Descendants of Christopher Parlur/Barlow 

In the year 1717 Christopher Parlur/Barlow and wife Pavera (Barbara) were coming to America with a final destination of Pennsylvania but ended up going to Virginia   becoming part of the Second Germanna Colony. The following are the descendants of them.  You will find sources for many family members but there is much that hasn’t been posted. Over the past few years I have collected many documents and stories from other researchers. This information will not be posted. You can of course download my GEDCOM without this information or you can e-mail me and we can talk about it. If you are related somehow drop me an e-mail at to combine resources. I have submitted many communication over the internet with the address of but this address is incorrect. If you want to talk to me use

 I have found many ancestors relied on their memory and were short source documents and many years after the fact a date or place can become distorted.  Many dates, places & times were given to me by other researchers without a source.   I’m digging out many source documents to verify as much as possible but even than there are many discrepancies with the sources.

If a person is listed as living and has passed all it means is I don’t have the date of death please help me correct these.

Picture of Vernon Lester Barlow and wife Terry Anne Hanzelka     


Table of Contents

*   Selected Families/Individuals

*   Surname List

*   Name Index


Grandparents of Vernon L Barlow


       *    Chronology views of my Barlow ancestry – Christopher Parlur 1695 thru Lester Barlow 1896

*   Ruffer Family

*   Bates Family

*   Hawkins Family

*   Tinius Family

*   Sherfig, Sherfey, Sherfy

*   Overton Family

*   Lindsey Family


Examples of my research putting together information from source documents

        *  Research of Lewis Barlow 1755-1836 ,son of Jacob

                Millitary Pay and Muster Roll Calls for Lewis Barlow 1777 to Oct 1778


        *  Research of Jeremiah Barlow 1789-1868 ,son of Lewis (Under construction)


 *  Research of George Washington Barlow ,son of Jeremiah(1824-1863)  and family to 1930


 *  Researchers of George Thomas Hoffman and Emeline Wilson Hoffman 1834-1913, granddaughter to Jeremiah




  *   Find many source documents I have submitted to the Barlow Clearinghouse.      



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Vernon Lester Barlow
1070 Seagate Ave

Coos Bay, Oregon
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