Samuel Barber

  • Birth unknown
  • Death 1792
  • Burial New Berlin, Union County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Memorial ID 13555209

He was killed by the timbers of an old barn that fell upon him. Linn's Annals of Buffalo Valley page 276.

"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."

Page 188 has his first name as Thomas.??

Letters of administration for the estate of Samuel Barber granted to Martha Barber and Robert Barber 20 September 1792 in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania (volume 1, p. 96; probate file 37; bondsmen William McCurdy, Thomas Grant and John Joseph Henry; account filed 9 Oct 1806).

Genealogy of the Barber family : the descendants of Robert Barber of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (1890)

(1512) II. 10. SAMUEL BARBER, sixth son of Robert and
Hannah Tidmarsh Barber, m. Martha Henry, of
Lancaster, Pa. He erected a fulling-mill near the
mouth of " Barber's Run." He was second lieutenant
of the first company of Hempfield Township in 1775.
He took the oath of allegiance to the State of Penn-
sylvania in Hempfield Township, Lancaster Co., on
Aug. 8th, 1777. He moved to Buffalo Valley, North-
umberland Co. (now Union), about 1787, in which
year he was a resident of White Deer Hole Valley,
and was taxed with one horse and two cows. He
lived for some time at the mouth of Switzer Run, west
of New Berlin, and was killed by the falling of an old
building, which he was taking down, in 1792. Martha
Barber, his widow, lived in East Buflfalo in 1793, in
which year she was taxed on 150 acres of land, one
horse and one cow. She was an inhabitant of same
place in 1796, when she is mentioned as the owner of
a cabin. She lived in the old place (now, or lately,
the property of Philip Seebold) as late as 1812. She
was quite a noted character in her neighborhood, and
known to every one as "Aunt Mattie." She d. about
1826 or '27.

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  • Created by: Leanne Keefer Bechdel
  • Added: 7 Mar 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13555209
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Barber (unknown–1792), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13555209, citing Dry Run Cemetery, New Berlin, Union County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Leanne Keefer Bechdel (contributor 46601597) .