Portrait of Mrs. Henry Shaw Barbour, 1891
Art work by  Theodore Gegoux  (1850 - 1931)
Portrait Courtesy of Jefferson County Historical Society, Watertown, New York

Mrs. Barbour, 1891   "Portrait of Mrs. Henry Shaw Barbour" 1891  
Born Mary Marjory Edwards daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. Edwards of Limerick.  Mrs. Barbour was married to Henry Shaw Barbour at Limerick on August 22, 1860.  Mrs. Barbour died in October 1915 at her daughters home in Sandy Creek.  

Crayon on paper with linen backing, 26.75 inches by 22 inches, signed Theo Gegoux and dated 1891.  
Photographs by Theodore Gegoux  III   © Copyright 2007 - All Rights Reserved
Mrs. Barbour was the mother of Mary Belle Barbour Rogers, who was the wife of Dr. Edwin Rogers.  Mrs. Rogers was a Daughter of the American Revolution, at Sandy Creek.   This portrait was gifted to the Jefferson County Historical Society, Watertown, New York, by Mrs. Hampton M. Rich on September 17, 1971.  At the time of the gift, Mrs. Rich stated that the portrait had been in the closest for 25 years.  

Obituary of Mrs. Barbour  
The Watertown Times - October 13, 1915 - Wednesday  
She Was Taken Ill While on Her Way Home From Rochester.  
Mrs. Mary Marjory Edwards Barbour, wife of Henry S. Barbour, aged 81 years and seven months, passed away suddenly at tbe home of her daughter, Mrs. E. D. Rogers, in Sandy Creek, this morning about 5, after an illness of only a few days.  Mrs. Barbour had been visiting her brother-in-law, Harry Barbour, near Rochester and upon the return journey last Saturday was taken suddenly ill.  Her condition grew gradually worse until her death this morning.  
She was born in Limerick, March 1834, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. E. Edwards.  She spent her early life in Limerick and on Aug. 22, 1860, was married to Mr. Barbour. She was a school teacher, being employed in the village prior to the time of her marriage.  Shortly after their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Barbour removed to a farm on the Sackets Harbor road which they conducted for many years.  For the past two years Mr. and Mrs. Barbour made their home with their daughter and son-in-law, Dr. and Mrs. E. D. Rogers, in Sandy Creek. She was a member of the First Baptist church of this city.  
She is survived by her husband and the following children.  George W. Barbour of Dexter, Mrs. Albert Judson, Washington, D. C., and Mrs. E. D. Rogers, Sandy creek.  
The funeral services will be held from the home of the son-in-law in Sandy Creek Thursday noon at 12 with Rev. J. W. Barrett, pastor of the First Baptist church of Sandy Creek, officiating.  Interment will be made in the family plot in Brownsville cemetery Thursday afternoon at 3:30.  

Obituary of Mrs. Barbour's Husband  
The Watertown Times - June 7, 1922 - Wednesday
Passes Away at Daughter's Home in Sandy Creek - Burial at Brownville With Masonic Honors.
Sandy Creak, June 7th - The funeral of Henry Shaw Barbour, aged 91 years, veteran contractor and builder in Jefferson county for many years, who died yesterday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Belle Barbour Rogers, wife of Dr. E. G. Rogers of this village, will be held Friday afternoon at 1 from the home. Rev. T. T. Davies of the Congregational church officiating.  Burial will be at Brownvllle, with Knights Templar honors.  
Mr. Barbour suffered a shock on Jan. 24, but partially recovered so that he was able to be about the house with help.  A few weeks ago, however, he fell, fracturing his hip. He failed steadily since then.  
He was born in Evans Mills, July 23, 1831, the son of the late David and Elisabeth Shaw Barbour.  His boyhood was spent there.  Mr. Barbour's parents were Quakers, though he himself was a Baptist and attended the Little Baptist church in Evans Mills as a boy. This church has since been abandoned.  
Later be moved to Three Mile Bay, where he became a contractor and builder.  He married Miss Mary M. Edwards in Limerick in 1860.  From Three Mile Bay he moved to Hounsfield, buying a small farm but continuing his work as a contractor and builder.  After living at Hounsfield for several years he bought a large farm at Jericho and a few years later bought the farm which he owned at the time of his death, located on the Sackets Harbor Watertown road, about a half mile from Watertown.  
He did considerable business as a contractor and builder in this city in 1884, 1886 and 1886, moving in the fall of 1886 to California where he engaged in the contracting business again.  He returned to Watertown in 1888 and formed a partnership with his son, doing a contracting business.  He continued in business in this city for two years, living in the Adams house in William street during that time.  
About that time Mr. Barbour returned to the farm and has since continued to live there or at Sandy Creek.  Mrs. Barbour died in 1915.  During the past few years his home has alternated between Dexter, Washington, D. C., Sandy Creek and the St. Lawrence river district, where he spent his summers.  The past two winters he spent at Sandy Creek at the home of his daughter.  Mr. Barbour built about 20 cottages on Round Island to the St. Lawrence river and a large number of homes in Watertown and vicinity.  Among, other construction Jobs for which he had contracts was the brick schoolhouse in the village of Brownvllle.  
Mr. Barbour was the oldest member of the Brownvllle Lodge. F. & A. M.  He was initiated into the lodge in 1867.  He was master of this lodge in 1861, 1862 and 1876.  He was one of the oldest members of the Chapter, Shrine and Commandery of Watertown.  
He was also a member of the Brownville Lodge, O. E. S., which he joined in 1909.  He was a member of the Watertown grange.  
Surviving are two daughters.  Mrs. Belle Barbour Rogers of Sandy Creek and Mrs. Ruth B. Judson of Washington, D. C.