©Barlow Genealogy 1998-2008

Barlow's of Robeson Co North Carolina,
to Montgomery and Clinch Co Georgia

Compiled from the work of Mary Barlow, Susan BARLOW Holmes, Ralph's family contributed by Dr. Linda Barlow who presently lives in the home of Ralph Barlow in Robeson Co, Council family by Mark Smith, Obediah Council from W. Taylor   See e-mail contacts for available contact addresses.

DNA results have shown that Branson Barlow is a member of this family, and have a 25/25 match with a Hollingsworth family of Ireland and Alabama.  This could possibly be the result of an adoption of a Barlow by a Hollingsworth family, or vice-versa. I did notice in Mark Smith's Council genealogy, the surname Hollingsworth was included. A 37 marker test shows a 34-37 match with Samuel Ainsworth of Lancashire England

I would suggest that persons researching this family read:  Researching the Scots-Irish.  Also of interest to this family lineage, might be the Melungeon discussion provided by Philip R. Beltz.
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DNA also shows a close relationship between the Ainsworth / Lomax families  of England.   This from Melvyn Lomax,  in an effort to find the relationship: 'Townships: Chorlton-with-Hardy', A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 4 (1911), pp. 297-302.
URL:   http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=41427    

To Roger son of Thomas de Barlow was granted an oxgang of land in Ainsworth by William son of Robert de Ainsworth, and a release was subsequently given by Maud sister of the grantor; ibid. fol. 172/208. As Geoffrey de Chetham was a witness, these charters cannot be dated much after 1270, if they are so late.
In 1292 Roger de Barlow, a minor, complained of various trespasses in Withington by Henry son of Henry de Trafford, Simon de Chorlton, and others; Assize R. 408, m. 4 d. It was perhaps to this Roger, called the elder, that Alexander the chaplain of Didsbury (as trustee) granted lands and water-mill in Barlow, Chorlton, and Hardy in the vill of Withington, with remainder to Thomas son of Roger de Barlow and Margery his wife; ibid. fol. 172b/208b. In 1320–1 an agreement was made at Withington between Sir Nicholas de Longford, as lord, of the one part, and Henry de Trafford and Roger de Barlow of the other; ibid.
In 1334 Roger de Barlow alleged that Robert de Barlow had disseised him of five messuages and 30 acres in Withington, and the defence (which failed) was that Roger had given them to his son Thomas, who died without issue male, with remainders to Robert (defendant) and John brothers of Thomas; Coram Rege R. 297, m. 115

Note from Susan BARLOW Holmes:  As I read through this, it occurred to me that other family lineages have also been attributed to Barlow families, that in the process of the DNA project have shown as having no relationship. While I do realize that, at least in my mind, we all go back to Adam and Eve and are all related, it does either beg to question if we can ever prove a relationship among the families, or are we just grasping at straws by continuously doing extensive and expensive testing.  
 
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MARY BARLOW has done a lot of work on this family, and has documented it, even going to Robeson Co North Carolina to do the research.   She has a Barlow family website with many photos and more personalized information for those interested:      WILLIAM BARLOW FAMILY OF CLINCH CO GEORGIA

1.  WILLIAM BARLOW, SR., was born c1735, and died unknown (name from land records)  

Colony of North Carolina 1765-1775, Abstracts of Land Patents, Volume II, page 20, by Margaret M. Hofmann   Patent Book 18, Item #247     page 179

William Barlow 28 October 1765
100 acres in Bladen on the forks of the little Marsh being the same with Pugh's Marsh, joining the s. side of the sd. swamp.  Note: Part of Bladen County later became Robeson County

The 1790 census records of Robeson Co North Carolina census includes: Marsh, John, and Ralph Barlow
Mary Barlow makes note:  An Elizabeth Barlow is mentioned in the 1800 census, but we have no way of knowing if she was his daughter, his widow, or the widow of a son.

Robeson County is a flat swampy area of North Carolina near the border of South Carolina. It was settled in the early 1700's by immigrants from other states and by a large group of Highland Scots. William Barlow's land was on Little Marsh Swamp, and direct descendants of his son, Ralph Barlow, still live there in the Little Marsh and Rockfish Creek area.
Children of William Barlow are, not proven, but taken from land records and deeds of Robeson Co North Carolina, and census records
2.   RALPH BARLOW, born c1757, and died 1837 (dates from Mary Barlow)
3.  WILLIAM BARLOW, JR., born c1765, and died 1816 or born c1760, and died c1830 (both records from Mary Barlow)
MASON BARLOW    No further records found for Mason after 1800.
1800 Robeson Co North Carolina
1 m 26 > 45
BRANSON BARLOW       Not proven as a son of William, but is proven by DNA to be a member of this family lineage. An indenture to Branson Barlow of Robeson Co in 1800, between Samuel Meeker and Samuel Dubois of Pennsylvania makes me believe he may have been of Scot-Irish heritage.    His family is outlined separately at:   Branson Barlow
4.  MARSH / MASH / MARK BARLOW
JOHN BARLOW
1790 Robeson Co North Carolina
1 m  16 >
1800 Robeson Co North Carolina
1 m  26 < 45
1 f   16 < 26
1 f   26 < 45
1816 Monroe Co Alabama
1 m  > 21
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4 f   < 21
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John was not found in an 1810 census.  A census does not exist for 1820 Alabama, and in 1830, a John found in Clarke Co Alabama has potentially been identified as Branson's son, and John in Dallas Co Alabama, identified as a probable part of the Isle of Wight family. 
The following John may be the same as the one from Robeson Co NC:
1840 Conecuh Co Alabama
1 m 70 < 80
 
2 f 5 < 10
3 f 20 < 30
1 f 70 < 80
Note from Susan:   I believe that John is possibly the father of Elias Barlow of Conecuh Co Alabama and of William Barlow of Monroe and Conecuh Co's Alabama , but  I am only basing that on 'preponderance of the evidence'.  Other researchers say that these two Barlow boys father was named William.  No proof that I have found of that either, I wonder if it may be John's brother, William .... see #3   DNA results from Aug 2013 shows that Elias Barlow of Conecuh Co Alabama is an exact match to this line.
August 2016: It has come to my attention that John may be the father of Alfred Hirton Barlow, who's family line does prove a relationship.
Note that several genealogies tell that John Barlow of Mississippi was the son of William of Robeson Co, but DNA has proven that is not the case. 
Perhaps ELIZABETH BARLOW
1800 Robeson Co North Carolina
1 m <10
1 f 26<45
Generation 2
2.  RALPH BARLOW, son of William Barlow, was born c1757, and died 1837.

Ralph married 1. Miss IKENNON / IKENOR  of German origin   (Council Memoirs, see #5)        Ralph married 2. ________
Mary Barlow writes:

Ralph Barlow was probably the oldest son of the first William Barlow reported in Robeson Co North Carolina.   He is listed first in the 1790 census of Robeson County and in every census thereafter until his death in 1839. He owned extensive lands in the Rockfish Creek area of Robeson Co, and he and his Scottish wife raised a family of six children.

Since Robeson Co was heavily populated with Highland Scots who had sworn loyalty to the king of England in return for being allowed to emigrate to America, Robeson County citizens were bitterly divided between loyalists and patriots during the Revolutionary War. Ralph Barlow was undoubtedly influenced by his Scottish neighbors and remained loyal to the crown. A story related in the book Interesting Revolutionary Incidents by Rev. E.W. Caruthers tells of a raid by the patriots during which Ralph and other Tories were taken prisoner. Elija Wilkins gave the following account:   "We killed two of Stuart's cattle for meat; and while some were preparing portions of it for travelling with, Barlow and the other prisoner were taken on the west side of the creek to be shot.  Barlow requested time to offer his last prayer, which was granted with the proviso that it should be a short one. This ceremony being ended, the order had been given to 'fire,' when I simultaneously discovered at the top of the hill, two or three 'red caps,' and I shouted, 'Tories.' One man had actually snapped his piece at the prisoners, when they sprang forward, and made their escape in the confusion that ensued. Barlow in his prodigious leap; broke the cords that bound his hands. He then escaped by swimming through the mill pond, and died a few years ago at an advanced age, and regarded as a very worthy and highly respectable citizen."
Census Records, all Robeson Co North Carolina
1790
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1800
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1810
(1 slave)
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1 m
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1 f
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2 f
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1820
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1 f
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1 f
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1830
3 m
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1 m
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3 f
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1 f
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A Sarah Barlow, age 50 < 60 lives alone next to David Barlow in 1840 Robeson Co NC, that may be the widow of Ralph.
Deed Records of Robeson Co North Carolina, 1786-1865
Grantee
Grantor
Record
Instrument
Ralph Barlow
R.D. Speight
E 91
Grant
Ralph Barlow
Michael Council
N 35
Deed
Ralph Barlow
R.D. Speight, Gov
Q 243
Grant
Ralph Barlow
Alex Martin, Gov
Q 303
Grant
Council Memoirs tells us that Ralph deeded land to his daughter and Michael Council as a wedding gift ... see #5

Ralph owned land in Rockfish Creek, Robeson Co North Carolina, where Dr. Linda Barlow, a great, great, great granddaughter has lovingly restored an old log house that she believes was built by Ralph in the early 1800's.

Dr. Barlow's e-mail address is invalid, but last time I spoke with her, she told me that her attic was full of documents, but that "it was too painful to look through them."  I do wish she would change her mind, it might really help out with this genealogy.  

Homeplace in Robeson Co North Carolina
Photo by Dr. Linda Barlow
Ikenon - Ikenor / Ikner / Eykner/ Ikener / Eikener research

Mark has hired a genealogist to prove that Ralph's first wife was named Ikenon.  Having found none in the census records, he discovered that an Ikenor family did live in close proximity to the Barlow's, Council's and Lancaster's in Robeson Co.  It appears that in the transcription of the hand-written Council Memoirs, the "r" was mis-transcribed as a "n". 

Wayne Taylor adds further items of interest:

I have found much more information on the Ikner's of Robeson county, George Ikner is listed on the 1790 census of Robeson county, his name is spelled Eikner, the spelling is very close to the Jacob Eykner of Marion county. This George was married to Ann Brown, daughter of Hugh Brown and Mary Buie, she is listed in her fathers Bible as being born January 1765. I've found George listed on the 1810 and 1820 census, his will was dated november 29th 1829, but I don't know if he died at this time. He would seem to be the right age to be the brother of Ralph Barlow's wife. Ann Brown was next to the youngest of Hugh's ten children, her brother Duncan married Susanna Frierson and named a daughter Anna Eikner Brown.

