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Barrett Family Reunion 2003 South Carolina

The Barrett Descendants Reunion 2003

May 23 to 25

Greenville, South Carolina

"We Arrived As Strangers, and Left As Heartfelt Family"

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Conference Room Discoveries

We all met at the Quality Inn Conference room on Friday,Saturday, Sunday and Monday nights. We made some ground breaking discoveries.

1. Joseph Barrett's first wife's name. Researched and discovered by Gerry Dickens. Karen, Gerry, Janet and Jim all looked over all the documents and we all concur this was indeed his first wife. We would still like Ann Lila to look over all the evidence also.

2. The letter written by John Barrett to David Barrett that is included in the Civil lawsuit papers, was in fact written by Joseph Barrett. The documents were looked over by Karen, Gerry, Jim, and Janet and they all concur that this letter was written by Joseph Barrett and not John Barrett as was previously believed.

3. Frances Morgan brought the original "Mintoria Family Record" written by Mintoria(granddaughter of Elizabeth "Betsey" Wilson Barrett Hutchins),naming Hannah's maiden name as Doty. This record contains 6 pages on the Hutchins family.

4. Many new family lines were discovered as well as pictures we did not previously have.

5. A Margaret "Peggy" Barrett Prince descendant was discovered and we are trying to get in touch with her now to get her family information.

Conference Room Pictures

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Luncheon at Tyger Baptist Church

The ladies at the church made everyone a Spaghetti Supper, with Spaghetti, Salads and Deserts. Everything was so good. They had decorated the fellowship hall tables with white linen tablecloths with taspestry runners on each table. The centerpieces were red, white and blue square candle holders with patriotic ribbons wrapped around each one. They were filled with flowers. They set large Red, White and Blue felt ribbons in several places around the room along with a beautiful flower centerpiece on the food table and one of the large ribbons attached. The luncheon was served for donations by the Missions group at the church. Stacy Finley and his wife help to build Churches in Costa Rica, South America. With the Church Missions fund,the Church Service and the luncheon, the total donated on Sunday was about $1700.00.00 for thier next missions trip.

We were fortunate enough to see The Findly's presentation in the Church Services.

The food that was left over (which was a lot) from the luncheon went to a family who the mother has cancer and is taking Chemo treatments,she is a single mother with 4 small children.

It would be nice if everyone could send the church a thank you note or card. They were so wonderful, I picked up the key on Thursday and they told me the Church was ours to come and go until Sunday night. The ladies took so much time and care to make sure everything was perfect for us. Kay, and a few others set all the food out for us. They also invited Bill and Louise Barrett (Melba Barrett's parents) to pull in their driveway and hook their connections from the RV to their parsonage. They went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect for us. The address for the church is:

Tyger Baptist Church

Hwy 414

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Rev. Jake Darnell and Susan Darnell

All the money left over from the marker was donated to the church, I will get the total from Jim Barrett and post it.

Luncheon Pictures

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Memorial Service

Jim Barrett Speech

(Jim Speech Here)

Jeff Barrett sang "If You Could See Me Now".
(Photo of Jeff singing)


Written by Kim Noblitt and performed by Truth

Our prayers have all been answered; I’ve finally arrived; The healing that had been delayed; Has now been realized. No one’s in a hurry; There’s no schedule to keep; We’re all enjoying Jesus; Just sitting at His feet.

If you could see me now; I’m walking streets of gold. If you could see me now; I’m standing tall and whole. If you could see me now; You’d know I’d seen His face. If you could see me now, You’d know the pain’s erased. You wouldn’t want me to ever leave this place. If you could only see me now.

My light and temporary trials; Have worked out for my good. To know it brought Him glory; When I misunderstood. Though we’ve had our sorrows; They can never compare; What Jesus has in store for us; No language can share.

