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LOWRY, GILLESPIE, KNOX FILES

                        FROM JIM TILLOTSON

 

 

LOWRY: LOWRY, GILLESPIE (KNOX)

 

LOWRY (LOWERY, LOWRIE, LAWRY, LAURY, LOWREY)

 

RESIDENCE

     116  Samuel         1789                     NC

     58   William        1812 Elizabeth Gillespie NC-Rowan

     29   Lydia     1800 1855 John Van Eaton      NC-Rowan

 

According to February 2000 "Under Construction" in Search for Irish Origins,

     Lowrys are found in Tyrone County

 

SEARCHES

     Salibury NC Library

     Mocksville NC Library

 

REFERENCES AND MATERIALS

     [OTLo] Old Times: The Lowry (Lowrie, Lowrey) of Rowan County by LSB-2 pp-

          Lowry

     [RCCR] Rowan Co (NC) Cemetery Records: Third Creek Presbyterian Church-

          Lowry

     [RCDe] Rowan County Abstracts of Deeds-Lowry

     [RCGI] Rowan County: Granlee Index to Rendlem on Maps of Rowan County-

          Lowry

     [RCLE] Rowan County Land Entries 1788-1795-Lowry

     [RCMR] Rowan Co (NC) Marriage Bonds-Lowry

     [RCTa] Rowan County Taxable Property 1778-Lowry

     [RCTL] Rowan County Tax Lists 1790-Lowry

     [RCT2] Rowan County Tax Lists 1815-Lowry

     [RCVL] Rowan County Vacant Land Entries 1778-1779-Lowry

     [RCW1] Rowan Co NC Wills-Lowry

     [RCW2] Rowan Co NC Wills-Lowry

 

NOTE [OTLo] Lowry family tied to "Lost Colony" in Robeson Co, first English

          settlement in America (unclear why Lynn Beedle said this, his secretary,

          named Lowry, apparently has some ties to Indians there)

 

 

 


 

116-Samuel LOWRY [OTLo]

     d. aft. 5 May 1789 [OTLo], will dated 5 May 1789

 

     ch.  m *William

          m  John [OTLo] (see [RCMR]-several marriages of Johns)

 

NOTE 116-Samuel

     [OTLo] received a grant of 395 acres from State of North Carolina on 25

          October 1786,   "in the 11th year of our Independence" for 50

          shillings/hundred acres.  Samuel identified himself as a Planter. 

            Sold land to son William on 5 May 1789.

     [OTLo] State Grant of 395 acres on S side Fourth Creek 25 October 1786

          [RCDe, p11], deeded to his son 58-William 5 May 1789 [RCDe p35/p38], part of

          which was sold to Isaac Cowan 11 November 1796 [RCDe p159], and subsequently

          deeded/sold to 58/59-Richard.  Maps of property are shown in [RCGI]. Also

          owned land on Third Creek in 1778 [RCVL p11/p42], 640 and 250 acres on North

          Yadkin River in 1778 [RCVL p72], 300 acres Fourth Creek in 1778 [RCVL p99],

          263 acres on Hunting Creek in 1778 [RCVL p107].

     [RCTL] paid for militia of Captain Conrod Michael's Scout in 1759

     [RCVL] in 1778 Owned land on N side Third Crk, 640 A on S side of North

          Yadkin, 250 A on S side of North Yadkin, 300 A on S side Fourth Crk (land on

          fourth Creek also noted in 1779 [RCVL, RCLE]), 263 A on E side Hunting Crk

     [RCTL] taxed 1758-1772 area south of Salisbury; 1768 Matthew Locke South

          of Salisbury-1 male, no negros; 1778 Capt. Armstrong's District-taxes

          868.10.2; 1778 Capt. Purviance's District-poll tax [RCTL]

 

QUER 232/233

     [RCMR] Could John and Charles Lowry, both m. 10 March 1780 in Rowan Co, NC and who           were bondsmen for each other, be brothers or nephews of 116-Samuel.  Also Edmund Lowry,

            m. 2 November 1786, and Thomas Lowry, m. 178?.

 

 

58-William LOWRY [OTLo]

     Son of 116-Samuel LOWRY

     b. ca. 1765 (based on age and date of death)

     m. 31 December 1789 [RCMR, FBLM] in Rowan Co, NC [RCMR, FBLM] 59-Elizabeth     

           [OTLo, RCMR, RCTL] GILLESPIE ([RCMR] Richard GILLESPIE was Bondsman- ?                         brother)-   see GILLESPIE

          dau. of 119-Jean GILLESPIE

     d. 10 July 1812 [RCCR], age 47 [RCCR], bur. at Third Creek Presbyterian

          Church, West of Cleveland NC [RCCR] (not confirmed that this is 58-William,

          but seems likely), will dated 14 March 1811 [RCW2], probated 1812 [RCW2, RCW1,             WiRC] ([RCW2] Will names wife Elizabeth and nine ch. not named)

 

     ch.  m  Richard, m. [OTLo] or unmarried [OTLo], will dated 1853 [OTLo]

          f  Margaret, m. HALL [OTLo]

          f  Isabala, m. MARLEN [OTLo] ([RCW1, RCW2] Isabel named in will of

               119-Jean Gillespie as granddaughter; none of her siblings were

               mentioned-does this make Isabala/Isabel the oldest?, or was there an

               older Isabel who died?)

