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James Barker

M, #7476, b. 29 April 1792, d. 1852

Parents

FatherIsaac Barker (b. 21 May 1752, d. 7 September 1834)
MotherSarah Peckham

Family: Ruth Wilcox

SonEzra J. Barker
SonHiram Barker+ (b. 5 September 1826, d. 15 February 1867)

Biography

Birth29 April 1792James Barker was born on 29 April 1792 in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island. This was the second James in the family, the first born 28 Dec 1784, and evidently died before 1792.1
Death1852He died in 1852
Last Edited10 January 2019

Citations

  1. [S778] Rhode Island Town Records, Middletown, RI; familysearch.org database

Ruth Wilcox

F, #7477

Family: James Barker (b. 29 April 1792, d. 1852)

SonEzra J. Barker
SonHiram Barker+ (b. 5 September 1826, d. 15 February 1867)
Last Edited4 November 2017

Hiram Barker

M, #7478, b. 5 September 1826, d. 15 February 1867

Parents

FatherJames Barker (b. 29 April 1792, d. 1852)
MotherRuth Wilcox

Family: Sarah P. Smith (b. 10 May 1826, d. 12 August 1906)

DaughterSarah J. Barker (b. 1855)
DaughterAdaline Augusta Barker (b. 30 September 1856, d. 13 March 1920)
SonFrank Morrison Barker (b. 6 April 1860, d. 14 May 1863)
SonWilliam J. Barker+ (b. 1863, d. 1930)

Biography

Birth5 September 1826Hiram Barker was born on 5 September 1826 in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island.1
Marriage1 October 1848He and Sarah P. Smith were married on 1 October 1848 in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island, by Rev. James Taylor2
Census6 September 1850He appeared in the census 6 September 1850 in Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island. Hiram is listed as: Hiram Barker (23, Carpenter, b. R.I.)
Sarah (22, b. R.I.)
Jane Smith (20, b. R.I.)
Census27 June 1860He appeared in the census 27 June 1860 in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island. Hiram is listed as: Hiram (34, Carpenter, real estate of $500, personal $100)
Sarah P. (32)
Sarah J. (5)
Adda A. (3)
Frank M. (3/12)
All born in Rhode Island. Living next to Joseph P. Barker, 35, wife Joanna 27 , Peter Barker age 72, Wool Dealer, and George Smith, 15, Farm Laborer.
Census1865He appeared in the census 1865 in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island. Hiram is listed as: Hiram Barker (age 39, b. Middletown, Farmer)
Sarah P. (age 37, b. Middletown)
Sarah J. (age 10, b. Middletown)
Adeline A. (age 8, b. Middletown)
William J. (age 3, b. Middletown)
George V. Snell (age 17, b. L. Compton, Farm Laborer)
Sally Smith (age 67, b. Middletown)

Same dwelling, separate household:
Warren Barker (age 25, b. Middletown, farm laborer)
Elizabeth (age 24, b. Newport, English)
Death15 February 1867He died on 15 February 1867 in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island,1
Probate Extract18 March 1867Hiram was listed in a probate extract on 18 March 1867 in Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island. Ezra J. Barker was appointed Administrator on the estate of Hiram Barker, late of Middletown, deceased, and David Smith, Paul Barker, and Nathan T. VanAlstyne, were appointed appraisers of said estate.

Liberty was granted the Administrator of said Hiram Barker's estate to sell certain propperty upon certain conditions.

