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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Family Time Line

James Barker
1827–1915
Polly Emeline Blodgett
1832–1911
Marriage: 2 March 1851
James Hyrum Barker
1852–1862
Mary Ann Barker
1853–1925
Frederick George Barker
1855–1864
Newman Henry Barker
1858–1945
Sarah Jane Barker
1860–1898
Sally Ann Barker
1863–1936
Polly Emeline Barker
1865–1927
Joseph Barker
1867–1943
Harriet Louise Barker
1870–1952
Lyman Barker
1872–1950
Horace Alonzo Barker
1875–1875

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)

1830

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

1845

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

1850

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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