Allied Families

The following allied families are in our direct Barrett ancestry: Potter, Minot, Wheeler, Jones, Merriam, Stone, Cutler, Dewey, Lawrence, Johnson, Spaulding, Chandler, Ladd, Gilman, Maverick, Hurley, Hilton, Dudley, Hall, Jewett, Hutchins, Carleton, Haseltine, Stone, Eastman, Smith, Barnard, Peasley, Kimball, Wilson, Farnum, Mason, Wells, Fiske, Wyeth, Monk, Brown, Simonds, Cravath, Clutterbuck, Hook, Butler, Austin, Wintermute (Windemuth), Kleppinger, Bernhardt, Ludolsin, Arason, Hankinson, Mattison, Snyder

Sunday, October 23, 2016

1854 Minnesota Territorial Pioneers - Edward and Charlotte Barrett Family

After leaving Christian County, Illinois, the Edward Harris Barrett family moved to Minnesota Territory in the fall of 1854.   Winona, a recently formed riverboat town on the Mississippi was the starting point.

They obtained land in the western part of the county, in Utica Township, and built a log home. Their home was the meeting place for Sunday worship.   They were 1 of 9 families that established Utica Village.  The family also hosted other pioneers that were seeking to establish themselves.  There were still Native American Indians in the area when they settled.  Their daughter, Carrie Barrett, was among the first white children born in the township.

Here is an 1850 map of the Minnesota Territory, showing the southeast corner of the territory.  Utica was north of the Root River and the Wazi Oju River.

The history of the county, Winona and its Environs on the Mississippi in Ancient and Modern Days, by Lafayette Bunnell (1897, Jonas & Kronger, Winona) gives a brief mention of Edward Harris Barrett.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Barrett Family in the Warner, New Hampshire cemetery

A kind person pointed out to me that some of the Barrett Family gravestones are still in the Warner, New Hampshire cemetery.  Thankfully, through Find-a-Grave, photographs of these are available. Below are copies of the photos and also links to the original Find-a-Grave sites. 

Ezra Barrett -- the father of our Edward Harris Barrett.  Born 11 May 1791, Ashby, Middlesex, Massachusetts; Died 1 Jan 1843, (age 52 years), Warner, Merrimack, New Hampshire.  He was a founding deacon of the Warner Congregational Church.

Caroline Jewett Barrett -- daughter of the above Ezra Barrett. Born 27 May 1823, Warner; Died 13 Feb 1844, Warner, Merrimack, New Hampshire.

Rhoda Johnson -- mother of Ezra's wife, Rhoda. Born 1756; Died 7 Sep 1843 (age 87 years), Warner, Merrimack, New Hampshire.

Sarah Johnson -- daughter of the above Rhoda Johnson. Born 1782; Died 26 Dec 1840 (age 58 years), Warner, Merrimack, New Hampshire. 

Monday, October 24, 2011

Ezra Barrett & Rhoda Johnson family, Warner, New Hampshire

Per the Town Clerk of Warner, New Hampshire, the following are the birth records for the children of Ezra Barrett and Rhoda Johnson:

1.  Edward Harris Barrett, born 18 Sep 1818
2.  Maria Boardman Barrett, born 7 Sep 1820
3.  Caroline Jewett Barrett, born 27 May 1823
4.  John Wood Barrett, 25 Jul 1825

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Raymond Gene Barrett: Army Air Force Service in World War Two

Ray Barrett is 2nd row, far right

Patch of the 352nd Bombardment Squadron

Raymond Gene Barrett enlisted in the Army Air Force during World War Two, with intentions to serve as a pilot.  He graduated from Primary Flight Training School after having soloed and qualified in a Fairchild PT-19 in Ballinger, Texas; however, there was a surplus of pilots and a much bigger need for gunners.  He retrained as an Armorer and Gunner then served as a Waist Gunner, Armorer and Togglier on a B-17 during World War Two.  



Raymond G Barrett

Cpl 352 Squadron

Ray G. Barrrett's service record:
Induction: 21 Jun 1943:
Active Service: 2 Jul 1943:
Basic Training for Aviation Cadets: July/Aug 1943, Jefferson Barracks, MO. :
College Training Detachment (5mos.) at 2600 AAFBU, CTD Aircrew (S.W. :
Missouri Teacher's College, Springfield, MO). :
Primary Flight Training: Feb/March 1944 306th AAFFTD, Bruce Field, Ballinger, TX:
Armorer Technical School: Spring 1944, AAFTS Lowry Field, CO:
Flexible Gunnery School: Aug/Sep 1944, 327 AAF Base Unit, Kingman Field, AZ:
Combat Crew Training: Oct 44-Jan 45, 3rd AF PD, Drew Field, Tampa also :
Replacement Depot, Plant Park, Tampa.
Depart US: 18 Feb 1945 from 1379 Base Unit, Dow Field, Bangor, ME:
Crash at Meeks field Iceland 3/3/1945.
Arrive Lucera Field, Foggia, Italy 16 March 1945 serving with 301st Bomb Group - 352nd Bomb Squadron, :
George D. Grace ? Pilot for crew. :
Depart Italy: 14 Jun 1945:
Arrive US: 18 Jun 1945:
Separation: 24 Nov 1945, 211th AAF Base Unit, Sioux Falls, SD:

Ray passed away in Feb 2005 and is buried at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, MN. :

Crew was formed at Plant Park, Tampa and then picked up their 1st aircraft at Savannah, GA and named it 'Misbehavin' Lady'. Tail number was 44-83340, B-17G. They flew the northern route but got caught in bad snow storm at night and crash landed into anther aircraft at Meeks Field Iceland on 3/3/45. Took ATC rest of way to Scotland, England, Paris then Bari, Italy.

The crew consisted of the following:
George D. Grace, Jr. - Pilot
Thomas J. Kerrissey - Co-Pilot
Leonard P. Spagnolo - Navigator
John P. Snyder - Bombardier
Lawrence T. Ducas - Flight Engineer
Raymond Gene Barrett - Waist Gunner & Togglier
William J. Radigan - Waist Gunner
Arthur G. Buchholz - Ball Turret Gunner
Anthony T. Corbi - Tail Gunner
Albert R. Masserini - Radio Operator

They arrived at Lucera 16 March 1945 and flew 21 missions. Bombardier was pulled from crew for Radar training - and Ray stood in as Togglier.

The planes they flew from Italy were: 'Ain't Misbehavin' - a B-17G and 'Snoozin' Susan' - an older B-17F with camoflage and retrofitted chin turret.

Crew's dog was 'Malfunction'.
RankGeneral OrderDateAwardRibbon & Device
Raymond BarrettCpl310105/10/1945AMAir Medal (AM)

05/10/1945 Cpl
15th AF General Order 3101 Air Medal

We've also submitted to the 301st Bomb Group website here: 

Friday, August 12, 2011

Ezra Barrett Family (1791-1843), Father of Edward Harris Barrett

Ezra Barrett was the son of Benjamin Barrett and Bridget Lawrence.

