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John Starr Barber

Birthplace: in or of Groton, New London, CT
Death: Died in Stonington, New London, CT
Place of Burial: Groton, New London, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Congressman Noyes Barber and Mary Smith
Husband of Nancy Lord Barber
Father of Mary Noyes Bentley; Noyes Barber; Phedora Barber; Anna Barber and William Edward Barber
Brother of Noyes Chester Barber; Mary Elizabeth Barber and Ellen Barber
Half brother of Betsey Ann Copp; Henrietta Catherine Chester; Edwin Noyes Barber; Adelaide Barber; Orlando N. Barber and 2 others

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About John Starr Barber

According to a query on the Dennison message board, John Starr Barber married Nancy Lord Noyes (1822- ) and had children Mary Noyes 1842, Noyes 1844, Phedora 1845-1850, Anna 1847, and William Edward 1850-1851. Nancy remarried Benjamin Hilliard in 1852. {'Re: Esther Dennison in 1815' by Grant Scudder Denison, Dennison Message Board, 22 Jan 2003, <>, 23 May 2007} According to 'Connecticut Barbers', John married Nancy Lord Noyes, daughter of Joseph Noyes and Eunice Cheseborough, in 1841. They had children Mary 1841 m. Henry Bently; Noyes 1844; Philura 1844-1850; Anna 1847; and William Edward 1849-1850. "John died in combat in the Civil War. He was on the ship Tosca, when its troops were called upon to storm Fort Fisher in North Carolina." His widow Nancy married Robert S. Taylor in 1866. NOTE: The Nancy Barber who married Benjamin Hilliard, as shown in several sources, was not this Nancy. {'The Connecticut Barbers, a Genealogy of the Descendants of Thomas Barber of Windsor CT', Second Edition, 2001, Donald S Barber, <>, 17 May 2009} In the 1850 census for Groton, New London Co., Connecticut, John S. Barber is 30 [no occupation], Nancy 29, Margaret [Oslana?] 26 Ireland; Mary 9, Noyes 7, Pheline 5 and Anna 3; and Anna Flinn 20 Ireland.

His gravestone is listed with a death date of 1865. {<>}


"In memory of John Starr Barber son of the Hon. Noyes and Mary Chester Barber. Born Groton Conn April 23, 1820. Fell Jan 15, 1865 at the battle of Fort Fisher N.C. Lieut. Chas. L. Franklin executive officer U.S. Steamer Tosco in communicating the sad news of the death of John Barber wrote it is with much regret I have to announce to you the death of John Barber late of this vessel. He was one of a detachment of picked men sent from here on the 15th to assist in storming Fort Fisher and fell early in the assault, killed by a grape shot. While on board this ship he was faithful in the discharge of all his duties and a good man cheerfully obedient and always ready for any service."

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John Starr Barber's Timeline

April 23, 1820
in or of Groton, New London, CT
July 22, 1842
Age 22
Stonington, New London County, Connecticut, United States
February 8, 1844
Age 23
Stonington, New London, CT, USA
September 27, 1845
Age 25
Stonington, New London, CT, USA
January 20, 1847
Age 26
Stonington, New London, CT, USA
July 20, 1850
Age 30
Stonington, New London, CT, USA
January 15, 1865
Age 44
Stonington, New London, CT
Groton, New London, Connecticut, United States