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James Barr Jr. (1730 - abt. 1790)

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James Barr Jr.
Born in Mayo, Irelandmap
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died about in Colletion County, South Carolinamap
Profile last modified | Created 7 Dec 2015
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James Barr Jr. has Irish ancestors.
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A patent was granted in 1809 to Gilbert Wright and Archibald McCall for a tract of 366 acres which they called "Mount Lorenzo," about 1808. It was first assessed to his son William in 1809, and was in the course of a few years removed and a distillery erected on its site, by James Barr, Jr., in 1813. The distillery was replaced by a gristmill with one run of stone, which was operated for several years. Some vestiges of it are still visible. Not many years since the buhrstones used in it were on or near its site.

James Barr, Jr., was assessed as a "schoolmaster" on the list for Buffalo township in 1806-07, but just where his school was is not known. In 1831 he purchased 202 acres from Gilbert Wright for $760 and laid out the town of Worthington on it. The sales of lots were slow until the construction of the Kittanning and Butler turnpike increased the travel through that section. Among the first purchasers were: William Q. Sloan, James Gallagher, Samuel Hutchinson, Levi Bowser, David Claypoole, John Craig, Christian Kenson and Samuel Hutchison.

Source: Page(s) 285-292, Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914 Transcribed July 1998 by Michael S. Caldwell for the Armstrong County Beers Project Published 1998 by the Armstrong County Pennsylvania Genealogy Project[1]

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