Barbour family

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Barbour
Ethnicity Scottish
Current region Virginia
Place of origin Scotland
Notable members James Barbour
John S. Barbour
John S. Barbour, Jr.
Philip Pendleton Barbour
Connected families Pendleton family
Taliaferro family
Estate Barboursville

The Barbour family is a prominent American political family of Scottish origin from Virginia.[1] The progenitor of the Barbour family was James Barbour, who emigrated to Virginia from Scotland in the middle of the 17th-century.[1]

Notable members[edit]

The Barbour family's more notable members included James Barbour (10 June 1775–7 June 1842), United States Senator, 18th Governor of Virginia, and 11th United States Secretary of War; John Strode Barbour, Sr. (8 August 1790–12 January 1855), Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia's 15th congressional district; John Strode Barbour, Jr. (29 December 1820–14 May 1892), Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia's 8th congressional district and United States Senator; and Philip Pendleton Barbour (25 May 1783–25 February 1841), Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia's 11th congressional district, 12th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, and Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.