Barnard, John a Congregational minister, was born in Boston Nov. 6, 1681, and educated at Harvard, where he graduated in 1700. In 1707 he was appointed chaplain in the army, and went with Captain Wentworth to England in 1709. In 1716 he was ordained collegiate pastor at Marblehead, and continued to labor there until his death, Jan. 24,1770. He published Sermons on the Confirmation of the Christian Religion (1727); A Version of the Psalms (1752); and a number of occasional sermons. — Sprague, Annals, 1:252.