Abel Barber

about 1764–9 February 1817 (Age 53)
Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Abel

When Abel Barber was born about 1764, in Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, his father, John Barber, was 46 and his mother, Lydia Reed, was 39. He married Chloe Case about 1788, in Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 9 February 1817, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 54.

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Family Time Line

Abel Barber
Chloe Case
Marriage: about 1788
Solomon Case Barber
Lydia Barber
about 1792–1854
Chloe Serena Barber
about 1797–1869
Benjamin Barber
Roena Barber
Abel Lester Barber
Abigail Olivia Barber

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1788Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
  • Children


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    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 12
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    Age 12
    The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
    Age 16
    Pennsylvania was always against slavery, even though the first settlers, including Penn, came with slaves. Slavery was not prominent in the area.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name for a barber, from Middle English barb(o)ur ‘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.German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from German Barbier ‘barber’ (compare 1 above).Catalan: occupational name for a barber, barber (see 1 above).

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

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    Sources (2)

    • Abel in entry for Chloe Barber, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
    • Abel Barber Estate probated in Otis Massachusetts

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