|Birth: ||Jan. 16, 1770|
|Death: ||Oct. 31, 1844|
New York, USA
The fourth and youngest son of Oliver and Anna (Fiske)Barrett of MA. Benjamin's parents married in Lexington MA in 1754 and moved to Westford where, in 1776, Oliver Barrett was called up to the "Minuteman" militia. In 1777 he served as an enlisted soldier under Gen. Gates against the Burgoyne forces when he was killed in battle at 51 years of age.
Benjamin's mother remarried around 1779 when he was about nine years old. His stepfather, Lt. Moses Parker,"bound out" Benjamin as an apprentice to learn the trade of a tanner and currier in MA.
He married Betsy Gerrish in Westminster,MA on Jan. 1st, 1795 and moved to Royalston MA to open his tanning and currier business. In 1803 he moved with his family to Wilton, NH to continue his business. In 1811 he closed his Wilton business and moved to Springfield NY to farmland he had purchased. With his sons George and Benjamin he again worked as a tanner and currier.
He and his wife Betsy had 11 children. He was a Deacon at the Presbyterian church and was said to be a "liberal minded, public spirited man..kind neighbor and affectionate and indulgent husband and father..who had lived not for himself alone, but also for the community in which he resided."
Oliver Barrett (1726 - 1777)
Anna Fiske Barrett Parker (1736 - 1823)
Betsy Gerrish Barrett (1774 - 1836)
Gerrish Barrett (1797 - 1857)*
George Barrett (1818 - 1904)*
Benjamin Fiske Barrett (1770 - 1844)
Bethiah Barrett Whitney (1774 - 1849)**
Middle Village Cemetery
New York, USA
Created by: Denise Haviland
Record added: Jun 05, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70912205