Barnabas LOWELL

Barnabas LOWELL

Male Bef 1800 - 1856  (~ 56 years)

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  • Name Barnabas LOWELL  [1, 2, 3
    Born Bef 1800  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Ancestor Interest MEDIUM 
    Census 1840  Grand, Licking, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Household of Barnabas Lowell consisted of 6 free white persons: one male between 40 and 49; one female between 20 and 29; one female between the ages of 5 and 9; one male between 5 and 9; and two males under age 5.
    Census 9 Sep 1850  Washington, Parke, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • 1) Barnabas Lowell, male, age 89, farmer. born in England.
      2) Joanna Lowell, female, age 38, born in Vermont.
      3) Emaline Lowell, female, age 18, born in Ohio.
      4) Hiram W. Lowell, male, age 15, born in Ohio.
      5) Barnabas Lowell, male, age 14, born in Ohio, attening school.
      6) Sylvester M. Lowell, male, age 10, born in Ohio, attending school.
      7) William H. Lowell, male, age 8, born in Ohio, attending school.
      8) Timothy F. Lowell,male, age 6, born in Ohio
      9) Anna Marilla Lowell, female, age 3, born in Ohio.
      10) Anna Mariah Lowell, female, age 3, born in Ohio.
      11) Orlena M. Lowell, female, age 1, born in Indiana.
    Barnabas Lowell Household: 1850 US Census
    Barnabas Lowell Household: 1850 US Census
    Descendant Interest MEDIUM 
    Residence Nov 1852  Section 23, Township 83, Range 22, Story, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Lowell Homestead area
    Lowell Homestead area
    _FSFTID LRT6-GDC 
    _UID F215239C3C1D4BC7AA6A5668601AC9387E07 
    Died 1856  Fort Madison, Lee, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Person ID I3048  Our Blended Family
    Last Modified 21 Apr 2017 

    Family 1 Joanna TITCOMB,   b. 6 Apr 1813, Berlin Township, Washington, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1853, New Albany Township, Story, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Census 9 Sep 1850  Washington, Parke, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Male, age 89, farmer, born in England. Original clearly looks like age 89, but in 1840 census he was listed being between 40 and 49, so wonder if it really isn't 59||Head of household enumerated as Barnabers Lowell
    Children 
     1. Barnabas LOWELL,   b. 1836,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Sylvester M. LOWELL,   b. 1840,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Timothy F. LOWELL,   b. 1844,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Anna Mariah LOWELL,   b. 1847,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +5. Anna Marilda LOWELL,   b. Apr 1847, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1912, Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years)
     6. Orleana LOWELL,   b. 15 Apr 1848, Licking, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1942, Hardin, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
    Last Modified 21 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F1152  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. Emaline LOWELL,   b. 1832, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. William Henry Harrison LOWELL,   b. 1833, Lincoln, Franklin, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1935, Queen City, Schuyler, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 102 years)
     3. Hiram W. LOWELL,   b. 1835,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 8 Mar 2015 
    Family ID F1153  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Bef 1800 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1840 - Grand, Licking, Ohio, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 9 Sep 1850 - Washington, Parke, Indiana, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 9 Sep 1850 - Washington, Parke, Indiana, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Nov 1852 - Section 23, Township 83, Range 22, Story, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1856 - Fort Madison, Lee, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Searches of Story County History has shed much light on this individual. The city of Nevada was laid out in August 1853 and selected as the county seat, and Barnabas Lowell was one of the early settlers of this community, arriving sometime before November of 1852, because during that month, an individual by the name of Judiah Ray and his wife were looking for the cabin of a Sam McDaniel. As they approached the Indian Creek timber, they could see the smoke of the McDaniel cabin, when they crossed paths with Barnabas, a "man of uncouth and forbidding aspect." On being told they were looking for McDaniel's place, Barnabas informed them that his family occupied one of the apartments of the McDaniel cabins and he would guide them there. Mr. Ray found Barnabas "so disagreeable." When the Rays reached the cabins, they found a number of very rough individuals gathered around a fire playing cards and drinking whisky far into the night. The Rays declined the hospitalities of the cabins, preferring instead to stay in their wagon.

      Barnabas lived in one of the two contiguous cabins on the claim of Samuel McDaniel in November of 1852, but by April of 1853 had set up for himself in a cabin which he had built about a half mile farther north. The cabin consisted of a house of logs with a shed-room on one side and a door between the two apartments.

      Probably in June, but could also have been May, of 1853, Mrs. Lowell had died under strange circumstances. Within a few days, the neighbors determined to have the body exhumed and examined by physicians after further investigations and disclosure by the older children that their mother and a former wife of Barnabas had died similarly in Ohio. Barnabas was arraigned and threatened those who would testify against him. He was reputed in the area to have been a pirate on the high seas in his earlier years, carrying a weapon like a sword in a sheath on his leg. He was later tried and found guilty of his wife's murder and sentenced to the state penitentiary in Fort Madison, where he died three years later. [7, 10, 11]

  • Sources 
    1. [S607] Family Group Sheet, Nevada Community Historical Society, TMG Src#: 636.

    2. [S608] Sinner Family Tree, Carol Sinner, Compiler: Ancestry.com, (16 Sep 2012), TMG Src#: 637.

    3. [S62] Polk County Marriages 1846-1866, Compiler: Pioneer Sons & Daughters Genealogical Society, (Iowa Genealogical Society, Des Moines, Iowa, 1983), TMG Src#: 108., Volume 9, page 227 (Reliability: 0).

    4. [S607] Family Group Sheet, Nevada Community Historical Society, TMG Src#: 636., between 1790 and 1800 (Reliability: 1).

    5. [S1057] Indiana, Parke County - 1850 US Census, Indiana, Parke, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2009), M432, roll 164, Washington, p. 196, dwelling 549, family 549, Barnabas Lowell household, accessed 21 Apr 2017 (Reliability: 3).
      Barnabas Lowell, male, age 89, farmer. born in England; Joanna Lowell, female, age 38, born in Vermont; Emaline Lowell, female, age 18, born in Ohio; Hiram W. Lowell, male, age 15, born in Ohio; Barnabas Lowell, male, age 14, born in Ohio, attening school; Sylvester M. Lowell, male, age 10, born in Ohio, attending school; William H. Lowell, male, age 8, born in Ohio, attending school; Timothy F. Lowell,male, age 6, born in Ohio; Anna Marilla Lowell, female, age 3, born in Ohio; Anna Mariah Lowell, female, age 3, born in Ohio; Orlena M. Lowell, female, age 1, born in Indiana.

    6. [S613] Ohio, Licking County - 1840 - U.S. census, TMG Src#: 642., Barnabas Lowell (Reliability: 2).

    7. [S614] 1890 Memoirs of Story County, W.A. Goodspeed, (Goodspeed Publishing Co., Chicago, IL, 1890), TMG Src#: 643.

    8. [S610] History of Story County, William G. Allen, (Iowa Printing Company, Des Moines, March 1, 1887), TMG Src#: 639., pp. 33-34 (Reliability: 2).

    9. [S448] Iowa, Story County - 1850 - U.S. census, TMG Src#: 482., Barnabers Lowell (Reliability: 2).

    10. [S610] History of Story County, William G. Allen, (Iowa Printing Company, Des Moines, March 1, 1887), TMG Src#: 639.

    11. [S615] 1911 History of Story County, William Orson Payne, (The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago, IL, 1911), TMG Src#: 644.


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