Birth: 05 JAN 1652  Kingstowne, Washington Co, Rhode Island

1st Marriage:  1679 to unknown (possibly Ann Babcock)

Occupation:   Moses owned and operated a grist mill and was also a farmer.

Birth of Son:  05 JAN 1680
Name: William Barber

Birth of Daughter:  25 MAR 1682
Name: Sarah Barber

Birth of Son:  ABT 1684
Name: Moses Barber

Moved to:  1691
Place:  North Kingston, Rhode Island

2nd Marriage:  24 Mar 1691 to Susannah West in Kingstowne, Washington, Rhode Island

Birth of Daughter:  05 JAN 1692/3
Name: Dinah Barber

Land Rec:  1693
Details:  He purchased three hundred and thirty acres of the Pettequanscut Purchase within the limits of the present town of South Kingston, Rhode Island. A pond near the site of his house still bears the name “Barbers Pond”.

Birth of Daughter:  24 FEB 1693/4
Name: Lydia Barber

Birth of Son:  08 NOV 1695
Name: Samuel Barber

Freeman: 1696
Place:  Kingstown, Rhode Island

Birth of Daughter:  23 OCT 1697
Name: Susanna Barber

Birth of Son:  19 OCT 1699
Name: Thomas Barber

Birth of Son:  16 OCT 1701
Name: Joseph Barber

Birth of Daughter:  30 NOV 1703
Name: Martha Barber

Birth of Daughter:  23 JUN 1705
Name: Ruth Barber

Birth of Son:  10 MAR 1706/7
Name: Benjamin Barber

Birth of Daughter:  23 MAR 1708/9
Name: Mercy Barber

Birth of Son:  06 MAR 1710/11
Name: Ezekiel Barber

Birth of Daughter:  06 JAN 1712/13
Name: Abigail Barber

Birth of Son:  22 APR 1714
Name: Daniel Barber

Birth of Daughter:  08 OCT 1717
Name: Anna Barber

Note:  His house stood on a knoll known as Bald Hill, just west of Barber’s pond

Will:  15 APR 1728

Death:  1733  South Kingstown, Washington Co, Rhode Island

Will Proved:  17 DEC 1733

Burial:  Burial was probably to the west or northwest of Barber’s Pond but there are not markers or records of proof

Click here to see parents:  James Barber and ?

Will of Moses Barber:

In the name of God, Amen, the 29th day of March 1758:  I, Moses Barber, Sr., of S. Kingstown, R.I. in the Colony of R. I., yeoman, being aged and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be to given until God for it – therefore calling to mind and memory the mortailty of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last will and testament, that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of God that gave it to me and my body to be buried in decent Christian burial at the discretion of my executrix and executor hereafter names nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God and as touching such worldly estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life, I give, devise and dispose of the same in the following manner –

        primus after my just debts and charges and legacies are duly discharged and paid by the executrix or executor –

        The use of the rest of my movable estate I give and bequeath to Susannah my wife so long as she remains my widow as also the use of my homestead farm and house with all the privileges and profits thereunto belonging and further my will is that at the decease of my wife, Susannah, that then all the remaining part of my said estate shall be equally divided between the daughters of my said wife or their children.

        Item – I give unto my son William Barber one shilling in token of my live, he having received his portion already in land.
        Item – I give unto my son Moses Barber one shilling in token of my live, he having received his portion already in land.
        Item – I give unto my son Samuel Barber one shilling in token of my live, he having received his portion already in land.
        Item – I give unto my son Thomas Barber one shilling in token of my live, he having received his portion already in land.
        Item – I give unto my son Joseph Barber one shilling in token of my live, he having received his portion already in land.

        Item – I give unto my son Benjamin Barber a certain tract of parcell of land scituate lying and being in Westerly by estimation 146 acres which I bought of Francis Colgrove to be to him my said son Benjamin and to his heirs and assigns forever.

        Item – I give unto my son Ezekiel Barber 25 acres of land being the North West corner of my homestead bounded Westerly on the Petequemmecut line – Easterly Yaucup Pond.  I also give to my son Ezekiel Barber 25 acres of land on the South East corner of my homestead farm to be the same more or less – butted and bounded as followeth… beginning at a certain rock by the pond where the brook runs out of the pond to the westward to a large oak tree and heap of stones and so to extend the same course to Samuel Barber’s land and so bounded westerly on Samuel Barber’s land – Southward on the land of Willcox and Eastward on the sd brook and the brook is the boundary to the before mentioned rock and both the above mentioned parcells of land which I give said son Ezekiel Barber to be to him his heirs and assigns forever, I also give to my said son Ezekiel Barber one loom and all my weaving utensils.

        Item – I give until my son Daniel Barber all remaining part of my homestead farm with all the housing, orchard and fencing and all others to the same – belonging to my sd son Daniel Barber and to his heirs and assigns forever.

        Item – I give to my youngest daughter Ann Barber one good feather bed well fixed and 1 20 in money to be paid to her when she comes of age of 18 years.

        Item – I give to all my daughters which are married to each of them 5 shillings in token of my love, they having received their portions already; also I give to the heirs of my daughter Lydia Mory deceased 5 shillings.

        Item – Lastly my will is and I do hereby order constitute and appoint my true and loving wife my executrix as also my son Benjamin Barber my executor of this my last will and testament and I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and disannul all and every other former testaments wills legacies and bequests and executions by me.

        In any ways before named willed and bequeathed ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament.  In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal the day and year above written.

Witnesses:  Benjamin Potter                  
                     Moses Barber
                     Isaac Sheldon

Note:  You can view a great piece on Moses Barber here, including his will. 


Susannah West     

Birth:  23 Oct 1666 in North Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island

Will: 21 SEP 1755
Details:  Her son, Benjamin Barber, executor of her estate.  Her daughter, Anne Kenyon, a great Bible.  The daughter Dinah Wilcox, the heirs of daughter Lydia Mowry, daughter Susanna Perry, widow and daughters Martha Potter, Ruth Bentley, Mercy Tefft and Anne Kenyon the rest of her estate equally.  The inventory of Susannah’s estate amounted to 1351 pounds and 10 shillings.

Death:  BEF 04 APR 1758 in South Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island

Will Proved: 04 APR 1758

Click here for parents:  Francis John West and Susannah Soule

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