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|John Stevenson Barker, 1832 - 1901
Why I am interested in this family.
Carol Collins came forward in 2013 with genealogical work done by her great grandfather, John Stevenson Barker [JSB]. See this companion web page on the work of JSB. Carol put together the lengthy lineages below for others to see and we welcome additions and corrections.
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John Stevenson Barker was born in Bloomfield, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada. He was the first child of four, as follows: John Stevenson (b. July 8, 1832), Shoave/Shove (b. Nov. 18, 1833), Mary Ann (b. June 13, 1885), and Merritt (b. July 16, 1837). John’s parents were Joseph Leavens Barker (b. July 10, 1804) and Harriet White (b. March 3, 1813). Joseph L. and Harriet were married on May 4, 1831.
Harriet White Barker was the youngest of eight daughters of Cornelius White, Bloomfield, and Elizabeth Acker, as follows: Mary (Polly), Catherine, Frances, Rhoda, Elizabeth, Nancy, Sarah and Harriet.
Cornelius White (b. June 9, 1776) was the oldest of three children of William White (b. April 7, 1751) and Hannah Tompkins (b. June 6, 1751) as follows: Cornelius, Reuben and Frances White.
Cornelius White “removed from Rhinebeck, New York to first Concession township of Sidney, County Hastings about 1802 and named their new residence Rhinebeck, afterwards known as Whitesville and Whiteschurch on the bay of Quinte, Canada.” In 1816 he moved to Prince Edward County, the same year that he married his second wife, Bolla/Polla “Talcott,” maiden name unknown. (Elizabeth Acker White died in 1815.) Cornelius was a farmer and mill owner, working with lumber in some capacity, in the township of Hallowell which later became known as Picton, Ontario.
Harriet’s mother, Elizabeth Acker White, was the youngest of six children of John Acker and Christiana/Christena (Tena), Brill, as follows: John, Catherine (Trena), David, Hannah, Polly and Elizabeth.
|2. JSB's FATHER|
Joseph Leavens Barker, JSB’s father, originally lived in Bloomfield, Ontario, born near Poughkeepsie, New York, 10 July 1804. Later he “resided with his father in Wellington, Canada and was with his father” (James Barker) “in business there, removed to Bloomfield where he erected extensive woolen mills as Barker & Williams making flannels and fine cloths, getting weavers etc. from Lowell, Massachusetts and England, and did a very extensive business in that as well as farming.” Joseph L. Barker “died in Bloomfield July 16, 1841, aged 37 years 6 days” and was buried in Picton, Ontario. He “died early from ill health and . . . from over ambition, greatly mourned as a neighbor, leaving four small children. David Barker Stevenson was his acting executor of a thousand acres of land in various parts of Canada for his children.” The oldest of those four children was John Stevenson Barker, who was about nine years old at the time of his father’s death.
|3. JSB's GRANDFATHER|
James Barker, father of Joseph Leavens Barker, was born in Rhode Island on Aug. 10, 1772, “probably in Dartmouth.” James “married Mary Leavens, daughter of Joseph and Phebe (Stillwell) Leavens of Dutchess County, New York in Nine Partners New York”. . . (a Quaker community) “in March, 1797.” James Barker “removed from Dutchess County, New York about 1805 to his father’s on Quinte Bay, learned milling in Stone Mills, built and ran a saw mill on his father’s property, High Shore, built a grist and saw mill and did a merchandising business in Wellington 1815-30, removed to Bloomfield 1830, giving its name Bloomfield in the township Hallowell, erected a large mansion 1831-32. His son, “Joseph” (Leavens) “and John Platt Williams put up on same property (300 acres) a large modern woolen frame factory in1840. Here James passed the remainder of his days, retired from active business.” He died in Bloomfield Oct. 13, 1847.
James Barker and Mary Leavens Barker had four children: Elizabeth (b. July 6, 1798), Hugh Judge (b. April 9, 1800), Anna (b. June 9, 1802) and Joseph Leavens (b. July 10, 1804).
