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Barbour, Philip Pendleton

Charles D. Lowery

in American National Biography Online

Published in print January 1999 |
Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI:

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Barbour, Philip Pendleton (25 May 1783–25 February 1841), congressman and jurist, was born in Orange County, Virginia, the son of Thomas Barbour, a planter and member of the House of Burgesses, and Mary Thomas. His father was a leader of the revolutionary movement in Virginia during the 1770s; his mother had prominent family ties. These important family connections contributed to Barbour’s rise to political prominence in the early 1800s....

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