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Edwin C. Barlow, Obituary    Williamston Michigan

Contributed by Edson Barlow

Williamston, Ingham Co Michigan


Fatal Accident

Last Thursday, just after the 1 o'clock train as W.E. Brown was driving north of town when just past Al See's place, he noticed a team jumping and acting queer at the foot of Seth Williams hill, passing down into the hollow beyond, he lost sight of them, but when raising the hill by Krumbecks, the team with a load of wood on had nearly approached him on a full run; instantly turning his horse out of the road he stopped them and tying to the fence drove on to see what had become of their driver, whom he found to be E.C. Barlow whose lifeless body lay immediately beside the road, some four rods this side of the hill. His son Fred was immediately notified of the calamity and the body conveyed home. Mr. Barlow had been to town with one load of wood that morning and had started soon after dinner with this. He had evidently had some trouble with his load in coming down the hill as some of the wood was found further on beyond the body, and in the endeavor to extricate himself had received his death blow. Just in what manner is not known. When found, his body lay just outside the wagon track, his head with a deep wound in the side near the top, next the track and one of his arms had evidently been run over by the rear wheel of the wagon.

The funeral service was held at the M.E. church, Saturday morning, Pastor Newey officiating, and was largely attended.

Edwin C. Barlow was born in Washington, Litchfield Co Connecticut, April 30, 1826. Owing to the death of his mother in infancy, he was taken to the home of his uncle Daniel Joslin, of Castile, N.Y., where he resided until after the war.

He was married in 1850. October 13, 1861 he enlisted in the Nineth N.Y. Cav. He re-enlisted December 19, 1863, was taken prisoner by Mosby's Guerillas in the fall of 1864, and confined in Libby prison for 77 days, when he was paroled. He was mustered out of the service July 17, 1865. In 1867 he came to Alpena, this state, where he remained until October 1876, when he came to Williamston. He was held in the highest esteem in the community and in the Methodist church where he was a faithful and consistent member for over 40 years.

CARD OF THANKS   We wish to thank our friends and neighbors who have been so kind to us during our late bereavement.   MRS. E.C. BARLOW AND FAMILY

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Edwin C. Barlow was born on April 30, 1826, at Washington, Connecticut, was a son of Heman and Amanda Barlow, and was a seventh generation descendant of John of Fairfield   (Edwin C.-7, Heman-6, John-5, Joseph-4, John-3, John-2, John-1)

Military Record of Edwin C. Barlow

Born 1826 Connecticut, enlisted October 30, 1861 at Castile New York for 3 years, age 35, Private, Co H 9th NY Cavalry, organized September-November 1861 at Westfield & Albany New York, re-enlisted December 20, 1863, captured November 29, 1864 at Snickersville Virginia, appointed Corporal June 2, 1865, mustered out with company July 17, 1865 at Cloud's Mills Virginia.

Widow Samantha Barlow's pension application no. 427361 filed July 3, 1890, certificate no. 309739, resident Williamston, Ingham Co Michigan in 1886.

Frederick J. Barlow, Barlow Jewelry Store, Williamston Michigan

  Son of Edwin C. Barlow                                                                               Contributed by Edson Barlow

From a Williamston history about Frederick J. Barlow who ran a jewelry store there.


It is a fact that I have the largest stock of Fine Gold Ladies Watches evern seen here.

It is a fact that I have the greatest varety of Gent's Watches, in all Styles and Prices.

It is a fact that my Silver Plated Knives, Forks, Spoons, and all other plated goods are the best made.

It is a fact that my stock of Ladies and Gents Watch Chains can't be beat in the county

It is a fact that I keep the largest and best assortment of plain 18k Engraved and Set Rings.

It is a fact that my stock of Spectacles is large, and that I have all kins; from the cheapest to the best.

It is a fact that goods bought of me always give satisfaction.

It is a fact that my prices are the Lowest for the first quality goods.

Yours, Respectfully,

F.J. Barlow


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