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:
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