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John Barker Jr. (bef. 1646 - abt. 1729)

John Barker Jr.
Born before in Marshfield, Plymouth Colonymap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 18 Jan 1676 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, Colonial Americamap
Husband of — married 22 Jan 1707 in Hingham, Suffolk, Province of Massachusetts Baymap
Husband of — married after 1711 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died about after about age 83 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts Baymap
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According to Samuel Deane, "John Barker was the son of John Barker of Duxbury, and Anna Williams, the daughter of John Williams Sr.'of Scituate (married 1632). John Barker, Sr.' was at Jones's river (now Kingston) 1638. He was drowned, 1652. [He had purchased the ferry (now [1850] Little's Bridge] of John Brewster, son of Elder Brewster, 1641, and was there drowned].
"John Barker, Jr was a sergeant in King Philip's War, and freed from bearing arms at the close of that war, 'on account of wounds received.' He was afterward a Justice of the Peace, and is mentioned as a lawyer in the Colony records in 1674. His brother-in-law, Capt. John Williams, having no children, gave his farm in Scituate, 1694, to Williams Barker, his grand-nephew, son of John, Esq. This is the well known Barker farm north of the Harbour.
" John Barker, Esq. lost his first wife, Desire, 1705, and married Hannah Cushing, (the widow of the Rev. Jeremiah), 1706." [1]

Children with Desire ANNABLE:

  1. Mary BARKER bc 1677 in Marshfield, married Ensign Otis on 6 Jan 1714.
  2. John b. 4 May 1678.
  3. Desire BARKER b. 22 Sep 1680, Barnstable, d. 12 Jan 1710, Scituate, married Captain Samuel Turner on 20 Nov 1700.
  4. Anne BARKER b. 26 Aug 1682, Barnstable, d. 22 Nov 1682, Barnstable,
  5. Anne BARKER b. 1 Nov 1683, Barnstable, d. before 1729, Scituate, married Robert Thompson on 11 Mar 1714.
  6. Samuel b. 23 Apr 1686.
  7. Bamabus bc 1687.[2]

The same list appears in the Barker Genealogy with minor differences:

  1. John b 5-4-I678 d 2-1-1745
  2. Desire b 9-22-1680 d 1-12-1710 m 11-20-1700 Capt. Sam’l Turner
  3. Anne b 8-26-1682 d 11-22-1682 unm
  4. Anna b 11-1-1683 m 3-11-1714 Robt. Thompson
  5. Samuel Williams b 4-23-1686 d 8-6-17 54
  6. Barnabas d I 763
  7. Mary d 1730 m 1-6-1714 Ensign Otis[3]

Research Notes

John's will is included in full[4] in "Ancestors and Descendants of Captain John Barker (1730-1813)...", by Jerome D Traver referenced. It is sourced as coming from "Plymouth County, Mass: Probates Vol.5:604-612". In it he mentions:

"my beloved wife Sarah Barker"
"my Spanish Indian Maid Servant or Slave named Mariah"
"my loving son John Barker"
"my loving son Barnabus Barker"
"my loving son Samuel Barker"
"my daughter Mary Otis"
the four "children of my daughter. Desire Turner, deceased"
the four "children of my daughter, Anne Thompson deceased"


  1. History of the Town of Hingham, Massachusetts (The Town of Hingham, Massachusetts, 1893): Vol III, p.27
  2. "Ancestors and Descendants of Captain John Barker (1730-1813)...", Jerome D Traver, 2005; pg 2
  3. "BARKER GENEALOGY; ROBERT of Plymouth Colony 1698, JOHN of Duxbury, Mass. 1628, ..." ELIZABETH FRYE BARKER; FRYE PUBLISHING C0., NEW YORK; 1927; pp 232-4
  4. "Massachusetts, Plymouth County, Probate Records, 1633-1967," images, FamilySearch ( : 20 May 2014), Probate records 1724-1731 and 1838-1842 vol 5-5T > image 338-343 of 596; State Archives, Boston.
  • Barker Genealogy, Elizabeth Frye Barker, (Frye Publishing: New York, 1927), 232.
  • Pane-Joyce Genealogy, David Pane-Joyce.
  • History of Scituate, Massachusetts, from its First Settlement to 1831, Samuel Deane, (Boston: James Loring), 216-17.

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Barker-30 and Barker-3877 appear to represent the same person because: Barker-30 is the LNAB and may have the more correct data, however Barker-3877 has a spouse that is corroborated in the Bio.
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