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Barlow Family of Wilkes County, North Carolina

First Generation

Children of Rev. John Barlow (1740/45 - 1820/1845) m. Elizabeth
John Barlow Jr. (abt.1768 - 1856/67) m. 1) Nancy Rash (abt. 1772 -1800/02),
d/o Joseph Rash and Milidred Isbell Rash, 2) Elizabeth Kindall Merritt, d/o William Kindall and Sarah Foster
Ruth Barlow (1771) m. John Wallace
Mary Barlow (1773) m. Rev. Jacob Crouch
Thomas Barlow (ca. 1775) m. Susan Childs Isbell
Eliphalet Barlow (1777) m. Mildred Barlow
Elizabeth Barlow (abt. 1779/1780) m. John Carlton

No. 260 - Will of Joel Coffey, 27 April 1789; July Term 1789.Wife: Martha Sons: Cleveland, James, Joel and Nathan Children: Cleveland, James, Joel, Nathan, Cathy, Jane, Sealy & and if wf presently with child....remainder my negroes divided equally. Mentions til youngest child comes of age or marries. Execr: Nebuzaradan Coffey, Cleveland Coffee (son), John Barlow Wit: John Barlow, Anaias Allen, John Welch

1809 Oct 31 -Wilkes Co., NC - On a Road Order: The court appointed Catlett Jones, Isaac Hagler, John Bradley, Cornelius Howard, Benjamin Howard, Benjamin Isbell, Thomas Isbell, Ambrose Carlton, Jesse Stone, Lewis Carlton, William Beach, Joel Stanley, John Walker, Benjamin Holt, John Barlow Sr., John Barlow, Jr., Levi Laxson, Jacob Crouch and William Brookshire to lay off a road from Lewis Carlton's grist mill down north fork of King's Creek into the river road below John Bradleys.

Second Generation

Children of John Barlow Jr and 1) Nancy Rash
Elizabeth Barlow (abt. 1789) m. Martin Livingston (abt. 1793-1854)
Parrish Barlow (1791-?) m. Mary Land (?-1828), d/o Jonathan Land and Elizabeth Isbell
William R. Barlow (1793-bef.1850) m. 1) Jane Burch (?-1819/1827), d/o Thomas Burch & Sarah Jones,
2) Lydia Walker; 3) Lydia Winkler (abt. 1802-aft. 1850) (m.1827), d/o Matthias Winkler and Catherine Arney
Eliphalet Barlow (1795-1870) m. Nancy Bradley (abt.1807-aft.1880), d/o James Bradley & Hannah Pogue
Thomas Barlow (1797-1872) m. Sarah Kilby (1804-1870/1880), d/o Abraham Kilby & Elizabeth Rash (her first cousin)
Mary (Polly) Barlow (1799-1830) m. John Walker, Jr., s/o John Walker and Mary Stanley


Children of John Barlow Jr. and 2) Elizabeth Kindall Merritt
Nancy Barlow (ca.1804-1880/1889) m. Thomas Coffey Jr. (abt. 1804-1889),
s/o James Coffee and Deliah Ferguson
Joseph Barlow (ca. 1806-1880/1890) m. Louisa Laxton (1812-1880/1890), d/o Thomas Laxton & Mary (Polly) Carlton
John Henry Barlow (1808-1862) m. Matilda Kilby (abt. 1814-aft. 1850), d/o Abraham Kilby and Elizabeth Rash
Jane Barlow (abt. 1810-aft.1855) m. Levi Bradley (abt. 1813-?), s/o James Bradley & Hannah Pogue
Braxton Barlow (1812-1880) m. Charlotte Carlton (1814-aft. 1880), d/o Thomas Carlton & Catherine Livingston
Son Barlow (1814-1820/1830)
Larkin Barlow (1816-1902) m. 1) Edith Knight (abt. 1817-aft. 1860); 2) Nancy Humphries

John Barlow, Jr. living with his grandson, Horton Barlow in 1850. Lower Creek, Caldwell Co., NC

Third Generation

Children of Parrish Barlow and Mary Land
Charlotte Barlow (1817) m. John Holsclaw
Julia Barlow (ca. 1819) m. Thomas Pipes (ca. 1818-?)
Hamilton Barlow (1821-aft.1860) m. Cynthia Ferguson (1818-1907)
Horton Barlow (1825-aft. 1880) m. Nancy Maltba (1827-1904)
Dicey Barlow (1826-?)
Emily "Milly" Barlow (1828-aft. 1870)

(Note: Parrish Barlow was tried and acquitted for the murder of his wife, Mary, in 1828. It is said that he killed her in a fit of insanity. No further records found. In 1830 and later, his chidren are living in the homes of different relatives.)


