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 Spencer Barrows

Spencer Barrows

Birth
Maine, USA
Death 21 Mar 1875 (aged 88)
Geauga County, Ohio, USA
Burial Welshfield, Geauga County, Ohio, USA
Plot Plot 311
Memorial ID 29331472 · View Source
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Married 1st to Lydia Thrasher 13 Sept 1809 married 2nd to her sister Betsy Thrasher on the 05 June 1848. Children were: Sally, Lois, Chester W., Andrew, Seth, Arvilla, Adolphus, Hannah Charlotte, Spencer, Sylvia, Helen Augusta, Leonard Perkins.


Yesterday we committed to the dust one of our oldest and most esteemed neighbors, Spencer Barrows, at the advanced age of 88 years. Born in the state of Maine, he spent the early portion of his life in the New England states and Eastern New York. He, with his family came to Ohio about 48 years ago, and settled in Shalersville, Portage County, and from there came into this town, where he has lived about forty-five years; and, for nearly that length of time, has been a believer and follower of Christ, being a member of the Congregational Church. He leaves a widow, who is his second wife, being sister to his first, and they sisters of Jacob and Benjamin Thrasher, well know years ago throughout the county, his widow being the only survivor of that large family. The deceased was the father of twelve children by this first wife, eight of whom survive him, five being citizens of our county, among whom are L. P. and A. Barrows, the former proprietor of the Grove Cheese Factory, and the latter part owner of the new steam saw-mill at the same place. Few persons are so fortunate in their disposition as the deceased, having many friends and no enemies; a man of few words, yet pleasant and cheerful, patient with his lot. For the last four or five years, he has been confined to the house with palsy, and he, at times, been a great sufferer, yet he has borne it with Christian attitude, believing that "to live was Christ, but to die was gain." I could say, with one of old, as I looked upon his clay, "Let me die the death of the righeous, and let my last end be like his."

Geauga Republican 31 March 1875


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  • Created by: Maggie
  • Added: 26 Aug 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 29331472
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Spencer Barrows (3 Feb 1787–21 Mar 1875), Find A Grave Memorial no. 29331472, citing Troy Cemetery, Welshfield, Geauga County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Maggie (contributor 47039969) .