LOWTHER GENEALOGY

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5/8/2017

 

Generation One

 

1. Robert Lowther, b. ca 1714 in Westmeath, Ireland,[1],[2] [Reports of Robert Lowther's birthplace being in England are considered incorrect.], d. ca 1780 in Monongalia Co, VA (now Harrison Co, WV),1 resided (settled, ca 1785) in Harrison Co, (W)VA,2 resided ca 1738 - ca 1785 in Albemarle Co, VA,2 immigrated 1729.[3] Married Feb-20-1736 in Philadelphia, PA,[4],1 [First Presbyterian Church],2 Aquilla Reese, b. 1715 in Bucks Co, PA,2 [Plumstead Township] (daughter of Joseph Reese and Rebecca ___), d. in Harrison Co, (W)VA,2 [Don Norman's "Descendants of Robert Lowther," reports death date for Aquilla Reese as 1747, but then lists three children born after that date.].

Robert was a teen-ager when he arrived with his family in America from Ireland. He refused to become a Quaker, which led to his being disowned and disinherited by his father. His wife, Aquilla Reese, was a Quaker, and when she was married in a Presbyterian church, she was cast out by her family. Robert and Aquilla moved south to what is now Albemarle County, Virginia, then moved to Harrison County, Virginia (now W.Va.) in about 1785.1

Children:

2. i. THOMAS LOWTHER b. 1736.

3. ii. HANNAH LOWTHER b. ca 1738.

4. iii. MARY LOWTHER b. ca 1740.

5. iv. SARAH LOWTHER b. ca 1741.

6. v. WILLIAM LOWTHER b. Dec-22-1742.

7. vi. MARTHA LOWTHER b. ca 1743.

8. vii. NANCY REBECCA LOWTHER b. 1744.

9. viii. HENRY LOWTHER b. ca 1745.

10. ix. JONATHAN LOWTHER b. ca 1748.

11. x. JOSEPH LOWTHER b. ca 1755.

12. xi. JOEL LOWTHER b. Aug- 4-1756.

 

 

Generation Two

 

2. Thomas Lowther[5] (1.Robert1), b. 1736,2 d.5 [killed by Indians].

 

3. Hannah Lowther (1.Robert1), b. ca 1738 in Pennsylvania.1 She married1 John Rhodes.

 

4. Mary Lowther (1.Robert1), b. ca 1740 in Albemarle Co, VA.2,1 Married 1759 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,2_1 Alexander Morrison, b. ca 1737,2 d. ca 1820 in Harrison Co, (W)VA.2

Alexander: Son of Archibald Morrison. Alexander and Mary came to Harrison County with her parents about 1785. Alexander was listed on the Tithables List in Harrison County in 1787/88 and 1789. He served as surveyor before 1788 and was on the grand jury in 1791.2

Children:

13. i. ARCHIBALD MORRISON b. ca 1766.

14. ii. MARGARET MORRISON.

15. iii. MARY MORRISON b. Jan- -1771.

16. iv. ALEXANDER MORRISON b. ca 1773.

17. v. SARAH MORRISON.

 

5. Sarah Lowther (1.Robert1), b. ca 1741 in Virginia,1 resided near Shepherdstown, Jefferson Co, WV.1,4 She married1 William Darke.

 

6. William Lowther2 also known as Col. William Lowther, also known as William Beamer Lowther,2 [There is disagreement among genealogists as to whether Col. William Lowther had the middle name Beamer, or any middle name at all. His headstone reads "Col. Wm. Lowther."] (1.Robert1), b. Dec-22-1742 in Albemarle Co, VA,2,5,[6],[7] d. Oct-28-1814 near West Milford, Harrison Co, WV,[8],7,2 buried in Old Lowther Cemetery, West Milford-Muttontown Rd, Harrison Co, WV,[9],8 resided from Jun 1773 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,5 resided 1763 to Jun 1773 near Moorefield, Hardy Co, (W)VA.5

After settling in Harrison County in 1773, Col. William Lowther figured in the building of Simpson's fort, about eight miles below Clarksburg, and West's fort, near Jane Lew. He played an important part, too, in the construction of the "Old Nutter" fort, near Clarksburg, ruins of which still mark the site. He soon became distinguished for his fearlessness as a frontiersman, and for his unselfish devotion to the welfare of the colonists. He was one of the most capable defenders of the settlement in the war of 1774, and later, and he led many successful expeditions against the enemy. He was the first Justice of the Peace in the district of West Augusta; the first Sheriff of Harrison and Wood Counties; and was at one time a member of the General Assembly at Richmond, Virginia. Having served in all the subordinate ranks of military life, he rose to that of Colonel. His military record was such as to admit his descendants to membership in the Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution.[10],[11]

Married ca 1763 in Hardy Co, (W)VA,5 [DAR Lineage Book, Vol 160, p. 265, states marriage date as 1765.], Sudna Hughes, b. ca 1748,7 (daughter of Thomas Hughes and Mary Baker), d. 1829 near Berea, Ritchie Co, WV,[12],7 buried (unmarked grave) at Flanagan Cemetery (CR 22, south of White Oak & Berea), Ritchie Co, WV,12,[13],[14] resided aft 1814 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA.12

Children:

18. i. ROBERT LOWTHER b. Oct- 1-1765.

19. ii. THOMAS LOWTHER b. Mar- 7-1767.

20. iii. ELIZA LOWTHER b. Jan-27-1768.

21. iv. WILLIAM LOWTHER b. Jan-27-1769.

22. v. JESSE LOWTHER b. Jul-21-1773.

23. vi. SUDNE LOWTHER b. ca 1774.

24. vii. ELIAS LOWTHER b. Sep-16-1776.

 

7. Martha Lowther (1.Robert1), b. ca 1743 in Bucks Co, PA,2 d. 1838. Married ca 1762, William Childers, b. 1748,2 (son of John Childers and ___ Finley), d. ca 1804 in Harrison Co, (W)VA.2

Children:

25. i. ISAAC CHILDERS.

26. ii. PAUL CHILDERS.

27. iii. WILLIAM CHILDERS, JR. b. ca 1763.

28. iv. MARTHA CHILDERS b. ca 1765.

29. v. ELIZABETH CHILDERS b. ca 1765.

30. vi. MARY "POLLY" CHILDERS b. ca 1770.

31. vii. SUDNA CHILDERS b. ca 1778.

32. viii. JOHN CHILDERS b. ca 1780.

33. ix. ROBERT CHILDERS b. ca 1781.

34. x. SAMUEL CHILDERS b. ca 1783.

35. xi. ABIGAIL CHILDERS b. Jun- 1-1789.

 

8. Nancy Rebecca Lowther, also known as Rebecca Lowther,4,[15] (1.Robert1), b. 1744 in Albemarle Co, VA.2 (1) She married[16],2 Charles Washburn, b. 1744,2 (son of John Washburn and Susanna "Sucky" ___), d. Jun- -1782 in Hardy Co, (W)VA,16,2 cause of death killed by Indians.16 (2) Married 1784 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,2_16 William Henry M. Carder,2 b. May-19-1762 in Culpeper Co, VA,2 (son of William Henry M. Carder and Sarah ___), d. Nov-13-1839 in Harrison Co, (W)VA.2

Children by Charles Washburn:

36. i. ISAAC WASHBURN b. Sep- 6-1776.

37. ii. SUSANNAH WASHBURN b. 1778.

Children by William Henry M. Carder:

38. iii. ELIZABETH CARDER b. 1786.

39. iv. WILLIAM HENRY M. CARDER, JR.16 b. 1787.

40. v. MANLEY CARDER b. Jan- 9-1790.

41. vi. SARAH CARDER b. 1792.

42. vii. JOHN WESLEY CARDER b. 1794.

43. viii. NANCY CARDER16 b. 1797.

44. ix. GEORGE CARDER b. 1802.

 

9. Henry Lowther1 (1.Robert1), b. ca 1745.2

Returned to his home in Albemarle County, Virginia after participating in the building of early forts in Harrison County.5

 

10. Jonathan Lowther (1.Robert1), b. ca 1748,2 d. Apr- 4-1778,2,1,5 cause of death killed by Indians.5,4,1

 

11. Joseph Lowther (1.Robert1), b. ca 1755 in Albemarle Co, VA,2 d. ca 1800 in Harrison Co, (W)VA.2 Married Jan- 1-1796 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,[17],1 [Believed to be Joseph's second marriage.], Catherine Coburn, b. ca 1785 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,[18] (daughter of Jonathan Coburn, Jr. and Catherine ___), d. Aug-20-1853 in Harrison Co, (W)VA.18

Children:

45. i. ROBERT LOWTHER b. ca 1796.

 

12. Joel Lowther (1.Robert1), b. Aug- 4-1756 in Loudoun Co, VA,2 d. Nov- -1853 in Ohio,[19],2 resided (settled) in Harrison Co, (W)VA,5 military Revolutionary War.[20] (1) He married1,2 Elizabeth West, b. ca 1770 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,2 (daughter of Edmund West and Eleanor ___), d. bef 1812 in Ohio.2 (2) Married ca 1812,2 [Nancy Douglas was a widow, but unclear if Douglas is her maiden name or previous married name.],20 Nancy Douglas.

Children by Elizabeth West:

46. i. ROBERT ALLEN LOWTHER b. 1786.

47. ii. JONATHAN LOWTHER b. 1788.

48. iii. MARGARET LOWTHER.

49. iv. WILLIAM LOWTHER b. ca 1795.

50. v. DIANA LOWTHER b. ca 1801.

51. vi. DELILAH LOWTHER b. ca 1802.

52. vii. JOHN JEFFERSON LOWTHER b. ca 1805.

53. viii. DIADEMA LOWTHER b. ca 1807.

54. ix. SARAH "SALLY" LOWTHER b. ca 1808.

Children by Nancy Douglas:

55. x. ELIAS LOWTHER b. ca 1813.

56. xi. MARY ANN LOWTHER b. ca 1815.

57. xii. JACKSON LOWTHER b. ca 1817.

58. xiii. ELIZABETH LOWTHER b. ca 1821.

 

 

Generation Three

 

13. Archibald Morrison (4.Mary2, 1.Robert1), b. ca 1766,7,[21] census 1850 in Harrison Co, (W)VA.

1850 Census, Harrison County, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Sep 4 1850:

Archibald Morrison, 84, farmer; Sarah, 65; George, 28, farmer; Daniel, 26, farmer.

(1) Married Jan-19-1790 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,17_2 Bridget Runyon, also known as Bridget Runnion.2 (2) Married Oct- 5-1813 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,17,7_2 Sarah Dobson, b. ca 1785,21 census 1850 in Harrison Co, (W)VA.

Children by Bridget Runyon:

59. i. ABRAHAM MORRISON2 b. Oct-17-1801.

 

14. Margaret Morrison (4.Mary2, 1.Robert1).

Many researchers report that this Margaret Morrison married her first cousin, William Lowther, son of William Lowther & Sudna Hughes. But earlier researchers, notably Minnie Kendall Lowther in "History of Ritchie County," pp. 12-14, show that the Margaret Morrison who married William Lowther was born in North Carolina, a daughter of Archibald Morrison and a Miss Fooks.

 

15. Mary Morrison (4.Mary2, 1.Robert1), b. Jan- -1771 in Moorefield, Hardy Co, (W)VA,[22],7,[23] d. Oct-18-1847 in Morrow Co, OH,[24],23 buried in Shawtown Cemetery, Westfield, Morrow Co, OH.23 Married Feb-26-1788 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,[25],7 Joseph Kester, b. Mar-14-1752 in Pennsylvania,[26] (son of Conrad Kester and Elizabeth Morris), d. Jul- 2-1839 in Ohio,18 [Death location has been reported as Delaware County and Morrow County.], buried in Shawtown Cemetery, Westfield, Morrow Co, OH,23 military Revolutionary War.

Children:

60. i. CONRAD KESTER b. 1803.

61. ii. PHOEBE KESTER b. 1808.

 

16. Alexander Morrison (4.Mary2, 1.Robert1), b. ca 1773.7 He married7 Margaret ___.

 

17. Sarah Morrison (4.Mary2, 1.Robert1). Married Nov- 7-1802,7_2 Marshall Reese.

 

18. Robert Lowther (6.William2, 1.Robert1), b. Oct- 1-1765 in Hardy Co, (W)VA,2,[27],20 [on the South Branch of the Potomac], d. Nov-16-1832 near West Milford, Harrison Co, WV,[28],[29],2 [Linder, p. 426, reports death date as Nov 16 1831. Don Norman has it as Nov 16 1832, but in Ritchie County, which is incorrect. "Cemeteries of Union District, Harrison County," p. 2, reports it as Nov 17 1831, with birth date Oct 1 1767. He died from a fall while re-roofing his late father's cabin near West Milford in Harrison County.], buried in Old Lowther Cemetery, West Milford-Muttontown Rd, Harrison Co, WV,9,27 military Sgt, 6th Reg. VA Inf, War of 1812.9

 

Married Jan-21-1787 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,17,2,7_27 Catherine Cain,2 also known as Kathrine Cain,27,[30] b. Oct-27-1766 in Albemarle Co, VA,27,2 [Linder, p. 425, reports birthdate as Nov 16 1766. Bolster, p. 23, reports birthplace as Harrison Co VA.] (daughter of Daniel Cain and Susannah Custer), d. Mar-25-1851 near West Milford, Harrison Co, WV,27,20 [Don Norman reports death date as Oct 25 1851.], census 1850 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,21 [in household with son Robert and his family].

Catherine: Sister of John Cain, the Slab Creek pioneer.27

Children:

62. i. WILLIAM BEAMER LOWTHER b. Mar- 4-1787.

63. ii. JESSE G. LOWTHER b. Feb-27-1790.

64. iii. MARY ANN "POLLY" LOWTHER b. ca 1792.

65. iv. SUSANNAH LOWTHER b. ca 1795.

66. v. CATHERINE LOWTHER b. Jan-25-1798.

67. vi. SARAH LOWTHER b. ca 1800.

68. vii. ROBERT J. LOWTHER b. ca 1801.

69. viii. JOHN C. LOWTHER b. Aug-21-1804.

70. ix. JAMES K. LOWTHER b. 1806.

71. x. JONATHAN LOWTHER.

 

19. Thomas Lowther (6.William2, 1.Robert1), b. Mar- 7-1767 in Hardy Co, (W)VA,[31] d. Jun- -1816 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,29,2 buried near West Milford, Harrison Co, WV,31 resided near West Milford, Harrison Co, WV,31 occupation farmer.[32]

Tradition says that Thomas Lowther, son of Col. William Lowther, "was a snake-charmer, that he could wield such power over a poisonous reptile as to be able to handle it without harm to himself." He is said to have died in middle age of appendicitis, having undergone surgery without an anesthetic.

There is disagreement among researchers regarding the children of Thomas Lowther and Mary Coburn; some (e.g., Minnie Kendall Lowther) include Robert and Mary "Polly," while others (e.g., Linder and Donnelly) state that there is no proof for that. Don Norman lists Elias, Jesse, William, Mary and Margaret as the five children of Thomas and Mary Coburn, then shows a second marriage to Catherine Switzer producing seven children, Sarah "Sally," Phoebe, Elizabeth, Thomas, Polly, Robert and another Elizabeth. Researcher Jane Lowther Bolster, p. 23, states only that Thomas and Mary were the parents of five children, but does not name them.

The will of Thomas Lowther (Harrison County Will Book, Vol 2, p. 178), was written on May 19 1816. "The will lists five children of Thomas Lowther: Jesse, Eliza, Peggy, William and Nancy. A daughter named Mary was not mentioned. (According to the Census of 1810, by enumeration Thomas Lowther appeared to have had as many as nine children, four of them girls.) The will then lists six additional children of Catherine Switzer: Polly, Thomas, Sally, Robert, Pheby and Elizabeth. The will does not state that Thomas Lowther was married (second) to Catherine Switzer nor state that the second list of children were those of Thomas Lowther by marriage or adoption." [Donnelly, p. 50] The will named Thomas' friends Robert Lowther and Elias Lowther the executors of his estate, and it was signed in the presence of Marshall Rees, William Lowther and Elias R. Lowther.

Thomas Louther in the 1810 United States Federal Census

Name: Thomas Louther

Home in 1810 : Harrison County, Virginia

(Based on neighbors known to have lived there, this was most likely in West Milford)

Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 2

Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15: 1

Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 2

Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44 : 1

Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 2

Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15: 2

Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1

Number of Household Members Under 16: 7

Number of Household Members Over 25: 2

Number of Household Members: 11

In the 1820 Census of Harrison County, Cahorin (sic) Lowther is listed as head of household on the same page as Wm Lowther, Wm Lowther, Jesse Lowther, Elias Lowther and Robt Lowther. These were all names mentioned in Thomas Lowther's will. Her household was as follows:

Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820

Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 2

Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 18: 1

Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 1

Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 2

Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15: 2

Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over : 1

Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 2

Free White Persons - Under 16: 6

Free White Persons - Over 25: 1

Total Free White Persons: 8

Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 8

There is also speculation that Catherine Switzer was actually Thomas Lowther's oldest child, but no marriage record has been found in Harrison or Lewis counties of a Catherine Lowther to a Switzer, including name variations. Doddridge County death records show a Robert Lowther, son of Thomas & Catharine, who died on Apr 13 1867. This is the Robert Lowther, born ca 1810, who married Mary Ann Spurgeon and whose household included in both the 1850 and 1860 Censuses a Catherine Lowther, born ca 1781, relationship not indicated. This may also be the Robert Lowther in question here as the son of Thomas Lowther. No death record for this Catherine Lowther has been found.

Despite the lack of evidence described in Linder's and Donnelly's excellent research, we include Robert and Mary "Polly" Lowther among Thomas Lowther's children with Mary Coburn, principally because Minnie Kendall Lowther saw fit to include them.31,[33],[34],28

Married Mar-17-1789 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,[35],[36],31 Mary Coburn, b. Mar- 7-1767 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,2 (daughter of Jonathan Coburn, Jr. and Catherine ___).

Children:

72. i. JESSE COBURN LOWTHER31 b. ca 1790.

73. ii. MARGARET "PEGGY" LOWTHER b. Feb- -1796.

74. iii. WILLIAM LOWTHER.

75. iv. ELIAS LOWTHER31 b. ca 1801.

76. v. NANCY LOWTHER.

77. vi. MARY "POLLY" LOWTHER36,31 b. ca 1802.

78. vii. ROBERT LOWTHER31.

 

20. Eliza Lowther (6.William2, 1.Robert1), b. Jan-27-1768.2

 

21. William Lowther (6.William2, 1.Robert1), b. Jan-27-1769 near Moorefield, Hardy Co, (W)VA,[37],14 d. Nov-26-1857 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA,[38],[39],[40],14 [at the home of his son Archibald], buried in Lowther (Walnut Grove) Cemetery, Holbrook, Ritchie Co, WV,38,14,23 census 1850 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA [In household of son Archibald and his family.], census 1840 in Lewis Co, (W)VA, resided from 1837 in Holbrook, Ritchie Co, WV,37 resided (childhood to 1837) in Harrison Co, (W)VA,37 resided (early childhood) in Hardy Co, (W)VA.37

In about 1797, William Lowther "went to Ohio for the purpose of seeking a home, and, while on the Muskingum River, he helped to rear the first cabin where the city of Zanesville now stands, but owing to the prevalence of 'fever and ague' in this section, he returned to his home satisfied to remain at West Milford." William and Margaret Morrison Lowther were the parents of twelve children, six of whom reached maturity. Five of them married, and four of that five were the heads of pioneer families of Ritchie County.38

Married Aug- 4-1789 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,[41],17,7_37 Margaret Morrison, b. May- 1-1768 in North Carolina,37,7 [on the banks of the Yadkin River. DAR Lineage Book, Vol 160, p. 265, states birth date as 1766.] (daughter of Archibald Morrison and ___ Fooks), d. May-13-1850,38,39,7,14 buried in Lowther (Walnut Grove) Cemetery, Holbrook, Ritchie Co, WV,38,14,23 resided (from 1837) in Ritchie Co, (W)VA,37 resided (till 1837) in Harrison Co, (W)VA,37 resided birth to young adult in North Carolina.37

1840 Census, Lewis County, Virginia (now West Virginia):

William Lowther - head of household

1 male 70-79 (William)

2 females 5-9 (Charlotte & Rebecca Willard)

1 female 10-14 (Margaret Willard)

1 female 20-29 (Mary or Sarah)

1 female 40-49 (Sudna Lowther Willard)

1 female 70-79 (Margaret)

NOTE: The above identification of household members is highly speculative. While the presence of William and Margaret is clear, and the presence of their widowed daughter Sudna and her three daughters is very likely, the identification of the 20-29 year-old female as one of their daughters who "died young" is uncertain at best.

