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Berkeley County West Virginia Biography of Thomas E. BARRETT

         Thomas E. BARRETT was born in Frederick County, Virginia, on November 28, 1854, the son of Joel and Naomi (Taylor) Barrett, of that county. Thomas moved to Berkeley County in 1877 and, in that same year, February 22, 1877, married Rachel Fries at Winchester, Virginia. Her parents were Michael (?-1875) and Catherine Fries, also of Frederick County, where Rachel was born March 17, 1853.

         The children of Thomas E. and Rachel Barrett were: Jeremiah E. Barrett, February 23, 1878-?; Alvin C. Barrett, September 4, 1879-?; and Minnie G. Barrett, October 2, 1881-?.

         The Barretts lived in Darkesville, Arden District, Berkeley County, West Virginia, where Mr. Barrett was a farmer.

    Submitted by Marilyn Gouge and extracted from West Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia, a reprint of Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia Berkeley County, WV, Biographies List, 1884.

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