Biography - Isaac Barry

Isaac N. BARRY, farmer, was born in Hillsboro Township, Montgomery County, December 19, 1837, and, after receiving a fair education, began farming on eighty acres of land, with sixty acres in timber, which his father purchased for him in 1859-60; it was partly broken, and he has so added to his farm that he has at present 200 acres, principally in grain and for grazing. In 1868, he married Miss Margaret A. McADAMS, daughter of Thomas McADAMS, of this county, but of Kentucky nativity; he has one son and two daughters living, and one son and one daughter dead. Father John BARRY was born in Barren County, Ky., in July, 1806; his wife was Elizabeth ROBINSON, who had one son, Wilson, who came to Montgomery County in 1830, locating five miles southwest of Hillsboro, where he passed his days; he served as Justice of the Peace two terms; he was an Old-School Baptist and a Democrat; he was for many years owner of the PepperGrist-Mills, which stood on part of his estate; he died March 6, 1876, in his seventiethyear; his wife died June 8, 1868; they had a family of nine children, all of whom grew to maturity except one; they were Wilson, Susan J., Elizabeth A., Josephus, Isaac Newton, John Robinson, William Scott, Palmyra C. and Sarah A.

Extracted 19 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, page 130.

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