Conflicting information regarding Margaret Morrison, the wife of William Lowther, has been reported by numerous researchers. Minnie Kendall Lowther's "History of Ritchie County," pp. 12-14, reports that Margaret Morrison was born in North Carolina, one of several children of Archibald Morrison (a native of England) and a Miss Fooks. Along the same lines, an a 1908 application to Sons of the American Revolution (Member No. 20361) identifies the applicant's great-great-grandparents as William Lowther Jr, of Harrison Co Va, and Margaret Morrison, of North Carolina. But Don Norman's "Descendants of Robert Lowther" reports her parents as Alexander Morrison and Mary Lowther (dau of Robert Lowther & Aquilla Reese). The same parentage is reported by Jane Lowther Bolster in "The Families of Jesse Lowther and His Son Granville, with Their Descendants and Antecedents in America," p. 25. Linder's "Gibson and Related Families," pp. 400-401, also shows her to be the daughter of Alexander Morrison and Mary Lowther of Harrison County, but then on p. 429 identifies her parents as Archibald & ___ (Fooks) Morrison.

While neither Norman nor Bolster nor Linder cite specific sources, the information reported by Minnie Kendall Lowther does have a credible basis. Not only was she a reputable researcher in local history and genealogy, but she was also the great-granddaughter of this couple, William Lowther and Margaret Morrison, and she was in possession of their family Bible. From research or personal experience, she reported as follows:

"Near the year 1789, he (William Lowther) was married to Miss Margaret Morrison, who was born on the banks of the Yadkin river, in North Carolina, on May 1, 1768, and with her parents emigrated to Harrison county in her early womanhood. After their marriage, they settled near one mile below West Milford, on the farm that is now owned by the Highlands. Here they reared their family, and here they remained until near the year 1837, when they came to this county, where they spent the evening hours of their lives with their son, Archibald Lowther, at Holbrook. ... Mrs. Lowther was a woman of devout religious character, a Presbyterian in faith, and her old Bible, which was her daily companion, is now in the hands of the writer. It bears the date of "1790", and is still held together by the old leather string that she ever kept about it."

It is on this basis that we report this family as we have.

Children:

79. i. ALEXANDER J. LOWTHER b. Jan-14-1791.

80. ii. SUDNA LOWTHER b. Apr- -1792.

81. iii. WILLIAM W. LOWTHER b. Oct-31-1793.

82. iv. ROBERT L. LOWTHER b. May-24-1795.

83. v. MARY LOWTHER b. Dec-12-1797.

84. vi. SARAH LOWTHER b. Sep- 3-1800.

85. vii. REBECCA LOWTHER b. Dec-20-1802.

86. viii. JESSE LOWTHER b. Sep-21-1805.

87. ix. MARGARET LOWTHER b. Sep-27-1806.

88. x. ELIAS LOWTHER b. Dec-27-1807.

89. xi. KATHRINE LOWTHER b. Sep-21-1809.

90. xii. ARCHIBALD LOWTHER b. May-17-1811.

 

22. Jesse Lowther (6.William2, 1.Robert1), b. Jul-21-1773 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,[42],28 d. Oct-29-1854 at West Milford, Harrison Co, (W)VA,[43],42 buried near West Milford, Harrison Co, WV,42 resided at West Milford, Harrison Co, (W)VA,42 [except for a few years starting in 1797, at Neal's Island four miles below Parkersburg], census 1850 in Harrison Co, (W)VA.

Jesse Lowther is said to have been the first white male child born on Harrison County soil. "History of Ritchie County" states that he and wife Mary Ann had eleven children, but then lists twelve by name.42

Married Aug-18-1791 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,41_42 Mary Ann Ragan, b. Dec-25-1770 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,42,2 (daughter of Jacob Ragan and Mary Abell), d. Apr- 3-1857 in Pullman, Ritchie Co, WV,24,42 buried in Pullman Cemetery, Ritchie Co, WV,42,[44] resided aft 1854 at Pullman, Ritchie Co, WV,42 census 1850 in Harrison Co, (W)VA.

Children:

91. i. WILLIAM JESSE LOWTHER b. 1791.

92. ii. URIAH LOWTHER b. ca 1793.

93. iii. MARGARET LOWTHER b. 1794.

94. iv. MARY ANN LOWTHER b. ca 1794.

95. v. SARAH "SALLY" LOWTHER b. May-10-1795.

96. vi. JESSE LOWTHER, JR. b. ca 1799.

97. vii. ELIAS J. LOWTHER b. Jan- 1-1801.

98. viii. ROBERT H. LOWTHER b. ca 1802.

99. ix. SUDNA ALCINDA LOWTHER b. 1803.

100. x. ELIZABETH "BETSY" LOWTHER b. Oct- 8-1810.

101. xi. DRUSILLA LOWTHER b. ca 1814.

102. xii. MILLIE LOWTHER.

 

23. Sudne Lowther (6.William2, 1.Robert1), b. ca 1774.2 Married Dec-15-1796 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,[45] Jacob Jackson (son of Robert Jackson).

 

24. Elias Lowther (6.William2, 1.Robert1), b. Sep-16-1776 near West Milford, Harrison Co, (W)VA,[46],2,13 d. Dec-15-1845 in Staunton, VA,46,2,[47] [in a hospital for the insane], buried in Staunton, VA,46 resided from 1820 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA,46 resided until 1820 in Harrison Co, (W)VA.46

Elias Lowther became a surveyor in early life, and when Wood County was formed, he was appointed by the surveyors of both Wood and Harrison to survey the line between the two counties. He was also a deputy surveyor for Wood County and a Justice of the Peace. It is evident that he lived in Wood County for a few years, as did his brother Jesse Lowther and their father, but they all returned to West Milford in Harrison County. Elias Lowther "was at one time a member of the Richmond Legislature from Harrison county, and was major in the militia. During the latter part of his life he lost his mind, and his last years were spent in the insane hospital at Staunton, Virginia, where he was laid to rest near the year 1845."13,46

Married May- 3-1804 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,17,47 [Minnie Kendall Lowther, in "Ritchie County in History and Romance," p. 249, indicates that Elias Lowther and Rebecca Coburn were married in about 1797, which would conform to the birth dates of their older children. But "Harrison County WV Marriages 1785-1894," p. 17, shows their marriage date as May 3 1804 in chronological sequence with other marriages.],46,2,13 Rebecca Coburn, b. Dec-11-1779 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,46,28,2 (daughter of Jonathan Coburn, Jr. and Catherine ___), d. 1850 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA,2,[48] buried (unmarked grave) at Flanagan Cemetery (CR 22, south of White Oak & Berea), Ritchie Co, WV.46,13,14

Children:

103. i. SOPHIA MARGARET "PEGGY" LOWTHER b. May-18-1798.

104. ii. SARAH DARK "SALLY" LOWTHER b. Sep-26-1800.

105. iii. WILLIAM DARK LOWTHER b. Nov-23-1802.

106. iv. ELIZABETH LOWTHER b. Dec- 1-1806.

107. v. JESSE MADISON LOWTHER b. May- -1809.

108. vi. DORINDA LOWTHER b. Jun-15-1814.

109. vii. DECATUR LOWTHER b. Mar- 1-1817.

110. viii. MARY "POLLY" LOWTHER b. Sep-20-1818.

111. ix. JONATHAN COBURN LOWTHER b. Mar- 8-1819.

 

25. Isaac Childers2 (7.Martha2, 1.Robert1).

 

26. Paul Childers2 (7.Martha2, 1.Robert1).

 

27. William Childers, Jr. (7.Martha2, 1.Robert1), b. ca 1763,2 d. bef Oct 1839,[49] ["Descendants of Robert Lowther," by Don Norman, reports death date as December 1839. But Harrison County Chancery Case No. 83, File 9, pertaining to a land dispute between Lewis Maxwell and Jonathan Howell, contains a deposition of "Sudna Childer, widow of William Childers," dated October 23, 1839.]. Married Jul- 2-1793 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,2 Sudna Richards, census name Sidnia, b. ca 1775 in Virginia,[50] census 1850 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.

Children:

112. i. NANCY CHILDERS b. ca 1804.

113. ii. JOSEPH KESTER CHILDERS23 b. 1808.

114. iii. SYDNA CHILDERS b. ca 1818.

 

28. Martha Childers (7.Martha2, 1.Robert1), b. ca 1765.2 Married Nov-20-1798,2 Benjamin Frazier.

 

29. Elizabeth Childers (7.Martha2, 1.Robert1), b. ca 1765.2

Married a Shawnee Indian.2

 

30. Mary "Polly" Childers (7.Martha2, 1.Robert1), b. ca 1770.2 She married2 Michael Brown.

 

31. Sudna Childers, also known as Sydnea Childers,[51] also known as Sudney Childers,51 (7.Martha2, 1.Robert1), b. ca 1778.2 Married Apr- 5-1800,2 Nimrod Frashure, also known as Nimrod L. Freshure,51 also known as Nimrod Frazier,2 also known as Nimrod Freashur,[52] d. ca 1839.52

Children:

115. i. NIMROD C. FRASHURE b. Jun-14-1807.

116. ii. WILLIAM FRASHURE b. Jun-10-1811.

 

32. John Childers (7.Martha2, 1.Robert1), b. ca 1780.2 Married Mar- 6-1801 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,2 Margaret Yerkey.

 

33. Robert Childers (7.Martha2, 1.Robert1), b. ca 1781,2 d. Sep- 6-1850,2 census 1850 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA. (1) Married Jan-23-1806 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,2,17 Mary Tolbert. (2) Married Mar- 9-1847 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,[53],2 Mary Pigott, b. ca 1796,50 census 1850 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.

Children by Mary Tolbert:

117. i. WILLIAM CHILDERS b. Dec-16-18__.

 

34. Samuel Childers (7.Martha2, 1.Robert1), b. ca 1783,2 d. 1820.2 Married Apr-26-1808,2 Frances "Rebecca" Hughes.

 

35. Abigail Childers (7.Martha2, 1.Robert1), b. Jun- 1-1789,2,9 d. Jul- 3-1862,2,9 buried in Tichenal Church Cemetery, Isaac Crk Rd, near Good Hope, Harrison Co, WV,9,23 census 1850, 1860 in Harrison Co, (W)VA. Married Jan-10-1809 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,2 John Edmond Yerkey, Jr., b. Sep-10-1787,22 d. Oct- 9-1865 in Harrison Co, WV,24 buried in Tichenal Church Cemetery, Isaac Crk Rd, near Good Hope, Harrison Co, WV,9,23 census 1850, 1860 in Harrison Co, (W)VA, occupation farmer.21

Children:

118. i. JOHN G. YERKEY b. Feb-16-1813.

119. ii. SARAH CATHARINE YERKEY b. Sep-25-1818.

120. iii. ELIZA A. YERKEY23 b. May-22-1822.

121. iv. RUHAMAH YERKEY b. May- -1830.

122. v. ENOCH M. YERKEY b. Apr- 3-1832.

123. vi. EDITH YERKEY b. ca 1835.

 

36. Isaac Washburn (8.Nancy2, 1.Robert1), b. Sep- 6-1776 in Augusta Co, VA,15,2 d. Sep-15-1834 in Harrison Co, (W)VA.15 He married2 Pamelia (Amelia) "Millie" Roy, b. ca 1780 in Pendleton Co, (W)VA,15 d. Jun-16-1865 in Harrison Co, WV.15

Children:

124. i. REBECCA B. WASHBURN b. ca 1801.

125. ii. SUSANNAH WASHBURN.

 

37. Susannah Washburn (8.Nancy2, 1.Robert1), b. 1778.2

 

38. Elizabeth Carder (8.Nancy2, 1.Robert1), b. 1786.2 Married Feb-11-1805 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,2 Thomas Washburn.

 

39. William Henry M. Carder, Jr. (8.Nancy2, 1.Robert1), b. 1787 in Randolph Co, (W)VA,2,18 d. Mar- 4-1856 in Lewis Co, (W)VA.18 Married Oct-26-1808 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,17,16 Martha Stutler, b. Sep- -1785 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,16 [Sep 10 (or 19) 1785 (or 1790)] (daughter of John Stutler and Sarah A. Hughes), d. Oct-22-1864 in Harrison Co, WV.16

Children:

126. i. SARAH CARDER.

 

40. Manley Carder (8.Nancy2, 1.Robert1), b. Jan- 9-1790,2 d. Apr- 2-1890.2

 

41. Sarah Carder (8.Nancy2, 1.Robert1), b. 1792.2

 

42. John Wesley Carder (8.Nancy2, 1.Robert1), b. 1794,2 d. Jul-13-1859.2

 

43. Nancy Carder (8.Nancy2, 1.Robert1), b. 1797,2 d. 1839,16 [Death date 1832 reported by Don Norman.]. Married Aug-25-1816 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,41 John Stutler, b. ca 1788 in Kincheloe (Jane Lew), Harrison Co, WV,[54] [Birth date reported variously as Jul 13 1787 or Aug 13 1789.] (son of John Stutler and Sarah A. Hughes), d. Jan-23-1873 in Roane Co, WV,16 cause of death kicked by a horse.16

 

44. George Carder (8.Nancy2, 1.Robert1), b. 1802.2

 

45. Robert Lowther (11.Joseph2, 1.Robert1), b. ca 1796.2 Married Nov-28-1818 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,[55],17_2 Nancy Lowrey, b. ca 1797.2

Children:

127. i. WILLIAM LOWTHER.

128. ii. JOSEPH LOUTHER b. ca 1823.

129. iii. GEORGE LOWTHER.

130. iv. NANCY LOWTHER b. ca 1825.

131. v. HENRY LOWTHER.

132. vi. JONNA LOWTHER.

133. vii. ABETHELE LOWTHER b. Oct-20-1827.

134. viii. SARAH "SALLY" LOWTHER b. ca 1829.

 

46. Robert Allen Lowther2 (12.Joel2, 1.Robert1), b. 1786 in Virginia,[56],[57],2 d. Oct- 8-1854,57,2 census 1850 in Jasper Co, MO.

1850 Census, Jasper County, Missouri, enumerated on Sep 27 1850:

Robert Lowther, 64, b. Virginia, farmer; Melissa, 35, b. North Carolina; Samuel, 12, b. Missouri; Mary J, 11, b. Missouri; Thomas B, 10, b. Missouri; Benjamin F, 7, b. Arkansas; Jonathan J, 5, b. Arkansas; Robert P, 3, b. Missouri; Margaret A, 1, b. Missouri.

(1) Married Jun 6 1804/05,57_2 Nancy Fourchty (daughter of George Fourchty and Eve ___).

Nancy: Spelling Fourghy has also been reported.

(2) He married2 Ann Dickinson. (3) He married2 Melissa Roberts, b. ca 1815 in North Carolina,56 census 1850 in Jasper Co, MO. (4) He married2 Mary McGuire.

Children by Nancy Fourchty:

135. i. SARAH LOWTHER b. 1806.

136. ii. (SON) LOWTHER b. 1807.

137. iii. ELIZABETH LOWTHER b. ca 1808.

138. iv. CATHERINE LOWTHER b. 1813.

139. v. SUSANNAH LOWTHER b. 1820.

Children by Melissa Roberts:

140. vi. SAMUEL LOWTHER b. 1838.

141. vii. MARY J. LOWTHER b. 1839.

142. viii. THOMAS B. LOWTHER b. 1840.

143. ix. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN LOWTHER b. Jan- 8-1843.

144. x. JONATHAN J. LOWTHER b. 1845.

145. xi. ROBERT P. LOWTHER b. 1847.

146. xii. MARGARET A. LOWTHER b. ca 1849.

 

47. Jonathan Lowther (12.Joel2, 1.Robert1), b. 1788,57,2 d. 1830.2 He married57,2 Phoebe Bowers, b. ca 1790 in Pennsylvania,[58] resided 1870 in Meigs Co, OH.58

Children:

147. i. ELIAS LOWTHER b. 1811.

148. ii. DELILAH LOWTHER.

149. iii. ELIZABETH LOWTHER.

150. iv. ROBERT LOWTHER.

151. v. MARGARET LOWTHER b. 1817.

152. vi. JESSE LOWTHER b. 1821.

153. vii. JOEL B. LOWTHER b. 1826.

 

48. Margaret Lowther (12.Joel2, 1.Robert1). She married2 John Brown.

 

49. William Lowther (12.Joel2, 1.Robert1), b. ca 1795,57,2 d. bef 1830.2

Children:

154. i. DIADEMIA LOWTHER b. 1821.

155. ii. MARY LOWTHER b. 1823.

 

50. Diana Lowther (12.Joel2, 1.Robert1), b. ca 1801.2 Married Dec-11-1817 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,2_20 William B. Smith.2

Children:

156. i. WILLIAM B. SMITH, JR.2.

157. ii. HUGH SMITH2.

158. iii. ELECTRA SMITH2.

159. iv. JOHN V. SMITH2 b. 1851.

160. v. DELILAH SMITH2.

 

51. Delilah Lowther (12.Joel2, 1.Robert1), b. ca 1802.20,2 She married20,2 Hugh Dougherty.

 

52. John Jefferson Lowther (12.Joel2, 1.Robert1), b. ca 1805.20,2 Married May-13-1830 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,2_20 Susannah Smith.

Children:

161. i. ELIZABETH LOWTHER b. 1831.

 

53. Diadema Lowther (12.Joel2, 1.Robert1), b. ca 1807.2 She married2 James Hamilton.

 

54. Sarah "Sally" Lowther (12.Joel2, 1.Robert1), b. ca 1808.18 Married May- 9-1822 in Athens Co, OH,2_57,2 Asa Wade, b. 1797 in Saratoga Co, NY,18 d. Feb- 7-1863 in Delaware Co, Ind.,18 census 1850, 1860 in Delaware Co, Ind., census 1830, 1840 in Athens Co, OH, occupation shoemaker.56,[59]

 

55. Elias Lowther (12.Joel2, 1.Robert1), b. ca 1813.20,2

 

56. Mary Ann Lowther (12.Joel2, 1.Robert1), b. ca 1815.20,2 Married 1835,20,2 James Shepherd.

 

57. Jackson Lowther (12.Joel2, 1.Robert1), b. ca 1817.20,2

 

58. Elizabeth Lowther (12.Joel2, 1.Robert1), b. ca 1821.20,2 Married 1843,20_2 William Collins.

 

 

Generation Four

 

59. Abraham Morrison (13.Archibald3, 4.Mary2, 1.Robert1), b. Oct-17-1801 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,22,2 d. Jul-19-1865.24,[60] Married May- 3-1825 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,[61],60 Susannah Lowther,17 also known as Susan Lowther,31,29 b. ca 1795 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,2 (daughter of Robert Lowther and Catherine Cain), resided at Brown's Creek, Mt. Clare, Harrison Co, WV.31

Children:

162. i. SARAH MORRISON b. ca 1828.

163. ii. CARTERINE MORRISON b. ca 1830.

164. iii. LUCINDA MORRISON b. ca 1832.

165. iv. MELTHENA MORRISON.

