Dinah Barber

Female31 May 1729–19 December 1804

Brief Life History of Dinah

When Dinah Barber was born on 31 May 1729, in South Kingstown, Kings, Rhode Island, British Colonial America, her father, Thomas Barber, was 29 and her mother, Avis Tanner, was 27. She married Joseph Enos Jr on 21 January 1759, in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, British Colonial America. She died on 19 December 1804, in Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Hopkinton, Washington, Rhode Island, United States.

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Thomas Greene
Dinah Barber
Marriage: 16 October 1762

Sources (3)

  • Rhode Island, Vital Extracts, 1636-1899 for Dinah Barber (birth)
  • Dinah Barber in the Rhode Island, Vital Extracts, 1636-1899 (marriage)
  • Dinah [Diamy] Barber Green, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 October 1762Exeter, Kings, Rhode Island, British Colonial America
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (5)

    1763 · First Synagogue in America

    Age 34

    The first Jewish Synagogue in America was built in Newport, Rhode Island in 1763. It still stands today, making it the oldest synagogue in the United States.

    1772 · The Gaspee Affair

    Age 43

    On June 9, 1772, colonists that are angry with the trade restrictions that Britain put them under, board the HMS Gaspee and set it ablaze. This was the first act of violence against the British on the North American continent.


    Age 47

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name for a barber, from Middle English barb(o)ur ‘barber’ (Anglo-Norman French barber, Old French barbier, from Late Latin barbarius, a derivative of barba ‘beard’). In the Middle Ages barbers not only cut hair and shaved beards, but also practised surgery and pulled teeth.

    German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from German Barbier ‘barber’ (compare 1 above).

    Catalan: occupational name for a barber, barber (see 1 above).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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