Barber, Eldad a Congregational minister, was born in East Windsor, Conn., Sept. 24, 1801. He completed his theological course in Yale College in the summer of 1829, having spent the winterof 1828-29 under the direction of the American Sunday-school Union in Ohio. He was ordained as a missionary under appointment of the American Home Missionary Society Aug. 26, by the Litchfield South Association, at Woodbury, Conn., and for the next two years preached in the Presbyterian Church in Marion, O. From April, 1832, to October, 1835, he had charge of the Huron Institute in Milan, O., supplying also neighboring churches. He was pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Florence, O., from 1837 until his death, March 27, 1871. See Obituary Record of Yale College, 1871.