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.
Barbara Decker
Marriage: from January 1766 to December 1766
John Calvin
Elizabeth Calvin
William CALVIN
Luther Decker Calvin
Rachel Calvin
Robert Colvin
Samuel Colvin
Jane Calvin
Matthew Colvin
James Colvin
Hanna Calvin
Nancy Calvin
Jane Colvin
Deborah Colvin
Sarah Calvin

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 -

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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.


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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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