John Strode Barbour, Sr. (1790 - 1855)

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About John Strode Barbour, Sr.

U.S. House of Representatives 1823-1833

Born at "Fleetwood" near Brandy Station, Va

Aide de Camp to James Madison (War of 1812)

died in Culpepper Va


John Strode Barbour, Sr. (August 8, 1790 – January 12, 1855) was a nineteenth century politician and lawyer from Virginia. He was the father of John Strode Barbour, Jr. and the first cousin of James Barbour and Philip Pendleton Barbour.

Born at "Fleetwood" near Brandy Station, Virginia, Barbour attended private schools as a child and graduated from the College of William and Mary in 1808. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1811, commencing practice in Culpeper, Virginia. He served in the War of 1812 as aide-de-camp to General James Madison and afterward served in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1813 to 1816 and again from 1820 to 1823. Barbour was elected a Crawford Republican and Jacksonian to the United States House of Representatives in 1822, serving from 1823 to 1833. He was a member of the Virginia Constitutional Convention in 1829 and 1830 and returned to the House of Delegates in 1833 and 1834. Barbour was chairman of the Democratic National Convention in 1852 and afterward resumed practicing law until his death at his estate called "Fleetwood" near Culpeper, Virginia, on January 12, 1855. He was interred in the family cemetery on the estate.

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John S. Barbour, Sr.'s Timeline

December 29, 1820
Age 30
near Culpeper, VA, U.S.A.
Age 65