Colonel Levi BARBER, Sr
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1 Washington Ohio Marriage Certificate, Northwest Territory. I hereby certify that Levi Barber and Betsy Rouse both of the County of Washington Territory North West of the River Ohio were joined in the bond of wedlock on the 15th of February 1803, by me. Daniel Story Clark.
2 International Genealogical Index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, IGI, (Copyright (c) 1980, 1997, data as of February 1997), IGI Marriage 7536510-80-1058115. Levi BARBER Mar Betsy ROUSE 15 Feb 1803 Washington Ohio > ?Hartford Connecticut.
3 History of Norfolk Litchfield County, History of Norfolk Litchfield County 1744-1900 From Esq Mills' Papers, David Barber. "David Barber, who married Sarah Lawrence, located on Loon Meadow Road; their children: Humphrey, Tryphena, Daniel, Timothy. Levi, removed to Ohio, and has since been a member of Congress." Ancestry.com.
4 Connecticut Barbers, Donald S Barber, A Genealogy of the Descendants of Thomas Barber of Windsor Connecticut, McDowell Publications, Utica NY, Pg 68, 148. p68: Children of David and Sarah, born at Simsbury...
168.David Humphrey6, b 15 Mar 1770; m Clarissa Whelpley; m/2 Mrs Phebe Dyer Rich.
Tryphene6, b 1773, d 1802, m E Whipple; resided at Hubbardton.
169. Daniel6, b 1 Apr 1775; m Hannah Cobb.
170. Levi6, b 16 Oct 1777; m Elizabeth Rouse.
171. Timothy6, b 1780; m Abigail Clark.
Luther6, b 1783; died young..."
p148:"170. Levi6 Barber, b Simsbury CT 16 Oct 1777; m Elizabeth Rouse of Harmar OH; resided at Harmar
Levi was a merchant in Harmar (now part of Marietta); was elected to the U.S. Congress in 1817 and in 1821, to the 15th and 17th Congresses. [Ref: Barber Gen; GML: Herringshaw's Library].
Children of Levi and Elizabeth:
David7, b 14 Aug 1804; unmarried.
Elizabeth7, b 24 Feb 1807; m Felix Regner; resided at Harmar...
Austin7, b 3 Oct 1809; m _________; resided at Pittsfield IL; had 3 children.
Levi7, b 30 May 1812; died young.
Levi7, b 1 Nov 1814; m Abby Kelly...
5 Surveys, Early Trails, and Traces of Perry County, Surveys, Earl Trails, and Traces of Perry County, (http://www.perrycountyindiana.org/history/survey1805.html), United States Survey of Perry County. A treaty signed at Vincennes on 18 and 27 August 1804 gave the United State control of the region between the Vincennes Tract and the Ohio River extending east to near Louisville. In September 1805 Buckingham extended the E-W Base Line east a distance of 12 miles (2 ranges). A N-S line through this point became the Second Principal Meridian. This Meridian falls around a quarter-mile west of the NE corner of the Vincennes Tract. This point is around 5 1/2 miles south of Paoli and is called Initial Point, the reference point for nearly all surveys in Indiana. Coincidentally, this Meridian lies less that 2 1/2 miles west of the point where Little Blue River meets the Ohio, Jefferson's suggested Meridian point.
As soon as Buckingham completed the line north from the SE corner of Vincennes Tract (the line between R2W and 3W), surveyors Levi Barber, Nahum Bewl, A. Stone, Tupper, and others began subdividing the Vincennes Tract into ranges, townships, and mile-square sections. The Land Act of 1800 prescribed the method for subdividing congressional townships: After outlining a township surveying the sections was to begin at the SE corner (Section #36) and progress to the NW corner (Section #6) so that any excess or deficiency is placed on the west or north sides.
6 US Census 1810, US Census 1810, Ohio, Washington, Marietta. Levi BARBER M20020 F11010.
7 Monroe County Ohio History, Harold P. Haley, secretary of the Woodsfield Chamber of Commerce, Monroe County Ohio History, (1969, http://members.aol.com/RYouCuz/monroeco.htm), Forward, The County Seat. Foreword
This is a history of most of the eighteen townships of Monroe County, Ohio. The material contained herein was accumulated from the "History of Monroe County, Ohio," by H.H. Hardesty & Co., Publishers, dated 1882, articles from various newspaper files, and items written by interested individuals.
The County Seat
The commissioners, appointed by the Legislature in 1814 for the purpose of establishing a seat of justice for the County, decided upon Woodsfield as the place. Prior to the time the County was erected, Archibald Woods of Wheeling, West Virginia; George Paul of St. Clairsville, Ohio; and Levi Barber of Marietta, Ohio, owned land in the territory which is now comprised of the County. They sought to have a new County organized and, accordingly, in 1812, selected the site where Woodsfield now stands. It was in that year that the Town of Woodsfield was surveyed and platted. At that time, Woodsfield was nothing but a wilderness. Woodsfield was properly named -- whether from its location in the woods or from one of the properties is a matter of opinion -- but it was named for a man named Mr. Woods.
8 Thomas Worthington and the War of 1812 in the Northwest, Thomas Worthington, Thomas Worthington and the War of 1812 in the Northwest, Transcriptions of the War of 1812 in the Northwest
The Ohio Historical Society - Ohio Fundamental Documents Searchable Database
), Levi Barber to Worthington. Items relative to the prosecution of the War of 1812 in the Northwest from the Worthington Papers, arranged chronologically
"LEVI BARBER TO WORTHINGTON Marietta June 27th 1813 Hobble T. Worthington. -- Sir/ The Reverend Stephen Blindly of this place has a wish to join the army as Chaplain to Genl Cass Brigade - Genl Cass is anxious that he should have the appointment -- Mr. Blindly is an American in every sense of the word and should he receive the appointment. I am confident he would be of great benefit to the troops with whom he should be associated. I feel a considerable anxiety for the appointment of Mr L. it was at first believed that tile Genl had the power to appoint his own chaplain & Mr L had the promise, it is now generally believed that he has the appointment and would be cause of triumph (for we have some clergymen here too late from N.E.) for some of his Brethren of the Gown - I assure you that he is worth of that on any other appointment within the scope of his profession -- I have sir to request your assistance in obtaining the appointment perhaps it may have already been obtained- Mr. C. our repr. has taken his seat, we shall soon see what course he will tale, I am told he made fair promises - I have no news. your obd.t servt. Levi Barber 205".
9 Biographical Directory of the American Congress 1774-1961, United States Government Printing Office, Biographical Directory of the American Congress 1774-1961
Washington County Historical Society, Inc
417 Second St
Marietta, Ohio), Pg 513. BARBER, Levi, a Representative from Ohio; born in Simsbury, Hartford County, Conn., October 16, 1777; moved to Ohio; was a surveyor in the employ of the Federal Government; member of the State house of representatives in 1806; was commissioned receiver of the United States land office in Marietta, Ohio, on April 1, 1807; aide to Governor Meigs during the War of 1812; elected to the Fifteenth Congress (March 4, 1817-March 3, 1819); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1818 to the Sixteenth Congress; elected to the Seventeenth Congress (March 4, 1821-March 3, 1823); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1822 to the Eighteenth Congress; clerk of the court of common pleas and the court of Washington County; justice of the peace; president of the Bank of Marietta; died in Harmar (now a part of Marietta), Ohio, April 23, 1833; interment in Harmar Cemetery, Washington, DC: United States Government Printing Office, 1950, Ancestry.com.
