John Walker Barr

Male1787–October 1849

Brief Life History of John Walker

When John Walker Barr was born in 1787, in Salisbury, Rowan, North Carolina, United States, his father, Isaac Barr, was 16 and his mother, Margaret Walker, was 17. He married Agnes McCord on 22 May 1811, in Maury, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Maury, Tennessee, United States in 1820. He died in October 1849, in Marion, Illinois, United States, at the age of 62.

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John Walker Barr
Agnes McCord
Marriage: 22 May 1811
Isaac Greenfield Barr
Esther P Barr
Mary Malinda Barr
James Walker Barr
Silas Newton Barr
William Harris Barr

Sources (6)

  • John W Baer, "United States Census, 1820"
  • John W Barr, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Legacy NFS Source: John Walker Barr - Death record or certificate: death: about 1848; Bond, Illinois, United States

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 May 1811Maury, Tennessee, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)

    1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

    Age 0

    The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.

    1796 · Tennessee Becomes a State

    Age 9

    On June 1, 1796, Tennessee became the 16th state.


    Age 17

    Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish (Glasgow) and northern Irish (Ulster): habitational name from any of various places in southwestern Scotland, in particular Ayrshire and Renfrewshire, named with Gaelic barr ‘height, hill’ or a Brittonic cognate of this.

    English and Welsh: habitational name from Great Barr in Staffordshire. This is from Brittonic barro- ‘top, summit’, referring to Barr Beacon; there is evidence that this was known as la Bare in the 13th century.

    English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Barre-en-Ouche in Eure, France, or perhaps from Barre-de-Semilly in Manche, France.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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