Rachel Barker

1836–Female
Henry, Virginia, United States

The Life of Rachel

When Rachel Barker was born in 1836, in Henry, Virginia, United States, her father, John "Slimjack" Barker, was 45 and her mother, Sarah Bays, was 37. She lived in Scott, Virginia, United States in 1850.

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Family Time Line

John "Slimjack" Barker
1791–1861
Sarah Bays
1799–1855
Edmond Barker
1816–1872
Joel C. Barker
1830–1866
Flanders Barker
1818–
William Bays Barker
1820–1889
Rebecca Barker
1824–
Elisha B. Barker
1826–1855
Sampson Linford Barker
1832–1911
Rachel Barker
1836–
Mary Barker
1839–

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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 0

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 8

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 31

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

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 (1)

  • Rachael Barker in household of John Barker, "United States Census, 1850"

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