Zachariah Barron was born on 12 November 1785 in Prince Georges County, Maryland. He was the first son of Oliver Barron (1760–1823) and Mary Wilson (1764–1840). Zachariah married Ann Mary Olge Mullikin (1792–1862) on 14 December 1809 in Prince Georges County. This was her second marriage.

They had nine children: Richard (1810–1878), Mary Ann (1816–1911), Thomas M. (1819–1900), Henry (1820–1883), Martha (1823–1900), Ann Evans (1826–1911), William Thomas (1827–1898), Margaret E., born 1832, and Elizabeth, born about 1840 in Missouri.

Zachariah fought in the War of 1812, enlisting on 21 July 1813. He served as a private. under Capt. Richard H. Marshall’s Company, Maryland Militia; Lt. George Beall’s Maryland Militia; and Capt. Joseph Isaac’s Company, Maryland Militia. Zachariah was discharged on 14 July 1814.

The Barron family came to Missouri about 1836. In 1837, they became members of the Des Peres Presbyterian Church, also known as the Old Stone Church of Geyer Rd. Elizabeth was baptized in December 1840 at that church. Over the years, Zachariah and several of his children became elders of the church. Zachariah was living in Central Township in 1840 and in the Third Ward of St. Louis in 1850.

On 18 November 1851, Zachariah purchased 57.4 acres for $10 per acre, located in Section 17 Township 45, Range 6 E. The property is located on Price Road, north of Clayton Road, around where John Burroughs High School is now located. In 1852, Zachariah Barron was living on 14th Street between Spruce and Clark Avenues. J. Barron and son, W. T. Barron, later bought land that is listed in an 1878 map of Central Township. In 1860, Zachariah was living in the Fifth Ward of St. Louis.

Zachariah’s wife, Ann, died on 20 Jan 1862; she is buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery. In an 1865 St. Louis city directory, Zachariah is shown as living on Morgan between Beaumont and Leffingwell.

Zachariah was entitled to 160 acres for his War of 1812 service. He originally applied for Pension and Bounty Land Grants in 1855 but was denied in 1877 for not having served enough days. The Act of 1871 required sixty days served and he only had fifty three. The Act of 1878 required fourteen days served, so he reapplied with help of lawyers in St. Louis. He received $8.00 for his pension, but he died before getting any information on the Bounty Land Grant.

Zachariah was living with his daughter, Ann Galbreith, and her husband in Dundee, Franklin County, Missouri, on the1876 Missouri state census and 1880 federal census.

Zachariah died of old age in Franklin County on 4 September 1881 at the age of ninety seven. He is buried in Bellefontaine Cemetery.

Written by Jeani Schnabel Ward
February 2018

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