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Denison Peleg "Tom" Barber
Birth: Nov. 12, 1851
Rhode Island, USA
Death: May 31, 1934
Atchison County
Kansas, USA

The first nephews known to relocate to Kansas were two sons of Joseph Dennison Barber, one of Moses 'H' older brothers.

One son was Dennison Peleg "Tom" Barber who was born 12 Nov 1851 in Rhode Island.

His obituary says that he was born in Barbertown, a town named after this family, but its location has not been found.

He originally came to Atchison county to teach school in Locust Grove, a town in Mt. Pleasant Township that no longer exists.

Although his obituary states that he came to Kansas in 1869, he was still with his family in Connecticut during the 1870 census. Therefore, Dennison probably didn't arrive earlier than the 1870 school year.

He was living with Moses in 1875 before he purchased and moved to an adjacent farm in 1878.

He then married Laura Speck 08 Sep 1881. They had one known daughter named Nellie M. (1884) Barber who married Fred C. Howard in 1903.

Dennison died on the same farm on 31 May 1934 and was buried in Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Atchison, Kansas. Source Rick Wilson
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Atchison Weekly Globe, Atchison, KS, [newspaper].

1910

D.P. Barber, of Parnell, says he believes this has been the worst winter to get around, and the hardest on stock, in his experience of forty years in Kansas. Generally in the winter he keeps three horses in the barn. This winter he is keeping eleven up and four of them are crippled from falling on the ice. It is a lot more work to keep stock in the barn than to let it run in the fields. Many farmers have not got all their corn out, and are deprived of the use of the stalk fields. Then the snow and ice cause the value of the stalks to decrease......
Mr. Barber has a piece of corn on bottom land next to a strip of timber. He went through it a few days ago, and says he believes the rabbits, squirrels and crows have eaten nine out of every ten ears. He has not seen a quail on his farm this winter. Last fall town hunters went out and shot the few quails there were on the farm, without permission. "I have tried to protect myself from town hunters, but it is no use." he said to-day. "Only once has a hunter asked permission to hunt on my farm and then I ran onto him or he wouldn't have asked me. I guess I will have to give the town hunters both barrels below the belt to protect my stock. I don't shoot quail [illegible copy] do not want them shot on my [illegible copy] but what I want doesn't concern [illegible copy] the town hunter is [illegible copy] The Protective associations can't do a great deal; why don't they quit talking and crack it to the town hunters?
Obituary

Atchison Daily Globe, Atchison, KS, [newspaper].

1 Jun 1934, p.2

WELL KNOWN RESIDENT OF NEAR CUMMINGS DIES

Ill for the last several months, D.P. (Tom) Barber, 82, well-known and highly respected farmer, died at his home in the Cummings community at 11:45 o'clock last night. Mr. Barber was a patient sufferer throughout his long and painful illness.
Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. W.E. Wheeler, pastor of St. Mark's Lutheran church, at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Barber residence, where the body will be taken at 9 o'clock Sunday morning from the Sawin & Douglass funeral parlors. Burial will take place in Mt. Vernon cemetery.
Mr. Barber was born November 12, 1851, at Barbertown, R.I. a community named for his family. He came to Atchison county in 1869 to teach school and that fall had the Locust Grove school. A number of people in Atchison county are still living who went to school to him. He purchased the farm where he died in 1878 and had lived there continuously.
He married Miss Laura Speck, daughter of Capt. A. Speck, a Civil war soldier, in September, 1881, and they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1931. Mrs. Barber died in November of that year.
Mr. Barber is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Fred C. Howard of the home; two sisters, Mrs. Susan Miner, North Stonington, Conn., and Mrs. Cyrus Stewart, Westerly, R.I., and three grandchildren.
He was a member of the Atchison Christian church. 
 
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 Parents:
  Joseph Denison Barber (1820 - 1897)
  Sarah White Barber (1821 - 1867)
 
 Spouse:
  Laura Lavina Speck Barber (1859 - 1931)*
 
 Children:
  Nellie M Barber Howard (1884 - 1980)*
 
 Siblings:
  Ruth Barber Hilliard (1846 - 1933)*
  Susan E. Barber Miner (1847 - 1901)*
  Denison Peleg Barber (1851 - 1934)
  Chas W Barber (1853 - 1899)*
  Ellen W. Barber (1860 - 1883)*
  Mary R. Barber (1865 - 1867)*
  Edwin B Barber (1866 - 1929)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mount Vernon Cemetery
Atchison
Atchison County
Kansas, USA
 
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Record added: Jul 01, 2010
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