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Samuel Barber

Male 1648 - 1709  (~ 60 years)

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  • Name Samuel Barber 
    Christened 1 Oct 1648  Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Mar 1708/1709  Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2186  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 15 Jan 2015 

    Father Thomas Barber,   c. 25 Dec 1612, Saint George Parish, Stamford, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1662, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years) 
    Mother Jane,   d. 10 Sep 1662, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 7 Oct 1640  Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F966  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Coggin or Coggins,   b. Abt 1647, Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1676, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 29 years) 
    Married 1 Dec 1670  Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F1146  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Ruth Drake,   b. 1 Dec 1657, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1731, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 25 Jan 1676/1677  Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. Ruth Barber,   b. 24 Jul 1683, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1747, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F1147  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
      1. Partial excerpt from the biographical sketch of Thomas Barber included in the book "Great Migration," which is a highly dependable modern research publication (see Thomas' notes for full transcript):
      "Thomas Barber...
      First Residence: Windsor...
      Church Membership: Either he or his wife was a member of the Windsor church since their children were baptized there...
      Estate: ...A will, written or not, is implied in the probate of Thomas Barber, but none has been found.
      On 4 February 1662[/3], the distribution of Thomas Barber's estate was as follows: "to John and Sarah jointly as their father willed," the house and barn and all the home lot, land over the river, half the 24-acre lot, half the marsh, and to John a cow, as well as £20 more to John and Sarah. Thomas Barber's share comprised "a mare that he claims as a gift from his father," half his father's tools, the 14-acre upland lot, half the out lot, half the marsh, and his proportion, being £33 15s "Sam[ue]ll Barber" received £33 15s, as did "Mercey" and "Josias." "And what the estate amounts to more than the inventory when debts are paid shall be distributed betwixt the four younger children Thomas, Sam[ue]ll, Mercey and Josias and if any child die before they come to age sons 21 years daughters 18 years the portion of the deceased shall be divided amongst the survivors equally" [RPCC 263]. (The land owned jointly by Sarah and John is more fully detailed in the holdings of Timothy Hall, Sarah's husband [WiLR 1:87].)
      On 4 February 1662/3, "Samuell Barber manifesting his desire thereto was then placed an apprentice unto his brother Thomas until he accomplish the age of twenty-one years [RPCC 262]. On the same day, "Mercey Barber with her consent and desire is placed with Lt. Walter Filer and his wife until she be eighteen years of age unless she marry before" (RPCC 262]. On the same day, "Josias Barber according to his desire is placed with Deacon John Moore until he accomplish the age of twenty-one years" [RPCC 262]. On 30 January 1664[/5?], "Mercy Barber made choice of Lt. Walter Fyler to be her guardian" [RPCC 264]...
      i John, bp. Windsor 24 July 1642 [Grant 24; CTVR 33]; m. Springfield 2 September 1663 Bathsheba Coggins [CTVR 10; Grant 25].
      ii Thomas, b. Windsor 14 July 1644 [Grant 24; CTVR 33]; m. Windsor 17 December 1663 Mary Phelps [Grant 25; CTVR 10], daughter of William Phelps [GMB 3:1446].
      iii Sarah, bp. Windsor 19 July 1646 [Grant 24; CTVR 33]; at Windsor 26 November 1663 Timothy Hall [Grant 62].
      iv Samuel, bp. Windsor 1 October 1648 (Grant 25; CVR 33]; m. (1) Windsor 1 December 1670 Mary Coggins [CTVR 12; Grant 25 (surname of bride not .given)]; m. (2) Windsor 25 January 1676[/7] Ruth Drake [CTVR 14; Grant 25].
      v Mercy, bp. Windsor 12 October 1651 (published as "Mary" [CTVR 33]; m. Windsor 8 July l669 John Gillett [CTVR 12; Grant 40], son of Jonathan Gillett [GMB 2:768].
      vi Josiah, b. Windsor 15 February 1653/4 [CTVR 40]; m. (1) Windsor 22 November 1677 Abigail Loomis [Grant 74; CTVR 14]; m. (2) by 12 March 1701/2 Sarah (___) Drake, widow of Enoch Drake [Manwaring 1:551].
      Comments: ...Grant, in his list compiled 17 August 1677, reported that "Thomas Barber Snr." had six children born in Windsor [Grant 90]..."

