James Nelson Barker


James Nelson Barker

Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 9 Mar 1858 (aged 73)
District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Section G, Lot 71
Memorial ID 77892238 View Source
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Philadelphia Mayor, War of 1812 Army Officer.

Served on the Canada Frontier.

Captain of 2nd Pennsylvania Artillery, in command of Fort Mifflin in 1812.

1814 - Assistant Adjutant General of the Fourth Military District after his duel wounding.

Wounded in a duel before the close of the war.

Major, Deputy Adjutant General.


Mayor of Philadelphia in 1819.

Collector of Port of Philadelphia 1829-1838, appointed by President Andrew Jackson.

Appointed Comptroller of the United States by President Martin Van Buren. Served from 1838 to his death in 1858.

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  • Added: 9 Oct 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 77892238
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for James Nelson Barker (17 Jun 1784–9 Mar 1858), Find a Grave Memorial ID 77892238, citing Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by RPD2 (contributor 309) .