Barlow and Orinda Steele Family
JABEZ5, SAMUEL4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born December
23, 1781 in Ridgefield, Connecticut, and died October
12, 1846 in Delavan, Walworth Co Wisconsin, burial in Spring
Grove Cemetery, Delevan, Walworth Co Wisconsin
He married ORINDA
STEELE August 1810 in Windham, New York,
daughter of PEREZ STEELE and HANNAH SIMMONS. She
died January 27, 1876, burial in Spring
Grove Cemetery, Delevan, Walworth Co Wisconsin
Children of Nehemiah Barlow and Orinda Steele are:
||HANNAH SIMMONS BARLOW 8, born 1811, and died
She married WILLIAM HARRISON PETIT
||JOHN WHITNEY BARLOW, born 1813, and died 1838
||HENRY BARLOW, born November 23, 1815, Ballston
Spa, Saratoga Co New York, and died August 06,
1884, Delavan, Walworth Co Wisconsin
||STEPHEN STEELE BARLOW, born August 17, 1818,
Ballston, New York, and died October 05, 1900, St. Paul,
Ramsey Co Minnesota
||MARY BARLOW, born about 1823, and died February
01, 1846. She married STEPHEN FULLER
||SARAH ANNE BARLOW, born about 1824, W. Goch
New York. She married DR. HENDERSON HUNT
||ELIZA JANE BARLOW, born 1826, and died 1906.
She married STEPHEN BABCOCK
|| WILLIAM AUGUST BARLOW, born 1829, W. Goch,
New York, and died 1908. He married ANTIS ALMIRA MALLORY
||HARRIOT BARLOW, born about 1832, W. Goch New
York, and died May 29, 1852. She married GEORGE BULKEY
||EMILY WRIGHT BARLOW, born about 1834, W. Goch
New York. She married HENRY PETIT
|| JOHN WHITNEY BARLOW, born 1838, Perry, Wyoming
Co New York, and died February 27, 1914, Jerusalem,
HENRY BARLOW 8, born November 23, 1815, Ballston Spa,
Saratoga Co New York, and died August 06, 1884,
Delavan, Walworth Co Wisconsin, burial in Spring
Grove Cemetery, Delevan, Walworth Co Wisconsin.
He married EMELINE LA BAR on July 03, 1841 in Delhaven
Wisconsin. She died September 24, 1890, burial in
Spring Grove Cemetery, Delevan, Walworth Co Wisconsin
The History of Walworth County" by the Western
Historical Company, Chicago, 1882
HENRY BARLOW, farmer, Sec 5; P. O. Delavan has 200
acres of land; settled in the town June 06, 1837;
is accounted the oldest living representative of
the pioneers of this town now residing here. He was
born at Ballston Spa, Saratoga Co., N.Y., November
23, 1815; is the son of Nehemiah and Orinda Barlow. He
was brought up on a farm. In 1837, he came to Wisconsin
and located on the northwest quarter of Sec 5, Delavan,
which he still owns. Being a single man, he found
it convenient to spend his summers in Illinois, in
the construction of a grade for a railroad, for the
first few years, but invariably passed his winters
on his land in Delavan, so that he maintained a residence
here all of the time.
He was married, at the residence
of Mrs. Hannah R. La Bar, in the town of Delavan,
July 03, 1841, to Miss Emeline La Bar, daughter of
Daniel E. La Bar. Mrs Barlow was born in Stroudsburg,
This was the first marriage consummated
in the town. They had eight children: -- four
sons and four daughters --all of whom are living--
Hattie L., James R., Anna, Cornelia, George S., Horace, Edith E. and Frederick
G. James R. married Adel E. Jackson, and lives in Delavan; Anna is the wife
of Dr. T. W. Morse of Beloit; Cornelia is a teacher of the village school of
Delavan; George S. is an employee of Wisconsin Central Railroad at Portage
City; Horace resides at home; Edith E. is now the wife of Mr. R.E. Holston,
of Portage, Wis.; Frederick G. is living in Valley City, D.T. Mr.
Barlow has been a resident of Delavan continuously since coming here. He has
served several years on the Town Board of Super- visorsand many years as Treasurer
of the school district.
Contributed by Kent Barlow
Children of Henry Barlow and Emeline LaBar are:
||HARRIET 'HATTIE' L. BARLOW 9 died March 20,
1925, burial in Spring
Grove Cemetery, Delevan, Walworth Co Wisconsin
||JAMES R. BARLOW died December 02, 1916, burial
in Spring Grove Cemetery, Delevan, Walworth Co Wisconsin.