I've found a family of Ikner's in Marion Co SC, in the 1780's a man by the name of Jacob Ikner settled in Marion county SC, he is shown on the 1790 census.   I've also found reference to him in The Independent Republic Quarterly, see below.  This is the first Ikner I've found near Robeson Co; Marion Co is just across the state line.  On the 1880 census of Marion county is found James Ikner, more than likely a descendant of Jacob's, considering the rarity of the name. There is a Charity Ikenor born 1828, that I found from Marion Co that married Richard Snipes and her grandson Walter Snipes lived and died in Lumberton, Robeson Co NC.  Jacob Ikner's name appears to have been spelled Eykner originally according to some of the deeds.

The Independent Republic Quarterly  Vol. 23 No. 2; Spring 1989; pp 5-6

THE AYNOR MYSTERY

As a boy I was always asking older relatives and family acquaintances about who my great grandparents were and who my ancestors were and where they came from. My other question was always where did our town get it's name? I guess some of them probably thought I was an inquisitive pest with my constant questions.

The old people, and I have talked to a lot of old people some of them born as early as the 1870's, told me that it was always called the Aynor Tract, a family name associated with the land. It was platted as the Aynor Tract originally in 1905 containing 1,625 acres.

As I have stated in previous writings, I have always searched for some connection of a name spelled similarly or pronounced similarly, as it is an unusual name, but had previously failed to find anything. I had heard so many oral histories about the town that for a long time I had gone on an assumption made plausible by a tale told by the late Mr. Cordie Page about a Mary A(ynor) Lewis and a one eyed horse. I need to say here in regards to that story that I fully believe that Mary A. Lewis traded away her property for a one-eyed horse and saddle. Mr. Boyd Lewis affirmed this to me as a truthful story recounted to him by his father as a truthful story and I do not believe that Mr. Boyd Lewis was an untruthful man.

I still had no way to prove or disprove the story. I knew the town came from the upper end of the Aynor Tract. A tract, as previously stated, containing 1,625 acres platted in 1905. I knew that lots had been sold out of the tract as early as 1907, even before recording of D.M. Burroughs' 1911 Blueprint of the town. I knew the town had taken it's name from the tract, but how had the tract gotten the name Aynor?

My first hurdle was the transaction of the F.G. Burroughs- B.G. Collins Partnership to Burroughs and Collins Co. with their deed for 80,000 acres dated July 16, 1895 recorded in Deed Book DD at page 152. Now how do you trace 1,625 acres out of 80,000. Mr. James Booth at the Burroughs and Collins Co. had told me that this deed covered most everything. I worked a long time trying to get behind this deed to find out where the 1,625 acres had come to the F.G. Burroughs-B.G. Collins Partnership from. I never was able to come up with anything and still think that is probably impossible. I kept going back to the Burroughs and Collins Co. to get help from Mr. Booth and finally one day he came out with an old deed that had Aynor Tract penciled on the outside. It had been folded several times and had torn along the creases over the years. It was rather difficult to read due to age and condition. When I opened it and read it there was no mention of the Burroughs and Collins Co. or of the Aynor Tract. It was a deed from Sheriff A.H. Skipper to Solomon L. Moore dated 1870 for a tract the Sheriff had sold at an auction to settle the estate of the late Mr. Buck of the Buck and Beaty Partnership. I was puzzled that the Burroughs and Collins Co. was neither the grantee nor the grantor and decided to go to the courthouse and see if there was a a more legible copy and to see if I could find a derivation. When I got there and checked the cross index I found Solomon L. Moore had purchased five tracts on July 4, 1870 totaling 2,520 acres by deeds recorded in Deed Book P at pages 434-437 and that later on January 9, 1871 he had purchased six more tracts totaling 3,090 acres by deeds recorded in Deed Book P pages 504-507 and 510 and 511, all from Sheriff A.H. Skipper at Sheriff's sales, and all located in the area from Cool Springs to Galivants Ferry. I checked the direct index and found that Solomon L. Moore had sold a tract of 5,905 acres to the Burroughs and Collins Co. by his deed dated January 8, 1873 recorded in Deed Book R-1 at page 521. This tract was comprised of fifteen parcels, the eleven previous and four more, and all had some type of derivation on all of them. Two of the tracts had originally come from Jacob Eykner; his name was spelled two different ways. On the first tract it was spelled Eynner and on the second it was spelled correctly Eykner.

I then had to determine where these two properties were located. Through a long process of elimination comparing property descriptions I finally determined that the Buck and Beaty Partnership had previously owned the two Eykner tracts. I then went back to see where they had gotten them. I finally found that they had purchased a 2/3 undivided interest in a 634 acre tract, which the two were part of, from Sheriff W.I. Graham, individually. This deed was dated December 15, 1854 and is recorded in Deed Book N at page 366, but there was no mention of a derivation. I checked behind W.I. Graham and found he had purchased 634 acres individually from Ebenezer Skipper by his deed dated December 6, 1853 recorded in Deed Book N at page 365. It described the property as a plantation known as Cool Springs part of it being the Jacob Ikner lands. Here the name is spelled differently again, and this is the oldest deed that I find. I can find nothing behind this except the two original land grants to Jacob Eykner. The first is dated November 1, 1790 for 100 acres, later found to be 110 acres. The second is dated November 7, 1790 for 240 acres, later found to be 273 acres. I have checked the descriptions and have compared them to the 1905 plat and they comprise the lower 383 acres of the Aynor Tract after resurvey.
Children of Ralph Barlow and Miss Ikenor are:
5. UKNOWN DAUGHTER BARLOW 6. NANCY BARLOW, born c1790, and died after 1870.
Children of Ralph Barlow and second wife are:
SARAH BARLOW, apparently never married, died between 1870-80 (census records)
7. DAVID TAYLOR BARLOW, born c1810 in Robeson Co North Carolina, and died between between 1860-70 in Robeson Co North Carolina.
LEWIS BARLOW   Mary Barlow's genealogy shows he died before 1839, and had two children:  Elizabeth and Mary Jane Barlow
ELIAS BARLOW, apparently never married, died between 1870-1880 (census records)
 
3. WILLIAM BARLOW, JR ., son of William Barlow, was born c1765, and died 1816 or born c1760, and died c1830 (both records from Mary Barlow)

He married 1. ANNA NETHERCUT on October 01, 1785 in Duplin Co North Carolina (MI)     Bondsman: Stephen Broddy    Witness: W. Dickson

He married 2. FELEY 'PHOEBE' BATTON on June 28, 1803 in Robeson Co North Carolina (MI)
Robeson Co NC Marriage Records, 1799-1868, by Frances T. Ingmire of Athens, Georgia - Iberian Publishing Co, 1984
Mary Barlow writes:  Little is known about this William Barlow. He first appears in the Robeson Co North Carolina census of 1800 where he is listed as having one son under 16 years of age, one son under 10 years of age, and one daughter under 10 years of age. Our ancestor William Barlow who was born in 1796 could have been his son, but we have no proof of that. William Barlow and Anna Nethercut were married in Duplin Co North Carolina on October 01, 1785, and William Barlow is listed in the 1786 census of Duplin Co. (Duplin Co adjoins Robeson Co, and it was quite common for young men to cross county lines to seek a bride.)

In 1803 a William Barlow married Feley or Phebe Batten in Robeson Co. Perhaps his first wife died, and he remarried soon thereafter to have some one to look after his children. Phebe Barlow, possibly William's widow, is listed in the 1840 and 1850 census of Robeson County. We do not know what happened to William after 1803, but he may have moved to Clarke Co Alabama with his (assumed) brother Branson. A William Barlow is listed in the 1816 census of the Mississippi territory in Clarke Co Alabama. Since Branson Barlow, who was also listed, had a son named William, we are not sure which William is meant.  (Note from Susan: If the Branson Barlow genealogy is correct, and Branson's son Wm was born c1804, then this listing is most likely not his son)
1800 Robeson Co North Carolina
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William was not found in 1810, nor could I find him in any other record, not even the 1816 Mississippi Territory record mentioned by Mary Barlow.  The entire family seem to have disappeared until 1840 and 1850 when a Phebe Barlow is found in Robeson Co NC.  If William has died and Phebe is living with another family, perhaps an adult child or a married daughter, then we would not be able to identify her or children in those census records
1840 Robeson Co North Carolina
Phebe Barlow
1 f 70>80
1850 Robeson Co North Carolina Phebe Barlow
age 74, born in Virginia
Children of William Barlow and Anna Nethercut are: UNKNOWN MALE BARLOW
8. WILLIAM BARLOW, III, born c1796 in Robeson Co North Carolina UNKNOWN FEMALE BARLOW
 
4. MARSH / MASH / MARK BARLOW, son of William Barlow, probably died between 1830 and 1840.
1790 Robeson Co North Carolina
1 m  16>
1 m < 16
3 f all ages
1800 Robeson Co North Carolina
1 m  26>45
1 f  10>16
1 f  26>45
1810 Robeson Co North Carolina
2 m  0>10
1 m 45>
2 f  10>16
1 f  45>
1820 Robeson Co North Carolina
2 m  16>26
1 m 45>
 
1 f  45>
 
1830 Montgomery Co Georgia  
1 m 60<70
 
1 f 5<10
1 f 30<40
Deed Records of Robeson Co North Carolina, 1786-1865
Grantee
Grantor
Record
Instrument
Marsh Barlow
Alex Martin
B 332
Deed
Marsh Barlow
Jas & Archibald A Barlow
Q 255
Deed
Marsh Barlow
John Mallory
M 201
Deed
Will of Marsh Barlow, Robeson Co North Carolina, April 1813         Book Q page 255

Greetings, Know ye that I the said Marsh Barlow of the County of Robeson, State of NC Planter for and in consideration of the love, good will and affection which I have and do bear towards my loving sons James Barlow and Archibald Barlow of the same County and State have given and granted and by these do freely give and grant unto the said James Barlow and Archibald Barlow, their heirs, Executors or administrators all the sundry my goods and chattels Lands and tenemants which consists of one hundred acres of land, two head of horses, five head of cattle, and sixteen head of hogs, two bee gums, household furniture and farming utensils now being in the County of Robeson and State aforesaid of which before the signing of these presents I have delivered them, the said James Barlow and Archibald Barlow an inventory signed with my own hand and bearing even date to have and to hold goods and chattels lands and tenemants in the said County to them the said James and Archibald Barlow, thier heirs, Executors and administrators from henceforth as their property goods and chattels land, tenemants absolutely without any manner of condition. In belief whereof I have hereunto put my hand and seal the first day af April one thousand eight hundred and thirteen.