          f *Lydia

          f  Elizabeth, m. PATTERSON [OTLo]

          f  Nancy, m. DAVIDSON [OTLo]

          m  James, d. 6 February 1829 [RCCR], age 34 years, 4 mo, 7d [RCCR]

            m  Samuel, d. 10 May 1811 [RCCR], age 15 yr, 9 mo, 26d [RCCR]

            f  Jane, d. 23 June 1804 [RCCR], age 5 yr, 2 mo, 3 d [RCCR]

            [OTLo] Order of births unknown, order of 5 females listed as per

               58/59-Richard's will

          [RCW1, RCW2] 9 children-see QUER below

NOTE 58-Willaim Lowry

     [OTLo] Deed of sale of land dated 5th May 1789 for 10 pounds and "in

          consideration of the love and good will that we share" from 116-Samuel to

          58-William.  Apparently same land as indicated under Samuel. see [RCGI]

     [RCVL] owned land in 1778 on Rockey Crk

     [RCTL] taxed

          1784 Iridell County Area Capt. George Reed' Co 150A, 1WP

          1787 Capt. James Huggins 1 WM>18, 2 WM<15, 2 WF, 0 BL

          1787 Jacob Nichols 1 WM 21-60, 2 WM<21/>60, 2 WF, 0 BL

          1798 315A, 1 white poll, 2 black polls

          1800 325A, 2 polls

 

NOTE 59-Elizabeth

     [OTLo] When she died the estate was settled (1882).  Rebecca D (? 29-Lydia's

          daughter) was named.  Family had spread to Tennessee, Texas and California. 

          These same settlement papers list heirs of Lydia Van Eaton-Annie V. Finley,

          John H. Van Eaton, Sallie S. Call, Willie D. Van Eaton, John D. Van Eaton ,                  Rebecca D. Van Eaton, Eugene R. Mason, & Lawrence M Mason, Charles C. Van

             Eaton.  According to the records, these received $658.38 out of a total of                 $3286.90 in the estate

 

NOTE 58/59-Richard

     [OTLo] 1833-1836 deed of sale of land (originally from their father

          William) from 5 sisters to Richard.  Apparently same land as indicated under

          Samuel and William.  Five sisters asked to separately certify as

          independent of their husbands that they were under no pressure from their

          husbands to sell.

     [OTLo] will of Richard 1853 (LSB has a copy): "It is my will that all

          property belonging to me not mentioned or willed to my wife be put to sale

          and the net proceeds be devided betwean my five sisters Margaret Hall,

          Isabala Marlen, Lydia VaEtan, Elizabeth Patterson and Nancy Davidson."

     [OTLo] "Richard Lowry must not have married because when his mother,

          Elizabeth, died the estate was settled (1882)" {Contadicts above}

 

QUER 58/59

     [RCCR] Were the three Lowrys bur. with 59-William and 59-Elizabeth at

          Third Creek Presbyterian Church, West of Cleveland NC the other 3 ch.

               James, d. 6 February 1829, age 34 yrs 4 mo, 7 d

               Samuel, d. 10 May 1811, age 15 yrs 9 mo 26 da

               Jane, d. 23 June 1804, age 5 yrs 2 mo 3 da

 

 

29-Lydia LOWRY from Rowan Co, NC [OTLo]

     Dau. of 58-William and Elizabeth (GILLESPIE) LOWRY

     b. 9 September [OTLo, JVEF, BRVE, VEBR, STBV, KBVR] 1802 [MH]

     m. 1820 in Salibury NC [OtLo] 28-John Van Eaton-see VAN EATON

          son of 56-Samuel and Ruth (NEELY) VAN ETTEN

     d. 11 [BRVE, VEBR, STBV]/17 [MH, STBV, KBVR] March 1855, age 52 years, 6

          mo 8 days [STBV] (Will names: son, John Dick Van Eaton; daughter, Rebecca D.

          Van Eaton; nephews, John H. Van Eaton, Eugene R. Mason, Lawrence R. Mason;

          neices, Annie V. Finley, Sally S. Call)

 

     ch.  See 28-John Van Etten

 

 


 

A&E  All            n.   Lowry is usual spelling, also Laury, Lowrey, Lowery,

                              Lowrie

     59   Elizabeth n.   Elisabeth [FBLM]

     29   Lydia     n.   Liddy [FBLM]

                         From Robeson Co [OTLo]

                    b.   1800, est. 1804 [LDSC]

 

 

OTHER LOWRYS

     [RCMR] last five entries-? nephews of 58-William (? sons of John, Charles)

          Lowry, John, m. 11 Aug. 1798 in Rowan Co, NC

          Lowry, Samuel, m. 27 Sept. 1802 in Rowan Co, NC Susanna Gallaher,

               S(aml.) Lowrie bondsman

          Lowry, George, m. 3 Nov. in Rowan Co, NC 1808 Mary Arile

          Lowry, John, m. 12 April 1821 in Rowan Co, NC Sally Sainer

          Lowry, John, m. 6 Jan. 1824 in Rowan Co, NC Margret Ward

     [RCW2] Isabella Lowry, named in will as dau. of Margaret Young dated 1

          March 1831

Property and residence

     John Lowry

          1778 borders Gray (Roony, S Loury, McBroom, Thompson, Marlin) [RCVL]

          1779 50 A adj Culbertson, Marlin junr, Marlin senr [RCVL]

          no date 150 A on waters of Coddle and Buffelow Crks, adj his own,

               James Lowrey, Junr., Barkley; Charles Lowrey  Made to William Lowrey,

               [RCVL]

