Francis Barber, Lieut. Col. (1750 - 1783)

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Birthplace: Princeton, Mercer, New Jersey
Death: Died in Newburg
Managed by: Llewellyn B. Halstead, II
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About Francis Barber, Lieut. Col.

Francis Barber, soldier, educator, was born in 1751 in Princeton NJ. In 1769-76 he conducted an academy in Elizabethtown NJ. He served with distinction all through the revolutionary war; in 1776 he was commissioned major and lieutenant colonel. In 1777 he became inspector general and adjutant general. In 1781 he was selected to quell the mutiny of the New Jersey and Pennsylvania troops. In Lafayette's Virginia campaign of 1781 he performed effective service at the head of a battalion of light infantry. He was accidentally killed by a falling tree Feb 11, 1783 in Newburg. Source: Herringshaw's national library of American biography: contains thirty-five ...p. 225

Barber, Francis (N. J.). Major 3d New Jersey, 18th January, 1776; Lieutenant-Colonel, 28th November, 1776; wounded at Monmouth, 28th June, 1778; wounded at Newtown, 29th August, 1779; wounded at Yorktown, 14th October, 1781; transferred to 1st New Jersey, 1st January, 1781; Colonel 2d New Jersey, 7th January, 1783; accidently killed by the falling of a tree, 11th February, 1783.

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November 26, 1750
Princeton, Mercer, New Jersey
February 11, 1783
Age 32
Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey, United States