John Barker

17 August 1711–12 January 1801 (Age 89)
Branford, New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of John

When John Barker was born on 17 August 1711, in Branford, New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Edward Barker II, was 41 and his mother, Mary Papillon, was 32. He married Sarah Russell on 16 March 1737, in Branford, New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 12 January 1801, in Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Center Street Cemetery, Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States.

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John Barker
Sarah Russell
Marriage: 16 March 1737
Sarah Barker
John Barker
Mary Barker
Eunice Barker
Edward Barker

Spouse and Children

16 March 1737
Branford, New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America


    Sarah Barker


    John Barker




    Edward Barker


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World Events (4)


Age 65

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 65

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 70

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

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)

  • John in entry for Lydia Barker, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • John in entry for Eunice Barber, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • John in entry for Edward Barker, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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