Richard Barlow of Canada

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Richard Barlow of Canada

The following information is primarily obtained from a collection of papers by Samuel Atherton, a descendent of this Barlow line. This collection is located in the Hackley Public Library, 316 West Webster Street, Muskegon, Michigan. The information from this collection is supplemented and/or corroborated by information from other sources, which are indicated by notations in brackets.

First Generation

Richard Barlow, a native of Yorkshire, England, came to Canada in 1758 with the English troops under General James Wolfe. He was wounded at the taking of Quebec and recuperated in a military hospital in New Brunswick. He was subsequently discharged and was granted a tract of land on the Oromocto River below Fredericton, New Brunswick.

Richard Barlow married Abigail 'Nabby' Phillips. She was of United Empire Loyalist stock and they had two children, probably born at Fredericton, New Brunswick.


Second Generation

1. George Barlow was born around 1765. He went to sea and never returned.

2. William Barlow was born 1767 at Maugerville, Sudbury Co., New Brunswick. He died on 05 May 1847, on his farm at Binbrook, Hamilton-Wentworth, Ontario, and was buried in the Barlow Cemetery, a private family cemetery on his property at Binbrook.

William Barlow married Mary Bedell. She was born on 07 Feb 1776, to a United Empire Loyalist family which had come from Staten Island, New York. She died on 12 Oct 1854, and was buried in the Barlow Cemetery at Binbrook.

William and Mary Barlow had nine children, all born in New Brunswick:

  1. Susan Barlow was born on July 21, 1799. She married Joseph Arnold in August 1814. He was born on January 01, 1792, and died on July 06, 1856. He was a farmer and they lived at Walsingham, Haldimand-Norfolk, Ontario. She died on November 26, 1876.
  2. Elizabeth Barlow was born in 1800. She married John Arnold. He was born in 1797 in New Brunswick and died in 1879. They lived at Townsend, near Harford, county Norfolk, Ontario, where he was recorded as a farmer in the 1871 census. She died in 1868.
  3. James Barlow was born in 1803.
  4. Phoebe Barlow was born in 1805 at Wakefield, New Brunswick [IGI]. She married Jesse Churchill in 1824 at Wakefield [IGI] and they lived near Paris, county Brant, Ontario. She died in 1828.
  5. Mary Barlow was born on July 06, 1806. She married William Smith on November 13, 1825, in New Brunswick. He was born on March 06, 1801, in New Brunswick and he died on September 30, 1880, at Rocford, Ontario. They came from New Brunswick to Stoney Creek, Ontario, around 1837. He was recorded as a farmer at Townsend, Ontario, in the 1871 census.
  6. Richard Barlow was born in 1811.
  7. Stephen Barlow was born on August 02, 1815.
  8. William Barlow was born on March 31, 1817.
  9. Catherine J. Barlow was born on July 14, 1818. She married David Shaw on April 26, 1836. He was born either on April 26, 1807, or on April 23, 1809. They lived at Binbrook, Ontario, and they had six children. She died on November 01, 1852, and he died on July 18, 1854, both at Binbrook.

Third Generation

3. James Barlow was born in 1803 near Fredericton, New Brunswick, and was a son of William and Mary 'Bedell' Barlow. He settled in county Wentworth, Ontario, in 1827 and moved to Walpole township, near Hagersville, Springvale, in 1842. He was the first white settler in that community and slept under his wagon until he could erect a house. He died in 1890 probably at his home near Springvale and was buried there.

James Barlow married Susan Turtelot. She was born in Maine and died about 1866.

They had four children:

  1. George Barlow was born on June 11, 1834, and died in July 1897 or 1898.
  2. Nancy Barlow married James Husband.
  3. Sarah Barlow married Joseph Husband.
  4. Amanda Barlow married Marshall Bartram.

4. Richard Barlow was born in 1811near Fredericton, New Brunswick, and was a son of William and Mary 'Bedell' Barlow. e was a farmer and was recorded in county Wentworth in the 1827 and 1875 directories. He was recorded at Binbrook, Ontario, in the 1871 census. He died on April 10, 1902, at Binbrook and was buried there in the Baptist Cemetery.

Richard Barlow married Rebecca McCrimmon on September 17, 1837. She was born in 1817 and was a daughter of John (1786-1877) and Ann 'Grooms' McCrimmon, who were married in 1817. John McCrimmon was a son of Donald Daniel McCrimmon (1745-1831), a Loyalist, and Elizabeth 'Klein' McCrimmon (1747-1789) Rebecca 'McCrimmon' Barlow died on January 03, 1905, at Binbrook and was buried there in the Baptist Cemetery.

They had five children:

  1. Almira Barlow was born on July 27, 1839, and died on March 24, 1935.
  2. Victoria Barlow was born on May 26, 1842. She did not marry. She died on May 21, 1924, at Binbrook and was buried there in the Baptist Cemetery.
  3. Henry Barlow was born on January 17, 1845. He was recorded as a farmer at Binbrook in the 1871 census. He died on November 02, 1926.
This is not an original part of the newsletter, instead has been added for further information.

