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Elaine Rummel April 17, 2001 New information from Roger Barlow added February 2015
The following information was compiled by my grandmother, Inez Carruth Avirett, for her husband's family in the 1930's. The family had a lawsuit against the Mexican government over the death of Francis Irene Barlow and her husband Thaddeus H. Swift and they had to prove lineage. Someone, I don't know who, tried to help her with the line from John Barlow who married Ann Ward thru Mansfield Barlow.
Below is what is thought to be the lineage of Mansfield Barlow, Jr. There were no dates or proof. To prove this lineage, a record of Mansfield Barlow Jr.'s birth - 09 July 1805 - with his parents names needs to be found.
|1.||John Barlow married Ann Ward in Fairfield, Connecticut He had emigrated there from Pembrokeshire Wales about 1650|
|2.||John B. Barlow married Abigail Lockwood in Fairfield, Connecticut|
|3.||John Barlow married Ruth 'Sherwood' Drake in Fairfield. She was the widow of Samuel Drake|
|4.||Samuel Barlow married Sarah 'Sherman' Strong in Fairfield, Connecticut. She was the widow of Benjamin Strong|
|5.||Jabez Barlow married Elizabeth Hunt in Fairfield, Connecticut|
John Barlow married Sarah Whitney in Fairfield, Connecticut
John Barlow born: October 22, 1744, d: ____ Fairfield,
Children of John and Sarah:
John Barlow 1769-1848 Jabez Barlow 1771- Mansfield Barlow 1773- Samuel Whitney Barlow 1775-1852 Abigail Barlow 1778- Nehemiah Barlow 1781-1846 Elizabeth Sarah Barlow 1783- Edmond W. Barlow 1786-1865 Amy Barlow Amelia Barlow Polly Barlow Anna Barlow
Mansfield Barlow Sr. married ______ in Fairfield, Connecticut Source: The Whitney Family of Connecticut
Military Records: War of 1812 Mansfield Barlow, Lieutenant, 32nd Regiment, New York Militia February 29, 1812; 10th Regiment (Prior's), New York Militia
Mansfield B. Barlow Sr. was the third son of John and Sarah Whitney Barlow and was born in Ridgefield Connecticut, August 17, 1773. He moved to Ballston, New York in 1802 with his parents from Fairfield Connecticut. He is on the 1820 New York census in Saratoga Co and the 1830 in Rensselair Co. He may have moved to Ohio later. I do not have his date of death at this time.
They remained in New York until about 1836 or 1837 when they moved to Wilkinson Co Mississippi. The county records at Woodville show that Mansfield Jr. purchased a half section of land on January 01, 1838, from Cato C. West; and on May 20, 1839 he and Esther executed a deed of trust on this property to the Mississippi Union Bank; and on November 15, 1847, they conveyed this property to Luther Electus Backus.
They were listed on the [Wilkinson?] Mississippi 1840 census as follows:
1 male under 5 1 male 5-10 1 male 10-15 1 male 30-40 1 female 30-40
Mansfield Barlow was listed on the land rolls of the state in 1845
In 1846 or 1847 the family moved to Refugio, Texas as missionaries - Probably 1847 since their daughter Mary Elizabeth was born in Mississippi November 1846
According to the Meridian Tribune - Texas newspaper - Mansfield Barlow moved to Marshall, Texas in 1847 where he founded Marshall College. He later moved to Refugio where he founded a college near the coast. I haven't researched the statement on the founding of the two schools. They were residing there in 1850, and they stayed there until their deaths. Mansfield who was a teacher and Baptist minister died January 30, 1862. The Refugio Co Marriage Book, 1839-1881 shows M. Barlow, a minister of the gospel, performed marriages from December 31, 1853 to June 06, 1860. He was also a Justice of the Peace. Esther lived on and owned a cattle ranch near Refugio from 1866 until her death October 28, 1882. She is on the Refugio Co Texas 1880 census. It was a large tract of land on the Mission River about 3 miles from town.
