Biographical Sketch of John Barker

John (2), son of John (1) Barker, was born in England in 1801. He came with his father to the town of Phelps, Ontario county. New York, in 1815, attended school there and assisted his father on the farm. When a young man he went to New York City and engaged in general contracting. Thence he went to Lexington, Kentucky, where he was in the millinery business until after the civil war. Re turning to Phelps, he bought a farm on which he lived the rest of hip life. He died there in 1874. He was a member of the Christian church. He married Mary Smith, who died 1885. Children: John, Frank, Mary, Ida and Thomas W.. mentioned elsewhere.

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