Joseph Barber Jr.

1769–1839 (Age 70)
Bennington, Bennington, Vermont, United States

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Barber Jr. was born in 1769, in Bennington, Bennington, Vermont, United States, his father, Joseph Barber, was 25 and his mother, Betsey Anderson, was 24. He married Marinda Ovaitt on 18 June 1789. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 6 December 1839, at the age of 70, and was buried in Pownal, Bennington, Vermont, United States.

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Joseph Barber Jr.
Marinda Ovaitt
Marriage: 18 June 1789
Mary Molly Barber
Lucy Barber
Beriah Barber
Melissa Towslee Barber
Othnial Barber
Giles Barbour
Armida Barber
Sally Barber
Joseph Anderson Barber

Spouse and Children

18 June 1789


    Mary Molly Barber


    Lucy Barber



    Melissa Towslee Barber


    Othnial Barber


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World Events (8)


Age 7

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

Age 7

"""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."""""""
1788 · The First Presidential Election

Age 19

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.

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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Sources (3)

  • Joseph in entry for Melissa Towslee Barber, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"
  • Joseph Barber in entry for Joseph Anderson Barber, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Joseph Barber in entry for Marinda Barber, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

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