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
Rebecca Wade Wall
Marriage: 29 May 1846
John Cicero Lowe
Cassius Hannibal Lowe
Gilbert Lucian Lowe
Lucinda Catherine ( Kate) Lowe
Mary Elizabeth "Bettie" Lowe
Lorenza Dow Lowe
Thomas Luther Lowe
Robert Lee Lowe

Spouse and Children

29 May 1846
Randolph, North Carolina, United States


    John Cicero Lowe


    Cassius Hannibal Lowe


    Gilbert Lucian Lowe


    Lucinda Catherine ( Kate) Lowe



+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+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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