(Abt 1588-1644)
(Abt 1592-)
(Abt 1593-)
Sergeant Thomas BARBER, Sr


Family Links

1. John GILLET
2. Captain George NORTON


  • Born: 12 Oct 1651, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
  • Christened: 12 Oct 1651, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
  • Married (1): 8 Jul 1669, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
  • Married (2): Abt 14 Jun 1683, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
  • Died: 29 Mar 1725, Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
  • Buried: 31 Dec 1725

   Another name for Mary was Mercy.

   Ancestral File Number: CKN8-T1.

   General Notes:

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- born about 1614 in County of Bedfordshire England. He came to Windsor Connecticut with a party fitted out by Richard Saltonstall, under Francis Stiles, a master carpenter of London. The Saltonstall party sailed on 16 Mar 1635 on the ship, 'Christian'...
"...He died 11 Sep 1662, married to Jane or Joan (surname not known) daughter of Dutch settler- said to have been first white woman to land in Connecticut. She died 10 Sep 1662. (Reference: Barber Genealogy pg 15-16 etc)
"Thomas and wife Joan had the following children:
John b 24 Jul 1642
Thomas b 14 Jul 1644 - (OUR ANCESTOR)
Sarah b 19 Jul 1646
Samuel b 1 Oct 1648
Mary b 12 Oct 1651
Josiah b 15 Feb 1653

The Connecticut Barbers, A Genealogy of the Descendants of Thomas Barber of Windsor Connecticut, Donald S Barber, McDowell Publications, Utica NY, 1992, p2:
"Children of Thomas and Jane, born at Windsor:
"...Mary2 (Mercy), bp 12 Oct 1651; d Suffield CT 29 Mar 1725; m/1 Windsor 8 Jul 1669 John Gillett, b Windsor 5 Oct 1644, d there 1682, son of Jonathan and Mary (Dolbere) Gillett, the Emigrant; m/2 14 Jun 1683 Capt. George Norton of Suffield, bp Salem MA 28 Mar 1641, d 15 Nov 1696, son of George and Mary (Machias) Norton; (George was first married to Sarah ____, who d in 1682).
"After her parents' death when whe was 9 years old, Mrcy was placed by the court in the home of Walter Fyler until age 18, unless she were married sooner (she was). [Ref: Lt: Betty Simonson; IGI:CT; CHS:LBBarbour Ms; CHS:Fellows Gen; CHS:Norton Ms; Barbour IX]

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.
p18: "Children (of Thomas Barber and Jane or Joan):
"+6. V.Mary, bp. Oct. 12, 1651...
"In the Harford Probate records it will be observed that the name of the fifth child of Thomas and Joan Barber is given as Mercy instead of Mary, as shown above. Also some records seem to indicate that she married a Hale, but the Gillett family records furnish conclusive evidence of her marriage to John Gillett.
"It is possible that in the records showing the name of Hale her marriage was confused with that of her sister Sarah's to Timothy Hall,as a confusion of the names Hale and Hall is quite common."

Digest of Early Connecticut Probate Records, Charles W Manwaring, Vol I Hartford Dist, p184, 20 Oct 1662, Thomas Barber's Will: "Mercy Barber was placed with Lt Walter Fyler and his wife until 18 years of age, unless she marry before with her Master & Dame and Eldest brother's Approbation. To Mercy L36-15-00."

CKN8-T1 Marcy (Mercy) or Mary BARBER Born 1651 Windsor, Chr 12 Oct 1651 ?Salem Essex Massachusetts, Mar Windsor, Died 1725 Suffield Harford Connecticut, Bur 31 Dec 1725.

PJG4-HD Mary BARBER Born 12 Oct 1651 Windsor, Mar Windsor, Died 31 ?Jan 1725.

LDS Submission: Jesse T Warner 827 South 8th West Salt Lake City Utah. LDS Heir: Oliver Harmon 3rd Great Grandson TBSr/JC. Mary or Mercy BARBER Born 12 Oct 1651 Windsor Mar John GILLET Died 31 Dec 1725.

   Marriage Information:

Mary married John GILLET on 8 Jul 1669 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA. (John GILLET was born on 5 Oct 1644 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA and died in 1682 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.)

   Marriage Information:

Mary also married Captain George NORTON about 14 Jun 1683 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA. (Captain George NORTON was born on 28 Mar 1641 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, USA and died on 15 Nov 1696 in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.)

   Marriage Information:

Mary also married HALE.


1 Ancestral File Ver 4.10, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ancestral File Ver 4.10, (Copyright (c) 1980, 1997.), CKN8-T1.

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