The Refugio Co 1870 census shows EM Barlow, born in NY age 63, a white female, keeping house. The value of the real estate $1,000.00, personal estate $200.00. Also in the house was Henry, age 33, a store clerk; Lewis A. age 40 a farmer with real estate valued at $2000.00; Chancy, age 32, a farm laborer. Also Rosa, age 25, a white female born in Texas; and Elizabeth a white female age 20 born in Texas. In the same county was HM Barlow a white male age 37, born NY, packing store clerk - do not know relationship. Some Early Records of Aransas Co by WB Johnson shows Henry M. Barlow grantee and E.C. Sloan grantor on tax deed August 03, 1853. This could be either Henry or the H.B. listed last on the 1870 census.
1880 Refugio Co Texas:
Both Mansfield and Esther / Ester are buried in the Old Cemetery near Refugio Tombstone Photo from Roger Barlow, January 2015
They had nine children:
|i.||Henry Mansfield Barlow born March 09, 1828; died March 07, 1875. Unmarried. Born in New York|
Lewis Augustus Barlow born January 30, 1830 or 1832 in New York and died in Austin, Texas January 16, 1911 where he was living at the Old Soldiers Home. Unmarried.
1900 Travis Co Census Inmate
at the Confederate Home Death Certificate
Information from the Confederate Men's Home Roster:
Louis Barlow, born in New York in 1830, gardener came to Texas in 1850 and lived in Blanconia Bee Co Texas. He served in Co F. 8, Texas Infantry, Hobby's Infantry, Bee's Brigade and died on January 16, 1911, aged 81. Buried in the Confederate Field, Section 1, Row C, Number 20 Death Certificate #2321
|iii.||George Electus Barlow born May 05, 1833 Died in his youth, unmarried, September 29, 1851|
|iv.||Charles Melancton Barlow born June 19, 1835 Died in childhood December 09, 1840|
Chauncy Mann Barlow born April 12, 1838 in Wilkinson Co Mississippi Died at Refugio Texas September 14, 1883, burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Refugio Co Texas. Tombstone Photo from Roger Barlow, January 2015
His children were:
Walter Adair Barlow born ca 1875 Texas, died after 1936
Edwin Douglas Barlow born ca 1873 in Texas, died in Greenville Hunt Co Texas? after 1936
Valeria Estelle Barlow died in Dallas Texas? after 1936. She may be the Lula on the 1880 census, if so she was born ca 1868
1922 Dallas City Directory Valeria Barlow, photographer, r. 1415 Garrett
1924 Dallas City Directory Valeria Barlow, retoucher Browne and Brn., h. 1507 Garrett
Horace Littleton Barlow born ca 1870 in Texas. Died in Calfornia? after 1936 Married Charro Eloise _____
Dallas 1922 City Directory
Charra E. Barlow, Southwestern Letter Ser., h. 1415 Garrett, Rosa M. Barlow, widow of Chauncey, r. 1415 Garrett, Valeria Barlow, photographer, r. 1415 Garrett
Tilford Mann Barlow (Roger Barlow writes: Died in St. Louis Missouri, July 4th, 1969. He married Grace Ione Bertam 23 June 1926, of Belleville Illinois. The had one child, my father Bertram Lee Barlow. He worked in a music publishing firm in St. Louis. Bertram married Nancy Budzien, 3 children Roger, Rebecca, Richard
Not listed on 1880 census
|Note: The 1880 census Refugio Co Texas listed 3 children that I didn't have: Lula born ca 1868, Clara born ca 1877, and Mollie born ca 1880. All born in Texas|
Martha Jane 'Mattie' Barlow born
February 18, 1840, in Wilkinson Co Mississippi Died
December 14, 1927 at San Marcos, Texas.
Adele Swift married ______ Butler. She died before 1936
Ruth Butler married _____ Lee
William Cathy Butler
Hal Swift Butler. Died Los Angeles California?
