Bildad Barber

30 October 1765–27 March 1835 (Age 69)
Hebron, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Bildad

When Bildad Barber was born on 30 October 1765, in Hebron, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Capt David Barber, was 49 and his mother, Abigail Newcomb, was 38. He had at least 2 sons with Eleanor Cutting. He lived in Hebron, Tolland, Connecticut, United States in 1765. He died on 27 March 1835, in Lyme, New London, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Lyme, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States.

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Bildad Barber
Eleanor Cutting
Zachariah R Barber
Mills Olcott Barber

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    Eleanor Cutting




    Zachariah R Barber


    Mills Olcott Barber


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World Events (8)


Age 11

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 11

New Hampshire is 9th state.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 21

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a barber, Anglo-Norman French barber, Old French barbier, from Late Latin barbarius, a derivative of barba ‘beard’. In the Middle Ages barbers not only cut hair and shaved beards, but also practised surgery and pulled teeth.2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from German Barbier ‘barber’.3 Catalan: occupational name for a barber, barber (see 1).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Bildad Barbur, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Bildad Barber, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Bildad Barber in entry for Zachariah Barber, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

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