 

60. Conrad Kester, census name Coonrod Kester (15.Mary3, 4.Mary2, 1.Robert1), b. 1803 in Rockingham Co, VA,[62],23,[63],[64] d. 1892,62 buried in Arnold (aka Old Hill) Cemetery, Weston, Lewis Co, WV,23 census 1880 in Weston, Lewis Co, WV, census 1850 in Lewis Co, (W)VA, occupation gunsmith.63,[65] Married Jun-20-1830 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,17,[66],51,64 Elizabeth "Betsy" Lowther, b. Oct- 8-1810 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,63,[67],64 [Don Norman has birth date ca 1805, but Linder (p. 447) has it ca 1810. Age 40 in 1850 Census puts it at about 1810.] (daughter of Jesse Lowther and Mary Ann Ragan), d. Apr-10-1859 in Lewis Co, (W)VA,[68] census 1850 in Lewis Co, (W)VA.

1850 Census, Lewis Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Sep 28 1850:

Coonrod Kester, 47, gunsmith; Elizabeth, 40; Mary A, 17; Jerome, 16; Amanda, 14; Newton, 9; Eliza A, 6; Helen, 4; Virginia, 1.

1880 Census, Lewis Co, WV (town of Weston), enumerated on Jun 4 1880 at 65 Main Street:

Coonrod Kester, 77, gunsmith, widower; dau Lyda Kester, 35, single; dau Amanda Alfriend, 42, single.

Children:

166. i. MARCELLUS J. KESTER b. Nov- -1830.

167. ii. MARY A. KESTER b. ca 1833.

168. iii. JEROME KESTER b. Apr-10-1834.

169. iv. AMANDA E. KESTER b. ca 1836.

170. v. NEWTON C. KESTER b. May-31-1841.

171. vi. ELIZA A. (LYDA) KESTER b. 1844.

172. vii. HELEN OLIVIA KESTER b. 1847.

173. viii. DORA VIRGINIA KESTER b. ca 1849.

174. ix. WILMOT KESTER.

175. x. (UNNAMED CHILD) KESTER b. Feb-16-1856.

 

61. Phoebe Kester (15.Mary3, 4.Mary2, 1.Robert1), b. 1808 in Maryland,18 d. Jul-29-1831.18 Married Jul-26-1826 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,[69] Alfred Spencer, b. Nov- 7-1802,24,18 (son of Moses Spencer and Susannah Weekley), d. Jul-16-1890 in Tyler Co, WV,24,18 buried in Beechwood Cemetery (Mt Moriah Church), Centerville, Tyler Co, WV.23

Children:

176. i. JAMES ELMORE SPENCER b. Jul-29-1831.

 

62. William Beamer Lowther2 (18.Robert3, 6.William2, 1.Robert1), b. Mar- 4-1787 at West Milford, Harrison Co, (W)VA,[70] [But age 80y7m13d on headstone would put birth date at Mar 6 1787.], d. Oct-19-1867,14,70 buried in Pullman Cemetery, Ritchie Co, WV,14,[71] resided since 1840 in Ritchie Co, WV,71 resided originally in Harrison Co, (W)VA.71

Don Norman's "Descendants of Robert Lowther" and Linder's "Gibson and Related Families," p. 426, report a second marriage for William B. Lowther, to Elizabeth Dotson in Feb 1825 in Harrison County. But "Harrison County Marriages 1785-1894," p. 59, identifies the groom in that marriage as William D. Lowther (this was William B. Lowther's first cousin, William Dark Lowther, son of Elias Lowther & Rebecca Coburn); records of the family's children born after 1825 identify their mother as Margaret Coburn (who died in 1882); and the 1850 Census of Ritchie County identifies the parents in their household as William B. Lowther and Margaret (both age 63). Linder, on p. 436, provides the following caveat: "There is some indication that William B. was married two times. We have not, however, found a record of any other marriage." Minnie Kendall Lowther's "History of Ritchie County," p. 105, makes it clear: "In 1840, William B. Lowther, father of Dr. William R., with his wife, Mrs. Margaret Coburn Lowther, and their family, came from his native Harrison County, and succeeded his son on the Edward J. Lowther farm, at the mouth of Turtle Run. Here the remainder of his life was spent, and in the Pullman churchyard by the side of his wife, he lies at rest." Information regarding the immediate family of this couple was reported by Minnie Kendall Lowther in "Ritchie County in History and Romance," p. 270, citing the family Bible and the will of William B. Lowther.

Married Aug-29-1809 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,17,2 [Minnie Kendall Lowther in "Ritchie County in History & Romance," p. 270, reports marriage date as Aug 29 1808, but "Harrison County WV Marriage 1785-1894," p. 26, shows it as Aug 29 1809, in chronological sequence with other marriages. Note, however, that their oldest child, William, was born on Feb 14 1809 according to age at death on his headstone.],27,[72] Margaret Coburn, b. Jun- 2-1787 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,70,14 [Linder and Norman report birthdate as Jun 28 1786.] (daughter of Jonathan Coburn, Jr. and Catherine ___), d. May-10-1882,14,70 buried in Pullman Cemetery, Ritchie Co, WV,14,71 census 1880 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV.

1850 Census, Ritchie Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Sep 4 1850:

William B. Lowther, 63, farmer; Margaret, 63; Julia, 28; Rebecca, 27; Edward J, 20; James R, 18.

Children:

177. i. WILLIAM ROBERT LOWTHER b. Feb-14-1809.

178. ii. LEMUEL E. LOWTHER b. Jan-25-1811.

179. iii. JULIET LOWTHER b. Oct-11-1812.

180. iv. NAPOLEON B. LOWTHER b. Oct-13-1815.

181. v. JULIA LOWTHER b. Oct- 6-1817.

182. vi. ROSETTA LOWTHER b. Feb-16-1820.

183. vii. CAMBYSSES LOWTHER b. Jan- -1822.

184. viii. MANDANE LOWTHER b. Mar-22-1824.

185. ix. CATHARINE REBECCA LOWTHER b. Jul-10-1827.

186. x. EDWARD J. LOWTHER b. Sep- 2-1829.

187. xi. JAMES R. LOWTHER b. Jun-15-1832.

 

63. Jesse G. Lowther (18.Robert3, 6.William2, 1.Robert1), b. Feb-27-1790,2,21,27,29 d. Aug-25-1870 at West Milford, Harrison Co, WV,27 buried near West Milford, Harrison Co, WV,27 resided near West Milford, Harrison Co, WV.27,21

Jesse G. Lowther and Nancy Swisher were the parents of ten children. He and Wady Knight are believed to have had two children.

1830 Census, Harrison Co, VA: Household of Jesse G. Lowther had one male between the ages of 70 and 80, one 40-50, one 10-15, two 5-10, one under 5; and one female 30-40, one 15-20, and two under five.

1840 Census, Harrison Co, VA: Household of Jesse G. Lowther had one male between the ages of 50 and 60, one 15-20, one 10-15, one under 5; and one female 50-60, two 10-15, and two 5-10.

Nancy Swisher Lowther died in April 1840. Jesse G. Lowther then married Wady Knight in Sep 1841.

1850 Census, Harrison Co, VA: Household of Jesse Lowther had following family members: Jesse, age 60; Wady, 45; Amy, 22; Penelope, 20; Emily, 18; Mary, 15; John, 11; Nancy, 7; Jesse, 6.

(Note: Although the entry clearly shows the oldest child as a female named Amy, no further reference to that daughter has been found, and the entry is believed to refer to a son named Amos.)

1860 Census, Harrison Co, VA: Household of Jesse G. Lowther: Jesse G. Lowther, age 70; Emily, 28; Mary, 26; John D., 22; Nancy, 18; Jesse G., 16.27

(1) He married27,29,2 Nancy Swisher, b. Feb-10-1794,[73],2 d. Apr- 6-1840.73,2

 

(2) Married Sep-23-1841 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,17_27,29 Wady Knight, b. Jun-15-1805 in Fauquier Co, VA,[74] (daughter of Augustus Knight and Nancy ___), d. Aug-19-1856 in Harrison Co, (W)VA.[75]

 

Children by Nancy Swisher:

188. i. REBECCA LOWTHER b. Aug-31-1812.

189. ii. SYLVESTER LOWTHER b. Jan-10-1817.

190. iii. JAMES HARRISON LOWTHER b. Nov-20-1820.

191. iv. SILAS LOWTHER b. Feb- 1-1824.

192. v. CAROLINE LOWTHER b. Oct-31-1825.

193. vi. AMOS LOWTHER b. Oct-18-1827.

194. vii. PENELOPE LOWTHER b. Oct-31-1829.

195. viii. EMILY LOWTHER b. Jan-23-1832.

196. ix. MARY J. LOWTHER b. Dec-12-1834.

197. x. JOHN D. LOWTHER b. Oct-10-1838.

Children by Wady Knight:

198. xi. NANCY LOWTHER b. Aug- 6-1842.

199. xii. JESSE G. LOWTHER, JR. b. Mar-14-1843.

 

64. Mary Ann "Polly" Lowther (18.Robert3, 6.William2, 1.Robert1), b. ca 1792 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,50,2 d. [not found in 1880 Census], resided at Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,31 census 1870 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV [in household with cousin Jonathan Coburn Lowther], census 1850 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA. Married Feb-11-1812 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,17_31,[76],[77],2 William Jesse Lowther,2 b. 1791,42 [Jan 27 1789 birthdate reported by Don Norman.] (son of Jesse Lowther and Mary Ann Ragan), d. bef Aug 1850,50 resided at Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV.42

As grandchildren of William Lowther and Sudna Hughes, William J. Lowther and his wife Mary "Polly" Lowther were first cousins.

1850 Census, Doddridge County, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Aug 1 1850:

Mary Lowther, 58; Barsheba, 32; Armstrong, 16; Diantha, 931

Children:

200. i. ROBERT J. LOWTHER b. ca 1812.

201. ii. PERRY LOWTHER b. ca 1813.

202. iii. HENDERSON B. LOWTHER b. ca 1814.

203. iv. REBECCA LOWTHER b. ca 1817.

204. v. BARSHEBA LOWTHER b. 1818.

205. vi. JESSE LOWTHER b. ca 1820.

206. vii. DRUSILLA LOWTHER b. ca 1827.

207. viii. ARMSTRONG LOWTHER b. ca 1834.

 

65. Susannah Lowther17 also known as Susan Lowther,31,29 (18.Robert3, 6.William2, 1.Robert1) (See marriage to number 59.)

 

66. Catherine Lowther, also known as Katherine Lowther,2 (18.Robert3, 6.William2, 1.Robert1), b. Jan-25-1798 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,22 d. Mar-26-1873,24 buried in White Oak ME Church Cem, near Pullman, Ritchie Co, WV.14 Married Oct- 5-1820 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,17_2,77 Thomas Ireland, b. Apr-10-1798 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,22 (son of Alexander Ireland and Nancy ___), d. Jul-22-1869 in Ritchie Co, WV,24 buried in White Oak ME Church Cem, near Pullman, Ritchie Co, WV.14

Thomas Ireland and Catherine (Kathrine) Lowther were the first settlers at the mouth of the Middle Fork of Hughes River in Ritchie County.31

Children:

208. i. ELIZABETH IRELAND b. Nov- 6-1821.

209. ii. ROBERT IRELAND b. Feb-22-1823.

210. iii. ALEXANDER IRELAND b. Oct-19-1824.

211. iv. CATHERINE IRELAND b. 1826.

212. v. SUSAN IRELAND b. Jul- 8-1828.

213. vi. JOHN C. IRELAND b. Apr- 1-1830.

214. vii. ALBERT IRELAND b. Mar-25-1832.

215. viii. MORTIMER IRELAND b. Aug- 8-1835.

216. ix. SARAH IRELAND b. Apr- 6-1837.

217. x. GEORGE MONROE IRELAND b. Jan- 2-1839.

218. xi. THOMAS WESLEY IRELAND b. Jun-30-1840.

219. xii. JAMES FRANKLIN IRELAND b. Jul- 1-1842.

 

67. Sarah Lowther (18.Robert3, 6.William2, 1.Robert1), b. ca 1800,63 census 1850 in Lewis Co, (W)VA. Married Nov-30-1819,29,2 George Shoulders, b. ca 1800,63 census 1850 in Lewis Co, (W)VA.

1850 Census, Lewis Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Jul 23 1850:

George Shoulders, 50, farmer; Sarah, 50.

 

68. Robert J. Lowther[78] also known as Robert Lowther, Jr.,[79] (18.Robert3, 6.William2, 1.Robert1), b. ca 1801 in Ohio,2,78,21 d. aft Dec 1873,[80] resided near West Milford, Harrison Co, WV,27 occupation farmer,21 census 1850, 1860 in Harrison Co, (W)VA. Married Dec-12-1824 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,17,78_27,77,51,80 Eliza Ann Highland, b. ca 1802 in New Jersey,75,21 d. Dec- 9-1873 in Harrison Co, WV,[81] census 1850, 1860 in Harrison Co, (W)VA.

Minnie Kendall Lowther, in "History of Ritchie County," p. 10, states that Robert Lowther, Jr. and Eliza Highland were the parents of three sons and two daughters, names not given. Research has found that they had at least four sons and five daughters.

1850 Census, Harrison Co, Virginia (now West Virginia):

Robert J. Lowther, 48; Eliza Lowther, 47; John, 24; Dexter, 23; Luther, 17; Telitha, 19; Kitty, 14; Catherine Lowther, 83.

1860 Census, Harrison Co, Virginia (now West Virginia):

Robert J. Lowther, 57, farmer; Eliza A, 56; Tillithia, 26; Catharine, 22; John J. Miller, 1 yr 1 mo.27

Children:

220. i. JOHN Q. LOWTHER b. Sep-19-1825.

221. ii. DEXTER LOWTHER b. Jul-11-1827.

222. iii. TOBITHA LOWTHER b. ca 1830.

223. iv. JUANA LOWTHER b. 1832.

224. v. LUTHER LOWTHER b. ca 1833.

225. vi. KITTY LOWTHER b. ca 1836.

226. vii. ELIZA LOWTHER b. ca 1837.

227. viii. CATHERINE LOWTHER b. ca 1838.

228. ix. GEORGE W. LOWTHER b. Feb-16-1840.

 

69. John C. Lowther (18.Robert3, 6.William2, 1.Robert1), b. Aug-21-1804 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,2,78,[82] d. Feb- 4-1858 in Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV,78,27,82 buried in Jackson Cemetery, Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV,82,78 resided in Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV,27 occupation physician,27 census 1850 in Harrison Co, (W)VA. Married Feb-10-1833 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,41,17_27 Elizabeth Pritchard, b. Jul- 5-1810,22,[83] d. Jun-10-1886,82,83 buried in Jackson Cemetery, Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV,82,83 census 1880 in Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV [in household with daughter and son-in-law, Mary & Elijah Truman.], census 1860 in Clarksburg, Harrison Co, (W)VA, occupation seamstress.[84]

Elizabeth: This Elizabeth Pritchard is sometimes erroneously reported to be the daughter of Thomas & Nancy (Tichenell) Pritchard. That Elizabeth Pritchard (1812-1876) married John Harris and is buried with him at White Oak Cemetery in Ritchie County.[85],14

1850 Census, Harrison Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Aug 15 1850:

John C. Lowther, 46, physician; Elizabeth, 40; Evan, 16; Catharine, 13; Susan, 12; Columbia, 10; Ellen B, 7; India E, 2.

1860 Census, Harrison Co, (W)VA, city of Clarksburg:

Elizabeth Lowther, 48, seamstress; Susan A. Lowther, 21, schoolteacher; Mary C. Lowther, 19; Ellen B. Lowther, 16; India E. Lowther, 11; Daniel James, 27, druggist; George Earnest, 27, gunsmith; James J. Pritchard, 26; William Johnson, 22, cooper; Rebecca Cain, 25.

(Note: It is unclear who this Rebecca Cain (b. ca 1835) might be. Rebecca Lowther Cain (b. 1824), the first cousin once removed of Elizabeth Pritchard Lowther's husband, was enumerated in this census with her husband Edmund in Doddridge County. Regarding George Earnest, this is the George H. Ernest (1832-1905) who moved to Ohio, married Louisa Bevitt and is buried at Ferncliff Cemetery in Springfield, Ohio. It is likely, but not proven, that he was related to the noted gunsmith William H. Earnest (b. ca 1833) of Doddridge County who settled in Parkersburg.)

Children:

229. i. EVAN F. LOWTHER b. ca 1833.

230. ii. WILLIAM LEONIDAS LOWTHER b. Oct-24-1835.

231. iii. CATHERINE V. LOWTHER b. ca 1836.

232. iv. SUSAN A. LOWTHER b. ca 1838.

233. v. MARY COLUMBIA LOWTHER b. May-28-1840.

234. vi. ELLEN B. LOWTHER b. Sep- 9-1843.

235. vii. INDIA E. LOWTHER b. ca 1847.

 

70. James K. Lowther, census name James R. Lowther,84 (18.Robert3, 6.William2, 1.Robert1), b. 1806,[86] d. 1902,29,2,[87] buried in Old Lowther Cemetery, West Milford-Muttontown Rd, Harrison Co, WV,9 census 1860 in Harrison Co, (W)VA. Married Sep-20-1834 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,17,2_31 Lydia Knight, b. 1811 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,87,75 d. Jun-12-1900 in West Milford, Harrison Co, WV,[88],83,87 buried in Old Lowther Cemetery, West Milford-Muttontown Rd, Harrison Co, WV.9

Children:

236. i. TALITHA LOWTHER b. ca 1829.

237. ii. JAMES ALLEN LOWTHER b. Jul-24-1834.

238. iii. GUSTAVUS A. LOWTHER b. Aug-15-1838.

239. iv. DRUSILLA C. LOWTHER b. Sep-27-1840.

240. v. HARRIETT V. LOWTHER b. 1844.

241. vi. MARY E. LOWTHER b. ca 1848.

 

71. Jonathan Lowther2 (18.Robert3, 6.William2, 1.Robert1).

 

72. Jesse Coburn Lowther (19.Thomas3, 6.William2, 1.Robert1), b. ca 1790 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,[89],[90] d. Dec-19-1842 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA,24,90 buried in Pioneer Cemetery, Harrisville, Ritchie Co, WV,[91],14 resided in Cornwallis, Ritchie Co, WV.31,32 Married Nov- -1811 in Wood Co, (W)VA,[92],90 Phebe Cunningham, b. May-22-1794 in Culpeper Co, VA,2,60,87 (daughter of William Cunningham and Susannah Barbara Handyshel), d. Jun-11-1871,60,87 buried in Pioneer Cemetery, Harrisville, Ritchie Co, WV,[93],91 census 1850 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA.

Jesse Coburn Lowther's family was the first to settle in Cornwallis, Ritchie County, (West) Virginia.

1850 Census, Ritchie Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated in July 1850:

Phebe Lowther, 56; Leah C, 23; Phebe E, 17; Matilda H, 11.[94]

Children:

242. i. MARGARET LOWTHER b. ca 1813.

243. ii. WILLIAM HENRY LOWTHER b. ca 1815.

244. iii. LYDIA C. LOWTHER b. ca 1817.

245. iv. BARBARA SUSANA LOWTHER91 b. ca 1820.

246. v. JOHN G. J. LOWTHER b. ca 1822.

247. vi. MABEL M. LOWTHER b. ca 1823.

248. vii. MARY ANN LOWTHER b. Aug-18-1824.

249. viii. LEAH C. LOWTHER b. ca 1827.

250. ix. REBECCA JANE LOWTHER b. ca 1830.

251. x. PHEBE E. LOWTHER b. ca1833.

252. xi. MATILDA H. LOWTHER b. 1839.

