Mathew Barber

Male1753–24 April 1830

Brief Life History of Mathew

When Mathew Barber was born in 1753, in Colrain, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Robert Barber, was 27 and his mother, Sarah Mcfarland, was 23. He married Mary Anderson on 28 October 1778, in Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Pelham, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States in 1753. He died on 24 April 1830, in Colrain, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Colrain, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States.

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Mathew Barber
Mary Anderson
Marriage: 28 October 1778
Sally Barber
Robert Barber
James Barbour
Isaac Barbour
Thomas Barber
Mary Polly Barber
Belinda C Barber

Sources (14)

  • Matthew Barber, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Matthew Barber, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Matthew Barber in entry for Polly Barber Bucklin, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"

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  • Marriage
    28 October 1778Massachusetts, United States
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    World Events (6)


    Age 23

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

    1776 · The Declaration to the King

    Age 23

    """At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

    Age 41

    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

    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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