The head of the family, Philip Barraud was the son of Daniel Barraud of Norfolk, Virginia. He was born on 8 October 1757. He served as a surgeon in the American Revolution and moved to Williamsburg in 1782. Barraud married Ann Blaws Hansford in 1783 and moved back to Norfolk in 1799 to accept a position as head of the Marine Hospital in Norfolk. He died on 26 November 1830.