John Perry Barker

19 October 1827–3 April 1878 (Age 50)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of John Perry

When John Perry Barker was born on 19 October 1827, in Kentucky, United States, his father, Robert Barker, was 35 and his mother, Hannah W. Wesley, was 21. He married Fanny Davis on 13 June 1850, in Ripley, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Ripley, Missouri, United States in 1850 and Union Township, Ripley, Missouri, United States in 1860. He died on 3 April 1878, in Randolph, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in Engelberg, Randolph, Arkansas, United States.

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John Perry Barker
Fanny Davis
Marriage: 13 June 1850
N. E. Barker
George M. Barker
Mary Jane Barker
Hanah Jane Barker
Susan F. Barker
Thomas Jeff Barker
M. J. Barker
Willis James Barker

Spouse and Children

13 June 1850
Ripley, Missouri, United States


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World Events (8)

1829 · Missouri State Library

Age 2

The first Missouri State Library was established by law on January 22, 1829. This law was created due to the large amount of public documents which had been collected in the office of Missouri's secretary of state. The library included documentation of the actions of the Missouri senate and house. The documents were cataloged and made available to the public. The public had access to any of the books in the library from sunup to sundown on any day except Sunday.
1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

Age 3

The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.

Age 19

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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)

  • Pary Barker in household of Robert Barker, "United States Census, 1850"
  • J P Barker, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John P Barker, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"

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