Martha M. Barker

12 July 1790–9 September 1835 (Age 45)
Branford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Martha M.

When Martha M. Barker was born on 12 July 1790, in Branford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, her father, Miles Barker, was 21 and her mother, Sarah Thomas, was 21. She married Charles Hastings on 21 March 1818. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 9 September 1835, at the age of 45, and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States.

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Charles Hastings
Martha M. Barker
Marriage: 21 March 1818
Sarah Elizabeth Hastings
Emily Woodruff Hastings
Charles Henry Hastings
Frances Amelia Hastings
Andrew Merriel Hastings
Frances Amelia Hastings
Rev. Albert Eurotas Hastings

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21 March 1818


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.
1802 · Brass is Discovered

Age 12

"In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."

Age 13

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

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 .

LOAD TEST -- Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Martha Barker Hastings in entry for Albert E Hastings and Sarah R Hubbard, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Martha Barker in entry for Albert E Hastings and Sarah R Hubbard, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Hastings in entry for Emily H. Stebbins, "Michigan Deaths, 1867-1897"

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