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Thomas barlow
(March 14, 1807- )

THOMAS BARLOW is the son of THOMAS BARLOW, late of the town of Duanesburgh, Schenectady 
county, N. Y., and was born in that town March 14, 1807. 
    His education was academical; studied law with Hon. AROHAXED LOOMIS and E. P. HULBURT, 
of Little Falls, SELLECK BOUGHTON, of Rochester AARON HACKLEY, of Herkimer, and G. B. JUDD 
of Frankport. 
    In July term of the Supreme Court of 1831 he was admitted as attorney, and in July term, 1834, to 
the degree of Counsellor of that court; January 26, 1835, he was admitted solicitor and counsellor of 
the Court of Chancery.  In September, 1831, he located in his profession in Canastota, Madison county; 
married for his first wife CORNELIA G. ROWE of that place, and second, CHARLOTTE SPRIGGS, of 
Floyd, Oneida county. He has six sons-GEORGE, EDWARD, EUGENE, ALBERT, HENRY and 
    In the fall of 1842 he was appointed Superintendent of the schools of Madison county; was First 
Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of that county from Feb. 2, 1843, to the first day of January, 
1848; and State Senator from Jan. 1, 1844 to Jan. 1, 1848. 
    In May, 1841, he was made a corresponding member of the New York Historical Society, in the 
city of New York. 
    He was granted the honorary degree of Master of Arts by the Board of Trustees of Hamilton 
College, in July, 1851. 
    In July, 1853, he was elected a member of the American Association for the Advancement of 
Science, and in March, 1854, he was elected corresponding member of the State Historical 
Society of Wisconsin. 
    April 8, 1854, he was made a corresponding member of the New Orleans Academy of 
Sciences, and granted a diploma, and in June, 1862, he was elected a like member of the 
Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences. 
    He forged a cabinet in natural history of his own gathering, mounting and arranging of 
birds, animals, and especially of insects, equaling if not exceeding any other private one in 
the State, and has from time to time lectured before societies, literary, educational and 
collegiate institutions and universities, on natural history and entomology in particular, as the 
favorite branch of his studies.  To arduous professional and judicial services he thus added 
the labors of familiarizing himself with a knowledge of natural sciences, practically and 
theoretically, to an extent surpassed by but few in our country. 
    Judge BARLOW has kindly contributed much of the history of Canastota from his own 
records, which the publishers gratefully acknowledge.  As most of the records of the county 
were destroyed by the fire of 1873, it would have been impossible to have gathered them from 
any other source. 
From "History of Chenango and Madison Counties, NY" starting on page 582. 
Transcribed by Sandy Goodspeed

Date: Wednesday, August 4, 1999 11:16 AM

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