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Ancestry of  Willis Wells Barlow and Mary 'Polly' Holdsworth of

Williamsburg Virginia

and surrounding counties of York, New Kent, James City, Charles City, Norfolk, and Stafford

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 provides the information for Charles W. Barlow and Ella Bloxton, , information on Robert Jesse Barlow, and tombstone photos, and Susan Barlow Holmes provides information on John Holdsworth Barlow and all census documents.      Updated April-July 2009: Copies of newspapers, letters, obituaries, photographs, and Bible records for the John Holdsworth, and Thomas Joel Barlow family contributed by Judy Benson Ohliger

GENERATION 1
1.
WILLIS WELLS BARLOW, born after 1765, and is probably deceased by 1820, at which time Polly is head of household.

He married MARY 'POLLY' HOLDSWORTH on 17 April 1808 in Virginia.   [notes of Annie Cox Barlow]
Willis is thought to be the son of Jesse Barlow, Isle of Wight Virginia.    A DNA test has not been able to confirm that Jesse is Willis' father.  If Jesse is a brother of Thomas Barlow, Isle of Wight, as shown in Lundie Barlow 's research, and he is also a father of Willis, then there must be some other reason that the DNA does not match, the possibilities are limitless, and may not ever be able to prove.  Adoption in the past, legal or not, would be the most likely reason.  We must also consider that these are two completely unrelated Barlow families that just happen to be living in the area in the same period of time.   DNA does show a match to the the George and Mary Lancaster Barlow family of Isle of Wight Virginia.
Annie Cox Barlow, in notes dated October 03, 1954 to her nephew, Jack Barlow (John Holdsworth, Jr.), writes:      Copy of orginal    Page 1    Page 2
My grandfather's father was Willis Wells Barlow.
He married Miss Polly Holdsworth on April 17, 1808.
Polly's mother was a Miss Wardell who married Mr. Holdsworth.
Their son, my grandfather, John Holdsworth Barlow, was born August 29, 1809.
Pierre Bellette, earl of Clairmont from Languedoe southern France, married Susan Ballow.
One of their children was Margaret Nelson. She married Jan. 10, 1833 John Holdsworth Barlow. They were my father's parents.
My oldest sister, who died when she was seven years old was name Margaret for her.
Pierre Bellette was a personal friend of Louis XVI & lf La Fayette. He and his wife Susan Ballow were great botanists.
They came from France, being royalists, to escape the guilatine to Halifax, then to Canada, then to Williamsburg.
Uncle Jack married, and he had a daughter - He name her Netta for Miss Netta Lee.
Netta, who is my first cousin married Mr. John Daniel. She is now a widow, over eighty, and she lives in Cape Charles.
Willis is on the Charles City tax rolls in 1810
1810, Charles City Co Virginia, pg 68, Willis W. Barlow, head of household (indexed as Bailon): 
1 male<10, 1 male 26<45, 1 female 26<45, and 9 slaves       Census Image
1820, New Kent Co Virginia, Polley Barlow, indexed at Ancestry as Patty, is head of household:
1 male <10, 1 male 10<16, 3 females <10, and 2 females 26<45.   She also has 2 female slaves.     Census Image
1830, New Kent Co Virginia, pg 17:  Mary Barlow, head of household:
1 male 10<15, 1 female 5<10, 1 female 10<15, 1 female 15<20, 1 female 30<40, and 1 female 40<50         Census Image
I did not locate Polly / Mary in an 1840 census, she may be deceased or living with one of her children. 
Children of Willis and Polly are:  [from Judy Ohliger]
2 i. JOHN HOLDSWORTH BARLOW2, born 29 August 1809  [notes of Annie Cox Barlow] in Charles City Co Virginia
ii. AGNESS W. BARLOW, born 30 March 1812   [notes of Annie Cox Barlow] (Could the W. stand for Wardell?)
3 iii. ROBERT JESSE BARLOW, sometimes shown as JESSE ROBERT, born 24 February 1814  [notes of Annie Cox Barlow] in New Kent Co Virginia, and died 1892
iv. ELIZABETH BARLOW, born 17 March 1817  [notes of Annie Cox Barlow]
v. MARY ANN BARLOW, born 09 March 1820    [notes of Annie Cox Barlow]
GENERATION 2
2.
JOHN HOLDSWORTH BARLOW2, son of Willis Wells Barlow and Mary 'Polly' Holdsworth, was born 29 August 1809 in Charles City Co Virginia, and died in 12 April 1888, burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Williamsburg Virginia.    Tombstone Photo

He married 1) MARGARET NELSON BELETT / BELLETTE on January 10, 1833 in New Poindexter, New Kent Co Virginia.  [notes of Annie Cox Barlow]   The daughter of Pierre Bellette and Susan Ballow, she died 21 March 21, 1863 in Indian Fields, New Kent Co Virginia.  [notes of Annie Cox Barlow]
He married 2) MARIA LOUISA VAIDEN on 01 October 1863 in Indian Fields, New Kent Co Virginia.   [notes of Annie Cox Barlow]
Note from Susan: I know that Vaiden genealogy has been researched by many, if anyone knows who Maria's parents are, and her dates of birth and death, it would be much appreciated.
Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography, edited by Lyon Gardiner Tyler, Published by Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1915:
John Holdsworth Barlow was born in 1809 and died in 1885. For a long period of time he conducted a general store in Williamsburg, and served as presiding magistrate of York county for many years. He also served as mayor of Williamsburg. He married, in 1832 to Margaret Nelson Belett, and had children: 1. John Holdsworth, Jr., who married Marian De Nuefville, and had children:    Netta, who married John Daniel, and Emma Lou. 2. Thomas Joel, whose name heads this sketch. 3. Emma Cecelia, who married W.L. Jones, and had children: Henley, Thomas, Daniel, and Margaret. 4. Louise, who married to Galba Vaiden, and has one child, Louisanna. 
Colonial Virginia Shrines: A Complete Guide Book to Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown   By James Luther Kibler, published by Kessinger Publishing, 2006
Vaiden House: In 1712, the house then there, on Lot 55, was sold by Jacob Flourney, goldsmith (for £61-1-6), to Susanna Allen, spinster, who afterwards kept an inn here. At this location there was also once a wigmaker's shop. The present frame residence, of the early Republic era, has undergone quite extensive alterations since the eastern part of the house was used by John Holdsworth Barlow, Sr., for his general merchandise store, prior to the War Between the States. Now private property. East of Raleigh Tavern. (48)
Will of John Holdsworth Barlow - 1865                 Copy of Original
Indian Field, New Kent County
September 16th 1865
I John H. Barlow being of Sound mind and Disposing memory thanks be to almighty God for the same do make and publish this my last will and testament.
Article 1st: I hereby give and bequeath to my beloved wife Marria L. Barlow her choice of my House, and lots in the city of Williamsburg and all my House hold and Kitchen furniture during her life and at her death to Revert back to all my children.
Arte 2d: I hereby give to my youngest child Ann Mortimore Barlow a special legacy of five hundred dollars to Educate her to make her equal with my other children who have been Educated and the balance of my Estate I wish to be Equally divided amongst all my children.
Witness my hand and Seal this day and year first above written.
J.H. Barlow, Seal
Will of John Holdsworth Barlow - 1869         Page 1        Page 2        Page 3
I John H. Barlow of the County of New Kent and State of Virginia do make and publish this my last will and testament Revoking all other wills made by me.
Art. 1st: I hereby give to my youngest daughter, Anny Mortimer Barlow one feather Bed and Bedstead and the Bed clothing attached thereto also one sett of Drawers
Art. 2d: I hereby give to my youngest son, Edmund Lacy Barlow, one feather Bed and Bedstead and the Bed clothing attach thereto also my silver patent lever wach.
Art. 3: After paying all my just Debt, I give my beloved wife, Maria Louisa Barlow all my Estate both Real and personal during her life and her death the same be equally divided between my two youngest children herein named.
Art 4th: I hereby appoint my beloved wife Maria Louisa Barlow and my son John H. Barlow my exectrix and administrator of this my last will and testament, given under my hand & seal at Indian Field in the County of New Kent this 10th day of Feby 1869
J.H. Barlow
I make this will no unkind feeling towards my other children but purely as a matter of Justice knowing that my other children have received in Support Education and more than I can ____ give my two youngest children herein named.
Letter written by John H. Barlow to his sons John Jr. and Thomas at the death of their mother:         Copy of Original
NewKent County near Winsor Shade
22d March 1863
to J.H. Barlow, Jur. & Thos. J. Barlow
My dear Sons:
It became my painfull duty to inform you of the death of your dear mother which took place yesterday evening at 5 oclock 30 hours after her attack. her attack was parallisis similar to the one she had at Halifax though much more violent although her suffering was great she passed from Earth and the troubles of this world to heaven without a murmur or complaint where you and I and your dear sister must endevor to meet her - this sad and heavy afflection falls very heavy on me at this time but we must not murmur at gods doings but pray more fervantly to him for I have faith that in his own good time he will take all home to himself who love and serve him. I shall try and be in Petersburg next week expressly to see you both. We all are as well as could be expected under the circumstances.
In haste your father,
J.H. Barlow, Sr.
I could not determine where John might be in an 1840 census.  Several John's in Virginia in 1840 are identified with other families.  
30 September 1850, York Co Virginia, pg 356, #194/194:
John H. Barlow, age 41, born in Charles City Co Virginia, Margaret Barlow, age 40, born in York Co Virginia, Jno. H. Barlow, Jr., age 12, born in York Co Virginia, Thos. Barlow, age 9, born in York Co Virginia, Emma Barlow, age 6, born in York Co Virginia, and Louise Barlow, age 4, born in York Co Virginia    Census Image
25-26 June 1860, Williamsburg, James City Co Virginia, pg 662, #73/73:
Jno. H. Barlow, age 52, born in Charles City Co Virginia, M.N. Barlow, age 52, born in Williamsburg Virginia, Jno. H. Barlow, age 21, born in Williamsburg Virginia, Emma C. Barlow, age 15, born in Williamsburg Virginia, and Louisa Barlow, age 13, born in Williamsburg Virginia       Census Image
I was unable to locate John or Margaret again in an 1870 or 1880 census.
Children of John and Margaret are: 
i. MARY SUE BARLOW3, born 20 October 1833  [notes of Annie Cox Barlow] and died 01 October 1836 [notes of Annie Cox Barlow]
ii. WILLIS WELLS BARLOW, born 28 February 1836,  [notes of Annie Cox Barlow] and died 19 September 1840 [notes of Annie Cox Barlow]
4 iii.
JOHN HOLDSWORTH 'JACK' BARLOW, JR., born 13 October 1838  [notes of Annie Cox Barlow] in York Co Virginia, and died before 26 December year not shown, but before 1900.   [notes of Annie Cox Barlow]
iv. JAMES L. BARLOW, born 17 April 1841  [notes of Annie Cox Barlow] and died 29 April 1841 [notes of Annie Cox Barlow]
5 v.
THOMAS JOEL BARLOW, born 26 August 1842  [notes of Annie Cox Barlow] in Williamsburg, James City Co Virginia, and died 08 November 1923, burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co Virginia.
vi. EMMA CECELIA BARLOW, born 06 December 1844,  [notes of Annie Cox Barlow] and died 24 March 1914.   She married W.L. JONES
6 vii. LOUISANA HENRIETTA BARLOW, born 07 August 1846,  [notes of Annie Cox Barlow] and died 25 August 1920  [notes of Annie Cox Barlow]
Children of John and Marie are:
viii. ANN MORTIMER BARLOW, born November 25, 1864 in Indian Field, New Kent Co Virginia  [notes of Annie Cox Barlow]
ix. EDMUND LACY 'E.L.' BARLOW, born December 30, 1867 in Indian Fields, New Kent Co Virginia,  [notes of Annie Cox Barlow] and died 12 October 1929, burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co Virginia.
He married ISABELLE STOUT.    She died November 22, 1907, burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co Virginia.
Tombstone Photo from Find-a-Grave by J.B. Tiebe
Edmund Lacy Barlow               Copy of Original
The funeral of Edmund Lacy Barlow, whose death occurred early Saturday at his residence, 532 North street, was held yesterday afternoon. Burial was in Cedar Grove Cemetery at the conclusion of services held at the home at 3 o'clock.
Rev. Dr. W.W. Savags, pastor of the Churchland Baptist church, and Rev. Weston Bruner, pastor of the Port Norfolk Baptist church, officiated. Many tributes of flowers were sent by friends.
The following were pallbearers:
Honorary: John A. Morris, T.D. Griffin, M.P. Claud, S.P. Oast, Moss W. Armistead, Norman R. Hamilton, Judge C.W. Coleman, C.H. Williams, L.R. Powell, Jr., John C. Niemeyer, Dr. L.A. McAlpine, E.L. Lash, L. McK. Jack and Dr. Joseph Grice.
Active: Leslie T. Fox, C.T. Joyner, E.B. Anderson, J. Alden Oast, George B. Ish, L.L. Knight, A.B. Carney and J.S. Lawrence.
 