Ezra Barrett
B: 1791 Ashby, Massachusetts
D: 1843 Warner, New Hampshire

His wife was:
Rhoda Johnson. (aka: Rhonda)
B: 1789
D: around 1860

When and where were they married?

My original information stated they were married on 11/17/1817 in Ashby, Massachusetts.
According to New Hampshire Records, Ezra was married on 11/18/1817 in New Hampshire to Rhoda Johnson.


Ezra and Rhoda either moved to New Hampshire, shortly after marrying or were married in New Hampshire.

Their children:
Edward Harris Barrett 1818 Warner, NH
Maria Boardman Barrett 1820 Warner, NH
Caroline Jewett Barrett 1823 Warner, NH
John Woods Barrett 1825 Warner, NH

Due to ambiguous information, a couple of questions are still unanswered about Ezra’s wife, one of his daughters and one of his son’s wives. (As well as Ezra’s marriage mentioned above.)

I’m looking for enlightenment!

Regarding Ezra’s Wife, Rhoda:

Where was Rhoda born?
When and where was her death?
What is her parent’s lineage?

It seems her name was Rhoda Johnson. (Although, some sources have stated her name to have been Rhoda Spalding, it appears to have been Johnson, and that Rhoda Spalding was her mother.)

In our Barrett Bible her name is listed as Rhoda Johnson, born 12/8/1789. (It should be noted that this Bible was reproduced after the original was burned in a fire in 1837.)
Genealogies of Some Old Families of Concord, Massachusetts
(Page 111) (As well as page 23 which isn’t indexed on the above web site)
Rhoda Johnson, born 1789, daughter of Col. Reuben and Rhoda.

Other sources state her fathers name to be William Johnson, which I believe is correct.
In The MN Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, as told by Ezra and Rhoda’s son, Edward Harris Barrett…
(Page 196)
He stated that his grandparents were Benjamin Barrett and Bridget Lawrence, as well as William Johnson and Rhoda Spalding.
Widows pension application through the Concord, NH office, submitted between 1831-1843, on William Johnson. The application is made by his widow, Rhoda Johnson, and it contains sworn statements attesting to the marriage of William Johnson and Rhoda Spalding.
There’s excellent evidence in this Blog to her father being William Johnson. (See the post entitled: “William Johnson, Revolutionary soldier, grandfather of Edward H. Barrett”)

In some old notes of mine, as well as presently posted family tree information, Rhoda (Spaulding) Johnson’s parents were Reuben Spaulding and Mary Chandler, but I have no evidence to confirm or support this.

Rhoda was still living when Ezra passed away. According to our Barrett Bible, she passed away September 6th, 186???---something.

After Ezra’s death, Rhoda can be found living with her daughter and husband, Maria and Samuel Aiken, on the 1850 census in Warner, Merrimack County, NH, along with their son Charles.

On the June 25, 1860 census of Nashua, Hillsborough County, NH, it shows Samuel Aiken (who re-married in 1859) and 2nd wife Mary, with Maria & Samuel’s son Charles, but not Rhoda. There is however, a Rhoda J. Barrett listed on a separate New Hampshire Census from 1860 in Merrimack, Hillsborough County, NH. It certainly makes sense that if her daughter had passed away, she wouldn’t be living with her son-in-law and his “new wife”.


Regarding Ezra’s son, Edward:

When and where did Edward’s 2nd wife die?

Edward was the eldest child of Ezra and Rhoda, born 1818 in Warner, NH.

In 1845 he was 1st married to Charlotte E Ladd in Warner, NH. Charlotte was born in 1824 Hallowell, Maine, the daughter of Dudley Ladd, III and Charlotte Eastman. They had 8 children during their marriage. The family traveled from New Hampshire to Illinois and then on to Minnesota where they made their final home in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Charlotte passed away in 1898.

Many of Edward’s children also traveled to other parts of the U.S. While he was visiting some of his children in Seattle, Washington, after Charlotte’s death, he remarried to Anna Dugas in 1899. Anna Dugas was born around 1855 in Baltimore, Maryland to Lewis and Margaret Dugas.

It’s known that at the time of Edward and Anna’s marriage, she was involved with the Crittenton Home, and upon its mission opening in Seattle, a few months after their marriage, Anna was director/matron of the home. Many newspaper tid-bits verify their works with this home while they lived out west.

There were/are many mission locations for the Florence Crittenton Home across the U.S., with there undertaking to help young, unmarried pregnant women. With Edward being accustom to travel, as well as his 2nd wife, their known places of exploit and travel included Seattle, Washington, Ada, Idaho, Washington, DC, and Baltimore, Maryland. As Anna had originally been involved with the Washington, DC and New York missions, before moving on to Seattle, I’m fairly certain their travels were to do with the Crittenton Homes. They returned to Minneapolis, Minnesota shortly before Edward’s death in 1907.

After Edward’s death, one good possibility I’ve found for her is on the 1910 Census (April 23rd) in Harrison Township, part of Terre Haute City in Ward 6, Vigo County, Indiana. There’s an Anna Barrett RN, widowed, having had no children, born about 1855 in Maryland and her parents born in Maryland, which they were. Her employment/occupation on this census is listed as “Philanthropy Works at Institution”. This makes sense as there was a Crittenton Home in Terre Haute, Indiana, which opened in March, 1907.

From there I’ve lost her!


Regarding Ezra’s Daughter, Maria:

What was Maria’s birth date?

Maria Boardman Barrett was the 2nd child, and eldest daughter, of Ezra and Rhoda.

There’s a question as to Maria’s birth date in Warner, Merrimack County, NH.
7/9/1820 vs. 9/7/1820 vs. 6/7/1820

Our Barrett Bible states 9-7-1820.

This Barrett Bible also states that Maria died on 2-23-1853, never marrying.
The date of death seems to be consistent with another publication, although she did marry.

She appears to be deceased by 1860, as her husband Samuel has remarried and their son Charles is with him.

Warner, Merrimack County, NH
Maria is with her husband Samuel Aiken and their son Charles, as well as her mother, Rhoda Barrett.

