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BARKER FAMILY OF EXETER AND BANGOR.
Nathaniel Barker was the son of Daniel Barker, born in Exeter, N. H. The family moved to Limerick, Me., in 1776 and from thence to what is now Exeter, Maine, 1803-8. Nathaniel Barker married Sally, daughter of Joseph Pease*, 1806. March 18, 1823 Mr. Barker came to Bangor with an ox team and load of wood and at a point near Currier's tannery on the Levant road he got caught and fell under the sled and was instantly killed.
The story of the struggles of the widow to bring up her family of nine children has been familiar wherever the Barker family are known, and their reputation is widespread. Mrs. Barker died at the old homestead, January 6, 1880, aged 91. i. Noau, b. Nov. 14, 1807 ; Representative, Senator, Land Agent, County
Commissioner; m. Temperance B., daughter of William and Rachel (Knapp) Eddy, of Eddington, Dec. 29, 1839. She was born Feb. 9,
1815. He d. 1888. Four children. ii. MELINDA H., b. July 1809; m. Thomas J. Hill, of Exeter; she d.
188—; eight children. iii. JULIA B., b. Mar. 12. 1811; m. Elijah Crane, of Exeter. He d. 1878;
she d. 1882; several children, all d. without issue. iv. SARAH B., b. Sept. 30, 1812; m. Rev. Eldridge G. Carpenter about
1836. She died in Newcastle; no children. He m. again; d. at
Houlton, April 3, 1867, aged 55.
Exeter; six children. vi. David, b. Sept. 1816, of Exeter; m. Susan Chase of Belfast; repre
sentative, 1873; lawyer and poet; d. 1874. Two children. vii. LEWIS, b. Feb. 18, 1818;- -, Baugor. viii. DANIEL, b. 1820, married Lydia, of Joshua Chamberlain, of Eexter.
Resides in Bangor, Three children. ix. MARK, b. Sept. 1822; married Julia A. McCobb of Orrington, she died
1882. He now resides in Houlton. Several ehildren all dead. x. John,
Born Feb, 18, 1818. Educated in the schools of Exeter, and Foxcroft Academy. School master, studied law with Albert G. Jewett, and Kent & Cutting. Admitted to the Bar, 1841, and settled in Stetson. Removed to Bangor in 1871. Eventually his firm became Barker, Vose & Barker. Hon. T. W. Vose,and his son Lewis A. Barker comprising the firm. He was a Representative,
Josepb Pease was born in New Market, N. H., moved to Parsonsfield, Me., 178—, and from thence to Exeter, Me., 1808.
1864 and 1867. Speaker, 1867 ; Senator, 1865–1866; Executive Councilor, 1880, and for several years after. He was a member of the State Board of Health, and of the Commission to enlarge the State House. He was Past Master of Pacific Lodge of F. A. M., of Exeter, and a member of Royal Arch Chapter, and St. John's Commandery of Knight's Templars. He was much interested in historical matters, and a subscriber to this Magazine. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Col. Francis and Elizabeth (Wasson) Hill of Exeter, Aug. 2, 1846, by Rev. Elbridge G. Carpenter. Mrs. Barker now resides in Bangor. Mr. Barker, died Oct. 9, 1890, his death having been caused by a runaway borse, near his own house. Mr. Barker was a character well known in this State and in many places out of the state. His fame as an advocate and a political speaker, reached far beyond the State where he lived. Their children were : i. Evvie, b. May 11. 1848. She was a woman of great natural ability.
She was twice married, and died Nov. 3, 1872, leaving a daughter. ii. LEWIS AMASA. b. Aug. 12, 1854. He attended Union College at
Schenectady, N. Y., and the Albany Law School. He commenced the practice of the law with his father, and later of the firm of Barker, Vose & Barker. He was a young man of fine abilities and good legal mind. He was a representative, 1887-89. He was a leading man in the order of Knights of Pythias, and held its highest office in this State. He d. in Boston, whither he had gone for medical treatment, Jan. 16, 1890. He m. Margaret, daughter of the late Moses L. Appleton, Oct. 14. 1875. They had two children, a son Lewis A., and a daughter.