10 Journal of the Congress of the United States of America, Journal of the Congress of the United States of America, 1789-1873 Executive Proceedings of the Senate. Saturday, February 28, 1807.
The following written message was received from the President of the United States, by Mr. Coles, his Secretary:
To the Senate of the United States:
I nominate Meriwether Lewis, of Virginia, to be Governor of the Territory of Louisiana...
Levi Barber, of Ohio, to be Receiver of Public Moneys at Marietta...
Monday, March 2, 1807.
Ordered, That the Secretary lay this resolution before the President of the United States...
The Senate resumed the consideration of the message nominating Meriwether Lewis, and others, to office. Whereupon,
Resolved, That the Senate advise and consent to the appointment of M. Lewis, T. Todd, J. Tremble, and Levi Barber, agreeably to their nominations respectively.
On the question, Will the Senate advise and consent to the appointment of William Clarke?
It was determined in the negative: Yeas, 9; Nays, 20...
11 Ibid, 1789-1873 House of Representatives. Begun and held in the City of Washington, in the District of Columbia, on Monday, the first day of December, in the year of our Lord, 1817, being the First Session of the Fifteenth Congress, held under the Constitution of Government of the United States:
On which day, being that appointed by the Constitution of the United States for the meeting of Congress, the following members of the House of Representatives appeared, produced their credentials, and took their seats, to wit...
From Ohio, Levi Barber, Philemon Beecher, John W. Campbell, William Henry Harrison, Samuel Herrick...
Begun and held at the Capitol in the City of Washington, in the District of Columbia, on Monday, the third day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty-one, being the First Session of the Seventeenth Congress, under the Constitution of Government of the United States.
On Which day, being that fixed by the Constitution for the meeting of Congress, the following members of the House of Representatives appeared and took their seats...
From Connecticut, Noyes Barber, Daniel Burrows, Henry W. Edwards, Gideon Tomlinson...
From Ohio, Levi Barber, John W. Campbell, David Chambers, Thomas R. Ross,
12 Letters from Congress, Letters from Congress, Levi Barber Sr to Elizabeth Rouse. Washington 11 Dec 1817
My Dear [wife Elizabeth]
Yours of the 4th Instance, enclosing the children's I received this morning. They have given me great satisfaction. I am glad you are fixed even as well as you are. I now can flatter myself that you will not need to work. So now, indeed I hope you will devote most of your time to the children. It will be quite as much as you ought to attend too. My health continues very remarkably good. The letters from the children were a perfect pearl, I was obliged to share them immediately with Judge Ruggles (my considerate friend). They really revived him very much. He says he should almost forget his misfortune & write his children. I shall write to the children.
Your ever sincere fellow, L Barber
20 Dec 1817
My Dear [wife Elizabeth]
I have this morning received Elizabeth's and Austin's letters which has given me great pleasure. I hope they and all the rest of you will continue to write me as often & particular as concerned.
I last night attended a great party at the French Ministers. We get on visiting terms at those places in the following manner. I buy some visiting cards, write my name on one, hire a hack, drive to the house, send the hack man to the door who delivers the card to the servant, and drives off. In return I receive a card as the enclosed- we are then on visiting terms. We went at 8, stayed until 11. The scene was perfectly noble to a backwoodsman. The whole house fitted up in the greatest style. We were first introduced to Madam A M. We wre then at liberty to roam where we pleased, and either talk, dance,, play cards, or drink wine. The supper was in great style. The company numerous enough to fill the whole house, heads of departments, foreign ministers, members of Congress, gentlemen of distinction, and a large concourse of ladies, draped in all fashions, filled all the rooms and almost all standing, talking and crowding about the scene truly novel. I am glad to hear that you are doing as well as could be expected. I think I shall set out tomorrow morning for they began about a week. Tell Thomas not to feed hay oats so fast but will last until spring if necessary I must buy new bran. If he buys let him 50 bushels at a time. Col. Edsel and some of my friends have this moment arrived from Wheeling. Can write no more at present.
My love to all
Your friend L Barber
3 Jan 1818
My Dear [wife Elizabeth]
The mail has just arrived bringing little from Marietta to the 29th US but none from my family. It is the first instance of the kind that has taken place and has affected my life considerably. I had been anxiously waiting for this morning, but I have only to wait two days more when I hope I shall not be disappointed.
The question on my retaining my seat will be decided next week. the Committee to whom the subject has been referred will report unanimously in my favor.
David's letter received by the last mail. I showed it to the members of our mission. They all say it is a very handsome letter and well written. Tell him it is fashionable to superscribe the letter below the center as I will this, not near the top as many do. Nothing new. My love to all.
Adieu L Barber.
7 Jan 1818
My Dear [wife Elizabeth]
I am still enjoying very good health, and the weather very fine and moderate. We have had no snow here yet. By yesterday's mail I did not receive a letter from Marietta. I have generally had some anxiety for mail. I hope you will keep the children to school. It will be as much as you can do to keep them clothed. I wish you to see that they have shoes worn and removed in season. You have now the means I hope you will use them. Tell Thomas he must feed so as to have the hay or oats last out until spring. The more corn and bran must be fed should be likely to fail.
I have nothing new. Give my love to all the children. I hope you and them will write often.
10th Jan 1818
My Love [10 yo daughter Elizabeth]
Your charming letter of the 4th District. I have this morning received your letter. Its correctness of style together with the pleasing information it contains has given me much pleasure. The industry and attention to study which you have practiced with so much success must give great pleasure to your parents and instructors, and go far toward preparing you to be useful in life. I hope your Mother and I and the rest of the children will find time to write soon.
Give my respects to Mr Fields, and return to him my thanks for the attention he has paid and is paying to the instruction of yourself and the rest of the youth of our neighborhood.
Adieu my Love
19 Jan 1818
My Dear [wife Elizabeth]
I am in good health and spirits. almost two months have gone and I trust all is well back home and at Harmar. I dined out yesterday at Mr Young's. Had a very saliable family diner and visit. A fine little boy about the age of Levi added much to my part of the enjoyment.
On Saturday I shall dine with the French ministere. Tell Mr Scott that Mr Hamans called on me yesterday. All well. He says he has a letter for his (Mr Scott's) mother to forward him. I have heard very little from Marietta of late. Trust I hope you are doing as well as could be expected. I want the children to pay all the attention to their studies as they can.
the winter has been moderate here, as I hope it has with you. If the pigs do not do well perhaps it will be best to keep them another year. I hope you and the children will write as often as you can.
I am affectionately
24 Jan 1818
My Dear [wife Elizabeth]
By the last mail I received letters from you, David and Elizabeth, those in part made up for the last time. It gives me great pleasure to hear you are all well. You say Barker has been sick, but do not say what was his complaint.
I began to feel very anxious about home although I hope you do as well without me as you would with. It will be the longest winter that ever I experienced should I stay until April.
Our group continues to be more agreeable as we become better acquainted, but all cannot make up for the comforts of home. I hope you may all continue well, remember me to Ruth.
Mayberry is nominated Receiver. He will return home soon. I have written about a dozen letters this morning.
My love to all
28 Jan 1818
My Love [daughter Elizabeth]
I received your charming letter by the last mail. I find I must depend mostly on you for information respecting the family.
