Rebecca Barker (mtDNA)

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Status summary

Completed as of Aug 9, 2022:

  • Recruiting matrilineal (direct female-line) descendants of Rebecca Barker, wife of Josiah Snow for mtDNA testing - anyone interested in submitting their DNA for testing should contact


First Generation

Rebecca Barker was born Marshfield about 1652, daughter of Robert Barker and Lucy Williams. She died Marshfield 28 Apr 1711. Rebecca married twice, first Marshfield Mar 1670 Josiah Snow and second Marshfield 23 Nov 1694 John Sawyer (no children). By her first husband she had nine children (Marshfield): Abigail (1670)[1], Lydia (1672), Mercy (1675), Deborah (1677-1681), Sarah (1680), Lusanna (1683), Rebecca (1685-1712 unm.), Bethiah (1687) and Abiah (c1692).

Second Generation

Lydia Snow was born Marshfield 5 Jul 1672 and died there 8 Apr 1716. She married Marshfield 1692 (Capt.) Nathaniel Winslow (II)[2] and they had eleven children (Marshfield):

Mercy Snow was born Marshfield 29 Aug 1675 and died there 12 Jun 1731. She married Marshfield 7 Feb 1698 Gilbert Winslow (brother to Nathaniel above) and they had nine children (Marshfield):

Sarah Snow was born Marshfield 8 Nov 1680 and died there 1 Mar 1725. She married Marshfield 27 Feb 1699 Samuel Baker (II) and they had eight children (Marshfield):

Lusanna Snow was born Marshfield 7 Mar 1683 and died Pembroke 7 Mar 1732. She married twice, first Marshfield 16 Jun 1709 Joseph Waterman (II) and second Marshfield 3 Jun 1723 Thomas Tracy. By her first husband she had three children and by her second husband she had one more child (Marshfield) Asaph (1723).

Bethiah Snow was born Marshfield Dec 1687 and died Duxbury 1 Oct 1761. She married Marshfield about 1706 John Sprague and they had eight children (Duxbury):

Abiah Snow was born Marshfield about 1692. She married Marshfield 2 Jan 1717 Nathan Thomas but they had no children prior to her early death on 1 Feb 1717/8[3]

  1. According to WikiTree Abigail died 1 May 1712, apparently never married.
  2. Grandson of Kenelm Winslow, brother to (Gov.) Edward Winslow.
  3. Old Winslow Burying Ground. Website includes photo of gravestone.

DNA results TBD

To date, we know of no matrilinear (all female line) descendants of Rebecca Barker, wife of Josiah Snow, has taken a mtDNA test and published their results. Matrilineal descendants are encouraged to contact