Sarah Strong (1656–1733), daughter of Elder John Strong (abt. 1610–1699) and Abigail Ford (1619–1688), married a second time after her husband Joseph Barnard (1650–1695) died. She had been left with 9 children living at home and one child was born six months after her husband’s death.
In September of 1698, three years to the month after her husband’s death, she married the widower Captain Jonathan Wells. Together they had the child David, born 31 January 1700, who died soon.
Rebecca Barnard (1686–1718) was 11 years old when she became part of the combined household of Jonathan and Sarah Wells. Jonathan Wells Jr. (1684–1735), son of Jonathan Wells and Hepzibah Colton, was two years older than Rebecca, a teenager living in their same household. Ten years later, on 13 March 1717/18, they married. They were not related by blood, but indeed we had mother and daughter marry father and son!
Rebecca, sad to say, died 14 November 1718, merely eight and a half months after her marriage.
The rest of this article quotes verbatim from Francis Barnard (ca. 1616–1698) and his Descendants Part D by Dr. Walther M. Barnard, pages 1019–1020, used with permission. This is all the information he gathered about Rebecca, daughter of Joseph Barnard and Sarah Strong.