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This information is from letters from Joseph Lowe, my great grandfather,

to my grandfather, JOseph Lowe, in 1923, (

Go to Lowe history page , and from information put together by my aunt

and uncle, Barbara and Robert Dehais, when they visited Edna Quinlan, wife

of REv. Quinlan, in Britain, roughly 1994.  


Nathaniel Lowe d 1867/8 worked as secretary for Lord Loftus Tottentram

settled in Manor Hamilton in County Leitrim (I called Lord Tottentram's

descendant, they had no record of him)  buried 1867 or 1868 (date from 

Joseph Lowe's letters, 1873 was crossed out) Belfast County

Antrim Shankill Cemetary m K/Catherine Allen/ Allan of Galway 

CAtherine Maria Lowe (name on her gravestone) died in Downpatrick, County

Monaghan, while visiting her daughter's family, and is buried in Inch Abbey; 

according to published transcriptions of the Inch Abbey gravestones, from

two different people, she d 30th Nov 1895, and was aged 78 years.  According

to the chart my aunt and a cousin, Edna Quinlan, put together, she d 1882,

and is buried in Kinch Abbey.  I believe but cannot find source that she was

visiting her daughter and her daughter's family at the time; they did live

near Inch Abbey as quite a number of them are buried there.  The Inch Abbey

grave transcriptions state that she died at the home of her son in law, 

Samuel Rea.  

If she died in 1895 aged 78, she was born around 1817, and would have been 16

around 1833.  Henry Nathaniel's age of death as per Enniskillen church records 

and his gravestone, confirm information in family records that he was born 

around 1837.  FAmily records also say he was his parents' first child, and 

that the second child was born in 1845, with most children born in 1850's

and 60's, making it improbable she died in 1882 aged 78 having married at

age 16.  So Nathaniel Lowe and Catherine Allan must have married roughly 

between 1832 and 1837.   

Joseph Lowe wrote, about his grandmother, that her family were respected 

landowners on the coast of Galway. He also wrote that

two relatives, Hugh and Andrew Allen, went to Glasgow and founded the

Allan Steamship Line.  It ran a single steamship between Britain and North

America, which carried many emigrants.  He wrote further that the family 

originally were French

Huguenots (named Alleyne?), driven from England to Ireland during Tudor

religious persecutions, and extremely proud of their heritage. One can

surmise that if Nathaniel's and Catherine's first child was born in 1837

(more than 13 years before the others who were all born in quick

succession), then they married in about 1836, probably in or near Galway,

and Catherine was probably born about 1820.  

Research on the steamship Allans almost conclusively proves that Catherine

was not related to them.  They had been in Scotland for generations.  Hugh's

and Andrew's grandparents were servants on an estate.  Their father prospered

as a sea captain and Hugh and Andrew went to Montreal to carry on his

business interests there, and they lived in Canada, and ran the steamship

line from there!  No Irish connections and no Catherine.  

1864-9 Ireland civil death records index, for all Ireland.  FHC 0101582 to

0101583.  FHL BRITISH FILM. Ireland General Register Office.  Index of Deaths.

Film numbers for Irish vital records at FHS are at genfindit.com.  Civil records

of bmd in Ireland began 1/1/1864, for Protestant marriages began 1845.  

GET marriage record for HN LOWE, 1861-2.  I think Jan said she is getting those

indexes from FHS.  

Manorhamilton or Manor Hamilton, in County Leitrim, is surrounded by

Cloonclare, Cloonlogher, Drumleas, Killasnet, Killarga, Killanummery parishes

and is located about 18 miles due west of Enniskillen.  Also check out


Investigation indicates that probably her family were not of

the Scottish steamship Allan family.  

Nathaniel had brothers:

Stephen County Monaghan Tyrell's Pass in County Meath or Westmeath, usually

   Westmeath, in province of Leinster.  A medieval castle nearby and a small

   number of homes.  Partly in parish of Clonfad, chiefly in parish of Newtown.

   Parish church of Clonfad is there.  barony of Fartullagh.  

