My family comes from grandfather Frank Forrest Barrett, born in Opolis , Kansas , who married grandmother Anna Violet Catlett, born January 7, 1870 in Peru , Indiana and father Rex Pascal Barrett born 1895 in Joplin , Missouri who married mother Lula May Parker born May 17, 1899 in Granby , Newton County , Missouri . Lula May Parker was the daughter of my grandmother Margaret Arminta Varner born December 18, 1872 and grandfather Charles Edward Parker born October 20, 1878 in St Louis , Missouri . Grandmother Margaret was the daughter of John Baxter Varner born July 26, 1843 and Ellen Rebecca Farliss born November 10, 1845 .

I am researching this Barrett family of
Missouri and New Hampshire. John Barrett married Thankful Dolph in Walpole, New Hampshire in 1809. Their child was John Henry Barrett born July 23, 1814 who married Selona Angier in 1838. Selona's parents were Neadom Angier and Betsy Foster who farmed near Langdon, New Hampshire. John Henry Barrett and Selona moved to Granville, Vermont where I believe she died and is buried along with at least two children. Andrew Albert Barrett born February 18, 1842, the surviving child, traveled with his father John Henry Barrett from Vermont into Illinois where he served in the Union Army in Colonel Fremont's Body Guard. After his service he married Martha Ellen Johnson and moved into south-eastern Missouri near Carthage . He farmed there and had three sons, , John Hubbard Barrett, Charles Wesley Barrett, and my grandfather Frank Forrest Barrett.

Some associated and ancestral families of my Barrett and Parker lines include Angier, Catlett, Goolsby, Savage, Sturgeon, Taliaferro,
Thornton, Varner, and Walker. Some of these trace back to colonial Virginia and to England and Ireland.

I am also researching my wife's, (Nancy Vann) family of Vann and
Watts. The Vann family was established in the Alabama-Mississippi area after migrating from Georgia as a consequence of their Vann-Cherokee heritage. The Vann family is also associated with Shelton, Frye, Taliaferro, Thornton, Walker, Watts and Winston. Some trace back to colonial Virginia. The Watts family was established in Mississippi and Missouri and surnames associated with that ancestry include Field which can also be traced to early Virginia and frontier Kentucky.