Larry Johnson Speech

(Remarks by Larry Johnson at the Tyger Baptist Church)

Why are we here today? What would motivate seventy-five or more people, strangers last week for the most part, to come hundreds of miles, some even 1500 or more miles to this location at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Well, we are here for a special occasion; we are here to remember and honor Reuben Barrett and his wife Hannah. Also, we are here to dedicate a new stone to mark their last resting place on this earth. This weekend we have come together as strangers, but we’re here today as family to remember Reuben and Hannah. And we’re doing this in the very locale that they chose to spend their lives as adults and in which they chose to be buried. It’s appropriate that we remember Reuben and Hannah. We should remember them with admiration and pride for their lives and what they did.
There will be some people that will talk to you about the family and about Reuben’s military record, but there are three things I would like to mention briefly. First, consider their family. They raised twelve children. That gets my attention and my respect immediately; to raise twelve children. And they had remarkable family values that they passed on to their children. Evidently, Reuben and Hannah were educated; they could read and write. they were literate for that day and age. I have ancestors that lived a hundred years after Reuben and Hannah that had to have witnesses to their marks on documents because they couldn’t read and write. So we know that they were well educated, and that education for their children was important. In Reuben’s will, he made provisions that money should be set aside to insure that the younger children that had not finished their education would be able to finish their education. We know that Reuben served as a Justice of the Quorum, or Justice of the Peace, and he served as a good citizen. He apparently taught his children and he perhaps taught school; some of his children taught school. He passed on to them the desire to be of service. He was a landowner. You have to be a good manager to be a landowner and make the land produce in this area or any area. You have to be industrious. Those of you that grew up on a farm know that farmland doesn’t plow itself; it doesn’t do its own work. So, he was a landowner and a citizen in the community.
And he must have instilled in his children, courage. The same courage that he himself demonstrated as you will see. Certainly, he didn’t raise them in an atmosphere of timidity. We know that they weren’t timid, whether it was riding a horse in places you wouldn’t expect them to or whether it was going on west as many of them did. Many of their children moved south and west. David went over the mountains, went into Tennessee, others settled new lands as they opened up. So they weren’t timid. We know that a grandson, when he was in his twenties, left the United States completely. He left the country; he went to another nation. He went to Texas. Texas was an independent nation with its own president. He left the established laws and government of the colonies. He went to Texas when it was not that well settled. And we appreciate him for that. (As an aside, for those of you who are Texans, you know that there are a lot of heritage organizations in Texas. Stephen F. Austin took families to Texas, and if you are a descendant of “Austin’s Old Three Hundred” you’re about on the top rung. Or if you are a descendant of the defenders of the Alamo or of those that fought at San Jacinto, you are in an exclusive group. But descendants of those people who lived in Texas when Texas was an independent nation, the sons and daughters of the Republic of Texas, are an exclusive group too. And John Whitten Barrett provided that distinction to our clan of Barrett’s when he was in his twenties.)
We know that their family life was exemplary in many ways and that they passed on good characteristics to their children, but we also know that Reuben and Hannah were dedicated to the service of the Lord. Right here at this location, at this church, Tyger Baptist Church, records indicate that they were servants and apparently they brought up their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord because we know that at least two of their sons were church clerks here. One of them was a clerk here at the age of nineteen, and that speaks well of them for raising their children to respect God and service to God.
And then the third thing we honor them for is Reuben’s service to the country. In that time when the prospects of a colonists’ victory over the King of England looked bleak at best, and it seemed that the Kings forces outnumbered the colonial patriots by a large number, Reuben was willing to risk his all. He was willing to risk his life. he was a married man and a father. He put that at risk here in this very area. Karen Hett will discuss at greater length his military achievements and what we know about his military service. But it was a time when cousin was against cousin, neighbor against neighbor and yet Reuben was willing to put that on the line and fight for what he believed in and served in the Revolutionary War.
So then, considering their service to the Lord, his service to the country, and their family values that they passed down to their children, it is altogether fitting that we honor them today and that we dedicate this new stone marker in a few minutes, across the road, to mark their grave sites. Not that the field stones that are there are inadequate; certainly they have served the purpose for perhaps nearly two hundred years, but that later generations, even of their own descendants, that come this way can observe and see more than just their initials. They can observe his service to the country, their life spans and reflect upon that. And so it’s proper that we remember them in this service and in this dedication so that they will not be forgotten by future generations.
Now Sheryn Welburn will talk to you in greater detail about the family of Reuben and Hannah for you genealogists. And for you historians, Karen Hett is going to discuss his military records that are available.

