He was killed by the timbers of an old barn that fell upon him. Linn's Annals of Buffalo Valley page 276. Page 188 has his first name as Thomas. "Deaths 1792. Samuel Barber, who lived at the mouth of Switzer run, was killed by the falling timber of an old barn he was taking down. One of his daughters married William McConnell, the other Swinehart. His widow, Martha, lived on the old place (now owned by Philip Seebold) as late as 1812."