Name: UNKNOWN BARRS
Birth: Perhaps in England, maybe Leicestershire or Warwickshire
Note: There was a large Barrs family in Market Bosworth Leicestershire whose earliest name was Michael Barrs born about 1540 in Leicestershire. It is possible that the Market Bosworth Village and Bulkington Village Warwickshire Barrs families were related since the distance between the two villages is only about 16 miles. We have not yet been able to validate that these two Barrs families were connected and related.
Death: Perhaps in England, maybe Leicestershire or Warwickshire
Father: UNKNOWN BARRS
Marriage 1: UNKNOWN?
1. WILLIAM BARRS (?Bares?) born perhaps in Bulkington Village Warwickshire or Leicestershire England
Name: WILLIAM BARRS ('Bares')
Birth: Possibly in Bulkington Village Warwickshire England
Death: February 20, 1560 in Bulkington Village Warwickshire England
Marriage 1: ELIZABETH UNKNOWN?
Married: About 1545 Bulkington Village Warwickshire England
Note: Surname spelled by a Church Scribe as "Bares" in Warwickshire records.
Will: 1559 son Robert Barrs executor of William's estate
Father: UNKNOWN BARRS
Marriage 1: ELIZABETH UNKNOWN
1. ROBERT BARRS born in Bulkington Village Warwickshire England
2. ALICE BARRS born in Bulkington Village Warwickshire England
3. CATHERINE BARRS born in Bulkington Village Warwickshire England
Name: ROBERT BARRS
Birth: About 1545 in Bulkington Village Warwickshire England
Death: May 23, 1595 in Bulkington Village Warwickshire England
Marriage 1: UNKNOWN
Father: WILLIAM BARRS b: about 1515 in Perhaps Bulkington Village
Mother: JOAN UNKNOWN b: about 1515 in perhaps England
Marriage 1: JOAN UNKNOWN b: in England?
1. THOMAS BARRS b: ABOUT 1575 in Bulkington Village Warwickshire
Name: THOMAS BARRS
Birth: About 1575 in Bulkington Village Warwickshire England
Death: FEB 20, 1625 in Thurlaston Village, Warwickshire England
Marriage 1: Margery UNKNOWN
Note: Thomas and Margery Barrs were the first of our line to settle in Thurlaston Village, Warwickshire, which is just south (about 500 yards) of Dunchurch Village, Warwickshire England where the Barrs family attended the parish church. The family moved from Bulkington Village between the birth of Nathaniel Barrs born 1611 in Bulkington Village and his sister Sarah Barrs born 1613, who was born in Thurlaston Village, Warwickshire
Father: ROBERT BARRS b: About 1545 in Bulkington Village Warwickshire
Mother: JOAN UNKNOWN b: in England
Marriage 1: Margery UNKNOWN b: abt. 1575 in England
1. ABRAHAM BARRS (OF TOFT) b: 1603 in Bulkington Village Warwickshire
Name: ABRAHAM BARRS OF TOFT
Surname: 'OF TOFT' was added by the community when Abraham Barrs became a prominent village and church leader in Toft Hamlet, Dunchurch Village and the parish Church, Warwickshire England.
Birth: 1603 in Bulkington Village Warwickshire England
Death: About 1682 in Toft Hamlet Warwickshire England
Marriage 1: JOAN or JOANE UNKNOWN
Note: ABRAHAM BARRS OF TOFT was married to JOAN or JOANE. ABRAHAM BARRS OF TOFT and Joan?s Children: ABRAHAM, THOMAS, NATHANIEL, ALICE, ELIZABETH, ANN AND MARGARET.
Father: THOMAS BARRS b: About1585 in Bulkington Warwickshire
Mother: MARGERY UNKNOWN b: About 1525
Marriage 1 JOAN UNKNOWN b: in England
1. ABRAHAM BARRS b: 1633 in Toft Hamlet Dunchurch Village Warwickshire
Name: ABRAHAM BARRS
Birth: 1633 in Toft Hamlet Dunchurch Village Warwickshire England
Death: 1715 in Toft Hamlet Dunchurch Village Warwickshire England
Note: Married to JOAN
JOHN BARRS OF TOFT
UNKNOWN DAUGHTER BARRS married D. HENRY 1677
ELIZABETH BARRS born 1681 died 1681
ELIZABETH BARRS born 1683 and died 1683
ELIZABETH BARRS born 1687
Note: Two Elizabeth daughters probably died of the plague which swept England beginning about 1650.
