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Pioneer Sketches

The Frederick and Ann Kinnick Lowery Family:
Belmont Co, OH, 1832, to Henry Co, IN, 1920
[Draft as of 3 Nov 1996]
[Placed on the Internet in Dec 1998]

Compiled by William L. (Bill) Smith


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Introduction and Background

Frederick LOWERY married Ann KINNICK, their children:

B2 i Isaac LOWERY, b. 10 Nov 1833, Belmont Co, OH
B3 ii Walter Kinnick LOWERY, b. 17 Aug 1835, Hamilton Co, OH(subject to further confirmation, per his obit)
B4 iii Ann Elizabeth LOWERY, b. 15 Apr 1837, Belmont Co, OH
B5 iv Francis M. LOWERY, b. 29 Jun 1844, Henry Co, IN
B6 v Philander LOWERY, b. 1845, Henry Co, IN
B7 vi Catherine M. LOWERY, b. Jul 1850, Henry Co, IN
B8 vii Terressa (Fursey) (Tessa) LOWERY, 1853/4, Henry Co, IN


Introduction and Background

A1. Frederick LOWERY (b. 20 Jan 1789, Frederick Co, VA; d. 6 Dec 1876, Henry Co, IN) married Ann KINNICK (b. 23 May 1812, MD) on 18 May 1832 in Belmont Co, OH. She was the daughter of John and Mary KINNICK. The KINNICK family had moved from Charles Co, MD, to Belmont Co, OH, in the early 1820s.

Frederick was the son of Daniel and Ann LOWERY. He had previously married Elizabeth SHELL in Frederick Co, VA, on 9 Sep 1809. They were the parents of eleven children, ten born in VA from 1809 to 1826, the last, Henry, born 24 Jun 1830 in Belmont Co, OH. By 1829, the family had settled in Ohio. An 1829 Personal Property Tax for Warren Twp, Belmont Co, OH, shows a record for Frederick LOWERY as 2 horses, value 80, 1 cattle, value 8, total value, 88. Also, State and Canal Tax, 264, County and School Tax, 242, County and House Tax, 44, Township Tax, 33, Poor Tax, 121, Total 704. The 1830 census has the Frederick LOWERY family in Warren Twp, Belmont Co, OH, with ten youngsters. (This and the following narrative were compiled by Ron Burch and shared by e-mail in October, 1996)

Elizabeth probably died due to complications of having at least ten children. Ann KINNICK was around the age of 22 at the time of marriage and Frederick was 45. Their marriage license shows that they were both from Warren Township; Ann's last name on the marriage license is spelled "Kinney."

Around 1837, Frederick moved the family to Henry Co, IN. The 1840 IN census has Frederick LOWERY in Henry Co, with seven youngsters. The 1850 census for Harrison Twp, Henry Co, IN, has Frederick LOWERY, head of household, age 61, Farmer, Real Estate valued at $1,200, born in VA. Also in the household, Ann, age 38, Henry, 19, Isaac, 16, Walter, 14, Ann E., 13, Francis, 5, Philander, 2, and Catherine A., 1. The 1857 Plat Map shows F. Lowery's 80 acre plot east of Cadiz.

The 1860 census has Frederick LOWERY as head of household, listed as age 72, Farmer, b. VA. Real estate value at $2,800 and Personal Estate at $500. Also in the household, Ann, age 47, Ann, age 23, Francis, age 17, Philander, 15, Catherine, 10, and Tressa, 7. All children listed as born in IN.

Three sons are known to have served in the Civil War: Walter K. and Frances M. served in Co. I, 69th IN Infantry; Philander is Co. F, 57th IN Infantry.

In 1866, the New Castle Courier, the local paper, published "Lists of Old Men of County" (70 and over). Frederick LOWERY was listed in Harrison Twp at the age of 78.
The 1870 census lists Frederick LOWERY, head of household, age of 81, b. VA, Farmer, Real Estate value, $5,220, Personal Estate, $1,850. Also in household, Ann, 56, Annie E., 30, Philander, 23, Carpenter, Catherine, 20, and Fursey, 16 (has to be same person as Tressa, 7, in 1860, not another child).

