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            Barlows of Rhode Island
      The early Barlow                                                             Captain Swift's Company
families in Rhode Island                                                           which marched on the alarm
were the descendants of                                                            of April 19, 1775 (the Battle
George Barlow of Sandwich,                                                         at Lexington). He was later
Massachusetts.       Between                                                       a Sergeant in Captain
1790 and 1800 three Barlow                                                         Grannis' Company from July
brothers, Levi, Jesse and                                                          8 to December 31, 1775, at
Moses, moved to Rhode                                                              Elizabeth Island.
Island    from     Sandwich,
Massachusetts. They were                                                            Levi Barlow married
sons of Thomas and                                                             Rachel Nye in 1768 at
Mehitable (Wing) Barlow                                                        Sandwich. She was born in
and      fifth     generation                                                  1752 at Falmouth, was a
descendants of the immigrant                                                   daughter of Solomon and
George Barlow. They and                                                        Mary (Blackmore) Nye and
their families were recorded                                                   was the sister of Sarah Nye
at     Newport,     Newport                                                    who married Levi's brother
County, Rhode Island, in the 1800 and                           Jesse. She died in 1825 and was buried in
subsequent censuses. Later, starting in the                     the Cataumet Cemetery at Sandwich. Their
middle of the 19th century, other Barlow                        children were:
families arrived from England, Ireland,
Scotland and Canada.                                            +   i. Anson Barlow was born in 1773 at
                                                                Newport.
    Levi Barlow was born in 1747 at
Sandwich. He served in the Revolution in                                                 (continued on next page)

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+    ii. Solomon Nye Barlow was born in                        ii. Levi Lincoln Barlow was born in
1780 at Pocasset.                                      1803.

+   iii. Lewis Barlow was born in 1787 in                   iii. Mary Ann Barlow was born in 1806.
Rhode Island.                                           She married Christopher Godfrey in 1824
                                                       and she died in 1827 at Newport.
     Levi Barlow - Second Generation
                                                             iv. Elizabeth ("Betsey") Barlow was
      Anson Barlow was born in 1773 at                 born in 1808.
Newport, Rhode Island, and was recorded
there in the 1810 and 1820 censuses. He                        v. Obed Barlow was born in 1811.
married Betsey and it is not known for certain
if they had children.                                        vi. Elisha Barlow was born in 1813 and
                                                       died in 1828 at Sandwich.
      Anson and his brother Solomon owned
the brig Betsey, which was built in 1789 at                  vii. Isaac Barlow was born in 1813 and
Rochester, Massachusetts. In 1798, under               died in 1829 at Newport.
the command of James Weaver, she sailed on
a commercial voyage from Newport and                           viii. Solomon Nye Barlow was born in
bound for St. Bartholomews. Near her                   1815.
destination she was seized by a French
privateer He Matin and both vessel and cargo                ix. Louisa Nye Barlow was born in
were subsequently condemned as good prize              1819. She married John Warren Godfrey in
by the French prize tribunal sitting at                1839 and she died in 1911 at St. Joseph,
Guadaloupe. The ground of condemnation                 Missouri.
was that the Betsey's papers were not in good
order, but later the French Spoilation claims               x. Sophronia N. Barlow was born in
were paid by France and this claim was                 1822. She married Peter Little.
included..
                                                             Lewis Barlow was born in 1787 in
      Solomon Nye Barlow was born in                   Rhode Island and died there in 1871. He
1780 at Pocasset, Massachusetts, and died in           was a boat builder at Newport and was
1866 at Morrison, Illinois. He lived mainly            recorded there in the 1820 through 1860
at Sandwich where he was recorded in the               censuses. He married Susan Jouvet and their
1810-1820 and 1840-1850 censuses; in 1830              children were born at Newport:
he was at Newport, Rhode Island. He was a
mariner and with his brother Anson owned                       i. Moses Barlow was born in 1818.
the brig Betsey.
                                                             ii. Elizabeth Barlow was born in 1819.
      Solomon Nye Barlow married his                   She married Robert H. Stanton and she died
cousin Anne Barlow and they had ten                    in 1917 at Newport.
children born at Sandwich:
                                                               iii. Lewis N. Barlow was born in 1822.
      i. Thomas Barlow was born in 1801 and
died in 1818 at Sandwich.                                      iv. Thomas J. Barlow was born in 1826.



