1809 – Frederick Augustus Porter Barnard was born 5th of May in Sheffield, Massachusetts.
1828 – Barnard graduated, second on the honour list, at Yale University.
1831-1832 – He was then in turn a tutor at Yale, a teacher.
1832-1838 – He worked in the American Asylum for the Deaf and Dumb at Hartford, Connecticut, and a teacher in the New York Institute for the Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb.
1838-1848 – Barnard was professor of mathematics and natural philosophy.
1848-1854 – He was professor of chemistry and natural history in the University of Alabama.
1854 – Frederick Augustus Porter Barnard was ordained as deacon in the Protestant Episcopal Church.
– Barnard became professor of mathematics and natural philosophy in the University of Mississippi.
1864 – He became the tenth president of Columbia College (now Columbia University) in New York City.
1872 – Barnard published a Treatise on Arithmetic (1830); an Analytical Grammar with Symbolic Illustration (1836); Letters on Collegiate Government (1855); and Recent Progress in Science (1869).
1889 – Frederick Augustus Porter Barnard died in New York City on the 27th of April.