Biography of Gerry F. Barrett
Madison County, NY Biographies





Barrett, Gerry F., p. o. Fenner, was born in the town of Smithfield, September 20, 1827, a son of William P. and Electa (Soper) Barrett. William P. came from Killingly, Conn., and settled near Peterboro when a young man. He had six children: James S., Haskell, Frederick, Gerry F., Lucy Jane and Hilah Louise. Mr. Barrett followed wagon making and repairing and in 1834 moved to the town of Fenner, where he engaged in lumbering and farming. He took an active part in public life and was known as a strong Abolitionist. He died in 1867, at sixty five years of age. Gerry F. Barrett was educated in the common schools of Fenner. His early life was spent with his parents, with whom he was associated until their death. While Mr. Barrett has always taken an active part in town and county affairs, he has never aspired to political honors. His father enlisted in the war of 1812 when sixteen years of age, and was stationed at New London, Conn.

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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