The family tree for the ancestors and descendants of Thomas Barrett of Hamilton County, Tennessee whose son Thomas M. Barrett lived in Oklahoma and Arkansas

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DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS BARRETT

Generation No. 1

1. THOMAS BARRETT was born Abt. 1845 in Alabama, and died Bef. 1900 in James (Hamilton) County, Tennessee. He married ELIZABETH (maiden name unknown). She was born Abt. 1836 in Georgia, and died Aft. 1900.

The 1850 census of Lawrence County, Alabama (8th District, page 383, dwelling 263) lists the family of Robert (age 43) and Margaret Barrett (age 32). The youngest male in the household is Thomas R. Barrett, age 1. Six other children are listed in the household. The 1850 census of Pickens County, Alabama (Southern Dist., pg. 95, dwelling 1253) lists the family of Samuel (age 58) and Mary Barrett (age 36). The youngest male in the family is listed as Thomas J. Barrett, age 3. Six other children are listed.These are the only Thomas Barretts listed in the index to the 1850 Alabama census. There is a chance that one of these two Thomases is our Thomas Barrett but there is no evidence to link either to Thomas Barrett of James County, Tennessee.

Known Children of THOMAS BARRETT and ELIZABETH are:

2. i. THOMAS M. BARRETT, b. February 1868, Tennessee; d. Abt. 1931, possibly Boynton, Oklahoma.
__. ii. MARY BARRETT, b. 1870, James (Hamilton) County, Tennessee.

__. ii. one child, date of birth unknown, died before 1900, probably Tenn.

Generation No. 2

2. THOMAS M. BARRETT ( THOMAS1) was born February 1868 in Tennessee, and died Abt. 1931 in possibly Boynton, Oklahoma. He married ELIZA J. (maiden name unknown) Abt. 1888 in Tennessee. She was born August 1871 in Georgia. Thomas and family moved to Oklahoma some time after 1900. Thomas and Eliza probably died near Boynton, Muskogee County, Oklahoma.  Family legend states they are buried near Boynton. Family legend also says that Thomas maintained a second wife and family in Texas while still married to Eliza. I have found no evidence to support this, but I do not rule it out.

Known Children of THOMAS BARRETT and ELIZA J. are:

3. i. HESSIE MELINDA BARRETT, b. May 29, 1892, Hamilton Co., Tenn.; d. August 8, 1969, Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas.
__ ii. NELLIE E. BARRETT, b. December 1898, James (Hamilton) County, Tennessee; d. August 1978. Married Thomas Jones, 26 April 1917, Alden, Caddo County, Oklahoma.
__ iv. FRANK BARRETT, b. Abt. 1901 in Tennessee; living in Pope County, Arkansas; wife Willie (maiden name unknown); daughters Inez b. about 1922, and Bernice, born abt. 1924.
__ v. CHARLES BARRETT, b. Abt. 1903 in Tennessee.
__ iii. RUTH BARRETT b. Abt. 1907 in Arkansas.

Generation No. 3

See our Whitsett family page for more on our Whitsett family

3. HESSIE MELINDA BARRETT (THOMAS M.2, THOMAS1) was born May 29, 1892 in Hamilton Co., Tenn., and died August 8, 1969 in Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Ark. She married JAMES GUY "Guy" WHITSETT about 1910. He was the son of WILLIAM ISAAC WHITSETT and FANNIE BELLE MCDANIEL. Guy was born May 22, 1890 in Mississippi, and died April 21, 1956 in Alma, Crawford Co., Arkansas.
Children of HESSIE BARRETT and GUY WHITSETT are:

__. i. RUTH WHITSETT, b. 1911, Arkansas; d. November 8, 1969, Van Buren, Crawford County, Arkansas; m. WILLIAM BLOUNT
4. ii. RUBY LEE WHITSETT, b. 1914, Drumwright, Creek County, Oklahoma; d. October 22, 1980, Drumwright, Creek County, Oklahoma.
5. iii. THOMAS ELMER WHITSETT, b. June 15, 1916, Oilton, Creek County, Oklahoma; d. July 15, 1973, Oilton, Creek County, Oklahoma.
6. iv. WAYNE B. WHITSETT, b. July 1, 1920, Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas; d. June 20, 1989.
7. v. ROY GENE WHITSETT, b. December 27, 1921, Arkansas; d. December 21, 1995, Van Buren, Crawford Co., Arkansas.
9. vi. BETTY JANE WHITSETT, b. September 13, 1924, Wagoner, Wagoner County, Oklahoma.
10. vii. FREDDA MAY WHITSETT, b. May 1931 in Boyton, Muskogee County, Oklahoma.
__. viii. MARY JO WHITSETT, b. 1935, Oilton, Oklahoma; d. March 1939, Oklahoma.

