Abraham Marlow

In giving the history of Jefferson County as told in the 
lives of its citizens, mention may certainly be made of the 
gentleman above named, who, besides being a prominent farmer 
of Weber Township, deserves honorable mention as an old soldier. 
He was born in Tennessee September 8, 1822, and was the fourth 
in order of birth of his parents' family, the others being: 
William, Gabriel, James, henry, Ted, Mary and Susan. 

James and Mary (May) Marlow, the parents of our subject, were 
natives of Virginia, where they married and whence they later 
went to Tennessee. Their advent into this county was made in 1828, 
at which time they located on the farm near Mt. Vernon, where their 
family grew to mature years. The first representatives of the 
Marlow family in the United States came from England in an early day. 
The lady to whom our subject was married in 1842 was Miss Elvira, 
daughter of Burl Warren. In 1847 he enlisted as a soldier in the 
Mexican War, and with his company was ordered to Santa Fe, N. Mex. 
On being mustered out a year later he returned to his home in Weber 
Township, where he removed his family prior to entering the army, 
and there purchased a quarter-section of timber land, which he set 
to work to clear and improve. He was very ambitious to acquire a 
good property, and as his means would allow, added to his original 
tract until he now owns three hundred and forty acres of as fine 
land as is to be found in Jefferson County. 

On the outbreak of the late war, our subject in 1862 became a 
member of Company E, Eightieth Illinois Infantry, under Captain 
Stratton, and aided in defending the Stars and Stripes until 
the close of the war. He was present at the Grand Review at Washington, 
and on receiving his discharge returned home and engaged in farming 
pursuits, which he carried on until 1891. That year his health failing 
him he was obliged to abandon hard work, and renting his farm, he is 
now living retired from active labor. 

To Mr and Mrs Marlow were born eleven children, eight of whom 
grew to mature years. Mary married Abraham Staley and is now deceased; 
Jane is the wife of Isaiah Delaney, M.D. of Wayne County; Sarah became 
the wife of John Scott and is living in Marlow; Winfield is an 
agriculturist in this county; Filmore resides in Jefferson County; 
Lincoln departed this life in his twenty-third year; Hiram P is living 
in Alabama; and Cora, Mrs Frank Richards, makes her home with her parents. 

Mr Marlow has served his township as Supervisor for many years, and 
filled the responsible position of Justice of the Peace for some time. 
Since the organization of the Republican party he has been a stanch 
worker in its ranks, and in social matters is a prominent Mason. Mr and 
Mrs Marlow are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, with which 
they have been identified for more than forty years, and in whose present 
prosperity they are important factors. Burl Warren, the father of Mrs 
Marlow, was a native of Virginia, whence he emigrated to Tennessee, and 
later became a resident of Mt. Vernon Township. 

Portrait And Biographical Record of Clinton, Washington, Marion and 
Jefferson Counties, Illinois. Containing Biographical Sketches of 
Prominent and Representative Citizens of the Counties, Together with 
Biographies and Portraits of all the Governors of the State and the 
Presidents of the United States. Chicago, Chapman Publishing Co, 1894

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Abram Marlow
Abram Marlow, farmer, P.O. Marlow, was born in Wilson 
County, Tenn., September 8, 1822, and is a son of James 
Marlow (deceased), a native of Virginia, who brought his 
family to this county in 1828, and settled on Bullock's Prairie, 
four miles west of Mt. Vernon.  
Mr. Marlow attended a subscription school in a log cabin, 
with stick chimney, and sat on a split pole, with pins in 
for legs.  When the Marlows settled here, there were many deer, 
turkeys, wolves, wild cats, and a few bears and panthers here.  

Our subject was married, in 1842, to Elvira, daughter of 
Burrel Warren (deceased). They had eleven children, seven living - 
Winfiled S., Millard F., Sarah A., A. Lincoln, Lucretia J., Hiram P., 
and Cora.   Mr. Marlow was Justice of the Peace fifteen years, 
Supervisor three years, Postmaster at Marlow one year, and is a 
Notary Public.  Member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and 
Masonic fraternity.

Source: The History of Jefferson County, Illinois
By William Henry Perrin
Published by Globe Publishing Co in 1883
Biographies from Webber Township Page 75

Submitted by Sandy Bauer

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