He married ADEL E. JACKSON
||ANNA BARLOW married T.W. MORSE
BARLOW died May 14, 1918 (conflict
between tombstone date and obituary date), burial in Spring
Grove Cemetery, Delevan, Walworth Co Wisconsin
Highland Park [Illinois] Press
April 04, 1918
FORMER TEACHER DIES IN DELAVAN
WISCONSIN TAUGHT HERE FOR 26 YEARS
Miss Cornelia Barlow, Who is Said
to Have Taught 900 Highland Parkers to Read, Succumbs
News reached Highland Park this
week of the death of Miss Cornelia Barlow at Delevan,
Wis. on March 30th. Miss Barlow has been in failing
health for several months but the immediate cause
of her death was a shock due to a fall which happened
on March 13th. She was living with her sister, Miss
Harriet Barlow in the old home place at Delevan.
The announcement of her death will be recieved with
great regret by the older citizens of Highland Park
and by hundreds of people who know her as their primary
teachers at the Elm Place School.
Miss Barlow came here from Delevan,
Wis. in 1885 and made her home with her two aunts,
the Missess Helen and Albina LaBar with whom she
lived until their death in 1904. She was born at
Delevan and had done all her earlier teaching in
the schools of that city. In time she came to Chicago
to take a kindergarten course and graduated from
the Frobel association. Then it was that she came
to Highland Park and opened a private kindergarten.
This she maintained for a year but in September 1886,
upon the resignation of Miss Theresa A. Elliott she
was elected to the primary position in the public
schools. She retained that position for twenty-six
consecutive years, when in June 1912 she retired
from active service.
At the time of her retirement Miss
Barlow was given a farewell reception at which time
Dr. Wolcott, in behalf of the citizens of Highland
Park made an address of appreciation of the long
and fruitful years of service which Miss Barlow had
bestowed upon the community, commenting at that time
on Miss Barlow's long tenure of servie and upon the
coming and going of different superintendents under
whom Miss Barlow had served. Dr. Wolcott said that
the school patrons whenever they heard of a change
of the principalship had reassured themselves with
the thought that things would surely be all right
for Miss Barlow would still be here. She had come
to represent stability and character and the schools
seemed to take on these traits because of her continuous
years of service. At the conclusion of the address
Miss Barlow was presented with a purse of $150 in
gold and with a beautifully engrossed testimonial
of appreciation prepared by the board of education.
Miss Barlow was always identified
with public movements in Highland Park. Her special
interest was with the local chapter of the D.A.R.
of which she was a charter member. She represented
this chapter in the National Association of D.A.R.
chapters at Washington in 1913.
Miss Barlow's first years of service
were in a wooden building of three rooms which fronted
on Elm Place. The upper grade pupils at that time
were acommodated in a larger building of brick which
stood nearby but fronted on Sheridan Road.
John T. Ray was principal of the
shools then and Miss Barlow associates on the staff
of teachers included Miss Bertha Baker, Maude Summons,
Eliza Obee, D.L. Smerthwait, and Minnie N. Barrett.
Among Miss Barlow's pupils this first year were Aleck
Rafferty, Orville St. Peter, Benny Steffen, Florence
Evans, Mamie Ralph and Mary Rioux. These girls of
1886 are now known as Mrs. B. G. Stevens, Mrs. Leslie
Gowdie, Mrs. John Peterson, Mrs. Wm. Clarke, and
Mrs. George Keeler. It was stated at the time of
Miss Barlow's retirement that she had taught probably
900 different children of Highland Park to read.
