Monday, March 3, 2014

Robert J. Barber

© Kathy Duncan, 2014

Robert J. Barber, son of Joseph and Arsenia Barber, was born 31 December 1848 in Alabama. He died 2 August 1911 and is buried in White Oak Cemetery in Titus County, Texas. He married 1.) Ellen ______ and 2.) Lula Whiteforce.

Children of Robert J. and Ellen Barber:

1. Daughter Barber b.c. 1872 in TX
2. Charles Barber b.c. 1876  in TX

Children of Robert J. and Lula A. (Whiteforce) Barber:

3. Ernest Claude Barber
4. Virgil Hollis Barber
5. Robert J. Barber
6. Myrtle Barber

Census records for Robert J. Barber and family:

13 Aug 1870 Twp 12, Range 25, Barbour Co., AL, P.O. Eufaula page 423:

Barber, Robert 21  M Farm Hand b. AL
----William 32 M Farmer $800 - $200 b. AL
----Minerva 28 F Keeping House  b. SC

12 June 1880, Prec. #2, Titus Co., TX, p. 340A:

Barber, Robert J. 31 W M Self Farmer b. AL fb./mb. Blank
----Ellen O. 25 W F Wife H.K.  b. AL  fb. GA  mb. GA
----Tler E. (sp?) 8 W F Dau b. TX  fb AL  mb. AL
----Charles 4 W M Son b. TX  fb. AL mb. AL
[Note:  Next door to Simeon Meadows]

14 June 1900, Prct. #6, Titus Co., TX, pg. 265B:

Barber, Robert J. Head WM b. Dec 1848 51 M12yr b. AL fb. GA  mb. GA
----Lula Wife WF b. Feb 1864  36  5-4 b. TX  fb. GA  mb. GA
----Sam Son b. Nov 1891 8 b. TX  mb. AL fb. GA
----Myrle Dau b. Feb 1894 6 b. TX fb.  AL mb. GA
----Ernest C. Son b. Apr 1897 3 b. TX fb. AL nb. GA
----Hollace V. Son b. Sept 1898 1 b. TX  fb. AL mb. GA

1910  Titus Co., TX  ED 140, Sht. 3:

Barber, Robert J. Head 61  M2  22 b. AL fb. NC mb. NC
----Lula A. Wife 46  M1  6-5 b. TX fb. GA mb. GA
----Sam G. Son b. 18 b. TX  fb. AL mb. TX
----Earnest C. Son 13 b. TX  fb. AL mb. TX
----Virgil H. Son 11S b. TX fb. AL mb. TX
----Robert J. Son 9S b. TX fb. AL mb. TX

9 Jan 1920, Pct. #1, Mt. Pleasant, Titus Co., TX, ED 165 Sht 11:

204 - 206
Barber, Lula A. 55 b. TX fb. GA mb. GA
----Earnest C. 23 Brakeman - RD b. TX fb. AL mb. GA
----Virgil H. 22  Laborer - Tailor shop b. TX fb. TX m. TX
----Robert J. 19 Clerk - RD b. TX fb. TX mb. TX
----Miller, Myrtil 25 b. TX fb. AL mb. GA
----Marshall 9 b. TX fb. TX mb. TX
----_____ M. 5 b. TX fb. TX mb. TX

Obituary of Lula (Whiteforce) Barber published in the Mt. Pleasant Daily News, Mon., 4 Oct 1954:

Mrs. Lula A. Barber Dies At Home On E. Third St. Sunday.  Mrs. Lula A. Barber, 515 East Third St., passed away at her home at 2:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon following a lengthy illness due to the infirmities of age. Her death came at the age of 91.

Mrs. Barber had made her home in Mt. Pleasant for many years and was held in high esteem by a wide circle of friends. She is survived by one son, Robert Barber, Mt. Pleasant, and one daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Long of Pine Bluff, Ark., Three grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services will be held at Smith-Bates Chapel at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon under direction of R.A. McGrew, minister of music and ed. at the First Baptist Church. Burial will follow at the Masonic Cemetery.
[Source:  Mt. Pleasant Daily News, Mon., 4 Oct 1954, p. 1]

Left to right: Mary Emma (Barber) Brown Laine, her sister-in-law Lula A. (Whiteforce) Barber [wife of Robert J. Barber], children of R.J. Barber: Myrtle (Barber) Miller, Marshall Miller [son of Myrtle], Ernest Barber, Robert Barber, Virgle Barber.

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