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SOME RECORDS OF
BARRETT / BARET/ BARIT*
FAMILIES OF MASON, NH
* and other variations of this spelling

Nathaniel BARRETT Family ........../ ........Sybil BARRETT and her husbands, John BALDWIN & Joseph PROCTOR

There were many BARRETTs in Mason, and from what I can discover, many of them came from England, Chelmsford, MA, Groton, MA, Littleton, MA and other towns. Some settled in Nelson, NH and Washington, NH. There were many common first names among the BARRETT clans and it is difficult to tell who belonged to whom. I have been to many internet websites claiming to know who the various families were, but I have found few that give any proof or sources. So below I make no claims to know the connections (unless listed), but only give the public records and records in the sources listed below. I will allow the researcher to connect the dots. If you find proof of connections, please feel free to send me an email with "Mason, NH" somewhere in the subject line. I have spam blocker, so request a response from me. The webmaster.

Found in Hill: History of Mason, NH 1858 Page 28 List of early settlers from the earliest settlement, to the year 1790 showing as far as known, the date of commencement of residence, their place of residence, service in the Revolutionary War(indicated by "S") and time of decease or removal from town:

.

name

War
service

lived at the place currently occupied by .... [in 1858]

other info

1752

BARRETT, Reuben

Capt. Jesse Barrett's

Died Sept. 19, 1800, 71 yrs [b: ca 1729]

1769

BARRETT, William

Jonathan Smith's near Townsend line

Died Jan. 26, 1816 90 years [b: ca 1726]

1769

BARRETT, Nathaniel

John Whitaker's

The father of Zaccheus Barrett, Nathaniel Barrett, Jr., and Mrs John Baldwin Died about 1775

1769

BARRETT, Joseph

S

Elisha Barrett's

Was an inhabitant before incorporation
Died Dec. 30, 1831, age 86 yr [b: ca 1745]

1769

BARRETT, Nathaniel, Jr

S

Luther Robbin's

Removed 1772 [prob to Nelson, NH]

1771

BARRETT, Zaccheus

Poor farm.

Died Feb. 26, 1827, 79 yr [b: ca 1748]

1771

BARRETT, Reuben Jr

Capt. Jesse Barrett's

Son of Reuben Barrett

1775

BARRETT, Joseph Jr

Removed

1775

BARRETT, Isaac

S

Son of Nathaniel Barrett Removed

1775

BARRETT, Reuben, 3d

West of John Richard's

Removed about 1784

1782

BARRETT, Jesse

Capt. Jesse Barrett's

Son of Reuben Barrett Died Nov 11, 1844. 82 yr [b: ca 1762]

1782

BARRETT, Benjamin, Jr

Frank Wright's and E. Richardson's

Removed to Lunenburg

1782

BARRETT, John

Son of Capt. Joseph Barrett. Removed to Vermont.

1781

BARRETT, William Jr.

Charles Barrett

Died Aug. 10, 1844, age 84 yrs [b: ca 1760]

1789

BARRETT, Joel

Removed

.

Hill: History of Mason, NH 1858 Family Registers copied from the Town Records, page 200:
JOSEPH BARRETT and 1st wife SARAH and 2nd wife LEAH

Joseph BARRETT

born: 25 Jan 1774

John, BARRETT

born: 21 Aug 1775

Elisha, BARRETT

born: 7 Dec 1776

Sarah, BARRETT

born: 12 Oct 1778

Mercy, BARRETT

born: 5 Aug 1780

Abel, BARRETT

born: 3 June, 1782 died: 5 Oct 1782

Hannah, BARRETT

born: 13 Sept 1783

Jonas, BARRETT

born: 31 Dec 1784 died: 22 Jan 1787

Polly, BARRETT

born: 8 Jan 1787

Rebecca, BARRETT

born: 26 May 1789

by wife, LEAH:

Asa, BARRETT

born: 5 April 1800

Loisa, BARRETT

born: 26 Sept 1803


REUBEN BARRETT 3rd and wife MARY

Polly, BARRETT

born: 25 May 1775

Samuel, BARRETT

born: 21 May 1778

Sarah, BARRETT

born: 6 Apr 1780

Reuben, BARRETT

born: 6 June1782


BENJAMIN BARRETT and wife HANNAH

Hannah BARRETT

born: 13 June 1783 died: 24 July 1783

Hannah, BARRETT

born: 21 May 1784

Polly, BARRETT

born: 18 Apr 1786

Sally, BARRETT

born: 19 Feb 1788

Lydia, BARRETT

born: 7 March 1790

Benjamin, BARRETT

born: 7 Sept 1792

Hill: History of Mason, NH 1858 Names of Pew holders in the Old Town Meeting House, pg. 127
GROUND PEWS
GALLERY PEWS

