Marlow Dedication

Beverly James Marlow & James Harvey Marlow
    by Arlice Baker

What better way to begin then with a quote from General Robert E. Lee?

What a cruel thing is war: to separate and destroy families and friends, and mar the purest joys and happiness God has granted us in this world; to fill our hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbors, and to devastate the fair face of this beautiful world.

Beverly James MARLOW b. 15 Oct 1821, enlisted as Pvt in Co C 56th Regt. He was the son of Capt James Marlow & Mary Marlow. On Feb 1 1844, he married Sarah Moore. He lived for many years as a neighbor of Elbert Marlow on the Brushy Mountains. Beverly James Marlow’s burial place is unknown.

Beverly and Sarah’s children were;

1. James Martin MARLOW (born on 20 Dec 1844).
2. Chapman Lafayette MARLOW (born on 9 Nov 1847).
3. Dianah Pernelia MARLOW (born on 25 May 1848).
4. Mary Emeline MARLOW (born in Dec 1851).
5. Laura MARLOW (born in 1857).
6. Sarah Barthelmess MARLOW (born on 22 Jul 1863).
7. Jane MARLOW (born in 1864).
8. Noel Johnson MARLOW (born on 5 Jan 1868).
9. Parks MARLOW was born in Mar 1870 in Wilkes Co died after 24 Sep 1905 in Wilkes Co

Beverly James MARLOW and Sarah SIGMON were married on 27 Nov 1887.

James Martin Marlow is buried in the old Anderson Cemetery on Pearson Rd.
Chapman Lafayette Marlow is buried at the old Bethany Cemetery.

Beverly James Marlow is the great grandfather of Helen Baity Parker, wife of Rev Jonah Parker.
He is my great-great-uncle. Beverly’s brother, Hugh was my great-great-grandfather. James Harvey Marlow was born 1827 in Wilkes Co; He married Rebecca Laws 19 Nov 1852. She was born 1823 and died 01 Jan 1868. He was a farmer and the son of Capt James Marlow & Mary Marlow. Capt James lived a short distance from The Cherry Grove Cemetery, on the Vannoy Ridge Rd, where the Spurge Barnette Home place was located. Capt James is buried in a family cemetery on that land along with his wife some others with unmarked graves. James Harvey & Beverly James Marlow were brothers.

The Marlow’s along with many others from the Brushy Mountains answered the call when their country and homes were threatened. They were citizens of this area and faced the many challenges of providing food and shelter for their families. Enduring harsh weather as they farmed this land.

Hard work was a part of their everyday life. They were used to struggles and they were probably used to doing with out many things. This no-doubt helped them to face the conditions that they would encounter during the War Between the States. If one of these Confederate soldiers could speak to us now, what do you think he would have to say?

He would tell us to be strong even though our bodies may be weak. He would encourage us to stand firm even if we feel that our battle will be lost.

I think he would tell us that we cannot predict the outcome of the future, but to put our trust in God, for He alone will give us the strength for whatever comes.

The soldier would tell us that they did not fight to have their name in a history book, but they fought to protect their family and the values of God and their country.

He would tell us that he was not against any color or race of people, but that all men whether great or small are important to our existence.

For we are in this world together and together we will live and work to make this a decent place for our family’s and neighbors to live.

For what other purpose do we have, then to live together in harmony? He would probably tell us not to forget to help our neighbors in times of need, for this would be God’s will.

He would remind us that if we stop defending the history of the South then all the hardships and loneliness of the Confederate Soldier and his family would be lost forever.

He would also tell us to be thankful for our food and clothes for they had very little of either. Never forget to listen to your fellow man; his words could be a message from the angels.

Don’t forget to strive to get along with each other for you may need their help at some future date.

Never dishonor any man, but be willing to stand firm on the things you believe in.

After the war had ended, some of our soldiers came home to try to rebuild what the past four years had taken away from them. Then there were those who did not come home.

There was deep sadness for their loss that their families would live with the rest of their lives. God along with the remainder of their family became their source of strength. We cannot forget these men and the sacrifices they endured for our freedom.

I would like to read a poem that was written by Michael D. Harrison.

To Those Who Care

I was a citizen soldier who left my little farm
To defend my home from Northern hate,
My only choice was made without a flinch
For duty called in defense of my state.
I enlisted in a regiment of infantry
With family and friends I had long known,
And I, like them, swelled with pride
As we first saw our new flag flown.
It was a battle flag which stood for much
We saw it as our nation’s spirit and pride,
But our flag was more than cloth and dye
It stood for the freedom for which we cried.
We who fought and suffered for liberty and truth
Met many different fates during the tragic war,
Some of us died while others were maimed
And some languished as prisoners in hell’s very core.
All of us who served the Cause are gone now
But some living souls remember us still,
To these kind patriots we only ask an honor due,
Fly our flag over our graves until the end...yes, until.

God bless the South and God bless you that are with us today.
Thank you

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