Archive for the ‘Nellie Sequin Fox Barrett (1876-1958)’ Category

Descendants of John Barrett and William Winburn (VII)   Leave a comment

CHILDREN, GRANDCHILDREN, AND GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN OF ROBERT WESLEY BARRETT (1860-1924) AND SARAH JANE WINBURN BARRETT (1838-1883), PART II

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Scans Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

Robert Wesley Barrett (1860-1924) was the first child of William Wesley Barrett (1835-1911) and Sarah Jane Winburn Barrett (1838-1883) and the father of George Washington Barrett (1873-1956), my great-grandfather.  Nell Barrett Taylor (1915-2001) was my grandmother.

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Lucy Barrett   Leave a comment

Lucy Barrett

Image Source = Randolph Fleming Taylor

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My great-aunt (1912-2001)–sister of Nell Barrett Taylor (1915-2001) and daughter of George Washington Barrett (1873-1956) and Nellie Sequin Fox Barrett (1876-1958)

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

My Uncle and Father, Early 1950s   Leave a comment

Randy and Dad at the Euclid Avenue House, Early 1950s

Image Source = Randolph Fleming Taylor

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My Uncle Randy (born in 1945) and my father, John Dodson Taylor, III (born in 1943), at the Euclid Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia, home of their grandparents, George Washington Barrett (1873-1956) and Nellie Seguin Fox Barrett (1876-1958), in the early 1950s

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

Obituary of Margaret Barrett Bartlett   Leave a comment

Margaret (1918-2007) was the last of the children of Nellie Seguin Fox Barrett (1876-1958) and George Washington Barrett (1873-1956) to die.  Her husband, Mack Bartlett (January 24, 1916-July 4, 2006), preceded her in death.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

AUGUST 30, 2013 COMMON ERA

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From the Courier-Journal, Louisville, Kentucky, November 1. 2007

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BARTLETT, MARGARET BARRETT, 89, passed away at the Episcopal Church Home. She was a native of Lithonia, GA. She was a retired secretary with Atlantic Steel Co., and a member of Crescent Hill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mack G. Bartlett; and her siblings. She is survived by her two sons, Dr. Glenn H. Bartlett (Jean), and Allen S. Bartlett (Eileen); three grandchildren, Joe Bartlett (Amber), John Bartlett, and Amy B. Bashiti (Samer); her great-granddaughter, Emma Bartlett; and numerous nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Margaret’s life will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Chapel of Crescent Hill Baptist Church, 2800 Frankfort Avenue. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Saturday at the church. Arrangements entrusted to Arch L. Heady-Cralle Funeral Home. Expressions are requested to the Memorial Fund of her church.

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This is post #550 of this weblog.–KRT

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My Grandmother, Painted By My Great-Grandmother   Leave a comment

Nell Barrett Taylor by her mother

Image Courtesy of Randolph Fleming Taylor

Here is a painting of my grandmother, Nell Barrett Taylor (1915-2001) by her mother, Nellie Seguin Fox Barrett (1876-1958).  My great-grandmother was a skilled painter.  Her work is the primary reason I have created a category for paintings by family members at this weblog.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

AUGUST 29, 2013 COMMON ERA

Flowers Painted By Nellie Seguin Fox Barrett   Leave a comment

Flowers--Nellie Seguin Fox Barrett

Image Courtesy of Randolph Fleming Taylor

My great-grandmother, Nellie Sequin Fox Barrett (1876-1958) was a talented artist.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

AUGUST 29, 2013 COMMON ERA

Obituary of George Washington Barrett   Leave a comment

George W. Barrett

Above:  George Washington Barrett

An image taped inside a family history book

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From the Journal of the North Georgia Conference of The Methodist Church, 1956, pages 110 and 111

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GEORGE W. BARRETT

The Reverend George W. Barrett was born September 3, 1873, and left us for his heavenly home June 12, 1956.  He was the son of William Wesley and Sarah Jane Winburn Barrett.  He was graduated from Young Harris College in 1899.

On January 17, 1900, he was happily married to Miss Nellie S. Fox.  He is survived by his wife and following children:  George Dickey, Lucy S., Nellie F. (Mrs. John D. Taylor), and Margaret E.  Another daughter, Sarah C., passed away June 12, 1954.  His home was one of culture and refinement whose spiritual atmosphere reflected the presence of the Master who was the real head of the house.

Brother Barrett joined the North Georgia Conference in 1899.  He was ordained deacon in 1899 by Bishop Hendrix and elder in 1903 by Bishop Key.  His appointments were as follows:  Alpharetta; Blue Ridge; Palmetto; Douglasville; Cornelia; Tate; Acworth; Union Point; Asbury, Augusta; Lithonia; Gray; Tignall; St. Paul, Gainesville; Winder; St. Luke, Augusta; Commerce; Rockmart; Second Avenue, Rome; Underwood, Atlanta, from which he retired in 1945.

He was at the table of the Secretary of the Conference for twenty-eight years–for twenty-one years the Secretary of the Conference, and editor of the Conference Journal.  He was a natural born Secretary.  In correspondence with the Publishing House as Editor of the Journal he was often addressed as “the model Secretary.”  In District Conferences or other church meetings, where a secretary was needed, they usually thought of Brother Barrett, if he were present, and elected him.

George W. Barrett was not only a gentleman but a gentle man.  Smoking flax he would not quench and the bruised reed would not be further damaged in his hands.  The ugly habit of self-assertion and self-seeking was not in his make-up.  He walked in deep humility with his Lord, content to feel that always the Master was at hand.

Brother Barrett was a sound Gospel preacher.  His sermons were not cluttered up with trivialities but dealt with the profound truths of the Holy Word.  He followed in the traditions of the fathers and was little moved by modern trends.  His people loved and trusted him.  They believed that in the midst of pretense and sham here, indeed, was a real man of God.  His life was an orderly one.  He was meticulous in his attention to details.  There was method in all that he did.  He was punctual in his appointments and prompt in his obligations.  He had strong convictions and was never ashamed or afraid to declare them.

For more than eighty-two years Brother George W. Barrett had lived among us, walking in the straight and narrow way, his face always toward the morning.  At last the weary feet could carry him no farther.  The gentle knight laid down his shining sword.  The mantle of his noble calling fell from his shoulders unsoiled.  His nerveless hands could no longer hold the working tools of his loved employ.  So he left us–the earth better for his coming, heaven richer for his going–to be at home with God.

WALLACE ROGERS

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EDITOR’S COMMENT:

It is, I admit, an overwritten obituary in places, but that is excusable.  If one cannot become flowery in an obituary, where can one do so?

I do recognize one glaring omission:  There is no mention of his firstborn son, Randolph Winburn Barrett (1905-?), who disappeared in the 1930s.  I propose no single reason for this, and I hope that nobody thinks I am.  In fact, I suspect that there are at least two reasons for this and almost everything else in the realm of the human race.  I do know that, for a set of reasons, Randolph became a topic to avoid in the household, so I am not surprised that he is absent here.  Maybe the primary reason was grief.  I have no evidence to suggest otherwise, so I extend the benefit of the doubt.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

AUGUST 20, 2013 COMMON ERA

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