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Barry, Margaret "Kate" Moore



  • Existence: 1752 - 1823


Kate Moore Barry was originally born Margaret Moore in 1752. It is unclear as to why or when she began to be referred to as “Kate.” The daughter of Charles and Mary Moore, her family established Walnut Grove Plantation in Moore, South Carolina. In 1767 she married Captain Andrew Barry, who fought in the Battle of Cowpens under General Andrew Pickens. During the Revolutionary War, it is said that Barry served as a scout for the Continental Army. Although there is little written record of her role during the war, one popular story tells of her tying her two-year-old daughter to the bedpost while she rode to warn her husband and other soldiers of the approaching Torries.

Barry died in 1823 and is buried at Walnut Grove Plantation.

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Spartanburg -- Biography -- Barry, Kate, 1805 - 2007

 File — Spartanburg Pamphlet File Drawer 1
Scope and Contents

A collection of material on Margaret "Kate" Moore Barry. Mostly consists of newspaper clippings, but also includes Bible records, an essay, letters, pictures, and a poem on Barry. News articles range from 1805-2007.

Dates: 1805 - 2007