Thomas Barber was born on 14 July 1644 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut. His father Thomas Barber was born on 21 Dec 1612 in Saint George parish, Stamford, Lincolnshire, England, and baptized on 25 Dec 1612 in Saint George parish, Stamford, Lincolnshire, England). His mother Jane Coggins was born in 1619 in Bedford, England.
Thomas Barber was lieutenant of the first military company of Simsbury, and was known as Lieut. Thomas. He built the first saw-mill and grist-mill in Simsbury, also the first church, regarding the location of which there was some contention among the settlers, which was finally decided by lot, and the location fixed in the southern end of Terry's Plains.
Thomas wed Mary Phelps (bapt. 2 Mar 1644 in Windsor, Hartford, CT) in Dec 1663 in Windsor, Hartford, CT. Thomas and Mary had at least three children:
John Barber, b. 1 Nov 1664 in Windsor, Hartford, CT;
MARY BARBER, b. 11 Jan 1666/1667 in Windsor, Hartford, CT;
Thomas Barber, b. 7 Oct 1671 in Simsbury, Hartford, CT.
Thomas Barber died on 10 March or May, 1701 at Simsbury.