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               Barlows of Rhode Island (continued)
      v. Frederick Augustus Barlow was born               ii. Charlotte Barlow was born in 1772.
in 1828.                                             She married Ichabod Swift of Wareham,
                                                     Massachusetts, in 1790 at Sandwich. He
     vi. Susan A. Barlow was born in 1829.           was born in 1763 and was the son of Enoch
She married John B. Langley and she died in          and Esther (Sampson) Swift.
1925 at Newport.
                                                          iii. Calvin Barlow was born in 1775.
     vii. Sarah Barlow was born in 1840.             He lived at Newport and apparently had a
                                                     wife although her identity is not known. He
               Jesse Barlow                          drowned in 1823 at Newport.

      Jesse Barlow was born in 1749 at               +     iv. Joseph Warren Barlow was born in
Sandwich, Massachusetts, and died in 1815 at         1777.
Newport, Rhode Island. He served in the
Revolutionary War as a Captain in a                  +       v. Arnold Barlow was born in 1779.
volunteer company from 1775 to 1778 and
was stationed at Staten Island, New York.            +       vi. Jesse Barlow Jr., was born in 1781.
He was also a mariner and in 1775 he had a
vessel loaded with a cargo from the West                     vii. Sarah (Sally) Barlow was born in
Indies, and provisions from Buzzard's Bay,           1784.
which was captured by the British cruiser
Falcon and retaken by a schooner from                      viii. Huldah Barlow was born in 1789
Dartmouth. Jesse Barlow had to pay £45,              and died in 1862 at Stonington, Connecticut.
and give bonds to indemnify the Dartmouth            After the death of her sister Silvina, she
people.                                              married her brother-in-law Cornelius Bennett
                                                     in 1838 at Providence, Rhode Island.
      After the war he was a miller at
Sandwich and was recorded there in the 1790          +       ix. Thomas Barlow was born in 1791.
census. Between 1790 and 1800 he moved
to Newport, Rhode Island, and was recorded                x. Nathan Barlow was born in 1793 and
there in the 1800 and 1810 censuses.                 nothing further is known about him.

     Jesse Barlow married Sarah Nye in                   Jesse Barlow - Second Generation
1769 at Falmouth, Massachusetts. She was             .
born in 1750 at Falmouth and was the                      Joseph Warren Barlow was born in
daughter of Solomon and Mary (Blackmore)             1777 at Sandwich. He died about 1820-30 at
Nye of Falmouth. She was the sister of               Neversink, Sullivan County, New York. He
Rachel Nye who married Jesse's brother Levi.         married Anna Gillett, a daughter of Seth and
 Their children were born at Sandwich:               Ann (Thompson) Gillett, and they moved to
                                                     Neversink before 1800. Their children were
      i. Silvina Barlow was born in 1770 at          probably all born at Neversink:
Sandwich and died in 1838 at Warren, Rhode
Island.     She married Cornelius Bennett                  i. Joseph Warren Barlow, Jr., was born
(1776-1840) of Providence, Rhode Island, in          in 1798.
1788.                                                                    (continued on next page)



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                  Barlows of Rhode Island (continued)
        ii. Nathan Barlow was born in 1804.            Solomon Godfrey, in 1805 at Newport,
                                                       Rhode Island, and they lived at Sandwich
      iii. Huldah Lovina Barlow was born in            where they were recorded in the 1810 through
1807. She married William Lane Brundage,               1830 censuses. Their children were born at
and they moved to St. George, Utah, in 1861.           Sandwich:

        iv. Thomas Barlow was born in 1809.                    i. Nathan Barlow was born in 1806.

      Arnold Barlow was born in 1779 at                        ii. Solomon N. Barlow was born in
Sandwich. He died in 1835 at Philadelphia,             1808.
Pennsylvania. He married Ann Brittin in
1811 at Philadelphia, and their children were                  iii. Jesse Barlow was born in 1813.
born there:
                                                               iv. William A. Barlow was born in
     i. Sarah Ann Barlow was born in 1812.             1817.
She married George Williams.
                                                             Thomas Barlow was born in 1791 at
     ii. Thomas Barlow was born in 1815                Sandwich. He was a ship captain and was
and died in infancy.                                   recorded at Newport in the 1820 census. He
                                                       died in 1820 in New York. He married
        iii. Thomas Arnold Barlow was born in          Jemima Locke, a daughter of Edward and
1817.                                                  Mary (Jackworth) Locke of South Kingston,
                                                       Rhode Island. Their children were born at
        iv. Amanda Barlow was born in 1819.            Newport:

     v. Susan Barlow was born in 1820.                         i. Mary Greene Barlow was born in
She married Charles Dungan James.                      1816.

