- Born: 14 Aug 1804, Harmar, Washington, Ohio, USA
- Christened: Carthage, Hancock, Illinois, USA
- Died: 9 Aug 1886, Warsaw, Hancock, Illinois, USA
- Buried: Abt 11 Aug 1886, Cemetery, Harmar, Sec 2, Lot 44, Washington, Ohio, USA 17
Cause of his death was Diabetes Mellitus, Neuropathy.
Attorney, Unmarried, Prosecuting Attorney, Moved to Illinois with brother Austin, Attorney and Farmer, Personal/Real Property Worth = $80,000 (1860), Died Warsaw Illinois, Buried Harmar Ohio.
In the name and by the authority of the State of Ohio, Thomas Corwin Governor and Commander-in-Chief of said State, To all who shall see these presents, Greeting: Know ye that David Barber having been duly elected to the office of Prosecuting Attorney in and for the County of Washington and State aforesaid:
Therefore, By virtue of the powere vested in me by the Constitution and Laws of said State, I do hereby commission him the said David Barber as Prosecuting Attorney for said County, hereby authorizing and empowering him to execute and discharge all and singular the duties appertaining to said office, and to enjoy all the privileges and immunities thereof for two years from the date hereof agreeably to the Constitution and Laws of this State. In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto set my name and caused the Great Seal of the State of Ohio to be affixed at Columbus, the 24th day of October in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and forty two and in the sixty seventh year of the Independence of the United States of America. Thomas Corwin Governor, J Sloane Secretary of State.
Genealogy of Our Barber Family 1614-1965 by Lucy James COLE Flemming
"Levi Barber -6 (son of David -5, Dr Samuel -4, Samuel -3, Thomas -2, Thomas -1) born 16 Oct 1777 Simsbury Connecticut, mar 15 Feb 1803 Elizabeth Rouse.
"Their children were as follows:
David born 14 Aug 1804..."
Descendants of Levi Barber- LJE Jun 2001:
Children of Levi Barber and Elizabeth Rouse are:
"David Barber born 14 Aug 1804 died 9 Aug 1886 Warsaw Illinois. David was unmarried. Occupation: Lawyer and farmer in Warsaw Illinois."
1840 Ohio Census
Twnshp Harmar Co Marietta Roll No 433 Page 312
David BARBER 30-40.
1850 Ohio Census
Washington County, Town of Harmar, Roll No 738, pg 231 (new) 460 (old):
Levi BARBER 35M Merchant Real Estate $10.5K OH, Abigail M 31F OH, Levi 11 M OH, Henry 9M at school OH, Elizabeth F 5F at school OH, Mary E Stiles 19F OH, David Barber 43M Lawyer Real Estate $36K OH.
1860 Ohio Census, Washington County, Harmar Village, Roll No 1048, pg 122:
Levi BARBER 45M RR Agent Real Property $50K Personal Property $1K Born Ohio, Abigail M 41F Ohio, Levi (III) 22M at school Ohio, Henry 18M at school Ohio, Lucy M 5F Ohio, David 55M Attorney Real $75K Personal $5K Born Ohio, JB Brudrick 30M with minister, Hinter Ann Angelo 27F domestic, Elizabeth F Barber 16F Ohio.
1880 Ohio Census
Washington County, Marietta, Roll 1076 Vol 66 ED 230 Sheet 22 Line 28:
Levi BARBER 65 WM married farmer Born OH Father CT Mother MA, Abbie M 62 WF wife keeping house OH...David Barber 75 WM brother (single) OH CT MA.
David Barber to Capt Levi Barber 14 Apr 1883
"Before I could make arrangement with the Warsaw Bank as to their mortgage of $2000 Mc Mahan backed out of his offer to buy the Exn of your North quarter. The Warsaw Bank will release the Exn of the N quarter and the Deed of Mortgage on the N quarter is discharged. E Sanford of Morris, Grundy Carthage IL has commenced suit for the $1500 & interest on the Mortgage Deed in the Supreme Court at Springfield IL. I am expecting some money in a day or two & will see what can be done. I am afraid there is nothing here to pay taxes on your 2 quarters, and I hear Henry has little or no corn. I hear the man or men who have a mortgage on the lower quarter are clamorous for their interest...
...Times are very hard here now, produce low & no land selling: great emigration to the West. I hope you will keep up your spirits & write to me as to your health..."
David Barber to Capt Levi Barber 27 Feb 1885 Carthage IL
"You spoke of selling the South qtr of your land in this Township. What do you ask for it and who do you think would like to buy it? I hear of so many debts against you . I hear suits will be commenced and the property sacrificed. Have just been spoken to by Miller of Mineral & Miller of a note of Henry's to Quinby Clothier on which you were surety. Let me know by return mail of the whole amt of your debts, and I will see what the land can be sold for...I am very sorry for you and I hope you will not consider me as intruding. Times for so many are distressed. Do not despair but hope for the best..."
