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ChartsAncestors of Jennie Luene Logan
George Soule to Jennie Luene (Logan) Billings
Susannah West, daughter of Francis West and Susanna Soule, was born say 1672.1 She died at Charlestown, Washington Co., Rhode Island, between 21 September 1755 and 4 April 1758.2

Susannah married, as his 2nd wife, Moses Barber at North Kingstown, Washington Co., Rhode Island, 24 March 1691/92.3,2,4,5

Susannah left a will dated 21 September 1755, with a letter of administration granted to son Benjamin of Hopkinton, 4 Apr 1758:
In the Name of God Amen This 21st Day of September & in the 29th year of his Majisties Reigne Georg ye Second King over Great Briton AD1755 - I Susannah Barber of Charlestown in Kings County and Coloney of Rhodeisland Widow Beeing in Helth of Body and Perfict Mind & Memory Thanks bee Given to almighty God
Therefore Calling to Mind ye Mortality of My body & knowing that it is appointed for Men Once to Die do Make and ordain this My Last Will & Testament That is to say Principally and first of all I Give and Recommend My Soul into ye Hands of Almighty God that Gave it and My body I Recommend to ye Earth to bee Buried in Christian Decent Buriel at ye Descrestion of my Executor Nothing Doubting but at ye General Resurection I shall Receive the Same again by ye Mighty Powr of God and as Touching such Worldly Estate Wherewith it Haith Pleased God to Bless Me with in this life I Give Demise and Dispose of ye same in ye Following Manner and forme------------
Imprimus: My will is and Hereby Order My Executors to pay all My just Debts and Funerall Charges out of My Estate-------
Item I Give and Bequeath unto my beloved Daughter Anne Kinyon my Great Bible Whose Name is written in Said Bible and to bee Delliverd to her by My Executor Before My Other Estate to my Children hereafter named------------
Item I Give and Bequeath unto My Beloved Daughters viz: Dinah Wilcock & to ye Heir of Lyda Mory and to Susannah Perry Wodow to Marthe Parker to Ruth Bently Marey Tift and Ann Kinyon all of the Remainder of my Estate to bee equally Devided Between them to them and theire Heirs for Ever----------
Lastly I Constatute Make and ordain My Beloved Son Benja Barber to be My whole and Soul Executor to this My Last Will and Testament and ye Reason I Know make this Will is Because I Cannot Have My former Will when Requested hereby Revokeing Disallowing and Disanulling all other former Wills Legaces and Bequeaths by Me Before Maid Rattifying & Confirming this and no other To bee My Last Will and Testament Witness Where of I Have Hereunt Set my hand and Seal ye Day and year first Before Written.
Seigned Sealeed Published Prounounced and Declard by ye Said Susannah Barber as her Last Will and Testament in presence of us ye Subscribers.

The Inventory totaled £1351 10s and included:
1 Chince gown
1 Damask gown
1 Black Callicomingo mrng. Gown
1 Black Calaminco gown
1 Black Wrsted gown
1 Brown Holland gown
1 Single Dammask gown
1 Cotton & Linning Gown
1 old Duroy gown
1 Wrapper
1 old Black Gown
1 Black Worsted petticoat
1 Duroy Petticoate
1 Quilted petticoat
1 old Quilted Black petticoat
1 Striped flannel petticoat
2 Striped flannel petticoats
1 Black Worsted Cloake with silver Clasps
1 old head Cloth 2 pair old stays
1 paire of Staies
8 pair of Stocking all
2 pair of Shoews
14 Shifts
13 Handkerchiefs
9 aprons all
16 Goff all
2 Hodd, all
1 Silk Bunnit & ___hot
5 pair of goloves 1 pair of thread---ing
fore Knapkins all
Garterr ___ding strings & old lining
fan old flannill Waistcoat
27 Skains of Thread
All pocket & sudry Small things
Pocket booke & money
Drinking Glass & Claler
9 Sheats all
7 Bolster Cases
2 Pillow cases & Table Cloath
2 flanil Blankets som old flannel
2 Silver Spoones Silver Buckels and Buttons and other Silver
A Little Trunck and fore Clas all
1 Two Year old bull
1 Bible Which Wee prise & Which is Given in ye Will to Ann Kinyon & to bee Deliverd Before a Devision of ye other Estate
Tee Kittel and Linning yearne all
1 Trunck
A Seat of Callico Curtains Balance and Teaster Cloath
A Set of White Curtains Balance and Tester Cloath
A Set of Linning Curtains & Tester Cloath
1 Trunck
2 Cheast & 1 Box
Puter platter basons & other small puter things
Wooding Waire
2 Shuger Boxes
Stone Ware
Earthin Ware
Old Box iron beaters & Bottels
Sundry old Things in a Chest
1 Old Hetchel & old Candle sticks
1 Large Trammell
Old Wooden Ware
3 old tables all _________
1 old Ceader Tub
1 Nightmug
6 Chears
Warming Pan
2 Coverlid, one rug and ye other tow and 3 pillows all
1 Bed tick and fethers
1 Bedtick and fethers
2 Bollsters and a pillow
2 Shag Blankets
2 old Coverlids
1 Coverlid at
1 Coverlid
1 Coverlid
3 old Bedsteds under beds and bed Cords
Money Due by Bond and Note
1 Trunck
Old Pillion and other small articles
1 Cow
1 Last Springs Calf
A Slue and old Brdel.6


Moses Barber b. 1652, d. bef. 17 Dec 1733
  • Dinah Barber7 b. 5 Jan 1693
  • Lydia Barber7 b. 24 Feb 1694, d. bef. 1728
  • Samuel Barber7 b. 8 Nov 1695, d. 1760
  • Susannah Barber7 b. 23 Oct 1697, d. aft. 1748
  • Thomas Barber7 b. 19 Oct 1699, d. 1762
  • Joseph Barber7 b. 13 Oct 1701, d. 1779
  • Martha Barber7 b. 30 Nov 1703, d. aft. 4 Mar 1773
  • Ruth Barber+2,7 b. 23 Jun 1705, d. aft. 21 Sep 1755
  • Benjamin Barber7 b. 11 Jan 1707, d. bef. 23 Mar 1792
  • Mercy Barber7 b. 13 Mar 1709, d. aft. 19 Jan 1790
  • Ezekiel Barber7 b. 6 Mar 1710, d. aft. 7 Mar 1786
  • Abigail Barber7 b. 6 Jan 1713, d. bef. 1714
  • Daniel Barber7 b. 22 Apr 1715, d. 25 Jun 1805
  • Anna Barber7 b. 8 Oct 1717
This person was last edited on16 Dec 2017


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