Nancy Lowell

Brief Life History of Nancy

When Nancy Lowell was born in 1811, in Hiram, Oxford, Maine, United States, her father, Moses Lowell, was 24 and her mother, Rachel Newcomb, was 25. She married George Hyland Hastings on 28 February 1839, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Waterbury, Washington, Vermont, United States in 1860. She died about 1875, in Sparta, Kent, Michigan, United States, at the age of 65.

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George Hyland Hastings
Nancy Lowell
Marriage: 28 February 1839
Electa Hastings
Samuel Hastings
Ezekial Hastings
Charles H Hastings
Warren G. Hastings
Charles R Hastings
John Hammond Hastings

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  • Nancy S Hastings in household of George Hastings, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Nancy Tilden, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Nancy Lowell in household of Oliver Lowell, "United States Census, 1860"

World Events (8)


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.


Maine is the 23rd state.

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Lovell , derived from Anglo-Norman Frenchlou ‘wolf’ + the diminutive suffix -el.

History: Lowell is the surname of one of America's most distinguished NewEngland families, which have been prominent for over 200 years. Itsfounder, John Lowell (1743–1802), was a legislator and judge. Thecity of Lowell, MA was named in honor of his son Francis Cabot Lowell(1775–1817), a textile manufacturer.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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