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Augustus Barlow, son of Abner Barlow, Jr. and Harriet Short

Contributed by John F. Barlow

AUGUSTUS BARLOW (deceased) was born in Ontario County, New York, May 13, 1819, son of Abner and Harriet "Short" Barlow, also natives of the Empire State.

Augustus Barlow was a farmer and capitalist and resided in Dixon. He obtained his education in Canandaigua Academy near Rochester, New York, and when a youth worked for a few years in his maternal grandfather's flouring mill. Later he moved to Green Lake, Wisconsin, where on April 30, 1847, he was married to Sophia E. Preston, dau of Charles and Susan "Burgess" Preston, natives of New York State, and they became the parents of six children, viz:

Harriet, Sophia, Abner, Augustus, Annie and Etta -- all born in Wisconsin.

In 1866, Mr. Barlow came to Dixon, making this city his home for sixteen years and then removed with his family to Minnesota, but in 1892, returned to Dixon, where he died September 12, 1894.

During his business career Mr. Barlow had accumulated considerable property, and owned a 160 acre farm near the city of Dixon, which now belongs to his son Abner.

In later life he did an extensive business in loaning money on real-estate. In political sentiment he was a Republican, and while a resident of Minnesota, served one term in the State Legislature. Fraternally, he was a member of the Masonic Order.

Mrs. Barlow still survives and resides on Third Street, Dixon, Illinois.

 

 

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