Samuel F. Barrows was a resident of Glastonbury on August 29, 1862 when he enlisted as a Private in Co. G of the 25th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. He died June 30, 1863 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
He was born about March 27, 1842 probably in Mansfield to Marcus and Mariah (Gurley) Barrows. Marcus Gurley headed a household in Mansfield In the 1840 and 1850 U.S. censuses. He had moved to Glastonbury by 1860 and was a boarding master. In the 1860 U.S. census in Glastonbury, Samuel Barrows is a 14 year old farm laborer in Marcus Gurley’s household.
Mariah Gurley applied for a dependent mother’s pension in 1880. Marcus Gurley filed for a dependent father’s pension in 1881.
His burial place is not known.