Freeman Martin Barber

Male8 October 1806–16 December 1859

Brief Life History of Freeman Martin

When Freeman Martin Barber was born on 8 October 1806, in Tyringham, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Alexander Barber, was 32 and his mother, Rachel Kilbourn, was 28. He married Mary Ethelinda Griswold about 1828. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 16 December 1859, in East Elba, Elba, Genesee, New York, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in East Elba, Elba, Genesee, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Freeman Martin Barber
Mary Ethelinda Griswold
Marriage: about 1828
Martin Freeman Barber
Oliver Barber
about 1840–1875
Mary E Barber
Martha Ann Barber
Elvina Louisa Barber

Sources (4)

  • Freeman Barber, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Freeman Martin Barber - birth: 8 October 1806; Tyringham, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States
  • Freeman Barber, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1828
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (6)


    Age 2

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.


    Age 14

    Established in 1820.

    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

    Age 15

    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

    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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