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William W. Barrow, Jr
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Birth: Jan. 8, 1762
Brunswick County
Virginia, USA
Death: Sep. 3, 1839
Pulaski County
Kentucky, USA

William Barrow was born January 8, 1762, in Brunswick County, Virginia. He was the son of William Barrow and Amy Lee Barrow. He married Susanna Miskell on March 29, 1796, in Franklin County, Kentucky. They had fourteen children:

1) Rebecca Barrow, born February 26, 1797, died 1839
2) Charles Miskell Barrow, born November 15, 1798, died January 1873
3) Nancy Barrow, born April 8, 1800
4) David Daniel Barrow, born October 2, 1801, died November 11, 1891
5) Thomas Barrow, born April 30, 1803
6) Samuel Barrow, born December 17, 1805
7) Susanna Barrow, born March 11, 1806, died July 29, 1885
8) Hannah Barrow, born May 1, 1808
9) Mary Barrow, born February 16, 1810, died August 7, 1888
10) William Barrow, born June 18, 1811, died February 21, 1885.
11) Moses Barrow, born April 26, 1813
12) John Barrow, born January 21, 1815
13. Isaac Barrow, born August 2, 1816
14. Sarah "Sally" Barrow, born March 27, 1819

William Barrow died September 3, 1839, in Pulaski County, Kentucky.
The following account is provided by Marilyn Smith:
William and his brothers Daniel and David (this is Rev. David who is believed to have served but as of this date cannot be verified) served in the army on the side of the Colonists. William experienced several narrow escapes. "He was born in Brunswick, County, Virginia, but was living in Guilford County, North Carolina, when he enlisted as a private in Captain George Pearce's Company, Colonel Moore's North Carolina Regiment, and was in several skirmishes. He enlisted in August or September 1780. He enlisted for the second time in 1781, shortly after the Battle of Cowpens, and served in Captain John Walker's Company, Col. Paisley's North Carolina Regiment. He engaged in spying, and while on a scouting party he was wounded in one shoulder and suffered a head wound, which disabled him. He was taken prisoner by Col. Tarleton's Dragoons, and was placed on board the British Fleet which was lying in the harbor at Wilmington, North Carolina. He was held in confinement on board the Fleet until August 1781, when he was released by the British in an exchange of prisoners. He returned home on the 1st of September 1781. After the war, William moved to Kentucky. He moved to Pulaski County, Kentucky, in 1802 where he was living when he applied for and was granted a pension September 16, 1833."

William James Barrow provides the following account: "William Barrow was with George Washington at Valley Forge and one of the men who ate the moccasins off their feet and left their blood in their tracks. He was captured and held prisoner aboard a British War Vessel. He was a great singer and persisted in singing "Yankee Doodle" and other songs. He was summoned before the British Captain and asked if he was not afraid to sing those rebel songs. He answered that he was not for they were his sentiments. He was ordered to sing them in the presence of the Captain, which he did. He was then given a glass of wine and sent away without punishment or reprimand. When he was discharged, he walked home. He was in rags and was with beard all over his face, but was recognized by the neighbors before he reached home. They took him in and shaved him, provided him with new clothes and sent word ahead that the one who was supposed to be dead, was coming home. His old parents did not believe it, but soon they saw a procession coming home with their son William borne on the shoulders of the rejoicing neighbors. He settled in Pulaski Co.,Ky and was a hunter and a man highly respected. His descendants still live in that part of the state. He had a son Isaac who was a Baptist minister."

Following is a transcription of the William's request for Pension.