David Barber to Capt Levi Barber 6 Mar 1885 Carthage IL
"...I have cleared the 40 acres in Hancock to have it fenced with wire so there will be no taxes for us to pay for 4 years...If there should be any judgements against you, or if the lands should be attached I would lose all I have paid you. Consider this as confidential and say nothing about it . I am in hopes to sell the Pike Co land so as to pay you considerable. You all or some of you will probably get something of my estate, as I am over 80 years old & not in very good health. I have sold my corn & oats. I have also put in the deed the 10 acres you own, also under lease with my lands...I have written to Henry to call on me. I am troubled with Diabetes, suffer no pain but have to urinate very often day and night. Execute the deed on arrival and send to brother Austin asking to hand record on arrival..."
Sheriff's Certificate of Redemption
David Barber vs Levi Barber
State of Illinois County of Hancock. I, Martin V Riley, Sheriff of the County of Hancock and State of Illinois, do hereby certify that Levi Barber has this day redeemed from Sheriff's sale the land sold by virtue of Execution issued out of the Hancock County Circuit Court and to the Sheriff of the aforesaid County and State directed, dated the 29th day of Jun 1886 and delivered in favor of David Barber and against Levi Barber, and the said Sale having been made for the sum of Fifteen Hundred and Thirty Eight Dollars, and duly recorded in Book C of Levy and Sale Record, page 63 and the same being the property of Levi Barber. Witness my hand and seal at Carthage IL this 25th day of January AD 1887. Martin V Riley, Sheriff of Hancock County Illinois.
Sheriff's Certificate of Purchase
David Barber vs Levi Barber No. 12008
State of Illinois Hancock County
Whereas David Barber did at the June 1886 Term of the Circuit Court for the County of Hancock and State of Illinois, recover a judgment against Levi Barber for the sum of Fourteen Hundred Eighty Three and 35/100 dollars damages and costs of suit upon which judgment an execution was issued on the 29th day of June 1886 directed to the Sheriff of Hancock County to execute by virtue of said execution, I did on the 24th day of July, 1886 at 1 PM, legal notice being given according to the statute in such case made and provided, expose to public sale at the West door of the court house in Carthage in said county the following described real estate, situated in Hancock County, and State aforesaid to wit: The west half of the southwest quarter of section Thirtyone (31) in Township five (5) north range Six (6) west of the fourth principal meridian in Hancock County State of Illinois with the appurtenances and improvements thereto belonging, seized and taken in execution as the property of same Levi Barber And whereas at the time and place aforesaid Thomas J McMahan became the purchaser of said property for the sum of Fifteen hundred and thirty eight dollars that being the highest and best bid offered for the same. Now therefore I Jameson H Wetzel Sheriff of said County do hereby certify that the said Thomas J McMahan or assigns will be entitled to a Deed for the property sold to him at the expiration of fifteen months from this date (the day of sale aforesaid) unless the same be sooner redeemed according to law. Given under my hand and seal this 24th day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty six. Jameson H Wetzel, Sheriff of Hancock County Illinois.
The Bureau of Land Management - - Eastern States, General Land Office
David BARBER, Hancock IL 7 Jan 1840 Doc No 1726 Accession No IL3890__.274, 16 Apr 1840 Doc No 1728, Acc No IL3890__.276, and
10 Oct 1840 Doc No 2537, Acc No IL3910__.138...plus 30 other documents...
Aliquot SW Sec 25 Twnshp 4-N Range 5-W Meridian 4th Principal Meridian- 1815 IL...plus 32 other documents.
ILLINOIS PUBLIC DOMAIN LAND TRACT SALES DATABASE
David BARBER Sale Type FD Legal Desc E2NE Sec 01 Hancock Twnshp 04N Range 094 Meridian 4 Acres 80 Price $1.25/Acre Total Price $100
Total of 34 parcels purchased 40-200 acres@, approximating 3000 acres.
