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James Barker of Hawich
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
James Barker 1617
Came to America on the ship "Mary & John in 1634
Occupation Ensign, Commissioner, Assistant, Deputy, Deputy Governor
James Barker (1623 - 1702) was a deputy governor of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. He sailed from England with his father, also named James Barker, who died during the voyage. Also on the same ship was future Rhode Island Governor Nicholas Easton. Barker was put under the care of his aunt, Christianna Beecher, who later married Easton, bringing her and Barker with him to Newport.
Barker was active in the civil affairs of the colony during much of his adult life, undertaking positions as commissioner, assistant, and deputy over a period of many years. In the Royal Charter of 1663, which became the basis for Rhode Island's government for nearly two centuries, Barker was named as one of the ten Assistants to the Governor. In 1676, during King Philip's War, it was voted that the advice of the most judicious inhabitants of the colony be obtained, and that these people sit at the next session of the assembly.
Barker was one of the 16 men whose counsel was sought in this request. In 1678 he was elected as Deputy Governor, serving under governors Benedict Arnold, William Coddington, and John Cranston, the first two both dying in office in 1678.
He was a Baptist minister, assisting in the ordination of Rev. Richard Dingley in 1690. His wife was Barbara Dungan, the oldest daughter of Frances Dungan and her husband William.
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Friday, July 24, 2015
James Barker 1648
James Barker 1675
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Private in Captain Amos Turner's Company, Colonel John Cushing's Regiment
Enlisted on September 23, 1776
Service 1 month 28 days on alarm at Rhode Island
Roll dated Newport, Rhode Island From "Mass. Soldiers & Sailors" Volumne 1, Page 606
Name also appears on list of Prisoners sent in the "Lord Sandwich" prison ship from Newport to Bristol
March 7, 1778
Miscellaneous Volumn 1740-1782
State Archives ( Rhode Island) page 25
Baker Genealogy by Elizabeth. Frye Barker (Published 1927 by Frye Publishing Co., New York
D.A.R. National Number 354925 for Miss Ethel F. Cutler, a descendant of David Barker through his son George Barker, brother of Eliphaz Barker