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About the Barrett surname

Barrett family is from County Cork in Ireland. Our great grandfather Anthony Barrett emigrated from Castlemagner In County Cork and settled in Towanda, Pa. He worked on building a feeder canal called the Chemung Canal that was to be partof the Erie Canal. His wife Mary Hanlon (O"Hanlon), her mother was a Burke, was related to the famous Edmond Burke. Anthony's and Mary's son was named Edmond. They emigrated here during the time of the famine, a young son died on board the ship.