Mary F. Swift married _____ Woodworth
Charles Mansfield Swift born March 10, 1863
Forrest Bedford Swift died in Del Rio ? Texas. Married Lou ______
Bertha M. Swift married ______ Dix. Died San Antonio Texas?
Irene F. Swift married A.B. Rogers. Died San Marcos Texas?
Aletha P/Pearl? Swift married ______ Lockhart. Died New York?
Wilhelmine B Swift. Died Long Island New York?
Frank Marion Swift, Jr. born August 11, 1861
Mattie Mann Swift born January 22, 1869. Married ____Johnson
All Martha and Frank Swift's children except Adele were alive in 1936. Martha spent her winters in San Antonio and San Marcos with her daughters and the summers with her daughter Aletha Lockhart in California and on Long Island.
Merril Judson Barlow born September 01, 1842 Wilkerson Co Mississippi, died 1928 or 1929 in San Antonio. He came to Texas from Whitestown, Mississippi in 1845 and settled with his parents at Refugio. For years he was a merchant at Cotulla Texas. In later life he and his wife, Fannie - born ca 1853 in Texas, spent some time in travel and had their home in San Antonio Texas. They are on the 1880 census for Live Oak Co Texas.
They had one child, Edna, born 1876 in Texas who married Jord Irwin and lived in San Antonio Edna died after 1936
LaSalle County Texas Jourd J. Irvin married 26 May 1898 Edna M. Barlow
1880 Live Oak Co Texas
M.J. Barlow, age 37, born in Mississippi Wife: Fanny, age 27, born in Texas Daughter: Edna, age 4, born in Texas
1920 San Antonio Bexar Co census
M.J. and Fannie are living in the household of her son-in-law, Jerod J. Irvin, he is aged 74, she is aged 68.
Texas Death Records Barlow M.J., April 04, 1929, Bexar, #19382 Barlow M.J. Mrs., December 27, 1928, Bexar, #51087
Francis Irene Barlow born October 28, 1844 in Wilkinson Co Mississippi. Married Thaddeus H. Swift - born May 01, 1840; on February 27, 1868 in Refugio Texas. They lived on Souse Creek and she and her husband were killed by Mexican bandits June 07, 1874 near Refugio. Irene was in her 30's when a band of Mexicans went into her home on the Mexican border near Refugio to rob her husband of a large sum of money he had received for wool. He had left the money in a bank, but the Mexicans killed her and her husband. See J. Frank Dobie's 1929 book "A Vaquero of the Brush Country" pages 69- 75 for the details of the deaths and aftermath.
They left 3 children:
Mattie Mann Swift married ______ Johnson. She was born Jan. 22, 1869 in Refugio. She lived in San Antonio Died after 1936
Inez M. Swift born 1872 in Refugio Texas, married ______ Armstrong. She died after 1936 On the 1880 census for Refugio Co she was living with her grandmother Esther
Mary Elizabeth Barlow born November 9, 1846, in Mississippi. She was called both Lizzie and Mollie. She married Robert A. Avirett June 06, 1876 in Refugio.
He was a Civil War veteran who had been interred in a Northern prisoner of war camp. They moved to Meridian, Bosque Co Texas. He owned his own butcher shop until his death at age 45. They had three children who lived to adulthood. Their son Roy R. Avirett was my grandfather.
The Meridian Tribune said at Mary Elizabeth Barlow Avirett's death May 16, 1929, that "after the Civil War she made extended visits with her relations in New Orleans and New York, also in New Haven, Connecticut, with her cousins, the Rogers Brothers manufacturers of silverware." It went on to say that she had lived in the same house in Meridian which her husband had built for her for 50 years and she was very much attached to it. She was a very attractive person -small and dainty- with a very clear and lovely speaking voice; and she was always cheerful. She was 83 when she died and enjoyed social events, guests, trips, etc.
Department of Archives and History of the State of Mississippi Barlow Family Bible Records of the Texas Confederate Home at Austin