Biography of Samuel Barrow
Tipton County, IN Biographies





SAMUEL BARROW, a leading inventor of Northern Indiana, is a native of Madison County, born March 23, 1844, and is a son of James Barrow; he worked on the farm until seventeen years old, and April 17, 1861, enlisted in Company D, Sixth Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry, three months' service. After this service, he reenlisted in Company I, Fifty first Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and participated in the battles of Perryville, Ky., Stone River, and in the famous raid of Col. Streight. Near Rome, Ga., Mr. Barrow was taken prisoner and held thirty days on Belle Island, when he was paroled. After being exchanged, he rejoined his regiment, took part in the battles of Franklin and Nashville, and accompanied Gen. Willick through Texas. He was honorably discharged as a veteran. He then returned to Tipton County and engaged in farming for four years. In 1869, with his brother David, he established a wagon shop in Windfall, where his brother Jacob joined the firm now known as Barrow Bros. They were inventors of " The Little Grant Stump Puller," a wind engine, steam engine, governor and boiler, etc. Mr. Barrow was married, July 19, 1867, to Miss Alice Woolley, of Tipton County, daughter of William Woolley. Mrs. Barrow was killed by lightning in 1876, and left one daughter - Rosalie Magnolia. Mr. Barrow is an active temperance man. In 1874, he was licensed to preach as a local minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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