To contact submitter of
these queries and note, click 'E-Mail
Contacts' and check for the name in the
valid e-mail addresses. If they are not listed,
they have an invalid e-mail.
Found in Livingston Co Missouri History: (SBH)
In 1863 Captain Barnes’ Company of Militia was stationed in Springhill. It was called Fort Lumpkin. Lieuts. Gibbs and Hargrave were in command. Lieutenant Hargarve was wounded in a skirmish, losing his right arm. John Stewart, the leading merchant and trader of Springhill, was shot and killed by a woman, Mrs. Barlow, who had been paid to kill him.
The only Barlow in Livingston Co Missouri in 1860 was Joseph Barlow, age 26 of Kentucky, and his wife, Annie, age 25, of Missouri, and their children: Lelia, Mary, and Lizzie.
Gloria 'Birlew' Hursey August
Our line went with the spelling of BIRLEW.
Jane (?) Balew was in the 1830 Knox Co Tennessee
census. She was my gr3grandmother. Mr. Balew
was deceased by this census.
Jane married a 2nd time, 1831, in Knox Co
Tennessee to William Everett. After Jane and
William Everett married they moved to Marion
The first child I know of
for Jane and Mr. Balew as my gr2grandfather,
John Balew/Birlew born about 1810 in North
Carolina. In 1838 he married Milbrey Robinson
in Smith Co Tennessee. They moved to Christian
Co Kentucky about 1848 where they are found
in the 1850 census, and the mother, Jane (?)
Balew-Everett is living with them. She was
born 1790 in Kentucky. In 1853 they moved to
Missouri, and Jane (?) Balew-Everett went with
Can anyone identify with this Barlow-Birlew
Ed Schulenberg Nebraska,
The following is what I know about Francis
H. Barlow, my ggrandfather:
He was born in Bourbon Co
Kentucky, married Jeanette Gordon "Jenny" born
April 29, 1866 in Elgin, Scotland. I don't
know where or when they were married, but the
family was in Jackson Co Missouri by 1894 when
my grandmother, Margaret was born, September
25, 1894 (Jeanette died May 24, 1942 in Independence
They had three other children,
Francis, born 1900; Gordon, born 1903; and
Ethel. For some reason I haven't found additional
information on Francis H. He is not buried
with his wife.
Angie Anthony August
Elizabeth Barlow was born in Indiana according
to the 1870 Platte Co Missouri census. She
married James McHenry - also of Indiana -
Children: James Barlow b 02 December 1865 Missouri William
Barlow b 1869 in Missouri Alice Barlow Cleora
Their first son James was my ggrandfather.
He married Elizabeth 'Betty' Ballinger,
b 10 May 1869.
John Tyson McHenry, b 25 September 1891 Clella Maude
McHenry, b 12 April 1893 - my grandmother Beatrice
McHenry, b May 1896.
Betty died shortly after Beatrice was born,
leaving James with 3 little ones. He died 05
January 1897 - my aunt says he died of a broken
heart. They died so young which is why I assume
why none of the family stories came down to
my mom or my aunts. James' children were divided
up and raised, 1 by Cleora and her husband
Mr. Ballenger and the 2 others by George and
his wife. Maybe they didn't want to talk family
history to the children because of their tragic
loss, I don't know. I just know I am stumped
by both Elizabeth Barlow and James McHenry!
Garner and Lisa Schaffer July
I am trying to find more information on John
Barlow who came from North Carolina (or sometimes
said VA) to Hardin Co Tennessee by 1850. His
age is given as age 65 in both 1850 and 1860.
He does not appear in 1870 that I can determine.
He and a woman named Elvira, (assumed to be wife, age also varies) have children
(or probably some are grandchildren--relationships are not stated until 1880
Nancy born c1828 Tennessee Charles P. born c1838 Tennessee Martha
A. born c1840 Tennessee John S. born c1843 Jasper N. born
Willy H. born 1847 Elvira born 1849 Elizabeth
J. born c1849 Frances M. born 1851 William W. born
Osburns live nearby with Barlows living with
them...possibly Elvira is an Osburn. Also
Greens and Campbells from NC live nearby...
thus making me think they would have come
from the mountainous area of NC, possibly
from the Wilkes Co Barlow's. However, the
common name of John and the varying ages
both he and Elvira reports have created
problems! Son Charles P. married Eliza
Barlow in 1858 in Lawrence Co. Tennessee
and he served in CO. D 19th TN Cav CSA...no pension applied for as both
he and spouse died too early--he died in 1874 in Hardin Co. They apparently
only had two children, Elvira and John Wesley, who married Sara Hughling/Huling
and she died in Dyer Co Tennessee.
