Thomas Barbour (Virginia)

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Thomas Barbour
Born Thomas Barbour
Orange County, Virginia
Died 16 May 1825
Barboursville, Barboursville, Virginia
Nationality American
Ethnicity European American
Citizenship Kingdom of Great Britain
United States of America
Occupation planter, landowner, statesman, and member of the Virginia House of Burgesses
Religion Presbyterian
Spouse(s) Mary Pendleton Thomas
Children James Barbour
Philip Pendleton Barbour
Parent(s) James Barbour II

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

Thomas Barbour was born in 1735 in Orange County, Virginia.[1][2] Barbour married Mary Pendleton Thomas, a first cousin of Edmund Pendleton, in 1771.[1][2] Barbour served as Justice of the Peace for Orange County and held the position from 1768 until his death. From 1769 until 1775, Barbour represented Orange County in the Virginia House of Burgesses. Thomas died at 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.