Louisa A. Barrett

3 July 1807–9 December 1845 (Age 38)
Weld, Franklin, Maine, United States

The Life of Louisa A.

When Louisa A. Barrett was born on 3 July 1807, in Weld, Franklin, Maine, United States, her father, Reuben Barrett, was 30 and her mother, Sarah Adams, was 26. She married Hosea Barrett on 2 December 1834, in Weld, Franklin, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 9 December 1845, in her hometown, at the age of 38, and was buried in Carthage, Franklin, Maine, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hosea Barrett
Louisa A. Barrett
Marriage: 2 December 1834
Louisa Barrett

Spouse and Children

    Hosea Barrett



2 December 1834
Weld, Franklin, Maine, United States


    Louisa Barrett


Parents and Siblings

    Reuben Barrett





World Events (8)


Age 1

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Age 5

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 12

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

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 (3)

  • Louisa Barritt, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"
  • Louisa A Barrett, "Maine, Nathan Hale Cemetery Collection, ca. 1780-1980"
  • Lousia A Barrett, "Maine, Faylene Hutton Cemetery Collection, ca. 1780-1990"

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