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      94. Orlando Henry Barker, born Abt. 1782 in Berkshire Co., MA63; died August 21, 1845 in Delaware Co., OH63. He was the son of 188. Father Barker. He married 95. Elizabeth Slack June 09, 1806 in Franklin Co., OH64.

      95. Elizabeth Slack, born Abt. 1790 in PA; died Abt. 1813 in Delaware Co., OH. She was the daughter of 190. Ralph Slack.

Notes for Orlando Henry Barker:
HISTORY OF DELAWARE COUNTY. - page 303 CHAPTER IX.
WAR HISTORY -THE REVOLUTIONARY STRUGGLE-WAR OF 1812 - THE MEXICAN WAR-WAR
The One Hundred and Eighty-sixth Infantry drew one company from Delaware County. Company B was
recruited almost wholly in the county, and was mustered in, under the following commissioned officers: R. C. Breyfogle, Captain; O. H. Barker, First Lieutenant. During the War of 1812, Orlando H. Barker served in 3 units as a private; Capt. Murphy's Company, Cavalry, Ohio Militia; 3 Regiment (Root's) Ohio
Militia; 3 Regiment (Strong's) Ohio Volunteers. (records in Roll Box 10, Roll Extract 602)
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HISTORY OF DELAWARE COUNTY- page 430. CHAPTER XV.
BERKSHIRE TOWNSHIP-INCIDENTS OF EARLY SETTLEMENT-INDIAN ALARMS-CHURCHES AND SCHOOLS.
The pioneer of Berkshire was Col. Moses Byxbe, of Lenox, Berkshire County, Mass. He was a man of wealth and standing in his native town... and was the largest landholder ever in t he county. In June, 1804, he fitted out a four-horse team, in charge of **Orlando Barker, a three-horse team, with Witter Stewart as driver, and a single- horse wagon, driven by Solomon Smith, and, loading with goods from his store and his household effects, started them for the West....Mr. Byxbe came to Zanesville, thence to Lancaster, Franklinton, and Worthington, arriving at the last-mentioned place in the latter part of August...Early in November, the first load of household goods were sent forward to Berkshire from Worthington.
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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES DELAWARE TOWNSHIP.
Edward Potter lived in New London until 13 years old, when he went to Lenox, Mass, to live with his uncle ; in June, 1804, he, with his uncle, Col. Byxbe, wife and five children, j Wittcr Stewart, *Orlando Barker, Solomon Smith, Azariah Root and family, started in wagons for the the Far West, crossing the Hudson River at Fishf kill, thence through the towns of Harrisburg, Carlisle and Strasburg, over the mountains to Bedford and Redstone (now Brownsville), where they built a flatboat and floated down the river to Wheeling; there they loaded their wagons and d again set out traveling by wagons, a Mr. Hutchinson ; inson taking the boat to Portsmouth ; from Wheeling they went to Zanesville, Lancaster and Franklinton, crossed the river at Columbus, thence to Worthington, where they remained a short time; they finally reached Delaware Co., and located in Berkshire, making the first settlement in Berkshire Township; here Edward Potter remained with his uncle, Col. Byxbe, until 1805, when he returned to his home in New London, Conn.
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638 - BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES: DELAWARE TOWNSHIP.

