|Birth: ||Aug. 21, 1824|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Aug. 30, 1905|
Grandson of Friend Barber. Although some earlier information referred to him as the son of Friend Barber, in his will he remembered his half uncle, Benjamin and his uncle, Joseph, both sons of Friend Barber. He is believed to be the son of David Barber.
He was a gold miner in Australia, an inventor, a medical doctor, and pursued a medical career, becoming a medical electrician, a therapist who treated disease through the application of electric current and seen as a valid therapy in those days. He was influential in certain religious groups for a brief period.
He returned from Australia in 1859, spending most of that year in London, then returning to the USA by 1860. He was in Auburn and Rochester until about the end of the Civil War, then moving to New York City and remaining there until about 1872 or 3. He was founder of "The Church of the Strangers," in Rochester.
He was related to a number of prominent New Yorkers including Dio Lewis and Supreme Court Judge Loran Lewis, sons of Major John Lewis and Delecta Barber, daughter of Friend Barber. He attended Temple Hill Academy at Geneseo, New York, from 1839-1842. While at Temple Hill he also studied for the Methodist Episcopal ministry with an Elder Ferris, probably William H. Ferris.
Barbour died while on a trip to the west in 1905 of "exhaustion."
After his death some of his articles from The Herald of the Morning were collected and published in book form as Washed in His Blood (1908).
Emeline B Barbour (1831 - 1901)*
Throopsville Rural Cemetery
New York, USA
Plot: Swift section
Created by: Mojo Warren
Record added: Sep 27, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 59273036