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Daniel Barber

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Title

Daniel Barber

Contributor

Mullen, Lincoln

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Names

Barber, Daniel (1756-1834)

Birth Date

1756-10-02

Birthplace

Simsbury, CT

Death Date

1834

Place of death

Saint Inigoes, MD

Sex

male

Race

white

Family Relations

Barber, Chloe Case (wife)
Barber, Virgil Horace (son)

Occupation

Priest (Episcopal)
Priest (Roman Catholic)

Biographical Text

Daniel Barber was born into a Congregationalist family in Connecticut. After serving in the Continental army, in 1783 or 1784 he joined what became the Episcopal church. In 1786 or 1787, he was ordained an Episcopal priest, serving as a pastor in Claremont, New Hampshire, for thirty years.

Barber came to doubt the validity of Episcopal ordination after reading Catholic books and speaking with Catholic Bishop Jean-Louis Lefebvre de Cheverus. His son Virgil Horace Barber, also an Episcopal priest, converted to Catholicism first. In 1818 Virgil brought the Dominican priest Father Charles Ffrench to preach a mission at his father's home, after which Daniel Barber's wife, Chloe Case Owen Barber, and children converted to Catholicism. Daniel Barber converted later in Washington, D.C., after resigning his parish.

Bibliography

Daniel Barber, History of My Own Times, 3 vols. (Washington: S. C. Ustick, 1827-1832).
De Goesbriand, Catholic Memoirs of Vermont and New Hampshire (Burlington, Vermont, 1886).
"The Barber Family," Catholic Encyclopedia (1913).
Daniel Barber, Catholic Worship and Piety Explained and Recommended in Sundry Letters to a Very Dear Friend and Others (Washington, DC, 1821).

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Citation

“Daniel Barber,” The American Converts Database, accessed October 21, 2017, http://americanconverts.org/items/show/400.

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