Barr, Amelia

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Barr, Amelia Gender: F
Amelia Edith Huddleston
born on 29 March 1831 at 02:00 (= 02:00 AM )
Place Ulverston, England, 54n12, 3w06
Timezone LMT m3w06 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 07°40' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 16°03 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 28°52'


British-American writer, she authored 30 novels in addition to her autobiography in 1913. She married Robert Barr on July 11, 1850 and together they emigrated to the US a few years later, settling in Texas. The couple had nine children but only six were alive in 1867 when yellow fever struck her family. Her husband and three additional children died in 1867. In 1869 she moved to New York with her remaining three daughters. She began teaching and writing for publications. In 1885 her first novel, "Jan Vedder's Wife" was a huge success and she continued writing, mainly historical romances. Her 1888 book "Remember the Alamo" was made into a movie some 70-80 years later.

She died on March 10, 1919 on Long Island, NY.


  • Death of Mate 1867 (And three children)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1885 (First novel)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1913 (Autobiography)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes date and place from Barr's book, 'All the Days of My Life' (D. Appleton and Company, 1919 [1913]), p. 1: 'I entered this incarnation on March the twenty-ninth, A.D. 1831, at the ancient town of

Ulverston, Lancashire, England;' and birth time from Barr's book, 'Three Score and Ten: A Book for the Aged' (D. Appleton, 1915), p. 129: 'I always awake at two AM. I was born at two o'clock and I always awaken at two o'clock, for however short or long a period I have slept previously.'


  • Family : Relationship : Widowed
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Nine)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids -Traumatic event (Six children died)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction