Josiah Barker

24 December 1831–21 July 1897 (Age 65)
Stansfield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Josiah

When Josiah Barker was born on 24 December 1831, in Stansfield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Barker, was 38 and his mother, Mary Dawson, was 36. He married Alice Woodhead on 28 November 1853, in Walsden, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Clarkston, Cache, Utah, United States in 1870 and Escalante, Iron, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 21 July 1897, in Escalante, Garfield, Utah, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Escalante Cemetery, Escalante, Garfield, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Josiah Barker
Alice Woodhead
Marriage: 28 November 1853
Peter Barker
John Woodhead Barker
Mary Alice Barker
James Isaac Barker
Maria Barker
Josiah Woodhead Barker
Alice Barker
William Henry Barker
Joseph Woodhead Barker
Benjamin Barker

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 November 1853Walsden, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 1
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 2
    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
    Age 32
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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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    Josiah BARKER

    Josiah Barker's Family Records - a Family Journal written by Josiah BARKER. TIB of the Endowment House 12694 p. 0024 gives Josiah's birth date as 26 Dec 1831, and list self as submitter. Josiah BA …

    Sources (24)

    • Josiah Barker in entry for John W Barker, "Massachusetts, Births, 1841-1915"
    • Joseph Barker, "United States Census, 1860"
    • M. Barker in entry for George Henry Shurtz and Maria Gates, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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