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I have been doing genealogy on my Mothers side the Barbers since the 70's. My Dads side the Freemyers I have been doing for only a couple of years. The Freemyers were Palentine Germans. They fled Germany in the early 1700's and went to Holland and then to England. They became indentured Servants to Queen Ann of England and sent to the Colonies in Albany County New York. Michael Johannes, and Anna Elizabeth died and are buried in Schoharie, NY. St. Pauls or The Schoharie Cemetery as it is known now. The Barber's I have gotten back to Canada where Tuffields parents were born in the late 1700's. I hope family members will contribute to this site. We are looking for pictures of each family so it can be added to this site. I would also like to thank Ronald Bovie for the help with pictures and information on the Barber family. I would like to thank Walter John Frymire for the genealogy that he did and I added to my site. I found Walter by doing some detective work and found him and his family living in Canada. Thanks Walter. I am also doing my husbands family the Wilson, Gates and Colbys. This is for Edward Barber who passed away September of 2010. Ed helped compile some of the genealogy that you see on this site. I will miss his contributions. He wanted to find out where the Barber family came from and where we were all going. God bless you Ed. Thanks to Veronica Royal for information on the Bickford family Thanks to Charles Filkins III for information he has sent to me on the White, Sears and Blackmer ancestors and decendents. The cemetery records on this site can be found on findagrave.com Freemyer Name Meaning Americanized form of South German Freimeier, a status name for a free steward, i.e. one who was exempt from feudal service. Barber Name Meaning English: occupational name for a barber, Anglo-Norman French barber, Old French barbier, from Late Latin barbarius, a derivative of barba ‘beard’. In the Middle Ages barbers not only cut hair and shaved beards, but also practised surgery and pulled teeth.Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from German Barbier ‘barber’.Catalan: occupational name for a barber, barber (see 1).Americanized form of any of numerous cognates of 1 in different languages, for example Spanish Barbero, Portuguese Barbeiro, French Barbier, Italian Barbieri. I would also like to thank Lisa Mitchell Irby for additions and corrections on the Wilson Family.