      2. FHL book 929.273 B233bd, "The Connecticut Barbers, A Genealogy of the Descendants of Thomas Barber of Windsor, Connecticut," 2nd Ed., Donald S. Barber, p. 6-8: "Samuel, bapt. 1 Oct 1648 at Windsor, d. there 12 Mar 1708.9; md. (1) Mary Coggin, b. Taunton, MA abt. 1647, d. Windsor 19 May 1676, dau. of Thomas and Joan (___) Coggin, and sister of Bathsheba who m. Samuel's brother John Barber. Samuel md. (2) Ruth Drake, b. 1 Dec 1657, d. Windsor 13 Nov 1731, dau. of John and Hannah (Moore) Drake. After his parents' death just after his 14th birthday, Samuel was placed (4 Feb 1662) in the home of his brother Thomas until age 21. At about the time of his marriage, Samuel apparently went with his brother to Simsbury, but must have returned to Windsor soon, because all of his family's vital records were recorded in Windsor. He lived in a house on the original Barber tract, nearly opposite the Windsor Cannery on Poquonock Ave. This house was first occupied by his brother John, but was transfered to Samuel when John moved to Springfield. (Sources: 1909 Barber Gen; Barbour Indes; CT Hist Soc: LB Barour Manuscripts; Early Coggins, English and American, by Geo. E. McCracken.) children of Samuel and Mary, born in Windsor:
      a. Thomas, b. 7 Oct 1671, bur. 31 Oct 1673.
      b. Samuel, b. 26 Jan 1673/4, d. Windsor 1 Feb 1722/3, m. (1) Hepzibah 'Ziba' Brown, b. Windsor 19 Nov 1664, d. 20 Dec 1711, dau. of Peter and Mary (Gillett) Brown. Samuel m. (2) Windsor 18 Jun 1713, Martha Ponder of Westfield, MA, b. 1677/8, d. Windsor (Bloomfield Church rec.) 6 Aug 1758. Samuel lived in Poquonock (in the norhtwest part of Windsor), one mile north of the Baptist Meeting House. [9 children listed for this couple.]
      Children of Samuel and Ruth born at Windsor:
      a. John Drake, b. ??25 Jan 1676/7, died young. This birth date is probably incorrect since it is the same as the marriage date of Ruth to Samuel. Probably John Drake was born a bit later, and was the first child of Ruth, and was named for her father John Drake.
      b. William, b. 1678, m. Esther Brown.
      c. Mary 'Mercy', b. 1680, d. 27 Aug 1719, m. Windsor 22 Jul 1696 Peter Brown, b. Windsor 12 Mar 1666/7, d. there 6 Mar 1739, son of Peter and Mary (Gillette) Brown; res. Windsor. Mary died on the day her twins were born. Peter was perhaps a grandson of Peter Brown of Plymouth, MA, and of the Mayflower; however, the Mayflower Society thinks there is not enough proof to allow this connection, and will not allow this to be a valid connection. [7 children of this couple listed.]
      d. Hannah, b. 4 Oct 1681, d. before 1708.
      e. Joseph, b. 1681, m. (1) Hannah ___, m. (2) Mary Loomis.
      f. Ruth, b. 24 Jul 1683, d. 2 Aug 1747, m. Windsor 18 Apr 1706 William Phelps, b. 4 Feb 1668/9, d. 1733, son of Timothy and Mary (Griswold) Phelps, res. Windsor. [Lists 3 children for this couple.]
      g. David, b. 12 May 1686, m. Hannah Post.
      h. Benjamin, b. abt 1690, m. Hannah Lewis.
      i. Elizabeth, b. abt. 1690 (Barbour Index states 9 Feb 1684/5), m. Windsor 10 Nov 1709 Daniel Loomis, b. 15 Nov 1682, d. 1754, son of Daniel and Mary (Ellsworth) Loomis. Eliza. and Daniel lived 2 1/2 miles south of Windsor Center which would place them in the Deerfield section of present day Windsor. Samuel's will of 21 Feb 1708/9 left 25 pounds each to Elizabeth, Mindwell, and Sarah, when they become 18 years of age. This would mean Elizabeth was born after 1689. [7 children of this couple are detailed.]
      i. Mindwell, b. 3 Dec 1691, d. 3 Dec 1712.
      j. John, b. 1696, m. Jane Alvord.
      k. Sarah, b. Windsor, 28 Aug 1698, d. Westfield, MA, 4 Jan 1741/2, m. (1) Windsor ('both of Windsor') 17 Oct 1717 Stephen Palmer, b. Windsor 20 Jan 1686, d. there 17 Nov 1720, son of Timothy and Hannah (Buel) Palmer. Sarah m. (2) 5 Oct 1729 Isaac Phelps III, b. Westfield, MA, 26 Jan 1692/3, son of Isaac and Mary (Maudsly) Phelps. Sarah lived in Poquonock with her first husband Stephen, and at Westfield with Isaac. [9 children detailed of Sarah and Stephen.]"

