LOWTHER GENEALOGY

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1/06/2014

 

 

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]

 

He married2 Feb-20-1736 in Philadelphia, PA,[4],1 [First Presbyterian Church], 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:

i. THOMAS LOWTHER,[5] b. 1736,2 d.5 [killed by Indians].

ii. HANNAH LOWTHER, b. ca 1738 in Pennsylvania.1 She married1 John Rhodes.

2. iii. MARY LOWTHER b. ca 1740.

iv. SARAH LOWTHER, b. ca 1741 in Virginia,1 resided near Shepherdstown, Jefferson Co, WV.1,4 She married1 William Darke.

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

4. vi. MARTHA LOWTHER b. ca 1743.

5. vii. NANCY REBECCA LOWTHER b. 1744.

viii. HENRY LOWTHER,1 b. ca 1745.2

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

ix. JONATHAN LOWTHER, b. ca 1748,2 d. Apr- 4-1778,2,1,5 cause of death killed by Indians.5,4,1

6. x. JOSEPH LOWTHER b. ca 1755.

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

 

 

Generation Two

 

2. Mary Lowther (1.Robert1), b. ca 1740 in Albemarle Co, VA.2,1 She married1 1759 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,2 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:

8. i. ARCHIBALD MORRISON b. ca 1766.

ii. MARGARET MORRISON.

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.

iii. MARY MORRISON b. ca 1770.[6] She married Feb-26-1788,6,[7] Joseph Kester.

iv. ALEXANDER MORRISON b. ca 1773.6 He married6 Margaret ___.

v. SARAH MORRISON. She married2 Nov- 7-1802,6 Marshall Reese.

 

3. William Lowther2 title: Colonel, 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,[8],6 d. Oct-28-1814 near West Milford, Harrison Co, WV,[9],6,2 buried in Old Lowther Cemetery, West Milford-Muttontown Rd, Harrison Co, WV,[10],9 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.[11],[12]

He 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 1748,6 (daughter of Thomas Hughes and Mary Baker), d. 1829 near Berea, Ritchie Co, WV,[13],6 buried (unmarked grave) at Flanagan Cemetery (CR 22, south of White Oak & Berea), Ritchie Co, WV,13,[14],[15] resided aft 1814 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA.13

 

Children:

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

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

iii. ELIZA LOWTHER b. Jan-27-1768.2

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

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

vi. SUDNE LOWTHER b. ca 1774.2 She married Dec-15-1796 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,[16] Jacob Jackson (son of Robert Jackson), resided (family) (settled) near Zanesville, Muskingum Co, OH.[17]

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

 

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

Children:

i. ISAAC CHILDERS2.

ii. PAUL CHILDERS2.

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

iv. MARTHA CHILDERS b. ca 1765.2 She married Nov-20-1798,2 Benjamin Frazier.

v. ELIZABETH CHILDERS b. ca 1765.2

Married a Shawnee Indian.2

vi. MARY "POLLY" CHILDERS b. ca 1770.2 She married2 Michael Brown.

15. vii. SUDNA CHILDERS b. ca 1778.

viii. JOHN CHILDERS b. ca 1780.2 He married Mar- 6-1801 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,2 Margaret Yerkey.

16. ix. ROBERT CHILDERS b. ca 1781.

x. SAMUEL CHILDERS b. ca 1783,2 d. 1820.2 He married Apr-26-1808,2 Frances "Rebecca" Hughes.

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

 

5. Nancy Rebecca Lowther, also known as Rebecca Lowther,4,[18] (1.Robert1), b. 1744 in Albemarle Co, VA.2

 

She married[19],2 (1) Charles Washburn, b. 1744,2 (son of John Washburn and Susanna "Sucky" ___), d. Jun- -1782 in Hardy Co, (W)VA,19,2 cause of death killed by Indians.19

 

She married19 (2) 1784 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,2 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:

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

ii. SUSANNAH WASHBURN b. 1778.2

Children by William Henry M. Carder:

iii. ELIZABETH CARDER b. 1786.2 She married Feb-11-1805 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,2 Thomas Washburn.

iv. WILLIAM HENRY M. CARDER, JR. b. 1787.2 He married Oct-26-1808 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,[20],19 Martha Stutler, b. Sep- -1785 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,19 [Sep 10 (or 19) 1785 (or 1790)] (daughter of John Stutler and Sarah Abigail (or Ann) Hughes), d. Oct-22-1864 in Harrison Co, WV.19

v. MANLEY CARDER b. Jan- 9-1790,2 d. Apr- 2-1890.2

vi. SARAH CARDER b. 1792.2

vii. JOHN WESLEY CARDER b. 1794,2 d. Jul-13-1859.2

viii. NANCY CARDER b. 1797,2 d. 1839,19 [Death date 1832 reported by Don Norman.]. She married Aug-25-1816 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,[21] John Stutler, b. ca 1788 in Kincheloe (Jane Lew), Harrison Co, WV,[22] [Birth date reported variously as Jul 13 1787 or Aug 13 1789.] (son of John Stutler and Sarah Abigail (or Ann) Hughes), d. Jan-23-1873 in Roane Co, WV,19 cause of death kicked by a horse.19

ix. GEORGE CARDER b. 1802.2

 

6. Joseph Lowther (1.Robert1), b. ca 1755 in Albemarle Co, VA,2 d. ca 1800 in Harrison Co, (W)VA.2 He married Jan- 1-1796 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,20,1 [Believed to be Joseph's second marriage.], Catherine Coburn, b. ca 1785 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,[23] (daughter of Jonathan Coburn, Jr. and Catherine ___), d. Aug-20-1853 in Harrison Co, (W)VA.23

Children:

19. i. ROBERT LOWTHER b. ca 1796.

 

7. Joel Lowther (1.Robert1), b. Aug- 4-1756 in Loudoun Co, VA,2 d. Nov- -1853 in Ohio,[24],2 resided (settled) in Harrison Co, (W)VA,5 military Revolutionary War.[25]

 

He married1,2 (1) Elizabeth West, b. ca 1770 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,2 (daughter of Edmund West and Eleanor ___), d. bef 1812 in Ohio.2

 

He married25 (2) ca 1812,2 [Nancy Douglas was a widow, but unclear if Douglas is her maiden name or previous married name.], Nancy Douglas.

 

Children by Elizabeth West:

20. i. ROBERT ALLEN LOWTHER b. 1786.

21. ii. JONATHAN LOWTHER b. 1788.

iii. MARGARET LOWTHER. She married2 John Brown.

iv. SARAH "SALLY" LOWTHER. She married[26] 1822,2 Asa Wade.

22. v. WILLIAM LOWTHER b. ca 1795.

23. vi. DIANA LOWTHER b. ca 1801.

vii. DELILAH LOWTHER b. ca 1802.25,2 She married25,2 Hugh Dougherty.

24. viii. JOHN JEFFERSON LOWTHER b. ca 1805.

ix. DIADEMA LOWTHER b. ca 1807.2 She married2 James Hamilton.

Children by Nancy Douglas:

x. ELIAS LOWTHER b. ca 1813.25,2

xi. MARY ANN LOWTHER b. ca 1815.25,2 She married 1835,25,2 James Shepherd.

xii. JACKSON LOWTHER b. ca 1817.25,2

xiii. ELIZABETH LOWTHER b. ca 1821.25,2 She married2 1843,25 William Collins.

 

 

Generation Three

 

8. Archibald Morrison (2.Mary2, 1.Robert1), b. ca 1766,6,[27] 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.

He married2 (1) Jan-19-1790 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,20 Bridget Runyon, also known as Bridget Runnion.2

 

He married2 (2) Oct- 5-1813 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,20,6 Sarah Dobson, b. ca 1785,27 census 1850 in Harrison Co, (W)VA.

 

Children by Bridget Runyon:

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

 

9. Robert Lowther (3.William2, 1.Robert1), b. Oct- 1-1765 in Hardy Co, (W)VA,2,[28],25 [on the South Branch of the Potomac], d. Nov-16-1832 near West Milford, Harrison Co, WV,17,[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,10,28 military Sgt, 6th Reg. VA Inf, War of 1812.10 He married28 Jan-21-1787 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,20,2,6 Catherine Cain,2 also known as Kathrine Cain,28,[30] b. Oct-27-1766 in Albemarle Co, VA,28,2 [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,28,25 [Don Norman reports death date as Oct 25 1851.], census 1850 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,27 [in household with son Robert and his family].

Children:

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

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

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

29. iv. SUSANNAH LOWTHER b. ca 1795.

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

vi. SARAH LOWTHER b. ca 1800,[31] census 1850 in Lewis Co, (W)VA. She married Nov-30-1819,29,2 George Shoulders, b. ca 1800,31 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.

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

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

33. ix. JAMES K. LOWTHER b. 1806.

x. JONATHAN LOWTHER2.

 

10. Thomas Lowther (3.William2, 1.Robert1), b. Mar- 7-1767 in Hardy Co, (W)VA,[32] d. Jun- -1816 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,29,2 buried near West Milford, Harrison Co, WV,32 resided near West Milford, Harrison Co, WV,32 occupation farmer.[33]

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.

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.32,[34],[35],17

He married[36],32 Mar-17-1789 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,20 Mary Coburn, b. Mar- 7-1767 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,2 (daughter of Jonathan Coburn, Jr. and Catherine ___).

 

Children:

34. i. JESSE COBURN LOWTHER32 b. ca 1790.

35. ii. ELIAS LOWTHER32.

iii. WILLIAM LOWTHER.

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.[37]

36. iv. MARGARET "PEGGY" LOWTHER b. Feb- -1796.

v. NANCY LOWTHER. She married Jan-12-1817 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,[38],[39] John Burnside.

37. vi. MARY "POLLY" LOWTHER36,32 b. ca 1802.

vii. ROBERT LOWTHER resided in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.32

 

11. William Lowther (3.William2, 1.Robert1), b. Jan-27-1769 near Moorefield, Hardy Co, (W)VA,[40],15 d. Nov-26-1857 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA,[41],[42],[43],15 [at the home of his son Archibald], buried in Lowther (Walnut Grove) Cemetery, Holbrook, Ritchie Co, WV,41,15 resided from 1837 in Holbrook, Ritchie Co, WV,40 resided (childhood to 1837) in Harrison Co, (W)VA,40 resided (early childhood) in Hardy Co, (W)VA.40

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.41

He married40 Aug- 4-1789 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,21,20,6 Margaret Morrison, b. May- 1-1768 in North Carolina,40,6 [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-13-1850,41,42,6,15 buried in Lowther (Walnut Grove) Cemetery, Holbrook, Ritchie Co, WV,41,15 resided (from 1837) in Ritchie Co, (W)VA,40 resided (till 1837) in Harrison Co, (W)VA,40 resided birth to young adult in North Carolina.40

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:

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

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

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

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

v. MARY LOWTHER b. Dec-12-1797,41 d. young.41

vi. SARAH LOWTHER b. Sep- 3-1800,41 d. young.41

vii. REBECCA LOWTHER b. Dec-20-1802 in Virginia (now West Virginia),41,[44] d. 1885,41 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.41,[45]

viii. JESSE LOWTHER b. Sep-21-1805,41 d. in youth.41

ix. MARGARET LOWTHER b. Sep-27-1806,41,2 ["History of Ritchie County" reports birthdate as Sep 27 1806, exactly three months before birthdate of brother Elias.], d. young.41

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.

x. ELIAS LOWTHER 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.41

xi. KATHRINE LOWTHER b. Sep-21-1809,41 d. young.41

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

 

12. Jesse Lowther (3.William2, 1.Robert1), b. Jul-21-1773 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,[46],17 d. Oct-29-1854 at West Milford, Harrison Co, (W)VA,[47],46 buried near West Milford, Harrison Co, WV,46 resided at West Milford, Harrison Co, (W)VA,46 [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.46

He married46 Aug-18-1791 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,21 Mary Ann Ragan, b. Dec-25-1770 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,46,2 (daughter of Jacob Ragan and Mary Abell), d. Apr- 3-1857 in Pullman, Ritchie Co, WV,[48],46 buried in Pullman Cemetery, Ritchie Co, WV,46,[49] resided aft 1854 at Pullman, Ritchie Co, WV,46 census 1850 in Harrison Co, (W)VA.

Children:

43. i. WILLIAM JESSE LOWTHER b. 1791.

ii. URIAH LOWTHER b. ca 1793,2 d. in youth.[50]

44. iii. MARGARET LOWTHER b. 1794.

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

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

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

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

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

50. ix. SUDNA ALCINDA LOWTHER b. 1803.

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

xi. DRUSILLA LOWTHER, census name Drucilla, census name Druzilla, b. ca 1814 in Virginia,[51] resided in Zanesville, Muskingum Co, OH,50 census 1850, 1860, 1880 in Hopewell, Muskingham Co, OH. She married50 Bradbury Morgan, census name Bradberry Morgan,51 b. ca 1805 in Virginia,51 census 1850 in Hopewell, Muskingham Co, OH.

xii. MILLIE LOWTHER resided in Woodsfield, Monroe Co, OH.50 She married50 May- 8-1833,[52] Daniel H. Wyer, also known as Daniel H. Wire.52

 

13. Elias Lowther title: Major (3.William2, 1.Robert1), b. Sep-16-1776 near West Milford, Harrison Co, (W)VA,[53],2,14 d. Dec-15-1845 in Staunton, VA,53,2,[54] [in a hospital for the insane], buried in Staunton, VA,53 resided from 1820 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA,53 resided until 1820 in Harrison Co, (W)VA.53

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."14,53

He married53,2,14 May- 3-1804 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,20,54 [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.], Rebecca Coburn, b. Dec-11-1779 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,53,17,2 (daughter of Jonathan Coburn, Jr. and Catherine ___), d. 1850 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA,2,[55] buried (unmarked grave) at Flanagan Cemetery (CR 22, south of White Oak & Berea), Ritchie Co, WV.53,14,15

 

Children:

i. SOPHIA MARGARET "PEGGY" LOWTHER2 b. May-18-1798,14 d. in youth in Berea, Ritchie Co, WV,53,14,55 cause of death drowned in millpond.55

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

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

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

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

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

vii. DECATUR LOWTHER b. Mar- 1-1817,14 d. at Berea, Ritchie Co, WV,53,14 cause of death drowned in a millpond.53,14

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

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

 

14. William Childers, Jr. (4.Martha2, 1.Robert1), b. ca 1763,2 d. Dec- -1839.2 He married Jul- 2-1793 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,2 Sudna Richards.

Children:

59. i. JOSEPH KESTER CHILDERS[56] b. 1808.

 

15. Sudna Childers, also known as Sydnea Childers,[57] also known as Sudney Childers,57 (4.Martha2, 1.Robert1), b. ca 1778.2 She married Apr- 5-1800,2 Nimrod Freashur, also known as Nimrod L. Freshure,57 also known as Nimrod Frazier,2 d. ca 1839.[58]

Children:

60. i. NIMROD C. FRASHURE b. ca 1807.

ii. WILLIAM FRASHUER, census name William Frazier,[59] b. ca 1815 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,[60] census 1880 in Freemans Creek District, Lewis Co, WV, resided 1871 in Lewis Co, WV.[61] He married Sep-17-1871 in Doddridge Co, WV,[62] Hannah Bee, b. ca 1826 in Preston Co, (W)VA,61 (daughter of Jonathan Bee and Martha "Patsy" Howard), census 1880 in Freemans Creek District, Lewis Co, WV, resided 1871 in Doddridge Co, WV,61 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.)

 

16. Robert Childers (4.Martha2, 1.Robert1), b. ca 1781,2 d. Sep- 6-1850,2 census 1850 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA. He married (1) Jan-23-1806 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,2,20 Mary Tolbert. He married (2) Mar- 9-1847 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,[63],2 Mary Pigott, b. ca 1796,[64] census 1850 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.