Upon them children she exerted a wholesome influence
and her long and faithful services in Highland Park
will be gratefully remembered by all who knew her. Original
||GEORGE STEELE BARLOW, born 1848, and died
September 25, 1923, burial in Spring Grove Cemetery, Delevan,
Walworth Co Wisconsin
||HORACE BARLOW died December 31, 1935, burial
in Spring Grove Cemetery, Delevan, Walworth Co Wisconsin
||EDITH E. BARLOW married R.E. HOLSTON
||FREDERICK G. BARLOW died October 14,
1913, burial in Spring
Grove Cemetery, Delevan, Walworth Co Wisconsin
STEELE BARLOW 8, was born August
17, 1818, Ballston, New York, and died October 05, 1900,
St. Paul, Ramsey Co Minnesota
He married ANNA MARIA PARSONS, October 04, 1843, Windham, New York
Dictionary of Wisconsin Biography
August 17, 1818 - October 05, 1900
Lawyer, politician, born Ballson Spa, New York
He moved to Delavan in 1840
Admitted to the bar - 1841
A Whig and later a Republican
Barlow was state assemblyman from Walworth Co - 1852
In 1855 he moved to Delton
State assemblyman from Sauk County - 1867
State Senator 1868 - 1869
Wisconsin attorney general 1870 - 1874
Presidential Elector from Wisconsin at-large 1868
Contributed by Kent Barlow
|St. Paul [Minnesota] Pioneer
October 06, 1900
AT FOUR SCORE AND TWO
Gen. Barlow Passes Over the
Stephen S. Barlow died at St. Luke's hospital yesterday
morning in the eighty-second year of his age. Mr. Barlow
was born at Ballston Spa, N.Y., Aug. 1818. He resided
many years in Wisconsin. He was a member of both houses
of the Wisconsin legislature and was attorney general
of that state from 1870-1874.
For the last few years Mr. Barlow has made his home
with his son, Henry P. Barlow of Hague avenue, St.
Paul. Gen. Barlow's remains will be taken to Baraboo,
Wis., and laid beside those of his wife.
Child of Stephen Barlow and Anna Parsons is:
HENRY JOHN BARLOW 9
||MARY ELLEN BARLOW
||ALICE HARRIET BARLOW
||HENRY PARSONS BARLOW
WHITNEY BARLOW, born 1838, Perry,
Wyoming Co New York, and died February 27, 1914, Jerusalem,
Palestine, burial in Arlington National Cemetery.
He married 1.) HESSIE MCNAUGHTON
BIRNIE on December
26, 1861 in Washington D.C.
He married 2.) ALICE STANTON TURNER on September
"The Class of 1861, Custer, Ames and Their Classmates
After West Point"
by Ralph Kirshner, Southern Illinois University Press
in Wyoming County, New York. He was appointed
to the United States Military Academy from Wisconsin.
He never rose above cadet rank of Sergeant. His
marks were in the top third of his class, and
he graduated 14th. Remembered as a devout Christian
and loyal Churchman. Modesty, courtesy,
bravery, and wisdom were his attributes. Classmates
cherished him as "an
entirely lovable person." He graduated into
the 2nd Artillery and fought with this Regular
Army outfit at Bull Run and through Peninsula Campaign.
For a time his battery was attached to the Cavalry.
During the battle of Williamsburg, men of his
section were swept back by a rush of Confederate
Cavalry. Lieutenant Barlow, with a single soldier
to help him, threw one of the guns into the battery,
loaded and fired it in face of enemy, and fought
them off. At Hanover Court House he took one
gun to the picket line, and with it repelled
a Confederate regiment with canister shot. He
was commended by General George McClellan for
this action, and was brevetted Captain. At the
end of July 1862, he was transferred to the Topographical
Engineers, and in March 1863 to the Corps of
He served as Assistant Professor of mathematics
at West Point for 6 months, also teaching geography,
history and ethics (they were short-handed at
USMA in those days)
In June 1863, he returned to
Army of the Potomac and fought through Gettysburg.
From that point on he built a number of bridges,
including one over the Rappahannock at Kelly's
Ford, November 1863. In February 1864 he returned
to the mathematics dept. In June
he went to Georgia and served as chief engineer of Sherman's
XVII Army Corps. On sick leave from August to November
and then back in charge of the defenses of Nashville.
He was still in the West when the war ended.
He stayed in
the engineers and supervised construction of
forts in Florida, New York and Connecticut.
He worked on harbors on the Great Lakes and
along the Hudson River. He was involved in
opening canal at Mussell Shoals. In the 1870's
he conducted a geological study, under Dr.
F. V. Hayden, which became first government
exploration of the Yellowstone Region. His
work resulted in the formation of Yellowstone
National Park, and its publication gave him
a lasting place in the country's history. A
great part of his valuable collection of data
and photographs was destroyed in the Chicago
fire, as was his first copy of Cullum's Register.
He promptly ordered three copies of the register,
and completed his admirable report on the exploration
from memory. In 1872 he accompanied a surveying
expedition for the Northern Pacific Railroad.
The party was attacked by 1,000 Indians under
Sitting Bull. The attack repulsed by an escort
of 400 men. His report of the expedition was
highly praised by General William T. Sherman.
In the 1890's, he commanded
a joint commission of engineers from both countries
who worked together surveying and placing perm
markers between the US and the Mexican Republic
from El Paso to the Pacific Ocean. On May 02,
1901 became Brigadier General and chief of
the corps of engineers, retiring from active
duty the next day.