Marsh Barlow X
Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of us   Duncan McMillan    John McMillan

May term 1813
This bill or deed of gift was proved in open court by the oath of John McMillan and ordered to be registered.
J. MCZuren DC
Known children are from Marsh's will:
ARCHIBALD A. BARLOW  He was in Montgomery Co Georgia, 1830 and 1840, but must have died before 1850.  In 1830 Montgomery Co Georgia, he had 1 son and 1 daughter under 5, he and his wife between 30-40.  In 1840 Montgomery Co Georgia, he had a son 5<10, w sons 10<15, 1 daughter <5, 1 daughter 5<10, and 1 10<15, he and his wife, 30<40.  I was unable to locate them in 1850.  The entire family seems to have disappeared.  Perhaps they are all deceased, or they have moved away to another state.
JAMES BARLOW.  Perhaps he is the James B. Barlow who appeared in Marshall Co Mississippi in the 1850 census. DNA testing has proven him to be a close relative of this family, he having been born c1795 in North Carolina.   Click his name for more of that family. 
9. ELIAS M. BARLOW     He is not mentioned Marsh' will, but is shown to be a son in Mary Barlow's genealogy, she tells that Marsh had given him land earlier, though she did not give the source.    He was born c1798-99 in North Carolina, and died after 1870 in Montgomery Co Georgia. 
Generation 3
5.  UNKNOWN DAUGHTER BARLOW, daughter of Ralph Barlow, married MICHAEL COUNCIL c1803.  She died between 1840-50 in Robeson Co North Carolina, (C) burial on her father's plantation, Robeson Co North Carolina (Thomas Council Memoirs)   The son of Matthew Council and Sallie Wheeler, Michael was born in 1776, and died in 1866, Robeson Co North Carolina.
Information for this family provided by the Memoirs of Thomas Council, and from the research of Mark W. Smith

A portion of the sketch of the family history of Michael Council of Robeson Co North Carolina. Written by his son Thomas W. Council, Columbus, Indiana, February 12, 1868.  Contributed to Barlow Genealogy by Mark W. Smith, May 2005    Click here for the complete, very interesting story
My grandfather on my mother's side was named Barlow. No doubt he was of English descent. He married a lady by the name of Ikenon whose parents came from the Rhine and probably were of German descent. My grandmother on this side died when they had but two children, my mother being the eldest and quite young. My grandmother died of a form of dysentery. The Barlows were a low heavy-set hardy and industrious people. At least this was the character of my grandfather. Unfortunately he was addicted to drinking too much. He married again not long after my grandmother died and brought a step-mother into the family who tyrannized over my mother to such an extent that I have no doubt it led her to marry my father.

I shall not undertake to give history of my grandfather Barlow as I have never known where he came from, nor have I any clue to his ancestors. He was a man of some property and owned a great deal of land in this section of the country as well as slaves. By his last wife he had six children. He gave my mother a plantation when she married which was fully one-half covered by swamps and ponds. If there had been only one pond or one swamp it would have been more tolerable. This land was most difficult to clear and it was there my parents undertook life seemingly without forethought to rear their children who made their appearance rapidly until they numbered ten. I will here give their names as they were born. Solomon Barlow, Nancy, Cyrus, Thomas, Matthew, Margaret, Elizabeth, Jordan, Mary and John. All are living now with the exception of Cyrus who died about ten or twelve years of age. Jordan died at the age of nineteen with typhoid fever. Cyrus died with inflammatory rheumatism. John died in Alabama in 1863, and Matthew died in Indiana.
1840 Robeson Co North Carolina
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Children of Unknown Barlow and Michael Council are:
Upper Division, Robeson Co North Carolina
Enumerated 06 September 1850    pg 343     #440/440
Mike Council 74 Farmer $192
NC
Nancy Council 44    
NC
Elizabeth Council 35    
NC
Mary Council 24    
NC
John Council 22    
NC
10.  SOLOMON BARLOW COUNCIL , born on November 06, 1803 in Robeson Co North Carolina, and died March 29, 1884 in Sumter Co Georgia.
NANCY COUNCIL, born 1806 in Robeson Co North Carolina
From Thomas Council Memoirs:

Nancy did not acquire as much education. She was evenly balanced in mind and disposition. She was a mechanical genius. Industrious, patient, not excitable and if she had had proper training, I am of the opinion she would have made one of the excellent of the earth.
CYRYUS COUNCIL, born 1808 in Robeson Co North Carolina, and died with inflammatory rheumatism about ten or twelve years of age, c1818-20 in Robeson Co North Carolina
From Thomas Council Memoirs:

Cyrus, who died at about the age of ten years, was a heavy set boy and as finely developed physically as any boy of his age. What he would have been I am unable to say but I am inclined to think there would not have been any acute angles about him.
11. THOMAS WASHINGTON COUNCIL, born September 02, 1810 in Robeson Co North Carolina, and died 1881 in Marion Co Indiana.
12.  MATTHEW WILLIAM COUNCIL, born November 08, 1812 in Robeson Co North Carolina, and died April 28, 1854 in Indian Prairie, Clinton Co Indiana.
MARGARET COUNCIL
JORDAN COUNCIL, born after 1815 in Robeson Co North Carolina, and died c1834 at the age of nineteen with typhoid fever in Robeson Co North Carolina.
MARY COUNCIL, born 1826 in Robeson Co North Carolina.
 
6. NANCY BARLOW, daughter of Ralph Barlow, was born c1790, and died after 1870.

She married GILBERT 'WILEY' LANCASTER.   The son of Benjamin Lancaster and Sarah Gilbert, (Rootsweb) he was born c1786, and died between 1860-1870.
The name of Nancy's spouse from Mary Barlow, Susan BARLOW Holmes has done the census work to extract children as best possible.
1840 Robeson Co North Carolina
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Upper Division, Robeson Co North Carolina
Enumerated 06 September 1850    pg 343     #442/442
Wiley Lancaster 62 Farmer $175
NC
Nancy Lancaster 62    
NC
Sarah Lancaster 27    
NC
Nancy Lancaster 23    
NC
Robert Lancaster 21    
NC
Northern Division, Lumberton, Robeson Co North Carolina
Enumerated 04 July 1860  pg 426   #404/404
Wiley Lancaster 74 Farmer $175/125
NC
Nancy Lancaster 74    
NC
Right Council 25    
NC
Sarah Council 37    
NC
Nancy Council (Lancaster?) 33    
NC

Lumberbridge, Robeson Co North Carolina
Enumerated 08 July 1870  pg 84   #158/165
Nancy Lancaster 80 Farming $150
NC
Nancy J. Lancaster 42 House Keeping  
NC
Children from census records:
13.  JOHN D. LANCASTER, born c1820 in North Carolina.
14.  SARAH LANCASTER, born c1823 in North Carolina
NANCY J. LANCASTER, probably never married
15.  ROBERT LANCASTER, born c1825-30 in North Carolina
 
7.  DAVID TAYLOR BARLOW, son of Ralph Barlow, was born c1810 in Robeson Co North Carolina, and died between between 1860-70 in Robeson Co North Carolina.

He married MARGARET MCDONALD on August 26, 1844 in Robeson Co North Carolina (MI)
Robeson Co NC Marriage Records, 1799-1868, by Frances T. Ingmire Athens, Georgia Iberian Publishing Co, 1984
1840 Robeson Co North Carolina
1 m 30>40
1 m 40>50
2 f 30>40
1 f 40>50
Upper Division, Robeson Co North Carolina
Enumerated 06 September 1850  pg 344  #451/451
David Barlow 45 Farmer $450
NC
Margaret Barlow 38    
NC
John Barlow  3    
NC
Margaret Barlow  1 mo    
NC
Sarah Barlow 55    
NC
Mary Barlow 49    
NC
Elias Barlow 48    
NC
Rebecca Barlow 46    
NC
Northern Division, Lumberton, Robeson Co North Carolina
Enumerated 27 June 1860  pg 412  #176/176

David Barlow 55 Farmer $1500/700
NC
Margaret Barlow 50    
NC
John Barlow 14    
NC
Margaret Barlow 10    
NC
Elias Barlow 61    
NC
Sarah Barlow 76    
NC
Mary Barlow 65    
NC
Rebecca Barlow 58    
NC

Lumberbridge, Lumberton, Robeson Co North Carolina
Enumerated 06 July 1870  pg 82  #132/138
Elias Barlow 71 Farmer $500/325
NC
Sarah Barlow 75 At Home / No Occupation  
NC
Marry Barlow 73 At Home / No Occupation  
NC
Margaret Barlow 60 At Home / No Occupation  
NC

Lumberbridge, Robeson Co North Carolina
Enumerated 04 June 1880  pg 510   #67/67
Margaret Barlow 70 Keeping House
NC
SCOT
SCOT
Children of David and Margaret are:
16.  JOHN ALEXANDER BARLOW, born 1847 in Robeson Co North Carolina
MARGARET BARLOW, born c1850 in Robeson Co North Carolina (C)
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8.  WILLIAM BARLOW, III, son of William Barlow was born born c1796 in Robeson Co North Carolina, and died before 1870, probably in Montgomery Co Georgia.

He married 1. NANCY FERGUSON on February 24, 1829 in Robeson Co North Carolina (MB)

He married 2. ELIZABETH 'BETSY' WATSON COUEY, widow of John Couey, on August 10, 1850 in Montgomery Co Georgia.  (MB) She was born July 09, 1815, and died February 21, 1905, burial in Homerville, Clinch Co Georgia. (MB)
Mary  Barlow writes:


William Barlow was born about 1796 in Robeson County, North Carolina. The earliest record concerning this William shows that he married a Scottish girl, Nancy Ferguson, on February 24, 1829. In 1834 William and Nancy sold a male slave, age six, to Neill McQuilkin in Robeson County for $82.50. Many small farmers owned one or two slaves to help them plant and harvest their crops. A great depression struck North Carolina during the 1830's which might explain why William found it necessary to sell this young boy.

William Barlow and Nancy had three children: Sarah, Duncan, and Catherine. Evidently Nancy died soon after 1840, and William moved to Montgomery Co Georgia in 1842 where Marsh Barlow, probably his uncle, and Elias Barlow, perhaps a cousin, had settled earlier. Two of William's children, Sarah and Catherine, moved to Montgomery County and lived with John Forgusson or Ferguson, a relative of their mother's.  Duncan Barlow, the son, also moved to Montgomery County, although he was not listed in the 1850 census.

