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Mary (Barker) Wood (1647 - 1711)

Mary Wood formerly Barker aka Pratt, Coombs
Born in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts Baymap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married about 1668 (to 26 Mar 1676) in Scituate, Plymouth Colonymap [uncertain]
Wife of — married about 1678 (to 1682) in Middleborough, Plymouth Colonymap
Wife of — married 5 Mar 1685 in Middleborough, Plymouthmap
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 64 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts Baymap
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Mary was the daughter of John and Ann (Williams) Barker.

She married first Samuel Pratt in Dec 1668 at Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts.[1] 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."[2]

Mary is mentioned in the settlement of the estate of her husband Francis Coombs as Mary Wood, late widow, relict of said deceased.[3]


  1. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Volumes I-III. (Online database:, 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).
  2. 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
  3. MacGunnigle, Bruce Campbell. Mayflower Families Through Five Generations Descendants of the Pilgrims who landed at Plymouth, Mass, December 1620, Volume Four, Third Edition, Family of Edward Fuller. Plymouth, MA: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2006, pp 29 Online database:
  • MA Town & Vital Records
  • Middleborough, Mass., Vital Records, The Mayflower Descendant (Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, Boston, 1899) Vol. 1, Page 219. "David Wood was married to Mary Combs widdow ye 5 of March 1684/5."

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Unknown-597150 and Barker-29 appear to represent the same person because: I only had the info from the estate settlement (1711) which gave her name as Mary wood, late widow, relict of said deceased (Francis Coombs).
posted by Judy (Flamer) Bramlage
Barker-1381 and Barker-3325 appear to represent the same person because: same person
posted by [Living McQueen]

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