He was one of the classmates
that Ames had described as being "seized
by a perfect mania for getting married." He
married Hessie McNaughton Birnie in the Church
of Epiphany, Washington, DC, on the day after
Christmas, 1861. They moved to a honeymoon
home at 55 Pennsylvania Avenue. Mrs. Barlow
died many years later, and the widower married
Alice Stanton Turner on September 17, 1902. After
he retired, they made their home in New London,
In 1912-1913 he was President of the Association
of West Point Graduates. In the winter of 1913-14,
the couple took trip to the Holy Land. There
taken ill. Died in Jerusalem, February 27,
1914, at the age of 76. His funeral was held
2 months later at Fort Myer, Virginia, with
burial in Arlington National Cemetery.
Thanks to the website Arlington
National Cemetery Webmaster:
|From military records compiled by
Edson L. Barlow
John Whitney Barlow, Jo-165,
Cadet at West Point July 01, 1856; Second Lieutenant
2nd Artillery Regiment May 06, 1861; promoted
to First Lieutenant May 15, 1861; breveted Captain
May 27, 1862 for gallant and meritorious service
in the battle of Hanover Court House Virginia;
transferred to the Corps of Topographical Engineers
July 24 1862; transferred to the Corps of Engineers
March 03, 1863; promotion to Captain confirmed
July 03, 1863; breveted Major July 22, 1864 for
gallant and meritorious service in the Atlanta
campaign; breveted Lieutenant Colonel March 13,
1865 for gallant and meritorious service in the
battles before Nashville Tennessee; promotion
to Major confirmed April 23, 1869; promotion
to Lieutenant Colonel confirmed March 19, 1884;
promoted to Colonel May 10, 1895; promoted to
Brigadier General, Chief of Engineers, April
30, 1901; retired May 02, 1901; died February
27, 1914 while on a visit to Jerusalem, Israel;
buried at Arlington Virginia National Cemetery.
Widow Alice S.T. Barlow's pension application no. 1666995 filed May 01, 1930,
certificate no. A-5-5-32, resident Connecticut.
Photograph courtesty of U.S.
Corp of Engineers
Photograph from the Peninsular
Campaign, May-August 1862 Civil War photographs, 1861-1865 /
compiled by Hirst D. Milhollen and Donald H. Mugridge,
Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1977 No.
0077, Prints & Photographs Division, [reproduction
number, e.g., LC-B8184-3287]
Standing, left to right: Lt. Edmund Pendleton,
PLt. Alex C. M. Pennington, Capt. Henry Benson, Capt,
H. M. Gibson, Lt.
James E. Wilson, Capt. John C. Tidball, Lt. William
Seated, left to right: Capt. Horatio Gibson, Lt.
Peter C. Hains, Lt. Col. William Hays, Capt. James
M. Robertson, Lt. J.W. Barlow
Seated on the ground, left to right: Lt. Robert H.
Chapin, Lt. Robert Clarke, A.C. Vincent
The Trans-Mississippi West, 1804-1912 A
Guide to Federal Records for the Territorial Period
Volume 1 The Southern Border page 80
Among the final maps (76 items) issued by the Commission
are two bound sets of published maps covering the
area between El Paso, TX, and the Pacific Ocean,
showing the boundary and boundary monuments. Signatures
of the Commissioners and surveyors representing both
countries are reproduced, and titles are given in
both English and Spanish on each sheet. Each set
includes a two-sheet map index, 19 maps (numbered
in one set from the east to the west and in the other
from the west to the east), and five profiles.
Other records include a bound volume entitled “Special
Maps of U.S. Section,” signed on the title
page “J.W. Barlow, Col. of Engineers, Engr.
in Chief, U.S. Section.”
The correspondence files of Col.
John W. Barlow, the U.S. Commissioner, consist primarily
of letters and telegrams sent and received by the
Section. Copies of letters sent by the U.S. Commissioner,
1891-96 (7 in.), to the Departments of State and
the Treasury, and to engineers, surveyors, astronomers,
Mexican officials, and others, concern the boundary
survey, the purchase and erection of monuments, the
organization of the International Boundary Commission,
procurement, accounts, and other matters affecting
the progress of the survey and the administration
of the U.S. Section.
The letters received by the U.S. Commissioner, 1891-96
(6 in.), which are arranged by name of correspondent,
are from surveyors, engineers, astronomers, manufacturing
firms, and others, and relate to the work and progress
of the boundary survey, procurement, accounts, and
other admini- strative matters.
