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Friday, February 28, 2014

WHAT I KNOW ABOUT THE BARROWS FAMILY

This is one of the family lines I need to do more work on.

 My Barrows family ancestry is another family line from the Plymouth-Plympton-Carver
area in Massachusetts, although my immigrant ancestor was originally at Salem in the
late 1630's before moving south to Plymouth. He was my 8x great grandfather. George Barrows married Patience Simmons in 1694 and settled in  the Plympton-Carver area where my ancestors stayed until after the Revolutionary War. I have a double Barrows descent through the marriage of my 4x great grandparents Asa Barrows and Content Benson. (Her mother was Deborah Barrows.) Asa's father Moses Barrows had moved
the family to Cornish, New Hampshire, and then Asa moved to Oxford County, Me.

I have images of a few documents in my database:
-The will of 7x great grandfather Robert Barrows.
-Records of land sales by Robert
-Records of land sales by 6x great grandfather George Barrows
-The Revolutionary War Pension file of 4x great grandfather Asa Barrows
-The War of 1812 Pension files of  3x great granduncles Asa and Caleb Barrows.



I also have an article that Barrows cousin Martin Hollick wrote and kindly sent a
copy to me. 

To Do-
There are some other Barrows wills and probate files on FamilySearch that I've found listed in the index but I haven't been able to find the actual documents as of yet. I need
to do more research on the family history here in Plymouth County. And if this darn
snow ever stops and melts, I want to visit the towns of Plymouth, Plympton, and Carver
to see what I can find there.

10 comments:

Unknown said...

I can't wait to see what else you find since this is one of our common ancestors! Thanks for all your work and sharing your finds.

Anonymous said...

I am currently trying to do a history on the Barrows name.
My grandmother was Lois Barrows of Lima, Ohio. Her husband was Clifford Barrows. My great grandfather was Harrington Spencer Barrows of Cleveland, Ohio. Formerly of eastern New York and Possibly Cornish, NH. Harrington Spencer Barrows had 12 children 2 of whom were Leonard Perkins Barrows and A. Barrows. Not sure what the A. stands for.

Hopefully we can connect some dots.

Bill West said...

Hi!
I'd like to help you if I can. Email me at billwest48@gmail.com

Beer Cheese and Guns said...

Hello from MN.

Bill West said...

Hello cousin!

Unknown said...

Hi Bill! I descend from John Barrowe 1609-1692. He was my 9th Great Grandfather.

**John Barrowe 1609-1692 m Anne Thompson 1598-1639
Robert Barrows 1639-1707 m Ruth Bonum 1646-1684
George Barrows 1670-1758 m Patience Simmons 1675-1723
Moses Barrows Sr 1695-1769 m Mary Carver 1696-1770
Moses Barrows Jr 1725-1795 m Deborah Totman 1731-1813
Ansel Barrows 1770-1850 m Hannah Elliot 1774-1861
Asa Barrows 1805-1872 m Fanny Dunham 1806-1897
Samuel Barnes Barrows 1845-1910 m Mary Sampson Bent 1849-1928
Arthur Lynwood Barrows 1870-1946 m Julia A. Leary 1868-1938
Arthur Linwood Barrows 1897-1942 m Astrid Noren 1903-1999
Eugene H. Barrows 1931-2006 m Annegret Schaede Burton 1940-2015 (my parents)

Do we connect anywhere?


Bill West said...

Hi cousin!
Why we certainly do! Our lines are the same until we get to the sons of Moses Barrows Jr and Deborah Totman. I'm descended from their son Asa Barrows 1751-1850 and his wife Content Benson. Their daughter Rachel Barrows married my 3x great grandfather John Ellingwood, Jr. And we are probably Dunham cousins as well as their son Asa Ellingwood married Florilla Dunham,

Unknown said...

Through Moses Barrows Jr's son, Ansel, I have Asa 1805-1872 married to Fanny Dunham. He is my 3rd great-grandfather. I have a lot of Dunham's!! Here is my direct line to Deacon John Dunham, my 9th great grandfather.

John Dunham 1589-1668 9th ggf m Abigail Billou 1600-1665
Joseph Dunham 1631-1703 m Mercy Morton 1638-1667
Eleazar Dunham 1658-1719 m Bethia Pratt 1667-1701
Lemuel Dunham 1705-1763 m Elizabeth Tinkham 1719-1783
Ebenezer Dunham 1737-1816 m Patience Clapp 1745-1836
Ebenezer Dunham Jr 1768-1821 m Priscilla Morton 1776-1861
Fanny Dunham 1806-1897 m Asa Barrows 1805-1872
Samuel Barnes Barrows 1845-1910 m Mary Sampson Bent 1849-1928
Arthur Lynwood Barrows 1870-1946 m Julia A. Leary 1868-1938
Arthur Linwood Barrows 1897-1942 m Astrid Noren 1903-1999
Eugene H. Barrows 1931-2006 m Annegret Schaede Burton 1940-2015

Bill West said...

I have two Dunham lines:
John Sr & Abigail Ballou/Barlow
John Jr & Dorothy ?
Samuel & Mary Harlow
Ebenezer & Mary Smith
John & Mary Thomas
James & Cynthia Packard
James T Dunham & Sally Houghton
Florilla Dunham & Asa Ellingwood
Clara Ellingwood & Philip J West
Floyd West Sr & Cora Barker (my grandparents)

The other line is Ebenezer Dunham Jr and his second wife Hester Wormall:
Micajah Dunham & Elizabeth Lazell
Abigail Dunham & John Thomas
Mary Thomas & John Dunham
James Dunham & Cynthia Packard
James T Dunham & Sally Houghton
Florilla Dunham & Asa Ellingwood
Clara Ellingwood & Philip J West
Floyd West Sr & Cora Barker (my grandparents)

Anonymous said...

"The Family of Moses And Deborah (Totman) Barrows Of Plympton, Massachusetts, And Cornish New Hampshire", by Jonathan P. Foulkes, Mayflower Descendant #44 [July 1994]:119-126.