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James W. & Mary Ellen Barlow

England, Ireland, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma
Contributed by: Leona Muckelroy and Stephanie Harrill, Donald E. Wardlow, and Susan BARLOW Holmes
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Leona Muckelroy is a major contributor to Barlow Genealogy. She contributed all of the documents shown in this genealogy.  Her interest in this particular family is with 'Katie Barlow', who's age puts her into the correct time-frame and place, to be Leona's birthmother, though other Katie Barlow's found during her years of research also fit that criteria.    Please take the time to read of Leona's plight by clicking on this link
 
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JAMES W. BARLOW1 was born in Ireland on 17 March 1823, and died February 18, 1908 in Cherryvale, Montgomery Co Kansas.   He is buried in a Chetopa, Labette Co Kansas Cemetery
-- Death Record --       His father was born in England and his mother, in Ireland

James wife, MARY ELLEN, was born around 1825 in Ireland and died October 18, 1918 in St. Louis, St Louis Co Missouri. She is also buried in Chetopa, Labette Co Kansas.   Both of her parents were born in Ireland
He immigrated to America before 1858, when a daughter was born in Pennsylvania.   The 1900 census shows that they immigrated in 1861, though they were enumerated in an 1860 census, and had a 2 year old daughter, born in the US.   I have not located him on a ships passenger list at this time.
From Register of Deeds, Oswego, Labette Co Kansas
A deed was recorded 16 June 1896 to James Barlow on 10 acres of Lot 14 in Sec 35, Twp 34 and Range 21. This was sold in 1907 to James J. Cunningham.
A deed recorded 27 May 1905 to James Barlow on Block 1, Bedell South Addition, Chetopa. This was conveyed to Mary Ellen Barlow in 1908.    She conveyed to T.H. Barlow in 1909.
Another deed on this same property from James Barlow and Sarah Barlow, his wife, Thomas Barlow, unmarried; Edward Barlow and Leetie Barlow, his wife; and Maggie Blume & H.J. Blume, her husband to Mary Ellen Barlow
On September 22, 1915 another deed was recorded from Mary Ellen Barlow to Maggie Blume and H.J. Blume on this same property.
October 11, 1911, Deed of Warranty, James and Sarah Barlow, Miami, Ottawa Co Oklahoma
Cherryvale Journal, February 19, 1908

Body of James Barlow Shipped to Chetopa
James Barlow died this morning at 9:45, at the corner of School and Martin Street, at the ripe old age of eighty-five years.
The body will be shipped to Chetopa this evening on the 5:40 train and the funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock.
He was born in England and came to this country where he toiled as a tiller of soil until late years when he has been living a retired life with his children to whom our heartfelt sympathy is extended.
Doniphan County, bordered by Missouri, and Nebraska, was organized on September 15, 1855, though Kansas did not become a state until 1861. I do not find a James Barlow in the index for the 1859 state census of Kansas, but do show a J.H. Barlow.   However, I do not have a copy or transcription of that record, so it is not possible to know if he may be the same.
Doniphan Co Kansas Territory, Troy Township
Enumerated 18 June 1860     Pg 003       Assets $150              Census Image

James Barlow, laborer, age 30, born in Ireland
Mary Barlow, age 27, born in Ireland
Patrick Barlow, age 7, born in England
John Barlow, age 6, born in England
Mary Barlow, at home, age 2, born in Pennsylvania
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Doniphan Co Kansas, Wolf River Township P.O. Troy
Enumerated 13 July 1870     Pg 209    Assets $2500 / $1050      Census Image

James Barlow, farmer, age 37, born in Ireland
Mary Barlow, keeps house, age 39, born in Ireland
Patrick Barlow, peddler, age 18, born in England
John Barlow, works on farm, age 16, born in England
James Barlow, at home, age 9, born in Kansas
Thomas Barlow, at home, age 7, born in Kansas
Mary Barlow, at home, age 12, born in Illinois
Edwin Barlow, at home, age 4, born in Kansas
Margaret Barlow, at home, age 2, born in Kansas
Robinson, Brown Co Kansas SD 3 ED 17
Enumerated 22 June 1880      Pg 441        Census Image