Sheryn Welburn Speech

Reuben Barrett

We've gathered here to honor Reuben Barrett his wife Hannah and their children. Many of us believe we are descended from this family. A paper trail has lead us to this conclusion. Our research and family testimony point to Reuben and Hannah Barrett founding their family here in the Greenville-Spartanburg areas of South Carolina in the 1770’s. We do not know exactly when they arrived or where they came from. With continued research, perhaps we will find a clue. Rueben did have a brother Arthur Barrett and a sister Nancy Barrett Barton in the Greenville area; Arthur being a witness to his Will and named therein; Nancy referred to in family letters.

Reuben probably was born about 1755, according to several diligent researchers. This age was deduced by using dates on Military records. It is believed he migrated to the old 96 District probably near the age of 20 and married probably in 1778. We do know he and Hannah lived out their lives here, north of Greenville, raising 12 children, 6 sons, and 6 daughters. These children were born from the years 1779 to 1806. (Source: Odom Family Page)

Hannah is believed to be the mother of all his children, though there is some speculation, due to the range in age of the children, that this may not be so. There are no records discovered, so far, that suggest she is not the mother of all. The fact that one woman had 12 children over a 26 period is pretty phenomenal, at least by today's standards. Hannah's maiden name is unknown though thought to be either Doty or Nelson. There have also been other theories as to her last name.

To give a historical perspective, at the time Reuben was born the American Colonies had been unsettled for some time with the English taxation and English laws being protested. The population of the colonies was exceeding 2 and half million people. In 1770, The Boston Massacre took place and Reuben would have been about 15. In 1775, at twenty he is found in South Carolina. In 1778 when he was 23, Paul Revere took his famous ride in Massachusetts and that is the year he married.

In 1780 Reuben was drafted into the Spartan Regiment as a private and military accounts state the following. He served in Aug. and Sept. 1780 under Capt. Charles Holloway. From Sept. 1780 to Feb. 1781 he served under Capt. Dennis Trammell. From Feb. 1781 and March 1781 he was with Capt. Lawson. Colonel John Thomas was the colonel of the Spartan Regiment during all that time and the name John Thomas appears in subsequent Barrett generations. Military records show that Reuben had two horses shot out from under him at the Battle of Cowpens.

Upon his return home he and Hannah settled on Wild Cat Creek of the South Tyger River, now aren't those Romantic titles, on property purchased from Joseph Doty, the original holder of this land grant. Reuben applied for several Military Land Grants from the New American Government. Other land transactions are recorded through the years and remain a waiting challenge to unravel for a willing researcher.

While Reuben was a soldier, Hannah had been home with their daughter Mary, nicknamed, in true southern tradition, as Polly. Was Hannah alone, or did she live with relatives? This is not known. After the War Reuben and Hannah resumed having children and their second child, John was born in 1783, Joseph in 1884. Then there were David, Margaret, known as Peggy, Reuben Jr., Nancy, Hannah, Arthur, William R., Prudence, referred to in documents as Prudie and Elizabeth, known as Betsy.

Reuben was a plantation owner and did have slaves. Public records say he had 4 slaves. Testimonies have said he had more. Court records and court testimony indicate they were special to the family and lived closely with them, showing their welfare was carefully considered. Reuben was a Justice of the Quorum, or what we would know today as Justice of the Peace. This indicates he was an educated man. Hannah is also believed to be educated as she signed her own name to a deed of sale of a Land Grant Property that she and Reuben sold. Evidently her signature was required as she was married to Reuben at the time the land was granted. In 1803 Hannah witnessed a deed with David and Reuben, again signing her own name. Two of their sons, Joseph, and David served as Church Clerks here at Tygerville Baptist Church. David was just 17 when he joined the church and 19 when he became Clerk on his birthday in 1805.