C. D. POTTER, Delaware ; was born in Delaware, Ohio, Dec. 27, 1827, and is the son of Edward and Abigail (Denison) Potter. Edward '; Potter was born in New London, Conn., June 13, 1791, son of John and Elizabeth (Witter) Potter; his father in the latter part of his life followed fishing ; he was employed in guarding the prisoners in New London at the time the town was burnt by the British; Edward Potter lived in New London until 13 years old, when he went to Lenox, Mass, to live with his uncle ; in June, 1804, he, with his uncle, Col. Byxbe, wife and five children, j Wittcr Stewart, **Orlando Barker, Solomon Smith, Azariah Root and family, started in wagons for the the Far West, crossing the Hudson River at Fishf kill, thence through the towns of Harrisburg, s Carlisle and Strasburg, over the mountains to Bedford and Redstone (now Brownsville), where they built a flatboat and floated down the river to Wheeling; there they loaded their wagons and d again set out traveling by wagons, a Mr. Hutchinson ; inson taking the boat to Portsmouth ; from Wheeling they went to Zanesville, Lancaster and Franklinton, crossed the river at Columbus, thence to Worthington, where they remained a short time; they finally reached Delaware Co., and located in Berkshire, making the first settlement in Berkshire Township; here Edward Potter remained with his uncle, Col. Byxbe, until 1805, when he returned to his home in New London, Conn., and thence to Saybrook, where he learned his trade as a batter, and remained there some nine years; thence to Colchester, Conn., and entered the hat business, where he remained three years; during the war of 1812, Mr. Potter lost about all his money ; he then set out on foot looking for a location and visiting friends; during this time he walked over three thousand miles; in 1819, he walked from Connecticut to Ohio, and purchased 50 acres of land at $5 per acre, in Delaware Township, west of Delaware; he then footed it all the way back to Connecticut; in 1820, he returned with his wife and a one-horse wagon to Delaware Co., Ohio, and settled on his land ; in 1825, he moved to Delaware, and commenced the manufacture of hats; he continued at this until 1838, and was successful ; in 1838, he moved to his present homestead, where he has been an honored citizen ever since. During Mr. Potter's residence in Delaware, he held several offices of public trust, and was Supervisor and Councilman. Mr. Potter is the oldest living settler of Delaware Co., having first made his home here in 1804. He has been married twice, first to Abigail Denison, who died in 1831, then to his present wife. Elizabeth Reynolds, in 1832 ; she is the daughter of E. Reynolds, Esq., who came to Delaware Co. in 1815 ; Mr. Potter has three children living, all by the first wife-Emeline, Abigail D. and Charles D. Charles was engaged on his father's farm until he was 21 years of age, when he entered the hardware store of John B. Johns, as a clerk, and afterward became a partner ; the firm was C. D. Potter .L Co. from 1852 to 1874, during which time Mr. Potter was in partnership with H. H. Husted and Z. P. Hammond ; during the latter years, Mr. Potter was alone in business. Mr. Potter was married Jan. 27, 1853, to Miss Mary K. Hammond of New Jersey, daughter of John Hanimorid, who moved to Ohio about 1849 ; they have four children.
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MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS and SAILORS
IN THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR
Compiled by the
Secretary of the Commonwealth
(Boston: Wright and Potter Printing Co., 1896)

A compilation of records of soldiers and sailors from the State of Massachusetts who served in the Revolutionary War. Some, but not all, records may contain name and age, town of residence, date and location of enlistment, length of service and areas served in, date of discharge, and, in some cases, a description of physical features.

Page 616
BARKER, Joseph. Seaman, brigantine "Favorite," commanded by Capt. Nicholas BARTLETT, JR.; portage bill for voyage from Boston to South Carolina, thence to France and back to Boston; engaged Feb. 25, 1778; service, 1 mo. 20 days; reported captured by the enemy April 15, 1778.
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These lists tell the soldier's name, residence, and the source of the application. Maine means a Maine Land Grant, Mass. a Massachusetts Land Grant, HCCR is from the Hancock County Court Records, LCCR is Lincoln County Court Records, and YCCR is York County Court Records. Many of the County Courts still have their pension applications there. If you find any in these lists that you are interested in, write us at: Maine State Archives, 84 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0084.

Barker, Barnabus - St. Johnsbury, VT - Mass.
Barker, Daniel - Bethel - Maine
Barker, James - Westbrook - Maine
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OBITUARIES OF PENNSYLVANIA REVOLUTIONARY VETERANS, From Newspaper Files 1790 to 1855
PENNSYLVANIA ARCHIVES - SERIES 2
Fuller details may be found in the issues of the press cited. See also more comprehensive copy of in "Collections of the Genealogical Society"
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BARKER Near Smyrna, Joseph Barker, Esq, of Delaware, formerly of Pittsburg; served as officer of artillery during revolution - American Traveler, 12 July, 1825
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BARKER In Philadelphia, Major Gen. John Barker, aged 72 years
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Entries: 7902 Updated: Sun Jul 13 19:46:45 2003 Contact: Janet Moorhead
: I88952543
Name: Orlando Henry BARKER
Given Name: Orlando Henry
Surname: BARKER
Sex: M
Birth: 1781 in Rochester,NY
Death: 1845
Change Date: 7 Jan 2002
Note:
He left Rochester,NY when a young manof 21 years of age (in company with a Mr. Bigsbee)about 1802. He went to Ohio and settled in Burkshire, Delaware, Ohio. The same year he married Elizabeth Slock who was a good Christian woman. She had three chidren to Orlando,Malissa, Eliza, and Joseph. Another chid died in childbirth as did the mother in 1813. Soon thereafter the father married Elizabeth Smith. She was very unkind to her step-children, a tyrant and dread. She was living with her brother when she died.