Frederick LOWERY is buried in the Sugar Grove Methodist Cemetery (see photos) which is located in Henry Twp, Henry Co, at the northeast corner of Indiana Highway 38 and the Sulpher Springs Road and 1 1/2 miles northwest of New Castle. Several members of the family are buried there as well. His gravestone states that he died on 6 Dec 1876 at the age of 87 years, 10 months, 13 days.

In the 1880 census for IN in Harrison Twp, Henry Co, his widow Ann is listed as Head of Household. She was 68, b. MD. Also listed, Philander, 33, Sarah, 28 (his wife, b. NC), Orville, 8, and Richard (2 months).

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A1. Frederick LOWERY (b. 20 Jan 1789, Frederick Co, VA; d. 6 Dec 1876, Henry Co, IN) married Ann KINNICK (b. 23 May 1812, MD) on 18 May 1832 in Belmont Co, OH. She was the daughter of John and Mary KINNICK. The KINNICK family had moved from Charles Co, MD, to Belmont Co, OH, in the early 1820s. Around 1837, Frederick moved the family to Henry Co, IN.

Children of Frederick and Ann LOWERY:

B2 i Isaac LOWERY, b. 10 Nov 1833, Belmont Co, OH
B3 ii Walter Kinnick LOWERY, b. 17 Aug 1835, Hamilton Co, OH(subject to further confirmation, per his obit)
B4 iii Ann Elizabeth LOWERY, b. 15 Apr 1837, Belmont Co, OH
B5 iv Francis M. LOWERY, b. 29 Jun 1844, Henry Co, IN
B6 v Philander LOWERY, b. 1845, Henry Co, IN
B7 vi Catherine M. LOWERY, b. Jul 1850, Henry Co, IN
B8 vii Terressa (Fursey) (Tessa) LOWERY, 1853/4, Henry Co, IN

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B2 i Isaac LOWERY, b. 10 Nov 1833, Belmont Co, OH; m. 1 Apr 1854 Martha A. MODLIN (b. 28 Sep 1838; bur. Sugar Grove (see photos)); d. 12 Jan 1904; bur. Sugar Grove Methodist (see photos).

Children of Isaac and Martha LOWERY:

C i Lorenzo D. LOWERY, b. 1855/6, Henry Co, IN; 1m. 4 Jul 1875 Sarah BAKER; dau. of Lorenzo and Sarah LOWERY: Offie S. LOWERY (b. 1876, IN; m. 13 Nov 1895 Mark CRIM); 2m. Lide PERRY; 3 dau. of Lorenzo and Lide LOWERY (names unknown) b. 3 Jan 1886, 31 Aug 1889, 6 May 1893.
C ii Mary Caroline LOWERY, b. 1857, Henry Co, OH; m. 22 Dec 1887 Andrew BERRY.
C iii Jonathan Dolphe LOWERY, b. 1859/60, Henry Co, OH (may be two people, probably one)
C iv Leslie O. LOWERY, b. 1870, Henry Co, OH; m. 6 Feb 1890 Hattie ADAMS; son of Leslie and Maude LOWERY: Male, b. 21 May 1890.

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B3 ii Walter Kinnick LOWERY, b. 17 Aug 1835, Belmont Co, OH(subject to further confirmation, his obit says Hamilton Co); m. 5 Aug 1855 Elizabeth GOUDY (b. Apr 1838; d. 6 Dec 1903); d. Jan 1914, Middletown, IN; bur. Miller Cemetery (see photos).