Children by Mary Tolbert:

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

 

17. Abigail Childers (4.Martha2, 1.Robert1), b. Jun- 1-1789,2,10 d. Jul- 3-1862,2,10 buried in Tichenal Church Cem, Isaac Crk Rd, near Good Hope, Harrison Co, WV,10,56 census 1850, 1860 in Harrison Co, (W)VA. She married Jan-10-1809 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,2 John Edmond Yerkey, Jr., b. Sep-10-1787,[65] d. Oct- 9-1865 in Harrison Co, WV,48 buried in Tichenal Church Cem, Isaac Crk Rd, near Good Hope, Harrison Co, WV,10,56 census 1850, 1860 in Harrison Co, (W)VA, occupation farmer.27

Children:

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

63. ii. SARAH CATHARINE YERKEY b. ca 1816.

iii. RUHAMAH YERKEY, census name Ruhama Yerkey, also known as Ruhamy Yerkey,[66] b. May- -1830,66 d. Mar-25-1871 in Doddridge Co, WV,66 cause of death child birth,66 census 1870 in New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1850, 1860 in Harrison Co, (W)VA. She married[67] Mar- 6-1861 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,21 Reuben D. Childers, census name Ruben D. Childers, b. ca 1843,[68] census 1870 in New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV.

64. iv. ENOCH M. YERKEY b. Apr- 3-1832.

v. EDITH YERKEY b. ca 1835,27 census 1850, 1860 in Harrison Co, (W)VA.

 

18. Isaac Washburn (5.Nancy2, 1.Robert1), b. Sep- 6-1776 in Augusta Co, VA,18,2 d. Sep-15-1834 in Harrison Co, (W)VA.18 He married2 Pamelia (Amelia) "Millie" Roy, b. ca 1780 in Pendleton Co, (W)VA,18 d. Jun-16-1865 in Harrison Co, WV.18

Children:

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

 

19. Robert Lowther (6.Joseph2, 1.Robert1), b. ca 1796.2 He married2 Nov-28-1818 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,[69],20 Nancy Lowrey, b. ca 1797.2

Children:

66. i. WILLIAM LOWTHER.

67. ii. JOSEPH LOUTHER b. ca 1823.

iii. GEORGE LOWTHER2.

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.

68. iv. NANCY LOWTHER b. ca 1825.

v. HENRY LOWTHER2.

vi. JONNA LOWTHER2.

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

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

 

20. Robert Allen Lowther2 (7.Joel2, 1.Robert1), b. 1786 in Virginia,51,26,2 d. Oct- 8-1854,26,2 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.

He married2 (1) Jun 6 1804/05,26 Nancy Fourchty (daughter of George Fourchty and Eve ___). Spelling may be Fourghy.

He married2 (2) Ann Dickinson.

 

He married2 (3) Melissa Roberts, b. ca 1815 in North Carolina,51 census 1850 in Jasper Co, MO.

 

He married2 (4) Mary McGuire.

 

Children by Nancy Fourchty:

71. i. SARAH LOWTHER b. 1806.

ii. (SON) LOWTHER b. 1807.2

72. iii. ELIZABETH LOWTHER b. ca 1808.

iv. CATHERINE LOWTHER b. 1813.2 She married 1839,2 Samuel Fourchty.

v. SUSANNAH LOWTHER b. 1820.2 She married2 Jacob Elliot.

Children by Melissa Roberts:

vi. SAMUEL LOWTHER b. 1838 in Missouri,51,2 census 1850 in Jasper Co, MO.

vii. MARY J. LOWTHER b. 1839,51,2 census 1850 in Jasper Co, MO.

viii. THOMAS B. LOWTHER b. 1840 in Missouri,51,2 census 1850 in Jasper Co, MO.

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

x. JONATHAN J. LOWTHER b. 1845 in Arkansas,51,2 census 1850 in Jasper Co, MO.

xi. ROBERT P. LOWTHER b. 1847 in Missouri,51,2 census 1850 in Jasper Co, MO.

xii. MARGARET A. LOWTHER2 b. ca 1849 in Missouri,51 census 1850 in Jasper Co, MO.

 

21. Jonathan Lowther (7.Joel2, 1.Robert1), b. 1788,26,2 d. 1830.2 He married26,2 Phoebe Bowers, b. ca 1790 in Pennsylvania,[70] resided 1870 in Meigs Co, OH.70

Children:

i. ELIAS LOWTHER b. 1811.2 He married2 Roberta Fogle.

ii. DELILAH LOWTHER. She married 1839,2 Jacob Porter.

iii. ELIZABETH LOWTHER2.

iv. ROBERT LOWTHER. He married2 Elizabeth Robinette.

v. MARGARET LOWTHER b. 1817,2 d. 1906.2 She married2 David Canny.

74. vi. JESSE LOWTHER b. 1821.

75. vii. JOEL B. LOWTHER b. 1826.

 

22. William Lowther (7.Joel2, 1.Robert1), b. ca 1795,26,2 d. bef 1830.2

Children:

i. DIADEMIA LOWTHER b. 1821.2 She married 1840,2 James Yates.

ii. MARY LOWTHER b. 1823.2 She married 1841,2 Samuel J. Jeffers.

 

23. Diana Lowther (7.Joel2, 1.Robert1), b. ca 1801.2 She married25 Dec-11-1817 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,2 William B. Smith.2

Children:

i. WILLIAM B. SMITH, JR..

ii. HUGH SMITH.

iii. ELECTRA SMITH.

iv. JOHN V. SMITH b. 1851.2

v. DELILAH SMITH.

 

24. John Jefferson Lowther (7.Joel2, 1.Robert1), b. ca 1805.25,2 He married25 May-13-1830 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,2 Susannah Smith.

Children:

i. ELIZABETH LOWTHER b. 1831.2 She married 1849,2 John Clark.

 

 

Generation Four

 

25. Abraham Morrison (8.Archibald3, 2.Mary2, 1.Robert1), b. Oct-17-1801 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,65,2 d. Jul-19-1865.48,[71] He married32,71 May- 3-1825 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,[72] Susannah Lowther,20 also known as Susan Lowther,32,29 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.32

Children:

i. SARAH MORRISON b. ca 1828.71,2

ii. CARTERINE MORRISON b. ca 1830.71,2

iii. LUCINDA MORRISON b. ca 1832.71,2

iv. MELTHENA MORRISON71.

 

26. William Beamer Lowther2 (9.Robert3, 3.William2, 1.Robert1), b. Mar- 4-1787 at West Milford, Harrison Co, (W)VA,[73] [But age 80y7m13d on headstone would put birth date at Mar 6 1787.], d. Oct-19-1867,15,73 buried in Pullman Cemetery, Ritchie Co, WV,15,[74] resided since 1840 in Ritchie Co, WV,74 resided originally in Harrison Co, (W)VA.74

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.

He married28,[75] Aug-29-1809 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,20,2 [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.], Margaret Coburn, b. Jun- 2-1787 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,73,15 [Linder and Norman report birthdate as Jun 28 1786.] (daughter of Jonathan Coburn, Jr. and Catherine ___), d. May-10-1882,15,73 buried in Pullman Cemetery, Ritchie Co, WV,15,74 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:

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

ii. LEMUEL E. LOWTHER b. Jan-25-1811,75,2 [Linder, p. 435, reports birthdate as Oct 25 1811.], resided (settled) in Michigan.74

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

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

v. JULIA LOWTHER b. Oct- 6-1817,15 d. Apr-17-1906,15 buried in Pullman Cemetery, Ritchie Co, WV,15 census 1880 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV, census 1850 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA, never married.75

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

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

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

ix. CATHARINE REBECCA LOWTHER, also known as Rebecca Lowther,74,[76] census name C. Rebecca Lowther,[77] b. Jul-10-1827,15,75 d. Mar-26-1908,15 buried in Pullman Cemetery, Ritchie Co, WV,15 never married,75 census 1850 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA.

x. EDWARD J. LOWTHER b. Sep- 2-1829,75 d. 1920's,75 resided in Pullman, Ritchie Co, WV,74 census 1880 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV, census 1850 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA, never married.75

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

 

27. Jesse G. Lowther (9.Robert3, 3.William2, 1.Robert1), b. Feb-27-1790,2,27,28,29 d. Aug-25-1870 at West Milford, Harrison Co, WV,28 buried near West Milford, Harrison Co, WV,28 resided near West Milford, Harrison Co, WV.28,27

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., 16.28

He married28,29,2 (1) Nancy Swisher, b. Feb-10-1794,[78],2 d. Apr- 6-1840.78,2

 

He married28,29 (2) Sep-23-1841 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,20 Wady Knight, b. Jun-15-1805 in Fauquier Co, VA,[79] (daughter of Augustus Knight and Nancy ___), d. Aug-19-1856 in Harrison Co, (W)VA.[80]

 

Children by Nancy Swisher:

i. REBECCA LOWTHER b. Aug-31-1812.[81],2 She married Jul-22-1830 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,21 James Jenkins.

ii. SYLVESTER LOWTHER b. Jan-10-1817,2 d. Dec- -1834.2

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

iv. SILAS LOWTHER b. Feb- 1-1824.2

v. CAROLINE LOWTHER b. Oct-31-1825.2

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

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

viii. EMILY LOWTHER b. Jan-23-1832,2,27 census 1850 in Harrison Co, (W)VA.

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

x. JOHN D. LOWTHER b. Oct-10-1838,2,[82] census 1850, 1860 in Harrison Co, (W)VA.

Believed to have had at least two children, Frank and John. Wife is unknown to us.2

Children by Wady Knight:

xi. NANCY LOWTHER b. Aug- 6-1842,[83],2 d. Oct-25-1888 in Palestine, Wirt Co, WV,[84] buried in Palestine, Wirt Co, WV,84 resided in Wirt Co, WV,28 census 1860 in Harrison Co, (W)VA. She married Feb- 3-1868 in Harrison Co, WV,[85] Thomas Newton Lowther, b. Dec-24-1841,[86],20 (son of Elias J. Lowther and Salina McWhorter), d. Feb-10-1904,86 [But Don Norman reports death date as 1934.], census 1900 in Wirt Co, WV [Listed as father-in-law in household of Lewis Thorn.], census 1850 in Harrison Co, (W)VA.

Thomas: Middle initial given as W by Minnie Kendall Lowther in "History of Ritchie County," p. 17, but "Harrison County WV Marriages 1785-1894," p. 201, reports it as N.

As great-grandchildren of William Lowther and Sudna Hughes, Thomas Newton Lowther and Nancy Lowther were second cousins.

xii. JESSE G. LOWTHER, JR. b. Mar-14-1843 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,2,[87],27,82 d. bef 1911,28 buried in Williamstown, Wood Co, WV,[88] census 1860 in Harrison Co, (W)VA, occupation physician in Wirt, Wood & Ritchie counties.28 He married Oct- 1-1882 in Ritchie Co, WV,[89],88 Mary Lovena Kendall, b. Jun- 8-1860,88,87 (daughter of Ransom K. Kendall and Lydia Rex), d. May-22-1925,88 buried in Crescent, Logan Co, OK.88

 

28. Mary Ann "Polly" Lowther (9.Robert3, 3.William2, 1.Robert1), b. ca 1792 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,64,2 d. [not found in 1880 Census], resided at Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,32 census 1870 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV [in household with cousin Jonathan Coburn Lowther], census 1850 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA. She married32,[90],[91],2 Feb-11-1812 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,20 William Jesse Lowther,2 b. 1791,46 [Jan 27 1789 birthdate reported by Don Norman.] (son of Jesse Lowther and Mary Ann Ragan), d. bef Aug 1850,64 resided at Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV.46

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, 932

Children:

i. ROBERT J. LOWTHER b. ca 1812.2

ii. PERRY LOWTHER b. ca 1813,2 occupation Methodist minister.74

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

iv. REBECCA LOWTHER b. ca 1817.2

88. v. BARSHEBA LOWTHER b. 1818.

vi. JESSE LOWTHER b. ca 1820.2

89. vii. DRUSILLA LOWTHER b. ca 1827.

viii. ARMSTRONG LOWTHER b. ca 1834,64,2 d. aft Jun 1900,[92] census 1880, 1900 in Murphy District, Ritchie Co, WV, census 1870 in Clay District, Ritchie Co, WV, census 1860 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA, census 1850 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.

1860 Census, Ritchie Co, (W)VA, enumerated on June 29 1860:

Listed in the household of John Starr (47, farmer & carpenter) and his wife Ellen M. Starr (42), were their six children and Armstrong Lowther, age 24, identified as "Idiotic & Pauper" and unable to read or write.

1870 Census, Ritchie Co, WV (Clay District), enumerated on Aug 1 1870:

Listed in the household of E. B. Leggett (58, miller) and his wife Sarah A. Leggett (56), were two of their children and five other persons, two of whom were identified as paupers, and one of whom was Armstrong Lowther, 40, occupation given as "(Pauper)," unable to read or write.

1880 Census, Ritchie Co, WV (Murphy District), enumerated on July 10 1880:

Listed in the household of Thomas B. Rexroad (33, farmer) and his wife Sara E. Rexroad (34), were their two sons, Albert (7) and Francis (4), and six other persons all of whom were identified as paupers. One of those was Armstrong Lowther, 60, occupation given as "Pauper," unable to read or write. Age 60 given for him is inconsistent with other records and is considered to be in error.

1900 Census, Ritchie Co, WV (Murphy District), enumerated on June 13 1900:

Listed as an inmate at the Ritchie County Almshouse & Farm was Armstrong Lowther, 70, b. March 1830, unable to read or write.

 

29. Susannah Lowther20, also known as Susan Lowther,32,29 (9.Robert3, 3.William2, 1.Robert1) (See marriage to number 25.)

 

30. Catherine Lowther, also known as Katherine Lowther,2 (9.Robert3, 3.William2, 1.Robert1), b. Jan-25-1798 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,65 d. Mar-26-1873,48 buried in White Oak ME Church Cem, near Pullman, Ritchie Co, WV.15 She married2,91 Oct- 5-1820 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,20 Thomas Ireland, b. Apr-10-1798 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,65 (son of Alexander Ireland and Nancy ___), d. Jul-22-1869 in Ritchie Co, WV,48 buried in White Oak ME Church Cem, near Pullman, Ritchie Co, WV,15 resided (family) in Ritchie Co, WV.71

Thomas Ireland and Catherine (Kathrine) Lowther were the first settlers at the mouth of the Middle Fork of Hughes River in Ritchie County.32

Children:

i. ELIZABETH IRELAND b. Nov- 6-1821,48 d. Feb- 5-1888,48 buried in White Oak ME Church Cem, near Pullman, Ritchie Co, WV,15 never married.[93]

ii. ROBERT IRELAND b. Feb-22-1823,2 d. Jul- 1-1870 in Kansas,93,71 buried in Kansas,93 resided (settled, bef 1861) in Kansas.[94] He married93 Nov-12-1846 in Tyler Co, (W)VA,[95] ["Richie County in History and Romance," p. 231, reports marriage date as 1848, but marriage record shows it to be Nov 12 1846.], Lydia Wells, b. May-11-1828.94

iii. ALEXANDER IRELAND b. Oct-19-1824,2,71 d. Feb-20-1918,94 resided in Cardington, Morrow Co, OH.[96] He married96 Oct- 7-1851 in Ohio,96 Mary Melvina Maxwell, b. Jun-27-1828 in Virginia,94,96 (daughter of Robert Maxwell and Rebecca Eastlack), d. 1907.96

iv. CATHERINE IRELAND, also known as Katherine Ireland,2 b. 1826,83,2,71 [Linder (p. 439) and Norman give birth date as Jul 1826, but age 95y7m15d in death record puts birth date at Sep 19 1826. Minnie Kendall Lowther, RCHR, p. 232, states birth date as Oct 19 1926.], d. May- 4-1922 in Ritchie Co, WV,[97],94 never married,94,71 census 1920 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV [listed as an aunt in household of Zeri & Anza (Anzonetta M. Ireland) Amos].

v. SUSAN IRELAND b. Jul- 8-1828,83,94,2,71 d. Nov-17-1921 in Ritchie Co, WV,97,94 census 1920 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV [listed as an aunt in household of Zeri & Anza (Anzonetta M. Ireland) Amos], never married.94

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

vii. ALBERT IRELAND b. Mar-25-1832,65 d. Sep-28-1849,48 buried in White Oak ME Church Cem, near Pullman, Ritchie Co, WV.15

91. viii. MORTIMER IRELAND b. Aug- 8-1834.

ix. SARAH IRELAND b. Apr- 6-1837 in Wood Co, (W)VA,[98],94,2,87,71 d. Nov- 5-1919,94 resided in West Union, Doddridge Co, WV.94,98 She married Apr-22-1875 in Ritchie Co, WV,[99] John W. Maulsby, b. Nov-29-1828 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,48,87 [1900 Census shows birth date as Nov 1829.] (son of Lawson B. Maulsby and Elizabeth ___), d. Sep- 2-1900,48 buried in Blockhouse Hill Cemetery, West Union, WV,[100] resided in West Union, Doddridge Co, WV.94,98 There were no children from this marriage98.

