(Compiled by direct descendant, Flora L. VerStraten)
Civil War Veteran
The following obituary from the Steubenville, Weekly Herald, Jan 2, 1913, pg. 4.
The funeral services of John Barrett were held on Sunday, Rev. I.E. Miller officiating. The pallbearers were, J.T. Stewart, George Barthold, W.A. Clifton, J. (?) Maple, John George, J.W. Sanders.
Steubenville Union Cemetery Association, Interment Records
John Barrett, 70 years old, place of birth listed as Ohio. Cause of his death was heart exhaustion, occupation listed as steel worker. Listed as a veteran (not listed with the Civil War Veterans Cemetery Records).
Pension File for John Barrett
John enlisted as a private in Company F, of the 25th OVI on June 13th, 1861 and was honorably discharged with a disability in Baltimore, MD on August 9th, 1862.
Jefferson County, Federal Census
John Barrett was born 18 Dec 1842 in Steubenville, Ohio and married Harriet Atkinson (of Brooke County, VA, now WV) on the 19 of April 1864. They are found in the 1870 census in Steubenville, Jefferson County, with six children listed as:
1. Ross M born 19 Feb 1865
2. Jennie M born 16 May 1867
3. Raleigh B born 27 Nov 1869
4. George B born 26 Dec 1872
5. Ellen born 22 Sept 1875
6. Charles 13 Dec 1880
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