1736 July 12 (Monday). I had tackled my Horse and was ready to Mount to go to Marlborough when Mr. Baxter and Deacon Barber, of Medfield came to my House. I laid aside my Intentions and waited upon my Company. They dined with me. P.M. Mr. Stone and Coll. Ward Came — all upon the Journey to Rutland. I Sent to Lieut. Bakers and to Mr. Tainters for an Horse, but in Vain. At last I set out with them and rode to Shrewsbury where I tarried to get my Horse shod but the Company proceeded to Rutland. I lodged at Mr. Cushings.
Capt. Samuel Barber was elected deacon of the Medfield church in 1710; George Barber was elected deacon in 1721 (Worthley, Inventiory, 360).