          1798 180A, 1 poll [RCTL]

Property and residence

     1787 Capt. James Huggins [RCTL]

                              WM50+     WM18+     WM-15     WF        BL

          ?   s Lowrey        1         1         2         2         0

          ?     Lowrey        0         1         2         2         0

          ?  as Lowrey        0         1         0         3         0

 

Property and residence

     Samuel Lowry

          1785 Fourth Creek, Iredell County Area Capt Able Armstrong's Co

               1000A, 1WP [RCTL]

          1815 Capt. Armstong's District ("Cleveland") ca. 1095A+Poll Tax[RCTa]

          1815 Capt. Purviance's District Poll tax, listed by 2 names [RCTa]

               double listing = property in 2 places

     Robert Lowry

          1778 Capt. Armstrong's District-taxes 158.1.0 [RCTL]

          1778 400 A on S side of Third Creek [RCVL]

          1815 Capt. Armstong's District ("Cleveland") ca. 200A [RCTa]

 

 


 

[RCMR] Rowan County Marriage Bonds Vol 1 Page 271-272

     GROOM               BRIDE               DATE OF BOND   BONDSMAN & WITNESS

     Lowrey, John        Eleanor Lowry       10 Mar. 1780   Charles Lowry

                                                            (w) B. Booth Boote

     Lowry, Charles x    Sarah Lowry         10 Mar. 1780   John Lowrey

                                                            (w) B. Booth Boote

     Lowry, John         Mary Railsback      24 Aug. 1786   Henry Nalsback

                                                            (w) John Macay

     Lowry, Edmund       Elizabeth Wilkey    2 Nov. 1786    Thomas Lowrey

                                                            (w) Jno. Macay

58   Lowry, William      Elizabeth Gillespie 31 Dec. 1789   Richard Gillespie

                                                            (w) Evan Alexander

     Lowrey, Thomas      Sarah Richardson            178_   John Lowrey

                                                            (w) Jno. Macay

     Lowry, John                             11 Aug. 1798   Andrew Gray

                                                            (w) Ed.J.OsbornD.C.

     Lowry, Samuel       Susanna Gallaher    27 Sept. 1802  S(aml.) Lowrie

 

     Lowry, George       Mary Arile          3 Nov. 1808    Morgan McMachan

                                                            (w) A.L. Osborn

     Lowry, John         Sally Sainer        12 April 1821  Thos. Hampton

 

     Lowry, John         Margret Ward        6 Jan. 1824    Evan Ellis

                                                            (w) Joseph Adams,JP

 

[RCCR] Rowan Co Cemetery Records Vol 5 p119

          Third Creek Presbyterian Church, Third Creek Rd, West of Cleveland NC

     William Lowry  age: 47                  d. 10 July 1812     ? 58-William

     James Lowry    age: 34 yrs 4 mo 7 da    d. 6 February 1829  ? 58/59

     Samuel Lowry   age: 15 yrs 9 mo 26 da   d. 10 May 1811      ? 58/59

     Jane Lowry     age: 5 yrs 2 mo 3 da     d. 23 June 1804     ? 58/59

     ElizabethLowry age: 68 yrs              d. 18 July 1835     ? 59-Elizabeth

 

[RCW1] Rowan County Wills

58   p 138 William Lowry in Will Book 6 pp 241, 242, probated 1812 Rowan Co, NC

          14 March 1811

          Beneficiary: Wife, Elizabeth Lowry; 9 children-not named

          Executors: Wife, Richard Gillespie, William Gray

          Witness: Samuel Roberson, Samuel M. Thrift

 

[RCW2] Rowan County Wills

58   p 20 William Lowry G 241, probated 1812 Rowan Co, NC

          14 March 1811

          Wife Elizabeth; 9 children-not named

          Exec: wife, Richard Gillespie, William Gray

          Wit: Samuel Roberson, Samuel M. Thrift

     p 288 Margaret Young-will dated 1 March 1831

          Isabella Lowry listed as daughter of Margaret Young

               other children (all Youngs): Jonathan, Nancy, Jane McKnight,

                    Elizabeth, Sarah W.; Grandson: John D. Young

          p 88: Will of Townsend Burroughes, dated 15 March 1822, probated

               August 1822 lists Margaret (and Jonathan, William, Nancy, widow, and

               John) Young along with Thos. Burrough's two sons, Duffy and Jonathan,

               as beneficiaries

 


 

[RCTL] Rowan County Tax Lists

     p 16 1759 County Militia List: Captain Conrod Michael's Scout

          Sam Lewery     7 Days @ 2/8   0.18.8                        ? 116

     p 36 A Memorandum of Tithables 1758-1772-area south of Salisbury

          Samuel Lowery                                               ? 116

 

