B. F. Tarr letters  1841-1848 (bulk 1845-1848)
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Born in the eastern United States, B. F. Tarr married Harriet A. M. Lane sometime before 1841. That year, the couple moved to Chillicothe, Missouri, where Tarr established a legal practice. They had two children, Catherine (b. 1842) and Horace (b. 1845), who temporarily lived with their uncle, Edward Tarr, in Wisconsin after Harriet's death in 1847. That year, Tarr re-established a dormant legal partnership with a man named Willard and began working a circuit around Chillicothe. Tarr's brother-in-law, Moses Lane, lived in Vermont and New Hampshire in the 1840s.