Barker, Joseph a Congregational minister, was born in Bradford, Conn., Oct. 19, 1751. He graduated at Yale in 1771, was ordained over the First Church in Middleborough, Mass., in 1781, and died July 25, 1815. Mr. Barker took a lively interest in politics, and for one term or more represented his district in the United States House of Representatives. See Cong. Quarterly, 1859, p. 41.