|Death: ||Dec. 5, 1883|
Born about 1834 to William M. Barber and Civil Deas. Private Barber married Mary Jane Anne Letchworth, daughter of Stokley Letchworth and Nancy Morris, on March 20, 1854, in Franklinton, La., where his occupation was that of a farmer.
After the outbreak of the War Between the States, Swinton W. Barber joined Captain Hardy Richardson's Washington Rifles. Mustered into Confederate service on July 7, 1861, the company became Company I, Washington Rifles, 9th La. Inf. Regiment.
Private Barber was present on every muster roll and engagement of the 9th La. until his capture on November 7, 1863 at Rappahannock Station. Transferred to Camp Point Lookout, Maryland as a POW, where he remained until exchanged in March, 1864.
In May, 1864 Swinton Barber was furloughed home to convalesce from the effects of being a POW. Unable to return to the 9th La. Inf. in Virginia, he joined Company A, 3rd Louisiana Cavalry and served the remainder of the war with this unit.
After the war, Swinton Barber and his wife Mary, moved to Pike County, Mississippi and raised their family of 5 boys and 2 girls. He died on December 5, 1883 near Magnolia, Pike Co., Ms. and was buried in the James Little Cemetery near East Fork, Ms.
(Courtsey of Joseph D. Barber, Tallassee, Alabama)
Mary Ann Letchworth Barber (1838 - 1920)
Created by: Christopher Beard
Record added: May 14, 2010
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