Barber, Francis

Barber, Francis a Baptist minister, was born in Pembroke, Mass., Dec. 22, 1806, and was a graduate of Waterville College in the class of 1834. He was licensed to preach in 1832. After leaving college, he pursued the three years' course of study at the Newton Theological Institution, and was an evangelist in Middleborough, Mass., Oct. 20, 1837, with a view to missionary labor in the West. He received an appointment from the Board of the Baptist General Convention April 15, 1839, as a missionary, among the Shawnee Indians, and labored among this tribe until his mission was broken up by "border ruffians" in 1856. During the remainder of his life, he lived on his farm, five miles west of Lawrence, Kan., where he died, Feb. 13, 1863. (J. C. S.)

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