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Barber, Jonathan, 1712-1783



  • Existence: 1712 - 1783


Jonathan Barber was born on January 3, 1712 in Springfield, Massachusetts. He graduated from Yale in 1730 and in 1732 received his license to preach. Barber started preaching to the Indian tribes first in Agawam, then to the Mohegan tribe in New London County, CT. He later became superintendent of an orphanage in Georgia and the reverend of the Congregational church in Groton, CT. Barber died on October 8, 1783.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Jonathan Barber letter

Identifier: Mss 758428
Mss 758428
Date(s): 1758-07-28
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a letter from Jonathan Barber, Nehemiah Barker and Thomas Pain of Southold, New York to David Bostwick. The letter concerns the efforts of the authors to get Eleazar Wheelock as president of New Jersey College. Original in Princteon University Library.

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