Harford History

November 19, 2006

Dr. Martin L. Jarrett

On Nov. 18, 1841, Martin L. Jarrett was born in Harford County, the youngest of six children born to Luther M. Jarrett, son of Jesse Jarrett, a Harford County farmer.

In 1864, Jarrett graduated from the medical department of Maryland University at Baltimore and set up a medical practice in Jarrettsville.

A contemporary biographer wrote: "[Jarrett] has built up a wide reputation for skill in the diagnosis of disease and its treatment. His prominence, however, is by no means of a professional nature entirely."

He was president of the Jarrettsville Creamery Co., "an enterprise that has done much for the upbuilding of the place and is one of the most important local industries."

Jarrett also was a school commissioner and a director of Second National Bank of Bel Air.

[Source: Biographical record of Harford and Cecil Counties Maryland. Research by Harford County Public Library.]

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