Daniel Kasson and Elizabeth Barlow, Licking Co Ohio

Contributed by Madora Matboyd

I believe I (my wife and son rather) have a connection with the Barlow's of Licking County, OH, but I can't tell how.

 I've found the website, and perusing it and surprised at all the Barlow lines in Ohio. (Including a German one?)

The closest I've come is speculation that perhaps my Betsy Barlow is the daughter of Abraham Barlow, who served in the War of 1812, and is noted in the early Licking County records.

If I can have a moment of your time, I'd like to show you what I've found about Daniel Kasson, and his wife Elizabeth/Betsy Barlow/Barler, and perhaps you might be able to shed some light on it?

Robert B. Stewart    trawetstrebor@gmail.com
Fargo, ND

History of Licking County, Ohio  Unigraphic, 1881

KASSON, DANIEL, farmer, post office, Johnstown, was born in Wilkesbarre township, Luzerne county, Pennsylvania, October 7, 1799. His father, Samuel Kasson, came to Ohio in 1816, and settled in Monroe township. The subject of this sketch endured the usual hardships of a pioneer life, and did his full share toward clearing up the forest and developing the country. In his twentieth year he commenced for himself, and cleared the farm on which he now lives, unaided. In May, 1819, he was married to Elizabeth Barler, of Monroe township, who was born in Shenandoah county, Virginia, July 24, 1799, by whom he had eleven children, named as follows—nine of whom are living: Almeda, born December 11, 1819; Alva, born January 2, 1822; Royal, born October 4, 1823; Laura, born July 14, 1826; Lovinia, born April 15, 1829, died in February, 1854; Lucinda, born September 16, 1831; Ewin, born March 13, 1834; Orris and Orin, born August 13, 1836; Norman, born May 31, 1841. Mrs. Elizabeth Kasson died February 10, 1858. Mr. Kasson has seen the country grow from its infancy, and has contributed much by his labor to make it what it now is; and although he is now in his eighty-first year he is bright and cheerful and gives promise of living many more.

Kasson, Royal, retired farmer, Johnstown, was born October 4, 1824, in Monroe township, where he has always lived. He is the third child of Daniel and Elizabeth Kasson, of this township. He married Miss Charlotte Butt, August 12, 1847. She was born October 17, 1828, and is a daughter of Basil and Mahala Butt, of this township. They have four children; Roa, born November 19, 1848, married Frederick Mclnturf, and lives near Centerville, Delaware county, Ohio; Lizzie M., born July 22, 1851, married Willis Taylor, and lives in Monroe township; Mirvie B., born January 23, 1859; Charley G, born February 14, 1864; the two latter living at home with their parents. Mr. Kasson has been engaged in merchandize and hotel keeping about six years. He is one of the leading men of Monroe township, and owns over five hundred acres of land, besides several town lots.

Memorial Record of Licking County, Ohio
Record Publishing Company, 1894

ROYAL KASSON. There is doubtless no citizen in Johnstown whose name is so intimately associated with the history of the village as the subject of this sketch, and a record of the county would be incomplete were no mention made of his life career. As a child, youth and man, he has lived in the immediate locality of his present abode, and has been an interested witness of the rapid development of the material resources of the county. At the present time he is engaged as a dealer in real estate, in which line he conducts an extensive business, owning a large proportion of the property in the place.
Born in Johnstown, October 4, 1823, our subject is the son of Daniel and Elizabeth (Barlow) Kasson, natives of Pennsylvania and Ohio respectively.
Grandfather Samuel Kasson, also a native of the Keystone State, emigrated to Ohio about 1811, making the journey in an ox cart accompanied by his wife and four children, the other children remaining in Pennsylvania. He settled in Monroe Township, Licking County, within three miles of Johnstown, where he settled on one hundred acres of unimproved land. Building a log cabin, he then gave his attention to clearing the land, which was covered with heavy timber. Assisted by his sons he cleared about one-half of the farm.
When the family came to Ohio Daniel Kasson was sixteen years of age, and after settling in Licking County he aided in clearing and cultivating the farm. After his marriage he and his wife commenced housekeeping on a part of his father’s farm, making their home in a log cabin. Later he bought an adjoining tract of land, on which he lived about fifteen years. After the death of his father-in-law he purchased the Barlow homestead, consisting of one hundred acres, on which was a frame house with brick-fitted walls. There he spent his remaining years, dying October 7, 1883. His wife passed away from earth some years previous to his demise.
Thirteen children comprised the parental family, of whom ten attained mature years, viz.: Almeda, who married Silas Sherman and resides in Hartford Township; Alvin, a farmer living in Elk County, Kan.; Royal; Laura, wife of Henry Reed, of Monroe Township, Licking County; Lovina, Mrs. Owen Claywell, deceased; Lucinda, who married Noah F. Butt, of Hartford Township, Licking County; Irvin. residing in Hartford, Ohio; Orrin and Oris(twins),the former of whom died in Ohio and the latter in Kansas; and Norman, of Johustown, who married Columbia Wright. The parents were members of the Christian Church and were worthy people, highly esteemed wherever known. In politics the father was a Democrat. At the time of his death he was the owner of about three hundred acres of improved land, on which he had engaged in mixed farming.

From the above two county sources I note:

Daniel Kasson, b. 1799 and 16 in 1816.

Daniel m. Elizabeth (aka Betsy) Barlow (or Barler) in May 1819.

After the marriage lived first on father's land, then about fifteen years on adjoining tract, and then purchased the Barlow homestead on the death of Elizabeth's father (which I'm not calculating must have been about 1835 or so).

Daniel d. 7 Oct 1883 (Ohio, Deaths, and Burials, 1854-1997, says 5 Sep 1883).

Royal's information in Ohio, Deaths and Burials, 1854-1997, show his mother's name as "Betsey Barlow"

Royal was a well known resident, so I'd like to think his records contained solid info.

Is this Licking County Barlow/Barler family related to the Barlow of Barlow family??
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