Lowell Josephus Magoon Sr.

Brief Life History of Lowell Josephus

When Lowell Josephus Magoon Sr. was born on 4 April 1821, in New York, United States, his father, Joseph Magoon, was 32 and his mother, Polly Carr, was 24. He married Rebecca Ann Davis on 14 March 1843, in Bloomfield, Oakland, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Utica Township, Chickasaw, Iowa, United States in 1860 and Columbia, Oregon, United States in 1880. He died on 12 August 1888, in Vernonia, Columbia, Oregon, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Vernonia, Columbia, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lowell Josephus Magoon Sr.
Rebecca Ann Davis
Marriage: 14 March 1843
Emeline Magoon
Ida Magoon
Azilda Jane Magoon
Jerome Irvine Magoon
Mary Ellen McGoon
Byron George Magoon
Emma Mary Magoon
Fredrick Lincoln Magoon
Fannie Stout Magoon
Edward Franklin Magoon
Lowell John Magoon
Nellie Mc Goon

Sources (7)

  • Lowell Mc Goon, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Lowel J Magoon, "Oregon, Oregon State Archives, Death Records, 1864-1967"
  • Lowell Mcgoon in entry for Harlend Smith and Fannie Mcgoon, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

World Events (8)

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.


American settlers began mining the Wisconsin Territory in the early 1800's. The lead ore in the territory had largely been mined previously by American Indians. By 1829, nearly 4,000 miners had moved to Wisconsin Territory. The miners became known as badgers as they burrowed into hillsides for shelter. The name eventually represented the state and Wisconsin is now known as the Badger State. (Wisconsin Historical Society: Lead Mining in Southwestern Wisconsin)


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

Probably an altered form of Scottish and Irish McGowan .Compare Magoun .

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

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