Sylvester was a child born to Bridget (Murphy) and Philip Barron. He came to the United States from Ireland with his mom and siblings at a young age.
He married Mar 28, 1876 in Weller, Ia. Margaret Agnes Fitzgerald.
They had 11 children all born in Iowa:
Nicholas Patrick-1877 William Sylvester-1879 John Matt-1882 Edward Leo-1886 Vincent died at birth James died in infancy Mary-1889 Anna Marguarite-1891 Carl Francis Barron 1893 - 1912 Ignatius Vincent-1895 Sylvester Joseph-1899
They farmed in Iowa until a homesteading move to Idaho where they settled and Carl was killed. They returned to Iowa and settled in Sioux City where they both died.