Joseph Barrett

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    Fact 6: Baptist Minister
    Fact 9: Baptist
    Fact 12: July 20, 1840, Will Recorded in Neshoba Co., MS


    Patentee: JOSEPH BARRETT


    State: ALABAMA
    Acres: 80.16
    Metes/Bounds: No

    Title Transfer

    Issue Date: 4/12/1824
    Land Office: Tuscaloosa
    Cancelled: No
    Mineral Reservations: No
    Authority: April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)

    Document Numbers

    Document Nr.: 1899
    Accession/Serial Nr.: AL0670__.309
    BLM Serial Nr.: AL NO S/N
    Parts Sec./
    Block Township Range Fract.
    Section Meridian State Counties Survey
    W½SW 3/ 21-S 11-W No Huntsville AL Tuscaloosa


    Patentee: JOSEPH BARRETT


    State: ALABAMA
    Acres: 40.21
    Metes/Bounds: No

    Title Transfer

    Issue Date: 11/4/1834
    Land Office: Tuscaloosa
    Cancelled: No
    Mineral Reservations: No
    Authority: April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)

    Document Numbers

    Document Nr.: 10164
    Accession/Serial Nr.: AL0830__.484
    BLM Serial Nr.: AL NO S/N
    Parts Sec./
    Block Township Range Fract.
    Section Meridian State Counties Survey
    NENW 32/ 21-S 14-W No Huntsville AL Pickens

    Joseph Barrett and The Doughty Family

    Research of

    Gerry Dickens
    Joseph Barrett and The Doughty Family

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    Joseph Barrett And the Doughty Family

    Joseph Barrett was born about 1784 in Ninety Six District, South Carolina. Church records show that Joseph Barrett joined Head of Tyger Baptist Church 21 August 1802 by experience. He was approved as a Judge 23 April 1803. He was appointed Clerk 21 April 1804. On 26 October 1805, Joseph Barrett requested a letter of dismissal. David Barrett was appointed Clerk "until Joseph returns." On 22 November 1806, Joseph returned and presented a letter from another church, which is not named, and rejoined Tyger Church. Joseph was always serious about his religion and it is believed he was away conducting the business of the church. He was also a schoolteacher. Estate papers of George Allen in Greenville District include payment to Joseph Barrett in April 1805 for schooling. Joseph did not stay long in Greenville District for on 21 February 1807 David Barrett requested a letter of dismissal for Joseph. There are indications he went to Pendleton District. The same families who migrated to Alabama in 1818 were living in Pendleton and were members of branches of Shoal Creek Baptist Church.
    Joseph Doughty was a friend, and perhaps a relative, of Hannah and Reuben Barrett. Joseph Doughty had received a warrant for 100 acres in Ninety Six District on Wildcat Creek of the South Fork of Tyger River on 18 December 1784, surveyed 7 January 1785 and recorded in Plat Book B, page 43 on 21 February 1785. He received a grant from the State for this land on 5 February 1787.Joseph Doughty then sold these 100 acres to Reuben Barrett on 4 July 1789 for forty pounds sterling, Greenville County Deed Book A, pages 52,53.

    Reuben Barrett and Joseph Dotey were Sureties in the sum of Twenty-five pounds each for the appearance of John Dotey to the next court, Spartanburg County Court Journal, page 220, dated 16 December 1788. The Doughty family then moved to Pendleton District where two of Joseph's sons, Jeremiah Doughty and Daniel Doughty, were enumerated on the 1790 census. Joseph Doughty had moved to Wilkes County, Georgia where he appeared on a tax list for 1790 in Captain James McCluskey's District. Joseph Doughty was granted 135 acres in Wilkes County, Georgia on Falling Creek on 4 December 1790, under a warrant dated 7 June 1790. This land fell in Elbert County when that county was created from Wilkes County. Joseph Doughty and his wife Nancy/Ann Doughty then sold the Georgia land to Samuel Sewell on 10 May 1792 recorded in Book A, page 72, Elbert County, Georgia. Mrs. Doughty is listed as Nancy Doughty in the deed but signed as Ann Doughty with her x mark.

    Joseph had returned to Pendleton County where on 25 April 1792 he bought 140 acres from John Perkins on Coneross Creek of the Keowee River and included "the plantation where Joseph Doughty now lives." Witnesses were John Clarke Kilpatrick and Alexander Kilpatrick. Plat Book 37, page 55 contains a Certificate for Joseph Doughty for 490 acres surveyed on 6 February 1798 in Washington District, Pendleton County and on both sides of Perkins Creek of Coneross Creek signed 17 May 1798. This land was located about eight miles south of Seneca in (present) Oconee County, South Carolina.

