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Daniel E. Barrow
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Birth: Dec. 8, 1757
Brunswick County
Virginia, USA
Death: Nov. 8, 1837
Jackson County
Illinois, USA

Daniel Barrow was born December 8, 1757, at his father's Plantation on Fountain Creek, in Brunswick County, Virginia, the son of William Barrow and Amy Lee Barrow. He married Hannah Stone (August 6, 1764-August 19, 1834) in May of 1783, in Surry County, North Carolina, (or in Brunswick County, Virginia?). According to his Revolutionary War Pension application, he was living in North Carolina by the spring of 1779. He must have returned to his "home" in Virginia to be married. He and his wife had the following children:

1) William Barrow, born February 21, 1784 in Surry County, North Carolina
2) John Barrow, born November 19, 1785, in North Carolina
3) Hyram Barrow, born January 12, 1788, in North Carolina
4) Nancy Barrow, born December 15, 1789, in North Carolina
5) Polly Barrow, born March 10, 1792, in North Carolina
6) Mahala Barrow, born October 10, 1794, in North Carolina
7) Tyre Barrow, born January 11, 1797, in North Carolina
8) Daniel Barrow, born July 10, 1799, in either Tennessee or Kentucky
9) David Barrow, born August 13, 1801, in Kentucky
10) Nathan Barrow, born July 5, 1804, in Kentucky
11) James Barrow, born July 12, 1806, in Kentucky
12?) Elizabeth, unknown date of birth. (Note: Elisabeth was named as one of Daniel's children in the diary of Daniel's brother, Rev. David Barrow, when he visited the family in August 1795, but Polly was not. Sandra Paser (see text below) believes that Polly died before her uncle's visit in 1795, and that Elizabeth was born before August 1795, date of birth unknown. It is also possible that Polly's middle name was Elizabeth, so perhaps Rev. David Barrow referred to Polly by her middle name, and the number of children is actually eleven. This is not certain, however.)

Daniel Barrow died November 8, 1837 in Bradley Township, Jackson County, Illinois, and was buried at the Barrow Cemetery, near Campbell Hill. The grave markers were later removed to the Calvary Cemetery, in Campbell Hill, but the bodies of Daniel, his wife Hannah, their son John Stone Barrow, and his wife, Mary, still lie at the Barrow Cemetery in now-unmarked graves.


About 1779, Daniel moved to to Guilford County, North Carolina, with other members of his family. He served a second tour of duty upon his arrival in North Carolina, participating in the Battle of Guilford Courthouse 15 March 1781, a decisive battle that precipitated the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown in October 1781.

Daniel Barrow served in Captain Williamson's Company, Virginia Militia, 1776.
Colonel James Hogan's North Carolina Regiment, 1779-1780. Fought in the Battle of Guilford Courthouse, March 15, 1781.

"This anecdote was written by A.J. Barrow, a great grandson of the above soldier, as he had so often heard it told by his father's people:"
"At the close of the War He (Daniel) was mustered out of the service. He was wounded by a horse pulling a rope through his hand in such a way as to almost sever his thumb from his hand. In that condition, he was left 1500 miles from home and with no other way to make the long journey but to walk. He and a comrade started on the long journey. His hand became so inflamed and caused so much pain that he was unable to sleep for four days and nights. About this time he heard of a doctor a little way off the road he was travelling. So he turned in to see him. The doctor took the wrapping off and exclaimed with an oath that he had a very bad hand. He took some cotton and spread it over the wound and then poured on some kind of medicine that felt much like ice water. It eased the pain and he immediately sank down on the floor in a sound sleep. The doctor finished dressing his hand just as he lay. His wife proposed he get him up on a bed. The doctor told her to get a pillow under his head and they would leave him right there as he was used to that kind of a bed anyway. The next morning the Doctor gave him a good breafast and redressed his hand and started him on his long journey. After many days of hard walking he reached his home. When his mother saw the condition of his hand she greatly feared that after he had survived the hardships of the war that he might die form the infection in his hand. However, he lived to a ripe old age and up to the time of this death he could never bear a Tory."