Bureau Of Land Management - General Land Office Records
BARBER, DAVID IL 01/07/1840 1726 IL3890__.274
BARBER, DAVID IL 04/16/1840 1728 IL3890__.276
BARBER, DAVID IL 10/10/1840 2537 IL3910__.138
BARBER, DAVID IL 10/10/1840 2602 IL3910__.202
BARBER, DAVID IL 10/10/1840 2603 IL3910__.203
BARBER, DAVID IL 10/10/1840 2655 IL3910__.254
BARBER, DAVID IL 10/10/1840 2656 IL3910__.255
BARBER, DAVID IL 10/10/1840 2657 IL3910__.256
BARBER, DAVID IL 10/10/1840 2658 IL3910__.257
BARBER, DAVID IL 10/10/1840 2659 IL3910__.258
BARBER, DAVID IL 10/10/1840 2660 IL3910__.259
BARBER, DAVID IL 10/10/1840 2705 IL3910__.297
BARBER, DAVID IL 10/10/1840 2706 IL3910__.298
BARBER, DAVID IL 10/10/1840 2707 IL3910__.299
BARBER, DAVID IL 10/10/1840 2709 IL3910__.301
BARBER, DAVID IL 10/10/1840 2710 IL3910__.302
BARBER, DAVID IL 06/09/1845 2746 IL4160__.386
BARBER, DAVID IL 10/10/1840 2749 IL3910__.339
BARBER, DAVID IL 10/10/1840 2757 IL3910__.347
BARBER, DAVID IL 10/10/1840 3295 IL3920__.268
BARBER, DAVID IL 10/10/1840 3382 IL3920__.348
BARBER, DAVID IL 06/01/1848 3401 IL4170__.310
BARBER, DAVID IL 10/10/1840 3413 IL3920__.372
BARBER, DAVID IL 10/10/1840 3414 IL3920__.373
BARBER, DAVID IL 10/10/1840 3415 IL3920__.374
BARBER, DAVID IL 10/10/1840 3577 IL3930__.034
BARBER, DAVID IL 10/10/1840 3578 IL3930__.035
BARBER, DAVID IL 10/10/1840 3579 IL3930__.036
BARBER, DAVID IL 11/03/1840 8393 IL4020__.110
BARBER, DAVID IL 11/03/1840 8738 IL4020__.394
BARBER, DAVID IL 11/03/1840 9698 IL4040__.205
BARBER, DAVID IL 11/03/1840 9763 IL4040__.259
BARBER, DAVID IL 11/03/1840 9764 IL4040__.260
History of Washington County Ohio Illustrations and Bibliographic Sketches 1788-1881, HZ Williams & Bro Publishers Cleveland 1881 p122:
"David Barber, son of Hon Levi Barber was born at Harmar Washington County Ohio 14 Aug 1804. He was educated at Washington College, Pennsylvania and graduated from that institute in 1825. He studied law with the Hon John P Mayberry, of Marietta; was admitted to the bar in 1829, and engaged in the practice of his profession at Harmar.
"In 1840 he was elected prosecuting attorney of the county. In 1845 he was again elected prosecuting attorney.
"About 1876 he moved to the State of Illinois, and is located near Quincy, extensively engaged in agricultural pursuits."
Washington County Ohio to 1980 (A Collection of Topical & Family Sketches), Washington County Historical Society, Inc, p83: "...To this marriage [Levi Barber & Elizabeth Rouse] were born David 1804...David and Austin moved to Illinois..."
The Connecticut Barbers, A Genealogy of the Descendants of Thomas Barber of Windsor Connecticut, Donald S Barber, McDowell Publications, Utica NY, 1992, p148:"170. Levi6 Barber, b Simsbury CT 16 Oct 1777; m Elizabeth Rouse of Harmar OH; resided at Harmar
"Children of Levi and Elizabeth:
"David7, b 14 Aug 1804; unmarried..."
Barber Genealogy, Sect I Descendants of Thomas Barber of Windsor Connecticut 1614-1909, Sect II Descendants of John Barber of Worcester Massachusetts 1714-1909, Publ John Barber White, Ed Lillian May Wilson, Haverhill Mass, Press of the Nichols Print, 1909, clxiv 659p 24cm, 10-11369, CS71.B24 1909, Descendants of Thomas Barber of Windsor Connecticut 1614-1909.
p140: "674. Levi Barber6 (David5, Dr Samuel4, Samuel3, Thomas2, Thomas1),
b. Oct 16, 1777; m. 1802 Elizabeth Rouse of Harmer, OH.
1419: I. David, b. Aug. 14, 1804; unmarried...."
Harmar Cemetery Marietta Ohio- A compilation, Benjamin F Bain
p33: "Barber David, Born 14 Aug 1804, Died 9 Aug 1886, Location Section 2 Lot 44, Son of Colonel Levi and Elizabeth "Betsey" (Rouse) Barber. David and his brother Austin moved to Illinois."
Genealogy of Our Barber Family 1614-1965
Lucy James COLE
"David Barber- Born 14 Aug 1804, Died in Kansas (sic) 9 Aug 1886"
LATTER DAY SAINTS
LDS Submission: Carlos Hickman 306 East 9 N Lehi Utah. LDS Heir: Don Carlos Hickman 11th il Cousin ColLB. David BARBER Born 14 Aug 1804 Harmer Ohio > ?Canton Hartford Connecticut.