Jethro Barker

1654–4 February 1748 (Age 94)
Surry, Virginia, United States

The Life of Jethro

When Jethro Barker was born in 1654, in Surry, Virginia, United States, his father, Captain John Barker, Sr., was 39 and his mother, Letitia Drew, was 24. He had at least 5 sons and 1 daughter with Mary Briggs. He died on 4 February 1748, in Surry, Surry, Virginia, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Surry, Surry, Virginia, British Colonial America.

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Jethro Barker
Jane Barker
John Barker
Jethro Barker, Jr.
Jane Field Barker
Mary Andros Barker
George Barker
Jehu Barker

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    Captain John Barker, Sr.





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 .

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