The Lowry Family

Of

Bedford County, Va.

Presented by Thomas A. Markham

 

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Generation No. 1

   1.  John Lowry, Sr. was born Abt. 1714 in Pennsylvania, and died in Bedford County, Virginia.  He married Miss Triplett.   

More About John Lowry, Sr.:

Came From: 1750, Elizabeth City/County to Bedford County

Purchased Land: 1750, 338 Acres in Lunenburg County

Served As: Bet. 1775 - 1779, Justice of New Bedford County

Total Land: 1755, 1,944 Acres Bedford, Co. Va. From Lowry Community to Peaks of Otter.

Children of John Lowry and Miss Triplett are:

+    2            i.   William Burr Lowry, Sr., born Abt. 1732 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania;   died 1809 in Bedford County, Virginia.

      3            ii.   Elias Lowry, born Abt. 1734.

      4           iii.   Henry Lowry, born Abt. 1736.

      5           iv.   John Lowry, was born Abt.1738. More about John Lowry; Killed Capt. Thomas Dooley in 1778, and was taken to Williamsburg for trial and hung for murder.

      6           v.   Judith Lowry, born Abt. 1742.

      7           vi.   Aaron Lowry, was born Abt. 1750.  He married (1) Ann Weldy. He married (2) Penelope White 1781 in Goochland County, Virginia.

 

Generation No. 2

   2.  William Burr Lowry, Sr. (John1) was born Abt. 1732 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and died 1809 in Bedford County, Virginia.  He married Elizabeth Pullen 1752 in Lunenburg County, Virginia.  She was born in Lunenburg County,  Virginia.

More About William Burr Lowry, Sr.:

Came From: 1752, Pennsylvania to Bedford County

Tax Payer: 1785, Principal Tax Payer in Lowry Family

Purchased Land: 1767, 102 Acres on Upper Elk Creek

Children of William Lowry and Elizabeth Pullen are:

+    8            i.   William B. Lowry, Jr., born Bet. 1770 - 1775 in Caroline County, Virginia; died 1843 in Lowry, Bedford County, Va..

+    9            ii.   John Lowry, born March 14, 1762 in Goochland County, Virginia.

      10          iii.   Thomas Lowry, born 1769.  He married Elizabeth Williams October 18, 1794; born 1773.

     11          iv.   Nelson Lowry, born 1771 in Caroline County, Virginia; died July 11, 1834 in Bedford County, Virginia.  He married Mary; born Abt. 1771 in Caroline County, Virginia; died January 06, 1859 in Bedford County, Virginia.

 5.  John Lowry,  (John1) was born March 14, 1762 in Goochland County, Virginia.  He married Abigail Elliott December 12, 1792.

More About John Lowry:

Killed: 1778, Killed Captain Thomas Dooley

Tried: 1778, Williamsburg, Va. and Hung for Murder  

Children of John Lowry and Abigail Elliott are

+    12a       i.    Elliott Lowry, Capt., born 1797.

       13a       ii.   Harry Lowry, Dr..

+    14a       iii.   William B. Lowry III, born 1794 in Caroline County, Virginia; died November 05, 1857 in Bedford County, Virginia.

+    15a       iv.   Lydia Lowry.

       16a        v.   Nancy Lowry.

      17a       vi.   Jackson Lowry

 

Generation No. 3

   8.  William B. Lowry, Jr. (William Burr2, John1) was born Bet. 1770 - 1775 in Caroline County, Virginia, and died 1843 in Lowry, Bedford County, Va..  He married Nancy Hoard December 26, 1796 in Bedford County, Virginia, daughter of William Hoard and Mary Thorpe.  She was born 1778 in Bedford County, Virginia.

Notes for William B. Lowry, Jr.:

William Burr Lowry, Jr., was born around 1775 to William B. Lowry, Sr.,  and Elizabeth Pullen Lowry of Lunenburg County, Virginia.  His father William was the first of that name to settle in this part of the state.  William Burr Lowry, Jr., donated the land where Timber Ridge Baptist Church was built in 1805, and the church took the name of his home place in honor of him.  He was also the first to start a Sunday school at Timber Ridge which began in 1855.

More About William B. Lowry, Jr.:

Burial: Timber Ridge Church Cemetery

Donated: 1805, Property for Timber Ridge Church

Home Place: 1797, Name of Home Place was "Timber Ridge"   

Children of William Lowry and Nancy Hoard are:

+    12           i.   Triplett Estes Lowry, born 1797; died 1851 in Bedford County, Virginia.

+    13          ii.   Milton Lowry, born 1798 in Bedford County, Virginia; died in Bedford County, Virginia.

      14          iii.   Albert M. Lowry, born 1804.

      15         iv.   Thomas Lowry, born 1806.

+    16          v.   Eleanor Howard Lowry, born April 22, 1807 in Bedford County, Virginia; died February 24, 1884 in Bedford County, Virginia.

+    17         vi.   Nelson Lowry, Sr., born 1808 in Bedford County, Virginia; died in Bedford County, Virginia.

+    18         vii.   Howard Lowry, born 1810 in Bedford County, Virginia.

+    19        viii.   Mary Isabel Lowry, born 1812.

+    20         ix.   Richard Warren Lowry, born 1814 in Bedford County, Virginia.

+    21          x.   Nancy Ann Lowry, born December 05, 1816 in Bedford County, Virginia.

+    22         xi.   Sarah Lowry, born 1818 in Bedford County, Virginia; died October 31, 1842 in Bedford County, Virginia.

      23         xii.   Lilbourne Lowry.

More About Lilbourne Lowry:

Paid Damages: Bet. 1850 - 1854, By A M & O Rail Road For Use of His Land  

   9.  John Lowry (William Burr2, John1) was born Abt. 1776.  He married Abigail Elliott December 12, 1792. 

Children of John Lowry and Abigail Elliott are:

+   24        i.  Elliott Lowry, Capt.., born 1797.

     25       ii.  Harry Lowry, Dr..

+   26      iii.  William Lowry III, born 1794 in Caroline County, Virginia; died November 05, 1857 in Bedford County, Virginia.

+   27       iv.  Lydia Lowry.

     28        v.  Nancy Lowry.

     29       vi.  Jackson Lowry.