The state of Georgia had recently participated in the removal of the Cherokee and Creek Indians to the Western states, and their land was now available to the white settlers. However, the Indians had abandoned the land that would become Montgomery County years earlier. Some settlers had come to Montgomery County from other parts of Georgia, but the largest and most enduring settlement was the Highland Scots from Robeson County, North Carolina during the War of 1812 and for twenty years or more thereafter. William Barlow's marriage to a Scottish girl and his close ties with his Scottish neighbors in North Carolina probably influenced his decision to move to this area of Georgia.

By 1850 William Barlow was living on the land of Philip McSwain in Montgomery County and had met Elizabeth Watson Couey, the young widow of James Couey. They were married on August 10, 1850. Their children were William, Elias, John Thomas, and Mary. The elder William died before 1870, and his widow moved to Clinch Co Georgia, where she was listed as the head of the household in the 1870 census. Elizabeth, or Betsey as she was called, lived with her son William and his family in her later years. She died February 21, 1905, and is buried in the Homerville, Georgia City Cemetery.
1840 Robeson Co North Carolina
1 m 5 >10
1 m 30>40
1 f 0>5
1 f 10>15
1 f 30>40
393 Division, Montgomery Co Georgia
Enumerated  August 29, 1850 pg 87  #66/66
Philip McSwain 49 Farmer
NC
Elizabeth McSwain 48  
NC
Rachel McSwain 15  
GA
Flora McSwain 13  
GA
John McSwain 11  
GA
Hector McSwain  8  
GA
Roderick Murphey 26 Farmer
NC
Uriah Browning 39 Farmer
GA
Jane Browning 19  
GA
William Barlow 54  
NC
Elizabeth Barlow 32  
GA
William's daughter, Sarah is living with the Forguson/Ferguson family
District 51, Montgomery Co Georgia
Enumerated September 23, 1850   pg 97   #37/37
John Forguson 61 Farmer $400
NC
Mary Forguson 29    
SCOT
Isabell Forguson 29    
NC
Mary Forguson 20    
NC
Susan Forguson 17    
NC
Katherin Forguson 14    
NC
William Newmans 16 Farmer  
GA
Andrew Newmans 14    
GA
Pleasant Barton 16 Farmer  
GA
Sarah Barlow 19    
NC
I was unable to locate William in the 1860 census.  In 1870, Wm. is deceased and Elizabeth is head of household.
Homerville, Clinch Co Georgia
Enumerated  June 13, 1870   pg 143   #134/134
E. Barlow 60 Keeps House
NC
Wm Barlow 19 Works on Farm
GA
Elias Barlow 17 Works on Farm / At Home
GA
J.T. Barlow 14 At Home
GA
Mary Barlow 11 Works on Farm / At Home
GA
This appears to be the correct family, except why is she enumerated as Mary, and her age is incorrect as well.
Homerville, Clinch Co Georgia
Enumerated  June 11, 1880   pg 570   #118/126
Mary Barlow Head 62 Keeps House
GA
GA
GA
Elias Barlow Son 23 At Home / disabled
GA
GA
GA
Thomas Barlow Son 22 Works on Farm
GA
GA
GA
Mary Barlow Daughter 21 At Home
GA
GA
GA
In 1900, Elizabeth 'Betsey' is living with son, Duncan.
Children of William Barlow and Nancy Ferguson are:
SARAH BARLOW, born c1831 in Robeson Co North Carolina   Mary Barlow tells that she married Mr. BERGEN and had a daughter, Wylanta Bergen, who was raised by her brother, Duncan Barlow.   Sarah, still shown to be a Barlow, is living with Duncan and the Smith family in the 1860 census.  In 1870, 'Lanta', age 10, shown as a Barlow is living with Duncan and his wife.   1930, she is living with Baldy Barlow in Clinch Co Georgia.
17. DUNCAN BARLOW, born c1834, Robeson Co North Carolina, and died November 13, 1898 in Homerville, Clinch Co Georgia.
18. CATHERINE BARLOW, born 1837, Robeson Co North Carolina, and died 1867, Clinch Co Georgia
Children of William and Elizabeth are:
19. WILLIAM BARLOW IV, born November 27, 1850 in Montgomery Co Georgia, and died June 06, 1926 in Jacksonville, Duval Co Florida
ELIAS BARLOW, born 1853, baptized January 16, 1887 in Homerville Baptist Church, and died 1889.  He was a rheumatic cripple
MARY BARLOW, born 1859, and died in 1914.
20. JOHN THOMAS BARLOW, born January 1860 in Clinch Co Georgia, and died between 1910 and 1920.
 
 
9.  ELIAS M. BARLOW, thought to be a son of Marsh Barlow, was born c1798-99 in North Carolina, and died after 1870 in Montgomery Co Georgia. 

He married NANCY HERRING on December 31, 1825, Cumberland Co North Carolina. (MI)   The orginal record shows the marriage to have been between Elias Barlowe and Nancy Herringan. (South Carolina Genealogist)    Nancy was born in Scotland. (C)   She apparently died before 1875, as Elias is married 2) LUCREASY, and has a 15 year old daughter.
1830 Mongomery Co Georgia
1 m 0 > 05
1 m 30 < 40
1 f 0 < 05
1 f 30 < 40
1840 Montgomery Co Georgia
1 m 10 < 15
1 m 40 < 50
1 f 10 < 15
1 f 40 < 50
Though the 1840 census image shows only the two males in the household, the 2 females on the line above, I believe belong to this family. The census taker, I believe was off when he placed his marks.
393rd Dist, Montgomery Co Georgia
Enumerated 29 August 1850  pg 84-85   #21
Elias Barlow 52 Chairmaker $10
NC
Nancy Barlow 60    
SCOT

Seward PO, Montgomery Co Georgia
Enumerated 03 September 1860  pg 897   #276/276
Elias M. Barlow 61 Farmer $500/185
NC
Nancy Barlow 71    
SCOT
Lumber City , Montgomery Co Georgia
Enumerated 04 August 1870  pg 330    #365/365
Elias Barlow 65 Farmer $150/257
NC
Nancy Barlow 83    
SCOT
Elizabeth Clark 45 Keeps House  
SC
Ellen Clark 16    
GA
John W. Clark 11 Works on Farm  
GA
Samuel N. Clark  8 Works on Farm  
GA

Buckeye, Johnson Co Georgia
Enumerated 22 June 1880   pg 327   #324/326
Elias M. Barlow Head 81 Farm Laborer
NC
NC
NC
Lucreacy Barlow Wife 50 Keeping House
GA
NC
NC
Martha R. Barlow Daughter 15 Farm Laborer
GA
NC
GA
Known child of Elias Barlow and Nancy Herring is:
21. LACHLIN NEIL BARLOW, born 1826 in Georgia, and died October 01, 1864, a casualty of the Civil War, 20 Batt GA  CAL USA, burial in Mosely Cemetery, Montgomery Co Georgia.
FEMALE BARLOW, (probably) born c1825-30, name unknown [1830, 1840 C]
Child of Elias Barlow and Lucreasy is:
MARTHA R. BARLOW, born c1875
Generation 4
10.  SOLOMON BARLOW COUNCIL, born on November 06, 1803 in Robeson Co North Carolina, and died March 29, 1884 in Sumter Co Georgia. (MS)

He married MARY ELIZABETH BLUE on March 23, 1824 in Cumberland Co North Carolina. (MI)   Groom:  Solomon B. Council     Bride: Elizabeth Blue    Bond_Date: 23 Mar 1824   Bond #: 000031887    Level Info: North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868   Image  Num: 000731     County: Cumberland Record #: 01 068     Bondsman: Samuel Maults     Witness: Jno. Armstrong
From Thomas Council Memoirs:

Beginning with Solomon, the oldest, I shall as far as I am now able give the respective temperaments of the first five children. Solomon was possessed with a fine intellect. He could learn anything that he found in a book almost at sight, and if he had the opportunity, he would have made a very fine scholar. As it was, he managed to acquire a fair knowledge of the common branches of an education. He read well, was an excellent speller and wrote a nice hand. He was never proficient in English grammar, but was a splendid mathematician in most of the branches of that science. He was also a thorough and practical surveyor. He was always slow but sure. I do not mean that he was slow to comprehend and apprehend the sciences mentioned above, but in the performance or mechanical department, he was always slow. As for work, he inherited a cool philosophical indifference to it from father. Hence, what he did in that line was forced out of him with a distressing application. A more selfish man with a degree of education I never knew. He seemed not to have a particle of high-toned sentiment or affection for his species. When he was grown he was six feet high, and when fully developed weighed over two hundred pounds.
1840 Cumberland Co North Carolina
2 m
0<5
1 m
15<20
1 m
30<40
2 f
5>10
1 f
10 >15
1 f
15 >20
1 f
40>50
Dst 27, Sumter Co Georgia  
Enumerated 22 October 1850   #772/772      pg 200
Solomon Council 46 Farmer $1800
NC
Elizabeth Council 57    
NC
Sarah Council 16    
NC
George W. Council 13    
NC
Malcomb Council 11    
NC
A.B. Hudson 24 Laborer  
NC
Americus, Sumter Co Georgia
Enumerated 27 September 1860  #         pg 468
S.B. Council 56 Farmer $2000/2500
NC
Elizabeth Council 60 Keeps House  
NC
S.E. Council (Female) 25    
NC
Josephine Council   9    
GA
Mary Council  8    
GA
I believe Josephine and Mary are probably grandchildren
Americus, Sumter Co Georgia
Enumerated 02 September 1870   #406/406  pg 217
Solomon Council 67 Farmer $1400/800
NC
Elizabeth Council 71 Keeps House  
NC
I did not locate Solomon in an 1880 census
Children of Solomon Council and Elizabeth Blue are: (AC)
NANCY MARIAH COUNCIL married JAMES E. RICHARDS on April 15, 1850 in Sumter Co Georgia
MARY JANE COUNCIL, born January 09, 1825 in Cumberland Co North Carolina, and died September 25, 1889 in Sumter Co Georgia.
She married ELBERT OXFORD ANSLEY in 1846, Americus, Sumter Co Georgia
MARGARET ANN COUNCIL, born c1828 in Cumberland Co North Carolina.  She married GEORGE WASHINGTON ADAMS
GEORGE WASHINGTON COUNCIL, born October 09, 1836 in Cumberland Co North Carolina, and died December 17, 1900 in Sumter Co Georgia, burial in Americus City Cemetery, Americus, Sumter Co Georgia.
He married MARTHA CAROLINE BARWICK on October 02, 1867 in Sumter Co Georgia
MALCOMB BLUE COUNCIL, born June 26, 1838 in Cumberland Co North Carolina, and died May 12, 1900 in Sumter Co Georgia, burial in Oak Grove Cemetery, Sumter Co Georgia.  He married MARTHA MARIAH HARRIS on February 05, 1867.
SARAH ELIZABETH COUNCIL, born c1844
 
