|Death: ||Jan. 15, 1903|
Deceased was born at Cannonsburg, Greenup county, Ky., the daughter of Ezra Jeffords Sr. and Eliza Van Bibben [sic], and came with her parents to Portsmouth, when she was two years old, and resided here ever after. August 15, 1844, she was joined in marriage to Stout Barklow, who became one of our most prominent citizens and died about three years ago. Six children were born of the union. Deceased was the last of a family of fourteen children. Hon. Elza Jeffords, congressman, United States judge and well known Southern statesman, was a brother. He died suddenly in Vicksburg, a few years ago. Ezra Jeffords of East Eight street, and Josiah Jeffords of the West Side are cousins of the deceased.
A peculiarity of Mrs. Barklow’s death was the fact the its occurrence was just ten days short of her 76th birthday anniversary, while her husband died twelve days before the 76th milestone was reached.
She was a member of the Christian church and had been for many years. She was prominent for piety and beloved by all for her good works and kind disposition. She possessed a remarkable memory, and was authority upon many matters connected with the early history of the city and county. She was of bright and cheerful disposition, and will be greatly missed by a large circle of friends. She came of the best of pioneer stock. Her grandfather was Ezra Sherman, a relative of General Sherman and Senator John Sherman. This was on her fathers’ side. On this side of her mother she came from the Vanbibbers, the famous iron masters of early Kentucky.
Created by: Bev
Record added: Jun 11, 2004
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