      3. FHL book 929.273 B233w, "Descendants of Thomas Barber of Windsor, Connecticut, 1614-1909," John Barber White:
      Pp. 15-19: "The Hartford Probate Records contain the following regarding the settlement of Thomas Barber's estate: 'Barber, Thomas, Windsor, Invt. ₤132-14-00; taken 10, Oct. 1662, by Benj. Newberry and John Moore. 'Court Record, Page 187 - 4 Feb., 1662-3, Invt approved. Samuel was placed with his brother Thomas Barber to learn a trade; Mercy (Mary) Barber was placed with Lt. Walter Fyler and his wife until 18 years of age, unless she marries before, with her Master's and Dame's and eldest brother's approbation; Josias Barber was placed with Dea. John Moore until 21 years of age to learn a trade; Thomas Barber doth engage to take Samuel Barber's portion and after two years from the present to allow 6% simple interest per annum. John Barber took Josias' portion upon the same terms. Page 188 - 6 Jun 1662, Dist. to John and Sarah jointly. House and Home lot as their Father willed - 126-13-04. To Thomas Barber by Gift & his portion - 13-00-00. To Samuel, Mercy & Josias each - 36-15-00. By Capt Newberry, Deacon Moore, Sgt. Alvord.' He died on Sept. 11th, and his wife Joan on Sept. 10th, 1662. Children: John, bp. 24 Jul 1642; Thomas, b. 14 Jul 1644; Sarah, bp. 19 Jul 1646; Samuel, bp. 1 Oct 1648; Mary, bp. 12 Oct 1651; Josiah, b. 15 Feb 1653. In the Hartford Probate records it will be observed that the name of the fifth child of Thomas and Joan Barber is given as Mercy instead of Mary, as shown above. Also some records seem to indicate that she married a Hale, but the Gillett family records furnish conclusive evidence of her marriage to John Gillett. It is possible that in the records showing the name of Hale, her marriage was confused with that of her sister Sarah's to Timothy Hall, as a confusion of the names Hale and Hall is quite common."
      Pp. 23-29: "Samuel Barber, bp. Oct. 1, 1648; m. 1st, Dec. 1, 1670, Mary Coggins, who d. May 19, 1676. He m. 2nd, Jan. 25, 1677, Ruth Drake, dau. of John and Hannah (Moore) Drake, who was bp. Dec. 6, 1657. John Drake, the father of Ruth, was descended from the illustrious English family of that name, shich had its seat at Ashe. In England the name has long been borne by many distinguished as navigators, clergymen, martyrs, and authors. Among the foremost of these English families is that which has its seat at Ashe, Co. Devon and from it descended the greater portion of the Drakes of Massachusetts and Connecticut. (Book has extensive genealogy for Drakes starting from John of Exmouth of 1360 to Ruth's parents John, b. about 1635 [who] m. Hannah, dau. of Thomas Moore.] Children, by the first marriage; born at Windsor:
      a. Thomas, b. 7 Oct 1671, bur. 31 Oct 1673.
      b. Samuel, b. 26 Jan 1673; d. Windsor 1 Feb 1722/3, m. Martha Ponder.
      c. John Drake, probably died young.
      By 2nd marriage:
      a. William, b. 1678, m. Esther Brown.
      b. Hannah, b. 4 Oct 1680-1, probably d. young, as she is not mentioned in either her father's, mother's or sister Mindwell's wills.
      c. Joseph, b. 1681, m. Mary Loomis.
      d. Ruth, b. 24 Jul 1683, m. William Phelps.
      e. Mary.
      f. Elizabeth, b. 9 Feb 1684/5), m. Daniel Loomis.
      g. David, b. 12 May 1686, m. Hannah Post.
      h. Sarah, b. 28 Aug 1688.
      i. Benjamin, b. abt 1690, m. Hannah Lewis.
      j. Mindwell, b. 3 Dec 1691; unmarried.
      k. John, b. probably about 1694, m. Jane Alvord.
      The dates of birth of the children of this family, as given by the best authorities, are greatly at variance with the clear and unmistakable evidence contained in the father's will. Stiles' 'Ancient Windsor' gives the birth of a son John, but places him as the son of the first wife. In Samuel Barber's will, dated Feb. 21, 1708-9, it will be observed that he makes provision for his son John when he shall come to the age of 21 years. Now, if this son John had been born in 1676, he would have been at least 32 years old at the time the father's will was written, whereas it is evident from that document that he was the youngest son. Further, John Barber, the son of Samuel, was married in 1717, at which date, had he been born in 1676 he would have been 41 years old, and his wife, Jane Alvord, born in 1698, would have been 21 years younger than he; all of which is, to be sure, a possible situation, but hardly a probable one, in those days of early marriages. The New England Gen. and Hist. Reg., Vol. V, page 64, makes mention of John Drake Barber, son of Samuel and Ruth, b. Jan. 25, 1676. This is the only record found of John Drake Barber. From all this evidence, the conclusion seems inevitable that if there was an older son John, he must have died young; and as to the confusion regarding the date of his birth, it is not improbable that he was the son of the first wife. At all events, the son John who was living at the time of the father's death was a younger Child, and in all probabilities the youngest son, born presumably about 1694. The dates given above as the dates of birth of Elizabeth and Sarah are undoubtedly incorrect, as in his will, their father Samuel provides that they and their sister Mindwell shall be paid ₤25 each when they shall be 18 years of age, so that they must have been under 18 years of age when the father's will was made, and hence born after 1690. Stiles' 'Ancient Windsor' gives Sept. 25, 1704, as the date of birth of the daughter Mary, but in the record of the Brown family, the same authority states that she married Peter Brown in 1696, or eight years before the date of her birth. In the Appendix of the volume mentioned, Dr. Stiles calls attention to this discrepancy. It will be seen, by reference to the wills heretofore mentioned that there was a daughter Mary belonging to this family; that she was married prior to the making of her father's will, in Feb., 1708-9, and in her sister Mindwell's will she is specifically mentioned as the wife of Peter Brown. Hence she was evidently one of the older children. In Samuel Barber's will he makes unconditional bequests to his son Benjamin, which would indicate that he was of age at the time the will was made, and hence must have been born prior to 1690, as given in the above record."
      Transcript of will for Samuel Barber, Sr., follows with mention of wife Ruth, grandson William (son of his son William deceased, son David, son Joseph, son Benjamin, son John when he shall be 21 years of age, and three daughters Elizabeth, Mindwell, and Sarah all under age 18. He also mentions his older married daughters Mary and Ruth. His wife Ruth and his son-in-law William Phelps were executors. Will dated 21 Feb 1798/9, inventory March 1709, and proven 4 Apr 1709. Source is Hartford Probate Records.
      Transcript of will for Mindwell Barber follows with mention of her brother Joseph as executor. Mentions her siblings Samuel, William, David, Joseph, Benjamin and John, Elizabeth wife of Daniel Loomis, Mary wife of Peter Browne, Ruth wife of William Phelps, Sarah, and William Barber son of William Barber deceased. Inv. Feb. 1712/13. Source Hartford Probate Records.
      Transcript of will of Ruth Barber, widow of Samuel Sr., follows with mention of her children Benjamin, John, Sarah Barber, Joseph, son-in-law Samuel Barber, grandson William, and daughters: Mary Brown, Ruth Phelps, Elizabeth Loomis and Sarah Barbour (Barber). Will dated 13 Nov 1716, inv. 30 Nov 1731, proved Dec. 1731. Source Hartford Probate Records.