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

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

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

 

31. Robert J. Lowther[101] also known as Robert Lowther, Jr.,[102] (9.Robert3, 3.William2, 1.Robert1), b. ca 1801 in Ohio,2,101,27 d. aft Dec 1873,67 resided near West Milford, Harrison Co, WV,28 occupation farmer,27 census 1850, 1860 in Harrison Co, (W)VA. He married28,91,57,67 Dec-12-1824 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,20,101 Eliza Ann Highland, b. ca 1802 in New Jersey,80,27 d. Dec- 9-1873 in Harrison Co, WV,[103] 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.28

Children:

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

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

iii. TOBITHA LOWTHER, census name Telitha Lowther,27 b. ca 1830,101 census 1850 in Harrison Co, (W)VA.

97. iv. JOANNA LOWTHER b. ca 1832.

v. LUTHER LOWTHER b. ca 1833,27,101 census 1850 in Harrison Co, (W)VA.

vi. KITTY LOWTHER b. ca 1836,27 census 1850 in Harrison Co, (W)VA.

vii. ELIZA LOWTHER b. ca 1837 in Lewis Co, (W)VA,[104] resided 1856 in Lewis Co, (W)VA.104 She married (1) Jul-24-1856 in Lewis Co, (W)VA,104 Basil Dawson, b. ca 1828 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,104 (son of Samuel Dawson and Rachel ___), d. Feb- 8-1859 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,80 cause of death consumption,80 occupation farmer.104,80 She married (2) Sep-12-1861 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,[105] Ranson Lorentz, b. ca 1822 in Fauquier Co, VA,20 (son of Samuel Lorentz and Mary ___), resided 1861 in Lewis Co, (W)VA.20

viii. CATHERINE LOWTHER b. ca 1838.20 She married Dec-19-1860 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,[106] Frederic W. Allen, b. ca 1837,20 (son of John J. Allen and Tabitha ___).

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

 

32. John C. Lowther (9.Robert3, 3.William2, 1.Robert1), b. Aug-21-1804 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,2,101,[107] d. Feb- 4-1858 in Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV,101,28,107 buried in Jackson Cemetery, Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV,107,101 resided in Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV,28 occupation physician,28 census 1850 in Harrison Co, (W)VA. He married28 Feb-10-1833 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,21,20 Elizabeth Pritchard, b. Jul- 5-1810,65,[108] d. Jun-10-1886,107,108 buried in Jackson Cemetery, Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV,107,108 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.82

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.[109],15

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.)

Children:

i. EVAN F. LOWTHER b. ca 1833 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,20 d. bef Dec 1906,67 resided in Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV,20,32 no children from this person.32

Minnie Kendall Lowther, in "History of Ritchie County," p. 11, states that Evan Lowther was the only child of John C. & Elizabeth Pritchard Lowther. Perhaps she intended to say "only son," because research has found that he did have several siblings, all sisters.

He married Dec-28-1856 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,[110] Charlotte D. Compton, b. ca 1836 in Fauquier Co, VA,20,80 (daughter of John Compton and Lucinda ___), d. Dec- 5-1906 in Harrison Co, WV,80 cause of death Bright's disease,80 resided 1856 in Harrison Co, (W)VA.20

ii. WILLIAM LEONIDAS LOWTHER b. Oct-24-1835,107 d. Oct- 9-1847,107 buried in Jackson Cemetery, Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV.107

iii. CATHERINE V. LOWTHER b. ca 1836 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,20 resided 1859 in Clarksburg, Harrison Co, (W)VA.20 She married Dec-29-1859 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,[111] John Griffith Schilling, also known as J. Griffith Schilling,20 b. ca 1836 in Germany,20 (son of J. C. Schilling and Margaret ___), resided 1859 in Clarksburg, Harrison Co, (W)VA.20

iv. SUSAN A. LOWTHER b. ca 1838 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,20 resided 1862 in Clarksburg, Harrison Co, (W)VA,20 census 1860 in Clarksburg, Harrison Co, (W)VA, occupation school teacher.82 She married Mar-28-1862 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,20 William J. Hill, b. ca 1841 in Wood Co, (W)VA,20 (son of ___ Hill and Susan ___), resided 1862 in Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV.20

v. MARY COLUMBIA LOWTHER, also known as Columbia Lowther,27,[112] b. May-28-1840 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,21,[113] [Linder, p. 438, and Don Norman's "Descendants of Robert Lowther" report birth date as May 28 1835. But age 20 given at time of Mar 1861 marriage would put birth in about 1840 or 1841, and age 39 at time of 1880 Census would also make it about 1841.], d. Mar- 4-1919 in Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV,[114] buried in Parkersburg Memorial Gardens (aka IOOF Cem, 24th St), Wood Co, WV,112 census 1880 in Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV, census 1860 in Clarksburg, Harrison Co, (W)VA. She married Mar-12-1861 in Clarksburg, Harrison Co, (W)VA,[115],20 Elijah Truman, b. Jul-28-1836 in Wood Co, (W)VA,21 (son of Robert Truman and Mary ___), d. bef Mar 1919,67 census 1880 in Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV, resided 1861 in Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV.20

1880 Census, Wood Co, WV (City of Parkersburg), enumerated on Jun 5 1880:

Elijah Truman, 45, occupation hotel keeper; wife Mary C. Truman, 39; mother-in-law Elizabeth Lowther, 70; servant Julia Henry, black female, 42, widowed/divorced; servant Mary Henry, 22, black female, 22, single; boarder Alexander Lowther, 43, occupation saloon keeper.

vi. ELLEN B. LOWTHER b. Sep- 9-1843,65,108 d. Sep-11-1871,107,108 buried in Jackson Cemetery, Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV,[116] census 1860 in Clarksburg, Harrison Co, (W)VA, never married.108

vii. INDIA E. LOWTHER b. ca 1847,108 census 1860 in Clarksburg, Harrison Co, (W)VA.

 

33. James K. Lowther, census name James R. Lowther,82 (9.Robert3, 3.William2, 1.Robert1), b. 1806,[117] d. 1902,29,2,[118] buried in Old Lowther Cemetery, West Milford-Muttontown Rd, Harrison Co, WV,10 census 1860 in Harrison Co, (W)VA. He married32 Sep-20-1834 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,20,2 Lydia Knight, b. 1811 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,118,80 d. Jun-12-1900 in West Milford, Harrison Co, WV,[119],108,118 buried in Old Lowther Cemetery, West Milford-Muttontown Rd, Harrison Co, WV.10

Children:

i. TALITHA LOWTHER, also known as Telitha Lowther,80 b. ca 1829,83 d. Feb-25-1910 in Mt. Clare, Harrison Co, WV,[120],32 [The last survivor of her family.], never married.32,80

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

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

iv. DRUSILLA C. LOWTHER, also known as Drucilla Lowther,10 b. Sep-27-1840,20 d. Sep- 7-1926 in Union District, Harrison Co, WV,112 buried in Old Lowther Cemetery, West Milford-Muttontown Rd, Harrison Co, WV,10,112 [No dates. Name on headstone: Drucilla Lowther.], resided in West Milford, Harrison Co, WV,112 resided 1908 in Harrison Co, WV.[121] She married (1) Jul- 9-1879 in Harrison Co, WV,[122] Camillus Lowther, b. Jul- 9-1839 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,86,20,118 (son of Elias J. Lowther and Salina McWhorter), d. Mar-26-1902,86,118 buried in Old Lowther Cemetery, West Milford-Muttontown Rd, Harrison Co, WV,10 resided 1879 in Wirt Co, WV,20 census 1850 in Harrison Co, (W)VA. She married67 (2) Jul-12-1908 in Harrison Co, WV,[123] Rolley Clark Bennett, b. ca 1839 in Monongalia Co, (W)VA,121 (son of John M. Bennett and Matilda ___), resided 1926 in West Milford, Harrison Co, WV,67 resided 1908 in Harrison Co, WV.121

v. HARRIETT V. LOWTHER b. 1844,118,108 d. 1917,118 buried in Rose Hill (formerly IOOF) Cemetery, West Milford, Harrison Co, WV.10

vi. MARY E. LOWTHER b. ca 1848.20 She married May-12-1870 in Harrison Co, WV,20 Alexander A. Paugh, b. ca 1845,20 (son of Joseph Paugh and Johanna ___).

 

34. Jesse Coburn Lowther (10.Thomas3, 3.William2, 1.Robert1), b. ca 1790 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,[124],[125] d. Dec-19-1842 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA,48,125 buried in Pioneer Cemetery, Harrisville, Ritchie Co, WV,[126],15 resided in Cornwallis, Ritchie Co, WV.32,33 He married Nov- -1811 in Wood Co, (W)VA,[127],125 Phebe Cunningham, b. May-22-1794 in Culpeper Co, VA,2,71,118 (daughter of William Cunningham and Susannah Barbara Handyshel), d. Jun-11-1871,71,118 buried in Pioneer Cemetery, Harrisville, Ritchie Co, WV,[128],126 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.[129]

Children:

101. i. MARGARET LOWTHER b. ca 1813.

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

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

104. iv. BARBARA SUSANA LOWTHER126 b. ca 1820.

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

vi. MABEL M. LOWTHER b. ca 1823,129 d. young.129

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

viii. LEAH C. LOWTHER b. ca 1827,129 d. young,129 census 1850 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA.76

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

x. PHEBE E. LOWTHER b. ca1833,76 d. young,129 census 1850 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA.76

108. xi. MATILDA H. LOWTHER b. 1839.

 

35. Elias Lowther (10.Thomas3, 3.William2, 1.Robert1), b. in Harrison Co, (W)VA,[130] d. in Wirt Co, WV,33 buried in Wirt Co, WV,130 resided from 1825 in Wirt Co, (W)VA,130 resided formerly in Ritchie Co, (W)VA,130 resided originally in Harrison Co, (W)VA,130 occupation blacksmith, gunsmith and powder-maker.130

Elias Lowther's wife was thought to be Margaret Bean or Margaret Hattabaugh, married in 1815.33,2

Children:

i. ANDREW LOWTHER.

ii. DANIEL LOWTHER.

 

36. Margaret "Peggy" Lowther (10.Thomas3, 3.William2, 1.Robert1), b. Feb- -1796 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,83,33 d. Aug-18-1855 in Lewis Co, (W)VA,[131] cause of death dysentery.[132] She married[133],67 Feb-10-1816 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,33,[134] [marriage bond dated Dec 25 1815], William Bennett Peterson, b. Feb-23-1794 in Pendleton Co, (W)VA,[135] (son of William Peterson and Mary E. Bennett), d. Sep-30-1873 in Sullivan Co, MO,135 buried Lindley Cemetery in Sullivan Co, MO.135

Children:

109. i. ANNA PETERSON133 b. Jul-15-1821.

 

37. Mary "Polly" Lowther32 (10.Thomas3, 3.William2, 1.Robert1), b. ca 1802 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,36 d. btwn 1860 - 1863 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,34 buried in West Cemetery, Duck Creek, Harrison Co, WV,36 census 1830, 1860 in Harrison Co, (W)VA.36 She married32 Jan-22-1827 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,20,36 Washington Lee West, also known as Lee West,[136] 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,136 buried in West Cemetery, Duck Creek, Harrison Co, WV,36 occupation farmer, shoemaker.36

Children:

i. ELIZA WEST b. ca 1828 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,36 d. aft 1886,36 never married.34

 

38. Alexander J. Lowther (11.William3, 3.William2, 1.Robert1), b. Jan-14-1791 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,[137],[138] d. Apr-30-1864 at Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,[139],2 buried in White Oak ME Church Cem, near Pullman, Ritchie Co, WV,139,15 resided in Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,41 census 1850, 1860 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA, census 1830, 1840 in Harrison Co, (W)VA, military War of 1812,139,[140],15.

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.)139

He married138,91 (1) Jun- 9-1812 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,20 Sarah Ireland, b. Aug-13-1796,139 (daughter of Alexander Ireland and Elizabeth Ragan), d. May-23-1841,2,139 buried near M. P. Church.139 He married139,15 (2) Jun- 6-1842,2 Rachel M. Stout, b. May-31-1801,15 d. Jun-27-1890,15 buried in Pullman Cemetery, Ritchie Co, WV,15 census 1850, 1860 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA.

Children by Sarah Ireland:

i. MARGARET LOWTHER139 b. Apr-15-1815 in West Milford, Harrison Co, (W)VA, d. Apr-28-1848,[141],140 never married.141,140

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

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

112. iv. JOHN ALEXANDER LOWTHER139 b. Sep-24-1820.

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

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

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

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

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

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

xi. CATHERINE L. LOWTHER b. ca 1834,76,140,2 census 1850 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA.

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

Children by Rachel M. Stout:

xiii. (INFANT) LOWTHER d. in infancy.139

 

39. Sudna Lowther, also known as Sudnes Lowther,20 census name Sudney (11.William3, 3.William2, 1.Robert1), b. Apr- -1792 near West Milford, Harrison Co, (W)VA,[142],15 ["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-20-1872,48 buried in Pullman Cemetery, Ritchie Co, WV,142,15,112 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].

After her husband's early death, Sudna Lowther Willard moved to Ritchie County and lived with her parents.129

She married41,91 Aug-24-1827 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,20 George Willard, also known as George Williard,20 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,129,142 buried (unmarked grave) in Flanagan Cemetery (CR 22, south of White Oak & Berea), Ritchie Co, WV.142,15

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.

 

Children:

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

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

122. iii. REBECCA WILLARD b. 1835.

 

40. William W. Lowther (11.William3, 3.William2, 1.Robert1), b. Oct-31-1793 in West Milford, Harrison Co, (W)VA,[143],41,48 d. Feb-26-1872,48 buried in IOOF (Egypt) Cemetery, Cairo, Ritchie Co, WV,[144] resided (settled) in Cairo, Ritchie Co, WV.41,43 He married41,143,57 Feb-20-1823 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,20 Melison W. Maxwell, also known as Melicent Maxwell,41 also known as Millison Maxwell,20 also known as Melina,57 b. Oct-29-1798 in Delaware,143,48,76 d. May- 5-1879,48 buried in IOOF (Egypt) Cemetery, Cairo, Ritchie Co, WV,15 resided (settled) in Cairo, Ritchie Co, WV.43

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.

Children:

123. i. WILLIAM MAXWELL LOWTHER b. 1825.

ii. LORENZO DOW LOWTHER b. 1826,[145] resided (settled) in Texas,145,[146] census 1850 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA.

iii. ARMSTRONG LOWTHER b. Apr-11-1829,65 d. Aug- 1-1851,48 buried in IOOF (Egypt) Cemetery, Cairo, Ritchie Co, WV.15

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

v. REBECCA LOWTHER b. 1832,145 d. Oct- 1-1915,145 resided in Cairo, Ritchie Co, WV.146 She married145 Jun- 4-1879 in Ritchie Co, WV,[147] John R. Young, b. ca 1832,87 [Minnie Kendall Lowther describes John Young as "a Scotchman," but marrige record indicates he was born in Virginia.] (son of Andrew Younge and Agnes Hall), resided 1879 in Ritchie Co, WV.87 There were no children from this marriage145,[148] [A foster son, Frank Fetty, shared in Rebecca's estate.].

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

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

viii. MARY JANE LOWTHER b. Jul-23-1838,48 d. Jul- 2-1864,48 buried in IOOF (Egypt) Cemetery, Cairo, Ritchie Co, WV,15 census 1850 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA.

ix. SUDNA LOWTHER b. Aug-23-1841,48 d. Mar- 7-1864,48 buried in IOOF (Egypt) Cemetery, Cairo, Ritchie Co, WV,15 census 1850 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA.