11. THOMAS WASHINGTON COUNCIL, born September 02, 1810 in Robeson Co North Carolina, and died 1881 in Marion Co Indiana. (AC)

He married ESTHER J . (C1850) / ESTER I. (C1860) / HESTER J. (C1870)
From Thomas Council Memoirs:

The next on the list, perhaps the most difficult to describe of any of them, was Thomas or Tom as he was called [the author]. He was a pale unhealthy child from the beginning and everyone had some remark to make about him. There were some very discordant elements in him. He inherited the quickness of action and industry of his mother. He was not so highly developed intellectually as some of the other boys. He had a spirit of great determination and persistence. Especially where physical ability was concerned. He was sympathetic to a fault; a notorious coward unless it was a case of desperation, then cowardice forsook him all together. He was as proud as Lucifer and very ambitious.
1840 Marion Co Inidana
1 m
0<5
1 m
5<10
1 m
20<30
2 f
0<5
1 f
5<10
1 f
20>30
1 f
60<70
Pike, Marion Co Indiana   
Enumerated 30 September 1850   #1243/1243  pg 425
Thomas W. Council 40 Farmer $600
NC
Esther J. Council 28    
NC
John J. Council 16    
NC
Thomas J. Council 14    
NC
Wayne, Marion Co Indiana
Enumerated 19 June 1860   #284/274   pg 666
Thomas W. Council 50 Merchant $4000/500
NC
Ester I. Council 48    
KY

Columbus, Bartholomew Co Indiana
Enumerated 18 June 1870   #151/154     pg 83
Thomas J. Council 33 Druggist $3300/6000
IN
Nancy J. Council 22 Keeps House  
IN
Charles L. Council  2    
IN
Thomas W. Council 60    
NC
Hester J. Council 58    
KY
Davud Barswell 34 Drug-Clerk  
BAVARIA
I did not locate them in an 1880 census
Children of Thomas Council and Esther are:
JOHN FRANKLIN COUNCIL, born April 27, 1834 in Marion Co Indiana, and died 1889 in Chattanooga, Hamilton Co Tennessee.
He married 1)  JULIA A. PETERS on April 25, 1857 in Augusta, Pike Co Indiana.
He married 2) ANNA M. SHAW on August 27, 1874 in Marion Co Indiana.
THOMAS JEFFERSON COUNCIL, born June 26, 1836 in Indiana, and died in 1879 in Indiana, and died 1879.
He married NANCY J. 'JENNIE' GRANTHAM on December 009, 1866 in Howard Co Indiana.
 
 
12.  MATTHEW WILLIAM COUNCIL, born November 08, 1812 in Robeson Co North Carolina, and died April 28, 1854 in Indian Prairie, Clinton Co Indiana. (AC)

He married 1)  LUCY SENOUR on December 16, 1837. The daughter of John Lemon Senour and Rhoda Wayman, she was born July 16, 1815 in Kentucky, and died May 28, 1853 in Indiana. (AC)
He married 2) MARY E. ABERNATHY on October 15, 1853 in Boone Co Indiana.  The daughter of Thomas Abernathy and Susannah, she was born c1829 in Indiana.  She married Abner Knott in 1862. (AC)
From Thomas Council Memoirs:

The next was your father [Mathew] who did not inherit a very robust constitution. He grew to be six feet three inches in height and was finely developed intellectually, although he never liked work. He never would do any work when there was a plausible excuse and often when there was not a plausible excuse. He was a great dunce in the beginning but soon outgrew that and astounded everyone with his power to learn. He had some combativeness about him and if he was ever afraid of anything I never knew it. His whole mind seemed to be set on books with a total indifference to anything else. He died in middle life from two causes. One was his weak constitution, which he could have overcome and the other to his indifference to the care of himself. So these two causes carried him to a premature grave. He had a strong memory and could memorize with the greatest ease any piece of composition. Mathematics seemed to be his favorite study. He excelled in English grammar and had a fine vocabulary and correct pronunciation. He finally attained proficiency in some of the languages mainly by his indomitable perseverance. He had a very small amount of sympathy for others.
I did not locate Matthew in an 1840 census
Washington, Hamilton Co Indiana  
Enumerated 16 August 1850    #277/277   pg 21
Matthew Council 37 Laborer $60
NC
Lucy Council 30    
KY
Milton Council 10    
IN
Jane  8    
IN
Austin Council  5    
IN
Jordan Council  3    
IN
Walter Council  1    
IN
Clinton, Boone Co Indiana
Enumerated 06 June 1860   #58/54     pg 808
Thos. Abernatha 60 Cabinetmaker $800/424
SC
Susannah Abernathy 67    
SC
Jesse Abernatha 25 Idiot  
IN
Mary E. Council 30   $150
IN
Matthew Council  5    
IN

Thorntown, Boone Co Indiana
Enumerated 27 June 1860
Samuel and Sarah Otterman family
Milton Council 18
IN

Sugar Creek, Boone Co Indiana
Enumerated 09 July 1860
Oliver J. and Melinda Sailor family
Jerdan Council 13
IN

Jackson, Clinton Co Indiana
Enumerated 09 June 1860
Nehemiah and Lena McKinsey family
Austin Council 15
IN

Jefferson, Boone Co Indiana
Enumerated 26 June 1860
James S. and Esther Taylor family
Jame Council (Jane) 18
IN
Walter Council 11
IN
Children of Matthew Council and Lucy Senour are:with Lucy: (AC)
MILTON COUNCIL, born July 27, 1849 in Eagleton, Hamilton Co Indiana, and died May 26, 1926 in Topeka, Shawnee Co Kansas, burial in Topeka Cemetery.
He married MARY JANE BELL on February 05, 1868 in Kirklin, Clinton Co Indiana.
JANE COUNCIL, born April 13, 1842 in Indiana, and died June 22, 1872.
She married JAMES M. SMITH on April 02, 1852 in Boone Co Indiana
AUSTIN COUNCIL, born February 04, 1845 in Indiana, and died July 11, 1871
JORDAN COUNCIL, born June 19, 1847 in Indiana, and died November 18, 1866
WALTER S. COUNCIL, born April 24, 1849 in Indiana, and died May 18, 1865 in Indianapolis, Marion Co Indiana
Child of Matthew Council and Mary Abernathy is:
MATTHEW W. COUNCIL, born in September 15, 1854 in Boone Co Indiana
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13. JOHN D. LANCASTER, born c1820 in North Carolina.   He lives next to them throughout the census records, thus I believe he is their son.

He married SARAH F. AUSLEY on October 01, 1848, Robeson Co North Carolina.  (MI)
Upper Division, Robeson Co North Carolina
Enumerated 06 September 1850  pg 343  #441/441
John Lancaster 30 Farmer $159
NC
Sarah Lancaster 23    
NC
Susannah Lancaster 11 mo    
NC
Amy Puff 40    
NC
North Division, Lumberton, Robeson Co North Carolina
Enumerated 04 July 1860   pg 426   #401/401
John Lancaster 44 Farmer $800/150
NC
S.F. Lancaster  (female) 34    
NC
S. Lancaster  (female) 10    
NC
N.E. Lancaster (female)  9    
NC
J.H. Lancaster (male)  6    
NC
S.M. Lancaster (female)  4    
NC
M.A.J.H. Lancaster (female)  2    
NC
C.M. White  (male) 22 Turpentine Laborer  
NC
I did not locate John and Sarah in 1870.  I find a John W. Lancaster in Pike Co Alabama, age 54, born in NC, but he has no wife, and only 2 children, ages 2 and  4 mo., born in Alabama...thus I do not think it is the same John.  Again, I could not locate them in 1880.
Children of John Lancaster and Sarah Ausley are:
SUSANNAH LANCASTER.  Perhaps Susannah A. Lancaster married Joseph D. Fisher on September 26, 1867 in Robeson Co North Carolina (MI) or married John Fisher on September 21, 1867 in Robeson Co North Carolina (AC)
N.E. LANCASTER (female) Perhaps Nancy E. Lancaster married James A. Council on December 04, 1870 in Robeson Co North Carolina
S.M. LANCASTER (female) Perhaps Sarah M. Lancaster married Lloyd H. Beardo on June 14, 1877 in Robeson Co North Carolina (MI)
J.H. LANCASTER (male) M.A.J.H. LANCASTER (female)
 
14.  SARAH LANCASTER, daughter of Gilbert Lancaster and Nancy Barlow, married OBEDIAH WRIGHT COUNCIL on 04 January 1860 in Richmond Co North Carolina. (MI)  Note from W. Taylor:  Obediah was the son of Isham Council, youngest brother of Michael Council.
I feel confident that the Right and Sarah Council living with Wiley and Nancy Lancaster in 1860 are this couple, despite the fact that it shows Sarah 12 years senior to Wright
Rockfish, Cumberland Co North Carolina 
Enumerated 12 September 1870   #485/492   pg 70
Obed Council 40 Farmer $1200/450
NC
Sarah Council 39 Keeps House  
NC
George Council  9    
NC
Hollow, Blade Co North Carolina 
Enumerated 10-11 June 1880   #97/94   pg 388
O.W. Council Head 51 Carpenter
NC
Sarah Council Wife 43 Keeps House
NC
G.R. Council Son 19 Wagon-Driver
NC
N.M. Lancaster Sister 45 No Occupation
NC
Liddy Rafford (bl) Servant 13 Farm-hand
NC
Child of Sarah Lancaster and Obediah Council is: GEORGE R. COUNCIL (perhaps George Wright)
 
