Note: Re-Posted in the DURHAM FAMILY GROUP on FACEBOOK by Laurel Durham. From the line of Samuel Durham in MD (Joshua, Hannah in Clermont Co, OH): [Source: Williams, Byron. �History of Clermont and Brown Counties, Ohio: Biographical� Vol. 2, Hobart Publishing Co., 1913.]
AQUILLA D. BARROW Mr. Aquilla D. Barrow, who owns and operates his finely improved farm of one hundred and sixty acres in Union Township, near Perintown, Clermont County, Ohio, was born near Newtown, Hamilton County, Ohio, March 18, 1843, and is a son of Bennett and Hannah (Durham) Barrow, the former of whom was a native of Montgomery county, Kentucky, where he was born July 30, 1809. He was a blacksmith by trade, which he followed in connection with farming. His death occurred April 15, 1890, in Clermont County, Ohio, at the home of his son, Aquilla D. Barrow. Hannah (Durham) Barrow was born in Hamilton County, Ohio, October 8, 1813, and passed from this life on August 18, 1884. She was a daughter of Aquilla and Harriet (Thompson) Durham. The founder of the Durham family in America was Samuel, who was born in the city of Durham, Durhamshire, England, in 1699, and left England in 1722 for America, settling at Baltimore, MD. He was a ship carpenter of great ability and became very wealthy. His wife was Eleanor Smissen, and one of their sons, Joshua, was given a large plantation, which he sold in 1783, and starting westward resided some years about sixty miles east of Philadelphia. In the fall of 1795, Joshua Durham flat boated from Pittsburgh down the Ohio River to the mouth of the Little Miami River, landing May 13, 1796, and died on a farm near there in 1829. Aquilla, a son of Joshua and Harriet Durham, was born in Harford County, Maryland, in 1779, and in 1804 married Harriet Thompson, who was a daughter of Barnard Thompson, a soldier in the War of the Revolution. In 1807, they removed to the Little Miami Bottoms, above Newtown, Ohio, and were among the founders of the Universalist church at Newtown. Harriet (Thompson) Durham passed from this life in 1868, and her husband, Aquilla, followed her in 1870. Aquilla D. Barrow, the subject of this review, was reared on the home farm near Newtown, Ohio, and received the usual education given to the young of those days. He became experienced in the business of farming, in which he has been very successful. His marriage to Martha J. Marriott occurred October 31, 1871. She was born in Hamilton County, Ohio, near Newtown. May 12, 1845, and is a daughter of George and Barbara (McAdams) Marriott, the former a native of Pennsylvania, and the latter a native of Ohio. Mrs. Barrow was reared in Hamilton County to the age of fifteen years, coming to Clermont County in 1860. Mr. and Mrs. Barrow have had eight children: Miss Dollye E., at home; Bertha, who became the wife of William Whitehead, of Norwood; Howard C., of Milford, Ohio, who is mentioned elsewhere in this work; Frances, who is the wife of R. E. Hicks, of Wheeling, WV; Lyman K.; farmer, is at home. He married Lelah Tone. Alessie J., is the wife of Fred Donley, of Norwood, OH; Bennett T., died in December, 1891, at the age of fifteen years; Eva B., died in 1891, at the age of three years. Mr. and Mrs. Barrow are members of the Universalist church, although three of the daughters are members of the Methodist church. In political views, Mr. Barrow votes the Democratic ticket. He is justly classed with the representative farmers of Clermont County, and has a wide and favorable acquaintance with the leading citizens of this part of the State.
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