 

41. Robert L. Lowther (11.William3, 3.William2, 1.Robert1), b. May-24-1795,41 ["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,[149],48 buried in Early Settlers (aka Old Ripley) Cemetery, Ripley, Jackson Co, WV,56,149 resided from 1830s in Jackson Co, (W)VA,41,[150] resided until 1830s in Harrison Co, (W)VA,149 occupation lawyer.149

Robert Lowther was the first resident attorney of Jackson County and helped survey the town of Ripley.149

He married149 Mar-21-1815 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,21,20 [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.], Mary "Polly" Hattabaugh, b. Nov- 2-1792 in Kent Co, DE,149 ["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- 1-1851,149,48 buried in Early Settlers (aka Old Ripley) Cemetery, Ripley, Jackson Co, WV,56 census 1850 in Jackson Co, (W)VA.

Children:

127. i. ANDREW H. LOWTHER b. 1816.

ii. HARRIET LOWTHER b. 1817,149 d. 1845,149 resided in Ripley, Jackson Co, WV.149 She married149 John H. Wetzel.

iii. WILLIAM WIRT LOWTHER b. 1820,149 d. ca 1838 in Indiana,149 [while attending college].

iv. AGNES LOWTHER b. 1822,149 d. in infancy.149

v. MINERVA LOWTHER b. 1823,149 d. 1901,149 resided in Ripley, Jackson Co, WV.149 She married149 Feb-18-1844 in Jackson Co, (W)VA,[151] Joseph Smith.

vi. MARGARET LOWTHER b. 1826,149 d. 1899,149 resided in Baltimore, MD,149 census 1850 in Jackson Co, (W)VA. She married149 Henry Harpold.

vii. MARY LOWTHER b. 1828,149 d. 1899 in Baltimore, MD,149 census 1850 in Jackson Co, (W)VA, never married.149

viii. EDWARD DUNCAN LOWTHER, census name Edwin D. Lowther,150 b. 1828,149 d. 1899 in Ripley, Jackson Co, WV,149 census 1850 in Jackson Co, (W)VA, never married.149

 

42. Archibald Lowther (11.William3, 3.William2, 1.Robert1), b. May-17-1811 near West Milford, Harrison Co, WV,[152],15 [the youngest of 12 children], d. Oct-29-1874 in Holbrook, Ritchie Co, WV,152,15 buried in Lowther (Walnut Grove) Cemetery, Holbrook, Ritchie Co, WV,15 census 1870 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV, resided aft 1836 at Holbrook, Ritchie Co, WV,152 resided until 1836 in Harrison Co, (W)VA.152 He married91 Dec-26-1834 in Monongalia Co, (W)VA,[153] [Don Norman reports marriage as Sep 23 1834 in Ritchie Co.], Charlotta Willard,15 also known as Charlotte Willard,152,91,[154] also known as Sharlotta,48 b. Jan-29-1813 in Greene Co, PA,152,15 (daughter of George Willard and Elizabeth Hume), d. Apr- 6-1895 in Ritchie Co, WV,2,152,15 buried in Lowther (Walnut Grove) Cemetery, Holbrook, Ritchie Co, WV,15 census 1870 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV.

Children:

i. ELIZABETH JANE LOWTHER b. Aug-16-1836,[155] d. Jan-19-1853,15 buried in Lowther (Walnut Grove) Cemetery, Holbrook, Ritchie Co, WV.48,15

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

129. iii. MARGARET CLARISSA LOWTHER b. 1840.

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

v. ROBERT LOWTHER b. Apr- 3-1844,[156] d. Feb- 7-1850,15,156 buried in Lowther (Walnut Grove) Cemetery, Holbrook, Ritchie Co, WV.15,156

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

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

 

43. William Jesse Lowther2 (12.Jesse3, 3.William2, 1.Robert1) (See marriage to number 28.)

 

44. Margaret Lowther (12.Jesse3, 3.William2, 1.Robert1), b. 1794,[157] d. at West Milford, Harrison Co, WV.50 She married50 Jan- 6-1820 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,20 William L. Mitchell, b. ca 1774 in Harrison Co, (W)VA.2

Children:

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

ii. MARY MITCHELL resided in the west.50

iii. WILLIAM MITCHELL d. aft 1911.50

iv. CYRUS MITCHELL d. bef 1911.50

v. MADISON B. MITCHELL d. bef 1911.50

vi. ROBERT MITCHELL d. aft 1911.50

vii. LAFAYETTE MITCHELL d. bef 1911.50

134. viii. MARGARET MITCHELL b. ca 1834.

 

45. Mary Ann Lowther, also known as Maryan Lowther,20 (12.Jesse3, 3.William2, 1.Robert1), b. ca 1794,76,2 d. 1876.157 She married46 Jun- 2-1814 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,20 William Hall, Jr., b. ca 1793,76 resided near Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV,46 census 1850 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA, resided originally in Loudoun Co, VA.[158]

Children:

135. i. LUCINDA HALL14,[159] b. Mar-17-1816.

ii. CYRUS HALL b. ca 1822,76 census 1850, 1860 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA, occupation prosecuting attorney in Ritchie County.158

 

46. Sarah "Sally" Lowther2,20, also known as Sallie Lowther,46 also known as Sarah Lowther,[160] (12.Jesse3, 3.William2, 1.Robert1), b. May-10-1795 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,2,157 [Birth date reported as Oct 5 1795 by Linder, but May 10 1795 by Don Norman.], d. May-22-1870 in Gilmer Co, WV,2,160 resided in Gilmer Co, (W)VA.46 She married46,2 Apr-20-1817 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,20,157 [bond date Apr 18 1817], William Norris, Jr.,2 b. Aug- 8-1792 in Fauquier Co, VA,2,160 d. 1861.160

Children:

i. MILTON G. NORRIS b. Nov-10-1819,160 d. Jul-30-1896.160 He married160 Jan- 3-1869,2 Mary Louise Campbell.

ii. EMILY NORRIS b. ca 1820,160 d. 1906,160 never married.160

iii. JOHN G. NORRIS b. May- 9-1820.2 He married160 Eliza ___.

iv. JESSE NORRIS b. May- 4-1823,2,160 never married.160

v. MARY NORRIS b. ca 1824,86 d. 1825.86

vi. CAROLINE NORRIS b. ca 1829.86

vii. WILLIAM P. NORRIS b. ca 1831.86

viii. DRUSILLA NORRIS b. Jul- 3-1832,2,86 d. Jan-14-1902.2 She married 1852,2 George Washington Kerns.

ix. LUCINDA NORRIS b. ca 1833,86 d. 1888,86 never married.86

x. ELIZABETH "BETSY" NORRIS b. ca 1835.86,2

xi. EDWARD NORRIS b. ca 1839.86

xii. ELIAS NORRIS b. ca 1839 in Gilmer Co, (W)VA.[161] He married Sep-28-1864 in Gilmer Co, WV,[162] Elizabeth R. Stout, b. ca 1844 in Monroe Co, (W)VA,161 resided 1864 in Gilmer Co, WV.161

 

47. Jesse Lowther, Jr. (12.Jesse3, 3.William2, 1.Robert1), b. ca 1799 in Virginia,51 d. bef Jun 1880 in Little Rock, AR,[163],50 census 1840, 50, 60, 70 in Spadra Twp, Johnson Co, AR, census 1830 in Johnson Co, AR, occupation physician,50,51,[164],70. He married2 Mahala LeBrun, b. ca 1807,51 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:

i. NAPOLEON B. LOWTHER b. ca 1829 in Arkansas,51 census 1850 in Spadra Twp, Johnson Co, AR.

ii. JOHN LOWTHER b. ca 1830 in Arkansas,51 census 1850 in Spadra Twp, Johnson Co, AR.

iii. PAMELIA LOWTHER b. ca 1833 in Arkansas,51 census 1850 in Spadra Twp, Johnson Co, AR.

iv. DRUSILLA LOWTHER b. ca 1835 in Arkansas,51 census 1850 in Spadra Twp, Johnson Co, AR.

v. ROBERT LOWTHER b. ca 1837 in Arkansas,51 census 1850 in Spadra Twp, Johnson Co, AR.

vi. ADELAIDE LOWTHER b. ca 1840 in Arkansas,51 census 1850, 1860 in Spadra Twp, Johnson Co, AR.

vii. ADELINE LOWTHER b. ca 1842 in Arkansas,51 census 1850, 1860 in Spadra Twp, Johnson Co, AR.

viii. JEROME B. LOWTHER b. ca 1845 in Arkansas,51 census 1850, 1860, 1870 in Spadra Twp, Johnson Co, AR, occupation 1870 school teacher.70

ix. WILLIAM W. LOWTHER b. ca 1845,51 census 1850, 1860, 1870 in Spadra Twp, Johnson Co, AR, occupation 1870 school teacher.70

x. JESSE M. LOWTHER b. ca 1847 in Arkansas,51 census 1880 in Marion Co, TX, census 1850, 1860 in Spadra Twp, Johnson Co, AR, occupation Methodist minister.163

 

48. Elias J. Lowther (12.Jesse3, 3.William2, 1.Robert1), b. Jan- 1-1801 at Wood Co, (W)VA,2,50 [Neal's Island], d. Feb-27-1877 in Palestine, Wirt Co, WV,30,53 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.

He married50,57 Jul-17-1828 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,[165] Salina McWhorter, also known as Celina McWhorter,20 also known as Cilina McWhorter,84 b. Oct-22-1811 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,86 (daughter of Thomas McWhorter), d. Oct- 7-1881 in Wirt Co, WV,[166] buried in Palestine, Wirt Co, WV, census 1860 in Wirt Co, (W)VA, census 1850 in Harrison Co, (W)VA.

Children:

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

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

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

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

v. CALHOUN (TWIN) LOWTHER b. Apr-16-1834,86 d. 1835.86

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

vii. CAMILLUS LOWTHER b. Jul- 9-1839 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,86,20,118 d. Mar-26-1902,86,118 buried in Old Lowther Cemetery, West Milford-Muttontown Rd, Harrison Co, WV,10 resided 1879 in Wirt Co, WV,20 census 1850 in Harrison Co, (W)VA. He married Jul- 9-1879 in Harrison Co, WV,122 Drusilla C. Lowther, also known as Drucilla Lowther,10 b. Sep-27-1840,20 (daughter of James K. Lowther and Lydia Knight), d. Sep- 7-1926 in Union District, Harrison Co, WV,112 buried in Old Lowther Cemetery, West Milford-Muttontown Rd, Harrison Co, WV,10,112 [No dates. Name on headstone: Drucilla Lowther.], resided in West Milford, Harrison Co, WV,112 resided 1908 in Harrison Co, WV.121

viii. THOMAS NEWTON LOWTHER b. Dec-24-1841,86,20 d. Feb-10-1904,86 [But Don Norman reports death date as 1934.], census 1900 in Wirt Co, WV [Listed as father-in-law in household of Lewis Thorn.], census 1850 in Harrison Co, (W)VA.

Middle initial given as W by Minnie Kendall Lowther in "History of Ritchie County," p. 17, but "Harrison County WV Marriages 1785-1894," p. 201, reports it as N.

He married Feb- 3-1868 in Harrison Co, WV,85 Nancy Lowther, b. Aug- 6-1842,83,2 (daughter of Jesse G. Lowther and Wady Knight), d. Oct-25-1888 in Palestine, Wirt Co, WV,84 buried in Palestine, Wirt Co, WV,84 resided in Wirt Co, WV,28 census 1860 in Harrison Co, (W)VA.

As great-grandchildren of William Lowther and Sudna Hughes, Thomas Newton Lowther and Nancy Lowther were second cousins.

ix. COLUMBIA VIRGINIA LOWTHER b. Jul-24-1844,86,2 d. Oct-27-1906,86,53 census 1850 in Harrison Co, (W)VA. She married53,86 John Edwards.

x. MARY MATILDA LOWTHER b. Sep-17-1846,86 d. 1908,2,53 buried in Palestine, Wirt Co, WV, resided in Jackson Co, WV,53 census 1850 in Harrison Co, (W)VA. She married53 Dec-11-1870 [Linder, p. 445, reports marriage date as 1867.], Phares William Morgan, buried in Palestine, Wirt Co, WV.

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

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

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

 

49. Robert H. Lowther[167] title: Dr. (12.Jesse3, 3.William2, 1.Robert1), b. ca 1802,2 d. ca 1838 in Mississippi,50 resided in Mississippi,50 resided formerly in Weston, Lewis Co, WV,50 occupation physician.50,[168] He married50 Ellen Stringer, d. ca 1839 in Mississippi.50

Children:

i. WILLIAM LOWTHER.

ii. HUFFMAN LOWTHER.

iii. JESSE LOWTHER167.

iv. DANIEL LOWTHER.

 

50. Sudna Alcinda Lowther, census name Sidney,27 (12.Jesse3, 3.William2, 1.Robert1), b. 1803,157 d. 1867 at West Milford, Harrison Co, WV,157,50 resided at West Milford, Harrison Co, WV,50 census 1850, 1860 in Harrison Co, (W)VA. She married50 Feb-19-1828 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,[169],157 Armstrong Maxwell, b. Oct-10-1801,83,27 d. Nov-20-1858 in West Milford, Harrison Co, (W)VA,80 cause of death tuberculosis,80 census 1850 in Harrison Co, (W)VA, occupation carpenter.27,80

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:

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

ii. ANASTACIA MAXWELL, also known as Anna L. Maxwell,50 also known as Anne Maxwell,2 b. ca 1832,27 d. 1913.167 She married50,167 Jan-10-1860,167 William B. Stephens, occupation preacher, blacksmith.167

iii. SUDNA A. MAXWELL resided 1911 in Gilmer Co, WV.50 She married50 ___ Mitchell.

iv. JUDITH MAXWELL b. ca 1837,27 census 1850 in Harrison Co, (W)VA.

v. IRVIN D. MAXWELL82 also known as Ervin Maxwell,167,27 also known as Irwin Maxwell,50 b. ca 1838,167 d. bef 1911,50 census 1850 in Harrison Co, (W)VA.

vi. WILLIAM H. H. MAXWELL b. ca 1840 in Wood Co, (W)VA,21,20 [Age 27 at time of Aug 1871 marriage would put birth date at about 1844, but 1850 Census shows age as 10, and 1860 Census shows age as 19.], d. bef 1911,50 resided 1871 in Harrison Co, WV,21,20 census 1850, 1860 in Harrison Co, (W)VA, occupation carpenter.21 He married Aug- 2-1871 in Harrison Co, WV,[170],20 Ruhama R. Patton, b. ca 1854 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,21,20 (daughter of Luther M. Patton and Belinda ___).

vii. MARCELLUS MAXWELL b. ca 1842,167 resided 1911 in Nelsonville, Athens Co, OH.50

viii. MILLIE M. MAXWELL, also known as Milla M. Maxwell.20 She married50 Dec- 3-1848 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,20 John Racey.

ix. JULIA MAXWELL resided 1911 at West Milford, Harrison Co, WV.50

 

51. Elizabeth "Betsy" Lowther (12.Jesse3, 3.William2, 1.Robert1), b. Oct- 8-1810 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,31,159,[171] [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.], d. Apr-10-1859 in Lewis Co, (W)VA,[172] census 1850 in Lewis Co, (W)VA. She married50,57,171 Jun-20-1830 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,20 Conrad Kester, census name Coonrod Kester,31,59 b. ca 1803 in Rockingham Co, VA,31,167,171 d. 1892,167 census 1880 in Weston, Lewis Co, WV, census 1850 in Lewis Co, (W)VA, occupation gunsmith.31,59

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:

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

ii. MARY A. KESTER b. ca 1833,31,159 census 1850 in Lewis Co, (W)VA.

iii. JEROME KESTER b. Apr-10-1834,159 d. Jun-26-1920,159 census 1850 in Lewis Co, (W)VA. He married159 Martha C. Corder.

iv. AMANDA E. KESTER b. ca 1836,31,159 d. 1920,159 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. She married159 (1) ___ Alfriend. She married159 (2) ___ Kiger.

v. NEWTON KESTER b. May- -1841,[173],31,159 census 1900 in Staunton, VA, census 1850 in Lewis Co, (W)VA, occupation clerk.173 He married159 Minnie ___.

vi. ELIZA A. (LYDA) KESTER, census name Lyda Kester,59 b. ca 1844,31,159 d. 1909,159 census 1880 in Weston, Lewis Co, WV, census 1850 in Lewis Co, (W)VA, never married.159

vii. HELEN OLIVIA KESTER159 b. Jun- -1848 in Weston, Lewis Co, (W)VA,159,112 d. Mar-18-1923 in Weston, Lewis Co, WV,112,159 buried Old Hill Cemetery,112 census 1920 in Weston, Lewis Co, WV, census 1850 in Lewis Co, (W)VA, never married.112

viii. DORA VIRGINIA KESTER, census name Virginia Kester,31 b. ca 1849,31,159 census 1850 in Lewis Co, (W)VA. She married159 Henry Skaggs.

ix. WILMOT KESTER. He married 1879,[174] Columbia B. Ward, b. ca 1858,[175] (daughter of Leonard S. Ward and Margaret ___).

x. (UNNAMED CHILD) KESTER b. Feb-16-1856,112 d. Dec-22-1856 in Weston, Lewis Co, (W)VA.[176]

 

52. Sarah Dark "Sally" Lowther14 (13.Elias3, 3.William2, 1.Robert1), b. Sep-26-1800,14 resided in Harrison Co, WV.53 She married53,14,2 Jul-19-1820 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,20 George William Starkey,2 b. ca 1798 in New Jersey.2

Children:

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

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

 

53. William Dark Lowther14 (13.Elias3, 3.William2, 1.Robert1), b. Nov-23-1802 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,2,14 d. Mar-27-1850 in Ohio,2 buried Barber Ridge Cem in Monroe Co, OH,56 resided (settled) in Ohio,53,14 resided formerly in Ritchie Co, WV.53 He married2 Feb-25-1825 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,72,[177] Elizabeth Dotson, b. ca 1805 in Virginia (now West Virginia),51,2 [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,56 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:

i. JOHNATHAN LOWTHER b. ca 1831 in Ohio,51 census 1850 in Monroe Co, OH.

ii. MARY LOWTHER b. ca 1835 in Ohio,51 census 1850 in Monroe Co, OH.

iii. WILLIAM LOWTHER b. ca 1839,51 census 1850 in Monroe Co, OH.

iv. ELIAS LOWTHER b. ca 1843,51 census 1850 in Monroe Co, OH.

v. SARAH LOWTHER b. ca 1844 in Ohio,51 census 1850 in Monroe Co, OH.

