Reuben Barrett

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    Reuben Barrett
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  • P: Virginia - Unproven child of William

    Notes for REUBEN BARRETT:
    From DAR Application:
    The said Reuben Barrett who resided during the American Revolution near Greenville, South Carolina assisted in establishing American Independence, while acting in the capacity of private - horseman. His services during the Revolutionary War were as follows:
    46 days of duty as horseman from 1st August to 15th Sept 1780 both days inclusive under Captain Chas. Holloway of 20/46.
    to 150 days of duty as a horseman from 16 Sept 1780 to 12 Feb 1781 both days included under Captain Dennis Trammel of 20/150.
    to 44 days of duty as a horseman from 15 day of Feb to 28 day of March 1781 both days included under Captain Jon Lawson of 201. 44/240.
    He had two horses killed under him in battle. Apparently he was in the Spartan Regiment. A.A. 301:289. Regiment commanded by Col. Roebuck. He was honorably discharged about the year 1781.
    References: National Archives, Record Group No. 15-W. 2583-7 pages in all, not numbered South Carolina Archives Department, Columbia, SC. A.A. 321. Act #89-2-2 pages.
    In the name of God, amen. I, Reuben Barrett of South Carolina, and Greenville District, being low in body, but of sound mind and memory; and calling to mind that all men have to die and after that to judgment, do make this my last will and testament, that is I first of all give my soul to God that give it to me, my body to be buried in Christian burial nothing doubting but at the last day I shall receive it again by the mighty power of God. As to my worldly estate that God has been pleased to bless me with in this life. I give, bequeath and bestow in the following manner; first of all I give and have delivered to my daughter, Peggy, her bed and furniture, and her saddle, two cows and calves, in the presence of my son Reuben; also, I give to my son Reuben, one horse colt, by the name Phillip, and saddle; to Hannah, my daughter, one bed and furniture, one cow and calf, and a fourteen dollar saddle to be bought for her when she marries or before if convenient; the balance of my estate, all my lands, three negros - by name - Dick, Paul and Lucia, my stock, household and kitchen furniture, wagon and gun, after my debts are paid, to be kept together on my land for the support of my two sons, Arthur and William and Prudence Plumbley and Betsy Wilson, my two young daughters and their education and when Betsy, my youngest daughter comes of age, all of the estate to be sold and divided amongst my loving children, except they can make a friendly divide (division) amongst themselves, and that Arthur and William, my two youngest sons and Prudence P. Barrett and Betsy Wilson Barrett my two youngest daughters, I give 50 dollars more in the divide than I do to Joseph Barrett, John Barrett, David Barrett and Reuben Barrett my other loving sons, as also fifty dollars more than my loving daughter(s) Mary Jackson, Peggy Barrett, Nancy Sellers and Hannah Barrett, as I think they have received to that amount each or more, so it make the youngest children equal with them after they are raised and educated. I further that my brother Arthur Barrett and (one) son of my sons will administrate this will annext to support it as witness my hand and seal this twenty fifth day of April 1812.
    Witness: Arthur Barrett, Caswell Barrett, Rebecca (her mark X) Barrett
    Admitted for probate 17 March 1814
    Estate not settled until 1825.
    BARRETT, Reuben
    Birth Date: 175? Birth Place: South Carolina
    Volume: 10 Page Number: 37
    Reference: Heads of Fams. at the first U.S. census. SC. By U.S. Bureau of the Census. Washington, 1908. (150p.):69

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    1790 CENSUS (96th District, Greenville Co., SC)

    FWM 16+ FWM <16 FWF SLV
    Reuben 2 3 3 3
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    Copied at the MS State Archives by Ann T. Lila (10/10/1991):
    State of SC, Greenville District. On this 31st day of May AD one thousand Eight hundred and fifty-five. Personally appeared before me a notary public and magistrate Ec Ott, within and for the District and State aforesaid Thompson Barrett aged 87 years a resident of Greenville District in the State of South Carolina, who being duly sworn according to law declares that she is the widow of Reuben Barrett deceased who was a private in the company commanded by Captains Holloway, Trammel and Lawson, in the regiment of South Carolina Militia commanded by Col. Roebuck in the war of the revolution and that her said husband was drafted at -- on br about the 1780 for the term of -- and continued in actual service in said war for the term of 240 days and was honorably discharged at ---- about the year 1781. She further states that she was married to the said Reuben Barrett in the summer of 1813 by one Nathaniel Jackson that her name before said marriage was Thompson Prince that her said husband died at Greenville on the 3rd day of March AD 1814 and that she is now a widow. She makes this declaration for the purposes of obtaining the bounty .... (end of document).

    More About REUBEN BARRETT:
    Fact 2: Buried Tyger Baptist Church, Tigerville, SC
    Fact 10: 1780, Entered service in Revolutionary War.
    Fact 12: March 17, 1814, Will entered for Probate.
    Fact 13: 1790, 96th Dist., Greenville Co., SC
    2 Total Ancestors
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Generation 1
[1.01  2]   Reuben Barrett (1755-1814) VA-SC
Generation 2
[1.02*  ]   William Barrett (1713-1791) PA-VA
[2.01*  ]   _____ Lydia (1717-1791) VA
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