Susan Frances Phillips
[ B: 11/07/1831 - TN ]
[ D: 06/1913 - TN ]
Her Parents: Alfred Phillips and Mary (Collier) Phillips.
B / D:
§ Mary A.
§ Lee Gusta
§ Alfred Jordan
§ Annie Jane
§ John Maultsby Doc
§ Nathan Thomas
§ Pinkney Fields Pink
§ Jeftus Smith
§ James Monroe Jim
1854 - 1914
1856 - 1932
1857 - 1934
1858 - 1914
1861 - 1949
1864 - 1915
1866 - 1949
1867 - 1936
1870 - 1965
What we know about William Henry Barlow (Barlar)
- His actual surname was BarLOW - not Barlar.
- 1850 Federal Census: No confirmed listing has been found for him in this year or any prior census report.
- 1860 Federal Census for Giles County (Bodenham District): The name is hard to read - it looks like Barlar. He was listed as living in Bodenham, a few houses away from his wife's parents. Click here for the original census report image.
- 1870 Federal Census: No listing for this year has been found. It is safe to assume, however, that in 1870, he was living in Brick Church, TN, since that's where his youngest child was born, in October of that year.
- 1880 Federal Census for Giles County (Dist 19): He was listed as BarLAR and was living in Campbellsville. See Giles County District Map from 1878.
According to the 1883 Pulaski Citizen newspaper article, he was once
again living in Brick
His Birth / Death / Marriage(s)
- His date of birth has been calculated by his age as listed in the census reports and his obituary, placing it in 1822/1823.
- His place of birth has most consistenly been listed as North Carolina.
- The names of his parents have not been clearly established.
- The birth place of his parents has most consistently been listed as North Carolina.
- 1845 Marriage Record: A record of the marriage
between William Barlow and Eliza Osburn took place on April 1,
1845 in Lawrence County, TN. While it has not been 100%
proven to be our William Henry Barlow, it is the only record of this
kind in the Lawrence and/or Giles County area for that time period that
been found so far; therefore, we are documenting it as "likely".
It should also be noted that a marriage record exists
for Eliza Barlow and C.P. Barlow (believed
to be Charles P. Barlow) that took place in Lawrence County on
January 13, 1858. Whether it is the same Eliza who married
William in 1845 is not yet known.
- The date of his marriage to Susan Frances Phillips is estimated to have been between 1850-1853. In the 1850 Federal Census, Susan was listed as still living in her father's household.
- Family lore tells us that prior to his marriage to Susan Frances Phillips, William Henry had already fathered a daughter (presumably in NC before his move to Tennessee), and that the daughter eventually also traveled to Giles County. To date, this remains unsubstantiated; however, attempts to learn the circumstances surrounding the possible existence of any first wife or wives and child/children are always active.
- According to census records, William Henry was unable to read and/or write. He was also listed as deaf.
- His death occurred in March 1897 in Brick Church, Tennessee. The listed cause was La Grippe (influenza); and the location of his gravesite is in Brick Church, Tennessee, in the Marsh-Haywood Cemetery. Click here for his burial place ( research for this item provided by Wayne Austin ).