Jacob Barrett & Co.


Camden, SC


From around 1810 to 1817, Jacob Barrett (1792-1871) operated general store Jacob Barrett & Co. in Camden, South Carolina. After he closed the business in 1817, he moved to Columbia, where he opened another general store and traded slaves and horses. Barrett worked closely with his brother, Isaac (c. 1791-1834), who owned Charleston general store Isaac Barrett & Co. The brothers would buy and sell goods for each other.

The Jewish Merchant Project is supported by the generosity of the Norman and Gerry Sue Arnold Foundation and the Stanley B. Farbstein Endowment at the Coastal Community Foundation. Longtime members of the JHSSC, Mr. Arnold obm, a merchant himself, and Mr. Farbstein obm were both children of South Carolina Jewish merchants.

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