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Michael John Barrett (1840 - aft. 1903)

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Michael John Barrett
Born in County Cork, Irelandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in New Orleans, LAmap
Descendants descendants
Died after in New Orleans, LAmap
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Categories: 1st Regiment, Louisiana Infantry, United States Civil War.


Louisiana Historical Association

BARRETT, Micheal [sic] John, businessman, politician. Born, County Cork, Ireland, March 1840. Immigrated to the United States about 1856 and settled in New Orleans, where he became a U. S. citizen, 1866.

Civil War record: private, Capt. James H. Low's Company G, First Regiment, Third Brigade, commanded by Col. J. M. Putman; enlisted March 5, 1862; captured near close of the war and remained a prisoner of the Union forces, being confined in Algiers at the Belleville Foundry and released at the end of the war.

Served as New Orleans State Tax Collector of the Fifth District under Gov. Francis T. Nicholls. Head officer of assistant recorder, city of New Orleans. Democratic representative from Algiers to Louisiana state conventions. Member: Catholic church; volunteer fireman; Algiers Branch of the Ancient Order of Hibernians; Washington Benevolent Association; the Catholic Knights of America, Branch No. 352.

Married, November 4, 1860, Johanna Kirby, of Limerick, Ireland; daughter of Daniel Kirby and Catharine Quinlan. Children: John Augustus (q.v.), Dennis M. (b. 1869), Johnanna Grace (b. 1871), Viola (b. 1874), Genevieve V. (b. 1875), Daniel John (b. 1877), Myra Catherine (b. 1879), May A. (b. 1882), Florence C. (b. 1885), Juanita B. (b. 1888).

Died, January 23, 1903, New Orleans; interred St. Patrick Cemetery I. C.M.B. [1]



Name Michael John Barrett
Event Type Marriage
Event Date 03 Nov 1860
Event Place Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Gender Male
Spouse's Name Johanna Kirby
Spouse's Gender Female [2]

1900 US Census, New Orleans

Micheal J Barrett Head M 60 Ireland
Johana Barrett Wife F 55 Ireland
Viola Barrett Daughter F 26 Louisiana
Jennie V Barrett Daughter F 25 Louisiana
Daniel G Barrett Son M 23 Louisiana
Myhra C Barrett Daughter F 21 Louisiana
May Barrett Daughter F 18 Louisiana
Flossie Barrett Daughter F 15 Louisiana
Juanita Barrett Daughter F 12 Louisiana [3]
  1. Sources: M. J. Barrett family records; National Archives, Veterans Records, Washington, D. C., No. 46712027; Succession No. 69795; marriage records from St. Theresa of Avila Catholic Church and New Orleans Vital Records; original tax collector and assistant recorder receipts; death certificate, Volume 129, p. 133, New Orleans Vital Records; obituary, New Orleans Daily Picayune, New Orleans Times-Democrat, New Orelans Daily States, and the Algiers Herald, January 24-25, 1903; Louisiana census, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900. From
  2. "Louisiana, Parish Marriages, 1837-1957," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 15 October 2015), Michael John Barrett and Johanna Kirby, 03 Nov 1860; citing Orleans, Louisiana, United States, various parish courthouses, Louisiana; FHL microfilm 906,325.
  3. "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 22 June 2017), Micheal J Barrett, 5th Precinct New Orleans city Ward 15, Orleans, Louisiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 139, sheet 1A, family 5, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,576.

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