I hope you will continue to write as often as possible. I am happy to learn that the quarter has commenced again. I hope you will continue to pay strict attention to your learning and persuade Austin also to attend and learn all he can.
You must when at home assist in taking care of little Levi who I want to see very much. I hope he is a good boy.
I am in very good health. Give my love to all the family.
Your Affectionate Father
To Miss Eliza Barber
9 Feb 1818
My Dear [wife Elizabeth]
I have written about a dozen letters this evening and got my coat off to go to bed, but my fire is warm, and I will set long enough to write a line to you. For as I never go to bed without thinking of home I may as well write some as think all. I am in very good health. The weather has been very cold for 3 days. I hope the goods arrived before the River became impassable. I hope you will keep yourself and the children warm. What has become of the cloth that Mead was to return? If it is returned and nothing done with it, have it fuller and colored some cheap colour (say Butternut).
I hope you and Ruth take some comfort this winter. You must try and keep the children at school. Kiss my good little Levi every morning before you get up for me.
Your affectionate husband
9 Feb 1818
My Love [wife Elizabeth]
The two lads that were drowned on Monday were found on Saturday the 7th. They were found where the water was but about 4 ft at low and 7 ft at high. One of them was son of the Governor of St Croix. He was here with John Jacob Astor his grandfather. Yesterday (Sunday) they were both carried to the burying place, one was buried and the other carried on to New York. Mr Astor is supposed to be one of the richest men in America.
I hope you will admonish our boys not to go on the ice when there is danger.
I expect Mr Mayberry will be at home before you receive this. Lucy will I hope be happy, I shall be home in April or May and shall have nothing to do but take care of the family, garden, etc. I have had a slight cold, am troubled with the headache for several days, believe I will take a little physic. I feel very well this morning . My love to the family.
Your affectionate husband
14 Feb 1818
I was disappointed this morning in not receiving any letters from the family, but I received one from Mr Fearing of the 4th, one form Mr Hart of the 7th. I therefore presume all is well. I have had one of my winter colds, but not a severe one. I am now very well.
Mr Fearing writes you have had a great snow, but that it is likely to go off gradually. It must however have given you much trouble in our old house. You must keep the dear little children as comfortable as you can. My shirts will hold out abundantly, one has broken a little on the back, in the rest I can see no difference. I now consider myself on the last half of my time.
To Mrs E Barber
21 Feb 1818
My Dear [wife Elizabeth]
Another failure of the mail has taken place this morning. I have had no letters from home since last month. I am in very good health. Should write to more of the family, but have to go to Georgetown this morning. I shall celebrate Elizabeth's Birthday, day after tomorrow. I feel very uneasy about the great snow but I hope it will go off without a freshet.
I am all anxiety for the mail. I expect the first arrival will bring me much news.
My love to all, Affectionately,
To Mrs Elizabeth Barber
25 Feb 1818
Mr Dear [wife Elizabeth]
I am constantly writing but of late receive nothing in reply. All our mails have failed for a long time. I feel very anxious to hear an account of the snow, but from the... I should suppose it would go off gradually in time.
I have had a slight cold for most of the time for the month past, not however to affect my health.
I believe I take them by getting my shoes wet walking to the house, and then sitting after a long time from the finish.
The city is very healthy. One of our members has died at home with the gravel, and one is very sick with the piles. Several of the old fellows are laid in with the gout occasionally. The rest are all well.
Give my love to the children
To Mrs E Barber
28 Feb 1818
My Dear Son [David]
I have not had a letter from the family this month. There is a mail or two over and I hope some letters are on the road. I have received a letter from Mr Scott of the 15th Pressman. All were there well. I hear you have had a great snow. It will make the Rivers dangerous, and I rear a great freshet. You must do all you can to keep out of danger and all you can to assist at home, and constantly keep it in view to correct so as to gain the esteem of all good peoples.
My love to all the family
Your affectionate father
To David Barber
2 Mar 1818
My Dear [wife Elizabeth]
I am still in good health. There will be a motion made today to adjourn the last of this month. I hardly think it will pass. I am of the opinion we shall adjourn by the middle of April. I have great fears you will have a freshet. It is very warm here and has rained considerably the last 24 hours. We have had no snow here of any amount.
Last week I dined with Mr Crawford, Secretary of the Treasury. I also went to the President's place. We have invitations two or three every week, but I accept a few. I shall dine with the President this week. I think the time of my return home will I trust soon arrive.
My love to the children
Adieu L Barber
4 Mar 1818
My Dear Elizabeth
Your charming letter of the 11th Feb and David's of the 18th came to hand yesterday. It gives me much pleasure to hear that Levi is learning so well. I think you must have exerted much of your good disposition and kindness in assisting him.
David says he had gotten a cold. I hope he is well long before this time.
I hope the children will all try to assist each other, and render them not only as happy, but as respectable as they can with all who may know them.
any wrong done by ours will in some degree attest to all the family. I hope this idea will always be kept in mind. Let it always be recollected that every act done affects not only the one doing it, but also all those which it most dearly loves, and is bound to do so by the very laws of nature.
My love to all the family and to Uncle Fearing
Your loving father
25 Mar 1818
My Dear [wife Elizabeth]
By the last mail I received yours of the 13th and also one from David of the same date. I am somewhat relieved that there was no greater loss by the freshet. Your mail must have been very irregular. I discover you only acknowledge the receipt of mine of 25 Feb. This will in some measure account for your complaint of my not mentioning the time I should return. I expect we should about the 20th April possibly not before the last.
General Herrick's election was decided in his favor by those only majority. My case stands on precisely the same grounds. Should it be warmly contested, I might lose my seat, but I apprehend no difficulty.
You mention my having several colds. They have been slight. I have on the whole enjoyed remarkable good health.
I have heard of the death of W Houghland. It will be an irreparable loss to his family. Nothing but their religion can support them under the affliction.
I shall return as soon my circumstances or situation will permit (possibly sooner than I wish) at least in that way.
My love to the children and Ruth.
28 Mar 1818
My Dear [wife Elizabeth]
This morning I received letters from Henry and Judge Fearings of 18th Dist with the pleasing news that all is well at home with detail of business etc.
I am in very good health, rather more fleshy than when I left home. Life's well but very lonesome. My room begins to look even more like an old bachelors or hermits.
I hope I shall soon see you and the children and find you all as fat as pigs.
I expect we shall adjourn the 21st April night
My love to the children
House of Representatives
5 Apr 1818
My Dear [wife Elizabeth]
I have had letters from Mr Scots of the 27th Dist from which I learn all was well. This is Saturday. We have only 2 weeks and two days more to stay. The time drawing so near and my anxiety to see home and dear family great that I can do no business. I have almost done with writing letters. I am still in good health. We have had a few days of warm weather, rain today.
To Mrs E Barber
20 Apr 1818
2 o'clock PM
My Dear [wife Elizabeth]
The long looked for time is near at hand. I leave here in three hours. Shall probably be detained at Winchester one day for horse. I expect to suffer much for two or three days for I have become almost as bad as Aunt Fearing about taking colds. I took a head cold two days since going to Georgetown, a very cold and windy day. I am much better of it . I go to Alexandria in the steam boat. Shall be at Winchester tomorrow.
I am in great spirits.