No.15 Captain Jesse BARRETT

No. 12 William BARRETT

No. 16 Captain Joseph BARRETT

No. 19 Capt. Benjamin BARRETT

No. 25 Captain John BARRETT

Hill: History of Mason, NH 1858 Municipal History - selective records
page 30: Grid Plan of Township for No. 1 [old name for Mason]: 13/10: J. Barrett* .... 2/9: John Barrett* .... 9/7 N. Barrett* ..... 5/6 Zac. Barrett * ... 1/6 W. Barrett * ........ page 33: 6/4 B. Barrett* ............. *= not an original resident, but a subsequent resident


page 40: 1753 Committee's Report on what each man has done to their property so far: "Reuben BARRETT, about three acres cleared, and two of it broke up"
page 59: Thomas BARRETT chosen as surveyor of highways and voted to accept a road to Thomas BARRETT's mill 1768
page 61: First Tax List of Mason 1769 - West Side: William BARRETT, Nathaniel BARRETT, Joseph BARRETT, Amos Deacon, Barrett
page 62: First Tax List of Mason 1769 - East Side: Reuben BARRETT, Nathaniel BARRETT Jr.,
page 77: Joseph BARRETT chosen to represent Mason at a meeting in Exeter to send a committee to "joyn the Congress at Phildelphia" 1775
page 91 "An order to pay David Blodgett 'for making a coffin for Mr. Nathaniel Barrett.' " May 5, 1777
page 91: Joseph BARRETT on committee regarding Mason soldiers, 1777
page 103: Capt. Joseph BARRETT committee about a church matter, 1782
page 120: Reuben BARRETT chosen to be on a school committee, 1791
page 124: Joseph BARRETT chosen representative, 1795

Hill: History of Mason, NH 1858 Marriages pages 162 -179

29 Dec 1765 William
BARRETT, No. 1 and Sarah ROBBINS, No. 1 married by Rev. Samuel Dix, pastor of Townsend, in Townsend, MA
29 July 1773 Zaccheus
BARRETT and Sarah HODGMAN
1 Jan 1777 Thomas JEFTS and Abigail BARRETT
3 July 1778 Thomas TARBELL, Jr. and Sarah BARRETT
24 Nov 1779 Joseph OSGOOD and Abigail BARRETT
22 Oct 1793 Joel BARRETT and Mercy TOWNSEND
18 Feb 1794 John WINSHIP, Jr and Polly BARRETT
14 April 1794 Solomon BACON, Bedford, Mass and Lucy BARRETT
3 July 1794 William BARRETT Jr. and Hannah DUTTON
11 Dec 1794 John BALDWIN, Townsend and Sibbell BARRETT
3 Oct 1797 Jonathan SMITH and Susannah BARRETT
24 Feb 1801 Nehemiah RUSSELL, Weston, VT and Sally BARRETT
22 Dec 1803 Joseph HASKELL, Mason and Rebecca BARRETT, Mason
10 April 1803 David JEFTS and Edee BARRETT
27 Nov 1803 Elisha BARRETT and Nabby RUSSELL
5 April 1804 David JEFTS, 2nd and Abigail BARRETT
26 Aug 1804 Joel RICHARDSON, Boston and Mrs. Hannah BARRETT
1 June 1806 Leonard BADGER, Milford and Sally BARRETT
29 Jan 1809 Mark SAFFORD, Washington [NH] and Mercy BARRETT
3 Oct 1809 Jos BARRETT, Esq., Bakersfield, VT and Mary APPLETON, New Ipswich
11 April 1811 Jesse BARRETT, Jr and Lucy SCRIPTURE
24 May 1813 James BARRETT and Lucinda KNAPP
25 Dec 1814 Moses BARRETT, Lancaster and Sarah HILL, Mason
10 Sept 1816 Levi BARRETT, Mason and Sally BALDWIN, Mason
19 Nov 1817 Amos HOLDEN and Hannah BARRETT
17 Dec 1818 Caleb BUCKNAM and Deborah BARRETT
18 June 1820 Abner HOLDEN and Eunice BARRETT
10 April 1821 Francis WRIGHT and Mrs. Lucy BARRETT
17 Jan 1822 Charles BARRETT, Temple and Suzanna SEAVER, New Ipswich
1 Oct 1822 Alexander LYNCH and Anna BARRETT
26 Dec 1828 Charles BARRETT and Mary SHATTUCK
9 April 1829 Samuel P. NUTTING and Lucy S. BARRETT
15 Nov 1831 Calvin BLANCHARD, New York, and Martha BARRETT
23 May 1832 Stephen WALKER, Grafton, VT and Loiza BARRETT
26 Dec 1832 Edward RICHARDSON and Fidelia BARRETT
12 Mar 1833 Amos HERRICK and Mrs. Mary BARRETT, Townsend
3 Sept 1835 Luther L. BARRETT and [don. Emily RUSSELL]
18 Sept 1851 George BARRETT and Zoa BLOOD
12 Jan 1854 James R. KIDDER and Caroline M. BARRETT