Reuben and Hannah educated all of their children and they are all listed in his Will. The children of Reuben and Hannah married into local families. The names of their spouses include Jackson, Toles, Prince, Hutchins, Ward, Carradine, Sellers, Moore, Chastain, Whitten, Berry, and Miller. Some of these families stayed in the Greenville area and others moved west to settle the new territories. They lived long lives with dates of death perhaps as young as 53 and as much as 77. Three probably died in their 50’s, 6 were in their 60’s and 3 in their 70’s. This is a perfect Bell Curve for this family.

Hannah is believed to have died sometime before 1810 and is, as we believe, buried here at the Tygerville Baptist Church Cemetery. Two of her daughters, Polly and Peggy are buried here as well. Reuben married Thomison Prince in 1813; she too is buried in the Tygerville Baptist Church Cemetery. Reuben died in 1814, perhaps near his 60th birthday. It was the year Andrew Jackson fought the Battle of New Orleans.

The settlement of his estate can be found in court records here in Greenville. It seems to have been somewhat divisive among the children, for the older ones were required to give up ownership of their homes in order to comply with Reubenís will to share the value of his estate equally when all children were grown.

The documents we find for Rueben Barrett and Hannah indicate their commitment to their country, home and family. The served their nation, settled, created a home, raised a family together, provided education in school and church for their children. We are the descendents of these children and care for our families with the same dedication as generations before. We have been curious about those who have gone before us, curious as to whom they were, where went, what was their life like. So we began our research, individually, and now, collectively.

The result is that our curiosity lead us here to honor the lives of Reuben and Hannah Barrett and to mark their graves so that others could find them. They are a part of American history. We will not forget them. We do not want them to be forgotten.

Karen McCan Hett Speech

by Karen McCann Hett, presented upon the occasion of the service to honor our ancestors, Reuben and Hannah Barrett, and the ceremony to dedicate a marker for their graves in Tyger Baptist Cemetery, Tygerville, South Carolina, May 25, 2003

Reuben Barrett was a young married man with a baby daughter when the call came. He fought with the South Carolina State Militia before and after the fall of Charleston, although we have records only of his later service.

Charleston had fallen in May of 1780, and the Tories were committing attrocities throughout South Carolina. But the colonists whose sympathies were with the Whigs had not given up. On August first, Reuben joined a new regiment of the South Carolina State militia called the First Spartan, under his neighbor, Col. John Thomas, Jr.

His first contact with the enemy probably came at the battle of Musgrove’s Mill on August 18th. A large party of loyalists was encamped at the site on the Enoree River. The men of the Spartan Regiment were sent to provoke the enemy to cross the river into a trap. The strategy worked, and the Tories fled across the river.

We don’t know if he was at the Battle of King’s Mountain, but he was certainly in the battle at Blackstock’s Plantation on November 20th, when he was under Capt. Dennis Trammel. This took place in what is now Union County. General Sumter won a victory over Tarleton, and the Spartan Regiment was employed in checking the operations of the Tories and in restricting their intercourse with the British Army.

The Battle of the Cowpens took place on January 17th, 1781. At this time Reuben was still under Capt. Trammel, who is known to have fought in that battle. The American General, Morgan, was being pursued by a thousand British soldiers under Tarleton. The Spartan Regiment assisted Col. Morgan by keeping an eye on the British movements. When Tarleton began to move, they hurried to inform Morgan at the Cowpens and took their places with their commands in the lines of battle.

Benjamin Roebuck, one of Reuben’s neighbors, succeeded Thomas as commander of the Spartan Regiment. In Abbeville District on Mud Lick Creek was a fort called Williams Fort, occupied by British and Tories. They were terrorizing the country with robberies and ravages, and Col. Roebuck was determined to break up this nest of plunderers.