James Barlow, farmer, age 45, born in Ireland, Scotland, Ireland--
Mary Barlow, wife, keeping house, age 53, born in England, Ireland, Ireland
James Barlow Jr., son, age 19, born in Kansas
Thomas Barlow, son, age 17, born in Kansas
Edward H.L. Barlow, son, age 17, born in Kansas --obvious error in age if Edward is the same as Edwin--
John Barlow, son, age 27, born in England
Margaret A. Barlow, daughter, age 12, born in Kansas
James Barlow, nephew, age 13, born in Kansas, Ireland, Missouri.
John N. Barlow, nephew, age 17, born in Kansas, Ireland, Missouri.
Richmond Township, Labette Co Kansas
Enumerated 08 June 1900     Pg 003
He immigrated: 1860  She: 1861
Thomas and Dollie married 7 years, 0 children.
Married 50 years, 11 children born, 5 children living

James Barlow, head, 76, born March 1824 in Ireland, Ireland, Ireland
Mary Barlow, wife, __, born January 1836 in Ireland, Ireland, Ireland
Thomas H. Barlow, son, 30, born April 1870, Kansas, Ireland, Ireland
Dollie Barlow, dau-in-law, 45, born April 1855 in Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, Ohio
Richard Barlow, grandson, 13, born April 1887, Kansas, Kansas, Pennsylvania

So who are Richard's parents?
Notes and observations of Susan BARLOW Holmes research:
While searching census records, 1870, a Martha Barlow lives in Doniphan Co Kansas, her birth is shown to be in Illinois, and a domestic servant in the home is shown as Julia Barlow, age 60, born in Ireland. I believe that Martha is either a sister, or more probably, a sister in law of James, and that Julia could very well be his mother. Martha has living in her household, Mary E. Barlow, age 8, John N. Barlow, age 6, and James E. Barlow, age 3, all born in Kansas.    I believe that John N. and James E. Barlow are the same as the nephews living in James home in 1880.    Notice that the 1880 census shows these boys mother to be born in Missouri, (instead of Illinois), and their father born in Ireland. I feel sure the father would have been a sibling of James. The year of immigration, per the 1900 census, is in error; they are living in Kansas in the 1860 census, and their daughter, Mary, was born in the U.S., c1858. Her place of birth is in question, the 1860 census shows Pennsylvania, while the 1870 census shows Illinois. Checking both of these states, may lead to other branches of this family.    A search of immigration records will prove the year of arrival from England, and where they embarked, thus leading to a better indication of their migrations, and might help to locate the actual place of Mary's birth, as well as in aiding your research of the family prior to arriving in the U.S.  In 1900, I find Julia Barlow, age 75, born February 1825 in Ireland, immigrated to America in 1860 (same year as James), and she is the mother-in-law in the home of Richard and Cecilia Horrigan, St Joseph, Buchanan Co Missouri.     I did not find Julia in an 1880 census though. 
A Civil War record located shows: James Barlow Co L 9th KS Militia Infantry, called into service October 09, 1864, torepel Price's invasion, disbanded October 29, 1864.   Pension application no. 1044008 filed August 01, 1891, resident Kansas.    Ordering this application might prove to be helpful if it is indeed this James. Other James Barlow's who entered service in Missouri should also be considered.
Children of James and Mary are:
2 i. PATRICK BARLOW was born c1851 in England.    
ii. JOHN BARLOW was born c1853 in England, and died before 1911, perhaps before 1900, as I could not locate him in a 1900 census.
iii. MARY BARLOW was born c1858 in either Pennsylvania or Illinois.   She is no longer in the home in 1880, she has probably married.
3 iv. JAMES 'JIM' BARLOW, JR. was born May 10, 1860 in Kansas, and died in 1920.
4 v. EDWARD H.L. 'ED' BARLOW was born c1865 in Kansas, died before 1911
vi.
THOMAS H. BARLOW was born April 13, 1865 or 70 in Kansas, and died intestate on August 17, 1911 in Richmond, Ray Co Missouri. His estate was not settled until September 1913.
He married DOLLIE, who was born June 04, 1864, and died March 12, 1908.  According to probate records, they had no children. 
1. Administrator's Petition - Aug 22, 1911           2. Administration assigned to F.J. Cunningham

