an officer of the Revolutionary War.
In the Barr mansion Dr. and Mrs. Barr reared a family of seven children, the following of whom have been connected with Medford's history: Mr. George Barr, who married Maria Lawrence, purchased, but never occupied, the Royall House.
The last of his life was lived in a house built by his brother-in-law, Samuel T. Ames, on Oakland, corner of Chestnut street. Mr. Ames's son, James Barr Ames, was dean of Harvard Law School.
Another brother-in-law, Sanford B. Perry, Esq., built and occupied the house next to Mr. Ames.
A sister, Miss C. Frances Barr, was a Medford teacher from 1853 to 1858.
Medford's school report for 1854 has the following:—
The Everett Primary School, taught by Miss C. Frances Barr, maintains with great evenness its former high reputation.
An incumbrance of overgrown and ignorant boys, some, twelve years of age, whom the committee thought it wise and just to retain at their true level, has been a source of trial to teach