Roebuck’s force was no more than a hundred and fifty men. History tells us that, on the 17th of March 1781, they were able to draw the enemy out of the fort and then to ambush them. We are certain that Reuben was fighting with Roebuck that day.

Reuben seems to have come through these battles unscathed, although we do know that he had a horse shot out from under him.

Reuben’s last day of service was eleven days after the battle of Mud Lick. Meanwhile, the British forces had been weakened and demoralized. Patriot forces were now recapturing many British posts in South Carolina and Georgia.

By July, the British held only Savannah and Charleston. No further fighting took place in the South except for guerilla action. Our young man, Reuben Barrett, went home at the end of March to get his crops in the ground and to go about the business of building a bettter life for himself and his family.

Although he was one among many who fought for what he believed in, for freedom from oppression, for the right to forge his own destiny in this land of opportunity, he was infinitely important to those of us who bear his blood. He is our own special Patriot, our ancestor, our father.

We gather here today to honor his memory and to celebrate his life. Let us forever remember his service to his nation, to his church, and to his family.

Karens Sources for Speech

Jeff Barrett Sang "Proud to Be An American" by Lee Greenwood.

God Bless the USA

If tomorrow all the things were gone I'd worked for all my life, And I had to start again With just my children and my wife, I'd thank my lucky stars To be livin' here today. Cause the flag still stands for freedom And they can't take that away.

And I'm proud to be an American Where at least I know I'm free And I won't forget the men who died Who gave that right to me And I gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today Cause there ain't no doubt I love this land God bless the USA

(Everyone stood up after about half of the first verse), and there was not a dry eye in the crowd.
From the lakes of Minnesota To the hills of Tennessee Across the plains of Texas From sea to shining sea From Detroit down to Houston And New York to LA Well there's pride in every American heart And its time we stand and say

That I'm proud to be an American Where at least I know I'm free And I won't forget the men who died Who gave that right to me And I gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today Cause there ain't no doubt I love this land God bless the USA

And I'm proud to be an American Where at least I know I'm free And I won't forget the men who died Who gave that right to me And I gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today Cause there ain't no doubt I love this land God bless the USA

Janet Barrett Walker Speech

The Storytellers of Reuben and Hannah

I want to thank all of you for coming to share this day with us. I am Janet Barrett Walker from the David Barrett son of Reuben Barrett line.

I not only want to honor Reuben and Hannah Barrett, I want to honor all of you who took the time out of your busy lives to share this special day with us. Because above all you honor family.

Many of you have devoted a large part of your lives to tell the story of Reuben and Hannah Barrett for future generations. If it were not for your dedication we would not be here today.

Some of the early storytellers were Elise Massey Shepard, Lois Barrett O'Kelly, Hays Barrett Hayes, Mr. Franks and of course Ann Lila, Gerry Dickens and Karen Hett. Some of whom are now gone and we are telling their stories, just as someday someone will pass down our story. I bet now they know the answer to the two great mysteries of our family. Who were Reuben's parents and what was Hannah's maiden name.

As you know Reuben and Hannah brought forth twelve children who in turn have become thousands and thousands of us today.

My husband jokes and says I "collect dead people",.....but you know..I don't see it that way because Reuben and Hannah and all that came during and after them are as much alive in my heart today as they were when they sat in this church.

So, as our parents took us to church so that we would know the promises made to us by Christ, we are here in faith....that these promises are true. We will meet again and meanwhile, we will remember and honor those who have gone before us, living in the hope of meeting again....And someday we WILL meet Reuben and Hannah.

I like to think they are smiling down on us today, their children all together again in this church as they were almost 200 years ago. Reuben and Hannah's children were a big part of their lives and hearts during their lifetimes. They are proud of us I am sure.... We are breathing their lives now and we are the storytellers of their hearts. Thank you

We all said The Lords Prayer Together.

