JUDGE J. C. BARROW
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J. C. [James Clay] Barrow was born in Macon County, Alabama, in 1882.
He moved with his parents to Texas in 1890, the family settling on a farm
two miles north of Hico. He received his education in the Hico Public
Schools, after which he taught school for several years. He quit this
vocation to accept a position with the Smith Harris Lumber Company in Hico,
and remained with this firm until he was elected County Judge in 1932.
While in Hico, Judge Barrow served on the city council
for five years, after which he was elected mayor, holding that office for
ten years. This experience in city government served to his advantage
after assuming office as county judge.
After being elected county judge, Mr. and Mrs. Barrow
moved to Hamilton. They have three children: Mrs. J. B. Russell of Hico;
J. Gordon Barrow, Alpine; and Clinton S. Barrow, Hamlin.
Judge Barrow is a member of the Methodist Church and of
the Masonic and Odd Fellows lodges.
Barrow, II, married Ethel
Maude Barrow on 11 August, 1901, Hamilton County Marriage Record Bk. 3, p.
252. J. C. was both the son-in-law and the nephew of Jeremiah
"Jerry" Barrow. Judge Barrow was interred in the Hico
HAMILTON COUNTY NEWS, Vol. VIII, No. 7
THE CARLTON CITIZEN, Vol. 30, No. 23
Friday, June 24, 1938
W. F. Billingslea, Publisher, Hamilton