BREWER AND HOLDEN FAMILIES.
In former numbers of this Magazine, some account has been given of the families of Brewer, Copeland, Blake, Holyoke, Leonard, Brastow, Skinner, Burr, Jones, Winchester, Clewley, Crawford, Nickerson and Campbell. Herein is given a further account of first settlers. Brewer was set from Orrington, and incorporated Feb. 22, 1812. Holden, was set off from Brewer, and incorporated April 13, 1852. Some of these families overflowed into Eddington, Dedham Jarvis, Gore and Bradley.
THADDEUS ADAMS, JR., was born in that part Wrentham, now Franklin, Mass., Jan. 22, 1775. Blacksmith, settled in Brewer, about 1793, just opposite Mt. Hope Cemetery. He died August
6,1811. He married Peggy daughter of Emerson Orcutt, Jr., of
i. WARREN, b. March 26, 1796, d. 1815.
Smart, of Bangor, 1836.
Mary Case, she d. Dec. 22, 1851, he married second Harriet Williams
of Bucksport. 5 children. v. FISHER b. April 5, 1803, lived in North Brewer; married first
Sarah Rowell, Dec. 22, 1839, she d. Feb. 20, 1850, age 37; married second Hannah Turner, she d. Mar. 1852, age 47; married third Sarah A. Robinson, she d. April 9, 1877, age 53. Hed. Jan. 26, 1859
8 children. vi. LUCINDA, b. Mar. 20, 1807, married Benjamin Smith of Oldtown. She
d. Nov. 16, 1873. He d. April 13, 1859. Two children. vii. FRANKLIN, b. Sept. 18, 1808. Merchant of Bangor, married first Mary
Davis and second Henrietta Harriman. He d. July 17, 1860. Five children, among whom was Estes F. Adams of Bangor.
JAMES AUSTIN born Sept. 19, 1790; married Sally Bradley, May 31, 1818. She born Aug. 1, 1796. Children : James F., June 30, 1819; Lucretia G., b. Aug. 29, 1820; Charlotte S., b.
June 19. 1823; Eliza P., b. Dec. 26, 1825; John Williams, b. Aug. 7, 1830.
ARTEMUS ALDRICH born Jan. 2, 1798; married Keziah Rowe. She born Feb. 27, 1802. Children :
Aurrilla, b. May 13, 1826; Ann L., b. Nov. 4, 1828. COL. SOLOMON BLAKE, from Wrentham, Mass., born about 1765; in Holden, 1785. He died May 4, 1858, aged 61. He married first Betsy, daughter of Charles Dupee, in Orrington, June 15, 1787. She died in Holden, May 29, 1831, aged 61. He married second (?) Mrs. Lucy, Widow of Nath. Baker of Orrington, May 7, 1833. She was daughter of Joseph Baker, Senior, burn. Aug. 18, 1780. Children by first wife, according to my information; all born in Holden :
i. LEVI, b. May 23, 1788. ii. BILLINGS, b. Mar. 6, 1791 ; lived in Holden; d. Oct. 16, 1864; mar.
Nancy Marshall, Sept. 1, 1834; she d. --; wife Mary d. May 19,
1862, aged 48 years, 11 months, 15 days. Grave stone. iii. HARRIET, b. Sept. 3, 1793. iv. Lewis, b. Nov. 17, 1795, of Holden. Did he die Feb. 17, 1879?
Married twice-both wives named Rogers. v. ABIEL, b. Jan. 29, 1798.
vi. CORDELIA, b. Feb. 17, 1801; m. Doctor Thomas Doe of Brewer; pub.
May 11, 1823; m. June 3. Removed to Lubec, where he d. March,
1826. vii. CHARLES DUPEE, b. April 4, 1833. viii. ELIZA, b. Jan. 17, 1805; ni. Deodat Brastow, Jr., of Brewer; pub.
Nov. 10, 1830. ix. CALEB, b. June 23, 1807; lived in Brewer, went west; m. first Eliza
beth C., daughter of Daniel Robinson of Brewer. She died. He m. second Priscilla Howes of Frankfort, Me., May 27, 1838. She was divorced from Blake and m. Hon. Samuel H. Blake of Bangor.
