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Susan Barber

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Title

Susan Barber

Contributor

Mullen, Lincoln

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Names

Barber, Susan
Mary St. Joseph, Sister

Birth Date

1813-01-04

Death Date

1837-01-24

Place of death

Trois-Rivières, Canada

Sex

female

Race

white

Family Relations

Barber, Virgil Horace (father)
Barber, Jerusha Booth (mother)
Barber, Mary (sister)
Barber, Abigail (sister)
Barber, Samuel (brother)
Barber, Josephine (sister)

Occupation

Nun (Ursuline)

Biographical Text

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. Susan became an Ursuline nun and died in a convent at Three Rivers, Canada.

Bibliography

"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).

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Citation

“Susan Barber,” The American Converts Database, accessed September 20, 2018, http://americanconverts.org/items/show/416.

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