 

73. Margaret "Peggy" Lowther (19.Thomas3, 6.William2, 1.Robert1), b. Feb- -1796 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,[95],32 d. Aug-18-1855 in Lewis Co, (W)VA,[96] cause of death dysentery.[97] Married Feb-10-1816 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,32,[98] [marriage bond dated Dec 25 1815],[99],80 William Bennett Peterson, b. Feb-23-1794 in Pendleton Co, (W)VA,[100] (son of William Peterson and Mary E. Bennett), d. Sep-30-1873 in Sullivan Co, MO,100 buried Lindley Cemetery in Sullivan Co, MO.100

Children:

253. i. ANNA PETERSON99 b. Jul-15-1821.

 

74. William Lowther (19.Thomas3, 6.William2, 1.Robert1).

This may be the William T. Lowther who died in Lewis County in 1819. There was no will. The final settlement of his estate was made in Dec 1820 by William B. Peterson, Executor.[101]

 

75. Elias Lowther (19.Thomas3, 6.William2, 1.Robert1), b. ca 1801 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,[102] [Per War of 1812 pension records for Alexander Lowther. According to his own testimony, Elias Lowther was not in the War of 1812.], d. in Wirt Co, WV,32 buried in Wirt Co, WV,102 resided from 1825 in Wirt Co, (W)VA,102 resided formerly in Ritchie Co, (W)VA,102 resided originally in Harrison Co, (W)VA,102 occupation blacksmith, gunsmith and powder-maker.102

Elias Lowther's wife was thought to be Margaret Bean or Margaret Hattabaugh, married in 1815.32,2

Children:

254. i. ANDREW LOWTHER102.

255. ii. DANIEL LOWTHER102.

 

76. Nancy Lowther (19.Thomas3, 6.William2, 1.Robert1). Married Jan-12-1817 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,[103],[104] John Burnside.

 

77. Mary "Polly" Lowther31 (19.Thomas3, 6.William2, 1.Robert1), b. ca 1802 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,36 d. btwn 1860 - 1863 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,33 buried in West Cemetery, Duck Creek, Harrison Co, WV,36 census 1830, 1860 in Harrison Co, (W)VA.36 Married Jan-22-1827 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,17,36_31 Washington Lee West, also known as Lee West,[105] b. ca 1804 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,36 (son of Nathan West and Sarah Davisson), d. 1828 at Duck Creek, Harrison Co, (W)VA,105 buried in West Cemetery, Duck Creek, Harrison Co, WV,36 occupation farmer, shoemaker.36

Children:

256. i. ELIZA WEST b. ca 1828.

 

78. Robert Lowther (19.Thomas3, 6.William2, 1.Robert1), resided in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.31

 

79. Alexander J. Lowther (21.William3, 6.William2, 1.Robert1), b. Jan-14-1791 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,[106],[107] d. Apr-30-1864 at Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,[108],2,24 buried in White Oak ME Church Cem, near Pullman, Ritchie Co, WV,108,14,[109] resided in Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,38 census 1850, 1860 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA, census 1830, 1840 in Harrison Co, (W)VA, military Pvt in Capt Bozarth's 5th Regt, Virginia Militia, War of 1812,108,[110],14 [Alexander Lowther was a Private in Captain John Bozarth's 5th Regiment Virginia Militia. On 30 Oct 1850, Alexander Lowther stated that he was drafted into Captain John Bozarth's 5th Regiment Virginia Militia in Clarksburg on 1 Sept 1814 for a six-month tour. He was honorably discharged at Fort Nelson, Norfolk, Va on 9 Dec 1814 after furnishing a substitute for the remainder of his tour. His military file also shows that Alexander and Rachel were married in West Union, Harrison County by Samuel Archbold. However, their marriage record is on file in Tyler County. Alexander Lowther's physical description at time of draft: 5'9", blue eyes, fair complexion, light hair, farmer living in Harrison County, Va. Rachel stated that they always resided in Ritchie County (Oxford) after their marriage.].

In 1822, Alexander Lowther was the first settler in, and founder of, the community of Oxford, in present-day Doddridge County, WV, near the Ritchie County border. He was one of the earliest Justices of the Peace in the region.

We previously reported another child with this family, a daughter Emily, b. 1819, d. 1903, the only basis for which was Don Norman's "Descendants of Robert Lowther." We now believe that to have been an error that resulted from confusion with son Alexander (1816-1903) and his wife Emily (1819-1892).

Similarly, we had also previously reported another son with this family, Sinnett, b. 1830, d. 1919, citing the same source. But no corroborating evidence of that child has been found, and we now believe his inclusion to have been in error, possibly resulting from confusion with son John Alexander (b. 1820) and his wife Elizabeth Sinnett (1831-1913).

1830 Census, Harrison County, Virginia (now West Virginia), Western District:

Household of Alexander Lowther:

1 male age 30-40 (this would be Alexander himself)

2 males age 10-15 (Alexander, William)

2 males age 5-10 (John, Jesse)

1 male under 5 (Archibald)

1 female age 30-40 (wife Sarah)

1 female age 10-15 (Margaret, Rebecca .... one is not counted)

1 female under 5 (Elizabeth)

With the one exception as noted, these counts conform closely to this family as we have it.

1840 Census, Harrison County, Virginia (now West Virginia):

Household of Alexander Lowther:

1 male age 40-50 (Alexander himself)

1 male age 20-30 (William)

2 males age 15-20 (John, Jesse)

1 male age 10-15 (Archibald)

2 males age 5-10 (Robert, Andrew)

1 female age 40-50 (wife Sarah)

1 female age 20-30 (Margaret)

1 female age 10-15 (Elizabeth)

Son Alexander had married in 1837, but Rebecca (age 16) and Catherine (age 6) are not accounted for at all.

1850 Census, Ritchie County, Virginia (now West Virginia), Western District, enumerated on Sep 4 1850:

Alex Lowther, 59, farmer; Rachel, 49; Robert, 19; Jackson, 17; Cath, 16; Rebecca, 18; Sarah, 9; Philander S. Austin, 29, merchant.

(Note: Sequence and ages are exactly as listed on the census form. Rebecca's placement and age are curious, since she is known from other census returns and her death record to have been born in 1824.)

1860 Census, Ritchie County, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Jul 26 1860:

Alexander Lowther, 69, farmer; Rachel Lowther, 59; Sarah J. Lowther, 19; Rachel J. Bice, 13.

(Note: Relationship of Rachel Bice to this family is not known.)

Alexander Lowther's grandson, the Rev. Granville Lowther (1848-1933), D.D., wrote in 1907:

"Another son, Alexander Lowther, my grandfather, was in temperament nervous, quick and excitable; a man of strong will power, who scoffed at the idea of failure. He was hopeful, cheerful and sociable, with enough imagination to have been a poet, novelist, or orator; but living where these powers were not in demand, he exercised his imagination in laying plans for the future of his children, building machinery and buying almost every patent device that agents tried to sell to him. He was hospitable to a fault, and for miles in every direction people knew that if they reached 'Uncle Alex Lowther's' about meal time or night, food or lodging were as free as the water from the well. In this way he gave to travellers hundreds of dollars, but gained in return the information and sociability they brought into his home, for it was before the days of newspapers, railroads or telegraph, and the principal source of information of a public character was gained from travellers passing from place to place on horseback. He was never a member of church, inclining to a belief in the doctrine of Universalism. When he was approaching death, he appeared for a time a little disturbed about his destiny in the future, until someone read to him the language of Christ, 'I was hungered and ye gave me meat; thirsty and ye gave me drink; a stranger and ye took me in; naked and ye clothed me.' When the reading was finished, he seemed at perfect ease and to rest his hope of salvation upon it."

"From his widow's claim for pension, admitted December 15, 1879, it is shown that "Alexander Lowther, when twenty or twenty-one years old, was drafted from Harrison County, Virginia, in Captain John Bozarth's Company, Virginia Militia, War of 1812, and served from August 30 to December 10, 1814. Was on duty at Norfolk, Virginia. Occupation farmer. Born in Harrison County, Virginia. ... Died April 30, 1864. Widow's maiden name, Rachel M. Neel; married Alexander Lowther, June 6, 1842." Widow was granted eight dollars a month from March 9, 1818, the date of approval of this act."

Above quote from "Border Settlers of Northwestern Virginia from 1768 to 1795 ... " by Lucullus Virgil McWhorter, 1915, pages 270-271.

In her 1911 "History of Ritchie County," p. 582, Minnie Kendall Lowther reported:

"Alexander Lowther, Sr., the first settler [of Oxford, Ritchie County, West Virginia], was its founder. He was born in Harrison county on January 14, 1791, and was the son of William and Margaret Morrison Lowther, and the grandson of Col. William. He married Miss Sarah Ireland, daughter of Alexander Ireland, who first saw the light of day on August 13, 1796; and near the year 1820, he came to this county and settled on the north bank of Hughes River, just opposite the mouth of the Middle Fork, on land that now belongs to G.M. Ireland -- the site of this old cabin is said to be marked by an oil well -- and from here he went to Oxford, where he erected the old log residence, which, though in a state of dilapidation, still stands at the western edge of the village. Here, in 1841, a great shadow fell upon the home when the beloved wife and mother 'passed from sight.' Some time after this sad event he married Mrs. Rachel Stout Neal, mother of M.A. Neal of Ellenboro, and the one child of this union died in infancy. He was a soldier of the War of 1812, and was one of the earliest justices of the peace of the county. He died at Oxford on April 20, 1864, and sleeps in the White Oak Cemetery. His first wife lies near the M.P. Church at this place, and the second at Pullman."108

(1) Married Jun- 9-1812 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,41_106,77 Sarah Ireland, b. Aug-13-1796,108 (daughter of Alexander Ireland and Elizabeth Ragan), d. May-23-1841,2,108 buried in Michael (aka Oxford M.P.) Cemetery, Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,108,23 [In her 1911 "History of Ritchie County," p. 582, Minnie Kendall Lowther reported that Alexander J. Lowther "... died at Oxford on April 20, 1864, and sleeps in the White Oak Cemetery. His first wife lies near the M.P. Church at this place, and the second at Pullman."

Findagrave contributor Barbara Nicholson reports that Sarah Ireland Lowther's grave at the Michael (formerly Oxford M. P. Church) Cemetery is located "off to left outside the fence near some trees."

There actually appear to be two markers for her there, located close together. One appears to be the original marker, and the other a "in memory of" marker.].

 

(2) Married Jun- 6-1842,2_108,14 Rachel M. Stout, b. May-31-1801,14 d. Jun-27-1890,14 buried in Pullman Cemetery, Ritchie Co, WV,14,108 census 1850, 1860 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA.

 

Children by Sarah Ireland:

257. i. MARGARET LOWTHER b. Apr-15-1815.

258. ii. ALEXANDER "SAUNEY" LOWTHER b. May- 1-1816.

259. iii. WILLIAM IRELAND "WILLIE" LOWTHER b. Aug-27-1818.

260. iv. JOHN ALEXANDER LOWTHER108 b. Sep-24-1820.

261. v. JESSE LOWTHER b. Mar-29-1823.

262. vi. REBECCA LOWTHER b. Aug-27-1824.

263. vii. ARCHIBALD LOWTHER b. Feb-26-1826.

264. viii. ELIZABETH JANE LOWTHER b. Jun-12-1828.

265. ix. ROBERT W. LOWTHER b. Dec- 9-1830.

266. x. ANDREW JACKSON LOWTHER b. Jun-29-1833.

267. xi. CATHERINE L. LOWTHER b. ca 1834.

268. xii. SARAH JANE LOWTHER b. Jan- 5-1841.

Children by Rachel M. Stout:

269. xiii. (INFANT) LOWTHER.

 

80. Sudna Lowther, also known as Sudnes Lowther,17 census name Sudney (21.William3, 6.William2, 1.Robert1), b. Apr- -1792 near West Milford, Harrison Co, (W)VA,[111],14 ["History of Ritchie County," p. 228, states her birthdate as Apr 10 1792, but "Ritchie County Cemeteries," p. 647, reports headstone date as Apr 18 1792.], d. Apr-20-1872,24 buried in Pullman Cemetery, Ritchie Co, WV,111,14,[112],23 census 1870 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV, census 1850, 1860 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA [In 1860, in home of daughter Rebecca Willard Brown], census 1830 in Harrison Co, (W)VA.

 

Married Aug-24-1827 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,17_38,77 George Willard, also known as George Williard,17 b. 1789,2 [Birthplace reported in Don Norman's "The Descendants of Robert Lowther" as Harrison County, but daughter Charlotte's death record states Pennsylvania.] (son of George Willard and Elizabeth Hume), d. ca 1834 at Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,94,111 buried (unmarked grave) in Flanagan Cemetery (CR 22, south of White Oak & Berea), Ritchie Co, WV.111,14

1830 Census, Harrison County (Western District), Virginia (now West Virginia):

George Willard - head of household

1 male 20-29 George Willard (age discrepancy)

1 female under 5 Margaret Willard (born 1827)

1 female 5-9 Unidentified daughter

1 female 30-39 Sudna Lowther Willard (born 1792)

It has been postulated that Sudna Lowther may have had a child prior to her 1827 marriage to George Willard, which would account for the older daughter in this enumeration. Circumstantially, it cannot be discounted that the hitherto unidentified daughter is Rulina Lowther, b. 1825 in Harrison County, who married Eli Morris Gaston in 1846.

After her husband's early death, Sudna Lowther Willard moved to Ritchie County and lived with her parents. She and her three daughters are accounted for in the 1840 Census of Williams Lowther's household.

1850 Census, Ritchie Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Sep 5 1850:

Sudna Willard, 58; Margaret E, 23; Charlotte, 16.

In 1860 and 1870, Sudna Willard was in the household of her daughter, Rebecca (Willard) Brown, in Ritchie County.

Children:

270. i. MARGARET E. WILLARD b. ca 1827.

271. ii. CHARLOTTE WILLARD b. May-28-1834.

272. iii. REBECCA N. WILLARD b. 1835.

 

81. William W. Lowther (21.William3, 6.William2, 1.Robert1), b. Oct-31-1793 in West Milford, Harrison Co, (W)VA,[113],38,24 d. Feb-26-1872,24 buried in IOOF (Egypt) Cemetery, Cairo, Ritchie Co, WV,[114] resided (settled in 1838) in Cairo, Ritchie Co, WV.38,40

1850 Census, Ritchie County, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on July 22 1850:

William W. Lowther, 56, farmer; Melison, 57; William M, 25; Lorenzo D, 24; Armstrong, 22; Archie, 19; Rebecca, 18; Granville L, 15; Alex M, 14; Mary J, 11; Sudna, 8.

From obituary of daughter Rebecca Lowther Young (1832-1915):

"At the time Mrs. Young's father moved to what is now known as Cairo in 1838, he purchased from the old McKinney estate the tract of land now covered by Cairo, that is all east of the river, which was in woods at that time. We have often heard of the cornfield that covered that side of the town. Mrs. Young's father sold the B & O Co. the lot of ground now occupied by them as a depot and loading ground. The Cairo Mercantile Co. is on this tract. In the early days of Cairo, the Lowthers were prominent in the building of the town."

Married Feb-20-1823 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,17_38,113,51 Melison W. Maxwell, also known as Melicent Maxwell,38 also known as Millison Maxwell,17 also known as Melina,51 b. Oct-29-1798 in Delaware,113,24,[115] d. May- 5-1879,24 buried in IOOF (Egypt) Cemetery, Cairo, Ritchie Co, WV,14 resided (settled) in Cairo, Ritchie Co, WV.40

Children:

273. i. WILLIAM MAXWELL LOWTHER b. 1825.

274. ii. LORENZO DOW LOWTHER b. 1826.

275. iii. ARMSTRONG LOWTHER14 b. Apr-11-1829.

276. iv. ARCHIBALD M. LOWTHER b. Jan- -1831.

277. v. REBECCA LOWTHER b. Sep-15-1832.

278. vi. GRANVILLE L. LOWTHER b. Jun- 1-1834.

279. vii. ALEXANDER M. LOWTHER b. Dec-13-1836.

280. viii. MARY JANE LOWTHER14 b. Jul-23-1838.

281. ix. SUDNA LOWTHER14 b. Aug-23-1841.

 

82. Robert L. Lowther (21.William3, 6.William2, 1.Robert1), b. May-24-1795,38 ["History of Ritchie County," p. 13, reports birth date as May 24 1795. But age 60y 10m 2d on headstone calculates to a birth date of Jun-20-1795.], d. Apr-22-1856 in Jackson Co, (W)VA,[116],24 buried in Early Settlers (aka Old Ripley) Cemetery, Ripley, Jackson Co, WV,23,116 resided from 1830s in Jackson Co, (W)VA,38,[117] resided until 1830s in Harrison Co, (W)VA,116 occupation lawyer.116

Robert Lowther was the first resident attorney of Jackson County and helped survey the town of Ripley.116

Married Mar-21-1815 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,41,17 [Although Minnie Kendall Lowther in "History of Ritchie County," p. 14, reports their marriage date as about 1809, which would conform to the 1810 birth date that she incorrectly reports for their oldest child Andrew, Harrison County marriage records show that Robert Lowther married Polly Hattabaugh (or Radabaugh or Hallebaugh, the handwritten record being barely legible) on Mar 21 1815. Linder, in "Gibson and Related Families," p. 442, also reports an 1815 marriage date and shows Andrew's birth date as about 1816, conforming to his age 44 given in 1860 Census.],116 Mary "Polly" Hattabaugh, b. Nov- 2-1792 in Kent Co, DE,116 ["History of Ritchie County," p. 13, reports birth date as Nov 2 1792. But age 59y 2m 29d on headstone calculates to a birth date of Apr- 2-1792.], d. Jul- 1-1851,116,24 buried in Early Settlers (aka Old Ripley) Cemetery, Ripley, Jackson Co, WV,23 census 1850 in Jackson Co, (W)VA.

Children:

282. i. ANDREW H. LOWTHER b. 1816.

283. ii. HARRIET LOWTHER b. 1817.

284. iii. WILLIAM WIRT LOWTHER b. 1820.

285. iv. AGNES LOWTHER b. 1822.

286. v. MINERVA LOWTHER b. 1823.

287. vi. MARGARET LOWTHER b. 1826.

288. vii. MARY LOWTHER b. 1828.

289. viii. EDWARD DUNCAN LOWTHER b. 1828.

 

83. Mary Lowther (21.William3, 6.William2, 1.Robert1), b. Dec-12-1797,38 d. young.38

 

84. Sarah Lowther (21.William3, 6.William2, 1.Robert1), b. Sep- 3-1800,38 d. young.38

 

85. Rebecca Lowther (21.William3, 6.William2, 1.Robert1), b. Dec-20-1802 in Virginia (now West Virginia),38,[118] d. 1885,38 census 1870 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV [in home of brother Archibald], census 1850, 1860 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA [in home of brother Archibald], never married.38,[119]

 

86. Jesse Lowther (21.William3, 6.William2, 1.Robert1), b. Sep-21-1805,38 d. in youth.38

 

87. Margaret Lowther (21.William3, 6.William2, 1.Robert1), b. Sep-27-1806,38,2 ["History of Ritchie County" reports birthdate as Sep 27 1806, exactly three months before birthdate of brother Elias.], d. young.38

Some researchers have reported a marriage between this Margaret Morrison and William Peterson. But that marriage, on Feb 10 1815, was between William Bennett Peterson and Margaret Morrison, b. 1796, d. 1855, dau of Thomas Lowther & Mary Coburn.

