Solomon Barker

6 May 1767–
Andover, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Solomon

When Solomon Barker was born on 6 May 1767, in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Abiel Barker Jr, was 30 and his mother, Sarah Hovey, was 32. He married Betsy Butler on 9 April 1797, in Pelham, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 9 daughters.

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Solomon Barker
Betsy Butler
Marriage: 9 April 1797
Sophia Butler Barker
Elizabeth BARKER
Laura Barker
Solomon Barker
Jacob B Barker
Clarissa Barker
Julia Ann Barker
Clarissa Barker
Sarah Augusta Barker
Mary H Barker
Harriet Angeline Barker

Spouse and Children

9 April 1797
Pelham, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 9

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 9

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 33

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a tanner of leather, from Middle English bark(en) ‘to tan’, tree bark having been used as the tanning agent.2 English: occupational name for a shepherd, Anglo-Norman French bercher (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.3 Altered spelling of German Barger or Berger .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Solomon Barker in entry for Solomon Barker, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Solomon Barker in entry for Laura Barker, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Solomon Barker in entry for Jacob B Barker, "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947"

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