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Stephen Lowe

Early Life

Stephen was born in 1765 in Bedford County, Virginia. After his father's death, his mother remarried and Stephen lived with his mother's parents, Henry and Mary (Smith) Haynes, in Henry County, Virginia. In 1780 when he was 15, his paternal grandfather, William Low, willed his Bedford land to him.

Marriage and Family

Stephen met and married his first wife, Ruth Kearby on 20 Nov 1781 in Henry County, Virginia. Their first three children, Sarah, Mary Polly, and Samuel F. Low, were born there.

They moved to Surry County, North Carolina in 1785 [they may have moved to Wilkes Co first].

Children of Stephen Lowe and Ruth Kearby are:

  1. Sarah Lowe born 1782 in Henry Co., Virginia. married Jonathan Johnson July 8, 1802
  2. Mary Polly Lowe born 1783 in Henry Co., Virginia
  3. Samuel F. Lowe, Sr., born ca. 1785 in Henry County, Virginia, married Sarah Sallie Hayes Dec. 9, 1810, died ca. 1857 in Surry County, North Carolina
  4. Nancy Lowe, born 1787 in Surry Co., North Carolina. married David Defrees, Aug. 16, 1806. died 1860 Grayson Co., Virginia
  5. James Lowe, born 1794 in Surry County, North Carolina, married Elizabeth Brown Jan. 2, 1817. After her death James married Martha Patsey Munnes March 26, 1818, died in Surry County, North Carolina
  6. Martha Lowe, born 1796 in Surry Co., North Carolina
  7. Elizabeth Lowe, born 1798 in Surry Co., North Carolina, married David Lundy Feb. 19, 1816, died 1859
  8. William Lowe, born 1800 in Surry Co., North Carolina, married Lucy Nichols Feb. 15, 1820
  9. Susan Lowe, born 1802 in Surry County, North Carolina
  10. Elijah W Lowe, born 1809 in Surry County, North Carolina, married Catherine Lundy Nov. 22, 1829
  11. Lucinda Lowe, born July 24 1816 in Surry Co., North Carolina, married Wilson Brannick Jan. 14, 1834, died Oct. 14, 1883 in Grayson Co., Virginia
  12. Elisha Lowe, born 1820 in Surry County, North Carolina, married Susan Ramey 1835
  13. Stephen A. Lowe, born 1821 in Surry Co., North Carolina, married Julia Ann, died Aug. 10, 1916 in Carroll, Virginia

After Ruth died in 1826, Stephen married Polly Knuckolls, or Knuckles, and they had one son.

  • Elias Lowe born 1827 in Surry County, North Carolina, Elias married Lydia Ann Payne Oct. 1, 1854

Death

Stephen died on 21 Jun 1843 at about age 78 in Buncombe County, NC. He's buried in Surry County, NC.

Sources

  • Linda Walden

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