On (or about) this date in our family history . . . the 18th (or 8th) day of September . . . in the year 1785 . . . Jonathan Barker is born in Medford, Massachusetts . . . this Jonathan is a 4th great-grandpa to the Keeper of this family history blog . . . from Google Books comes this excerpt from Genealogical and family history of the state of Maine, Volume 4 by Henry Sweetser Burrage, Albert Roscoe Stubbs . . .
P.S. . . . the date of birth on his tombstone appears to be the 8th instead of the 18th . . .