oldest son of Robert T. Barlow, was born 12 February 1794, and died April 1832. He married BARBARA LANE, daughter of Jasper Lane on September 04, 1817, probably in Hanover Co Virginia.
The legacy which William's Great Grandmother Sina Jennings Burrus left to him when he was a small child occupies a separate section. We need to thank William for going to court about it. The court records produced provided a lot of information about the families involved.
A 1848 Hanover County tax record shows Barbara L., Sina A., Frances W. and Emily Barlow living on 10 acres adj. J. D. Kimbrough. Since Hanover’s deed records were destroyed during the Civil War in later years narrative reports of ownership history were often taken by the court. A deed dated 1934 gives the names of William's and Barbara's children and grandchildren:
THIS DEED, Made this 3rd day of January, 1934, by and between Percy G. Butler, Ruby G. Butler, his wife, Hettie Lee Hughes and Charles B. Hughes, her husband, J. Lignian and Jesse F. Lignian, her husband, Willie B. Goodman and S.M. Goodman her husband, and Bertha 0. Vaughan and Patt McVaughan, her husband, parties of the first part, and Herbert W. Leber and Maggie L. Leber, his wife, parties of the second part:
Now, therefore, this deed witnesseth, that the said parties of the first part, for and in consideration of the sum of Five hundred ($500.00) Dollars, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, do grant and convey unto the said parties of the second part, share and share alike, with general warranty, all of that certain tract, piece or parcel of land containing 28 acres, more or less, with the improvements thereon, lying and being in Beaverdam District, Hanover County, Virginia, on both sides of the old highway leading from Ashland to Negro Foot, and bounded on the north and east by the lands of Campbell and Flippo, on the south by the land of W. W. Duke, and on the west by the land of W.W. Duke and the land of Herbert Bumpass: it being the same property on which Wm. T. Butler resided at the time of his death ... For a more particular description thereof reference is hereby made to a plot of said property made by E.K. Taylor, Hanover County Surveyor on December 22, 1933, which is attached to and made a part of this deed.
The said parties of the first part covenant that they have the right to convey said land to the grantees; that they have done no act to encumber the same; that the grantees shall have quiet possession of the said land, free from all encumbrances; and that they, the said parties of the first part, will execute such further assurances of the said land as may be requisite.
Witness the following signatures and seals:
County of Hanover, to-wit:
I, A. Elizabeth Gordon, a Notary Public in and for the County aforesaid, in the State of Virginia, do certify that Percy G. Butler and Ruby G. Butler, his wife, Hettie Lee Hughes and Charles E. Hughes, her husband, Nannie J. Lignian and Jesse F. Lignian, her husband, Willie B. Goodman and S. M. Goodman, her husband, and Bertha 0. Vaughan and Patt Mc Vaughan, her husband, whose names are signed to the writing above, bearing date on the 3rd day of January, 1934, have acknowledged the same before me, in my County aforesaid; and I further certify that my commission expires on the 8th day of July, 1935.
Given under my hand this 13th day of January, 1934.
A. Elizabeth Gordon, Notary Public
This Deed was presented in the Clerk's Office of the Circuit Court of Hanover County Va., on the 15th day of January 1934, and with certificate annexed admitted to record at 5 O'Clock P. M.
Teste: Clarence W. Taylor, Clerk.
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As stated in Robert T.'s will, Mary was deaf and dumb. She lived with her sister Lucy Eubanks after the death of her father and died somewhere between 1850 and 1860
- the puzzle. In 1805 an Anne Blunt of Hanover County sold her property and disappeared from the public records. Blunt researchers think she was the widow of Francis Blunt, but there is a record in existence that says Francis' wife's name was Judith. Was Anne a daughter of Francis? Could this be the same Ann Blunt who married Robert T. Barlow in 1805? In 1823 a John Blunt gave a deposition signed by Francis Blunt JP in Hanover Co, VA stating what he knew about William B.’s legacy and Robert T.’s departure to Kentucky in 1817. A relative of Anne’s - a brother perhaps? We may never know.
Anne Blunt Barlow paid property taxes in Barren Co Kentucky through 1843. On September 03, 1844 there was an estate sale of R.T. Barlow's property, so she died sometime late in 1843 or early 1844.