        vi. Joseph F. Barlow was born in 1824.             ii. Sarah Nye Barlow was born in 1819.
                                                       She married Lorenzo D. Remington.
        vii. Calvin Barlow was born in 1826.
                                                                        Moses Barlow
    viii. Caroline Barlow was born in 1828.
She married William Alexander.                                Moses Barlow was born in 1762. He
                                                       also served in the Revolutionary War and was
     ix. Sylvina Barlow was born in 1830.              among the men of Sandwich raised to
She married Samuel W. Johnson.                         reinforce the Continental Army. He was 18
                                                       years old, 5 feet 9 inches high, and of light
        x. Elizabeth Barlow was born in 1832.          complexion when he enlisted. He served 5
                                                       months, 14 days, and was discharged on
        xi. Bennett Barlow was born in 1840.           December 11, 1780. He was a ship captain
                                                       after the war and he died in 1810 at sea near
     Jesse Barlow Jr., was born in 1781 at             Havana, Cuba.
Sandwich. He died in 1837 at Sandwich and
was buried there in the Cataumet Cemetery.                                    (continued on next page)
He married Polly Godfrey, a daughter of


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               Barlows of Rhode Island (continued)
      Moses Barlow married first Tamesin                    Moses married Catharine Gorton in
Nickerson    in     1785     at    Nantucket,         1807 at Sandwich. She was born in 1786 at
Massachusetts. She was born in 1768 at                Warwick, Rhode Island, and was a daughter
Nantucket and it is believed that she was the         of William and Sarah (Whitford) Gorton.
daughter of Sparrow and Abigail (Burgess)             After Moses' death she married second John
Nickerson. She died in 1804 at age 36, at             Place in 1852 at Newport. Moses' and
Newport and was buried there in the                   Catharine's children were born at Newport:
Common Burying Ground. Their children
were:                                                      i. Charles Moses Barlow was born
                                                      about 1815. He married Eliza Moulton in
+    i. Moses Barlow, Jr., was born around            1833 at Newport.
1785 probably at Sandwich.
                                                           ii. Cromwell Barlow, or Oliver
      ii. Tamsen N. Barlow was born between           Cromwell Barlow after his uncle Oliver
1790 and 1800 at either Sandwich or                   Cromwell G orton, was born about 1817. He
Newport. She married Jacob Chapel (he was             married Lucy Guilford in 1833 at Newport.
called Jacob Chapman in the newspaper
notice of their marriage) in 1830 at Newport.              iii. Tamison Nickerson Barlow was
                                                      born about 1819. She married Dr. Theodore
      iii. Nathan Barlow was born in 1795.            H. Sylvester.
He died in 1803 at age 8 at Newport and was
buried there in the Common Burying Ground.                  iv. Lewis Barlow was born in 1821.
                                                      He married Adelia Southwick. He was a
      Moses Barlow married second Sarah               boar builder at Newport.
Northam. She was a sister of Stephen
Toman Northam.        She died before                      v. Frederick Nickerson Barlow was
September 29, 1848, the date of Stephen's             born in 1823. He married Mary Elizabeth
will, and she was buried in the Island                Gardiner.
Cemetery at Newport with her son John.
Their child was:                                          vi. Evelin Barlow was born about 1825.
                                                      She married George Kuhm.
+   iv. John N. Barlow was born in 1805 in
Rhode Island.                                               John N. Barlow was born in 1805 in
                                                      Rhode Island, probably at Newport. He died
                                                      in 1866 at Newport and was buried there in
    Moses Barlow - Second Generation                  the Island Cemetery. He married Catharine
                                                      Tilley Burroughs in 1828 at Newport. She
      Moses Barlow, Jr., was born around              was born in 1804 and was a daughter of
1785 probably at Sandwich, Massachusetts.             Green and Sarah (Tilley) Burroughs. John's
He lived at Newport, Rhode Island, where he           and Catharine's child was John N. Barlow, Jr.,
was recorded in the 1810 through 1840                 who was born in 1831 at Newport.
censuses. He died about 1845 at Newport




