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Barrett, Edward

EDWARD BARRETT was a Private in Captain Andrew Wallace’s Company, 12th Virginia Regiment (Col. James Wood), 4th Virginia Brigade (Brigadier General Charles Scott), 2nd Division (Major General Adam Stephen), Continental Army. EDWARD BARRETT came to America from Ireland in 1750 at the age of 10 or 11, so he would have been about 36 years old when he enlisted 10 October 1776 for two years. On December 28th, 1786, after the war, he received from the State of Virginia a certificate for L33, 6s, 7d as a balance of full pay. Five of his descendants in my direct line have been named after him, with my son being number 4 of “4 in a row.”

Ed Barrett
Relationship: 4th Great Grandfather

1 comment on Barrett, Edward

  1. I am wondering if this Edward Barrett was from Isle of Wight/Southampton, Va. I am working on my family tree and I am having trouble with the 1700’s Barrett family. I do have a 7th generation grandfather who was from that area with the name Edward/Edmund Barrett. Thanks, Don Barrett

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