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William Talcott and Harriet (Barrett) Daggett

This (below) is all I know of my Great Grandmother's family. Her name was Harriet Barrett, unfortunately the Barrett name is quite common and Nathaniel appears to have led a rather reclusive life. At least I am not a good enough genealogist to unearth his heritage yet. Aside from honoring his involvement in the Revolutionary War not much appears to be known of him, he married late in life and as near as I can tell had only one child... I sure hope I can break through the wall sometime soon.

I was contacted by Louise Gifford and she gave me a little more information, not enough to get past Nathaniel unfortunately but that's something.

Marydenise Daggett is going like a-house-afire, she is a 3rd cousin and is helping me even though this is not her branch of the family tree... it appears that the Nathaniel I have here is not completely right, the death part and the Revolutionary war part is correct but the birth information is bogus... the Nathaniel Daggett born in Mason New Hampshire is also buried there next to his wife... more will be added later

 

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Please write to me with your comments, corrections and additions. I honestly appreciate all the input I can get.

Pete Daggett

padagge@potc.net

 

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Descendants of Nathaniel Barrett

 Generation No. 1 

1.  NATHANIEL1 BARRETT was born Abt. 1765 in Mason, New Hampshire, and died December 29, 1853 in Clinton, Maine.  He married SYBIL SPAULDING Abt. 1815 in Temple, New Hampshire.   

Notes for NATHANIEL BARRETT

Dear Peter A. Daggett, 

A search of our Patriot Index provided the information found below. 

BARRETT,   Nathaniel

Birth:  NH   1765

Service:  NH

Rank:  Pvt

Death:  ME  29 Dec 1853

Patriot Pensioned:   Yes     Widow Pensioned:   Yes

Children Pensioned:   No     Heirs Pensioned:   Yes

Spouse:  (1) Sybil Spaulding 

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

1776 D Street, NW

Washington, DC 20006-5303 

Enlisted from the State of New Hampshire February 27, 1781 as a Private 9th Company, 5th Regiment, Continental Army and served the full period of the Revolutionary War. Died at the home of his son Hiram Dodge Barrett of Clinton, Maine December 29, 1853.  He is buried in a private cemetery overlooking the Kennebee River in the town of Fairfield, Maine 

AN HISTORICAL SPOT 

Situated on a beautiful hillside about one quarter of a mile south of Hinckley Station and just back of the Good Will Home for Girls, I there is a little cemetery where two Civil War soldiers and' one Revolutionary soldier are buried. This cemetery was taken from two adjoining farms now owned by Rev. George W. Hinckley on the north and the Good Will Home Association for Girls on the south. The north part of the cemetery 50 by 100 feet was established by Mr. Joseph' Towne about 1820. Mr.. Towne, we are told, was a prominent citizen of those days in the town of Fairfield and held the office of selectman. He, with his wife and other members of his frailly, is buried in this little cemetery. Later on, Mr. Towne's farm passed into the hands of Silas B. Starbird who continued to use the cemetery for a family burying ground.  

The adjoining farm to the south was owned by Mr. George Ellis. This farm is now owned by the Good Will Home Association for Girls. Mr. Ellis and Mr. Starbird entered into an agreement whereby the line fence was taken down and an equal amount of land added to the cemetery from Mr. Ellis' farm making the cemetery 100 feet square. As time went on, neighbors and friends were allowed to bury their people there.  

Mr. Starbird moved to California several years ago but Mr. George Ellis continued to live on the adjoining farm until his death. Mr. Ellis; his wife and Several children are also buried in this cemetery. The Revolutionary Soldier buried here was Nathaniel Barrett. He enlisted February 27, 1781, from the State of New Hampshire as a private on the roll of the 9th Company, 15th Regiment,' Continental Army. He served the full term of the Revolutionary War. He died at the home of his son Hiram D. Barrett, Clinton, Me., Dec. 29, 1853.  

A campaign was started in April, 1922, to raise funds to improve the condition of this cemetery. Mr. William T. Daggett of Waterville undertook the direction of the matter and the whole task of raising the funds and grading and beautifying the spot has been under his management. People who have relatives buried there have contributed cheerfully in both money and labor. The Town of Fairfield made a very liberal contribution from town funds and this money together with that raised from all other sources has been used for the purchase of a strictly all iron fence which has been erected for the protection of the historic spot. So far all bills have been paid in full. There is still needed, however, a fund of $100.00 which should be deposited with the Town of Fairfield, the income of which to be used for the future care of the cemetery, This burying ground so full of interest and sentiment will henceforth be known as the Ellis Cemetery.  