    Daniel's wife, Rachel Doughty, and her father, Laban Oakley, poisoned Daniel Doughty, son of Joseph Doughty, in 1805. Daniel Doughtys will

    (Transcription)named his two sons, Joseph and Laban, as his heirs. Laban's name was changed to Daniel and Joseph Doughty then raised them. There was a Joseph Barrett enumerated on the 1810 U.S. census for Pendleton District. He was living near John Clayton and not very far from Joseph Doughty. Listed are 1 male 26-45; 1 female 16-26; these ages agree with the ages of our Joseph and Nancy Barrett. However, there are others in the household who are unknown: 1 female 26-45; 1 male 10-16; 2 females 0-10.

    Bruce Barrett, who has done extensive research on the Quaker Barrett, did not identify this Joseph Barrett as one of the Quakers. More research needs to be done to definitely say this is our Joseph. Other records prove he was in Pendleton. A weekly newspaper published at Pendleton Court House named the Messenger shows him in Vol. 4, No. 50, dated 4 January 1811 in the list of letters at Pendleton Post Office. Joseph Barrett of Pendleton County witnessed a deed for Robert Tune, et al, for land in Newberry County on 16 August 1817, Book M, page 175. Joseph Barrett witnessed a deed for the sale of 300 acres on Richland Creek on waters of Coneross Creek from James Kilpatrick to James Holland in Pendleton District, Book 9, page 154.

    Joseph Doughty died in Pendleton District in 1815. Joseph' Doughtys will was proved 14 April 1815. He named his heirs: wife, Nancy; son, Jeremiah; son, Joseph; Sarah Kilpatrick, Rhody Clayton and Nancy Barrett; grandsons, Joseph & Daniel Doughty, sons of Daniel Doughty, decd. See the first generation of Joseph Doughty's family. A great migration to the Alabama Territory in 1818 saw many families from Georgia and the Carolinas moving there with the promise of cheap, fertile land. Among those moving to the Tuscaloosa area were Jeremiah Doughty, Joseph Doughty, Mrs. Nancy Doughty, Widow of Joseph Doughty, Sr., James Kilpatrick, Joseph and Daniel Doughty, sons of Daniel Doughty, and many others from the western part of Pendleton District. Big Creek Baptist Church was established in 1820 on land where Joseph Barrett lived. John Clayton and his wife, Rhoda Doughty, stayed behind to handle the affairs of the family. Clayton was given power of attorney (Transcription)to sell the land belonging to Joseph Doughty and his under age brother, sons of Daniel, by a deed that was witnessed by Nancy Barrett. This deed was dated 27 September 1822. Joseph Barrett, J.P. officiated. Another witness to this deed was James T. Doughty. There is no other mention in any record of James T. Barrett in all the time that Joseph Barrett lived in Alabama. It is possible he was the son of John Barrett and was visiting or had come to deliver the deed back to Pendleton.

    Joseph Barrett was appointed Clerk at Big Springs Baptist Church when it was first organized. He held that position until he was ordained to preach. A membership list of the Church does not exist, but the minutes survive and a copy is held at Hoole Library at the University of Alabama. When the lawsuit was going on in Greenville District, Joseph Barrett wrote a letter to David Barrett, which included the news that he had bought a slave from Mrs. Doughty. This letter was taken to Greenville by William Barrett and was used as a deposition. Joseph was not happy that a suit had been filed. The letter was dated 27 November 1822 and did not mention Nancy or any other member of his own family by name. Joseph Barrett officiated at many marriages in his capacity as Justice of the Peace. These included William Barrett and Nancy Berry on 12 October 1825. He also officiated the marriage of Henry Hytche and Nancy Doughty, daughter of Joseph Doughty and Elizabeth Mayfield, on 9 January 1832.

    All the Joseph Doughty, Sr. property was sold in 1829. John and Rhoda Clayton had moved to Alabama where his family and the family of James and Sarah Kilpatrick settled in Pickens County. Sarah had died back in Pendleton and James Kilpatrick died in Tuscaloosa County about 1821. Nancy Doughty Barrett died some time between 27 November 1822 and 6 November 1826. That is when he married Rutha Cabaniss Moore. After their marriage, Joseph sold his land to Jeremiah Doughty and they lived on the property Rutha had bought from her father on 21 July 1825. Jeremiah Doughty, Joseph Doughty and Mrs. Nancy Doughty are buried at Big Creek Cemetery now in Coker, Tuscaloosa County. There is a small sandstone marker next to Mrs. Doughty that is not engraved in any manner. Was it placed there for Nancy? Nobody knows.