     p 91 Matthew Locke 1768-South of Salisbury

          Samuel Lowry   1 male, no negros                            ? 116

     p 126 1778 Rowan County Tax lists: Capt. Armstrong's District

          Robert Lowry                  158.1.0

          Samuel Lowry                  868.10.2                      ? 116

     p 127 Poles 1778: Capt. Armstrong' s District

          Samuel Lowry                                                ? 116

     p 154 Polls 1778: Capt. Purviance's District

          Saml Lowry                                                  ? 116

     p 234 Iridell County Area 1784: Capt. George Reed' Company

          William Lohrey      150A, 1WP                               ? 58

     p. 243 Fourth Creek, Iredell County Area 1785: Capt Able Armstrong's Co

          Saml Lowry     1000A, 1WP                                   ? 116

     p 276-277 Rowan County Tax List 1787: Capt. James Huggins

                              WM50+     WM18+     WM-15     WF        BL

          ?   s Lowrey        1         1         2         2         0

          ?     Lowrey        0         1         2         2         0

          ?  as Lowrey        0         1         0         3         0

          William Lowrey      0         1         1         2         0    ? 58

     p 284 Jacob Nichols 1787

                              WM 21-60  WM-21/60+ WF   BL 12-50  BL-12/50+

          William Loughry     1         2         2    0         0         ? 58

     p 370 Account of Delinquent Land and Poles for 1798

          William Lowry  315A, 1 white poll, 2 black polls            ? 58

          John Lowry     180A, 1 poll

     p 374 1800 Delinquents

          William Low    325A, 2 polls                                ? 58

 

[RCTa] 1815, district named for militia captain

                                        Pounds

     p 3 Capt. Armstong's District ("Cleveland" penned in): Property tax

               $0.08/100 acres;

          Lowry, Robert                 158-1

          Lowry, Samuel                 868-10-2                      ? 116

     p 4 Capt. Armstong's District: Poll tax (i.e. tax on people)

               free whites taxed at $0.20, blacks $0.20

          Lowery, Samuel                                              ? 116

     p 28 Capt. Purviance's District: Poll tax

          Lowry, Samuel                                               ? 116

     Double listing of poll tax may indicate resided in 1 district, owned land

          in another

 

[RCLE]: Land Entries of Rowan Co., NC Dec. 1778 to Feb 1795

     p 5 #1934 31-December 1778 Joseph Wilson enters 100 ac in Rowan Co on

          Third Cr; border: Marice Roney's conditional line, his own improvement, &

          Samuel Lowry                                 ? 116

     p 27 #2219-claim set up by Thos Loyal made to Jas Marlen jr. May 28,

          1779 James Rutherford enters 90 ac in Rowan Co on Fourth Cr; borders: James

          Marlen, James Culbertson, & Samuel Lowry               ? 116

     p 27 #2227-Jun. 4, 1779 John Lowry enters 50 ac in Rowan Co; borders on E

          of John Culbertson on N of James Marlin jr, W of James Marlin sr, & S of

          James Marlin jr                                             ? 232/233

 

 


 

[RCVL] Vacant Land entries 1778-1779

     p 11 5 Feb 1778 #154-Joseph Wilson 300 A on N side of Third Crk adj Samuel

     Lowry, William Cowen & Roberts & sd Crk on S side including his Improovments   

    

                                   ? 116

     p 36 4 Mar 1778 #508-Maurice Roney 200 A adj Joseph Wilson, Samuel Loury &

     James Gray including his improovment                        ? 116

     p 36 4 Mar 1778 #510-Robert Loury 400 A on S side of Third Creek beginning

     at Shoals of sd crk and running W, including his own improovment [9:97]

     p 42 11 Mar 1778 #595-James Marlin 300 A on N side of Third Crk adj Samuel

     Lowry, John Culbertson's conditional line, James Marlin, Peter Lewis & Third

            Crk for Compliment [9:278]                           ? 116

     p 43 20 Mar 1778 #611 James Gray 250 A between Maurice Roony's conditional

     line, Samuel Loury, John McBroom, James Thompson, George Marlin & John Loury,

            including his own improovment [10:221] ? 116, ? 116/117

     p 72 29 Jun 1778 #987-Samuel Lowry 640 A on S side of North Yadkin, incl.

          Phil & Samuel Williams' Improovment                         ? 116

     p 72 #988-Samuel Lowry 250 A on S side of North Yadkin R, including

               Asa Martin's Improovment                               ? 116

     p 99 13 August 1778 #1373-Samuel Loury 300 A on S side Fourth Crk adj     

     William Cowen, Joseph Wilson, Maurice Roney, James Gray, & to sd crk, then to the

            beginning [11:112]                           ? 116

     p 107 11 September 1778 #1496 Samuel Loury 263 A on E side Hunting Crk & W

     of William Frohock's line beginning at his corner of sd crk & running E for

            same    

                                        ? 116

     p 137 31 December 1778 #1931 Joseph Lovelace 120 A on Rockey Crk and

          adj James Swinford, Aarom Luman, Willm Lothery, William Dobbins, James

          McCrary, & George Lock so as to include the Improovment he now lives on   

                                             ? 58

     p 138 31 December 1778 #1934-Joseph Wilson 100 A on Third Crk adj

          Maurice Roney's conditional line and his own Improovment and adj Samuel

          Lowry, dec.                                            ? 116

     p 159 28 May 1779 James Rutherford 90 A on Fourth Crk adj James

          Marlin, John Culbertson, & Samuel Lowry.  A claim sett up by Thomas Loyal. 

          Made to James [illegible]                              ? 116

     p 159 4 Jun 1779 #2227-John Loury 50 A on E of John Culbertson; N of James

     Marlin junr; W of James Marlin senr; & S of James Marlin junr., beginning at

            corner of sd Culbertson's NS line & running E & the other points for compliment          

               ? 232/233

     p 224 no date #3089-John Lowrey 150 A on waters of Coddle and Buffelow

          Crks, adj his former survey; James Lowrey, Junr.; Barkley; Charles Lowrey;

          etc.  Made to William Lowrey, [by him] to Mich. [Utzman?]

