When Mary Jane Barrett was born on 18 June 1831, in Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, United States, her father, James Barrett, was 44 and her mother, Eddice Bassett, was 37. She married Peter Levis about 1858, in Lowville, Lewis, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Denmark, Denmark, Lewis, New York, United States in 1855 and Lowville, Lewis, New York, United States for about 20 years.
English and Irish (of Norman origin): probably a nickname for a quarrelsome person, from Old French barat, Middle English bar(r)at, bar(r)et(te) ‘trouble, distress’, later ‘deception, fraud; contention, strife’. Through Norman settlement it also became common in Ireland, where it was Gaelicized as Baróid (Munster) and Baréid (Connacht).
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