Joseph and Phebe Leavens, parents of Mary Leavens Barker (married to James) had 10 children, as follows: Jane, Sarah, Mary, Katy, Deborah, Benjamin, Peter, Eliphalet, William and James. Mary Leavens Barker was the granddaughter of Peter Leavens, born in Killing Ct. Nov. 17, 1707. Peter married Catharine Caston (b. June 6, 1722) by the Society of Friends in Westchester County, New York, Feb. 24, 1745.
|3. JSB's GREAT GRANDFATHER
James Barker (father of Joseph L.) was the son of David Barker, born in Rhode Island July 16, 1732. On March 11, 1762, David married Lydia Shove, daughter of Samuel Shove. Lydia, born in 1743 in Rhode Island, came to Poughkeepsie, New York in 1780, and to Adolphustown, "Barker's Point", June 16, 1784. David and Lydia had 12 children, as follows: Samuel Shove Barker
(b. 1763, d. 1836), Asa (b. 1765, d. in Eng., a marine pensioner of battle of Trafalgar), Edward (b. 1766, d. 1820), David (b. 1768, d. in Barkersville, New York, 1856), Phoebe (b. 1770, d. in Picton, Canada, 1830), James (b. Aug. 10, 1772, d. Oct. 13, 1847 in Bloomfield), Elizabeth (b. 1774, d. in Sophiasburgh, 1848), Sarah (b. 1776,) Rebecca (b. 1779, d. 1853), Abraham, (b. 1781, d. in Picton, 1829), Lydia (b. 1783,
d. 1804) and Caleb, (b. 1786, d. in Poughkeepsie, Nov. 21, 1852).
David Barker was the youngest son of James Barker (b. 1692, d. 1750) and Elizabeth Tucker, daughter of Abraham and Hannah (Mott) Tucker, as follows: William (b. 1716, d. 1796), Abraham (b. 1718, d. 1740), Hannah (b. 1719, d. ?), Elizabeth (b. 1721, d. 1799), Mary (b. 1722, d. 1783), James (b. 1725, d. 1742), Jotha (b. 1725, d. 1811), Caleb (b. 1729, d. 1750), Ruth (b. 1731, d. ?), David (b. 1732, d. 1821).
“David Barker was a farmer, member of the Society of Friends and moved from Dartmouth Rhode Island to Dutchess County, New York about 1780, 12 miles east of Poughkeepsie, now called the old Barker homestead and Mitchell farm. He removed to Bay of Quinte, 1784, and settled on what was called Barker’s Point and Ferry, in the bay districts; he located many of his children with ample means at his disposal ($17,000 ). David Barker died in Barker’s Point bay of Quinte January 7, 1872, and was buried in Friends meeting house yard, Adolphustown.”
|4. COLONIAL BARKERS
David’s father, James Barker (b. 1692, d. 1750) was the sixth of eight children of William Barker (b. 1662) and Elizabeth Easton.
William Barker was the son of another James Barker (b. 1617) who came to New England in 1634 on the ship “Mary and John,” on which his father, (also named James), died enroute to New England. The younger James settled in Rhode Island and married Barbara Dugan, (b. 1628) in 1644. Their descendants became prominent in the Colony, and many are to be found there and in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and the South. James’ father, James, (who died in 1634 on board the ship) and his wife (name unknown) had two children, the aforementioned James and Christianna, who died in 1665. She was married three times, first to Thomas Cooper, second to Thomas Beecher, and third to Nicholas Easton.
The father of James Barker, who died aboard the “Mary and John” in 1634 was the son of Sir Rowland Barker, of Wolverton, England, who was knighted in 1582 by Elizabeth.
At this pivotal juncture, that of my Barker ancestors’ transition from England to New England (with some family members travelling on into Eastern Canada, to help settle Ontario), I will end my journey back in time, even though the genealogical records inherited from JSB continue in that direction to the year 1200, as stated in the Introduction. I choose to continue now with the journey going forward, starting with the life of John Stevenson Barker, my great-grandfather.
|5. JSB CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN
In 1841, after John’s father (Joseph Leavens), died in what appears to be an unexpected death while in the prime of his life, John’s mother, Harriet White Barker became a single mom, caring for their four young children. She remained a widow for a couple of years and then married Thomas Donnelly on August 31, 1843, a man who, from all comments I have read, was a good father to the young family. Thomas was born on August 16, 1815, in Manchester, England. He was evidently a devout Christian and left a long poem he wrote himself about his love of the Bible, which was read at his funeral service.