State of Kentucky
Pulaski County Court Set

On the 16th day of September in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and thirty three personally appeared in open court before the County Court of Pulaski County state of Kentucky, now sitting as a Court, William Barrow, a resident of Pulaski County state of Kentucky aged seventy one years the 8th day of January 1833 who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath, make the following Declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the Act of Congress passed June 7th 1832 that he entered the service of the United States under the following named officers and served as herein stated, that while a citizen of Guilford County North Carolina in the month of August or September 1780, he was drafted as a militia man for a three months tour in the company of Captain George Pearce. Robert Moore Lieutenant that the Company was attached to and made a part of the Regiment of Col. Moore, according to his personal recollection, after the company was rendezvoused we were marched to the Waxan Settlements and were occasionally separated and detached into small parties and served in detachments at several places in South Carolina in scouting and spying. We were under the command of General Rutherford until Gates defeat. We were then under General Davidson was in during the time no general engagement with the enemy, but was in several such engagements and skirmishes as are incident and common to scouting parties. He served out fully the three months for which he was drafted and was regularly discharged at a place called New Providence in what he now thinks in the state of South Carolina. He received a discharge in writing, but by whom signed he does not now recollect and which discharge long anterior to this has been lost, afterwards still a resident of said county of Guilford and immediately after the Battle of the Cowpens in the latter part of the month of January 1781 he volunteered in the company of Captain John Walker the Lieutenant's name was James McKarny. We were under the command of Col. Pasily of Guilford County North Carolina after being rendezvoused we were marched by orders of the commanding officers or by order of government to and stationed at a public store located at Col. Omets according to my present recollection in the upper edge of Orange County, North Carolina to guard and protect the said public store. The British forces under Cornwallis were then at Hillsborough in said state and the Tories were encamped at different places some encampments not exceeding ten miles from the said store that while he was stationed at the store aforesaid he was generally engaged in scouting to dispense and over awe the Tories and protect said store from the British and Tories and in about two weeks after he was stationed at the store while on a scouting party ordered out by his captain, he was taken a prisoner of war by Col. Tarleton's Dragoons and at the time he was taken he received a wound on his shoulder and in the side of his head and at which time his Lieutenant was killed. That he was confined as a prisoner of war from the time he was taken until the latter part of the month of August of the year 1781 about three months of which time he was confined on board of the British fleet at the time he was put on board lying at Wilmington North Carolina and was while on board of said fleet liberated by an exchange of British and American prisoners and he arrived at home about the first week in September 1781 he cannot say with exact precision how long he was engaged on this last service but from the time he entered the service until he was discharged as a prisoner of war the time was not less than seven months and after he was discharge he was not less than two weeks engaged in traveling home. He received no discharge in writing while in confinement as a prison of war he was in the custody of a corporal of the British under the command of Commandant Craig. 
Family links: 
  William Barrow (1727 - 1817)
  Amy Lee Barrow (1732 - ____)
  Susanna P. Miskell Barrow (1777 - 1850)
  Rebecca Barrow Sadler (1797 - 1839)*
  Charles Miskell Barrow (1798 - 1873)*
  Nancy Barrow Tatum (1800 - ____)*
  David Daniel Barrow (1801 - 1891)*
  Thomas Barrow (1803 - ____)*
  Samuel Barrow (1805 - ____)*
  Susannah M. Barrow Talbot (1806 - 1885)*
  Hannah Barrow (1808 - ____)*
  Mary Barrow Eastham (1810 - 1888)*
  William Barrow (1811 - 1885)*
  Moses Barrow (1813 - ____)*
  John Barrow (1815 - 1873)*
  Isaac Barrow (1816 - ____)*
  Sarah Barrow (1819 - ____)*
  Sarah Barrow*
  Elizabeth Barrow*
  Nathan Barrow*
  Amy Lee 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
Created by: Thomas Higgerson
Record added: Sep 10, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41809644

Remembering you on this special day.
- M K K
 Added: May. 25, 2015
Mar 2010, I was inducted into DAR thru my 3rd great grandfather, William Barrow Jr. Thank you for fighting for all of the many freedoms I have today.
- M K K
 Added: Feb. 3, 2015
Our 5th. Grand Uncle on dad's side. Let us never forget those from whence we came. RIP
- Terry Lee Heaps
 Added: Oct. 27, 2014
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