Charles Barlow and Sarah Mahala Elizabeth Cott
Lincolnshire England, Saline Co Missouri, and
Tulare Co California
From the research of Susan
Note: These are not my family
was born between March of 1833 in Lincolnshire England and
came to the U.S. in his twenty-first year of age, c1854.
In 1860, he was living in
Saline Co Missouri, where he married Sarah Mahala
Elizabeth Cott/Catt. In the many records I
have found, the most used spelling of the name is Cott, so
I believe that is the correct one. They were married on 01
November 1860 by Rufus Bigelow, JP. Sarah,
born June 1841 in Missouri, was the daughter of Solomon Cott
the 1870 census of Arrow Rock, Saline Co Missouri, Charles
is shown to be 38, his wife, Mahaly, is 28. Children,
Joseph, age 8, Sarah, age 7, William, age 5, Lucy, age
4, and Cinderella, age 2. Mahaly and all children
born in Missouri, and Charles in England. See
Note: The census
taker got off a line in his work and had Charles born
in Missouri also, and the child of the family above
him born in England; obviously wrong.
The 1880 census of Clay
Township, Saline Co Missouri has Charles at age 46,
M.E., wife, age 40, J.M.D., son, age 19, S.A., daughter,
age 17, W.H., son, age 15, L.C., daughter, age 14, Cindarella,
age 12, Mary, age 10, J.S., son, age 9, Beng., son,
age 6, F.B., son, age 2, and Addie, age 8 months.
Also living in the home is Sarah 'Catt,' age 70, Mahaley's
mother. Charles born in England, Mahaley and all
children born in Missouri, and Mrs. Catt in Ohio.
See census image
Mahaley's name is the
cause of some confusion, she is Sarah on the marriage
record, Mahaley on the 1870 cenus, and M.E. on the 1880
census, then Mahala on the 1900 census.
Going back to 1860, I find her listed as Elizabeth in
her parents household. Thus, my assumption is
that her name is Sarah Mahala Elizabeth Cott or some
variant of the name. That record as
Catt [note spelling] is
in the 1860 Saline Co Missouri census. His
age 60, born in Kentucky, wife, W. Sarah, age 60, born
in Virginia, and children: Amos, age 28, born in Indiana,
Milton H., age 24, born in Missouri, Elizabeth, age
19, born in Missouri, Joseph, age 15, born in Missouri,
Nancy, age 14, born in Missouri, and Margaret, age 12,
born in Missouri. I believe that Elizabeth, is
the same as Sarah or Mahala Catt/Cott/Cate. See
census image [Note that
in 1880 Sarahs parents are both born in Ohio on that
census, 1900, they are both born in Pennsylvania, and
on this record, Kentucky and Virginia]
The Barlow family moved
to Tulare Co California, in 1881 according to Charles
obituary. Charles age would have been about 58.
The 1900 census shows: Charles, age 67, born March
1833 in England, both parents born in England, Mahala,
age 58, born June 1841 in Missouri, both parents in
Pennsylvania, they had been married 38 years, 13 children
born with 12 living. Children in the home are:
Zayda, age 19, born April 1881 in Missouri, and Maurd,
born December 1884 in Missouri. Either their birthplaces
are wrong or Charles obituary is wrong about his time
of arrival in California.
Children of Charles
Barlow and Sarah Cott are:
[Note: Most of the dates, full
names, and spouse names come from California death records.]
Joseph M.D. Barlow, born c 1852
Sarah A. Barlow,
born c 1853 in Missouri
Harvey Barlow, born March 31, 1864 in
Missouri, and died July 22, 1994 in Fresno Co
He married Matilda
/ Jill Hall on April 22, 1896 in Tulare
Co California. Bk F Pg 588
born July 1870 in California.
They had at
least 2 children, Margaret O.
Barlow, born March 27, 1897, and died
July 18, 1969 in Fresno Co California. She
married Mr. Ratliff - and Winifred
Alma Barlow, born September 03, 1898
in California and died July 15, 1941 in Alameda
Co California. She married Mr. Burns
'Lou' Catherine Barlow, born October
19, 1865 in Slater, Saline Co Missouri, and died
December 13, 1959 in Tulare Co California, burial
in Exeter Cemetery, Tulare Co California
Obit: Dec 14 and 16, 1959 PER Dec
15, a959 TAR
She married Mr.
Awbrey, and had at least 2 children:
Edward Barlow Awbrey, born April
24, 1899 and died December 27, 1987 in Tulare
Co California, burial in Exeter Cemetery, Tulare
Co California Obit: December 28 and 29,
1987 PER Edwards wife, Marie, born
May 05, 1898, and died May 13, 1985, burial in
Exeter Cemetery, Exeter, Tulare Co California.
Charles Arlo Awbrey, born November
14, 1909 and died October 22, 1986 in Tulare Co
California. Obit: October 23, 1986
Barlow, born July 19, 1868 in Missouri,
and died December 13, 1961 in Tulare Co California.
She married Harry
Jerome Raisch on August 16, 1855 in Tulare
Co California. Bk D Pg 30
He was born February
07, 1861 in Kentucky, and died May 24, 1949 in
Tulare Co California.
Barlow, born July 05, 1870 in Missouri,
and died June 24, 1955 in Los Angeles Co California.
She married Mr.
Solomon Barlow, born June 10, 1872 in
Saline Co Missouri, and died April 03, 1938 in
Porterville, Tulare Co California. see obituary
He married Hersie
Helen , probably Sims.
She was born c1875 in Kansas, and died February
20, 1936 in Tulare Co California. Both are
buried in Vandalia Cemetery in Porterville, Tulare
Co California. I don't think any children
were born to this marriage, at least neither listed
children as surviving them in their obituaries.
Frederick Barlow, born October 15, 1877
in Missouri, and died April 07, 1947 in Tulare
Co California, burial in Smith Mountain Cemetery,
near Dinuba, Tulare Co California
Barlow, born c1878 in Missouri
I would question that Fred was a child of Charles
and Mahala, except that both he and Benjamin are
listed in the 1880 census.
May Barlow, born September 17, 1879 in
Missouri, and died May 07, 1954 in Tulare Co Calfornia.
She married 1rst
to Albert S. Balaam, on December
30, 1897 in Tulare Co Calfornia. Bk G Pg
She married 2nd to Mr. Phillips.
She had at least one child, Orland Clayton
Balaam, born October 02, 1898 in California,
and died September 17, 1988 in Tulare Co California.
Carthy Barlow, born April 12, 1881 in
Missouri or California, and died May 23, 1980
in Tulare Co California, burial in Exeter Cemetery,
Tulare Co California. Obit: May 27,
1980 PER May 24, 1980 VTD
She married James
He was born March 12, 1882 in St. Charles Missouri, and died November 21, 1968 in Tulare Co California, burial in Exeter Cemetery, Tulare Co California.
[Note that her sister, Lucy, also
married an Awbrey]
Lillian Barlow, born December 17, 1884
in Missouri or California, and died December 21,
1958 in Tulare Co California.
She married Frank
Edwin Rice on October 27, 1903 in Tulare
Co Calfornia. Bk J Pg 33
They had at least one child: Frank
Edwin Rice, born September 04, 1909 and
died December 26, 1958 in Tulare Co California.
Apparently one child
died at birth or at a very young age.
I noticed that in most
of the death records, the childrens mothers surname
was Cott, a few though had Catt.
Other names you might
want to check as being related to this family are Eaton
and Fearn. I find those listed
in the California death index as persons with mothers
surnamed Barlow, deaths in Tulare Co California.
You can find this family
records of California also