James A. Barrows was a resident of Mansfield on September 8, 1862 when he enlisted as a Private in Co. E of the 22nd Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. He was promoted to full Musician than returned to ranks as a Private and mustered out July 7, 1863.
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He was born February 25, 1830 in Mansfield to Joshua Palmer and Polly (Bingham) Barrows. In the 1860 U.S. census in Mansfield, he is a 30 year old farmer in a household headed by Palmer Barrows. He married Abigail Barrows on November 29, 1855; she died October 25, 1858. James married second, Cornelia S. Swift on July 5, 1860 in Mansfield. Children include: Abbie S. and Alice M. Barrows. He moved to Los Angeles, California by 1870 where he was a farmer and a hardware dealer.
On July 1, 1892, he applied for an invalid pension, No. 1,119,178 that was granted under Certificate No. 945,1__. His widow applied for a pension on December 4, 1914.
James A. Barrows died after the 1910 U.S. Federal census and before December 14, 1914.