   Henry Lowe: the Fermanagh Directory, published by Henry

   Nathaniel Lowe in Enniskillen, contains an ad for Henry

   Lowe, keeper of a grocery store and public house in (The Diamond?), Clones,

   County Monaghan; this would seem most likely to be a son

   of Stephen. I am told Clones is 20 mi from Enniskillen.

   Atleast that is what I now believe to be true and no ad for such a

   thing elsewhere.  Hotmail after a long history of problems cleaned out

   my e-mail account and not possible to check the scans someone sent me.

   I am pretty sure Henry Lowe really owned such an establishment in Clones

   and probably though I am not sure, on The Diamond.

   Another ad has Henry Lowe, The Diamond, Clones, agent for The Messrs

   W & A Gilby, London & Dublin.  Then a line, then Family Grocer, Shipping

   Agent, Stationer, Boots and Shoes, Patent Medicines &c.  This would

   appear to be an ad for Henry N Lowe of Enniskillen who ran exactly

   such a business in Enniskillen.  Not clear if a separate Henry Lowe was

   at the Diamond, Clones, or if Henry Lowe of Enniskillen was agent for

   W & A Gilby of London and Dublin, or what.  


   Stephen may also have been in Australia before he settled in County

   Monaghan, see above.  

others to Australia, near Ballarat. Stephen may have joined them for a

time.  According to people on the Australia lists, the only reason people

went to Ballarat, Australia in the early 19th century was to look for


Griffiths' on Lowe's;

Nathaniel Lowe; County Fermanagh (evaluated 1862) Parish Trory Location

  Derryinch.  Trory is parish immediately north of Enniskillen parish.

Nathaniel Lowe County Londderry/Derry Parish Learmount Location Tireighter


Nathaniel Lowe County Louth Parish Louth Location Tully (1854)

Stephen Lowe County Armagh Parish Loughgilly, Location Lisnalee (1864)

Henry Lowe County Monaghan Parish Clones Location:  Clones - Fermanagh (1858-60)

Henry N. Lowe County Fermanagh Parish Ennskillen Location:  T/Enniskillen

   Darling St (T may mean Tempo.)  (By 1881 the business was at 7 High St.  

   and I think something may have been on Queens St.)

From Tithe Applotment Books for Northern Ireland, which were an earlier

way of assessing the population and only assessed farmers and that sort

of thing, no Nathaniel or Stephen Lowe.

Henry Lowe:

Head of house  county    parish   townland   tax year

Henry Lowe       Antrim   Glenavy     Deerpark    1834

Henry Lowe       Antrim   Glenavy     Old Park    1826

Henry Lowe       Armagh   Loughgilly  Portnorris  1834

Notice the coincidence of Henry and Stephen Lowe both in County

Armagh, parish Loughgilly.  

Available gravestone transcriptions for Clones, Church of Ireland:

Clones, Abbey Lane: Early Memorials in Clones Round Tower Graveyard, Clones 

Abbey Graveyard and St. Tierney's R. C. Graveyard, Roslea. Dr. patrick Mulligan 

& Theo McMahon. Clogher Record, 1984, Vol. XI, pp. 420-448. 

Clones, St. Tighernach's, Church of Ireland. Inscriptions from St. Tighernach's

 Church of Ireland graveyard, Clones. Theo McMahon, Sean Slowey and Maire 

O'Neill. Clogh 

Clones, The Diamond, Church of Ireland. Clogher Record, 1988, Vol. 13, No. 1

Clogher Record is produced by Clogher Historical Society; Clogher is a big

area that encompasses all of County Monaghan, most of County Fermanagh, 

parts of County Louth and I think Donegal.  Copies of Clogher Record are

available at Allen Co Publ Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana and at Boston Public

Library or order from journal@clogherhistoricalsoc.com.  

Clones church records on LDS film #0897416.  Clones Parish Church of


Another Lowe family lived in Clones:  

Robert Lowe m Margaret Jane Moore who d Australia 1912. 

Margaret Jane Lowe d 25 Dec 1874 in Clones, accdng to family bible.

