|Becky R||RE: Lowesville|
If you input "Lowsville, WV", without the middle "e",it will come up on GoogleEarth. That is the location of the locks in the Monongahela River. There isn't much there now.
Added by Becky R on Mar 07, 2016 11:00 PM
|Becky R||RE: Lowesville|
I just got home and had a chance to look up the following info on page 226 of The Monongalia Story, Vol. 1, by Earl L. Core.
"'Abraham Low is Intitled to four hundred acres of land in Monongalia County on a run that Empties into the Monongalia [Monongahela] River next above Indian Creek adjoining lands Claim'd by Chas. Martin in the right of residence to Include his Improvement made thereon in the year 1773.' Monongalia County. Lowsville is named for the family. Abraham Low was a son-in-law of David Morgan (Lough, 268). The name is also spelled Lough."
The Lough citation above is to Glenn Lough's "Now and Long Ago", a now collectible history of Marion County WV. Marion County is adjacent to Monongalia County. David Morgan was an early pioneer settler and friend of my grgrgrgrgr grandfather, Jacob Prickett, Sr. who established Pricketts Fort.
Lowsville is likely now to be too insignificant to be on a map. I can't recall if I have been to that exact location, but you certainly should be able to find where Indian Creek empties into the Monongahela River, downriver from Rivesville WV going toward Pittsburgh PA. The David Morgan land is across and slightly upriver from Pricketts Fort. I purchased a large parcel of the old Morgan property 10 years ago. On it is a monument erected in the 1880s commemorating the fight between David Morgan (about age 56) and two native Americans in about 1774. You can look up the Stephen Morgan (David's grandson) home on Wikipedia under National Register of Historic Places. Click on a link at the bottom of the application for registry and to see a photograph of the brick home. Stephen was a casualty of prison camp during the Civil War. Glenn Lough's book is interesting and informative but at times a bit novelistic. He did write pulp fiction and had a radio show out of Pittsburgh as I recall. His daughter is active with the Marion County Historical Society in Fairmont WV, which you can also look up online.
Added by Becky R on Feb 01, 2016 11:26 AM
|Becky R||Lowe name|
You might be interested to know there is a Lowesville near my original hometown of Fairmont WV.
However, I don't know the history of that little community. If I have a chance I'll try to look it up. Lowesville is right on the Monongahela River in either Marion or Monongalia County.
Added by Becky R on Jan 22, 2016 11:52 AM
|Becky R||Relation to Joost Van Oblinus Sr.|
You inquired our relationship relative to 8th gr grandfather Joost. I am descended from his son, Joost Van Oblinus Jr., then as follows: daughter Maria Van Oblenis/Peter Daniel Tourneur/Susanna Tourneur/Elizabeth Justis/Robert Johnson/Sarah Ann Johnson.
Robert Johnson's father was Barnabas Johnson of Smithtown, WV, (Monongalia County) between Morgantown and Fairmont. Barnabas married Elizabeth Justis. This is as much as I knew until my research on Ancestry.com. Barnabas and Elizabeth had numerous children,Robert being next to youngest. Robert (died 1908) was in Civil War near end of it. His second daughter, Sarah Ann, married David W. W. Prickett, a descendant of Jacob Prickett, Sr. You might find it interesting to look up www.prickettsfort.org. Prickett is my maiden name. Many Johnsons and Pricketts moved west into Indiana and Illinois in the 1800s.
So if you are descended from a 7th generation son, we are cousins "distantly removed". :)
Added by Becky R on Jan 18, 2016 10:57 AM
|Mike||RE: Updates to Joesph Smith|
The memorial is all yours! Enjoy.
Added by Mike on Dec 16, 2015 2:13 PM
I'm not sure if I have the right Jack Lowe, but if you graduated from Wilson High School in Easton, PA 1965 and you were a member of Troop 13 at Memorial Reform Church, then I have the right one. I was looking over my family tree and found that your family has a connection to mine. My 3rd great grandfather William Berry had a daughter Alice and a son Samuel. Alice is my family member and Samuel is yours.
We just had our 50th Class reunion and your name came up a few times. It was a great time. We are now planning a 70th birthday bash in 2017. Hopefully you will be able to attend.
|P. Eadie||RE: George W Buckley|
You are very welcome. Glad to assist. Enjoy the photo. Pat
Added by P. Eadie on Aug 07, 2015 5:29 AM
|RS Witwer||RE: Azariah Mathews|
Coming your way. Happy to send it. Rhonda
You're welcome :) i also took pictures of her husband and son i belive it was.
|MeganZloty||RE: James P Smith, Thompson Memorial|
Okay, I think it is, left to right:
Hannah Smith, 1834-1903, #68159696
James P. Smith, 1829-1911, #68159697
Hannah F. Smith, ?-1880, #68159698
James Smith, ?-1871, #68159700
That looks right, puts couples with appropriate dates next to each other. Stones are shaped the same so I have to look at the age marks from the group photo.
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