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John Barrett of NC and Laurel Co. KY

Ralph Dean Clark
P.O. Box 641188
Los Angeles, CA 90064-1188
Ultimate Family Tree, ver 2.5c
MARCUM Project Version 677
March 20, 1998

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First Generation

1. John1 Barrett, son of William Barrett, was born in Buncombe Co, NC circa 1807. See his father's family for more information. John died in probably, Laurel Co, KY, at age unknown.

He married Malinda Arrowood circa 1829 in probably, North Carolina. Malinda was born circa 1813 in Tennessee. See her father's family for her ancestry. Malinda was the daughter of James Arrowood and an unknown woman.

Malinda died at age unknown.

In 1830, John, Malinda, and young William were recorded in the census of Buncombe County not many lines away from William and Thomas Barrett. The location hasn't been identified with regard to its distance from Malinda's father, James Arrowood, in Macon County. In an affidavit filed in support of an application for pension by James Arrowood's widow, Malinda said that they used to visit her father often after his second wife died.(1)

Yancey County was formed partly out of Buncombe County in 1837, and it was there that the 1840 census found John and his family. Son Sterling was born there in 1847.(2)

In 1849 John appeared on the tax list of Clay County, Kentucky, where he recorded three children between 5 and 16 years, one cattle, and four horses worth $140, the value of his whole estate. His father William was also listed, preceded and followed by landholders on South Fork, where the Tennessee born Barretts also owned land.

In the Census of 1850, John was listed as a head of household in Clay Co, KY.(3) On the 1851 tax list of Clay County, John was taxed on 300 acres of land in adjacent Breathitt County. There, during the 1850s, two more of John's children were born, and others were married.

In the Census of 1860, John was listed as a head of household in Laurel Co, KY.(4) In 1864, he was taxed on 400 acres on Sinking Creek, valued at $800. His family included three children aged between 6 and 18. His taxable property was one horse worth $50, seven cattle, ten hogs over six months old, 300 bushels of corn, and $8 worth of gold or silver watches or clocks. He appears annually on subsequent tax lists. In 1866, his acreage grew to 500. In the next, and later years, he had 275 acres; his son John J. was nearby with 350 acres.(5)

In the Census of 1870, John was listed as a head of household in Laurel Co, KY.(6) In the 1880 Census, John was listed as a head of household 5 June 1880 in Laurel Co, KY.(7) John and Malinda were still farming there at the time of the 1880 census, when their grandson James W., probably Wiley's son, was staying with them as a farm hand.

John Barrett and Malinda Arrowood had the following children:

Notes and References

1. J. Barrett, 1830 US Census, Buncombe Co. NC, P.288 L.6, J Barrett: 10001 - 0001 (hereafter cited as 1830 census, P.288 L.6, Buncombe Co. NC).
2. John Barrett, 1840 US Census, Yancey Co. NC, P.275, John Barrett: 201011 - 21001 (hereafter cited as 1840 census, P.275, Yancey Co. NC).
3. John Barrot, 1850 US Census, Clay Co. KY (Kentucky District), P.122B L.15 H&F.325, NA Film Series M-432, Roll 197, National Archives, Washington, DC: John Barrot 43 b.NC none; Malinda 37 b.TN; William 20, Lucinda 18, Elizabeth 14, John J. 15, Wiley C. 13, Malinda 7, James M. 5, Starlen S. 3, Stephen 6/12, all ch. b.NC (hereafter cited as 1850 census, P.122B L.15, Clay Co. KY).
4. John Barrett, 1860 US Census, Laurel Co. KY (London P.O.), P.406 L.9, John Barrett 52 b.NC Farmer RE$600 PE$500; Malindia 46 b.NC; John J. 23 Farm labor, James 16 Farm laborer, Sterling T. 14, Thomas 7, all b.NC; Rachael 5 b.KY (hereafter cited as 1860 census, P.406 L.9, Laurel Co. KY).
5. Laurel Co. KY Tax Lists, 1864-1875 (LDS Film 8105): 1864 - p.2, line 9; 1865 - p.3, line 4; 1866 - p.2, line 50; 1867 - p.2, line 15; 1868 - p.3, line 40; 1869 - p.3, line 6; 1870 - p.1, line 41
6. John Barrett, 1870 US Census, Laurel Co. KY (RockHouse 3 Voting Pct, London), P.187 L.26, Barrett, John 65 b.NC Farmer RE$500 col.19; Malinda 55 b.TN Keeping house col.16,17; Thomas 19 col.17, Rachal 11 col.16,17, both b.KY (hereafter cited as 1870 census, P.187 L.26, Laurel Co. KY).
7. John Barrett, 1880 US Census, Laurel Co. KY (Newcomb Dist. #6, London), ED.58 P.9 L.44, Barrett, John 73 b.NC f,m.b.VA Farmer; Malinda 65 wife b.TN f,m.b.TN Housekeeper; James W. 14 grandson b.KY f.b.NC m.b.KY Works on farm (hereafter cited as 1880 census, ED.58 P.9 L.44, Laurel Co. KY).



Arrowood, Malinda (marriage to John Barrett) (i29), b.1813-


Barrett, Elizabeth (i553), b.1836-
Barrett, James M. (i460), b.1846-
Barrett, John (i28), b.1807-
Barrett, John J. (i462), b.1837-d.1910
Barrett, Lucinda (i551), b.1832-
Barrett, Malinda H. (i2169), b.1843-
Barrett, Rachel M. (i445), b.1854-
Barrett, Stephen (i2166), b.1850-
Barrett, Sterling Tucker (i14), b.1847-d.1943
Barrett, Thomas (i230), b.1853-
Barrett, Wiley C. (i454), b.1837-
Barrett, William A. (i446), b.1829-d.1868

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