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Ruth (Barker) Briggs (abt. 1681 - 1733)

Ruth [uncertain] Briggs formerly Barker
Born about in Duxbury, Plymouth Colonymap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 24 Oct 1706 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 51 [location unknown]
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Ruth Barker was born at Duxbury on January 31, 1681, daughter of Frances and Mary Barker. [1] [2]

She was married to Cornelius Briggs by Mr. Nathaniel Eels, at Scituate on October , 241706. [3] Cornelius was born on December 10, 1680, son of Cornelius and Mary (Doughty) Russell. [4]

In 1718, Ruth and her two sons, Joshua and Cornelius were mentioned in his brother, Josiah Barker's will.[5]

They removed to Swansea, Massachusetts. [4]


  1. Vital Records of Duxbury, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, NEHGS, Boston, Massachusetts, 1911 p. 23
  2. History of the Town of Hingham, Massachusetts (The Town of Hingham, Massachusetts, 1893) Vol II, p.21
  3. Scituate Vital Records in: Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, The Mayflower Descendant: Volume 8, Boston, Massachusetts, 1906 p. 204
  4. 4.0 4.1 Briggs, Samuel. The Archives of the Briggs Family, T.C. Schenck, Cleveland, Ohio,1880 p. 59
  5. "Massachusetts, Plymouth County, Probate Records, 1633-1967," images, FamilySearch ( : 20 May 2014), Probate records 1717-1724 and 1854-1862 vol 4-4Q > image 85 of 485; State Archives, Boston.

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