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Subject: [GM-L] BARRETT
Date: Sat, 19 May 2001 19:59:29 EDT
Source: Various & cited
p.488 Caleb Butlers History of Groton
Samuel Barrett & wife Rebecca Barrett of Shirley, MA
Jeremiah Barrett b. Sept. 7, 1747
Rebecca Barrett b. Sept 14, 1749
Samuel Barrett Jr. b. Feb 28, 1752
Lois Barrett b. July 4, 1755
Jonathan Barrett b. Nov 13, 1757
p.375 Caleb Butler's History of Groton
Reuben Barrett & Sarah Barrett
Reuben Barrett Jr. b. Sept 15, 1751.
Nathaniel Barrett & Abigail Barrett
Reuben Barrett b. May 16, 1750
Isaac Barrett b. Aug 16, 1752
Ensign Humphrey Barrett
Source: Early Records of Lancaster, MA by Henry S. Nourse
Ensign Humphrey Barrett & Simon Davis of Concord, MA, John Houghton &
of Lancaster, Boaz Brown & Thomas Williams of Stow, are by this Court
appointed a committee
to lay out a convenient highway from Concord according to Law for theire
direction in the
matter, and to make theire report to ye next Inferior Court for ye county of
[Middlesex Court Records]
Humphrey Barrett was apptd Postmaster of Lancaster Sept. 5, 1849 also August
John Barrett among list of soldiers who first enlisted in Lancaster & Groton,
as reported by Jabez Fairbanks. p.221 reports that John Barrett was of
December 17, 1700
George Glazier was married to Sarah Barrett in Chelmsford.
Concord Historical Houses (pictured)
Humphrey Barrett House (Monument Street)
Built by early settler Humphrey Barrett in the seventeenth century, this
house remained in the Barrett family until 1827, when it was left by a
childless descendant of the first Humphrey to Abel Barrett Heywood. A.B.
Heywood successfully farmed the land. The farm was sold to S.A. Hartshorn,
later at auction to D.G. Lang. Lang built a new house on the property in 1885
and tore down the old Humphrey Barrett House in 1886.
Source: Groton Historical Series by Dr. Samuel A. Green
p.64 Vol.1 pub 1887 Chapter XIII
Nov. 25, 1817 Hannah Barrett m. Amos Davis as reported in William
Ward's "History of Mason, NH, pub. Boston, 1858.
p.239 Vol IV
Marriages recorded at Concord, MA - Amos Davis of Groton, MA & Hannah
Barrett of Concord, MA married by Rev. E. Ripley, Sept 29, 1798.
p.350 Vol IV
Killed in the Civil War from Groton:
James V. Barrett of Groton, MA, 19th MA Regt; died at Salisbury, North
Carolina, Feb 3, 1865.
Source: History of Groton, Mass., by Caleb Butler, 1848
Reuben Barrett & Wife, Sarah had at Groton:
1. Reuben Barrett b. Sept. 15, 1751.
Nathaniel Barrett & his Wife, Abigail at Groton had:
1. Reuben Barrett b. May 16, 1750.
2. Isaac Barrett b. August 16, 1752.
Samuel Barrett & wife Rebecca had at Shirley, MA
1. Jeremiah Barrett b. Sept 7, 1747
2. Rebecca Barrett b. Sept 14, 1749
3. Samuel Barrett b. Feb 28, 1752
4. Lois Barrett b. July 4, 1755
5. Jonathan Barrett b. Nov 13, 1757.
Source: History of Westford, Mass., by Rev. Edwin R. Hodgman, A.M. 1883
William Barrett, son of Samuel & Sarah, born at Chelmsford, MA 1689,
m. Sarah ___. Children:
1. Nathaniel Barrett b. 1717.
2. Samuel Barrett b. 1718.
3. Elizabeth Barrett b. 1721.
4. William Barrett b. 1724.
5. Sarah Barrrett b. 1728/29
6. Benjamin Barrett b. 1731.
7. Lois Barrett was dau of his 2nd wife, Mary Craft b. 1749 m. Stephen
Nathaniel Barrett prob. son of William, above, m. Abigail Searles of
Concord, MA, 1744. Children:
1. Nathaniel Barrett b. 1745.
2. Zaccheus Barrett b. 1748.
Probably he is the one who was in Templeton, 1762, or he may be the
Zaccheus who was in Mason, N.H. in 1773 and m. Sarah Hodgman; and the
Zaccheus of Templeton may be the son of Thomas Barrett of Chelmsford
who was born in 1728.