3. Claim of Maggie Blume - Nov 23, 1911          4. Final Settlement and Distribution of Estate - Aug 01, 1913
5 vii. MARGARET A. 'MAGGIE' BARLOW was born c1868 / April 1872 in Kansas.
Generation 2
2. PATRICK BARLOW2, born c1851 in England.   He married UARCHA.
St Joseph, Buchanan Co Missouri
Enumerated 04 June 1880      Pg                    Census Image

Patrick Barlow, age 29, peddler, England, England, England
Uarcha Barlow, wife, age 34, Iowa, Indiana, Indiana
Charles Barlow, son, 3, Missouri
Cora Barlow, daughter, 5 months, born December, Missouri
I did not locate Patrick or any of his family in a 1900 census or afterward

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Known children of Patrick and Uarcha are:
i. CHARLES BARLOW3, born c1877 in Missouri  
ii. CORA BARLOW, born December 1879 in Missouri
 
3.
JAMES 'JIM' BARLOW, JR.2 was born May 10, 1860 or April 1863 in Kansas, and died in 1920.

He married SARAH ELIZABETH JONES c1881.  The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Jones, she was born October 12, 1865, and died in April 01, 1941, Webb City, Jasper Co Missouri, burial in Pine Cemetery, Jasper Co Missouri.    Tombstone Photo
In 1913, Sarah divorced James, and was married twice more: 2.) Mr. Clark, and 3.) Mr. Cottew
Donald Wardlow writes: My Grandfather (according to family story) was conceived in Ireland and born in USA, but according to most dates in other genealogy dates does not work out. There was an other story that Jim and Mary had a baby son crawling aboard ship on the way over and cooks carrying hot water stumbled and spilled it on him and he was crippled for life.
Note from Susan: After searching the census records, I would think that John was more probably the child who was on board the ship as a toddler and if he were crippled, it might be the reason he was still at home in the 1880 census at age 27.
Twp 29, Cherokee Nation, Indiana Territory
Enumerated 10 July 1900        Pg 21                                        Census Image
Married 19 years, 5 children born, 5 living

James Barlow, 37, born April 1863, Kansas, Ireland, Ireland
Sarah Barlow, 36, born April 1864 in Missouri, Missouri, Missouri
Katy Barlow, daughter, 16, born June 1883 in Kansas
Thomas Barlow, son, 15, born September 1884 in Kansas
Edward Barlow, son, age 11, born February 1889 in Kansas
John Barlow, son, age 9, born February 1891 in Kansas
James Barlow, age 7, born September 1892 in Kansas
Lincoln, Andrew Co Missouri      -- Enumerated under Barson--
Enumerated 20 April 1910     Pg 005        Census Image

James Barlow, 49, born in Kansas, Ireland, Ireland
Sarah Barlow, wife, age 43, born in Missouri, Arkansas, Missouri
John Barlow, son, age 18, born in Kansas
James Barlow, son, age 16, born in Kansas
Laura Barlow, daughter, age 7, born in Oklahoma
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Children of James and Sarah are:
6 i.
KATIE BARLOW3, born June 1883 in Doniphan Co Kansas, and died in July 21, 1944 in Coffeyville, Montgomery Co Kansas.
ii. THOMAS BARLOW, born September 1884 in Kansas
iii. EDWARD BARLOW, born February 1889 in Kansas
John, Jim, and Laura
7 iv. JOHN 'BABE' BARLOW, born February 1891 in Kansas
v.
JAMES 'JIM' BARLOW, was born June 02, 1893, (September 1892) in Kansas, and was murdered in 1923 after crossing over the Oklahoma line into Kansas (Don Wardlow tells me there is an interesting story about this, I for one would love to hear about it)
8 vi. LAURA BARLOW, born was born August 21, 1902 in Oklahoma, and died May 21, 1977 in Webb City, Jasper Co Missouri
Per Jim (above) and Ed, (below) sons of James and Mary Ellen, I believe this story is about them, found in fragments from:
Gray's Doniphan County history: A record of the happenings of half a hundred years. By P.L. Gray. Bendena, Kan: The Roycroft Press, 1905