JSB “was brought up to mercantile business by his cousin, David Barker Stevenson, J.P. and M.P.P. for Prince Edward County, Canada.” He evidently experienced “feeble health” so he “entered into no permanent business but became an entertainer of friends and a helper in word and deed to those about him.” He also became the first president of Prince Edward County Historical Society, instituted in 1899.
On Oct. 28, 1857, JSB married Elizabeth Emma Aishton, the oldest child (of ten children) of Dr. Thomas Aishton, M.D. (b. Sept. 21, 1808 in Davenport-Reg. Stoke Dameral, Deware, England, d. Dec. 4, 1877 at Bath, Ont. at Woodcot, residence of his son-in-law, John S. Barker) and Sarah Aurelia Fairfield (b. Feb. 19, 1814, at Earnestown, Ont., as follows: Elizabeth Emma (b. October 6, 1836, at Bath, Ontario); Mercy Maria (b. July 23, 1840, at Bath) m. Robert McCoy (b.? d. Feb. 18, 1894 at Napanee), Oct. 3, 1859; Samuel Clark (b. June 29, 1838 at Wilton, d. Sept. 14, 1881, buried at Bath) m. Maria Cruper (?); Martha Ann (b. June 23, 1842 at Wilton, d. Aug. 2, 1842, buried at Wilton); John McLean (b. April 16, 1844, at Fredericksburg) m. Mary McKenzie, Fredericksburg); Thomas Diamond (b. June 14, 1846, at Wilton), m. Hattie Brainard, Jan. 18, 1872 at Rome, N.Y.); Ira Ham (b. December 26, 1848, at Wilton, d. Oct. 18, 1870 at Picton, at res. of J.S Barker); Richard Millward (b. June 15, 1851, at Bath, d. Aug. 1855 at Bath); George Frederick (b. June 4, 1853, at Bath, d.?) m. Jennie Costello June 10, 1880, at Rochester, N.Y.; and Sarah Agnes (b. June 21, 1856 at Bath, d. Feb. 9, 1891 at New Westminster, B.C., 34 yrs. old), m. Wellington Snider, Sept. 16, 1881 at Rochester, N.Y. by Rev. Edwin Brown. Sarah left three young daughters: Mabel Grace Snider (b. Aug. 10, 1882), Violet Gladys Snider (b. Oct. 20, 1885) and Gertrude Frances Snider (b. Nov. 11, 1887).
John Stevenson Barker and Elizabeth Emma Aishton Barker became the parents of four children, as follows: Harriet Barker (b. Oct. 2, 1858, at Bath), Mary Ann Barker (b. Sept. 26, 1860 at Hallowell), Joseph Aishton Barker (b. July 4, 1866 at Picton), Lillian Emma May Barker (b. Nov. 4, 1872, at Picton) and Lenore Ira Barker (b. Oct. 20, 1879, at Picton.)
In my possession is a letter written from Lenore Ira Barker Ivey, JSB’s youngest daughter, written in 1960 to my mother, Ethel Emma Barker Haney, the youngest daughter of Joseph Aishton Barker, only son of JSB. My parents, Ethel and Bill Haney, had visited Lenore in Tampa, Florida (her home for many years) and she had replied to them after they sent her some mementos they’d acquired when visiting Picton after they visited her, while flying in a private plane belonging to another couple, their close friends, whose plane in which they travelled. In Lenore’s letter I discovered some added information about my great-grandfather, John Stevenson Barker, such as the following: “Such a box of nice souvenirs arrived, yesterday! You cannot imagine how much pleasure they gave me, especially with so many reminders of my home town and vicinity. I was especially glad to see the Picton Gazette, which was once owned and edited by Grandfather Donnelly, who married Grandmother Barker, when she was a young widow, with four children, of whom my father (JSB) was the oldest. He” (Grandpa Donnelly) “died though, before I was born, as did Grandfather Aishton, also, but Grandmother Aishton spent her summers with us, for years, and died there” (in Picton) “and is buried in the old Churchyard, beside Uncle Ira.” . . . “The foundry was owned by David Barker, a second cousin of father’s. Father worked in different offices, the Registry Office, with his friend Col. Bog, for a long time, for several lawyers and his special friend and chum, Judge Merrill, on whose sailing yacht, he died, on July 11, 1901, while they were on one of their many and well loved cruises, on our beautiful Bay of Quinte. That was a sad day, but had he been able to choose his place of death, it might very well have been there, as he loved it so. . . . I hope you got a good look at the bay and land-locked harbor. So beautiful and dear to me! . . . Our best love to all of you. Very fondly, Aunt Lenore.”
