Bartholomew Sbarboro (1806-) & Susanna Basaracco (1810-)

Bartholomew Sparboro and Susanna Basaracco are my 3x great grandparents, the parents of my 2x great grandfather Joseph (Guiseppe) (S)Barboro.

Bartholomew Sparboro was born about 1806 in the Piedmont of Italy. His parents are unknown.

Susanna Basaracco was born about 1810 in the Piedmont of Italy. Her parents are unknown.

The Sparboros arrived in the United States on April 9, 1851. They traveled from Genoa, Italy on a ship named Arbace, and arrived in New York City. Their family is recorded as B. and M. Susanna Sbarboro, ages 43 and 40, and sisters Maria age 8 and Catarina age 5 months, and Guiseppe (my 2x great grandfather Joseph) age 10. I have no further record of Maria or Catarina after that passenger list. The trip likely took 2-4 weeks, and there were 85 passengers on the boat.

On the 1860 US Census, Bartholomew was 54 and Susanna was 50. They lived in St. Louis, Missouri with son Joseph (Guisseppe), age 22, working as an engineer. Bartholomew and Susanna are both marked as unable to read or write. All three Sparboros were born in the Piedmont of Italy. Also in the home was George Hawcroft, age 36 and a tailor born in England, and George Humes, age 25 and a shoe maker born in Hesse-Darmstadt.

On the 1870 US Census, Bartholomew was 69 and working as a huckster in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri. Susanna was 64. Son Joseph (Guisseppe), age 31 and working as a laborer, lived in the home with his wife Sarah Ann, age 19. There were two young children, both born in Missouri, in the home, and I assume Joseph was their father: Mary, age 9; Amelia, age 6.

The 1870 Kansas City Directory lists Bartholomew as a fruit dealer. I don’t know when Bartholomew or Susanna died.

The children of Bartholomew Sparboro and Susanna Basaracco:

Joseph (Guisseppe) Barboro – Joseph was born April 27, 1834 in Italy. Joseph was married to an unknown wife, and they had two children. Joseph married Sarah Ann Clovis in January of 1870. They had 10 children. Joseph died at home on December 23, 1927. He was 93 years old. His Find A Grave memorial is here. Read more about him here.

Maria Sbarboro – Maria was born about 1843 in Italy. The only record I have of her is the passenger list from her arrival in the states when she was 8 years old.

Catarina Sbarboro – Catarina was born in about November of 1849 in Italy. The only record I have of her is the passenger list from her arrival in the states when she was 5 months old.

There may be 3 more sons, Giacomo, Francesco, and Giovanni. Read about that here.

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