Caroline Massey

1823–1891 (Age 68)
South Carolina, United States

The Life of Caroline

Caroline Massey was born in 1823, in South Carolina, United States as the daughter of John Massie. She married Leonidas A. Lowry about 1846, in Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States in 1860 and Pageland, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States in 1880. She died in 1891, at the age of 68.

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Family Time Line

Caroline Massey
Leonidas A. Lowry
Marriage: about 1846
John M. Lowry
Sarah Ellen Lowry
Seabrook L. Lowry
Franklin Pierce Lowry
Sarah Jane Lowry
Thomas Jefferson Lowry
Mary Caroline Lowery
Mary Catherine Lowry
Joseph Alfred Lowry
Robert Hayne Lowry

Spouse & Children

about 1846
Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States


+5 More Children

Parents & Siblings



  • Male1765–Male

  • James Massey


  • John Massey


  • John Massey


  • Male1775–Male

+10 More Children

World Events (7)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 2

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.
1829 · Fort Sumter Constructed

Age 6

In 1829 Fort Sumter is constructed in the Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. Fort Sumter is most known for being the site of the first shots of the Civil War. It is barely ready when the American Civil War starts.

Age 23

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

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish (of Norman origin) and French: habitational name from any of various places in northern France which get their names from the Gallo-Roman personal name Maccius + the locative suffix -acum.2 English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Marcy in La Manche. This surname is preserved in the English place name Stondon Massey.3 English: from a pet form of Matthew .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Caroline Lowry, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Caroline Loury in household of Leonidas Loury, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Caroline Lowry in household of A Lowry, "United States Census, 1860"

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