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       Later Barlow Immigrants to Rhode Island, 1840-1899
      In the 1840's the second wave of                  and their children were: Henry born in 1860,
Barlows began to arrive in Rhode Island.                James born in 1862, Susan born in 1865, Ann
The first of these were from Ireland and                born in 1868, Alice born in 1872, John born
appear to be part of the large Irish                    in 1874 and Ellen born in 1878.
immigration that is generally attributed to the
potato famine. Later immigrants came from                     Peter Barlow was born in 1831 in
England, Scotland and Ireland, and many                 Ireland. He came to America in the 1840's
came to work in the rapidly growing textile             and was at Providence, Rhode Island, in the
industry in Rhode Island.                               1850 census. He married Alice Noonan in
                                                        1860 and they had a daughter Mary born in
      Patrick and Mary Barlow, and their                1862 at Providence. Peter died in 1868,
family, came to America around 1844 and                 Alice in 1870 and Mary in 1863, all at
settled at Pawtucket, Providence County,                Providence.
Rhode Island. Patrick was born in 1814 and
Mary was born in 1817, and they married                       Robert S. Barlow was born 1826 in
about 1835, all in Ireland. Their children              Scotland. He came to America in the 1840's
were: Henry born about 1839 in Ireland,                 and married Lydia, probably in New
Catherine born about 1843 in Ireland, Owen              Hampshire where she was born in 1828.
born in 1845 at Pawtucket, Frances born in              They were at Scituate, Rhode Island, in the
1847 at Pawtucket, Patrick born in 1850 at              1860 census and at Providence in the 1870
Pawtucket, and Mary born in 1852 at                     census. They had five children but only one
Pawtucket.                                              was living in 1900: Harriet L. Barlow was
                                                        born in 1854 in Rhode Island.
     Patrick and his family were at
Pawtucket in 1850, at North Providence in                     John and Ann Barlow were married
1860, at Providence in 1870, and at                     about 1850 in England. He was born in 1830
Pawtucket in 1880. Patrick's first wife died            and she in 1833. They came to America
in 1853 and he married Margaret about 1855.             between 1854 and 1859, and settled first at
 They had one child Joseph born in 1856 at              Warwick, Rhode Island. They were at
Pawtucket.                                              Providence in the 1870 census. John and
                                                        Ann had five children: Sarah born in 1854 in
     Alice Barlow, the widow of Arthur                  England, Alice born in 1859 in Rhode Island,
Barlow, immigrated with her children from               Selena born in 1861 in Rhode Island, Mary
Liverpool to New York City on the Shenanga              born in 1865 in Rhode Island and John
in 1846. Her children were Susan born                   William born in 1867 in Rhode Island.
1827, Arthur born 1829, Henry born 1831,
James born 1834 and John born 1836. Alice                     William P. and Lavinia Barlow were
was at Providence, Rhode Island, in the 1850,           married about 1850 in England. He was
1860 and 1880 censuses.                                 born about 1827 and she in 1826. They
                                                        came to America between 1856 and 1859,
     Arthur Barlow, Alice's eldest son, died            and settled first at Warwick, Kent County,
in 1862. His widow Sarah and their children             Rhode Island. They were at Providence in
Alice and John moved to California where                the 1870 census. William and Lavinia had
they were recorded at Oakland in the 1870
census. James Barlow, Alice's third son,                                    (continued on next page)
married Ann McManus in 1859 at Providence

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five children: Monica born in 1852 in                 England, William born in 1856 in England,
England, Elizabeth born in 1854 in England,           Sarah H. born in 1857 in England, David H.
Sarah born in 1856 in England, Randolph               born in 1859 in Rhode Island, John T. born in
born in 1859 in Rhode Island and Lucy born            1861 in Rhode Island, and Robert born in
in 1864 in Rhode Island.                              1864 in Rhode Island. The family was at
                                                      Warwick, Rhode Island, in the 1860 through
      John J. Barlow was born in 1846 in              1880 censuses.
England and came to America around 1860.
He married Phebe J. Hill in 1873 and they                   Henry and Mary Barlow married in
had four children: Bertram Sidney born in             1862 in England and came to America in
1875, James B. born in 1875, Albert A. born           1864. He was born in 1840 and she in 1842.
in 1880 and Ethel C. born in 1885. The                 They had two daughters: Eliza born in 1862
family was at Providence, Rhode Island, in            in England and Fannie born in 1879 in Rhode
the 1910 census.                                      Island. The family was at Johnston, Rhode
                                                      Island, in the 1880 census. Eliza married
      Patrick Barlow was born in 1834 in              Joshua W. Shepard in 1883 and Fannie
Ireland and probably came to Rhode Island             married Charles T. Kempton in 1907.
about 1850. He married Bridget Kelley in
1855 at Providence and they had seven                       William and Mary Barlow were
children born in Rhode Island: Mary E. born           married in 1869 in England and came to
in 1856, Peter H. born in 1859, Catharine             America that year. He was born in 1840 and
born in 1863, Julia A. born in 1866, Ella F.          she in 1844.       They were at Lowell,
born in 1868, Charles born in 1871 and                Massachusetts, in the 1880 census and at
Robert E. born in 1874. The family was at             Providence in the 1900 census. They had no
Providence in the 1880 census.                        children.