    Daniel Doughty moved to Attala County, Mississippi where he died about 1843. He had changed the spelling of his name to Doty and the place he lived is called Doty Springs. His older brother, Joseph Doughty, moved to Kemper County, Mississippi and then to Refugio County, Texas, where he died in1875. Flood McGrew Kilpatrick, son of Sarah Doughty, moved to Neshoba County, Mississippi where he died in 1850. On 11 January 1834 letters of dismissal from Big Creek Church were granted to Joseph Barrett; Rutha Barrett; Peggy Barrett; Sarepta, a colored sister and Diannah Hawkins. [Diannah Greer (George) (Cabaniss) (Hawkins) was the stepmother of Rutha.]

    On 12 April 1834, Joseph, Rutha, Margaret (Peggy), Utley Pickens and Bartley Barrett joined Wahalak Baptist Church. Joseph had moved to Boundstown, Noxubee County, Mississippi and the church was located just over the county line in Kemper County. Sarepta, the slave, joined this church also. Other members were Prudence Plumley Barrett Ward, William Ward, Sarah Barrett Deal and LeMarcus Deal. Joseph was received as a Deacon and Minister.

    On 8 August 1835 the following members were dismissed for the purpose of forming a Constitution for their comfort and better convenience: Dolly Dobbs, Keziah Jackson, Rutha Barrett, Peggy P. Barrett, Polly Cockerham, Elizabeth Powers, Prudence P. Ward, Frances Deal, Silas Dobbs, Warren Jackson, Elisha Cockerham, William T. Ward, U. P. Barrett, Andrew Hardy, Sarah Hardy, Sarepta and Rachel (colored sisters). Reuben Barrett also left Wahalak Church around this time. Minutes of Old Wahalak Church are filed at Mississippi College, Clinton, Mississippi and at Mississippi Department of Archives and History at Jackson.

    Joseph was a merchant and during the depression of 1838, the banks failed and business was lost. Joseph then moved to Neshoba County to an abandoned Choctaw village called Coffedelia. His brothers, Arthur and Reuben, joined him there.

    Joseph, Rutha and Sarepta, a slave, joined New Hope church in Neshoba County, Mississippi.

    Joseph Barrett died in Neshoba County in 1840 his will was dated 20 April 1840, in probate 20 July 1840. Rutha Cabaniss Barrett died 27 July 1855 in Neshoba County.

    There follows several documents including deeds, wills and marriages from Tuscaloosa County Court House in which Joseph Barrett was involved in some way from his years in Alabama.

    DeedsDB A, pp. 99, 100
    Hiram P Caradine to Arthur Barrett & Bird Caradine

    DB A, pp. 401, 402

    Edmund & Ezekiel Mayfield to Daniel & Joseph Doughty

    DB E, pp. 119, 120

    William Cabaniss to Rutha Moore

    DB F, p. 95

    Big Creek Baptist Church to Deacons

    DB F, pp. 152, 153

    Peter R. Cabaniss to Thomas Ellard

    DB F, pp. 165, 166

    Grabel W. Lincecum to Ezekiel Mayfield

    DB F, pp. 168, 169

    James Hendricks to Deacons

    DB F, pp. 170, 171

    Joseph Barrett to Deacons

    DB F, pp. 171, 172

    William Nolan to Deacons

    DB G, pp. 746, 747

    James Hendricks to Jeremiah Doughty

    DB G, pp 747, 748

    Joseph Barrett to Jeremiah Doughty

    DB H, p. 671

    Nicholas Hawkins to Diannah Hawkins

    WB 1821-1855, pp. 19, 20

    William Cabaniss

    MR 1, p. 16

    Henry Fox & Susannah Doughty (No Transcription)

    MR 1, p. 61

    William Barrett & Nancy Berry

    MR 1, p. 94

    Joseph Barrett & Rutha Moore

    MR 1, p. 103

    Sudduth Toles & Hannah Barrett

    MR 1, p. 250

    Henry Hytche & Nancy Doughty (daughter of Joseph, Jr.)

    Big Creek Cemetery, Coker, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama where several members of the Doughty family are buried.

    Plaque placed by Alabama Department of Archives and History


    Big Creek Cemetery

    Jeremiah Doughty

    Joseph Doughty

    Nancy Doughty

    Plaque obverse

    Plaque reverse

    Old Church site

    Unnamed field stone next to Nancy Doughty
    4 Total Ancestors
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  • Ancestors with no parents are displayed in bold
Generation 1
[1.01  2]   Joseph Barrett (1776-1840) SC-AL-MS
Generation 2
[1.02  3]   Reuben Barrett (1755-1814) VA-SC
[2.01*  ]   Hannah Doty (~1755-~1809) SC
Generation 3
[1.03*  ]   William Barrett (1713-1791) PA-VA
[3.01*  ]   _____ Lydia (1717-1791) VA
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