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LABAR George E., Jr.

LABAR George E., Jr.

Male 1763 - 1875  (112 years)

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  • Name LABAR George E. 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 2 Feb 1763  Slateford, Mt. Bethel, Northampton, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • GEORGE LA BAR, was born in the autumn of 1763, in Mount Bethel, Northampton County, Pennsylvania , about half-way between Slateford and Portland, and half a mile from that road, over looking the Delaware River, and is, therefore, in his one hundred and seventh year. His grandfather came to this country from France, about the year 1730, on account of religious persecution. It was persecution that had driven the Pilgrim Fathers to the wilds of America many years before, and there were many to follow still.
    Gender Male 
    Buried Nov 1875  Woodale Methodist Church Cemetery, Monroe, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 28 Nov 1875  Spragueville, Middle Smithfield, Monroe PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • REMINISCENCES of GEORGE LA BAR the CENTENARIAN OF MONROE COUNTY PA
      George was born in Mount Bethel, Northampton County, PA, about half-way between Slateford and Portland, and half a mile from the road overlooking the Delaware River.

      Obituary
      The following article concerning George LaBar is republished by request:
      George LaBar, the aged Monroe connty citizen, was born February 4, 1763, died November 28, 1875 aged 112 years, nine months and twenty-four days, having outlive his father's age by two months and nineteen days, the greatest age attained by a LaBar. He shook hands with George Washington
      and was converted at the age of eighty.
      About 160 years ago three brothers, Peter, Charles, and Abraham LaBarre, were banished from France for their religious belief, landed in Philadelphia and settled in this region each marrying a German girl. They had many escapades with the Indians, fought in the revolutionary war, etc., and we have many interesting incidents concerning them, but lack the space for present insertion.
      In 1808 George (senior) son of Peter and father of the above, moved to Chilicothe, Ohio, where his wife died, and he at the age of ninety-four, married a woman of thirty-two and outlived her; he was 111 years 7 months, and 5 days old when he died. His children were: Peter LaBar died aged about ninety, Henry LaBar, born June 12, 1777, died May 8, 1863, aged eighty-five years, ten months and twenty-six days. Andrew LaBar died Apr il 9, 1871, aged ninety two years. Catharine Miller died September, 187 0, aged eighty-six years. Isaac LaBar died July 8, 1864 , aged seventy-seven years, nine months and twenty-three days. Susie Weiss died Mary 14, 1 873 aged about eighty years, George LaBar, Born February 4, 1763 died November 28, 1875 aged 112 years, nine months and twenty-four days. John LaBar died aged about seventy five years. Margaret LaBar died aged about seventy-eight years.
      The life of George LaBar spanned the forever memorable record in the World's political and scientific history, of the last century. He shook hands with, and looked into the eyes of George Washington.
      At the age of about eighty years he was converted during a revival and remained firm in the faith. He was a Baptist, and was immerced in Marshall's Creek. His faith was patriarchal, and his death bed peaceful. He was buried near Spragueville, the Rev. Wm. James (Baptist) preaching his final sermon from Job 5, 26: "Thou shalt come to the grave in a full age like a shock of corn in his season."
      He always presided at his own table and his blessing was as follows: Our Father who art in Heaven, we thank Thee for this nourishment provided for our weak and decaying bodies. Keep us from all evil. When done with us in this life, take us to dwell with Thee, for our Lord Jesus Christ 's sake, Amen.. After this, in a lower tone, he said: Lord, bewi th me this day.
      His faculties were preserved to a remarkable degree. He never used glasses. He could walk without a cane. He could hear quite distinctly. He was not childish, generally speaking. He would not ride on the cars. He always voted the Democratic ticket. He used tobacco from his youth to the day of his death. He occasionally drank a little stimulant, but not in a single instance to excess.
      He was very decisive in his character. He was quite a hunter. He loved solitude, and so he lived contented in his latter days amid frontier surroundings, though within sound of the locomotive. He was not dependent. He was full of "life" to the last and was quick at repartee. Was jovial and a good companion.

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    Person ID I7201  Booth Family
    Last Modified 22 Aug 2013 

    Father LABAR George, Sr.,   b. 1733, Northampton, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1835, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 102 years) 
    Mother LEIST Ernestine Christina,   b. 1737,   d. 1827, Chilicothe, Pickaway, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Family ID F2549  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family ENGLE Mary Magdalena,   b. Abt 1769, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1835  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Last Modified 26 Mar 2009 
    Family ID F2934  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Nov 1875 - Spragueville, Middle Smithfield, Monroe PA Link to Google Earth
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    LaBar, Jr.: George E.
    LaBar, Jr.: George E.
    Portrait at 107 years of age