Nathaniel Barrett prob. the son of Joseph & Mary Barrett of Chelmsford
b. 1724. He m. Martha (Wheeler) (?) and lived in the vicinity of
Flushing Pond. Children:
1. Mary Barrett b. 1753.
2. Nathaniel Barrett b. 1763.
3. Levi Barrett b. 1769.
4. Joseph Barrett b. 1769.
5. Sarah Barrett b. 1773.
There is evidence almost conclusive, that there was an Ebenezer b. 1762 and
Jonathan, Oliver and perhaps others.
Source: Early Records of Lancaster, Mass., by Henry S. Nourse A.M.
Simon Davis & Ensign Humphrey Barrett of Concord, John Howton & Nath'll
Wilder of Lancaster & Boaz Brown & Thomas Williams of Stow are by this
Court appointed a Comittee to lay out a convenient high way from Concord
according to the Law, for theire direction in the matter, and
to make theire report to ye next Inferior Court for ye County of Middlesex.
[Middlesex Court Records].
Among the names of those who enlisted in Lancaster, Groaten & Dunstable
for service in Lovewell's War, was the name of John Barrit, in the letter of
Jabez Fairbanks dated Dec 2, 1723.
Among those listed in the Muster Roll of the company of Jabez Fairbanks
Captain, June 18, 1724 was Jno Barrett of Chelmsford.
p.321 Annals of Lancaster
1700 December 17 George Glazier & Sarah Barrett of Chelmsford were
Postmaster of Lancaster, MA, Humphrey Barrett appointed Sept. 5, 1849.
again appointed August 1, 1861.
Source: Farnsworth Memorial
Matthias Farnsworth/Sarah Nutting Line, Groton, MA
Ephraim Gilson b. Jan 16, l787 son of Eleazor Gilson Jr. and his
lst wife, Hannah Shattuck of Pepperell & Brookline, MA. Hannah
Shattuck d. May 15, 1834. Altho he m. (2) Sybil Lakin, his eleven
children were by his first wife, Hannah Shattuck.
Ephraim Gilson m. Lydia BARRETT.
Benjamin Farnsworth/Mary Prescott Line, Groton, MA
Aaron Farnsworth b. Aug 29, l709 m. (1)Mar 24, l728/9
Hannah Barron who d. abt l743. Aaron m. (2) 1744
Sarah BARRETT (see also Prescott Memorial p.53) who d.
l747. Aaron m. (3) the widow Elizabeth Parker (wid.
of Josiah Parker) Aaronm. (4) Sarah Bennett.
(see p. 2l4 for all children)
p.2l6 Aaron Farnsworth and his 2d wife Sarah Barrett
had issue at Groton, MA:
8. Aaron Farnsworth Jr. b. Jan 5, l745 m. (1) Sep l7,
l767 at Worcester MA, Abigail Johnson of Worcester
MA. She d. and he m. (2)Bathsheba___
(see p. 232 for the l5 children of Aaron Farnsworth
and his wives: Abigail Johnson and (2) Bathsheba.)
p.23l Benjamin Farnsworth Line
Urania Locke b. Jan 23, l758 at Ashby, MA dau of James
Locke, Jr and his wife, Hannah Farnsworth of Ashby, MA.
Urania Locke m. Feb 8, l78l Jonas BARRETT of Ashby, MA
son of Benjamin Barrett of Concord, MA. He b. l738.