The "Barlow Boys," acquired widespread notoriety during the early eighties by their bad behavior in both Doniphan and Brown Counties. They were hard drinkers and reckless shooters. Raid after raid was made by them on the small towns. For a time they were permitted to pay their fines and and go free; but the long suffering public lost its patience and the "toughs" were brought to time. The fact that they were very cowards was proved one day in Severance when a man named Miller took a few stones and battered and scattered the four of them.
On the evening of April 18, 1883, they made a raid on Normanville, demanding liquor which Mr. Normile had been in the custom of keeping in his small grocery store in a room adjoining the room in which the post office was kept. They got into a row with William Normile. Mrs. Normile, his mother, came to his assistance, attempting to hold the door shut to keep out the assailants, when ,the boys" began firing their pistols into the door and windows. One ball passed through Mrs. Normile's ear and lodged in her head. They ended by robbing the post office of money and stamps. A day or two after this they were arrested. The "boys" - Jim, and Ed. - made no resistance. Later they were handed over to the government authorities.
The eastern papers made much of the boys, classing them with the James Boys and giving extended and glowing, but greatly exaggerated accounts of their depredations. The Police Gazette, the literary vulture, printed their pictures with a highly colored account of the raid on Normanville, and we recollect that many copies of the paper were purchased and read by people wishing to see how "the Boys" appeared in print.
4. EDWARD H.L. BARLOW was born c1865 in Kansas, died before 1911.     He married LEETIE THOMPSON
A letter from Betty Gaskin, dated Feb 2001, states that she is the daughter of Harry Edward Barlow.    She writes: "My father was separated from family at age 8. His father took him and another boy with him to go sign up on rolls, he left them with the Barlow family in Miami, Ottawa Co Oklahoma and went on alone.    My father thought he had been sold to the Indians for a pony and ran away.    His brother was later sent to St. Louis and raised by their grandmother and aunt there."
Betty also tells that the family was Catholic and suggests there may be church records to further research the family.
Seeing that Edward had "gone to sign up on the rolls" makes me wonder if the family may have been of Indian descent."
Children, all living in St. Louis in 1913, probably not in order of birth, from family:
i. HARRY EDWARD BARLOW3   
ii. INA E. BARLOW
iii. JOHN T. BARLOW
iv. MABEL BARLOW
v. RALPH W. BARLOW
 
5. MARGARET A. 'MAGGIE' BARLOW was born c1868 / April 1872 in Kansas.

She married HENRY / HERMAN J. BLUME c1890, probably in Missouri.    He was born August 1868 in Indiana/Missouri/Illinois, or perhaps Kentucky!
Little Rock, Pulaski Co Arkansas   /  Rock Street  / an apparent boarding house
Enumerated 04 June 1900     Pg 006
Married 10 years, 3 children born, 3 living

Henry J. Barlow, age 31, born August 1868 in Indiana, Indiana, Indiana
Maggie Blume, wife, age April 1872 in Kansas, Kansas, Kansas
Mary E. Blume, daughter, age 10, born July 1889 in Missouri
Maggie Blume, daughter, age 7, born June 1892 in Missouri
John Blume, son, age 4, born March 1896 in Missouri
Nellie Ellis, sister-in-law, age 16, born April 1883 in Arkansas
+ 14 boarders and 4 servants
St Louis, Ward 17, Independent City, St Louis Co Missouri
Enumerated 30 April 1910    Pg 10

Herman J. Blume, age 29, born in Missouri, both parents born in Germany
Maggie O. Blume, wife, age 36, born in Kansas, both parents born in Ireland
Ella Blume, daughter, age 18, born in Kansas
Maggie Blume, daughter, age 16, born in Kansas
Mary E. Barlow, mother-in-law, age 84, born in Ireland, both parents born in England
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St Louis, Ward 23, Independent City, St Louis Co Missouri
Enumerated 06 January 1920     Pg 006

