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 Mary <I>Agnew</I> Barber

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Mary Agnew Barber

Mary Agnew Barber was born in Atrim, Ireland.

Her husband was John Barber. John Barber landed in Charlestown, South Carolina on December 19th, 1772, a passenger on the ship, "Pennsylvania Farmer". The ship departed Larne, Ireland, in October of 1772. It was one of the five ships chartered by the party of settlers headed by the Covananter Presbyterian Minister, Rev. William Martin. Rev. Martin, having received a "call" from the Presbyterians already settled along Rocky Creek in South Carolina, brought 450 families from Northern Ireland, the southeastern part of Ulster on the River Bann, from his Ballymoney and Kellswater congregations because of high rents, working conditions, and religious persecutions. Conditions in Northern Ireland had been no better for the Covananters than had been the case earlier in their native Scotland.

The state, (Colony then of course) of South Carolina, already heavily populated along the coast , was offering land in the inner sections of the area to settlers of good reputation who would work hard and be good citizens. As early as 1731, the " poor Protestants " were offered this land, and the Scotch-Irish migration had begun in the early 1700's, first to the ports of Pennsylvania and Boston, and then later to Charlestown, in response to Acts of the General Assembly of South Carolina.

John and Mary Agnew Barber had eight children.

Son~ Robert T. Barber
Son~ Samuel Barber
Son~ James Barber
Daughter~ Isabella Barber McCarter

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Gravesite Details Died aged 53 years





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  • Find A Grave Memorial 21615637
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Agnew Barber (unknown–10 Feb 1820), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21615637, citing Beersheba Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Clover, York County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Hope (contributor 46790939) .