Children of William R. Barlow and Jane Burch
John O. Cromwell Barlow (abt. 1819-1862) m. 1) Susan Hollar (abt. 1822-aft. 1850); 2) Louisa Bentley


Children of William R. Barlow and Lydia Winkler
William Rufus Barlow (abt. 1828-aft. 1850) m. 1) Mary Ann German; 2) Elizabeth German
Thomas W. Barlow (abt. 1830-aft. 1860) m. Sophronia Turner (abt. 1840-aft. 1860)
Jane Barlow (abt. 1832-?) m. Thomas Castephens

This family living in Lower Creek, Caldwell Co., NC 1850


Children of Eliphlat Barlow and Nancy Bradley
James Barlow (1824-aft. 1850) m. Catherine Nichols (abt. 1827-aft. 1850)
Amanda Barlow (1829-aft 1850) m. Samuel Brown
Milly Barlow (1831-aft.1850)
John Asbury Barlow (1833-aft. 1860) m. Mary Willoughby
Alfred Barlow (1835-aft. 1850) m. Sarah Jane Nichols
Pickens Barlow (1840-aft. 1860)
Thomas W. Barlow (1847-aft. 1860) m. Delia Masters

(Eliphlat and Nancy Barlow moved to Greene County, TN between 1830 and 1840; Overton, TN 1860)


Children of Thomas Barlow and Sarah Kilby
Elizabeth Barlow (1822-aft. 1870) m. Reuben W. Kilby (?-bef. 1860)
John Barlow (abt. 1824-bef. 1870) m. Nancy N. Kilby (abt. 1821-aft. 1880)
James Linvill Barlow (abt. 1826-aft 1870) m. Selena Ann (abt. 1830-aft. 1870)
Nancy Barlow (abt. 1829-aft. 1870) m. Jesse Franklin Adams (abt. 1840-aft. 1870)
Arminda Barlow (1834-aft. 1860)

This family lived in the Union Township, Wilkes Co., NC


Children of Joseph Barlow and Louisa Laxton
Calvin Barlow (ca. 1829-aft. 1850) m. 1) Ritta Bentley; 2) Mary Tilley
Alfred Barlow (ca. 1831-aft 1880) m. Martha Orilla Gilbert (abt. 1837-aft. 1880) (moved to TN, then Arkansas)
Mary Elvira Barlow (1834-aft. 1850) m. Lewis A. Holder (abt. 1831-?)
Pickens Barlow (1838-aft. 1850) m. Sarah Lucinda Laxton
Cynthia Caroline Barlow (1844-aft. 1850) m. James Milton Sherrill
Jane E. Barlow (ca. 1847-aft. 1850) m. Thomas B. Knight
Joel Barlow (1848-aft. 1880) m. Mary Hartley (abt. 1851-aft. 1880)
Mary Ann Barlow (1851-aft. 1880) m. W. (Walton?) Luther Coffey
Julia Barlow (1853) m. Alfa Barlow
Levi Barlow (1856-aft. 1880) m. Ella Kirby

This family living in Kings Creek, Caldwell Co., NC in 1850


Children of John Henry Barlow and Matilda Kilby
Abraham Barlow (1834-aft. 1850) m. Mary Greer
Larkin Barlow (1836-aft. 1850)
Sarah Barlow (1838-aft. 1850) m. Martin Warren
Susan Barlow (abt. 1840-aft. 1850) m. Empsey Gragg
Thomas Jefferson Barlow (1842-aft. 1850) m. Nancy Caroline Potter
Louisa J. Barlow (abt. 1843-aft.1850) m. Milton S. "Minn" Knight
William Henry Harrison Barlow (abt 1846-aft. 1850) m. 1) Sarah Carolina Sturgill; 2) Dora Combs
Fanny Matilda Barlow (abt. 1852-aft. 1860) m. Sam Bennett
David E. Barlow (abt. 1857) (this child is not listed in 1860 census)

This family living in Watauga Co., NC 1850


Children of Braxton Barlow and Charlotte Carlton
Lucinda C. Barlow (1835-aft. 1860)
Thomas LeRoy Barlow (1836-aft. 1860) m. Elizabeth A. Ferguson (abt. 1837-aft. 1860)
Larkin C.Barlow (1838-1862) m. Susanna Pennell (ca 1841-aft. 1860)
Henry Harrison Barlow (1840-aft. 1860) m. Amanda Ferguson
John B. Barlow (1841-aft. 1860)
Julia C.Barlow (1843-aft. 1860) m. Robert S. Bradley
Martha A. Barlow (1845-aft. 1860) m. Rev. Milton McNeil
William Franklin Barlow (1848-1921) m. Martha Dula (1846-1920), d/o Thomas McGuire Dula and Anny Triplett
Robert F. Barlow (1850-aft. 1880)
Doctor Pickney Barlow (1853-1874)
Mary Ann Barlow (1857-aft. 1860) m. Benjamin Franklin Williams