      4. Henry R. Stiles, "The History and Genealogies of Ancient Windsor, Connecticut," 1892, v. 2, p. 50: "Barber, Thomas, first of name in New England, came to Windsor 1635, with the Saltonstall party under Mr. Francis Stiles; was then ae. 21 years. The Court at Hartford, 28 Mch., 1637, 'ord. that Mr. Francis Stiles shall teach George Chapple, Thomas Cooper and Thomas Barber, his servants, in the trade of a carpenter, according to his promise, for their service of their term, behind 4 days in a week only to saw and slit their own work.' He was made freeman 1645; was a soldier in the Pequot fight (see p. 69, Vol. I.); 1648, dft. in Ct.; Sgt. Barber, for his disorderly conduct striking Lieut. Cook, was adjudged to forfeit his office and pay £5. He rem. to Simsbury, where he contracted to build the first meeting house. He m. Jane ___, 7 Oct 1640 (Old Ch. Rec.); he d. 11, she d. 10 Sept., 1662 (Col. Rec.). Land gr. W. prob. 1640 (see p. 151, Vol. I.) Ch. (Old Ch. Rec.):
      A. John, bp. 24 July 1642.
      B. Thomas, b. 14 July 1644.
      C. Sarah, bp. 19 Jul 1646.
      D. Samuel, bp. 1 Oct 1648.
      E. Mary, bp. 12 Oct 1651; m. a Hale; set. Suffld. [No Hale in book.]
      F. Josiah, b. 15 Feb. 1653.