H.J. Blume, age 57, born in Illinois, parents born in U.S.
Maggie Blume, age 52, born in Kansas, parents born in Ireland
Ella Blume, daughter, age 27, born in Kansas
Maggie Blume, daughter, age 24, born in Kansas
C.W. Huber, nephew, age 30, born in Kansas
Grace Huber, niece, age 28, born in Missouri
William Huber, grand-nephew, age 9, born in Missouri
Frank Huber, grand-nephew, age 3, born in Missouri
Edward Huber, grand-nephew, age 8 mo, born in Missouri
St Louis, Ward, Independent City, St Louis Co Missouri
Enumerated 15 April 1930    Pg 20

Maggie Blume, wife, age 62, born in Kansas, both parents born in Kansas
Herman J. Blume, head, 64, born in Kentucky, both parents born in Kentucky
Ella Blume, daughter, age 32, born in Kansas
Margarite Blume, age 30, born in Kansas
James Tate, boarder, age 69, born in New York, both parents born in New York
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Children of Maggie and Herman are:
i. MARY ELLA BLUME3, born July 1889 in Missouri or Kansas
ii. MARGARET 'MAGGIE' BLUME, born June 1892 in Missouri or Kansas
iii. JOHN BLUME, born March 1896 in Missouri, may have died before 1910
Generation 3
6.
KATIE BARLOW3, was born June 1883 in Doniphan Co Kansas, and died in July 21, 1944 in Coffeyville, Montgomery Co Kansas, at the age of 58.    She is buried in Fairview Cemetery, Sec. R4, Row 1, Plot 7 in Coffeyville, Montgomery Co Kansas

She married FRANK WASSON on August 21, 1904 at Timber Hill, Indian Territory in Kansas. The son of James R. and Sarah E. Wasson, he was born April 1876 in Kansas, and died January 13, 1944 at the age of 65 in Osawatomie Co Kansas, and is buried in Fairview Cemetery, Sec R4, Row 1, Plot 7in Coffeyville, Montgomery Co Kansas
Welch, Ward 2, Craig Co Oklahoma
Enumerated 19-20 April 1910      Pg 004
Married 6 years, 3 children born, 3 living

Frank Wasson, age 30, born in Kansas, both parents born in Indiana
Katie Wasson, wife, age 28, born in Kansas, father born in Nebraska, mother born in Kansas
Lottie Wasson, daughter, age 4, born in Oklahoma
Delva Wasson, son, age 2, born in Oklahoma
Albert Wasson, age 1, born in Oklahoma
Twp. 1, Craig Co Oklahoma
Enumerated June 1920    Pg 004

Frank Wasson, age 43, born in Kansas, both parents born in Indiana
Katie Wasson, wiofe, age 37, born in Kansas, both parents born in Nebraska
Lottie Wasson, daughter, age 14, born in Oklahoma
Delbert Wasson, son, age 13, born in Oklahoma
Albert Wasson, son, age 11, born in Oklahoma
Parker, Montgomery Co Kansas
Enumerated 23 April 1930 Pg 16

Frank Wasson, age 55, born in Indiana, both parents born in Indiana
Katy Wasson, wife, age 47, born in Nebraska, father born in Nebraska, mother born in Missouri
Albert J. Wasson, son, age 20, born in Oklahoma
George V. Baylor, boarder, age 42, born in Pennsylvania, both parents born in Pennsylvania
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Delbert, Albert and Lottie
Delbert, Lottie, & Albert
Lottie
Lottie
Lottie
Lottie
Lottie
Lottie

Sarah, Katie and Sonny
Sarah Jones Cattew,
Katie & Sonny Wasson
Children of Katie and Frank are:
i.
LOTTIE WASSON4, born June 21, 1905 in Vinita, Craig Co Oklahoma, and died August 25, 1982 in Matequa, San Joaquin Co California.
She married A.J. 'JAKE' HARRILL.  He was born September 06, 1913 in Burneyville, Love Co Oklahoma, and died March 17, 1964 in Modesto, Stanislaus Co California.  Both are buried in Ceres Memorial Park, Stanislaus Co California.  Lottie's Tombstone Photo    Jake's Tombstone Photo     Jake's Memorial
ii. DELBERT JAMES WASSON, born January 25, 1907, and died in December 15, 1980 in Modesto, Stanislaus Co California
iii. ALBERT EDWARD WASSON, born November 23, 1908, and died in May 08. 1983 in Jackson, Amador Co California
 
7. JOHN 'BABE' BARLOW, born 10 February 1888 (SSDI) in Kansas, and died June 1974, burial in Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery, Miami, Ottawa Co Oklahoma, Rest Haven, block 8, lot 17.

