Completed as of March 3, 2023:
- Recruiting matrilineal (all female-line) descendants of Anne WILLIAMS Barker for full mtDNA testing - anyone interested in submitting their DNA for testing should contact MayflowerDNA1620@gmail.com
For further information see Mrs. Charles Delmar Townsend, Robert S. Wakefield, FASG and Margaret Harris Stover, ed. by Margaret Harris Stover, Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Vol. 8 Pratt, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Plymouth, MA 2nd edition 2008.
Anna Williams, daughter of John Williams and Ann ___ was born presumably in England abt 1612 and died Scituate 16 Feb 1657. She married twice, first 1632 John Barker and second Barnstable 26 May 1653 Abraham Blish (no Mayflower line). By her first husband she had among others two daughters who married Mayflower descendants: Anna (1643) and Mary (1647).
Ann Barker was born abt 1643 and died aft 27 Apr 1695. She married abt 1663 John Pratt and they had eight children (Kingstown, RI): Deliverance (1664), Mary (1666 n.f.r.), John (1667), Ebenezer (1669), Phineas (1671), Joshua (1672/3), Jeremiah (1674) and Mercy (1676 n.f.r.)
Mary Barker was born Scituate about 1647 and died Rehoboth 11 May 1711. She married three times: first Scituate 1668 Samuel Pratt, next Middleborough 1678 Francis Coombs and last Middleborough 5 Mar 1685 David Wood (no Mayflower link). By her first husband she had two children: Sarah (c1668) and Samuel (c1670). By her second husband she had three more children: Lydia (1679), Ruth (1681) and Frances (1682/3).
Deliverance Pratt was born Kingstown, RI 13 Nov 1664 and died aft 14 Mar 1726/7. She married abt 1686 James Townsend and they had six children (Oyster Bay, NY): Daniel (c1688), Joseph (c1690), Patience (c1692), Joshua (c1694), Deborah (c1696 unm.) and Ruemourn (son, c1698).
either Mary or Mercy Pratt poss. married Richard Latting and they may have had at least: John. More research is needed.
Sarah Pratt was born Scituate abt 1668 and died Middleborough 14 May 1702. She married Taunton 30 Jul 1691 William Thomas and they had six children (Middleborough): Joanna (1693), Susanna (1694/5), Sarah (1696), Elizabeth (1698-1703), William (1699/1700) and Mary (1701).
Lydia Coombs was born Middleborough 8 May 1679 and died there 6 Mar 1734/5 in her 56th year. She married Middleborough 12 Feb 1701/2 John Miller and they had five children (Middleborough): Francis (1702/3), John (1704), David (1708), Elias (1711) and Hannah (c1722-1723).
Ruth Coombs was born Middleborough 12 Mar 1681 and died there 11 Mar 17178 ae 37 years. She married Middleborough 26 Aug 1702 Ebenezer Bennett and they had two children (Middleborough): Cornelius (1703) and Sarah (1707).
Frances Coombs was born Middleborough 6 Jan 1682/3 and was living Oct 1762. She married abt 1712 Nathan Howland and they had six children (Middleborough): Desire (1712-1716/7), Seth (1714/5), Caleb (1717), Priscilla (1719/20), George (1723) and Ruth (1727).
Patience Townsend was born Oyster Bay, NY abt 1692 and died aft 4 Jan 1741/2. She married John Lovell and they had seven children: Deborah (m ___ Ayres), Barzilla, Rachel (m James Wills), Ann (m ___ Harker), Patience (1725 m Joseph Wright), John and Rosine/Rezine (m Ephraim Anderson & Ephraim Harris. her will apparently failed to name any children).
Joanna Thomas was born Middleborough 10 May 1693 and died there 11 Nov 1724. She married Middleborough abt 1712 John Cobb and they had six children (Middleborough): Gershom (1713/4), Joanna (1714/5 m Samuel Wood), Sarah (1716-1727), Lydia (1718 m Amasa Thomson), Martha (1719-1741/2 unm.) and John (1722).
Susannah Thomas was born Middleborough 15 Feb 1694/5 and died there 11 May 1724. She married Middleborough 29 Jan 1712/3 Jonathan Smith and they had two children (Middleborough): Samuel (1714) and Jonathan (1715/6).
Sarah Thomas was born Middleborough 6 Dec 1696 and died Plympton bef 1729. She married Plympton 30 Aug 1719 Robert Ransom and they had three children (Plympton): William (1720), Sarah (1723 m Josiah Hathaway) and Robert (c1725).
Mary Thomas was born Middleborough 4 Dec 1701 and died there 1 Mar 1749/50 in her 49th year. She married Middleborough 31 Mar 1731 Jacob Soule and they had six children (Middleborough): Isaac (1731/2), Mary (1734-1737), Jacob (1736/7), William (1739), Lydia (1742 m William Shaw) and James (1744).
Sarah Bennett was born Middleborough 27 Mar 1707 and died there 30 Jul 1789 in her 83rd year. She married Middleborough 4 Dec 1728 Ignatius Elmes and they had four children (Middleborough): Elkanah (1729), John (1733), Ignatius (1738) and Ebenezer (1743).
Priscilla Howland was born Middleborough 15 Feb 1719/20 and likely died Pomfret, VT 16 Feb 1832. She prob. married Middleborough 1739 David Simmons and they had ten children: Moses (1740), Caleb (1742), Desire (twin, 1744), Deborah (twin, 1744), George (1746), Sarah (1749), Priscilla (1751), Martha (1754), Aaron (1757) and David (1761).
Ruth Howland was born Middleborough 4 Apr 1727 and died aft 10 Jun 1767, She married Middleborough 26 Jan 1757 Thomas Darling and they had four children (Middleborough): Rebekah (1757 m Benson Dunbar), Lurana (1759 m William Washburn), Seth (1762) and Zenas (1766).
mtDNA results TBD
To date, no known matrilineal descendants of Ann WILLIAMS Barker have taken a full mtDNA test and published their results. Matrilineal descendants are encouraged to contact MayflowerDNA1620@gmail.com
References & External Links
- Mrs. Charles Delmar Townsend, Robert S. Wakefield, FASG and Margaret Harris Stover, ed. by Margaret Harris Stover, Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Vol. 8 Pratt, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Plymouth, MA 2nd edition 2008.