Birth: 1648 Newport, Newport Co, Rhode Island
Note: James enlisted in the troop of horse, formed to protect the island. His great grandson, James Barker, in a family manuscript calls his ancestor ‘a very bold man’.
Birth of Son: 04 DEC 1675
Name: James Barker
Place: Middletown, Rhode Island
Birth of Son: ABT 1676
Name: William Barker
Probate: 24 AUG 1676
Note: He was a member of the Court Marshal held at Newport, for the trial of certain Indians, charged with being engaged in King Philip’s designs.
Birth of Son: ABT 1677
Name: Nicholas Barker
Deputy: 1678, 1690, 1696, 1703, 1705, 1706, 1707, 1708, 1709, and 1716.
Birth of Daughter: 13 MAR 1678
Name: Mary Barker
Birth of Daughter: 16 OCT 1681
Name: Abigail Barker
Birth of Daughter: Priscilla Barker
Details: After being on the Grand Jury, he was called Captain
Probate: 22 MAR 1687
Note: James and his son James were appointed overseers of John Peabody’s will.
Assistant: 1695, 1696, 1698 and 1699.
Birth of Daughter: Jane Barker
Birth of Son: 16 JAN 1699
Name: Jeremiah Barker
Probate: 04 FEB 1702
Note: He was on a committee of fourteen persons, appointed by the proprietors to attend to division of common lands, and continued a member of the committee till after 1715. He received 18 acres as his share of lands.
Religion: 23 JAN 1707
Note: He with other members of Second Baptist Church received a deed from their pastor, James Clarke, of the land and church building. Mr. Clarke had bought the land some years before, (Oct 23, 1697), from contributions of the members of his church, taking the deed in his own name, and built the church in the same year he purchased the land. He now, therefore, deeded both land and building to eighteen members of his church. The division of this church from the parent organization occurred in 1656, the reasons therefore being thus stated, “said persons conceived a prejudice against psalmody, and against the restraints that the liberty of prophesying was laid under, and also against the doctrine of particular redemption, and against the rite of laying on of hands as a matter of indifference.” (Morgan Edwards gives the names of the separators of the year 1656 as identical with the parties to the deed of 1707, whereas some of the latter were not born at the earlier date.)
Note: He with others was chosen “to proportion and affix rates of grain and other specie” which were to be received as pay for a tax. They appointed a bushel of corn to be accepted as 2s, barley at 1s 8d, rye 2s, 6d, oats 4d, wool 9d, wheat 3d.
Death: 01 DEC 1722 Newport, Newport Co, Rhode Island
Click here to see parents: James Barker and Barbara Dungan