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Moses Hazzard Barber
Birth: Apr. 23, 1833
South Kingstown
Washington County
Rhode Island, USA
Death: Jul. 2, 1897
Atchison County
Kansas, USA

Moses Hazard Barber was the first of these men to leave New England. Moses was born in South Kingston, Washington County, Rhode Island, 22 Apr 1833. According to an article in the 1916 book, History of Atchison County, Kansas, by Sheffield Ingalls, Moses first left the East to move to Illinois. After only a few years, he continued on to Kansas prior to the Civil War. When war broke out, he enlisted in the Kansas Militia in October 1861 as a private. Military records show that he was promoted twice, first to Quartermaster Sergeant and second to Regimental Command Sergeant in April 1864, however, he requested to be returned to the rank of private shortly before his discharge in January 1865 at Leavenworth, Kansas.

Immediately afterward, Moses began looking for a place to settle. He stopped for food at the home of the Clark Hubbard family near Parnell in southern Atchison County, and basically never left. Within only a few months he eloped with Mr. Hubbard's daughter, Mary Jane Hubbard, on 15 May 1865. Because Moses was a Union soldier and Mr. Hubbard was a Southern sympathiser, he never would have allowed the marriage to occur, however, he quickly accepted it after the fact. When his father-in-law left for California seeking gold, Moses purchased and expanded his farm. He was particularly successful growing fruit trees and became known as the "Apple King of Kansas". This farm provided the means for at least six of his nephews to relocate to Kansas, most initially to assist their uncle in farming his land.

Source : Rick Wilson 
Family links: 
  James Barber (1788 - 1861)
  Elizabeth Barber (1792 - 1874)
  Mary Jane Hubbard Barber (1845 - 1927)*
  Abbie Barber Brayman (1868 - 1921)*
  Herbert J Barber (1871 - 1943)*
  Henry Barber (1810 - 1897)*
  Eliza Ann Barber Braman (1814 - 1897)**
  Willet Anthony Barber (1818 - 1892)*
  Joseph Denison Barber (1820 - 1897)*
  Albert Stanton Barber (1822 - 1888)*
  Moses Hazzard Barber (1833 - 1897)
*Calculated relationship
Mount Vernon Cemetery
Atchison County
Kansas, USA
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Record added: Jul 01, 2010
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Rest in peace, GG Uncle Moses.
- Samuel Barber
 Added: Aug. 12, 2013

- Frances Goodwin
 Added: Jan. 8, 2013

- Sandra
 Added: Mar. 3, 2011
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