MICHAEL BARRY, farmer, Sec. 28; P. 0. Oregon; born in 1812 in the Parish of Ahada, County of Cork, Ireland ; came in 1834 to America, locating in St. Lawrence Co., N. Y.; began a laboring man, clearing timber by the job, finally becoming the owner of a small farm. Married Mary Barry, of Cappaghwhite, County Tipperary; they came to Wisconsin in 1848, Mr. B. entering 80 acres of his present farm, built a shanty of logs and lumber, and began the work which has given him a 280-acre farm, with substantial buildings. Mr. and Mrs. Barry have ten children—Phillip, Patrick, Garrett, Mary (Mrs. James Whalen), Abigail (Mrs. C. O’Brien), John, Catherine, Bridget, Teresa and Thomas F.; the four youngest are at home; the eldest, born in New York, was Clerk of Dane Co. The family are Catholics, and Independent in politics.
History of Dane County, Wisconsin, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1880, Page 1253