     See Prolegomenon and Forward for details of history, maps included

 

[RCGI] Maps of Lowry land

     11-656 1789 Samuel to son William Lowry:                         116, 58

          b s 4 c, beg s s c, William Cowen corner; whl S 69; E 36; N 16; E 30; N 40 E

          24 1/2 N 16 to creek; with c to beg.

     52-99 1833: The following tract of William Lowry on 4th creek:

          beg s s c, Wm Hall corner; whl S 2 E 80 1/2; E 5 1/2 to Cowan's corner; S 1

          W 24 1/2 E 5 to Robert S. Fleming line; whl N 4 W 24 1/2 thc; whl E 37 thc

          and Lowry corner; N 5 E 16; E 2 N 31 to William Gray corner; N 40 E 26 1/2

          thc; N 1 1/2 W 17 1/2 to s bank c; up creek to beg.                  

                         ? 58

          This includes the East part of Cowan land

          {apparently this is land from William to Richard Lowry}     58, 58/59

     18-162 John Loury 180 acres beg n s 4 c, Andrew Shields corner; N 45; N

          55; E 8; N 10; E 31 1/2; S 64 to cree ,; up creek to beg


 

[RCDe] Abstracts of Deeds

     p 11 #258 p172 25 October 1786 State Grant #1078 @ 50 sh per 100 A to     

     Samuel Lowrey, 395 A on S side of Fourth Crk adj William Cowan   116

     p 35 #821 p656 5 May 1789 Samuel Lowry to his son William Lowry for 10

          pounds, love, and goodwill; 395 A on S side of Fourth Crk adj William Cohen,

          originally a state grant dated 25 October 1786 [11:172]. Wit: William Brown,

          John Tate.  Prvd by Tate at May Ct 1789      116, 58

     p 38 #890 p715 5 May 1789 Articles of Agreement Samuel Lowry to his son

          William Lowry for 10 pounds, love, and goodwill; all his land on S side of

          Fourth Crk of South Yadkin R [area not stated], "all my Improvements for

          husbandry", one wagon and accessories, all his horses and cattle, and all

          household furniture (except one feather bed, a large Bible, and one chest). 

          William Lowry is to provide him with a good saddle horse and pay 12 pounds a

          year on 16 October to his father during Samuel's natural life.  Under 600

          pounds bond.  Wit: Will Brown, John Tate.  Prvd by Tate at May Ct 1789     1

          16, 58

     p 39 #901 p724 17 June 1788  John Luckey/Luckie to Isaac Anderson for 656

          pounds, three tracts of land on Fourth Creek and Beaverdam Br of South

          Yadkin R, containing a total of 656 A; (1) 300 A adj Robert Tate where John

          Luckey lived, being a Granville grant on 29 January 1755 [03:511] to Robert

          Tate and conveyed by him to William Eslavin who sold it to John Luckey on 20

          and 21 April 1756; (2) 160 A joining John Culbertson, Andrew Shields, John

          Luckey, Robert Johnson, and James Marlin, being a state grant to John Luckey

          dated 21 March 1780 [09:234] ; and (3) 196 A on both sides of Beaverdam Br

          on S side of South Yadkin R "it being the Land Originally Granted to the

          Said John Luckey part of these presents, Saml Luckey & Joseph Luckey, Dec'd,

          by the Earl - Granville" on 21 December 1761 [04:786], and from Joseph

          Luckey, dec'd, to John Luckey 1 May 1787. Wit: Saml Lowry and Will Brown. 

          Prvd by Brown at May Ct 1789.

     p 111 #2277 p630  27 Nov 1793  State Grant #2189 @ sh per 100 A to Robert

          Love, 109 A on N side of Third Crk adj Joseph Wilson, William Lowry, and

          James Gray                                                  ? 58

     p 115 #2361 p723 27 Nov 1793  State Grant #2197 @ 50 sh per 100A to Joseph

           Wilson, 215 A on N side of Third Crk adj William Lowry, William Cowan and John

            Tate 

                                       ? 58

     p 159 #3152 p735  11 Nov 1796  William Lowry to Isaac Cowen for 80 pounds,

     80 A on S side of Fourth Crk adj this Grantee, and being part of a 395 State

            Grant to Samuel Lowry [11:172], who conveyed it to this Grantor [11:656].  Wit:       Robt Love, Heny Robison.  Prvd by Love at Nov Ct 1796       

     116, 58

     Includes a map of Rowan Co with creeks and rivers

 


 

OTLo: Old Times: Lowry (Lowrie, Lowrey) of Rowan County by LSB

     Lowry family have a tie with "Lost Colony" in Robeson County

     No records in census microfilms in NC State library

58/9 Will of Richard Lowry (brother of Lydia) in archives-1853

               5 sisters including Lydia VaEtan

          "    It is my will that all the property belonging to me not mentioned or

          willed to my wife be put to sale and the neat proceads to be devided betwean

          my five sisters Margaret Hall, Isabella Marlen, Lydia VaEtan, Elizabeth

          Paterson, & Nancy Davidson."

58   Search back in microfilms revealed a deed of sale (1833-1836) of land from the 5                   sisters to Richard for land from their father, William (Lydia's father)

116  Another deed (5 May 1789) reveals sale of land by Samuel (Lydia's

58        grandfather) to son William.  Samuel got his land (395 acres) as a grant

          from the State of North Carolina on 25 October 1786  and he identifies

          himself as a planter. 

