Israel Barlow was born 13 September 1806 in Granville, Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States to Jonathan Barlow (1769-1820) and Annis Gillett (1784-1853) and died 1 November 1883 Bountiful, Davis County, Utah, United States of unspecified causes. He married Elizabeth Haven (1811-1892) 23 February 1840 in Quincy, Adams County, Illinois, United States. He married Elizabeth Barton (1803-1874) 28 January 1803 in Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, United States. He married Lucy Heap (1836-1901) 2 December 1855 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States. He married Cordelia Maria Dalrymple (1822-1905) 27 May 1865 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States.
Barlow was one of the founders of Nauvoo, Illinois and a noted early member of the Latter Day Saint movement.
The 1830's saw a great Protestant religious revival sweep across the United States that was called the "Second Great Awakening" and was characterized by much emotional preaching, spiritual and social reform movements and a surge in membership growth for a great many Christian denominations.
This period also saw the rise of a new Church of Christ that was organized in early 1830 by its young prophet-leader, Joseph Smith (1805-1844), and after 1838 was formally named The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This church group was frequently called the "Mormon Church" or "Latter-day Saints" (LDS) for its belief in a new set of holy scriptures called "The Book of Mormon". For better or worse, this new religion generated a lot of attention in this region.
Missionaries of this church taught that it was not a reform movement or protest movement but a "restoration" of the original church with completeness of the full of doctrine of the gospel of Jesus Christ including the ministering of angels, the restored priesthood, lost scripture, revelations, prophecy, living apostles, the gifts of the spirit and much more. This message had profound impact on many who subsequently left all to follow the Prophet and the Church. In many cases their faith was so strong as to push these early converts to endure many difficult hardships and sacrifices and to eventually journey over a thousand miles westward to settle in the Great Salt Lake Valley. (See also New Religion (LDS 1830).)
One of the most interesting episodes in the early history of LDS Church was the march of Zion's Camp (1834). The members of the Church in Missouri were being persecuted, and the Prophet Joseph made it a matter of prayer and received a revelation on February 24, 1834. The Lord instructed the Prophet to assemble at least one hundred young and middle-aged men and to go to the land of Zion, or Missouri. (See D&C 130:19–34.)
Zion’s Camp, a group of approximately one hundred and fifty men, gathered at Kirtland, Ohio, in the spring of 1834 and marched to Jackson County, Missouri. By the time they reached Missouri, the camp had increased to approximately two hundred men.
LDS Quorum of Seventy
Created by the Mormon Prophet Joseph Smith (1805-1844) in early 1835, the Quorum of Seventy was to act as traveling and presiding ministers for the newly created The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Many of these men performed notable works for the early church, living near then church headquarters in Kirtland, Ohio. The Quorum of Seventy itself did not meet as a governing body of the church and was not renewed until reorganized by the church in 1976.
In 1835, Israel was ordained a seventy by Sidney Rigdon and was one of the inaugural members of the First Quorum of the Seventy. Barlow was also a missionary in New Hampshire in 1844.
More Church Service
In Nauvoo, Barlow was one of the bodyguards of Joseph Smith. After Smith's death, Barlow was a Mormon pioneer and traveled with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) to the Salt Lake Valley in 1848; he settled in Bountiful.
After the expulsion of the saints from Nauvoo, he came to Utah and selected his farm in West Bountiful in October, 1848, moving his family there for the summer of 1849, and permanently located there in 1850.
He was a missionary in England in 1853–55, where he was president of the Birmingham Conference of the LDS Church, where he met his third wife, Lucy Heap.
Elder Barlow was ordained a Patriarch by Wifford Woodruff in 1882. He died Nov. 1, 1883, in West Bountiful. He was the first nurseryman in Davis County, Utah.
Marriage and Family
With four wives and twenty-one children, Barlow today has more than 10,000 descendants.
1st Marriage: Elizabeth Haven
His first wife Elizabeth Haven was nine years old, her mother died. She learned to braid straw hats, pin-laces and other delicate trimmings to earn money to pay for her education. Elizabeth graduated from Amherst College as teacher in 1836. Soon afterward, her cousins, Brigham Young and Willard Richards, came to Halliston, Massachusetts, on their mission for the new LDS Church. She and her brother, Jesse, were converted and baptized members of the Church. She and Jess moved to Quincy, Illinois, where she met Israel Barlow. They were married in Feb., 1840. They soon moved to their new home in Nauvoo. Elizabeth taught school in Nauvoo having among her students the children of Joseph Smith, Hyrum Smith, and Brigham Young. The Prophet Joseph Smith was aware of Elizabeth's ability of writing and knew she was corresponding with her cousin Elizabeth Bullock. He asked her to save all of her letters. She did, and her writings of those early days of the Church, their operations, movements, and missionaries have been preserved in the family book, 'The Israel Barlow Story and Mormon Mom [Mores].' Elizabeth and Israel were driven from Nauvoo. She carried on alone while Israel was away on missions. She consented to the practice of polygamy and shared her husband with three other women. Their family came west in June, 1848 with the Brigham Young Company. After their arrival in Salt Lake Valley, they spent their first winter in the old Pioneer Fort. Later, they lived in West Bountiful.
3rd Marriage: Lucy Heap
He was a missionary in England in 1853–55, where he was president of the Birmingham Conference of the LDS Church, where he met his third wife, Lucy Heap. One of his wives, Lucy Heap, was British and came from Lichfield, Staffordshire.
|Offspring of Israel Barlow and Elizabeth Haven (1811-1892)|
|James Nathaniel Barlow (1841-1841)|
|Israel Barlow (1842-1923)||5 September 1842 Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, United States||26 November 1923 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States||Hannah Yeates (1843-1901) Hannah Yeates (1843-1901) Mary Elizabeth Beebe (1853-1928)|
|Pamela Elizabeth Barlow (1844-1925)|
|Ianthus Haven Barlow (1846-1907)|
|John Haven Barlow (1848-1922)|
|Mary Antonett Barlow (1850-1936)|
|Willard Albert Barlow (1854-1854)|
|Wilford Elbert Barlow (1854-1926)|
|Offspring of Israel Barlow and Lucy Heap (1836-1901)|
|Truman Heap Barlow (1857-1913)|
|Sarah Isabel Barlow (1859-1941)|
|Annis Janette Barlow (1860-1939)|
|Emma Jane Barlow (1862-1929)|
|Hyrum Heap Barlow (1864-1895)|
|Minnierette Barlow (1865-1901)|
|Granville Barlow (1867-1955)|
|Nathan Barlow (1869-1946)|
|#g1: Offspring of Jonathan Barlow (1769-1820) and Margaret Root (1766-1804)|
|Jonathan Barlow (1801-1801)|
|Jonathan Barlow (1803-1806)|
|#g2: Offspring of Jonathan Barlow (1769-1820) and Annis Gillett (1784-1853)|
|Nathaniel Barlow (1805-1806)|
|Israel Barlow (1806-1883)||13 September 1806 Granville, Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States||1 November 1883 Bountiful, Davis County, Utah, United States||Elizabeth Haven (1811-1892) |
Elizabeth Barton (1803-1874)
Lucy Heap (1836-1901)
Cordelia Maria Dalrymple (1822-1905)
|Jonathan Watson Barlow (1808-1851)|
|Margaret Maria Barlow (1811-1875)|
|Annis Jennette Barlow (1814-1850)|
|Truman Root Barlow (1818-1860)|
|Rhoda Almira Barlow (1820-1876)|
- Israel Barlow
- Barlow in Washington County, Utah
- Barlow in Hampden County, Massachusetts
- Barlow in Davis County, Utah