Biography of Patrick Barrett
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Barrett, Patrick, was born in Ireland, February 15, 1825. He was a son of Richard and Elizabeth Barrett, both natives of Ireland, and came to Albany about 1827. where they lived and died. Mr. Barrett was reared in Albany and educated in public schools. He was a brush maker and followed it for some years with Mr. Armour of Albany. He was also in the grocery business and was one of the timekeepers in Clinton prison for several years. He came to Greenbush in 1860 and was engaged in the liquor business for some years. He was twice married. He was first married to Annie E. Allen, daughter of John and Mary Allen of Albany. They were natives of Ireland, and came to Albany while young and there married. He died in 1867, at the age of sixty nine, and his wife died in 1888, at the age of ninety nine. To Mr. and Mrs. Barrett was born one daughter: Mary E., wife of Dr. Francis E. Hale of Troy. She died October 30, 1863. Mrs. Barrett died in 1861, and Mr. Barrett married a sister of his first wife, Mary J. Allen, by whom was born three children: George Allen, deceased; Richard, deceased; and Anna E., educated in Greenbush public schools, from which she graduated, and also was graduated from the Albany High School and resides at home. Mr Barrett died August 30, 1879.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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