Barr, Ninian a Wesleyan Methodist minister, was born in Glasgow, of parents belonging to the Church of Scotland. At the age of sixteen he found salvation in a revival at the Methodist Church. He was received by the Conference in 1816, and appointed to Newfoundland, where he labored faithfully for ten years. His remaining life was spent in the work in Great Britain. He retired from the activities of the itinerancy in 1854, and resided henceforth at Arbroath, Scotland, where he died, Dec. 20, 1865, in the seventy-first year of his age. He was a man of sound judgment, honorable in conduct, of genial temper, although constitutionally nervous; an original, thoughtful, earnest preacher, and successful in winning souls. See Minutes of the British Conference, 1866, p. 17; Wilson, Newfoundland and its Missionaries (1866), p. 239.