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William Barret
Birth: Nov. 29, 1786
Richmond
Richmond City
Virginia, USA
Death: Jan. 20, 1871
Richmond
Richmond City
Virginia, USA

Businessman. A Tobacco manufacturer, he opened one of the first large tobacco factories in Richmond and quickly amassed a large fortune. One of his slaves, a tobacco worker namded Henry "Box" Brown, gained notoriety in 1849, when he escaped in a box shipped from Richmond to Philadelphia, where he became an abolitionist author and speaker. One of the wealthiest men in Richmond at the time of his death, he died when he set his dressing gown on fire while lighting his pipe. (bio by: Garver Graver) 
 
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 Parents:
  John Barret (1748 - 1830)
  Mary Strachan Barret (1748 - 1825)
 
 Siblings:
  John Strachan Barret (1782 - 1856)*
  Peter Strachan Barret (1785 - 1850)*
  William Barret (1786 - 1871)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hollywood Cemetery
Richmond
Richmond City
Virginia, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Garver Graver
Record added: Dec 04, 2002
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