Rebecca Barker

3 June 1817–3 April 1902 (Age 84)
Estill, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Rebecca

When Rebecca Barker was born on 3 June 1817, in Estill, Kentucky, United States, her father, James Barker, was 39 and her mother, Margaret Nolan, was 42. She married Andrew Jackson Gann on 2 September 1834, in Lafayette, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in California, United States in 1870 and Judicial Township 3, Mariposa, California, United States in 1880. She died on 3 April 1902, in Antioch, Contra Costa, California, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Oak View Memorial Park, Antioch, Contra Costa, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Andrew Jackson Gann
Rebecca Barker
Marriage: 2 September 1834
Isaac Wilson Gann
Mary Ann Gann
William Henry Gann
Margaret Jane Gann
Elias Newton Gann
Rachel Elizabeth Gann
Andrew Jackson Gann
Sarah Frances Gann
Nancy Caroline Gann

Spouse and Children

2 September 1834
Lafayette, Missouri, United States


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World Events (8)

1818 · Jackson Purchase

Age 1

The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 2

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. 

Age 29

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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Sources (3)

  • Rebecca Gann in household of Andrew Gann, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Rabecca Gann in household of Jackson Gann, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Rabecca Gan in household of Jackson Gan, "United States Census, 1850"

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