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In the nineteenth century, Eliza Starbuck Barney (1802–1889) created a genealogical record that contained the births, deaths, and marriages of more than 40,000 Nantucketers over two and a half centuries.
- Collection Number:
- Eliza Starbuck Barney Genealogical Record Books
- circa 1850–1900
- Barney, Eliza Starbuck, 1802–1889.
- Nantucket Historical Association
- Material is in English.
Information for Users
Restrictions to Access: No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use: No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice: Copyright is retained by the authors of items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation: [identification of item], in the Eliza Starbuck Barney Genealogical Record Books, Nantucket Historical Association.
Gift of Eunice S. Barney Swain in July 1924 (Acc. 2710).Sensitive Materials Statement:
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual’s private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the Nantucket Historical Association assumes no responsibility.
- MS54 Barney Family Papers, Nantucket Historical Association.
- MS187 William C. Folger Genealogical Record Books, Nantucket Historical Association.
- MS240 Henry Barnard Worth Genealogy Record Books, Nantucket Historical Association.
In the nineteenth century, Eliza Starbuck Barney (1802–1889) created a genealogical record that contained the births, deaths, and marriages of more than 40,000 Nantucketers over two and a half centuries
Scope and Content
This collection is comprised of record books compiled by Barney from genealogical material given to her by Benjamin Franklin Folger and from town records, listing male heads of Nantucket families, alphabetically by surname. Information includes birth, death, and some marriage dates, spouses, children, cause of death (in some cases), and frequently the date a family member moved off-Island.
Book 1 Abbott – Collins, circa 1850–1900
Book 2 Coffin – Coleman, circa 1850–1900
Book 3 Chubback – Furbush, circa 1850–1900
Book 4 Gabriel – Hussey, circa 1850–1900
Book 5 Huddleston – Phillips, circa 1850–1900
Book 6 Pitcher – Young, circa 1850–1900
Book 7 Incomplete alphabetical list D to W, circa 1850–1900
Finding aid by Ashley Miller, January 2022.
Materials in this collection were digitized with support from Connie and Tom Cigarran.