was Robert T. Barlow’s father. He lived in Caroline Co Virginia in the latter part of the 1700's.
I’ve not been able to establish a family relationship between him and the other Barlow families in the area.
Perhaps soon some of the Caroline County Barlow descendants will get together and do a DNA project.
Here are the records I’ve found that might be William’s.
- Humphrey Hill was a plantation owner who lived in the Caroline area. A William Barlow is mentioned as an overseer in Humphrey Hill’s will written in 1777.
- William may have fought in the French and Indian wars. There was a warrant for 50 acres issued to William Barlow, a soldier in the 2nd Va Regiment of Regulars under Col. William Byrd in 1758. The warrant was issued in 1780 in King and Queen County.
The following records are definitely William’s.
- William Barlow and Mary Mason Barlow first bought property in Caroline Co Virginia in 1772. The Caroline County Clerk recorded the deed transferring the property to them from Humphrey Singleton on Thursday the eighth day of October that year. The property was located near Goose Pond, at that time the property of Jennings Burrus. Jennings’ property was located in Caroline County in St Margarets Parish. The property description said that it was on the Pamunkey River, half in King William County and half in Caroline County. After Jennings’ death in 1794 it was sold to Benjamin Toler who is afterwards mentioned in the Caroline County order books as a close neighbor to Mary Barlow.
- William and Mary shared in the settlement of the Mason estate. In 1782 John Mason, father of Mary, wrote a will which left everything to his wife, Croshia during her lifetime, and at Croshia's death in 1783 their property was divided among their children. In August 1783 the clerk who kept the Caroline County order books was kind enough to note the details of the property division. William and Mary Barlow received a 1/9th share. This information established the marriage relationship and Mary’s parentage.
It appears that William died in 1783; his name no longer appears in the property tax records after that year. His property inventory was filed with the court in 1787. He died 2 years before the end of the primogeniture laws so all his property passed to his oldest son John.