 

88. Elias Lowther (21.William3, 6.William2, 1.Robert1), b. Dec-27-1807,2 ["History of Ritchie County" reports birthdate as Dec 27 1806, exactly three months after birthdate of sister Margaret. Don Norman reports birthdate as Dec 27 1807.], d. young.38

 

89. Kathrine Lowther (21.William3, 6.William2, 1.Robert1), b. Sep-21-1809,38 d. young.38

 

90. Archibald Lowther (21.William3, 6.William2, 1.Robert1), b. May-17-1811 near West Milford, Harrison Co, WV,[120],14 [the youngest of 12 children], d. Oct-29-1874 in Holbrook, Ritchie Co, WV,120,14 buried in Lowther (Walnut Grove) Cemetery, Holbrook, Ritchie Co, WV,14 census 1870 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV, census 1850, 1860 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA, resided aft 1836 at Holbrook, Ritchie Co, WV,120 resided until 1836 in Harrison Co, (W)VA.120 Married Dec-26-1834 in Monongalia Co, (W)VA,[121] [Don Norman reports marriage as Sep 23 1834 in Ritchie Co.],77 Charlotta Willard,14 also known as Charlotte Willard,120,77,[122] also known as Sharlotta,24 b. Jan-29-1813 in Greene Co, PA,120,14 (daughter of George Willard and Elizabeth Hume), d. Apr- 6-1895 in Ritchie Co, WV,2,120,14 buried in Lowther (Walnut Grove) Cemetery, Holbrook, Ritchie Co, WV,14 census 1870 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV, census 1850, 1860 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA.

1850 Census, Ritchie Co, Virginia (now West Virginia) (Western District), enumerated on Sep 5 1850:

Archo Lowther, 39, farmer, value of real estate $1500; Charlotte, 27 (sic); Eliz. J., 14; Wm. G., 11; Margaret, 10; Alex, 8; Wm., 81, farmer; Rebecca, 48. All born in Virginia except for Charlotte, born in Pennsylvania.

1860 Census, Ritchie Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Aug 20 1860:

Archibald Lowther, 49, farmer, value of real estate $3000, value of personal estate $982; Charlotte, 49; Wm. G., 21; Margaret, 20; Alexr, 18; John M, 8; Sarah A, 6; Rebecca, 57.

1870 Census, Ritchie Co, WV (Union Twp, Harrisville Post Office), enumerated on Jun 30 1870:

Archibald Lowther, 59, farmer, value of real estate $3000, value of personal estate $675; Charlotte, 58, cannot write; John M, 17, attended school within the year; Sarah A, 16, attended school within the year; Rebecca, 67, cannot write. Birthplaces of all given as "Virginia now W.Va.," except for Charlotte, born in Pennsylvania.

Children:

290. i. ELIZABETH JANE LOWTHER b. Aug-16-1836.

291. ii. WILLIAM GEORGE LOWTHER b. Feb-11-1839.

292. iii. MARGARET CLARISSA LOWTHER b. 1840.

293. iv. ALEXANDER S. LOWTHER b. Jun- 1-1842.

294. v. ROBERT LOWTHER b. Apr- 3-1844.

295. vi. JOHN MARSHALL LOWTHER b. Jun- 5-1851.

296. vii. SARAH ANN LOWTHER b. Feb-23-1854.

 

91. William Jesse Lowther2 (22.Jesse3, 6.William2, 1.Robert1) (See marriage to number 64.)

 

92. Uriah Lowther (22.Jesse3, 6.William2, 1.Robert1), b. ca 1793,2 d. in youth.66

 

93. Margaret Lowther (22.Jesse3, 6.William2, 1.Robert1), b. 1794,[123] d. at West Milford, Harrison Co, WV.66 Married Jan- 6-1820 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,17_66 William L. Mitchell, b. ca 1774 in Harrison Co, (W)VA.2

Children:

297. i. CAROLINE VIRGINIA MITCHELL b. Oct-20-1820.

298. ii. MARY MITCHELL.

299. iii. WILLIAM MITCHELL.

300. iv. CYRUS MITCHELL.

301. v. MADISON B. MITCHELL.

302. vi. ROBERT MITCHELL.

303. vii. LAFAYETTE MITCHELL b. Feb- -1833.

304. viii. MARGARET MITCHELL b. ca 1834.

 

94. Mary Ann Lowther, also known as Maryan Lowther,17 (22.Jesse3, 6.William2, 1.Robert1), b. ca 1794,115,2 d. 1876.123 Married Jun- 2-1814 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,17_42 William Hall, Jr., b. ca 1793,115 resided near Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,42 census 1850 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA, resided originally in Loudoun Co, VA.[124]

Children:

305. i. LUCINDA HALL13,67 b. Mar-17-1816.

306. ii. CYRUS HALL b. ca 1822.

 

95. Sarah "Sally" Lowther2,17 also known as Sallie Lowther,42 also known as Sarah Lowther,[125] (22.Jesse3, 6.William2, 1.Robert1), b. May-10-1795 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,2,123 [Birth date reported as Oct 5 1795 by Linder, but May 10 1795 by Don Norman.], d. May-22-1870 in Gilmer Co, WV,2,125 resided in Gilmer Co, (W)VA.42 Married Apr-20-1817 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,17,123 [bond date Apr 18 1817],42,2 William Norris, Jr.,2 b. Aug- 8-1792 in Fauquier Co, VA,2,125 d. 1861.125

Children:

307. i. MILTON G. NORRIS b. Nov-10-1819.

308. ii. EMILY NORRIS b. ca 1820.

309. iii. JOHN G. NORRIS b. May- 9-1820.

310. iv. JESSE NORRIS b. May- 4-1823.

311. v. MARY NORRIS b. ca 1824.

312. vi. CAROLINE NORRIS b. ca 1829.

313. vii. WILLIAM P. NORRIS b. ca 1831.

314. viii. DRUSILLA NORRIS b. Jul- 3-1832.

315. ix. LUCINDA NORRIS b. ca 1833.

316. x. ELIZABETH "BETSY" NORRIS b. ca 1835.

317. xi. EDWARD NORRIS b. ca 1839.

318. xii. ELIAS NORRIS b. ca 1839.

 

96. Jesse Lowther, Jr. (22.Jesse3, 6.William2, 1.Robert1), b. ca 1799 in Virginia,56 d. bef Jun 1880 in Little Rock, Pulaski Co, AR,[126],66 census 1840, 50, 60, 70 in Spadra Twp, Johnson Co, AR, census 1830 in Johnson Co, AR, occupation physician,66,56,59,58. He married2 Mahala LeBrun, b. ca 1807,56 census 1880 in Marion Co, TX, census 1840, 50, 50, 70 in Spadra Twp, Johnson Co, AR.

1840 Census, Johnson Co, Arkansas (Spadra Twp):

Household of Jesse Lowther:

Males age 30-39: 1

Males age 20-29: 1

Males age 10-14: 1

Males age 5-9: 1

Males under 5: 1

Females 30-39: 1

Females 5-9: 1

Females under 5: 2

1850 Census, Johnson Co, Arkansas (Spadra Twp), enumerated on Sep 27 1850:

Jesse Lowther, 51, b. Va, physician; Mahala, 43, b. Kentucky; Napoleon B, 21, farmer; John, 20; Pamelia, 17; Drusilla, 15; Robert, 13; Adelade, 10; Adeline, 8; Jerome B, 5; William W, 5; Jesse M, 3. All children born in Arkansas.

1860 Census, Johnson Co, Arkansas, (Spadra Twp), enumerated on Jul 20 1860:

Jesse Lowther, 60, b. Va, doctor; Mahala, 53, b. Tenn. (?); Jerome, 14, b. Ark; William, 14, b. Ark; Jesse, 12, b. Ark; A. B. Johnson, 21, b. Ill, goldsmith; Adelaide Johnson, 20, b. Ark; Hanibal Johnson, 29, b. Va, lawyer; Adeline Johnson, 17, b. Ark, married within the year; Paul Johnson, 1(?) month, b. Ark.

1870 Census, Johnson Co, Arkansas (Spadra Twp, Clarksville Post Office):

Jesse Lowther, 71, b. Va, physician; Mahala, 63, b. Va; William, 22, b. Ark, school teacher; Jerome, 22, b. Ark, school teacher; Paul J. Johnson, 10, b. Ark; Celestial Johnson, 9, b. Ark.

1880 Census, Marion Co, Texas, enumerated in June 1880:

William A. Lockette, 43, b. Ga, farmer; wife Mary A, 35, b. Ark; dau Zooley, 3, b. Tex; son Royal A, 1, b. Tex; stepson Charles L. Bartholet, 15, b. NY (father b. Germany, mother b. Ark); stepson Gerome Bartholet, 13, b. Illinois (father b. Germany, mother b. Ark); stepson Bartholet W. Bartholet, 11, b. Ark (father b. Germany, mother b. Ark); mother-in-law Mahala Lowther, 73, b. Va, widow; brother-in-law Jessy M. Lowther, 31, b. Ark, Methodist minister, married.

Children:

319. i. NAPOLEON B. LOWTHER b. ca 1829.

320. ii. JOHN LOWTHER b. ca 1830.

321. iii. PAMELIA LOWTHER b. ca 1833.

322. iv. DRUSILLA LOWTHER b. ca 1835.

323. v. ROBERT LOWTHER b. ca 1837.

324. vi. ADELAIDE LOWTHER b. ca 1840.

325. vii. ADELINE LOWTHER b. ca 1842.

326. viii. JEROME B. LOWTHER b. ca 1845.

327. ix. WILLIAM W. LOWTHER b. ca 1845.

328. x. JESSE M. LOWTHER b. ca 1847.

 

97. Elias J. Lowther (22.Jesse3, 6.William2, 1.Robert1), b. Jan- 1-1801 at Wood Co, (W)VA,2,66 [Neal's Island], d. Feb-27-1877 in Palestine, Wirt Co, WV,30,46 buried in Palestine, Wirt Co, WV, census 1860 in Wirt Co, (W)VA, census 1850 in Harrison Co, (W)VA.

1850 Census, Harrison Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Sep 4 1850:

Elias Lowther, 49, farmer; Salina, 38; Jesse, 21; Henry, 19; John, 17; McDuffey, 15; Granville, 13; Camilla, 11; Thomas, 8; Columbia, 6; Mary, 3; Elias, 2.

In the adjacent household were: Jesse Lowther, 77, and Mary Lowther, 79.

1860 Census, Wirt Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Jun 16 1860:

Elias J. Lowther, 58, laborer; Salina, 48; McDuff, 25; Hermillus, 20; Thomas S, 18; Columbia, 15; Mary M, 13; Elias E, 11; Sarina, 9; William A, 5.

Married Jul-17-1828 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,[127],51 Salina McWhorter, also known as Celina McWhorter,17 also known as Cilina McWhorter,[128] b. Oct-22-1811 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,[129] (daughter of Thomas McWhorter and Delila Stalnaker), d. Oct- 7-1881 in Wirt Co, WV,[130] buried in Palestine, Wirt Co, WV, census 1860 in Wirt Co, (W)VA, census 1850 in Harrison Co, (W)VA.

Children:

329. i. JESSE LOWTHER b. Apr- 9-1829.

330. ii. HENRY MARCELLUS LOWTHER b. Oct-22-1830.

331. iii. JOHN MCWHORTER LOWTHER b. Sep- 5-1832.

332. iv. MCDUFFIE (TWIN) LOWTHER b. Apr-16-1834.

333. v. CALHOUN (TWIN) LOWTHER b. Apr-16-1834.

334. vi. GRANVILLE S. LOWTHER b. Nov- 6-1836.

335. vii. CAMILLUS LOWTHER b. Jul- 9-1839.

336. viii. THOMAS NEWTON LOWTHER b. Dec-24-1841.

337. ix. COLUMBIA VIRGINIA LOWTHER b. Jul-24-1844.

338. x. MARY MATILDA LOWTHER b. Sep-17-1846.

339. xi. ELIAS HUGHES LOWTHER b. Nov- 5-1848.

340. xii. CELINA JANE LOWTHER b. May-28-1851.

341. xiii. WILLIAM ALEXANDER HARRISON LOWTHER b. Dec-20-1854.

 

98. Robert H. Lowther62 (22.Jesse3, 6.William2, 1.Robert1), b. ca 1802,2 d. ca 1838 in Mississippi,66 resided in Mississippi,66 resided formerly in Weston, Lewis Co, WV,66 occupation physician.66,[131] He married66 Ellen Stringer, d. ca 1839 in Mississippi.66

Children:

342. i. WILLIAM LOWTHER62,2.

343. ii. HUFFMAN LOWTHER62,2.

344. iii. JESSE LOWTHER62.

345. iv. DANIEL LOWTHER62,2.

 

99. Sudna Alcinda Lowther, census name Sidney,21 (22.Jesse3, 6.William2, 1.Robert1), b. 1803,123 d. 1867 at West Milford, Harrison Co, WV,123,66 resided at West Milford, Harrison Co, WV,66 census 1850, 1860 in Harrison Co, (W)VA. Married Feb-19-1828 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,[132],123_66 Armstrong Maxwell, b. Oct-10-1801,95,21 d. Nov-20-1858 in West Milford, Harrison Co, (W)VA,75 cause of death tuberculosis,75 census 1850 in Harrison Co, (W)VA, occupation carpenter.21,75

1850 Census, Harrison Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Sep 3 1850:

Armstrong Maxwell, 48, carpenter; Sidney (female), 45; Mary, 21; Anastacia, 18; Alcinda, 16; Judith, 13; Ervin, 12; William, 10; Manilla (female), 8.

1860 Census, Millford, Harrison Co, Virginia (now West Virginia):

Sudney A. Maxwell, 54; Julia Maxwell, 20; Irvin D. Maxwell, 22; William H H Maxwell, 19; Marcellus Maxwell, 16; Charles J. Rany, 10; John A. Rany, 8. (Relationships not given.)

Children:

346. i. MARY ANN MAXWELL b. ca 1829.

347. ii. ANASTACIA MAXWELL b. ca 1832.

348. iii. SUDNA ALCINDA MAXWELL b. May- 1-1833.

349. iv. JUDITH MAXWELL b. ca 1837.

350. v. IRVIN D. MAXWELL b. ca 1838.

351. vi. WILLIAM H. H. MAXWELL b. ca 1840.

352. vii. MARCELLUS MAXWELL b. ca 1842.

353. viii. MILLIE M. MAXWELL.

354. ix. JULIA MAXWELL.

 

100. Elizabeth "Betsy" Lowther (22.Jesse3, 6.William2, 1.Robert1) (See marriage to number 60.)

 

101. Drusilla Lowther, census name Drucilla, census name Druzilla (22.Jesse3, 6.William2, 1.Robert1), b. ca 1814 in Virginia,56 resided in Zanesville, Muskingum Co, OH,66 census 1850, 1860, 1880 in Hopewell, Muskingham Co, OH. She married66 Bradbury Morgan, census name Bradberry Morgan,56 b. ca 1805 in Virginia,56 census 1850 in Hopewell, Muskingham Co, OH.

 

102. Millie Lowther (22.Jesse3, 6.William2, 1.Robert1), resided in Woodsfield, Monroe Co, OH.66 Married May- 8-1833,[133] Daniel H. Wyer, also known as Daniel H. Wire.133

 

103. Sophia Margaret "Peggy" Lowther2 (24.Elias3, 6.William2, 1.Robert1), b. May-18-1798,13 d. in youth in Berea, Ritchie Co, WV,46,13,48 cause of death drowned in millpond.48

 

104. Sarah Dark "Sally" Lowther13 (24.Elias3, 6.William2, 1.Robert1), b. Sep-26-1800,13 resided in Harrison Co, WV.46 Married Jul-19-1820 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,17_46,13,2 George William Starkey,2 b. ca 1798 in New Jersey.2

Children:

355. i. JOHN CALVIN STARKEY b. ca 1820.

356. ii. JESSE WASHINGTON STARKEY b. ca 1825.

 

105. William Dark Lowther13 (24.Elias3, 6.William2, 1.Robert1), b. Nov-23-1802 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,2,13 d. Mar-27-1850 in Ohio,2 buried Barber Ridge Cem in Monroe Co, OH,23 resided (settled) in Ohio,46,13 resided formerly in Ritchie Co, WV.46 Married Feb-25-1825 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,61,[134] Elizabeth Dotson, b. ca 1805 in Virginia (now West Virginia),56,2 [Don Norman gives her birth date as 1802 in one place, but as 1806 in another. Age on badly worn gravestone appears to be 61 or 62.] (daughter of Richard Dotson and Amelia Miller), d. Sep- 2-1867,2 buried Barber Ridge Cem in Monroe Co, OH,23 census 1850 in Monroe Co, OH.

Don Norman's "The Descendants of Robert Lowther" reports the marriage of William Dark Lowther and Elizabeth Dotson on Feb 25 1825, which is confirmed through marriage records. But the only issue of that marriage is reported as daughters Mary J. (b. ca 1839) and Phebe (b. ca 1843), for which no basis has been found. This was likely the result of confusion with the family of William H. Lowther (b. ca 1805, son of Jesse C. Lowther & Phebe Cunningham) and Elizabeth Reese, who were married in 1837. The only known children of that William & Elizabeth Lowther, from census records, are Mary J. (b. ca 1839) and Phebe (b. ca 1843).

Some researchers have reported the birthplace of William Dark Lowther as New York, but that is inconsistent with the records. His father is known to have been born in present-day West Virginia and to have raised his family there. William Dark Lowther is known from Family Bible records to have been born on Nov-23-1802, is known to have moved to Ohio not long after his 1825 marriage, and is known from his gravestone in Monroe County, Ohio to have died on Mar-27-1850. The confusion of his birthplace most likely arises from another William Lowther, born ca 1802 in New York, who appeared in the 1850 Census of Mercer County, Illinois with the following family members: Eliza, 43, b. NY; Henry, 17, b. Ohio; Julia, 13, b. Illinois; Salinda, 4. b. Illinois. In 1860, the same family was found in the village of Moline, Rock Island Co, Illinois: Wm. H. Lather [sic], 52, b. NY, shingle packer; wife Eliza A, 47, b. NY; Augusta A, 18, seamstress; Salinda L, 15; Henry J, 28, b. Ohio, and his wife Cyrithia, 20, b. Missouri; Ira Waterman, 32, and his wife Inlia F, 22. The relationship of that William H. Lowther with the Lowthers of this genealogy is not known. His son Henry is known from his death record to have been born May-10-1833 in Ohio, and to have died on Oct-19-1910 in Kirksville, Missouri.

1850 Census, Monroe Co, Ohio (Wayne Twp), enumerated on Sep 26 1850:

Elizabeth Louther, 45; Johnathan, 19; Mary, 15; William, 11; Elias, 7; Sarah, 6. All born in Ohio except for Elizabeth, born in Virginia.

No census record for Elizabeth was found for 1860. Their son Elias Luther [sic] was found in the household of Henry Winland, 22.

Children:

357. i. JOHNATHAN LOWTHER b. ca 1831.

358. ii. MARY LOWTHER b. ca 1835.

359. iii. WILLIAM LOWTHER b. ca 1839.

360. iv. ELIAS LOWTHER b. ca 1843.

361. v. SARAH LOWTHER b. ca 1844.

 

106. Elizabeth Lowther (24.Elias3, 6.William2, 1.Robert1), b. Dec- 1-1806,13 resided (settled) in Ohio,46,13 census 1850 in Newport, Washington Co, OH, resided formerly in Ritchie Co, WV.46

1850 Census, Washington Co, Ohio (Newport Twp), enumerated in Sep 1850:

William Dodson, 40, b. Virginia, laborer; Elizabeth Dodson, 43, b. Va, Elias Hammond, 24, b. Va, laborer; Greenbury Hammond, 21, b. Va, cooper; Amanuel Dodson, 10, b. Va; Benjamin Dodson, 4, b. Ohio; George W. Dodson, 3, b. Ohio; Margaret Ann Dodson, 1, b. Ohio.

(1) Married Jul- 6-1824 in Lewis Co, (W)VA,2_46,13,2 Robert Hammond, b. ca 1800 in Harrison Co, (W)VA.2

 

(2) She married William Dodson, b. ca 1810 in Virginia,56 census 1850 in Newport, Washington Co, OH.

 

Children by Robert Hammond:

362. i. ___ HAMMOND b. ca 1825.

363. ii. JOHN HAMMOND b. ca 1827.

364. iii. GREENBERRY HAMMOND b. 1829.

365. iv. ELIAS HAMMOND b. ca 1830.

