Sergeant Thomas BARBER, Sr
William PHELPS, Jr
(Abt 1600-1673)
Lieutenant Thomas BARBER, Jr
Samuel BARBER, Sr


Family Links

1. Sarah HOLCOMB

2. Martha PONDER

Samuel BARBER, Sr 1

  • Born: 17 May 1673, Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA
  • Christened: Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
  • Married (1): 17 Dec 1712, Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
  • Married (2): 18 Jun 1713
  • Died: 18 Dec 1725, Lewisburg, , Connecticut, USA

   Another name for Samuel was BARBOUR.

   Ancestral File Number: BGQ1-KM. User ID: 576.

   General Notes:

Part of the Genealogy of the Barber Family
(Handwritten by ?Col Levi Barber vs Capt Levi Barber)
First Generation
Thomas Barber of Mildred Bradstreet England aged 21 years, sailed from London England, in March 1635 in the ship 'Christian' for America after taking the oath of Allegiance and Subservience, resided in Dorchester Massachusetts afterwards in Windsor Connecticut, was engaged in teh Pequot war under Stoughton, his wife's name Jane, who with her husband both died in 1662. Thomas and Jane had 6 children.
?Second Generation
1st Samuel Barber, son of Thomas and Jane Barber, born in 1648 married 1st wife Mary Cousins or Mary Long, 2nd wife * Drake daughter of John Drake. He had two children by his first wife and two by his last wife.
?Third Generation
2nd Samuel Barber, son of 1st Samuel and Mary Barber, born 1673, married Mercy Holcomb. They had six children, 4 sons and 2 daughters, who removed with their widowed mother, from Windsor to West Simsbury, now Canton, Connecticut in 1738. Mercy Holcomb Barber at the time of the removal was 47 years old. She was 18 years younger than her husband and died in 1787 aged 96 years.
Fourth Generation
3rd Samuel Barber (Dr) born in 1713, died in 1797, 1st wife Tryphena Humphrey; wnd wife Hannah Humphrey, each wife bore 7 children; Tryphena died aged 30 years; Hannah died aged 93 years, the 3rd Samuel Barber was the son of the 2nd Samuel Barber and Mercy Barber.

The Mary and John The Story of the Founding of Dorchester Massachusetts 1630, Maude Pinney Kuhns, Charles E Tuttle Co, Rutland VT, 1943, (CT Historical Society)
p42: "Thomas Holcomb was born about 1601, and is believed to have been the son of Gilbert and Ann Holcomb. He married Elizabeth Ferguson probably after arriving in America, though it has been claimed that they married in England before embarking on the 'Mary and John'...
1. Elizabeth 1634-18 Sep 1712 m 16 Nov 1654 Josiah Ellsworth d 20 Aug 1689
2. Mary 1636-1708 m 3 Oct 1655 George Griswold 1633-1704
3. Abigail 1638-17 Aug 1688 m 11 Jun 1658 Samuel Bissell 1636-17 May 1698
4. Joshua 1640-1 Dec 1690 (Simsbury) m 4 Jun 1663 Ruth Sherwood d 10 Sep 1699
5. Sarah 1642-1654
6. Benajah 1644-1736 m 1667 Sarah Eno 1649-1732
7. Deborah 1646-d young
8. Nathaniel b 4 Nov 1648, a farmer at Simsbury, m 27 Feb 1670 Mary b 23
Sep 1651 dau of Nathaniel Bliss "Children:
Nathaniel 11 Jun 1673-1766 m 1695 Martha Buell 1675-1760
Mary b 17 May 1675
Jonathan b 1678
John b 1680 m 9 Mar 1706 Anna Pettibone
Esther b 1682 m 17 Feb 1708 Bircester Higley Catherine b 1698 m 22 Jan 1707 Joseph Messenger
Sarah b 1691 m 17 Dec 1712 Samuel Barbour (sic)
Benjamin b 15 Feb 1698 m 12 Oct 1727 Hannah Case
9. Deborah 15 Feb 1650-1686 m 12 Oct 1668 Daniel Birge
10. Jonathan b 1653-d young."

