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S C Barrett


Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 5/4/2010 at 10:38:47

For about a quarter of a century S C Barrett has lived retired in Boone after a successful agricultural career. He still lows160 acres of land o sections 9 and 16, Colfax township, deriving a gratifying income from this source.
Mr Barrett was born in Jefferson county, New York, January 8, 1853, a son of Enos and Louisa (Bellinger) Barrett, who came to Boone county in 1855, settling on a farm in Worth sot whip three miles south of Boone, this property being now owned by F W Fitch. Mr and Mrs Enos Barrett after years of successful farm labor retired to Boone about twenty years ago, and there they resided until their deaths, the father passing away October 11, 1896, at the age of eighty-four, and the mother December 22, 1891, aged seventy-three. Enos Barrett was born in Vermont and his marriage occurred in New York. He was a millwright by trade and built mills in the east and also the first grist mill at Boone, the order being given by a Mr Hoover. He afterward gave his attention to farming a was successful along that line. After taking up his residence in Boone he served as councilman. Both he and his wife were members of the Methodist church and fraternally the former was a Mason. In their family were the following children: George W, who served for four years in the Civil war, Isaac L of Boone, Mrs Malinda E Rogers a widow who also resides in this city, John R of Ida Grove and son who died in infancy, Mrs Carr who passed away in South Dakota, Ellen A who died in Boone in April 1909, Enos who died when quite young, and S C whose name heads this sketch.
S C Barrett was reared and educated in Boone county, graduating from the Boone high school under Principal N E Goldthwaite. He as married I 1877 and subsequently located on a farm in Worth township but four years later purchased land in Colfax township, near Luther, where he remained for some time. In 190-2 he acquired title to a farm which he still owns and which is easily worth two hundred to two hundred and twenty-five dollars an acre. He brought his fields to a high state of productivity and erected a number of substantial buildings, improving his property in many ways, so that it is now one of the most valuable in that neighborhood. Land prices now being about two hundred dollars per acres, it is interesting to note that MR Barrett acquired his first acreage at the rate of about fourteen dollars per acre.
In 1877, S C Barrett married Miss Mary E Boyd, who was born April 24, 1857, in Clinton county, Iowa near Lyons, and is a daughter of James and Mary (Sloan) Boyd, who removed to Boone county in 1869, locating in Colfax township, where the father purchased 1000 acres of land, paying between seven and ten dollars per acre. This is now worth two hundred and fifty dollars per acres the extraordinary advance in price being evidence of the progress which has been made in this part of the state. Byron Boyd, a brother of Mrs Barrett, now resides on the old Boyd home and two other brothers, George and John also reside in Colfax township. Marion Boyd, another member of the family, died on the home farm, leaving a widow.
S C Barrett is a republican and has always been loyal to the principles of his party. He served as constable in Colfax township in 1892 and 1893 and for about ten years was a justice of the peace I Boone county, part of the time in Colfax township and part in Boone. Fraternally he is a charter member of Boone Lodge, No 492, I O O F, Mrs Barrett belonging to the Rebekah degree. Both have contributed to the advancement of the city and county, being raked among the most esteemed and respected residents of Boone, where they have many friends.

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