58,9 William Lowry's wife was Elizabeth Gillespie whose mother was Jean

116  Samuel Lowry got his land (395 acres) as a Grant from the State of North

          Carolina on 25 October 1786.   "In the 11th year of our independence" for 50

          shillings/hundred acres.  Samuel identifies himself as a Planter

116/ Samuel had at least one more son, John

58/9 Richard Lowry apparently was not married, because when the mother

          (Elizabeth) died, the estate was settled (1882 {probably Richard's estate,

          not Elizabeth's}).  "Rebecca D." is often named (I guess she would be the

          daughter of Lydia)

     Heirs of Lydia: Annie V. Finley, John H. Van Eaton (her son), Sallie S.

          Call, Willie D. Van Eaton, John D. Van Eaton (her son and my grandfather),

          Rebecca D. Van Eaton, Eugene R. Matson & Lawrence M. Matson and Charles C.

          Van Eaton.  Thes received $658.38 out of a total of $3286.90 in the estate

     I have print of original signature of John D. Van Eaton

     Infant Elizabeth A. Lowry keeps appearing

29   Lydia Lowry b. 9 September 1802, dau. of William and Elizabeth (Gilespie)

          Lowry; John Van Eaton, b. 7 December 1792 in NC, m. Lydia Lowry, son of

          Samuel Van Eaton (b. 19 November 1761) and Ruth Neely (b. 18 June 1763)

 


 

Mocksville Library                      Biography Obituary  Other

     Lowery         AA                  X         DR 1922

                    Bessie Massey 1893-1980

                                        X

                    Mrs. Bob                                Gertude Collins

                    Buddy                                   Photos

                    CW                                      Hunters Old Stone

                    DL c1839-1917       X         DR 1917

                    Dabner Alexander 1866-1943

                                        X

                    Emma Mae (Dull)                         Dull

                    Mrs Frazier                             Viola Frazier

                    Gertude Collins     X

                         1918-1991

                    JoAnn                                   Photos

                    John Robert 1881    X                   Professor,Photos

                    Mrs Henry                               Ruby Mae Brahen

                    Johnny N Jr         X

                    Lee 1887-1949       X

                    Mary (Driver) (Langston)

                                        X                   Langston

                    Mary Tennison Blackwood 1852-1942

                                        X

                    R Baity c 1917-1955 X         DCE4/18/55

                    Richard Tennison 1884-1967

                                        X

                    Mrs. Richard Tennison                   Lowery,BessieMassey

                    Ruby Mae Bracken 1916-1990

                                        X         DCE 6/7/90

                    Sallie Ellen c1856-1935

                                        X         DR 4/17/1935

                    Viola Foster 1892-1980  

                                        X

                    William c1897-1921  X         DR 1921

                    William  -1918      X         DR 1918

 

     Rowan County (NC) Herritage (Salisbury Library NC Row 71 PET)

          The Herritage of Rowan County North Carolina

          Vol 1, 1991, ed Katherine Sanford Petricelli

          Genealogical Society of Rowan Co Inc.

          Lowrey    400  Elizabeth Dorton

          Lowrie    L159 Williams File

          Lowry     462  Henry Gough

                    L137 Jones File

 


 

GILLESPIE: GILLESPIE, KNOX

 

According to February 2000 "Under Construction" in Search for Irish Origins,

     Gillespies are found in Down, Galway and Kilkenny Counties

 

?236-Thomas Gillespie (may be the Thomas Sr. in tax and property records)

     b. 1719 [RCTL] in Cecil Co, MD [RCTL]

     m. Naomi [RCTL]

          d. 13 December 1797 [RCTL] (2 P.M., Tuesday [RCTL]) in Rowan Co, NC

               [RCTL], aged 69 [RCTL], bur. Thyatira Presbyterian Church [RCTL] (same

               coffin as Thomas [RCTL])

     d. 12 December 1797 [RCTL] in Rowan Co, NC [RCTL], aged 78 [RCTL], bur.

          Thyatira Presbyterian Church [RCTL] (same coffin as Naomi [RCTL]), will

          dated 15 Nov. 1796 [RCTL], probated 1797 [RCTL] ([RCTL] Will names: wife

          Naomi; sons James, Isaac, Robert, George, Thomas, David, and Alexander;

          Daughters Martha Allison, Lydia Knox; several grandsons)

 

     ch.  m  James [RCTL]

          m  Isaac [RCTL]

          m  Robert [RCTL]

          m  George [RCTL]

          m  Thomas [RCTL] (may be the Thomas Jr. in tax and property records)

          m  David [RCTL]

          m  Alexander [RCTL]

          f  Martha, m. ALLISON [RCTL]

          f  Lydia, m. 4 November 1772 [RCTL] Capt. James KNOX (son of John

               KNOX and Jean GRACY [RCTL], imigrants, both bur. Thyatira Presbyterian

               Church [RCTL]) ([RCTL] Grandparents of the 11th President of the United

               States, John Knox POLK)

          Order of ch. unknown, listed here as per Will of Thomas Gillespie

            May also be a son Richard and a daughter or daughter-in-law Jean {this may be                   Jean who m. 118-? Gillespie and 118 may be Richard}

 

NOTE ?236-Thomas/237-Naomi

     [RCTL] Left Augusta Co, VA aft. September 1747 and was in the Rowan County

     area on Sills Creek adjoining the Catheys prior to 1752.  May have been the first

      settlers on the West side of the Yadkin River.  They were survived by sixty-five

      descendents, of whom six sons carried them to the place of internment.  The tombstone

      says ?236-Thoas and ? 237-Naomi died on the 12 December 1797.  The Gillespie tombstone

      is within ten feet of the graves of the immigrants John Knox and his wife Jean Gracy,

      all of whom were great grandparents of the eleventh president of the United States,

      James Knox Polk.

