Barrett Family


P156C Late 1800's   P251C Ethyl Barrett Pearse 1890-1990    P253C Nat Barrett and Albert Heal    P254C Amanda Barrett Yates    P255C Mary Barrett Hanson    P262C Flora and Pierre Barrett    P263C Rubin Barrett

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Charles Barrett and his agent Samuel Appleton, both from New Ipswich, New Hampshire, were laying out a new town above Camden to be called Hope. "Barrett promised 100 acres for building a cabin and clearing three acres with the option of buying the remaining additional sixty-eight acres of the lot as laid out. This was an attractive offer considering the scarcity of money following the war... The winter of 1785-6 when Barrett was laying his plans for the settlement of Hope, was remarkable for its severity. The snow was so deep and hardcrusted that wolves were able to roam at will... The fall of 1786 was so dry that mills could not run."