Genealogical and Family History of the State of Connecticut: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of a Commonwealth and the Founding of a Nation. Volume II
Thomas Barbour or Barber, the immigrant ancestor, came to New England in the ship, "Christian," March 16, 1634. He settled in Windsor, Connecticut, in 1635, at the age of twenty-one, with the Saltonstall party, under Francis Stiles. He was a soldier in the Pequot fight. He married, October 7, 1640, Jane -, who died September 10, 1662. He died September 11, 1662.
1. John , baptized July 24, 1642 ; married (first) Bathsheba Coggins , (second) Widow Hannah Bancroft.
2. Thomas , see forward. **
3. Sarah , baptized July 19, 1646 ; married Timothy Hall .
4. Samuel , baptized October 1, 1648 ; married (first) Mary Coggins ; (second) Ruth Drake .
5. Mercy , baptized October 12, 1651 ; married (first) John Gillett ; (second) George Norton .
6. Josiah , born February 5, 1653-54 ; married (first) Abigail Loomis ; (second) Sarah (Porter) Drake .
(II) Lieutenant Thomas (2) Barber , son of Thomas (1) and Jane Barber , was born July 14, 1644 , died May 10, 1713. He removed to Simsbury , and was a carpenter by trade, building the first meeting house there. He married, December 17, 1663, Mary, who died in 1687, daughter of William and Mary (Dover) Phelps, the immigrants. Children: John, born November 1, 1664, married Mary Holcomb ; Mary, born January 11, 1666; Sarah, born July 12, 1669, married Andrew Robe; Joanna, born 1670, married (first) Josiah Adkins, (second) Benjamin Colt; Thomas, born October 7, 1671, married Abigail Buell; Samuel, see forward; Ann, married Jonathan Higley.