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Biographical and Historical Record of Ringgold and Decatur Counties, Iowa
Lewis Publishing Company, 1887. pp. 319 - 320.

J. T. BARRETT

"J. T. BARRETT, farmer, section 5, Middle Fork Township, was born in Brown County, Ohio, July 5, 1842. His parents were James and Margaret (Butt) Barrett, the former a native of Columbiana County, Ohio, and the latter of Brown County. They were married near Russellville, and reared nine children John T., Frances E., Gilbert L., William H., Rebecca, A. C., Mary, George and Melcena. When twelve years of age his parents removed to Warren County, Illinois, where his early life was spent on the farm and attending the common schools. His father died in 1861, and in 1867 the family removed to Story County, Iowa where J. T. resided until 1881, when he settled upon his present farm, which was then in a wild state. He owns 120 acres, all in a good state of cultivation and well improved, a comfortable home, out-buildings for stock, and a good orchard. He was married September 15, 1875, to Miss Margaret A. Silvers, born in High Point Township, Decatur County, July 19, 1857, and daughter of Jesse and Sylvia (Trullinger) Silvers, the former a native of Kentucky, and the latter of Indiana. The father came to Iowa in 1843, and the mother in 1849. They were married in Davis County, and reared a family of nine children G. C., Thomas J., Nancy, Margaret, Adaline, Henry, Priscilla and Alda. Mr. and Mrs. Barrett have six children William Lee, Jesse Cross, George Emmett, Ora Lafayette, Charles Lloyd and Floyd. In politics Mr. Barrett is a Republican. He is a member of the Masonic and other societies. Postoffice, Redding.

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