Thomas Barbour (Virginia)

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Thomas Barbour
Member of the Virginia House of Burgesses
In office
May 8, 1769 – May 6, 1776
Serving with James Walker
Zachariah Burnley
Preceded by Zachariah Burnley
Succeeded by James Taylor
Personal details
Born Thomas Barbour
Orange County, Colony of Virginia
Died 16 May 1825
Barboursville, Barboursville, Virginia
Citizenship Kingdom of Great Britain
United States of America
Nationality American
Spouse(s) Mary Pendleton Thomas
Children James Barbour
Philip Pendleton Barbour
Parents James Barbour II
Occupation planter, landowner, statesman

Thomas Barbour (1735 – May 16, 1825)[1][2] was a prominent landowner and member of the Virginia House of Burgesses.

Thomas Barbour was born in 1735 in Orange County, Colony of Virginia, the son of James Barbour, 1707-1775.[1][2] His elder brother James Barbour (burgess) represented Culpeper County, Virginia in the House of Burgesses from 1761-1765. Barbour married Mary Pendleton Thomas, a first cousin of Edmund Pendleton, in 1771.[1][2] They had ten daughters and five sons. Their sons who likewise held offices included James Barbour (18th Governor of Virginia and 11th United States Secretary of War) and Philip Pendleton Barbour (U.S. Congressman from Virginia and an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court).[1][2]

Barbour served as Justice of the Peace for Orange County, from 1768 until his death. From 1769 until 1776 (although the prorogued house had no quorum after June 24, 1775), Barbour represented Orange County in the Virginia House of Burgesses.[3] Thomas died at his son James Barbour's plantation, Barboursville in 1825.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Thomas Barbour (1735-1825) profile". Arlis Herring. 2008-02-23. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Green, Raleigh Travers; Philip Slaughter (1900). Genealogical and historical notes on Culpeper county, Virginia. R.T. Green. 
  3. ^ Cyntia Miller Leonard, Virginia's General Assembly 1619-1978 (Richmond, Virginia State Library 1978) pp. 98, 100, 104, 106