|Birth: ||Sep. 11, 1793|
|Death: ||Feb. 19, 1882|
s/o Eleazer Barker & Mehitable Cook
6 ch: Mary Melissa (w/o James M. Strong), Sally Mariah (w/o James Cooper), Hetty Ovilla (d. 1831), Anselm Holcomb, Moses Russell, Daniel Aaron. Note: There were two girls, Syble (age 19) & Phoebe (age 15) Barker, enumerated with them on the 1850 census but no relationship was given and their births were not recorded in the Barker Bible (see photo attached) so it's possible they were nieces or related in some other way.
Indianola Weekly Herald - Feb. 23, 1882
DIED. On Sunday morning, February 19, 1882 at the residence of his daughter Mrs. Strong in Pottawattamie county, Mr. Amos Barker aged 88 years, 7 months and 5 days.
Father Barker was born in Sandisfield, Massachusetts in September 1793 and when about twelve years old he removed to Ohio and then to Jefferson county, Iowa in 1843. Finally in 1848 he settled in Warren county being amongst its earliest settlers.
He was married 1814 to Miss Nancy Russell who died a little over five years hence. Mr. Barker had been a professing Christian for over 70 years in the Free Will Baptist Church but after coming to Indianola he connected himself with the M.E. Church of which he remained a member until the time of his death. He was a soldier in the war of 1812 being about one year in active service. Mr. B. spent much of his time with his son here in Indianola and will be remembered by all as a man of most cheerful disposition and who always had a kind word for everyone. He retained his mental powers to a remarkable degree for one of his age. But slowing his strong physical system gave way until at last he was gathered unto his father.
Indianola newsclipping - Feb. 1882
DEATH OF AMOS BARKER
Another of the oldest settlers of this county is gone, and another of the soldiers of the War of 1812. Amos Barker, father of Moses Barker, died at the home of his niece in Pottawatamie county, Sunday morning, in his eighty-ninth year. His body was brought here and the funeral services took place Wednesday forenoon from the residence of Moses Barker. Father Barker settled in Warren county about thirty years ago and was active in the early development of the county. His unusually long life was a useful and honorable one. He lived with his wife for over sixty years, she having died but a few years ago, and he is now resting beside her.
Nancy Russell Barker (1792 - 1876)
Mary Melissa Barker Strong (1816 - 1902)*
Anselm Holcomb Barker (1822 - 1895)*
Moses Russell Barker (1825 - 1903)*
Daniel Aaron Barker (1827 - 1902)*
Born in Sandersfield, Mass.
Aged 88Y 5M 8D
Created by: John & Charlene Patterso...
Record added: Jun 06, 2008
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