Children of Walter and Elizabeth LOWERY:

C i Eliza Ann LOWERY, d. bef Jan 1914
C ii James H. LOWERY, b. May 1856, IN
C iii Albert E. LOWERY, b. Aug 1858, IN
C iv Florence LOWERY, m. 25 May 1882 Joseph STROUGH, of Indianapolis, IN, Jan 1914
C v Minnie J. LOWERY, b. Apr 1869, IN;
C vi William O. LOWERY, b. Mar 1871, IN
C vii Margaret C. LOWERY, b. 1872, Fall Creek Twp, Henry Co, IN; m. 6 Apr 1890 Charles COURTNEY; of Winimac, Pulaski Co, IN, Jan 1914
C viii Walter Kinnick LOWERY, Jr., b. Oct 1875, IN


Civil War Veteran Portrait in Hazzard's History of Henry Co, IN

Sergeant Walter Kinnick Lowery, Co. I, 69th Indiana Infantry



C ii James H. LOWERY, b. May 1856, IN; m. 29 Dec 1876 Mary MCKINSEY (b. Aug 1858, IN). Age 14, in Fall Creek Twp, in home of parents on 1870 census. Married, living in Harrison Twp on 1880 census with wife and son. On 1900 census, lived in Fall Creek Twp with wife and two daughters. Not found in 1910 census. On 1920 census, listed in Middletown, Fall Creek Twp, Henry Co, IN, age 63, no occupation listed.

Children of James and Mary LOWERY:

D i Arlie LOWERY, b. Jul 1878, IN; m. 1898 Myrtle T. (last name unknown). Son of Arlie and Myrtle LOWERY: Arthur C. LOWERY, b. Jun 1899, IN
D ii Hattie B. LOWERY, b. Sep 1884, IN
D iii Maude R. LOWERY, b. Oct 1893, IN


C iii Albert E. LOWERY, b. Aug 1858, IN; m. 1895, Anna L. (last name unknown); b. KS (her father born in England, her mother in Ireland) . On 1900 census, lived at 920 Ohio Street, Lawrence, KS, with wife and daughter, married 5 years, occupation - Mason. On 1910 census, lived at 813 Alabama, Lawrence, KS, married 16 years, occupation - Stone Mason - Buildings. Of Lawrence, Douglas Co, KS, Jan 1914, at death of his father. On 1920 census, lived at 723 Arkansas, age 61, Bricklayer.

Children of Albert and Anna LOWERY:

D i Dortha M. LOWERY, b. Oct 1897, KS
D ii Walter C. (adopted) LOWERY, b. Jan 1910, MO


C iv Florence LOWERY, m. 25 May 1882 Joseph STROUGH, of Indianapolis, IN, Jan 1914


C v Minnie J. LOWERY, b. Apr 1869, IN; m. 25 May 1882 Daniel DAVIS, d. bef Jan 1914. Lived at Middletown, Fall Creek Twp, Henry Co, IN, for 1900 census, married 18 years, 6 children, 4 living.

Children of Daniel and Minnie DAVIS:

D i Charles W. DAVIS, b. Feb 1885, WI
D ii Daniel L. DAVIS, b. Apr 1886, WI
D iii Bertha A. DAVIS, b. May 1889, IN
D iv Cecil O. DAVIS, b. Oct 1880, IN


C vi William O. LOWERY, b. Mar 1871, IN; m. 21 Dec 1897 Dora CHANDLER (b. 1875, VA). On 1910 census, lived in Middletown, Fall Creek Twp, Henry Co, IN, married 12 years, occupation - barber. On 1920 census, same location, age 48, barber, with wife, sons Floyd, Harold, and Robert, daughter and son-in-law, Chrystal and Christie POOR, and father-in-law, Woodson CHANDLER, age 75, b. VA.