As reported in the Newport Mercury, 23 Mar 1867, p. 2
Last Edited10 January 2019

Citations

  1. [S287] Find a Grave Website, online www.findagrave.com, Middletown Cemetery, Middletown, RI
  2. [S781] James Newell Arnold, Compiler, Rhode Island Vital Extracts, 1636-1850: 21 vols (Providence, RI: Narragansett Historical Publishing Co., Between 1891 and 1912), Vol 4, p. 7; online database, ancestry.com, ancestry.com ( : accessed; Image 257/691 on ancestry.com

Sarah P. Smith

F, #7479, b. 10 May 1826, d. 12 August 1906

Parents

FatherCapt. William Smith (b. 31 December 1801, d. 18 November 1850)
MotherSarah Peckham (b. 4 October 1808, d. 2 June 1842)

Family 1: Hiram Barker (b. 5 September 1826, d. 15 February 1867)

DaughterSarah J. Barker (b. 1855)
DaughterAdaline Augusta Barker (b. 30 September 1856, d. 13 March 1920)
SonFrank Morrison Barker (b. 6 April 1860, d. 14 May 1863)
SonWilliam J. Barker+ (b. 1863, d. 1930)

Family 2: Alonzo Davenport (b. 4 February 1808, d. 20 April 1894)

Biography

Birth10 May 1826Sarah P. Smith was born on 10 May 1826 in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island.1
Marriage1 October 1848Hiram Barker and she were married on 1 October 1848 in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island, by Rev. James Taylor2
Marriage1868Alonzo Davenport and she were married in 1868 2nd marriage for both.
Death12 August 1906She died on 12 August 1906 at 242 Broadway in Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, at the home of Mrs. Ezra Barker.1
Burial14 August 1906She was buried on 14 August 1906 at Middletown Cemetery in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island.1
Obituary18 August 190618 August 1906, Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, Newport Mercury Obituary:. Recent Deaths: Mrs. Alonzo Davenport

Mrs. Sarah Davenport of New Bedford died at the home of Mrs. Ezra J. Barker on Broadway Sunday morning where she was visiting. Mrs. Davenport had not enjoyed the best of health for a long time, but was feeling exceptionally well after coming to Newport. Some hours previous to her death, she was taken with a distress spell. Being subject to these attacks, no especial alarm was felt at first, but she rapidly grew worse, and despite everything that could possibly be done for her she died after about twelve hours of suffering. Mrs. Davenport had endeared herself to her many friends by her bright and happy disposition and a wide circle of friends mourn her loss.

She was a native of Middletown, and the oldest of the seven children of the late Captain William Smith. Two sisters, Mrs. Henry Palmer of Stonington and Mrs. William J. Irish of Middletown, and two brothers, Mr. William P. Smith of Newport and Mr. Isaiah Smith of New York, survive, as well as a half-sister, Mrs. George Gratrix of Newport. Two sisters, Mrs. Joshua Brown of Newport and Mrs. Benjamin Howland of Middletown died many years ago.

Mrs. Davenport was twice married, her first husband being Mr. Hiram Barker, of Middletown, a brother of the late Ezra J. Barker. Four children were born to them. Two of them, Mrs. Charles G. Thompson and Mr. William J. Barker of New Bedford, are living, while the other two, Mrs. Fred Tanner and a younger child died some years ago. Mr. Davenport, to whom she was married in 1866, deceased some years since.

Funeral services were held from the residence of Mrs. Barker on Broadway, Rev. Dr. Quick of the Second Baptist Church officiating. The interment was in the family lot in the Middletown cemetery. The bearers were William P. Smith, a brother; William J. Barker, a son, and Charles G. Thompson and Frederick A. Tanner, sons-in-law.
Last Edited12 January 2019

Citations

  1. [S287] Find a Grave Website, online www.findagrave.com, Middletown Cemetery, Middletown, RI
  2. [S781] James Newell Arnold, Compiler, Rhode Island Vital Extracts, 1636-1850: 21 vols (Providence, RI: Narragansett Historical Publishing Co., Between 1891 and 1912), Vol 4, p. 7; online database, ancestry.com, ancestry.com ( : accessed; Image 257/691 on ancestry.com

William Barker

M, #7480, b. 1662, d. 3 November 1741

Parents

FatherJames Barker (b. about 1622, d. about 1702)
MotherBarbara Dungan (b. 1628, d. September 1677)

Family: Elizabeth Easton (b. 18 February 1666, d. 24 March 1715)

SonPeter Barker+ (b. 28 January 1696, d. 19 January 1788)

