From the "History of Steuben County, Indiana, 1885", pages 666-667.


A. J. Barjarow, carpenter and joiner, Angola, Ind., was born in Reading, Hillsdale Co., Mich., Jan. 24, 1845, a son of Rev. Timothy and Anna M. (Hayes) Barjarow, who settled in Ann Arbor, Mich., in 1853, and later in Hillsdale County.  In 1854 they moved to Branch County, and in 1867 to Allegan County, where he still resides, a minister of the Free-Will Baptist church.  Mrs. Barjarow died in April, 1852.  She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church.  A. J. Barjarow was reared and educated in his native State.  When but sixteen years of age, in 1861, he enlisted in the Eleventh Michigan Infantry, and was mustered in at White Pigeon, Aug. 24.  He participated in the engagements at Fort Negle and Shiloh.  Nov. 26, 1862, he was mustered out of the Eleventh Regiment and immediately enlisted in the Fourth United States Cavalry.  He was subsequently at the engagements of Stone River, Chickamauga and Lookout Mountain, and the following winter was stationed at Paint Rock.  Then participated in the engagements at Buzzard’s Roost, Big Shanty, Peach Tree Creek, siege of Atlanta and Nashville.  He was on the Forrest raid and at his defeat at Selma.  At the close of the war was at Macon, Ga., then went to San Antonio, Tex., where they were discharged Nov. 26, 1865.  He then returned to Michigan, and in 1868 moved to Angola, where he has since resided.  He was married in 1876 to Mary Waller.  They have one child – Gertie M.  Mr. Barjarow is a member of Angola Lodge, No. 236, F. & A. M., and of the Grand Army of the Republic.


Submitted by:  David D. Masterson