Our Father who art in heaven,

Hallowed be thy name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, On earth as it is in heaven, Give us this day, Our daily bread, Forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive those who trespass against us, Lead us not into temptaion, But deliver us from evil, For thou art The Kingdom, The Power, and The Glory, Forever,Amen

Memorial Service Pictures

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Marker Dedication

Jim Alexander Speech


Today, the descendants of Reuben and Hannah Barrett gather together to dedicate this marker to a man who dreamed of freedom and fought for liberty in the American Revolution.

We can never honor the man without acknowledging the wife who stood by him. Our roots are here, and as our family members return home from fighting for freedom and liberty in a far away land, we know that our quest for freedom, our patriotic pride started with Reuben and Hannah Barrett.

Today, a grateful family marks this site so that all who come will know that patriots rest here, and they are not forgotten.

We sang America The Beautiful
(words to song here)

Dear Ancestors Poem

Compiled by Janet Barrett Walker

Dear Ancestors, the place you filled Almost two hundred years ago Spreads out among the ones you left Who would have loved you so.

So today we are standing here on hallowed ground, In this same spot where others stood those many years ago with broken hearts.

Today we talked where others cried, had we been born then , we too would have cried. For loved Ones whose lives are stilled.

Snatched from the arms of loving family, In the heartbreak of the ages. Is it to late to mourn? You did not know that we exist, You died and we were born Yet each of us are cells of you In flesh, in blood, in bone.

Today we see where our grandparents lay, In the last sleep of their time; Lying under the trees and the clouds Their beds kissed by the sun and wind.

Today we marked your final resting spot, for you lie beneath this hallowed ground For all the future generations to wonder no more. Today we recorded for kith and kin The graves of our ancestors past; To be preserved for generations hence, A record we know will last.

Your tombstone now stands among the rest; no more neglected or alone Your names are chisheled out On polished, marbled stone.

Cherish this memory we make today, For someday even this stone will crumble to dust and generations of family to come will be grateful you and I stood here today and left this marker in their trust.

Reuben Barrett Descendants said "The 23rd Psalms" Together
The 23rd Psalms

The Lord is my Shepard, I shall not want, He maketh me to lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside still waters, He restores my soul. He guides me in the path of righteousness, for his names sake. Even though I walk thru the valley of the shadow of death I shall fear no evil. For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff they comfort me. You prepare a table for me in the presence of mine enemies. You annoint my head with oil. My cup overflows, Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me, All the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Everyone placed small Americian Flags on Reuben and other Veterns graves.

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Attendees Of 2003 Reunion

We asked each person who attended the reunion to write a short story about their experience so that those of you who could not attend would be able to experience it thru us. To view the stories of each person who has submitted one just click on their name and it will take you to their story, then hit your back button to come back to this page.

If you haven't sent me your "story" please try to get it to me so I can post it.

We all hope you enjoy our recount of our experiences of the reunion and hope that all of you will be able to attend the reunion next year. We did not have "cousins" for several of the sibling lines. I hope that next year we will have at least a few from each sibling line.


There were at least three guests who attended the marker dedication at Tyger church.

When I say guests, I'm speaking of people who didn't register for the reunion, and who attended the dedication only, for various reasons.

First, I want to mention Mr. Bill Lindsey. He is a member of Tyger Baptist Cemetery Committee. The cemetery committee studied our request for placing a marker for Reuben and Hannah and checked into the validity of our claim that Reuben and Hannah were early members of Tyger and were, indeed, buried there. Mr. Lindsey came to the service and the dedication. Sheryn Welburn had a chance to talk with him before the service, and Roger and I, and Jim and Jan Barrett and perhaps others, spoke with him after the dedication. He showed us the hill above the cemetery (on the same side of the highway as the cemetery) where the original church stood; the old foundation stone is still visible.