Robert and Margaret had Dunlop Lowe, Anna Adelaide Lowe, and Montgomery

Lowe b abt 1875 Clones. Dunlop, who d bef 1930, had Robert and William. 

A descendant is working with me on Lowe research in Clones.    

Nathaniel's and Catherine's children:

(In addition to my family records and Edna Quinlan's, I have

info on those of the family who died in Enniskillen from 

Cardinal Dundas' Ennikillen, Parish and town (1912), from the

Ennsikillen parish church graveyard list. This church is now 

the Church of Ireland cathedral, St. Mcartyn's.

Henry Nathaniel b abt 1837 based on age of death, family records have him

b 1837 or 1838.  d 24 Feb 1905, Clonmel, Co Tipperary,

of heart disease, after a brief illness, 

lived 4 Anne Street. This all confirmed by death certificate

among other things. He m 1861 or 1862 Tempo Church near Enniskillen,

Fermanagh Cty or Fanet Mary Dixon b [from Dundas, 14 Aug 1837]

 at FAnet? Died 1881, (from Dundas: 28 Jan 1881) bur

Enniskillen C of E bur ground. This was the Enniskillen Parish Church and

is now St. Macartin's Cathedral (Anglican, of Fermanagh County). Lived at

Enniskillen, Fermanagh County. His business and possibly his residence was

at 7 High St, in Enniskillen.  He described himself as a printer,

bookseller, and agent for several businesses in the Fermanagh Directory

which he published.  He owned and edited the Fermanagh Times, a newspaper.

He owned a general shop, sold all sorts of things,

in Enniskillen; he advertised in the Fermanagh Directory which

he published in 1879 and 1880 and also in his paper that he

sold stationery, books, patent medicines, hard liquor, groceries

etc., and his wife sold shoes and boots, and he ran a printing press,

and at one point published a newspaper.  All of this at once.

He began, according

to Seamuas McCanny who is an Enniskillen author with an interest

in history of that period, as a conducting clerk with the

Enniskillen solicitor Archibald Collum. Later became Deputy

Clerk of the Peace for Enniskillen  and agent for

Enniskillen Corporation. His court position consisted of keeping

records, notes of what happened in court, and preparing papers.

He also, according to his own advertisemments and a lawsuit against him,

acted as agent for a number of not local businesses, in addition

to acting as agent for the feudal estate that consisted of rental properties

and was managed by a committee of Enniskillen citizens.  His 

Fermanagh directory was republished in 1990 as Fermanagh One

Hundred Years Ago, and several people on the web did lookups in

it for me.  He set up as a printer and stationer in the 1870's.

In 1881 he became publisher of the Fermanagh Times.  He does not

seem tohave been editor.  The paper seems to have been started

by Lord Erne, who was probably a political reactionary, and 

A. W. Wheeler published it in 1880.  To the degree that the 

paper involved any politics they were probably pro- large landlord, as 

there was a need for such a paper since the tenants rights (Land 

League) movement was well organized and strong in

Fermanagh and another paper was owned by a wealthy but liberal

and eccentric landowner who took liberal views. But the paper

may have become more political after a reactionary editor took

it over from the local committee who took it over from Lowe.

Henry Lowe's involvement didn't last long; he lost his wife

to tuberculosis in January or February 1881, went bankrupt and

lost the paper in April 1881, and was forced to resign from

his position as agent for the Enniskillen Corporation,which 

owned a large amount of property and managed it, in October 1881,

due to financial irregularities on his part. He failed to 

account for the rents he was responsible for collecting and 

appears to have personally spent some of it. From notes of

committee meetings people felt rather sorry for him.Also, he

was repeatedly described as ill and unable to get out of bed.