3. ROBERT JESSE BARLOW, born 24 February 1814 in New Kent Co Virginia, and died in 1892 in Williamsburg, James City Co Virginia

He married 1)  SARAH GRAVES.   He married 2)   MARY   He married 3)  LOUISA A.      He married 4)  BETTIE D.   [She is not mentioned in the 1924 biography]
History of Virginia, Volume 5, Biography, Chicago and New York, American Historical Society, 1924
Robert Jesse Barlow, was born in New Kent County in 1814, but spent the greater part of his life at Williamsburg, where he died in 1892. He was a very expert mechanic in the building trade, and died business as a carpenter and builder for many years. He was three times married, and the grandmother of the Kenbridge banker was a Miss Graves. Their son, Robert G. Barlow, was born September 2, 1842, at Williamsburg, and spent practically all his life in Williamsburg, though he died at Richmond in December 1917. He was also a carpenter and builder, was an old line democrat, and one time acted as supervisor of the State Asylum at Williamsburg, and his record as a Confederate soldier covered four years from Manassas to Appomattox. He married Mrs. Mary (West) Crandall, who was born at James City, September 3, 1846, and died at Amelia Court House May 10, 1913. Their children were: Charles W., a Government employee at Dahlgreen, Virginia; Carrie M., wife of Edward M. Lee, assistant postmaster of Williamsburg; Robert Jesse; Mary E., wife of William M. Crooks, a real estate man at Jacksonville, Florida.
History of Virginia's Navy in the Revolution       Stewart, Robert Armistead.   Richmond, Virginia, 1933.     page 192  
GRAVES, William, of Elizabeth City Co Virginia 
Lt. Row Galley. 
One account says he died in service in 1781, but USP puts his death in 1802.    Heirs in 1846, Richard H. Graves and Sarah, wife of Robert J. Barlow, of Williamsburg, Virginia
Virginia Soldiers of 1776, page 500, Volume 2,  page 500    by Burgess    [Note: The transcription I have shows Robert's middle initial to be an 'I', but I feel is is just that, a transcription error, or that the person who transcribed the original record, thought it to be an I instead of a 'J'.] 
Executive Department:   December 31, 1851
The Heirs of William Graves are allowed L.B. for his services as a Lieutenant in state Navy for 3 years.          John B. Ford, Governor
State of Virginia at a court of Hustings held for city of Williamsburg, at courthouse, there-of, on Wednesday the 28th of April 1852, a motion of Robert J. Barlow, the court doth certify him as guardian of his children, William Henry, Robert J. and Thompson, with John N. Barlow, his security in the penalty of $2000.
Copy Test. T. Christian, Clerk        [Note: John's initial probably should be H., and I am unsure who Thompson is]
York Co Court 19 April 1852
Certified  that  Richard H. Graves, William Henry and Robert Barlow, children of Sarah Barlow, who was formerly Sarah Graves, and sister of Richard H. Graves, are the only heirs of Lt. William Graves of Virginia State Navy in Virginia.     signed by the clerk...name illegible
Richard H. Graves in his own right and Robert J. Barlow, as guardian of his infant children, William Henry & Robert Barlow, appointed Samuel J. Bowden of Williamsburg as their attorney, 28 April 1852.
Warrant 9392 for 133 3 1/3 acres issued 27 August 1852 to Richard Graves
Warrant 9393 for 133 3 1/3 acres to William Henry and Robert Barlow
Warrant 9394 for 133 3 1/3 acres issued to Samuel J. Bowden for the family warrants
A very detailed genealogy for the Graves family is found at  http://www.gravesfa.org/gen169.htm
1840, York Co Virginia, pg 320:  Robert Barlow, head of household:
1 male 0<5, 1 male 20<30, and 1 female 20<30             Census Image
30 September 1850, York Co Virginia, pg 356, #195/195:
Robert J. Barlow, age 35, born in New Kent Co Virginia, Mary Barlow, age 30, born in New Kent Co Virginia, Wm. H. Barlow, age 10, born in New Kent Co Virginia, and Ro. G. Barlow, age 8, born in New Kent Co Virginia           Census Image
02 July 1860, Williamsburg, James City Co Virginia, pg 669, #131/131:
Robt. J. Barlow, age 46, born in New Kent Co Virginia, Louisa A. Barlow, age 46, born in New Kent Co Virginia, Willie R. Barlow, age 8, born in Williamsburg, Virginia, and Godfrey Annfield, age 30, born in York Co Virginia       Census Image
22 July 1870, Williamsburg, James City Co Virginia, pg 355, #154/182:
Ro. J. Barlow, age 56, Louisa Barlow, age 58, and Willis R. Barlow, age 18, all born in Virginia            Census Image
02 June 1880, Williamsburg, James City Co Virginia, pg 343, #54/70:
Robert J. Barlow, age 66, and Bettie D. Barlow, wife, age 57, both of them and their parents are born in Virginia         Census Image
Children of Robert and Sarah Graves are:
7 i. WILLIAM HENRY BARLOW3, born c1840, and died 01 April 1865, a casualty of the Civil War.
8 ii.
ROBERT GRAVES BARLOW, born 02 September 1842 in Williamsburg, James Co Virginia, and died in December 1917 in Richmond, Independent City Virginia, burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co Virginia.
Child of Robert and Louisa is:
9 iii. WILLIS R. BARLOW3, born September 1851 in Virginia
GENERATION 3
4.
JOHN HOLDSWORTH 'JACK' BARLOW, JR.3, son of John Holdsworth Barlow and Margaret Nelson Belett, was born 13 October 1838  [notes of Annie Cox Barlow] in York Co Virginia, [notes of Annie Cox Barlow] and died before 26 December year not shown, but before 1900.   [notes of Annie Cox Barlow]   Burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Williamsburg Virginia. [Judy Benson Ohliger]

He married MARY MARIAN DE NUEFVILLE married 09 December 1869.  [Bible, Marriage Records]    The daughter of John Augustine De Neufville and Henriette Fayette, she was born 23 February 1838, [Bible, Birth Records] and died 03 January 1909.  [Bible, Death Records ]
John Holdsworth Barlow Jr., Private, Williamsburg Junior Guard; First Lieutenant, Co C 32nd VA Infantry, organized May 1861, surrendered on April 09, 1865, at Appomattox Court House VA
DE NEUFVILLE - DANIEL FAMILY BIBLE     1787-1972     JAMES CITY CO VIRGINIA    INCLUDES JOHN H. BARLOW, JR. AND MARION DE NEUFVILLE
OTHER SURNAMES INCLUDE:     BARLOW - BATTELL - FLEET - GODDIN - HUDNALL - PULLEN
BIBLE COVER PAGE         MARRIAGE RECORDS         BIRTH RECORDS        BIRTH AND DEATH RECORDS         DEATH RECORDS
Historic Williamsburg Landmarks, by J. Luther Kibler, 1929:
The Barlow House     East Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg, Virginia (now known as George Reid House)
The Barlow House is one of the oldest houses in Williamsburg.  The architecture is so typical of "Old Virginia" that the dwelling was once described as a place "where the charm of colonial days still lingers."  The restoration of this colonial four room story-and-a-half dormer-windowed cottage by using much new, best quality material, still preserves this charm with all its new attractiveness.
When the Barlow House was built is a question; but from old documents still preserved here the names of several successive owners are known:  Gabriel Boccairodo, George Bray, Edward Teagle, John Augustine De Neufville, and John Holdsworth Barlow, son-in-law of De Neufville.
A precious heirloom is cherished by the present life tenant of the Barlow House, whose grandmother, as Miss Henriette Fayette De Neufville, met General LaFayette at the Paradise House in 1824, when he gave her (Miss Fayette) an elegant silk badge bearing his name, portrait, and a motto.
Editor's Note.- This is the fifty-sixth of a series of articles on historical landmarks in Williamsburg, appearing exclusively in The News Leader. )
By J. LUTHER KIBLER.     [The date of this article not shown, copy of original not available]          
The Barlow House, one of the first three old houses to be restored (1928) by "Colonial Williamsburg, Inc." (A Rockefeller restoration corporation) is located opposite the "Unicorn's Horn," on Duke of Gloucester street. Some years ago a photographer, after having made a picture of this old home, gave it the rhetorical appelation: "Where the Charm of Colonial Days Still Lingers."
The house itself was not the scene of any great event in early Williamsburg history; yet family history furnishes some very interesting chapters of biographical associations, which connect this charming little house with noted names of Williamsburg's yesteryears -- even with that of the Marquis de Lafayette, and with the great Frenchman in a very unique way, and material evidence of the chaming Lafayette story is still in existence.
Two French Families.
The Williamsburg history of two French families that came to America parallel each other and connect the Barlow House with the family "Paradise House," near by. Phillip I. Barziza (born in Italy) a grandson of John Paradise, after coming to Virginia about 1817, married Cecilia Belette, whose sister, Henrietta Fayette Bellette, was the wife of John Augustine DeNeufville, the son of Jean Augustine DeNeufville of France.
Mary Marion, daughter of John A. and Henriette Fayette DeNuefville, married John H. Barlow, Jr., and from this John Barlow the "Barlow House" received its name. But the most interesting incident connecting the Barlow House with the Paradise House is that which concerns General Lafayette. When the French Marquis visited Williamsburg in 1821, he was the guest of James Lee one day for dinner, when Miss Henriette Fayette Bellette (afterwards the wife of John A. DeNeufville) being then about 16 years of age, neighbor-like, called at the Paradise House and the famous Frenchman, meeting her on this occasion. presented her with a handsome white silk badge (2 inches by 24 inches) bearing his portrait and the following inscription, etc., In medallion form: "Lafayette - Yorktown, Surrender Oct. 17, 1781 - Republican's Gratitude,, Earth's Greatest Tribute." Figures of the American eagle and the U.S. and French flags adorn the picture. This emblem of Franco-American friendship is a treasured heirloom of Miss Bellette's granddaughter today, who occupies the Barlow House.
Another matter of interest deserves notice here. Peter Robert DeNeufville, who came to America with Lafayette, was a brother of John A. DeNeufville named above. The DeNeufville's had met William Lee, of Virginia, in Europe. The James Lee mentioned above was of the Stratford Lees, by way of "Green Spring" (Berkley's old mansion) and the old Ludwell family that had owned the Paradise House site since 1700. Thus does the romantic history of the Paradise House include also an interesting chapter of the Barlow House history.
In a letter written by Mrs. Rutherfoord Goodwin, Research Dept, dated March 1947, in which the writer asked about the chain of custody of the Barlow house, Mrs. Rutherfoord writes in part:
The restored house in which you are interested is usually know as "Captain Orr's Dwelling," being named for Hugh Orr, an eighteenth centeruy blacksmith who owned the property prior to 1743. Because of its long association with the Barlow family in recent years, it is often called the "Barlow House."
Although we do not have a complete chain of title to the property, we know that it changed hands several times before it came into the possession of the Deneufville (DeNeuville) family about the middle of the nineteenth century. By his will dated August 2, 1870, John A. Deneufville left the house to his wife Harriett (Henrietta Fayette Bellette) during her natural life, and then in trust to John H. Barlow, Jr., for his daughter, Marion Barlow. In 1909, Marion D. Barlow left the property to her daughter, Emma Louise Barlow, who continues to live there today - having given "life right" to the property by the restoration organization, to who she sold the house.
John H. Barlow, Jr., and Mary Marion Deneufville had children Henriette Ludwell (Married to John T. Daniel, Emma Louise, and John Augustine (died an infant). We cannot find much information concerning John H. Barlow, Jr., although we know there was a J.H. Barlow in Williamsburg in 1854, and a John Barlow was treasurer of the asylum here about that time.
Barlow House
Photo by: Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
Barlow House
Photo by: The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Barlow house photos contributed by John F. Barlow
16 July 1870, Williamsburg, James City Co Virginia, pg 352, #98/113:
J.A. Deneufville, age 75, Harriet Deneufville, age 60, J.H. Barlow, Jr., age 30, Marion Barlow, age 30, Celia Powell, age 10, and Daphne Singleton, age 80, all born in Virginia      Census Image
03 June 1880, Williamsburg, James City Co Virginia, pg 345, #81/103:
John S. [sic] Barlow, age 41, Marion Barlow, wife, age 42, Henriette Barlow, daughter, age 9, Louise Barlow, daughter, age 7, Cecelia Powell, cousin, age 19, and Lucy Goodall, servant, age 16, they and all parents born in Virginia         Census Image
June 1900, Williamsburg, James City Co Virginia, pg 2b, #33/34:
Marion Barlow, head, widowed, she had born 3 children, 2 living, age 61, born February 1839, she and both parents born in Virginia, Emma Lou Barlow, daughter, age 27, born August 1872 in Virginia              Census Image
25 April 1910, Williamsburg, James City Co Virginia, pg 13a, #249/258:
Emma L. Barlow, head, age 37, and C.P. Powell, companion, age 49, both they and parents born in Virginia         Census Image
13 February 1920, Williamsburg, James City Co Virginia, pg 25a, #324/324/343:
Emma L. Barlow, age 45, and Celia B. Powell, cousin, age 56, they and parents born in Virginia            Census Image
I did not locate Emma in a 1930 census.
Children of John and Marian are:
i. HENRIETTA LUDWELL 'NETTA' BARLOW4, born 17 November 1870, [Bible, Birth Records] and died in 1964   [Bible, Death Records
She was married to JOHN T. DANIEL on 30 April 1890 by Rev. P.L. Warren.  [Bible, Marriage Records]  
ii.
EMMA LOUISE BARLOW, born August 16, 1872.   [Bible, Birth Records]   and died March 09. 1962, burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co Virginia.  She did not marry.     [Tombstone Photo]
Copy of original article including photo     page 1       page 2   
Emma Lou Barlow, who has lived in the partially restored Captain Orr's Dwelling all her life, celebrated her 84th birthday yesterday. Three generations of her family have lived in that house.
"The Town Has Changed"
Life Resident Of Captain Orr's Dwelling Reaches 84
"The town has changed, I don't know where I'm living now! exclaimed Miss Emma Lou Barlow, 84, as she sat in the dimly lit hall entrance of her home, occasionally peering through the screen door at meandering tourists. Miss Barlow, who celebrated her 84th birthday on August 16, fins it difficult to get about but this by no means affects her lively demeanor.
Three generations of Barlow's have lived in her home on the Duke of Gloucester St. that is called Captain Orr's Dwelling. Miss Barlow was born and raised there. She recalls that it was an unusual sight to see a stranger in town when she was a child. Both whites and Negroes lived on the Duke of Gloucester St. then.
One of the oldest houses on the street, it dates back before 1743. It was partially restored by Colonial Williamsburg, Inc., who purchased it from Miss Barlow and gave her life rights to live there. Miss Barlow's mother was a schoolteacher here and her father a lawyer, whose career was cut short when he died at the age of 40.
She remembers Jamestown Exposition of 1907, "The fleet was present outside of Portsmouth - everybody went there to see it." History points out that the 1907 celebration was not successful since emphasis was placed on buildings rather than events and apparently not enough people were attracted. Construction costs ran into five million dollars. However, locally, it was a big event attended by many.
"Change Comes"
"When I was 16, there was a building here we used as a social hall where we played such games as charades and generally provided our own entertainment ... we never thought of going elsewhere to seek entertainment like people do nowadays," she stated. Change comes with the times she indicated as she pointed to a television set in an adjoining room that was a gift from John D. Rockefeller Jr.
She chuckled when she recalled an incident some 30 years ago when a carnival stopped over on the courthouse green. "A lion got loose and everyone was in a fright .... they found it hiding in the bushes at Miss Cora Smith's, the Audrey house.
She brought out a family heirloom, the Lafayette Badge, a cloth sash whose colors were still faintly visible, that was presented to the famed Marquis de Lafayette, the French general who helped win the American Revolutionary War, by the people of Yorktown. It was inclosed [sic] in a glass-covered frame. The badge was given to Miss Barlow's maternal grandmother, Henrietta Fayette Bellette, by Lafayette himself when she was a girl of 16 in 1824. Her parents had selected her middle name after Lafayette. Hearing of this on a visit to Williamsburg, Lafayette returned the honor by bestowing the badge.
Miss Barlow also remembered Civil War tales told her by her mother. She related that during the battle of Williamsburg, when the Confederated army was retreating before McClellan, her mother stood in front of the house all day and passed out biscuits and meat to the Confederate soldiers. "The Yankees occupied Williamsburg," Miss Barlow related, "and some of them seemed as nice and courteous as could be while others weren't, my mother told me."
Regarding the history of Captain Orr's Dwelling, "It was sold to my grandfather, John Holdsworth Barlow, by a Peter Tinker and we've lived here for three generations." Colonial Williamsburg historian report that the house was owned in mid-eighteenth century by a blacksmith, Hugh Orr, who was a captain in the Williamsburg militia. The smith's shop and forge is at the rear of the dwelling.
iii. JOHN AUGUSTINE BARLOW, born 12 April 1874, [Bible Records] and died __ May 1874.
 