History of Bedford, New Hampshire, from 1737: being statistics compiled on…
By Bedford (N.H. : Town)
(Referring to children of Samuel L. Aiken & Nancy A. Clapp)
Page 826
5. Samuel Aiken (1), b. Sept 27, 1816; d. Dec 18, 1890, Lowell, Mass; m. Maria Barrett


Marriage: December 17, 1841
Samuel Aiken to Maria Barrett

Marriage: April 6, 1859
Samuel Aiken to Mary Hargrove

Genealogies of Some Old Families of Concord, Massachusetts
(Page 25 which isn’t indexed on the above web site)
Ezra and Rhoda (Johnson) Barrett. 1179
Maria Boardman b. June 7, 1820, d. Feb 22, 1853, m. Dec 16, 1841 Samuel Aiken

Genealogies of Some Old Families of Concord, Massachusetts
(Page 25 which isn’t indexed on web site)
Samuel and Maria Boardman (Barrett) Aiken. 1290
Mary Augusta b. Oct 5, 1842, d. Mar 21, 1844
Chas Augustus b. Sept 6, 1846

Charles August Aitken
Estimated year of birth: 1846
Charles Agustus Aiken born Sept 7, NH - died Dec 25, 1925, Tarpons Springs, Pinellas Co., FL burial Dec 26, 1925, Tarpons Springs.
Parents - Samuel Aiken; Spouse - Amelia Lockwood
(As a matter of record, Charles seems to have been married twice, with his 1st marriage having been to Mary Alice Cobb.)

Regarding Ezra’s daughter Caroline:

Caroline was Ezra & Rhonda’s third child. The information about her in “Genealogies of Some Old Families of Concord, Massachusetts” shows her being born in 1823 and her death in 1844, just a year after Ezra’s death. No other information is noted for her. No documented marriage information has been found. (The same information is documented in our Barrett Bible.)
Genealogies of Some Old Families of Concord, Massachusetts
(Page 25 which isn’t indexed on web site)
Ezra and Rhoda (Johnson) Barrett. 1179
Caroline Jewett b. May 27, 1823, d. Feb 13, 1844

Regarding Ezra’s son, John:

John was the youngest child born to Ezra and Rhoda. The information about him seems fairly straight forward, with his birth in 1825 and his death in 1862. No documented marriage information has been found on him, and indeed, the publication “Genealogies of Some Old Families of Concord, Massachusetts” states that he was unmarried. The same information is documented on his death record and in our Barrett Bible.
Genealogies of Some Old Families of Concord, Massachusetts
(Page 25 which isn’t indexed on web site)
Ezra and Rhoda (Johnson) Barrett. 1179
John Woods b. July 25, 1825, d. Aug 18, 1862, unmarried

Name: John W. Barrett
Gender: Male
Estimated Birth: 1825 NH
Death Date: August 18, 1862
Age: 37
Death Location: Springfield, MA
Cause of Death: Bilious Colic
Residence: Springfield, MA
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Clerk

Genealogies of Some Old Families of Concord, Massachusetts
Pages 23 & 25, not indexed on website, as mentioned above.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Dudley Ladd House of Franklin, New Hampshire -- Underground Railroad

Below is an article published in 1999 by Kathie Helm regarding the Dudley Ladd House of Franklin, New Hampshire.  Dudley Ladd's famliy supported runaway slaves through the Underground Railroad. 

House is Window to State History
"Dudley Ladd Home a Haven for Slaves"
Franklin, NH

By: Kathie Helm
Concord Monitory
January 18, 1999

In the attic of her rambling home, Frances Hildebrand carefully pulls back a disguised door to reveal an ingeniously concealed chamber built around the kitchen chimney.

Not a storage room -- although the 80-year-old used to pack away her cookie tins there - but a secret hiding place believed to have sheltered runaway slaves in the years preceding the Civil War.

"I never get tired of showing this room," says Hildebrand. "Can't you just feel the history, the secrecy?

No one knows how many slaves made their way to freedom in Canada, nor exactly how the black men, women and children attempted the trip. They hid in concealed rooms, under beds, in cellars and old barns waiting for their next escort to transport them along the circuitous route north.

When it was dark they hurried along the lost paths of the Underground Railroad, a network stretched across the northern states. Not a railroad but a journey to freedom - by coach, by wagon, by foot.

Secrecy shrouded their illegal activities and the identities of the abolitionists, men and women who risked jail and stiff fines to help fugitives.

Hildebrand, whose important home is now for sale, has a file of old press clippings handed down from owner to owner that describe the building's historic past.

In 1970, the file was given to her and husband Robert, 78, when they bought what is known as the Dudley Ladd home located on Webster Street in Franklin.

Historians say it is necessary to rely on oral legend passed down from generation to generation and the few records kept by families that contain references to fugitive slaves hiding in their homes to piece together the clandestine system of escape. People who aided slaves rarely kept detailed records or spoke about their plans for fear of being turned in to the authorities.

A 1976 publication by the
American Revolution Bicentennial Administration documented 41 "stations" on the Underground Railroad; eight were in New Hampshire.

The Dudley Ladd house was not listed in the booklet, but Jim Garvin of the state's Historic Preservation office said New Hampshire has never done a thorough historic survey, beyond the bicentennial publication, to identify Underground Railroad sites.

"We are eager to, and the National Parks Service has asked us and agencies similar to ours, to do just that, but we have not had the staff to go out and visit the sites, collect the data and complete the necessary research," he said. "It's a perennial subject and I often hear about another site that we hadn't heard of."

Garvin has heard about the Dudley Ladd home and its secret chamber but he has not visited the site. But its location, situated just feet from the Northern Railroad, a real railroad that ran through New Hampshire and over to the Vermont border and then up to Canada, was the parallel path many slaves followed to freedom.

"The route was flat because trains could not go up steep inclines at the time so that made it easy for wagons to travel and people to walk," Garvin. "I suspect slaves were directed to follow the railroad and they'd end up in Canada."

Dudley Ladd, a wealthy tinsmith, built the house in 1823 for his new bride, Charlotte Eastman, the daughter of Ebenezer Eastman, founder of Eastman's Village, today West Franklin.
According to what was relayed to reporters in the 1940's by the McFarlands who lived in the house for 64 years, from 1901 to 1965,
Ladd's brother would bring the runaways up from Concord or other places farther south. The following day they would be relayed to a refuge in Potter Place, then to a stop in White River Junction, Vt. From there they were taken to the Canadian border.

Dudley Ladd was arrested at one time and charged with aiding fugitive slaves, but was never brought to trial. Raymond McFarland said the charge was dropped officially for lack of evidence, but he suspected that local sentiment against slavery had a lot to do with it.
The federal
Fugitive Slave Acts of 1793 and 1850 ordered up fines, jail terms and civil penalties for those who helped the runaways.

While no official action was taken by the State of New Hampshire to offset the acts, there is evidence of an anti-slavery climate as early as 1796. In that year President George Washington wrote to a Joseph Whipple, collector of customs in Portsmouth, to return an escaped female slave unless the action would "incite a mob or riot," according to research collected at the state's Historic Preservation office.

Whipple replied that return would be impossible, public sentiment being too strong against it.

But there also is documentation that Concord residents were ill-disposed toward abolitionists.

In 1835, British abolitionist George Thompson visited Concord to speak against slavery. Hearing of brewing ugliness, he canceled. But a crowd, cheated of Thompson, paraded his effigy, then burned it in front of the State House.

