Barbara Decker

Brief Life History of Barbara

When Barbara Decker was born on 19 October 1743, in Walpack Township, Sussex, New Jersey, British Colonial America, her father, John Gerretsen Decker JR, was 24 and her mother, Blandina Diana Kuykendall, was 24. She married James Calvin Sr. from January 1766 to December 1766, in Romney, Hampshire, Virginia, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 8 daughters. She died on 26 March 1788, in Nelson, Virginia, United States, at the age of 44.

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Family Time Line

James Calvin Sr.
1745–1803
Barbara Decker
1743–1788
Marriage: from January 1766 to December 1766
John Calvin
1768–1803
Elizabeth Calvin
1782–1813
William CALVIN
Luther Decker Calvin
1771–1846
Rachel Calvin
1772–1849
Robert Colvin
1774–
Samuel Colvin
1776–
Jane Calvin
1777–1853
Matthew Colvin
1778–
James Colvin
1782–
Hanna Calvin
1783–1852
Nancy Calvin
1784–1877
Jane Colvin
1784–
Deborah Colvin
1786–
Sarah Calvin
1803–

Sources (4)

  • Barbara Decker, "New Jersey, Births and Christenings, 1660-1980"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Barbara Deckar - christening: 19 October 1743;
  • Legacy NFS Source: Barbara Deckar -

World Events (6)

1753

Historical Boundaries 1753: Sussex, New Jersey, British Colonial America 1776: Sussex, New Jersey, United States

1758 · Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.

1776

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a roofer (thatcher, tiler, slater, or shingler) or a carpenter or builder, from an agent derivative of Middle High German decke ‘covering’, a word which was normally used to refer to roofs, but sometimes also to other sorts of covering; modern German Decke still has the twin senses ‘ceiling’ and ‘blanket’.

Dutch: variant of Dekker , cognate with 1 above. Compare De Decker .

English (London): variant of Dicker .

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

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