The History of Otsego County, New York
D. Hamilton Hurd
Published by Everts & Fariss, Philadelphia
BARRETT, George - Roseboom
George BARRETT was born in Springfield, Otsego Co., Sept.
19, 1818. He is the youngest son of Deacon Benjamin BARRETT,
who came from Wilton, N. H., in 1811, and settled in Springfield,
where he died in 1844. His business was that of tanner and currier.
The subject of this sketch was brought up to the same business, and
in the fall of 1845 came to what is now the town of Roseboom, and
purchased a small waterpower and tannery of Ezekiel SMITH,
which he enlarged from time to time as his business increased, adding
steam and other modern improvements, until it now has a capacity of
eight thousand sides of leather yearly.
Mr. Barrett was married, in 1851, to Miss Elizabeth O. GILCHRIST,
daughter of Daniel GILCHRIST, who settled in Springfield soon after
1800, and died in 1866, aged eighty-four years; he was a farmer by
occupation, and a leading man of his day. Mr. Barrett is a man of
domestic character; has never sought public office, although he has
held the office of supervisor and other town offices for several years.
His only child, Samuel, is engaged in the mercantile business at
Excerpt from History of Otsego Co., NY, page 319
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