Elizabeth Willard correspondence  1834-1846
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Biography

Elizabeth Willard married Reverend William Barry on November 11, 1835. Barry was born on January 10, 1805, and graduated from Brown University in 1822. Following his time at Brown, he briefly studied law, but eventually pursued a degree in divinity. From 1835 to 1845, he led the congregation at the First Unitarian Church of Framingham, Massachusetts, and he later wrote a history of the town. The couple, married in November 1835, eventually settled in Chicago, where William Barry became a prominent member of the Historical Society of Chicago. William and Elizabeth had two daughters, Elizabeth and Julia. Elizabeth died c. 1884, and William in 1885.