      5. Henry R. Stiles, "The History and Genealogies of Ancient Windsor, Connecticut," 1892, v. 2, p. 50: "Barber, Samuel (son of Thomas), m. (1) 1 Dec 1670, Mary Coggins, who d. 19 May 1676 (Col. Rec.); m. (2) 25 Jan., 1676-7, Ruth (dau. John) Drake (O.C.R.), who d. 13 Nov 1731 (W.C.R.); he owned Half-way Covenant in W. church 12 Oct., 1671(O.C.R.); res. at W. on the paternal homestead, which he bought of his bro. John, 1671; contrib. 2s. 6d. to the Conn. relief fund for the poor of other colonies, 1676; rem. to Simsbury. W. Rec. say Sam'l, Sen. d. 12 Mch 1708; if so, he must have ret. to W. in his later days.
      A. Ch. by 1st mar. (O.C.R.):
      a. Thomas, b. 7 Oct 1671; bu. 31 Oct 1673.
      b. Samuel, b. 26 Jan 1673, m. Martha Ponder of Westfield, 18 Jun 1713; she prob. the Martha (wid.) d. Aug., 1758, ae. about 80 (Why. Ch. rec.).
      B. By 2d. mar.:
      c. John, b. 25 Jan 1676, m. Jane Alford, 24 Jul 1717.
      d. Hannah, b. 4 Oct 1681. - O.C.R.
      e. Ruth, b. 24 Jul 1683; m. Wm. Phelps; sett. W. near where Wm. Cook res. 1859.
      f. Elizabeth, b. 9 Feb 1684; m. Daniel Loomis; res. W. near where R.W. Loomis res. 1859.
      g. David, b. 12 May 1686 (Col. Rec.); m. Hannah Post; sett. at Hebron on ld. giv. him by his fath.
      h. Sarah, b. 28 Aug 1698; m. (1) Stephen Palmer; sett. Poq., W.; m. (2) a Phelps; rem. to Wstfld.
      i. William, m. Esther Brown, 5 Nov 1700; res. Poq., W.; d. 17 Jul 1704.
      j. Mary, b. 25 Sep 1704; m. Peter Brown; sett. W. near where Julius Ransom res. 1859.
      k. Mindwell, d. unm'd 3 Dec 1712 (W.R..); her bro. Joseph app. adm'r on her est. 17 Mar 1713; est. £61, 11s.
      l. Joseph, m. Mary Loomis, 6 May 1708.
      m. Benjamin, m. Hannah Lewis, 30 Jun 1720; sett. Poq., W., near William Barne's res. 1859.

      6. Mentioned in the will of brother-in-law John Gillett per "A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records," Vol. I, by Charles Wm. Manwaring, P. 452: "Page 121.
      Gillett, John, Windsor. Invt. £140-14-06. Taken 5 December, 1682, by John Loomis sen., John Moore. Legatees: The Widow, Mercy Gillett, John age 9 years, Thomas 6, Samuel 5, Benjamin 2, Mercy born 30 January last.
      Court Record, Page 69 - 4 April, 1683: Adms. to the Widow, Mercy Gillett, with Jonathan Gillett, Peter Browne, John Barber & Samuel Barber to be Overseers."