 

 

118-? GILLESPIE

     ? Son of Thomas and Naomi GILLESPIE

     m. 119-Jean

          d., will dated 18 January 1817 [RCW1, RCW2, RCTL], probated November 1823

               [RCW1, RCW2] ([RCW1, RCW2] will names sons Thomas and Richard;

               daughters Elizabeth, Ann, Lydia, Jean and Eleanor {apparently deceased}

               with their married names; and grandchildren Isabel {dau. of Elizabeth},

               Joseph G. and Jean {ch. of Richard)

     d. bef. 18 January 1817 (date of will of 119-Jean) and ? bef. 31 December

          1789 (Reasoning: apparently son Richard acted as bondsman for his sister's

          Elizabeth's marriage bond, and only Elizabeth's mother is mentioned as

          parent at time of marriage)

 

     ch   m  Thomas [RCW1, RCW2]

          m  Richard [RCW1, RCW2, RCTL] (ch. Joseph G. [RCW1, RCW2, RCTL]; Jean [RCW1,

               RCW2, RCTL])

          f *Elizabeth

          f  Ann, m. ? BEELE [RCW1, RCW2, RCTL]

          f  Lydia, m. ? CULBERTSON [RCW1, RCW2, RCTL]

          f  Jean, m. ? KNOX [RCW1, RCW2, RCTL]

          f  Eleanor, m. Robert JOHNSON [RCW1, RCW2, RCTL], d. ? bef. 18 January 1817

           [RCTL]([RCW1, RCW2; not included in mother's will]) (4 ch. [RCW1, RCW2,                   RCTL])

          Order of ch. unknown, listed here in order in will of Jean GILLESPIE

 

59-Elizabeth GILLESPIE

     Dau. of ? and Jean GILLESPIE

     b. ca. 1767 (based on age and date of death)

     m. 58-William LOWRY-see LOWRY

          Son of 116-Samuel LOWRY

     d. aft. 58-William ([RCW2] lists her as "widow") ?18 July 1835 [RCCR], age     

            68 yrs [RCCR]

 

     ch.  See 58-William LOWRY

 


 

GILLESPIE

[RCMR]: Rowan County Marriage Bonds Vol 2, p 441, Vol 1, p 154

     GROOM               BRIDE               DATE OF BOND   BONDSMAN & WITNESS

     Gillespie, John     Margaret Kerr       31 Jan 1786    David Flem(ing)?

                                                            (w) W. Cupples

     Gillaspie, Thomas   Catherine Beard     24 Aug 1796    Henry Giles

 

     Gillespie, David    Mary Luckey         18 April 1785  Robert Luckey

                                                            (w) Hy Magoune

     Gillespie, Isaac    Mary Anne McGuire   1 April 1791   John McGuire

                                                            (w) C. Caldwell, DC

     Gillespie, John     Polly Brandon       14 March 179-  R(ober)t Gillespie

                                                            (w) Edwin Osborn DC

     Gillespie, David    Mary Marlin         16 Feb 1814    Wm Kilpatrick

                                                            (w) Geo Dunn

     Gillespie, George   Ann S. Cowen        17 Nov 1830    Jn. Foster

                                                            (w) Hy Giles

     Gillespie, Joseph F Terisa Sloan        1 March 1842   Theo(philu)s Gilles

                                                            (w) J H Hardie

     Gillespie, John C   Jane S. Graham      11 Oct 1843    Andrew Graham

                                                            (w) Jno H Hardie Jr

     Gillespie, John C.  Harriet Marlin      17 Jan 1849    Thos J Gillespie

                                                            (w) J H Hardie

 

[RCW1] Will of Jean Gillespie, Rowan County, North Carolina.  Will Book H. pp

          243-244.  Will probated in November 1823

          Testator: Jean Gillespie.  Place: State of North Carolina and County

               of Rowan.  Date: eighteenth day of January in the year of our lord one

               thousand eight hundred and seventeen

          Beneficiaries: Son, Thomas Gillespie; Son, Richard Gillespie. Joseph

               G. Gillespie, son of sd Richard Gillespie.  Daughter, Elizabeth Lowry,

               widow.  Granddaughter, Isabel Lowery.  Granddaughter,  Jean - daughter

               of Richard.  Daughter, Ann Beele.  Daughter, Lydia Culbertson. 

               Daughter, Jean Knox.  Robert Johnson's four children which my daughter

               Eleanor had to him.

          Execcutor: Richard Gillespie.

          Witnesses: R. Gillespie, Matthew S. Steele

 

[RCW2] H: 243 Jean Gillespie. Jan 18, 1817. prb Nov. 1823. Widow. Sons: Thomas

          and Richard Gillespie.  Joseph G. Gillespie, son of Richard Gillespie. 

