Biography of Calvin Barrows of Bethany, NY

Calvin Barrows, father of Sexturs T., was born near Worcester, Mass., in 1783, and came to Seneca Falls, N. Y., in 1808. He married Olive Patterson, of Waterloo, Seneca County, and soon after moved to Bushville, in this town, where he remained two years, and was in charge of the cloth factory there for Mr. Bush. In 1809 he came to Linden, when there were only three houses in the place. He built a dam for the purpose of utilizing the water. power of Little Tonawanda Creek, and erected a woolcarding and cloth-dressing factory, which was completed in 1810 They had seven children, namely: John, Volriey, William, Franklin, Sexturs T., Jeanett, and Evander H. Sexturs T., born in Linden, December 25, 1819, was educated in the common schools, and worked in the carding-mill 10 years. December 21, 1842, he married Rachel, third daughter of John Merritt, of Middlebury, Wyoming County. They have four children, viz.: Margaretta J., Olive R., George N., and Charles C. Margaretta J. married Hiram O. Reddish, of Wyoming village; Olive R. married Buel Rogers, of Linden, now of Attica; Charles C. married Aurelia J. Richardson, also of Linden. Mr. Barrows has lived on the old homestead 70 years.

Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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