 

54. Elizabeth Lowther (13.Elias3, 3.William2, 1.Robert1), b. Dec- 1-1806,14 resided (settled) in Ohio,53,14 census 1850 in Newport, Washington Co, OH, resided formerly in Ritchie Co, WV.53

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.

She married53,14,2 (1) Jul- 6-1824 in Lewis Co, (W)VA,2 Robert Hammond, b. ca 1800 in Harrison Co, (W)VA.2

 

She married (2) William Dodson, b. ca 1810 in Virginia,51 census 1850 in Newport, Washington Co, OH.

 

Children by Robert Hammond:

i. ___ HAMMOND b. ca 1825.2

ii. JOHN HAMMOND b. ca 1827.2

148. iii. GREENBERRY HAMMOND b. 1829.

iv. ELIAS HAMMOND b. ca 1830,2 [Age 24 at time of 1850 would put birth in about 1826, possibly making him the unnamed child, b. ca 1825, reported by Don Norman.], census 1850 in Newport, Washington Co, OH. He married Oct-18-1849 in Washington Co, OH,2 Anna Stewart.

 

55. Jesse Madison Lowther (13.Elias3, 3.William2, 1.Robert1), b. May- -1809,14,15,2 ["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,53,14,15,2 buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Berea (Co Rd 7-26), Ritchie Co, WV.15 He married53,91 Apr-23-1835 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,20,14,[178] Lucinda Hall, b. Mar-17-1816,159,14 (daughter of William Hall, Jr. and Mary Ann Lowther), d. Jan-20-1898 in Ritchie Co, WV,159,2 buried in IOOF Cemetery, Salem, Harrison Co, WV,[179] 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.[180]

Children:

i. MORGAN B. LOWTHER b. Apr- 1-1836,159 d. 1838.159

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

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

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

152. v. MENDANE E. LOWTHER b. Jun- 5-1842.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

56. Dorinda Lowther, also known as Darinda Lowther,2 (13.Elias3, 3.William2, 1.Robert1), b. Jun-15-1814,[181],15 d. 1896,[182],15 buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Berea (Co Rd 7-26), Ritchie Co, WV,182,15 resided in Otterslide, Ritchie Co, WV.[183] She married181,2 (1) Nov- 3-1844 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA,87 [This was Ziba Davis' second marriage. (Linder, p. 433)], Zebulon "Ziba" Davis,2 also known as Ziba Davis,182,91,15,87,[184] b. May-22-1816 at Greenbrier Run (Salem), Doddridge Co, WV,[185] (son of Peter Davis and Sarah "Sally" Davis), d. Feb- 4-1887,15 buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Berea (Co Rd 7-26), Ritchie Co, WV,182,15 [Headstone reads: Ziba Davis, died Feb 4 1887, age 70 years.], resided aft 1850 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA,181 resided until 1850 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.181 She married2 (2) J. Lowther.

Children by Zebulon "Ziba" Davis:

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

 

57. Mary "Polly" Lowther (13.Elias3, 3.William2, 1.Robert1), b. Sep-20-1818 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,[186],15 [Linder, p. 433, reports birth date as 1814, while Don Norman has it as Sep 20 1811.], d.15 [no death date on stone], buried in Pritchard Cemetery, Slab Creek, Ritchie Co, WV,15,[187] resided in Slab Creek, Ritchie Co, WV, census 1870 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV. She married[188],14 Feb-16-1843 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA,[189] Thomas Dickerson Pritchard,[190] b. Feb-25-1818 in Monongalia Co, (W)VA,187,2 (son of Thomas Pritchard, Jr. and Mary Moody), buried in Gaston, Lewis Co, WV,187 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:

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

ii. JERUSHA A. PRITCHARD b. ca 1848,44,2 census 1870 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV. She married2 ___ Carpenter.

iii. THOMAS TAVNER PRITCHARD2 b. Apr- 5-1849,2 d. Dec-26-1922,2 resided 1910 in Wyoming,[191] [Hyattsville], census 1870 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV. He married Dec- 4-1878 in Ritchie Co, WV,[192] Lucy A. Summers, b. ca 1852,87 (daughter of Elias Summers and Miranda Wilson), resided 1911 in Wyoming.[193]

iv. SILAS R. PRITCHARD d. young,2 buried in Pritchard Cemetery, Slab Creek, Ritchie Co, WV.187

v. MARY I. PRITCHARD d. young,2 buried in Pritchard Cemetery, Slab Creek, Ritchie Co, WV.187

vi. REBECCA PRITCHARD d. young,2 buried in Pritchard Cemetery, Slab Creek, Ritchie Co, WV.187

 

58. Jonathan Coburn Lowther14 also known as Joneth Lowther,171 census name J. C. Lowther,44 census name Johnathan C. Lowther,77 (13.Elias3, 3.William2, 1.Robert1), b. Mar- 8-1819 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,15,183,[194] d. Oct-11-1916,15 buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Berea (Co Rd 7-26), Ritchie Co, WV,15,181 resided in Berea, Ritchie Co, WV,183 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."183

He married91,171,[195] Oct-19-1843 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA,[196],181 Emza M. Neal, also known as Emsy M. Neal, b. Jun-14-1824 near Williamstown, Wood Co, WV,181,15 (daughter of Nathan Neal and Rachel M. Stout), d. Oct-27-1904 at Otterslide, Ritchie Co, WV,15,[197] [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,181,15 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:

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

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

iii. WILLIAM W. LOWTHER [adopted] b. ca 1855,44 adopted by both195,2 resided in California,181,195 census 1870 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV.

 

59. Joseph Kester Childers (14.William3, 4.Martha2, 1.Robert1), b. 1808,118 d. 1889,118 buried in Childers Cemetery, New Milton, Doddridge Co, WV,[198],56 census 1850, 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA. He married91,171 Alice Jones, b. Dec- -1818,[199],118 [Birth place given as Akron, Ohio, in daughter's death record, but the 1900 Census shows her birth place as West Virginia. ], d. 1908,118 buried in Childers Cemetery, New Milton, Doddridge Co, WV,198,56 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:

163. i. GEORGE J. CHILDERS[200] b. ca 1837.

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

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

iv. HULDA CHILDERS b. ca 1842 at Meathouse Fork, Big Isaac, Doddridge Co, WV,83,64 d. Dec-23-1855 at Meathouse Fork, Big Isaac, Doddridge Co, WV,[201] census 1850 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.

v. ADALINE CHILDERS b. ca 1845,64 d. Dec-19-1869 in Doddridge Co, WV,66 census 1850, 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA, cause of death consumption (tuberculosis).66

vi. ELIZABETH CHILDERS b. ca 1847,64 census 1850, 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.

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

viii. EVINA CHILDERS b. ca 1852 in Meathouse Fork, Big Isaac, Doddridge Co, WV,83 d. Dec-18-1855 in Meathouse Fork, Big Isaac, Doddridge Co, WV.66

ix. HARRIET CHILDERS b. Jul- -1852,61 [Age 30 at time of Jan 1890 marriage would put birth in about 1859. But age 7 in the 1860 Census would put it in about 1853, age 58y 8m 25d in death record would put it at Jun 11 1851, and age 47 with a birth date of July 1852 was given in the 1900 Census. The latter appears to be the most accurate.], d. Mar- 8-1910 in Doddridge Co, WV,201 census 1900 in New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA. She married Jan- 1-1890 in Doddridge Co, WV,[202] Benjamin Franklin Greathouse, also known as B. F. Greathouse,61,112 b. ca 1868,112 [Age 40 in marriage record of Apr 1911 would put birth in about 1871, but age 21 at marriage in Jan 1890 would put it at about 1868, and age 52 on death record of July 1919 puts it at about 1867.] (son of Albert Morgan Greathouse and Mary Frances Powell), d. Jul-14-1919 in Doddridge Co, WV,112 cause of death typhoid,112 census 1880 in New Milton, Doddridge Co, WV, occupation farmer.112

x. CHARLES CHILDERS b. ca 1856,[203] census 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.

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

 

60. Nimrod C. Frashure, census name Nimrod Frazier,203 (15.Sudna3, 4.Martha2, 1.Robert1), b. ca 1807 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,61 census 1870 in Grant District, Doddridge Co, WV, resided 1862 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,61 census 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA, occupation wheelwright.[204] He married Jul- 3-1862 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,[205] Maria Bee, census name Mariah Bee,64,59 b. ca 1836 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,61,64,[206] (daughter of Jonathan Bee and Martha "Patsy" Howard), census 1880 in Freemans Creek District, Lewis Co, WV, census 1870 in Grant District, Doddridge Co, WV, resided 1862 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,61 census 1850 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.

1860 Census, Doddridge Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Jun 22 1870:

Nimrod Frazier, 52, farmer; E. (female), 44.

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.

Children:

168. i. NIMROD J. FRASHURE b. ca 1867.

169. ii. WILLIAM GRANT FRASHURE b. Sep- 5-1868.

iii. HARVEY L. FRASHURE b. Mar-14-1874 in Doddridge Co, WV,112,161 d. Dec-16-1925 in Camden, Lewis Co, WV,112 buried in Otterbein Methodist Church Cemetery, near Sand Fork, Gilmer Co, WV,112 cause of death appendicitis,112 resided 1893 in Gilmer Co, WV,161 census 1880 in Freemans Creek District, Lewis Co, WV, occupation farmer.112 He married Aug-24-1893 in Gilmer Co, WV,161 Emily M. J. Carson, b. ca 1876 in Gilmer Co, WV.161

 

61. William Childers (16.Robert3, 4.Martha2, 1.Robert1), b. Dec-16-18__,[207] d. Dec-21-1849.207 He married Nov- 1-1841 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,207 Jane D. Sutton, b. May- 4-1820,207 (daughter of John Sutton and Rachel Davis), d. Feb-23-1897.207

Children:

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

 

62. John G. Yerkey (17.Abigail3, 4.Martha2, 1.Robert1), b. Feb-16-1813,48 d. Jan- 4-1898,48 buried in Tichenal Church Cem, Isaac Crk Rd, near Good Hope, Harrison Co, WV,10 census 1880 in Union District, Harrison Co, WV, census 1870 in West Milford, Harrison Co, WV. He married91,154 Mary Ann Stutler, b. Dec-13-1816 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,48,83,[208] d. Aug-15-1876 in Harrison Co, WV,[209],48 buried in Tichenal Church Cem, Isaac Crk Rd, near Good Hope, Harrison Co, WV,10,56 cause of death jaundice,80 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:

171. i. JEMIMA YERKEY b. ca 1835.

172. ii. ABIGAIL YERKEY b. ca 1843.

173. iii. SARAH ELLEN YERKEY56 b. 1843.

174. iv. LEWIS ALEXANDER YERKEY b. May-29-1853.

v. BARBARA ANN YERKEY b. May-10-1855 in Harrison Co, WV,112 d. Mar-14-1936 in Morgansville, Doddridge Co, WV,112 buried in Doak Cemetery, Big Flint, Doddridge Co, WV,112 census 1930 at Big Flint, Doddridge Co, WV,[210] resided 1873 in Harrison Co, WV,21 census 1870 in West Milford, Harrison Co, WV. She married Dec-18-1873 in Harrison Co, WV,21 John W. Minter, b. ca 1848 in Lewis Co, (W)VA,21 (son of John B. Minter and Mary E. ___), resided 1873 in Lewis Co, WV.21

175. vi. SALATHIEL LYNCH YERKEY b. Mar-21-1865.

 

63. Sarah Catharine Yerkey, also known as Catharien Yerkey (17.Abigail3, 4.Martha2, 1.Robert1), b. ca 1816,64 d. 1853,23 census 1850 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA. She married57 Nathaniel Hinkle, b. ca 1810 in Pendleton Co, (W)VA,104 (son of Leonard Hinkle and Mary Cunningham), 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.

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.

Children:

176. i. ABRAHAM HINKLE b. Feb- 2-1843.

 

64. Enoch M. Yerkey (17.Abigail3, 4.Martha2, 1.Robert1), b. Apr- 3-1832,48 [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,[211],[212] buried in Good Hope Masonic Cemetery, Rt. 19 S, Harrison Co, WV,56 census 1870 in Union District, Harrison Co, WV, census 1850, 1860 in Harrison Co, (W)VA, occupation farmer.212,82 He married[213] Dec-27-1853 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,[214] Phoebe Sommerville, census name Pheba, census name Phebe, b. Nov- -1833,83 [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 ___), d. Sep-25-1907 at Isaac Creek, near Sardis, Harrison Co, WV,80 census 1870 in Union District, Harrison Co, WV, census 1860 in Harrison Co, (W)VA.

Children:

i. SILVANA J. YERKEY, census name Savannah Yerkey, b. ca 1854,82 census 1870 in Union District, Harrison Co, WV, census 1860 in Harrison Co, (W)VA.

ii. ADALINE V. YERKEY b. ca 1856,82 census 1870 in Union District, Harrison Co, WV, census 1860 in Harrison Co, (W)VA.

iii. TOBITHA V. YERKEY, census name Tibitha V. Yerkey, b. ca 1858,82 census 1870 in Union District, Harrison Co, WV, census 1860 in Harrison Co, (W)VA.

iv. EDWARD L. YERKEY b. ca 1866,208 census 1870 in Union District, Harrison Co, WV.

v. HARPER YERKEY b. ca 1877,[215] census 1880 in Union District, Harrison Co, WV.

 

65. Rebecca B. Washburn (18.Isaac3, 5.Nancy2, 1.Robert1), b. ca 1801 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,18 d. aft 1880.18 She married Samuel Plant, d. bef 1838.18

Children:

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

 

66. William Lowther (19.Robert3, 6.Joseph2, 1.Robert1). He married2,57 Jan-29-1844 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,21,20 Catherine Cummings, also known as Catherine Cummins.2

Children:

178. i. ISAAC LOWTHER b. ca 1845.

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

iii. LOUISE LOWTHER2.

iv. MARY LOWTHER2.

v. BENJAMIN LOWTHER2.

 

67. Joseph Louther (19.Robert3, 6.Joseph2, 1.Robert1), b. ca 1823 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,[216],83,161 d. Oct- 1-1913 in Gilmer Co, WV,[217] census 1910 in Glenville District, Gilmer Co, WV, resided 1895 in Gilmer Co, WV,161 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. He married2 (1) Feb-20-1845 in Barbour Co, (W)VA,[218] Mary Ann White, b. ca 1822,216 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.

