The Life From The Roots blog topics have changed several times since I began this blog. In 2009, with my first posts, I wrote only about the family history I had been working on for 20 years. Many ancestors lived in New England so it was easy to visit gravesites and towns where they lived. I shared many photo. Years later, I was into visiting gardens, historical homes, churches, libraries that had genealogical collections, historical societies, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history. I enjoy posting autographs and photos of famous people I met or saw.

My New England roots are in Connecticut and Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire). Other areas include New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada.

Please check out the labels on the right side for topics. Below the labels and pageviews is a listing of my top nine posts, according to Google. Four of them pertain to Lowell, MA, three are memorials, one about a surname and one about a discovery I made. These posts change often because they are based on what people are reading.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

The Barrett House, New Ipswich, New Hampshire

Barrett House
79 Main Street
New Ipswich, New Hampshire 03071

The Barrett House located in New Ipswich, New Hampshsire was open for the 2019 season on June 8. My husand and I have been members of the Historic New England society for several years and this was our 16th house to visit. (If you want to see the others I wrote about, go to the label on the right side.) We patiently waited through the winter for this day, and it didn't disappoint. Two other visitors came all the way from England.


"Built in 1800 by Charles Barrett, as a residence for his son, Charles, Jr., "Forest Hall" as it was known, pays tribute to the Barrett family and to the 19th century textile industry. The Barrett Textile mills, located in Bank Village, produced cotton fabric for domestic and export usage. This house demostrates fine federal architectrul and testifies to the skill of local craftsmen."

View from the front door.

As usual, a lovely staircase and entry area.
If you have this Barrett line, you might be interested in seeing what I photographed for you. The marriage record was in a book, but I'm not sure if it was a diary or a bible, but you can see it in the photo below. Photos below are of various rooms.
The Parlor.

The Dining Room.

Love this vase.

I loved the quilt colors when I saw it and took the photo. However, Apple was failing with this photo. It's too bad. The red square was absolutely vibrant.

The Ball Room on the third floor, now used as the music room.
 Below is a childs room on the third floor.

We also saw a collection of old carriages in the barn, a lovely flower garden, and the stables that were converted into a reception / meeting room(s). 

Pretty fancy bathroom. If I remember correctly, it was below the first floor.
View from the back yard.
It was a very hot day, so I didn't walk to the top, but my husband did and took a picture of me.

This flyer was from two years ago.