Israel Barlow, a member of Zion's Camp, was born Sept.
13, 1806, in Granville, Hampden Co., Mass., a son of Jonathan Barlow and
He accepted the Gospel and was baptized at an early
date for by 1834 he had volunteered to accompany the Prophet Joseph
Smith and about two hundred other men on Zions Camp, the expedition
to Missouri to provide relief to the saints who were suffering persecution
at the hands of the mob.
After returning to the Kirtland area, he was called
the following year to be ordained a Seventy and to take his place in the
First Quorum of the Seventy, a presiding quorum of the Church.
Elder Barlow took to wife Elizabeth Haven February
23, 1840 in Quincy, Adams County, Illinois. The Ancestral files lists
eight children of this union. Later he embraced the principle of plural
marriage, taking three additional wives.
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.
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.