Biography of Joseph B. Barrett





Barrett, Joseph B., p. o. Oakfield, N.Y., was born in Monroe county, N. Y., July 26. 1819, a son of Joseph and Mehitable (Brown) Barrett. His father was a native of Vermont and came to Byron, Genesee county, in 1824, and died in 1831. J. B. Barrett was educated in the common schools, taught school for five years, and took up farming. He was assessor in Elba twelve years and in Oakfield three years; he also served as highway commissioner and was school trustee for fifteen years. In 1841 Mr. Barrett married Sarah M., daughter of Abram Adams, who died in 1884; he married, second, Mary J. Davis of Brockport, and his children are Elvin A., Isabelle, Page, Edward P., Augusta and Isaac. Mr. Barrett is a public spirited citizen and in the several official positions occupied by him, has demonstrated his fitness for public service.



Source:
Our County and it's people
A descriptive work on Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890

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