Barbara Salome Byers

10 April 1851–20 November 1907 (Age 56)
Newburg, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Barbara Salome

When Barbara Salome Byers was born on 10 April 1851, in Newburg, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Benjamin F. Byers, was 40 and her mother, Elizabeth Stouffer, was 41. She married Moses Brechbiel in 1870, in Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Hopewell Township, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860 and Lurgan, Lurgan Township, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880. She died on 20 November 1907, in Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Mowersville, Lurgan Township, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Moses Brechbiel
Barbara Salome Byers
Marriage: 1870
Flora S Brechbiel
Elizabeth Ann Brechbiel
Sarah Jeannet Brechbiel
Jacob E Brechbiel
Mary B Brechbiel
Benjamin Byers Brechbiel
William Henry Brechbiel
Nancy Rebecca Brechbiel
James Ernest Brechbiel
Ruth May Brechbiel

Spouse and Children

Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States



    Elizabeth Ann Brechbiel



    Jacob E Brechbiel


    Mary B Brechbiel


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+7 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 12

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

Age 12

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 15

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and northern English: topographic name for someone who lived by a cattleshed, Middle English byre, or a habitational name with the same meaning, from any of several places named with Old English bȳre, for example Byers Green in County Durham or Byres near Edinburgh.2 Americanized spelling of German Bayers .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Barbara S Byers in household of Benj Byers, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Barbara Brechbill in household of Moses Brechbill, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Barbra S Brechbill in household of Moses Brechbill, "United States Census, 1900"

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