5.
THOMAS JOEL 'T.J.' BARLOW3, son of John Holdsworth Barlow and Margaret Nelson Belett, was born 26 August 1842  [notes of Annie Cox Barlow] in Williamsburg, James City Co Virginia, and died 08 November 1923, burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co Virginia.

He married ANNIE MASTIN COX on November 15, 1865.  [50th Anniversary Notice] The daughter of Richard Cox and Matilda Stevens, she was born November 1842 in New Jersey, and died 29 August 1916, burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co Virginia. 
Thomas Joel Barlow
Thomas Joel Barlow
Annie Maston Cox
Annie Maston Cox
Thomas and Annie's Wedding Day
Thomas and Annie's Wedding
Annie and Thomas
Thomas and Annie Cox Barlow
Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography, edited by Lyon Gardiner Tyler, Published by Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1915, pgs 913-914
Thomas Joel Barlow, a successful business man and retired farmer, of Portsmouth, Virginia, has shown his worth in every position of life to which he has been called. The spirit of work was born with him, and no lessons of actual experience were necessary to inspire him with the purpose to excel. In business enterprise. in private charities, in help extended to struggling youth he has shown a noble spirit and a liberal hand. The Barlow's are an ancient family of England, and a number of the branches have been granted coats-of-arms. The family has produced many men of distinction, both in this country and in England.
John Holdsworth Barlow was born in 1809 and died in 1885. For a long period of time he conducted a general store in Williamsburg, and served as presiding magistrate of York county for many years. He also served as mayor of Williamsburg. He married, in 1832 to Margaret Nelson Belett, and had children: 1. John Holdsworth, Jr., who married Marian De Nuefville, and had children: Netta, who married John Daniel, and Emma Lou. 2) Thomas Joel, whose name heads this sketch. 3. Emma Cecelia, who married W.L. Jones, and had children: Henley, Thomas, Daniel, and Margaret. 4. Louise, who married to Galba Vaiden, and has one child, Louisanna.
Thomas Joel Barlow, son of John Holdsworth and Margaret Nelson (Bellett) Barlow, was born in Williamsburg, June 26, 1842. His elementary and college preparatory education was acquired in private schools in his native town, and he then matriculated at William and Mary College, which he attended in 1859-60 and 1861. April 19, 1861, he enlisted in the Junior Guards, later Company C, Thirty-second Virginia Infantry, Pickett's division. He was soon advanced to the rank of quarter-master-sergeant of the regiment, and served until the close of war. He was made prisoner at Sharpsburg and at Appomattox Court House. Returning to Williamsburg, he opened a general store there after his marriage, and conducted this for a period of two years, and removed to Portsmouth in 1867. For thirty years he was engaged in the grocery business, having a well established store in a good location. In 1892 he commenced a trucking business on a farm of three hundred acres, later sold this farm and purchased one hundred and sixty acres near the city limits, and has been successfully identified with this enterprise, retiring from his store business in 1895. Mr. Barlow is director in the Merchants and Farmers Bank. Has been a member of the city council, police board, school board, etc. He is a member of Stonewall Camp, Confederate Veterans, and was formerly a member of the Masonic fraternity, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Knights of Pythias. He is a Democrat in his political opinions, and a member of the Baptist church.
Mr. Barlow married Annie Mastin Cox, a daughter of Richard Cox, of New Jersey, who came to Virginia in 1843, and was the pioneer in the trucking business. Children: 1. Margaret Wardel, born November 22, 1866, died February 14, 1873. 2) Matilda Cecelia, born May 20, 1869, died June 4, 1887. 3. Annie Cox, born November 2, 1872. 4. Richard C., born May 2, 1875, died January 27, 1904; was a graduate of William and Mary College and of the University of Virginia; he became commonwealth attorney as soon as he was admitted to the bar, and bade fair to become one of the leading attorneys of the state. 5. Charles Holdsworth, born in Portsmouth, August 20, 1877; his elementary education was acquired in public and private schools, and then continued his education at William and Mary College, from which he was graduated in 1895; having become a student at the University of Virginia, he was graduated from this institution in the class of 1900 with the degree of Doctor of Medicine. Four years were spent in practical work in New York hospitals - Bellevue, Lying-In, Polyclinic and Kings County; he established himself in the general practice of medicine in Portsmouth in 1904, making a specialty of surgery and obstetrics; he is a member of the American Medical Association; Virginia Medical Association' Norfolk and Portsmouth Medical associations' Seaboard Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons; a trustee of the Baptist church, and a member of the Democratic party. 6. Carrie Young, born March 13, 1880; married January 22, 1913, John F. Benson, and had one child, John F., Jr., born December 1, 1913. 7. Thomas Joel, Jr., born November 30, 1886, died in 1887.
THOMAS JOEL BARLOW    Private, Williamsburg Junior Guard, Quartermaster Sergeant, Co C 32nd VA Infantry, organized May 1861, surrendered at Appomattox Court House VA April 09, 1865           Edson Barlow's military records
Notes of Annie Cox Barlow:   Copy of Original
In the Civil War Papa was in Longstreet's Corps   Pickett's Division    Corse's Brigade    32 Virginia Regiment    Company C    Williamsburg Junior Guards
Uncle Jack and Lieut. Willis from Hampton were shot (in the leg) at Sharpsburg. Papa took them to Mr. Edmund Lee's at Shepherdstown and stayed there from Sept. 17, 1862 to the end of Oct.    Lieut. Willis died there. Mrs. Lee, Miss Netta Lee, Papa & a negro boy buried him there in the yard.
Papa hired a hack in Shepherdstown for $100.00 and took Uncle Jack as soon as he was well enough to move, to Staunton. From there they went to Richmond.
Papa, who was then twenty years old, got back to the army Dec. 13, to the first battle of Fredericksburg.
Papa was quartermaster sargent in 32nd Va Regiment.
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Edwin Lee, son of Mr. Edmund Lee came to see his father & mother and was captured but General McClennan returned him & his horse.
Letter written to Thomas father by the Quartermaster General in reference to Tom's health      Copy of Original
Q.M. Tent 32 Va
Near 'Gueneas'
Jan 25, 1863
Mr. Dear Sir:
My duty to Tom, constrains me tho' reluctant to inform you that during the past three months his health has become evidentally imparied - altho' he continues to dischage his duties with great cheerfulness and clarity, his system seems to be eservated, while its functions are deranged in many respects - so that I fear it would be hazardous for him to undergo the hardships and privations of another active campaign with this army. Under these circumstances, I would suggest that you out yourself to secure his detail at Richmond or some other military post - where his accurate knowledge of all the Regulations, details and usages of the __ War Deptmt. will render him eminently useful.
I need not assure you that I regret the loss of such a valuable assistant, as much as I do the misfortune which renders it probable. I scarcely know where I can find his equal in ability or efficiency.
Please present me kindly to Jack, and the other members of your family.
          Very truly your friend,
          Tho. P. McCandlish
          Capt. A.Q.M. 32 Va Inf.
Jno. H. Barlow, Esq.
GOLDEN WEDDING                  Copy of Original
Mr. and Mrs. T.J. Barlow passed the fiftieth milestone of their married life on Monday, November 15. The occasion was observed quietly on account of the illness of Mrs. Barlow, but their hosts of friends die not forget and many prayers were offered for her speedy recovery. May the loving Father deal gently with our dear old friends.
Bible Records of Thomas J. and Annie Maston Barlow, original from Judy Ohliger
BIRTHS, pg 1:      Copy of Original
Born at Williamsburg Va. June 26th 1842 Thomas Joel Barlow son of John H. and Margaret N. Barlow
Born November 17th 1842 Annie M. daughter of Richard and Matilda S. Cox
Born at Williamsburg Va. Thursday Nov. 22nd 1866 Maggie Wardell, daughter of Thomas J. and Annie M. Barlow
Born at Portsmouth Va. Thursday May 20th 69 Matilda Cecilia, daughter of Thos. J. and Annie M. Barlow
Born at Portsmouth Va Saturday November the 2nd 1872 Annie Cox daughter of Thomas J. and Annie M. Barlow
Born at Portsmouth Va Monday May 2nd 1875 son of Thomas J. and Annie M. Barlow, Richard Cox Barlow
Born at Portsmouth Va Monday August 20th 1877 Charles Holdsworth, son of Thomas J. and Annie M. Barlow
Born at Portsmouth Va March the 13rh 1880 Carrie Young Barlow daughter of Thomas J. and Annie M. Barlow
Born at Portsmouth Va June 30th 1886 Thomas Joel son of Thomas J. and Annie M. Barlow
Carrie Young Barlow married to John Francis Benson, son of Robert Francis and Lizzie Armistead Benson on January 22, 1913 in Portsmouth Virginia
Page 2 Birth Records [Family of John Francis Benson and Carrie Young Barlow]      Copy of Original
Born at St. Christopher's Hospital Norfolk Va Dec. 1, 1913, John Francis Benson, Jr., son of John F. Barlow and Carrie Barlow Benson
Born at Portsmouth Virginia May 26, 1916 Annie Barlow Benson, daughter of John Francis and Carrie Barlow Benson
Born at Portsmouth Virginia March 17, 1919 Caroline Holdsworth Benson daughter of John Francis and Carrie Barlow Benson
Born at Milan, Tennessee [private] John Francis Benson, III son of John Francis Benson Jr. and Gertrude Clothier Benson Born at Cincinnati, Ohio November 5, 1950, died November 5, 1950, son of John Francis and Gertrude Clothier Benson Ann Barlow Green, Born in Portsmouth, Va, [private], daughter of Milton Leon and Ann Benson Green Born in Portsmouth Virginia [private] Caroline Callis Green, daughter of Milton Leon and Ann Benson Green Married at Wilmington Deleware [private] to Mary Gertrude Clothier (John Francis Benson, Jr.) Married at Portsmouth, Virginia [private] to Milton Leon Green, son of John William and Doris Callis Green (Anne Barlow Benson)
DEATHS             Copy of Original
Maggie Wardell Barlow died in Portsmouth Va Tuesday October 14th 1873 and was buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery
Thomas Joel Barlow, son of Thomas J. and Annie M. Barlow died in Portsmouth Va Saturday June 4th 1887 and was buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery
Richard Cox Barlow died in Portsmouth Va January 27th 1904 and was buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery
Matilda Cecilia Barlow died in Portsmouth Va July 13th 1905 and was buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery
Annie Cox Barlow died in Portsmouth Virginia October __ 1954 and was buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery
MARRIAGES          Copy of Original
Married November 15th 1865, at Fair Van Norfolk Co Va. by Rev. William M. Young, Thomas J. son of John H. and Margaret N. Barlow and Annie M., only daughter of Richard and Matilda S. Cox
Married Jan. 22 1913 at Portsmouth Va By Rev. R.B. Garrett John F. Benson and Carrie Young Barlow
THOMAS J. BARLOW TAKEN BY DEATH             Copy of Original with photograph      Page 1     Page 2
Thomas Joel Barlow, bank official and prominent Norfolk county trucker, died at 3:15 o'clock this morning at his home, 604 Court street, aged 81 years. He had been in failing health for several months but had been able to keep in personal touch with his business duties, and attended the meetings of the directorate of the Merchants' and Farmers' Bank, of which he was a member, until two weeks ago. Since that time he had been confined to his home. His death was not unexpected.
Mr. Barlow was born June 26, 1842, at Williamsburg, Va, the son of John Holdsworth Barlow and Margaret Nelson Bellette Barlow, and prepared in private schools for entrance at William and Mary College.
In Confederate Army.
He was a member of the college graduating class when he entered the Confederate Army as a member of Company C., Williamsburg Junior Guards, which was assigned to the Thirty-Second Virginia Regiment, Corse's brigade, Pickett's division of Longstreet's army corps. He served throughout the war and was with his command at the surrender at Appomattox.
Immediately after the close of the war he engaged in business at Williamsburg, and on December 1, 1867, entered mercantile business in Portsmouth. Early in the '90's Mr. B Barlow entered the trucking business in Norfolk county, and for the past 20 years managed the Cox farm at Port Norfolk, being highly successful and regarded as an authority on questions connected with the raising of produce for the northern markets.
PROMINENT IN CITY.
Mr. Barlow was one of the organizers and a charter member of the Merchants' and Farmers' Bank, of Portsmouth, and was the last of the charter members of the bank to survive. Until the time of his death he was a member of the board of directors. He was also a member of the board of directors of the Home Insurance Agency.
He was a member of the Court Street Baptist church and for many years was treasurer of the congregation. He served as member of the City Council, was a number of years a police commissioner of the city and a justice of the peace.
MARRIED IN 1865
In November, 1865, Mr. Barlow was married to Annie M. Cox, a daughter of Richard Cox, a pioneer trucker of Norfolk county. His immediate survivors are his son, Dr. C.H. Barlow; Miss Annie Cox Barlow and Mrs. John F. Benson, daughters; three grandchildren, three nephews and three nieces. One of the latter, Miss Vaiden, of Williamsburg, was among the members of the family at the bedside when Mr. Barlow died.
Funeral services will be held at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the family residence, 604 Court street, Rev. J. Elwood Welch, pastor of the Court Street Baptist church, and Rt. Rev. Arthur Conover Thomson, bishop coadjutor of the diocese of Southern Virginia, officiating. Burial will be in the family lot in Cedar Grove cemetery.
August 29, 1916                 Copy of Original
Mrs. Annie M. Barlow, wife of Mr. Thomas J. Barlow, died at her home, 604 Court street, at 9:50 o'clock this morning, at the age of 73 years. Mrs. Barlow was a native of Portsmouth and leaves a wide circle of friends to mourn her death. She was a consistent member of Court Street Baptist Church, and her loss will be deeply felt.
Mrs. Barlow was the daughter of the late Richard and Mrs. Matilda Smith Cox. Besides her husband she is survived by a son, Dr. C.H. Barlow, and two daughters, Mrs. John F. Benson and Miss Annie Cox Barlow. She is also survived by two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the residence Thursday afternoon at an hour to be announced later. Interment will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Mrs. T.J. Barlow         Copy of Original          
On Tuesday, September 5 [should have read August 29], Mrs. T.J. Barlow "fell asleep." For many weary months she had suffered from the effect of a stroke of paralysis, but was slowly recovering and was beginning to go about a little. On Monday he was taken sick and became unconscious, and never regained consciousness. On Tuesday morning without a pang or pain she passed to her eternal rest. Mrs. Barlow was greatly beloved by all who knew her. Quiet, gentle, reserved in her disposition, ever thoughtful and careful of others, she made her home a heaven of rest for her family, and a model for those who were fortunate enough to be guests in it. For many years she had been a faithful member of Court Street Baptist Church, and never missed a service as long as she was able to come. The pastor will ever regret that he was away at the time and did not know of her death until it was too late to come in time for the funeral. To our dear brother, left alone in his sorrow, and to the daughters and son, we extend our deepest sympathy in this time of their grief.
Mrs. Thomas J. Barlow       Copy of Original
Mrs. Annie M. Barlow, wife of Thomas J. Barlow, died at 9:50 o'clock yesterday morning in the residence, 604 Court street, at the age of 73 years. She was a native of Portsmouth, and leaves a large circle of acquaintances in the city.