JOSEPH BURR was the son of Jonathan Burr of Hingham, Mass., born August 12 (19), 1770. He came to Brewer and finally settled on the lot near the last end of the Dam. He was a farmer and a useful and respected citizen. He died April 7, 1837, aged 68. He married Sally Proctor of Marblehead, March 26, 1797. She was born Feb. 20, 1775, died April 18, 1856. Children, all born in Brewer, were : i. JOSEPH B., b. Aug. 15, 1798; lived in Brewer on the homestead of his
father. He died. He m. Lucy Jones of Hingham, Mass.; pub. May
1. Joseph Jones, b. April 27, 1825, lived in Brewer, married.
Hotel keeper; Resides in Bangor.
gor. She d. June 8, 1863. He d. 4. Thomas W. b. Dec. 17, 1832, resides Bangor, Printer, married
first Nora R. Hammond of Brewer, Nov, 29, 1855, she died. He married second Alice Stone of Brewer. Has several
children. 5. Catherine S. b. Feb. 23, 1835, married Col. Jasper Hutchings of
Brewer. Lawyer; he was b. in Penobscot, 1835; his father
Maine Insane Hospital. They have children.
7. William P. b. Nov. 1, 1839. Resides in Brewer, unmarried, ii. JONATHAN, b. Dec. 7, 1799, of Brewer, merchant, Senator and Repre
sentative several times. Died, Aug. 6, 1813-5. Married Sophia Wiswell of Brewer, June 15, 1826. She b. Jan. 3, 1807, d. May 22,
1871. Six children. Patty R., b. Sept. 30, 1801.
Party R., b. Sept. 30, 1801; died in infancy. iii. WILLIAM P. b. Feb. 16, 1804, of Bangor, d. July 11, 1834. He married
Mary Severance. She married second Orin Favor of Brewer 1836.
She had children by both busbands. Mr. Favor died. iv. ANN ELIZA, b. Oct. 1805, married Jefferson Chamberlain, then of
Eddingte n, afterward of Bangor, and for many years Register of
published May 5, 1827. Removed to Wilmington, Del. She d. April
vi. HIRAM, b. Oct. 7, 18!0; lived and died in Springfield; merchant; ni.
Lovina B. Johnson; pub. in Brewer, June 17, 1838. Children:
5. Minnie, m. Ralph Scribner.
June 13, 1823. He died. She m. second Capt. Richard Winslow of
Brewer, Sept. 23, 1839. Several children.
Minneapolis 1848. Children.
of Boutelle & Burr, publishers of Bangor Daily Whig and Courier;
two daughters, Ella E. and Hattie M. GERSHOM BICKFORD, born Jan. 29, 1781, married Elizabeth Bean, she born April 13, 1784.
Child Nelly b. Mar. 7, 1811. THOMAS 0,(or C.) BRACKETT, born July 16, 1799, married Caroline Sylvester, June 6, 1824. She born Jan. 14, 1806. Children :
i. CAROLINE A. b. Sept. 21, 1825. ii. Child, b. May 17, 1827, d. May 18. Jacob L. BARKER, married widow Mary (Holyoke) Brastow, Aug. 19, 1833. He died. Children :
i. ELIZA, H. P. b. July 16, 1834.
HOLLIS BOND born Sept. 11, 1785; lived about one mile above the Dam, on the shore of the river. He married Peggy, widow of Thaddeus Adams, and daughter of Emerson Orcutt, Nov. 8, 1811. Children were :
ANN ELIZA, Oct. 21, 1812; m. William Spaulding of Orono, Oct. 16,
1830. ii. Mary, b. July 28, 1814; m. John Ward of Eddington, 1835. iii. JANE, b. Aug. 26, 1818; d. July 21, 1818. iv. ADELINE A., b. Mar. 27, 1822; m. Wm. Johnson, Jr., 1838. DEACON JOB. CHAMBERLAIN, from Westmoreland, N. H., was ferry man many years.
Brewer ferry was early named Chamberlain's ferry. He was deacon of the Orthodox church, and a