More About NATHANIEL BARRETT and SYBIL SPAULDING:

Marriage: Abt. 1815, Temple, New Hampshire       

Child of NATHANIEL BARRETT and SYBIL SPAULDING is:

2.                i.    HIRAM DODGE2 BARRETT, b. October 1821; d. September 21, 1905, Near Hinkley, Maine.

 

Generation No. 2 

2.  HIRAM DODGE2 BARRETT (NATHANIEL1) was born October 1821, and died September 21, 1905 in Near Hinkley, Maine.  He married MARIA BOWMAN ELLIS.  She was born 1823, and died 1892 in Near Hinkley, Maine. 

Notes for HIRAM DODGE BARRETT:

Nathaniel and Sybil living with Hiram in census of 1850 also son, George 6 months old

Harriett  M. Daggett was born in Clinton, Maine, on March 14, 1863, the daughter of Hiram and Maria Ellis Barrett. She joined the Silence Howard Hayden Chapter, D. A. R., on March 6, 1923 later serving a Chapter Historian. She was a REAL GRAND-DAUGHTER OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION her grandfather. Nathaniel Barrett, enlisted from Mason. N.H. at the age of sixteen. and served throughout the war, receiving an honorable discharge.  

At the age Fifty he married Sybil Spaulding at Temple, N.H.. and in 1830 came with his family to Clinton, Maine .  

According to 1850 census Nathaniel and Sibyl were living with Hiram in Clinton 

More About MARIA BOWMAN ELLIS:

Burial: Ellis Cemetery, Hinckley, Maine       

Children of HIRAM BARRETT and MARIA ELLIS are:

                   i.    MARIAH3 BARRETT, d. 1861.

3.               ii.    GEORGE ELLIS BARRETT, b. Abt. February 1850; d. November 12, 1905.

                 iii.    CLARA ETTA BARRETT, b. October 24, 1853; d. 1861; m. JOSIAH H. WHEELER.

                 iv.    FREDERICK BARRETT, b. July 11, 1858. 

More About FREDERICK BARRETT:

Burial: 1861 

4.               v.    HARRIET MARIA BARRETT, b. March 14, 1863, Clinton, Maine; d. October 28, 1946, Penfield, Pennsylvania. 

Generation No. 3 

3.  GEORGE ELLIS3 BARRETT (HIRAM DODGE2, NATHANIEL1) was born Abt. February 1850, and died November 12, 1905.  He married ZENOBIA ETTA WELLES June 19, 1878 in Clinton, Maine, daughter of ROYAL WELLES and MARTHA PRATT.  She was born November 12, 1858 in Clinton, Maine, and died May 10, 1933. 

More About GEORGE ELLIS BARRETT:

Burial: Maplewood Cemetery, Fairfield, Maine 

More About ZENOBIA ETTA WELLES:

Burial: Maplewood Cemetery, Fairfield, Maine 

More About GEORGE BARRETT and ZENOBIA WELLES:

Marriage: June 19, 1878, Clinton, Maine       

Children of GEORGE BARRETT and ZENOBIA WELLES are:

                   i.    EDWARD "NED" ROY4 BARRETT, b. April 19, 1882, Clinton, Maine. 

Notes for EDWARD "NED" ROY BARRETT:

I was mailed three letters from Ned to Louise Gifford, they are in my files 

                  ii.    HELEN RITA BARRETT, b. August 01, 1890; m. FISHER.

                 iii.    MARGARET BARRETT, m. RALPH SPRING

4.  HARRIET MARIA3 BARRETT (HIRAM DODGE2, NATHANIEL1) was born March 14, 1863 in Clinton, Maine, and died October 28, 1946 in Penfield, Pennsylvania.  She married WILLIAM TALCOTT DAGGETT June 08, 1879 in Clinton, Maine, son of NATHAN DAGGETT and MARY LIONELL.  He was born April 12, 1859 in New Vineyard, Maine, and died August 07, 1935 in Waterville, Maine. 