I feel blessed to have this letter from my mother’s aunt. Lenore visited in Great Falls, Montana in the late 1930s. Among family albums are a few photos of her visit.
To bring JSB’s family into the next couple of generations, I offer the following information:
On July 4, 1892, JSB’s son, Joseph Aishton Barker (b. July 4, 1866, in Picton, Ontario) married Louisa Katrina Charlotta Overman (b. November 21, 1866, in Westphalia, Germany) in Great Falls, Montana. This community was founded in 1883 by Paris Gibson and become incorporated in 1888, so at the time of their marriage, it was a young and growing community. They returned to live in Dupuyer, a much smaller Montana community, for three or four more years. Dupuyer is a small ranching community located near Choteau, that lies northwest of Great Falls in central Montana. My grandparents managed the hotel in Dupuyer (which is no longer there), and on July 11, 1893, their first daughter was born, Minnie Albertine. Hattie Lenore, their second daughter, was born December 30, 1894, but I’m not sure where. According to Louisa’a 1950 obituary, the small family spent a year in Picton following the time they lived in Dupuyer, then moved to Great Falls, shortly before, or in, 1896, since Joseph is listed in the City Directory of that year. That same year their only son, Joseph John Barker, was stillborn, sometime in February 1896.
Joseph worked as a clerk for E.R. Molt and they lived on the west side of the Missouri River in 1896. Two rivers, the Missouri and the Sun, flow through the city with the Sun emptying into the Missouri River, effectively partitioning off the main portion of the community with the smaller area on the west side. By 1899, Joseph was a driver for Montana laundry, and the Barker family had moved into another rented home where their third daughter, Irene Gwyneth, was born on August 5, 1899. By 1900, Joseph was working in a warehouse at the B. and M. Company. (The “B” stood for Boston.) In 1903, the family moved again within the city, into another rented home. By then, Joe Barker (as he was called) was working in the lab at the B. and M. Smelter. In the 1906-07 City Directory, my grandparents’ residence is listed as 821 7th Avenue North, a home they purchased in 1906 and lived in for the rest of their lives. This Victorian-style home, originally built in 1885 (and added onto and remodeled) is still, remarkably, in our family’s possession in 2013. It is now 128 years old. Little did Joe and Louisa Barker know that someday, their great-granddaughter, Janis Collins, would be living in their home! For a few years, their g-g-grandson lived there as well.
By 1906, Grandpa Joe was working in the circulation department at the Great Falls Tribune, and eventually became manager of that department – a position he held for the rest of his life. On October 2, 1907, my mother, Ethel Emma, was born in their new home. Louisa, my beloved Gram Barker (who died when I was barely 13) had all her babies at home, and was never a hospital patient in her entire life. She died in the same room (and bed) that Mom was born in.
In the December 31, 1922 Tribune is an article about Joseph Barker, stating that Joseph had been connected with the Anaconda Copper Mining Company’s smelter, the Great Northern railway and The Tribune, all before holding his first position as a public official, which was that of receiver of the United States land office in Great Falls. He held this position for four years, retiring with the change of the national administration following the 1920 election.
