Barr, Jacob a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born about 1753. In the Revolutionary War, he was among the first in South Carolina to enter the contest for American independence. About 1786 he experienced religion, soon made himself useful as class-leader, exhorter, and local preacher, and was finally ordained elder. Twenty years of his life were spent as justice of the quorum. He died June 15, 1823. See Methodist Magazine, 6 400.