Eunice Barker

Brief Life History of Eunice

When Eunice Barker was born on 2 June 1703, in Branford, New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Edward Barker II, was 34 and her mother, Mary Papillon, was 24. She married Jonathan Russell on 12 December 1722, in Branford, New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 23 August 1786, in North Branford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in North Branford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States.

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Jonathan Russell
Eunice Barker
Marriage: 12 December 1722
Eunice Russell
Ebenezer Russell
Jonathan Russell II
Abigail Russell
Timothy Russell
Lydia Russell
Mary Russell

Sources (22)

  • Eunice Barker, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Eunice Russell, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Eunice in entry for Ebenezer Russell, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

World Events (2)


Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a tanner of leather, from Middle English barkere ‘tanner’, tree bark having been used as the tanning agent.

English: occupational name for a shepherd, from Middle English berker, bercher (Old French berchier, bercher, berkier, berker, Late Latin berbicarius, from berbex ‘ram’, genitive berbicis). With the change of -ar- to -er- in Middle English, this became indistinguishable from the preceding name (see 1 above).

Americanized form of German Berger or Barger .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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