Elizabeth Barber

about 1745–
Amwell Township, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Barber was born about 1745, in Amwell Township, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States, her father, Samuel Barber, was 32 and her mother, Alida Johnson, was 28.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Barber
1713–1751
Alida Johnson
1717–
John Barber
1739–
Cornelius Barber
1741–
Susannah Barber
1743–1768
Elizabeth Barber
1745–
Mary Barber
1747–
Rachell Barber
1747–
Margaret Barber
1752–1835

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World Events (3)

1775

Age 30

"During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the ""Ten Crucial Days"" and remembered by the famous phrase ""the times that try men's souls"". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time."
1776

Age 31

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 31

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a 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.2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from German Barbier ‘barber’.3 Catalan: occupational name for a barber, barber (see 1).

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

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Elizabeth Barber - Individual or family possessions: birth: 1745; Amwell Twp, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States

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