Catherine M. Barker correspondence  1856-1876
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Catherine M. Barker ("Katie") of Guilford, Connecticut, was born in 1844, the daughter of Samuel and Mary Barker, and lived with her family on their farm throughout much of her adult life. She had several siblings, including Charles, Samuel, and Mary. Mary moved to New Haven, Connecticut, in the late 1850s to seek work in a garment factory.