Looking for a GUSTAFSON connection with William H Barker ENG c 1810, Elizabeth Stewart c 1810 IRE,& their son Joshua Paul GUSTAFSON Barker, born 15 Aug 1830 NYC.
William H Barker and an unknown number of BARKER brothers arrived in NYC from England c 1830. At least one brother may have jumped ship.
This allegedly"blue blooded"English family were mariners who had noble relatives including a General BARKER, believed to have been in one of the Boer Wars .
A painting by a family member c 1830 depicting their old English homestead shows a thatched roof and a sailor in uniform.We have been told the depicted home is similar to the homes in southern England. A large very old tree is in front of the house.The sailor appears to have walked to the house down a lane which might indicate he lived close to where his ship was moored.The sailor is being greeted by a woman, 3 daughters and a son.
The immigrant BARKER brother that we know is my ancestor, William H Barker of ENG married to Elizabeth Stewart of IRE.
Son Joshua born 1830 in NYC later lived in Boston, MA. We would like to find the GUSTOFSONS , STEWARTS, English Barkers and the other brothers who we believe did not settle in New England ( unconfirmed ).
If any of this sounds familiar, please contact me.