William Bryant Barlow and Nancy Herrington /Harrington
Descendants of William Bryant Barlow at family reunion 2002, Copiah
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BRYANT BARLOW was born c1791 in North
Carolina, and died between 1850 and 1860, probably in Perry Co
He married NANCY HARRINGTON / HERRINGTON c1814. She
was born c1801, either in Georgia or South Carolina, and died after
1870, probably in Jones Co Mississippi. Nancy had always
been suspected to be a Herrington, but it was proven when we recieved
the death certificate of son, Darling, though the spelling was
I have yet to see any
documents showing his name to be William, that name comes from
family. The William is thought to be the name of John's
father, and following naming practices of the time, the first born
son is named for him. All records found shows him to be Bryant. Bryant
is thought by family members to be Lydia's maiden name, but no
proof has ever been found of her maiden name.
|Bryan Barlow, 1820 Covington
Co Mississippi, pg 50
1 male 16-18 1 male 16-26 Bryant 1
female 16-26 wife, Nancy 4 females
I believe the male age 16-18 is Henry, his brother. He
is not listed in a census as a head of household and does not appear
to be in his parents household either, so I think this must be
him. This couldn't possibly be a child of Bryant and Nancy,
as they would have been at the most 10 years old at the time
of birth even if he was only 16.
If it is not Henry, then where is he? It
is not until 1830 that Henry is shown as head of household, now
in Simpson Co Mississippi with a wife and 6 children, all under
the age of 10.
|Briant Barlow, 1830 No
Twp, Perry Co Mississippi pg 149
3 males under 10 1 male 40-60
3 females under 10 4 females 10-20 1
|Briant Barlow, 1840 Perry
Co Mississippi, pg 174
1 male under 5 1 male 5-10 1 male 10-15
2 males 15-20 1 male 40-50
1 female under 5 2 females 5-10 2 females
20-30 1 female 40-50
|1850 Perry Co Mississippi, pg 376 #88,
value of property $500
Bryant Barlow, age
59, born in NC, Nancy, 49, NC, Joyce, age 20, MS, Christopher,
age 18, MS, Rebecca, age 16, MS, Bryant, age 14, MS, Nancy, age
12, MS, and Darling, age 9, MS
In 1860, Nancy is living with
In 1870, Nancy is living
with daughter Elizabeth
|Children of Bryant Barlow and Nancy Herrington are:
1. LYDIA JANE BARLOW was born September 22, 1815,
and died c1860 in Jasper Co Mississippi, She was said to be part
Choctaw Indian. If this is the case, then I suppose all of
Bryant's children were part Indian, though I do not know if it
is through his family, or through Nancy's, as Lydia, wife of John,
is also said to be Indian.
She married RICHARD 'LUCKY' GRANTHAM III on October
06, 1835 in Perry Co Mississippi. The
son of Richard Grantham II and Elizabeth Ammons, he was born October
06, 1811 in Robeson Co North Carolina, and died c1902 in Pleasant
Hill, Sabine Parish Louisiana, burial in Zion's Rest Methodist
Church Cemetery, De Soto Parish Louisiana
2. CYNTHIA BARLOW, born c1817, and died January 28, 1899, burial
in Grantham Cemetery, Jones Co Mississippi.
She married WILLIAM GRANTHAM. The son of Richard Grantham
II and Elizabeth Ammons, he was born October 17, 1808 in North
Carolina, and died March 30, 1899, burial
in Grantham Cemetery, Jones Co Mississippi.
3. ELIZABETH BARLOW
, born c1818, and died between 1880-1900,
probably in Jones Co Mississippi
She married 1. WOLF HAIR
c1838 in Perry Co Mississippi. He
was born c1820 in Germany, and was murdered sometime around the
time of the Civil War.
|THE ESCAPED PIRATE
by Hosea Barlow, grandson of Christoper
'Lum' Barlow, contributed by Carolyn Cole
In the days before fast transportation,
merchants built camp houses in the towns for country
people to stay in when they were in town as it was often
many days journey from their homes to town.
Once when Great-Grandpa Bryant Barlow
and some of his friends were camped in Mobile where they
had gone to market stock, a teen-age boy ran into the
camp house and begged them to hide him. He said
he had deserted a pirate ship and the pirates would kill
him if they found him.
