There was a Ralph and Catherine Lowther/Lowder in Philadelphia, PA (1721-1738) and they seem to be the right age to have been John's parents. The baptismal records for their children do not include the name of John Lowder who was born in 1738, but John did have children named Ralph, Samuel and Catherine. This information has been included for research purposes, not as documented fact. Update: In the 1850 Census of Monroe County, Indiana Caleb Lowder is listed, over 90 years of age and he apparently states he was born in New Jersey.
We know from records that John Lowder was born in England about 1738 and that his wife's name was Hannah. Her surname is unknown. John died after 1810. It is not known when Hannah died.
Children of Caleb Lowder and Sarah
Nathan Lowder (abt. 1825-bef. 1848) m. Elizabeth Carroll
Children of John Lowder and Sarah
Joel Lowder (abt. 1790-?) m. Deloma Laxton
Elizabeth Lowder m. John Stephenson
Solomon Lowder (?-aft. 1840) m. Jane Leonard
John Lowder III m. Sally Anderson
Nathan Lowder m. Nanala Jones
William Lowder (1797-1797)
Nancy Lowder (1803-1864) m. Joseph Leonard (1797-1858)
Sarah Lowder (1813-?) m. William D. Anderson
Solomon Lowder left Indiana on horseback to return to North Carolina to probate his father's will and settle his estate. Solomon was never seen nor heard of again. He was evidently the victim of the "Trail Pirates" who swarmed the trails and rivers along which travelers found their way going both east and west.
Children of Joseph Lowder and Martha Clark
James Lowder (abt.1791-?) m. Margaret Gibbs (abt. 1795)
Jesse Lowder (1798-1835) m. Zilpha Bullard (1795-1867) (photo of Zilpha's grave)
Elijah Lowder (1801-aft. 1860) m. Della L. Pox (moved to Hancock Co., IN)
(Elijah's parents are not proven, but it is believed to be accurate. You can contact Helen Powers for more information on this line.)
(Joseph and Martha were living in Surry County, NC by 1793. By 1798 this part of Surry was in Stokes County. In 1829 Joseph Lowder bought 73 acres on the "waters of Big Reed Island" in Grayson County, Va. )
Children of Samuel Lowder and 1) Sarah
Jonathan Lowder (1799-1875) m. Jane Mathis (1805-1871) (Stokes County, NC 1830, 1850)
Edith Lowder (abt. 1805-aft.1840) m. Hugh Daniel (abt. 1805-aft. 1840) (lived in Guilford Co., NC)
Hannah Lowder (abt. 1808-?)
Children of Samuel Lowder and 2) Elizabeth Ratliff
Sarah Lowder (1809-?) m. Hiram Hiatt
Thomas Lowder (1811-1837) m. 1) Elizabeth Gates; 2) Mary Hopkins (abt. 1829-?)
Miriam Lowder (1813-?) m. Polk
Mary Lowder (1816-aft. 1850) m. John Winslow (abt. 1800-aft. 1850) (lived in Grant Co., IN)
Emily Lowder (1819-aft. 1860) m. Henry Presnall (abt.1814-aft. 1860) (lived in Henry Co., IN)
Phineas Lowder (1821-1839) m. Catherine Elizabeth Lymas
Hiram Lowder (1823-1862) m. Jemima (abt. 1826-aft. 1850) (lived in Madison Co., IN)
Elizabeth Lowder (1826-aft. 1850) m. Thomas Lytle (1825-aft. 1850) (lived in Grant Co., IN)
Children of Joshua Lowder and Jane Phillips
Elijah Lowder (1808-1881) m. Susannah Hasty (1814-1855) (married in IN, 1832, then moved to Washington IA)
(For more information on Elijah Lowder and Susannah Hardy, e-mail Sandra Duncan: email@example.com)
Children of Thomas Lowder and 1) Elizabeth Gates
Enos Lowder (1841)
Children of Thomas Lowder and 2) Mary Hopkins
Edith Lowder (abt. 1847-?)
Rachel E. Lowder (abt. 1848-?) m. Warner L. Day
Children of Hiram Lowder and Jemima
Rebecca Lowder (abt. 1846-aft. 1850)
Samuel Frank Lowder (abt. 1849-?) m. Genera McCune, d/o Samuel McCune and Margaret H.
Samuel and Catherine Lowder lived for a few years with his parents after their marriage. By 1850 they had set up housekeeping in their home but in 1852, the following notice was printed in the People's Press (newspaper): "As trustee in certain Deed of Trust executed by Samuel Lowder to the use of Christian Reed and others, I shall proceed to sell, at the dwelling-house of said Sam'l Lowder, on Saturday, the 23rd of October next, his interest in seven Negroes, the whole of his crop of Corn, amounting to some five or six hundred bushels, some Wheat and Oats, 5 head of Cattle, 22 Hogs, 1 Cupboard and furniture, 1 Bureau, 1 Clock, 1 Folding Table, 1 Chest, 3 Beds and furniture, 1 Gun, 1 Silver Watch, 2 Horses, a two horse Wagon, and six head of Sheep. Conditions made known on day of sale. -- John H. White, Trustee. September 23, 1852."
Sometime after 1860 Samuel abandoned his family in NC and was never heard from again. Family lore has it that he "returned to his family" in another part of the state or country.
Children of John Lewis Lowder and 2) Emma Virginia Transou
Bernie Carlton Lowder (1886-1960) m. Artie Boner (1891-1974)
Bertha Lowder (1888-1973) m. Charles Levin Sheek (1885-1914), s/o Albert Rights Sheek (1858-1906) and Mary (Mollie) Ward (1858-1928)
Edgar C. Lowder (1893-1946) m. 1) Martha A. Long (1895-1922); 2) Alice Mathis
Beulah Lowder (1896-1971) m. C. Robah Allgood (1889-1978)
Kate Jane Lowder (1896-1974) m. John Franklin Jarvis
Robert (Rob) P. Lowder (1900-1991) m. Katherine Stokes
Personal communications with Mrs. Ada McBride. Ada McBride now has an email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes on the Leonard and Louder/Lowder Families
Personal communications with Maggie Beckstead. Maggie contributed the long-sought-after information on Zilpha Bullard's father. Maggie's email address is: email@example.com
John at S-K Publications. Visit his webpage at S-K Publications
Genealogical Record of the Lachenauer Family by P. F. Laugenour, located in the Lewisville, NC Library.
Personal communications with Sandra Eleanor (Tyler) Duncan. Sandra is the List Owner for the Lowder discussion group and her email address is:firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Louder/Lowder Letter, Issue I, April 1996
LDS Film# 383,276
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