Biography of Adelbert M. Barrett
Madison County, NY Biographies





Barrett, Adelbert M., was born in Westmoreland, Oneida county, November 5, 1844. His father, Edwin R. Barrett, was a native of Oswego county, where his father, Morrison Barrett, was one of the pioneer settlers. His father served seven years in the war of the Revolution. Edwin R Barrett married Sevilla Isbell, and through life was engaged as a contractor and builder. A. M. Barrett was educated in the common schools and Eastman's Business College at Poughkeepsie. He learned the carpenter's trade and in 1870 moved to Canastota and in 1875 established his coal and lumber business and planing and saw mill. In 1868 Mr. Barrett married Annette, daughter of Amzi Ellis; they have two daughters, Flora F., and Lena S. Mr. Barrett is one of the progressive men of Madison county, taking an active interest in school and church matters and is recognized as a man of high character, who enjoys the respect of his associates. In 1862 Mr. Barrett enlisted in Co. B., 117th N. Y. Vol. Infantry, and took part in the siege of Fort Wagner, the battles of Drury's Bluff, Petersburg Heights, Chapin's Farm and Fort Fisher. He served until the end of the war in 1865.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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