Francis Barker born about 1646, son of Robert Barker of Duxbury.
Francis married Mary Lincoln in Hingham 5 Jan 1674/75.
"Francis was especially active in the civic affairs of the colony; in 1686 he was appointed to treat with Scituate, Mass. about the division of a tract of land in dispute with Duxbury, was a deputy to the General Court at Plymouth in 1686, 1694, 1701, 1701, was Selectman of Duxbury in 1685-86, was Constable in 1689, was commissioned an Ensign 10-2-1689. He built and operated the first iron furnace in America in 1702, in 1713 he had gained sufficient wealth to rank as "Gentleman" (166). 
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