Joseph Smith Barlow, Sr.

Born: May 11, 1848 at Manchester, England
Son of James and Ann Crompton Barlow
Died: August 28, 1876, at Fairfield, , Utah.
Buried in the Fairfield Cemetery.

At the age of 8, he, his sister and widowed mother crossed the plains with the Martin handcart company. They departed Iowa City July 28th and arrived in Salt Lake CIty November 30th, 1856. Joseph Smith Barlow, age 19 married Amanda Morgan, age 15, on November 30th, 1867 at Cedar Fort, Utah.

Their Children were:

  • Joseph Smith, Jr.
    Born January 27, 1870 – Died September 9, 1925
  • Alice Ann (Hart)
    Born September 24, 1872 – Died November 2, 1941
  • Mary Emily (Tanner)
    Born February 8, 1875 – Died February 19, 1960
  • Jesse
    Born January 11, 1877 – Died January 4, 1942

In 1869 Joseph Smith Barlow helped build the first transcontinental railroad which was completed when the golden spike was driven at Promontory, Utah. Joseph died of appendicitis August 28, 1876.

In 1885, his widow and children helped settle Grouse Creek, Utah.