Hill: History of Mason, NH 1858 Marriages pages 212 -212a - 212b
21 May 1843 Anson BARRETT, Townsend, MA and Nancy MORSE
14 Nov 1844 Leonard FARWELL and Deborah B. BARRETT
1 Dec 1836 Charles DAY and Martha H. BARRETT
9 Dec 1836 Charles W. FRENCH and Roxana W. BARRETT
12 Sept 1837 Amos H. HOSMER and Abigail BARRETT

There are no births recorded in the History of Mason, however, there are some Baptisms recorded in the Church of Christ of Mason beginning in Oct 13, 1772. This book is found in the NH Historical Society room and is # 285.8778G M 412r 1772-1750
The following BARRETT records were gleaned from this book:

June 29, 1800 Asa Scott, son of Capt. Joseph Barrett
June 16, 1805 George Minot, son of Mr. Elisha Barrett and his wife
Sept 8, 1816 Abigail, daughter of Elisa Barrett and his wife

Dr. Willis Johnson kept a Record Book of Births which is located in the Mason Historical Room. This book only lists the father's name and the sex of the child as well as the date of birth. The following BARRETT records were gleaned from this source: Unfortunately, some of my photocopies were cut off on the right side, thus losing the child's gender. This is indicated by [?]

10 April 1815 James Barrett's wife - female child
5 Aug 1815 Jesse Barrett's wife - male child
14 June 1816 Elisha Barrett's wife - female child
28 June 1817 James Barrett's wife - female child
18 Nov 1817 John Barrett's wife - female child
14 Nov 1818 Elisha Barrett's wife - female child
19 May 1820 James Barrett's wife - female child
1 Sept 1820 Capt. John Barrett's wife - male? child
30 Nov 1821 Oliver Barrett's wife - male child
10 May 1823 Capt. James Barrett's wife - [?]
27 Dec 1824 John Barrett's wife - female child
13 April 1825 James Barrett's wife - male child
18 Feb 1827 James Barrett's wife - female child
10 Aug 1836 Luther Barrett's wife - male child
18 April 1838 Luther Barrett's wife - male child
13 Sept 1839 Jesse Barrett's wife - male child [?]
13 Feb 1840 James Barrett's wife - [?]
2 April 1840 Luther L. Barrett's wife - female child
18 Sept 1841 Luther L. Barrett's wife - [?]
23 Oct 1841 Jesse Barrett's wife - [?]
22 Sept 1843 Luther L. Barrett's wife - [?]
29 Nov 1843 Jesse Barrett's wife - [?]
6 Aug 1845 Luther L. Barrett's wife - female child
29 July 1847 Levi Barrett's wife - [?]
7 Aug 1847 Luther L. Barrett's wife - [?]
25 April 1849 Henry Barrett's wife - [?]
26 Aug 1849 Levi Barrett's wife - [?]
10 Nov 1850 Luther L. Barrett's wife - male child
27 June 1851 Levi Barrett's wife - [?]
23 Jan 1833 Levi Barrett's wife - female child
14 April 1833 George Barrett's wife - female child
16 March 1854 Charles W. Barrett's wife - male child
7 Sept 1854 Levi Barrett's wife - [?]
12 May 1855 George Barrett's wife - [?]
27 Aug 1856 Alvah Barrett's wife - male child
11 Sept 1856 Luther L. Barrett's wife - wife died- female child

