19 June 1812–9 Sept. 1883. College professor, lawyer, historian. Born in Haverhill, Grafton Co., New Hampshire. Son of William Barstow and Abigail Townsend. Attended Dartmouth College, 1835, in Hanover, Grafton Co. Moved to Yarmouth Port, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts, 1835–1836. Moved to Boston, 1836, and studied law. Wrote The History of New Hampshire, from Its Discovery, in 1614, to the Passage of the Toleration Act, in 1819, published in 1842. Married Emily E. Shipley (Shepley), 11 June 1844, in York Co., Maine. Moved to Hillsborough, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire, 1844; to Manchester, Hillsborough Co., 1845; to New York City, ca. 1850; and to San Francisco, 1858. Served as professor of medical jurisprudence at University of the Pacific, beginning ca. 1858. Member of California House of Representatives, 1861–1862, 1878. Died in San Francisco.