Barrett family papers 1850-1866 (bulk 1850-1859)
Joseph Chandler Barrett was born on December 12, 1823, and attended Dartmouth College, from which he graduated in 1850. Following his graduation, he taught in several schools throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire, until he took a job as a clerk in Worcester, Massachusetts, in the 1860s. On November 15, 1853, Barrett married Sarah Ann Hillard (b. 1833), and the couple had three surviving children: Charles, Lucy, and Sarah.