Biography of Erastus D. Barker
Chittenden County, VT Biographies





Barker, Erastus D., Essex, Essex Junction p. o., was born in Chesterfield, N. H., on April 17, 1832. He was a son of Oliver and Sally (Ticknor) Baker, and was reared in his native State, New Hampshire. He settled at Essex Junction in 1861, where he entered the employ of the V. C. R. R. as local freight agent, which position he occupied until November, 1877. He has been deputy sheriff, constable and collector since the spring of 1878. He was married on July 3, 1864, to Abbie L. Safford, a daughter of Orson and Submit (Worthen) Safford, of Colchester, Vt. Her paternal grandfather was a native of Norwich, Conn., where he was born on February 19, 1744. He participated in the battle of Bennington during the Revolutionary War and was among the pioneers of Cambridge, Vt, where he lived until the time of his death, which occurred on August 10, 1831. Erastus D. Baker has had a family of seven children born to him: Eugene O., Rolla (deceased), William O., Ralph H., Effie J., Ben S., and Rena L.

From:
History of Chittenden County, Vermont
Edited by: W. S. Rann
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, New York. 1886


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