His daughter was Eliza Frances Barrett 1841 - 1909. She married William Millard.
Their daughter was Edith Holton Millard 1870 - 1895. She married Frank F. Barrett (her 4th cousin once removed).
Their son was Newton Eliot Barrett, 1890 - 1986, the grandfather of the Barrett Brothers.
The author of this letter was Robert E. Millard, a brother to Edith Holton Millard and a grandson of Dr. Moses Barrett. Robert was a flutist with the Portland, Oregon symphony orchestra.
From a letter by Robert E. Millard – Flutist
May 7, 1939
Mother said that once he offered $5.00 to anyone who would bring him a specimen of a bald eagle for his collection. (This was after his practice had developed and he had not much time to go hunting.) One of the Bugh boys, who were hunters, reported one day that they had sighted a bald eagle, but that it was too far away to hit; “If you would have been there, Doc, you’d have got him.”
Mother said that once a blacksmith living some miles away had the misfortune to drop an anvil on his big toe, and he was brought in a wagon to Grandfather’s house for treatment. The patient was laid on his back with his head and shoulders inside the front door and his legs outside where the light was good. Then grandmother, who was a stout woman, sat on his let to hold it still. Mother bathed his temples with camphor (miserable substitute for anesthesia) and grandfather whacked off the mutilated digit with a knife which he had honed on the family Bible. We may justly be proud of our hardy forbears, but think of the pride the descendants of the blacksmith must feel!
An imaginative biographer of the smith might refer to the latter love and enthusiasm for football in the early days of that sport, manifesting itself in practicing the dropkick with the anvil!
Ah! Those were the days when men were men – and the women were glad of it.