Thursday, October 20, 2016

1692 Marriage of Moses Barber and Susannah West -- Treasure Chest Thursday Post #336

This week's Thursday Treasure is the 1692 marriage record of Moses Barber (1652-1733) and Susannah Wait/West (1666-1756) in North Kingstown, Rhode Island.

The marriage record snippet is:

The transcription of this record on page 8 is:

BARBER, Moses and Susannah Wait, March 24, 1691-92 (Another date reads "20")

The complementary entry for the spouse is on page 49:

There is another record for this marriage on page 51:

The source citation for the first entry is:

"Rhode Island, Vital Records Extracts, 1636-1899," indexed database and digital image, (, "Vol. 05: Washington County: Births, Marriages, Deaths," North Kingstown Marriages, page 8 (image 17 of 523), Moses Barber and Susannah Wait entry.

This is one marriage with three different dates and two spouses names.  The Mayflower Families book says her name was Susannah West and the date was 24 March 1691/2, so I will go with that.  I have not found the original record for this event.  It may be nearly illegible which may account for the multiple dates and name entries.

Moses and Susannah (West) Barber are my 7th great-grandparents.  I descend through their 14th and youngest child, Anna Barber (1717-after 1800, who married Sylvester Kenyon (1710-1800) in 1740.


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1 comment:

Midge Frazel said...

This is where you and I are connected.