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George Barlow and Melinda Dennis

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Generation No. 1

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1.
George Barlow, son of Jonathan Barlow and Plain Rogers, was born 13 July 1791 in Nova Scotia, and died 04 June 1868 in Erie Co Pennsylvania.

He married Melinda Dennis, daughter of George Dennis & Sarah Robertson in 1816, at Walton, Deleware Co New York. She was born 05 April 1799, in Delaware Co New York, and died 24 November 1881, in Girard, Erie Co Pennsylvania.


Children of George Barlow and Melinda Hill are:

George Barlow
2 i.
Dennis Barlow, born 31 July 1818 in Pike, Wyoming Co New York
3 ii.
Clark Barlow, born 04 Oct. 1820 in Pike, Wyoming Co New York, and died 18 June 1890, in Girard, Erie Co Pennsylvania.
4 iii.
Sarah Ann Barlow, born 22 January 1821, in Pike, Wyoming Co New York, and died 06 March 1875, in Girard, Erie Co Pennsylvania.
iv.
Dewitt Barlow, born about 1828, in Pike, Wyoming Co New York, and died 09 July, 1864, in Norfolk, Virginia, burial is in Girard Cemetery, Girard, Erie Co Pennsylvania.
v.
Elizabeth Jane Barlow, born about 1830, Pike, Wyoming Co New York, and died 29 December 1845, in Girard, Erie Co Pennsylvania.
5 vi.
Warren Barlow, born 30 March 1839, Girard, Erie Co Pennsylvania
vii.
George Barlow, born 19 June or 09 November 1841, in Girard, Erie Co Pennsylvania, and died 27 July 1858, in Girard, Erie Co Pennsylvania, burial in Girard Cemetery.
Generation 2
2.
Dennis Barlow was born 31 July 1818 in Pike, Wyoming Co New York, and was a merchant at Arkadelphia, Clark Co Arkansas. He died after 1880, probably in Columbia Co Arkansas.

He married Rebecca Bailey Hill on 23 May 1850 in Clark Co Arkansas.   Rebecca was from Georgia and was a daughter of Elias and Matilda Hill. Rebecca died in 1868 at Arkadelphia, her burial in Rose Hill Cemetery, Arkadelphia, Clark Co Arkansas.

DEATH AND OBITUARY NOTICES FROM THE SOUTHERN CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE
Issue of October 23, 1868

Rebecca Bailie Barlow, wife of Dennis Barlow and daughter of Eli S. Hill was born Feb 4, 1830, in Walton County Georgia, and died of consumption September 23, 1868, in Arkadelphia, Clark Co Arkansas. Three of her children had gone before to glory. She leaves a husband and daughter.

Dennis married second Samantha Rebecca Smith in April 1870.   Samantha had previously been married to Robert T. Gantt, and they had lived in Columbia Co Arkansas in the 1860 census.  Robert died 14 November 1867 in either Columbia or Lafayette Co Arkansas.

1850 Census Clark, the Town of Arkadelphia, Arkansas
#518 /518 Pg 227B
Enumerated on the 30th day of December, 1850 by Jas. S. Ward

Thomas L. Sloan 27 M Merchant Arkansas
Missouri Sloan 20 F *** Tennessee
Barlow  Dennis  28 M Merchant born in New York
Barlow  Rebecca B. 20 F *** born in Georgia

1860, City of Arkadelphia, Clark Co Arkansas
14 July 1860  #156 /156 pg 75

Barlow, Dennis 40 Clerk in Store $4500 / $2200 NY
Rebeccah Barlow 28     GA
Thos Barlow 6     AR
Carrie Barlow 2     AR
David A. Hill 14     GA
Theadore Hill (female?) 11     GA

1870 Clark County   204    Arkansas Township   Arkadelphia PO
#75/68 Enumerated 15 June 1870 by HPM Louisian
Married in April of census year, father of foreign birth
They live next door to a Chas. A. and M.J. [Margaret] Gantt, a brother of Robert.

Dennis Barlow 51 dry goods merchant $3800 / 200 New York
Samantha R. Barlow 37 Keeps house * Georgia
Carrie L. Barlow 11 at school * Arkansas
Nicholas Gantt 17 at school * Arkansas
Eliza Gantt 11 at school * Arkansas
Thomas Gantt 7 * * Arkansas
Robert Gantt 5 * * Arkansas
Mattie Gantt 3 * * Arkansas

1880 Clay Twp, Columbia Co Arkansas
pg 194     #149
Enumerated 18 June 1880 by N.L. Gantt

Dennis Barlow head age 61 born in New York
Samantha R. Barlow wife age 48 born in Georgia
Carrie L. Barlow daughter age 22 born in Arkansas
Thomas P. Gantt son ?? Barlow age 17 born in Arkansas
Robert S. Gantt [step]son age 15 born in Arkansas
Mattie Gantt [step]daughter age 13 born in Arkansas
Sarah Barlow daughter age 2 born in Arkansas

Sarah Barlow is crossed out with the word 'dead'

I have been unable to locate any of this family in 1900, Dennis and Samantha are probably deceased.  If anyone knows of their burial place, please contact Susan Barlow Holmes so we can update our information.

