LaBar Family of Northampton and Lehigh Counties, PA
During my search for Labars, I have found numerous Labars who I cannot connect to my family. I have posted much of this information to my website in hope that it may help someone else. In most cases I do not have further information on people not in my line.
My line of Labars, all from Upper and Lower Mount Bethel townships in Northampton County, PA, goes like this:
....George Royal Labar m. Mary Long
.......Jesse Labar m. Permila Sherisky
..........Laura LaBarre m. David Walter Straub
..............Mabel LaBarre Straub m. Edward Franklin Farquhar
..................Bruce Straub Farquhar m. Katherine LeBlond
and so on down to me.
So far I cannot connect my line of Labars to any of the above mentioned three emigrant brothers, Peter, Charles, and Abraham.
About the name
I have seen it spelled La Bar, LaBar, Labar, and LaBarre. On these web pages, I have stuck to the way the individual in question most often spelled it or the way it was spelled in the record from which I extracted it. Don't get hung up on spelling, however, as it was done phonetically through the 19th century.
Where did they come from?
According to county histories, all Labars descend from one of three brothers, Peter, Charles, and Abraham LaBar, who, as French Huguenots, came to America sometime before 1730, probably to escape persecution in their homeland. They reportedly landed in Philadelphia, then made their way up the Delaware River to an uninhabited area which is now Slatington and Mount Bethel Township. There they cleared land and built a cabin, and farmed. They traded with the Native Americans living nearby. When other settlers started moving in, the LaBars relocated north of the Blue mountains. Descendents of the three brothers returned to Mount Bethel Township to live several years later.
Read the messages at the LaBarre Descendents email group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LaBarre-Descendents/, for a discussion of the parents of the three immigrant brothers, Abraham, Peter, and Charles. Are they Daniel La Barre and Judith Rossignol?
Labars who are unrelated or not in my direct line
Abraham La Bar, Huguenot immigrant
Alexander Carson LaBarre (1848-) of Upper Mount Bethel township, Northampton County, PA.
Arlington La Bar
Charles LaBar (1824-1905)
Conrad LaBarre (ca. 1800? or a little earlier - d.?) of Upper Mount Bethel Township, PA
George LaBar (1763-1875)
George Royal LaBar (1804-1897) Bangor, PA
Louis La Bar
Margaret LaBar (m. 1869)
Oliver La Bar (1868-after 1919) of Upper Mount Bethel township and Bangor, PA
Philip La Barre (1832-1888) of Upper Mount Bethel township, Northampton County, PA.
Pierre/Peter La Bar, Huguenot immigrant ancestor
A John Labar was killed in a storm in 1896 in St. Louis, Missouri. He is
listed in the following book, available in the special collections section
of the St. Louis Public Library: The Great Cyclone
at St. Louis and East St. Louis, May 27, 1896, written by Julian Curzon.
This book was originally published in 1896 and was reprinted by Southern Illinois
University Press in 1997. Call Number 977.86503. Non-Circulating. This link
takes you to the listing of this book: http://www.slpl.lib.mo.us/libsrc/cycloner.htm#L
Revolutionary War Soldiers:
Lieutenant Abraham Labar from Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, 5/22/1775, Northampton Associators.
Leonard Labar, Private, Captain Craig's Company, Second Pennsylvania Battalion, Col. Arthur St. Clair, Commander. Captain Craig's Company was raised from men from Northampton County, PA, each man enlisting receiving a bounty of three pounds. From "History of the Counties of Lehigh and Carbon" by Alfred Mathews and Austin N. Hungerford. Philadelphia: Everts & Richards, 1884, page 12.
Melchior Labar, Private, Captain Craig's Company, Second Pennsylvania Battalion, Col. Arthur St. Clair, Commander. Captain Craig's Company was raised from men from Northampton County, PA, each man enlisting receiving a bounty of three pounds. From "History of the Counties of Lehigh and Carbon" by Alfred Mathews and Austin N. Hungerford. Philadelphia: Everts & Richards, 1884, page 12.
Melekiah LABAR - on list of PA Residents who were Federal Pensioners in 1820
PA Residents who were FEDERAL PENSIONERS IN 1820:
Civil War Soldiers:
Alonzo Labar, Private, 134th PA. Mustered out with company.
Gehazi LaBar, mustered in 22 Sep 1863; Company F, 49th Inf Reg, PA;
killed on 10 May 1864 at the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, VA. Submitted by Lynda La Bar at email@example.com. She has photocopies of the military records from the National Archives.
Henry A. Labar, Private, Company G, 132nd PA. Mustered in October 10th, 1862; captured at Gettysburg July, 1863; mustered out with company July 11th, 1863.
Henry A. Labar, 110th PA. February 16th, 1864; mustered out with company December 25th, 1865; vet.
Isaac Labar, Private, 134th PA. Wounded at Chancellorsville May 2d, 1863; mustered out with company.
Jeremiah Labar, Private, Company E from Carbon City, 28th PA Volunteers, 6/25/1861, wounded then discharged 9/29/1862. Brother of Jesse Labar.
Jesse Labar, Private, Company F and S, 28th PA Volunteers. Brother of Jeremiah Labar.
John C. Labar, promoted to corporal, Company G, 132nd PA. Mustered in October 10th, 1862; and mustered out of Company July 11th, 1863.
Josiah Labar, Private, Company G, 132nd PA. Mustered in October 10th, 1862; captured at Chancellorsville May 3d, 1863; mustered out with company July 11th, 1863.
Luther Labar, 110th PA. February 18th, 1864; not on muster out roll.
Philip Labar, Private, Company H, recruited at Berks County, 104th Regiment, PA Volunteers, Lauer Infantry.
Solomon S. LaBar, Private, Company B, 179th Regiment Pennsylvania Drafted Militia, mustered in November 5, 1862; mustered out with company July 27, 1863.
Theodore Labar, Co.F; 129th regiment, wounded at the battle of Chancellorsville.