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Amos LOWTHER

Male 1827 - 1898  (70 years)


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  • Name Amos LOWTHER 
    Born 18 Oct 1827  Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1860  Lewis Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1870  Wirt Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1879  [1
    mechanic 
    Residence 1879  Wirt Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Census 1880  Reedy District, Wirt Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1860, 1880  [2, 3
    carpenter 
    Died 28 Jul 1898  Wirt Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Notes 
    • 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.
    Person ID I32400  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 17 Jun 2010 

    Father Jesse G. LOWTHER,   b. 27 Feb 1790,   d. 25 Aug 1870, West Milford, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Nancy SWISHER,   b. 10 Feb 1794,   d. 6 Apr 1840  (Age 46 years) 
    Family ID F12557  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Emeline DEARMAN,   b. CA 1838,   d. Bef Nov 1879  (Age ~ 41 years)  [2
    Married Dec 1856  Lewis Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Edgar J. LOWTHER,   b. CA 1859
     2. Victory LOWTHER,   b. CA 1862
    +3. Elizabeth May LOWTHER,   b. 17 Nov 1870, Wirt Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1951, Wheeling, Ohio Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    Family ID F24044  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Celina Jane LOWTHER,   b. 28 May 1851, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1923, Wirt Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)  [6, 7
    Married 9 Nov 1879  Wirt Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Children 
    +1. Mary A. "Mollie" LOWTHER,   b. Feb 1875, Wirt Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F12584  Group Sheet

  • Documents
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    32400_AmosLowther_EmelineDearman_MarriageRecord_LewisCoVA_6Dec1856.jpg

  • Sources 
    1. [S2289] Wirt County Marriage Records, Elizabeth, WV.

    2. [S2130] 1860 Census, Lewis County, (W)VA.

    3. [S2376] 1880 Census, Wirt County, WV.

    4. [S2262] Wirt County Death Records, Elizabeth, WV.
      Identified as Amos Lowther, 70, born (blank), parents (blank), died July 28 1898, cause of death heart trouble. Informant: Wife (not named).

    5. [S1820] Lewis County Marriage Records, Weston, WV, MR p. 103.
      Handwritten record is for the marriage license only, not for the marriage itself. It is quoted here in its entirety: "Virginia, Lewis County, to wit: These are to license and permit you to join in the Holy Estate of Matrimony Amos Lowther to Emeline Dearman and for so doing this shall be your authority. Given under my hand this 6th day of December 1856 and 80th year of the Commonwealth. John Morrow, Clk."

    6. [S293] History of Ritchie County, Minnie Kendall Lowther, (1911, reprinted 1999, McClain Printing Co, Parsons WV, http://McClainPrinting.com), p. 17.

    7. [S1583] Marriage record of daughter.

    8. [S2289] Wirt County Marriage Records, Elizabeth, WV.
      Identified as Amos Lowther, 52, widowed, b. Harrison Co, res. Wirt Co, occupation mechanic; and C. J. Lowther, 26, single, b. Harrison Co, res. Wirt Co. Married in Wirt County on Nov 9 1879 by Andrew Stalnaker. (Note: "Gibson & Related Families," p. 446, reports marriage date as 1878. As great-grandchildren of William Lowther and Sudna Hughes, Amos Lowther and Celina Jane Lowther were second cousins.)