Biography of George H. Barker
Madison County, NY Biographies





Barker, George H., p. o. Madison. Russell Barker was the pioneer head of a not large, but generally thrifty, progressive and respected family of descendants in Madison county. He came from New England and was of the same sturdy class of pioneers as were the majority of colonists in this part of the county. Rutherford Barker, son of Russell, was born December 17, 1779; his wife was Hannah Woodhull, by whom he had ten children: Nancy, born 1802, married Isaac Coe and died April 21, 1885; Sally E., born 1803, married Dr. John Putnam, and died in 1848; Nelson, born 1805, died 1806; Russell, born 1807, died 1810; Mariette, born 1809, died 1870; Henry R., born August 5, 1812, and died July 31, 1856; Julia Ann, born 1815, married Amos Lacy, and died 1849; Maria, born 1818, married Daniel Lacy, and died 1894; Hannah, born 1820, married Lyman Harding, and died 1897; Leverett W., born 1823, and died 1854. On October 12, 1838, Henry R. Barker married Ann C. White, who was born July 22, 1810. He was a speculator and dealer, an upright, honest business man, one whose efforts in life were amply rewarded. His life was spent in Madison. In his family were two children: Samuel R., born February 22, 1842, and died September 14, 1851, and George H., born February 3, 1844. George H. Barker's life has been spent almost whollyin Madison and his time has been given largely to dealing and speculating in whatever promises a fair return. He is known as one of the safest hop buyers in the region. For about ten years he has been one of the directors of the National Hamilton Bank. He is also interested in local affairs in Madison village, is a conservative Democrat, yet in no sense an office seeker. His wife was Rosalia, daughter of Henry Risley, and descended from one of the most respected families of the town.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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