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JOHN BARKER (d. 1652) of Marshfield
John Barker drowned on 14 Dec 1652. [Ref] He married Ann Williams. [Ref says in 1632]
John had a brother Robert Barker.
It is claimed that John Barker and John Williams of Scituate arrived in 1632 and that John Barker married John Williams' daughter Ann that year. However, Anderson [Ref] argues that it is more likely that John Barker and John Williams arrived late in the decade.
John was a propietor of Marshfield on 5 Nov 1638. [Ref] He is in the Marshfield section of the 1643 list of those between 16 and 60 able to bear arms in Plymouth Colony. [Ref]
Inventory was taken on his estate on 17 Dec 1652 in Marshfield on the oath of his widow Anna. It amounted to £131.11s. [Ref]
Children of John Barker and Ann Williams:
MARY BARKER (1647 - aft. 1711)
Parents: John Barker and Ann Williams
Mary Barker was born in 1647. [Ref] She died after 1711. [Ref] She married first Samuel Pratt. [Ref] Samuel was the son of Phineas Pratt and Sarah Priest's sister Mary Priest. [Ref, entry for Phineas Pratt]. She married second Francis Combs. [Ref] She married third David Wood on 5 Mar 1684/5 in Middleboro. [Ref]
JOHN BARKER (1650 - 1729) of Barnstable, Marshfield and Scituate
Parents: John Barker and Ann Williams
John Barker was born in 1650. [Ref] He died on 1 Dec 1729. [Ref][Ref] His grave, in Scituate, says that he was 79 when he died. [Ref] He married first Desire Annable on 18 Jan 1677. [Ref] She died on 24 Jul 1706. [Ref] He married second the widow Hannah Cushing, daughter of Thomas and Hannah Loring. [Ref] She was born on 9 Aug 1664. [Ref] She died on 30 May 1710. [Ref][Ref] She was the widow of Rev. Jeremiah Cushing. [Ref] Jeremiah died on 22 Mar 1705/6, age 52, and is buried in Scituate. [Ref] John married third Sarah Unknown. [Ref] She was born in 1660 and died on 7 Sep 1730. [Ref][Ref] She is buried in Scituate. [Ref]
John Barker lived in Barnstable 1676 - 83. [Ref] He moved to Marshfield, and then to Scituate. [Ref] He was a sergeant in King Philip's War. [Ref] In 1680 he was freed from bearing arms because of the wounds he had suffered late in the war. [Ref] He was Deputy from Marshfield in 1689 and Deputy from Scituate in 1706, 1712 and 1718. [Ref]
Children of John Barker and Desire Annable:
DESIRE BARKER (1680 - 1710)
Parents: John Barker and Desire Annable
Desire Barker was born on 22 Sep 1680 [Ref] in Barnstable. [Ref] She died on 12 Jan 1709/10 in Scituate. [Ref] She married Capt. Samuel Turner on 20 Nov 1700 in Scituate. [Ref]
Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. Vol. 1-3. Boston, 1995, Note for John Barker.
Barker, Elizabeth Frye, Barker Genealogy, Frye Publishing Co., New York, 1927.
Hamlin, David, "Scituate Graveyard," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 9, 1855, 178.
Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850. Online Database: NewEnglandAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2007.
Merrick, Barbara Lambert and Alicia Crane Williams, Middleborough, Massachusetts Vital Records, Volumes 1 and 2, Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, William S. Sullwold Publishing, Inc., Taunton, MA, 1986 and 1990.
Shaw, Hubert Kinney, comp., Families of the Pilgrims: Degory Priest, Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, Boston, 1955.
Shurtleff, Nathaniel B., "List of Those Able to Bear Arms in the Colony of New Plymouth 1643," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 4, 1850, 255-259.
Thomas, M. A., "Deaths and Burials in Marshfield," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 8, 1854, 228 - 230.
Thomas, M.A., "Marriages from the Early Records of Marshfield," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 6, 1852, 347 - 352.
Winsor, Justin, "Abstract of the Earliest Wills in the Probate Office, Plymouth," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 5, 1851, 259.