Biography of Harvey Barker
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Barker, Harvey, Canton, was born in the town of Gouverneur, December 30, 1827. He is a son of Nathan Barker who was born March 14, 1797, in the town Sandisfield, Berkshire county, Mass,, and located in Gouverneur in 1825. He went into the woods and took up a wild lot, cleared and improved it, and lived there on that farm until 1860, then moved into the town of DeKalb where he lived until his death, August 14, 1880, aged 83 years and five months. He was a deacon of the Baptist church at Richville. Harvey Barker was a trustee of the Baptist church of Canton for twenty four years in succession. He has been deacon of this church for about fifteen years. He married Jane Curriston, who died June 8, 1875, leaving seven children: Nathan C., Frank H., Emma M., Judson E., Edson I., Nellie J., and Ida B., Lella J. having died October 7, 1862. Edson I. died August 20, 1878, aged ten years. Harvey Barker married second, December 25, 1873, Mrs. Lydia J. Leach, daughter of Luther Drake, Nathan Barker married, September 11, 1822, Sally Wheeler, and they had ten children, of whom Harvey is the fourth child. Moses Barker is the fifth child, is a Baptist minister having served several churches in this State, among which are the Baptist churches of Adams, Friendship, Canton and Dannsville. He has now a position in the World's Fair. His wife, Ellen M. Barker, is one of the lady managers in the World's Fair. Matilda, the sixth child of Nathan Barker, was a teacher ten years in North Carolina, and a missionary there one year. She died on the field in Ralph, North Carolina, September 26, 1880, aged 49 years and six months.

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The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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