She was his 2d wife. His lst wife was Mary Fletcher,
dau of Timothy Fletcher of Groton, MA. She d. April 8,
l777 (see p. 258 for their children)
Jonas Barrett and his lst wife, Mary Fletcher had issue
at Ashby, MA
1. Mary Barrett b. l767 m. Dec. l788 Thomas Chamberlain.
2. Lydia Barrett b. l768 d. l768
3. Lucy Barrett b. l769 m. l790 William Johnson.
4. Rebecca Barrett b. l77l d. l798 unm.
5. Elizabeth Barrett b. l77l d. l798 unm.
6. Deacon Jonas Barrett b. l774 m. Susanna Taylor of
New Ipswich, NH.
7. Nathan Barrett b.Aug 22, l775 d. April 10, 1777, two days
after his mother, Mary Fletcher d., April 8, 1777.
Jonas Barrett & his 2nd wife, (m. Feb 8, 1781), Urania LOCKE had:
8. Betsy Barrett b. Nov 24, l78l m. (1) l803 John MORSE.
He d. l806 and she m. (2) l808 John CROSBY. She d.
l847 at Putney, Vt. (two children by John Morse and
six children by John Crosby).
9. John Barrett b. l783 drowned at sea Oct 24, l8l0
10. Amos Barrett b. l785 m. l8l3 Lucy WHEELER b. l793
She d. l845 Res: Ashby, MA (eight children, unlisted)
11. Olive Barrett b. l786 m. (1) l808, Benjamin Damon
Jr. He d. l822 and she m. (2)1844, Deacon Nathan Wheeler
of Temple, N.H. (she had six children by lst husband,
Benjamin Damon, (unlisted).
12. Nathan Barrett 2d b. l788 m. l8l6 Lydia L. Sanger,
b. l792 at Templeton, MA. She d. l8l9 and he m. (2)
l838 Harriet WARE b. l799 at Wrentham, MA Res:
Boston, MA (three children, unlisted)
l3. Lydia Barrett b. l790 m. l8l5 Charles Richardson,
son of Herman Richardson of Brookfield, MA b. l789
Res: New Alstead, NH (five children, unlisted)
l4. Rebecca Barrett b. l793 d. l794
l5. Urania Barrett b. l796 m. l824 Lyman GRISWOLD, son
of Theophilus and Elizabeth (Talcott) Griswold of
Bolton, CT. b. l793 Res: Greenfield, MA (five child-
l6. Samuel Barrett b. l798. He grad from Dartmouth l822.
He was physician and removed to Alton, Illinois where
he d. of cholera, June l9, l833, unm.
Lucretia Farnsworth b. 1828 at Dresden, NY, dau of William
Farnsworth & wife, Sally Norton; m. John BARRETT b. l825
l. Henry Barrett b. l857.
Bianthe dau of William Farnsworth & Sally Norton, sister to
Bianthe (or Diantha) Farnsworth b. l837 d. l92l She m.
(1) John Barrett b. l829 She m. (2) Dennis Barrett b.
l836. She m. (3) Warren Carter b. l827; He d.
By her lst husband, John Barrett, she had issue:
1. Mary Jane Barrett b. l854 m. Francis FOOTE.
2. Charles N. Barrett b. l860; he m. Sarah B. Beebe
widow of Edward Corlew who was killed 3 mos.
after their marriage by a train in Whitehall, NY.
The children of Charles Barrett and Sarah (Beebe)
1. Almeda Barrett m. Jack Bagley
2. James Barrett
3. Floyd Barrett
4. Myrtle Barrett m. John MOORE.
5. Frederick Barrett.
By her 2d husband Dennis Barrett, Biantha Farnsworth had
3. Amanda Barrett b. l875 m. Charles WOOD, who was
a railroad engineer, a journalist and later the
Public Relations man for Filene's of Boston, MA.
By her 3d husband, Warren Carter, Biantha Farnsworth had
4. Henry Carter b. l882.
Francis H. Farnsworth b. l90l at Fair Haven Vt. d. l966
at Rutland, Vt. m. l922 Ella May Wilkins b. l898 d. l966
at Rutland, Vt. dau of John R. Wilkins and his wife,
Sarah J. (BARRETT) Wilkins.
Jonathan Farnsworth/Ruth Shattuck Line, Groton & Harvard, MA
Mark Safford 2d b. l782 son of John Safford and his wife
Mehitable Farnsworth of Harvard, MA. Mark Safford m.
