Nathaniel Barker

Brief Life History of Nathaniel

When Nathaniel Barker was born in 1808, in Traphill, Wilkes, North Carolina, United States, his father, Hezekiah Barker Sr, was 43 and his mother, Susannah Mildred Sebastian, was 37. He married Amelia Cockerham on 14 November 1829, in Wilkes, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Wilkes, North Carolina, United States in 1830. He died in 1830, at the age of 22.

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Nathaniel Barker
Amelia Cockerham
Marriage: 14 November 1829
Meredith "Merdie" Barker
Nancy Adeline Barker

Sources (12)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Nathaniel Barker - birth: about 1808; Wilkes, North Carolina, United States
  • Nathaniel Barker, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Nathaniel Barker in entry for Meredith Barker and Carah J Willy, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

World Events (8)


Atlantic slave trade abolished.


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

1819 · Panic! of 1819

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. 

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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