||William BARBER, b. Dec 1837, Stalybridge, Lancashire, England |
||Sarah Ann BUCKLEY, b. 04 Jun 1834, Mossley Brow, Lancashire, England |
||17 Dec 1855
||Saddleworth, Yorkshire, England
- Source: Marriage certificate:
Marriage certificate for Samual and Sarah Smith, identifies the groom's mother as Sarah A. Buckley - Sarah B Barber, daughter identifies her mother as Sarah A. Fossett.
Marriage certificate (obtained by "British Ancestors" Wendy genealogist)
William Barber age 21 yrs old, a batchelor to Sarah Ann (no last name) 19 yrs old a spinster. Groom's father's name is Joseph Barber, occupation - shoemaker. Groom's occupation, cotton weaver.
Groom lived in Sand Bed - Bride lived in Brunt Hill.- Witnesses, Sarah & Thomas Barber - Married in Saddleworth Church, Saddleworth, York
St Chad's Church Saddleworth (Picture in scrapbook)
Saddleworth church - dedicated to St Chad - has a sighting legend associated with it. It is said that the original site for the church was on nearby Brown Hill, but every night the stones were mysteriously moved to their present location. Eventually the builders gave up moving the stones back to Brown Hill, and built it where the stones were placed. The fairies (who were held responsible for the nocturnal moving of the stones) were said to have been driven out of Saddleworth when the church received its bells. The loud chiming knocked the smaller fairy bells out of tune, and they went off in a "huff" over Stanedge towards Marsden, Sliathwaite and other districts.
The church is also reputed to be haunted by a Grey Lady, and has some other interesting features. There is an ancient pair of stocks situated outside the church, and the Church Green is the scene of some old Saddleworth folk festivals including Morris Dancing and the Rush Cart Ceremony.
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||Sarah S. SMITH, b. Abt 08 Jan 1860, Liverpool, Lancashire, England , d. 08 Oct 1955, Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA (Age ~ 95 years) |
||02 Jan 1882
||Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, USA
Source: City Records - Vol 2 - pp19 Newport, RI - June 2, 1882 - Groom, Samuel Barber - Bride Sarah Smith - first marriage for both - Residence -7 Coddington Block - Occupation Samual Carriage painter - Place: Newport, RI - First Unitarian Congregation Church - on Mill Street near Spring Street Est. 1735 -Rev. M.K. Schermerhorn, pastor - Age: Samual 25 - Sarah 21 - Samuel born Morsley (spelling, may be Mawdesley), England -Sarah Lancashire, England - Parents: Groom, William Barber & Sarah A Buckley - Bride, Joseph Smith & Mary A Gill
Beginning in 1878, the Rev. M. K. Schermerhorn served as the minister of this congregation for four years. During that short period of time, he inspired the congregation and the entire Unitarian Association to build a monument to honor Channing in his birthplace. This church was built by international subscription. Unitarians from across the country and in England sent contributions in support of the vision of a monument dedicated to the memory and vision of William Ellery Channing. The cornerstone bearing the words "Faith, Hope, Charity" was laid in 1880, the centennial of Channing's birth. The dates carved into the front of the church 1780-1880, pay tribute to this anniversary; 1780 being the date of Channing's birth in Newport. It is significant that this memorial bearing his name is not a cold edifice but houses a thriving Unitarian Universalist congregation.
The church was constructed in little more than a year, built of pink stone from Lyme, Ct. (unlike the gray foreseen by Governor Van Zandt) and was dedicated October 19, 1881. In its new building, the Unitarian society became a forceful religious and cultural center for the Newport community.
| ||1. Florence BARBER, b. 18 Nov 1882, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, USA , d. 04 Feb 1893, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, USA (Age 10 years)|
|+||2. Phebe Mae BARBER, b. 20 Feb 1885, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, USA , d. 17 Oct 1977, St. Petersburg, Pinellas, Florida, USA (Age 92 years)|
|+||3. Helen Frances Campbell BARBER, b. 07 Aug 1894, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA , d. Apr 1980, Onset, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA (Age 85 years)|
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