The Thomas Barlow Family

South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama

(Courtesy of the diligent work of Susan BARLOW Holmes)

Additional BARLOW PAGES are listed at the bottom of this page

camelia   February 2000 

My great grandmother, mother of my granddad, Roddie Josey, was Lucy Carter Josey, and she was first married to John Thomas Josey.  She later married Richard 'Dick' Wood Barlow in Vivian or Shreveport, Caddo Parish,
Louisiana in January of 1888.  I have that Richard was born 1842 in Alabama.

Richard Wood and Lucy Carter Josey Barlow  had children; John Thomas in 1889 & Winnie in 1892. I always thought that they named John Thomas after my great grandfather, Lucy's first husband, John Thomas JOSEY.  Now, I am not sure of that.  Is there anyone out there who may have any  info on this line of  BARLOWS?   I do have someone in  Shreveport - I am from there - who is working on this line, her Dad is Cecil BARLOW, son of John Thomas BARLOW. Jacqueline Josey Helfrich - [email protected]

I posted the above for the Barlow Group for help on our line for Richard W. Barlow.)  Below (in the next table) is what Susan BARLOW Holmes has shared with me:

If anyone else can add to this, please contact
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The information below is what I have put together from notes and queries contained within the Barlow Clearinghouse.  If anyone has any corrections, or can help add to, prove or disprove any of this information, please contact me.

Susan BARLOW Holmes

First, keep in mind that the Isle of Wight Barlows were known to be in many counties of Alabama ...
but primarily, Lowndes, Autagua, and Dallas will notice that Dallas, Autagua and Lowndes are all together.

Thomas Barlow, born c1803, son of THOMAS BARLOW c1761- 1813 and his second wife, Mary

(Jesse6, Thomas5, George4, Thomas3, Henry2, Edward1)

The elder Thomas was a planter, of Brunswick, Virginia, Wake, North Carolina, Edgefield, South Carolina, and Laurens, Georgia

The younger Thomas married Elizabeth Caldwell, December 24, 1822 in Laurens Co Georgia and is listed there in the 1830 census:

3 males under 5       2 males 10-15      2 males 20-30
1 female under 5         1 female   20-30

In 1840 Thomas has removed to Lowndes Co Alabama, I have the census index, but do not have that census at this time, so I cannot give information from it.

In 1850, Thomas is still in Lowndes Co enumerated in September #52/52

Barlow Thomas - SR 48 M planter 6000 South Carolina
Barlow Talfonfa A. 30 F *** *** Georgia
Barlow Carol S. 30 M planter *** Georgia
Barlow, Merrett S. 23 M planter *** Georgia
Barlow  John T. 21  M planter *** Georgia
Barlow William W. 14 M *** *** Alabama
Barlow James J. 12 M *** *** Alabama
Barlow Franklin 10 M *** *** Alabama
Barlow Richard W. 7 M *** *** Alabama
Barlow Osmus P. 1 M *** *** Alabama
Barlow Winneford 17 F *** *** Georgia
Barlow Georgianna 15 F *** *** Georgia

I may be wrong in assuming this is the same Thomas, but I believe it is.  Elizabeth had apparently died and since I don't have the census for 1840 I don't know whether Elizabeth is living  then or not ....
I don't have very many cemetery records for Alabama,.. the only thing I do find is:

Rasco Graveyard -Dallas County Alabama  - Elizabeth Barlow  died March 5, 1840

...this may or may not be her...

Thomas wife at this time is Talfonfa A., and I not so sure of the spelling of her name, as it is shown as initials  L.A. in the 1860 census.
In Autgua Co Alabama marriage records, I find:

Thomas Barlow married November 17, 1845 Ann T.A. King      book 6 page 280
Thomas Barlow married November 17, 1845  Ann G.A. King     book 2 page 251

One or both of these has to be a transcription error ... however, if the T.A. is correct, perhaps this is Talfonfa A. and a second wife of Thomas.

Now as for Carol S., if the age is correct, then the marriage date of December 1822 for Elizabeth and Thomas would make him to old to be a son of Thomas, so I am not sure of his relationship.

Note that the age for Richard would be correct for the 1842 birth date, and the initial W. would fit that for Richard in  Jackie's query.

Paul Gill found the 1850 census on the Clearinghouse and offered  information for Merrett S. Barlow  along with his surprise to find Merritt in Alabama.

The 1860 census for Lowndes Co Alabama, Northern Division  P.O. Haynesville
enumerated July 11, 1860 #267 - 233

Thomas Barlow 58 M Farmer 24,000-87,435 South Carolina
L.A. Barlow 43 F *** *** Georgia
M.W. Barlow 27 F *** *** Georgia
Georgiann Barlow 25 F *** *** Georgia
B.F. Barlow 19 M *** *** Alabama
Richard Barlow 12 M *** *** Alabama
O.P. Barlow 10 M *** *** Alabama
E.E. Barlow 8 M *** *** Alabama

M. W. would be Winneford
B.F. would be Franklin - I suspect Benjamin Franklin

Richard only aged 5 years since 1850, probably another transcription error .....or a census taker error!...