The nature of his illness was never described, and though he had atleast 

one of two siblings who died and his wife die in that time

period of TB it appears he never caught it. It looks awfully like

he may have had depression, and it looks that way to Seamas McCanny,

Too.  It also looks suspiciously like

he overextended himself due to poor judgement - characteristic

of people in a manic episode.  He was trying to make money

in all sorts of ways and every way.  His own feelings about

what happen seem to come down through his son, who is also said to have 

gone nuts; who says he had made alot of money of which he

afterwards lost and was robbed of. It would seem he felt bitter

about it and failed to admit his obvious responsibility for what

happened, which again is how someone with manic depression

would have been likely to handle it. He got into a couple

of conflicts with people; a lawsuit from Dr. Collum for whom

he had become agent, perhaps a relative of the Collum he 

originally worked for.  When he went bankrupt, he claimed that

one of his main backers failed to back him because he had refused

her demand that he make a donation to the Methodist Church.  

Lord knows if this is true or why he relied on such a person if

it was.  Clearly he was overextended at the time when this happened

or someone failing to back him could not have made a difference AND

he would not have gone bankrupt.  Whatever happened, he struck out

particularly nastily at others instead of taking responsibility for

his role in his own affairs, and to make such a lame and nasty excuse

so publicly took alot of nerve and no conscience as well as very

likely a feudal sense of honor and a somewhat hot-headed, obstinate

and belligerent temperament.  For that matter, it doesn't look as

if Henry Nathaniel EVER backed down from the nastiest fight.  

Seamas McCanny says he started on the newspaper business AFTER

this (this what? He went bankrupt while he was publishing the paper)

but it was after he opened the print shop in East Bridge

Street.  In notes about his family's life events in his paper and

his Fermanagh business directory, ca 1879 - 81, he lists his business

at 7 High St and the family residence as High St. 

After all of this, he moved to Clonmel, in Co Tipperary, where

he again was appointed deputy clerk of the peace, and he died there,

apparently with no more excitement.   

My cousin Joe Dehais, who was going on as if he had mania, claimed

that nearly all his ancestors, most particularly HN or Joseph Lowe

and his Dehais grandfather, got into serious trouble for being

Masons.  Joe Dehais is to his credit the only Dehais who ever tells

the truth, so he is to be forgiven.  The Lowe was supposed to have been

run out of Ireland. 

In addition, the Dehais grandfather, who was brilliant and like

our Lowe grandfather was a self-taught engineer, went to northern

Canada someplace during the Depression, found gold, struck it rich,

decided not to stay and get rich, and brought back enough gold to

see the family through the depression.  Joe Dehais definitely 

inherited the Lowe family imagination!

As for any involvement of HN Lowe with the Masons, nearly all people of

his class were Masons, and many were in the Orange Order as well,

according to one of my County Fermanagh sources, to protect their

class interests in what was largely a working class organization 

because it was one of the organizations through which Irish Protestants

mobilized.  I think that would be the Orange Order.  Seamas McCanny

thought that the two Fermanagh County newspapers were on opposite sides

in class issues, conceivably that could have been part of the story of

the things that happened with HN Lowe.  He was among other things sued

for libel.  

People came from Cavan, Leitrim, Donegal and Tyrone for his 

wife's funeral; pretty much all places where members of their

families were. Two people sent me copies of her obituary, which

sounds touchingly like something either of my grandparents

or his son would have written.  It is pretty clear that he atleast

wrote the obituary for his wife - and also that he loved and

greatly missed her.   

Nathaniel Edward b 1855 (dundas, 10 Dec 1855) d at age 22

(Dundas, 18 Apr 1875 which is not age 22) 

buried Enniskillen Church of Engl

graveyard (He would have died about 1877)

Church records identify him and Richard as brothers of Henry Lowe.

Richard Stephen b 1861 (25 Feb) d before majority (15 Oct 1878)

 buried Enniskillen Church of Engl

graveyard. (James McCanny thinks he, too, died about the time his brother

and mother died and the newspaper went bankrupt, sometime between 1877 and

1882. He definitely died no later than 1882 if he was born in 1861 and

died before he turned 21.  

Kate (Catherine Maria) m 1 John Clingen 1865 2 Frank H Pierce See note


William b 1851 "emigrated to Newark NJ in the early seventies and who is


by children - how many I do not know" from letter from Joseph Allen Lowe

to Allen ARthur Lowe dated 2/7/1923.  

