Olive Janet Barber

Female5 August 1821–10 September 1912

Brief Life History of Olive Janet

When Olive Janet Barber was born on 5 August 1821, in Richmond, Chittenden, Vermont, United States, her father, Shubael Barber, was 42 and her mother, Mary Denslow, was 42. She married Roswell Tarbox on 2 November 1848. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Williston, Chittenden, Vermont, United States in 1860 and Essex, Chittenden, Vermont, United States for about 10 years. She died on 10 September 1912, in Essex Junction, Essex, Chittenden, Vermont, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Essex Junction, Essex, Chittenden, Vermont, United States.

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Roswell Tarbox
Olive Janet Barber
Marriage: 2 November 1848
Cora Ione Tarbox
Eva Lavona Tarbox

Sources (12)

  • Olive Tarbox in household of Roswell Tarbox, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Olive Janet Barber Tarbox, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Aline Barber in entry for Eva L Tarbox, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 November 1848
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 4

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    1834 · Vermont Anti-Slavery Society is Formed

    Age 13

    The Anti-Slavery Society of Vermont was established in 1834. 100 people from different towns were at the first meeting, with the intent to abolish slavery. 


    Age 25

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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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