A son, E.E. Barlow  age 8, apparently born 1852 to Thomas and Talfonfa.

The same census shows also:

#268 - 234

J. J. Barlow 21 M Farmer $1050 Alabama
This would be James J. Barlow

 James J. BARLOW   married October 31, 1860  Cornelia V. LEE     Autagua Co
      shortly after this census was taken      -     
See note below for more

#269 - 235

W.W. Barlow 23 M F $1040 Alabama
 this would be William W. Barlow

William W. BARLOW   married December 22, 1864   Catherine A. CALDWELL  Lowndes Co

John T. is in the 1860 census index...but I do not have that census record

Merrett S.  is not in the 1860 census, he is in the Lousiana index..I believe   See note below

Also in the 1860 Lowndes Co Alabama census...
page 539  enumerated  August 30, 1860

John H. Barlow 44 M Farmer $9450-15489 Georgia
Luesia C. Barlow 36 F *** *** Alabama
Martha R. Barlow 16 F *** *** Georgia
Thomas W. Barlow 14 M *** *** Georgia
William F. Barlow 13 M *** *** Georgia
Robert M. Barlow 11 M *** *** Georgia
Mary E. Barlow 6 F *** *** Georgia
James J. Barlow 5 M *** *** Georgia
Ella A. Barlow 3 F *** *** Georgia
John D. Barlow 5/12 M *** *** Georgia

This would be John Harvin Barlow, who had been in the Autagua Co census for 1850.
John is the son of James Barlow, James in turn is a brother to Thomas.

I do not have a date on the 1850 Autagua census, but he has a 5 children  showing to be born in Georgia after the time of that census, this must be in error or else John went back to Georgia between 1850-1860.


page 527    #388 - 331

C.C. Barlow 34 M Farmer $3000 Georgia
E.M. Barlow 34 F *** *** Alabama
I'm not confident of  the relationship here

I do not have the census records for 1870, just the index...and by this time, these folks have multiplied like mice...and moved all over the US...of the folks I have listed above, I find:

Richard W.          Lowndes County  323   Benton P.O

Richard W. BARLOW  married  July 14, 1870   Miss/Mrs. E. W. CLAR
book 6 page 280 in Autagua Co Alabama

So.....if this is the same Richard as in Jackie's query, then Lucy would have been his second wife, which I think would be quite feasible seeing  that he married Lucy in 1888, he would have been 46 years old.

Benjamin - probably Franklin      Lowndes County  323   Benton P.O

BARLOW  CARLOS C.        Lowndes County  345   Benton P.O.   - this is probably that Carol S.-

BARLOW  JAMES J.         Lowndes  County   326  Benton P.O.

BARLOW  JOHN          Lowndes County    376  Farmersville  P.O.

William W. is not here...however, he is in  Louisiana in 1880, and he shows to have had a daughter age 9, born in Tennessee, therefore, a check of Tennessee's 1870 census would be in order.   I do not have that at this time on the Clearinghouse.

BARLOW M. S.  1860 census of Caddo Parish Louisiana   003  Shreveport P.O.
I think  this is Merrett S.    ...I don't have the full record...

 ........he's not here in 1870   ...    he went to Texas  .......
I find a Charles  there also in1860..but not sure who he might be
BARLOW CHARLES  Caddo Parish  004   Shreveport P.O.    ...he also got land in 1860 in Caddo Parish...

I believe this to be Richard's brother ...he was 14 in the 1850 census of Alabama, and married Catherine in 1864...

William W. Barlow age 44 Alabama
Catherine W. Barlow age 34 Georgia
Mary E. Barlow age 14 Alabama
Zena T.L. Barlow age 9 Tennessee
Willoughby T. age 1 Louisiana
Charles W. Barlow age 1 Louisiana

What I do not find is where Richard is in 1880.
I think I have all the 1880 Louisiana census online, but I may not

In 1880 Houston Co Texas
Cornelia Barlow  age 40 born in  Alabama

Son: Thomas 13  Alabama

Son: James  12    Alabama

Boarder:  Annie C. Hughes   20   Ohio

Boarder:  Eddie Hughes   1   Texas

I believe this to be the wife of James J.....has he died?

Remember that son born in 1852 to Thomas and Talfonfa  ... E.E. Barlow
I think this is him:

Houston Co Texas    1900
E. E. BARLOW  born December 1852  age 47 born in Alabama

w:  M. E.   born July 1852 age 47 born in Texas

s:   P. E.   born November 1882   age 17

s:   Lee   born August 1886   age 13

d:   Mildred  born September 1888   age 11

d:  Willie  born November 1893   age 6

sl:  Elizabeth English born Mar1850   age 50