This family living in Wilkes Co., NC, 1850


Children of Larkin Barlow and 1) Edith Knight
Lavina Barlow (1841-aft. 1860) m. Williams Wells (abt. 1839-aft. 1860)
James Barlow (1843-1860/1870)
Epiphalet Barlow (abt. 1845-aft. 1860) m. Celia Holsclaw

This family living in Lower Creek, Caldwell Co., NC, 1850; Buffaloe in 1860)


Children of Larkin Barlow and 2) Nancy E. Humphries
Edith S. Barlow (1866)
John L. Barlow (1868) m. Martha
Sarah E. Barlow (abt. 1870)
Samuel T. Barlow (abt. 1877)
Thomas H. Barlow (abt. 1879)

Fourth Generation:

Children of John Barlow and Nancy N. Kilby
Rudolphus Barlow (1860-1949) m. Nancy Lou Cindy Dancy (abt. 1860-aft 1902)

Children of John O. Cromwell Barlow and 1) Susan Hollar
Thomas Marcus Barlow (1844-1915) m. Mary Jane Bentley
William L. Barlow (1846-aft. 1880) m. Sarah Maria Brown (1840-1880), d/o Wyatt & Hollie Brown
Benjamin H. Barlow (abt. 1848-aft. 1860) m. Sally Stafford (m. 1871)
James W. Barlow (1851-1920) m. Sarah Ann Melton (1854-1927), d/o Francis Augustus Melton and Mary Holder
Sarah Jane Barlow (1854-1911) m. William M. Moody (1845-aft. 1880)

This family living in Kings Creek, Caldwell Co., NC 1850

Children of John O. Cromwell Barlow and 2) Louisa Bentley
Nancy Louisa Barlow (1857-1937) m. John William Pope, s/o John W. Pope & Caroline Eliz. Reed
Mary Barlow (abt. 1859-aft. 1860) m. 1) Henry Clippard (abt. 1854-?); 2) Levi Ernest
*Ruth Barlow (abt. 1864) m. Lee Clippard (abt. 1858-?) (born after her father's death in 1862? Can anyone confirm his death date?)


Children of Hamilton Barlow and Cynthia Ferguson
Katurah Apolline Barlow (1842-1920) m. Timothy Boughman (1839-1907)
Smith Barlow (1844-1925) m. Mary Jane Sudderth (1842-1924)
John Barlow (abt. 1846 - died during Civil War)
William Horton Barlow II (1847-1925) m. Thursa Elmyra Sudderth (1852-1896)
Mary Joanna Barlow (1849-1877) m. John R. Sudderth
Alva Barlow (1852-1925) m. Julia Barlow (1853-1940) (his cousin)
Rufus W. Barlow (1854-1933) m. Nancy Rebecca Steele (1857-1918)
Sarah Jane (Sally) Barlow (1858-1932) m. William W. McGowan (1864-1942)
Cornelia C. Barlow (1860-1948) m. William R. Beach (1855-1940)

This family living in Lower Creek and Kings Creek, Caldwell Co., NC 1850, 1860, 1870


Children of Horton Barlow and Nancy Maltba
Denisa (Nicie) Elizabeth Barlow (ca. 1852-aft. 1900) m. James M. Laws
Thomas Marshall Barlow (1853-1934) m. Nancy Crews
Hamilton W. Barlow (1857-aft. 1870) died young
Larkin Pinkney Barlow (1859-aft. 1870) died young
Malindia (Lydia?) M. Barlow (1860-aft. 1880)
Rufus T. Barlow (1864-1917) m. Julia Coffey
John H. Barlow (ca. 1867-aft.1880) m. Mattie Grub
Nancy Lucinda Barlow (ca. 1869-aft. 1880) m. Avery Icenhour
Margaret Barlow m. Vandiver Teague

This family living in Wilkesboro, Wilkes Co., NC in 1880


Children of Larkin C. Barlow and Susanna Pennell
Martha Ann Barlow (1859-1930) m.William Felix Jarvis (1868), s/o R. F. Jarvis

Fifth Generation:

Children of Rudolphus Barlow and Nancy Lou Cindy Dancy
John Andrew Barlow (1880-aft. 1930) m. Minnie Ennis Burke (1884-1930)
Avery Coe Barlow (abt 1897-aft. 1910)
Halbrie Barlow (abt. 1902-aft. 1910)


Children of William L. Barlow and Sarah Maria Brown
Gilman D. Barlow (1868-aft. 1900) m. Lena Breeden (moved to Dillon, SC)
Eda Barlow (1869-aft. 1880)
John Kelly Barlow (1872-1940) m. Maggie McCall
Lillie Barlow (1874-aft. 1880) m. Smith Steele
Lindsey Barlow (1879-aft. 1880)


