Ann Bligh (Blygh) (1802)

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Birth08 Feb 1802 at Tibenham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
Death17 Sep 1876 at Ogden, Weber, Utah, USA
Burial17 Sep 1876 at Ogden City Cemet, Ogden, Weber, Utah, USA

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Henry Barker (1840)

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Frederick Barker and Ann Bligh, parents of Henry Barker, were married in England, Feb. 18, 1822, and settled down at Diss, Eng., where four children were born to them: Matilda, Mary Ann, James, and Sarah. The family set sail for America March 23, 1830, in the “New Brunswick,” encountering a severe siege of smallpox during the ocean voyage, the father becoming so afflicted that a bed sheet taken from his bed would stand alone. The mother, however escaped the disease and was able to wait on the afflicted.

They were accompanied to America by his brothers James and George, George’s wife died on the ocean during the smallpox siege and left him with five children. They landed at Staten Island, June 23, and soon afterwards located at LeRoy, Jefferson Co., N.Y., and later moved to Watertown. William, William the 2nd and Harriet were born in LeRoy, and Daniel, Jane, Henry and Bryon were born in Watertown. Henry was born Oct. 6, 1840, Watertown, Jefferson Co., N.Y.

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Ann Bligh research

This is a most interesting family. The archive record of this family was prepared as if Mr. Bligh and Ann Bligh were a married couple. This is very misleading, as Ann Bligh never married. The archive record [LDS] shows 5 children born at Shelfanger to Mr. Bligh and Mrs. Ann Bligh. There were in fact 7 children born to Ann Bligh, a single woman, at Tibenham, not Shelfanger. The 2 children not shown on the archive record are Mary, christened 15 October 1769 and the second John born 13 January 1789. Once the parentage of Ann Bligh is determined, her father's name can be corrected in your records.

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Fancillo Stories

These stories are excerpts from a collection about [Francillo Durfee][1]. by [Janis Durfee][2]

Immediately upon his return from Council Bluffs in the fall of 1849, Francillo and Cynthia joined James in the Weber Valley. David Moore, George and Frederick Barker, and Robert Porter and their families came as well, making some twenty-three persons in all. A few more settlers came in November (David Moore, Ogden).

The winter of 1849–50 was severe with deep snow. Several head of cattle and sheep died during the winter.

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Biographies

Ann Bligh (1802)

History submitted by Virginia Woodward to the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers.

Nora H. Lund Historian, South Center Salt Lake County

Ann Bligh (Blygh) was born 8 Feb. 1802 at Tibenham, Norfolk, England. She was the daughter of Daniel and Sarah Pease or Pearse Bligh. We know nothing of her early life in England.

When she was 20 years old, on the 18th of Feb. 1822, she married Fredrick Barker in Diss, Norfolk, England. He was 2 years older than Ann, having been born in Feb. 1800 in Shelfanger, Norfolk, England. His parents were William and Jane Barker.

Ann was the motherly type, and welcomed with love, every one of her 11 children into her heart and home. First was Matilda—b. 14 June 1823, followed by Mary Ann—b. 18 Feb. 1825 James—b. 7 April 1827, Sarah—b. 7 Aug. 1829. All these were born in Diss.

Ann’s husband, Frederick was a farmer and worked with his brothers, George and James. They had a very close relationship with each other, which naturally influenced the lives of their wives.

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Ann Bligh 1802 Biography

History submitted by Virginia Woodward to the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers.
Nora H. Lund Historian, South Center Salt Lake
County

Ann Bligh (Blygh) was born 8 Feb. 1802 at Tibenham, Norfolk,
England. She was the daughter of Daniel and Sarah Pease or Pearse
Bligh. We know nothing of her early life in England.

When she was 20 years old, on the 18th of Feb. 1822, she married
Fredrick Barker in Diss, Norfolk, England. He was 2 years older
than Ann, having been born in Feb. 1800 in Shelfanger, Norfolk,
England. His parents were William and Jane Barker.

Ann was the motherly type, and welcomed with love, every one of
her 11 children into her heart and home. First was Matilda—b.
14 June 1823, followed by Mary Ann—b. 18 Feb. 1825
James—b. 7 April 1827, Sarah—b. 7 Aug. 1829. All these
were born in Diss.

Ann’s husband, Frederick was a farmer and worked with his
brothers, George and James. They had a very close relationship with
each other, which naturally influenced the lives of their
wives.

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