15. ROBERT LANCASTER , born c1825-30 in North Carolina, and died after 1880.

He married SARAH JOHNSON on February 25, 1856 in Robeson Co North Carolina.  (MI)    She was born June 1827 in North Carolina, (C) and died after 1900
North Division, Lumberton, Robeson Co North Carolina
Enumerated 04 July 1860   pg 426   #403/403
Robert Lancaster 35 Farmer $160/100
NC
Sarah Lancaster 35    
NC
W. Lancaster  (male)  4    
NC
Frances Lancaster  2    
NC
Lumberbridge, Robeson Co North Carolina
Enumerated 08 July 1870   pg 84   #157/164
Robt. Lancaster 40 Farmer $400/30
NC
Sarah Lancaster 40 Housekeeping  
NC
William Lancaster  12 At School  
NC
Frances J. Lancaster 11 At School  
NC
Catherine Lancaster  9 At Home  
NC
Robt D. Lancaster  7 At Home  
NC
Mary A. Lancaster  5 At Home  
NC
Augustus Lancaster  3 At Home  
NC
Malcom Lancaster  5 mo At Home  
NC

Lumberbridge, Robeson Co North Carolina
Enumerated   12 June 1880    pg 516     #210/210
Robert Lancaster 50 Farmer
NC
NC
NC
Sarah Lancaster 52 Keeps House
NC
NC
NC
William S. Lancaster  23 Works in Turpentine
NC
NC
NC
Catherine Lancaster 19 At Home
NC
NC
NC
Robert Lancaster 15 Works on Farm
NC
NC
NC
Mary Lancaster 13 At Home
NC
NC
NC
Gus Lancaster 11 Works on Farm
NC
NC
NC
Aby Lancaster  9  
NC
NC
NC
In 1900, 72 year old Sarah lives with Ibby J. and his family
Children of Robert Lancaster and Sarah Ausley are:
22. WILLIAM SCOTT LANCASTER, born March 1860 in North Carolina
FRANCES J. LANCASTER married JOHN MCMILLAN on January 01, 1879 in Robeson Co North Carolina, (MI) and perhaps:  F.J. Lancaster (female) married R.A. Edwards on December 25, 1887 in Robeson Co North Carolina (MI)
CATHERINE LANCASTER
23. ROBERT D. LANCASTER, born September 1864 in North Carolina
MARY A. LANCASTER  married E.J. GRAHAM on February 11, 1886 in Robeson Co North Carolina. (MI, AC)
AUGUSTUS 'GUS' F. LANCASTER  married STELLA BEARD on December 12, 1895 in Robeson Co North Carolina (MI).  He is deceased by 1900, at which time Stella lives next door to Ibby and Robert D., and is a 26 year old widow with no children, her birth is June 1873 in North Carolina.  1900 Robeson Co North Carolina
MALCOM LANCASTER may have died young
24. IBBY JACKSON LANCASTER, born February 1870 in North Carolina
 
 
16. JOHN ALEXANDER BARLOW, son of David Taylor Barlow and Margaret McDonald, was born c1847 in Robeson Co North Carolina, and died between 1895-1900 in Robeson Co North Carolina

He married MARY C. PRICE on November 23, 1876 in Robeson Co North Carolina.(MI)  She was born c1854, and died January 16, 1932 in Robeson Co North Carolina. (DI)
Lumber Bridge, Robeson Co North Carolina
Enumerated   June 04, 1880   pg 510  #69/69
John A. Barlow Head 33 Farmer
NC
NC
NC
Mary C. Barlow Wife 25 Keeps House
NC
NC
NC
Mary A. Barlow Daughter  1  
NC
NC
NC

Lumber Bridge, Prct 1, Robeson Co North Carolina
Enumerated 05 June 1900   pg 320   #57/59
Mary C. Barlow Head / Widow August 1833 46
NC
NC
NC
Sandy Barlow Son September 1881 19
NC
NC
NC
John Barlow Son December 1885 16
NC
NC
NC
Daniel J. Barlow Son July 1887 12
NC
NC
NC
Lula M. Barlow Daughter October? 1889 10
NC
NC
NC
Joseph S. Barlow Son June 1892  7
NC
NC
NC
Bessie Barlow Daughter March 1895  5
NC
NC
NC
Lumber Bridge, Robeson Co North Carolina
Enumerated 16 April 1910   pg 174   #21/21
8 children born, 6 living
Mary C. Barlow Head / Widow 8 children born / 6 living 56
NC
NC
NC
Dan Barlow Son   22
NC
NC
NC
Joe Barlow Son   17
NC
NC
NC
Bessie Barlow Daughter   15
NC
NC
NC

Lumber Bridge, Robeson Co North Carolina
Enumerated 22 January 1920   pg 171    FM 68/69
Mary C. Barlow  / Widow Head 66
NC
NC
NC
Bessie Barlow Daughter 25
NC
NC
NC

Lumber Bridge, Robeson Co North Carolina
Enumerated 18 April 1930   #    pg 9 
Mary C. Barlow Head 75
NC
NC
NC
Bessie G. Barlow Daughter 34
NC
NC
NC
Children of John Barlow and Mary Price are:
MARY A. BARLOW, born c1879 in North Carolina
25.  DAVID ALEXANDER 'SANDY' BARLOW, born September 1881 in North Carolina (C), and died April 28, 1951 Cumberland Co North Carolina (DI)
26. JOHN FRANK BARLOW, born December 09, 1883 (WWI Draft Reg) in Robeson Co North Carolina, and died November 03, 1946 in Robeson Co North Carolina (DI)
27.  DANIEL JASPER 'DAN' BARLOW, born July 1887 in North Carolina, (C) and died March 02, 1958 in Robeson Co North Carolina (DI)
LULA M. BARLOW, born October 1889 in North Carolina
28. JOSEPH STACY 'JOE' BARLOW, born June 1892 in North Carolina (C), and died May 27, 1944 in Robeson Co North Carolina (DI)
BESSIE G. BARLOW, born March 20, 1895 in North Carolina, and died April 16, 1988 in Cumberland Co North Carolina. (SSDI)   She did not marry
 
17. DUNCAN BARLOW, son of William Barlow and Nancy Ferguson, was born c1834, Robeson Co North Carolina, and died November 13, 1898 in Homerville, Clinch Co Georgia. (MB)

He married MARY 'POLLY' SMITH in 1861, Clinch Co Georgia, daughter of Christopher Jackson Smith.  She was born December 07, 1839, and died February 09, 1918 in Homerville, Clinch Co Georgia  (MB)
In 1842, Duncan removed to Montgomery Co Georgia, and then in 1859, to Clinch Co Georgia.
They were members of Pine Grove Methodist Church in Clinch Co Georgia. where Duncan served as a steward, and for several years as Sunday School superintendent.  They were later members of the Homerville Methodist Church. (MB)
Homerville, Clinch Co Georgia
Enumerated  June 24, 1860  pg 181  #208/175
Duncan Barlow 26 Peddler $700
NC
Sarah Barlow  (sister?) 29    
NC
Mary Smith 21    
NC
Martha Smith  7    
NC
Jackson Smith  1    
NC
Homerville, Clinch Co Georgia
Enumerated  June 13, 1870  pg 143   #134/134
D. Barlow 35 Farmer $550/450
NC
Mary Barlow 29 Keeps House  
GA
Lucy Barlow  7 At Home  
GA
Catherine Barlow  5 At Home  
GA
S. Barlow  (female) (Sophalia)  1 At Home  
GA
G.S. Barlow (male) (Darley) 15 Works on Farm  
GA
Lucius Barlow (Darley) 10 At Home  
GA
Lanta Barlow (Bergen) (niece) 10 At Home  
GA
2 children should be named Darley, as they are children of Catherine Barlow and James Darley.  Lanta is the daughter of sister, Sarah Barlow Bergen
Homerville, Clinch Co Georgia
Enumerated June 07, 1880    pg 568   #74/79
Duncan Barlow Head 50 Farmer
GA
GA
GA
Mary Barlow Wife 43 Keeps House
GA
GA
GA
Lucy Barlow Daughter 15  
GA
GA
GA
Catherine Barlow Daughter 13  
GA
GA
GA
Sofala Barlow Daughter 11  
GA
GA
GA
Amanda Barlow Daughter  9  
GA
GA
GA
Baldy Barlow Son  7  
GA
GA
GA
Louisa Barlow Daughter  3  
GA
GA
GA
Sidney Darling Servant 24 Servant
GA
GA
GA
Sidney Darling / Darley, son of Duncan's sister, Catherine.
1224 Militia District, Clinch Co Georgia
Enumerated 05 June 1900   pg 207   #71/71
Polly borned 11 children, 8 living
Baldy Barlow Head October 1875 24
GA
GA
GA
Polly Barlow Mother / widow May 1849 51
GA
GA
GA
Roxie Barlow Sister July 1884 15
GA
GA
GA
Polly, age 63, is living with her son, Baldy in 1910, her age 63, she is widowed.
Children of Duncan Barlow and Polly Smith are:  (MB)
29. LEACY BARLOW, born September 25, 1863 in Clinch Co Georgia. (MB)
CATHERINE BARLOW, born February 20, 1864 in Clinch Co Georgia.
She married GEORGE W. NEWBORN, JR. on November 09, 1882  (MB)
SOPHALIA BARLOW, born January 02, 1869 in Clinch Co Georgia, and died July 11, 1915.
She married J. SOUTHERN HAGINS on September 18, 1898  (MB)
AMANDA BARLOW, born October 12, 1873 in Clinch Co Georgia.  She married SOUTHERN CADY.  (MB)   I find in 1900, Coffee Co Georgia, a Sherman R. Cady, born August 1866, married to Amanda, her birthdate though is June 1871.  They have children:  Henry A., Eva, and Charlie A.  Have been married 11 years, 4 children born, 3 living.  Are these the same? (SBH)
30. BALDY W. BARLOW, born October 12, 1875 in Clinch Co Georgia, and died July 23, 1934 in Homerville, Clinch Co Georgia. (MB)  23 June 1934, Clinch, DC #223190 (DI)
LULA BARLOW, born April 03, 1877 in Clinch Co Georgia, and died December 10, 1940 in Homerville, Clinch Co Georgia.   She married WILLIAM H. SMITH on June 11, 1896. (MB)
ROXIE HADDOCK 'SCRAP' BARLOW, born July 27, 1885 in Clinch Co Georgia, and died August 07, 1949 in Baldwin Co Florida. (MB)
Grphics by Rhio
 
18. CATHERINE BARLOW, daughter of William Barlow and Nancy Ferguson, was born 1837, Robeson Co North Carolina, and died 1867, Clinch Co Georgia, burial in an abandoned burial ground near the Midway School House in Clinch Co Georgia. (MB)