John Wesley eventually ended up in Dunklin Co Missouri with second wife.
Any connections to this family that might help unravel the John Barlow
with wife Elvira mystery will be greatly appreciated.
Jim Oldfield Jr.
I have a cousin (Lola OLDFIELD
born possibly in Breckinridge, Caldwell Co
Missouri - daughter of Joel OLDFIELD) who married
an Arthur (or Albert) Barlow who was born in
that area of Missouri, I believe. It would
have been in the early 1900's or possibly late
1890's. I believe he died in or near Cameron,
Clinton Co Missouri.
And thank you for your help!
I am looking for the family of Samuel Nye
BARLOW and wife Ann Coats. I am descended
from their son George born 27 March 1830 in St. Louis, and died 03 February
1891 in Louisiana. Need any/all information about Samuel and
Ann as well as their parents and other children. Thanks
Robert Barlow Vine
My father's name was Frank
Ora Barlow from Oklahoma. My Grandfather's
name was Ora Franklin Barlow from Carthage
Missouri. My Great Grandfather's name was John
William Barlow from around Carthage Missouri.
My Great Great Grandfather's name was Ambrose
Barlow from Carthage Missouri. I
believe we are from England and want to trace
If you have information that will help please contact me. Thank you so much.
Walter Clyde Barlow.... with family ties to
Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, and Kentucky
My granddad's name was Walter Clyde Barlow.
He drifted into northeast Missouri about 1919.
He was called Billy, he says because when he
was little he was "called Little Billy
because tagged along after Big Billy," so
we assumed his father was William. When my
oldest sister was named Julia, he said that
was his mother's name. He said he had people "around
His kids knew he had been in jail when they
were little, after years of searching my mother
got record from IOWA!!! where he spent 3 years
in prison (long family story about how he was
framed by his wife's father and brother to
break up the marriage) and that has some information
he reported to them at the time (about 1928,
He was born January 1884, Sedalia, Missouri,
his mother born in Indiana, died about 1920,
father born Kentucky, died about 1900. Someone
sent me census information for the family of
Joshua and Julia Barlow, youngest child is
Walter C. born 1887 Missouri, older son William,
Joshua born Kentucky, died after 1900, Julia
born Indiana, died 1928 (however, granddad
left the family about 1919 and had no further
contact with them, so to him she may have "died" then).
Joshua and Julia lived in Peoria area most
of married life. I strongly suspect these are
my family. I've hunted a little bit and found
some on the children, marriage, moves, etc.,
and Walter is never mentioned after 1900 census,
as if he separated from the family, as my granddad
My dad and his sisters can't recall him ever mentioning any names of family
members, but they were small when family broke up (one aunt not even born yet),
and later didn't have much to do with him as adults, except my dad took him
in for while before Walter died, but dad was working and Mom couldn't get much
out of him, just what I mentioned.
He had dark complexion, and dark, kinky hair,
and nose became more much more prominent with
age, same for all the kids (we call it "that
Barlow nose" as it's in our generation
Thanks for any help.
Can anyone identify the family
of George Barlow?
THE FIRST DAYS OF KIDDER Caldwell Co
Miss Nannie Beaumont of Kidder, Missouri
Robert Ogden, father of the
narrator, lived in Ontario County, N.Y. He
decided to make a western trip in 1871 to prospect.
He went to Illinois and Michigan where he had
relatives and then to Hamilton, Missouri, where
his relatives Dr. Robert Brown and Mrs.
George Barlow lived. He was delighted
as he watched Brown plough all day long and
not hit a stone (plenty of stones in N.Y.)
and here was plenty of grass for cattle on
the open prairie. He straightway hunted up
a town house for sale. He bought the property
of R.B. Houston, banker, for $3,000.00. There
were six lots and a two story house. This stayed
Ogden property till December 1910 when Miss
Ogden sold it.
The Parr and Whitman homes
now stand on the land. This half block was
originally part of the A.G. Davis holdings.
She says that he once had a great pile of rocks
there intending to build a store; and in 1867
when the agitation arose to move the courthouse
from Kingston to Hamilton a foundation for
the courthouse was actually built there. She
recalls that when her father built an addition
to his home, he used the rocks of the so-called
©Information herein may be used for personal information, but not published in any format without written permission of all persons involved in this genealogy.