Elizabeth Anne b 1853 m 1878 or 1879 Samuel Rea This may be the Samuel

    Rea who is buried at Inch Abbey Rea grave, where Catherine Lowe is

    buried, d 6th Apr 1921 aged 76, which would make him b abt 1845.

    (transcriptions of Inch Abbey gravestones)

Alice b 1847 never married. Seems to have died before Joseph

was born about 1865/66.

Joseph Dixon d Clough Jordan Tipperary Ireland lived Fanet near Fanet

Head, Letterkenny, Ireland m Mary Groves buried Fanet Ireland prob in

Presbyterian Churchyard, Fanet "Both in 1876 picture"? Joseph Dixon had a

farm at Fanet near Fanet Head Letterkenny  I also have that they lived in

County Donegal, on banks of Lough Swilly, whre there was a naval base or

something. ONly Groves who turn up in Griffiths Evaluation Index (1857) 

was Daniel Groves in townland of Newtownhamilton, parish of Killea, two

parishes south of Fahan Upper - in 1857.  Ted Hynd's e-mail mentions

Groves in Clondavaddog.  It was not possible to

verify death of Mary Dixon or her burial or learn when she died or was born, 

because the Presbyterians didn't keep death records and her death record

not in Fanett Prebyterian church records.  Haven't found any handy volunteer 

willing to go out and check the gravestones yet, though a couple of people 

who helped me locate these places do live in the area.  

The Dixons were "Purely Scotch for Paisley  just outside Glasgow" from my

great grandfather's letters to his son.  

Research via lookups via Internet, Irish mailing lists.

Griffiths Evaluation index; evaluation was carried out in 1857 in 

County Donegal.  Joseph and Robert Dixon found in Ballynahone, Fahan

Upper, County Donegal, on the east bank of Lough Swilly.  South of


But someone's more complete version of Griffiths' for County Donegal

found another Joseph Dixon in 1857; he rented land in Drumfad and 

Clonddavaddog parishes on the Fanad peninsula.  In the townland of

Croaghross, parish of Clondavaddog,(ordinance survey, map 18) map ref

3, he rented 2/2/10 ARP of land from the Church Education Society.  Tehre

was a Coastguard Watchhouse and a boat house there too.  A woman in 

Australia with a newborn baby was writing this at 2:00 A.M.  Same parish

and map details, townland of Drum, same parish, and not a different parish,

the two townlands being right next to each other, Joseph Dixon rented

20/1/20 acres of land from the Representatives of Baptist J Barton.  

(Is this how come a child was named Baptiste?)

Other records found in Fanad, which is true spelling of Fanet or Fanett.

Fanad is name of the peninsula that is most of the west bank of Lough 

Swilly, and begins just north of Letterkenny.  Fanad Head is the northernmost

tip of the peninsula and only a few houses and a lighthouse are there.  

Most of Fanad peninsula is Clondavaddog parish.  People crossed Lough

Swilly at will, but Joseph Dixon seems to have lived toward the western

side of the peninsula.  Lough Swilly is a deep inlet that ends at Letterkenny.

Other nearby towns are Portsalon and Kerrykeel/ Carrowkeel etc. Actually

An Cheathru Chaol.  Another Carrowkeel is farther up the peninsula NW of

Portsalon. Portsalon supposed to be the town closest to Croaghross and Drum.

Buncrana is in Fahan Lower or else just slightly north of Fahan.   


Joseph DIXON b abt 1844 (Joseph Lowe's letters) bapt 25 Jul 1841 in Church 

   of Ireland curch of Clondavaddog in Fanad; family was living in Drumfad

   townland (church records).  Ireland d 5/11/1913 Montreal buried

   Mount Royal Cemetery, his wife, Mary Ann (Dodd) survived

   him.  lived at 532 St. Josep St, Lachene. "of Bank of

   Montreal" (death notice, Montreal Gazette)

   Very few people had death notices in Montreal Gazette at

   tht time; he must have been quite successful at the bank. 