She married JAMES HENRY DARLEY on March 09, 1854 in Montgomery Co Georgia.  He was born 1831 in Montgomery or Emanuel Co Georgia, and died in 1863 while in service of the Confederate Army.  (MB)
Children of Catherine Barlow and James Darley are:
Southern Dst, Clinch Co Georgia
Enumerated 20 June 1860    #261/225   pg 189
James H. Darly 29 Farmer
GA
Catherine Darly 23  
NC
George S. Darly  5  
GA
Susannah Darly  3  
GA
James L. Darly  8mo  
GA
GEORGE SIDNEY DARLEY, born 1855.  (living with Duncan in 1870-80)
He married LUCINDA CORNELIUS  (MB)
SUSANNAH DARLEY, born 1857   (Where is she in 1870?)
JAMES LUCIUS DARLEY, born 1859. (living with Duncan in 1870)
He married MINNIE SMITH on October 12, 1889. (MB)
AMANDA DARLEY, born 1863.  (Where is she in 1870?)
She married RAIFORD BENNETT (MB)  
 
19. WILLIAM BARLOW IV, son of William Barlow and Elizabeth Couey, was born November 27, 1850 in Montgomery Co Georgia, and died June 06, 1926 in Jacksonville, Duval Co Florida, burial in Homerville City Cemetery, Homerville, Clinch Co Georgia. (MB)

He married 1.)  VICTORIA O'QUINN on January 14, 1875.  The daughter of Sila O'Quin, she was born December 15, 1853, and died August 14, 1887, burial in Homerville City Cemetery, Homerville, Clinch Co Georgia. (MB)

He married 2.)  MARY ARNOLD on January 08, 1888 in Homerville, Clinch Co Georgia.  The daughter of Needham Arnold and Harriet Sutton, she was born March 22, 1862, and died August 22, 1924 in Homerville, Clinch Co Georgia, burial in Homerville City Cemetery, Homerville, Clinch Co Georgia. (MB)  Death Certificate 35586-F
Mary Barlow writes:

William Barlow, father of Needham Arnold Barlow, Sr., was born in Montgomery County, Georgia on November 27, 1850, the son of William Barlow and Elizabeth Watson Couey Barlow. His father died while he was a teen-ager, and he and his mother, brothers, and sisters moved to Clinch County about 1865. He is listed in the 1870 census of Clinch County as a member of the household of his mother, Elizabeth Barlow.

He first married Victoria O'Quin, daughter of David O'Quin, who was sheriff of Clinch County from 1854 to 1856. Their children were Claude, Guilford Byrd, Newton, and Matilda. Victoria died on August 14, 1887 shortly after the birth of Matilda and is buried in the Homerville city cemetery.

William's second wife was Mary Arnold, daughter of Needham Arnold of the nearby community of Millwood in Ware County. It is said that that he rode over to visit her and proposed that they get married as soon as possible since he needed someone to look after his four young'uns. Their union produced seven children: Hattie, Waver, Lizzie, Tom Watson, Lurena, Needham Arnold, and Inez.

William Barlow was a farmer and also a Baptist preacher, serving the Magnolia and Bethel churches in Clinch County as well as several other churches. His granddaughter Lois Thornton says that her mother, Hattie Barlow, would ride in the buggy with him when he went to preach at a Baptist church in Pearson. They would leave early Saturday morning to arrive in Pearson in time for him to preach on Saturday night. He would preach again at the Sunday morning and evening services and then go back home in the buggy, arriving in the early hours of the morning. It is said that he could preach eloquently on Sunday and raise hell on Monday. One of the older citizens of Homerville remembers that the members of William's church would furnish home made wine for the communion service, and William would drink up all the leftover wine after the service.

He was active in the community as a member of the Masons and as a politician. He was a dedicated supporter of the Populist party and even named a son after the party's founder, Tom Watson. He was the Populist party candidate for office several times but was defeated by his Democratic opponents. In 1920 William was elected county commissioner as a Democrat from the Magnolia district of Clinch County and served in that capacity until January 1, 1925.

Like many of his contemporaries, William Barlow had little faith in doctors, probably with good reason, and instead relied on home remedies. When his wife, Mary, developed a sore on her heel, they tried all of the usual home remedies with no success. Finally her sons took matters into their own hands and called old Dr. Culpepper to take a look at her. While her sons held her to keep her still, Dr. Culpepper tried to cut the sore off, using no anesthetic. Of course she screamed and cried pitifully, and the boys kept repeating, "He's murdering her up!" The sore was evidently cancerous and soon spread. She died on August 22, 1924 and was buried in the Homerville city cemetery.

William had a stroke soon afterward and was partially paralyzed on his right side. He sold his land in Clinch County to his son Waver J. Barlow and F. L. Saunders. He then went to live in Jacksonville, Florida with some of his children. He died on June 6, 1926 at the home of his son, G.B. Barlow, and is buried in the Homerville city cemetery between his two wives.

William Barlow was evidently a tough, tyrannical father, but he must have had many good qualities that earned him the respect of his children and his fellow citizens. He was known as "Uncle Bill" to members of the community who would come to him for a little loan to pay for seed or to get their teeth fixed.    He was often called upon to make speeches at schools and churches in the area.   His daughter Hattie thought that the sun rose and set in "Pa".  When daughter Lorena's beau Sam Smith called and asked to speak to the best looking person in the house, Lorena replied, "Well, that would be Pa." He worked hard and provided well for his large family and taught them to do the same.
Clinch County News, Friday, June 11, 1926        Original newspaper in the files of Lois Thornton, granddaughter of Wm. Barlow, transcribed by Mary Barlow

Death of Hon. Wm. Barlow

Hon. William Barlow, old and well-known citizen of Clinch county, died at the home of his son G.B. Barlow in Jacksonville, Fla. last Sunday following a sudden paralytic stroke. He had suffered a previous stroke a couple of years ago which deprived him of the use of his right arm and he almost lost the use of the right leg.

The remains were brought by hearse from Jacksonville and buried in the Homerville cemetery Tuesday at noon. Rev. W. L. Sweat, Congregational Methodist minister of Waycross, conducted the funeral exercises. After he concluded, the local lodge of Masons took the body and deposited it in the grave after which they had the usual Masonic ceremonies. The deceased was a member of the Masons having joined them in 1889.

Mr. Barlow was born in Lazarus county, (error), in December, 1850. He came to Clinch county with other members of his family sometime about 1865 and spent the remainder of his life here. Early in life he was baptized and united with the old Magnolia Baptist church, by which he was ordained to the ministry about 1890. He served Magnolia church and Bethel church and several other churches for some time.

About 1875 he was married to Victoria, daughter of Hon. David O'Quin and wife of Magnolia, and to them were born four children who are living, viz: Mrs. Matilda Craps of Camak, Co., G. B., and Claude L. Barlow of Jacksonville, and Newton Barlow of Augusta. The first wife died about 1890 and Mr. Barlow married a Miss Arnold of near Millwood, Ware county, and to them were born: Hattie, who married John M. Chancy, Jacksonville, Fla.; Waver J. Barlow of Atkinson, Ga.; Lizzie, who married Nolan L. Capps; Thomas Watson Barlow; Needham Barlow; Inez, who married Leonard Booth; and Lorena who married Samuel A. Smith, Homerville, route two. About two years ago Mrs. Barlow died and since then "Uncle Bill" has been living about with his children.

When the Populist party was formed in Clinch in the early nineties Mr. Barlow espoused its cause and became one of its foremost leaders in this county. He was their candidate for county office three or four times, and the last time being in 1900 when he was defeated by his Democratic opponent, Hon. S. L. Drawdy. Although the party fell through and became disrupted, Mr. Barlow always continued an ardent admirer of the late Senator Thomas E. Watson, reading his papers for years.

In 1920 Mr. Barlow was elected county commissioner from the DuPont-Magnolia district, defeating a field of three others. He served his term 1921 to Jan. 1, 1925, with unanswering faith to the course of right as he saw it, always positive in his stands and fair in his decisions. During his term as commissioner, he advocated better schools and better roads along with economy in government.

Mr. Barlow lived in the Magnolia district from 1882 to a little over a year ago when he sold out his holdings there to his son W.J. Barlow and F. L. Saunders. His home on the public road down there, was known to all as a place to stop in and partake of "Uncle Bill's" hospitality. On seemingly very poor land he always made good crops. By close attention to his business affairs and always being economical, he amassed a very nice competence in life so it is said.
Magnolia, Clinch Co Georgia
Enumerated    June 11, 1880    pg 542  #115/123
William Barlow Head 29 Farmer
GA
NC
GA
Victora C. Barlow Wife 24 Keeps House
GA
GA
GA
Newton D. Barlow Son  5  
GA
GA
GA
Claud L. Barlow Son  2  
GA
GA
GA

970 Militia District, Clinch Co Georgia
Enumerated 22 June 1900   pg 220   #315/326
Married 13 years 7 children born, 5 living
Wm. Barlow Head December 1850 49
GA
NC
GA
Mary Barlow Wife March 1860 40
GA
GA
GA
Byrd Barlow Son November 1880 19
GA
GA
GA
Matilda Barlow Daughter September 1884 15
GA
GA
GA
Hattie Barlow  Daughter February 1889 11
GA
GA
GA
Waver Barlow Son October 1892  7
GA
GA
GA
Lizzie Barlow Daughter March 1895  5
GA
GA
GA
Louis / Tom? Watson Son July 1898  2
GA
GA
GA
Lorena Barlow Daughter December 1899  8 mo
GA
GA
GA
Betsey Barlow  / widow Mother July 1817 82
GA
GA
GA

970 Militia District, Clinch Co Georgia
Enumerated 22 June 1900   pg 220   #315/326
Married 13 years 7 children born, 5 living
Wm. Barlow Head December 1850 49
GA
NC
GA
Mary Barlow Wife March 1860 40
GA
GA
GA
Byrd Barlow Son November 1880 19
GA
GA
GA
Matilda Barlow Daughter September 1884 15
GA
GA
GA
Hattie Barlow  Daughter February 1889 11
GA
GA
GA
Waver Barlow Son October 1892  7
GA
GA
GA
Lizzie Barlow Daughter March 1895  5
GA
GA
GA
Louis / Tom ?Watson Son July 1898  2
GA
GA
GA
Lorena Barlow Daughter December 1899  8 mo
GA
GA
GA
Betsey Barlow  / widow Mother July 1817 82
GA
GA
GA

910 Militia District, Clinch Co Georgia
Enumerated 15 April 1910   pg 206   #6/6
Married 22 years Mary borned 9 children, 7 living
William Barlow Head 60
GA
SCOT
GA
Mary Barlow Wife 50
GA
GA
GA
Hattie Barlow Daughter 20
GA
GA
GA
Waver Barlow Son 17
GA
GA
GA
Lizzie Barlow Daughter 15
GA
GA
GA
Thomas W. Barlow Son 12
GA
GA
GA
Lurena Barlow Daughter 10
GA
GA
GA
Needham Barlow Son  8
GA
GA
GA
Inez Barlow Daughter  6
GA
GA
GA

970 Militia District, Magnolia, Clinch Co Georgia
Enumerated 09 January 1920   pg 20    #140/141
William Barlow Head 71
GA
US
US
Mary Barlow Wife 60
GA
GA
GA
Thomas W. Barlow Son 22
GA
GA
GA
Lurany Barlow Daughter 21
GA
GA
GA
Needham Barlow Son 18
GA
GA
GA
Inez Barlow Daughter 15
GA
GA
GA

Waver, the oldest of the Barlow boys, served in World War I and tried unsuccessfully to convince his half-brother Newt to join the army also. Evidently Newt was not as anxious to do his patriotic duty and hid in the woods from Waver. It is said that the bad feeling between the two was so intense that they both carried guns in case they should need to defend themselves against one another.

