1st Mrs. John King
Joseph Stewart BARRY
(-Bef 1842)
Sarah Jane KING
(Abt 1806-After 1880)
John Richard BARRY
(Abt 1835-)


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John Richard BARRY 1 2

  • Born: Abt 1835, Illinois 1

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census: 1850, Cole County, Missouri. 1

Household of Samuel Legg: Barry, Richard, age 15, male, white, born in Illinois.

2. Curatorship: 1854-1859, Cole County, Missouri. 2

7 Nov 1854, Bk 3:112
In open court, John R. Barry and Elizabeth K. Barry, minor heirs of Joseph S. Barry, Dec'd, chose Marcellus Barry as their Curator. A bond of $500 was given. Court ordered the appointment of Marcelmus Barry as their Curator. [Given name spelled both as Marcellus and as Marcelmus.]

12 Feb 1856, Bk 3:232
First Annual Settlements by Marcelmus Barry, Curator of the estates of John R. Barry and Elizabeth K. Barry. Approved and ordered to be filed. [These court records do not contain the information contained in the settlements.]

11 Feb 1857, Bk 3:312
Citation issued to Marcellus Barry, Curator of John R. Barry and Elizabeth K. Barry, to show cause why he has not made the annual settlement.

4 May 1857, Bk 3:313
Marcellus Barry, Curator of the estate of John R. and E. K. Barry makes settlement under citation, which was discharged on judgment of costs.

3 Feb 1858, Bk 3:375
Third Annual Settlement approved and filed.

16 Feb 1859, Bk 3:471
M. Barry, Curator, makes his Fourth Annual Settlement of the estate of J. Barry. Approved and filed. [Note that this entry does not mention Elizabeth K. Barry.]

[Evidence of a Curatorship or Guardianship should date back to 1845-1846 in Morgan County, Missouri, but those records have not been found. It would appear the above proceedings were the result of Marcelmus turning age 21, at which time the family was living in Cole County and he could serve as Curator. What's odd about this Curatorship, as to John R. Barry, is why it appears to have continued past 1856, the approximate year he attained age 21. No settlements after 1859 were found. Note Marcelmus died before 5 Oct 1859.]

3. Deed: 1863, Moniteau County, Missouri. 3

Dated 20 Jul 1863, Filed 20 Aug 1863, Bk I:305
Sarah J. Legg to Eli Strong and Elizabeth K. Strong his wife, all of Moniteau Co.; $80 for the interest of John R. Barry in the SW1/4 of the NW1/4 and the SE1/4 of the NW1/4 [and the SE1/4 of the NW1/4 -- repeated in error] and the NW1/4 of the NW1/4 of Sec. 16, Twp. 44, Range 16, containing about 120 acres.

[This deed should be considered in connection with a deed by S. H. Legg, the Administrator for the Estate of Marcelmus Barry, Dec'd, the brother of John R. Barry, to Eli Strong. See Events for Eli Strong. These two deeds describe the same property, suggesting the property was owned by both Marcelmus and John R. Barry. Query by what authority Sarah, who was the mother of both Marcelmus and John as well as the mother of Elizabeth K. Strong, conveyed John's interest. S. H. Legg, the Administrator of Marcelmus' Estate, was a stepson of Sarah's.]



1 1850 Census, Cole County, Missouri, FHL Film No. 443,605, (Dwelling 794).

2 Probate Record, Cole County, Missouri, Vols. 2-3, 1845-1859, FHL Film No. 981,825.

3 Deed Records, Moniteau County, Missouri, Vol. I-J, 1862-1865, FHL Film No. 902,828.

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