DAVID B. BARRETT, farmer; P. O. Bucyrus, is a son of Arthur and Elizabeth (Wolph) Barrett and was born May 21, 1824 in Harrison Co., Ohio where he lived on a farm until he was 23 years of age having the advantages of the common schools of the time; his father died when he was 23 years old and he and his brother came to this township in the spring of 1848. They bought 200 acres of land on the Plains where Jacob Beal now lives, adding to it afterward 160 acres more. His mother and his brother Enos came in 1849, one year after his settlement here, and they all lived on the place of first settlement until 1856. Our subject remaining until 1860 when he moved to his present place, where he now owns 155 acres of well-improved land; he has excellent buildings, his barn and residence both being, of the very best in the country. He was married, Oct. 28, 1849 to Nancy B. Kerr, of this township she was born in this county in 1827; her father came to the township in 1826 and was one or its early settlers; he died in March 1880, and his wife still lives and is in her 88th year. Our subject's father was born in Virginia ; emigrated to Harrison Co., Ohio, in 1804, and being a young man, he there married a Miss Huff by whom he had four children, three of whom are still living, His second wife, Elizabeth Wolph was the mother of our subject: there were four children by this marriage: Louisa living in Bucyrus: Enos, John W., and David B.: his widow is still living with her daughter in Bucyrus in her 88th year: her husband farmed in Harrison Co. successfully until his death in 1844. The subject of this sketch has but one child living, Ida B.: two son, are dead: Curtis E., died at the age of 18 and Henry at the age of 6 years. Mr. Barrett and family are members of the Presbyterian Church; he is a Republican in politics. He began life with but little of this world's goods but is now in comfortable circumstances.


History of Crawford County and Ohio, Baskin & Battey, Historical Publishers, Chicago, 1881