          Daughters: Elizabeth Lowry (widow), Ann Beele, Lydia Culbertson and Jean

          Knox.  Granddaughters: Isabel Lowery and Jean (daughter of Richard). Robert

          Johnson's 4 children which my daughter Eleanor had to him: not named. Exr:

          Richard Gillespie. Wit: R. Gillespie, Matthew S. Steele

     K: 38 John Gillespie was executor of Jacob Waggoner's will 26 October 1845

 

[RCDe] Rowan County Deeds

     p 86 #1803 p.66 25 October 1786. State Grant #1342 @ 50 sh per 100 A to

          Thomas Gillespie, 41 A on Second Crk adj his own land

     p 104 #2151. 5 Dec 1792. State Grant # 191 @ 10 pounds per 100 A to Thomas

Gillespie Jr., 1000 A in the Middle District [TN] on Flat Crk of Duck River adj Thomas Gillespie Sr

 


 

[RCTL] Rowan County Tax List

     p 17 Capt, Alexander Osborn's Militia List

          Jon Gillespay

          Josep Gilespey

     p 91 South of Salisbury: Matthew Locke 1768

          Thomas Gilaspey

               Georg his son

               Negro Harry

               Negro Sanders

               Negro Luse          5

          James Gilaspie

               Negro Peter

               Negro Alex          3

     p 155 1778 Capt. John Gowen's District

          James Gillespie               2551.?

          Thomas Gillespie,jun          230.?

          Thomas Gillespie              5529.?

     p 302 1790: Captain Harvey's Rowan County Company: Third Creek & Back

               Creek area of Northwestern Rowan bordering Davie County

          Gillespie, Thomas Senr.* 368 A (remainder cut off)

          Gillespie, Thomas Junr.: 191 A, 1 WP, 1 BP

               In charge: 1 BP

          Ditto, Robert: 225 A, 1WP, 3 BP

          Ditto, Alexander: 440 A, 1 WP, 2 BP

          Ditto, David: 150 A, 1 WP, 1 BP

          Ditto, Isaac: 250 A, 1 WP, 1 BP

          Ditto, Richard: 206 A, 1 WP, 3 BP

          Ditto, Jean in charge   1 WP

          footnote p 303

               *Thomas Gillespie, b. 1719 in Cecil Co., MD, d. 12 December 1797 in

               Rowan County and is burried at Thyatira Presbyterian Church.  The

               Augusta Co., VA Court Minutes for Sept. 1747 show that he was about to

               leave that colony.  He can be identified in the Rowan County area on

               Sills Creek adjoining the Catheys prior to 1752 and was probably there

               earilier.  His will, written 15 Nov. 1796, prb. Court 1797 recorded in

               Will Book G:2 names his wife Naomi, sons James, Isaac, Robert, George,

               Thomas, David, and Alexander.  Daughters Martha Allison, Lydia Knox, as

               well as several grandsons.  Naomi Gillespie died at 2 P.M. on Tuesday

               the 13th of December, aged 69.  A notice printed in The North Carolina

               Journal said that they were the first settlers on the West side of the

               Yadkin River.  They were buried in the same grave in the same coffin,

               survived by sixty-five descendents, of whom six sons carried them to

               the place of internment.  See Raymond Parker Fouts, "Abstracts from the

               North Carolina Journal", pp137-8.  The tombstone says they both died on

               the 12th, Thomas aged 78, Naomi, 69.  The Gillespie tombstone is within

                   ten feet of the graves of the immigrants John Knox and his wife Jean

                   Gracy, all of whom were great grandparents of the eleventh president

                   of the United States, James Knox Polk, Thomas and Naomi's daughter

                   Lydia Gillespie having married Capt. James Knox, the Rowan County

                   Marriage Bond dated 4 November 1772-see KNOX below

 


 

GILLESPIE

     Rowan County (NC) Herritage (Salisbury Library NC Row 71 PET)

          The Heritage of Rowan County North Carolina

          Vol 1, 1991, ed Katherine Sanford Petricelli

          Genealogical Society of Rowan Co Inc.

          Gillespie 325  Cathay Settlement of Rowan Co

                    333  Chambers Family

                    473  William Young Hair

                    482  Frances Owen Harrison

                    534  Thomas Irwin

                    540  Third Creek Johnstons

                    579  John Calvin Kluttz

                    653  Samuel Eusibius McCorkle

                    758  Elizabeth Hobbs Poston

                    L44  AL Post 107

                    L82  Thyatira Presbyterian Church

                    L121 Barr File

                    L155 Todd File

 


 

KNOX

 

[RCCR] Cemetery Records: Third Creek Presbyterian Church, West of Cleveland

     Row # 14

          Catherine Knox, wife/Robert Knox   b. 27 Sept 1812     d.17 July 1893

          Robert Knox                        b. 12 Sept 1804     d. 2 July 1885

          Ben Knox NC Regt Revolutionary War no dates

 

[RCVL]

     p 137 31 Dec 1778 # 1928 John Morton 640 A. on Mark's Branch of Third Crk,

     adj James Knox & Patrick Graham, including the Improovment which he now

            lives on

 

[RCLE] p 27 partial entry mentions Absolom Knox as having property adjacent to

          Land Entry # 2215

 

[RCTL] Rowan County Tax List

     p 155 1778 Capt. John Gowen's District

          Benjamin Knox                 2479.2.6

          Matgt Knox                    924.19,0

          Wm Knox's orphans             799.0.0

          John Knox jun                 2056.16.6

          Samuel Knox                   2678.15.0

          James Knox                    2435.?

 

[RCTL] Rowan County Tax List

     p 302 1790: Captain Harvey's Rowan County Company: Third Creek & Back

               Creek area of Northwestern Rowan bordering Davie County

          Knox, John: 80 A, 1 WP, 1 BP

 

 

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