Friday 24 [April 1818]
Mr Dear [wife Elizabeth]
I left Washington Monday evening at nine and went to Alexandria Tuesday. I traveled in the stage 75 miles to Winchester where I waited one day for the horse. We departed yesterday. We rode 43 miles to Romeriz. I think I was never so fatigued. We breakfasted before we started, and rode 18 miles to this place. I am now very well. I shall have dinner in a few minutes, and ride 18 miles further if no accident happens. My man travels very well, but her back is very sore. The weather is very cold. I understand there is considerable snow in the mountains, where I expect to traveling will be bad. It is very good here.
12 Dec 1818
My Dear [wife Elizabeth]
The House does not sit today, but I have been till now (2 o'clock PM) writing letters of business. I have just time to say that I am well. The weather is fine. Two mails should have arrived from the West this morning, both have failed. I am disappointed of the pleasure I anticipated in hearing from you and the dear little children, but I hope all are well. With Mr Taylor and Nabby, I have every confidence you will be as well provided for as you could expect. The winter will soon pass away, when I trust I shall never again be absent from home for so long a time. I have been...My love to the children.
13 Letters, Giles Barber to Levi Barber Sr. Canton Dec 24th 1821
To Hon Levi Barber Member of Congress
I have been informed that you are the son of David Barber of Castleton Vermont deceased (I think) and grandson of Samuel Barber of West Simsbury (now Canton) deceased. My object in writing is to ascertain the fact respecting our relationship, to present you my respects, and solicit a correspondence. It gives me much pride (I hope that you will not think that to be wicked) to boast that some of our own are thought worthy of honor. Our family are more eminent for piety than talents, and their talents are not of the blustering kind. Elijah the last of my father's first wives' son died a little more than a year ago. Before he took his winged flight he requested me to write the Hon Levi Barber of Congress, but I informed him that I was not a member and I knew not his place of residence. I am able to give you as much information of your relations here as any man, and should be glad to inquire of you of some information of some of my relatives. I even have taken great interest in the proceedings of Congress, and have all the newspapers which I will even obtain and all the pamphlets our family strife has engendered bound in volumes. I have not the honor to be known by any of the members from this state at present though I know Maj Reefs very well yet he does not know me. Excuse the egotism herein exhibited, accept my respects and please to return me an answer.
Canton Mar 18th 1822
To Hon Levi Barber Member of Congress
Your favor of the 19 of January was duly and thankfully received, and I should have written sooner had I dared obtrude my gibberish among the elegant [love letters added later] of Gen Jackson and Judge of Promentin. I will now give you some account of your relatives. Your Grandmother's name was Tryphena Humphrey of as good a family as any in the place, she died in January 1752 aged 32 and was the first white person buried in the limits of this town. The burying ground was given by her brother-in-law Joseph Willcox who was the second person buried there. Your Grandfather was one of the first settlers of West Simsbury remarkable for his skill in hunting which one time, as the Indians afterwards talk, deterred them from butchering the family. He died Jan 14, 1797 aged 84. Your Uncle Elijah left 3 children, 1 son David and two daughters in good circumstances. Probably you have already been informed that your Uncle Timothy died Apr 12, 1817 and left this property to Frederick Bandle, my sister's son) an industrious, pious, and laborious man. My mother who literally followed the divine direction of taking no thought for tomorrow died the 28 of Jul 1819 aged 93. She left 7 children: Tryphena, who is now Widow Johnson I believe now lives with her son in law Charles Warren at Darby Creek OH, Joel who lives within about 24 miles of Montreal Canada, Hannah who probably lives her son ( a holy man) in Columbia NY, Sarah who lives in this place, Asbel who lives in Canada and Jesse who lived in the town of Swanton VT in good circumstances but died March 24, 1813 in the state of New York 100 miles from here.
No kind domestication so that his pale ghost only graced his funeral bier.
Three of your mother's sisters married in this place. Pretience who married Jacob Barber. She died some years ago and left a large family who live some in this village and some in New York and Ohio. Another of your maternal aunts married Capt Uriah Case but died while young and left 4 children, 3 daughters and a son. 1 daughter is dead. 1 lives in the state of New York. 1 daughter Widow Taylor lives in Worthington Ohio. The son Uriah Case Jr I suppose lives somewhere near Scioto Ohio teaches a school ['master ignoramus'- added later!]. Another of your aunts married Edward Case is now living in this place. She is a smart woman, has 4 children, 1 son and 3 daughters in easy circumstances.
If we may judge of members of Congress by the newspapers, Randolph is much superior to any others. Such discourse in ancient times would have made the mountains or at least the trees and savage beasts to dance but now as it was said of a bad fiddler he moves nothing but tongue his fiddle stick. Mr Wright's speech about * is much the best that I have seen.
I wish that you would write to me again before Congress adjourns.
Accept my respite
To Hon Levi Barber March 19. Just as I was going to the Post Office I had the satisfaction of receiving your favor and News Paper etc. I live 4 miles from the Post Office.
(FLF- Jun 2001).
14 Land Patent, Land Patent, Document No 111, Accession No OH0010__.111. Levi BARBER, OHIO 15 Jul 1825, S1/2NE Sec 8, Twnshp 2-N, Range 11-W, Ohio River Survey
Bureau of Land Management http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/asp/response.asp?SearchType=1
Full Context of Ohio Land Records, Patentee: LEVI BARBER, Land Office: MARIETTA, Document Number: 111, Title Authority: CASH ENTRY SALE, Signature: Y, Signature Date: 1825/07/15, Description Number: 1, Aliquot Parts: S
15 US Census 1830, US Census 1830, Ohio, Washington. 1830, BARBER, LEVI, Washington County, OH, Marietta City, State or Colonial Census, OH Early Census Index, OHS1a174778.
16 Letters, R M Stimsonn To David Barber Esq. Columbus OH
Letters rec'd. No means here to find out where your father surveyed in Indiana. By writing to Hon NH Van Vorhes, he can probably get from the Plats of the Vincennes Dist in the Land Office, the dates, for the name of the Surveyor and Date are given on them.
I find by the plats here that your father surveyed in Ohio
Township 8 Range 7, Township 7 Range 7, Township 7 Range 6, Township 6 Range 7, Township 5 Range 6- Sep, Oct & Nov 1801
Township 5 Range 7, Township 4 Range 7, Township 3 Range 7, Township 2 Range 7- April & May 1801
Township 1 Range 5, Township 2 Range 5, Township 3 Range 5, Township 4 Range 5, Township 1 Range 6, Township 2 Range 6, Township 3 Range 6- 1803
Township 5 Range 4, Township 3 Range 3, Township 5 Range 6, Township 4 Range 5, Township 3 Range 4, Township 2 Range 3- 1805
R M Stimsonn.
17 The American Pioneer, The American Pioneer
, (Cincinnati OH , Stimson Collection, Class 051, 1843, Book A51P 55838), Vol 2 Pg 112-34. Shortly after our call on Alonzo F Rouse, Belpre, Mrs TD Phillips, Marietta, said there is a book in Marietta College Library, in which the journey of the Rouse family and others to Ohio, is given in detail, as related to Dr S P Hildreth by Mrs Bathsheba ROUSE Greene, Marietta...Parts relating to the Rouse family are here copied. It corrects come of Alonzo Rouse's records-LCP...
Elizabeth married Levi Barber Esq, for many years receiver of public monies and member of Congress, for this district during two sessions...
