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James Barker II
Founder of the Barker family in America. Born 1623, son of James Barker, heir of Sir Rowland Barker of Haughmond Abby, Shropshire England. Sailed from England in 1634 - settled in Newport Rhode Island. Married Barbara Dungan, daughter of Lord Weston in 1644 at Newport, Rhode Island. Died in Newport Rhode Island 1702.
Born 1662, son of James Barker II
Married Elizabeth Easton
James Barker III
Born 1692, son of William Barker.
Married Elizabeth Tucker.
Born 1730. Married Lydia Shove, Born 1743, daughter of Samuel Shove of Rhode Island, March 11, 1762. Nine children were born to them in Newport. Samuuel Shove - Asa - Edward - David - Phoebe - James - Elizabeth - Sarah - Rebecca In 1780 they moved to Pughkeepsie New York where two more children were born: Abraham - Lydia. David Barker's farm in Poughkeepsie, New York was confiscated during the Revolutionary War because (their) loyalty to the British Crown. He joined Major Van Alstines party in New York City and on September 8th 1783 sailed from New York for Canada. After wintering at Sorel Quebec they sailed on May 21 1784 in bateaux - landing at 4th Township - David Barkers land between Hay Bay and the Bay of Quinte was named Barker's Point. Here he built a log house and later a house and barns which are still standing. A son Caleb was born at Adolphustown.
David Barker died January 17th 1821. Lydia Shove Barker
died July 10th 1804. They are buried in the Old Meeting House Yard of the
Adolphustown Friends. Their names are inscribed on a tablet to the United
Empire Loyalists at the old grave yard in Adolphustown.
Paul Norman, direct descendant of David Barker,
and friend Jennifer Maclean, viewing Barker/Shove grave markers
at Old Meeting House Yard near Adolphustown, Canada.
Born December 1, 1776 at Newport Rhode Island. Daughter of David Barker and Lydia Shove. Married Silas Hill born January 28th 1771 at New Melford Connecticut. They were married in New Fairfield, Connecticut November 8th 1795. Settled in Hallowell (Picton) Ontario on the land given to her by her father David Barker. Here the stately home Hillside was erected (1809 through 1818). Their children David B - Silas - Harriet - Asa J - Rebecca Calab - Lydia S - John S - Sarah J and Phebe E. In 1818 Silas Hill sold this property to his son David B. Hill. Silas Hill died February 11, 1847. Sarah Barker Hill died July 22, 1842. They are buried in the Stecksite Burying Ground, Bloomfield, Ont.
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