Philena Barrett

21 February 1782–10 March 1874 (Age 92)
Connecticut, United States

The Life of Philena

Philena Barrett was born on 21 February 1782, in Connecticut, United States. She married Asahel Bigelow about 1806. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She died on 10 March 1874, in Northampton, Fulton, New York, United States, at the age of 92.

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Family Time Line

Asahel Bigelow
1781–1813
Philena Barrett
1782–1874
Marriage: about 1806
Fanny Bigelow
1805–1884
Maria Bigelow
1808–
Alford Bigelow
1811–1884

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1806
of BROADALBIN,, NY, USA
children

(3)

    Fanny Bigelow

    Female1805–1884Female

    Maria Bigelow

    Female1808–Female

    Alford Bigelow

    Male1811–1884Male

World Events (8)

1788 · Connecticut Becomes the 5th State

Age 6

Connecticut became a state on January 9, 1788. In 1650, before it was a state, the boundary of Connecticut ran north from the westside of Greenwich Bay and the coast of the Pacific Ocean. During the 1600s, Westmoreland County was in Connecticut when the boundaries were changed Westmoreland County went to Pennsylvania.
1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

Age 15

Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.
1808

Age 26

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

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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