18 Portrait Biographical Album of Pike and Calhoun Counties, Biographical Publishing Company, Portrait Biographical Album of Pike and Calhoun Counties
, (Barber Agency, Insurance Since 1926, 111 East Washington St, Pittsfield IL), Austin Barber. Austin Barber was of English ancestry. His parents, Levi and Elizabeth (Rouse) Barber, were natives of New England. The former was born in Vermont 16 October 1777, and was one of the first settlers in Marietta Ohio where he died at the age of sixty years. His business was that of a merchant, and he held position of Postmaster for many years, also serving for a considerable period as Member of Congress, and did a great deal of surveying in Ohio and Kentucky. Politically he was a Whig, and was personal friend of Henry Clay. Mrs Barber went to Ohio with her parents during her girlhood and spent long years in Marietta dying there in her fifty-ninth year...
19 Genealogy Notes, Genealogy Notes, Lucy Mayberry Barber. Part of the Genealogy of the Barber Family
Levi Barber, son of David and Sarah Lawrence born 16 Oct 1777, died 23 Apr 1833 married Elizabeth Rouse, daughter of Capt John Rouse 15 Feb 1803.
Col Levi Barber was born at Simsbury Litchfield Co Connecticut 16 Oct 1777. Moved from there to Rutland Vermont and came from there to Ohio in 1799. He was a land surveyor and first went to Kentucky in search of work. Not obtaining a contract for surveying he came through Ohio as far as Rutland Meigs Co and stopped with Brewster Higley for a short time, whom he had known in Vermont. In starting from Higley's for Marietta through the wilderness he aimed for the mouth of the Little Hocking and running by a pocket compass, he struck the stream about 20 rods above the mouth. He then surveyed land on an appointment from General Rufus Putnam, then Surveyor General of the United States on the Little Muskingum and what is now Monroe County also near Zanesville. In the Spring of 1804 he went to Louisville Kentucky and from there to Vincennes Indiana.
20 Chapin Book of Genealogical Data, Gilbert Warren Chapin, Chapin Book of Genealogical Data, With Brief Biographical Sketches of the Descendants of Deacon Samuel Chapin, (Vol I, Chapin Family Association, Hartford Connecticut, 1924
), Pg 571. David Barber 1-3-3-7-1-4. b. July 12, 1746, d. 1783, Revolution. m. Sarah Lawrence, b. Jul 31, 1750. children: BARBER... 4 Levi b. Oct 16, 1777...
21 Rouse Family of Belpre Ohio, Rouse Family of Belpre Ohio, Rouse Family of Belpre Ohio. by Lucy COLE Fleming (notes), Seldon COLE, Mrs Clarence SLOAN, Laura Curtis PRESTON- 30 Mar 1939.
...Elizabeth (Rouse) Barber b 16 Jun 1772, d 28 Jun 1831, m 15 Feb 1803 Levi Barber b 16 Oct 1777, d 23 Apr 1833, son of David & Lucy (sic) (Lawrence) Barber of Massachusetts or Vermont...
22 Genealogy of Our Barber Family 1614-1965, Lucy James COLE, Genealogy of Our Barber Family 1614-1965, 6th Generation. SIXTH GENERATION
Levi Barber -6 (son of David -5, Dr Samuel -4, Samuel -3, Thomas -2, Thomas -1) born 16 Oct 1777 Simsbury Connecticut, mar 15 Feb 1803 Elizabeth Rouse.
Elizabeth was born 1722 and was 3rd child of John Rouse of Belpre and a descendant of Myles Standish and John and Priscilla Alden- Elizabeth died 28 Jun 1831.
Col Levi Barber died in 1833 and is buried in the Harmar Cemetery.
Their children were as follows:
David born 14 Aug 1804
Elizabeth born 24 Feb 1807 m Felix Regnier
Austin born 31 Oct 1809 mar in Illinois (Brad's ancestor)
Levi 1st born 30 May 1812 died 30 May 1812
Levi 2nd born 1 Nov 1814 mar Abigail Kelly whose father was stolen by the Indians.
Col Levi Barber was at one time a government surveyor, aid to Gov R I Meigs in the War of 1812; Clerk of the Courts of Common Pleas and Supreme Courts for the County of Washington State of Ohio; Receiver of the US Land Office at Marietta Ohio and was a member of Congress for four years from 1817 to 1819 and from 1821 to 1823 from the Marietta District in the State of Ohio 15th and 17th District.
It was he who built the brick house 'Barber Homestead' in what was Harmar at the north side of the 'public Commons' built in 1829- but occupied a house that stood just above where he built. This house now known as 407 Fort St Marietta Ohio.[Reference: Family History written by Mrs Lucy Mayberry BARBER Cole in 1871].
23 Biography, Biography, Col Levi Barber by Lucy James Cole. Col Levi Barber was born at Simsbury Connecticut Litchfield Co 16 Oct 1777. He came to Ohio from Rutland Vermont. He was a land surveyor and first went to Kentucky in search of work. Not obtaining a contract for surveying he came up the Ohio as far as Rutland, Meigs County and stopped with Brewster Higley for a short time, whom he had known in Vermont. In starting from Higley's for Marietta through the wilderness he aimed for the mouth of Little Hocking, and running by a pocket compass he struck the stream about twenty rods above the mouth. He then surveyed lands under an appointment from Gen Rufus Putnam then Surveyor General of the United States, on the Little Muskingum and what is now Monroe county, also near Zanesville.
In the spring of 1804 he went to Louisville KY and from there to Vincennes IN having a contract for the survey of Government lands in Indiana. In this survey he was engaged from the spring until January. Geo Warth was hunter for the camp and John Wiser was cook and camptender. Wiser was once sent to Louisville to purchase supplies, and during his absence the camp was robbed by the Indians. The whole company went after the Indians, and after some little trouble with the Indians, recovered all the property, mostly cooking utensils. The delay and difficulty of procuring supplies was so great and leaving the camp alone so dangerous, that Col Barber wished to finish the survey with the supplies on hand which they did. They finished the survey, broke camp and started for Louisville. The weather was intensely cold and they were nearly out of provisions, the hunter only having a poor she wolf, game being very scarce and the snow very deep. A portion of the wolf was made into soup or broth, but it did not suit the appetites of the men and very little was swallowed. The Colonel was an active and fast pedestrian. He could go around the crooked places in the streams frozen over, the ice not being strong enough to sustain them, but as the weary hands could not follow him, they having to travel much father than by a straight line, and as loss of time might cause the loss of life, he took a bee line and broke the ice with his Jacob-staff and waded through the streams, the hands following as best they could. At last one of the hands gave out and refusing to go further, laid down in the snow and said he might as well die there as anywhere else. The Colonel, after he and the rest of the company had failed to persuade him to go on, cut and trimmed a hickory switch and gave him a sever flogging, got him excited and angry, and he went on, but threatened to take the Colonel's life; yet when they reached a cabin on their route where they left him, he thanked the Colonel for saving his life. The Colonel said he would rather have been whipped himself than to flog the man so severely, but it was the only means of preventing him from freezing to death. the hands were paid off at Louisville and Barber, Warth and Wiser returned to Marietta, Ohio...
"Col Barber afterward settled in Point Harmar, where he lived many years and died in 1833. He was a Government surveyor, aide-de-camp to Gov Meigs in 1812, Clerk of the courts of Common Pleas and Supreme Court of Washington Co, Receiver of the United States Land Office at Marietta and member of Congress years from 1817 to 1819 and from 1821 to 1823. Died 23 Apr 1883.
