Gilbert Alexander Lowe

21 February 1822–14 August 1881 (Age 59)
Patrick, Virginia, United States

The Life of Gilbert Alexander

When Gilbert Alexander Lowe was born on 21 February 1822, in Patrick, Virginia, United States, his father, Gilbert Alexander Lowe Sr., was 32 and his mother, Elizabeth Champion Napier, was 28. He married Rebecca Wade Wall on 29 May 1846, in Randolph, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Westfield, Surry, North Carolina, United States in 1870 and Shawneehaw Township, Watauga, North Carolina, United States in 1880. He died on 14 August 1881, in Banner Elk Township, Avery, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Banner Elk, Avery, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Gilbert Alexander Lowe
1822–1881
Rebecca Wade Wall
1825–1885
Marriage: 29 May 1846
John Cicero Lowe
1846–1906
Cassius Hannibal Lowe
1848–1929
Gilbert Lucian Lowe
1850–1932
Lucinda Catherine ( Kate) Lowe
1853–1933
Mary Elizabeth "Bettie" Lowe
1855–1947
Lorenza Dow Lowe
1856–1923
Thomas Luther Lowe
1859–1926
Robert Lee Lowe
1861–1948

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
29 May 1846
Randolph, North Carolina, United States
children

(8)

    John Cicero Lowe

    Male1846–1906Male

    Cassius Hannibal Lowe

    Male1848–1929Male

    Gilbert Lucian Lowe

    Male1850–1932Male

    Lucinda Catherine ( Kate) Lowe

    Female1853–1933Female

    Female1855–1947Female

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

Age 2

“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 3

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 22

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: variant spelling of Low .2 German (Löwe): see Loewe .3 Jewish (Ashkenazic; Löwe): ornamental name from German Löwe ‘lion’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • G A Lowe, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Gilbert A Low, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Gilbert A Lowe, "United States Census, 1880"

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