Mercy BARRETT of Mason, NH. He d. Apr 5, 1844; she d.
Dec 21, 1867.
Lavina Longley Farnsworth b. l800 dau of Levi Farnsworth
and his wife, Abigail Harrington of Shirley MA.
Lavina L. Farnsworth m. l828 Nathan BARRETT of Ashburn-
ham, MA. (record ends)
Stephen LaMar Bluth b. l943 son of LaMar Franklin Bluth
and his wife, Margarite Evelyn (Stephens) Bluth. Stephen
m. l965 Virginia Sandra Barrett b. l942 dau of Horace
and Eileen (Jones) Barrett.
1. Craig Stephen Bluth b. l969
2. Christopher Michael Bluth b. l97l
3. Carrie Jane Bluth b. l972
Note: possibly, Illinois.
Source: Prescott Memorial
p.53 John Prescott Line, Lancaster, MA
Aaron Farnsworth b. l709 son of Benjamin Farnsworth and
his wife, Mary (Prescott) Farnsworth of Groton, MA (Mary
was dau of Jonas Prescott and grandaughter of John Pres-
cott of Lancaster, MA (founder). Aaron Farnsworth
m. (1) Hannah Barron and m. (2) Sarah BARRETT, and for
his 3rd wife, Elizabeth Parker.
p.97 John Prescott Line Line, Lancaster, MA
Peter Barrett and his wife, Mary Prescott had issue at
1. Mary Barrett b. l78l m. l802 Jonathan Heywood b. at
Concord, MA He b. l775. Res: Boston as a merchant,
where he d. l807. She d. l84l age 60.
1. Mary A. Heywood b. l804 d. l8l2
2. Martha Sherman Heywood b. l807 d. l807
2. Mercy Barrett b. l783 m. l8ll her cousin, William
Gibbs. She d. l837.
3. Rebecca Barrett b. l786 d. at Concord, MA l846 age
4. Prescott Barrett b. l788 m.(1) Betsy BARRETT He m. (2)
Olive Hayward Res: at Concord, MA a farmer; children
5. Henry Barrett b. l790 d. at Norfolk, VA l8l5 age 25.
6. Sherman Barrett b. l793 m. Mary Hopper Wormington.
1. Henry Augustus Barrett a physician at Concord MA.
2. William Gibbs Barrett.
3. Edward Sherman Barrett.
4. Mary Barrett
5. Benjamin Barrett
6. David Barrett
7. Benjamin Barrett b. l796 m. l826 Mary Wright. He
grad. Harvard College l8l9. Studied medicine, was
physician at Northampton, MA.
l. Edward Benjamin Barrett b. l836 also MD at
2. Mary Wright Barrett b. l838 remained at North
p.l29 John Prescott Line, Lancaster, MA
George M. Barrett of Concord, MA and his wife, Elizabeth
Prescott of Concord, MA had issue:
1. George Prescott Barrett b. l822 d. l827
2. Rebecca Minot Barrett b. l825 d. unm.
3. Mary Prescott Barrett b. l827 m. l829 Nathan Henry
WARREN a farmer at Concord. b. l827 (several children)
4. Emily August Barrett b. l829
5. James Atwater Barrett b. l832 he was a clerk in the
store of James P. Swain & Co. in NYC. He enlisted
in July l86l as lst Sergt. in Company H, Capt.
D. W. Strickland, 48th Reg. New York Volunteer Inf.
James H. Perry, Colonel. They were ordered south
in the expedition to Hilton Head, S.C. He witnessed
the capture of the fortifications at Hilton Head and
the victory Nov. 8, l86l. In l863 he went in the
expedition agains Charleston, S.C. by way of Folly
Island and also in the reduction and capture of Fort
Pulaski, Ga. His regiment participated in the capture
of Morris Island, Charleston, S.C. on July l0, l863.
and in the unsuccessful assault upon Fort Wagner.
