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Margaret Catherine Barry (Moore)

Also Known As: "Kate", "Kate Barry", "Kate Moore", "Peggy"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Spartanburg, South Carolina
Death: September 29, 1832 (79)
Spartanburg Co., SC
Place of Burial: South Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Charles Moore, Professor and Mary Moore
Wife of Capt. Andrew Barry
Mother of Mary Moore Lawson; John W. Barry, I; Charles Moore Barry; Margaret Katherine Porter Crook; Richard Barry and 11 others
Sister of Rosanna Barry; Rep. Thomas Moore, (DemRep-SC); Elizabeth Cunningham; Alice Lawson; Mary Hannah and 6 others

Managed by: Lori Lynn Wilke
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About Margaret Catherine Barry

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kate_Barry

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Margaret Catherine Barry (Moore)

Born: 11/29/1752 in Anson, South Carolina

Died: 9/29/1823 in South Carolina

Father: Professor Charles Moore

Mother: Mary Moore

Spouse: Captain Andrew Barry (1746-6/17/1811), married at Walnut Grove Plantation in 1767

Children:

  • John Barry (3/4/1771-3/30/1844)
  • Mary Moore Barry (9/29/1774-1802)
  • Charles Barry (1/4/1777-2/19/1845)
  • Catherine Porter Barry (1/13/1779-3/19/1832)
  • Richard Barry (10/10/1780-5/23/1858)
  • Margaret Rosanna Barry (6/9/1783-1/20/1846)
  • Violet Moore Barry (2/9/1784-8/1/1868)
  • Hugh William Barry (10/5/1793-1/18/1874)
  • Polly Barry (5/12/1796-4/11/1843)
  • Alice Lawson Barry (4/5/1797-3/17/1883)
  • Kathy Barry (??-??)

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https://www.scencyclopedia.org/sce/entries/barry-margaret-catherine-moore/

Revolutionary War heroine. “Kate” Barry was born Margaret Catherine Moore in county Antrim, Ireland, the daughter of Charles and Mary Moore. In 1763 her father received a land grant in South Carolina, which eventually became Walnut Grove plantation in Spartanburg County. She married Andrew Barry (ca. 1744–1811), and they lived at Walnut Grove.

During the Revolutionary War, Andrew Barry served as a captain in the militia under Major Henry White and Colonel John Thomas, Jr. Before the engagement in January 1781 that became known as the Battle of Cowpens, General Daniel Morgan sent messages through the countryside to summon the militia to muster and join his army. Kate Barry helped carry the call to arms by riding through the neighborhood. She also served as a scout for the patriot forces. When captured, she refused to reveal the position of her husband’s company, and some accounts reported that the British beat her in retaliation.

Kate Barry’s ride before the Battle of Cowpens was memorialized in poetry and monuments. Her activities not only helped patriot forces, but also served as anti-British propaganda. Regardless of whether the story of British brutality was true, the story was used as support for the case against the British military in the South. Kate Barry died in 1823 and was buried in the cemetery at Walnut Grove.


She was the heroine "Kate Barry" of the battle of Cowpens, South Carolina.

The battle there helped bring about the end of the Revolutionary War. It was l781. The British, under command of General Cornwallis was out to crush a group of Patriots commanded by a General Morgan. General Morgan, realizing how out-manned he was, appealed to Catherine Moore Barry for help. She knew every inch of the land she lived in. She knew all the short cuts, the trail, where Patriots lived, and how to contact them. Single-handedly, Catherine rounded up the necessary local Patriots to join General Morgan's troops. With Catherine's help, General Morgan laid a trap for General Corwallis and his men. The plan worked. General Cornwallis was defeated, retreating into the hands of General Washington at Yorktown, Virginia. 

from: http://score.rims.k12.ca.us/score_lessons/women_american_revolution/barry.html

She is her husband's cousin.

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Margaret Catherine "Kate" Moore was born in 1752 in Anson South Carolina to Charles and Mary Moore. In 1767 at the age of fifteen she married Andrew Barry.

The two settled in Spartanburg County across the Tyger River, about two miles from Walnut Grove.

Kate Barry was an excellent horsewoman, and she was very familiar with the wilderness and Indian trails around her plantation. These skills would later become the stuff of legend.

When the Revolutionary War broke out in 1776, Kate volunteered for the cause as a scout for patriot bands in the area. Her scouting operations were carried out mostly in the portion of Spartanburg County drained by the three Tyger Rivers. Her husband, Andrew, her brother, Thomas Moore, and several brothers-in-law were members of the patriot forces. It was not unusual for Kate or her slave "Uncle Cato" to mount their horses, ride to the patriots' encampment, and warn her husband and the troops of impending danger.

In the winter of 1781, Kate acted as a voluntary scout for Daniel Morgan, and she gathered patriot bands to send on to him. Her husband, Andrew, was a soldier under the command of General Pickens in the victorious Battle of Cowpens. For her efforts to increase the number of American patriots at the Battle of Cowpens, Kate Barry earned her reputation as the "Heroine of the Battle of Cowpens".

The name of Kate Barry is also surrounded by a tradition of other heroic deeds. In one of these stories, Kate heard Tory soldiers coming across the Tyger River near her father's house. She tied her two-year-old daughter Catherine to the bedpost and rode to her husband's unit for help. In another story, the Tories (Americans who supported the British) came to her house and demanded information about the whereabouts of her husband and his troops. When she refused to give them this information, the Tories tied her up and whipped her three times with a leash. In another incident, Kate Barry barely escaped her Tory enemies as she swam her horse across the rising waters of the Pacolet River to safety.

Today, the spirit of Kate Barry lives on at her restored plantation home at Walnut Grove.

Source: http://www.theamericanrevolution.org/peopledetail.aspx?people=58


Kate the Spy

Andrew Berry was a close friend of John Thomas, Sr. and helped establish the Spartan Regiment. He was a commander under John. Their plantations were very close together and both were major targets of the British. Kate was a spy during the one of the battles, was captured and lashed by a British commander by the name of "Elliot". There was a lot of resentment (and revenge) between Andrew and this Elliot. No doubt, John had something to do with this too.

Kate (Margaret) was also called 'Peggy' according to a direct quote of the time.

Kate Barry

Margaret Catharine (Kate) Moore (1752-1823), later known as Kate Barry, was a heroine of the American Revolutionary War. She was daughter of Charles and Mary Moore, and the eldest of ten children. She married Andrew Barry in 1767 at the age of 15, and lived on Walnut Grove Plantation in Roebuck, South Carolina during the 1700's. Kate was instrumental in helping to warn the militia of the coming British before the Battle of Cowpens in 1781. According to legend, she tied her newborn baby to the bedpost while she rode out to warn neighbors that the British were approaching.

Her warning helped to prepare the colonial forces to defeat the British governor, Cornwallis and his men and drive them north, out of the state of South Carolina. She is buried in the family cemetery in Moore, South Carolina, beside her husband, Andrew, who was one of the first elders of the Nazareth Presbyterian Church.


Married to Andrew, who was son of Richard, but goddamn Geni won't let me fix that.

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Margaret Catherine Barry's Timeline

1752
November 29, 1752
Spartanburg, South Carolina
1765
October 1765
city, Virginia, United States
1773
1773
Spartanburg County, South Carolina, United States of America
1774
September 29, 1774
Spartanburg County, South Carolina, United States
1776
March 4, 1776
Spartanburg County, South Carolina, Colonial America
1777
January 4, 1777
Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States
1779
July 13, 1779
South Carolina, United States
July 13, 1779
Spartanburg, South Carolina
July 13, 1779