John S. Barrett

1812–12 May 1883 (Age 71)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of John S.

When John S. Barrett was born in 1812, in Kentucky, United States, his father, George S. Barrett, was 32 and his mother, Patsy Neavill, was 22. He married Mary Jane Ivy on 30 April 1848, in Madison, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Union Township, Ripley, Missouri, United States in 1870. He died on 12 May 1883, in Warm Springs, Randolph, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 71.

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John S. Barrett
Mary Jane Ivy
Marriage: 30 April 1848
Martha E Barrett
Benjamin Franklin Barrett

Spouse and Children


    Mary Jane Ivy


30 April 1848
Madison, Missouri, United States


    Martha E Barrett


    Benjamin Franklin Barrett


Parents and Siblings




    Sarah Barrett


    Mary Barrett



    Elizabeth Barrett


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1812 · Kentucky Bend Created

Age 0

During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.

Age 9

Missouri is the 24th state
1831 · Dedication of Jackson County

Age 19

In August 1831, Latter-day Saint Sidney Rigdon dedicated Jackson County, Missouri, for the gathering place of Zion.

Name Meaning

English: of much discussed but uncertain origin.1. It may be from a medieval personal name, but if so the form is unclear. 2. Alternatively, it may be a nickname for a quarrelsome or deceitful person, from Middle English bar(r)et(t)e, bar(r)at ‘trouble’, ‘strife’, ‘deception’, ‘cheating’ (Old French barat ‘commerce’, ‘dealings’, a derivative of barater ‘to haggle’). It is possible that the original sense of barat survived unrecorded into Middle English as a word for a market trader; the Italian cognate Baratta has this sense. It could also be a nickname or metonymic occupational name from Old French barette ‘cap’, ‘bonnet’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (2)

  • John Barrett, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John Barrett, "Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920"

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