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