Eliza Rowe Lowry

10 January 1808–29 November 1898 (Age 90)
Greeneville, Greene, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Eliza Rowe

When Eliza Rowe Lowry was born on 10 January 1808, in Greeneville, Greene, Tennessee, United States, her father, Adam Lowry, was 43 and her mother, Julia Montgomery Doak, was 31. She married Rev. Robert Henderson Rankin in 1829, in Greeneville, Greene, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Kansas, United States in 1870 and Lawrence, Douglas, Kansas, United States in 1880. She died on 29 November 1898, in Quenemo, Osage, Kansas, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Quenemo, Osage, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Rev. Robert Henderson Rankin
Eliza Rowe Lowry
Marriage: 1829
Alexander Rankin
Ernest Robert Rankin
Mary Jane Rankin
Col. John Knox Rankin
Miss Rankin

Spouse and Children

Greeneville, Greene, Tennessee, United States


Parents and Siblings




    Esther Montgomery Lowry


    Rev. Samuel Gardner Lowry


    Lucinda Lowry



+4 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 4

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

Age 8

Indiana is the 19th state.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 24

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

Northern English, Scottish, and Irish: from a pet form of Lawrence .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Eliza R Adams in household of John K Rankin, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Eliza R Adams in household of James Adams, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Eliza R Adams in household of John K Rankin, "United States Census, 1870"

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