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Rebecca Hubbard Barrett
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Birth: Jul. 11, 1717
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Oct. 18, 1806
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA

Note: The location of Rebecca Hubbard Barrett's burial site is UNCONFIRMED. She died at the age of 89. It seems likely that Rebecca would have been buried with her husband, Colonel James Barrett at Old Hill Burying Ground. This is in the process of being verified.

American Revolutionary War Heroines - Rebecca Barrett, wife of Concord's militia colonel, helped hide military stores and equipment around the farm and then remained at home to protect family and property from the expected British. She fed the searching soldiers upon request but refused money thrown at her commenting, "we are commanded to feed our enemy" and that their coins were "the price of blood." Rebecca's actions saved valuable military materials from discovery as well as her property from damage and her son from arrest.



From the book Swain and Allied Families: including Tilley, Howland, Chipman, Hale, Barrett, Gilbert, Fox, Brayton, Egerton, Huntington, St. John, Keyes. Compiled by William Chester Swain, page 68.

"Of Rebecca (Hubbard) Barrett, the following is from Harper's Magazine, 1875:

Capt. Parsons, with the other three companies, proceeded to Col. Barrett's, one mile and a half to the northwest, to destroy the stores there; they reached his house about eight o'clock, and just after Col. Barrett had left on his return to the rendezvous. Capt. Parsons said to Mrs. Barrett, ' Our orders are to search your house and your brother's from top to bottom.' She was requested to provide refreshments for the soldiers. * * * Mrs. Barrett was offered compensation for the refreshments, but she refused to take any, remarking ' We are commanded to feed our enemies.' They threw some money into her lap, which she finally retained, saying, ' This is the price of blood. * * * She had concealed some musket balls, cartridges and flints in casks in the attic, and covered them with feathers. They were not discovered."

Excerpt from Harper's Magazine, 1875

(9) Known Children with husband Colonel James Barrett [Primary Source of birthdates: Concord, Massachusetts Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1635-1850; By Concord (Mass.), George Tolman]:



James Barrett, Jr., page 135
04 Jan 1733/4 1799
m. Millicent Estabrook (1735 - )


Nathan Barrett, page 139
30 Dec 1735 1791


Lydia Barrett, page 147
06 Jun 1738 1809
m. Josiah Melvin (1727 - 1809)


Rebecca/Rebekah Barrett, page 154
19 Nov 1741 - 1775
m. George Minot (1741 - 1808)


Ephraim Barrett, page 163
03 Mar 1744 - 1771


Persis Barrett, page 172
25 Sep 1747 - 1781
m. Jonas Potter (1740 - 1821)


Stephen Barrett, page 186
29 Jan 1750 - 1824
m1. His second cousin (their grandfathers were brothers) - Sarah Barrett (1754 - 10 Jun 1788, page 419) on 22 Jun 1775.
(5) Known children, Stephen, Emerson, Sally, Nancy and Rebecca, page 253
m2. Phoebe/Phebe Bridge (1756 - 1845)


Peter Barrett, page 190
16 Apr 1755 - 1808


Lucy Barrett, page 210
20 Jul 1761 - 1787
m. Noah Barre Ripley (1749 - 1835) on 8 Apr 1783, page 252
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Joseph Hubbard (1689 - 1768)
  Rebecca Bulkeley Hubbard (1696 - 1772)
 
 Spouse:
  James Barrett (1710 - 1779)
 
 Children:
  James Barrett (1733 - 1799)*
  Nathan Barrett (1735 - 1791)*
  Rebecca Barrett Minott (1741 - 1775)*
  Ephraim Barrett (1744 - 1771)*
  Persis Barrett Potter (1747 - 1781)*
  Stephen Barrett (1750 - 1824)*
  Peter Barrett (1755 - 1808)*
  Lucy Barrett Ripley (1761 - 1787)*
 
 Siblings:
  Rebecca Hubbard Barrett (1717 - 1806)
  Peter Hubbard (1727 - 1753)*
  Lucy Hubbard Adams (1730 - 1791)*
  Hannah Hubbard Estabrook (1736 - 1803)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Old Hill Burying Ground
Concord
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
 
Created by: jvtree1
Record added: Jan 19, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 123752478
Rebecca <i>Hubbard</i> Barrett
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