Hill: History of Mason, NH 1858 Deaths pages 176 -193
2 Oct 1775 Mr. Nathaniel BARRETT
5 Oct 1782 Abel, son of Joseph and Sarah BARRETT
24 July 1783 Hannah, d. of Benjamin and Hannah BARRETT, 1 month
22 July 1787 Jonas, son of Joseph and Sarah BARRETT, 3 years, 1 month
Jan 1791 Infant child of Reuben BARRETT
27 Jan 1792 Infant child of Reuben BARRETT
25 Mar 1794 Sarah, wife of Capt. Joseph BARRETT, 43 years
14 Dec 1796 Betsey, daughter of Zaccheus BARRETT
13 Nov 1802 Infant child of Nabby BARRETT
15 Aug 1803 Artemas, son of Capt. John BARRETT, 3 years
14 Feb 1804 infant child of William BARRETT
27 Sept 1805 infant child of William BARRETT, age 1 year, 6 months
20 Nov 1806 Alvah, son of Capt. Jesse BARRETT, 3 years
7 May 1807 Zaccheus BARRETT, JR. 30 years
3 Sept 1808 Martha, dau of Capt. Jesse BARRETT, 7 years
3 Jan 1810 infant child of Capt. John BARRETT
22 April 1810 Hannah BARRETT, 20 years
1 Aug 1813 Lucy Russell BARRETT, 3 years
26 Jan 1816 William BARRETT, 90 years
11 Aug 1816 Jesse BARRETT, Jr 27 years
15 June 1818 Hannah, wife of William BARRETT 58 years
26 Dec 1821 Wife of Enosh BARRETT, 22 years
10 Jan 1822 Widow BARRETT, 91 years
6 Oct 1822 William BARRETT, Jr, 22 years
18 Oct 1824 Widow of William BARRETT 91 years
18 Aug 1826 Jonathan BARRETT, 40 years
18 Feb 1827 Esther. wife of Capt. Jesse BARRETT, 59 years
26 Feb 1827 Zaccheus BARRETT, 79 years
2 Oct 1827 Oliver H. son of Capt. John BARRETT, 17 years
20 Dec 1831 Capt. Joseph BARRETT, 86 years
Jan 1836 Catharine BARRETT, 14 years
30 Mar 1838 Aldice, wife of Oliver BARRETT, 45 years
2 July 1842 infant child of James BARRETT, 2 years
2 May 1843 Rachel dau of Oliver BARRETT, 17 years
10 Aug 1844 William BARRETT, 84 years
11 Nov 1844 Capt. Jesse BARRETT 82 years
14 Aug 1845 infant child of Luther L. BARRETT, 7 days
21 May 1849 Margaret BARRETT, 21 years
17 Mar 1850 Sarah, widow of William BARRETT, 82 years
2 Jan 1851 Mrs. Sally BARRETT, 57 years
23 Nov 1855 Capt. John BARRETT, 79 years
19 Jan 1856 Wife of E. Brooks BARRETT, 35 years
21 July 1857 Elisha BARRETT, 80 years
Note: death records were not well kept during 1836 and 1837.

SCHOOL DISTRICTS List of residents in each of the 9 School Districts in 1791 [ History of Mason, 1858: pages 237 - 239
Middle or First District: no Barretts
South or 2nd District: William BARRETT, Reuben BARRETT
Southeast or 3rd District: no Barretts
East or 4th District: Jesse BARRETT, Reuben BARRETT
Northeast or 5th District and Northwest or 6th District: no Barretts
West or 7th District: Joseph BARRETT
8th and 9th Districts: no Barretts

History of Mason, 1858 page 241:
It states that Charles BARRETT and his brother, Thomas BARRETT, built some mills in Mason Village and then moved to New Ipswich in 1764.

Biographical Sketches: History of Mason, 1858: page 266-7
"CAPT. JOSEPH BARRETT, was a descendant of Humphrey Barrett, who came from England, and settled in Concord, Mass., about 1640. He was born in Concord in 1745. His wife Sarah [Brooks?], born in Concord in 1751. She died March 29, 1794, aged 43. He came to Mason before the town was incorporated and settled on the farm lately owned by his son Elisha Barrett, and now owned by his grandson, Elisha Brooks Barrett. he was a frugal, industrious farmer, and well esteemed by his fellow citizens. Their confidence in him is shown by the many important offices to which he was elected by their suffrages. He was town clerk fourteen years, first selectman fourteen years, second selectman one year, town treasurer twelve years, representative four years, and was frequently chosen a member of conventions, and on committees in public business. The records made by him as town clerk, fill the principal part of several volumes, made up in a very neat and uniform hand, but in the somewhat uncertain and wandering orthography of those days. He died December 30, 1831, aged 86 years."

1790 US Census for the State of New Hampshire:
Joseph Barrett .......... 2 - 2 - 6
Reuben Barrett ......... 2 - 0 - 3
Reuben Barrett Jr...... 1 - 6 - 2
Benjamin Barrett....... 1 - 1 - 4
Jesse Barrett .............. 1 - 3 - 1
William Barrett ......... 1 - 1- 2
Zacheus Barrett ....... 1 - 4 - 4
William Barrett, Jr. .. 1 - 2 - 3


Sources:
John B. Hill: History of Mason, NH from the First Grant in 1749, to the Year 1858 , published in Boston, Lucius A. Elliot & Co., 1858

1790 US Census for the State of New Hampshire
Dr. Willis Johnson's Record Book of Births in Mason, NH
Baptisms recorded in the Church of Christ of Mason beginning in Oct 13, 1772


BARRETT / FAMILY RESEARCHERS:

BARRETT family, 1750s - 1830s Mary Berthold
Capt. John BARRETT & wife, Lucy LAWRENCE 1776-1855 Donna Marrs
John BALDWIN family, 1759-1815 R. Owings
Albin BARRETT ????? Mason, N.H. alw228@netquarters.net
Levi BARRETT, ca 1795?-? R. Owings
Levi BARRETT late 1700s to 1850s alw228@netquarters.net
Walter BARRETT late 1800s alw228@netquarters.net

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