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Claiborne Barrow
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Birth: Mar. 8, 1822
Jackson County
Illinois, USA
Death: Oct. 31, 1877
Jackson County
Illinois, USA

Claiborne Barrow was born March 8, 1822, the son of John Stone Barrow and Mary Steele Barrow. He married Betsey Purdy (September 16, 1827-1869) on April 22, 1851, and they had seven children:

1) Huldah Barrow, December 29, 1851-December 28, 1880
2) Herbert Barrow, March 7, 1854-July 3, 1855
3) Elbert Barrow, January 19, 1857-June 1, 1950
4) Charles Dennis Barrow, April 2, 1858-July 28, 1871
5) Ella Bell Barrow, March 25, 1860-sometime after 1930
6) Edwin E. Barrow, February 20, 1863-January 26, 1952
7) Lucy P. Barrow, September 11, 1865-October 14, 1938

Claiborne Barrow died October 31, 1877 and was buried in the Barrow Family Cemetery on the family farm, in Jackson County, Illinois.

The following is information supplied by Marilyn Smith:

Claiborne was Treasurer of Jackson County, Illinois, in 1850 to replace Julius Bamberge who failed to qualify. After appointment he served until November 1853. In 1852 he was living in Bradley and was School Commissioner of Jackson County, and County Surveyor. In 1854 he laid out the town of De Soto, and in 1857, Elkville. He was also involved in laying out the right-of-way through Carbondale Township for the Illinois Central Railroad, and later the campus of Southern Illinois Normal University. He served as one of the town trustees in 1858, 1859, 1860,1862 and 1863. Before the railroad was built that caused Campbell Hill to come into being, Claiborne was Postmaster at the country post office of Bradley in the same neighborhood from January 15, 1853 to March 20, 1854. He moved to Carbondale, and was a Trustee of the city from 1858 to 1863. According to the book "Early History of Carbondale, Illinois" Daniel H. Brush was a trustee who was appointed clerk of the board. He was the attorney who sent a letter on behalf of Daniel Barrow to Washington, regarding his pension. "In 1858 Robert H. Marron became president of the boards, and other trustees were Campbell, Conner, and new members Claiborne Barrow and Henry Sanders." One of the hottly contested issues was the affirmation that "the selling or giving away of any malt or vinous, mixed or fermented liquor in the city, or one mile outside, and next beyond the city limits, is hereby prohibited."

From the book Carbondale, Biographical Sketches, p. 154-155, comes the following sketch:

BARROW, CLAIBORNE, 1822-77. Born in Jackson County, son of John Barrow, 1784-1859, and his second wife, Mary Steele; grandson of Daniel Barrow, Revolutionary War soldier. In the 1850 census Claiborne is shown with his father in Bradley Township, as yet unmarried. Soon after that census was taken he married Betsy Purdy, 1828-69, daughter of Isham Purdy. In the 1860 census Claiborne and Betsy were in Carbondale (for some reason she was listed as Rachel) with Huldah, born in 1851, Elbert, 1857, Charles, 1858, and Ellen, 1859. Two more children were born in the 1860s--Eddie, in 1863, and Lucy, 1866. Betsy Purdy Barrow died in 1869, leaving six children, three of them under ten years of age. Her parents Isham and Roxcea (Wiley) Purdy had raised nine children (one more had died in childhood) and all of them had left home. They were both about seventy when they moved to Carbondale, and presumably they lived with their son-in-law to help take care of the children. Barrow had at this time two forty-acre tracts of farmland and was probably living on one of them. They were the southeast quarter of the southeast quarter of Section 9, and the northwest quarter of the northwest quarter of Section 15, which cornered on it. He owned also a lot in Woodlawn Cemetery but the only two marked graves on it are those for Betsy's parents. Roxcea died in 1874 and Isham Purdy in 1881. He survived his son-in-law Claiborne Barrow, who died on October 31, 1877, and who is presumably buried on the farm with Betsy.

Claiborne Barrow's Probate Files are at IRAD in Carbondale, Jackson County, Illinois; Box 6, File #225; Date of Papers November 28, 1877; Executor Irby Barrow.

Some of the above information concerning birth years conflicts with the dates given in the list of children.--TH 
Family links: 
  John Stone Barrow (1785 - 1859)
  Mary Steele Barrow (1792 - 1853)
  Elizabeth Mae Purdy Barrow (1827 - 1869)
  Hulda Barrow Van Zandt (1851 - 1880)*
  Herbert Barrow (1854 - 1855)*
  Elbert Barrow (1857 - 1950)*
  Charles Dennis Barrow (1858 - 1871)*
  Ella Bell Barrow (1860 - ____)*
  Edwin E. Barrow (1863 - 1952)*
  Lucy P. Barrow (1865 - 1938)*
  Mahala Barrow McLaughlin (1812 - 1838)**
  Hannah Barrow (1813 - 1823)**
  James Barrow (1814 - 1884)**
  Andrew Jackson Barrow (1816 - 1817)**
  Sinai Barrow Higgerson (1818 - 1896)*
  Jemima Barrow Burke (1820 - 1856)*
  Claiborne Barrow (1822 - 1877)
  Talitha Barrow McLaughlin (1824 - 1896)*
  Marion Barrow (1826 - 1894)*
  Ireby Stone Barrow (1828 - 1905)*
  Newton Barrow (1829 - 1896)*
  William Jasper Barrow (1832 - 1901)*
  Eulalia Barrow Higgerson (1835 - 1879)*
*Calculated relationship
Barrow Cemetery
Jackson County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Thomas Higgerson
Record added: Jul 11, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 39315097

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