Marriage 1 Elizabeth SLOCK
Married: 1802
Children
Joseph BARKER b: 15 Jul 1811 in Delaware,Delaware,Ohio
Malissa BARKER b: Bef 1813
Eliza BARKER b: Bef 1813

Marriage 2 Elizabeth SMITH
Married: Abt 1813
Children
Daniel BARKER b: Aft 1813
William BARKER b: Aft 1813
Froney BARKER b: Aft 1813
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HISTORY OF KNOX COUNTY - 581; BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES.

BARKER, HENRY, Monroe township, farmer and stock-grower, born in Monroe county, New York, February 19, 1815. In 1837 he emigrated to Ohio with Asa Patterson and family, and located on the farm in Monroe township where is now living. In 1839 he married Lovina Pealer, born in Columbia county, Pennsylvania, May 8, 1820, and came to this county with her parents, Jacob and Eleanor Pealer, in 1824, who located in Pike township, near Amity. Mr. and Mrs. Barker settled on the farm where Mr. Barker had located when he came to this county, where they have since resided. In 1861 they erected their present frame residence. They reared a family of six children, five sons and one daughter. Their son, Patterson Barker, died during the late war at Memphis, Tennessee, July 31, 1863. He had served one year in company B, of the Ninety-sixth Ohio volunteer infantry (History of Knox County, Ohio. Its Past and Present. Compiled by N. N. Hill, Jr. Illustrated. Mt Vernon, Ohio. A. A. Graham &, Co., Publishers 1881. http://www.heritagepursuit.com/Knox/KnoxFile7.htm ).

BARKER, JOHNSON A., Fredericktown, grocer, was born in Morris township in 1836, and was married in Mt. Vernon in 1857, to Sarah A. Little, who was born in Stark county in 1831 They had five children, all of whom have deceased.

Mr. Barker. learned the carriage trade and worked at that business for twenty-three years. He was for a time a member of the firm of White, Stephens & Co. His health became impaired and he was compelled to abandon the carriage business.

He then engaged in the grocery trade, continued for seven years, and then went to New York and attended the Eastern business college. In 1880 he returned to Fredericktown and resumed the grocery trade. He occupies a room in King's block, and has an entire new stock of every variety of goods in his line. His past experience and ability qualify him to make a success of business, and he is known in this community as an honest and upright man.

BARKER, JOSEPH N., city barber; shop, cigar rind news department, Peterman block, first floor, Main street, two doors north from Gambier street, Mt. Vernon.

Mr. Barker is a native of Delaware county, Ohio, born on the ninth day of October, 1841, and when eight years old his parents removed to Fredericktown, in this county. Joseph remained with his parents until 1861. When sixteen years of age he engaged in learning the blacksmith trade, which he followed until the commencement of the great Rebellion. On the nineteenth of October, 1861, he enlisted in company B, Fourth Ohio volunteer infantry, Colonel Lorin Andrews, in which he served for three years. At the close of his term of service be returned home and remained a short time, and then went to Nashville, Tennessee, and engaged in blacksmithing for the Government, but in consequence of his health failing, he quit the business and engaged in barbering for a short time, and then in cooking for the Planters hotel for a while, and then went to Atchison, Kansas, where he stopped about eight weeks, and then engaged with Howe & Byram, of Atchison, in hauling Government freight to Fort Union, New Mexico. He then engaged with the Government at blacksmithing for one year, when he returned home in 1867. In consequence of his mothers poor health, he started a barber shop in Fredericktown; and continued the business there a short time when he came to Mt. Vernon and bought out the business of Otto Martin, and continued it until 1872, when he went to Mansfield and engaged in the same business for one year. He then opened shop at Newark, one continued there two years and a half. In 1876 he returned to Mt. Vernon and established his present business. He runs four chairs, and makes hair cutting a speciality. He is also a dealer in fine tobacco, cigars, etc. He has lately added to his business a news department, in which he keeps all the leading daily papers as well as the city papers. His shop does an average business of forty dollars per week in barbering and hair dressing, and about ten dollars per week in tobacco and cigars, thus making his establishment the most extensive and complete in the city. All his appointments are first-class, and his business is rapidly increasing.



