John Barrow

about 1780–
Brunswick, Virginia, United States

The Life of John

When John Barrow was born about 1780, in Brunswick, Virginia, United States, his father, John D Barrow, was 25 and his mother, Diana Daniel, was 22. He married Jane " Jincy" Johnson on 10 August 1803, in Brunswick, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters.

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John Barrow
Jane " Jincy" Johnson
Marriage: 10 August 1803
Elizabeth G Barrow
Catherine H. Barrow
Absalom Henry Barrow
William Johnson Barrow
Joseph Lewis Barrow II
Lucy Everett Barrow
Mary Frances Barrow
Sarah Jane Barrow

Spouse and Children


    Jane " Jincy" Johnson


10 August 1803
Brunswick, Virginia, United States


    Elizabeth G Barrow


    Catherine H. Barrow


    Absalom Henry Barrow


    William Johnson Barrow


    Lucy Everett Barrow


+3 More Children

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+10 More Children

World Events (8)

1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 0

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 1

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Age 32

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name from any of the numerous places named with Old English bearo, bearu ‘grove’ (dative bear(o)we, bearuwe), for example in Cheshire, Derbyshire, Gloucestershire, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Shropshire, Suffolk, and Somerset, or a topographic name with the same meaning. 2. topographic name for someone who lived by an ancient burial mound, Middle English berwe, barwe, or a habitational name from a place named with this word (Old English beorg, dative beorge), of which there is one near Leicester and another in Somerset. 3. habitational name from Barrow in Furness, Cumbria, which is named with an unattested Celtic word, barr, here meaning ‘promontory’, + Old Norse ey ‘island’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • John Barrow in entry for Willis H. Peace and Mary F. A. Barrow, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"
  • John Barrow in entry for Wm. I. Barrow and Mary S. Peace, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"
  • John Barrow in entry for Wm. J. Barrow and Mary S Peace, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"

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