Children of Dennis Barlow and Rebecca Hill are:
i.
Claudia Luella Barlow, born 24 March 1851, in Arkadelphia, Clark Co Arkansas, and died 01 November 1856.
ii.
Thomas Barlow, born 12 October 1852, in Arkadelphia, Clark Co Arkansas, and died 20 March 1864, burial in Rose Hill Cemetery, Clark Co Arkansas
6 iii.
Carrie Linda Barlow, born 13 April 1858, in Arkadelphia, Clark Co Arkansas
iv.
Dennis Hill Barlow, born 31 July 1864, in Arkadelphia, Clark Co Arkansas and died 13 October 1865, burial in Rose Hill Cemetery, Clark Co Arkansas
Children of Dennis Barlow and Samantha Gantt are:
Mary Barlow, born 13 November 1876, in Magnolia, Columbia Co Arkansas, and died May 1877, in Magnolia, Columbia Co Arkansas.
Laura Barlow, born 28 May 1878, in Magnolia, Columbia Co Arkansas and died 14 January 1880, in Columbia Co Arkansas
*Both Mary and Laura are buried in the Barlow Cemetery, in Magnolia, Columbia Co Arkansas.
  As a matter of fact, they are the only Barlow's buried there.
   
3.
Clark Barlow was born 04 October 1820 in Pike, Wyoming Co New York, and died 18 June 1890, in Girard, Erie Co Pennsylvania.            Age 53 >

He married 1.) Susan Keith 14 October 1849, in Erie Co Pennsylvania

He married 2.) Mary Jane Kelley 03 February 1891

Children of Clark Barlow and Susan Keith are:

Clark Barlow
i.
Son, died at birth
ii.
Ida Maria Barlow, born 04 January 1854 and died 24 May 1858.
iii.
Daughter, died at birth
   
4.
Sarah Ann Barlow was born 22 January 1821, in Pike, Wyoming Co New York, and died 06 March 1875, in Girard, Erie Co Pennsylvania.    Age 52>

She married Richard Joseph Gillette.

Sarah Barlow
Children of Sarah Barlow and Richard Gillette are:
7 i.
Mary Elizabeth Gillette, born 04 July 1849, in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
ii.

Emma Melinda Gillette, born 20 July 1852, in Princeton, Wisconsin.
She was the co-found the Washington College of Law for Women in DC in the late 1800's.
                                                  Emma, age 21  >

Emma Gillete
5.
Warren Barlow was born 30 March 1839, Girard, Erie Co Pennsylvania

He married 02 August 1867 to Polly Engle

Children of Warren Barlow and Polly Engle are:
i.
Myrtle Lorenas Barlow, born 17 June 1869, in Erie Co Pennsylvania
She married John W. Trumble, on 24 March ____ in Girard, Erie Co Pennsylvania
ii.
Dennis Engle Barlow, born 06 April 1871, in Erie Co Pennsylvania
Generation 3
6.

Carrie Linda Barlow was born born 13 April 1858, in Arkadelphia, Clark Co Arkansas.

She married Dr. Oliver Perry Wise on 28 February 1882 in Columbia Co Arkansas.  He was born 23 March 1854 in Shongaloo, Webster Parish Louisiana, and died 29 June 1886 in Thrifty, Brown Co Texas. 

Oliver was shown as the postmaster at the Thrifty Post Office in 1885

On the marriage record of Linda and Dr. O.P. Wise, it shows the marriage taking place in the home of her father, W.W. Graham.  Is he her step-father?

Children of Linda Barlow and Oliver Wise are:

i.
William Perry Wise, born 20 February 1884 in Thrifty, Brown Co Texas, and died 21 February 1884 in Thrifty, Brown Co Texas.
ii.
Leland Perry, born 26 January 1885 in Thrifty, Brown Co Texas
iii.
Perry Wise, born 09 June 1886 in Thrifty, Brown Co Texas
   
7.
Mary Elizabeth Gillette, born 04 July 1849, in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

She married James Orlando Phelps, son of Charles Phelps and Mary Jordon/Jordan on 07 December 1865, Girard, Erie Co Pennsylvania

Children of Mary Gillette and James Phelps are:
i.
Edith May Phelps, born November 1867                                >      Photo of George and Edith
Edith and George Phelps
ii.
George Gillette Phelps, born 11 February 1870  
iii.
Clarence Alford Phelps, born 02 February 1872, and died 18 April 1879
iv.
Herbert Glenn Phelps, born 1879
v.
Earl Victor Phelps, born 25 June 1882

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