Barker of Plymouth, Massachusetts
John Barker [a] b abt 1610, (poss. Kent) England, d 14 Dec 1652, Marshfield, Plymouth, MA. He md Anna Williams abt 1640, daughter of John Williams and Anna. She was b abt 1616, of Scituate, Plymouth, MA, d 16 Feb 1657/58, Barnstable, Plymouth, MA.
Children of John Barker and Anna Williams were:
  • William Barker b 1641.
  • Deborah Barker b 1643.
  • Anna Barker b 1645, d aft 27 Apr 1695; md [1] John Pratt, [2] Abraham Blich.
  • Mary Barker b 1647, Marshfield, Plymouth, MA, d aft 1711; md [1] Samuel Pratt abt 1665, [2] Francis Coombs 1676.
  • John Barker b 1650, d 1 Dec 1729, Scituate, Plymouth, MA; md [1] Desire Annable 18 Jan 1676/77, [2] Hannah Loring 22 Mar 1706/07.

Deborah Barker b 1643, prob Marshfield, Plymouth, MA, d Mar 1732/33, Middleborough, Plymouth, MA. She md William Barden Feb 1660/61.

a. He came to Plymouth with his brother, Robert, about 1628, and was in Duxbury, Marshfield in 1638. He was a brickmason and ferryman by vocation, and in 1638/39, took William Barden into apprenticeship to learn the trade, said William later marrying John's daughter, Deborah Barker. He was Freeman 5 Jun 1651. He also owned a ferry over the Jones River, where he drowned on 14 Dec 1652, at a relatively young age. Administration was granted to widow Anna, 17 Dec 1652.

GL: Some Ancestral Lines, by Raymon Meyers Tingley, Tuttle Publishing Co., Inc., 1935, pp 37-39; Barker, Nathan and His Descendants, comp. by William G. Lord, 1931, p. 3.
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