They hid the boy and soon pirates came
hunting the boy. The next day Great-Grandpa rolled
the boy up in bedding and loaded him into the wagon. Again
the pirates came hunting him as they were on the road
traveling toward Great-Grandpa's home.
The boy said that he had been on the
ship for as long as he could remember. The pirates
had called him Wolf Hair. That was the only name
he had and he kept it as long as he lived.
Of course, the boy was completely ignorant
of all things on land. That was a great source
of amusement and amazement to Grandpa and his brothers
who were also teen-age boys.
On Sunday the boys and their friends
went to the river to swim. Not thinking, but what
he was as ignorant of swimming as he was of everthing
else, they jumped into the river, leaving him on the
Pretty soon they heard Wolf yell, "Get
out of the way. I am going to dive." They
looked up and he had climbed a tree. They told
him, "No, no, that is not the way to dive. Get
down and come dive off this board." He said, "No,
get out of my way." They hurried out of the
way expecting Wolf to break his neck when he hit the
water, but instead, he jumped out of the water as a fish
sometimes jumps and he laughed at them and told them
he had fallen off ships masts, been thrown into the water
by pirates, and had to swim for hours before being picked
up. They quickly learned that he was at home in
the water and could climb any tree. Great-Grandpa
gave Wolf a home and when he was grown, he married one
of Great-Grandpa's daughters.
Although Grandpa Lum didn't like Uncle
Darl and didn't seem to care much for Uncle Henry, he
almost worshipped Uncle Wolf. Someone killed Uncle
Wolf just before the Civil War and the murderer was in
jail awaiting trial, when all prisoners who would join
the army were freed.
Grandpa meant to kill the murderer if
the law didn't execute him but he was in the army and
gone before Grandpa knew it. Grandpa looked among
all the soldiers he ever saw but never found the murderer. He
said the murderer must have been killed in his first
Elizabeth married 2. ROBERT GEORGE JORDAN
son of Peeples C. Jordan and Charlotte Weldon, he was born
03 Jan 1837 in Alabama, and died October 04, 1892 in Mississippi,
burial in the Lee and Jordan Cemetery, Jones or Forrest Co Mississippi. Tombstone Photo
from Find-a-Grave.com He
married to Nancy Hall after Elizabeth's death. [Jordan
Elizabeth bore no children
4. PHEBY BARLOW
, born 23 September 1820 in Mississippi,
and died 22 December 1903, burial in McGilvary Cemetery, Perry
Co Mississippi [IGI, Find-a-Grave.com]
She married 1) JOHN GILLANDER
(not proven) A Bridget Gillander, born c1862 is listed as a niece to Columbus Barlow, he being the brother of Pheby, is another reason I think this is a possibility.
She married DANIEL MCGILVARY
son of Alexander McGilvary of Scotland, and Polly McCloud, he was
born 01 January 1814 in North Carolina, and died 04 August 1892
in Mississippi, burial in McGilvary Cemetery, Perry Co Mississippi. He
had previously been married to Catherine McDonald, who died in
1862, burial in McGilvary Cemetery, Perry Co Mississippi. [IGI, Find-a-Grave.com]
Daniel and Catherine had several children: Angus, Flosey/Floryann,
Catherine, Mary Jane, William, Alexander, Duncan, Margaret, and
Daniel are known. [census records]
IGI information provided by Barbara J. Johnson
of Tuscon Arizona.
I did a complete search of Jones and Perry Co
Mississippi, just looking for the name Phebe, and found that in
1850, and 1860, Jones Co Mississippi, a Feeby / Phebe was married
to John Gillander, but John was no longer listed in the 1870 census
records. They had no children in either census, but the age
fit to be our Phebe. You will also note that a Phebe Gillander
was living in Phebe and Daniel's home in 1880. Also, in 1880,
a Bridget Gillander, niece to Columbus Barlow, was living in his
home. Columbus was a brother of Phebe Barlow. I haven't been
able to find any marriage records to verify my suspicion that Phebe
was first married to John Gillander.
|5. HENRY BARLOW, born c1821 and died c1885. He married CYNTHIA
STRICKLAND / SKELLY c 1868.
