Monday, June 28, 2010

Family Bible Of Barrett Family Of Concord, Massachusetts Connects To 1600s

BarrettThere's a family bible of one of the older families of Massachusetts on sale at eBay. It concerns the Barrett family who have lived at Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts since the early colonial era although this particular bible contains family information starting in the mid-to-late 1700s.

The bible itself was printed in 1809 by Matthew Carey of MA and is in fairly good condition for it's age. There are numerous pictures of the bible and its contents on the eBay auction. There are 5 pages of Barrett and related family history information with, according to the seller:

Births 1755 - 1895
Marriages 1779 - 1870
Deaths 1826 - 1944

The bible originally belonged to Amos Barrett and his wife Mary Hubbard who wed in 1779. Unfortunately the information is a bit difficult to read in the photographs provided, but some details are legible. One of the entries that I can make out is the marriage of Rufus Gilmore and Abigail Barrett, 18 June 1816. Looking online, this Rufus Gilmore is Rufus Gilmore Jr born 25 Dec 1790 at Union, Knox, Maine, the sone of Rufus Gilmore and Sally or Sarah Robbins.

If you are doing genealogical research and have family that lived in or around the area of Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, you might want to take a look at this site: Barrett Family Tree, which has 48 pages showing the descent from Humphrey Barrett (b: 1630 England, d: 3 Jan 1714/15 at Concord). Lots and lots of families and names to read through and there is a connection down to Amos Barrett and Mary Hubbard.

If you want to take a look at the family bible (and all the pictures of family history), the eBay item number is 370400590550.

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