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Robert Barker II (1650 - 1729)

Robert Barker II
Born in Duxbury, Plymouth Colony, New Englandmap
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Husband of — married Dec 1681 in Plymouth Colony, New Englandmap
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Died at age 78 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Province, New Englandmap
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Robert Barker II was born 27 Dec. 1650 in Duxbury, Plymouth Colony, New England. He was the son of Robert Barker, b: 1616 in England, and his wife, Lucy (Williams) Barker.

Robert Barker married Alice Snow, b: 1657 in Plymouth Colony, in December 1681. They lived in Duxbury where they had 8 children. [1]

Robert Barker was married twice. His 1st wife, Alice Snow, passed away in September 1697. On 7 October 1705, at 54 years old, in Newport, Rhode Island, New England, widower Robert Barker married widow Phebe (Cook) Arnold, 1655–1732. This may have been when he became a Quaker. [2] [3]

Robert Barker was a member of the Society of Friends (Quakers) at least in the later part of his life. [4]

"In 1708, the Friends' "Women's Meetings" were held at the houses of John Rogers of Marshfield, Edward Wanton of Scituate, and Robert Barker and Arthur Howland of Duxborough [Duxbury] now Pembroke. ... "

Robert Barker died on 25 July, 1729, in Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province, New England. [5]

His will is dated "22 day of ye sixth month 1719" and proved on 28 October 1729 in Plymouth. He mentions his grandson, James Barker (son of his son James, decd.), his daughter Alice Eastis, his sons, Caleb and Robert, the children of his deceased son James (Daniel, George, Stephen, Alice, Lydia), his daughters Abigail Wanton, Deborah Howland, and Lydia Barker. His inventory was taken on 22 October 1729. [6]


  1. MA Vital Records: Plymouth/Duxbury Births "B" - Barker 8 births acknowledged for Robert Barker and "Alce Snow"
  2. See History of Duxbury History of the Town of Hingham, Massachusetts (The Town of Hingham, Massachusetts, 1893) Vol. II, p.21.
  3. Phebe Cook Pedigree Resource File on FamilySearch
  4. p. 10 Drummond, Josiah Hayden. John Rogers of Marshfield and Some of His Descendants. R. B. Ellis, 1898
  5. "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910," database, FamilySearch ( : 10 February 2018), Robert Barker, Sen., 25 Jul 1729; citing , reference p 99; FHL microfilm 423,495.
  6. "Massachusetts, Plymouth County, Probate Records, 1633-1967," images, FamilySearch ( : 20 May 2014), Probate records 1724-1731 and 1838-1842 vol 5-5T > image 333-334 of 596; State Archives, Boston.
  • The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Robert Charles Anderson, CD Version:, Tim Farr, P.O. Box 449, Ferron, UT 84523, USA, (435)-384-2514, Page number: Biography of Robert Barker
  • "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910," database, FamilySearch ( : 9 February 2018), Robert in entry for Prince Houlan and Deborah Barker, 13 Dec 1706; citing reference p 63; FHL microfilm 423,495.


  • WikiTree profile Barker-4020 was created by Hannah Rush through the import of Rush Family Tree (1).ged on Jun 11, 2014.

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Barker-4020 and Barker-25 appear to represent the same person because: they were both married to Alice Snow and have same information. Note: Barker-4020 is an Orphan so the manager of Barker-25 can adopt it and merge the two easily. Thank you for your contributions to our One World Tree.
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