Biography

MarriageWilliam Barker and Elizabeth Easton were married, date unknown1
Birth1662He was born in 1662.1
Death3 November 1741He died on 3 November 17411
Last Edited5 November 2017

Citations

  1. [S783] John Osborne Austin, The Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island: Comprising Three Generations of Settlers who Came Before 1690 (Albany, New York: 1887), p. 14; reprinted by genealogical publishing co. inc., google books, (https://books.google.com/books?id=LA7ntaS11ocC&printsec=frontcover&dq=the+genealogical+dictionary+of+Rhode+Island&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjzzda5_KfXAhWLLyYKHcsFAF0Q6AEIKDAA#v=onepage&q=the%20genealogical%20dictionary%20of%20Rhode%20Island&f=false : accessed

Elizabeth Easton

F, #7481, b. 18 February 1666, d. 24 March 1715

Parents

Family: William Barker (b. 1662, d. 3 November 1741)

SonPeter Barker+ (b. 28 January 1696, d. 19 January 1788)

Biography

MarriageWilliam Barker and Elizabeth Easton were married, date unknown1
Birth18 February 1666She was born on 18 February 1666.
Death24 March 1715She died on 24 March 1715
Last Edited5 November 2017

Citations

  1. [S783] John Osborne Austin, The Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island: Comprising Three Generations of Settlers who Came Before 1690 (Albany, New York: 1887), p. 14; reprinted by genealogical publishing co. inc., google books, (https://books.google.com/books?id=LA7ntaS11ocC&printsec=frontcover&dq=the+genealogical+dictionary+of+Rhode+Island&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjzzda5_KfXAhWLLyYKHcsFAF0Q6AEIKDAA#v=onepage&q=the%20genealogical%20dictionary%20of%20Rhode%20Island&f=false : accessed

Peter Easton

M, #7482

Family: Ann Coggeshall

DaughterElizabeth Easton+ (b. 18 February 1666, d. 24 March 1715)

Biography

MarriagePeter Easton and Ann Coggeshall were married, date unknown
Last Edited5 November 2017

Ann Coggeshall

F, #7483

Family: Peter Easton

DaughterElizabeth Easton+ (b. 18 February 1666, d. 24 March 1715)

Biography

MarriagePeter Easton and Ann Coggeshall were married, date unknown
Last Edited5 November 2017

Peter Barker

M, #7484, b. 28 January 1696, d. 19 January 1788

Parents

FatherWilliam Barker (b. 1662, d. 3 November 1741)
MotherElizabeth Easton (b. 18 February 1666, d. 24 March 1715)

Family: Sarah Slocum (b. 12 February 1704)

SonPeter Barker, Jr.+ (b. 2 December 1728, d. 21 December 1784)

Biography

Birth28 January 1696Peter Barker was born on 28 January 1696.1
Marriage10 February 1724He and Sarah Slocum were married on 10 February 17241
Death19 January 1788He died on 19 January 1788
Last Edited5 November 2017

Citations

  1. [S144] Milton Popple Tilley, compiler, Ancestral Lines of Milton Popple Tilley, Progeny and Ancestry of Milton Popple Tilley of New Canaan, Connecticut (: Self Published, 1 Jan 1965). Hereinafter cited as Ancestral Lines of Milton Popple Tilley.

Sarah Slocum

F, #7485, b. 12 February 1704

Family: Peter Barker (b. 28 January 1696, d. 19 January 1788)

SonPeter Barker, Jr.+ (b. 2 December 1728, d. 21 December 1784)

Biography

Birth12 February 1704Sarah Slocum was born on 12 February 1704.
Marriage10 February 1724Peter Barker and she were married on 10 February 17241
Last Edited5 November 2017

Citations

  1. [S144] Milton Popple Tilley, compiler, Ancestral Lines of Milton Popple Tilley, Progeny and Ancestry of Milton Popple Tilley of New Canaan, Connecticut (: Self Published, 1 Jan 1965). Hereinafter cited as Ancestral Lines of Milton Popple Tilley.

