Isaac Henry Barber

12 February 1861–27 August 1909 (Age 48)
Steuben, Indiana, United States

The Life of Isaac Henry

When Isaac Henry Barber was born on 12 February 1861, in Steuben, Indiana, United States, his father, Levi A. Barber, was 29 and his mother, Hannah Etta Matthews, was 33. He married Nettie Robinett on 20 August 1882. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Richland Township, Steuben, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. He died on 27 August 1909, in Clare, Michigan, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Arthur Township, Clare, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Isaac Henry Barber
Nettie Robinett
Marriage: 20 August 1882
Ford Weston Barber
Levi Arnold Barber
Ellis Elwood Barber
Minnie Dale Barber
Linnie May Barber
Willis Avery Barber
Hollie Fay Barber

Spouse and Children

20 August 1882


    Ford Weston Barber



    Ellis Elwood Barber


    Minnie Dale Barber



+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Levi A. Barber


    Hannah Etta Matthews




    Anna Barber


    Fred N. Barber



    William Otis Barber


World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 2

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 14

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Isaac Barber in household of Levi Barber, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Isaac Barber in household of Levi Barber, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Isaac Barber in entry for Hollie Barber and Isabell Mattox Blevens, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"

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