24 Holcombe Family Genealogy, James and Randal Holcombe, Holcombe Family Genealogy, (http://www.holcombegenealogy.com/
), Descendants of Thomas Holcombe, 1254 David Barber. 1254. David Barber and Sarah Lawrence had the following children:
2837 i. David Humphrey6 Barber(1909) was born in Simsbury, CT March 15, 1770.
2838 ii. Tryphene Barber was born 1773. Trypnene died 1802 at 29 years of age. She married E. Whipple.
+ 2839 iii. Daniel Barber was born April 1, 1775.
2840 iv. Levi Barber(1910) was born in Simsbury, CT October 16, 1777.
2841 v. Timothy Barber(1911) was born in Simsbury, CT 1780.
2842 vi. Luther Barber(1912) was born 1783. Luther died young.
25 Ibid, Descendants of Michael Humphrey, 127 David Barber. 127. David5 Barber (Tryphena4Humphrey, Samuel3, Samuel2, Michael1) was born on 12 Jul 1746 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT. He married Sarah Lawrence, daughter of Samuel Lawrence and Patience Bigelow. He died on 2 May 1783 at age 36.
DAR record number 19307.
Children of David5 Barber and Sarah Lawrence were as follows:
i. David Humphrey6; born 15 Mar 1770 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.
ii. Trypnene; born 1773; married E. Whipple; died 1802.
281. iii. Daniel, born 1 Apr 1775 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT; married Hannah Cobb.
iv. Levi; born 16 Oct 1777 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.
v. Timothy; born 1780 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.
vi. Luther; born 1783; died young.
26 Tallow Light, Tallow Light, 16. Levi Barber Recollections- Harmar Ohio, PERiodical Source Index (PERSI) 3 Nov 1985
Barber, Ancestry.com 20 Jul 2000.
27 Washington County Ohio to 1980, Washington County Historical Society, Inc,
, Pg 83, Colonel Levi Barber. Colonel Levi Barber was born in Conn. in 1777. He lived with his parents in Vermont through his youth and came to Marietta in 1799, where he settled in Harmar. In 1802 he married Elizabeth Rouse and set up housekeeping adjoining Fort Harmar. He was a Government Surveyor; was Aide to Gov. Meigs in the War of 1812; and was Clerk of Court of Common Pleas and Supreme Court in Washington County. He was Postmaster and receiver of U.S. Lands. He was in Congress in Washington, D.C. for two terms 1817-19 and 1821-23 for the Marietta District.
In 1829 he built the family homestead on the same lot as the original home. This home is a large brick house which stands at the present time at 407 Fort St.
To this marriage were Born: David 1804, Elizabeth 1807 (married Dr. Felix Regnier) and built a home on the adjoining lot-their house was torn down in 1976. Austin 1809. Levi 1812 (died 1813) and Levi II, 1814. David and Austin moved to Illinois; however, Levi remained at the homestead, and when his father Col. Levi died in 1833, Levi II lived on in the home.
(Photo of Colonel Levi Barber home, built 1829)
Submitted by: FlorenceEngle.
28 Tallow Light, Tallow Light, Historic Harmar by Nancy Hoy. The following manuscript is a history of Harmar that was presented to the Ohio Preservation Office in 1992 as a boundary increase to the existing Harmar Historic District
...Following the Revolutionary War, large numbers of settlers immigrated to the newly acquired lands north and west of the Ohio River, staking claims wherever they desired. They became so numerous that they even elected their own governor. Determined to settle this area in an organized manner, Col Josiah Harmar of the US Army authorized Major Doughty to construct a fort at the confluence of the Ohio and Muskingum Rivers for the purpose of driving out the squatters. The fort also offered some protection for the surveyors who were marking off the Seven Ranges in the eastern part of the Territory. In addition, the post also protected the Indians who had signed over these lands earlier at Fort McIntosh (Beaver Creek) in Pennsylvania. In this regard, Fort Harmar was unique in its original purpose. However, by 1791, the mission of the fort would assume a more traditional role in protecting the settlers from the marauding Indians.
The fort was begun in the autumn of the year 1785, but not completed until the following year. The position of the fort was well chosen, as sweeping views of both rivers were possible...
Unlike the nearby Campus Martius, located on the east side of the Muskingum River, all remains of fort Harmar have disappeared. Some feel that the former fort location is about 200 feet from the riverbank as evidenced by stones found during one of the periods of low water in the 1930s. Other local historians feel that the fort was closer to the current bank. However, partial removal of the bank to elevate Gilman Street has effectively erased any visual remains of this fort...
The Harmar Cemetery was established in 1796 with the entrance off Wood Street. Today the western portion is bordered by Fort Harmar Drive...
Also situated on Fort Street at 407 is the large, two story, Adam style brick house of Col Levi Barber, constructed in 1829 and remaining in the family to this day. The Colonel served in the War of 1812, and as a member of Congress from 1817 to 1819, and from 1821 to 1823. Because the house has remained in the family all these years, there are many mementos from the original family members, including letters from the Colonel while in Washington addressed to Point Harmar. Across the street from this house which served previously a the family home. Letters home caution Mrs Barber to be sure to fill the cracks between the logs before winter sets in. With the erosion of the Muskingum River at the confluence, the site is now part of the riverbank.
Behind this house is a small two-story brick structure that was built for the I.O.O.F. Lodge #115 in 1845 on land purchased from Capt Levi Barber. Repurchased by the Barber family after the new hall was built on Gilman Street, it was then sold in 1909 to the Marietta Fire Department as a firehouse. It was again repurchased by the family after the new fire station was constructed in 1931 and is currently serving as an apartment. At one time it had also served as a blacksmith shop, and a local physician used the upper story to make his medicines.
It is believed that the Barber house was designed by a local architect, Joseph Barker, because of the design similarities between this house, Barker's own home at Wiseman's Bottom on the east bank of the Muskingum river, and his son's house at Lower Newport along the Ohio River, both extant. Unfortunately, other buildings credited to Barker have been razed. However, early photographs of some of these buildings attest to these similarities. They include the use of the Adam style doorway, the highlighting of the center window on the upper levels, and immured chimneys. Most noted was the home of Dr Samuel Hildreth, situated on the site of the present-day annex of the Washington County Courthouse...
Prior to the Embargo Act of 1806 and the advent of steamboating in 1811, Marietta and Harmar were known for their shipbuilding activity. Large ocean going vessels were constructed on both sides of the Muskingum River to be floated down the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers to New Orleans for final fitting...
Between 1820 and 1830, Harmar was the chief point of boat building in the city. Circa 1832, Captain William Knox (1799-1887) established a steamboat yard at Harmar, with 75 vessels constructed by 1887...
The railroad bridge was closed on 2 Feb 1968, the railroad company citing low traffic due to increased usage of river barges for the shipping of goods...When the Historic Harmar Bridge Company purchased the bridge from the Baltimore and Ohio Company in 1985, the swing span was closed and the walkway repaired and opened to pedestrians once again...
The most recent improvement to Fort and Maple Streets is the placement of historic street lamps and benches by the City of Marietta...
