Tuesday, August 2, 2011


[Ancestral Link: Lura Minnie Parker (Stagge), daughter of Minnie May Elmer (Parker), daughter of Mark Alfred Elmer, son of Hannah Polina Child (Elmer), daughter of Polly Barber (Child), daughter of Ichabod Barber, son of Thomas Barber, son of Thomas Barber, son of Susanna West (Barber).]

Birth: October 23, 1666, North Kingstown, Washington County, Rhode Island, USA
Death: April 4, 1758, South Kingstown, Washington County, Rhode Island, USA

Of Mayflower Ancestry
Wife Of Moses Barber
Also Granddaughter of George Soule signer of the mayflower compact

Details: Her son, Benjamin Barber, executor of her estate. Her daughter, Anne Kenyon, a great Bible. The daughter Dinah Wilcox, the heirs of daughter Lydia Mowry, daughter Susanna Perry, widow and daughters Martha Potter, Ruth Bentley, Mercy Tefft and Anne Kenyon the rest of her estate equally. The inventory of Susannah's estate amounted to 1351 pounds and 10 shillings.
Find A Grave Memorial# 62622092
found on findagrave.com

Source: "Mayflower Families in Progress, George Soule of the Mayflower and His Descendants for Four Generations" Wakefield, Second Edition, Published by General Society of Mayflower Descendants, p.26.

SUSANNA WEST (or WAST) (3) (Susanna (2) Soule, George(1) born Kingstown Rhode Island 1671 or later; died North Kingstown Rhode Island ca. March 1758.

She married Kingstown Rhode Island 24 March 1691/2 MOSES BARBER, born ca. 1652 (depos.); died South Kingstown Rhode Island between 15 April 1728 and 13 December 1733. There has been controversy about the spelling of the surname of Moses Barber's wife Susanna. TAG vol. 52 article is considered definitive as to the identification of Susannah West/Waist/Wast, second wife of Moses Barber. He married (1) an unknown wife by whom he had Moses, William and Sarah.

On 17 March 1722 Moses Barber deposed he was aged 70 and upwards.

On 15 April 1728 Moses Barber deeded 146 acres in Westerly to son Benjamin; wife Susanna gave up her dower rights.

The will of Moses Barber Sr of South Kingstown Rhode Island, dated 29 March 1728, proved 13 December 1733, names wife Susannah; sons William, Moses, Samuel, Thomas, Joseph, Benjamin, Ezekiel and Daniel; youngest daughter Ann Barber; the heirs of daughter Lydia Mowry deceased; all married daughters (not named) to have 5 sh.

The will of Susannah Barber of Charlestown Rhode Island, widow, dated 21 September 1755, proved 4 April 1758, names daughters. Dinah Wilcocks; Susanna Perry, widow; Martha Parker; Ruth Bentley; Marcy Tift; Ann Kenyon; son Benjamin Barber executor. (It is to be noted that Rhode Island GEN DICT names the spouse of Martha Barber as Thomas POTTER but careful scrutiny of the will as recorded in the Charlestown Rhode Island Council Book shows the surname to be Parker.)
found on ancestry.com

