Matthew Barrett 1825

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Matthew Barrett (1825-1895) of Carrowmore (farm #18) small farmer
He was the Mathew Barrett who married Margaret Dowd on 8 February 1855. 

In 1842 and 1857 he lived at farm #18 Carrowmore, where he was leasing 12.5 acres of land and a house (taxed at £1 per year, must have been recently built). He was classed as a 'small tenant farmer, raising young cattle, and selling them on to graziers for fattening. His brother, Michael Barrett (1833-1890) had the farm next-door at #19 Carrowmore. They were both tenants of  Richard O'Farrell Caddell.

At the time of the next land valuation in 1864, this Mathew Barrett was recorded as "gone to America" and farm #18 Carrowmore was in the name of Michael Goldrick (aka Golrick).

It is believed that this Matthew & Michael Barrett were the brothers of Stephen Barrett (1842–1922) who emigrated to the US in 1863 (parents Stephen Barrett & Brigid Sharkett both deceased).

 

Matthew Barrett & Margaret Dowd of Carrowmore had two children: Stephen Barrett Jr (1855-1916) who became a hotel proporieter in McKean, Pennsylvania and Katie Barrett (b. 1858) who also lived in Franklin PA.

Additional Information
Date of Birth 12th Dec 1825 VIEW SOURCE
Date of Death 13th Aug 1895 VIEW SOURCE
Place & Date of Marriage Married on 8 February 1855. Their witnesses were John Barrett and Catherine Early. (Previously, on 06-Jul-1853, when Catherine Erly married John Barrett (1833-1877) of Finnor, Matthew Barrett stood as their witness. VIEW SOURCE
Spouse (First Name/s and Maiden/Surname) Margaret Dowd VIEW SOURCE
Mother (First Name/s and Maiden) Brigid Sharkett (1800-1842) of Boyle  
Father (First Name/s and Surname) Stephen Barrett (1795-1848) of Finnor  
Names of Children Stephen Barrett Jr (1855-1916) who became a hotel proporieter in McKean, Pennsylvania; Katie Barrett (b. 1858) who also lived in Franklin PA.  
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