6. NARVLE R. BARLOW, son of Bryant Barlow and
Nancy Harrington/Herrington, was born February 15, 1823, and died
March 25, 1870, burial in Barlow Cemetery, near Harrisville, Simpson
He married ELIZABETH BYRD February 27, 1845 in
Rankin Co Mississippi.
|7. ENOCH BARLOW was born c1826, and died
after 1877 He married SARAH JIMMERSON c 1848. He married 2. NANCY
M., before 1860.
|8. JOYCE BARLOW was born c1830 She
married MR. CULP I
have been unable to locate any records to verify her family.
|GOING TO TEXAS
bv Hosea Barlow, grandson of Christopher
'Lum' Barlow, contributed by Carolyn Cole
Uncle Culp (I fail to recall his first
name) married one of Grandpa's sisters. He, Grandpa,
Uncle Ashley Mahaffey, and a few others were professional
gamblers at one time. They sometimes cooperated
to help one another to "skin the suckers."
I have often heard my Papa tell about
Uncle Culp (pronounced 'Cup') winning a bunch of big
wagons with big ox teams to pull them from the sheriff
of their county.
He took gambling partners with him and
loaded the wagons (such outfits were called a freighting
outfit) with merchandise and went west.
Grandma drove a surrey hauling her family
and Grandpa drove one of the freight wagon teams. Incidentally,
one of Grandma's surrey team was a blooded colt who became
a famous racehorse.
Somewhere out west (you know the west
was wild and wooly then), Grandpa's best friend became
ill and died. His death bed confession and plea
to Grandpa concerned Grandpa quitting gambling, and he
never touched another card.
He worked for sometime as a foreman
for a Major Hart's horse ranch and cotton farms, while
his boss went to the Indian nation with seventy-five
mares that he had gone to Kentucky to collect.
The Major used cowboys to herd and protect
the mares to raise horses, as that was before the day
of fenced ranges.
9. MARTHA JANE BARLOW was born 1831 in Mississippi,
and died before
1900 in Jones Co Mississippi, burial in Jones Co Mississippi
She married JAMES MADISON 'MATT' HERRINGTON in 1852. The son of Samuel S. and Mary Herrington, he was
born in August 1824, and died August 08, 1908 in Ellisville, Jones
Co Mississippi, burial in Mack Brown Cemetery, Jones Co Mississippi.
10. REBECCA J. BARLOW born May 1833 in Mississippi [1910census],
and died after 1910, probably in Forrest Co Mississippi.
She married COLON RICHARD HOOD
|11. BRYANT P.S. BARLOW was born 1836, and died
June 24, 1863 in the Seige of Vicksburg, Warren Co Mississippi. He married SARAH ELLEN RUSH
12. CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS 'LUM' BARLOW was born
March 02, 1836 in Perry Co Mississippi, and died c1897 Utica, Hinds
Co Mississippi, burial probably in Meeks Cemetery Utica, Hinds
Co Mississippi, unmarked grave
He married 1. MARY JANE MAHAFFEY on May
04, 1853 in Simpson Co Mississippi The daughter of
John Mahaffey and Mary Lowe?, she was born April 10, 1835
in Copiah Co Mississippi, and died September 25, 1886 in Utica,
Hinds Co Mississippi, burial in Kelley Cemetery, Utica, Hinds Co
He married 2. JANE AUSTEN on August 23, 1888 in Hinds
13. NANCY C. BARLOW
born 1838. She married
NATHAN M. LEE
after 1860. The son of Nathaniel Lee and his wife, Nathan was born c1834 in Mississippi. He was still in his father's home in 1860 at age 26.
I find for them in 1870 Copiah Co. Nathan Lee, age 38, is living in the home with Harmon and Elizabeth Barlow Bufkin
. Two doors away, Nancy Lee I could not locate any of them after 1880.
|Children of Nathan Lee and Nancy Barlow are:
|PHEBE LEE, born c1858 in Mississippi
|BRIDGET LEE, born c1860 in Mississippi
|CYNTHIA LEE, born c1862 in Mississippi
|EDMOND LEE, born c1867 in Mississippi
|SARAH N. LEE, born c1870 in Mississippi
14. DARLING BARLOW was born March 26, 1841, and
11, 1926 in Houston Harris Co Texas, burial in Evergreen Cemetery
Houston Harris Co Texas
He married SUSANNAH CRACKER on February 14, 1861
in Lawrence Co Mississippi
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