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Barr, Abraham S.

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Barr, Abraham S.
March 01, 2007 10:48PM
History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky, ed.
by William Henry Perrin, O. L. Baskin & Co., Chicago, 1882. p. 782.
[Nicholas County] [Ellisville Precinct]

ABRAHAM S. BARR, farmer, P. O. Ellisville, was born in 1819, son of
Robert and Polly Bell Barr; he, a native of Maryland, born April 1, 1784,
a farmer, and dying Oct. 10, 1869; she, born August 14, 1790, dying Dec.
8, 1872. They had ten children. Our subject was raised to farming, and
is engaged in that occupation at the present time, owning 97 acres of
land. He raises some fine trotting stock, in addition to doing general
farming. Mr. Barr is an Elder in the Christian Church at Stony Creek,
and was licensed to marry and exhort. He has been a Justice of the Peace
since 1866, except about six years, and is at present filling that
office. In 1841, in Nicholas County, he married Catharine Sears, born in
1820. Eleven children have been born to Mr. Barr, six of whom are living,
viz: Robert, Elizabeth, John J., Mary R., Julie Ann, George W. Mrs. Barr
dying in 1855, Mr. Barr married Susan P. Alexander, daughter of George
and Mollie Alexander. The last two children name are by present wife;
are members of the Christian Church and he is a Democrat.

Barr Sears Alexander

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