And in 1841, when abolitionist Stephen Foster interrupted church service to speak, the organists drowned him out. He was later allowed to say his piece at the Unitarian Church.

"All over New England there were pockets of abolitionists - intellectuals, the clergy - who were articulate and radically opposed to slavery," Garvin said. "But the average citizen probably viewed abolitionists with hostility - as someone trying to take away his or her legal property. We have a hard time today thinking of slaves as property, but the structure of American law protected the right to buy and sell slaves. This is a big property rights state and so abolitionists were heckled, even beaten."

Alice Shepard, in her book on the history of Franklin, points our the ironic circumstances that Ladd's overnight refuge was located just a few miles away from the birthplace of Daniel Webster, a moving figure in adoption of the Fugitive Slave Act.

In 1858, the Ladds sold their home to John White, who eight years later sold it to Edwin Stone. The McFarlands bought it from Walter Cross in 1901.

The Malcolms, who lived in the house in the years before the Hildebrands bought it, took off plaster that once surrounded the chimney and door so that school children could look at the structure more closely, said Frances Hildebrand.

The Hildebrands have decided to sell their home - a solid structure filled with immense oak beams and thick pine siding. The property is being marketed by Historic Properties in Pembroke.

The couple hopes to find new buyers who will carry on the tradition of leading visitors up the steep wooden stairs - built years after the rope ladder slaves used was no longer necessary - to the secret, windowless chamber for a look back at history.

"This massive chimney kept slaves on their way to freedom warm for a night or so," says Hildebrand, slapping the red-brick chimney. "I was always very proud to live in this house.

Ezra Barrett House of Warner, New Hampshire

Ezra Barrett's house from 1817 still stands today and is called the "Upton - Chandler House".
Below is an unsourced article publish a number of years ago on the internet.

The Upton/Chandler House: A brief History

Built around 1817, this Federal style house was first occupied by Ezra Barrett from about 1817-1845. As one of the very first deacons of the Congregational Church in Warner, he lived there and ran a scythe-snath shop near the house until 1830.

During the late 1840s, a Doctor Parsons Whidden lived there and entertained a summer guest, Mary Baker Eddy, in the year 1849. Later, storeowner Erastus Wilkins lived in the large house in 1858, as he operated his stores in Lower Warner and the center of town. In 1884, the house was bought from a Dr. Ames for $2030.00 by George Upton, the town’s tax collector in 1874, 1875, and 1878. In 1910, George Hubbard purchased the interest of his sister Mrs. Farrwell P. Merrick that once belonged to their grandmother, Mrs. Sally Hubbard. At a later time, Mr. Hubbard sold his share of the house to Fred C. Brockway. By 1927 the house was owned jointly by the heirs of George Upton (daughter Annie Upton Cogswell) and Mr. Brockway, who later sold it to Mrs. George Cushing and her son James. The most recent owner, John P.H. Chandler Jr., bought the building in 1949 and rented it to numerous tenants.

For years, the house was split down the middle: "tenants had common rights to use of the front-hall stairway, water in the barn, and a shed in the rear." The attached, two-story barn was torn down in the late 1990s, but the main house remains relatively unchanged since it was built.

In 1998, the Warner Historical Society expressed an interest in purchasing the then unoccupied building to be used for museum and exhibition space. The Chandler Family was contacted and in 2000, they gifted the house to the Society. The Historical Society is now in the process of rehabilitating the house, restoring and preserving the interior for exhibitions of Warner history.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

William Johnson, Revolutionary soldier, grandfather of Edward H. Barrett

Edward H. Barrett's mother, Rhoda Johnson, was the daughter of William Johnson & Rhoda Spaulding.  Copies of William Johnson's Revolutionary War pension file can be found here:

Below are some important items extracted from his pension file.  The number refers to the image number at the link above.

3.  Marriage of Willam Johnson of Pelham and Rhoda Spauling of Lyndeborough have been published, Feb 6, 1778.  Peter Clark, Town Clerk of Lyndeborough.

5.  William Johnson died June 1830, Merrimack, NH, who was Private in Captain Woodbury’s Company of Col. Arnold’s NH Line Regiment, 2 years.

7.  31 Dec, 1775 Battle of Quebec, Capt. Dearborn’s Company. 

8.  Rhoda J. Barrett of Warner, Merrimack, NH, 50 years, one of the children of William Johnson, late of Hillsborough County, that W.J. died at Hillsborough Bridge, 9 June 1830. Mother, widow Rhoda, lived with her family in Warner since her father’s death.  Her father told her he had been to Canada with Captain Henry Dearborn’s company, Arnold’s detachment and at xxxxx Point.  Signature of Rhoda J. Barrett.   Dated 7 May, 1840. 

9.  I Sarah Johnson, of Warner, Merrimack NY, 58 years, am one of the children of William Johnson, late of Hillsborough, NH, who died at Hillsborough Bridge, 9 June 1830, and widowed mother lives with Deacon Ezra Barrett of Warner, NH.  He served in Canada with  Capt. H. Dearborn’s company, was taken prisoner in battle, that he scaled the walls and made his escape, and almost starved before he got through the woods to American settlements.  Xxxx point….

10.  Ezra Barrett of Warner, NH, aged 48 years, husband of Rhoda J. Barrett,
House burnt, 29 November 1837, when pension papers and bible burned.   Signature of Ezra Barrett.

11-13.  Declaration of Rhoda Johnson, widow of William Johnson. 31 April 1840 of Warner, NH, 85 years old.   Believes that William on 23 April 1775, entered as private in Capt. Woodbury’s Company, in Stark’s Regiment at Winterhill? , that he was of the detachment under Arnold in Capt Dearborn’s Company to go to Quebec, and was taken prisoner (not sure how long).  Also, reenlisted Sept 1779 as private in Contental Army but unsure of details.   He was a joiner by trade.  Married at Lyndeborough, March 1778 by Rev. xxx Goodrich, the minister of Lyndeborough.  William died June 1830, Hillsborough Bridge.  Signed Rhoda Johnson her mark.  Witness Edward H. Barrett. 

17-18.  Select men of Pelham.  March 24, 1840.  Return of soldiers for the town of Pelham, NH.  Record of service, Wiliam Johnson 1776, Dec 27 1775 date.

20.  Letter from Senator Franklin Pierce [Later US President], of Hillsborough, vouching for 1779 service records for William Johnson.

27.  Letter from Benjamin Goodrich, well acquainted with William Johnson and his wife who was Rhoda Spaulding before marriage, but was not present at their marriage.

28.  Service List. April 1775, 12mos.  Capt Woodbury, Col Arnold to Quebec, Canada.  Sep 1779, 12 mos., Cont’l Army.   Lived in Pelham when married at Lyndeborough. 

