John Barlow, of Fairfield

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John Barlow, of Fairfield

Birthplace: Stamford, Fairfield , Connecticut
Death: before April 6, 1715
Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut
Immediate Family:

Son of John Barlow, II and Abigail Barlow
Husband of Ruth Waterbrook
Father of Abigail Hill; John Barlow; Samuel Barlow; Abigail Hill; Ann Sturgis and 4 others
Brother of Abigail Denton; Joseph Barlow; Deborah Burr; Elizabeth Fowler; Ruth Morehouse and 1 other

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About John Barlow, of Fairfield

John Barlow

  • Birth: 1668 - Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut
  • Parents: John Barlow, Abigail Lockwood
  • Wife: Ruth Sherwood
  • Death: 1715 - Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut


"John Barlow was born about 1668 at Fairfield, Connecticut [504]. On September 19, 1692, at Fairfield, he testified in the Mercy Disbrow witch trial, which is the only record indicating his birth year. From the court records: "John Barlow, eaged 24 years or thairabout, saieth and sd testifieth that soumtime this last year, that I was in bedd in the hous that Mead Jesuop then livied in that Marsey Desbory came to me and layed hold on my fett and pinshed them looked wishley in my feass, and I strouff to rise and cold not and to speek and cold not. All the time that she was with me it was light as day as it seemed to me - but when she vanicht it was darck and I arose and hade a paine in my feet and leags, some time after an our or too it remained. Sometime before this aforesd Marcey and I had a falling out and shee sayed that if shee had but strength shee would teer me in peses."

John Barlow married Ruth (Sherwood) Drake around 1692 at Fairfield [504]. She was a daughter of Thomas and Ann (Turney) Sherwood and the widow of Samuel Drake who had died in 1690/1

John Barlow renewed his Covenant at the Fairfield Church of Christ on February 24, 1694/5, the same day his son was baptized there [565]. He was a Lieutenant in the West Company of the Fairfield Militia in May 1705

John Barlow died in 1715 at Fairfield. His will was dated July 31, 1710, was proved on April 6, 1715, and named his wife Ruth, his four sons, John, Samuel, Joseph and Francis, and his four daughters, Abigail, Ann, Sarah and Deborah. The distribution of his estate was made on January 22, 1717/8, to his widow Ruth and their four sons [Fairfield, Connecticut, Probate District Records].


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John Barlow, of Fairfield's Timeline

Stamford, Fairfield , Connecticut
September 6, 1693
Age 25
November 14, 1695
Age 27
June 30, 1697
Age 29
Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States
June 30, 1697
Age 29
October 6, 1699
Age 31
Stratford, Fairfield , Connecticut
April 14, 1701
Age 33
Fairfield, CT, United States
July 11, 1702
Age 34
February 27, 1704
Age 36
Probably Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut Colony