After returning from the war, Waver married Lois James, a pretty school teacher from Atkinson County. Waver was known as a hard working and aggressive businessman and soon owned part interest in the Homerville Telephone Company. Mr. Smith remembers watching Waver single-handedly dig holes, set the telephone poles in the ground, and then climb them to string the wire from Homerville to Fargo. Waver also had the first automobile in Homerville and made extra money by using it as a taxi. He later became a prominent business man in Coffee County, where he owned thousands of acres of timber and tobacco land. He also had part interest in the Barlow - Strickland Freezer Locker Plant and the John Deere dealership in Douglas. He was elected mayor of Douglas, and his picture is displayed in the city hall.

Although Waver and Lois never had children of their own, they raised Lois' niece Ruel James after her mother died. They were very generous towards their many nieces and nephews and enabled many of them to attend college who would not have been able to go without the financial assistance of their kind uncle and aunt.
Wm Barlow Family
William Barlow Family at home in Homerville, Georgia about 1907

Front Row -- Waver; Lizzie; Lurena; Claude; Hattie; Bert; Bert's wife, Lizzie Ferdon; Newt; Newt's wife, Carrie Aspinwall
Back Row -- Unknown man, Tom Watson, William Barlow, Inez, Mary Arnold Barlow, Needham
Children of William Barlow and Victoria O'Quinn are:
31. DAVID NEWTON 'NEWT' BARLOW, born January 12, 1876
32.  CLAUDE L. BARLOW, born October 05, 1878
33.  GUILFORD BURTON BARLOW, born October 23, 1880, and died June 08, 1944 in Duval Co Florida
W.S. BARLOW, born July 22, 1883, and died September 22, 1883
34.  NANCY MATILDA BARLOW, born September 28, 1884, and died March 20, 1932 in Effingham Co Georgia
HARDY A. BARLOW, born May 31, 1887, and died in 1887
Children of William Barlow and Mary Arnold are:
35.  HARRIET 'HATTIE' BARLOW, born October 12, 1889, and died May 13, 1975
WAVER J. BARLOW, born October 26, 1892 in Clinch Co Georgia, and died July 24, 1968 in Coffee Co Georgia, DC #021447 (DI)
He married LOIS JAMES on August 08, 1920 in Homerville, Clinch Co Georgia.  She was born July 27, 1898 in Clinch Co Georgia, and died May 11, 1990 in Sandestin, Walton Co Florida.  Both are buried in Douglas, Coffee Co Georgia City Cemetery.
Waver J. Barlow
36. ELIZABETH 'LIZZIE' BARLOW, born March 23, 1895 in Clinch Co Georgia, and died 03 March 1978 in Augusta, Richmond Co Georgia.
37. THOMAS WATSON 'TOM' BARLOW, born July 15, 1897, and died July 21, 1973 in Evans Co Georgia.
38. LURENA BARLOW, born December 03, 1898, and died February 17, 1986.
39. NEEDHAM ARNOLD BARLOW, born January 19, 1901 in Homerville, Clinch Co Georgia, and died December 02, 1982 in Kingsland, Camden Co Georgia    DC# 040702
40. EUNICE INEZ BARLOW, born August 14, 1904 in Homerville, Clinch Co Georgia, and died November 13, 1965 in Homerville, Clinch Co Georgia.
The Barlow Boys:  Waver, Tom, and Needham

The Barlow boys liked to "frolic," were known to take a little nip, and liked the pretty women. So says A. C. Smith, who at ninety-one years old still remembers frolicking with Waver, Tom, and Needham in Clinch Co Georgia. Mr. Smith often accompanied one or more of the Barlow boys when they went to a gathering of young people, where they danced to the music of a fiddler, played games, and tried to impress the girls with their good looks and Barlow charm.
 
20. JOHN THOMAS BARLOW, son of William Barlow and Elizabeth Couey, was born January 1860 in Clinch Co Georgia, and died between 1910 and 1920. (C)

He married ELIZA JANE NICHOLS on July 09, 1891 in Homerville, Clinch Co Georgia. (MB)  She was born February 1855, and died after 1920.     According to the 1910 census, John was Eliza's second marriage. (C)
1224 Militia District, Clinch Co Georgia
Enumerated 01 June 1900   pg 204  #5/5
Married 10 years   4 children born, 3 living
J.T. Barlow Head January 1860 40
GA
GA
GA
Jane Barlow Wife February 1855 45
GA
GA
GA
Elias S. Barlow Son February 1893  7
GA
GA
GA
John A. Barlow Son July 1894  5
GA
GA
GA
1224 Militia District, Clinch Co Georgia
Enumerated 20 April 1910   pg 260   #1/1
Married 17 years   Eliza has borned 4 children, 3 living
J. Thomas Barlow Head 50
GA
GA
GA
Eliza Jane Barlow Wife 54
GA
GA
GA
Sidney L. Barlow Son 16
GA
SC
SC
John A. Barlow Son 14
GA
GA
GA
In 1920 Clinch Co Georgia, Eliza Jane is living with nephew, Baldy W. Barlow.  L. Sidney, age 24, and John A., age 23 are both heads of their own households, both living alone in Clinch Co Georgia.
Children of John and Eliza are:
LELAND SIDNEY BARLOW, born February 16, 1893, (WWI) and died March 06, 1948 in Clinch Co Georgia, DC #5085. (DI)
JOHN A. BARLOW, born July 1894    I did not locate him after 1920.
 
21. LACHLIN NEIL BARLOW, son of Elias M. Barlow and Nancy Herring, was born 1826 in Georgia, and died October 01, 1864, Cumming, Forsyth Co Georgia, a casualty of the Civil War, 20 Batt GA CAL USA, burial in Moseley Cemetery, Montgomery Co Georgia. (CR)     Some military records show his name spelled as Barlough

He married ELIZABETH MCMILLAN 'ELIZA' OLIVE / OLIVER on May 08, 1848 in Montgomery Co Georgia.  She was born March 15, 1828, and died January 03, 1914, burial in Moseley Cemetery, Montgomery Co Georgia.
393 District, Montgomery Co Georgia
Enumerated August 31, 1850    pg 86   #47
Neill Barlow 24 Farmer
$150
GA
Eliza Barlow 22  
GA
Rachel Barlow  1  
GA

Seward PO, Montgomery Co Georgia
Enumerated September 06, 1860    pg 900-901    #306/306
L.N. Barlow 33
Farmer
$700/553
GA
Eliza Barlow 32
Keeps House
GA
Rachel Barlow 10
GA
Margaret Barlow  9
GA
James A. Barlow  8    
GA
William G. Barlow  4    
GA
Ann J. Barlow  2    
GA
Neill E. Barlow  4 mo    
GA
Lumber City, Montgomery Co Georgia
Enumerated July 29, 1870     pg 326    #315/315
Eliza Barlow 41
Keeps House
$500/400
GA
Rachel Barlow 20
GA
Margaret Barlow 19
GA
James A. Barlow 18
GA
William J. Barlow 14    
GA
Anna J. Barlow 12    
GA
Neill E. Barlow 10    
GA
Lauchlin N. Barlow  5    
GA
A Margaret Barlow, age 20, is living in Lumber City as domestic laborer in the home of Nancy Robison, I believe is the same as the one above.
District 394, Montgomery Co Georgia
Enumerated   June 11, 1880      pg 245    #145/144
Eliza Barlow Head 53
Farming
GA
GA
GA
James Barlow Son 26
Timber Cutter
GA
GA
GA
Margaret Barlow Daughter 24
Keeps House
GA
GA
GA
Annie Barlow Daughter 22
Keeps House
GA
GA
GA
Albert Barlow Son 20
Farming
GA
GA
GA
Neil Barlow Son 14
At School
GA
GA
GA
William Stapleton / divorced Boarder 35
Physician
GA
GA
GA
Charles Brantley / black Boarder 30 Timber Cutter
GA
GA
GA

1417 Military District, Montgomery Co Georgia
Enumerated June 27, 1900     pg 84   #412/421
9 children born, 7 living / Laughlin, married 6 years, 0 children
Eliza Barlow Head March 1828 72
GA
GA
GA
Laughin Barlow Son January 1865 35
GA
GA
GA
Elizabeth Barlow Daughter-in-law May 1875 27
GA
GA
GA
I did not locate Eliza in a 1910 census.
Children of Lachlin Barlow and Eliza Nichols are:
41. RACHEL BARLOW, born July 23, 1849, an died June 13, 1929
42. MARGARET BARLOW, born November 24, 1850, and died May 02, 1923 in Statenville, Echols Co Georgia (LDS)
43. JAMES ANGUS 'JIM' BARLOW, born March 31, 1852, and died October 02, 1932, DC #30875 (LC, DI)
44. WILLIAM JACKSON BARLOW, born March 1857 (C), or March 01, 1856 (RWWC) and died March 15, 1931 in Bacon Co Georgia, DC #5173 (DI)
45. ANNA JANE BARLOW, born February 14, 1858, an died May 28, 1926
ALBERT BARLOW, born c1860.   He was not in any other census than the 1880.
46. NEIL ELBERT BARLOW, born January 18, 1861 (C, CR), and died 24 October 1944, burial in Glenwood City Cemetery, Glenwood, Wheeler Co Georgia. (CR)
47. LAUGHLIN / LAUTHLIN N. BARLOW, born January 1865
 
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