By the end of his life, Daniel was reportedly blind and had severe hearing loss.

The "Barrow" book, on page 192, has a deed abstract:
On 21 April 1792. Edward Lovell sold 200 acres of land to DANIEL BARROW of SURRY CO., NORTH CAROLINA...said lands lying on both sides of THOM'S CREEK...for 100 Pounds current North Carolina Provincial money..Witnesses: Corder and THOMAS STONE."

They remained in Surry county on Thom's Creek, at least until January 1797, when their eighth child, Tyre Barrow was born there. According to the "Barrow Quarterly" Volume VIII, page 43, "Daniel and Hannah sold their land on "Tom's Creek" located between Winston-Salem, North Carolina and Mt. Airy,North Carolina. They moved to Knox County, Tennessee for a short time, before moving on to Wayne County, Kentucky"

"Barrow Families of Virginia", page 192:
"On 5 October 1797, DANIEL BARROW sold the above described 200 acres located on TOM'S CREEK to Jonathan Haines for 170 Pounds N.C. Currency...Witnesses: Andrew Kincannon and Jas. Kincannon. Executed in Feb. term of Surry Co. 1798."
Mae notes that this deed stated "DANIEL BARROW of the STATE OF TENNESSEE" when he sold the land to Jonathan Haines. When he bought the land from Edward Lovell in 1792, it said he was from Surry County, North Carolina. Mae speculates that this transaction took place about the time that the State of Tennessee was formed, or DANIEL BARROW was in the process of moving into Tennessee at that date.

They were in Kentucky before July 1799, when the ninth child, Daniel Stone Barrow was born. (NOTE: According to the list of Daniel's and Hanna's children made by great-grandson, Andrew Jackson Barrow, Daniel Barrow, Jr. was the EIGHTH child, not the ninth. David Barrow was the ninth child. If the elusive Elizabeth was seventh in the birth order, then Daniel Barrow was, indeed, the ninth child. The existance, or non-existance, or Elizabeth governs the birth order of William and Amy Barrow's children.--TH)

From the Quarterly, page 43:
"After the 1830 Census of Wayne County, Daniel and Hannah moved to Jackson County, Illinois, joining other members of their family who had made the move earlier."

From "Barrow Family History," by Judge Elmo Barrow, pg 2:
"DANIEL BARROW, son of William and Amy (Lee) Barrow, was born in Brunswick County, Virginia, 8 December 1757. (Note-different birth date in DAR records). He died 8 November 1837 in Jackson County, Illinois at the age of 79 years, 11 months. He was the third of ten children.
In May 1783, he married Hannah Stone, of Brunswick County, Virginia, who was born 6 August 1764. Hannah died 19 August 1834 , age 70 years 13 days, in Jackson County, Illinois.

Mae Belle Barrow North cites "Biographical Sketches, Soldiers and Patriots Vol. VI in the Battow of Guilford Court House", by Rachel Caldwell Chapter DAR for the transcription of Daniel's Revolutionary War Pension Application that she includes on page 189:
"DANIEL BARROW: Pension Application S32104
"On April 4, 1834 in Jackson County, Illinois, Daniel (E) Barrow of said County aged seventy-six declared that in the spring of the next year after Norfolk was burned, he volunteered in Brunswick County (Virginia) for a tour of three months as a private in the company of Capt. Williamson. He was discharged at Portsmouth.
"In the spring of 1779 while living in North Carolina, he entered service (he was 18 years old). There was a call for nine months for men to march to the north to assist in driving the British out of Philadelphia. The men were chosen by ballot. He was not chosen but afterwards took the place of a substitute for Andrew Killot. He belonged to the Company of Capt. Hill. Daniel Barrow was discharged in the summer of 1780 and went home. He was never in service again except for a few days at the time of the "Battle of Guilford Court House," in which he fought.
"He lived about twenty miles from the seat of justice, was blind and had severe loss of hearing making conversing quite difficult for him. DANIEL BARROW was born in Brunswick County, Virginia about 1757. His father kept a record of his children in a family Bible, but Daniel did not know the location of this Bible. One of his brothers had a transcript of it.
"After the war he lived in Surry County, North Carolina; Knox County, east Tennessee; Wayne County, Kentucky; and then Jackson County, Illinois.
"DANIEL BARROW of JACKSON COUNTY, ILLINOIS, Private in the Company of Capt. Williamson in the Virginia Militia, for one year and four months. was placed on the pension roll of Illinois at $53.33 per annum under October 1832. Certificate 26298 was issued May 3, 1834."