More About Orlando Henry Barker:
Burial: Mill Creek Cemetery, Delaware Co., OH65
Migrated: November 1804, Berkshire Twp., Delaware Co., OH (Franklin Co.)
Military: Abt. 1812, Delaware Co., OH
Occupation: Aft. 1812, Woolen Manufacturer
Unknown: June 1804, Delaware Co., OH

  Notes for Elizabeth Slack:
Died in child birth in 1813. The child also died. She was a good christian woman.

Slack
Bride Groom Date County
Elizabeth Slack, Orlando Barker, 9 Jun 1806 Franklin
Ida Slack, George C. Powell, 23 Oct 1888 Muskingum
Miley Slack, Seth Billington, 18 Jan 1808 Franklin
Sarah Slack, Mehemiah Davis, 23 Apr 1801 Washington

Information extracted from Old Northwest Genealogical Quarterly. (OHIO Marriages)

     
Children of Orlando Barker and Elizabeth Slack are:
  47 i.   Eliza Barker, born January 28, 1809 in Delaware Co., OH; died March 13, 1844 in Delaware Co., OH; married Jacob Roloson December 18, 1823 in Delaware Co., OH.
  ii.   Joseph Barker, born July 15, 1811 in Delaware Co., OH; died April 03, 1887; married Nancy Jane Benedict July 04, 1833 in Knox Co., OH; born July 22, 1816 in Danbury, CT.
  Notes for Joseph Barker:
Census Place Mineral, Plumas, California
Family History Library Film 1254070
NA Film Number T9-0070
Page Number 391D

Joseph BARKER Self M Male W 68 OH Miner PA MA
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ID: I88952547
Name: Joseph BARKER
Given Name: Joseph
Surname: BARKER
Sex: M
Birth: 15 Jul 1811 in Delaware,Delaware,Ohio
Death: 3 Apr 1887
Burial: 5 Apr 1887 Forest Cem. Fredericktown,Ohio
Change Date: 7 Jan 2002
Note:
He was two years old when his own mother died. He was 14 yrs. old when his father moved to Fredericktown in 1825. Here he attended school and was taught the common branches. His step-mother being such a tyrant and ignorant herself made Joseph work very hard all his earlier years. Hence he recieved very little schooling. His father, Orlando H. , promised him some land if he would remain and help him in his trade. So he stayed with his father who was always

Father: Orlando Henry BARKER b: 1781 in Rochester,NY
Mother: Elizabeth SLOCK

Marriage 1 Nancy Jane BENEDICT b: 22 Jul 1816 in Danbury,Conn
Married: 4 Jul 1833 in Fredericktown,Ohio
Children
Ziba Benedict BARKER b: 28 Apr 1834 in Fredericktown,Ohio
Johnson Allen BARKER b: 18 Feb 1836 in Morris Township,Knox,Ohio
Hannah Elizabeth BARKER b: 21 Mar 1838 in Mill Creek,Delaware,Ohio
Clarenda Benedict BARKER b: 8 Oct 1839 in Mill Creek,Delaware,Ohio
Joseph Newton BARKER b: 9 Oct 1841 in Mill Creek,Delaware,Ohio
William Henry BARKER b: 20 May 1843 in Mill Creek,Delaware,Ohio
Malissa Jane BARKER b: 12 Mar 1845 in Champaign Co. Ohio
Lucian Benedict BARKER b: 6 Nov 1847 in Mill Creek,Delaware,Ohio
John Marshall BARKER b: 1 Oct 1849 in Fredericktown,Ohio

930 - BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES: LIBERTY TOWNSHIP.

