William Thomas Barbare

Male22 December 1848–14 August 1908

Brief Life History of William Thomas

When William Thomas Barbare was born on 22 December 1848, in Greenville, Greenville, South Carolina, United States, his father, Benjamin Barbare Jr., was 30 and his mother, Mary Ann Langley, was 23. He married Dora Ann Moor in 1867. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Milford, Greenville, South Carolina, United States in 1860 and O'Neal, Greenville, South Carolina, United States for about 20 years. He died on 14 August 1908, in Greenville, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Greer, Greenville, South Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Thomas Barbare
Louisa Elizabeth Lynn
Marriage: after 1867
James Drayton Barbare
Fannie Barbare
Mary Elizabeth Barbare

Sources (9)

  • William Barbary in household of Benjamin Barbary, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William Thomas Barbare, "Find A Grave Index"
  • William Barbare in entry for Mary Elizabeth Barbare Stewart, "South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    after 1867
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (13)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 12

    In 1860, South Carolina quit the United States because its citizens were in favor of slavery and President Lincoln was not. The Civil War started a year later.


    Age 15

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.


    Age 17

    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    Name Meaning

    Altered form of French Barbary , a diminutive of 2 and 3 below.

    In some cases possibly also northern French: nickname for a cruel man, from barbare ‘barbaric’.

    In some cases possibly also northern French: from the Latin personal name Barbarus, from Greek barbaros ‘stranger, barbarian’.

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

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