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Delight (Dewey) Barker (1754 - 1842)

Delight Barker formerly Dewey
Born in Sheffield, Berkshire County, Massachusettsmap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 24 Mar 1772 in Great Barrington MAmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Herkimer, Herkimer County, New York, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 30 Jul 2016 | Last significant change: 25 Jun 2020
16:59: Jennifer Lapham edited the Biography for Delight (Dewey) Barker (1754-1842). (findagrave to current standard) [Thank Jennifer for this]
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Delight Dewey was born 29 Nov 1754 to Azariah Dewey & Priscilla (Austin) Dewey. She married Abijah Barker 8 March 1772, at Westfield, Six children are listed:

  1. Thankful, born 24 Jun 1772;
  2. Truman, born 12 Feb 1775;
  3. Sally, born 10 Feb 1777;
  4. Delight, born 8 Sep 1780;
  5. Betsey, born 20 Feb 1782;
  6. James, born 20 Jun 1784.[1]

Delight Dewey was Christened 29 Nov 1754 in Sheffield, Berkshire, Massachusetts. Her parents are listed as Azariah Dewey & Presilla Austin. [2]

Delight Dewey Barker was born 29 Nov 1754 in Sheffield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts and died 30 May 1842 (aged 87) in Herkimer, Herkimer County, New York. She was buried in the Gravesville Cemetery in Gravesville, Herkimer County, New York.

"Wife of Abijah Barker (1746-1828), married March 24, 1772 in Great Barrington, MA. Abijah Barker was born 1746 in Westfield, Mass.; died August 31, 1828, in Russia. He was married March 24, 1772, at Great Barrington, Mass., to Delight Dewey, born 1750, died May 30, 1842, in Russia. Abijah Barker served in the American Revolution. They resided in Westfield, Mass., and spent their last days in Russia. Abijah and Delight (Dewey) Barker had ten children.
  1. Thankful married Jonathan French.
  2. Truman, born February 12, 1775, died March 10, 1869, Oswego,, New York. His wife was Polly Reed. He came to Russia before his brother James and lived there for a time. He was employed as shoemaker by Elijah Hinckley.
  3. Sally, born February 10, 1777. Married Isaac Alvord.
  4. Delight, born September 8, 1780. Married Samuel Shaw. Her daughter was Mrs. Lucinda Newberry of Cold Brook, New York.
  5. Betsey, born February 20, 1782. Married Samuel Payne. Their son was Edmund Payne in the mercantile business in Little Falls, New York.
  6. James, born June 20, 1784; died November 21, 1880; of Russia.
  7. Abijah, born May 10, 1787. Married 1811 at Lebanon Springs, New York. Nancy Colwell.
  8. Lucinda, born April 12, 1790, died May 9, 1790.
  9. Lucinda, born February 20, 1794, died October 29, 1882. Married Joseph Lamb, born January 10, 1792, died October 11, 1868. They resided in Prospect, NY. A descendant is J.B. Lamb, Poland, NY.
  10. Oliver, born February 20, 1794, died June 28, 1836, in Russia. During a thunderstorm he took refuge under a tree and was killed by lightning. Family information from the book "Russian Union Church, 110 Anniversary, 1820-1930", author, Rev. Roger F. Williams"

Findagrave provides links for her husband:

Abijah Barker 1748–1828 (m. 1772)

and seven children:

Thankful Barker French 1772–1861
Truman Barker 1775–1865
Sarah Barker Alvord 1777–1863
Delight Barker Shaw 1780–1855
James Barker 1784–1880
Abijah Barker 1787–1843
Lucinda Barker Lamb 1792–1884[3]


  1. "Life of George Dewey, Rear Admiral, U.S.N.; and Dewey family history. " Adelbert Dewey,Dewey Publishing Company Westfield Massachusetts, 1898; pg 257
  2. "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," database, FamilySearch ( : 4 December 2014), Delight Dewey, ; citing , ; FHL microfilm 0250313 IT 1, 234573.
  3. Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed 25 June 2020), memorial page for Delight Dewey Barker (29 Nov 1754–30 May 1842), Find A Grave: Memorial #68971930, citing Gravesville Cemetery, Gravesville, Herkimer County, New York, USA ; Maintained by DBT (contributor 46622280) .

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