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Michael Barry (1821 - 1857)

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Michael Barry
Born in Irelandmap
Son of and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Illinoismap
Profile last modified | Created 13 Jul 2015
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Categories: Springfield, Illinois | Ireland, Barry Name Study | Barry Name Study.

Michael Barry has Irish ancestors.


Michael Barry was born in 1821. He was the husband of Honora (Unknown) Barry and father of Michael Barry, William R. Barry, Bridget (Barry) Hart and Catharine Barry.

Michael and Honora Barry came to this country in 1845, and located at St. Louis, where they remained a couple of years, then to Alton and to Springfield, coming over the Alton Railroad. They lived on a small farm about six miles north of Springfield.

Michael passed away 1857 in Sangamon County, Illinois. His wife Honora Barry, later married Patrick Smith who was killed shortly after, during the war in 1864.

Research Notes

Continued research is needed to establish whether Michael and Honora Barry are the correct parents for William Robert Barry The location of Illinois vs Connecticut causes concern at this point.

Update: Removed Michael Barry and Honora Barry as parents of William Robert Barry, 28 Jan 2017. (Dorothy Barry, profile manager.)


Name: Michael Barry Death Date: 1857 Cemetery: Calvary Cemetery Burial or Cremation Place: Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA Has Bio?: Y Spouse: Honora Barry Children: Michael Barry, Bridget Hart.

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