North Carolina, USA
Thomas Barrow, III was born in either Southampton County or Surry County, Virginia, in the year 1698, and was the son of Thomas Barrow, Sr. and Elizabeth Brantley Barrow. He was married at least twice, the first to Mary Killebrew (?? -- 1751), and they had several children, all of whom, except Hosea, died young:
1) Hosea Barrow (born sometime between 1720 and 1730)
Hosea, child of Thomas and Mary, is the only child of his first marriage that survived to maturity. Both Mary and the other children died when the children were young.
After Mary's death in 1751, Thomas married Elizabeth Atkinson (1730-1762), and they had three sons and a daughter:
2) Jacob Barrow (1754-??)
3) Moses Barrow (October 15, 1755-??)
4) James Barrow (January 31, 1757-January 20, 1828)
5) Sarah (Sally) Barrow (1761-??)
The daughter, Sally, was born after Thomas's death. All of the sons with the second wife, James, Jacob and Moses, served in the Revolutionary War. His first son, Hosea, is not known to have fought in the War for Independence, but he may have.
When Thomas Barrow, III married his second wife, he was living on the south side of the Nottaway River. In 1754 he received a grant of 215 acres from Lord Granville in Edgecombe County, North Carolina. Thomas eventually owned lands and lived in Halifax and Onslow Counties in North Carolina. He farmed and operated fisheries on the Roanoke, Tar, Nottaway and New rivers.
Thomas Barrow, III died in 1761 at his 300 acre plantation located on the banks of the New River in Onslow County, North Carolina. This land is now part of the well known Camp Lejeune Marine Corps base. After Thomas's death, son Hosea remained on the New River land; and when he was of age, son Jacob operated the fishery on the Roanoke River. Son Moses and son James both eventually lived in Georgia and owned considerable property there. James at least received his Georgia land for having served in the Revolutionary War. When he died he was wealthy and owned thousands of acres and 77 slaves. His brother Moses is said to have owned 460 acres and 7 slaves.
Thomas Barrow (1663 - 1763)
Elizabeth Brantley Barrow (1665 - 1761)
Elizabeth Atkinson Barrow (1730 - 1762)
Thomas Barrow (1698 - 1761)
John Barrow (1699 - 1776)*
Created by: Thomas Higgerson
Record added: Feb 18, 2010
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