Selah Barber

about 1805–26 September 1831 (Age 26)
Le Raysville, Le Ray, Jefferson, New York, United States

The Life of Selah

When Selah Barber was born about 1805, in Le Raysville, Le Ray, Jefferson, New York, United States, his father, Amasa Barber, was 32 and his mother, Elizabeth Weller, was 29. He died on 26 September 1831, at the age of 26, and was buried in Jefferson, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Amasa Barber
1773–1831
Elizabeth Weller
1776–1849
Abraham Barber
1796–1859
Roxanna Barber
1798–1882
Selah Barber
1805–1831
Polly Barber
1807–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (7)

1808

Age 3

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1812

Age 7

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 14

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

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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  • Selah W. Barbur, "Find A Grave Index"

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