By 1928, Joseph had become the Chairman of the County Commissioners at the Court House, located in Great Falls. He had been elected to this political position as a Democrat and held it until the day he died, on Nov. 30, 1928, of heart problems. His daughter, Irene, died (married, but without children) four months later and Gram lived on until Oct. 5, 1950. My parents (Bill and Ethel Haney) and my older brother, Bill, had moved in with Gram in 1945, and my mother continued to live in the house after my dad died, in 1970, until 1998 when her granddaughter, my youngest daughter, moved in. Mom (Ethel Emma) died Dec. 26, 2000. Before his death in 1970, my father had held the same position as Circulation Manager of the Great Falls Tribune that Joseph Aishton Barker had once held.
I will end this narrative by providing a quick run-down of the children from the marriage of Joseph Aishton Barker and Louisa Katrina Overman, as follows:
Minnie Albertine Barker (b. July 11, 1893, d. May 23, 1991), married Benjamin William Fulton on September 6, 1914. They had three children: Lois (step-daughter to Minnie), Benjamin Thomas Fulton and Louisa Maxine Fulton.
Hattie Lenore Barker (b. Dec. 30, 1894, d. Jan. 23, 1889) married Elmer Walton (Doc) Kirk on May 15, 1920. They had one son, Elmer Walton Kirk, Jr.
Irene Gwyneth Barker (b. August 5, 1899, d. April 5, 1929) married Walter Weir on July 27, 1925. They had no children.
Ethel Emma Barker (b. Oct. 2, 1907, d. Dec. 26, 2000) married William Reid Haney (b. April 5, 1906) on June 8, 1930. They had two children: William Reid Haney, Jr. (b. April 23, 1933) and Yours Truly, Carol Irene Haney (b. Oct. 2, 1937. I find it interesting that within this narrative, three of us share the birth day of Oct. 2, i.e. Harriet White, my mom and me. My husband, Gerald Collins, had one sister, Yvonne, who also shared it, adding to the coincidence.
The subject of Numerology has always intrigued me, along with other unconventional subjects. I wonder now, does this come, perhaps, from my great-grandfather’s DNA? One of my fondest belongings that I’ve inherited from JSB is a frail and yellowed pamphlet that was his, presented in writing by his good friend, Judge Merrill, in Dec. 1899, the man on whose boat he sailed the day he died, in 1901. It is called THE SERMON and offers a varied selection of topics that include Telepathy, Clairvoyance and other Psychic Phenomena, a magazine “devoted to the New Theology & Psychic Research.” I particularly like to think that JSB and I share the capacity for curiosity and exploration, plus an open-minded tolerance in terms of beliefs and the willingness to ask questions, rather than blindly accept what others may believe. I also love the idea of having ancestors whose faith was strong in their lives, be it the Quaker faith, Anglican or whatever.
The fact that JSB was also an active Mason (he became a member in 1860) is significant to me, for many members of my parents’ family, on both sides, were active in the Masonic Order in some way or another, including the Scottish Rite or Eastern Star. My brother, Bill, was active in the DeMolay and I, in Job’s Daughters, when we were teens. I have the beaver top hat JSB wore to Masonic meetings, and elsewhere, and many Masonic items used in their ritualistic meetings, inherited from my dad and other Haney relatives. The pervasive strain of Masonry within the Barker and Haney families speaks to our tendency to be “free thinkers,” a trait that has always been of extreme importance to me. So is the quest for peace and justice, a quality strongly nurtured by the Society of Friends, a faith that was much more prevalent in the lives of my Barker ancestors than I realized before delving into genealogical discovery. In learning about my ancestors, I feel a combination of welcome and acceptance, as if I am “understood” and accepted. That’s a great feeling! The circle of life keeps expanding to make room for all of us in our increasingly inclusive diversity.
6. ADDITIONAL BARKER FAMILY HISTORY
Six generations prior to, & including, JSB and one generation:
Sir Rowland Barker of Wolverton, England, son of Edward Barker, Wolverton, and Catharine Egerton, Wrinehill, England, was knighted in 1582 by Elizabeth.
His son James (wife’s name unknown) and his grandson (also James) sailed on the ship, “Mary and John.” Sir Rowland’s son James died on board the ship, in 1634, on his way to New England. His grandson, James (b. 1617) approximately 27 years old, continued on, settling in Rhode Island. The younger James’ sister, Christianna, was married three times, first to Thomas Cooper, second to Thomas Beecher, and third to Nicholas Easton. She died in 1665.