Peter Barker, Jr.

M, #7486, b. 2 December 1728, d. 21 December 1784

Parents

FatherPeter Barker (b. 28 January 1696, d. 19 January 1788)
MotherSarah Slocum (b. 12 February 1704)

Family: Ruth Lawton (b. 16 August 1731, d. 6 February 1787)

SonMatthew Barker+ (b. 21 May 1756)

Biography

Birth2 December 1728Peter Barker, Jr., was born on 2 December 1728.
Marriage8 November 1752He and Ruth Lawton were married on 8 November 17521
Death21 December 1784He died on 21 December 1784
Last Edited5 November 2017

Citations

  1. [S144] Milton Popple Tilley, compiler, Ancestral Lines of Milton Popple Tilley, Progeny and Ancestry of Milton Popple Tilley of New Canaan, Connecticut (: Self Published, 1 Jan 1965). Hereinafter cited as Ancestral Lines of Milton Popple Tilley.

Ruth Lawton

F, #7487, b. 16 August 1731, d. 6 February 1787

Family: Peter Barker, Jr., (b. 2 December 1728, d. 21 December 1784)

SonMatthew Barker+ (b. 21 May 1756)

Biography

Birth16 August 1731Ruth Lawton was born on 16 August 1731.1
Marriage8 November 1752Peter Barker, Jr., and she were married on 8 November 17521
Death6 February 1787She died on 6 February 17871
Last Edited5 November 2017

Citations

  1. [S144] Milton Popple Tilley, compiler, Ancestral Lines of Milton Popple Tilley, Progeny and Ancestry of Milton Popple Tilley of New Canaan, Connecticut (: Self Published, 1 Jan 1965). Hereinafter cited as Ancestral Lines of Milton Popple Tilley.

C. H. Pratt

M, #7488, b. between 1800 and 1810

Biography

Birthbetween 1800 and 1810C. H. Pratt was born between 1800 and 1810.
Census1840He appeared in the census 1840 in Hume, Allegany County, New York. C. is listed as: 1 male < 5
2 males 5-9
1 male 10-15
1 male 30-40 (born 1800-1810)
1 female 10-15
1 female 30-40

Image 5 of 26.
Last Edited18 December 2017

George W. Robinson

M, #7489

Family: Jane Quinn

DaughterElizabeth Agnes Robinson+ (b. 23 January 1889, d. 5 January 1986)
Last Edited26 November 2017

Jane Quinn

F, #7490

Family: George W. Robinson

DaughterElizabeth Agnes Robinson+ (b. 23 January 1889, d. 5 January 1986)
Last Edited26 November 2017

Harriet Fowler Smith

F, #7491, b. 9 March 1836, d. 12 February 1907

Parents

FatherCapt. William Smith (b. 31 December 1801, d. 18 November 1850)
MotherSarah Peckham (b. 4 October 1808, d. 2 June 1842)

Biography

Birth9 March 1836Harriet Fowler Smith was born on 9 March 1836 in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island.
Marriage6 September 1855Henry Gardiner Palmer and she were married on 6 September 1855 in Lebanon, New London County, Connecticut,
Will5 October 1906She signed a will on 5 October 1906 in Stonington, New London County, Connecticut.
Death12 February 1907She died on 12 February 1907 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, Lobar Pneumonia
Obituary12 February 190712 February 1907, Stonington, New London County, Connecticut, The New London Day Obituary:. Mrs. H. G. Palmer dies in Boston: Well Known Woman Stricken at Home of Relative. Borough Briefs. .....Stonington, Feb 12.

Mrs. Harriet F. Palmer, widow of H.G. Palmer, died at the residence of a relative in Boston Sunday morning. Mrs. Palmer had not enjoyed good health for several months and never really recovered from the blow caused by the death of her husband for whom she always mourned.