From Judge Barrow:
"In the spring of 1776, while living in Brunswick County, Virginia, Daniel enlisted as a private in Captain Williamson's Company, on the side of the Colonists and served three months." He was eighteen years old. While in North Carolina temporarily, he again enlisted in the spring of 1779, and served thirteen months under Captains Hill, Frances Tartanson, and Bradley, in Colonel James Hogan's North Carolina Regiment. He also served under General Nathaniel Greene for four or five days at the Battle of Guilford Court House and at the Battle of Eutaw Springs. He was a private in each instance. His pension number is S-32104."

From the "DAR Patriot Index, Centennial Edition", page 169:
BARROW, Daniel; born 12-6-1757 VA; d 11-8-1837 IL; married Hannah Stone; Pvt. NC VA; Pensioner

From "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917):
"Daniel Barrow was born in 1757 in Brunswick County, Virginia. He enlisted in Virginia in 1776 for three months under Capt. John Williamson in Virginia troops. He enlisted again in the North Carlina troops, with Capts. John Hill, Francis Tartanson, and Col. James Hogan, serving thirteen months. He was in the Battle of Guilford Court House. He came to Jackson County, Illinois, and died there.

Richard Oyler reports that Daniel was mentioned twice in a history of Brunswick County, Virginia. He cites "Brunswick County, Virginia, 1720-1975" Gay Neale, Brunswick County Bicentennial Committee:
"On October 3, 1777, four British men-of-war appeared off Hampton Roads. The Portsmouth militia was deemed insufficient to thwart a full scale attack and an additional division consisting of troops from Brunswick, Sussex, and Southampton Counties was called out. Colonels Richard Elliott and Fredrick Maclin were in command of the counties' troops ordered to the coast. Shadrick Alley, a private in Captain William Vaughan's company, was listed as a shore guard in the Portsmouth area, as was DANIEL BARROW.
"By the end of January, 1781, the British had suffered two quick defeats by Greene's forces at Kings Mountain and Cowpens...Another large force of Brunswick Militia led by Major Joseph Peebles marched to meet Greene. The companies under Peebles were led by Captains James Marshall, William and Thomas Harrison, John Overton, James Greenhill...Privates Shadrick Alley, DANIEL BARROW, James Blick...served in these companies...Greene, gaining strength daily, began marching on February 23rd towards Guilford County, North Carolina. Although the Battle of Guilford Courthouse is considered a British victory, it virtually ended the Southern Campaign. 'The enemy gained his cause, but is ruined by the success of it,' wrote Greene."

(Note: this was the battle where General Cornwallis' troops became entangled with the American troops in hand-to-hand combat. Cornwallis ordered his cannons to fire on the troops. It did cause the Americans to retreat, but in the process killed hundreds of Cornwallis' men. It is said that his British troops never recovered from the Battle of Guilford Courthouse.)

Judge Elmo Barrow continues:
"After the war Daniel moved to Surry County, North Carolina. His family was listed in the 1790 Surry County Census on page 184. He lived on Tom's Creek...The family included himself, his wife, 2 sons under 16 years of age and 1 daughter. No slaves. (Note: one of his first three sons must have died before 1790)

"In either 1799 or 1800, Daniel and family moved to Knox County, Tennessee, then to Wayne County, Kentucky where it is noted that he paid taxes in 1801. (He cites 'Pioneers of Kentucky') There is also note of land warrants--land south of Green River--two hundred acres, (Green County, Kentucky Deeds, Book 2, Page 499)

"He moved to Jackson County, Illinois in 1817 and lived there until his death. He is buried near Campbell Hill in the Barrow graveyard on their farm, which in the 1930's belonged to one August Nagle.
"On 4 April 1834 he applied for and was granted a pension for his military service in the Revolutionary War. He was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church.
He was blind and had severe loss of hearing.
He was placed on the pension roll of Illinois at$53.33 per annum. Certificate #26298.

