Samuel C. BARRETT, SR.

Name of Patriot: Samuel C. Barrett, Sr. NSSAR Patriot # P-109690

Submitted by: Michael Wayne Barrett

Born Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania, February 21, 1758. At eighteen, Samuel enlisted in Revolutionary War as Private (Second Virginia Regular Line) at Shenandoah Co., Virginia, fall 1776 for 3 year term. After enlistment, marched to Williamsburg, Virginia, under Capt. Morgan Alexander and stayed until spring 1777. Regiment marched to Baltimore, Maryland, where company put on board ship to prevent Tories from supplying English with provisions. Regiment continued at sea 5-6 weeks before disembarking in Maryland mid-1777. After going ashore, regiment marched to Philadelphia, PA, where Capt. Morgan Alexander resigned and was succeeded by Capt. Marcus Calmes. Regiment marched to near Amboy, NJ, where regiment was in Battle of Monmouth, NJ, 07/1778, where Capt. Calmes resigned and succeeded by Captain Thomas Catlett 1779. Company under Capt. Catlett marched to White Plains, NY, and encamped. Regiment involved in taking Stony Point, NY, under General Wayne 07/1779. Following service, Samuel regularly discharged on return of the Army from the north in Maryland.

Samuel married Mary Ellen (Hanna) in 1780 in western Maryland or Pennsylvania. During early married years, Samuel Barrett lived in Washington Co., Maryland, in 08/1777, 12/1782, and 03/1784.

On September 13, 1784, Samuel granted land warrant "Wolf Path" on Ten Mile Creek in Washington Co., PA., of 400 acres adjacent to John Barrett & Edward Barrett. Tract deeded to Robert Morris 1786.

Samuel Barrett listed on tax lists for Fayette County, Pennsylvania: Springhill Township for 1785, 1786, 1787, 1788, & 1789 and Wharton Township for 1796.

Samuel Barret and family listed on 1790 Fayette County (Springhill Township), Pennsylvania, census.

Samuel and family left Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, about 1798 and moved to Wood Co., (W.) Virginia. Samuel bought 10 1/4 acres of land on south side of the Little Kanawha River about 2 miles southeast of Parkersburg, Wood Co., (W.) Virginia. from James Neal, on 04/05/1802. (Wood County DB 1, page 178)

Samuel listed on the following Wood Co., (W.) Virginia, censuses with his family: Samuel Barret (1810), Samuel Barrett Sr, (1820), Samuel Barret (1830).

Mary Ellen was a homemaker and the mother of 10 children. She died in Wood Co., (W.) Virginia, on August 20, 1834, at the age of about 74 and is buried in Wood Co., W. Va.

Samuel died in Wood Co., (W.) Virginia, on September 15, 1838, at the age of 80 and is also buried in Wood Co., W. Va.
Samuel Barrett's WILL written Wood Co., (W.) Virginia, on April 11, 1838; admitted to probate September 18, 1838; Heirs: beloved daughter Elizabeth Barrett, all real estate proceeds; son Jefferson Barrett, all land after Elizabeth’s death; son William Barrett, $100; son Caleb Barrett, $100; Henry Lowers, $100 (husband of daughter Mary Barrett per Wood County DB 14, page 486); Samuel Barrett, $100; granddaughter Ann Vaughan, $50; $1 each to children of my son John Barrett, deceased; $1 each to children of Patrick Caldwell; and $1 each to children of my daughter Anna Vaughan, deceased. (Wood County WB 3, pgs. 341-342)