The Connecticut Barbers, A Genealogy of the Descendants of Thomas Barber of Windsor Connecticut, Donald S Barber, McDowell Publications, Utica NY, 1992, p5: "After Thomas and Mary were married, they lived in a house built by Thomas in Windsor. About 1670/1671 he moved his family to Simsbury along with his brother Samuel and family... p6: "Children of Thomas and Mary:
"...9. Samuel3, b 17 May 1673; m Sarah Holcomb..." p12: "9. Samuel3 Barber, b probably Windsor CT 17 May 1673; d Simsbury Ct 18 Dec 1725; m Simsbury 17 Dec 1712 Sarah Holcomb, b 15 Feb 1678, d 1787, daughter of Nathaniel and Mary (Bliss) Holcomb.
"In 1738, twelve years after Samuel's death, Sarah moved with her family from their home in Simsbury to a log cabin that her sons built near Barber Brook in West Simsbury.
"Many descendants lived in this area, which became Canton in 1806. The area where many of the Barbers lived was known later as 'Barberton', and lies just above Canton Center. [Ref: Barber Gen; Barber Gen #2; Barbour IX:m,d; Lt: Carol McCarthy; CHS:LBBarbour Ms; Barber Gen #7]..."
"Children of Samuel and Sarah:
"21. Samuel4, b 1713/1714; m/1 Tryphena Humphrey; m/2 Hannah Humphrey.
"22. Thomas4, b 1716; m Elizabeth Adams.
"23. Jonathan4, b 1717; m Jemimah Cornish.
"24. John4, b 4 Dec 1719; m Lydia Reed.
"Mercy4, b 1721; d 14 Jul 1745; m Simsbury 7 Jul 1742 Ephriam Buell Jr, b 24 Nov 1717, d 1745, sonof Ephraim and Mary (Holcomb) Buell; resided at Simsbury. Mercy died on the same day that her second child was born. [Ref: Buell Gen]..."

Digest of Early Connecticut Probate Records, C W Manwaring, Vol II, p154-155: "Thomas Barber Sen, 21 May1713, Court Record, To Samuel Barber: L61-s19-d00"
p464: "Samuel Barbour, Simsbury. Died 18 Dec, 1725. Invt. L306-06-07. Will Dated 7 Dec 1725. I, Samuel Barbour of Simsbury, do make this my last will and testament: Imprimis...[signed] Samuel x Barbour, Ls. 1 Feb 1725-6, Will proved and by this Court approved and allowed, Invt. accepted."

The Holcomb(e) Genealogy History and Directory, Jesse Seaver, PhiladelphiaPA, American Historical-Genealogical Society, 1925, vii 286p 27.5cm, CS71.H725 1925 and 1925a
p41: "Nathaniel (Son of Thomas) Holcomb and His Descendants. (ah)
"201 Nathaniel Holcomb (2- ): b. 4 Nov 1648 in Poquonock Windsor CT; d. 5 Mar (Feb) 1740/1741; rem. to Massacoe, now Simsbury; m. (1) 27 Feb 1670 Mary (dau. of Nathaniel (or Thomas) Bliss (one of the original founders of Hartford CT) and Catherine Chapin dau. of Dea. Samuel Chapin of Springfield, a character in the Charter Oak story (see Part XII); m. (2) 16 (17) Jan 1725 (3 or 2) Sarah, widow of Josiah Owen (d. 29 Sep 1706). He was a Rep from Simsbury and Windsor to the Gen. Court of CT, 1703-1706; 1720-1722; farmer; sergeant in Rev. War.
1 Nathaniel (202)
2 Mary: 17 May 1675.
3 Jonathan (203)
4 John (204)
5 Hester (or Esther): b. 1682; m. 19 Mar 1706 Brewster Higley.
6 Elizabeth: d. 12 Jul 1700.
7 Sarah: 1691; m. 17 Dec 1712 Samuel Barber; she d. 1787. 8 Catherine: 1689; m. 22 Jan 1707 Joseph Messenger.
9 Benjamin: b. 15 Feb 1697 (or 1698); m. 12 Oct 1727, Anna (Hannah) Case
(dau. of Samuel Case, d. 12 Oct 1727..."

The Chapin Book of Genealogical Data, With Brief BiographicalSketches of the Descendants of Deacon Samuel Chapin, Gilbert Warren Chapin, Vol I, Chapin Family Association, Hartford Connecticut, 1924
p17: "Mary Bliss 1-3-3...
m. FEb 27, 1670, Springfield, Nathaniel Holcombe...
Children: HOLCOMBE *7 Sarah b. 1691. d. Dec 14, 1787, ae 96..."
p72: "Sarah Holcombe 1-3-3-7.
dau. Nathaniel & Mary (Bliss) Holcombe.
b. 1691, d. Dec 14, 1787, ae. 96.
m. Dec 17, 1712, Simsbury, Samuel Barber, b. May 17, 1673, d. Dec. 18,
Children: BARBER. *1 Samuel b. 1713. d. Jan 14, 1797. *2 Thomas b. 1616. d. 1792. *3 Jonathan b. 1717. d. 1745. *4 John b. Dec 4, 1719.d. Dec 27, 1797. 5 Mercy b. 1721. m. Ephraim Buell. *6 Sarah b. Apr 1, 1722. d. Dec 19, 1785.

