The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Jan. 26, 1883

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John M. Barrow.

Capt. John M. Barrow died at his residence on East Fourth street at 11:30 this morning, after an illness of about three weeks. Capt. Barrow was born in Lancaster, England, March 16, 1813, and was therefore nearly seventy years of age. He left his native home when very young to become a sailor. He made several trips from New York to England and also to the West Indies. He came to Oswego in 1835 and engaged in sailing on the lakes.

Capt. Barrow sailed the only full rigged brig that ever traded from Oswego. He also commanded the schr. Thomas Kingsford and other vessels. He was elected alderman of the Fourth ward in 1856 and was re-elected in 1865. He was a school commissioner for a number of terms and was a member of the local board of the Oswego Normal. For a number of years past Mr. Barrow has been engaged in the ship chandlery business. In the year 1845 Capt. Barrow was married to Miss Margaret Burgoyne. His wife, two sons and a daughter survive him. Capt. Barrow as an industrious business man, upright and honorable in his dealings with his fellow men. In politics he was a consistent democrat and quite prominent in the councils of the party. He was well known along the lakes and his death will be generally regretted.

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Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Jan. 26, 1883