Rosa Lee Barrow

July 1891–1977 (Age 85)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of Rosa Lee

When Rosa Lee Barrow was born in July 1891, in North Carolina, United States, her father, Willliam Henry Barrow, was 20 and her mother, Della Ann Greene, was 20. She married Slade Wyatt Phillips on 16 April 1913, in Chicod, Pitt, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Chicod, Pitt, North Carolina, United States in 1910 and Portsmouth, Virginia, United States for about 9 years. She died in 1977, in Chesapeake, Virginia, United States, at the age of 86.

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Family Time Line

Slade Wyatt Phillips
Rosa Lee Barrow
Marriage: 16 April 1913
Lena Mezelle Phillips
John David Phillips
Virginia Lee Phillips
Amos Matthew Phillips
James Phillips
Slade Wyatt Phillips

Spouse and Children

16 April 1913
Chicod, Pitt, North Carolina, United States


    Lena Mezelle Phillips


    John David Phillips


    Virginia Lee Phillips


    Amos Matthew Phillips


    James Phillips


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Willliam Henry Barrow


    Della Ann Greene




+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 3

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.
1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

Age 6

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 25

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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)

  • Rosa L Brown in household of William Bessmer, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Rosa L Phillips in household of S Wyatt P Phillips, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Rosa Phillips in household of Slade Phillips, "United States Census, 1930"

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