Mrs. Barlow was the daughter of the late Richard and Mrs. Matilda Smith Cox. Besides her husband she is survived by a son, Dr. C.H. Barlow, and two daughters, Mrs. John F. Benson and Miss Annie Cox Barlow. She is also survived by two grandchildren.
Mrs. Barlow held membership in Court Street Baptist church.
The funeral will take place in the residence at 4:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon.
August 31, 1916        Mrs. Annie T. Barlow      Copy of Original
Funeral services over the body of Mrs. Annie T. Barlow, who died Tuesday, were held at the residence, 604 Court street, at 4:30 o'clock this afternoon. Rev. W.V. Savage, of Churchland Baptist Church, officiated, assisted by the Rev. A.C. Thomson, D.D., of Trinity P.E. Church, and interment took place in Cedar Grove cemetery. There was a large attendance at the services, and there was a wealth of beautiful floral offerings.
The pall-bearers were as follows:
Honorary - Dr. C.T. Parrish, Judge L.R. Watts, Judge K.A. Bain, Hon. W.C. Corbitt, Messrs. William G. Maupin, S.P. Oast, Goodrich Hatton and John S. Jenkins.
Active - Messrs. T.B. Griffin, M.V. Armistead, George R. Parrish, J. Vernon Carney, T.A. Bain, J.W.S. Butt, Lamar C. Toomer and William Peters.
ANNIE M. BARLOW          Copy of Original
The funeral of Annie M. Barlow, wife of Thomas J. Barlow, was held at 4:30 o'clock this afternoon, the services being conducted at the family residence, 604 Court street, by the Rev. W.V. Savage, pastor of the Churchland Baptist Church, assisted by the Rev. A.C. Thomson, rector of Trinity P.E. Church. The interment was made in Cedar Grove cemetery.
The following were pallbearers:
Honorary: Dr. C.T. Parrish, William G. Maupin, Judge L.R. Watts, Judge K.A. Bain, W.C. Corbett, S.P. Oast, John S. Jenkins and Goodrich Hatton.
Active: T.B. Griffin, M.W. Armistead, George P. Parrish, J. Vernon Carney, T.A. Bain, J.W. S. Bu__, Lamar Toomer, and William Peters.
The services were largely attended and there was a very large and handsome floral display.
28 June 1870, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co Virginia, pg 367, #398/503:
Thomas J. Barlow, age 27, born in Virginia, Annie M. Barlow, age 27, born in New Jersey, Margaret W. Barlow, age 3, born in Virginia, and Matilda Barlow, age 1, born in Virginia           Census Image
04 June 1880, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co Virginia, pg 552, #122/171:
Thos. J. Barlow, head, age 38, he and both parents born in Virginia, Annie M. Barlow, wife, age 38, born in New Jersey, father born in New Jersey, mother born in England, Tillie C. Barlow, daughter, age 11, Annie C. Barlow, daughter, age 7, Richard C. Barlow, son, age 5, Charles H. Barlow, son, age 2, and Carrie Y. Barlow, daughter, age 2 months, all children born in Virginia                      Census Image
04 June 1900, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co Virginia, pg 5b, #604/69/72, married 35 years, 7 children born, 5 living:
T.J. Barlow, head, age 57, born January 1842, Annie M. Barlow, wife, age 57, born November 1842, M.C. Barlow, daughter, age 31, born May 1868, Annie C. Barlow, daughter, age 28, born November 1871, C.Y. Barlow, daughter, age 20, born March 1880, Rich'd C. Barlow, son, age 25, born May 1875, and C.H. Barlow, son, age 21, born August 1878, they and all parents born in Virginia               Census Image
25 April 1910, Portsmouth, Independent City, Virginia, pg 12b, #604/175/211:
Thomas J. Barlow, head, age 57, he and both parents born in Virginia, Annie M. Barlow, wife, age 57, born in New Jersey, father born in New Jersey, mother born in England, Dr. Charles H. Barlow, son, age 33, born in Virginia, Annie C. Barlow, daughter, age 36, born in Virginia, and Carrie C. Barlow, daughter, age 30, born in Virginia        Census Image
03 January 1920, Portsmouth, Independent City Virginia, pg 3a, #604/46/83: Thomas Barlow, head, widower, age 77, Annie C. Barlow, daughter, age 47, and Charles H. Barlow, son, age 43, all born in Virginia                  Census Image
Maggie Wardell Barlow
Maggie Wardell
Children of Thomas and Annie
Children of T.J. & Annie
Matilda Cecelia
Matilda Cecelia
Richard C. Barlow
Richard Cox
Charles H. Barlow, age 21
Charles Holdsworth
Charles H. Barlow
Charles Holdsworth
Carrie Young Barlow Benson
Carrie Young
Children of Thomas and Anne are:
i. MARGARET WARDELL BARLOW4, born 22 November 1866, died 14 October 1873, burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co Virginia
Oct 15 – 73              Copy of original letter      Page 1    Page 2    Page 3
Dear Jack
I am sitting by the body of my darling Maggie – Her spirit left us yesterday morning about ½ past 8 – We all loved her so much that God took her away that he might make us look more to him Tis so hard to give her up – The future is so dark – Will you pray for me and strive that we all may at last meet to part no more Death is sure to come to us all and let us strive hard to live so that if we can not see our way clearly, we may at least put our trust in Him who saith I am the truth the way and the light – My only hope of seeing my darling any more is plan entirely on Him and would you and my dear sister & friends unite with us now in this our great affliction and pray that He will guide us all through this dark world and at last take us all to Himself in Heaven where we shall meet with those dear ones who have gone before.
We will take our dear little lamb to the grave this evening – oh pray for me, pray that I may see her again, that we may all meet and be happy in each other’s love once more and for ever – write to me I want to hear from you.
Your Brother
In Memoriam                     Copy of Original
BARLOW - Died in Portsmouth Va., on the 14th instant, MAGGIE WARDELL, daughter of Thomas J. and Annie M. Barlow, aged 7 years.
The presence of grim Death in a household is always sad; but when his victim is the first-born, stricken down amidst the innocent pleasures of childhood, he brings a sorrow that refuses alike the consolations of philosophy and of religion. By the fell-stroke which laid in the grave the subject of this memoir, the parents are called upon to mourn one whose absence seems to have left them almost in the gloom of despair. The ringing laugh, the eager bounding step, so often checked, so well remembered, are alike hushed in the eternal quiet of the tomb. Returning home from a visit to some relatives in a distant village, the child had scarcely received the warm welcome of loving hearts, ere she was laid upon the couch whence her pure spirit soon winged its way towards the skies.
The writer, in paying this last tribute to her memory, but utters the unspoken thought of many, in according her traits of character beyond her years. During her brief career, she won many friends, who bear willing witness of her ready repartee, her precocious wit, and her tenacious memory. Beautiful, if not brilliant womanhood, seemed to await her. Earth promised for her, to be so bright, so fair!
But the grave is closed; life's fitful fever soothed. Peace lingers amid the graveyard gloom. The serene repose of the unconscious sleeper shall never be disturbed by the shadows and sorrows of life, of which there are so many worse than the shadow of death. And shall not the heavenly quiet outweigh all earthly pleasures left untasted?
"Ere sin could blight, or sorrow fade,
Death came with friendly care;
The op'ning bud to Heaven conveyed,
And bid it blossom there!"
Copy of Original
Died in Portsmouth, Va., October 14th, 1873, at the residence of her parents (T.J. and Annie M. Barlow), MAGGIE W. BARLOW, aged seven years.
"My Beloved has gone down into his garden to gather lilies." Such was among the first thoughts that come into our mind when Maggie closed her eyes on earth and opened them in heaven. But when that lily was plucked to adorn the bowers of life, in the presence of God, what a blank it left behind! When we saw that the flower had been taken from the home of earth and transplanted in the garden of glory, we felt that none like it would ever bloom again.
This summon for us to say pleasant things about the children who die; at a time when the smitten heart feels so heavily its loss, we think only of the brightest qualities of our dead; but we speak soberly when we say that Maggie, if not the most beautiful, was the most brilliant child we have ever met. She did not talk like a child, she conversed like a woman. She could relate an incident or describe a scene with an accuracy and a pith that gave a bewitching charm to all she said. She was witty in her sayings, and pointed in her replies. She was obedient to her parents and sweet in her temper. Her sickness was short, and her disease, being diphtheria, did not permit her to talk to any extent, but she said,"Mamma, I am going to Jesus."
The death of such a child is a loss that nothing can repay' and it brings to her parents' hearts an anguish that the words of love and the promises of religion are alike powerless to calm. We all feel poorer by this loss. Our brightest light has gone out; our sweetest flower has died.
May the Lord's hand wipe away our tears, and his voice speak peace to our perturbed spirits.
Our fairest hope has fled;
A gem we could not keep'
Our bright Maggie is dead
And we are left to weep.
A.E.O.
DIED              Copy of Original
At the residence of her parents, T.J. and Annie M. Barlow, October 14th, 1873, MAGGIE W. BARLOW, in the 7th years of her age. Her funeral will take place this afternoon at 3 1/2 o'clock at her fathers residence, corner King and Court streets.
The infant class of the Court Street Sunday School is especially invited to be present. Also, the friends and acquaintances of the family are invited to attend.
ii.
MATILDA CECELIA 'TILLIE' BARLOW, born 20 May 1869, and died of tuberculosis on 13 July 1905 [death date written in the Cox Family Bible], burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co Virginia
DEATH OF MISS TILLIE C. BARLOW     Copy of Original
After a long illness Miss Tillie C. Barlow, eldest daugher of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Barlow, entered into rest at the family home, No. 604 Court street, at noon yesterday.
The beautiful Christian character of Miss Barlow endeared her to all with whom she came in contact, and her loss will be mourned by an extended circle of friends.
She was an active worker in Court Street Baptist Church since childhood and a sincere Christian lady.
Notice of the funeral will be announced later.
iii.
ANNIE COX BARLOW, born 02 November 1872, and died 04 October 1954, burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery in Portsmouth, Norfolk Co Virginia.   She did not marry, and lived with her sister, Carrie Young Barlow Benson at at 41 Court St, Portsmouth Virginia, until her death.
Letter from Annie Cox to Jack, dated Oct 3, 1953, transcribed as written         Copy of Original      Page 1    Page 2
Note from Susan: I'm not exactly sure who Jack is
Dear Jack,
You said you were interested in the family history so here is some.
I don't know much about Williamsburg - My grandfather did own Raleigh Tavern at one time - Then it was burned being used for a school.
Emma Lou Barlow, who lives opposite the Paradise House is Netta's sister.
How do you like your night lectures & what is Trudy making in her class?
You all keep so busy. I am glad you can.
Ask John if he would like to learn Longfellow's Paul Revere? I did when I was a child.
I hope you have had a good and much needed rain. We are having a warm spell.
Keep well and happy and don't overtax yourself.
I enjoyed reading Time's P & G. number.
With love, Auntee
Saturday, Oct 3   [postamarked Oct 3, 1953]
Included with this letter where 3 other pages of family notes, shown in various places of this genealogy
Letter from Annie Cox to Jack (John Jr) transcribed as written.     Copy of Original      Page 1     Page 2     Page 3    Page 4   Page 5    Page 6
Jan 17, 1954
Dear Jack,
There is very little that I can tell you about Papa and the War. Thomas Joel Barlow, my father, was born June 26, 1842. He lived in Williamsburg, and was at colege, W & Mary. When until he left to join the army. He was a good Latin & Greek scholar. He was rather delicate and his father wanted him to stay in Richmond and do war work instead of following the army, but he went with the army. He was then nineteen.
Papa was quarter master sargent in 32nd Va Regiment He was in Company C Williamsburg Junior Guards.
He was at Sharpsburg where his brother was wounded. After caring for his brother he go back to the army December 13 (His brother was wounded September 17, 1862.) to the first battle of Fredricksburg.
He was at Appomattox April 9, 1865.
He wrote down General Lee's address and got him, Gen. Lee, to sign it. You have a copy. For several days before the surrender he had a few grams of parched corn only. Yes when on his way home he had to give his shirt to a man to take him across the river.
Papa's father, John Barlow lived next door to Raliegh Tavern which he owned & was mayor of Williamsburg.
Raligh Tavern was used as a school house and managed by the Misses Clopton.
My mother, Annie Cox, went to this boarding school. Papa living next door used to roll apples & oranges down Appolo Hall to her.
He & she were then thirteen years old.
They were married just after the war Nov 15, 1865.
Their children were Margaret Wardell Barlow    Matilda Cecelia    Annie Cox   Richard Cox   Charles Holdsworth   Carrie Young   (& Thomas died in infancy)
My mother lived on a farm a few miles outside of Portsmouth. They had a big wedding. Grandpa order many many cakes & other refreshments from Norfolk and they were brought in a sail boat to the farm.
So Papa settled in Portsmouth and had a store.
His family lost nearly everything during the war and his Mother died from the effects of it.
Papa was named Joel after the poet Joel Barlow, a relative. (note from Susan: DNA testing has since proven that Joel Barlow is not related to this family)
I guess Mother is telling you all about Ann and the baby.
I went to see them just now. Ann says she is fine & the baby Caroline Callis is very pretty.
Ann B. is with us as you know.
I am glad you colds are over.
With love,
Auntee
iv. RICHARD COX BARLOW, born 02 May 1875, and died 27 January 1904, burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co Virginia
Mr. Richard C. Barlow, of this city, has taken the degree of bachelor of law at the University of Virginia.               Copy of Original
RAG SAM WILLIAMS NOT GUILTY                   Copy of Original
The court room was densely packed yesterday to hear the case of Rag Sam Williams, charged with the murder of Quon Lung, the Chinese laundryman. At 11 o'clock the jury was in the box and looked non the worse for being locked up over night.
Several witnesses were examined for the defense, and Williams proved by a number of witnesses, both white and colored, that he was in Suffolk Saturday night all night and left Sunday morning at 1 o'clock. All the evidence was in and after the court had instructed the jury the case was opened by Mr. Neely, who was assisting the Commonwealth. He was followed by Mr. Richard Cox Barlow, a young lawyer, who is a son of J.J. [should read T.J.]Barlow, of this city.
As this was Mr. Barlow's maiden speech, all eyes were turned on him, and to credit the young gentleman's credit it must be said that he acquitted himself in an able manner, at no time showing the least nervousness. At the conclusion of his remarks he was highly complimented for his able effort.
A few more such cases and Mr. Barlow will make for himself quite a reputation.
He was followed by Mr. Parker for the defence. [sic] Comonwealth's [sic] Attorney Griffin closed the argument and the case was given to the jury, who, after having been out about five minutes, returned a verdict of not guilty, and Williams was set at liberty. He was warmly congratulated by his colored friends, who were present in large numbers.
The Chinamen, of whom there were a large number present, did not seem to take kindly to the verdict, judging from their looks and their departure for their homes.
AN EXCITING RUNAWAY        Copy of Original
This morning two horses driven by Mr. R.C. Barlow became frightened when at the corner of Glasgow and Effingham streets and ran away.