31.  William Johnson, Apr 23 1775, Capt Woodbury, Col Stark. Capt Henry Dearborn, Col Arnold, to Canada.

33. William Johnson, age 25, of Pelham, occupation Joiner, list of Captain Henry Dearborn’s Company.  In Col Benedict Arnold’s detachment.  Late Regt – 7th Starks. 

35.  April 9 , 1777 Hampstead, town meeting, 5 men to Cntl Army, 2 to RI. 

Monday, August 1, 2011

Bethia Hutchins Ladd - Obituary 1835

Bethia Hutchins was the the grandmother of Charlotte Eastman Ladd, wife of Dudley Ladd [1758-1841].  She was born 29 Aug 1765 to Gordon Hutchins and Dorothy "Dolly Stone, married Dudley Ladd on 13 Apr 1783, and died 29 Jan 1835 at Franklin, NH.  

Below is her death notice:
"Died, of pulmonary consumption, on the 29th of first month, at the residence of her son, Bethia Ladd, wife of Dudley Ladd, a much esteemed member and elder of Weare, (N. Hampshire,) monthly meeting, and Concord particular meeting, aged about 71 years. This, our beloved sister, was one amongst a very few that remained firmly attached to early Friends' principles, in her own particular meeting, amid the rendings of that spirit, that "divides in Jacob, and separates in Israel," - and to her latest breath, her Redeemer and Saviour was her evening praise as he had been her morning song. She died in great peace."

Source:  THE FRIEND: A Religious And Literary Journal, VOL. VIII, No. 19 - Seventh Day, Second Month, 14, 1835. p. 148.

Dudley Ladd (1789-1875) father-in-law of Edward H. Barrett

Dudley Ladd, father of Charlotte Eastman Ladd and father-in-law to Edward Harris Barrett was from Franklin, New Hampshire.   He was born August 19, 1789 at Concord, New Hampshire to Dudley Ladd (1758-1841) and Bethia Hutchins. 

Below is a brief biography:

"Dudley went to Hallowell, Maine where he served an apprenticeship with his elder brother [Samuel Greenleaf Ladd] at the tinsmith trade.  In 1815 he removed to Salisbury East Village, (now Franklin) where he began the manufacture of lead pipe in the old Silas (?) Eastman iron wire workshop, standing near the outlet of Webster Lake Brook, near the Clement carriage shop; his shop was carried away during one of the great freshets.  He did much piping for aqueducts in this state, as well as in Vermont and Maine, and much of his work is still seen about the village of Franklin, which speaks well for his usefulness and thoroughness.  When the statehouse was built at Concord, in 1818, he took the contract for the tinning of the dome, which he did from a swinging stage.  While working there one cold windy day his staging caught fire and but for rare presence of mind would have burned so as to have precipitated him to the ground.  In 1833 he built the residence of Edwin C. Stone, and the store; the latter was not rented for some years after its completion because he would not allow liquor sold on its premises.  As a man of wealth, he erected a number of buildings and did much for the prosperity of the place.  Mr. Ladd was a strong anti-slavery advocate and often secreted slaves on their way north to liberty, for which he was once arrested, but the case never went to trial.  He was honorable in his dealings, a strict temperance advocate, and a devout Christian, being one of the pillars of the Congregational church erected at that place, having united with the church in 1837.  He died March 20, 1875.  The first stoves in aforesaid church were a gift from him, being cast at his foundry, which stood near the present Taylor foundry.  He was chairman of the committee on building the church and gave personal and pecuniary aid in its alteration, about 1834.  He married (1) May 21, 1823, Charlotte, daughter of Ebenezer Eastman, who died Jan. 30, 1826.  Married (2) Dec 24, 1837, Amanda Palmer of Orford, who still resides at Franklin [1890]." 

Source: The History of Franklin, New Hampshire, by John J. Dearborn. 1890, Manchester, NH.  p. 650-651.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Charlotte Eastman Ladd, wife of Edward Harris Barrett

Charlotte Eastman Ladd, married Edward Harris Barrett on October 28, 1845 in Franklin, New Hampshire.  She was born May 5, 1824 in Hallowell, Maine to Dudley Ladd and Charlotte Eastman.  She died November 11, 1898 and was buried at Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis. 

Both the Ladd and Eastman families are well researched.  The Ladd family is firmly documented back to the early 1600's and the Eastman family to 1515.

A number of Charlotte's ancestors served in the American Revolution:
  • her grandfather, Dudley Ladd (b.1758, d. 1841) served as a Private, volunteering in 1777 to reinforce military operations in the northern theater.
  • her great-grandfather, Gordon Hutchins (b. 1733, d. 1815 ) He began military service in 1775 Captain of the 1st NH Regt at Battle of Bunker Hill.  His company was along the rail fence.  He was slightly wounded.  Later commissioned Lt-Col on Sep 17, 1776 of Col Nahum Baldwin's 2nd NH Regt, at Battle of White Plains, NY Oct 28, 1776.  Quoted as saying "if we all turn out, we can cut off Burgoyne's march."  He appeared on the census of 1776.  He was Representative of the NH Provincial Congress, Mar 4, 1777, and while a member, took an active part in measure relative to the battle of Bennington on 4 Mar 1777. 
  • her great-grandfather, Moses Eastman (b. 1731/32, d. 1812) served in the French and Indian War veteran, in Capt Chandler's Company in Sep1754. In 1755, Sergeant in his brother Capt. Joseph Eastman's Co. of Rangers who marched to Albany , NY to Fort Edward in expedition to Crown Point. Rev. War veteran from NH, enlisted as sergeant in Col. Stark's Regiment and on Jun 16 1775 a t the the Battle of Bunker Hill and Siege of Boston.  Became Lieutenant in 1775 with Col. Garrish's Regiment at Saratoga and then at the Surrender of Burgoyne, later with Capt. Aaron Quinby's Company of Volunteers in Col. Moses Kelly's Regiment to Rhode Island.  He was a signer of the Association Test in 1776 (test of allegiance) with arms to oppose at risk of life the British Fleets and Armies against the colonies. 

