Biography of Ranson P. Barr
Tipton County, IN Biographies





RANSON P. BARR, a farmer of Tipton County, was born in Jennings County, Ind., May 16, 1820, and is the son of Henry Barr. His father was born February 18, 1792, in Tennessee, and was married December 27, 1814, to Martha Lemaster, in Henry County, Ky. He settled in Jennings County, Ind., and afterward in Decatur County. where he died April 6, 1876. He was a successful farmer, and at his death was worth $15,000. His wife, Mrs. Martha Barr, died February 6. 1877, at the age of eighty two. The subject of this sketch was reared in Decatur County, Ind., where he engaged in farming until 1858. He then removed to Tipton County, and located in Prairie Township, where he cleared out a farm on land he had entered in 1849; here he remained until January, 1882, when he removed to Tipton County, where he has since resided. He owns a farm of 240 acres, on which his sons reside, and also a residence in Tipton. Mr. Barr was married, November 30, 1843, in Decatur County, to Miss Mary C. McIlvain, who died November 10, 1873. They had nine children; Martha E., Sarah E., John S., Mary F., Henry N., Lucy A., Ranson B., William A. and Elmer E. He was next married, February 18, 1875, in Miami County, Ind., to Augusta Williams. Mr. Barr is an excellent citizen, and he and wife are identified with the M. E. Church.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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