Biography of Don A. Barker
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Barker, Don A., of Castleton, Vt., was born in Poultney, Vt., in 1842. He is one of the most extensive horse stock farmers in the town of Castleton, Vt., where he purchased 420 acres, it being the farm on which the Rutland County Centennial was held in 1881 at Mason's Point, on the east bank of Lake Bomoseen, and is known as the Lake Bronoseen stock farm. It is considered one of the most desirable points on the lake. He also owns the old Pittman Barker homestead of 200 acres at Poulthey, Vt., on which have been developed some excellent slate quarries, one of which is being worked by the Poultney Slate Company; having a steam mill of 250 by 50 feet, and employing 150 men. He was married in 1863 to Adelia A. Rogers. The have had four children. Alice L., Dwight R., Lena P., and Doll Bertrand. Mrs. Barker was a daughter of Asia and Louisa (Horton) Rogers, and was born in 1843. Don A. Barker, sr., was a on of Eastus and Pearly (Hosford) Barker. They had a family of three sons, two now living, Don, who resides in Castleton, Vt., and Dwight, who is a mill owner and lumber dealer in Wisconsin. Mrs. Pearly Barker died in Poultney, Vt., and Mr. Barker died in Wisconsin. Eastus Barker was a son of Pittman and Lydia (Rudd) Barker, natives of Connecticut, who settled in Poultney, Vt., in 1820. Pittman's father was a captain in Washington's army. Pittman Barker had a family of five daughters, two of whom are living, and three sons, Justus, who settled in Middletown, East and Jaazaniah, who died in Plainfield, Wis., leaving two sons, Justus, who is now an officer in the National Home for Volunteers in Milwaukee, Wis., and Delbert J., now living in Plainfield, Wis.

From:
History of Rutland County, Vermont
Edited by: H. P. Smith and W. S. Rann
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1886


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