   "went to Montreal and all his life was in the Bank of

   Montreal being survived by May, James and Jenny"  

JOseph's wife had siblings Beekie, Lizzie, Bella, Bob, Tom 

Joseph's son James Dixon was a surgeon as of 1903 or 1923.

     James must have married Annie Helena (Manning) Dixon,

     inferred from burials in Mount Royal Cemetery

     in Dixon plot (Section L 1157-C,D) See Myriam

     Cloutier, myriam@mountroyalcem.com

     He is not buried there!  


     It appears "Mary Margaret" Dixon married someone named 

     Manning, I don't have if he is buried there, too.

All other children were recorded at the Fannet Presbyterian Church 

records.  Robert is not recorded at all, anywhere.  Only Robert recorded

on either side of Lough Swilly was born to Alexander Dixon.  

Elizabeth b 12 Oct 1838 m Mov 21, 1865, Fannet Presbyterian church,

Thomas Barr, (Joseph Lowe's letter, ___ Barr), a teacher, left atleast 

a son and a daughter lived 

after marriage at Clough Jordan Tipperary. Her address was Croaghross,

parish of Clondavaddog, when she married.  (Fannet Presbyterian church

records, Ted Hynd's data base.)  Thomas's address was given as Carrowkeel,

which is in western Fanad not far away.  Griffiths suggest that a great 

many people named Barr lived in County Donegal and particularly around 

Fahan.  I did not know the names of the parishes for Fanet at the time. 

But no Barrs in Clondavadogg township in Griffiths according to a lookup. 

Mary b 14 Aug 1836 Drumfad (church record), 14 Aug 1837 (church record or 

gravestone in Enniskillen) m Henry Nathaniel Lowe at TempoChurch near 

Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Ireland buried C of Engl Graveyard From 

Dundas' Enniskillen: b 14 Aug 1837, d 28 Jan, 1881.

James bapt 6 Sep 1832 in Drumfad lived and died a batchelor.  

Interestingly, a James

Dixon was in Enniskillen in Griffiths Evaluation there in 1862.  It is

necessary to account for how HN Lowe of Enniskillen married a girl who

lived in County Donegal.  

Robert lived and died a batchelor (Joseph Lowe's letters) no record of

his birth or christening, atleast not in Fanad!   I didn't look for a

record in Fahan.  

John b 18 Dec 1844, placed by Joseph Lowe writing in 1923 in Dublin, 

a daughter, Pat Prescott, was residing in Dublin in 1964,

had two grown daughters - from a letter from Dermot Quinlan to Helen R

Lowe - a letter from Aunt Louie Quinlan implies there were others. 

Baptiste b 17 Apr 1843 in Dublin

Anna (not listed in Joseph Lowe's letter) b 26 May 1847.

Fahan Upper parish, Church of Ireland records contain the following

deaths of people who may or may not be related, there seem to have been

a few Dixon and Dickson families in the county, and it also looks as if

people recording Joseph and Robert Dixon's names in Fahan could not 


Dec 21, 1881.  James Dickson of Ballinahone.  

Feb 22, 1886.  John Dickson of Ballinahone.

Apr 3, 1889 Joseph Dickson of Ballinahone.  

Dec 30, 1899 Rebexxa Dickson of Ballinahone.  

Robert Dickson was baptized in 1800 at Clondavaddog Church of

Ireland, the son of Alexander and Rebecca.  

Louisa Maud Lowe (dau of Henry Nathaniel Lowe and Mary Dixon) 

m Robert Quinlan of Cavan, Cavan County, Ireland.


Mary Noel b 1907 d 1988 m 1942  William Sterne b ? d 1991 desc from 18th

   century novelist Lawrence Sterne 

   Had Lawrence Dermot b 1943 m Elizabeth Ann Teasdale 1924? had Nicola

   Clair, b 1980.