Genealogy of Our Barber Family 1614-1965 by Lucy James COLE Flemming
(Written by Lucy Cole Flemming (great granddaughter of Col Levi Barber from record book kept in the family and from Barber Genealogy compiled by Lillian May Wilson in 1909. Copied from LCF's handwritten account by granddaughter Linda Engle Lackore Summer 2000.)
"Thomas Barber- 2 son of Thomas Barber born 14 Jul 1644, mar 17 Dec 1663 to Mary Phelps (born 2 Mar 1644). Thomas died 10 May 1713 Simsbury Connecticut. Estate valued at L448-182-3d...
"The children of Thomas- 2 and Mary Phelps were the following:
John b 1 Nov 1664 m Mary Holcomb
Mary b 11 Jan 1666
Sarah b 12 Jul 1669 m Andrew Robe
Joanna b 1670 m 3 Jan 1710 Josiah Adkins
Anne b 1671 m Jonathan Higley
Thomas b 7 Oct 1672 m Abigail Buel
Samuel b 7 May 1673 m Sarah Holcomb - (OUR ANCESTOR)
Child b 1677 d young."
"Samuel Barber (son of Thomas) born 17 May 1673 died Dec 1725 mar 17 Dec 1712 to Sarah Holcomb (who was daughter of Nathan and Mary Holcomb) Sarah born 1691 died 1787 age 96 years.
"The Hartford Probate Records contain the following regarding the settlement of Samuel Barber estate: 'Samuel Barber died Dec 1724. Inventory L306-06-07. Will dated 7 Dec 1725.' [pg 37 Barber Genealogy]
"Their children:
Samuel b 1713-14 - (OUR ANCESTOR)
Thomas b 1716
Jonathan b 1717
John b 4 Dec 1719
Mercy b Abt 1721 m Ephriam Buel
Sarah b 1 Apr 1722 m John Case 7 Nov 1745
[Reference pg 37 Barber Genealogy]"

Lucy Mayberry BARBER Cole, Dictated by her father Capt Levi BARBER, and copied by her great grand daughter Linda Jean ENGLE Lackore Summer 2000:
"The first settlers of Simsbury Connecticut came from Windsor Connecticut. A very large proportion of the inhabitants as late as 1845 can trace their ancestry to that small flock who under the pastoral charge of the Rev Mr Warham left England in 1630 and after remaining a short time in Dorchester Massachusetts near Boston removed in the fall of 1635 and spring of 1636 to Windsor Connecticut.
"There were four brothers (sons of Samuel Barber - 3rd Generation) who removed from the old parish (Windsor in 1738 to Simsbury and lived in that portion of it now called Canton, in Hartford County Connecticut) viz Samuel, Thomas, Johnathan, and John Barber, (all) of whom purchased land and lived contiguous to each other.
"Dr Samuel Barber had fourteen children, eleven sons and three daughters, all of whom lived to adult years. He resided on the premises occupied in 1845 by his grandson, Volney G Barber. He died in Jan 1797 aged 83 years. His wife's name was Tryphena Humphrey who died in Jan 1752 aged 32 years, and was the first white person buried in the limits of Canton. The burying ground was given to the town by her brother-in-law, Joseph W Wilcox who was the second person buried there."

Linda Jean ENGLE: "3rd Generation of Barber in America. Lucy Cole Flemming's handwriting says Samuel Barber died in 1722 mar 18 Jun 1713 to Martha Ponder who died (probably) 6 Aug 1758. Their son: Ezekiel born 25 Sep 1721. This data is in conflict with all else listing Sarah Holcomb."

8VL3-VS Samual BARBOUR Born ?Springfield Hampden Massachusetts, BGQ1-KM BARBER Born Springfied Hampden Massachusetts, Mar Simsbury Hartford Connecticut, Died ?Lewisburg Connecticut.

IGI Birth 8620906-19-1396222 BornFather Thomas BARBER Mother Mary PHELPS 17 May 1673 Simsbury Hartford Connecticut.

IGI Marriage 7016222-67-538488 17 Dec 1712 and 8317503-76-1395577 Mar Sarah HOLCOMB 17 Dec ?1715<1712 Simsbury Hartford Connecticut.

LDS Submission: Anna Mae Barber Wright 404 N Delmar Ave San Gabriel California. LDS Heir: AnnaMae Barber Wright 4th Great Granddaughter DrSBJr. Samuel BARBER Mar Sarah HOLCOMB Father of (Dr) Samuel BARBER.

LDS Submission: Mrs Harriet C Larsen 73 South 4th East Logan Utah. LDS Heir: Joseph Nephi Comish c 5th GGNephew il SBSr, 5th GGNephew SH. Samuel BARBER Born 17 May 1673 Springfield Hampden Massachusetts Mar 17 Dec 1712 Sarah HOLCOMB.

LDS Submission: Roy Wilmot Hull Cardston Alberta Canada. LDS Heir: Roy Wilmot Hull 5th Great Grandson TB.

   Marriage Information:

Samuel married Sarah HOLCOMB, daughter of Sergeant Nathaniel HOLCOMB, Sr and Mary BLISS, on 17 Dec 1712 in Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, USA. (Sarah HOLCOMB was born on 15 Feb 1690/91 in Granby, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA, christened in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA and died on 14 Dec 1787 in Barber Brook, West Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.)

   Marriage Information:

Samuel also married Martha PONDER on 18 Jun 1713.


1 Ancestral File Ver 4.10, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ancestral File Ver 4.10, (Copyright (c) 1980, 1997.), 8VL3-VS, BGQ1-KM.

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