He married (2) Jan-15-1895 in Gilmer Co, WV,[219] Martha Hess, b. Aug- 4-1824 in Virginia (now West Virginia),104 census 1870, 1880 in Upshur Co, WV, census 1860 in Lewis Co, (W)VA.

Children by Mary Ann White:

i. REBECCA A. LOWTHER2 b. ca 1846,216 census 1860 in Upshur Co, (W)VA, census 1850 in Barbour Co, (W)VA.

ii. MARTHA LOWTHER b. ca 1847 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,216,21 census 1860 in Upshur Co, (W)VA, census 1850 in Barbour Co, (W)VA. She married Dec-24-1865 in Harrison Co, WV,[220] Asbury Reed, b. ca 1846 in Upshur Co, (W)VA,[221],21 (son of Alexander Reed and Nancy Lowther), resided 1865 in Allegany Co, MD,21 census 1860 in Upshur Co, (W)VA, census 1850 in Barbour Co, (W)VA, occupation bar keeper.21

iii. AMANDA LOWTHER b. ca 1848,216 census 1870 in Barbour Co, WV, census 1860 in Upshur Co, (W)VA, census 1850 in Barbour Co, (W)VA.

iv. CASSA LOWTHER b. ca 1850,216 census 1860 in Upshur Co, (W)VA, census 1850 in Barbour Co, (W)VA.

v. JOHN LOWTHER b. ca 1851,216 census 1880 in Upshur Co, WV, census 1870 in Barbour Co, WV, census 1860 in Upshur Co, (W)VA.

vi. ELIAS LOWTHER b. ca 1853,216 census 1860 in Upshur Co, (W)VA.

vii. MARY LOWTHER b. ca 1856,216 census 1870 in Barbour Co, WV, census 1860 in Upshur Co, (W)VA.

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

ix. JAMES M. LOWTHER b. ca 1861,[222] census 1880 in Upshur Co, WV, census 1870 in Barbour Co, WV.

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

xi. JACOB PRESTON LOWTHER, census name Preston Louther, census name J. Preson Louther, also known as Jacob P. Louther,161 b. ca 1865,[223] census 1910 in Glenville District, Gilmer Co, WV, resided 1896 in Gilmer Co, WV,161 census 1880 in Upshur Co, WV, census 1870 in Barbour Co, WV. He married Apr-14-1896 in Gilmer Co, WV,161 Hannah C. Batton, b. ca 1876 in Gilmer Co, WV,161 census 1910 in Glenville District, Gilmer Co, WV.

xii. FRANKLIN LOWTHER b. ca 1868,223 census 1880 in Upshur Co, WV, census 1870 in Barbour Co, WV.

 

68. Nancy Lowther (19.Robert3, 6.Joseph2, 1.Robert1), b. ca 1825,221 census 1880 in Freemans Creek, Lewis Co, WV, census 1860, 1870 in Upshur Co, WV, census 1850 in Barbour Co, (W)VA. She married2 Mar-13-1845 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,20 Alexander Reed, b. ca 1826,[224] d. 1896,23 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:

i. ASBURY REED b. ca 1846 in Upshur Co, (W)VA,221,21 resided 1865 in Allegany Co, MD,21 census 1860 in Upshur Co, (W)VA, census 1850 in Barbour Co, (W)VA, occupation bar keeper.21 He married Dec-24-1865 in Harrison Co, WV,220 Martha Lowther, b. ca 1847 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,216,21 (daughter of Joseph Louther and Mary Ann White), census 1860 in Upshur Co, (W)VA, census 1850 in Barbour Co, (W)VA.

182. ii. NELSON REED2 b. ca 1848.

iii. DAVID REED b. 1850,221 d. 1911,2 census 1860 in Upshur Co, (W)VA, census 1850 in Barbour Co, (W)VA.

iv. ELIZABETH REED b. ca 1851,216 census 1860 in Upshur Co, (W)VA.

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

vi. JOSHUA GODFREY REED b. May-27-1853,2 census 1860, 1870 in Upshur Co, WV.

vii. JOHN A. REED b. Sep-11-1856,2 census 1860, 1870 in Upshur Co, WV.

viii. ALEXANDER REED b. Jun-21-1858,2,216 census 1860, 1870 in Upshur Co, WV.

ix. NANCY ANN REED b. Dec-11-1860,2 census 1870 in Upshur Co, WV.

x. MARGARET REED b. ca 1862,224 census 1870 in Upshur Co, WV.

xi. EDWARD REED b. Dec-16-1865,2 census 1880 in Freemans Creek, Lewis Co, WV, census 1870 in Upshur Co, WV.

xii. ELLSWORTH HARPER REED b. Mar- -1867,2 census 1880 in Freemans Creek, Lewis Co, WV, census 1870 in Upshur Co, WV.

 

69. Abethele Lowther, also known as Abetha Lowther,20 census name Abethla,223 census name Abitha,216 (19.Robert3, 6.Joseph2, 1.Robert1), b. Oct-20-1827,56 d. Jan-12-1896 in Upshur Co, WV,56 buried in McVaney Cemetery, Hodgesville, Upshur Co, WV,56 census 1860, 1880 in Upshur Co, WV. She married2 Jul-16-1846 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,[225],20 John Abraham Peters, b. May- -1827,83,223 d. Apr-15-1900 in Upshur Co, WV,[226] buried in McVaney Cemetery, Hodgesville, Upshur Co, WV,56 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:

i. JANE PETERS b. ca 1847,216 census 1860 in Upshur Co, WV.

ii. LEONARD LORENZO DOW PETERS, census name Leo L. D. Peters,216 b. 1851,56 d. 1922,56 census 1860 in Upshur Co, (W)VA.

184. iii. GODFREY WASHINGTON PETERS b. 1853.

185. iv. ISAAC NEWTON PETERS b. 1858.

v. ELIZA REBECCA PETERS b. 1865,56 d. 1949,56 census 1880 in Upshur Co, WV.

 

70. Sarah "Sally" Lowther (19.Robert3, 6.Joseph2, 1.Robert1), b. ca 1829,216 census 1880 in Union District, Harrison Co, WV, census 1860, 1870 in Upshur Co, WV. She married2 Apr-17-1851 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,[227] Michael Murphy, census name Michial Murphy,216 b. ca 1821,224,215 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:

i. CLEM MURPHY b. ca 1852,216 census 1860, 1870 in Upshur Co, WV.

ii. DAVID MURPHY b. ca 1853,216 census 1860, 1870 in Upshur Co, WV.

iii. ELIAS MURPHY b. ca 1855,216 census 1880 in Union District, Harrison Co, WV, census 1860, 1870 in Upshur Co, WV.

iv. ALGERN MURPHY, census name Algene Murphy,216 b. ca 1858,216 census 1860, 1870 in Upshur Co, WV.216

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

vi. GEORGE W. MURPHY b. ca 1864,224 census 1880 in Union District, Harrison Co, WV, census 1870 in Upshur Co, WV.

vii. LOUISA E. MURPHY b. ca 1868,224 census 1880 in Union District, Harrison Co, WV, census 1870 in Upshur Co, WV.

 

71. Sarah Lowther (20.Robert3, 7.Joel2, 1.Robert1), b. 1806.2 She married2 Thomas Riley.

Children:

i. GEORGE RILEY b. ca 1824.2 He married2 H. Creighton.

ii. JOSHUA RILEY2.

iii. MARY RILEY b. ca 1827.2 She married2 J. Wood.

iv. MARGARET RILEY b. ca 1830.2 She married2 J. Woodselt.

v. DAVID RILEY b. ca 1844,2 d. 1898.2

vi. MARIA RILEY b. ca 1849.2

 

72. Elizabeth Lowther (20.Robert3, 7.Joel2, 1.Robert1), b. ca 1808 in Virginia,51,2 census 1850 in Neosho, Newton Co, MO. She married Jan-15-1827 in Wood Co, (W)VA,127 John Murphy, b. ca 1803 in Virginia,51 census 1850 in Neosho, Newton Co, MO, occupation wagon maker.51

Children:

i. WILLIAM MURPHY b. ca 1829 in Illinois,51 census 1850 in Neosho, Newton Co, MO.

ii. JOHN MURPHY b. ca 1831 in Illinois,51 census 1850 in Neosho, Newton Co, MO.

iii. MARY MURPHY b. ca 1834 in Virginia,51 census 1850 in Neosho, Newton Co, MO.

iv. HIRAM MURPHY b. ca 1837 in Illinois,51 census 1850 in Neosho, Newton Co, MO.

v. LEONODAS MURPHY b. ca 1840 in Illinois,51 census 1850 in Neosho, Newton Co, MO.

vi. CELINDA MURPHY b. ca 1843 in Arkansas,51 census 1850 in Neosho, Newton Co, MO.

vii. ELIZABETH MURPHY b. ca 1844 in Arkansas,51 census 1850 in Neosho, Newton Co, MO.

viii. WINFIELD MURPHY b. ca 1846 in Missouri,51 census 1850 in Neosho, Newton Co, MO.

ix. EDWIN MURPHY b. ca 1849 in Missouri,51 census 1850 in Neosho, Newton Co, MO.

 

73. Benjamin Franklin Lowther (20.Robert3, 7.Joel2, 1.Robert1), b. Jan- 8-1843 in Arkansas,2,51 d. Apr-29-1914 in Granby, Newton Co, MO,[228],2 buried in Granby, Newton Co, MO,228 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 married2,154 Clarissa Lewis, also known as Clarice Lewis,228 b. Nov-11-1844 in Granby, Newton Co, MO,228 (daughter of Moses Lewis), d. May- 1-1926 in Granby, Newton Co, MO,228 buried in Granby, Newton Co, MO.228

Children:

i. BARBARA LOWTHER b. ca 1866.2

ii. JAMES LOWTHER b. ca 1871.2

iii. WILLIAM WASHINGTON LOWTHER b. Dec-14-1872,2 d. Oct-16-1957.2

iv. TRULY L. LOWTHER b. Apr- 8-1878 in Granby, Newton Co, MO,228 d. Jun-13-1922 in Granby, Newton Co, MO,228 buried in Granby, Newton Co, MO,228 occupation miner. He married213 Nancy ___.

v. JOHN LOWTHER b. ca 1879.2

 

74. Jesse Lowther (21.Jonathan3, 7.Joel2, 1.Robert1), b. 1821,2 d. 1899.2 He married2 Unity Wood.

Children:

i. PHOEBE LOWTHER b. ca 1844.2 She married2 Henry Cottrill.

ii. JACKSON LOWTHER b. ca 1851.2 He married2 Emily Caster.

iii. JOHN LOWTHER b. ca 1853.2 He married2 Agnes ___.

 

75. Joel B. Lowther (21.Jonathan3, 7.Joel2, 1.Robert1), b. 1826 in Ohio,70,2 d. 1917,2 resided 1870 in Meigs Co, OH,70 occupation farmer.70 He married (1) 1848,2 Patience Hissey, b. ca 1828 in Ohio,70 resided 1870 in Meigs Co, OH.70 He married2 (2) Mary ___, b. ca 1845,2 d. 1932.2

Children by Patience Hissey:

i. SAMANTHA LOWTHER b. ca 1849.2

ii. MARY LOWTHER b. ca 1858.2

iii. MARION LOWTHER2 b. ca 1859 in Ohio,70 resided 1870 in Meigs Co, OH.70

 

 

Generation Five

 

76. William Robert Lowther2 (26.William4, 9.Robert3, 3.William2, 1.Robert1), b. Feb-14-1809 near West Milford, Harrison Co, (W)VA,65,[229],75 d. Oct- 7-1881 in Mt. Zion, Calhoun Co, WV,229,48 buried in Pullman Cemetery, Ritchie Co, WV,229 resided in Mt. Zion, Calhoun Co, WV,229 resided formerly near Holbrook, Ritchie Co, WV,229 resided formerly near Smithville, Ritchie Co, WV,229 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,229 occupation physician, schoolteacher.74,[230],76.

 

He married (1) in Harrison Co, (W)VA,73 Sarah Randall, b. ca 1825 in Ohio,30,229,73 d. ca 1840 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA,229,[231] buried (unmarked) in Lowther (Walnut Grove) Cemetery, Holbrook, Ritchie Co, WV.15

 

He married229,154 (2) Apr-20-1843 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA,73,[232] [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."], Sarah Ann Ayers, b. Aug- 9-1824 in Rockbridge Co, VA,65,2 (daughter of Daniel Ayers), d. Sep- 6-1891,48 buried in Pullman Cemetery, Ritchie Co, WV,74,15 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:

i. (INFANT) LOWTHER d. in infancy in Ritchie Co, (W)VA,229,73 buried (no dates) in Lowther (Walnut Grove) Cemetery, Holbrook, Ritchie Co, WV.15

Children by Sarah Ann Ayers:

ii. HANNAH E. LOWTHER, census name Sarah E. Lowther,44 b. 1844,73 [Birth date of 1844 reported in "Ritchie County in History and Romance," p. 269, but age 32 given at time of Dec 1879 marriage would put birth date in about 1847.], resided in Grafton, Taylor Co, WV,74 census 1870 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV, census 1860 in Barbour Co, (W)VA, census 1850 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA. She married74,73 Dec-25-1879 in Ritchie Co, WV,[233] John F. "Frank" Parker, also known as Frank Parker,87,74 census name John F. Parker,[234] b. ca 1859,87 (son of John Parker and Nancy Snodgrass), d. bef 1911,74 resided in Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV.[235]

iii. ARVILLA LOWTHER87,97 also known as Orvilla Lowther,74,73,44,76 b. Feb-24-1846 in Holbrook, Ritchie Co, WV,83,[236] d. Jun- 5-1931 in Ritchie Co, WV,97 resided in Grafton, Taylor Co, WV,74,73 census 1870 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV, census 1860 in Barbour Co, (W)VA. She married74,73 Oct-17-1877 in Ritchie Co, WV,87 James H. Nichols, b. ca 1849 in Scotland,87 (son of John Nichols and Mary ___), resided 1877 in Ritchie Co, WV.87

iv. SARAH ANN LOWTHER b. ca 1848,44 resided in Mt. Zion, Calhoun Co, WV,74 census 1870 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV, census 1850 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA.

v. MARGARET "MAGGIE" LOWTHER b. Mar-22-1850,87 d. Dec-16-1927 in Harrisville, Ritchie Co, WV,112 buried in Pullman Cemetery, Ritchie Co, WV,112 resided in Mt. Zion, Calhoun Co, WV,74 resided 1879 in Ritchie Co, WV,87 census 1870 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV, census 1860 in Barbour Co, (W)VA, census 1850 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA. She married74 Oct-16-1879 in Ritchie Co, WV,[237] Zachary Taylor Glover, also known as Taylor Glover,74,73,15 b. ca 1847,87 (son of Alexander Glover and Elizabeth Hostetter), buried (unmarked) in Ayers Cemetery, Smithville, Ritchie Co, WV.15,[238]

vi. GEORGE WILLIAM LOWTHER b. May-20-1852,112 d. Apr- 6-1923 in Grafton, Taylor Co, WV,112 buried in Bluemont Cemetery, Grafton, Taylor Co, WV,112 resided in Grafton, Taylor Co, WV,74 census 1870 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV, census 1860 in Barbour Co, (W)VA, occupation teacher, mayor of Grafton, streetcar conductor,74,112,236. He married Oct-20-1881 in Ritchie Co, WV,87 Della Snodgrass, b. ca 1862,87 (daughter of Jeremiah Snodgrass and Christina Price).

vii. DOLPHUS S. LOWTHER, also known as Adolpheus Lowther,[239] b. Jul-11-1856 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,97,118 d. Mar-22-1926 in Pullman, Ritchie Co, WV,112,97,118 buried in Pullman Cemetery, Ritchie Co, WV,112,15 resided in Mt. Zion, Calhoun Co, WV,74 census 1870 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV, census 1860 in Barbour Co, (W)VA, occupation carpenter.112 He married239,213 Jan-16-1913 in Ritchie Co, WV,[240] Laura J. Lowther, b. 1863,118 (daughter of James R. Lowther and Harriet J. McKinley), d. 1943,118 buried in Pullman Cemetery, Ritchie Co, WV,15 resided 1911 in Pullman, Ritchie Co, WV.[241]