29 Bioguide to Congress, Bioguide to Congress, (http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000124), Levi Barber. BARBER, Levi, a Representative from Ohio; born in Simsbury, Hartford County, Conn., October 16, 1777; moved to Ohio; was a surveyor in the employ of the Federal Government; member of the State house of representatives in 1806; was commissioned receiver of the United States land office in Marietta, Ohio, on April 1, 1807; aide to Governor Meigs during the War of 1812; elected as a Republican to the Fifteenth Congress (March 4, 1817-March 3, 1819); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1818 to the Sixteenth Congress; elected to the Seventeenth Congress (March 4, 1821-March 3, 1823); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1822 to the Eighteenth Congress; clerk of the court of common pleas and the court of Washington County; justice of the peace; president of the Bank of Marietta; died in Harmar (now a part of Marietta), Ohio, April 23, 1833; interment in Harmar Cemetery.
30 Biography, Biography, Descendants of Levi Barber Sr by Lucy James Cole. Notes Handwritten in 1971 by Lucy James COLE Flemming:
Col Levi Barber born 1777 at Simsbury CT Homestead 407 Fort St, was Harmar Built in 1829. However, there was a house on the lot Barber family lived in before building.
Seven generations have enjoyed this home- never has been in any other family. At present occupied by:
4th generation Mrs Lucy Cole Flemming 90 years old,
5th generation Mrs Florence Engle,
6th generation Miss Nancy Engle,
7th generation (part time) Scott G Berry 7 yrs old, Diana Berry
Original occupant Col Levi Barber makes the 1st, Capt Levi Barber 2nd, Lucy Mayberry Barber Cole 3rd generation.
Col Levi Barber was commissioned Colonel in War 1812.
His father David 4th generation in US was in Revolutionary War- battle of Lexington and permanently injured at Bunker Hill.
Levi's son Levi II was Captain in Civil War.
Later years Seldon R Flemming Capt in World War.
Levi was the 4th generation- from first ancestors over to US thay left Windsor England in 1630 on the ship Christian and came to Simsbury Connecticut now call Canton.
Levi when young, 6 years old, moved with parents to Rutland Vermont and lived there until 1799 when he came west at 22 years of age as a surveyor and had commission with Governor Meigs, was Clerk of Courts, Congressman for two terms 1817-1821 and 1822-1823 etc.
State Deed for this property recorded in Auditors office Columbus dated 1805.
31 Genealogy Notes, Genealogy Notes, Col Levi Barber by Lucy James Cole. Copy of paper written by Lucy James Cole:
Col Levi Barber- who was our great grandfather and the builder of this old homestead came from Rutland Vermont in 1799. He was a Land Surveyor and went first to work in Kentucky and surveyed lands under an appointment from General Rufus Putnam then Surveyor General of the US.
Col Barber surveyed in Kentucky around Louisville and then in Vincennes Indiana having a contract for the survey of government lands in Indiana.
Coming to Marietta through the wilderness, he aimed for the mouth of Little Hocking and running by a pocket compass, he struck the stream about 20 rocks from the mouth.".
32 Window to Marietta, A Tribute to our Bicentennial, The American Association of University Women, Window to Marietta, A Tribute to our Bicentennial, The Levi Barber House, 407 Fort Street, 1829. The Levi Barber House 407 Fort Street 1829
The Levi Barber House in West Marietta, formerly known as Harmar, commands a beautiful view of the confluence of the Ohio and Muskingum Rivers. The house of Federal style was built in 1829 by Joseph Barker. The House is symmetrical, having a central door with fan and side lights; a second floor window over the door has the same arrangement. The chimneys are immured. Brick for the house was fired in a kiln located near where the Marietta College Boat House stands. A son literally handled every brick loading and unloading all of them.
Colonel Levi Barber, first owner, was born in Connecticut in 1777. He lived his early life in Vermont, and came to Marietta in 1799. In 1803, he married Elizabeth Rouse, direct descendant of Miles Standish and Priscilla and John Alden. Colonel Barber, an active public servant, was a U.S. surveyor, aide to Governor Meigs in the War of 1812, clerk of courts of the Common Pleas and Supreme Courts of Washington County and served in the U.S. Congress for Marietta district. He died in 1833...
The house has always been in the same family and is now owned by Florence Flemming Engle, the great great granddaughter of the first owner, Levi Barber.
33 Encyclopedia of American Biography, Herringshaw, Herringshaw's Encyclopedia of American Biography of the Nineteenth Century, Pg 77. BARBER, LEVI, congressman, was born in Litchfield county, Conn. He was a representative in congress from Ohio from 1817 to 1819, and again from 1821 to 1823, Ancestry.com.
34 Barber Genealogy, Lillian May Wilson, Ed, Sect I Descendants of Thomas Barber of Windsor Connecticut 1614-1909, Publ John Barber White, Haverhill Mass, Press of the Nichols Print, 1909 clxiv 659ph 24cm, 10-11369, CS71.B24
, Pg 85, 140. p85 Children of David Barber (228):
+674. IV. Levi, b. Oct 16, 1777..."
p140 674. Levi Barber6 (David5, Dr Samuel4, Samuel3, Thomas2, Thomas1), b. Oct 16, 1777; m. 1802 Elizabeth Rouse of Harmer, OH.
1419: I. David, b. Aug. 14, 1804; unmarried.
1420: II. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 24, 1807; m. Dr. Felix Regner; she d. 1859, in Harmer, OH.
1421. III. Austin, B. Oct. 3, 1809.
1422. IV. Levi, b. May 30, 1812; d. in infancy.
+1423. V. Levi (2nd), b. Nov. 1, 1814; m. Abby Kelly.
35 Marietta Virtual Tour, Marietta Virtual Tour, Marietta-Ohio.com:, (http://www.marietta-ohio.com/cgi-bin/tour/tour.pl?4), 401 Fort Street, Virtual Tour Stop. After they were married, Col. Levi Barber (1777-1833) and his wife, Elizabeth Rouse, bought this lot in 1802. They lived in a small frame house with their 5 children until the current brick structure was completed in 1829. In addition to being a civic leader and surveyor, Levi served as U.S. Congressman from 1817-1823.
36 Biography, Biography, Descendants of Levi Barber by Linda Jean Engle. Col Levi Barber moved to Ohio in the fall of 1799, lived many years in Marietta and Harmar. 7 Feb 1803 mar Elizabeth third child of Capt John Rouse of Belpre Ohio.
Col Levi Barber was at one time a Government surveyor, aid to Gov R J Meigs in the War of 1812; Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas, and Supreme Court for County Washington State of Ohio; receiver of the US Land Office at Marietta Ohio and a member of Congress for four years from 1817 to 1819 and from 1821 to 1823 from Marietta District in State of Ohio, in the 15th and 17th Congress.
37 Holcombe Family Genealogy, James and Randal Holcombe, Holcombe Family Genealogy, (http://www.holcombegenealogy.com/
), Descendants of Thomas Holcombe. 1254. David5 Barber (Samuel4, Sarah3 Holcombe, Nathaniel2, Thomas1) was born in Simsbury, CT July 12, 1746. David died May 2, 1783 at 36 years of age. He married Sarah Lawrence. Sarah was born July 31, 1750. Sarah was the daughter of Samuel Lawrence and Patience Bigelow. DAR record number 19307.
David Barber and Sarah Lawrence had the following children..
2840 iv. Levi Barber(1910) was born in Simsbury, CT October 16, 1777...
