Mary Barr

1 December 1801–1 December 1875 (Age 74)
Bart Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Mary

When Mary Barr was born on 1 December 1801, in Bart Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Christian Barr, was 36 and her mother, Susannah Brenneman, was 29. She married John Neff on 12 January 1822, in Strasburg, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 1 December 1875, in East Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Neff
Mary Barr
Marriage: 12 January 1822
Barbara Matilda Neff
Franklin Barr Neff
Amos Herr Neff
Cyrus Neff
Mary Ann Neff
Susannah Neff
Benjamin Barr Neff
Amanda Neff
John Neff III
Elizabeth Neff
Peter Neff
Leah Neff

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 January 1822Strasburg, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (7)

    Age 2
    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
    1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital
    Age 11
    Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land
    Age 20
    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

    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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    Biographical Information - Amos Herr, David & Samuel Neff

    David and Samuel Neff are among the largest sheep raisers of Utah. Twin brothers, they were born at East Millcreek, near where they now reside, on the 13th of June, 1871, their parents being Amos Herr …

    Sources (47)

    • Mary Barr, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Mary Ba... in entry for Susannah Pierce Boothe, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Mary Neff, "United States Census, 1870"

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