Simeon Solomon Barrett

Brief Life History of Simeon Solomon

When Simeon Solomon Barrett was born in 1801, in Pittsfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Solomon Barrett , Sr., was 35 and his mother, Charlotte Stevens, was 37. He married Luvena C. Earnest about 1827, in Washington, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 7 November 1881, in Bradley, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Charleston, Bradley, Tennessee, United States.

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Simeon Solomon Barrett
Luvena C. Earnest
Marriage: about 1827
Charlotte Hannah Barrett
Adelaide Lovenia Barrett
Lawrence W Barrett
William Frederick Barrett
Mary Lafon Barrett

Sources (10)

  • Simeon S Barnet, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Simeon Solomon Barrett, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Simeon Barrett in entry for William F. Barrett, "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966"

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Name Meaning

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).

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

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