      Peter H. Barlow married Elizabeth A.                 James and Sarah Barlow were born in
Riley in 1882.        They were at North              1844 and 1843, respectively, in England.
Providence in the 1910 census and they had            They came to America in 1869 and were at
six children born in Rhode Island: Peter born         Cumberland, Rhode Island, in the 1870
in 1884, Catherine born in 1885, Elizabeth            census. In the 1880 census they were at
born in 1886, Susan born in 1888, Joseph              Taunton, Massachusetts, and in 1900 they
born in 1889 and Ralph born in 1891.                  were at New Bedford, Massachusetts. They
                                                      had four children: Rachel born in 1869 in
      Robert E. Barlow married Emma T.                England, James Robert born in 1870 at
Audet in 1901. They were at Providence in             Providence, Samuel born in 1873 at Johnston,
the 1910 census and they had three children           Providence County, and Mary Alice born in
born in Rhode Island: Emma M. born in                 1875 at Johnston.
1902, Walter J. born in 1903, and Robert W.
born in 1905.                                               Ratcliffe and Leah Barlow were born
                                                      in England in 1834 and 1830, respectively,
      David and Sarah Barlow were born in             and they married in England. They had five
1834 and 1833, respectively, in England.              children: Josiah born in 1854 in England,
They married about 1855 in England and
came to America about 1858. They had six                                  (continued on next page)
children: Elizabeth Taylor born in 1854 in


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Walter born in 1858 in England, Thomas               born in 1897, Carl born in 1898, Henry born
born in 1856 in England, Alsimus born in             in 1904 and Ella born in 1908. They were at
1866 in England and Mary J. born in 1871 in          Lincoln, Providence County, in the 1910
Massachusetts.       The family came to              census.
Massachusetts in 1870 where Ratcliffe soon
died. The widow Leah Barlow married                       Thomas Barlow was born in 1872 in
second Richard Moore in 1879 and they were           England. He came to America in either 1872
at Cumberland, Providence County, Rhode              [1910 census] or 1879 [1900 census],
Island, in the 1880 census.                          probably with his parents (but their identity is
                                                     not known). He married Selina in 1899 and
      Alsimus Barlow married Annie in 1887           they had one child Thomas born in 1901 in
and they had four children born in Rhode             Connecticut. Thomas and Selina were at
Island: Walter R. born in 1889, Elizabeth S.         Norwich, Connecticut, in the 1900 census and
born in 1891, William A. born in 1901 and            at Providence, Rhode Island, in the 1910
Harry W. born in 1903.                               census.

      Smith Barlow was born in 1845 in                    George F. Barlow was born in 1858 in
England and came to America in 1871. In              Canada. He was at Seneca, Ontario, in the
1874 he married Alice Cuttill and they had           1871 census and he came to Rhode Island in
three children born in Rhode Island: Francis         1875. He married Julia in 1890 and they
born in 1875, Rachel born in 1877 and Smith          were at Providence in the 1900 census.
born in 1882.
                                                          John Barlow was born in 1859 in
      James Barlow was born in 1855 in               England.    He immigrated in 1880 and
Ireland. He came to America in 1872 and              married Margaret in 1886. They were at
settled first at Dover, New Hampshire. He            Providence, Rhode Island, in the 1900 census.
married Mary in 1878 probably at Dover.
They were at Dover in the 1880 census and at               Jesse Barlow was born in 1845 at
Woonsocket, Providence County, Rhode                 Rochdale, Lancashire, England. He married
Island, in the 1900 census. They had four            Mary Ann Cooper in 1877 in England and
children:     John born in 1877 in New               they came to America in 1888 settling at
Hampshire, Mary born in 1880 in New                  Providence, Rhode Island. They had eight
Hampshire, Catherine born in 1883 in New             children: John William born in 1877 at
Hampshire and Bessie born in 1888 in Rhode           Bolton, Lancashire, England; George born in
Island.                                              1880 at Bolton; James born in 1883 in
                                                     England; Mary born in 1886 in England; John
     Henry Barlow was born in 1870 in                born in 1889 at Providence; Henry born in
England. In 1872 he came to America with             1893 at Providence; Walter born in 1895 at
his parents. His father is not known and             Providence; and Sarah A. born in 1898 at
apparently died before 1880 when his mother          Providence.
Mary and her children Hannah, Sarah, Henry
and Calestus were at Fall River, Bristol                   John B. and Elizabeth Barlow were
County, Massachusetts.      Henry married            born in England in 1853 and 1854,
Almira in 1893 in Rhode Island and they had
six children born in Rhode Island: William                                 (continued on next page)
born in 1894, Edward born in 1896, Ruth