Mae Belle Barrow includes information about Daniel's land in Surry County, North Carolina on page 192 of "The Barrow Family of Virginia":
"On 4-21-1792, Edward Lovell sold 200 acres of land to DANIEL BARROW of SURRY Co. N.C....said lands lying on both side of THOM"S CREEK...for 100 Pounds current N.C. Prov. Money...Witnesses" Corder and THOMAS STONE.
"On 10-5-1797, DANIEL BARROW sold the above described 200 acres located on
TOM"S CREEK to Jonathan Haines for 170 Pounds N.C. Currency...Witnesses: Andrew Kincannon and Jas. Kincannon. Executed in February Term of Surry County, 1798."
Mae notes:
"This deed stated 'DANIEL BARROW of the State of Tennessee' when he sold the land to Jonathan Haines. When he bought the land from Edward Lovell in 1792, the deed said that he was from Surry County, N.C., So, evidently this transaction took place about the time Tennessee was formed--or DANIEL BARROW was in the process of moving into Tennessee. In REV. DAVID BARROW'S Journal written in 1795, he describes his visit with his brother DANIEL BARROW at his home on THOM'S CREEK in SURRY CO., N. C. He stated that Daniel's children were:
WILLIAM, JOHN, HIRAM, ELIZABETH, NANCY, AND MEHALLON. DANIEL BARROW married a STONE girl and the Journal mentions an Elder Stone living close by his brother, DANIEL. REV. BARROW also described the 'affectionate meeting' with his father WILLIAM BARROW (who married AMEY LEE) who lived not too far away in Surry County."

A great-grandson, Andrew Jackson Barrow, of Campbell Hill, Illinois entered the family records into the Book of the Unity Church of Campbell Hill in Jackson County, Illinois. He began with Daniel Barrow's family record:
Daniel Barrow -- Born December 8, A.D. 1757,
Hannah Stone, who became the wife of the said Daniel Barrow, born Aug. 6, 1764
Married-- Daniel Barrow and Hannah Stone on May -, A.D. 1783.
Their children are as follows:
William Barrow, born February 21st, A.D. 1784
John Barrow, born November 19th, A.D. 1785
Hyram Barrow, born January 12, A.D. 1788
Nancy Barrow, born December 15, A.D. 1789
Polly Barrow born March 10, A.D. 1792
Mahala Barrow, born October 10, A.D. 1794
Tyre Barrow, born January 11, A.D. 1797
Daniel Barrow, born July 10, A.D. 1799
David Barrow, born August 31 (or 13?--TH), A.D. 1801
Nathan Barrow, born July 5, A.D. 1804
James Barrow, born July 12, A.D. 1806

Daniel Barrow, father of the eleven above named children departed this life on the 8th day of November A.D. 1837, age 79years 11 months.
Hannah Barrow, wife of the above Daniel Barrow, departed this life on the 19th day of August A.D. 1834. Age 70years, 13 days.

