Solomon Barker

Male1 April 1803–3 September 1871

Brief Life History 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 Lowell, Penobscot, Maine, 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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Solomon Barker
Sarah Simonds
Marriage: 7 June 1842

Sources (5)

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

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 June 1842Lowell, Penobscot, Maine, United States
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    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (7)


    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

    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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