Mr. Barlow and his sister, who were also in the buggy, were thrown out of the vehicle, but fortunately neither sustained any injuries, but were badly shaken up. The vehicle was wrecked but the horses were not hurt.
EXCITING RUNAWAY           Copy of Original
Commonwealth's Attorney Barlow Injured by Jumping From Vehicle.
Mr. Richard Cox Barlow, Commonwealth's Attorney of this city, had a narrow escape from serious injury yesterday through a runaway accident, the second one with a few weeks, and with the same horses.
Mr. Barlow was driving a pair of horses attached to a light buggy, and in crossing Scott's creek bridge coming to town a piece of wire became entangled in the feet of the animals, causing them to run.
Mr. Barlow held on to the reins until Oak Grove Cemetery was reached, but finding that he had no control over the frightened horses he jumped out of the back of the vehicle and was thrown violently to the ground, sustaining painful injuries to his knee, besides severe bruises.
The horses a short distance further down the road ran the buggy into a telephone pole, completely demolishing the vehicle, after which they continued running until captured up town.
Mr. Barlow was removed to his home in Court street, where his brother, Dr. C.H. Barlow, dressed his injuries.
MR. BARLOW IS BETTER             Copy of Original
At the Barlow residence this afternoon it was learned that the condition of that gentleman, who was severely injured in a runaway accident last week, is more favorable. The general public takes the greatest interest in the condition of the popular young commonwealth's attorney, and his many friends will be glad to hear that he is not so seriously injured as was at first supposed.
RICHARD COX BARLOW      Copy of Original
This Youthful But Useful Citizen Passed Away After a Brief Illness.
Last night about 10:30 o'clock at his home, No. 604 Court street, Richard Cox, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. T.J. Barlow, passed away after a comparatively short sickness. Mr. Barlow had been in delicate health for some time past but his condition was not considered critical until the 21st, when he sustained injuries in a runaway accident which confined him to his bed up to the time of his death.
At the time of the accident, while his injuries were considered serious, hopes of his ultimate recovery were strongly indulged in by his friends up the time the end came.
He was a man of upright character and possessed the confidence and esteem of a large circle of friends and the community at large which had entrusted him with one of the most honorable and important offices in the gift of the people, the functions of which he performed with fidelity and without fear or favor.
As Commonwealth's Attorney, lawyer and Christian gentleman he leaves behind a memory to be envied by all.
The news of the death of this splendid young citizen will be received with great sorrow by every one in the city, and the deepest sympathy of the people will go out to the family in the great loss sustained.
He was member of the Court Street Baptist Church, Y.M.C.A., Portsmouth Hook and Ladder Company and several other organizations.
MR. RICHARD COX BARLOW IS NO MORE       Copy of Original
Brilliant Young Commonwealth's Attorney Passes Away -- Was Not 29 Years Old
The death of Mr. Richard Cox Barlow, which occurred at the home of his father, Mr. Thomas J. Barlow, No 604 Court street, last evening, carries sorrow to many hearts in Portsmouth, and it closes a remarkable career for a man of his years.
Mr. Barlow would have been 29 years of age next May, yet he has been Commonwealth's attorney for the city of Portsmouth ever since 1900. Before he was 25 years old he was elected to that office, succeeding Col Kenneth R. Griffin, one of the oldest members of the local bar.
Mr. Barlow passed his youth in Portsmouth. He entered William and Mary College while still a lad, and after completing the course in that institution he went to the University of Virginia for his law course. In 1897 he graduated from the university with the degree of bachelor of laws. The same summer he entered upon the practice of his profession in this city, and three years later he became Commonwealth's attorney.
A large practice came to the young lawyer, who had many friends in Portsmouth, and who won many more, both among the public and the members of his profession. His gentle dignity and uniform courtesy, coupled with a remarkably brilliant mind and a grasp of affairs worthy many an older and more experienced man, won him an enviable place in the community.
He was, perhaps the youngest lawyer ever entrusted with the responsibilities of a commonwealth's attorney in this State. Shortly after his election Mr. Barlow, under stress of heavy work and hard study, began to show evidences of declining health. Everything that medical skill and tender care could do for him was done, and he had begun, after a trip to Jamaica with his friend and physician, Dr. Charles T. Parrish, to show indications of regaining his normal health, when he suffered a shock after the second runaway accident in which he was hurt within a few days.
Serious symptoms developed, and although yesterday morning it was thought he was regaining his strength, he suffered a relapse and died last night at 10:30 o'clock.
Mr. Barlow was a member of Court Street Baptist Church, the Portsmouth Hook and Ladder Company, the Y.M.C.A., Portsmouth Lodge No. 82, of Elks, and the Royal Arcanum. Delegations from these organizations and from the Bar Association will attend his funeral, which will take place at Court Street Baptist Church at 3 o'clock tomorrow.
A meeting of the bar of Portsmouth, Norfolk and Norfolk county will be held at the rooms of the hustings court at 5 o'clock this afternoon to take suitable action on the death of the youthful but distinguished member of the profession.
OBSEQUIES OF MR. RICHARD COX BARLOW       Copy of Original
Funeral of the Young Attorney Attended by a Large Concourse of Relatives and Friends
The funeral of Mr. Richard Cox Barlow, the late commonwealth's attorney for the city of Portsmouth, whose untimely demise occurred Wednesday night at his parents home, 604 Court street, took place this afternoon at 3 o'clock. The services were held at the Court Street Baptist Church, and notwithstanding the inclement weather, were attended by a large concourse of relatives and friends of the deceased to pay their last sad respect to the young attorney who was so very popular and whose friends were legion.
The pastor of Court Street Church, the Rev. Dr. R.B. Garrett, conducted the services, assisted by the Rev. A.C. Thomson, rector of Trinity Episcopal Church. At the conclusion of the services at the church the remains were conveyed to Cedar Grove cemetery for interment, accomplished by the following organizations, which were preceded by the United States receiving ship Franklin's bank: Portsmouth Hook and Ladder COmpany, Park View Hose Company No. 1, Annex Hose Company, Independent Fire Company, Chambers Fire Company, Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association, Portsmouth Lodge, B.P.O. Elks, and Ocean Council No. 1063, Royal Arcanum.
The flora designs were numerous and very beautiful. Following were the pallbearers:
Active - Messrs. K.A. Bain, Goodrich Hatton, A.B. Carney, C.W. Coleman, John F. Benson, E.W. Maupin, Jr., Carroll D. Deans and Dr. W.H. Ewald.
Honorary - Judge James F. Crocker, Judge Legh R. Watts, Capt. J.T. Baird, Dr. C.T. Parrish, Capt. C.T. Phillips, Messrs. J.T. Borum, W.B. Carney, S.P. Oast, W.G. Maupin, Jr., J.M. Cratty, Williamson Smith, Charles Hume, George Bell, John Connor.
BAR ASSOCIATION TAKES ACTION
The Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association met yesterday afternoon at 5 o'clock in the hustings court room and adopted resolutions of respect on the death of Commonwealth's Attorney Richard Cox Barlow. Speeches were made by Judge James F. Crocker, Messrs. Goodrich Hatton, C.W. Coleman and John W. Happer, in which the young lawyer was feelingly eulogized.
Messrs. Goodrich Hatton, C.W. Coleman, G.T. Gwatmey, Marshall R. Peterson and John W. Happer were appointed a committee to draft the resolutions which were expressive of the grief of the association at the demise of Mr. Barlow.
Judge James F. Crocker was chairman of the meeting, with Mr. W.W. Old, Jr., secretary.
RICHARD COX BARLOW      Copy of Original        Page 1     Page 2
Truly "death hath all seasons for his own." The old and weary and weak ones go and the young and strong ones follow. A whole city was shrouded in gloom when it was announced that Richard Barlow was dead, and the heart of the community went out in sympathy to the sorrowing family, and all felt a sense of deep personal loss. He was not only the most popular but the most beloved young man in the city. On the day of his burial, in the midst of the worst storm for years, the church was crowded, floor and galleries, to honor his memory. Perhaps a quotation from the brief address by the pastor at that time will tell best the story. He said: "If I were to consult my own feelings today, I would walk down out of this pulpit and take my place there among those that mourn, for the young man we come to bury was very dear to me. I know that this is no place nor time for fulsome eulogy, and that he himself would prefer that we should silently take him to his sleeping place yonder and leave him to his rest. But I feel as if it would be almost a crime to let this opportunity pass without saying something of the heroic struggle he made, and of the noble life he lived. Men, in the days when the story of the world's true heroes shall be told, I believe that in the list shall be some names that will shine because those who bore them suffered and were silent for the sake of others.
Some of you do not know the real story of this life. He had everything to live for. He had a home where love was king and reigned supreme, and where he never heard an unkind word to mar its perfect peace. He had talents rare, and the gift of power to use them well. He had intellect and ambition, which had been trained for high and noble purposes. He had a name stainless through generations past. Gentle as a woman, kindly and thoughtful always of others, he had won the confidence and love of all who knew him, and life was bright with promise in all its rosy future for him. While but a boy his city had honored him with a high and holy trust, and the future seemed assured. Then came the blow which crushed at once his every hope in life and his every ambition in his chosen profession. His health was gone, and from the first there was no hope.
"Then with a sublime heroism unequalled in all my experience of men, he took up the burden laid upon him, and with a smiling face he bore it to the end. Without a murmur or complaint, with a love and loyalty as tender as it was strong, he went on with his work as best he could, hiding ever with a smile the hurt of ambitions sacrificed and hopes blasted. Men, it was the bravest fight I ever saw. I never met him that I did not feel like taking my hat off to him, and others felt as I did about it. By it he won the admiration and sympathy of the whole city, as he had already won its love and confidence. Timid and reserved in his disposition he said little to those closest to him about his inner thoughts, and yet I know that he had in his struggle a help upon which he had learned more and more to lean, and that his heavy burden grew lighter as he laid it upon the willing shoulders of his Lord. And me, with all his love and loyalty, with all his courage and strength, with all his filial devotion and his sympathy for others, the best thing I can say about him, the one thing that can console and comfort now, is that he was a Christian. When a mere lad he gave his heart to Christ, and in the hours of trial I have reason to know that this was what helped him most. Brave, noble, gentle, strong, faithful boy! Earth is poorer and heaven richer by your going. And may the Christ upon whose strong arm you leaned in the hour of your need, come close to them who loved you and comfort them in the night of their grief; and may He keep bright in their hearts the hope that by and by, in that land whose inhabitants never say 'I am sick,' they may see your face again, and hear once more the cheery voice which was music to them in the days that are gone."
v.
CHARLES HOLDSWORTH 'WORTH' BARLOW, born 20 August 1877 in Portsmouth, Norfolk Co Virginia, and died 21 July 1924, burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co Virginia
WWI Draft Registration 1       WWI Draft Registration 2
Dr. Charles H. Barlow Dies Suddenly In Hospital       Copy of Original
Dr. Charles Holdsworth Barlow, a leading physician of Portsmouth, died at 5 o'clock this morning at Parrish Memorial Hospital.
Dr. Barlow was seized with a severe pain in the head yesterday afternoon, and telephoned the hospital shortly after 5 o'clock asking them to prepare a room for him. He drove the the hospital in his car, arriving about 6 o'clock, and at once went to bed.
Dr. Barlow became partially unconscious about 7:30 o'clock and a couple of hours later relapsed into complete coma, from which he did not recover. His death was attributed to apoplexy.
Dr. Barlow was a son of the late Thomas J. and Mrs. Annie Cox Barlow, and was born August 20, 1877. Since the recent death of his father he had been living with his sister, Miss Annie C. Barlow, at the family residence, 604 Court street. He was unmarried. Miss Annie Barlow is traveling abroad and is now in Scotland.
Dr. Barlow was educated in the city schools, at William and Mary College and at the University of Virginia, where he graduated in medicine in 1900. He served as a doctor in Bellevue Hospital at the King's County Hospital and the Lying-In Hospital, New York, before coming to Portsmouth to take up the practice of his profession at home.
Dr. Barlow was a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He was a member of the Court Street Baptist Church and of its board of trustees. He held membership in Seaboard Masonic Lodge.
Besides his sister, Miss Annie C. Barlow, he leaves another sister, Mrs. J.F. Benson, and an uncle, Edmund L. Barlow, both of Portsmouth.
Funeral services will be held at the Barlow residence, 604 Court street tomorrow afternoon at 4 o'clock.
Portrait of Late Dr. Barlow Hung In the Parrish Memorial Hospital       Copy of original which includes photograph
The picture of Dr. C.H. Barlow appearing in this edition of The Portsmouth Star is reproduced from the oil portrait that has been recently completed by Charles A. Morrisette, of Norfolk. The painting is an excellent likeness, and has been placed in the Parrish Memorial Hospital.
The original of the painting, the late Dr. Barlow, was a man of sterling attributes and stood at the head of his chosen profession in this city and community, and this locality felt keenly his untimely demise.
The artist, Mr. Morrisette, also stands well in the art world in his life work of portraiture, and numbers his patrons by the score. His first public recognition was with the old Norfolk Conservatory, where he conducted classes in drawing and painting from 1899 to its close in 1902, succeeding Dwight Lane Williams, of Cazonovia, New York. Many of his patrons have been Portsmouth citizens, among whom may be mentioned Mr. and Mrs. Charles Schroder, John Cox, uncle of Dr. Barlow, Mr. and Mrs. M.D. Eastwood, Dr. and Mrs. R.H. Parker, Dr. Butt, Dr. F.S. Hope and others.
Mr. Morrisette needs but slight introduction to the people of this vicinity, as he has been before them for some years as a professional artist. He is a pupil of Professor Scheneworth of New York. Mr. Morrisette has a style in portraiture for richness and harmonious coloring that has been likened to old paintings. As a teacher of art he has had more success.
In 1913 Mr. Morrisette received an appointment from the Noblesse Souvraine Du Canafda, (Eigneurial Court-College of Armes of Canada) endorsing him as heraldic painter of coats of arms or amorials in Maryland, Virginia, Carolinas and Georgia. This unsolicited appointment was awarded him in recognition of his research work in the field of heraldic emblazoning and perfect interpretation of same.
10 vi. CARRIE YOUNG BARLOW, born 13 March 1880, and died 10 January 1961, burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co Virginia
vii. THOMAS JOEL BARLOW, JR., born 30 November 1886, died in 1887, burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co Virginia
 