Generation No. 4

4. RUBY LEE WHITSETT (HESSIE MELINDA BARRETT3, THOMAS M.2, THOMAS1) was born 1914 in Drumwright, Creek County, Oklahoma, and died October 22, 1980 in Drumwright, Creek County, Oklahoma. She married MONTIE CAMPBELL.

Children of RUBY WHITSETT and MONTIE CAMPBELL are:

__. i.  HAROLD CAMPBELL
__. ii.  HELEN CAMPBELL

5. THOMAS ELMER"BUD" WHITSETT (HESSIE MELINDA BARRETT3, THOMAS M.2, THOMAS1) was born June 15, 1916 in Oilton, Creek County, Oklahoma, and died July 15, 1973 in Oilton, Creek County, Oklahoma. He married VIRGINIA CAMPBELL

Children of THOMAS WHITSETT and VIRGINIA CAMPBELL are

__. i. TOMMY MACK WHITSETT
__ ii. DONNA FAYE WHITSETT
__ iii. DORIS WHITSETT
__. iv. RONNIE WHITSETT

6. WAYNE B. WHITSETT (HESSIE MELINDA BARRETT3, THOMAS M.2, THOMAS1) was born July 1, 1920 in Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas, and died June 20, 1989. He married (1) BONNIE DELOIS "LOIS" ALLEN July 14, 1945 in Van Buren, Crawford Co., Arkanas, daughter of JOHN ALLEN and FLORENCE BREWER. She was born June 25, 1924 in Rudy, Crawford Co., Arkansas, and died November 16, 1991 in Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas. He married (2) IVA LOIS CORBITT May 27, 1947 in Van Buren, Crawford Co., Ark., daughter of EDGAR CORBIT and ANNIE RHODES. She was born August 23, 1927 in Muldrow, Oklahoma.

Child of WAYNE WHITSETT and BONNIE ALLEN is:

__. i. CAROLYN SUE WHITSETT, married RONALD NEVIN WALL

7. ROY GENE WHITSETT (HESSIE MELINDA BARRETT3, THOMAS M.2, THOMAS1) was born December 27, 1921 in Arkansas, and died December 21, 1995 in Van Buren, Crawford Co., Arkansas. He married REBA YANCY.

Children of ROY WHITSETT and REBA YANCY are:

__. i. JOHNNIE WHITSETT
__. ii. RILEY WHITSETT, m. DEBBIE LONEGROVE
__. iii. DAVID WHITSETT

8. BETTY JANE WHITSETT (HESSIE MELINDA BARRETT3, THOMAS M.2, THOMAS1) was born September 13, 1924 in Wagoner, Wagoner County, Oklahoma, and died March 15, 1974 in Van Buren, Crawford County, Ark. She married THELL BIGGERSTAFF. He was born March 12, 1915, and died January 5, 1978 in Van Buren, Crawford County, Arkansas.

Children of BETTY WHITSETT and THELL BIGGERSTAFF are:

__. i. JESSIE LEE BIGGERSTAFF
__. ii. NORMA SUE BIGGERSTAFF
__. iii. BETTY ANN BIGGERSTAFF
__. iv. DONNA BIGGERSTAFF

9. FREDDA MAY WHITSETT (HESSIE MELINDA BARRETT3, THOMAS M.2, THOMAS1) was born May 1931 in Boyton, Muskogee County, Oklahoma and died on 20 June 2010 in Turlock, Stanislaus County, California. She married WILLIAM BROMLEY

Children of FREDDA WHITSETT and WILLIAM BROMLEY are:

__. i. GLORIA BROMLEY
__ ii. THERESSA BROMLEY
__ iii. BILLIE JEAN BROMLEY
__ iv. MARK BROMLEY
__ v. SUSAN BROMLEY

Ronald N. Wall
Modified: 14 January 2018