closed he moved to Trafalgar where he continued to reside till his decease which took place at the ripe age of ninety years and two months.
Mr LeBarre was possessed of great strength, powers of endurance and energy, he was hospitable and kind and very temperate in his habits. Longevity prevails in the family, nearly all the members have lived to advanced years. A brother George LaBar in Pennsylvania has reached the age of one hundred and seven years, and last summer worked every day, and seemed not to be older than sixty-five. Mr. Andrew LeBarre's funeral was largely attended, many old friends gathering about the grave. April 7th.
His farm remained in the family for nearly 70 years. About 1/2 mile from Oakville's center is situated the well known Le Barre homestead, now owned by his son Andrew Le Barre, Esq.
His father moved there and purchased land in 1815, then contained over 300 acres. It also had large apple orchards.
Andrew's brother George:
REMINISCENCES of GEORGE LABAR
The Centenarian of Monroe County, Pennsylvania
who is still living in his 107th year.
By A.B. Burrell.
Research and bio by JMB
Margaret Marr LeBarre (1786 - 1861)*
David Lebar (1807 - 1874)*
Hiram LeBarre (1810 - 1883)*
Sarah Ann LeBarre Terry (1817 - 1868)*
Saint Jude's Cemetery
Halton Regional Municipality
Created by: Juliane Montgomery Burba...
Record added: Sep 12, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 58560599
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