Edward Barron, like Des Barres, was a soldier with the British Royal Americans or 60th Regiment of Foot and served in Quebec during the Battle of the Plains of Abraham under General James Wolfe, in 1759. General Wolfe appointed Mr. Barron to a position in his army by a certificate under his signature. This certificate was for many years in the possession of the Seaman family.
(Source: The Citizen, Saturday, January 7, 1989, Page Three – A Touch of Cumberland History – A story of historical interest in county)
As a result of his service, in 1765, Barron received a land grant in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia between Minudie and River Hebert known today as Barronsfield. By 1770, Barron was residing there with his wife Ann and two children. Their daughter Ann married Charles Baker and some of their descendants live in the area today. Barron later received additional lands from the Athol grant. He remained a leading figure in business and land affairs. He and his wife are buried in the Barronsfield Cemetery.