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                   Later Barlow Immigrants (continued)
respectively. They married in England in              1899 he married Mary E. Murray and they
1872 and came to America around 1885.                 had four children: Zeta born in 1900, Francis
They were at Pawtucket in the 1900 census             born in 1901, Regina born in 1902 and
and at Providence in the 1910 census. They            Raymond born in 1907.
had seven children; two were reported living
in the 1900 census but only one has been                    Stephen Barlow was born in 1861 in
identified: James B. Barlow was born in 1885          England. He married Clara in 1885 in
in England.                                           England and they came to America in 1892.
                                                      They were at Providence, Rhode Island, in the
      James and Ann Barlow were married               1900 and 1910 censuses, and they had three
in 1865 in England. He was born in 1839               children: Mary E. born in 1889 in England,
and she in 1841. They had three children              Ida born in 1894 at Providence and Percy
born in England: Ester born in 1877, Gertrude         born in 1897 at Providence.
B. born in 1879 and Fanny W. born in 1881.
The family came to America in 1888 and                      Thomas and Eliza Barlow were born
were at Providence, Rhode Island, in the 1900         in England in 1852 and 1853, respectively,
and 1910 censuses.                                    and they married in England in 1873. Their
                                                      children were born in England: James born in
      Henry and Lucy Barlow were born in              1872, Emma born in 1874, Joseph born in
1864 in England. They married in 1883 in              1880 and Elizabeth born in 1883. The
England and came to America in 1888. They             family came to America in 1895 and they
had ten children but only two were living in          were at Providence, Rhode Island, in the 1900
1910: Henry born in 1884 in England and               census.
Leroy born in 1898 in Rhode Island. They
were at Cumberland, Providence County,                      William and Mary Barlow were born,
Rhode Island, in the 1900 census and at Fall          respectively, in 1837 and 1840 at Oldham,
River, Bristol County, Massachusetts, in the          Lancashire, England. They were at Oldham
1910 census.                                          in the 1881 census and they had four children
                                                      born there: William born in 1863, Ruth born
       William W. Barlow was born in 1863             in 1874, Leonard born in 1878 and Earnest
in England. He married Lavina in 1886 in              born in 1882. It is believed that William Sr.
England and they came to America in 1888,             died in England and his widow Ellen, their
settling at Providence, Rhode Island. They            sons Leonard and Earnest, and their daughter
had four children: Elsie born in 1887 in              Ruth and her husband Joseph Howard came
England, Florence born in 1899 at                     to America in 1898. Ellen, Leonard and
Providence, William born in 1904 at                   Earnest were with William Jr. at Providence
Providence and Irving born in 1904 at                 in the 1900 census and Ellen was with Joseph
Providence.                                           and Ruth Howard at Providence in the 1910
                                                      census.
      Margaret Barlow was born in 1872 in
Ireland. She came to America in 1888 and                   William Jr. married Mary in 1885 in
was recorded as a servant at Providence,              England. They had nine children but only
Rhode Island, in the 1900 census.                     two were living in 1900: Raymond born in
                                                      1894 in Massachusetts and Bertha born in
      Michael J. Barlow was born in 1869 in           1899 in Rhode Island.        They were at
Ireland and came to America in 1892. In               Providence in the 1900 and 1910 censuses.


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                   Joel Barlow Exhibition
               March 24, 2004, through June 21, 2004
    Woodrow Wilson House, 2340 S St. NW, Washington, D.C.