 

107. Jesse Madison Lowther (24.Elias3, 6.William2, 1.Robert1), b. May- -1809,13,14,2 ["Ritchie County in History and Romance," p. 249, states that he was born on Saturday, May 27 1809. But age 46y 6m 13d on headstone would put birthdate at May 2 1809.], d. Nov-15-1855 near Berea, Ritchie Co, WV,46,13,14,2 buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Berea (Co Rd 7-26), Ritchie Co, WV.14 Married Apr-23-1835 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,17,13,[135],77 Lucinda Hall, b. Mar-17-1816,67,13 (daughter of William Hall, Jr. and Mary Ann Lowther), d. Jan-20-1898 in Ritchie Co, WV,67,2 buried in IOOF Cemetery, Salem, Harrison Co, WV,[136] census 1860 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA.

As descendants of William Lowther and Sudna Hughes, Jesse Madison Lowther and Lucinda Hall were first cousins once removed. They lived in the part of Lewis County that later became Ritchie County.[137]

Children:

366. i. MORGAN B. LOWTHER b. Apr- 1-1836.

367. ii. JOHNSON JOSEPH LOWTHER b. May-25-1837.

368. iii. DORINDA LOWTHER b. Sep-20-1838.

369. iv. CELINA LOWTHER b. Nov-22-1839.

370. v. MANDANE E. LOWTHER b. Jun- 5-1842.

371. vi. SIMILDA JANE LOWTHER b. Aug-20-1843.

372. vii. MANSFIELD LOWTHER b. Dec-31-1844.

373. viii. THOMAS HARRIS LOWTHER b. Aug-18-1847.

374. ix. STILLMAN FOREST LOWTHER b. Apr-27-1849.

375. x. ALCINDA LOWTHER b. Jun- 6-1853.

376. xi. SYLVANUS LOWTHER b. Jun- 6-1853.

 

108. Dorinda Lowther, also known as Darinda Lowther,2 (24.Elias3, 6.William2, 1.Robert1), b. Jun-15-1814,[138],14 d. 1896,[139],14 buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Berea (Co Rd 7-26), Ritchie Co, WV,139,14 resided in Otterslide, Ritchie Co, WV,[140] census 1880 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV.

 

(1) Married Nov- 3-1844 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA,[141] [This was Ziba Davis' second marriage. (Linder, p. 433)],138,2 Zebulon "Ziba" Davis,2 also known as Ziba Davis,139,77,14,141,[142],[143] b. May-22-1816 at Greenbrier Run (Salem), Doddridge Co, WV,[144] (son of Peter Davis and Sarah "Sally" Davis), d. Feb- 4-1887,14 buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Berea (Co Rd 7-26), Ritchie Co, WV,139,14 [Headstone reads: Ziba Davis, died Feb 4 1887, age 70 years.], census 1880 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV, resided aft 1850 in Ritchie Co, WV,138 resided until 1850 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.138

 

(2) She married2 J. Lowther.

 

Children by Zebulon "Ziba" Davis:

377. i. TALITHA C. DAVIS b. Jan-14-1846.

 

109. Decatur Lowther (24.Elias3, 6.William2, 1.Robert1), b. Mar- 1-1817,13 d. at Berea, Ritchie Co, WV,46,13 cause of death drowned in a millpond.46,13

 

110. Mary "Polly" Lowther (24.Elias3, 6.William2, 1.Robert1), b. Sep-20-1818 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,[145],14 [Linder, p. 433, reports birth date as 1814, while Don Norman has it as Sep 20 1811.], d.14 [no death date on stone], buried in Pritchard Cemetery, Slab Creek, Ritchie Co, WV,14,[146] resided in Slab Creek, Ritchie Co, WV, census 1870 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV. Married Feb-16-1843 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA,[147],[148],13 Thomas Dickerson Pritchard,[149] b. Feb-25-1818 in Monongalia Co, (W)VA,146,2 (son of Thomas Pritchard, Jr. and Mary Moody), d. 1897,23 buried in Gaston, Lewis Co, WV,146 census 1870 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV.

1870 Census, Ritchie Co, WV (Union Twp), enumerated on Jun 15 1870:

Thomas D. Pritchard, 52, farmer; Mary, 58; Jerushia A, 22; Thomas T, 21; Margaret E. Bennington, 13, domestic servant.

Reports by some researchers of Thomas Dickerson Pritchard's death in Lewis County in 1862/63 are clearly incorrect.

The adjacent household on one side was that of Thomas & Mary's son Elias R. Pritchard, and on the other side that of Mary's first cousin William Robert Lowther.

Children:

378. i. ELIAS ROBERT PRITCHARD b. Dec-29-1845.

379. ii. JERUSHA A. PRITCHARD b. ca 1848.

380. iii. THOMAS TAVNER PRITCHARD b. Apr- 5-1849.

381. iv. SILAS R. PRITCHARD.

382. v. MARY I. PRITCHARD.

383. vi. REBECCA PRITCHARD.

 

111. Jonathan Coburn Lowther13 also known as Joneth Lowther,64 census name J. C. Lowther,118 census name Johnathan C. Lowther,143 (24.Elias3, 6.William2, 1.Robert1), b. Mar- 8-1819 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,14,140,[150] d. Oct-11-1916,14 buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Berea (Co Rd 7-26), Ritchie Co, WV,14,138 resided in Berea, Ritchie Co, WV,140 census 1870 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV.

From Minnie Kendall Lowther's "History of Ritchie County" regarding Jonathan C. Lowther: "He is now (1910) ninety-one years of age, and is as active as a boy, being able to jump up and crack his heels together. He enjoys the distinction of being the only surviving grandson of Col. Lowther."140

Married Oct-19-1843 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA,[151],138_77,64,[152] Emza M. Neal, also known as Emsy M. Neal, b. Jun-14-1824 near Williamstown, Wood Co, WV,138,14 (daughter of Nathan Neal and Rachel M. Stout), d. Oct-27-1904 at Otterslide, Ritchie Co, WV,14,[153] [Minnie Kendall Lowther reports death date of Emza Neal Lowther as 1906 in "History of Ritchie County" (p. 258), but as Oct 27 1904 in "Ritchie County in History and Romance" (p. 276). "Ritchie County Cemeteries" (p. 622) reports death date as Oct 27 1904.], buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Berea (Co Rd 7-26), Ritchie Co, WV,138,14 census 1870 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV.

1870 Census, Ritchie Co, WV (Union Twp), enumerated in June 1870:

J. C. Lowther, 51, farmer; Emsy M, 45; Catharine R, 19; William W, 15; Mary, 77, occupation "Retired Keeping House." No relationships given in this census, but Mary would appear to be the first cousin of Jonathan Coburn Lowther.

1880 Census, Ritchie Co, WV (Union Dist), enumerated on Jun 22 1880:

Johnathan C. Lowther, 61, farmer; wife Emsy M. Lowther, 55; cousin William Lowther, 24, farmer; son-in-law Charles W. Bee, 31, farmer; dau Rebecca Bee, 29; grandson Elton Bee, 1; granddau (not named), age one month, b. May 1880.

Children:

384. i. SOPHRONIA ELLEN LOWTHER b. Mar-12-1845.

385. ii. CATHARINE REBECCA LOWTHER b. Aug- -1852.

386. iii. WILLIAM W. LOWTHER [adopted] b. ca 1855.

 

112. Nancy Childers (27.William3, 7.Martha2, 1.Robert1), b. ca 1804,22 d. Oct- 1-1843,24 buried in Childers Cemetery, New Milton, Doddridge Co, WV.[154] She married51 Jacob Snider, b. Jan- 6-1804 in Virginia,24,50 d. May-12-1882,24 buried in Childers Cemetery, New Milton, Doddridge Co, WV,154 census 1880 in New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1850, 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.

Jacob: 1850 Census, Doddridge Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Aug 8 1850:

Jacob Snider, 47, farmer, value of real estate $1,045; Mary, 36; Stephen, 19; John, 17; Mary, 16; Lemuel, 15; Ellmore, 14; Virginia, 12; Louisa Absey,12; Arnold Snider, 10; Matilda Snider, 8; Frances E Absey, 11; Jacob H Absey (sic), 5 months. All born in Virginia except the elder Mary Snider, born in Maryland.

1880 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (New Milton District), enumerated on Jun 25 1880:

Jacob Snider, 76, farmer; wife Mary S. Snider, 66; granddau Mary A. Childers, 17, single.

Children:

387. i. GEORGE WILLIAM SNIDER b. May- -1828.

388. ii. STEPHEN F. SNIDER b. Jan-29-1831.

389. iii. JOHN "JEHU" SNIDER b. Sep-29-1832.

390. iv. LEMUEL C. SNIDER b. Feb-11-1834.

391. v. ELLMORE SNIDER b. ca 1836.

392. vi. ARNOLD CHILDERS SNIDER b. Dec-13-1839.

 

113. Joseph Kester Childers (27.William3, 7.Martha2, 1.Robert1), b. 1808,87 d. 1889,87 buried in Childers Cemetery, New Milton, Doddridge Co, WV,154,23 census 1850, 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA. He married77,64 Alice Jones, b. Dec- -1818,[155],87 [Birth place given as Akron, Ohio, in daughter's death record, but the 1900 Census shows her birth place as West Virginia.], d. 1908,87 buried in Childers Cemetery, New Milton, Doddridge Co, WV,154,23 census 1900 in New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV [in household of daughter Susan (Susie) and son-in-law Irvin I. Prunty], census 1850, 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.

Children:

393. i. GEORGE J. CHILDERS[156] b. Jul- 3-1836.

394. ii. CYRUS S. CHILDERS b. Mar-12-1838.

395. iii. MARGARET J. CHILDERS b. ca 1839.

396. iv. HULDA CHILDERS b. ca 1842.

397. v. ADALINE CHILDERS b. ca 1845.

398. vi. ELIZABETH CHILDERS b. ca 1847.

399. vii. ELIZA ALICE CHILDERS b. Nov- -1848.

400. viii. HARRIET CHILDERS b. Jul-14-1851.

401. ix. EVINA CHILDERS b. ca 1852.

402. x. CHARLES CHILDERS b. ca 1856.

403. xi. SUSAN CAROLIN CHILDERS b. Aug- 1-1858.

 

114. Sydna Childers, also known as Sydney,77 census name Sidny,50 census name Sidina (27.William3, 7.Martha2, 1.Robert1), b. ca 1818,50 census 1870 in New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1850 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA. She married77,51 John Snider, b. ca 1809,50 d. Jan- 9-1878 in Doddridge Co, WV,[157] census 1870 in New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1850 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.

Children:

404. i. ISAAC C. SNIDER b. Sep-13-1834.

405. ii. PARMELIA SNIDER b. ca 1837.

406. iii. MARTHA SNIDER b. Mar-18-1841.

407. iv. NANCY SNIDER b. ca 1848.

408. v. MARY F. SNIDER b. ca 1849.

 

115. Nimrod C. Frashure, census name Nimrod Frazier,[158] also known as Nimrod Frasure,122 (31.Sudna3, 7.Martha2, 1.Robert1), b. Jun-14-1807 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,23,[159] d. Oct-30-1879,23 buried in Otterbein Methodist Church Cemetery, near Sand Fork, Gilmer Co, WV,23 census 1870 in Grant District, Doddridge Co, WV, resided 1862 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,159 census 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA, census 1850 in Harrison Co, (W)VA, occupation 1870 wheelwright,[160] occupation 1859, 1862 mechanic,[161],[162] occupation 1850, 1860 farmer.21,158

1850 Census, Harrison Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Aug 30 1850:

Nimrod Frazier, 43, farmer, value of real estate $600; Mary, 42, cannot read/write; Presley, 18; Lamar, 17; Moses, 13; Phoebe, 11; Sarah Stutler, 90.

1860 Census, Doddridge Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Jun 22 1860:

Nimrod Frazier, 52, farmer, value of real estate $2,500, value of personal estate $400; E. (female), 44.

NOTE: The next enumerated households were those of P. (Presley) Frazier, 28, L. R. Frazier, 27, and Moses Frazier, 27.

1870 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Grant Twp):

Nimrod C. Frashure, 62, wheelwright; Maria, 29; Nimrod J, 3; William G, 2; Ellen, 8.

(NOTE: Ellen is presumably Nimrod's daughter from a previous marriage. Nimrod Sr probably died before the next census, since Maria(h), Nimrod Jr, William, and another son Harvey born in 1874 were listed in the 1880 Census in the household of Mariah's half-sister Hannah and her husband William Frazier, Nimrod's brother.)

1880 Census, Lewis Co, WV (Freemans Creek District), enumerated on Jun 26 1880:

William Frazier, 68, farmer, suffering from dropsy; wife Hannah, 50; sister-in-law Mariah, 41; nephew Nimrod, 16; nephew William G, 11; nephew Harvey L, 6.

(1) Married Sep-23-1827 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,[163] Mary Stutler, b. ca 1807 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,[164],21 (daughter of John Stutler and Sarah A. Hughes), d. Nov-19-1858 at Buckeye Run, Morgansville, Doddridge Co, WV,[165] cause of death "inflammation of the womb",164 census 1850 in Harrison Co, (W)VA. (2) Married Oct- 6-1859 in Taylor Co, (W)VA,[166] Eleanor Lawler, b. ca 1816 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,161 (daughter of Willis Lawler and Jane ___), d. bef Jul 1862,[167] census 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA, resided 1859 in Taylor Co, (W)VA, marriage license Oct- 5-1859 in Taylor Co, (W)VA.161 (3) Married Jul- 3-1862 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,[168] Mariah Bee, b. ca 1836 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,159,50,[169] [Birth date on headstone is 1828, which is inconsistent with her age in census and other records. The death date on her headstone appears to be 1895, but is not clear and could actually be 1893.] (daughter of Jonathan Bee and Martha "Patsy" Howard), d. 1895,87 buried in Otterbein Methodist Church Cemetery, near Sand Fork, Gilmer Co, WV,23 census 1880 in Freemans Creek District, Lewis Co, WV, census 1870 in Grant District, Doddridge Co, WV, resided 1862 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,159 census 1850 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.

Children by Mary Stutler:

409. i. JEMIMA "MIMA" FRASHURE b. Jul-30-1830.

410. ii. PRESLEY FRASHURE b. Jan-11-1832.

411. iii. LAMAR FRASHURE b. ca 1833.

412. iv. MOSES T. FRASHURE b. Jan-27-1837.

413. v. PHEBE FRASHURE b. ca 1838.

Children by Mariah Bee:

414. vi. NIMROD J. FRASHURE b. ca 1867.

415. vii. WILLIAM GRANT FRASHURE b. Sep- 5-1868.

416. viii. HARVEY L. FRASHURE b. Mar-14-1874.

 

116. William Frashure, census name William Frazier,65 also known as William Frashuer (31.Sudna3, 7.Martha2, 1.Robert1), b. Jun-10-1811 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,23,162 d. Jul-27-1887,23 buried in Otterbein Methodist Church Cemetery, near Sand Fork, Gilmer Co, WV,23 census 1880 in Freemans Creek District, Lewis Co, WV, resided 1871 in Lewis Co, WV,159 census 1850 in Harrison Co, (W)VA. Married Sep-17-1871 in Doddridge Co, WV,[170] Hannah Bee, b. ca 1826 in Preston Co, (W)VA,159 (daughter of Jonathan Bee and Martha "Patsy" Howard), census 1880 in Freemans Creek District, Lewis Co, WV, resided 1871 in Doddridge Co, WV,159 census 1850, 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.

Based on census records, Hannah was born as early as 1822 or as late as 1832, with her marriage record putting it in between at about 1826. Although the earliest record appears to be the most reliable, there still remains the conflict that Jonathan married Martha Howard in 1817, and Hannah's mother was reportedly Margaret.

1880 Census, Lewis Co, WV (Freemans Creek District), enumerated on Jun 26 1880:

William Frazier, 68, farmer, suffering from dropsy; wife Hannah, 50; sister-in-law Mariah, 41; nephew Nimrod, 16; nephew William G, 11; nephew Harvey L, 6.

(Note: The birthplace for everyone was West Virginia. The birthplace for Hannah's father was New Jersey, and Virginia for her mother, while the birthplace for both of Mariah's parents was listed as New Jersey. This is at variance from the Virginia birthplace that is found for Mariah's mother in her marriage record and all census records. It does lend credence, however, to the idea that Hannah was a half-sister to the rest of her father's children.)

The following enumeration pertains to William and his family with his first wife:

1850 Census, Harrison Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Aug 30 1850:

William Frazier, 38, farmer, value of real estate $1,000; Jemima, 37, cannot read/write; Joseph, 17; Eliza, 15; John, 13; Abraham, 11; David, 9; Rebecca, 7; Albert, 5.

 

117. William Childers (33.Robert3, 7.Martha2, 1.Robert1), b. Dec-16-18__,[171] d. Dec-21-1849.171 Married Nov- 1-1841 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,171 Jane D. Sutton, b. May- 4-1820,171 (daughter of John Sutton and Rachel Davis), d. Feb-23-1897.171

Children:

417. i. ASHER S. CHILDERS b. Dec- -1844.

 

118. John G. Yerkey (35.Abigail3, 7.Martha2, 1.Robert1), b. Feb-16-1813,24 d. Jan- 4-1898,24 buried in Tichenal Church Cemetery, Isaac Crk Rd, near Good Hope, Harrison Co, WV,9 census 1880 in Union District, Harrison Co, WV, census 1870 in West Milford, Harrison Co, WV. Married Oct-22-1835 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,69_77,122 Mary Ann Stutler, b. Dec-13-1816 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,24,95,[172] d. Aug-15-1876 in Harrison Co, WV,[173],24 buried in Tichenal Church Cemetery, Isaac Crk Rd, near Good Hope, Harrison Co, WV,9,23 cause of death jaundice,75 census 1870 in West Milford, Harrison Co, WV [She also appeared with her husband and son Salathiel in the 1880 Census, despite her 1876 death, documented in both her death record and on her headstone,].

Children:

418. i. JEMIMA YERKEY b. ca 1835.

419. ii. ABIGAIL YERKEY b. ca 1843.

420. iii. SARAH ELLEN YERKEY23 b. 1843.

421. iv. AMANDA JANE YERKEY b. 1852.

422. v. LEWIS ALEXANDER YERKEY b. May-29-1853.

423. vi. BARBARA ANN YERKEY b. May-10-1855.

424. vii. SALATHIEL LYNCH YERKEY b. Mar-21-1865.

 

119. Sarah Catharine Yerkey, also known as Catharine Yerkey,[174],51,77 also known as Catharien Yerkey (35.Abigail3, 7.Martha2, 1.Robert1), b. Sep-25-1818 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,23,50,174 d. Jun-15-1853 at Middle Island, Doddridge Co, (W)VA,174 buried in Bethel Cemetery, West Milford, Harrison Co, WV,23 cause of death piles,174 census 1850 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA. She married51 Nathaniel Hinkle, b. Aug-23-1810 in Pendleton Co, (W)VA,23,[175] (son of Leonard Hinkle and Mary Cunningham), d. Dec-13-1891 in Doddridge Co, WV,[176] [Death date reported by Findagrave as Dec 7 1891 in Good Hope. But his death record shows it as Dec 13 1891, age 82y 10d, in Doddridge County. Informant: Elizabeth, his wife.], buried in Bethel Cemetery, West Milford, Harrison Co, WV,23 census 1870 in New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1850, 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.

Nathaniel: 1850 Census, Doddridge Co, Virginia (now West Virginia):

Nathaniel Henkle, 40, farmer; Catharine, 34; Jonas, 12; John, 9; Abraham, 7; Martha Carder, 12.

