Noyes Barber

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Noyes Barber
United States Representative
In office
March 4, 1821 – March 3, 1835
Personal details
Born (1781-04-28)April 28, 1781
Groton
Died January 3, 1844(1844-01-03) (aged 62)
Groton
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Catherine Burdick Barber
Children Adeliade Barber

Bestsey Ann Barber Copp

John Starr Barber.

Occupation merchant

lawyer

politician

Noyes Barber (April 28, 1781 – January 3, 1844) was a United States Representative from Connecticut.

Biography[edit]

Barber was born in Groton son of John and Elizabeth (Denison) Barber. He attended the common schools[1] and engaged in mercantile pursuits. He was a major of the Eighth Connecticut Regiment in the War of 1812 where he was detailed to defend the coast towns during the blockade by the British Fleet.[2] He married Catherine Burdick in 1801 and they had two children, Adeliade Barber & Bestsey Ann Barber Copp. Catherine died in 1813 and he married Mary Chester Smith in 1814 and they had two children, Mary Elizabeth Barber Whitman and John Starr Barber.

Career[edit]

Barber was a member of the Connecticut State House of Representatives in 1818. He was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Seventeenth Congress, an Adams-Clay Republican to the Eighteenth, an Adams candidate to the Nineteenth and Twentieth, and an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-first through the Twenty-third Congresses, serving from March 4, 1821 to March 3, 1835.[3] He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1834 to the Twenty-fourth Congress. He resumed mercantile pursuits and was also a member of all Whig conventions from 1836.

Death[edit]

Barber died in Groton on January 3, 1844 (age 62 years, 250 days). He is interred at Starr Cemetery, Groton, Connecticut.[4] He was the uncle of both Edwin Barber Morgan and Christopher Morgan. Both of these men served as Representatives in the United States Congress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Noyes Barber". Litchfield Historical Society. Retrieved 13 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Noyes Barber". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 13 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Noyes Barber". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 13 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Noyes Barber". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 13 January 2013. 

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