Abel Barber

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

The Life of Abel

When Abel Barber was born about 1764, in Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, his father, John Barber, was 45 and his mother, Lydia Reed, was 38. 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 53.

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Family Time Line

Abel Barber
Chloe Case
Marriage: about 1788
Solomon Case Barber
Lydia Barber
Chloe Serena Barber
Benjamin Barber
Roena Barber
Abel Lester Barber
Abigail Olivia Barber

Spouse and Children

about 1788
Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States


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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

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 (2)

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

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