Barrows, Francis A., Castleton, was born at Castleton, Vt., in 1825. He is one of the representative men of
his town, and has filled all of the principally offices. He was married on May 10, 1848, to Frances Will. of Clarendon.
Vt., who was born in 1825. They had three children, Julia, Edith and Mary. Edith married Mr. Ed Jones. Julia married
E. Frank Johnson, and Mary married G. M. Hawkins. Mr. Barrows was a son of Ana and Fannie (Culver) Barrows. Mr.
Barrows was a native of Middlebury, Vt., and Mrs. Barrows of Ponitney. They were married in 1819, and had a family
of two children, Mary, who was born in 1820, and died in 1838. Mr. Barrows born in 1792, and died in 1865. Mrs.
Barrows was born in 1800, and died in 1867. He settled in Castleton in 1815, and continued the wagon manufacture
until his death. He was also connected with the manufacture of shot guns and rifles to quite an extent. He was
also a farmer. Francis A. has become an extensive manufacturer of agricultural implements. His plows are well and
favorably known at home, and are finding sale in ally directions. His late patent "Clevis " is the popular
plow of the country. He embarked in this business in 1852, which he has prosecuted to this present time. He has
made but two changes in that time. He sold half of his interest to Simon R Sargent in 1883. Their office is at
their factory at Castleton Corners.
History of Rutland County, Vermont
Edited by: H. P. Smith and W. S. Rann
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1886
Rutland County, VT
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