Also, Mr. Lindsey brought us a blueprint showing location of early land owners in the vicinity, with a couple of plots showing Reuben Barrett. Janet has one of the copies and will put it on the website when she is able to have it reduced in size (or perhaps she already has it there). Mr. Lindsey told us that many people would like to tie in to Tyger Church, because it is so historic; that is the reason they check out claims carefully. He said they were thrilled to learn of the Barrett history, and the association of the Barretts to the Tyger Church.

Next, Mrs. Frieda Anne Chastain Liston attended the lunch, the service, and the dedication. She is a descendant of Abraham Chastain through his son Joseph. As all of you John descendants know, Abraham Chastain was the father of Emily "Milly" Chastain who married John Barrett, son of Reuben. Mrs. Liston lives in the area. I'm sure several of you met her and spoke with her.

The other people whom we were so happy to welcome to the lunch, the service, and the dedication are Bette Barton Howard Pittman and her husband, Carroll Pittman. Bette is a descendant of Nancy Barrett who married David Barton, and who is accepted as a sister of Reuben Barrett. Bette offered to help us get a newspaper article published in the Greer newspaper.

We were so happy to be able to welcome the above guests to the marker service.

John Barrett Line

Jim and Jan Barrett, Jeff and Bonnie Barrett, Bethany Barrett, Frances Marshall Morgan and James H. Morgan, Joyce Houge Miller and Ralph Miller, Paul and Patricia Barrett, Harold D. Barrett, Jill Barrett Spencer, Cady Joy Spencer, Jeremy Ryan Spencer, Bob and Becky Barrett, Havis McDonald,

Margaret Barrett Prince Line


David Barret Line

Karen and Roger Hett,Ina Barrett, Billie Jo Barrett Grey, Roy Barrett, Jim Alexander, Pat Baust, Sinjin Baust, Mercedes Rivas, Janet Barrett Walker, Hallie and Larry Johnson, Carolyn Ray Lewis and Jimmy Lewis,

Joseph Barrett Line

Glenn and Wannetta Morris, Gerry Dickens,Linda Cotten Haddock, Craig and Lou Nell Eady, Austin Eady, Erin Eady, Bill Barrett, Jean Barrett May and Spurgeon May, Joan Barrett Blanks and Boots Blanks, James and Joyce Massey, William Barrett, Tyler Barrett, Bill Barrett, Bill and Louise Barrett,

Mary Barrett Jackson Line


Nancy Barrett Sellers Line


William Barrett Line


Reuben Barrett Jr Line

Bob and Olivia Bowman, Genett Barrett Carpenter, Patricia Barrett Woods, Virginia Barrett Pace,

Arthur Barrett Line

Ann Smith Cummings, Janes Vernard Smith, James M. Phillips Sr., Dorthey Jernigan, Sheryn and Ross Welburn, Mark Smith, Dorthy Allen, James Phillips, Raphord and Nancy Barrett

Hannah Barrett Toles Line


Elizabeth Barrett Hutchins Line

Rosemary Hutchins Hayes, Francis Marshall Morgan and J.H. Morgan

Prudence Barrett Ward Line

Mark and Jacqueline Causey, Genett Carpenter, Patricia Barrett Woods, Virginia Barrett Pace, Bill and Louise Barrett,

Arthur (brother) Barrett Line

Barbara Glick, Harry W. Barrett, Leland Barrett,Lane and Melissa Barrett, Hayden Barrett, Ashley Dunfee, Steven Dunfee

Nancy Barrett Barton Line

Carroll Piman and Bette Barton Pittman

If I have left your name out or added your name when you did not attend please contact me so I can correct this page. Thank you.

more to come...I still have many many pictures and writings to add, as I receive them I will add them please check back often.......

Video of Memorial and Marker Service Available

During the memorial service and marker dedication in Greenville, SC, I ran my video camera. It's not a professional job by any stretch of the imagination. Just a home movie made by your cousin. However, it captures exactly what happened at Tyger Baptist Church on Sunday, May 25, 2003. There are history lessons, laughter, tears, songs, applause, scenery and lots of talking. The tape lasts just a little over an hour.

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