James Barker

Brief Life History of James

When James Barker was born on 7 April 1827, in Diss, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, his father, Frederick Barker, was 26 and his mother, Ann Bligh, was 25. He married Polly Emeline Blodgett on 2 March 1851, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Weber, Utah, United States for about 6 years and Eden, Weber, Utah, United States in 1900. He registered for military service in 1850. He died on 14 December 1915, in North Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Ben Lomond Cemetery, North Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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James Barker
Polly Emeline Blodgett
Marriage: 2 March 1851
James Hyrum Barker
Mary Ann Barker
Frederick George Barker
Newman Henry Barker
Sarah Jane Barker
Sally Ann Barker
Polly Emeline Barker
Joseph Barker
Harriet Louise Barker
Lyman Barker
Horace Alonzo Barker

Sources (76)

  • James Barker in household of Frederick Barker, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Registers of births and deaths, 1905-1941, for the North Ogden and Randall districts
  • James Barker, "United States Western States Marriage Index"

World Events (8)


Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).


Historical Boundaries 1845: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Weber, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Weber, Utah, United States


Historical Boundaries: 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Weber, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Weber, Utah, United States

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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