Children of William and Dora LOWERY:

D i Eva M. LOWERY, b. 1899, IN
D ii Floyd O. LOWERY, b. 26 Feb 1900, IN; m. 27 Mar 1920 Bertha RILEY
D iii Chrystal A. LOWERY, b. 13 Nov 1901, IN; m. Christie C. POOR
D iv Harold C. LOWERY, b. 13 Aug 1906, IN
D v Robert G. LOWERY, b. 9 Nov 1918, IN


C vii Margaret C. LOWERY, b. 1872, Fall Creek Twp, Henry Co, IN; m. 6 Apr 1890 Charles COURTNEY; of Winimac, Pulaski Co, IN, Jan 1914


C viii Walter Kinnick LOWERY, Jr., b. Oct 1875, IN; m. 1 Nov 1902 May MINNICK. On 1900 census, Walter, Jr., lived in home of Isaac Myer, as Farm-hand, age 24, in Middletown, Fall Creek Twp, Henry Co, IN. On 1910 census, lived in Middletown, Fall Creek Twp, Henry Co, IN, married 8 years, wife the mother of 2 children, 2 living (one born six years before current marriage). Older child, Elliott, age 16, listed as laborer at "Otto Plant." Younger child, Andrew J., age 6. Father also listed as laborer at "Otto Plant." On 1920 census, appear to be listed in same location, under "Kenneth LOWERY," age 43, with wife, May, age 41, and son Andrew J., age 16, laborer, Automotive Factory.

Children of Walter, Jr. (Kenneth?) and May LOWERY:

D i Elliott (assumed adopted son of wife) LOWERY, b. 1896
D ii Andrew J. LOWERY, b. 1904, IN

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B4 iii Ann Elizabeth LOWERY, b. 15 Apr 1837, Belmont Co, OH

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B5 iv Francis M. LOWERY, b. 29 Jun 1844, Henry Co, IN; m. 29 Jul 1866 Harriet E. DRAPER (b. 28 Dec 1843; d. 5 Jul 1922; bur. Hess); d. 22 Jun 1932; bur. Hess.

Children of Francis and Harriet LOWERY:

C i Aletha Ora (Letha) LOWERY, b. 18 Jun 1867, Cadiz, Henry Co, IN; m. 18 Dec 1889 Elmer Frances SHOWALTER; d. bef 1900; bur. Hess.
C ii Arlie M. LOWERY, b. 5 Jun 1873, Harrison Twp, Cadiz/Millville, IN; m. Florence HUBBLE (b. Nov 1878, IN).

Children of Arlie and Florence LOWERY:

D i Garrett H. LOWERY, b. 1900, IN
D ii Francis P. LOWERY, b. 1902, IN
D iii Carroll M. LOWERY, b. 1904, IN

Civil War Veteran Portrait in Hazzard's History of Henry Co, IN

Private Francis M. Lowery, Co. I, 69th Indiana Infantry

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B6 v Philander LOWERY, b. 1848, Henry Co, IN; 1m. 2 Feb 1871 Retta DAVIS; son of Philander and Retta LOWERY: Orville LOWERY, b. 1872, IN; 2m. 4 May 1879 Sallie E. (Sarah) HODGE (b. 1852, NC; d. bef 1910); 3m. Retta WRIGHTMAN. (see gravestone photos

Children of Philander and Sarah LOWERY:

C i Richard T. LOWERY, b. Mar 1880, IN
C ii Gracie LOWRY, b. Jun 1883, IN; m. 5 Feb 1905 Carl Clinton LOCKER
C iii Nellie LOWERY, b. 1885; d. 10 Oct 1895, Cadiz, Henry Co, IN
C iv Margaret A. LOWERY, b. Mar 1891, IN
C v Clio M. LOWERY, b. 10 Jan 1894, IN; m. 22 May 1912 Lester KERN

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B7 vi Catherine M. LOWERY, b. Jul 1850, Henry Co, IN

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B8 vii Terressa (Tessa) (Fursey) LOWERY, 1854, Henry Co, IN; m. 28 Jan 1877 Thomas Fitzsimmons

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This page created 16 Dec 1998. Last updated 14 Jul 2002, by William L. (Bill) Smith. Comments and Updates welcomed!