John and Mary (Chamberlain) Barker, had four sons who married into the Strait family. Two of them married daughters of William and Sophia (Imel) Strate and two married daughters of Peter and Catherine Hummel (Myers) Strait.
William Franklin Barker married Barbara Ellen Strait/Strate, daughter of William and Sophia (Imel) Strate. They had nine children: Samuel P., John H., Sophia, Samuel, Elizabeth, Mary, William C., Enoch and Sarah Ella.
Samuel Barker married Elizabeth Strait/Strate, daughter of William and Sophia (Imel) Strate. They had 11 children: Mary A., William J., John W., Christopher S., Samuel, Sophia E., James P., Joseph Creighton, Minerva Elizabeth, Meliva B. and Harriet.
Richard H. Barker married Elizabeth Strait, daughter of Peter and Catherine Hummel (Myers) Strait. They had eight children: George, Maria, Melchi "Blackie", Albert William, Milton, Jemima, Clara and Franklin "Frank".
Lewis A. Barker married Anna Strait, daughter of Peter and Catherine Hummel (Myers) Strait. They had six children: Enoch, Eliza, Melissa, Amy, Mary Catherine and Martha Ann.
Another Barker/Strait connection:
Milton Barker, son of Richard H. and Elizabeth (Strait) Barker, married his first cousin, Mary M. Strait, daughter of John "Curly" and Rachel B. (Strait) Strait.
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