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Edward H Barrett Speaks of Lineage & Patriotism

St. Paul Daily Globe
Wednesday, August 16, 1893
Page 2

The Big Tents to Be Pitched at University and Dale

St. Paul will enjoy the big circus of the season today, It is not always possible
to tell the exact merit of a show before its arrival in the city, but in this
case the Globe is able to assure its read-is of till, excellence of the program
offered. The shows exhibited in Minneapolis Monday, and the same
performance exactly will be given here.
There is an excellent circus olio, with a number of specialties of the highest
merit. What characterizes, the performance more especially is its novelty.
It is a departure from the regulation performance under a tent.
The first hour is devoted chiefly to a spectacular production called "1776-
The American Revolution." in which the scenes and battles of the struggles
of the colonies for independence are displayed.
Manager J. T. McCaddon in looking for a unique novelty for his big
shows this season, ran upon the idea of a great lesson in patriotism for this
Columbian year. In putting on the series of tableaux his first effort was
to secure historical accuracy, and this lie has done to a remarkable degree.
A tribute to the historical faithfulness of these tableaux was given in Minneapolis.
E. H. Barrett, of the Asbestine company in that city, came to the shows at the afternoon performance, and asked if he might be permitted to go behind the curtain: "That man." he said, pointing to the central figure in the picture of the battle of Concord in one of the newspaper advertisements, "is my grandfather, and I would like to see the man who plays his part." Mr. Barrett was taken back by Press Agent Dean. He went into the dressing room, where the men were putting on the costumes and equipping them selves with the paraphernalia of war. "That is the uniform of a continental company." he said, pointing to a corner where John Manning, the hay-seed clown, was divesting himself of his granger dress and hiding his lilacs in a tall choker. "And that." replied Mr. Dean, "will be Capt. Barrett when the battle begins." Then Mr. Barrett went over and related to the actor the story of his paternal ancestor's bravery. They went out together and saw the bridge put into place and the redoubts placed. Then Mr. Barrett. pointed out on the panorama the location of the Barrett estates on both sides of the bridge, and related the story or Capt. Benjamin Barrett's bravery in leading out his neighbors to cut off the advance of Gen. Gage on Concord. In the midst of his story a shot was heard, and Stage Manager Siegrist rushed up with warning. “If you want to see the battle, go in front right a way. That was Paul Revere arousing Hancock, and the trouble will begin immediately."
Mr. Barrett's testimony after seeing the pageant was that it was a fine mimic presentation of historic scenes.

Alter the- battle scenes the annual circus acts and' the riding of the Cossacks
should be mentioned as greatest novelties. These Cossacks came from the Caucasian mountains, being brought out by permission of the Russian government, whose subjects they are. The show is under contract to land them at Tiflis on the Black sea at the close of the season. Their strong point is their daring and skill on horseback. The shows were in St. Cloud yesterday, and will arrive hereabout 7 o'clock this morning. The parade will be made at 10 o'clock, and it is promised that St. Paul will be given a longer and finer one than the shows generally make. The exhibitions will take place at Dale and University avenues at 2 o'clock this afternoon and at 8 o'clock tonight.

St. Paul Daily Globe
Tuesday, April 17, 1894
Page 3

Battles of Lexington and Concord

The following is the programme for the celebration of the anniversary of the battles of Lexington and Concord, to be held at Century hall, Thursday evening, the 19th inst.:
Music, "Night Breezes," Temple quartette.
Prayer, President Cyrus Northrop, of University of Minnesota.
Introductory, Hon. Albert Edgerton, president of the society and son of a
Revolutionary soldier.
Remarks by Edward H. Barrett, of Minneapolis, a descendant of Col. James Barrett, of Concord.
Music, "Yankee Doodle/ Temple quartette. JBM Lexington and Concord, historical, William U. Grant, historian of the society.
Music "Sally in Our Alley," Temple quartette.
Address, Rev. Marion D.Shutter.D.D.
Music, "America," in which the audience is requested to join Benediction.
The committee on arrangements Is as follows:
Nathaniel F. Warner, Alfred S. Tallmadge Henry S. Goff, Albee Smith,
Edwin S. Chittenden

St. Paul Daily Globe
Friday, April 20, 1894
Page 3


Anniversary of These Famous Battles

The spirit of '76 was abroad last night and it permeated the patriotic utterances of those who participated in the proceedings at Century hall, the occasion being the celebration of the one hundred and nineteenth anniversary of the battles of Lexington and Concord.
The exercises were under the auspices of the Minnesota Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, and the excellent progamme was enjoyed by an enthusiastic audience.
Hon. Albert Edgerton. president of the society, and of St. Paul presided,
and after a selection by the Temple quartette and prayer by President
Northrop, of the university, he delivered an opening address, in which lie
alluded to the inspiring nature of the occasion and to the stirring events that preceded the opening of the revolution.
An address was then delivered by Edward H. Barrett, of this city, a descendant of Col. James Barrett, of Concord, and recited the historical events connected with the battle of Concord in a highly- interesting manner.
One of the most eloquent and entertaining papers of the evening was that
by William H. Grant, the historian of the society. He gave a graphic description of the great battles which opened the way for the revolution and sounded the keynote of American independence, and he paid
a glowing eulogy to the "minute men," who were not only ready to fight for
home rule, but who were ready, if necessary, to die for it.
After selections by the quartette, an address was delivered by Roy. M. D.
Shutter. D. D., who brought to his theme all of his well known eloquence,
his remarks showing profound research and historical accuracy.
Among those from St. Paul were Judge Willis and ex-Gov. Marshall.

MN Society of the Sons of the American Revolution
Year Book 1889-1895, Page 130

The Seattle Daily Times
Friday, September 5, 1902

Man now in Seattle remembers the great patriot
Was likewise an acquaintance of Daniel Webster and knew Abraham Lincoln very well
Some weeks ago there was published in a certain New York paper an article concerning a gentleman living in New York state who claimed to be the only living American who had seen Layfayette, their French General, who assisted the United States in the revolution by serving in the army under the command of General George Washington. This article was copied by the Times and in the same connection there was published an article concerning another man who claimed to have seen Layfayette.

Picture of Edward H. Barrett with caption:
E. H. Barrett
Who saw General Layfaette at Concord, N. H. in 1824

It has since developed that there is now in Seattle a gentleman who saw Layfayette and remembers the incident quite vividly.
The gentleman is Mr. E. H. Barrett of Boise, Idaho, who is visiting his son Mr. F. Barrett of the Barrett Sign Company. Mr. Barrett, Sr., is 84 years of age and saw Gen. Layfayette at the time of this latter’s second visit to America in 1824.
Mr. Barrett but was at that time only six years of age, but incident was so impressed upon his memory by the manner in which the great French patriot was received by the American people that he recalls the event with much vividness.
“It was in 1824 that Layfayette returned to America,” said Mr. Barrett in speaking of the event, “and when he came to Concord, New Hampshire, there was a great ovation tendered him by the citizens of the place. My father was one of the marshals of the day, and I went with him to witness the demonstration.” “I was naturally much interested and impressed by the display, though but a very small boy. My ancestor’s had been Yankee defenders of the flag of the country from the earliest outbreak of the revolutionary war. My grandfather Barrett was in the first fight with the British, the battle of Concord bridge, and was killed there and buried on the Barrett farm, which lies near the bridge where the fight occurred. My grandfather on my mothers side, was a Johnson and was a soldier through the revolution; fought at Bunker Hill, was afterwards captured and taken to Quebec, escaped, returned, reenlisted, and was with Gen. Washington as a colonel at the surrender at Burgoyne.”
Mr. Barrett is a typical New England Yankee of the old school. He was a neighbor and intimate acquaintance of Daniel Webster in Massachusetts when Webster was in the prime of his glory.
Later, he emigrated to Springfield, Ill., where he was immediately aquatinted with Abraham Lincoln before the latter’s reputation as a skillful lawyer had extended beyond the boundaries of the state. At Springfield he owned a farm adjoining that of Bill Herndon, whose son was a law partner of Lincoln. Later Mr. Barrett was appointed deputy marshal of Minnesota and emigrated to that state. From there he came to Idaho a few years ago.
Though he is 84 years of age, Mr. Barrett is hale and hearty, and apparently stronger than the average man at 40. He talks of his acquaintances with numerous historical characters of America in a manner almost fascinating in the interest it arouses in the listener, recounting little incidences and happenings that occurred many years ago as though they had happened but yesterday.