Father: ABRAHAM BARRS OF TOFT b: About 1610 in Bulkington Warwickshire Mother: JOAN UNKNOWN b: in England
Marriage 1: JOAN UNKNOWN b: 1640 in England
1. JOHN BARRS OF TOFT b: 1678/79 in Toft Hamlet Warwickshire England
Name: JOHN BARRS OF TOFT
Surname: OF TOFT
Birth: 1678/79 in Toft Hamlet Warwickshire England
Death: 1740 in Toft Hamlet Warwickshire England
Note: Married To JOAN
DANIEL BARRS twin to JOSEPH BARRS
JOSEPH BARRS twin to DANIEL BARRS
Note: RACHEL BARRS was probably named after her sister RACHEL BARRS who died in 1729. She was the first daughter born after RACHEL BARRS died in 1729.
Father: ABRAHAM BARRS b: 1633 in Toft Hamlet Dunchurch Village
Mother: JOAN UNKNOWN b: 1640 in England
Marriage 1: MARY UNKNOWN b: About 1680 in England
1. JOHN BARRS, SR. b: MARCH 5, 1727 in Toft Hamlet, Warwickshire?
Name: JOHN BARRS, SR.
Birth: MARCH 5, 1727 in Toft Hamlet, Warwickshire England
Death: Between 1800 and 1810 in Lenoir County North Carolina
Married: FEBRUARY 19, 1749 Aston Juxta, Birmingham, Warwickshire England
Note: JOHN BARRS, (SR.) was the first of our Barrs family line to immigrate to America in 1750 with his new wife SARA SPEARS. They settled in Johnson-Dobbs County North Carolina in the region that is today LENOIR COUNTY NC, bought farmland, began farming/plantation operations and began raising a large family of NC BARRS. JOHN had inherited his father's, JOHN BARRS OF TOFT'S, property because his father had perhaps disinherited the older sons over a disagreement evolving the church, I believe. It appears that JOHN decided to leave England for more suitable farming conditions and land in America shortly after his father's death in 1746. it also appears he traveled from TOFT HAMLET in the early spring of 1749 to BIRMINGHAM where he married SARAH SPEARS on FEBRUARY 19, 1749. I believe they then traveled directly to LIVERPOOL or BRISTOL ENGLAND where they boarded a ship bound for perhaps WILLIAMSBURG NORTH CAROLINA. They then settled in what is today LENOIR COUNTY NC (JOHNSON-DOBBS-LENOIR). He served in the DOBBS COUNTY MILITIA during 1766 AND 1777. His son, John Barrs, Jr. served in the Dobbs County Militia in 1777.
Several daughters, perhaps 7 were born from 1750 to 1790, but no Christian names or birthdates are available,
JOHN BARRS, JR.
Note: Leonard, Jonathan, Caleb and Clarel Barrs have not been validated as sons of JOHN and SARAH BARRS.
Father: JOHN BARRS OF TOFT b: 1678/79 in Toft Hamlet Warwickshire
Mother: MARY UNKNOWN b: About 1680 in England
Marriage 1: SARAH SPEARS b: About 1730 in Clewer, Berkshire England
1. JOHN BARRS, JR. b: About 1758 in Dobbs County NC
Name: JOHN BARRS, JR.
Birth: About 1758 in Dobbs County NC
Death: Between 1830 and 1840 in Lenoir County NC
Note: The name of JOHN BARRS, JR. wife is unknown. She is believed to have died at an early age.
UNKNOWN DAUGHTER BARRS
Note: In 1810 SARAH CAMPBELL with daughter NANCY ELIZABETH CAMPBELL b. 1793 lived near the JOHN BARRS, JR. household, including son ARTHUR BARRS b. 1792, who would later marry NANCY ELIZABETH CAMPBELL in LENOIR COUNTY NC.
JOHN BARRS, JR. served in the DOBBS COUNTY NC MILITIA during 1777.
