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
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
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
Submitted by: David