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Samuel Barlow

Birthdate: (64)
Birthplace: Ridgefield, Fairfield County, Connecticut Colony
Death: December 20, 1773 (64)
Redding, Fairfield County, Connecticut Colony
Place of Burial: Redding, Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Samuel Barlow and Elizabeth Barlow
Husband of Eunice Barlow (Bradley) and Esther Barlow (Hull)
Father of Daniel Barlow; Ruhamah Gray (Barlow); James Barlow; Jabez Barlow; Aaron Barlow and 3 others
Brother of Elizabeth Sturges and David Barlow, Sr.

Occupation: Farmer
Managed by: Private User
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About Samuel Barlow

Tombstone photo by: Erik Andersen 8/31/2013 (Thanks! The beautiful folk art carving can be seen in close up.)

Bio by: Nikita Barlow Record added: Oct 27, 2006 Find A Grave Memorial# 16347424

Samuel Barlow, a prosperous farmer, was the father of 9 children, including the celebrated American poet and statesman Joel Barlow, and a son and namesake killed during the American Revolution.

Born in colonial Fairfield, Connecticut, Mr. Barlow wed Eunice Bradley in 1731, and the couple had four children prior to her death in the early 1740's. In 1744 he re-married, taking Esther Hull as his second wife, with whom he eventually had five more children. By the end of the decade the Barlows had moved to nearby Redding, Connecticut, where he resided for the rest of his life, dying a month before his 64th birthday. The greater part of his brown sandstone stele memorializes his 23-year-old son, Samuel Barlow, who "resigned his breath in the service of his _____* country and was buried at Rynbeck on return from the victory at St. John and Montreal, January 26, A.D. 1776." A single epitaph for father and son reads: "Thus age and youth without distinction fall, Death is the common lot prepared for all."

  • The inscription seems to have been deliberately altered at some point, as a carefully excised rectangle separates the words "his" and "country". At a time when feelings were bitterly divided even among the American-born, the alteration may have been politically motivated.
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Samuel Barlow's Timeline

January 22, 1709
Ridgefield, Fairfield County, Connecticut Colony
November 24, 1734
Age 25
Colonial Fairfield, Connecticut
January 22, 1737
Age 28
Redding, Fairfield County, Connecticut Colony
January 29, 1738
Age 29
Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
March 21, 1742
Age 33
February 11, 1750
Age 41
Redding, Fairfield, Connecticut
April 3, 1752
Age 43
Redding, Fairfield County, Connecticut Colony
March 24, 1754
Age 45
June 11, 1760
Age 51
Redding, Fairfield, CT