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Lucius B. Barbour genealogical collection

Identifier: RG074_036

Scope and Content

The collection includes genealogical notes and abstracts from Connecticut vital, church, cemetery and probate records and from newspapers. Items directly related to the Barbour/Barber and Hilliard families are 8, 9, 10, 87, 88, 143, 144, 145, 146, 147, 150, 151, 175, 176, 180.


  • Creation: circa 1900-1930

Language of Materials

The records are in English.

Restrictions on Access

These records are stored at an off-site facility and therefore may not be available on a same-day basis.

See the Rules and Procedures for Researchers Using Archival Records and Secured Collections policy.

Biographical Note

Lucius Barnes Barbour was born in Hartford on February 1, 1878 to General Lucius A. and Harriet Barnes Barbour. He graduated from Hartford Public High School in 1896 and from Yale University in 1900. He married Charlotte Cordelia Hilliard of Hartford and they had a son and a daughter. He died at his summer home in Fenwick on July 29, 1934.

In 1911, Barbour was appointed the first Examiner of Public Records as assistant to the State Librarian, a position he held until his death. He was captain of Company K in 1916 and trained his company when it was mobilized for service at the Mexican border. He took ill before the troops left for the border and his physicians refused to certify him as fit for active service and he resigned his command. Barbour went to Washington in 1917 to serve on the provost marshal's staff for fifteen months. He was a major of the First Company, Governor's Foot Guard in 1920. He was quartermaster general with the rank of brigadier general on the staff of Governor Lake.

Barbour belonged to several organizations including the Acorn Club of Connecticut, the Farmington Country Club, the Fenwick Golf Club, the Hartford Club, Connecticut Society Founders and Patriots of America, Military Order of Foreign Wars, Sphinx Temple, AAONMS, the Society of Colonial Wars, Jeremiah Wadsworth Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, the Twentieth Century Club, Yale Alumni Association, Connecticut Historical Society, and the Hartford Oratorio Society.

Source: "Col. Barbour Dies Aged 56 in Fenwick." Hartford Courant, 1934 July 30, 1.


28 cubic feet (182 items)


Lucius B. Barbour (1878-1934) was appointed the first Public Records Examiner at the Connecticut State Library in 1911. The collection includes genealogical notes and abstracts from Connecticut vital, church, cemetery and probate records and from newspapers.

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Repository Details

Part of the Connecticut State Library Repository