Among these letters are a few sent by Barlow to
subordinates, and they are filed under Barlow's name.
|"Rebuilding Monument 40" By
D. H. Payne, under the direction of the U.S. section
of the International Boundary Commission, along the
Mexican border west of the Rio Grande 1892--94
U.S. Army Engineers on the U.S. - Mexico border
Photo compliments of John
F. Barlow and
of the American West web site
Historical Origins of Mountains
in Yellowstone edited by James S. MacDonald Jr.,
originally published as "The
Yellowstone Range" in 1874 by Thomas Moran
Barlow Peak (southern Yellowstone near the boundary)
Named in 1895 by the United States Geological Survey.
Named for Captain (later Colonel) J. W. Barlow,
Corps of Engineers, leader of the military expedition
which came through the park simultaneously with
Hayden's Expedition in 1871. His name was originally
placed to the upper course of the Snake River,
but was transferred to this peak.
New York Times, February 1914
Retired Chief of Engineers Was on
a Tour of the Holy Land
Gen. John W. Barlow, U.S. A., (retired.) of New
London Conn., died on Sunday in Jerusalem. Accompanied
by his wife, he was aking a tour of the Holy Land.
Gen. Barlow sailed for Europe Feb.
2. Gen. John Whitney Barlow was born in 1838 at Perry,
N.Y., and was graduated in 1861 from West Point.
He was appointed a Second Lieutenant of artillery
in May, 1861, and later transferred to the topographical
engineers. He was made Captain in July, 1863, Major
in 1869, Lieutenant Colonel in 1881, Colonel in 1895,
and Brigadier General and Chief of Engineers in 1901.
He was retired in 1901 at his own request after forty
years of service. He took part in manyof the great
battles of the war, and was brevetted three times
for meritorious services. He was with the Army of
the Potomac and with Gen. Sherman on the march to
the sea as a builder of roads, bridges, and fortifications.
After the war Gen. Barlow was an engineer in charge
of harbor construction on Lake Champlain, and later
at Chicago, New London, Conn; Milwaukee, and other
cities. He made original explorations of the headwaters
of the Yellowstone and Mississippi Rivers.
Gen. Barlow was a member of the
Association of Graduates of West Point, of the Military
Service Institution of the United States, of the
Societies of the Army of the Potomac, of the Cumberland
and of the Tennessee, and a companion of the Loyal
Legion. In this city he belonged to the New York
Athletic Club, the National Arts Club, and the Army
and Navy Club. Original Article
Children of John Barlow and Hessie Birnie are:
||HELEN SAUNDERS BARLOW, born Fernandino,
Florida. She married WILLIAM S.
ID Number: 25128
||ALICE WORTHINGTON BARLOW, born New London,
Connecticut. DAR ID Number: 25129
MORRIS BARLOW, born December 08,
1877, and died January 12, 1924, Brownsville, Texas.
He married MABEL COGLEY
|Unknown Brownsville, Texas newspaper, Monday, January
Stephen Barlow, Recent Arrival from Tampico, Takes
His Own Life in Hotel Room
Stephen Barlow, age about 42 years, who came to
Brownsville about three days ago from Tampico, took
his own life here in a room at the Travelers Hotel
here Sunday morning about 7:30, by shooting himself
through the heart. Barlow left a note stating that
he was tired of living, and was taking his own life.
His home was in San Diego California, where his only
relative, a sister, resides. Despondency over family
troubles is the theory advanced by police, for the
cause of his suicide. The sister has been notified
of his death, and the body is being held here awaiting
In addition to the note left by the dead man there
were letters addressed to his sister, his former
wife at Austin, Texas, and his father-in-law in Laredo.
A porter sleeping in the hall of the hotel heard
the shot fired, and notified the manager. The door
was found locked, and local police were forced to
break in the door.
Barlow, according to the papers found among his
possessions, was a member of the American Legion
and had served during the World War as a captain
in the aviation. He also had a pre-war record as
an officer in the army. He had been in Tampico for
some time before coming to Brownsville, and was employed
there by a mining company.
Barlow was employed in this city
several years ago and made many friends. At that
time he was separated from his wife, who had their
children and was living with her parents at Laredo.
He made many friends during his residence in this
city, and was generally regarded as a very industrious
man. He left Brownsville to accept a position with
an oil company at Tampico, remaining in the employ
of the company up to a few days before his return
to the border. Original Article