Josiah Barber was born at about 1822 at Berne, NY, a son of Moses Barber. 
Marriage & Children
- Chester Barber born in 1849 at Berne, he married Jane Dobbs
- Justin Barber born in 1850 
- Silas Barber born in 1852 . 
- James Barber born in 1854
- Orville Barber born in 1865
- Lucretia Barber born in 1871 in Schoharie Co., NY She appeared on the 1880 census of Middleburgh in the household of her brother, Silas.
Josiah’s wife Emeline died at Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., NY between 1871 and 1875.
At about 1875 he married Mary Wilday who was born at about 1856, a daughter of Cornelius Wilday and Emily Woodcock. They had a son:
- William Joshua Barber who was born on July 10,1876.
Mary Wilday Barber died in childbirth, on July 30, 1876. Josiah died at about 1880 at Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., NY