      7. Savage's "Genealogical Dictionary," p. 113: "Samuel Barber, 1 Oct 1648, Windsor, s. of Thomas, by first w. Mary had Thomas, b. 7 Oct 1671; Samuel, 26 Jan 1674; and by sec. w. a dau. of John Drake, prob. Hannah, had John, 25 Jan 1677; and Hannah, 4 Oct. 1681."

      8. FHL book 929.273 B695bo "Ancestral Lines, Third Edition," compiled by Carl Boyer, 3rd [Santa Clarita, CA; 1998], pp. 69-70:
      "Thomas1 Barber, born perhaps in Bedfordshire, England, in 1614, died in Windsor, Connecticut, 11 Sept. 1662.
      On 7 Oct. 1640 he married Jane or Joan, whose last name is not known. It has been said that she was a daughter of one of the first Dutch settlers of the Connecticut River Valley, and was the first white woman to land in Connecticut. She died 10 Sept. 1662, the day before her husband...
      In 1641 he was granted about 600 acres in an area known to the Indians as Massaco. In the town meeting at Northampton, Mass., 24 June 1661, it was voted to ask him to move there, but apparently he chose not to do so. When he died at Windsor a little over a year later he left an estate valued at £132.14s. The probate records showed that his daughter Mercy (Mary) was placed with Lt. Walter Fyler and his wife, and Josias (Josiah) was placed with Deacon John Moore.
      Children, born in Windsor:
      i. John2, bapt. 24 July 1642; d. Suffield, Mass. (now Conn.), 17 Jan. 1712; m. (1) Springfield 2 Sept. 1663 Bathsheba Coggin, m. (2) 1 May 1669 Mrs. Hannah (Gardner?) Bancroft.
      ii. Thomas, b. 14 July 1644; d. Simsbury, Conn., 10 May 1713; m. 17 Dec. 1663 Mary Phelps.
      iii. Sarah, bapt. 19 July 1646; m. Windsor 26 Nov. 1663 Timothy2 Hale.
      iv. Samuel, bapt. 1 Oct. 1648; d. 1709; m. (1) 1 Dec. 1670 Mary Coggins, m. (2) 25 Jan. 1677 Ruth3 Drake.
      v. Mary, bapt. 12 Oct. 1651; m. 8 July 1669 John2 Gillett.
      vi. Josiah, b. 15 Feb. 1653; d. c. 1731; m. (1) 22 Nov. 1677 Abigail Loomis, m. (2) 5 Nov. 1701 Mrs. Sarah (Porter) Drake."

      9. FHL book 929.273 D789td (film 1321147) "The Descendants of John Drake of Windsor, Connecticut," comp. by Frank B. Gay (Rutland, VT; 1933), pp. 18-19:
      "Ruth Drake (John2, John1), born Dec. 1, 1657, at Windsor, Conn.; married Jan. 25, 1676, at Windsor, as second wife, Samuel Barber, baptized Oct. 1, 1648, son of Thomas and Jane Barber. Samuel Barber married (1) Mary Coggens, Dec. 1, 1670. They had Thomas, born Oct. 7, 1671, who died Oct. 1673, and Samuel, born Jan. 26, 1673. Mary, wife of Samuel, died May 19, 1676. Samuel barber's will was dated Feb. 21, 1708/9, proved Apr. 4, 1709, Inventory ₤598/04/10. Ruth Barber, widow of Samuel, made her will Nov. 13, 1716. It was proved Dec. 1731. She died Nov. 13, 1731.
      Children of Samuel and Ruth (Drake) Barber:
      I. William, b. - -; d. 1704, leaving son William.
      II. Hannah, b. Oct. 4, 1681; not mentioned in will of father or mother.
      III. Ruth, b. July 24, 1683; m. William Phelps, Apr. 18, 1706.
      IV. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 9, 1685; m. Daniel Loomis, Jr., Nov. 10, 1709.
      V. David, b. May 12, 1686.
      VI. Joseph, b. - -.
      VII. Benjamin, b. - -.
      VIII. John, b. - -.
      IX. Mindwill, b. - -; d. unm., Dec. 3, 1712.
      X. Sarah, b. Aug. 28, 1698; m. Stephen Palmer, Oct. 17, 1717.
      XI. Mary, b. - -; m. Peter Brown, July 22, 1696.
      Children mentioned in wills of both father and mother.
      Samuel Barber died Mar. 12, 1708/9."