Notes for HARRIET MARIA BARRETT

Harriett M. Daggett 

Harriett  M. Daggett was born in Clinton, Maine, on March 14, 1863, the daughter of Hiram and Maria Ellis Barrett. She joined the Silence Howard Hayden Chapter, D. A. R., on March 6, 1923 later serving a Chapter Historian. She was a REAL GRAND-DAUGHTER OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION her grandfather. Nathaniel Barrett, enlisted from Mason. N.H. at the age of sixteen. and served throughout the war, receiving an honorable discharge.  

At the age Fifty he married Sybil Spaulding at Temple, N.H.. and in 1830 came with his family to Clinton, Maine .  

An article entitled A Real Granddaughter of the American Revolution Living in Maine" appeared in the November 1943 issue of the National Historical Magazine. This sketch of Mrs. Daggett's life gave an accounting of the placing of a revolutionary Marker on her Grandfather's Grave in the Ellis cemetery, Hinckley , by our chapter on September 20, 1937. 

Mrs. Daggett's name was placed on the Honor Roll of the chapter in 1941. 

Mrs. Daggett came to Waterville in 1918, and I came to know her in the church, where she immediately took her place and if others found the atmosphere unfriendly, she never did

As she herself radiated friendship. Always giving generously of her time. and very efficient in whatever she undertook. If she had joined our Chapter earlier in life, we would have found her an able, loyal and enthusiastic member.  

She had charming and lovable personality. a strong sense of humor. And was a devoted wife and mother. She loved youth, color. and life, to the day of her death. She has passed these qualities on to her beloved children and grandchildren. All of whom carry on her memory with their music. Her presence was felt. as soon as she entered a room with her cordial welcomes for all, and we shall miss her although of late she has not often been with us. 

I am sure that this was her dally prayer:

When I Grow Old. 

When I grow old, . ---

God grant that every child

Will feel the youthful texture or my soul.

And will not turn away from me,

as from a thorn or blighted vine.

When I grow old.

When I grow old,

God grant that I may have some task .

Which must be done. or someone fare the worse

That in some corner of the earth

.Someone will need my hand - -

When I grow old.

Silence Hayden Chapter, DAR

Josephine P. Drummond

October 3, 1947.

Waterville, Maine 

More About HARRIET MARIA BARRETT:

Burial: Mapleton; Fairfield, Maine

 Notes for WILLIAM TALCOTT DAGGETT:

Audrey: 

Thank you for your response! You say that William Talcott Daggett is also buried there! Thanks again… that is new data, I appreciate 

Looks like I need to write some letters, Local DAR, VFW, do you have a Town Council in Fairfield? Any idea how I can get hold of them? Unfortunately I live in California or I would clean it up myself. (Easy for me to say huh…)  

According to the article, the property the Cemetery on is an entity unto itself, a bond was to be posted with the town of Fairfield to maintain the cemetery, looks like someone dropped the ball. I am going to cc this to some folks and see if they may be able to give me some better ideas, when you get involved in Genealogy you meet all sorts of people. 

PS; Do you have a digital camera or a scanner, can someone take a few pictures for me? I will gladly pay any expense incurred.

 Subject: RE: Off the wall... 

Hello  

I asked about and found your cemetery.  It is located behind one of our girls cottages (Reddington Cottage).  The town of Fairfield is suppose to maintain it - which they do not.   The girls side of campus try to keep it maintained - the local Veterans organization does put flags on the graves each year.  I was told both Mr. Barrett & Mr. Daggett are laid to rest there.  I guess since it is on Good Will-Hinckley property, the town of Fairfield figures it is our responsibility --- I really do not know the logistics of this ---  but at least we know where it is. 

I do hope this helps --- If I can assist you more, please do contact me.   

Audrey (Stott) Sibley

Admin. Asst.

Development Office

 

Subject: Off the wall...

astott 

In rummaging through my mothers papers I found the article below. I am assuming that the "Good Will Home Association for Girls" is now the "Good Will-Hinckley Homes for Boys and Girls in Hinckley".  

The revolutionary war soldier mentioned, Nathaniel Barrett, is my GGGrandfather and Mr. William T. Daggett is my Great Grandfather, I am writing to ask if you or someone there can confirm that the Cemetery is still being maintained, and if someone knows who I can contact to get more information about it.  