Mrs. Palmer was daughter of Capt. William and Mrs. Sarah (Peckham) Smith. She was born in Newport, R. I. , March 9, 1836. Her father led a seafaring life and was master of a vessel before he was 21 years of age. He contracted yellow fever while his vessel, the Ellen Hayden, was at Charleston, S.C., and died there Nov. 18, 1850.

Mr. and Mrs. Palmer celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of their marriage Wednesday, Sept. 6, 1905, and although they did not issue any formal invitations they were visited during the day by large numbers of their friends and were also the recipients of many beautiful and costly souvenirs of the occasion. They were married in Lebanon Sept. 6, 1855, by Rev. E. W. Tucker and in 1869 they removed to Lisbon. Mr. Palmer was always sought after as a town official, holding almost every office in the gift of his fellow residents. From Lisbon he removed to Stonington in 1877. Here he held many important offices. He became associate editor of the Westerly Tribune May 6, 1892 and afterward acted as local correspondent for The Day for Stonington and Mystic.

The body will be brought here today and funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 2 pm.
Last Edited9 January 2019

Henry Gardiner Palmer

M, #7492

Family: Harriet Fowler Smith (b. 9 March 1836, d. 12 February 1907)

Biography

Marriage6 September 1855Henry Gardiner Palmer and Harriet Fowler Smith were married on 6 September 1855 in Lebanon, New London County, Connecticut,
Last Edited28 November 2017

Caroline Smith

F, #7493, b. 1832

Parents

FatherCapt. William Smith (b. 31 December 1801, d. 18 November 1850)
MotherSarah Peckham (b. 4 October 1808, d. 2 June 1842)

Biography

Birth1832Caroline Smith was born in 1832 in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island.1
Last Edited29 November 2017

Citations

  1. [S605] , 1850 Federal Census (), Middletown, Newport County, RI.

William P. Smith

M, #7494, b. 1838, d. after 1906

Parents

FatherCapt. William Smith (b. 31 December 1801, d. 18 November 1850)
MotherSarah Peckham (b. 4 October 1808, d. 2 June 1842)

Biography

Birth1838William P. Smith was born in 1838 in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island.
Deathafter 1906He died after 1906
Last Edited9 January 2019

Isaiah Smith

M, #7495, b. 1842, d. after 18 August 1906

Parents

FatherCapt. William Smith (b. 31 December 1801, d. 18 November 1850)
MotherSarah Peckham (b. 4 October 1808, d. 2 June 1842)

Biography

Birth1842Isaiah Smith was born in 1842 in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island.
Census1860He appeared in the census 1860 in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island. Isaiah is listed as: living in the household of Benjamin Howland (Houland?) age 26, Butcher.
Isaiah is listed as: Isiah Smith, 17, Farmhand.

Also in the household are:
Benjamin Howland, age 2
Ann R Smith, age 19, Domestic.

Ann Rebecca was Isaiah's sister.
Deathafter 18 August 1906He died after 18 August 1906
Last Edited14 December 2017

Maria Smith

F, #7496, b. 1844

Parents

FatherCapt. William Smith (b. 31 December 1801, d. 18 November 1850)
MotherAlmira Barker (b. 20 August 1808, d. 19 August 1858)

Biography

MarriageGeorge Grattix and Maria Smith were married, date unknown
Birth1844She was born in 1844 in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island.
Last Edited14 December 2017

Stephen F. Smith

M, #7497, b. 1846, d. 10 August 1906

Parents

FatherCapt. William Smith (b. 31 December 1801, d. 18 November 1850)
MotherAlmira Barker (b. 20 August 1808, d. 19 August 1858)

Biography

Birth1846Stephen F. Smith was born in 1846 in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island.
Death10 August 1906He died on 10 August 1906 in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island,1
Burial12 August 1906He was buried on 12 August 1906 at Middletown Cemetery in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island.1
Last Edited30 November 2017

Citations

  1. [S287] Find a Grave Website, online www.findagrave.com, Middletown Cemetery, Middletown, RI

