Add one more child to your list...Hiram. I'm interested in Heman's parents, too. I suspect Eliza (Barrett) Gardner b. 1812 NY was his sister. They were neighbors in Goodhue County. Harrison, Gardner, Hewitt are all names tied in with my family in Goodhue Co., and later in Buffalo Co., WI. Have you had any success with Heman's lineage?
"Hiram Barrett, who as an early settler of Lac-qui-parle county did his full share toward its development and the improvement of its fertile lands, is owner of a valuable estate in Hamlin township, and is a representative of one of the oldest families of this township.
Mr. Barrett was born in Goodhue county, Minnesota, in 1866. His father, Heman Lake Barrett, was born in New York state, and was a farmer by occupation. He settled with his family in Lac-qui-parle county in 1874, taking land as a homestead in section 26 of Hamlin township and was one of the first to locate here. The family had sod barns and out-buildings and a dugout served as their home. They had no floor for about a year. The father was one of the earliest settlers of Minnesota, locating there about 1850, and he built the first house in Lake City, Minnesota. He had ox teams and many times our subject drove them in his boyhood days. The father died on the home farm in 1891 and the mother died in 1900, leaving the farm to our subject and his brother.
Hiram Barrett was the seventh in a family of nine children and for some years he conducted the home farm for his father and at the age of twenty-one years started for himself and farmed his father's place. He went to the state of Washington in 1889 and after six months there went to Oregon, where he spent one year-l890-he returned to Lac-qui-parle county and for about a year thereafter worked at farm labor and then assumed the control of his father's farm...."
From: Compendium of History and Biography of Central and Northern Minnesota (Chicago, Geo. A. Ogle & Co., 1904), pages 504-05.