Dermot William Allen b 1910 d 1987 m 1949 Edna Chester b 1920


Harry (Henry Robert) b 1916 d 1962

Children of Catherine Lowe, dau of Nathaniel Lowe and Catherine Allen,

by John Clingen and Frank Pierce (My mother only had grandchildren)

There are also cousins called Clingen (Jack, Marjorie and Patricia) who

are grandchildren of CAtherine Lowe (by a first husband) They are in the

same relationship as Rosamond is to the rest of us.  We are not in touch

with them. Last known address (when?) in Maplewood, New Jersey, USA

Catherine Lowe's children by Frank H Pierce; he of Hyde Park, near Boston,

MA. I don't know if they had more than one child.  

Henry Pierce m Alvah, had three children.

Rosamind d 5/95 m Radolph Braxton:  Stephanie m Dan Hamilton: Dylan


Pat m Bill Fletcher: HOlly.

Nat: Nat Pierce m Audrey

(The Rev) Dermot W. Allen Quinlan d 1987 m 9/3/1949 Methodist Ch, Colney

Hatch Lane, Muswell Hill NIC London, England ived The REctory Shilton Rd,

Bar/xwell, (Barwell) Leicestershire, Engl m 1949 Edna Chester, daughter of

Guy Chester b 1920


Michael b 1951 m Alison Rachel Finney 1978 

   Had Rachel Laura, b 1980, Jessica Alice, b 1983, Caristabel Rose b 1989

Brigid Apr 1953 m Gavin Wilson Simmonds 1984 had Ross Lynn Mark b 1996,

Guylee Eric b 1991, Lorna Jean b 1994

Shelah Apr 1953

Inscriptions for Inch Graveyard have a number of Rea family records.

Catherine, beloved wife of Edward Rea, d 19th Nov 1884, age 62.  

Joseph, his 4th son, d 23rd Feb 1871 aged 21.

William, eldest son, d New Zealand, 9th May 1885, aged 42 yrs, remains

   interred in Tarran Cemetery, Thames.

Edward Rea (relationship not given) d 1st Jan 1893 in his 72nd yr.

Sydney Victor rea, grandson of Edward Rea, d in France 21st May 1917 in his

21st year, follows is a little patriotic verse from John 15:13.

Samuel Rea d 6th Apr 1921 aged 76. 

Catherine Maria Lowe died at home of her son in law Samuel Rea, interred

here, see above. 

This apparently was the sort of large gravestone that had all kinds of

family information engraved on it.  

An Edward Rea transcribed the Inch parish (I think it is) church records

and his transcription, available from FHC, has notes about families in

the area.   

Henry Nathaniel Lowe b abt 1837 m 1861 or 1862 Tempo Church near Enniskillen, Fermanagh, Ireland, died Jan 24 1905 in Clonmel, Co Tipperary, this confirmed 

by death certificate which Seamas

McCanny obtained and sent me the details. See description of

him above.

Mary Dixon, b 14 Aug 1837 (Dundas, gravestone),d 1881 (28 Jan)

 Enniskillen, Ireland, bur Church of England graveyard.

THey had:  Joseph Allen b 1865-1866 m Maryanne Susan Cauthers see below

Louise Maud b 1873 or 8 m Robert Quinlan, see chart of that family

Katherine Mary b 1863 d 1/1946, described by Joseph Lowe as

"Kathleen". He describes two aunts of his son, my grandfather,

as living in Ireland, and names them as Henrietta and Louise,

and then states that Mary was in Boston with her husband. My 

mother was born and baptized in 1932.  On the baptismal records,

Kathleen Lowe is listed as one of her sponsors.  The church

secretary changed this on the record *(and it has been changed

on the record I got from her) because we thought my mother was

mistakenly listed as her own sponsor.  But it is possible that

Kathleen Lowe my grandfather's aunt was the sponsor, and it is

clear that my mother, Kathleen Allen Lowe, was named after her,

and also for the Catherine Allen and for my grandmother's Allen


Mary Helen (Molly)b 1872 m Thomas H Brennan  letter from Joseph Allen Lowe

to Allen ARthur Lowe dated 2/7/1923 cites tehm "living at 47 West Cedar

St, Boston, MA"

Henrietta Elizabeth b 1875 never married, lived w Louise Maud and husband.

