Thomas Barbour (Virginia)
|Member of the Virginia House of Burgesses|
May 8, 1769 – May 6, 1776
Serving with James Walker
|Preceded by||Zachariah Burnley|
|Succeeded by||James Taylor|
Orange County, Virginia
|Died||16 May 1825
Barboursville, Barboursville, Virginia
|Citizenship||Kingdom of Great Britain
United States of America
|Spouse(s)||Mary Pendleton Thomas|
Philip Pendleton Barbour
|Parents||James Barbour II|
|Occupation||planter, landowner, statesman|
Thomas Barbour was born in 1735 in Orange County, Virginia, the son of James Barbour, 1707-1775. 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. They had ten daughters (none of whom lived to old age) 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).
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 qurum after June 24, 1775), Barbour represented Orange County in the Virginia House of Burgesses. Thomas died at his son James Barbour's plantation, Barboursville in 1825.
- "Thomas Barbour (1735-1825) profile". arlisherring.com. Arlis Herring. 2008-02-23.
- Green, Raleigh Travers; Philip Slaughter (1900). Genealogical and historical notes on Culpeper county, Virginia. R.T. Green.
- Cyntia Miller Leonard, Virginia's General Assembly 1619-1978 (Richmond, Virginia State Library 1978) pp. 98, 100, 104, 106