6.
LOUISANA HENRIETTA BARLOW3, was born 07 August 1846,  [notes of Annie Cox Barlow] and died 25 August 1920  [notes of Annie Cox Barlow]

She married GALBA VAIDEN on 05 February 1868.  The son of Melville Vaiden and Mary Lucy Stubblefield, he was born 27 September 1845, and died between 1920-1930, probably in Williamsburg, James City Co Virginia.
Old King William homes and families: an account of some of the old homesteads and families of King William County, Virginia, from its earliest settlement By Peyton Neale Clarke, Published by J. P. Morton and company, 1897
Children of Galba Vaiden and Louisa Barlow are Lucy N. and John Melville Vaiden
01 August 1870, Williamsburg, James City Co Virginia, pg 359, #206/264:
Louisa H. Vaiden, age 23, Lucy N. Vaiden, age 1, Olivia A. Vaiden, age 17, Emma C. Barlow, age 25, Sallie Barlow (black), age 17, and Ro. Washington, age 28, all born in Virginia           Census Image
02-03 June 1880, Williamsburg, James City Co Virginia, pg 344, #69/87:
Galba Vaiden, head, age 35, Lou Vaiden, wife, age 33, and Lucy N. Vaiden, daughter, age 11, they and all parents born in Virginia            Census Image
01 June 1900, Williamsburg, James City Co Virginia, pg 1a, #7/7, married 30 years, 2 children born, 1 living:
Galoa Vaiden, head, age and birthdate unknown, Louisa Vaiden, wife, age 52, born August 1847, Lucy N. Vaiden, daughter, age 30, born February 1870, and Louise Marshall, age 17, born February 1883, they and all parents born in Virginia               Census Image
23 April 1910, Williamsburg, James City Co Virginia, pg 12b, #231/239, married 40 years, 2 children born, 1 living:
Gabbe Vaiden, head, age 64, Louise Vaiden, wife, age 63, and Lucy N. Vaiden, daughter, age 38, they and all parents born in Virginia         Census Image
16 February 1920, Williamsburg, James City Co Virginia, pg 26a, #341/341/361:
Galba Vaiden, head, age 75, Louisiana H. Vaiden, wife, age 73, and Lucy N. Barlow, daughter, age 49, they and all parents born in Virginia       Census Image
04 April 1930, Williamsburg, James City Co Virginia, pg 2b, #46/51:
Lucy Vaiden, head, age 57, she and both parents born in Virginia (Several roomers also live in the home, including Clifford A. Hedgepeth, age 20            Census Image
I'm very curious to know if the Clifford A. Hedgepeth show in the above census is a descendant of the person who contributed this research on an Isle of Wight Barlow family     Clifford A. Hedgepeth is shown in that families Bible records as born February 1909.   
Children of Louise and Galba are:
i. LUCY N. VAIDEN4  (shown as Louisiann in the bio of Virginia), born 07 February 1869 in Virginia, and died 03 January 1944.    She did not marry
ii. JOHN MELVILLE VAIDEN, born 09 October 1871 in Virginia, and died before 1880
 
7.
WILLIAM HENRY BARLOW3, son of Robert Jesse Barlow and Sarah Graves, was born c1840, and died 01 April 1865, a casualty of Civil War

He married HARRIET ANN DURFREY. The daughter of William E. and Eliza Durfrey, she was born 27 January 1836.   Harriet married Thomas C. Eldred before the 1880 census.
From 32 Virginia Infantry, pg. 135 & 136, by Les Jensen
The next morning, March 31, 1865 Pickett waited until all the cavalry was up.    It was still raining at 10:00 a.m. when the division moved down the Scott Rd. toward Dinwiddie Court House, the cavalry in front. Terry’s Brigade led the infantry, followed by Corse, then Steuart. By noon, the rain had stopped, leaving the country a sopping mess, the streams over-flowing their banks.
The cavalry soon ran into opposition crossing a stream known as Chamberlain’s Bed. The infantry couldn’t ford the creek, and Terry had to pull back, searching for a usable ford. He finally found a crossing and forced it under fire, Corse following behind. Once across, the division formed a line of battle facing east, Terry on the left, Corse on the right, Steuart coming up behind.
The Federal cavalry in their front, armed with repeating carbines, were fighting dismounted, opposing the Confederate advance every step of the way. The Infantry threw out skirmishers and drove the enemy’s pickets back. But when the skirmishers reached the crest of the hill, they halted and waited for the main line to come up. Four hundred yards in advance was the main Federal body. Corse’s Brigade was moving forward, forming on the hilltop when the Federals advanced.
The 32nd Virginia was on the right of the brigade. As the Yankees charged, Private William Henry Barlow of Company C was killed. His brother, Robert G. Barlow, remembered:
“…I was immediately behind him. As he fell, I seized his musket (mine having failed to fire. I broke the stock off) & continued to fight…He must have been shot through the left hand & the stomach… seven of our company fell about the same time as Henry did; but he was the only one of them killed at the time…”
The Yankees bore down on the Confederate line, the fighting hand to hand and savage. They rolled around the regiment’s right flank and rear, forcing it back two or three hundred yards, the right crushed in, the 17th Virginia on their left exposed and also roughly handled. A number of men were cut off and taken prisoner. As the regiment fell back, with Colonel Montage trying to reform the line, Adjutant Pettit was killed. The Federal soldier who shot him was only ten feet away, and Colonel Montague angrily ordered the blue coat’s death. He was “literally riddled with bullets” wrote Barlow.
The Battle of Dinwiddle Court House proved to be one of the hardest fought the regiment had been in. The confused. Hand to hand nature of the fighting, the dense woods, and the rain and mud all combined to give it a particularly hideous quality. Unfortunately, the surviving records can only give us an idea of the cost. At least seven men in Company C were hit.    Private William Henry Barlow was killed instantly and private John A.J. Moss, who took a minie ball in the right lung, died on April 15.
Adjutant Pettit’s death was a particularly hard blow. Although a Pennsylvanian by birth, he had long since proven his loyalty to the Confederacy. He had been a confidant for some in the regiment, and had been well liked by all.    Sergeant Major Joseph V. Bidgood over the position but could not replace him.
The real loss was in prisoners. In the hand to hand fighting and in the darkness, at least 24 members of the regiment were captured. They were soon on their way to Point Lookout.
Still, the division held its ground and buried its dead. Robert Barlow went back that evening and covered his brother up with a blanket. The burial parties would inter him early the next morning.
WILLIAM E. DURFREY BIBLE RECORDS   
26 June 1870, Williamsburg, James City Co Virginia, pg 346, #11/11:
W.A. Durfey, male, age 47, H.A. Barlow, female, age 35, and Sarah Barlow, age 8, all born in Virginia           Census Image
11 June 1880, Williamsburg, James City Co Virginia, pg 356, #5/6:
Thomas C. Eldred, head, age 51, born in Georgia, both parents born in England, Harriet A. Eldred, wife, age 45, she and both parents born in Virginia, and Sarah A. Barlow, step-daughter, age 18, born in Virginia           Census Image
Child of William and Harriet is:
11. SARAH BARLOW4, born 04 June 1862
 