38 Ibid, Descendants of Michael Humphrey. 127. David5 Barber (Tryphenia4Humphrey, Samuel3, Samuel2, Michael1) was born on 12 Jul 1746 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT. He married Sarah Lawrence, daughter of Samuel Lawrence and Patience Bigelow. He died on 2 May 1783 at age 36.
DAR record number 19307.
Children of David5 Barber and Sarah Lawrence were as follows...
iv. Levi; born 16 Oct 1777 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT...
39 Biographical Directory of the American Congress 1774-1961, United States Government Printing Office, Biographical Directory of the American Congress 1774-1961
Washington County Historical Society, Inc
417 Second St
Marietta, Ohio), Pg 513. Barber, Levi, a Representative from Ohio; born in Simsbury, Hartford County, Conn., October 16, 1777;.
40 International Genealogical Index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, IGI, (Copyright (c) 1980, 1997, data as of February 1997), Ver 4.01 Batch No 8831405 Sh 36. Levi BARBER, Sex M, Born 16 Oct 1777 Hartford CT, Father David BARBER, Mother Sarah LAWRENCE.
41 Ibid, Ver 4.01 Film No 170658 Pg 298 Ref No 32250. Levi BARBER, Sex M, Born 16 Oct 1777 Simsbury Hartford CT, FatherDavid BARBER, Mother Sarah LAWRENCE.
42 Obituary, Vol 1 No 2 Pg 4 Col 3 West Rep & Pkbg Gazette. Died at Marietta, on the 23d (Apr 1833) ult. Col. Levi Barber, aged about 60 years. Col. B. was among the early inhabitants of the county, and during his life filled several important public stations, among which was that of Representative in Congress.
43 Harmar Cemetery, A Compilation, Benjamin F Bain, Harmar Cemetery, A Compilation
, Pg 33. Barber Levi Born 16 Oct 1777, Died 24 Apr 1833, Location Sec 2 Lot 44, Colonel Levi Barber was born in Connecticut. He lived with his parents in Vermont through his youth and came to Marietta in 1799, where he settled in Harmar. On 15 Feb 1803 he married Elizabeth "Betsey" Rouse, the ceremony was performed in Washington County, Ohio by Daniel Story, Clerk, Count Court of Common Please and Congregational Minister; ref Northwest Territory book, page 61. They set up housekeeping adjoining Fort Harmar. He was a Government Surveyor; Aid to Governor Meigs in the War of 1812; and Clerk of Court of Common Pleas and Supreme Court in Washington County. He was Postmaster and receiver of US Lands. He was in Congress in Washington DC for two terms 1817-19 and 1821-23 for the Marietta District. In 1829 he built the family homestead on the same lot as the original home. This home is a large brick house which is located at 407 Fort Street. They had the following children: David, Elizabeth 1807 (married Dr Felix Regnier) and built a home on the adjoining lot- their house was torn down in 1976- Austin 1809, Levi I and Levi II.
44 Political Graveyard, Political Graveyard, (http://politicalgraveyard.com/geo/OH/WA.html#R9W19M2), Pg 6. Harmar Cemetery, Marietta (Washington County) Ohio, Location maps, from U.S. Census Tiger Map Server, Politicians buried here: Levi Barber (1777-1833) Born in Simsbury, Conn., October 16, 1777. Member of Ohio state legislature; U.S. Representative from Ohio 3rd District, 1817-19, 1821-23; state court judge. Died in Harmar (now Marietta), Ohio, April 23, 1833. Interment at Harmar Cemetery. (See also his congressional biography.)
45 Letters, Batterson's Monumental Works to David Barber Esq. 29 Jul 1867
Batterson's Monumental Works 650 Main Street Hartford CT
Your form in reference to Monuments came during my absence from home.
As the arch of which you speak, if you do use an arch, brick would make the best piece of work but we do not usually make an arch. We build a pier each side and stand stones across. if stone is easily obtained in the vicinity I would recommend this method. If there is room between the graves for a pier, this would be well also but it is not essential.
In regard to materials, Scotch Granite or Lye rite is an excellent material but is not suitable for a low priced monument. I would not recommend it unless the amount devoted to this purpose is $1000 or more. I should greatly prefer the white American granite. We are using this now in preference to any other material. The Gettysburg National Monument and many other important structures are to be made of it.
If you prefer the Scotch Granite, I can make a handsome double headstone like sketch with Monument for the cost of each grave for $550.
You do not mention in your letter whether the designs meet your aims. If not I can send you others.
Our freight contracts intend only by the large cities. In that I cannot say definitely whether the freight would be to Harmar but I could deliver to Pittsburgh or Cincinnati. The freight to Pittsburgh would be less than to Cincinnati but how much less I cannot say, as I have not the tariff by me.
Hoping to hear from you soon I am Yours Very Truly JG Patterson"
14 Aug 1867
D Barber Esq Harmar Ohio
I reply to your of letter. I would say that the white American Granite is obtained at Westerly RI and it is considered better than the Quincy Granite for ordinary purposes of monumental work and the advantages claimed of it are:
Legibility of letters cut upon it as the grain is finer
Finer Sharper lines on corners and mouldings
A lighter color, more agreeable to the eyes, as this is a light grey instead of dark blue
These granites with durability equal to that of Quincy Granite are bringing it into extreme use. The National Monument at Gettysburg and many other large structures of importance are being constructed of it and I recommend it confidently.
The limestone referred to is Dayton Limestone. The Portland Freestone a chocolate colored Sand Stone.
The enclosed sketch I send thinking it the best thing I know for the purpose. I will deliver it at Pittsburgh of the signs marked in pencil for $600 # and of the signs marked in ink for $800 # making it about desirable the weight.
This price would include the family name in varied block letters on the plinth and polished on the face. The inscription letters would cost 50c each or if you do not desire the raised name I would include the two complete records without charge.
If I receive the records immediately I could send the monument this Fall only if the order should be delayed many days I could not possibly complete it this year as the quarries are now quite full of work.
Hoping for your answer I am Yours truly J G Patterson.
Patterson's Monumental Works
American & Foreign Granites, Marble & Sand Stone, 650 Main St, Hartford CT
17 Mar 1868 D Barber Esq Harmar OH bought of Jas G Batterson #6299 1 Granite Monument per Contract $800.
46 International Genealogical Index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, IGI, (Copyright (c) 1980, 1997, data as of February 1997), Ver 4.0, Film No 445935, Reference No 56414. Elizabeth Rouse Born Abt 1781 Harmer (sic) Washington OH Mar Levi Barber.
47 Genealogy of Our Barber Family 1614-1965, Lucy James COLE, Genealogy of Our Barber Family 1614-1965, 6th Generation, Levi Barber. Levi Barber... mar 15 Feb 1803 Elizabeth Rouse.
Elizabeth was born 1722 and was 3rd child of John Rouse of Belpre and a descendant of Myles Standish and John and Priscilla Alden- Elizabeth died 28 Jun 1831...
48 Harmar Cemetery, A Compilation, Benjamin F Bain, Harmar Cemetery, A Compilation
, Pg 33. Barber, Elizabeth "Betsey" (Rouse) Born 16 Jun 1772, died 28 Jun 1831 Location Section 2 Lot 44. Her husband was Levi Barber. Her father was Captain John Rouse. She was married 15 Feb 1803 in Washington County Ohio by Daniel Story, Clerk County Court of Common Pleas and Congregational Minister, ref Northwest Territory Book, page 61.