Mary was the daughter of John and Ann (Williams) Barker.
She married first Samuel Pratt in Dec 1668 at Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts. Their children were Sarah, Samuel, Patience, and Experience.
After the death of her husband Samuel, Mary married Francis Coombs, son of John and Sarah (Priest) Coombs, in 1678. They had Lydia and Francis.
Lastly Mary married David Wood on 5 Mar 1685. They were the parents of David and Jabez.
About 1690, she wrote the following petition to release her son Samuel Pratt from military service. "These lines may give information that Samuel Pratt's Father, my first husband, was slain by the heathen in Captain Pierce's fight. He was pressed a souldier when I sojourned att Scittuate, having then noe place of my own, and have brought him up with other small children, and I shall take it very unkindly, Iff he that is the only one son of his father that was slain in the former warr should be compelled to go out againe, itt being contrary as I am informed to the law of England and this country, therefore I desire itt many not be. So petitions Mary Woods from Middlebury."
↑ The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Volumes I-III. (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2010), (Originally Published as: New England Historic Genealogical Society. Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Volumes I-III, 3 vols., 1995).
↑ Stover, Margaret Harris (re-editor). Mayflower Families Through Five Generations. Volume Eight Second edition. Family of Degory Priest. Originally compiled by Mrs. Charles Delmar Townsend; Robert S. Wakefield, FASG; Margaret Harris Stover. (General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2008) . The Mayflower Society uses a birth about 1636. p. 11, 12
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Mary by comparing test results with other carriers of her mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage of DNA with Mary: