Henry Walker Barr

Brief Life History of Henry Walker

When Henry Walker Barr was born on 10 July 1824, in Sweetwater, Monroe, Tennessee, United States, his father, Adam Wesley Barr, was 29 and his mother, Elizabeth Lowry, was 22. He married Elizabeth Birchfield on 12 September 1848, in Monroe, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in District 12, Grainger, Tennessee, United States in 1870 and Monroe, Overton, Tennessee, United States in 1880. He died on 18 March 1895, in Monroe, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Madisonville, Monroe, Tennessee, United States.

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Henry Walker Barr
Elizabeth Birchfield
Marriage: 12 September 1848
Nancy L. Barr
Susan Melcenia Barr
Adam Nephew Barr

Sources (10)

  • Henry W Bear, "United States Census, 1850"
  • H W Bass, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Henry W. Barr, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.


Historical Boundaries: 1833: Walker, Georgia, United States


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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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