* Sarah Catharine (Yerkey) Hinkle died on Jun 15 1853

* Nathaniel remarried Elizabeth Brown on Sep 27 1855

1860 Census, Doddridge Co, Virginia (now West Virginia):

N. Hinckle, 50, farmer; Elizabeth, 24; Ann, 16; Levenna, 9; Catherine, 6; Anaias, 3; G. W. (male), 1.

1870 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (New Milton Twp), enumerated on Aug 13 1870:

Nathaniel Hinkle, 59, farmer, value of real estate $1,500, value of personal estate $700, cannot write; Elizabeth, 28, cannot read or write; Elvina, 19; Catharine J, 17; Annanias, 13; George W, 10.

Children:

425. i. JONAS HINKLE b. ca 1838.

426. ii. JOHN HINKLE b. ca 1840.

427. iii. ABRAHAM HINKLE b. Feb- 2-1843.

428. iv. ELVINA HINKLE b. 1851.

429. v. CATHARINE J. HINKLE b. Apr-20-1853.

 

120. Eliza A. Yerkey (35.Abigail3, 7.Martha2, 1.Robert1), b. May-22-1822 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,23 d. May-29-1887 in Gilmer Co, WV,23 buried in Otterbein Methodist Church Cemetery, near Sand Fork, Gilmer Co, WV.23 Married Jan-28-1847 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,23_51 Ethelbert Drake Westfall, b. Aug- 5-1826 in Upshur Co, (W)VA,23 (son of Joel Westfall and Priscilla Rollins), d. Nov-20-1895 in Jarvisville, Harrison Co, WV,23 buried in Hall Family Cemetery, Abrams Run Rd, Walkersville, Lewis Co, WV.23

Children:

430. i. NEWTON C. WESTFALL b. Nov- -1853.

431. ii. JOHN THOMAS WESTFALL b. 1860.

 

121. Ruhamah Yerkey, census name Ruhama Yerkey, also known as Ruhamy Yerkey,174 (35.Abigail3, 7.Martha2, 1.Robert1), b. May- -1830,174 d. Mar-25-1871 in Doddridge Co, WV,174 cause of death child birth,174 census 1870 in New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1850, 1860 in Harrison Co, (W)VA. Married Mar- 6-1861 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,41_80 Reuben D. Childers, census name Ruben D. Childers, b. ca 1841,50 (son of John I. Childers and Prudence Richards), census 1870 in New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1850, 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.

 

122. Enoch M. Yerkey (35.Abigail3, 7.Martha2, 1.Robert1), b. Apr- 3-1832,24 [Birth date on headstone is Apr 3 1832, while death record shows it as Apr 3 1833. But age 71 in 1903 death record would conform to the 1832 date. Death date on headstone is Nov 17 1902, but death record shows it as Nov 17 1903.], d. Nov-17-1903 in Harrison Co, WV,[177],157 buried in Good Hope Masonic Cemetery, Rt. 19 S, Harrison Co, WV,23 census 1870 in Union District, Harrison Co, WV, census 1850, 1860 in Harrison Co, (W)VA, occupation farmer.157,84 Married Dec-27-1853 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,69,[178] Phoebe Sommerville, census name Pheba, census name Phebe, b. Nov- -1833,95 [Age 73y 10m 16d at death calculates to a birth date of Nov 9 1833, but date on headstone is Nov 6 1833.] (daughter of James Sommerville and Elizabeth Post), d. Sep-25-1907 at Isaac Creek, near Sardis, Harrison Co, WV,75 census 1870 in Union District, Harrison Co, WV, census 1860 in Harrison Co, (W)VA.

Children:

432. i. SILVANA J. YERKEY b. ca 1854.

433. ii. ADALINE V. YERKEY b. ca 1856.

434. iii. TOBITHA V. YERKEY b. ca 1858.

435. iv. EDWARD L. YERKEY b. ca 1866.

436. v. HARPER YERKEY b. ca 1877.

 

123. Edith Yerkey (35.Abigail3, 7.Martha2, 1.Robert1), b. ca 1835,21 census 1850, 1860 in Harrison Co, (W)VA.

 

124. Rebecca B. Washburn (36.Isaac3, 8.Nancy2, 1.Robert1), b. ca 1801 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,15 d. aft 1880.15 She married Samuel Plant, d. bef 1838.15

Children:

437. i. MARY JANE PLANT b. ca 1828.

 

125. Susannah Washburn (36.Isaac3, 8.Nancy2, 1.Robert1). She married Thomas Bowling, also known as Thomas Boling.

 

126. Sarah Carder (39.William3, 8.Nancy2, 1.Robert1), d. May-16-1897 in Central District, Doddridge Co, WV.174 Married Apr-17-1843 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,41_77 Isaac Holland, b. Dec- -1822,[179] census 1900 in Central District, Doddridge Co, WV, occupation minister, preacher.178,179

Children:

438. i. HELLEN VIRGINIA HOLLAND b. Apr- -1844.

 

127. William Lowther (45.Robert3, 11.Joseph2, 1.Robert1). Married Jan-29-1844 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,41,17_2,51 Catherine Cummings, also known as Catherine Cummins.2

Children:

439. i. ISAAC LOWTHER b. ca 1845.

440. ii. ELZA CUMMINGS LOWTHER b. Jan- -1848.

441. iii. LOUISE LOWTHER.

442. iv. MARY LOWTHER.

443. v. BENJAMIN LOWTHER.

 

128. Joseph Louther (45.Robert3, 11.Joseph2, 1.Robert1), b. ca 1823 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,[180],95,[181] d. Oct- 1-1913 in Gilmer Co, WV,[182] census 1910 in Glenville District, Gilmer Co, WV, resided 1895 in Gilmer Co, WV,181 census 1880 in Upshur Co, WV, census 1870 in Barbour Co, WV, census 1860 in Upshur Co, (W)VA, census 1850 in Barbour Co, (W)VA.

 

(1) Married Feb-20-1845 in Barbour Co, (W)VA,[183] Mary Ann White, b. ca 1822,180 census 1860, 1880 in Upshur Co, WV, census 1850 in Barbour Co, (W)VA.

Joseph Louther and his family seems to have consistently used that spelling for their name, rather than the more common Lowther.

1850 Census, Barbour Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Sep 4 1850:

Joseph Lowther, 28, farmer; Mary Ann, 28; Rebecca, 4; Martha J, 3; Amanda, 2; Cassa, 4 months.

1860 Census, Buckhannon, Upshur Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Jun 7 1860:

Joseph Louther, 37, farmer; wife Mary A, 38; Rebecca A, 14; Martha, 13; Amanda, 12; Cassa, 10; John, 9; Elias, 7; Mary, 4; Lydia A, 3.

1870 Census, Barbour Co, WV (Union Twp), enumerated on Oct 19 1870:

Joseph Louther, 47, farmer; Mary A, 48; Amanda, 21; John 18; Mary, 14; Lydia A, 13; James, 9; Abba, 8; Preston, 6; Franklin, 2.

1880 Census, Upshur Co, WV (Warren District), enumerated on Jun 5 1880:

Joseph Louther, 57, farmer; wife Mary Ann, 57; son John, 27, single; son James M, 18, single; son Preson, 15; son Franklin, 12.

1900 Census, Gilmer Co, WV (Glenville District), enumerated on Jun 20 1900:

Joseph Louther, 73, b. Dec 1826, married 51 yrs; wife Martha, 73, b. Jul 1826, married 51 yrs (corrected from 56 yrs), mother of 6 children (5 still living).

A nearby household was that of Joseph's daughter Abbie and her family.

1910 Census, Gilmer Co, WV (Glenville District), enumerated on Apr 29 1910:

J. Preston Louther, 44, farmer, married 14 yrs; wife Hannah C, 34, mother of one child (still living); dau Zura (?) T (?), 16 (?); brother Hade (?) B, 24, single; father Joseph, 87, widowed.

(2) Married Jan-15-1895 in Gilmer Co, WV,[184] Martha Hess, b. Aug- 4-1824 in Virginia (now West Virginia),175 census 1870, 1880 in Upshur Co, WV, census 1860 in Lewis Co, (W)VA.

 

Children by Mary Ann White:

444. i. REBECCA A. LOWTHER b. ca 1846.

445. ii. MARTHA LOWTHER b. ca 1847.

446. iii. AMANDA LOWTHER b. ca 1848.

447. iv. CASSA LOWTHER b. ca 1850.

448. v. JOHN LOWTHER b. ca 1851.

449. vi. ELIAS LOWTHER b. ca 1853.

450. vii. MARY LOWTHER b. ca 1856.

451. viii. LYDIA A. LOWTHER b. Jul- -1858.

452. ix. JAMES M. LOWTHER b. ca 1861.

453. x. ABIGAIL LOWTHER b. Jun- -1861.

454. xi. JACOB PRESTON LOWTHER b. ca 1865.

455. xii. FRANKLIN LOWTHER b. ca 1868.

 

129. George Lowther2 (45.Robert3, 11.Joseph2, 1.Robert1).

Don Norman's "Descendants of Robert Lowther" shows that George Lowther, son of Robert Lowther & Nancy Lowrey, married M. Gregory. This is believed to be incorrect, probably from confusion with a different George Lowther. On Oct 30 1862, George Lowther, 22, son of Robert & Eliza (Highland) Lowther and brother of Joanna Lowther, married Mahala Gregory in Harrison County. This also brings into question whether Robert and Nancy had children George and Jonna/Joanna at all, as Norman does not list them among the children of Robert & Elizabeth (Highland) Lowther.

 

130. Nancy Lowther (45.Robert3, 11.Joseph2, 1.Robert1), b. ca 1825,[185] census 1880 in Freemans Creek, Lewis Co, WV, census 1860, 1870 in Upshur Co, WV, census 1850 in Barbour Co, (W)VA. Married Mar-13-1845 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,17_2 Alexander Reed, b. ca 1826,[186] d. 1896,18 census 1880 in Freemans Creek, Lewis Co, WV, census 1860, 1870 in Upshur Co, WV, census 1850 in Barbour Co, (W)VA.

1850 Census, Barbour Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Sep 2 1850:

Alexander Reed, 23, farmer; Nancy, 25; Asby, 4; Nelson, 2; David, 6 months. All born in Virginia.

1860 Census, Upshur Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Jun 12 1860:

Alex. Reed, 35, farmer; wife Nancy, 34; Asbury, 13; Nelson, 12; David, 10; Elizabeth, 8; Joseph, 7; Joshua, 5; John, 4; Alex., 2.

1870 Census, Upshur Co, WV (Washington Twp, Sago Post Office), enumerated on Aug 10 1870:

Alexander Reed, 44, farm laborer; Nancy, 45; Nelsen, 22; Joshua, 17; John, 14; Alexander, 13; Nancy A, 9; Margaret, 8; Edward, 4; Ellsworth H, 2; Thomas Moss, 10.

(Note: Relationship of Thomas Moss to this family not indicated. The family in the adjacent household was that of John Moss, 20, May E. Moss, 25, and Mary J. Moss, 52.)

1880 Census, Lewis Co, WV (Weston Subdivision Freemans Creek), enumerated on Jun 16 1880:

Alexander Reed, 50, farming; wife Nancy; 48; son Ellsworth, 12; son Edward, 14.

Children:

456. i. ASBURY REED b. ca 1846.

457. ii. NELSON REED2 b. ca 1848.

458. iii. DAVID REED b. 1850.

459. iv. ELIZABETH REED b. ca 1851.

460. v. JOSEPH W. REED b. ca Jul 1852.

461. vi. JOSHUA GODFREY REED b. May-27-1853.

462. vii. JOHN A. REED b. Sep-11-1856.

463. viii. ALEXANDER REED b. Jun-21-1858.

464. ix. NANCY ANN REED b. Dec-11-1860.

465. x. MARGARET REED b. ca 1862.

466. xi. EDWARD REED b. Dec-16-1865.

467. xii. ELLSWORTH HARPER REED b. Mar- -1867.

 

131. Henry Lowther2 (45.Robert3, 11.Joseph2, 1.Robert1).

 

132. Jonna Lowther2 (45.Robert3, 11.Joseph2, 1.Robert1).

 

133. Abethele Lowther, also known as Abetha Lowther,17 census name Abethla,[187] census name Abitha,180 (45.Robert3, 11.Joseph2, 1.Robert1), b. Oct-20-1827,23 d. Jan-12-1896 in Upshur Co, WV,23 buried in McVaney Cemetery, Hodgesville, Upshur Co, WV,23 census 1860, 1880 in Upshur Co, WV. Married Jul-16-1846 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,[188],17_2 John Abraham Peters, b. May- -1827,95,187 d. Apr-15-1900 in Upshur Co, WV,[189] buried in McVaney Cemetery, Hodgesville, Upshur Co, WV,23 census 1880 in Upshur Co, WV.

1850 Census, Lewis Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Jul 18 1850:

John A. Peters, 24; Clagbethly Peters, 19; Jane, 3.

1860 Census, Buckhannon, Upshur Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Jun 7 1860:

John A. Peters, 33, farmer; Abitha, 32; Jane, 13; Leo L D, 9; Godfrey W, 7; Isaac N, 3; Samuel Murphy, 25.

1870 Census, Upshur Co, WV (Warrent District), enumerated on Aug 22 1870:

John A. Peters, 43, farmer; Abethly, 42; Jane, 23; Leonard L D, 19; Godfrey W, 17; Isaac N, 13; Eliza R, 4; Elizabeth Louther, 70.

Relationship of Elizabeth Louther to the household in not known.

1880 Census, Upshur Co, WV (Warren District), enumerated on Jun 4 1880:

John A. Peters, 53, farmer; wife Abethla, 52; dau Eliza R, 14.

Adjoining household: Isaac N. Peters, 22, farmer; wife Arkansas, 20; son Albert, 1.

Next adjoining household: Godfrey W. Peters, 27, farmer; wife Sarah S, 28; dau Emma, 1.

Children:

468. i. JANE PETERS b. ca 1847.

469. ii. LEONARD LORENZO DOW PETERS b. 1851.

470. iii. GODFREY WASHINGTON PETERS b. 1853.

471. iv. ISAAC NEWTON PETERS b. 1858.

472. v. ELIZA REBECCA PETERS b. 1865.

 

134. Sarah "Sally" Lowther (45.Robert3, 11.Joseph2, 1.Robert1), b. ca 1829,180 census 1880 in Union District, Harrison Co, WV, census 1860, 1870 in Upshur Co, WV. Married Apr-17-1851 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,[190] Michael Murphy, census name Michial Murphy,180 b. ca 1821,186,[191] census 1880 in Union District, Harrison Co, WV, census 1860, 1870 in Upshur Co, WV.

1860 Census, Upshur Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Jun 7 1860:

Michial Murphy, 31 (sic), farmer; wife Sarah, 31; Clem, 8; David, 7; Elias, 5; Algene (male), 2. All born in Virginia.

In the adjoining household was Sarah's sister Abitha Lowther Peters, with her husband John and family, and the household after that was of their brother Joseph.

1870 Census, Upshur Co, WV (Warren Twp), enumerated on Aug 22 1870:

Michael Murphy, 49, farm laborer; Sarah, 41; Clem, 16; David L. (or S.), 16; Elias, 13; Algern, 10; Polly, 8; George W, 6; Louisa E, 2.

1880 Census, Harrison Co, WV (Union District), enumerated on Jun 19 1880:

Michael Murphy, 59, farm laborer; wife Sarah L, 50; son Elias, 20; son George, 15; dau Mary, 17; dau Louisa E, 12.

Children:

473. i. CLEM MURPHY b. ca 1852.

474. ii. DAVID MURPHY b. ca 1853.

475. iii. ELIAS MURPHY b. ca 1855.

476. iv. ALGERN MURPHY b. ca 1858.

477. v. MARY E. "MOLLY" MURPHY b. Dec- -1862.

478. vi. GEORGE W. MURPHY b. ca 1864.

479. vii. LOUISA E. MURPHY b. ca 1868.

 

135. Sarah Lowther (46.Robert3, 12.Joel2, 1.Robert1), b. 1806.2 She married2 Thomas Riley.

Children:

480. i. GEORGE RILEY b. ca 1824.

481. ii. JOSHUA RILEY.

482. iii. MARY RILEY b. ca 1827.

483. iv. MARGARET RILEY b. ca 1830.

484. v. DAVID RILEY b. ca 1844.

485. vi. MARIA RILEY b. ca 1849.

 

136. (Son) Lowther (46.Robert3, 12.Joel2, 1.Robert1), b. 1807.2

 

137. Elizabeth Lowther (46.Robert3, 12.Joel2, 1.Robert1), b. ca 1808 in Virginia,56,2 census 1850 in Neosho, Newton Co, MO. Married Jan-15-1827 in Wood Co, (W)VA,92 John Murphy, b. ca 1803 in Virginia,56 census 1850 in Neosho, Newton Co, MO, occupation wagon maker.56

Children:

486. i. WILLIAM MURPHY b. ca 1829.

487. ii. JOHN MURPHY b. ca 1831.

488. iii. MARY MURPHY b. ca 1834.

489. iv. HIRAM MURPHY b. ca 1837.

490. v. LEONODAS MURPHY b. ca 1840.

491. vi. CELINDA MURPHY b. ca 1843.

492. vii. ELIZABETH MURPHY b. ca 1844.

493. viii. WINFIELD MURPHY b. ca 1846.

494. ix. EDWIN MURPHY b. ca 1849.

 

138. Catherine Lowther (46.Robert3, 12.Joel2, 1.Robert1), b. 1813.2 Married 1839,2 Samuel Fourchty.

 

139. Susannah Lowther (46.Robert3, 12.Joel2, 1.Robert1), b. 1820.2 She married2 Jacob Elliot.

 

140. Samuel Lowther (46.Robert3, 12.Joel2, 1.Robert1), b. 1838 in Missouri,56,2 census 1850 in Jasper Co, MO.

 

141. Mary J. Lowther (46.Robert3, 12.Joel2, 1.Robert1), b. 1839,56,2 census 1850 in Jasper Co, MO.

 

142. Thomas B. Lowther (46.Robert3, 12.Joel2, 1.Robert1), b. 1840 in Missouri,56,2 census 1850 in Jasper Co, MO.

 

143. Benjamin Franklin Lowther (46.Robert3, 12.Joel2, 1.Robert1), b. Jan- 8-1843 in Arkansas,2,56 d. Apr-29-1914 in Granby, Newton Co, MO,[192],2 buried in Granby, Newton Co, MO,192 census 1850 in Jasper Co, MO.

"Descendants of Robert Lowther," by Don Norman reports Ida Mae Morton as the second wife of Benjamin F. Lowther. But 1910 Census of Newton Co, MO, shows Ida (age 34) as the wife of William Lowther, b. ca 1874 in Texas, and the mother of Charley Lowther, b. ca 1898. Death record of Charles Hugh Lowther, b. Jan 14 1898 in Granby MO, d. Apr 8 1950 in Kansas City MO, identifies his parents as William Lowther and Ida Morton.

He married2,122 Clarissa Lewis, also known as Clarice Lewis,192 b. Nov-11-1844 in Granby, Newton Co, MO,192 (daughter of Moses Lewis), d. May- 1-1926 in Granby, Newton Co, MO,192 buried in Granby, Newton Co, MO.192

Children:

495. i. BARBARA LOWTHER b. ca 1866.

496. ii. JAMES LOWTHER b. ca 1871.

497. iii. WILLIAM WASHINGTON LOWTHER b. Dec-14-1872.

498. iv. TRULY L. LOWTHER b. Apr- 8-1878.

499. v. JOHN LOWTHER b. ca 1879.