     To mark the two-hundred and fiftieth              Jefferson and a landscape painting by Charles
anniversary of the birth of ambassador and             Codman of the Kalorama estate.
author Joel Barlow, the Woodrow Wilson
House is mounting an exhibition, “Joel                        In addition to being the nation’s first
Barlow – The Sage of Kalorama.” The                    author to receive fair pay for his work,
exhibition will open on March 24, 2004, at             Barlow’s career led him into many
the Woodrow Wilson House, a National Trust             adventures. As a Yale student, he fought at
Historic Site in Washington, DC, which                 the Battle of Brooklyn and later became a
stands just yards from the site of Kalorama –          chaplain with Washington’s army at West
Barlow’s last home.                                    Point. After the Revolution, he started the
                                                       American Mercury in Hartford where he
       The exhibition will shed light on an            became one of the satirical Connecticut Wits
underappreciated and fascinating figure in the         who provided commentary on the hope and
founding of the nation. It will chronicle the          promise of the new republic. In an effort to
life of this Connecticut farmer who rose from          sell western land in Ohio, Barlow made his
Puritan colonial beginnings to become a                way to France where he met Thomas
model man of the Enlightenment. A Yale                 Jefferson and Thomas Paine and as the
educated wit, essayist and author, Barlow was          French Revolution began to stir moved on to
a patriot in Washington’s army, America’s              London where, along with Joseph Priestly,
first popular author, patron of the work of            Thomas Hardy and Mary Wollstonscraft, he
Robert Fulton, friend of Thomas Jefferson, a           cheered on the republican wave of revolution.
citizen of revolutionary France, liberator of           His Advise to the Privileged Orders in
the Barbary captives and the nation’s first            Several States of Europe, along with Paine’s
diplomat to die at his post in service to the          Rights of Man, was found to be seditious and
nation.                                                forced Barlow to leave England. He became
                                                       a citizen of revolutionary France and ran for
      On view will be original copies of               election to the National Assembly from the
Barlow’s works, including The Vision of                Department of Savoy. Although he lost, it
Columbus (1787) which would become                     was while spending time in the Piedmont that
Barlow’s epic poem and America’s first                 he wrote his most popular poem, The Hasty
bestseller, The Columbiad (1807). Important            Pudding, a rambling epic about the warmth
loans from the National Portrait Gallery will          and wholesomeness of the corn meal pudding
include the Barlow portrait by Robert Fulton,          of his New England youth raised to culinary
a portrait sketch on paper by John Vanderlyn           art as polenta in Italy. After the French
and a plaster copy of the Houdon bust, the             Revolution turned into the Terror, Barlow
original of which is in the White House                came to the aid of his friend Tom Paine as he
collection. Objects relating to Kalorama on            was being arrested, smuggling the
loan from the U.S. Department of State
include Barlow’s portrait by Charles Wilson
Peale (1807), a Sheffield wine cooler used at                               (continued on next page)
Kalorama that was a gift from Thomas


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manuscript for The Age of Reason to safety              1802 and urged Barlow to return to his native
and having it published.                                land and take a house in Washington which
                                                        he described as “a lovely seaton a high hill
      Back in Paris in 1796, Barlow was                 commanding a most extensive view of the
called upon by President George Washington              Potomac.”     Jefferson, along with James
to negotiate the release of 119 American                Madison also wanted Barlow to write the first
sailors held captive by the Barbary States.             complete history of the United States and
Barlow personally won the favor of the Dey              promised full access to their papers for the
of Algiers and secured the ransom of the                project.
sailors with the promise of a new American
frigate and $800,000 in gold. The treaty of                   In the summer of 1805, after a visit to
friendship with the Barbary States of Algiers,          Benjamin West in London, Barlow arrived at
Tunis and Tripoli was among the first for the           New York and traveled to his native
new American nation.                                    Connecticut to renew his old friendship with
                                                        Noah Webster. Barlow had been away from
      Barlow went on to take in a young                 his homeland for seventeen years, leaving
American by the name of Robert Fulton who               before the new nation's Constitution had been
had just left the studio of Barlow’s friend             established and returning as Lewis and Clark
Benjamin West in London. Barlow taught                  were exploring the great promise of the west.
the young artist and inventor French and                On his way to Washington, Barlow stopped
helped him secure a trial before Napoleon of            off in Philadelphia to have his portrait painted
an improved submarine, the Nautilus in 1800.            by Charles Wilson Peale and seek a publisher
 Barlow helped to finance the submarine                 for his revised version of Vision of Columbus.
project but was even more helpful to the                 In 1807, the final version entitled Columbiad
young inventor introducing him to the new               was printed by Fry and Kammerer, the best
American Minister, Robert Livingston.                   American printer, with illustrations by Robert
Livingston took great interest in the                   Smirke and plates paid for by Robert Fulton.
promotion       of     Fulton’s      steamboat,         At a cost of $10,000, it was the most
underwriting the cost of the working model              expensive book ever printed up to that time;
that sailed the Seine in 1803 and that would            each deluxe folio cost $20 a copy.
eventually sail the Hudson as the Clermont.
Barlow’s home in Paris, across from the                       Once in Washington, Barlow purchased
Luxembourg Gardens, was the center of                   the hilltop property suggested by Thomas
expatriate American life. He amassed a great            Jefferson and renamed the run down estate
library and continued his writings and literary         “Kalorama”, Greek for “beautiful view”. He
work. In one political essay, he called for a           added stables and planted an orchard, then
United States of Europe some 200 years                  commissioned Benjamin Latrobe, the
before the creation of the European Union.              architect of the U.S. Capitol, to make
In another tract, he called for the freedom of          additions and build a gardener’s lodge and
the seas and trade which was echoed in                  elaborate entrance gate. He moved his entire
Woodrow Wilson’s famous 14 Points and in                Paris library to Kalorama and sold off
Article 41 of the United Nations Charter.               additional copies to Secretary of State James
Nevertheless, Barlow was growing weary of
European politics and the rise of Napoleon.
His friend Jefferson had become President in                                  (continued on next page)