James Barker (b. 1617) m. 1644 to Barbara Dugan (b. 1628). They had a son, William, (b.1661).
William Barker, son of James Barker & Barbara Dugan, (b. 1662) m. Elizabeth Easton. They had 8 children. Their sixth child was James (b. 1692).
James Barker (b. 1692, d. 1750) m. Elizabeth Tucker (daughter of Abraham Tucker and Hannah Mott Tucker). Their children (10): William (b. 1716, d. 1796), Abraham (b. 1718, d. 1740), Hannah (b. 1719, d. ?), Elizabeth (b. 1721, d. 1799), Mary (b. 1722, d. 1783), James (b. 1725, d. 1742), Jotha (b. 1727, d. 1811), Caleb (b. 1729, d. 1750), Ruth (b.1731, d. ?), David (b. 1732, d. 1821).
David Barker (b. 1732, d. 1821) m. Lydia Shove (b. 1743, d. 1804) on March 11, 1762, in Rhode Island. In 1780 they moved to Poughkeepsie, N.Y. and June 16, 1784 they moved to Adolphustown, Canada, to Barkers’ Point. Their children (12): Samuel Shove (b. 1763, d. 1836 (NOTE: This first name is not in JSB’s records), Asa (b. 1765, d. in England, a marine pensioner of battle of Trafalgar, Edward (b. 1766, d. 1820), David (b. 1768, d. 1855) in Barkersville, N.Y.,
Phoebe (b. 1770, d. 1839?) in Picton, Ont., James (b. 1772, d. 1847), Elizabeth (b. 1774, d. 1847?) Elizabeth (ab. 1774, d. 1848) in Sophiasburgh, Sarah, (b. 1776, d. ?), Rebecca (b. 1779, d. 1853), Abraham (b. 1781, d. 1829) in Picton, Lydia (b. 1786, d. 1804), and Caleb (b. 1786, d. Nov. 21, 1852) in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
James Barker (b. 1772 in Rhode Island, d. 1847) m. Mary Leavens (b. 1777, d. 1841) in Dutchess Co., N.Y., at Nine Partners’. Their children (4): Elizabeth (b. 1798), Hugh Judge (b. 1800),
Anna (b. 1802) and Joseph Leavens (b. July 10, 1804, d. July 16, 1841.
Joseph Leavens Barker (b. July 10, 1804, d. July 16, 1841) m. Harriet White (b. Mar. 3, 1813, d. Feb. 12, 1885) on May 4, 1831. Their children (4): John Stevenson (b. July 8, 1832, d. July 11, 1901), m. Elizabeth Emma Aishton, October 28, 1857), Shoave/Shove (b. Nov. 18, 1833, d. Nov. 1921,
m. Sarah Matilda Fraleigh, April 17, 1855 at homestead of Wm. Fraleigh Esquire, Bloomfield; Mary Anne (b. June 13, 1835, d. June 1905), m. Colin Gearing, Aug. 17, 1859, at residence of Thos. Donnelly, Picton, by Rev. J.H. Bishop, Wesley Methodist, and Merritt (b. Feb. 16, 1837, d. ?) m. Mary Fraleigh, Mar. 9, 1859, daughter of William Fraleigh, Esquire Bloomfield.
John Stevenson Barker (b. July 8, 1832, d. July 11, 1901, Picton, Ont.) m. Elizabeth Emma Aishron
(b. Oct. 6, 1837, d. ?) on October 28, 1857 in Bath, Ont., by Rev. W. F.S. Harper, Church of England. Their children (5): Harriet (b. Oct. 2, 1858 at Bath, Ont.), Mary (b. Sept. 26, 1860, tp. Hallowell), Joseph Aishton (b. July 4, 1866 at Picton, Ont., d. Nov. 30, 1928, at Great Falls, Montana, U.S.A.) m. Louisa Overman (b. Nov. 21, 1866 at Westphalia, Germany), Lillian Emma May (b. Nov.4, 1872 at Picton, d. June 2, 1890) at Woodcot, Church St., Picton, and Lenore Ira (b. Oct. 20, 1879, at Picton, d. ? ), m. Oscar Ivey.