Thank you for your time; 

Peter Daggett

AN HISTORICAL SPOT 

Situated on a beautiful hillside about one quarter of a mile south of Hinckley Station and just back of the Good Will Home for Girls, I there is a little cemetery where two Civil War soldiers and one Revolutionary soldier are buried. This cemetery was taken from two adjoining farms now owned by Rev. George W. Hinckley on the north and the Good Will Home Association for Girls on the south. The north part of the cemetery 50 by 100 feet was established by Mr. Joseph' Towne about 1820. Mr.. Towne, we are told, was a prominent citizen of those days in the town of Fairfield and held the office of selectman. He, with his wife and other members of his family, is buried in this little cemetery. Later on, Mr. Towne's farm passed into the hands of Silas B. Starbird who continued to use the cemetery for a family burying ground.  

The adjoining farm to the south was owned by Mr. George Ellis. This farm is now owned by the Good Will Home Association for Girls. Mr. Ellis and Mr. Starbird entered into an agreement whereby the line fence was taken down and an equal amount of land added to the cemetery from Mr. Ellis' farm making the cemetery 100 feet square. As time went on, neighbors and friends were allowed to bury their people there.  

Mr. Starbird moved to California several years ago but Mr. George Ellis continued to live on the adjoining farm until his death. Mr. Ellis; his wife and Several children are also buried in this cemetery. The Revolutionary Soldier buried here was Nathaniel Barrett. He enlisted February 27, 1781, from the State of New Hampshire as a private on the roll of the 9th Company, 15th Regiment,' Continental Army. He served the full term of the Revolutionary War. He died at the home of his son Hiram D. Barrett, Clinton, Me., Dec. 29, 1853.  

A campaign was started in April, 1922, to raise funds to improve the condition of this cemetery. Mr. William T. Daggett of Waterville undertook the direction of the matter and the whole task of raising the funds and grading and beautifying the spot has been under his management. People who have relatives buried there have contributed cheerfully in both money and labor. The Town of Fairfield made a very liberal contribution from town funds and this money together with that raised from all other sources has been used for the purchase of a strictly all iron fence which has been erected for the protection of the historic spot. So far all bills have been paid in full. There is still needed, however, a fund of $100.00 which should be deposited with the Town of Fairfield, the income of which to be used for the future care of the cemetery, This burying ground so full of interest and sentiment will henceforth be known as the Ellis Cemetery. 

Pete Daggett

 More About WILLIAM TALCOTT DAGGETT:

Burial: Ellis Cemetery, Fairfield, Maine

 More About WILLIAM DAGGETT and HARRIET BARRETT:

Marriage: June 08, 1879, Clinton, Maine

Married By: Rev. Lewis Wentworth

        Children of HARRIET BARRETT and WILLIAM DAGGETT are:

                   i.    ANNIE MAE4 DAGGETT, b. December 07, 1879, Hostland?, Maine; d. March 10, 1884.

                  ii.    CECIL MAURICE DAGGETT, b. May 13, 1882, Fairfield, Maine; d. September 08, 1944, Waterville, Maine; m. MARTHA BELLE PURINTON, September 12, 1905, Waterville, Maine; b. September 06, 1882, Waterville, Maine; d. October 10, 1955, Vassalboro, Maine.

 Notes for CECIL MAURICE DAGGETT:

President of Horace Purinton Co.

YMCA Worker

Grad Colby College

Organist, Musician

Pianist St. Cecilia Choir

Waterville Symphony

 

More About CECIL DAGGETT and MARTHA PURINTON:

Marriage: September 12, 1905, Waterville, Maine

                  iii.    HATTIE ALICE DAGGETT, b. December 22, 1887, Fairfield, Maine; d. October 28, 1889.

                 iv.    CHRISTINE MARIA DAGGETT, b. March 25, 1890; d. 1948, unk; m. RAY HASKELL; d. June 11, 1979.

Notes for RAY HASKELL:

died at the age of 87

More About RAY HASKELL:

Burial: Westwood Mass

                  v.    MARIAN RUTH DAGGETT, b. June 16, 1894, Fairfield, Maine; d. May 09, 1976, Newton Lower Falls, Mass.

 Notes for MARIAN RUTH DAGGETT:

Musician

 More About MARIAN RUTH DAGGETT:

Burial: May 12, 1976, Maplewood Cemetery Fairfield, Maine

Cause of Death: May have had a stroke