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ROBERT GRAVES BARLOW3, son of Robert Jesse Barlow and Sarah Graves, was born 02 September 1842 in Williamsburg James Co Virginia, and died in December 1917 in Richmond, Independent City Virginia, burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Williamsburg, Williamsburg City, Virginia.    Tombstone Photo

He married MARY A. 'MOLLY' WEST.  She was born 03 September 1846, and died 10 May 1913 at Amelia Court House, burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Williamsburg, Williamsburg City, Virginia.  She had previously been married to MR. CRANDALL     Tombstone Photo
ROBERT G. or R.J. BARLOW, Private, Williamsburg Junior Guard, promoted to Sergeant, Co C 32nd VA Infantry, organized May 1861, surrendered at Appomattox Court House VA April 09, 1865        Edson Barlow's military records
History of Virginia, Volume 5, Biography, Chicago and New York, American Historical Society, 1924
......Robert G. Barlow, was born September 2, 1842, at Williamsburg, and spent practically all his life in Williamsburg, though he died at Richmond in December 1917. He was also a carpenter and builder, was an old line democrat, and one time acted as supervisor of the State Asylum at Williamsburg, and his record as a Confederate soldier covered four years from Manassas to Appomattox. He married Mrs. Mary (West) Crandall, who was born at James City, September 3, 1846, and died at Amelia Court House May 10, 1913. Their children were: Charles W., a Government employee at Dahlgreen, Virginia; Carrie M., wife of Edward M. Lee, assistant postmaster of Williamsburg; Robert Jesse; Mary E., wife of William M. Crooks, a real estate man at Jacksonville, Florida.
16 July 1870, Williamsburg, James Co Virginia, pg 353, #109/124:
Ro. G. Barlow, age 27, and Mary A. Barlow, age 23, both born in Virginia           Census Image
02 June 1880, Williamsburg, James Co Virginia, pg 343, #53/68:
Robert G. Barlow, head, age 37, Mary A. Barlow, wife, age 33, Charles W. Barlow, son, age 7, Carrie M. Barlow, daughter, age 5, Cora T. Barlow, daughter, age 3, Mary A. Barlow, daughter, age 1, and Robert J. Barlow, age 1, they and all parents born in Virginia           Census Image
June 1900, Williamsburg, James Co Virginia, pg 6b, #125/128:
Robert G. Barlow, head, age 56, born September 1843, Mary Barlow, wife, age 53, born September 1846, Cora Barlow, daughter, age 23, born January 1877, Robert J. Barlow, son, age 21, born January 1879, Mary Barlow, daughter, age 21, born January 1879, and Lucy Barlow, adopted daughter, age 5, born February 1895 in Virginia      Census Image
In 1910 Williamsburg, James Co Virginia, R.G. Barlow, age 67, a widower, is living in the  J.V. Morris, shown as a lodger          Census Image
Mary A. Barlow, age 63, is living with son, Charles W. in 1910, showing that she is married, her second marriage, and that she had born 9 children, 4 living at this time.  Census Image
Children of Robert and Mary are:
12 i.
CHARLES WEST BARLOW4, born 15 August 1872 in Williamsburg, James City Co Virginia, and died 03 October 1934 in Stafford Co Virginia, burial in the Bloxton Family Cemetery, Stafford Co Virginia.
ii. CARRIE M. BARLOW married EDWARD M. LEE
iii. CORA T. BARLOW, born January 1877   (She is not mentioned in biography of her brother, Robert Jesse)
13 iv. ROBERT JESSE BARLOW, twin to Mary, born January 1879 in Virginia
v. MARY E. or A. BARLOW, twin to Robert, born January 1879 in Virginia.    She married WILLIAM M. CROOKS.   They lived in Florida
vi. LUCY BARLOW, adopted daughter, born February 1895 in Virginia
 
9. WILLIS R. BARLOW3, son of Robert Jesse Barlow and Louisa, was born September 1851 in Virginia, and died after the 1930 census.

He married MARY SUSIE.   She was born October 1860 in Virginia, and died after the 1930 census.
02 June 1880, Williamsburg, James City Co Virginia, pg 343, #53/69:
Willis R. Barlow, head, age 28, and Mary S. Barlow, wife, age 20, they and all parents born in Virginia         Census Image
June 1900, Williamsburg, James City Co Virginia, pg 5a, #97/100, married 20 years, 6 children born, 5 living:
Willie Barlow, head, age 48, born September 1851, Susie Barlow, wife, age 39, born October 1860, Lula Barlow, daughter, age 19, born September 1880, Estelle Barlow, daughter, age 17, born July 1882, Eddie Barlow, son, age 15, born April 1885, Bessie Barlow, daughter, age 8, born April 1892, and Ida Barlow, daughter, age 1, born November 1898, they and all parents born in Virginia           Census Image
15 April 1910, Williamsburg, James City Co Virginia, pg 2b, #30/31:
W.R. Barlow, head, age 57, Mary Barlow, wife, age 50, Lula Barlow, wife, age 25, Estelle Barlow, daughter, age 23, Edward Barlow, age 20, Bessie Barlow, daughter, age 18, and Ida Barlow, daughter, age 11, they and all parents born in Virginia     Census Image
I did not locate them in a 1920 census
17 April 1930, Newport, Warwick Co Virginia, pg 18b, #87/433/415:
Albin C. Saunders, head, widower, age 42, Audrey G. Saunders, daughter, age 11, Bessie B. Preston, sister-in-law, age 37, (marriage status not legible), Mary M. Preston, niece, age 12, Jack B. Preston, nephew, age 10, William T. Preston, nephew, age 7, Emmet C. Preston, nephew, age 5, Virginia E. Preston, niece, age 3 years, 6 month, William R. Barlow, father-in-law, age 78, Mary S. Barlow, mother-in-law, age 70, and Ida H. Barlow, sister-in-law, age 27, they and all parents born in Virginia     Census Image
Children of Willis and Mary are:
i.
LULA ELIZABETH BARLOW4, born 08 September 1880 in Virginia, and died 25 February 1912, burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co Virginia.  Tombstone photo
ii. ESTELLE D. BARLOW, born July 1882 in Virginia, and died before 1920.
She married ALBIN C. SAUNDERS and they had one child, AUDREY G. SAUNDERS, born c1919        1920 Bruton Co York Co Virginia
iii.
R. EDWARD 'EDDIE' BARLOW, born 03 April 1885 in Virginia, and died 10 March 1960, burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co Virginia. Tombstone photo
iv. BESSIE BARLOW, born April 1892 in Virginia.  She married MR. PRESTON
v. IDA H. BARLOW, born November 1898 in Virginia
GENERATION 4
10. CARRIE YOUNG BARLOW4, born 13 March 1880 died 10 January 1961, burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co Virginia.
Young was the surname of her mother’s best friend.   Carrie's photo on her wedding day is show above with her parents.

She married JOHN FRANCIS BENSON on 22 January 1913.   He was born 1873, and died in 1935, burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co Virginia
Social and Personal Notes          Copy of Original
The home of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Joel Barlow, in 602 Court street, was the scene last evening at 6 o'clock of a very beautiful wedding when their younger daughter, Carrie Young, became the bride of Mr. John Francis Benson. In the drawing room were green and white decorations, Southern smilax trailing the walls, and growing tulips on the mantles. Before an improvised altar, where many candles burned amid white carnations, Rev. R. B. Garrett, pastor of Court Street Baptist Church, performed the ceremony in the presence of only the immediate families.
As the Naval Post band played Lohengrin's wedding march Misses Nanny Louise Page Butt, Jane Peters, Amelia Bain and Margaret Cox held the ribbons which formed an aisle for the bridal party. The bride entered with her father, by whom she was given away. She wore handsome gown of white charmeuse, trimmed with duchesse lace, and carried a bouquet of bride roses and her veil was caught with orange blossoms. She was attended by her sister, Miss Annie Cox Barlow, who was attired in spring green charmeuse, with an overdrapery of white chiffon cloth and pearl and rhinestone trimmings. She carried a bouquet of white sweet peas and ferns. The groom was attended by his brother, Mr. Frank Benson, of Pittsburg.
Immediately following the ceremony a large and brilliant reception was tendered. The guests were received by the bride and groom, Mrs. and Mrs. Barlow and the groom's mother, Mrs. Frank Benson, and further welcomed by Misses Nannie Butt, Jane Peters and Annie Barlow and Dr. Worth Barlow. In the library and dining room the lights were shaded in pink and pink carnations and roses were arranged amid palms and Southern smilax. The punch table was presided over by Mrs. Kenneth Bain and Mrs. John B. Jenkins and punch was served by Misses Amelia Bain and Margaret Cox. The table in the dining room was adorned with a centrepiece of pink Killarney roses, surrounded by small vases of Roman hyacinths and maiden hair fern. From either end cream was cut by Miss Eliza Stout and Mrs. Farant. Mrs. Edmund L. Barlow and Mrs. John S. Jenkins saw to the welfare of the guests, who were served by Misses Carrie Nash, Elsie Nash, ALlie Benson, Virginia Bain, Fannie Slater, Lila West, Kate Bilisoly, Elizabeth Armistead, Margaret Jones, Lucy Vaiden, E.L. Barlow and Nancy Powell. The bride and groom left on a Northern trip and upon their return will be at home after February 10 in 314 Middle street.
03 January 1920, Portsmouth, Independent City, Virginia, pg 2a, #302/23/26:
John F. Benson, head, age 46, Carrie B. Benson, wife, age 39, John F. Benson, son, age 6, Ann B. Benson, daughter, age 4 years, 4 months, and Caroline H. Benson, daughter, age 10 months, they and all parents born in Virginia             Census Image
05-07 April 1930, Portsmouth, Independent City, Virginia, pg 2b, #41/43/48:
John F. Benson, head, age 56, he and both parents born in Virginia, Carrie B. Benson, wife, age 50, she and her father born in Virginia, mother born in New Jersey, John T. Benson, Jr., son, age 16, Anne B. Benson, daughter, age 13, Caroline H. Benson, daughter, age 11, and Annie C. Barlow, sister-in-law, age 57, all born in Virginia     Census Image
i. JOHN F. BENSON, JR.5, born 01 December 1913
ii. ANNE B. BENSON
iii. CAROLINE H. BENSON
 
11.
SARAH BARLOW4, born 04 June 1862.

She married JOHN H. SHEPHERD of Gloucester Co Virginia on 05 March 1885.   The son of John D. Shepherd and Elizabeth F., he was born 08 March 1848, and died 1935
I was unable to locate them in any census records with certainty.  I find a John and Sallie A. Shepherd in the 1910 and 1920 census' of Staunton, Bedford Co Virginia, their ages are close, but the only child I could identify is Mary E.     All information comes from WILLIAM E. DURFREY BIBLE RECORDS   
Children of Sarah and John are:
i. THOMAS ADDISON SHEPHERD5, born 04 January 1886
ii. WILSON CARY SHEPHERD, born 17 September 1888
iii. MARY ELIZABETH SHEPHERD, born 06, August 1892
iv. LUCY JANE SHEPHERD, born 09 February 1895, and died 1977.
 
12.
CHARLES WEST BARLOW4, son of Robert Graves Barlow and Mary A. West, was born 15 August 1872 in Williamsburg, James City Co Virginia, and died 03 October 1934 in Stafford Co Virginia, burial in the Bloxton Family Cemetery, Stafford Co Virginia.     Charles and Ella Tombstone Photo      Charles' tombstone gives his date of birth as 1862, and his year of death as 1924. He was actually born in 1872 and died in 1934. 