Susanna West Barber will
21 September 1755, Charlestown, Kings County, Rhode Island
My subject today is the will of Susannah (West) Barber (1666-1756), the widow of Moses Barber (1652-1733), who died in Charlestown, Rhode Island. Moses and Susannah (West) Barber had 14 children.
Susanna Barber, widow of Charlestown, died testate, having written a will dated 21 September 1755, which was proved 4 April 1756. The will (transcribed from "Charlestown (RI) Probate and Town Council Records, 1738-1916," Volume 1, pages 292-295, accessed on FHL Microfilm 2,319,104) reads (spaces and paragraphs added for readability):"In the Name of God Amen This 21th Day of September in the 29th year of his Majesties reigne Georg the Second King over Great Briton AD 1755 - I Susannah Barber of Charlestown in Kings County and Colony of Rhodeisland widow Beeing in Helth of body and of Perfect mind & memory Thanks bee Given to almighty God. Therefore Calling to mind the mortality of my body & Knowing that it is appointed for men Once to Die do make and ordain this my Last will and Testament That is to Say Principally and first of all I Give & Recommend my Soul into the Hands of Allmighty God that gave it and my body I Recommend to the Earth to bee buried in Christian Decent Buriel at the Descrestion of my Executor Nothing Doubting but at the General Resurection I Shall Receive the Same again by the Mighty Powr of God and as Touching Such Worldly Estate Wherewith it Hath Pleased God to to Bless me with in this Life I Give Demise and Dispose of the Same in the Following manner and forme."Imprimus My will is and Hereby Order my Executors to pay all my Just Debts and Funeral Charges out of my Estate"Item I Give and Bequeath unto my beloved Daughter Anne Kinyon My Great Bible Whose name is written in Said Bible and to be Delliverd to her by my Executor Before my Other Estate to my Children hereafter Named."Item I Give and bequeath to my beloved Daughters (viz.) Dinah Wilcocks & the heirs of Lyda Mory and to Susannah Perry widow to Martha Parker to Ruth Bently Marey Teft and Ann Kinyon all the Remainder of my Estate to bee Equally Devided between them them to them and theire Heirs for Ever."Lastly I Constitute make and ordain my beloved Son Benja Barber to be my whole and Soul Executor to this my Last Will and Testament and the Reason I Know make this will is because I Ca???? ?? Have my former Will when Requested hereby Revoking Disallowing and Diaannulling all other former Wills Legacies and Bequeaths by me before maid Ratifying & Confirming this and no other to bee my Last Will and Testament With?? Where of I Have Herewith Set my hand & Seal the Day and year first before Written Signed Sealed Published Pronounced and Declared by the said Susannah Barber as her Last Will and Testament the presence of we the Subscribers ............................... .......................................................... her ............................... ........................................... Susannah S Barber {seal}Timo Perce ...................................................................... markJos ParkBenja ParkJos WillcockJoseph Crandal"
"Personally appeard in Councill Benja Park Jos Crandal Jos Willcocks and Declard on oath that they Saw Susannah Barber Deceasd Seign Seal Publish pronounce and Declare the Will as they Seignd as witnesses to bee her Last Will and Testament and She was in her perfect mind and memory at the Same time according to the Best of theire Judgment. The above Evidances (viz.) Benja Park Joseph Crandall Jos Wilcocks further Declard oath that they Saw Timothy Perce Josep Park Seign as Witnesses at the same time with them. Before Banja Hoxie President of the Council The above ???? ???? ???? Kings County and Coloney of Rhodeisland. {seal}"By Vertue of Power Granted to the Town Councill of Charlestown in the County of Kings County and Coloney of Rhodeisland for the Probate of Wills and of Granting of Letters of Administration within sd Town ????"To all people to whome these presence Shall Come Greeting wee the Town Councill of the Town of Charlestown aforesaid according to the Power by Law Invested in us Do hereby Give Grant and fully Impower Mr. Benja Barber of Hopkinton in the County & Coloney abovesaid Executor to the Last Will and Testament of his mother Susannah Barber Late of Charlestown Deceased to administer on all and Singulart the Estate Goods Chattels and Credits of his mother & to act and Do what Power is Needful Nessary & propper to bee done Recaling the promises agreeble with the Law of this Coloney in Such Cases maid & provided &c."In testamoney of which and in Confirmation of the Promises & by order and in behalf of the Towne Councill I Have Given forth the Powr of Administration under my hand and seal in said Charlestown Apr the 4th AD 1756 B Hoxsie C Clerk.""An inventory of all and Singular the Goods Chattels Rights and Credits of Susanna Barber Late of Charlestown Deseased Taken by us the Subscribers Aprill the 3 Day AD 1756 as followeth viz L.S.d."The inventory is three columns long and is quite detailed. The personal estate of Susannah Barber totalled 1351 pounds, 10 shillings 0 pence. Joseph Crandall and Stephen Sanders were the Apprizers. The Inventory was approved by the Charlestown Town Council on the last day of April 1756.The beauty of this will is that it names all of the living daughters in September 1755 - Ann Kinyon (my ancestor, wife of Sylvester Kenyon), Dinah Wilcocks, heirs of Lyda Mora [Mowry], Susannah Perry, Martha Parker, Ruth Bentley, and Mary [Mercy?] Tefft. She also mentions her son Benjamin Barber. The inventory of her personal property shows a significant value - over 1,300 pounds. The daughters like received quite a nice inheritance, although it may have been in possessions and not money.
found on ancestry.com

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