Mary Alice, d 5 Dec 1868, b 14 Jun 1861 age 7. 

Alice Anna d 21 Mar 1879, b 17 Dec 1875 age 3 1/2.

(both from Enniskillen church records.  The written records

state that they were daughters of Mary Lowe wife of Henry,

and that she is buried with them.) 

Joseph Allen Lowe b 1865 Ireland d 1923 mar 11/24/1886 Montreal Quebec,

Canada, Church

of the Messiah, Unitarian. mar Maryanne Susan Cauthers 

Go to Cauthers

group sheet . 

At some time, he was proprietor of the "Montreal Sport".  The 

only reference to him in Irish media is he promised an annual

gold medal as a prize to the Model School in Fermanagh Co, which he

had attended as a boy.    

He and his violent-tempered wife who probably had a mood disorder and

died psychotic in a state asylum, divorced around 1901 in Boston, MA.

It must have been colorful.  My aunt has some bawdy light opera he

wrote.  His letters to his son, about the family history, written in

1923, reveal that he was a rather pretentious individual with quite an

imagination about family history that probably did not begin with him.

In fact, the notion that his Lowe's were aristocrats traces atleast to

his father.  He wrote that his father had "made alot of money which he

lost and was robbed" more than fifty years after the events happened.   


Ross Allen Lowe b 1887 Boston MA d 1888 Boston MA buried Spring Grove

Cemetery, Florence, MA (possibly moved sometime after 1920)

Allen ARthur Lowe b 11/9/1893 Boston MA mar 9/18/1920 Norhampton MA (St. 

John's Episcopal Church) Helen Story Readio b 7/1/1890 d 5/23/1977 Glens Falls

(No family group sheet, she was an only child.) d 1/24/1964 Glens Falls NY

buried 1/27/1964 Florence MA (Spring Grove Cem) 

Their children:

Barbara Anne b 1921 Glens Falls m 1948 Glens Falls, Church of the Messiah,

Episcopal, Robert Joseph Dehais, b 1920 d 1989 son of a local farmer,

worked his way up to be executive vice president at Glens Falls Regional

bank, also served on church vestry;  this and his occupational resemblance

to my father's father is how my father, who was assistant pastor at Church

of the Messiah, met my mother.  I think they also hunted together.  They

exchanged hunting dogs.  UNcle Bob was a man of firm convictions and

conscience but deeply conservative and saw EVERYTHING from a business

standpoint and taught his children to do the same, and I found him a bit

arrogant and self-centered.

They had:

Joseph Allen Dehais b 1949 Glens Falls single grad Princeton U and MIT,

doctorate, sometime professor of Management and currently one of

spearheaders of a hightech venture involving a method of cleaning computer

chips and other materials in Washington DC. 

Constance Anne (Connie) Dehais b 1951 Glens Falls single variously

administrative assistant and personnel manager at such places as paper

making plant in Glens Falls NY

William Arthur (Billy) Dehais, b 1961 lives in Maine, a bank manager, on


career track as his father, m 1989 Renita Bartlett


Celia Jeanette b 1992

Cameron Robert b 1996


Kathleen Allen Lowe, my mother. 

My mother married Russell Drayton Smith, Episcopal minister  See

my father's genealogy and family history at my geocities site .

They had:

Dora Anne Smith (me) b New Britain Connecticut, moved to Lake George area

at age 2 I work as a hotel housekeeper

Lawrence Jeffery (now Geoffrey, his mother's idea) Smith b Glens Falls

Post office maintenance department (and good at it)

Helen Elizabeth Smith b Glens Falls m 1997 Austin, Texas, Philip McKinstry

of Pougkeepsie, NY; both work for IBM, Phil at systems programming, Helen

is a high level project manager.  That means she runs things like the

development of an update of one of IBM's main computer product lines.  But

IBM is funny the way they don't want specifics on the Internet.  Even

though the product update was released in November.

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