|Birth: ||Dec. 14, 1839|
|Death: ||Dec. 31, 1941|
January 8, 1941
Ham Barrow Dead At Age 102 A Confederate Soldier
Hamilton Jefferson Barrow, who survived a bullet wound in the head in the battle of Bloomery Furnace in the Civil War was dead at the age of 102 Wednesday last week.
He died late Dec. 31 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Bloomington as 1941 was fading into history.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Methodist church in Gibson City with Rev. E. H. Sauer officiating. Burial was in the Gibson City cemetery.
Mr. Barrow fell and broke his hip Dec. 14, his 102nd birthday anniversary. He was removed from his home to the hospital in Bloomington and never recovered.
Mr. Barrow was one of the few Confederate soldiers in the Central Illinois. He enlisted in the army of Virginia, Company C, when the Civil War broke out.
A bullet passed through his head and tore off part of his ear in a skirmish at Bloomery Furnace and he was left on the battlefield for dead.
He was found to be breathing when a woman and her daughter searching the battlefield for wounded, and was taken to their home until he was able to be taken to his father's home in Winchester in February 1863.
During his convalescence, however he was taken prisoner and sent north to Camp Chase, Ohio. He was later released in an exchange of prisoners, enlisted in Company A, Virginia cavalry and was ready to re-enter the fight when the war ended.
Mr. Barrow was born Dec. 14, 1839, near Fort Royal, Va., son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Barrow. He came to Bloomington with his family in 1867, spent the winter there and moved to a farm near Gibson City.
Mr. Barrow married Susan Bradford, March 27, 1872, at Clarksburg, Va. They lived on a farm near here until 1882 when he went to Louisiana to raise rice. He returned here in 1895.
Mrs. Barrow died in August, 1919. Miss Carrie, a daughter, survives.
He is buried at DRUMMER and there is a memorial for him here
Hamilton Jefferson Barrow
Service Info.: CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY
Birth Date: 14 Dec 1839
Death Date: 31 Dec 1941
Cemetery: Bellflower Twp Cemetery
Cemetery Address: Bellflower, IL 61724
Frederick Barrow (1809 - 1885)
Susan Agnes Bradford Barrow (1845 - 1919)*
Annebelle Barrow Swearingen (1873 - 1928)*
Carrie M Barrow (1876 - 1943)*
John William Barrow (1837 - 1932)*
Hamilton Jefferson Barrow (1839 - 1941)
Andrew Jackson Barrow (1843 - 1864)*
Augustus Adolphus Barrow (1848 - 1911)*
Anna America Barrow Hagin (1850 - 1925)*
Alphenus Walker Barrow (1852 - 1910)*
Frances Virginia Barrow Jones (1853 - 1928)*
Alberta Catherine Barrow Wade (1855 - 1924)*
Charles Frederick Barrow (1857 - 1939)*
Mary Owen Barrow Preston (1860 - 1937)*
Lewis William Barrow (1865 - 1927)*
Drummer Township Cemetery
Plot: Sec. 4, PHS
Created by: Dolores Davidson
Record added: Nov 18, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16700422