He married ELLA ELIZABETH BLOXTON on 09 September 1895 in Stafford, Stafford Co Virginia. She was born 02 February 1875, and died 29 September 1944, burial in the Bloxton Family Cemetery, Stafford Co Virginia.                  
Marriage Record:
BARLOW, Charles W. s/o Robert & Molly Barlow, age 23 S carpenter POB POR Williamsburg
BLOXTON, Ella E.; d/o A.E. & E.H. Bloxton age 20 S POB POR Stafford Co;
POM   Stafford  09 Sep 1895    minister A.T. Lyon   STMR
Ella Elizabeth Bloxton was the 4th of 7 children of:
Father:   Alexander Edwin Bloxton, farmer who fought for the South in Civil War
He was born 24 March 1846 (gravestone says 27 March 1846), Stafford Co Virginia, and died 10 June 1921, burial in Bloxton Family Cemetery.
Mother:   Ella Henry Conway, born 15 June 1842, Stafford Co Virginia, died 26 February 1917 burial Bloxton Family Cemetery -- "Mother" on her gravestone.
She was the daughter of Dr. Valentine Yelverton Conway, b. 1803, d. 1882, Stafford Co Virginia, and Mary Catherine Washington Henry -- married 22 December 1824
Ella's parents were married by a Methodist pastor 07 October 1867, Stafford Co Virginia.
Ella's grandfather was:
William Ashby Bloxton, Jr., farmer of 10,000 acres, born about 1808, Stafford Co Virginia
Married 1st wife: Lucy Clift in 1829, daughter of Arthur and Harriet Clift.  Lucy Clift, born 1810 in Stafford Co Virginia, death date in Stafford Co must be incorrect "1841", because she had my gg-grandfather in 1846. They had 4 sons
Married 2nd wife: Mary Elizabeth Burton and had 7 children.
First child, Robert Jefferson Bloxton, born about 1848; last child, Catherine Elizabeth Bloxton Martin born between 1860 and his death date: 16 January 1864, Stafford Co Virginia, of 'Billions Fever', so he and 2nd wife married between births of 1846 and 1848.
Contact for more Bloxton information
15 June 1900, Aquia, Stafford Co Virginia, pg 12a, #208/208, married 4 years, 2 children born, 2 living:
Charles Barlow, head, age 27, born August 1872, Ella Barlow, wife, age 25, born February 1875, Charls M. Barlow, son, age 3, born August 1896, and Rolf L.S. Barlow, son, age 1 month, born May 1900, they and all parents born in Virginia           Census Image
09 May 1910, Aquia, Stafford Co Virginia, pg 12b, #221/223, married 14 years, 5 children born, 4 living: (Indexed as Balon)
Charles Balon, head, age 37, Elizabeth E. Balon, wife, age 34, Charles M. Balon, son, age 13, Robert L. Balon, son, age 9, Ella E. Balon, daughter, age 5, and Mary A. Balon, mother, age 63, 2nd marriage, married 49 years, 9 children born, 4 living, they and all parents born in Virginia       Census Image
09 January 1920, Richmond, Henrico Co Virginia, pg 9b, #615/173/187: shown as married, but Charles is not enumerated.
Ella Barlow, head, age 42, Robert L. Barlow, son, age 19, Mary E. Barlow, age 14, Florrie E. Barlow, daughter-in-law, age 19, Robert L. Barlow, Jr., grandson, age 1 year, 3 months, and Florrie V. Barlow, granddaughter, age 0 months, they and all parents born in Virginia      Census Image
11 April 1930, Aquia, Stafford Co Virginia, pg 7a, #151/152:
Charles W. Barlow, age 56, and Ella Barlow, age 52, they and all parents born in Virginia            Census Image
Questions to ponder: Why is Charles mother Mary living with them in the 1910, though his father, Robert is lodging elsewhere and claims to be a widower?
Where is Charles in the 1920 census, and why are the rest of the family living in Henrico Co?  Son Charles Jr. is also missing in 1920.  
Children of Charles and Ella are:
14 i. CHARLES MONCURE BARLOW5, born 15 August 1896 in Virginia
15 ii. ROBERT LISLE BARLOW, born 10 May 1900, and died 1943. 
iii. ESTELLE BARLOW, born 1903.  (may be the same as Mary E.)  
She was staying with her Aunt Estelle Bloxton Eustace at age 7 in 1910:           Census Image
18 April 1910 census, Aquia, Stafford Co Virginia, pg --, #40/41, married 20 years, no children born to this marriage
Frank H. Eustace, age 57, Estelle M. Eustace, wife, age 40, Estelle Barlow, niece, age 7, Daisy Gallahan, servant, age 11, Cassie Lamb, (Laub) aunt, age 80
iv. MARY E. BARLOW
v. ELLA E. BARLOW
 
13. ROBERT JESSE BARLOW4, son of Robert Graves Barlow and Mary A. West, was born 15 January 1879 in Virginia

He married MARY ELIZABETH FLEET on 12 October 1904, in King and Queen County.  She is the daughter of James R. Fleet and Ruby P. Garnett
WWI Draft Registration   WWI Draft Registration
History of Virginia, Volume 5, Biography, Chicago and New York, American Historical Society, 1924
Robert Jesse Barlow has had a banking experience covering a quarter of a century, and he has been through every clerical department and has filled executive responsibilities. Mr. Barlow is cashier of the First National Bank of Kenbridge, and has held that post of duty since the bank was established.
He was born near Williamsburg in York County, January 15, 1879. His great-grandfather Barlow was a native of England and settled in New Kent County, Virginia. The grandfather, Robert Jesse Barlow, was born in New Kent County in 1814, but spent the greater part of his life at Williamsburg, where he died in 1892. He was a very expert mechanic in the building trade, and did business as a carpenter and builder for many years. He was three times married, and the grandmother of the Kenbridge banker was a Miss Graves. Their son, Robert G. Barlow, was born September 2, 1842, at Williamsburg, and spent practically all his life in Williamsburg, though he died at Richmond in December 1917. He was also a carpenter and builder, was an old line democrat, and one time acted as supervisor of the State Asylum at Williamsburg, and his record as a Confederate soldier covered four years from Manassas to Appomattox. He married Mrs. Mary (West) Crandall, who was born at James City, September 3, 1846, and died at Amelia Court House May 10, 1913. Their children were: Charles W., a Government employee at Dahlgreen, Virginia; Carrie M., wife of Edward M. Lee, assistant postmaster of Williamsburg; Robert Jesse; Mary E., wife of William M. Crooks, a real estate man at Jacksonville, Florida.
Robert Jesse Barlow attended public school at Williamsburg, and for two years was a student in William and Mary College. Leaving college in 1897, he went to work as a minor clerk for the Peninsula Bank of Williamsburg. In the course of his ten years service with that institution he filled successive posts, and finally, in 1907, resigned as assistant cashier to accept the cashiership of the Farmers and Merchants Bank of Amelia Court House. He was there until 1914, and after two years of other connections he came to Kenbridge in February, 1916, and on March 9, 1916, was made cashier when the State Bank of Kenbridge was opened for business. The bank took out a national charter and the name was changed to the First National Bank on September 19, 1922. This bank has paid in capital stock of $35,800, surplus and profits of $12,000, and average deposits of $150,000. The present officers are: W.S. Manson, president; R.E. Gee, W.W. Hazelwood, and W.E. Copley, vice-presidents; R.J. Barlow, cashier; and Miss Piccola Matthews, assistant cashier. For the past two years Mr. Barlow has been treasurer of the Kenbridge Baptist Church and is a democrat in politics. During the World war he was a member of the Local Advisory Board, and went to the limit of his means in supporting the patriotic causes.
On October 12, 1904, in King and Queen County, he married Miss Mary K. Fleet, daughter of James R. and Ruby P. (Garnett) Fleet, the latter now making her home with Mr. and Mrs. Barlow. Her father was a farmer and deputy sheriff of King and Queen County, and died while on his way to Petersburg, at Lester Manor. Mr. and Mrs. Barlow have one child, Blair F., born July 5, 1905, now a student in Averett College at Danville.
He worked from 1907-1914, Amelia Court House Virginia, though I could not find him in any census record
19 February 1920, Kenbridge, Lunenburg Co Virginia, pg 3b, #62/61:
Robert J. Barlow, head, age 40, Mary E. Barlow, wife, age 41, Blair F. Barlow, daughter, age 14, and William B. Fleet, brother-in-law, age 34, they and all parents born in Virginia           Census Image
I was unable to locate them in a 1930 census
Child of Robert and Mary is:
i. BLAIR F. BARLOW5, born 05 July 1905
GENERATION 5
14.
CHARLES MONCURE BARLOW5, son of Charles West Barlow and Ella Elizabeth Bloxton, was born 15 August 1896 in Virginia. An electrician by trade, Charles suffered from chronic breathing problems after being gassed during WWI.  WWII Draft Registration

He married CLARA GRACE ROMERO c1920.    She was born 1902 in Colorado.
The Moncure name is from Charles mother, Ella Bloxton's lineage.
I was unable to locate Charles in a 1920 census, both he and his father were missing. 
16-17 April 1930, Aquia, Stafford Co Virginia, pg 8a, #162/162:
Charles M. Barlow, head, age 33, he and both parents born in Virginia, Clara G. Barlow, wife, age 28, born in Colorado, father born in Missouri, mother born in Colorado, Charles M. Barlow, son, age 9, Clara G. Barlow, daughter, age 7, and Carrie L. Barlow, daughter, age 5, all children born in Virginia      Census Image
Children of Charles and Clara are:
i.
CHARLES MONCURE BARLOW, JR.6, born 11 December 1920 in Stafford Co Virginia, and died 11 April 1962, burial in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington Co Virginia.  SP5 US Army  WWII  Korea   
He married HELEN MARTHA STEINER of and they had 4 children, 2 born in Texas while he was serving in the military.
Children:  JANICE EILEEN, HOWARD MONTGOMERY, CHARLES DENNIS and TOM MONCURE BARLOW  -all private-
WWII
Name:
Charles M Barlow
Birth Year:
1920
Race:
White, citizen (White)
Nativity State or Country:
Virginia
State of Residence:
Virginia
County or City:
Stafford
Enlistment Date:
24 Sep 1940
Enlistment State:
Virginia
Enlistment City:
Richmond
Branch:
Medical Department - For Enlisted Men of the Medical Department (includes Enlisted Men of the Medical Department on Duty with the Dental Corps)
Branch Code:
Medical Department - For Enlisted Men of the Medical Department (includes Enlisted Men of the Medical Department on Duty with the Dental Corps) or Army Nurse Corps
Grade:
Private
Grade Code:
Private
Term of Enlistment:
Enlistment for the Panama Canal Department
Component:
Regular Army (including Officers, Nurses, Warrant Officers, and Enlisted Men)
Source:
Civil Life
Education:
3 years of high school
Civil Occupation:
Semiskilled mechanics and repairmen, motor vehicles
Marital Status:
Single, without dependents
Height:
67
Weight:
139
ii. CLARA G. BARLOW
iii. CARRIE L. BARLOW
iv. JOHNNY BARLOW
 
15. ROBERT LISLE BARLOW, son of Charles West Barlow and Ella Elizabeth Bloxton, was born 10 May 1900, and died 1943. 

He married FLORIDA ALLEN 'FLORRIE' TOWSON.  She was born 1900, and died 1975.
In 1920, they are living with Robert's mother, Ella, see above
12 April 1930, Aquia, Stafford Co Virginia, pg 7b, #161/161:
Robert L. Barlow, head, age 29, Florrie Barlow, wife, age 29, Robert L. Barlow, son, age 11, William Barlow, son, age 8, Cecil Barlow, son, age 7, and Thomas Barlow, son, age 5, they and all parents born in Virginia             Census Image
Children of Robert and Florrie are:
i.
ROBERT LYSLE BARLOW, JR., born 1918, and died 1975.     He married 1. BEULAH WYNNE HALE     He married 2. ANNIE LEE BAKER --living--
WWII
Name:
Robert L Barlow Jr
Birth Year:
1918
Race:
White, citizen (White)
Nativity State or Country:
Virginia
State of Residence:
Virginia
County or City:
Henrico
Enlistment Date:
8 Mar 1944
Enlistment State:
Maryland
Enlistment City:
Fort George G Meade
Branch:
Air Corps
Branch Code:
Air Corps
Grade:
Private
Grade Code:
Private
Term of Enlistment:
Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
Component:
Reserves - exclusive of Regular Army Reserve and Officers of the Officers Reserve Corps on active duty under the Thomason Act (Officers and Enlisted Men -- O.R.C. and E.R.C., and Nurses-Reserve Status)
Source:
Enlisted Reserve or Medical Administrative Corps (MAC) Officer
Education:
4 years of high school
Civil Occupation:
Foremen, n.e.c.
Marital Status:
Married
Height:
06
Weight:
003
ii. FLORRIE V. BARLOW, born cJanuary 1920
iii. CHARLES WILLIAM BARLOW, born 1921, and died 1981.    He married MARCIA WASHINGTON 'MARK' ALLEN   --private--
iv. CECIL GRAVES BARLOW, born 1923, and died 1980.    He married MARIE LOUISE HILGAMEYER --private--
v. THOMAS EUGENE BARLOW, --private--   He married PEGGY ALPORT  --private--
 
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