Abigail Barker

16 October 1806–10 May 1888 (Age 81)
Methuen, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Abigail

When Abigail Barker was born on 16 October 1806, in Methuen, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Silas Barker, was 36 and her mother, Abigail Clark, was 24. She married Frye Austin on 15 September 1825, in Methuen, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 10 May 1888, in Salem, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

Frye Austin
Abigail Barker
Marriage: 15 September 1825
Elijah Jenning Austin
Alice Jennings Austin
Hannah L. Austin
Milton Frye Austin
Mary Elizabeth Austin
John Barker Austin

Spouse and Children

15 September 1825
Methuen, Essex, Massachusetts, United States


    Elijah Jenning Austin


    Alice Jennings Austin


    Hannah L. Austin


    Milton Frye Austin


    Mary Elizabeth Austin


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



+5 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1808 · Concord Becomes the Capital

Age 2

In 1808, Concord became the capital of New Hampshire. It was originally the Penacook Plantation given to the state by the Massachusetts Bay Colony. 
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 24

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

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)

  • Abagail Austin in household of Frye Austin, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Abagail Austin in household of Frye Austin, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Abagail Austin in household of Frye Austin, "United States Census, 1860"

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