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Barber, Mary Abigail (?)
Francis Xavier, Sister
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Barber, Virgil Horace (father)
Barber, Jerusha Booth (mother)
Barber, Mary (sister)
Barber, Susan (sister)
Barber, Samuel (brother)
Barber, Josephine (sister)
The children of Virgil Horace Barber and Jerusha Booth Barber were received into the Roman Catholic church in 1816, when both of their parents converted in New York. The older girls, Mary, Abigail, and Susan, joined their mother in the Visitation convent in Georgetown, DC. Josephine, an infant, was cared for by a family member. The son, Samuel, lived with his father in the Jesuit college. Abigail Barber became an Ursuline nun, and died in in Quebec.
"The Barber Family," Catholic Encyclopedia (1913).
Louis de Goesbriand, ed., Catholic Memoirs of Vermont and New Hampshire (1886)
Theodore J. Rouillard, Virgil H. Barber: My God and My All: The Lives and Marriage of Sister Mary Augustine and Father Virgil H. Barber: A Pious Romance (T.J. Rouillard, 1994).
“Abigail Barber,” The American Converts Database, accessed January 19, 2018, http://americanconverts.org/items/show/415.
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