Mary H Barker

Female22 December 1814–3 May 1844

Brief Life History of Mary H

When Mary H Barker was born on 22 December 1814, in Pelham, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States, her father, Solomon Barker, was 47 and her mother, Betsy Butler, was 36. She married Benjamin Barker Ames on 20 October 1842, in Windham, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 3 May 1844, in her hometown, at the age of 29, and was buried in Gumpus Cemetery, Pelham, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States.

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Benjamin Barker Ames
Mary H Barker
Marriage: 20 October 1842
Benjamin Howard Ames

Sources (13)

  • Mary Barker, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Mary H. Barker, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"
  • Mary H Ames, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 October 1842Windham, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (6)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 5

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    1820 · Making States Equal

    Age 6

    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 11

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    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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