Barr, Absalom K

Barr, Absalom K.

a Presbyterian minister, was born in Rowan County, N. C., Oct. 4, 1806. In 1821 he entered Chapel Hill University, N. C., where he graduated in 1826; entered Union Theological Seminary at Prince Edward, Va., in 1828; was licensed by Concord Presbytery, N. C., Oct. 5, 1832, and labored for two years in Mecklenburgh County. He was opposed to the institution of slavery, and removed to the state of New York in 1835, where he preached in Onondaga and Yates counties. From 1843 to 1854 he preached in Richland County, O., and, his health then failing, he employed his time in colportage. He died June 5, 1859. See Wilson, Presb. Hist. Almanac, 1862, p. 176.

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