Biography of H. F. Barrows
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Barrows, H. F., was born in Attleborough, July 22, 1827. His father. Alfred Barrows, was also born in the same town, where his grandfather settled about 1760, and took part in the Revolutionary war. His son, Milton, was a prominent man in South Attleborough. Alfred Barrows married Louisa, daughter of Sylvester Everett, and moved to North Attleborough in 1838, where he engaged in farming and hotel keeping. H. F. Barrows was educated in the common schools, and in 1853 began the manufacturing of jewelry and was one of the pioneers of the trade in developing fine goods. In 1886 he turned the business over to H. F. Barrows, jr., and Ira Barrows, and in 1885 organized and founded the North National Bank of Attleborough, of which he has been president since its foundation. In 1855 he married Henrietta T., daughter of Ira Richards, and they have two sons and three daughters: H. F., jr., Ira, Fannie, Louise and Harriet.

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A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
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The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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