My Tree House

A view from my house.

Monday, November 12, 2018


First snowfall of the season! Since I am retired and no longer must drive when the roads get slick, I love snowy day!

Monday, January 25, 2016

William Barker

John Barker 1466

John Barker of Aston

Humphrey Barker

William Barker (Coverhall)

John Barker

I am finally back. It has been a busy almost 6 months. So here in the next installment of Barker genealogy.

Sunday, August 09, 2015

Edward Barker

Rowland Barker

Knighted 17 December 1582

Thursday, July 30, 2015

James Barker of Hawich

Died on ship "Mary & John" Robert Sayres, Master sailed from Southampton, England on March 24, 1634 to Charlestown, Mass and buried at sea.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

James Barker 1617

Came to America on the ship "Mary & John in 1634

Occupation Ensign, Commissioner, Assistant, Deputy, Deputy Governor

Religion Baptist

James Barker (1623 - 1702)[1] 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.[1]

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.[1] 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.[1] 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.[1] His wife was Barbara Dungan, the oldest daughter of Frances Dungan and her husband William.[1]

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Barker Family Pictures

Taken possibly in late 1930's to 1940.

Friday, July 24, 2015

James Barker 1648

Deputy Governor of Rhode Island 1678-1716

Barker Genealogy by Elizabeth Frye Barker
Person# 3
Page# 12

James Barker 1675

James Barker received 12 acres in Barker Swamp in 17 July 1702, clearing it for a home, was freeman in 1704, Deputy to the General Assembly 1709-1717-1725-26, was Moderator of meeting of Proprietor in 1744.

Barker Genealogy by Elizabeth Frye Barker
Person# 10
Page# 14

John Barker

Barker Genealogy by Elizabeth Frye Barker
Person # 48
Page # 16