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James Barker

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James Barker
Born about in Harwich, Essex, Englandmap
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Newport, Newport Co., RImap
Died in Providence, Newport, Rhode Island, USAmap
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James Barker, (of James 2, James 1) b. abt 1623; d. 1702; m. Barbara Dungan 1644, she was born abt 1628, dau of William and Frances (Latham) Dungan. (p. 14)

James Barker embarked with his father on the same ship as Nicholas Easton, his father dying during the passage, instructed he be in the care of his aunt Christianna Beecher, wife of Thomas Beecher. He probably remained with his aunt in Charlestown, MA until 1639, when she married Nicholas Easton and moved to Newport. (p. 14)

1644: Corporal

1648: Ensign; Member of the General Court of Elections

1655: Freeman

1655-61-63: Commissioner

1661: Member of the committee to receive contributions to obtain a charter.

1663: Juy 8: Named in the Royal Charter granted by Charles II

1663-66;71-72;76-78: Assistant

1667;69-71;74;76-77;81;83-86: Deputy

1678: Deputy Governor (p. 14) Deputy Governor of Rhode Island

Children: (p. 14)

Elizabeth b. ___; d. July 5, 1676: m. Nov. 30, 1666, Nicholas Easton, son of Peter and Ann (Coggleshell) Easton. James b. 1648; d. Dec. 1722; m. in 1678, Sarah Jefferay, dau. of William and Mary (Gould) Jefferay. Mary b. ABT 1649 Newport, Newport, RI. d. 19 Sept. 1723 Warwick, RI; m. 1st Elisha Smith son of Edward Smith; m. 2nd, April 16, 1677 Israel Arnold, son of Stephen and Sarah (Smith) Arnold. Joseph b. ___; d. 1725; married Sarah Read. William b. 1662; d. Nov. 3, 1741; m. Elizabeth Easton, dau. of Peter and Ann (Coggleshell) Easton. Sarah b. ABT 1665 Newport, Newport, RI; unmarried. Peter b. ___; d. 1725; m. 1st 1692, Freelove Bliss of John and Desmaris (Arnold) Bliss; m. 2nd in 1712, Susanna unk (?Saunders or Peckham). Christina b. ___; m. William Philips son of Michael and Barbara Philips.



  1. The Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island: Comprising Three Generations of Settlers who Came Before 1690 by John Osborne Austin Genealogical Publishing Com, 1887


James Barker



abt 1623 Harwich, Essex, England


abt 1702 Providence, Newport, Rhode Island, USA

1702 Providence, Newport Co., RI


  • WFT Vol. 1 Tree # 2302 dtd June 6, 1995.
  • Ancestor of Hannah Smith Crossman (Suzanne Morrison Otte).
  • RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project:They Came To Milton
  • Entered by Dale Burdick.


  • This person was created through the import of PittsPenn_2010-09-21.ged on 22 September 2010.
  • This person was created through the import of Shortened files.ged on 30 December 2010.
  • WikiTree profile Barker-1727 created through the import of Callahan, Wiley, Plotner, Powell Family Tree - 2009.ged on Dec 2, 2011 by Ron Callahan.
  • WikiTree profile Barker-1734 created through the import of Callahan, Wiley, Plotner, Powell Family Tree - 2009.ged on Dec 2, 2011 by Ron Callahan.

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