Children of Thomas Marcus Barlow and Mary Jane Bentley
John Rufus Barlow (1866) m. Almeda (Allie) Melton, Francis Augustus Melton and Mary Holder
William Barlow (1868) m. Unknown Roberts
Emily Barlow (1873) died young
Julia Barlow (abt. 1877-aft 1920) m. Julius D. Melton (1860-aft. 1920), s/o Francis Augustus Melton and Mary Holder
Walter Barlow (1877) m. Lillie Etta Sides
Edward Barlow m. Florence Reichard


Children of James W. Barlow and Sarah Ann Melton
Cornelia C. Barlow (1879)
Harrington Barlow (1890)


Children of Smith Barlow and Mary Jane Sudderth
Ellen Barlow (1870-1961) m. William H. Moore (1864-1929)
John Barlow (1873-aft. 1880) m. Etta Smith
Finley F. Barlow (1875-aft. 1880) m. 1) Genelia; 2) Frances Barlow, d/o Alva & Julia Barlow
Evaline Barlow (1877-1937) m. 1) John Haigler (1873-1899); 2) Robert G. Thompson
Viginia J. Barlow (1880-1921) m. William Haigler (1880)
Rufus Barlow (1882-1969) m. Lundah Hodge (1883-1956)
Robert W. Barlow (1886-1964) m. 1) Hettie Kincaid (1882-1929); 2) Lula Pennell

This family living in Lower Creek, Caldwell Co., NC 1870, 1880


Children of William Horton Barlow II and Thursa Elmyra Sudderth
Lee Barlow (1875-aft. 1880) m. Betty Haigler
Green Barlow (1876-aft. 1880) m. Rebecca Andrews
Russell Barlow (1883-1935) m. Texie Horton
Callie Barlow m. John Laxton
Gynn P. Barlow (1890-1965) m. Elizabeth Laxton
William Barlow (1892-1933) m. Lizzie Wesson
Lizzie Barlow (1887) died as an infant

This family living in Lower Creek, Caldwell Co., NC, 1880


Children of Alva Barlow and Julia Barlow
Horace G. Barlow (ca. 1879) m. Bertha Laxton
Frances Barlow m. Finley F. Barlow (1875-aft. 1880)
Toye Barlow m. Roby Craig


Children of Rufus W. Barlow and Nanct Rebecca Steele
Steele P. Barlow (1877-1941) m. Ellen Sherrill (1892-1949),
d/o James Milton Sherrill & Cynthia C.Barlow
Adlophus H. Barlow (1879-1900)
John Pinkney Barlow (1881-1930) m. Clara McGowan (1890-1973), d/o Wm. McGowan & Sally Barlow
Annie Barlow (1844) m. Joseph Felts (moved to South Dakota)
Moore Barlow (1887) moved West
Elisha Barlow (1889) m. Beatrice Carlton
George Barlow (1891-1941) m. Lou Ferguson (1889-1943)


Children of Thomas Marshall Barlow and Nancy Crews
Minnie Barlow
Martha Barlow
Luna Barlow
Dora Barlow (1899)
Spurgeon Barlow (1855-1950) m. Dollie Smith
Charlie Barlow
Joe Barlow
Jasper Barlow
Effie Barlow


Children of Rufus T. Barlow and Julia Coffey
Hattie Barlow
Nellie Barlow
Christie Barlow


John H. Barlow and Mattie Grubb
Bertha Barlow (1893-1934) m. unknown Shoemake
Lulu Barlow m. unknown Coffey
Edna Barlow m. unknown Holman
Mary Barlow m. unknown Hart
George Barlow

Sixth Generation

Children of John Andrew Barlow and Minnie Ennis Burke
Granville Eli Barlow (1919-1990) m. Beulah Sue Norman
Wade Hampton Barlow (1904-1995) m. Letha Octavia Burgess
Nina Edith Barlow (1905-1977) m. Calvin Adams
May Vallie Barlow (1909-2000) m. Estel Eugene Rhodes (1905-1981), s/o Willis Rhodes and Sarah Frances Absher
William Paul Barlow (1914-1932)
Carl James Barlow (1915-1996)
Raymond Arthur Barlow (1917-1959) m. Della Mae Shumate
Reginald Hoyle Barlow (1922-1995)

Seventh Generation

Granville Eli Barlow and Beulah Sue Norman
Perry Kent Barlow (1942-1967) did he marry Gloria Tolbert?
Larry Dale Barlow (1943-2004) m. Gail Tuttle
Johnny Lyn Barlow (1945-1980)

Kent, Larry and Lyn attended high school with me in Winston Salem. We had a great time, especially when Kent entertained us with his singing. Can anyone remember the name of the group? I'll never forget the night we painted the school's water tower at Mineral Springs High.


Updated September 12, 2004 and October 23, 1006

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