W. H. BARKER, mason, Ada, was born May 20,1843, in Delaware County, Ohio, and is a son of Joseph and Nancy J. (Benedict) Barker. His mother was a native of Connecticut, and his father of Pennsylvania, both of English descent. His father was an enterprising man. He was a miner in California for a time, and, in 1832, came to Ohio and settled in Knox County, where he still resides. He was proprietor of a saw mill, but in later years has pursued farming. Our subject was brought up on his father's farm and in his youth learned the trade of mason. For two years, he was working down South at his trade. In 1861, he enlisted in the Fourth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Company B, and served three years. After the war, he traveled through the West, working at his trade. In 1870, he returned to Ohio, and settled in Ada, where he is working successfully as a mason, and is classed among the best in the county. He owns the house and lot in Ada, where he resided. He married, January 28, 1869, Olive Durbin, of Knox County, Ohio. She is a daughter of John Durbin, and is of English descent. Five children have blessed this union, viz. Gemima G., Odo E., Elizabeth Ellen, Margaret and Ada Pearl. Mrs. Barker is a member of the Methodist Church. Mr. Barker is a member of the Odd Fellows society, and is a Royal Arch Mason. In politics, he is a Republican.
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The American Civil War - Roster of the 96th O.V.I.

This Roster was compiled by Jenora McKinzie Stilwell for use by the Delaware County, Ohio, Civil War Roundtable sponsored by the Delaware County Historical Society, Inc.

Barker Patterson Pvt
96th OVI Co B
Jul 31,1863 Memphin, Tn
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Barker Ziba B Pvt
96th OVI Co B 08/25/1863
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Rolason Orlando H Pvt
96th OVI Co D 07/07/1865
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Roloson Lemuel Pvt/Corp
96th OVI Co G 08/15/1863
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Roloson Orlando H Pvt/Corp
96th OVI Co G & Co D
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  More About Joseph Barker:
Burial: Forest Cemetery, Fredericktown, Knox Co., OH

  Notes for Nancy Jane Benedict:
BENEDICT, ZIBA, Morris township, deceased, was born in Danbury, Connecticut, in 1784. He came to Ohio in 1818, settled in Mt. Vernon, and remained there until 1820, when he located in Fredericktown. He was married in 1815 to Hannah Keeler, who was born in Brookfield, Connecticut, in 1787. They had three children: Nancy Jane, born in 1816; Clarinda, born in 1818; Lucian, born May 15, 1820. Mr. Ziba Benedict died May 6, 1833, in this county. Mrs. Hannah Benedict died June 11, 1850. Clarinda died July 21, 1840.

Mr. Benedict was one of the earliest settlers of Knox county. He came here when it was in its wild state and all in timber. He cleared the farm where his son Lucian now resides. Mr. Benedict was a hatter by trade and worked at that business in Mt. Vernon two years, and also in Fredericktown.

Nancy Jane Benedict was married July 4, 1833, to Joseph Barker. They had nine children.

Lucian Benedict was married in 1847 to Sarah Trimble, who was born in Morris township in 1815. They had three children: L. G. Benedict, born September 12, 1851; Orien, born December 19, 1852; Charles, born October 6, 1856.

L. G. Benedict was married February 21, 1878, to Arabella Randolph. They reside in Fredericktown.

Charles Benedict graduated from the Business college at Poughkeepsie, New York, in July, 1880. He is a young man of promise, and is well educated.

Mrs. Sarah Benedict died October 21, 1878.

Orien Benedict died March 10, 1879.

Mr. Benedict has always been identified with this county. He is a farmer by occupation, and is one of the leading men of the township.



  iii.   Malissa Barker, born Abt. 1812 in Delaware Co., OH.
  Notes for Malissa Barker:
May have married in Cincinnati, OH.

  iv.   Infant Barker, born 1813 in Delaware Co., OH; died 1813 in Delaware Co., OH.


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