Ann Rebecca Smith

F, #7499, b. 5 June 1840, d. 9 June 1921

Parents

FatherCapt. William Smith (b. 31 December 1801, d. 18 November 1850)
MotherSarah Peckham (b. 4 October 1808, d. 2 June 1842)

Family: William James Irish (b. 29 September 1837, d. 29 March 1907)

SonGeorge H. Irish+ (b. 1863, d. January 1926)
SonEdward Ellsworth Irish+ (b. 20 June 1869, d. 7 December 1939)
DaughterMary Emma "Mamie" Irish (b. 1874, d. 31 May 1954)

Biography

Birth5 June 1840Ann Rebecca Smith was born on 5 June 1840 in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island.
Census1860She appeared in the census 1860 in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island. Ann is listed as: living in the household of Benjamin Howland (Houland?) age 26, Butcher.
She is listed as is listed as: Ann R Smith, age 19, Domestic.

Also in the household are:
Benjamin Howland, age 2
Isiah Smith, 17, Farmhand.

Ann Rebecca was Isaiah's sister.
Marriage1864William James Irish and she were married in 18641
Census1910She appeared in the census 1910 at 250 Mitchell's Lane in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island. Ann is listed as: Ann R. Irish (Head, age 69, Widowed)
Mary E. (daughter)
Pavo, Manuel (servant, age 19, b. Portugal, immigrated 1905, Farm laborer)
Census1920She appeared in the census 1920 at 406 Wapping Rd. in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island. Ann is listed as: Ann R. Irish (Head, owns home free of mortgage, age 79, widowed)
Mary E. (Daughter, age 45, Dressmaker in own home)
Death9 June 1921She died on 9 June 1921 in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island,
Burial11 June 1921She was buried on 11 June 1921 at Middletown Cemetery in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island.2
Obituary18 June 192118 June 1921, Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, Newport Mercury Obituary:. Mrs. Ann Rebecca Irish, who died recently at her home on Wapping Road, was the widow of the late William J. Irish. She was born June 6, 1840, and was the daughter of William and Sarah Peckham Smith. When a young woman she married William J. Irish and to them were born three children: George, who married Esther Smith; Edward, who married Grace Sherman; and Mary, who resided with her mother, all of whom survive her, as do two grandchildren, Messrs. Harold and Raymond Irish. The funeral took place from her late residence on Sunday afternoon. Rev. A. Stanley Muirhead officiated. The interment was in the family plot in the Methodist Episcopal cemetery. The floral tributes were numerous and beautiful.
Last Edited12 January 2019

Citations

  1. [S81] , 1900 Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.
  2. [S287] Find a Grave Website, online www.findagrave.com, Middletown Cemetery, Middletown, RI

William James Irish

M, #7500, b. 29 September 1837, d. 29 March 1907

Family: Ann Rebecca Smith (b. 5 June 1840, d. 9 June 1921)

SonGeorge H. Irish+ (b. 1863, d. January 1926)
SonEdward Ellsworth Irish+ (b. 20 June 1869, d. 7 December 1939)
DaughterMary Emma "Mamie" Irish (b. 1874, d. 31 May 1954)

Biography

Birth29 September 1837William James Irish was born on 29 September 1837.
Marriage1864He and Ann Rebecca Smith were married in 18641
Census1880He appeared in the census 1880 in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island. William is listed as: William J. Irish (age 42, Farmer)
A. Rebecca (age 39, Wife, Keeping house)
George Henry (age 16, Son, single, Farm Labor)
Edward E. (age 10, Son, At School)
Mary E. (age 5, Daughter)
Census1900He appeared in the census 1900 in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island. William is listed as: William J. Irish (Head, b. Sept. 1837, age 62, married 36 years, Farmer)
Rebecca (wife, b. June 1839, age 60, 3 children, 3 living)
Mary E. (daughter, b. Mar 1876, age 24)
Daniel F. Johnson (Servant, b. Aug 1881, age 18, b. Virginia, single, Farm laborer)
Death29 March 1907He died on 29 March 1907
Last Edited12 January 2019

Citations

  1. [S81] , 1900 Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.