Noyes Barber

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Noyes Barber
United States Representative for Connecticut's at-large congressional district
In office
March 4, 1821 – March 3, 1835
Preceded by Elisha Phelps
Succeeded by Isaac Toucey
Member of the Connecticut House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born (1781-04-28)April 28, 1781
Died January 3, 1844(1844-01-03) (aged 62)
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Catherine Burdick Barber

Adeliade Barber Bestsey Ann Barber Copp

John Starr Barber.

merchant lawyer


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


Barber was born in Groton,Connecticut 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.


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.


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.


  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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