From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883." page 262, Prairie Township, White County, Indiana.
"JAMES BARR was born in Franklin County, Ohio, January 4, 1813, and in 1831 came to to what is now White County, Indiana, and was, of course, one of its earliest settlers. In 1842, he married, in Tippecanoe County, MISS ELIZA J. SHAW, a daughter of JOHN SHAW, who was among the pioneers of Tippecanoe, having located at Battle Ground as early as 1829, and it was at that point he died. His wife was born near Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana. In the spring of 1843, MR. and MRS. BARR settled on Section 8, this township, and cleared up a farm of 360 acres, which was finely improved by MR. BARR, and surronded with all that is needed to make farm life pleasant; here he died, November 10, 1876, a loss to his family and neighbors irreparable. His widow still survives and is conducting the home farm with success."