Joseph Aishton Barker (b. July 4, 1866, d. Nov. 30, 1928) m. Louisa Katrina Charlotta Overman
(b. Nov. 21, 1866, in Westphalia, Germany, d. Oct. 5, 1950 in Great Falls, Montana) m. July 4, 1892 in Great Falls. Their children (5): Minnie Albertine (b. July 11, 1893, Dupuyer, Montana, d. May 23, 1991, in California) m. Benjamin W. Fulton Sept. 6, 1914. Hattie Lenore (b. Dec. 30, 1894, d. Jan. 23, 1989) m. Elmer Walton (Doc) Kirk, May 15, 1920), John Joseph (stillborn, Feb. 1896), Irene Gwyneth (b. Aug. 5, 1899, d. April 5, 1929), m. Walter Weir July 27, 1925, and Ethel Emma, (b. Oct. 2, 1907) in Great Falls, Montana, d. Dec. 26, 2000).
Additional historical information of significant females in the Barker family:
Harriet White, the mother of John Stevenson Barker, was the youngest of eight daughters of Cornelius White and Elizabeth Acker. Following is added information about her sisters: Mary (Polly) (b.Sept. 4, 1797, d. ?) m. John Richard; Catherine
(b. June 19, 1799, d. Feb. 2, 1869) m. Steph?; Frances (b. July 9, 1801, d. Oct. 5, 1885) m. James Crandall; Rhoda (b. May 5, 1806? d. May 4, 1890) m. James Noxen (or Samuel N. Noxen?); Elizabeth (b. Apr. 5, 1804, d. ?) m. Webster Talcott ( who was poisoned accidentally with the wrong medicine given by Dr. Austin’s wife); Nancy (b. May 9, 1808, d. Aug. 5, 1877) m. James Cooper; Sarah (b. July 30, 1811, d. either as an infant or a child of 12 or 13 years, from Typhoid fever); and Harriet (b. Mar. 3, 1813, d. Feb. 12, 1885) m. first to Joseph Leavens Barker, Mary 4, 1831. After his death in 1841, she remarried Thomas Donnelly on Aug. 31, 1843.
After Harriet White Barker Donnelly’s mother, (Elizabeth Acker White) died, on May 31, 1815, Harriet’s father, Cornelius White, married Polla Talcott, a widow and mother to Sanger Talcott (b. Jan. 30, 1796), Webster Talcott (b. Mar. 6, 1798), Almira (Mira) Talcott (b. Jan. 24, 1802) m. George Monroe, and Sophia Talcott b. Nov. 16, 1804? d.?) m. J. James Howell.. NOTE: Cornelius’s daughter, Elizabeth, was married (and widowed) by Webster Talcott.
Cornelius White is the son of William White (b. Apr. 7, 1751 d.?) and Hannah Tompkins (b. June 6, 1751: Their children (3): are Cornelius (b. June 9, 1776, d. Mar. 6, 1844), Reuben and Frances.
Cornelius’s first wife, Elizabeth Ackers (mother to Harriet White Barker Donnelly), was born to John Acker and Christiena (Tena) Brill, from Dutchess Co., N.Y. Elizabeth was the last of six children, as follows: John, Catharine (Trena), m. Charles Newton, David, m. Frances VanDevoort, Hannah, Polly, m. Moses Alley, and Elizabeth (b. June 11, 1772) m. Cornelius White.
JSB’s father, Joseph Leavens Barker, was the son of James Barker and Mary Leavens. Mary was the daughter of Joseph Leavens and Phebe Stillwell, their third child of 10, as follows: Jane, Sarah, Mary, Katy, Deborah, Benjamin, Peter, Eliphalet, William and James. Mary’s grandparents were Peter Leavens (b. Nov. 27, 1707, in Killing Ct.) and Catharine Caston (b. June 6, 1722). They were married Feb. 24, 1745 by the Society of Friends in Westchester Co., N.Y.
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