Martha Jane Barker

14 June 1798–9 January 1888 (Age 89)
Londonderry, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States

The Life Summary of Martha Jane

When Martha Jane Barker was born on 14 June 1798, in Londonderry, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States, her father, Obediah Barker, was 39 and her mother, Molley Griffin, was 32. She married James Holmes Sr on 27 February 1823, in Londonderry, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Idaho, United States in 1870 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 9 January 1888, in Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States.

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Henry Moulton
Martha Jane Barker
Marriage: November 1834
George Washington Moulton

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    November 1834Meredith, Belknap, New Hampshire, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 2
    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
    1808 · Concord Becomes the Capital
    Age 10
    In 1808, Concord became the capital of New Hampshire. It was originally the Penacook Plantation given to the state by the Massachusetts Bay Colony. 
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 27
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name for a tanner of leather, from Middle English barkere ‘tanner’, tree bark having been used as the tanning agent.English: occupational name for a shepherd, from Middle English berker, bercher (Old French berchier, bercher, berkier, berker, 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 (see 1 above).Americanized form of German Berger or Barger .

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

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    A SKETCH OF THE LIFE OF SARAH THOMPSON PHELPS By Barbara Ann Phelps Allen A Granddaughter

    Grandma was born, March 20 1820. Her parents were James and Lydia Lewis Thompson. When she was four years old her father died leaving her mother with seven small children, making it necessary for her …

    Sources (26)

    • Martha Baker in household of Morris Phelps, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Marthy Holmes, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"
    • Martha Phelps, "United States Census, 1880"

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