The Rev. Dr. Dixon A. Barr, a native of Crown Point, Indiana, is the son of Harold Standish Barr and Matilda Henning. He was married first to the late Charlotte Louise Van Deren, and then to Frances Fairfax Keller Barr. Dr. Barr was survived by his wife and three children: Edward Standish Barr, John McKee Barr, and Elizabeth Barr Masters (Mrs. James Brent), as well as four grandchildren.

Dr. Barr completed his undergraduate work at Ball State University , and later received a master's degree and doctorate from Columbia University. He had further theological education at St. George's College Jerusalem, the University of the South, and Lexington Theological Seminary. Dr. Barr, retired, was an ordained Episcopal priest and Canon of Christ Church Cathedral in Lexington, KY.


  • Society of the Cincinnati in the State of Delaware
  • General Society of Colonial Wars (former Historian General and life member of the Council)
  • National Gavel Society
  • General Society of Mayflower Descendants (former Governor of the Kentucky Society and former Executive Committee Member at Large, General Society)
  • The Hereditary Order of Descendants of Colonial Governors (Honorary Governor General)
  • National Society Sons of Colonial New England (former Governor General)
  • Order of Americans of Armorial Ancestry (Honorary President General)
  • National Society Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims (Honorary Governor General)
  • The National Huguenot Society (Honorary President General)
  • Order of the First Families of Maine (President General)
  • Dutch Colonial Society of Delaware (President)
  • Colonial Order of the Acorn
  • Order of Lafayette
  • General Society of the War of 1812
  • Order of the First Families of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
  • National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution
  • General Society Sons of the Revolution
  • Order of Founders and Patriots of America
  • Presidential Families of America
  • Society of Descendants of the Colonial Clergy
  • Order of Descendants of Colonial Physicians and Chirurgiens
  • National Society Sons and Daughters of Antebellum Planters l607-l86l
  • Sons and Daughters of the Colonial and Antebellum Bench & Bar l565-l86l
  • Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts
  • National Society Descendants of Early Quakers
  • Society of Indiana Pioneers
  • North American Manx Association (Life Member)
  • St. Andrew's Society of the State of New York
  • Hereditary Order of Descendants of the Loyalists and Patriots of the American Revolution
  • The Hereditary Society of the Founders of Manakin in the Colony of Virginia (Associate Member)
  • First Families of Georgia, l733-l797 (Associate Member)
  • The Society of the Friends of St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle (Life Member)
  • Guild of Colonial Artisans and Tradesman 1607-1783
  • National Order of the Blue and Gray
  • First Families of Kentucky (Chaplain General)
  • Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (Associate Member)

Chivalric Orders

The Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem (Officer)

Listed In

  • Who's Who in American Genealogy and Heraldry Vol. I
  • Presidents and Deans of American Colleges and Universities 1966-67
  • Kentucky Lives
  • Life in the Bluegrass


Dr. Barr was a lecturer and teacher at National Genealogical Society conferences in the United States, as well as at other genealogical and hereditary societies. He was a life member of the Filson Historical Society, the Kentucky Historical Society, the National Genealogical Society, and the Kentucky Genealogical Society.