Biography of William Barlow


Barlow, William, West Seneca, p. o. Windom, was born in England, December 8, 1833, a son of John and Ann (Braithwate) Barlow, natives of England, where John was a hoop maker by trade, and also kept hotel. He died in 1862 and his widow in 1892. William Barlow emigrated to America in 1854, settling in Buffalo, where he entered the services of Prince's melodeon factory and remained with them until 1873, when he came to the farm where he has since resided. In 1860 he married Mary Ann, daughter of John and Charlotte Marcham, natives of England. John emigrated to America in 1832, bought land of the Ogden Land Company, returned to England and married his wife, and, returning, took up his residence on the farm now owned by our subject; he died in 1873 and his widow in 1880. Mr. and Mrs. William Barlow are the parents of two sons, John Bedford and William James. He is a staunch Republican and has served two terms as assessor.

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