As grandchildren of William B. Lowther and Margaret Coburn, Dolphus S. Lowther and Laura J. Lowther were first cousins.

viii. DANIEL A. LOWTHER b. Mar- 3-1862,83 d. May-30-1937 in Ritchie Co, WV,97 resided in Mt. Zion, Calhoun Co, WV,74 census 1870 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV.

ix. JOHN ALEXANDER LOWTHER b. Dec-23-1864,112 d. Oct-14-1941 near Belington, Barbour Co, WV,112 buried in Belington Fraternal Cemetery, Belington, Barbour Co, WV,112 resided near Belington, Barbour Co, WV,112,73 resided formerly in Arkansas,74 census 1870 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV, never married.112

 

77. Juliet Lowther, also known as Julia Lowther,15,[242] (26.William4, 9.Robert3, 3.William2, 1.Robert1), b. Oct-11-1812,75 d. Aug-13-1898 in Ritchie Co, WV,15 buried (unmarked) in Drake Cem (County Poor Farm Cem), Indian Crk off Washburn-Gillespie Rd, Ritchie Co WV.[243]

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.75,15,242

She married75,74,91 Feb-16-1843 in Lewis Co, (W)VA,[244],[245] William Smallwood Wilson, also known as Smallwood Wilson,75 also known as Small Wilson.91,[246]

Children:

i. JAMES L. WILSON b. ca 1847.87 He married[247] Mar-27-1879 in Ritchie Co, WV,[248] Palestine Zinn, b. ca 1857,87 (daughter of Quilla Manley Zinn and Lucy Ann Wilson), resided in Toledo, Lucas Co, OH.247

ii. MENERVA WILSON b. ca 1850,61 d. bef Mar 1878.[249] She married Jul- 8-1869 in Doddridge Co, WV,[250] James Maley, b. Aug- 8-1840 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA,48,61 (son of Thomas Maley and Rachel ___), d. Dec-24-1914,48 buried in Cabin Run Cemetery, Doddridge Co, WV,[251] resided 1878 in Doddridge Co, WV,61 military Civil War.[252]

iii. ERMINA J. WILSON, also known as Ermine Wilson,75 b. Jul-25-1854,65 d. Apr-13-1875,48 buried in Toll Gate Baptist Church Cemetery, Toll Gate, Ritchie Co, WV.15 She married75,[253] John Calvin Dotson, census name J. Calvin Dotson,[254] also known as J. C. Dotson,[255],75 b. Oct- 5-1842,48 [Birth date given in 1900 Census as Oct 1843. But date on headstone is Oct 5 1842, which agrees with age given in obituary.], (son of Melissa ___), d. Apr- 3-1913,48 buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Doddridge Co, WV,255,56 census 1900 in Central District, Doddridge Co, WV, occupation postmaster, Central Station,255 military 6th W.Va. Inf, Civil War.255

 

78. Napoleon B. Lowther (26.William4, 9.Robert3, 3.William2, 1.Robert1), b. Oct-13-1815,75,118 d. 1906,118 buried in Pullman Cemetery, Ritchie Co, WV.15,239 He married239 Mar-18-1847 in Tyler Co, (W)VA,[256] Mary Jane Ireland, also known as Jane Ireland,2 b. 1828,118 d. 1906,118 buried in Pullman Cemetery, Ritchie Co, WV.15,239

Children:

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

ii. WESLEY LOWTHER b. ca 1853,2 never married.239

iii. NEWTON J. LOWTHER b. ca 1854,104 resided settled in West,239 resided 1880 in Randolph Co, WV.104 He married Nov-17-1880 in Lewis Co, WV,104 Mary Elizabeth Lawson, b. ca 1861 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,104 resided 1880 in Lewis Co, WV.104

iv. WILLIAM W. LOWTHER b. Oct- -1854 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA,173,87,61 resided 1911 in Fresno Co, CA,61 census 1900 in Fresno Co, CA, resided in the West,239 occupation carpenter, painter.173

1900 Census, Fresno County, California (Third Twp), enumerated on Jun 28 1900:

William W. Lowther, 45, b. Oct 1854 in W. Va., married 15 yrs, occupation carpenter & painter; wife Josephine Lowther, 45, b. Feb 1855 in Pennsylvania, mother of no children; stepson Starr B. Williams, 20, b. Apr 1880 in Kansas, father b. NY, mother b. Pa.; adopted son Roscoe Lowther, 16, b. Feb 1884 in W. Va., both parents b. W. Va.; adopted son Lee Lowther, 16, b. Feb 1884 in W. Va., both parents b. W. Va.

He married (1) Jun-11-1885 in Ritchie Co, WV,87 Josephine ___, b. Feb- -1855 in Crawford Co, PA,173 census 1900 in Fresno Co, CA, resided 1885 in Ritchie Co, WV.87 He married (2) Apr-17-1911 in Doddridge Co, WV,[257] Alice ___, b. ca 1857 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA, resided 1911 in Doddridge Co, WV.61

188. v. AGNES M. LOWTHER b. Sep-25-1856.

vi. MARGARET LOWTHER b. ca 1859,[258] resided in the West.239 She married239 Aug-31-1886 in Tyler Co, WV,258 James P. Howard, b. ca 1860.258

vii. HELEN M. LOWTHER b. ca 1861,258 resided in the West.239 She married239 Dec-31-1881 in Tyler Co, WV,258 Samuel O. Fordyce, b. ca 1859.258

viii. MANDANE LOWTHER b. ca 1863,258 resided in Kansas.239 She married239 Sep-29-1882 in Tyler Co, WV,258 James Grim, b. ca 1860.258

James: Identified in marriage record as James M. Grim, but in "Ritchie County in History and Romance," p. 271, as J. W. Grimm.

ix. EDWARD LOWTHER b. ca 1869.2

 

79. Rosetta Lowther (26.William4, 9.Robert3, 3.William2, 1.Robert1), b. Feb-16-1820,[259] [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,[260],[261],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,[262] resided in Harrisville, Ritchie Co, WV.74 She married74 Sep-28-1843 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA,87 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,262 occupation stone mason.44

Children:

i. WILLIAM G. ZINN b. Jun-25-1845.236 He married Aug-11-1870 in Ritchie Co, WV,87 Susanna Braden, b. ca 1853,87 (daughter of Ezekiel Braden and Marcella Webb).

ii. SOPHIA ZINN b. Feb- 4-1847,[263] d. young.2

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

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

v. MARGARET M. ZINN b. Dec- 5-1852.263 She married2 John Harbert.

vi. SAMUEL G. ZINN b. Mar- 5-1855,263,118 d. 1933,118 buried in IOOF Cemetery, Harrisville, Ritchie Co, WV.15 He married Oct- 8-1896 in Harrison Co, WV,263 Effie E. Lawson (daughter of William M. Lawson and Jane ___).

vii. ELLEN G. ZINN b. Aug- 3-1856,[264] d. in infancy.262

viii. JAMES BUCHANAN ZINN2 also known as J. B. Zinn,112 b. Nov- 8-1857 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,112 d. Jun- 9-1937 in Madison, Boone Co, WV,112 resided in Madison, Boone Co, WV,112 occupation stone mason.112 He married213 Dec-28-1882 in Doddridge Co, WV,61 Josephine McClain, b. Jan- 1-1864,2,61 (daughter of Robert A. McClain and Sarah J. Summers), d. Jul-30-1947,2 resided 1937 in Madison, Boone Co, WV,213 census 1870, 1880 in Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV.[265]

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

 

80. Cambysses Lowther (26.William4, 9.Robert3, 3.William2, 1.Robert1), b. Jan- -1822,75,15 ["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- 3-1903,15 buried in IOOF Cemetery, Harrisville, Ritchie Co, WV,15 census 1870, 1880 in Murphy District, Ritchie Co, WV, census 1860 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA, occupation bootmaker.234 He married154 Mar-22-1849 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA,87,75 Sarah Sinnett, b. Feb-22-1823,75 (daughter of Jacob Sinnett), d. May- 6-1908,15 ["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.], census 1870, 1880 in Murphy District, Ritchie Co, WV, census 1860 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA.

Children:

i. FRANCES SARAH LOWTHER, also known as Jackson Pegg,87 b. ca 1850 in Virginia (now West Virginia),234,87 resided in Newport, Washington Co, OH,75 census 1860 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA. She married Aug- 3-1875 in Ritchie Co, WV,87 A. Jackson Pegg, b. ca 1851 in Washington Co, OH,87 (son of Henry Pegg and Nancy ___), resided 1875 in Wood Co, WV.87

ii. AMANDA M. LOWTHER b. Apr-30-1852 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA,48,87 d. Apr-24-1950,48 buried in IOOF Cemetery, Harrisville, Ritchie Co, WV,15 resided in Harrisville, Ritchie Co, WV,75 census 1860 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA. She married75 Oct-10-1883 in Ritchie Co, WV,[266] Benjamin Moats, b. 1838 in Wood Co, (W)VA,118,87 (son of Jacob Moats and Mary ___), d. 1904,118 buried in IOOF Cemetery, Harrisville, Ritchie Co, WV,15 resided in Ritchie Co, WV,87 military Co K, 10th W.Va. Inf, Civil War.15

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

iv. JULIA SAMANTHA LOWTHER b. ca 1856,234,87 resided in Harrisville, Ritchie Co, WV,75 census 1860 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA. She married (1) Sep-21-1880 in Ritchie Co, WV,[267] Robert H. Martin, b. ca 1856.87 She married (2) Mar-10-1900 in Ritchie Co, WV,[268] T. G. A. Holland, b. ca 1841 in Monongalia Co, (W)VA,87 resided 1900 in Ritchie Co, WV.87

v. SILAS C. LOWTHER239 b. May- 4-1858 in Virginia (now West Virginia),228 d. Apr- 3-1930 in El Dorado Springs, Cedar Co, MO,228 buried in El Dorado Springs, Cedar Co, MO,228 census 1870, 1880 in Murphy District, Ritchie Co, WV, census 1860 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA, occupation carpenter.228 He married213 Sarah B. Hartline, b. Jun-16-1870 in Ohio,228 (daughter of William H. Hartline and Sarah M. Kennedy), d. Feb-16-1949 in El Dorado Springs, Cedar Co, MO,228 buried in El Dorado Springs, Cedar Co, MO,228 resided in El Dorado Springs, Cedar Co, MO.213

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

194. vii. MARGARET E. LOWTHER b. 1862.

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

 

81. Mandane Lowther (26.William4, 9.Robert3, 3.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,74 census 1850 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA [In household of brother William and his family.]. She married74,154 Nov-27-1862 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA,[269] Robert J. Wilson, b. ca 1836 in Lewis Co, (W)VA,87 (son of Joseph J. Wilson and Mary Cain), resided 1862 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA.87

Children:

i. MORTIMER LEE WILSON b. Dec-22-1864 in Pullman, Ritchie Co, WV,112 d. Apr-14-1944 in Harrisville, Ritchie Co, WV,112 buried in Pullman Cemetery, Ritchie Co, WV,112 resided at Slab Creek, Ritchie Co, WV,112 occupation farmer.112 He married213 Aug- 6-1922 in Ritchie Co, WV,[270] Bonnie B. Haddox, b. 1894,118 d. 1966,118 buried in Pullman Cemetery, Ritchie Co, WV,15 resided 1944 at Slab Creek, Ritchie Co, WV.213

ii. ANNETTA WILSON b. May-26-1866,155 d. Mar-15-1868,48 buried in Pullman Cemetery, Ritchie Co, WV.15

 

82. James R. Lowther (26.William4, 9.Robert3, 3.William2, 1.Robert1), b. Jun-15-1832 in West Milford, Harrison Co, (W)VA,112,[271] d. Apr- 9-1928 in Pullman, Ritchie Co, WV,112 buried in Pullman Cemetery, Ritchie Co, WV,112,15 resided at Pullman, Ritchie Co, WV,271 census 1850 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA, occupation shoemaker, farmer.112 He married213,154,271 Mar-14-1861,271,239 Harriet J. McKinley, b. Sep-26-1833 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,271,15 (daughter of Jonathan D. McKinley and Elizabeth Rector), d. Jun- 3-1916 in Pullman, Ritchie Co, WV,260,239,118 buried in Pullman Cemetery, Ritchie Co, WV,15 resided at Pullman, Ritchie Co, WV,271 census 1850 in Harrison Co, (W)VA.

Children:

i. ORVILLA LOWTHER, census name Arvilla Lowther,77 b. ca 1862,77 d. 1919 in California,239 resided 1911 in California,241 census 1870, 1880 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV. She married[272],239 James W. Minear.

ii. LAURA J. LOWTHER b. 1863,118 d. 1943,118 buried in Pullman Cemetery, Ritchie Co, WV,15 resided 1911 in Pullman, Ritchie Co, WV.241 She married239,213 Jan-16-1913 in Ritchie Co, WV,240 Dolphus S. Lowther, also known as Adolpheus Lowther,239 b. Jul-11-1856 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,97,118 (son of William Robert Lowther and Sarah Ann Ayers), d. Mar-22-1926 in Pullman, Ritchie Co, WV,112,97,118 buried in Pullman Cemetery, Ritchie Co, WV,112,15 resided in Mt. Zion, Calhoun Co, WV,74 census 1870 in Union District, Ritchie Co, WV, census 1860 in Barbour Co, (W)VA, occupation carpenter.112

As grandchildren of William B. Lowther and Margaret Coburn, Dolphus S. Lowther and Laura J. Lowther were first cousins.

iii. FLORENCE A. LOWTHER b. 1865,48 d. 1942,48 buried in Pullman Cemetery, Ritchie Co, WV,15 resided 1911 in Pullman, Ritchie Co, WV.241 She married272,239 Dec-25-1898 in Ritchie Co, WV,87 Elmer J. Loudin, b. 1865 in Upshur Co, WV,48,87 d. 1938,48 buried in Pullman Cemetery, Ritchie Co, WV.15

iv. ROSETTA M. LOWTHER b. 1867,15 d. 1919,15,239 buried in Pullman Cemetery, Ritchie Co, WV,15 never married.239

v. DOLLIE MAE LOWTHER15 b. Jun- 6-1869,48 d. Mar-23-1944 in Pennsboro, Ritchie Co, WV,260,48 buried in Ellenboro (aka Lamberton or Lambert) Cemetery, Ritchie Co, WV,15 resided in Pennsboro, Ritchie Co, WV,239 resided 1911 in Ellenboro, Ritchie Co, WV.241 She married272 May-27-1896 in Ritchie Co, WV,[273] Thomas Gilmore Strickler, b. Mar- 8-1857,48 d. Feb- 4-1916,48 buried in Ellenboro (aka Lamberton or Lambert) Cemetery, Ritchie Co, WV,15 [Name on headstone: Tom Gilmore Strickler.].

vi. HATTIE ELIZABETH LOWTHER b. Jun-19-1871 in Ritchie Co, WV,112,87 d. Apr-27-1954 in Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV,112 buried in Evergreen Cemetery (North) (aka Arlington), Rt 2 N of Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV,112 resided in Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV,112 resided 1911 in Deep Valley (West Union), Doddridge Co, WV.241 She married272,239 Mar-25-1900 in Ritchie Co, WV,87 William P. Bradford,239 also known as Will Bradford,272 b. ca 1871.87

196. vii. JOHNITHAN WILLIAM "WILL" LOWTHER b. Dec-28-1873.

viii. JAMES NAPOLEON LOWTHER b. ca 1876, d. 1877,15 [age six months], buried in Pullman Cemetery, Ritchie Co, WV.15

 

83. James Harrison Lowther, also known as Harrison Lowther,[274] (27.Jesse4, 9.Robert3, 3.William2, 1.Robert1), b. Nov-20-1820,2 d. Jul-18-1889 in Braxton Co, WV,[275] census 1860, 1870, 1880 in Lewis Co, WV, resided 1868 in Lewis Co, WV,[276] census 1850 in Harrison Co, (W)VA, occupation farmer.276

1860 Census, Lewis Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Jul 3 1860:

James H. Lowther, 39, farmer; Margaret B, 36; Melvina, 10; Melville, 8; Mary A, 7; Lloyd, 6; Jacob, 4; Jesse, 2; Emily S, 5 months.

