Barker, Wesley Thomas

From Helderberg Hilltowns of Albany County, NY


Wesley Thomas Barker was born in Ulster County, NY in 1844, a son of Nathaniel Barker and Catherine Grogin. He was known as Thomas.


He was a drayman

Marriage and Children

At about 1869 he married a woman named Nellie and removed to Brutus, Cayuga Co., NY. They had no children.

Military Service

Residence: Westerlo[1]
Place of Birth: Ulster County, NY[1]
Date of Birth: 1844[1]
Names of Parents: Nathaniel C. Barker and Catherine Grogin[1]
Marital Status: Single[1]
Occupation: Farmer[1]
Term of Enlistment: 3 years[1]
Bounty Received: $50.00[1]
Enlistment Date: 30 August 1862 [2]
Enlistment Place: Westerlo, New York [1]
Enlistment Rank: Private
State Served: New York
Regiment: 61st Infantry
Company: Company I
Muster Out Date: 5 Jun 1865[2]
Muster Out Place: Alexandria, VA[2]
Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 18.[2] "Died in the service Date Not known"[1]mustered out with detachment, June 5, 1865, at Alexandria, Va.[3]
Sources Used:, American Civil War Soldiers; Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War


Thomas died in the service on October 20, 1864. His mother received her pension for his CW service.[4]

Thomas Barker CW Pension

Additional Research Notes

Additional Media

Heroes of Albany|Heroes of Albany

"Thomas Westley Barker, of Westerlo, enlisted in Company D, Sixty-first Regiment, September 1, 1862. Died in the service. "

Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Ancestry Military Databases
  3. Annual Report of the Adjutant General for the State of New York
  4. Civil War Pension Records @