Barber, Samuel a Congregational minister, was, born in Dublin, Ireland, Dec. 31, 1779. Soon after his birth, his parents removed to Manchester, England. On Sept. 1, 1801, he left Manchester to become a student in Rotherham College. His last day at Rotherham he received an invitation from the Church at Ulverstone, Lancashire, which he accepted, and after laboring there for a considerable time was ordained, June 14, 1807. He removed to Bridgenorth, Shropshire, May 22, 1809, and opened an academy, in which he continued from 1812 to 1844, in the meantime performing his duties as pastor. He resigned his charge in December, 1845, and withdrew from the Church. An illness of three years now undermined his health, and he died Oct. 24, 1854. He was a man of sterling worth, strict fidelity; a faithful minister and a devoted servant of God. See (Lond.) Cong. Year-book, 1855, p. 204.