MN Society of the Sons of the American Revolution
Year Book 1889-1895, Pages 142, 143, 149, 196

"As told by Edward H. Barrett"

Barrett Sign Co; Barrett Bros; Geo A Barrett, Osteopath

Barrett Sign Company (Rollo F. Barrett)

WA City Directories 1891 & 1892

WA City Directory 1891-1893

Barrett Bros., confectionery (Rollo F. & William J. Barrett)

Mpls City Directory & Davidson Mpls Business Directory 1886/7

Dr. George A. Barrett, Osteopath

Mpls City Directory 1903

Seattle, WA University Library Archives
Rainier Valley Historical Society Images (part of King County Snapshots)

Title Cameron's Drugstore in Toby Building, Seattle, ca. 1925
Photographer Unknown

Date ca. 1925
Caption The Toby Building was built in 1903 by Simeon T. Toby to house the S.T. Toby Bank, which later became the Rainier Valley State Bank. The bank moved to a different location around 1924, at which time the Cameron Drug Store set up shop in the building.

Notes Signs on building read: Camerons Drug Store. Millinery. Columbia Station Post Office. Hotel Toby, Modern Rooms, Entrance 3803 Edmunds St., around the corner. Dr. Geo. A. Barrett, Osteopath. Undertaker. For rent.

Handwritten on image: Toby Blk. 1905.

See transcribed article in "Additional Information" below for more information.

Subjects Drugstores-Washington (State)--Seattle

Places United States-Washington (State)--Seattle
Columbia City (Seattle, Wash.)

Digital Collection Rainier Valley Historical Society Photograph Collection

Accession Number 93.001.006

Ordering Information To order a copy of this photograph, please email and mention the Accession Number.
Repository Rainier Valley Historical Society, Seattle
Repository Collection Hall-Summers Collection

Physical Description 1 photographic print: b&w; 5 1/2 x 6 3/4 in.; torn in center

Application For License To Practice Medicine - 1909

Minneapolis Brass & Iron Manufacturing Company (1891 - 1905)

Mpls City Pages 1891

St. Paul Globe Newspaper Ad 1901

The St. Paul Globe
Wednesday, June 12, 1901
Page 1
Firms Joining the Association Pledgre Themselves to Stand by
Each Other In Industrial Disputes.
NEW YORK, June 11.—About 300 representatives of the metal trades held a
conference here today at tine call of the National Metal Trades association. The session was held behind closed doors. President Reynolds gave out a lengthy statement of the position of the association as to the machinists' strike, which was prepared by the administration council. The statement reviews the Chicago agreement as to arbitration made in March, 1900, and accuses the machinists of violating it. It also charges that the machinists willfully misconduct and misrepresented the agreement of May, 1900.
A great number of new firms were accepted as members of the association.
In order to have the firms they represented admitted to the association, the
delegates had to sign an application, in which they subscribed to the following conditions:
1. In consideration of fair dealing being a cardinal principle of the association, we pledge ourselves to protect any of our fellow members who may require our support against any unjust demands of labor rganizations and to endeavor to settle all disputes amicably.
2. We bind ourselves to obey the constitution and by-laws and all proper rules made in conformity with the same; provided they do not conflict with the constitution of the United States or the state In which we do business.
Among the new firms which made application for membership during the
session today are:
The Moore Carving Machine company, Valentine Bros., Gustavug Lagerquist, Strong & Northway, Kennard Press company, J. R. Kreissell, Minneapolis Brass and Iron Works, Union Iron Works, all of Minneapolis; Thieme & Co., St. Paul; Washington Iron Works, Seattle; Whit Lock Printing Press company, Derby, Conn.; N. Garland & Co., Bay City, Mich.; National Cash Register company, and the Dayton Manufacturing company, Dayton Ohio; F. M. Prescott St«am PuiSW tCmpany, Mllwaukee.Wls.; Springfield Manufacturing company, Bridgeport Conn.; Norwalk Iron Works, Norwalk,Conn.; Newburg Ice Machinery and Engine company, Newburgh, N. V.; Rand Drill company, Tarrytown, N. V.; Deere & Co, and Banard & Lee Manufacturing company, Moline, 111.; Sebastian Lathe company, Cincinnati; Watson Machine Company, Patersori, N. J.; Jackson & Church company, Saginaw, Mich • Scranton Steam Pump company' McLave, Brooks & Co., and Finch Manufacturing company, Scranton, Pa.; Brown Cotton Gin company, New London, Conn. The new by-lawß and constitution of the association will be passed upon tomorrow.
After the night session Secretary Devens gave a statement in which he says:
"At no time in the history of the National Metal Trades association has the
representation by delegates covered such an extensive territory as in the meeting held today.
"The most Important matter brought up at the convention was the adoption of a measure for the immediate raising of a
fund so that the present treasury fund of the association might be ncreased to $500,0000.
"At the meeting today thirty-three manufacturing establishments, employing upwards of 7,500 men, signed application for membership and were immediately enrolled and are now active member 3 of the National Metal Trades association."

Minneapolis Journal
Wednesday, June 12, 1901
Page 16
New York—Among tht new members of the National Metal Trades Association
are the Moore Carving Machine company, Valentino Brothers,
Gustavus Lagerquist, Strong & Northway. Kennard Press company,
J. R.Kreissell, Minneapolis Brass and Iron Works,
Union Iron Works, all of Minneapolis and Thieme & Co., St. Paul.

Minneapolis Journal
Wednesday, April 26, 1905
Page 6
Two Robberies Were Reported to the Police today.
Two burglaries were reported to the police as having been committed last
night Herman Johnson. 1016 Sixth street S. says burglars entered
his place last night while he was asleep and stole his gold watch and $12 in cash. The articles were taken from his sleeping room. Two large bronze propeller wheels were stolen from the warehouse of the Minneapolis Brass & Iron Works, 116 First avenue N. The rear door was broken open.