1870 Census, Lewis Co, WV:

Harrison Lowther, 48; Dorcas, 42; Melvil, 19; Mary A., 17; Loyd, 15; Jacob, 14; Jesse, 12; Susan, 11; Margaret, 9; Amanda J., 6; Charlie, 3; and Mahala Hevner, 52.

1880 Census, Lewis Co, WV (Collins Settlement District), enumerated in June 1880:

Harrison Lowther, 60, farmer; wife Dorcas, 51; dau Margret H, 17; dau Manda J, 16; son Charles, 13.

He married67,171,154 (1) Nov-21-1847,2 Margaret B. Hardway, b. ca 1824 in Pendleton Co, (W)VA,80 d. Jun-12-1867 in Harrison Co, WV,[277] census 1860 in Lewis Co, (W)VA, census 1850 in Harrison Co, (W)VA.

 

He married (2) May-22-1868 in Braxton Co, WV,[278],[279] Dorcas Lough, b. ca 1827 in Lewis Co, (W)VA,276,83 (daughter of Adam Lough and Mary ___), d. Aug- 1-1891 in Braxton Co, WV,274 resided 1868 in Braxton Co, WV.276 Identified by Don Norman as Dorcas Bird.

Children by Margaret B. Hardway:

i. SARAH GENETTE LOWTHER b. Nov-21-1848,2 d. Nov-24-1848.2

ii. MELVINA LOWTHER, census name Malinda Lowther,27 also known as Malsena Emily Lowther,2 b. May-18-1850,2,27 census 1850 in Harrison Co, (W)VA.

197. iii. MELVILLE H. LOWTHER b. Dec-13-1851.

iv. MARY ALICE LOWTHER b. Mar-29-1853,112 d. Jan- 9-1941 in Hettie, Braxton Co, WV,112 buried in Green Hill Church Cemetery, near Hettie, Braxton Co, WV,112 resided in Hettie, Braxton Co, WV.112 She married67,213 Marcellus Skinner, b. Jul-27-1861 in Orlando, Lewis Co, WV,112 (son of Perry S. Skinner and Emily J. Posey), d. Nov-24-1943 in Hettie, Braxton Co, WV,112 buried in Green Hill Church Cemetery, near Hettie, Braxton Co, WV,112 resided in Hettie, Braxton Co, WV,112 census 1880 in Braxton Co, WV, occupation farmer.112

v. LLOYD LOWTHER b. Jun- 5-1854 in Lewis Co, (W)VA,2,[280],[281] resided 1886 in Braxton Co, WV.280 He married Jun- 3-1886 at French Creek, Upshur Co, WV,280 Mary E. Buchanan, b. ca 1867 in Upshur Co, WV.280

198. vi. JACOB P. LOWTHER b. Jan-27-1856.

199. vii. JESSE MINTER LOWTHER b. Feb- 4-1858.

viii. EMILY SUSAN LOWTHER, census name Susan Lowther,281 b. ca 1859 in Lewis Co, (W)VA,[282],281,104 census 1860, 1870 in Lewis Co, WV. She married Dec-27-1877 in Lewis Co, WV,[283] Jasper Newton Louden, b. ca 1854 in Upshur Co, (W)VA,104 resided 1877 in Upshur Co, WV.104

ix. MARGARET LOWTHER b. ca 1861,281 census 1870, 1880 in Lewis Co, WV.

x. AMANDA J. LOWTHER, census name Manda J. Lowther,59 b. ca 1864,281 census 1870, 1880 in Lewis Co, WV.281

200. xi. CHARLES VERNON LOWTHER b. Mar-21-1867.

 

84. Amos Lowther, census name Amy Lowther,27 (27.Jesse4, 9.Robert3, 3.William2, 1.Robert1), b. Oct-18-1827 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,[284] d. Jul-28-1898 in Wirt Co, WV,[285] census 1880 in Reedy District, Wirt Co, WV, resided 1879 in Wirt Co, WV,284 census 1870 in Wirt Co, WV, census 1860 in Lewis Co, (W)VA, census 1850 in Harrison Co, (W)VA, occupation 1860, 1880 carpenter,282,[286] occupation 1879 mechanic.284

1860 Census, Lewis Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Jun 6 1860:

Amos Lowther, 33, carpenter; Emeline, 22; Edgar J, 1.

1870 Census, Wirt Co, WV (Elizabeth Twp), enumerated on Jun 6 1870:

Amos Louther, 42, farm laborer; Emaline, 29; E. J. (male), 12; Victory (female), 8.

1880 Census, Wirt Co, WV (Reedy District), enumerated on Jun 3 1880:

A. Lowther, 53, house carpenter; wife C. J. Lowther, 29; dau E. Lowther, 10; dau M. A. Lowther, 5; L. McGraw (relationship not given), female, 66, widowed.

He married282 (1) Dec- -1856 in Lewis Co, (W)VA,[287] Emeline Dearman, b. ca 1838,282 d. bef Nov 1879,249 census 1870 in Wirt Co, WV, census 1860 in Lewis Co, (W)VA.

 

He married53,91 (2) Nov- 9-1879 in Wirt Co, WV,[288] Celina Jane Lowther, also known as Jane Lowther,91,284 also known as Celinda Jane Lowther,167 b. May-28-1851 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,167 (daughter of Elias J. Lowther and Salina McWhorter), d. Oct-30-1923 in Wirt Co, WV,167 resided 1879, 1910 in Wirt Co, WV,284,53 census 1900 in Reedy District, Wirt Co, WV [In household with daughter & son-in-law Mollie & Archie Cline and family.], census 1880 in Reedy District, Wirt Co, WV, census 1860 in Wirt Co, (W)VA.

 

Children by Emeline Dearman:

i. EDGAR J. LOWTHER b. ca 1859,282 census 1870 in Wirt Co, WV, census 1860 in Lewis Co, (W)VA.

ii. VICTORY LOWTHER b. ca 1862,[289] census 1870 in Wirt Co, WV.

201. iii. ELIZABETH MAY LOWTHER b. Nov-17-1870.

Children by Celina Jane Lowther:

202. iv. MARY A. "MOLLIE" LOWTHER b. Feb- -1875.

 

85. Penelope Lowther (27.Jesse4, 9.Robert3, 3.William2, 1.Robert1), b. Oct-31-1829 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,2,132,27 d. Jul- 5-1872 in Lewis Co, WV,[290] census 1860 in Lewis Co, (W)VA, census 1850 in Harrison Co, (W)VA. She married91 Apr- 9-1851 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,21 Franklin W. Holden, b. ca 1827 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,276,282 (son of John C. Holden and Prudence ___), d. Mar-25-1907 in Burnsville, Braxton Co, WV,[291] resided 1891 in Lewis Co, WV,276 census 1860 in Lewis Co, (W)VA, census 1850 in Barbour Co, (W)VA, occupation farmer.282

Franklin: 1860 Census, Lewis Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Jul 3 1860:

Franklin W. Holden, 33, farmer; Penelope, 30; Martha A, 8; Lewis L, 6; Jasper A, 3; Mary E, 10 months.

Children:

203. i. MARTHA ELLEN HOLDEN b. ca 1851.

ii. LEWIS L. HOLDEN b. ca 1854 in Lewis Co, (W)VA,276,282 resided 1875 in Lewis Co, WV,276 census 1860 in Lewis Co, (W)VA. He married Apr- 1-1875 in Braxton Co, WV,276 Margaret C. Hardway, b. ca 1858 in Braxton Co, (W)VA,276 resided 1875 in Braxton Co, WV.276

iii. JASPER A. HOLDEN b. ca 1857,282 census 1860 in Lewis Co, (W)VA.

iv. MARY E. HOLDEN b. ca 1859,282 census 1860 in Lewis Co, (W)VA.

 

86. Mary J. Lowther (27.Jesse4, 9.Robert3, 3.William2, 1.Robert1), b. Dec-12-1834,2,82,78 [Age 24 given at time of 1865 marriage would put birth in about 1841. But her mother died in 1840, and Census date puts her birth at about 1834 or 1835. Don Norman reports her birth date as Dec 12 1834.], d. bef Apr 1910.[292] She married Dec-20-1865 in Harrison Co, WV,[293],86 Granville S. Lowther, b. Nov- 6-1836,86 (son of Elias J. Lowther and Salina McWhorter), d. Mar-20-1920,86 census 1910 in Braxton Co, WV,292 resided 1865 in Wirt Co, WV,20 census 1850 in Harrison Co, (W)VA.

Children:

i. JOHN D. LOWTHER b. Jan-13-1867 in Wirt Co, WV,80,158 d. Oct-13-1869 in Wirt Co, WV,[294],158 cause of death croup.80

ii. CARRIE ORVILLA LOWTHER b. Oct-18-1868,158 d. 1927 in New Mexico.158

204. iii. BESSIE MAUDE LOWTHER b. Jun-26-1870.

iv. LURA MAY LOWTHER b. Feb-23-1872,158 twin158 d. Feb-23-1872.158

v. LORA VIRGINIA LOWTHER b. Feb-23-1872 in Harrison Co, WV,158,[295] twin158 resided 1893 in Braxton Co, WV.295 She married158 Jan-11-1893 in Braxton Co, WV,295 Jacob E. Weaver, b. ca 1866 in Monongalia Co, WV,295 resided 1893 in Lewis Co, WV.295

205. vi. HARRISON G. LOWTHER b. Sep-21-1875.

 

87. Henderson B. Lowther (28.Mary4, 9.Robert3, 3.William2, 1.Robert1), b. ca 1814 in Virginia,2 d.[296] census 1850 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA. He married57 Nov-23-1842 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,21,20 Rebecca Stout, also known as Rebeckah Stout,21 b. ca 1815,[297],217 d. Apr-17-1909 in Gilmer Co, WV,[298] census 1900 in Troy District, Gilmer Co, WV, census 1870 in New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV [In household with daughter Perdilla and son-in-law Richard C. Bland.], census 1850 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.

Rebecca: 1900 Census of Gilmer County WV (Troy District) shows Rebecca Stout in the household of her son James. She is shown to have given birth to six children, four of whom were still living.

1850 Census, Doddridge Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Aug 7 1850:

Henderson B. Lowther, 36, farmer; Rebecca, 33; Delia, 3; Lydia, 1.

Children:

206. i. PERDILLA ANN "DELIA" LOWTHER b. Nov- 5-1846.

207. ii. LYDIA ANN LOWTHER b. Dec-29-1848.

208. iii. JAMES SAMSON LOWTHER b. Sep- 3-1851.

209. iv. JOHN D. S. "DICK" LOWTHER b. ca 1856.

 

88. Barsheba Lowther (28.Mary4, 9.Robert3, 3.William2, 1.Robert1), b. 1818 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,[299],64 census 1850 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA. She married (2) Sep-28-1863 in Doddridge Co, WV,[300] William Curen, b. ca 1818 in Ireland,61 (son of Michael Curen and Mary Morgan), resided 1863 in Doddridge Co, WV.61

Children:

210. i. DIANTHA LOWTHER b. May-21-1841.

 

89. Drusilla Lowther, census name Druzilla Lowther (28.Mary4, 9.Robert3, 3.William2, 1.Robert1), b. ca 1827,61,68,[301] [Birth date reported by Don Norman as 1815, basis for which is not given. But her marriage record and two of the three census records found for her indicate a birth date of about 1827. She did not appear with her family in the 1850 Census, and no death record or burial information has been found for her..], census 1870, 1880 in New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV,68 census 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA. She married Mar- 3-1852 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,[302] William Jobes Bland, b. Aug-10-1812 near Blacksville, Monongalia Co, (W)VA,[303] [Birthplace given as Greene County, Pennsylvania in son's death record.] (son of Richard G. Bland and Mary Jobes), d. Feb-20-1891 at Meathouse Fork, Big Isaac, Doddridge Co, WV,303 census 1870, 1880 in New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1850, 1860 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA.

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

William J. Bland, 47, farmer; Drusilla, 37, Ruana, 20, Simon, 15; Jane, 13; Richard, 12; S. W. (male), 6; W. T. (male), 4; C. B. (male), 3; Floyd, 1.

1870 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (New Milton Twp):

William J. Bland, 56, farmer; Druzilla, 43; Silas W, 17; William T, 14; Charles L. B., 13; Floyd, 11; Lloyd, 8; Lott, 2; Mary C. Boyce, 22.

1880 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (New Milton District), enumerated on Jun 3 1880:

William Bland, 67, farmer, diabetic; wife Drusilla, 53, diabetic; son Floyd, 20, farmer; son Lloyd, 18, farmer; son Lot, 12; servant Mary Lamb, 16.

Children:

211. i. SILAS W. BLAND b. Nov- -1851.

ii. WILLIAM T. BLAND b. ca 1856,68 census 1880 in Grant District, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1870 in New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV. He married Apr-16-1882 in Doddridge Co, WV,61 Nancy Sheets, b. ca 1850 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,61 resided 1882 in Doddridge Co, WV.61

212. iii. CHARLES BENTON BLAND b. May-11-1857.

iv. FLOYD BLAND b. ca 1859,68 census 1870, 1880 in New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV.

213. v. LLOYD C. BLAND b. 1862.

214. vi. LOT BLAND b. Dec-10-1867.

 

90. John C. Ireland (30.Catherine4, 9.Robert3, 3.William2, 1.Robert1), b. Apr- 1-1830 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,94,2,71,61 d. Nov-16-1896,94 census 1870, 1880 in New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV. He married91,94 Sep- -1854 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,[304] Mahala Hickman, also known as Manola Hickman,94 b. Dec- 9-1834 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,94,61 [1900 Census gives age as 64, birth date Dec 1835.], census 1870, 1880, 1900 in New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV.

Daughter of Richard Hickman.

1870 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (New Milton Twp), enumerated on Aug 5 1870:

John C. Ireland, 40, farmer; Mahala, 35; Frances M (female), 14; Cosba G, 13; Norval K, 12; Richard I, 10; Sarah A, 9; Catharine L, 4; Iola M, 3.

1880 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (New Milton District), enumerated on Jun 29 1880:

John Ireland, 50, farmer; wife Mahala, 45; son Cosby G, 23; son Norville N, 22; son Richard I, 20; dau Catharine L, 14; dau Viola M, 13; dau Roxie N, 9; dau Erega L, 6; dau George R (or K?), 3.

1900 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (New Milton District):

Mahalia Ireland, 64, b. Dec 1835, widowed, mother of 13 children (8 still living); son Norville, 42, b. Apr 1858, single; son Richard I, 40, b. Jan 1860, widowed; dau Catharine L, 34, b. Nov 1865, single; grandson Ora M, 9, b. Nov 1890.

Children:

i. LILLIE GAIL IRELAND b. Sep-20-1851 in Doddridge Co, (W)VA,83 d. Apr-29-1869 in Doddridge Co, WV,[305] cause of death typhoid fever.66

215. ii. FRANCES M. IRELAND b. Aug-20-1855.

216. iii. COSBA G. IRELAND b. 1856.

iv. NORVAL KNOX IRELAND b. Apr-21-1858 in Ritchie Co, (W)VA,112,199 d. Oct-24-1934 near Camden, Lewis Co, WV,112 buried in Childers Cemetery, New Milton, Doddridge Co, WV,112 census 1920 in Center District, Gilmer Co, WV, census 1870, 1880, 1900 in New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV, occupation farmer,112 never married.112

217. v. RICHARD I. IRELAND b. Jan- -1860.

vi. SARAH A. IRELAND b. ca 1861,68 d. Jul-12-1876 in Doddridge Co, WV,201 census 1870 in New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV.

vii. THOMAS A. IRELAND b. Nov- 1-1863 in Doddridge Co, WV,83 d. Mar-16-1865 in Doddridge Co, WV.66

viii. CATHERINE L. IRELAND b. Nov- -1865,199 census 1870, 1880, 1900 in New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV, census 1920 in Center District, Gilmer Co, WV.

218. ix. VIOLA M. IRELAND b. May- -1867.

219. x. ROXIE NILE IRELAND b. Jun-17-1870.

xi. BOOKER A. IRELAND b. Aug- -1872 in Doddridge Co, WV,83 d. Oct-31-1872 in Doddridge Co, WV.66

xii. EREGA L. IRELAND b. ca 1874,301 census 1880 in New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV.

220. xiii. GEORGIA R. IRELAND b. Jun- -1876.