Humphrey Barrett

1 April 1801–31 January 1870 (Age 68)
Dummerston, Windham, Vermont, United States

The Life of Humphrey

When Humphrey Barrett was born on 1 April 1801, in Dummerston, Windham, Vermont, United States, his father, Lemuel Barrett, was 24 and his mother, Hannah Cook Dunklee, was 19. He married Arizeria Hildreth about 1848, in Dummerston, Windham, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 31 January 1870, in Dummerston, Windham, Vermont, United States, at the age of 68.

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Family Time Line

Humphrey Barrett
1801–1870
Arizeria Hildreth
1809–1880
Marriage: about 1848
Sidney Hildreth Barrett
1849–1924
Abigail Barrett
1851–1891

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1848
Dummerston, Windham, Vermont, United States
children

(2)

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (7)

1803

Age 2

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1803 · The U.S doubles in size

Age 2

The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 19

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

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)

  • Humphrey Barrett, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Humphrey Barrett in entry for Abagail Barrett Carden, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"
  • Humphrey Barrett, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"

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