Father: JOHN BARRS, SR. b: MARCH 5, 1727 in Toft Hamlet, Warwickshire
Mother: SARAH SPEARS b: About 1730 in Warwickshire England
Marriage 1 UNKNOWN BARRS
1. ARTHUR BARRS b: 1792 in LENOIR COUNTY NC
Name: ARTHUR BARRS
Birth: 1792 in LENOIR COUNTY NC
Death:? 1843 in TWIGGS COUNTY GA
Note: ARTHUR BARRS married NANCY ELIZABETH CAMPBELL. NANCY CAMPBELL was we believe born in LENOIR COUNTY NC. Her mother was SARAH CAMPBELL and NANCY had several siblings in her mother's household. ARTHUR and NANCY BARRS' second oldest son, JAMES C. BARRS, had the middle initial 'C' and one of his sons, ISAAC NEWTON BARRS named their oldest child MOLLIE CAMPBELL BARRS.
NANCY BARRS and her youngest child JULIAN BARRS b. 1835 in Twiggs County Georgia lived with NANCY BARRS' youngest son, WILLIAM W. BARRS in BROOKS COUNTY GEORGIA after ARTHUR BARRS' death in Twiggs County, GA until her death in BROOKS COUNTY GEORGIA in 1880. she was 87 years of age at her death. Both of her parents were Irish
Father: JOHN BARRS, JR. b: About 1758 in DOBBS COUNTY NC
Marriage 1: NANCY ELIZABETH CAMPBELL b: 1793 in LENOIR COUNTY NC
1. LEONARD L. BARRS b. 1820 in TWIGGS COUNTY GEORGIA
2. JAMES CAMPBELL BARRS b. 1821 in TWIGGS COUNTY GEORGIA
3. WILLIAM W. BARRS b. 1824 in TWIGGS COUNTY GEORGIA
4. UNNAMED BARRS DAUGHTER TWIGGS COUNTY GEORGIA
5. UNNAMED BARRS DAUGHTER TWIGGS COUNTY GEORGIA
6. JULIAN (JULIA) BARRS b. 1835 in TWIGGS COUNTY GEORGIA
Name: JAMES C. BARRS
Birth: 1821 in TWIGGS COUNTY GEORGIA
Death: BETWEEN 1880 and 1887 in SUWANNEE COUNTY FLORIDA
Note: Married to MARTHA ELIZABETH LAND about 1844 in Twiggs County, GA. MARTHA ELIZABETH LAND was born 1821 in NORTH CAROLINA. Both her parents were born in VIRGINIA.
JAMES HENRY L.
HENRY J. (AKA 'ANDREW J.')
PERMELIA (AKS AMELIA) BARRS
JAMES C. BARRS started BARRSVILLE COLUMBIA COUNTY FL IN 1870 AND RE-INCORPORATED U. S. POST OFFICE AFTER DEFUNCT ELLISVILLE HAD FAILED TO GROW. BARRSVILLE CONTINUED AS A VIABLE PIONEER TOWN INTO THE LATE 1980s. HE IS BELIEVED BURIED IN THE OLD ICHETUCKNEE MEMORIAL CHURCH CEMETERY IN SOUTHWEST COLUMBIA COUNTY ON THE SUWANNEE COUNTY LINE.
Father: ARTHUR BARRS b: 1792 in LENOIR COUNTY NC
Mother: NANCY CAMPBELL b: 1793 in NORTH CAROLINA
Marriage: MARTHA ELIZABETH LAND b: 1821 in NORTH CAROLINA
1. ISAAC NEWTON BARRS b: SEP 15, 1849 in LOWNDES COUNTY GEORGIA
Name: ISAAC NEWTON BARRS
Birth: SEP 15, 1849 in LOWNDES COUNTY GEORGIA
Death: OCT 12, 1933 in LAFAYETTE COUNTY FLORIDA
MARRIED: JANUARY 29, 1873 NANKIN DISTRICT OF BROOKS COUNT GA
Note: MARRIED TO MARY ELIZABETH BOYETT. MARY ELIZABETH BOYETT WAS BORN MARCH 11, 1857 IN LOWNDES COUNTY GEORGIA. DIED SEPTEMBER 11, 1925 OF BLOOD POISONING FROM A CHICKEN SPUR WHILE PREPARING IT FOR A MEAL. HER FATHER, JOHN ASHLEY BOYETT BORN 1816 WAYNE COUNTY, NC AND HER TWO OLDEST BROTHERS DIED DURING THE AMERICAN WAR BETWEEN THE STATES IN THE JOHNSON CSA HOSPITAL IN RICHMOND VIRGINIA AND WERE BURIED IN THE HOLLYWOOD CEMETERY, RICHMOND. HER MOTHER Nancy Holwell was born on JAN 15, 1817 in Lowndes County GA. NANCY HOLWELL-BOYETT IS BURIED IN THE DAY BAPTIST CEMETERY IN DAY, LAFAYETTE COUNTY, FL.