Commemorative record:

Henry Barlow, born January 17, 1845, and married in 1868 to Mary A. Young
She was born January 20, 1850, the daughter of William and Jane Young (also a United Empire Loyalist)

Children -

  1. William W. born 1869
  2. Richard O. born 1870
  3. Ethel born 1872
  4. Stanley born 1874

  5.         1875 Henry and Mary moved to Essex County, Gosfield North
  6. Percival born 1876
  7. Henry H. born 1878

Henry Barlow was attached to the 19th and 77th Battalion during the Fenian Raids 1866 - Niagara

Well respected and held in high esteem. He belonged to Masons and several lodges, a Deacon in the Baptist Church for many years and was on the Gosfield North Council for many years.

  1. Adoniram Judson Barlow was born on June 29, 1851. He married Evangeline Revell and he operated his father's farm at Binbrook after his father died. He died on October 31, 1923.
  2. Hasseltine (or Anhasilton) Barlow was born on February 18, 1855, and died on August 10, 1896.

5. Stephen Barlow was born on August 02, 1815, near Fredericton, New Brunswick, and was a son of William and Mary 'Bedell' Barlow. He died on November 11, 1862, at Binbrook, Ontario, during a typhoid epidemic and was buried in the Barlow Cemetery at Binbrook.

Stephen Barlow married first Obedience Cook on October 06, 1839, at Binbrook, Ontario. She was born on May 11, 1820, and was a daughter of James and Sarah 'Waldron' Cook. She died on October 26, 1858, at Binbrook and was buried there in the Barlow Cemetery.

They had eleven children:

  1. Charles Barlow was born on August 01, 1840, and died on May 24, 1908.
  2. Sarah Barlow was born on November 24, 1841, and died on January 10, 1921.
  3. William Albert Barlow was born on May 24, 1843. He was recorded as a carpenter at Binbrook in the 1871 census. He died on October 12, 1882.
  4. Mary Amelia Barlow was born on April 6, 1845. She did not marry. She died on November 24, 1862, of typhoid during the same epidemic that claimed her father.
  5. Martha Jane Barlow was born on April 6, 1845. She died on December 18, 1845. She was the first burial in the private cemetery near her parent's house and she also has a monument in the Binbrook Methodist Cemetery.
  6. James Francis Barlow was born on April 1, 1847, and died on October 15, 1915.
  7. Lucy Melinda Barlow was born on January 18, 1849, and died on October 17, 1934.
  8. Richard Baxter Barlow was born on December 26, 1850, and died on February 16, 1942.
  9. Florilla Adelaide Barlow was born on February 1, 1853, and died on November 17, 1930.
  10. Abiather (Bice) Barlow was born on September 18, 1854, and died on August 28, 1936.
  11. Jemima Barlow was born on March 26, 1856, and died on February 3, 1946.

Stephen Barlow married second Eliza Robbins, a widow, on December 25, 1860.

6. William Barlow was born on March 31, 1817, near Fredericton, New Brunswick, and was a son of William and Mary 'Bedell' Barlow. He settled at Binbrook, Ontario, on 100 acres that was given to him by his father. He was recorded in county Wentworth in 1832, 1850 and 1860. He died on August 17, 1864, at Binbrook and was buried there in the Baptist Cemetery.

William Barlow married first Hannah McCrimmon. She was a sister of Rebecca, his brother Richard's wife, and a daughter of John and Ann 'Grooms' McCrimmon. [The Tweedsmuir History by Richard Barlow says that he married first Hannah Jackson.] She died on July 4, 1841, at Binbrook.

Their children were:

  1. Mary Ann Barlow married Henry Bird. She died on January 10, 1908.
  2. Rebecca Barlow possibly married a Mr. Pither and they had no children. She died about 1928 at Hamilton, Ontario.
  3. William Barlow married second Emaline Currie of Glanford, Ontario, on November 18, 1845. They were married by the Rev. Joseph Clutton in the Baptist Church at Dundas, Ontario, and the ceremony was witnessed by Richard and Stephen Barlow. She was born on September 13, 1820, and was recorded at Binbrook in the 1871 census. She died on August 05, 1900, at Hamilton, Ontario.

    Their children were:

  4. Margaret Anne Barlowwas born on August 13, 1847, and died on March 20, 1932.
  5. Eliza Jane Barlow was born on July 13, 1849, and died on December 12, 1943.
  6. Ira Hamilton Barlow was born on December 13, 1853. He was recorded in county Wentworth in the 1875 directory. He died on February 14, 1934.
  7. Phoebe Barlow was born in December 1854 and died in infancy.
  8. Stephen Barlow was born on May 17, 1856, and died in infancy.

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