Source: History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky, ed. by William Henry Perrin, O. L. Baskin & Co., Chicago, 1882. p. 697.
[Harrison County] [Richland Precinct]
Alfred Barlow, farmer, P. O. Oddville, was born in Harrison County, Kentucky, October 30, 1815, and is the son of Eliphalet and Mildred 'Barlow' Barlow. His father was born in Virginia June 01, 1777, and raised in Wilkes Co North Carolina. In the year 1800 he became a resident of Scott Co Kentucky, and in the year 1801 was married to Mildred Barlow. Nine children were born to them, four of whom are now living: Lewis, Thompkins, Elizabeth and Alfred. Mr. Barlow followed farming and carpentering in Scott County for 2 years and then removed to Nicholas Co, and there engaged in farming until 1807, when he removed to Harrison Co, where he resided until his death, which occurred in 1868, on March 20. His mother was a native of Virginia; she became a resident of Nicholas County by the removal of her parents to Kentucky, and died in Harrison County in 1863.
The early life of Alfred was spent on his father's farm.
January 22, 1839, he married America Barnes. But two of the five children of this union are now living, viz: Tompkins and Lauretta. In 1849 his wife died.
In 1850 he married a sister to his first wife, Miss Nancy A. Barnes. Six children were the fruits this marriage, four of whom are now living, viz: Stephen E., Henry B., America F., and Maria E.
Mr. Barlow has been a farmer by occupation and now owns a farm of 170 acres.
Himself and family are members of the Methodist church, and he is a member of Lodge No. 199, of the Grange organization.
In politics he is a Democrat, and has held the office of Justice of the Peace for eleven consecutive years.
The church of which he and family are members is known as the Barlow Church, and the school in his district also bears his name.
He is an active, public spirited man and much of the improvement in his neighborhood is due to his enterprise and liberality.
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