Susanna Dexter Barker

20 December 1807–
Charlestown, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Susanna Dexter

When Susanna Dexter Barker was born on 20 December 1807, in Charlestown, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, her father, David Barker, was 47 and her mother, Rebecca Sewall Burdett, was 32. She married Dr. Samuel Johnson on 21 November 1827, in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts, United States in 1850.

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Dr. Samuel Johnson
Susanna Dexter Barker
Marriage: 21 November 1827
Samuel Johnson
Dr John George Johnson
Mary Elizabeth Johnson
Charles Henry Johnson
Susan Maria Johnson

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World Events (8)

Age 1
Atlantic slave trade abolished.
Age 5
War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
Age 39
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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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  • Susanna Johnson in household of Samuel Johnson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Susanna Johnson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Susanna Johnson in household of Elizabeth L Swift, "Massachusetts State Census, 1865"

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