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Madison who along with his wife Dolley was             Napoleon to end the blockade of American
a frequent visitor. He wrote Jefferson and             ships and release any seized ships. At their
exchanged gardening and horticulture tips as           first meeting, Napoleon agreed to many of
well as commentary on republican politics of           Barlow’s claims and agreed to work out a
the day. His niece married Andrew Ellicott,            treaty.     They agreed to meet again to
the surveyor of the city of Washington, who            negotiate a trade agreement, but when
Barlow helped to receive a postmaster’s                Napoleon left to fight the Russian campaign
position in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.       He          Barlow was forced to go to Wilna, Lithuania,
visited Jefferson at Monticello and traveled           to meet him. In route, Barlow wrote his last
with Latrobe to Harper’s Ferry and Bedford             epic poem, Advise to a Raven in Winter, a
Springs. During his years in Washington, he            commentary on Napoleon’s quest for empire.
petitioned Congress and wrote a tract,                  With news of Napoleon’s defeat and retreat
Prospectus of a National Institution to be             from Russia, Barlow was forced to flee; he
Established in the United States in support of         caught pneumonia and died on December 26,
an old Yale friend, Josiah Meigs, then                 1812 in the Village of Zarnowiec between
President of the University of Georgia, to             Warsaw and Krakow. The first American
establish a National University. Even with             Diplomat to die at his post, he is buried in the
Jefferson’s support and funding from the               village churchyard a world away from the
estate of George Washington in hand, the               Connecticut hills of his birth and his beloved
measure was narrowly defeated in Congress.             Kalorama.
Meigs would be successful several years after
Barlow’s death and became the first President                The Woodrow Wilson House, a
of Columbian College, now the George                   National     Trust     Historic     Site  and
Washington University in Washington, DC.               Washington’s only presidential museum,
                                                       offers a thorough glimpse of life in 1920’s
      Barlow established himself at Kalorama           Washington through the eyes of Woodrow
as the model man of the enlightenment. Like            Wilson and his wife Edith. The Wilson’s
Jefferson, he ascribed to the life of an               personal effects, furnishings, decorative arts
agrarian republican and surrounded himself             and clothing, as well as State gifts,
with the latest inventions, including indoor           intermingle in their elegant 1915 town-home,
plumbing. Although he had spent many                   arranged as they were in 1921.            The
years away from his native land, he found that         exhibition is open during regular museum
he had many friends and supporters. In                 hours, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through
1810, the new President, James Madison                 Sunday. Woodrow Wilson House is located
called on Barlow to become the new                     at 2340 S St. NW, in the Kalorama
Ambassador to France. England was at war               neighborhood, just off Embassy Row in
with Napoleon’s France and both nations had            Northwest Washington. The museum is
set up blockades of American shipping. In              within walking distance of Metro Rail,
July of 1811, Barlow set off from Kalorama             Dupont Circle station (Red Line). On street
for the port of Annapolis where President              parking is limited. Parking and access for
Madison ordered the flagship of the                    persons with disabilities is available.
American Navy, the USS Constitution to
carry the new Ambassador to his post.                                     *****
Barlow took up residence at his old house in
Paris and endeavored to secure promises from


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