no image
Privacy Level: Open (White)

Rebecca (Barker) Sawyer (abt. 1652 - 1711)

Rebecca Sawyer formerly Barker aka Snow
Born about in Marshfield, Plymouthmap
Wife of — married Mar 1670 (to Aug 1692) in Marshfield, Plymouth Colony (Massachusetts), New Englandmap
Wife of — married 23 Nov 1694 (to 8 Mar 1705) in Marshfield, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, New Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 59 in Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts Baymap
Profile last modified | Created 21 Sep 2009
This page has been accessed 1,377 times.


Little is known of Rebecca Barker who married Mayflower descendant, Josiah Snow, in 1670 in Plymouth colony, New England. She was born in Pembroke, Plymouth colony, in about 1650 although no exact birth date or record has been found. Her parents were Robert Barker, born in Kent, England ca. 1615; emigrated to Plymouth colony in 1628 as a teenage servant, and his wife Lucy (Williams) Barker, most likely born ca. 1623 in Scituate, Plymouth, New England. Robert Barker was a carpenter in Plymouth colony.

In early 1670, when she was between 16 and 20, Rebecca Barker married a young carpenter, Josiah Snow, b. ca. 1648 in Plymouth. Their first child, daughter Abigail Snow, was born December 6, 1670, at their home in Marshfield, Plymouth colony, New England. Rebecca (Barker) and Josiah Snow had 9 daughters, 8 of whom were alive at his death in 1692:[1]

  1. Abigail b: 6 Dec 1670 in Marshfield, Plymouth colony, New England (British North America)
  2. Lydia b: 5 Jul 1672 in Marshfield, Plymouth colony, N.E.
  3. Mercy b: 29 Aug 1675 in Marshfield, Plymouth colony, N.E.
  4. Deborah b: 21 Dec 1677 in Marshfield, Plymouth colony, N.E.
  5. Sarah b: 8 Nov 1680 in Marshfield, Plymouth, colony, N.E.
  6. Bethiah b: Dec 1681 in Marshfield, Plymouth, colony, N.E.
  7. Lusanna b: 7 Mar 1683 in Marshfield, Plymouth, colony, N.E.
  8. Rebecca b: 16 Jun 1685 in Marshfield, Plymouth colony, N.E.
  9. Abiah b: 1692 in Marshfield, Plymouth, Province of Massachusetts Bay, New England (British North America)

Josiah Snow was a carpenter in Marshfield, Plymouth colony (Massachusetts), New England. He died there in August 1692. His widow filed an inventory of his estate on January 3, 1693. The settlement of the estate of Josiah Snow of Marshfield on November 3, 1693 mentions that there were then 8 living children, all daughters, and their mother.[2]

Anderson in his "Great Migration Begins" page 95 states that Rebecca (Barker) Snow remarried to widower, John Sawyer, on November 23, 1694, in Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay province. They had no children as Rebecca would have been about 55 years old by then.[3]

Rebecca (Barker) (Snow) Sawyer died on April 28, 1711, in Marshfield, Plymouth County, Province of Massachusetts Bay, New England.


  2. "Richard Warren of the Mayflower and His Descendants for Four Generations," published by the General Society of Mayflower Descendants, pg. 21.
  3. Ancestors of Malu Del & Tahlia Elphia McDonald - Rebecca Barker. Has an extensive list of sources.

See also:

  • Published research of Pardon and Harriet Russell Head.
  • "The Great Migration Begins, Immigrants to New England 1620-1633," Vols. I-III, by Anderson, Robert Charles. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2000. p. 95.(marriage to Snow & Sawyer.) subscribers$

More Genealogy Tools

Sponsored Search

Is Rebecca your ancestor? Please don't go away!
 star icon Login to collaborate or comment, or
 star icon contact private message private message a profile manager, or
 star icon ask our community of genealogists a question.
Sponsored Search by

No known carriers of Rebecca's DNA have taken a DNA test.

Have you taken a DNA test? If so, login to add it. If not, see our friends at Ancestry DNA.

Sponsored by Ancestry ®

Family History Search.


Enter a grandparent's name. Just one grandparent can lead you to many discoveries.

Comments: 2

Leave a message for others who see this profile.
There are no comments yet.
Login to post a comment.
Barker-9729 and Barker-26 do not represent the same person because: Different Rebeccas - apparently one was hooked up with wrong father Robert
posted by Patricia (Long) Kent
Barker-9729 and Barker-26 appear to represent the same person because: only 1 daughter named Rebecca. She married Sawyer in 1694 so could not have died before that year. source: Great Migration Begins p. 95

B  >  Barker  |  S  >  Sawyer  >  Rebecca (Barker) Sawyer