Daniel Barrow is mentioned in the diary of his brother, Reverend David Barrow, when he came to visit him in August 1795. Daniel was living in Surrey County, North Carolina. The report is on page 35:
"12th. Wednesday. Still cloudy and raining...set out and rode to my brother Daniel's on Tom's Creek, but he was gone to Surrey Court. I went to Elder John Stone's and tarried the remainder of the day.
"13th. Thursday morning. Cloudy and very like for more rain. Went to my brothers about the middle of the day, he had not returned. At about 1 o'clock, it began to rain. The wind turned to the north east and blew considerably. It rained uniformly and very heavily, until about 1 o'clock the next morning. A flood ensued; the creeks and rivers overflowed their banks and I judge if it is so generally, great damage is sustained in the lower part of these states.
"14th. Friday morning. Some appearance of fair weather. But I am now water bound. I feel the motions of depraved nature repining at the government of Divine Providence. This reminds me of the Apostle's expostulation to the Corinthians, 'We pray you, in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.' What a blessed temper this is. No lasting tranquillity without it. Lord grant me more of this and every other Christian temper, for a precious Redeemer's sake. Did not rain this day. The air became several degrees cooler. At about 4 o'clock, my brother came home. My brother Daniel's children are William, John, Hiram, Elisabeth, Nancy, and Mehallah."
*(Note, there was a daughter named Polly, born 10 March 1792. Was she deceased before David Barrow's visit?)
(He left Surry County and Daniel's family on the morning of August 15th.)

Judge Elmo Barrow reports that "Estella Burke Felton, a grand-daughter of Jemima Barrow Burke, who was the daughter of Daniel's son, John, belonged to the Daughters of the American Revolution and filed the record of Daniel Barrow, with that Society. Her DAR National number is 291616."

He was reported to be buried in the Barrow Family Burying ground near Campbell Hill, Jackson County, Illinois. He is also listed among the burials in the Calvary Cemetery, Jackson County, Illinois. Are these two cemeteries merged? (NOTE: The grave markers were removed from the Barrow Cemetery to Calvary Cemetery, in Campbell Hill, Illinois, but the bodies, to the best of my knowledge, still lie in their original graves at Barrow Cemetery. The stones that were moved were those of Daniel and Hannah Barrow, and their son, John Barrow and his wife Mary Steele Barrow. I don't know whether any stones remain at the Barrow Cemetery.--TH)

More About Daniel E. Barrow:
Burial: Barrow Graveyard near Campbell Hill, Jackson County, Illinois

Notes for Hannah Stone:
From Jeanell Barrow Taylor, "Barrow Quarterlies" Volume VIII, page 22:
Hannah Stone was the daughter of William Stone and Hannah Conway. She moved with her parents from Fauquier County, Virginia settling near Pilot Knob in Surry County, North Carolina about 1780.

More About Hannah Stone:
Burial: Barrow Graveyard near Campbell Hill, Jackson County, Illinois. 
Family links: 
  William Barrow (1727 - 1817)
  Amy Lee Barrow (1732 - ____)
  Hannah Stone Barrow (1764 - 1834)
  William Barrow (1784 - ____)*
  John Stone Barrow (1785 - 1859)*
  Hyram Barrow (1788 - ____)*
  Nancy Barrow (1789 - ____)*
  Polly Elizabeth Barrow (1792 - ____)*
  Mahala Barrow (1794 - ____)*
  Tyre Barrow (1797 - ____)*
  Daniel Stone Barrow (1799 - 1865)*
  David Barrow (1801 - 1879)*
  David Barrow (1801 - 1879)*
  Nathan B. Barrow (1804 - 1863)*
  James Barrow (1806 - 1853)*
  Amy Lee Barrow*
  Sarah Barrow*
  Elizabeth Barrow*
  Nathan Barrow*
  Hannah Barrow Ferguson (1751 - 1827)*
  David Barrow (1753 - 1819)*
  John Barrow (1755 - 1818)*
  Daniel E. Barrow (1757 - 1837)
  Moses Barrow (1759 - 1840)*
  William W. Barrow (1762 - 1839)*
  Phillip Barrow (1764 - ____)*
  Aaron Barrow (1772 - ____)*
*Calculated relationship
who died december
the 8. AD. 1837. aged 79
years & 11 months

Read dec Nov
Note: The annotation "Read dec Nov" at the bottom of the gravestone is a correction. The engraver evidently carved the wrong month of death, and rather than start again, he added the correction, "Read December as November".
Barrow Cemetery
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Illinois, USA
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Record added: Jul 22, 2009
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Daniel E. Barrow
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