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Anglican priest

Daniel Barber was an American Episcopalian minister and prominent Roman Catholic convert.


He married Chloe Case, daughter of Judge Owen of Simsbury, Connecticut, and about 1787, with his wife, his three sons, and a daughter, moved to Claremont, New Hampshire.


He served two terms as a soldier in the Continental Army. He exercised the duties of the ministry at the Union Church for thirty years. The reading of a Catholic book opened up for him the issue of the validity of Anglican orders, by impugning Archbishop Parker's consecration.

He visited for a conference Bishop Cheverus, then a priest in Boston. A visit he made there greatly impressed him, and Miss Allen's change of faith indirectly had much to do with his own conversion. Mrs. Tyler was the mother of William Tyler, first Bishop of Hartford, Connecticut.

Chloe Barber died in her seventy-ninth year, 8 February 1825. Her husband was not baptized with her, but on 15 November 1818, gave up his place as minister of the Episcopal parish of Claremont.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Catholic Worships and Piety Explained, 1821. History of My Own Times, 1827.