Richard Barry resides on the southeast quarter of section 16, where he settled February 4, 1873. He purchased his farm of Mrs. Mary A. Terry. It consisted of one hundred acres of unimproved land. This has converted into his present highly improved and beautiful farm. His house which stqnds near the center of the farm, was erected in 1881 at a cost of thirteen hundred dollars. His barn was built the following year and cost four hundred dollars. Mr. Barry is one of the successful farmers and stock raisers of Cass county. He was born in Scott county, Iowa, July 5, 1838. His father, David Barry, was a native of Scotland and one of the pioneers of Scott county. He settled on a farm in that county on which he resided until his death. Richard was reared a farmer but since the age of twenty-one years, has been generally engaged in the stock business. He was married to Harriet Winfield, a daughter of Edward Winfield, and a native of Scott county, born September 22, 1838. Her father was one of the pioneers of Scott county, where he died in 1881. Her mother died the following year. Mr. and Mrs. Barry have three children...Nancy, born in Scott county, Freddie, born in Cedar county, and Fanny, born in Cass county.
Transcribed by Gloria Goltiani from "History of Cass County, Iowa. Together With Sketches of its Towns, Villages and Townships, Educational, Civil, Military and Political History: Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Old Settlers and Representative Citizens." Springfield, Ill.: Continental Historical Company, 1884, pg. 573.