 

144. Jonathan J. Lowther (46.Robert3, 12.Joel2, 1.Robert1), b. 1845 in Arkansas,56,2 census 1850 in Jasper Co, MO.

 

145. Robert P. Lowther (46.Robert3, 12.Joel2, 1.Robert1), b. 1847 in Missouri,56,2 census 1850 in Jasper Co, MO.

 

146. Margaret A. Lowther2 (46.Robert3, 12.Joel2, 1.Robert1), b. ca 1849 in Missouri,56 census 1850 in Jasper Co, MO.

 

147. Elias Lowther (47.Jonathan3, 12.Joel2, 1.Robert1), b. 1811.2 He married2 Roberta Fogle.

 

148. Delilah Lowther (47.Jonathan3, 12.Joel2, 1.Robert1). Married 1839,2 Jacob Porter.

 

149. Elizabeth Lowther2 (47.Jonathan3, 12.Joel2, 1.Robert1).

 

150. Robert Lowther (47.Jonathan3, 12.Joel2, 1.Robert1). He married2 Elizabeth Robinette.

 

151. Margaret Lowther (47.Jonathan3, 12.Joel2, 1.Robert1), b. 1817,2 d. 1906.2 She married2 David Canny.

 

152. Jesse Lowther (47.Jonathan3, 12.Joel2, 1.Robert1), b. 1821,2 d. 1899.2 He married2 Unity Wood.

Children:

500. i. PHOEBE LOWTHER b. ca 1844.

501. ii. JACKSON LOWTHER b. ca 1851.

502. iii. JOHN LOWTHER b. ca 1853.

 

153. Joel B. Lowther (47.Jonathan3, 12.Joel2, 1.Robert1), b. 1826 in Ohio,58,2 d. 1917,2 resided 1870 in Meigs Co, OH,58 occupation farmer.58 (1) Married 1848,2 Patience Hissey, b. ca 1828 in Ohio,58 resided 1870 in Meigs Co, OH.58 (2) He married2 Mary ___, b. ca 1845,2 d. 1932.2

Children by Patience Hissey:

503. i. SAMANTHA LOWTHER b. ca 1849.

504. ii. MARY LOWTHER b. ca 1858.

505. iii. MARION LOWTHER b. ca 1859.

 

154. Diademia Lowther (49.William3, 12.Joel2, 1.Robert1), b. 1821.2 Married 1840,2 James Yates.

 

155. Mary Lowther (49.William3, 12.Joel2, 1.Robert1), b. 1823.2 Married 1841,2 Samuel J. Jeffers.

 

156. William B. Smith, Jr. (50.Diana3, 12.Joel2, 1.Robert1).

 

157. Hugh Smith (50.Diana3, 12.Joel2, 1.Robert1).

 

158. Electra Smith (50.Diana3, 12.Joel2, 1.Robert1).

 

159. John V. Smith (50.Diana3, 12.Joel2, 1.Robert1), b. 1851.2

 

160. Delilah Smith (50.Diana3, 12.Joel2, 1.Robert1).

 

161. Elizabeth Lowther (52.John3, 12.Joel2, 1.Robert1), b. 1831.2 Married 1849,2 John Clark.

 

 

Generation Five

 

162. Sarah Morrison (59.Abraham4, 13.Archibald3, 4.Mary2, 1.Robert1), b. ca 1828.60,2

 

163. Carterine Morrison (59.Abraham4, 13.Archibald3, 4.Mary2, 1.Robert1), b. ca 1830.60,2

 

164. Lucinda Morrison (59.Abraham4, 13.Archibald3, 4.Mary2, 1.Robert1), b. ca 1832.60,2

 

165. Melthena Morrison60 (59.Abraham4, 13.Archibald3, 4.Mary2, 1.Robert1).

 

166. Marcellus J. Kester, also known as M. J. Kester,[193] census name Marselus J. Kester,[194] (60.Conrad4, 15.Mary3, 4.Mary2, 1.Robert1), b. Nov- -1830 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,[195],87,193 [Age 24 given in May 1856 marriage record would put birth in about 1832. But 1900 Census shows birth date as Nov 1830.], d. 1913,87 buried in Green Hill Cemetery, Union, Monroe Co, WV,23 census 1870, 1900, 1910 in Monroe Co, WV, resided 1856 in Jackson Co, (W)VA,193 occupation 1856 attorney at law,193 occupation 1900, 1910 farmer.195,[196] Married May-29-1856 in Jackson Co, (W)VA,193_67 Lurane E. Dilworth, also known as Loraine,67 census name Lurana,[197] census name Laurena,194 census name Lourania E.,195,196 b. Jun- -1832 in Pruntytown, Taylor Co, (W)VA,195,87,193 (daughter of Anthony Dilworth and Mary ___), d. 1912,87 buried in Green Hill Cemetery, Union, Monroe Co, WV,23 census 1870, 1900, 1910 in Monroe Co, WV, census 1860 in Roane Co, (W)VA [She and sons Dick and John were in household of her parents. Her husband was not present.], resided 1856 in Jackson Co, (W)VA.193

Children:

506. i. RICHARD C. KESTER b. ca 1857.

507. ii. JOHN A. KESTER b. Nov-19-1859.

 

167. Mary A. Kester (60.Conrad4, 15.Mary3, 4.Mary2, 1.Robert1), b. ca 1833,63,67 census 1850 in Lewis Co, (W)VA.

 

168. Jerome Kester (60.Conrad4, 15.Mary3, 4.Mary2, 1.Robert1), b. Apr-10-1834,67 d. Jun-26-1920,67 census 1850 in Lewis Co, (W)VA. He married67 Martha C. Corder.

 

169. Amanda E. Kester (60.Conrad4, 15.Mary3, 4.Mary2, 1.Robert1), b. ca 1836,63,67 [Age in 1850 Census would put birth in about 1836.], d. 1920,67 buried in Arnold (aka Old Hill) Cemetery, Weston, Lewis Co, WV,23 census 1880, 1920 in Weston, Lewis Co, WV [In household with sister Helen, as the only two occupants.], census 1870 in Monroe Co, WV [Listed as Amanda Alfriend, 30, in the household of her brother & sister-in-law, Marcellus & Lurene Kester.], census 1850 in Lewis Co, (W)VA. (1) Married Mar-23-1857 in Lewis Co, (W)VA,67 J. S. Alfriend. (2) Married Jul-18-1883 in Kanawha Co, WV,67 John Kiger, b. Apr- 9-1855 in Marshall Co, (W)VA,23 d. Mar-24-1922 in Wheeling, Ohio Co, WV,23 buried in Stone Church Cemetery, Elm Grove, Ohio Co, WV.23

 

170. Newton C. Kester (60.Conrad4, 15.Mary3, 4.Mary2, 1.Robert1), b. May-31-1841,24,[198],63,67 d. Oct-13-1922,24 buried in Thornrose Cemetery, Staunton, VA,23 census 1900 in Staunton, VA, census 1850 in Lewis Co, (W)VA, occupation clerk,198 military Cpl, McClanahan's Battery, CSA, Civil War.23 He married67 Nannie Fortney, b. Sep- 8-1847,24 d. Jan-22-1919,24 buried in Thornrose Cemetery, Staunton, VA.23

Children:

508. i. LAWRENCE I. KESTER b. Jun- 2-1867.

509. ii. LAKE KESTER b. 1871.

 

171. Eliza A. (Lyda) Kester, also known as Lyde Kester,23 census name Lyda Kester,65 (60.Conrad4, 15.Mary3, 4.Mary2, 1.Robert1), b. 1844,23,63,67 d. 1909,67,23 buried in Arnold (aka Old Hill) Cemetery, Weston, Lewis Co, WV,23 census 1880 in Weston, Lewis Co, WV, census 1850 in Lewis Co, (W)VA, never married.67

 

172. Helen Olivia Kester67 (60.Conrad4, 15.Mary3, 4.Mary2, 1.Robert1), b. 1847 in Weston, Lewis Co, (W)VA,87,67,112 [Birth date in death record is June 1848, but age 4 in 1850 Census would put birth in about 1846. Birth date on headstone is 1847.], d. Mar-18-1923 in Weston, Lewis Co, WV,112,67,87 buried in Arnold (aka Old Hill) Cemetery, Weston, Lewis Co, WV,112,23 census 1920 in Weston, Lewis Co, WV, census 1850 in Lewis Co, (W)VA, never married.112

 

173. Dora Virginia Kester, census name Virginia Kester,63 (60.Conrad4, 15.Mary3, 4.Mary2, 1.Robert1), b. ca 1849,63,67 census 1850 in Lewis Co, (W)VA. She married67 Henry Skaggs.

 

174. Wilmot Kester (60.Conrad4, 15.Mary3, 4.Mary2, 1.Robert1). Married 1879,[199] Columbia B. Ward, b. ca 1858,[200] (daughter of Leonard S. Ward and Margaret ___).

 

175. (Unnamed child) Kester (60.Conrad4, 15.Mary3, 4.Mary2, 1.Robert1), b. Feb-16-1856,112 d. Dec-22-1856 in Weston, Lewis Co, (W)VA.[201]

 

176. James Elmore Spencer, also known as Elmer Spencer,122 (61.Phoebe4, 15.Mary3, 4.Mary2, 1.Robert1), b. Jul-29-1831 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,23 d. Jan- 3-1915 in Blue, Tyler Co, WV,23 buried in Beechwood Cemetery (Mt Moriah Church), Centerville, Tyler Co, WV.23 Married Jun- 9-1857,122 Elizabeth Thomas, b. Mar-24-1831 in Tyler Co, (W)VA,23 (daughter of Henry Thomas and Sarah Baker), d. Nov-23-1910 in Tyler Co, WV,23 buried in Beechwood Cemetery (Mt Moriah Church), Centerville, Tyler Co, WV.23

Children:

510. i. SARAH ANN SPENCER b. Apr-29-1857.

511. ii. GEORGE SPENCER b. ca 1860.

512. iii. ELIJAH H. SPENCER b. May-22-1875.

 

177. William Robert Lowther2 (62.William4, 18.Robert3, 6.William2, 1.Robert1), b. Feb-14-1809 near West Milford, Harrison Co, (W)VA,22,[202],72 d. Oct- 7-1881 in Mt. Zion, Calhoun Co, WV,202,24 buried in Pullman Cemetery, Ritchie Co, WV,202 resided in Mt. Zion, Calhoun Co, WV,202 resided formerly near Holbrook, Ritchie Co, WV,202 resided formerly near Smithville, Ritchie Co, WV,202 census 1870 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV, census 1860 in Barbour Co, (W)VA, census 1850 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA, resided until 1838 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,202 occupation physician, schoolteacher,71,[203],115.

 

(1) Married in Harrison Co, (W)VA,70 Sarah Randall, b. ca 1825 in Ohio,30,202,70 d. ca 1840 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA,202,[204] buried (unmarked) in Lowther (Walnut Grove) Cemetery, Holbrook, Ritchie Co, WV.14

 

(2) Married Apr-20-1843 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA,70,[205] [The wedding service was conducted by the Reverend A. C. Holden. "This was the first marriage solemnized in what is now Ritchie County, as it took place shortly after the organization of the county. The groom was the first clerk of the county court and doubtless wrote this license."],202,122 Sarah Ann Ayers, b. Aug- 9-1824 in Rockbridge Co, VA,22,2 (daughter of Daniel Ayers), d. Sep- 6-1891,24 buried in Pullman Cemetery, Ritchie Co, WV,71,14 census 1870 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV, census 1860 in Barbour Co, (W)VA, census 1850 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA.

 

Children by Sarah Randall:

513. i. (INFANT) LOWTHER.

Children by Sarah Ann Ayers:

514. ii. HANNAH E. LOWTHER b. 1844.

515. iii. ARVILLA LOWTHER b. Feb-24-1846.

516. iv. SARAH ANN LOWTHER b. ca 1848.

517. v. MARGARET "MAGGIE" LOWTHER b. Mar-22-1850.

518. vi. GEORGE WILLIAM LOWTHER b. May-20-1852.

519. vii. DOLPHUS S. LOWTHER b. Jul-11-1856.

520. viii. DANIEL A. LOWTHER b. Mar- 3-1862.

521. ix. JOHN ALEXANDER LOWTHER b. Dec-23-1864.

 

178. Lemuel E. Lowther (62.William4, 18.Robert3, 6.William2, 1.Robert1), b. Jan-25-1811 in Virginia (now West Virginia),72,2 [Linder, p. 435, reports birthdate as Oct 25 1811.], d. Oct-12-1881 in Clark Co, IL,23 resided (settled) in Michigan,71 military Co I, 9th Mich Cav, Civil War.23

 

179. Juliet Lowther, also known as Julia Lowther,14,[206] (62.William4, 18.Robert3, 6.William2, 1.Robert1), b. Oct-11-1812,72 d. Aug-13-1898 in Ritchie Co, WV,14 buried (unmarked) in Drake Cem (County Poor Farm Cem), Indian Crk off Washburn-Gillespie Rd, Ritchie Co WV.[207]

It appears that Juliet Lowther was sometimes known as Julia, the same name as her sister, who never married. Family Bible entries show the two sisters as Juliet Lowther (b. Oct 11 1812, married to Smallwood Wilson) and Julia Lowther (b. Oct 6 1817, never married). Julia's headstone identifies her as Julia Lowther (Oct 6 1817 - Apr 17 1906). Juliet's grave is unmarked, but she is identified in her death record as Julia Wilson, d. Aug 13 1898, age 85. Juliet's marriage record to William Smallwood Wilson clearly identifies her as Juliet Lowther, although some researchers have incorrectly transcribed it as Julia.72,14,206

Married Feb-16-1843 in Lewis Co, (W)VA,[208],[209],71,77 William Smallwood Wilson, also known as Smallwood Wilson,72 also known as Small Wilson.77,[210]

Children:

522. i. JAMES L. WILSON b. ca 1847.

523. ii. MENERVA WILSON b. ca 1850.

524. iii. ERMINA J. WILSON b. Jul-25-1854.

 

180. Napoleon B. Lowther (62.William4, 18.Robert3, 6.William2, 1.Robert1), b. Oct-13-1815,72,87 d. 1906,87 buried in Pullman Cemetery, Ritchie Co, WV,14,[211],23 census 1880 in Centerville District, Tyler Co, WV, census 1860 in Tyler Co, (W)VA. Married Mar-18-1847 in Tyler Co, (W)VA,[212] Mary Jane Ireland, also known as Jane Ireland,2 b. 1828,87 d. 1906,87 buried in Pullman Cemetery, Ritchie Co, WV,14,211 census 1880 in Centerville District, Tyler Co, WV, census 1860 in Tyler Co, (W)VA.

Children:

525. i. ARMINUS J. LOWTHER b. Jan- -1849.

526. ii. WESLEY LOWTHER2 b. ca 1850.

527. iii. NEWTON JACKSON LOWTHER b. Aug-13-1854.

528. iv. WILLIAM W. LOWTHER b. Oct- -1854.

529. v. AGNES MARIA LOWTHER b. Sep-25-1856.

530. vi. MARGARET LOWTHER b. ca 1859.

531. vii. HELEN MARY LOWTHER b. ca 1861.

532. viii. MANDANE LOWTHER b. Oct-12-1863.

533. ix. EDWARD LOWTHER b. ca 1869.

 

181. Julia Lowther (62.William4, 18.Robert3, 6.William2, 1.Robert1), b. Oct- 6-1817,14 d. Apr-17-1906,14 buried in Pullman Cemetery, Ritchie Co, WV,14 census 1880 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV, census 1850 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA, never married.72

 

182. Rosetta Lowther (62.William4, 18.Robert3, 6.William2, 1.Robert1), b. Feb-16-1820,[213] [Linder, p. 435 & 449, reports birthdate as Feb 21 1820, as does Don Norman in one place, but Feb 20 1820 in another place. But age 93y 4m 24d given in death record at time of death on Jul 15 1912 would put birth date at Feb 21 1819.], d. 1912 in Harrisville, Ritchie Co, WV,[214],[215],2 [Don Norman reports Feb 12 1912 in one place, but Sep 12 1912 in another. Minnie Kendall Lowther, in "Ritchie County in History & Romance," p. 240, has Jul 12 1912. Ritchie County Death Records ledge entry shows it as Jul 15 1912, age 93y 4m 24d.], buried in South Fork Baptist Church Cemetery, Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,[216] resided in Harrisville, Ritchie Co, WV.71 Married Sep-28-1843 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA,141_71 Granville Monroe Zinn,2 b. Jul- 9-1818 in Preston Co, (W)VA,2 (son of John Zinn and Ruth Gandy), d. Jul-13-1894 in Ritchie Co, WV,2 buried in South Fork Baptist Church Cemetery, Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,216 occupation stone mason.118

Children:

534. i. WILLIAM G. ZINN b. Jun-25-1845.

535. ii. SOPHIA ZINN b. Feb- 4-1847.

536. iii. LEMUEL HALL ZINN b. Jan-12-1849.

537. iv. GEORGE EDWARD ZINN b. Dec-23-1849.

538. v. MARGARET M. ZINN b. Dec- 5-1852.

539. vi. SAMUEL G. ZINN b. Mar- 5-1855.

540. vii. ELLEN G. ZINN b. Aug- 3-1856.

541. viii. JAMES BUCHANAN ZINN b. Nov- 8-1857.

542. ix. ALBERT J. ZINN b. May-19-1860.

 

183. Cambysses Lowther (62.William4, 18.Robert3, 6.William2, 1.Robert1), b. Jan- -1822,72,14 ["Ritchie County in History and Romance" (p. 270) reports birth date as Jan 28 1822, Don Norman shows it as Jan 8 1822, and "Ritchie County WV Cemeteries" (p. 541) reports headstone inscription as Jan 23 1822.], d. Apr- 3-1903,14 buried in IOOF Cemetery, Harrisville, Ritchie Co, WV,14 census 1870, 1880 in Murphy District, Ritchie Co, WV, census 1860 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA, occupation bootmaker.[217] Married Mar-22-1849 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA,141,72_122 Sarah Sinnett, b. Feb-22-1823,24,72 (daughter of Jacob Sinnett and Elizabeth Rexroad), d. May- 6-1908,24,14 ["Ritchie County in History and Romance," p. 270, reports death date as May 6 1907, but "Ritchie County WV Cemeteries" reports headstone inscription as May 6 1908.], buried in IOOF Cemetery, Harrisville, Ritchie Co, WV,23 census 1870, 1880 in Murphy District, Ritchie Co, WV, census 1860 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA.

Children:

543. i. FRANCES SARAH LOWTHER b. Aug- 6-1850.

544. ii. AMANDA M. LOWTHER b. Apr-30-1852.

545. iii. HENRY JACOB LOWTHER b. Aug- -1855.

546. iv. JULIA SAMANTHA LOWTHER b. ca 1856.

547. v. SILAS C. LOWTHER b. May- 4-1858.

548. vi. DANIEL REXROAD LOWTHER b. Oct- 4-1860.

549. vii. MARGARET ELIZABETH LOWTHER b. 1862.

550. viii. EDWARD JOHN LOWTHER b. Jan-21-1866.

 

184. Mandane Lowther (62.William4, 18.Robert3, 6.William2, 1.Robert1), b. Mar-22-1824,112 d. Jul-23-1922 in Ritchie Co, WV,112 buried in Pullman Cemetery, Ritchie Co, WV,112 resided in Pullman, Ritchie Co, WV,71 census 1850 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA [In household of brother William and his family.]. Married Nov-27-1862 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA,[218],122 Robert J. Wilson, b. ca 1836 in Lewis Co, (W)VA,141 (son of Joseph J. Wilson and Mary Cain), resided 1862 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA.141

Children:

551. i. MORTIMER LEE WILSON b. Dec-22-1864.

552. ii. ANNETTA WILSON b. May-26-1866.

 

185. Catharine Rebecca Lowther, also known as Rebecca Lowther,71,115 census name C. Rebecca Lowther,143 (62.William4, 18.Robert3, 6.William2, 1.Robert1), b. Jul-10-1827,14,72 d. Mar-26-1908,14 buried in Pullman Cemetery, Ritchie Co, WV,14 never married,72 census 1850 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA.

 

186. Edward J. Lowther (62.William4, 18.Robert3, 6.William2, 1.Robert1), b. Sep- 2-1829,72 d. 1920's,72 resided in Pullman, Ritchie Co, WV,71 census 1880 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV, census 1850 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA, never married.72

 

187. James R. Lowther