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Pvt John L Barr
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Birth: Sep. 11, 1832
Jefferson County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: unknown

John L.[possibly Lucas]Barr was a son of Christopher Barr & Sarah Lucas; grandson of Samuel Barr [1763-1849] & Margaret Patterson [1770-1862]who immigrated from Co.Down, IRE to Indiana Co.,PA in 1804.

This is John's bio located in History of McDonald Co., MO 1888 pg. 1055:
"John L. Barr, one of the leading attorneys of Pineville, MO., was born in Jefferson Co., PA on 11 Sep 1832. His father, Christopher Barr, was also a native of PA and was born in 1798. He was a prominent citizen of Jefferson Co., PA and served as the first county treasurer. John L. was reared in Brookville, in his native state, and his education which was begun in that city, was finished in Meadville College. He began studying law under the direction of W.P. Jenks of Brookville, but afterward entered the law school of Oberlin, OH,[college] from which institution he graduated in 1852, being the classmate of Hon. Samuel S. Burdette who afterward became U.S. Land Commissioner at Washington. Upon leaving college Mr. Barr went West to seek fame and fortune, and locating at DeWitt, IA, remained there practicing his profession until the Civil War broke out. Being one of the many thousand patriotic Union men who determined to risk their lives in the defense of their native country, he accordingly volunteered with Burdette in Co.B, 1st Iowa Cavalry, and participated in the following engagements: Prairie Grove, Black River Bridge, Mission Ridge, those of the Red River campaign and others. Mr. Barr has been twice married, first, on 21 Jan 1852 to Sarah Barr, a d/o Robert P. Barr. She died in 1861, and Mr.Barr married the second time on 27 Mar 1871, choosing for his wife Mrs. Mary S.[Carroll] Walker, a d/o Hugh Carroll, deceased. This union has been blessed by the birth of two children, Ernest [b.5 Mar1871] and Floyd [b. Mar 1881] Mrs Barr has one child by her first marriage, Ella Walker. Mr. Barr removed to St.Clair Co., MO in 1867, locating at Osceola, where he practiced law until 1870, when he came to Pineville. Here he has built up a large practice and is highly respected by all who know him. He is a Mason & a member of the G.A.R. of which he is past commander."

This bio is inaccurate in that John's first wife, Sarah Barr[his 1st cousin, d/o Robt. Patterson Barr & Mary Chidester] did not die in 1861, rather she lived until 28 Dec 1902 when she died at Villard, Pope Co., MN. Sarah obtained a divorce about 1880. John & Sarah's 5 children were told he had died in the Civil War, although the rumor persisted that he had 'just not returned home and had another family down south'.
Another inaccuracy is that John L. Barr had a relationship with Elizabeth Dean in St.Clair Co., MO from 1868 thru the early 1870's; this union produced two children, Cappie Barr, a daughter b. 23 Nov 1868 and a son, Thos. Dean Barr b. 18 Oct 1870. The Dean family returned to Grant Co., IND. in 1874. Elizabeth Dean Barr died there 11 Feb 1877; her children were raised as orphans by family members and had a good life. 
Family links: 
  Christopher Barr (1797 - 1884)
  Sarah Lucas Barr (1805 - 1849)
  Elizabeth Dean Barr (1846 - 1877)
  Mary S. Carroll Barr (1846 - 1917)
  Sarah Barr (1834 - 1902)*
  Alice Mary Barr Remington (1852 - 1941)*
  Inez Esther Barr Cornish (1859 - 1926)*
  Clarence V Barr (1861 - 1942)*
  Margaret Winifred Barr Conklin (1865 - 1949)*
  Capitola Barr (1868 - 1882)*
  Thomas Dean Barr (1870 - 1938)*
  Esther Lynn Barr Miller (1823 - 1900)*
  John L Barr (1832 - ____)
*Calculated relationship
Co B 1st IA CAV 5 May 1861-10 May 1864
Co I 4th IA INF 30 Sep 1864-31 May 1865
Pineville Cemetery
McDonald County
Missouri, USA
Maintained by: Jeanie Brown
Originally Created by: Deb
Record added: Sep 09, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21463482
Pvt John L Barr
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