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Offline RCB

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Barrett of Phillidelphia
« on: Sunday 05 June 11 12:14 BST (UK) »
Hello, I'm new to the US boards. A few questions to get me started.
1. Can we search by State/county as we do on the UK boards
2. Is there a national BMD archive like the UK GRO.

Using the US 1870 and 1880 census I found a friends grandmother Frederica Barrett born 1863 Phillidelphia, daughter of Lawrence Barrett born PA about 1836 of Irish parents, he was a sea captain, a clipper called the Mariquitta. His wife Frederica Barrett was born Ireland.  The marriage details would help us know more.  Five daughters Margaret, Frederica, Ellen, Annie, and Leonora, and as is often the case the 4 younger girls were known to each other as Freddy, Nell, Nan, and Nora.
There is a story that one of the parents, probably Lawrence, was quite closely related to the USA's president who had the shortest term in office William Harrison.
Frederica worked in New York for a publication "Book News" She lived alone and was probably involved in Womens rights.  She came to the UK in the 1890's aged about 32 and either married or was let down by an Englishman.  But she managed to find a friend of her fathers, another sea faring man who made trips to the US.  He was a widower with young children, they married, had more children, and now I'm helping her grand-daughter to add some facts to the story she knows.  Cheers  Fred

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Re: Barrett of Phillidelphia
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 05 June 11 13:33 BST (UK) »
No, there is nothing national that covers vital records for everyone. 

There are some vital records for Philadelphia on www.familysearch.org.

 

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Re: Barrett of Phillidelphia
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 05 June 11 13:38 BST (UK) »
Thanks for the quick reply, I thought that might be the case.  Oh well on with the show. F

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Re: Barrett of Phillidelphia
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 05 June 11 13:40 BST (UK) »
I wonder if Lawrence might also be known as Leonard.  The 1870 Census lists him as L.D., and there's a Philadelphia death record for an 8-month old Leonard W. F. Barrett, son of Leonard D. & Frederica Barrett.   This 1900 Census - http://www.rootschat.com/links/0dlk/ - seems to fit reasonably well with the parents' ages & the son Stephen fits with the son "S" on the 1880 Census.

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Re: Barrett of Phillidelphia
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 05 June 11 13:57 BST (UK) »
Also, this death record for Leonard D. Barrett says he was a steamship captain:  http://www.rootschat.com/links/0dll/  No mention of Ireland in his or his parents' births, but it seemed like too much of a coincidence not to make note of it.

I thought this might be a maybe for Frederica's death record - http://www.rootschat.com/links/0dlm/




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Re: Barrett of Phillidelphia
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 05 June 11 14:06 BST (UK) »
The name Rutledge seems to have siginificance to the family - Stephen and wife Mary McGuckin had a son Leonard Rutledge Barrett 15 February 1908 in Orange, Union, New Jersey, who died
February 1984 in Summit, Union, New Jersey. A Mary Rutledge and William appeared on earlier Census with them.

Leonard Barrett - Last Residence:   07901  Summit, Union, New Jersey.
SSN was issued in New York (Before 1951)

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« Reply #6 on: Sunday 05 June 11 16:48 BST (UK) »
Leonard Rutledge Barrett appears in US School Year Books Index at Princeton University in 1928/1929/1931/1932 - the address is 377 Tillon Road. South Orange. New Jersey in 1928.

His sister Stephanie Barrett born 9 October 1910 New Jersey appears on New York Passenger Lists.

Stephanie Barrett. Born about 1910 Roselley. New Jersey and aged 17 years
Travelling Le Havre to New York on De Grasse. Arriving 7 th May 1928.
Passport No:- 451010,
Address 377 Tillon Road. South Orange. New Jersey.

Stephanie Barrett. Born about 1911 Roselle. New Jersey and aged 24 years.
Travelling   Hamilton, Bermuda to New York arriving 22 November 1935 on the Monarch of Bermuda.
Going to 8 Glenside Road. S. Orange. New Jersey

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« Reply #7 on: Sunday 05 June 11 16:54 BST (UK) »
In 1910 Stephen and Mary/May have 1 son and live Roselle, Union, New Jersey.

Stephen F Barrett 33 Born PA. Life Insuramce Broker.
Mary C Barrett 30 Born PA. Had 2 children and 1 survives.
Leonard R Barrett 2 Born New Jersey


This is Stephen Barrett and Family in Roselle, Union, New Jersey in 1920. Children all born New Jersey.

Stephen F Barrett 39 Born PA. Insurance Broker.
May Barrett 38 Born PA
Leonard Barrett   11 Stephanie Barrett 9 Elizabeth Barrett  7
Kathleen Barrett  4 Cynthia Barrett 2 Robert Barrett 10 months.
Gertrude Thorpe    24 Maid

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« Reply #8 on: Sunday 05 June 11 16:55 BST (UK) »
Stephanie Greves   - Born 9 th October 1910 and Died August 1971
Last Residence:   07940  Madison, Morris, New Jersey,
SSN was issued in New Jersey (Before 1951)

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