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||David Lowry, Jr.
||17 Sep 1767
||Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United Statestrader
||Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United Stateslumber trader
||Greenville (township), Darke, Ohio, United Stateshunter, settler, Indian fighter
||Donnelsville, Clark, Ohio, United Statesdeer and bear skin trader
||New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United Statesdeer and bear skin trader
||Donnelsville, Clark, Ohio, United Statessheep farmer
||Donnelsville, Clark, Ohio, United Statesmiller - grist mill, saw mill, paper mill, straw-board mill
||OhioEither Dayton (Montgomery County) or Donnelsville (Clark County)
to Sarah Hamer
||Ohioto Jane Wright
||Donnelsville, Clark, Ohio, United StatesFruit tree farmer, orchardist
||9 Sep 1859
||Donnelsville, Clark, Ohio, United Statesage 92
||Springfield, Clark, Ohio, United StatesFerncliff Cemetery
- ↑ 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 Dayton Daily News. (Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States).
13 May 1934.
au: Howard Burba
ti: David Lowry Was a Grand Old Settler
Miami Valley Pioneer
Founder of Donnelsville with Jonathan Donnell and the Donnell family. The next settlers were the Krebs and Brown families.
- History of Dayton, Ohio: with portraits and biographical sketches of some of its pioneer and prominent citizens. (Dayton, Ohio: United Brethren Pub. House, 1889).
The first flatboat was launched in the winter of 1799, near McDonnell's Creek by David Lowry. It was loaded in Dayton with grain, pelts, and five hundred venison hams, and when the spring freshet raised the river, started on the two months' trip to New Orleans. The voyage was safely accomplished. Lowry sold his cargo and boat and returned home on horseback. Many Ohio men laid the foundations of their fortunes by taking a flat boat load of provisions south.
Burba's article disputes that there were any hogs or ham in Dayton at that time.
- Steele, Robert Wilbur, and Mary Davies Steele. Early Dayton: with important facts and incidents from the founding of the city of Dayton, Ohio, to the hundredth anniversary, 1796-1896. (Dayton, Ohio: W.J. Shuey, 1896).
chapter II, Early Settlers
The first flatboat that left Dayton was owned by David Lowry. It started on the two months’ trip to New Orleans during the spring freshet of 1799, and was loaded with grain, pelts, and 500 venison hams.
- Find A Grave.
Birth: Nov., 1767
Death: Sep. 9, 1858
aged 92y 10m
Note: Transferred to Ferncliff Cemetery, Springfield, Clark County, OH on 16 Jun 1866
Created by: Robert "Rob" Weller
Record added: Dec 28, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 6052207
- ↑ Ancestry.com. U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885 [database]. (Online: Ancestry.com Operations, 2010).
Name: David Lowrey
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1767
Birth Place: Tennessee, USA
Death Date: Sep 1859
Cause of Death: Old Age
Census Year: 1860
Census Place: Bethel, Clark, Ohio
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Source Citation: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.; Non-population Census Schedules for Ohio, 1850-1880; Archive Collection: T1159; Archive Roll Number: 29; Census Year: 1859; Census Place: Bethel, Clark, Ohio.