A Guide to the Amos Barber Papers, 1834-1880
Born in Louisiana in 1814, Amos Barber and his family relocated to Texas between 1829-1831. Barber would become one of the first settlers in Mont Belvieu (originally Mount Bellview), where he made his living as a rancher and cattleman. The father of ten children and two stepchildren, Barber never fully recovered financially after the Civil War. In later years, he was instrumental in establishing a public school in Barbers Hill in 1877. Barber passed away at home in 1885.
Harry, Jewel Horace, "A History of Chambers County," Handbook of Texas, accessed April 20, 2016. https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fbabe
The Amos Barber Papers, 1834-1880, consists of cotton, cattle, and slave-trading transactions, correspondence, and an oath of allegiance to the United States, 1867.
Amos Barber Papers, 1834-1880, Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
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Subsequent revisions were made by Amanda Reyes, April 2016.
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