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Matthew Barrow

Greene County, North Carolina, USA
Death 28 May 1855 (aged 71)
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 72230847 · View Source
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Matthew Barrow 1784-1855

Matthew Barrow was born April 23, 1784 in Green county, North Carolina, the son James Barrow, and moved to Tennessee from Georgia in the early 1800s.

He had one known siblings; a brother, Wylie Micajah Barrow.

On July 2, 1808, he married Martha Patsy (Childress) Barrow,at Barrow Hill, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee. She was the daughter of John Childress and Nancy Anne (Hickman) Childress of Nashville.

They had five children including Nancy E. (Barrow) Pilcher, James Barrow, John Childress Barrow, Matthew Barrow and Martha Louise "Lou" (Barrow) Torbett.

Matthew and his family lived at Barrow Hill, an estate near Nashville. During the Civil War, the house was used as a Federal outlook station and hospital. After the Civil War, the house served as the "Yellow Fever Hospital" until 1878. Later the property was owned by Meritt S. Pilcher and Captain Thomas Stegar families. The house burned in 1920.

It is believed that Matthew Barrow, his wife Martha Patsy "Mattie" (Childress) Barrow, Meritt S. Pilcher and his wife, Nancy (Barrow) Pilcher, were buried at the cemetery located at Barrow Hill, these graves were reinterred at the Mount Olivet Cemetery.

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Gravesite Details Originally buried in the Barrow Family Cemetery and reinterred at Mount Olivet Cemetery





  • Created by: RLM3
  • Added: 29 Jun 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 72230847
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Matthew Barrow (23 Apr 1784–28 May 1855), Find A Grave Memorial no. 72230847, citing Mount Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by RLM3 (contributor 46928700) .