He married CORDELIA 'DELIA' A. EDWARDS.   She is buried beside John.   
   
Children of John and Delia are:
i. AVENELL BARLOW3, last known to be living in Oregon  / Mrs. GLEN E. CAUBLE
ii. BONNIE BARLOW, last known to be living in Springfield, Missouri
iii. CHARLES BARLOW, last known residence in Chicago, Cook Co Illinois
iv. JOHN BARLOW, last known residence in Texas
Laura Barlow and Lottie Wasson
8.
LAURA BARLOW was born August 21, 1902 in Oklahoma, and died May 21, 1977 in Webb City, Jasper Co Missouri.

She married JOHN CLARENCE WARDLOW on May 25, 1917.    The son of John F. Wardlow and Florence Belle Allen, he was born March 30, 1894, and died March 08, 1967.  Both are buried in Pine Cemetery, Jasper Co Missouri.     Tombstone of Laura and John C. Wardlow
Lottie and Laura
From Wardlow Genealogy contributed by Donald Wardlow:   After losing his father in 1929, and his oldest son Jerome in 1931, John moved his family from the farm in Jasper Co Missouri to Webb City, Missouri in the spring of 1932.   He worked underground in the lead and zinc mines until the end of World War II, when most mines were closed due to the end of government subsidies.
Their children grown, John and Laura moved to Salida, Stanislaus Co California in 1946, where John worked on a large fruit and almond ranch.
In 1952 they returned to Webb City, Missouri and John worked as caretaker of the Webb City Cemetery until contracting cancer from which he died in 1967. John never enjoyed the luxury of retirement. He was a very honest and proud man, and took great pride in his family.
John and Laura are buried in Pine Cemetery, Jasper Co Missouri by his mother and father.   All children were born in Duvall Township, Jasper Co Missouri, most were born on the family farm.
Duval, Jasper Co Missouri
Enumerated 05-06 February 1920       Pg 003

John C. Wardlow, age 24, born in Missouri, both parents born in Missouri
Laura Wardlow, wife, age 18, born in Oklahoma, both parents born in the U.S.
Jerome Wardlow, son, age 1, born in Missouri
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Duval, Jasper Co Missouri
Enumerated 14 April 1930       Pg 004

John C. Wardlow, age 36, born in Missouri, fatyher born in Iowa, mother born in Missouri
Laura Wardlow, wife, age 27, born in Oklahoma, both parents born in the Kansas
Jerome Wardlow, son, age 12, born in Missouri
Leon A. Wardlow, son, age 9, born in Missouri
Melvin L. Wardlow, son, age 7, born in Missouri
Onia E. Wardlow, son, age 5, born in Missouri
Donald E. Wardlow, son, age 1, born in Missouri
Sarah, Lottie, and Jerome
Sarah Elizabeth Jones Barlow Clark, Jerome Wardlow, & Florence Belle Allen Wardlow     1918
Lottie and Laura
Lottie Wasson and Laura Barlow, c1907
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Children of Laura and John, all born in Jasper Co Missouri, most on the family farm, are:
i. JEROME E. WARDLOW4, born February 18, 1918, and died 1931.
ii. RAYMOND WARDLOW, born and died June 1919
iii. LEON A. WARDLOW, born January 21, 1921, and died June 11, 1999
iv. MELVIN L. WARDLOW, born January 07, 1923, and died April 09, 1996
v. ONIS E. WARDLOW, born May 21, 1924, and died June 2002
vi. DONALD E. WARDLOW, private
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