CHILDREN: MOLLIE CAMPBELL, WILLIAM NEWTON, OSCAR MARION, EDDIE J., ILLI EFFIE AND GILLEY OREL.
ISAAC NEWTON BARRS AND MARY ELIZABETH BOYETT-BARRS ARE BURIED IN DAY LAFAYETTE COUNTY FLORIDA CEMETERY WITH MASONIC TOMBSTONE. ISAAC NEWTON BARRS BUILT A "LARGE GENERAL STORE" IN DAY IN 1904. (As reported by the Mayo Free Press on the 100 anniversary of Lafayette County FL)
Father: JAMES C. BARRS b: 1821 in TWIGGS COUNTY GEORGIA
Mother: MARTHA ELIZABETH LAND b: 1821 in NORTH CAROLINA
Marriage: MARY ELIZABETH BOYETT b: MARCH 11, 1857 in LOWNDES COUNTY GA
1. OSCAR MARION BARRS b: JANUARY 5, 1879 in LAFAYETTE COUNTY FLORIDA
Name: OSCAR MARION BARRS
Given Name: OSCAR MARION
Birth: JANUARY 5, 1879 in LAFAYETTE COUNTY FLORIDA
Death: JULY 18, 1940 in LAFAYETTE COUNTY FLORIDA
Note: MARRIED TO BERTHA LEE NEWMAN BORN FEBRUARY 11, 1885 IN SUWANNEE COUNTY FLORIDA, DIED IN DAY LAFAYETTE COUNTY FLORIDA AND BURIED ALONG SIDE HER HUSBAND IN THE DAY CEMETERY. CHILDREN: VIRGIE MAE WHO DIED IN INFANCY BORN DECEMBER 26, 1902 AND DIED AUGUST 2, 1904; ETHEL PHYLESSIA, BESSIE MAE, OSCAR DENARD, ALFONSO, SR., HOMER TASSO AND HAZEL VIVIAN. HE AND GRANDMA BERTHA ARE BURIED IN THE DAY LAFAYETTE COUNTY CEMETERY.
Father: ISAAC NEWTON BARRS b: SEP 15, 1849 in LOWNDES COUNTY GEORGIA
Mother: MARY ELIZABETH BOYETT b: MARCH 11, 1857 in LOWNDES COUNTY GA
Marriage: BERTHA LEE NEWMAN b: FEBRUARY 11, 1885 in SUWANNEE COUNTY FLORIDA
1. 'FONSO' (ALFONSO) BARRS, SR. b: JANUARY 24, 1917 in LAFAYETTE COUNTY FLORIDA
Name: 'FONSO' (ALFONSO) BARRS, SR.
Given Name: ALFONSO
Surname: BARRS, SR.
Birth: JANUARY 24, 1917 in LAFAYETTE COUNTY FLORIDA
Death: JANUARY 26, 1960 in VOLUSIA COUNTY FLORIDA
MARIED: AUGUST 16, 1936 DAY LAFAYETTE COUNTY FL
CHILDREN: EVIA LOYE, 'AF'/'AL' (ALFONSO), JR., MARION LAVERN AND WAYMAN FRANKLIN. FONSO BARRS AND ADETHA BELL-BARRS ARE BURIED IN THE DAY LAFAYETTE COUNTY CEMETERY.
PARENTS: Oscar Marion Barrs and Bertha Lee Newman-BARRS.
?Father: OSCAR MARION BARRS b: JANUARY 5, 1879 in LAFAYETTE COUNTY FLORIDA
Mother: BERTHA LEE NEWMAN b: FEBRUARY 11, 1885 in SUWANNEE COUNTY FLORIDA
Marriage: EVIA ADETHA BELL b: NOVEMBER 6, 1917 in LAFAYETTE COUNTY FLORIDA
AF/Al (Alfonso) Barrs, Jr.
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