Sergeant Barrett was promoted to 2d then Lieut. He
later promoted to Major, then promoted Past Provost
Marshal of Raleigh. Major Barrett administered the
oath to a cousin of Pres. Andrew Johnson. His regi-
ment was discharged at Hart Island, N.Y. harbor. He
had an enviable reputation as a soldier and an officer.
6.George Henry Barrett b. l836 Went in l862 to the gold
regions at Pike's Peak, Colorado.
p.5l John Prescott Line, Lancaster, MA
Col. Charles Prescott b. l7ll son of Dr. Jonathan Pres-
cott and his wife, Rebecca (Bulkley) Prescott of Concord
MA. Col. Charles Prescott m. abt l736 Elizabeth Barrett
dau of Joseph Barrett and his wife, Rebecca (Minot)
Barrett. Elizabeth b. l7l7. Res: Concord, MA. He was
a selectman l756,57,58,62,65 and l766 and a Rep to the
Gen. Court l758 to l763 and l765 to l767. He served 3
yrs in the Revolution. He d. l779 aged 68. She d. l799
p.68 John Prescott Line, Lancaster, MA
James Prescott b. l749 son of Benjamin Prescott and wife,
Rebecca (Minot) Prescott. James Prescott m. (l) l783
Rebecca Barrett dau of James Barrett and his wife,
Melicent (Estabrook) Barrett of Concord, MA. Rebecca
Barrett b. l763 and d. at New Haven, Ct. l795. James
Prescott m. (2) l796 Rebecca Atwater, dau of David
Atwater of New Haven, CT. She d. l734 age 74 yrs.
He settled at New Haven, CT He d. l842 age 94 yrs. He
was then the oldest inhabitant of New Haven.
p.73 John Prescott Line, Lancaster, MA
Deacon George Minot b. l74l son of Deacon Samuel Minot
and his wife, Dorcas (Prescott) Minot. George Minot
m. (l) l765 Rebecca Barrett dau of Col James Barrett.
She b. l742 d. l775 George Minot m. (2) l776, Elizabeth
Barrett, dau of Humphrey Barrett. She d. l789 age 45.
He m. (3) Lydia (Barrett) Mann widow of Silas Mann and
dau of John Barrett. George Minot commanded a company
in the Revolution; was at the capture of Burgoyne l777
at Saratoga and a meritorious officer. He chosen deacon
of the church l779 and d. l808 age 67.
p.89 John Prescott Line, Lancaster, MA
Sophia Fay b. April 4, l786 dau of the Hon. Jonathan FAY
and his wife, Lucy Prescott (ancestress of Pres. George
Bush) of Concord, MA. Sophia Fay m. Joseph BARRETT
of Concord, MA Their issue:
l. Lucy Prescott Barrett
2. Jonathan Fay Barrett
3. Richard Barrett
4. Eliza Barrett
5. William Barrett
6. Ann Maria Barrett.
p.93 John Prescott Line, Lancaster, MA
Elizabeth Prescott b. l798 dau of James Prescott and his
wife, Rebecca (Barrett) Prescott of New Haven CT.
Elizabeth Prescott m. l82l George Minot Barrett, a
farmer of Concord, MA son of James Barrett and his wife,
Rebecca (Minot) Barrett.
p.425 James Prescott Line, Hampton Falls, New Hampshire
Mary Ann Prescott b. l824 dau of John D. Prescott and
his 2d wife Polly Gibson of Upper Gilmanton. Mary Ann
Prescott m. l848 Charles F. Barrett Res: Concord where
she d. l86l leaving one son.
p.463 James Prescott Line, Hampton Falls, N.H.
Charles Eastham b. l8l3 son of Henry L. Eastham and his
wife, Mittee Sanborn. Charles Eastham m. Elizabeth
BARRETT of Malden MA in June l844. He was a dental
surgeon in Boston, MA. Res: Malden, MA.
p.403 James Prescott Line, Hampton Falls, N.H.
Judith Prescott b. l797 dau of Jeremiah Prescott and his
wife Molly Sanborn. Judith Prescott m. Daniel Barrett
b. l8l8. She d. l827 age 29.
Transcribed by Janice Farnsworth