St. Paul Globe Want Ad 1898

Mpls Journal Want Ad 1902

Mpls Journal Want Ad

Mpls City Pages 1891

Mpls City Pages 1905

Monday, May 30, 2011

Asbestine Stone Co (1874-1900)

Mpls City Pages 1887

Mpls City Pages 1883/4

Mpls City Pages

St. Paul Daily Globe
Friday, November 7, 1890
Page 3
Henry Prlnz, living at 2724 Bryant avenue,
an employee of the Asbestine Stone company
was badly injured about 8 o'clock yesterday,
morning at the foot of Forth avenue south
and First street. He was engaged in hauling
sand and his team becoming frightened
threw him off the wagon, one wheel passing
over him and breaking several ribs so that
they penetrated the lungs.

The St. Paul Globe
Friday, August 1, 1890
Page 3
Alfred E. Brooks sues Sarah C. Whitman,
Edward H. Barrett et al to recover $2,343 on a promissory note.

St. Paul Daily Globe
Friday, April 11, 1890
Page 3
If Any Are Found
Ald. Sterling was under consideration yesterday. Just what Sterling has done
is not clearly known, but it is believed to be in connection with paving matters,
as several paving contractors were witnessed during the day. It is believed
that the putting down of patent curbing and gutters in front of some of the
alderman's property is what has caused the weathercock of grand jury suspicion
to be pointed at the Eighth ward representative. There was, too, it is understood, an attempt made to connect the name of Aid. Reeves with certain off -color paving matters In North Minneapolis, while one witness was in the jury room, but that particular witness knew nothing about any crooked work. How far the investigation of Reeves has gone with other witnesses is not known, or even guessed at. C. G. Goodrich, manager of the street railway system, again appeared at the court house yesterday morning, but whether he was called to testify is not known. Mr. Goodrich was there Wednesday afternoon, too, but he did not then cross the threshold leading to the inquisition chamber. He did. How ever, call a Twelfth ward alderman to one side and. under cover of an angle of wall, whisper in his ear some very confidential communication, which appeared very like instruction.
The first witness yesterday morning was C. A. Alther, the clerk in Huhn's drugstore. It took but little time to find out that he knew nothing, so he was excused, and E. H. Barrett, of the Asbestine Stone company, was called. He was wanted in reference to the statement that several aldermen have had free pavements laid in front of their houses In onsideration of voting the right way in the council. He remarked, as he left the court house, that the grand jury had evidently got hold of the wrong member of his firm. No more witnesses could be found about the court house just then, and the grand jury adjourned until 2 o'clock in the afternoon.
At 2 o'clock C. A. Nimocks went before the grand jury, and lie stayed there until after 3 o'clock. A. G. Parkhurst, proprietor of a patent curbing and gut ter establishment, then took a turn with the jury, and when he reappeared F. E. Barrett, of the Asbestine Stone company, took his place. Barrett was not gone long, and his place was filled by A. B. Merriam, also of the Asbestine Stone company. L. P. Crevier and F. C. Penny, both real estate men, were the next and the last witnesses for the day. The rest of the time until adjournment was occupied by the jury in talking over what they had found out,and the possibility of securing an adjournment before to-night.
The street railway business has not been looked into quite as fully as the grand jury seems to have intended doing. Anderson and Douglass are not in the city; in fact they left as soon as it became whispered about, a few days ago, that the awarding of street railway privileges and franchises would be taken. Ald. Ingenhutt appeared at the court house yesterday afternoon, but he has not yet been called as a witness before the jury.
The paving business has contributed a large share of the witnesses before the grand jury, and it is on this subject that several aldermen will be caught, if caught at all. Several ldermen have had elegant new walks put down in front of their houses which are believed to have cost but little in dollars and cents. It is alleged that, in consideration of their voting the right way on bids in the council, the aldermen have had their property beautified without the expenditure of a cent. Aid. Reeves is chairman of the paying committee in the city council, and is also supposed to be interested in the Parkhurst Curbing and Gutter company. It is in this connection that Reeves comes to the notice of the grand jury.

The St. Paul Globe
Sunday, September 29, 1889
Page 1
Judge Smith Restrains the City
From Putting Asphalt on Park Avenue.
Edward H. Barrett and the other members of the firm of the Minneapolis
Sidewalk and Pavement company have begun an action against August G. Parkhurst, the Parkhurst Paving company and the German-American - bank and the city of Minneapolis. "The action is brought to have a contract relating to the paving of Portland avenue between the city and the parties in the action amended. Judge Hooker has approved a bond temporarily enjoining the German-American bank and the city from paying the money
on the contract to the Parkhurst Paving company.
The difficulty arose something in this wise. Parkhurst was engaged in the
employ of the company, and secured and made contracts. The plaintiffs
claim that he secured this contract for their company, and afterwards formed the Parkburst Paving company and did the work independent of them. Judge Smith yesterday made permanent the temporary injunction granted some days ago restraining the city officials from carrying the resolutions of the council ordering the paving of Park avenue with asphalt. The applicants for the injunction claimed that the resolutions did not pass the council by the necessary two-thirds vote. Judge Smith held that any violation of the provisions of the city council in this respect would
be bad policy. As the council annulled the order for the paving Friday night,
the order was hardly necessary.
Moline, Milburn & Stoddard Company has sued George S. Mayhew for $854.83 claimed on notes, etc.

St. Paul Daily Globe
Wednesday, August 24, 1887
Page 2
Suit was begun by the Asbestine Stone
company against R. E. Patterson and the
Northern Pacific Railroad company for $1,782.60
on a contract tor the cement flooring
for the Northern Pacific paint shop, at Como.

The St. Paul Globe
Wednesday, August 25, 1886
Page 5
Minnesot, Patents
Special to the Globe
Washington, Aug. 24.— The following
patents were issued to-day to citizens of
Minnesota: Edward H. Barrett. Minneapolis,
tile pavement; Philander B. Cook.
Hastings, whiffletree hook; Albert M. Butz,
Minneapolis, therm o-electric damper regulator
and alarm; Andrew Jacobson Foster,
device for releasing animals; Peter L. Simpson,
Minneapolis, brick machine; Henry J.
Small and J. McNaughton, Brainerd, liquid
pressure generator.

The St. Paul Globe
Tuesday, July 14, 1885
Page 2
Daniel G. Peck and Augustus S. Sampson
began a suit yesterday in the United States
court against Edward H. Barrett, F. E. Barrett
and Daniel Elliott, doing business as the
Asbestos Stone company, alleging an
infringement upon a patent flag stone.
The parties are Minneapolitans.
A perpetual injunction is prayed for.

New York Times 1895

Mpls Journal

Mpls City Pages 1905

Mpls City Pages 1901

Mpls City Pages 1899

Mpls City Pages 1894

Mpls City Pages 1891

Mpls City Pages 1885/6

Mpls City Pages 1882/3

Mpls City Pages 1881/2

Mpls City Pages 1877/8

Mpls City Pages 1875

History of Hennepin County - Page 416

Wintermute History 1900 - Page 92