Hi, I'm trying to figure out my relationship to James G. Blaine. I've heard that he is a relation of ours too. Mygreatgrandmother(5 generations back) was Mary Barr (1778-1845) who married James R. Blaine(1780-1847). They had a son William Barr Blaine (b. 1808 Pennsylvania) who married Rachel Nye. Maybe this will help you with your Barr-Blaine connection.