On 18 Jan 1676 Desire married John Barker Esq. (8832)
, son of John Barker (3085)
(1610/1613-14 Dec 1652) & Ann Williams (3003)
(say 1620-16 Mar 1657/8), in Barnstable, MA.155 Born ca 1650 in Marshfield, MA.270 John died on 1 Dec 1729 in Scituate, MA.48 Buried in First Parish Cemetery, Scituate. Occupation: husbandman.270
John first married Desire Annable; second Hannah (Loring) Cushing, widow of Jeremiah Cushing; and third Sarah.
John was only two years old when his father drowned, and his uncle, Capt. John Williams, was apponted his guardian.39
From Deane’s History of Scituate:49
John Barker, jr. was a serjeant in Philip’s war, and freed from bearing arms at the close of that war, ‘on account of wounds received.’ He was afterward a Justice of the Peace, and is mentioned as a lawyer in the Colony records in 1674. His brother-in-law, Capt. John Williams, having no children, gave his farm in Scituate, 1694, to Williams Barker, his grandnephew, son of John, Esq. This is the well known Barker farm north of the Harbour. It is now  owned by Benjamin Barker, descendant of Robert Barker, (we believe) a brother of the first John Barker, by purchase of Capt. Williams Barker, the last of John Barker’s faminly in Scituate.
From Elizabeth Barker’s Barker Genealogy:270
John lived in Barnstable 1676-83, thence to Marshfield and finally to Scituate, Mass. was a serg. in King Philips war and severly wounded and in 1680 ‘was freed from bearing arms for the wounds in the late war.’ When young, her prosecuted his uncle John Williams for misuse of his office as guardian and was interested in legal matters always. He was Deputy from Marshfield in 1689 to the General Court, from Scituate in 1706, 1712, 1719, served as justice of peace and was so respected that he was often referee in important cases.
From Vernon Brigg’s History and Genealogy of the Briggs Family:39
John Barker, Esq., was a man of wealth and learning, and was interested in legal maters. He was a Justice of the Peace, and was so respected that he was often a referee in important cases. In 1689 John Barker was a Deputy to the General Court from Marshfield, and a Deptuty from Scituate in 1706, 1712 and 1719. His library, consisting of divinity, law, history and school books,—Latin, Greek and Hebrew,—was appraised at his death at £53, a large library for a layman at that time. The contents of his dwelling were appraised at £375, and his entire estate at £6,894.