Solomon Barker

1 April 1803–3 September 1871 (Age 68)
Pelham, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Solomon

When Solomon Barker was born on 1 April 1803, in Pelham, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Solomon Barker, was 35 and his mother, Betsy Butler, was 25. He married Sarah Simonds on 7 June 1842, in Huntressville, Penobscot, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 3 September 1871, at the age of 68, and was buried in Pelham, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States.

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Family Time Line

Solomon Barker
1803–1871
Sarah Simonds
1804–1890
Marriage: 7 June 1842

Spouse and Children

    Male1803–1871Male

    Sarah Simonds

    Female1804–1890Female

MARRIAGE
7 June 1842
Huntressville, Penobscot, Massachusetts, United States

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (7)

1804

Age 1

Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.
1808 · Concord Becomes the Capital

Age 5

In 1808, Concord became the capital of New Hampshire. It was originally the Penacook Plantation given to the state by the Massachusetts Bay Colony. 
1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 18

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

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, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Solomon Barker, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Solomon Barker, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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