1775 – James Barbour was born in Barboursville, Virginia in Orange County on 10th of June.
1792 – He served as deputy sheriff of Orange County.
– October 29, Barbour married Lucy Johnson.
1794 – James Barbour was admitted to the Virginia Bar.
1796 – Barbour was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. He was the youngest member of the House.
1798 – He owned several slaves and was prepared to begin his own plantation.
1811 – Barbour declared his candidacy for the governorship.
1812 – Barbour was reelected Governor in November without opposition.
1812-1814 – He served as Governor of Virginia.
1815-1825 – He became the Senator from Virginia.
1819 – Barbour was elected president pro tempore of the Senate.
1825 – Barbour became as the Secretary of on 4th of March.
1826 – Barbour was considered for the vice-presidential nomination in the upcoming 1828 elections.
1828 – Barbour was awarded the degree of LL.D. from the University of Oxford.
1828-1829 – He was the US ambassador to Britain.
1842 – On the 7th of June Barbour died.