Parents were born in England.
His Marriage Record
calls him Edward Barber
Found him on the 1870 Willsborough, Essex, New York census (img 1) as John Barber
age 37, farmer.
Found him on the 1880 Lewis, Essex, New York census (dist 51 img 5) as John Barber
age 47, farmer. Also in his household is Nettie A. Dickerson
age 33, sister-in-law. School teacher.
His wife is a widow on the 1900 census.