Person:William Lowther (1)

m. 20 February 1736
  1. Col. William Beamer Lowther1743 - 1814
  2. Joel Lowther1756 - 1853
  • HCol. William Beamer Lowther1743 - 1814
  • WSudna HughesABT 1743 - 1829
m. Aug 1763
  1. Robert Lowther1765 - 1832
  2. Thomas Lowther1767 - 1816
  3. William (II) Lowther1769 - 1857
  4. Jesse Lowther1773 - 1854
  5. Sudna Lowther1774 -
  6. Elias Lowther1776 - 1845
Facts and Events
Name Col. William Beamer Lowther
Gender Male
Birth? 22 Dec 1743 Augusta, Virginia, United StatesCitation needed
Alt Marriage 6 Jun 1763 Hardy Co., Virginia (now West Virginia), United Statesto Sudna Hughes
Marriage Aug 1763 Hardy, Virginiato Sudna Hughes
Death? 28 Oct 1814 West Milford, Harrison, Virginia (later West Virginia), United StatesCitation needed
Burial[1] West Milford, Harrison, Virginia (later West Virginia), United States

William Lowther was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Records of William Lowther in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Vol. 1 - AUGUST 20, 1777. - (224) William Lowther, West Fort, recommended as Captain.
  • Vol. 1 - MARCH 16, 1778. - (403) John Lewis, Wm. Lowther and Andrew Davidson qualified Justices.
  • Vol. 1 - MAY 21, 1778. - (331) John Davidson, vice Thomas Rankin (recommended yesterday, as John lives more convenient to the people) Smith Tandy and Wm. Lowther recommended as Justices.
  • Vol. 1 - AUGUST 19, 1778. - (354) All in Capt. William Lowther's Company. (354) William Lowther qualified Captain.
  • Vol. 1 - OCTOBER 20, 1778. - Page (361) New Commission of the Peace, viz: Thomas Adams, John Christian, George Moffet,* Alexr. McClenachan, Michael Bowyer, Thos. Hugart, John Lewis, John Kinkead,* Wm. McPheeters, John McCreary,* Joseph Bell, Samuel Vance, David Henderson,* James Trotter, Jr.,* Jonas Friend, Smith Tandy, John Dickenson, John Poage, Sampson Mathews,* William Bowyer, Alexr. Robertson,* Elijah McClenachan, Alexr. St. Clair, James Tate,* James Steele,* Joseph Humphreys, Pat. Hanger, John Wilson, James Tremble, Benj. Wilson, John Davidson, Wm. Lowther, Andrew Davidson. (Those marked (*) qualified.)
  • Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 19, 1779. - (174) John Christian being dead; Jonas Friend, as being incapable of his duty and not attending, and John Davidson, Smith Tandy, Wm. Lowther and Andrew Davidson, because of non-residence in the County, recommended to be left out of Commission.
  • Vol. 1 - DECEMBER 19, 1781. - (359) John Dickinson, who refuses to act; John Christian, deceased; Michael Bowyer, Attorney at Law; James Tate, deceased; Joshua Humphrey's, removed out of the County; Peter Hanger, who refuses to act; Benj. Wilson, Jonas Friend, Wm. Lowther, John Davidson and Andrew Davidson, out of the County--recommended to be left out of the Commission of the peace.
  • Vol. 2 - Lowther vs. Keller--O. S. 177; N. S. 63--Deed 13th April, 1795 by Aaron Brooke and Elizabeth, his wife, heirs of John Sulsor, late of Fayette County, Ky., and Christiana Sulsor, widow and relict of said John to Francis Keller of Harrison County. Conveys tract in Harrison County on Ohio River patented to John 29th August, 1785, and formerly conveyed by deed to John Hanah and by Hanah transferred to said Kellar. Recorded in Monongalia District Court, 1795, May term. Deed 17th April, 1789, by John Hanna and Elizabeth, his wife, of Washington County, Penna., to Francis Keller and Joseph Glass of Ohio County, Va. Conveys two tracts in Harrison County on and in the Ohio River, cor. Nicholas Blake and an lsland (98 acres) in Ohio River, being the first island below mouth of big Muskingum. Both granted to Hanna by John Sulser and Christiana, his wife, by deed 12th June, 1787. Patented to John Sulser 29th August, 1785. Recorded in District Court of Harrison, Monongalia, Ohio and Randolph Counties at Monongalia Court House on 4th May, 1790. Deed 12th June, 1787, by John Sulsor and Christina, his wife, of Fayette County, Penna., to John Hanna of same place (referred to above). Recorded in District Court as above, 4th May, 1791. Assigned 8th January, 1789, to Francis Kellor, Joseph Glass and Nathan Ellis. Recorded from Wood County Court. Spa. 2d March, 1801. William Lowther vs. Francis Keller. Bill states on 12th June, 1792, Nicholas Blake received a patent for 840 acres on Ohio River, then in Harrison County, but now in Wood, and conveyed by Blake and Darkey, his wife, to Samuel Craig, who sold to William Martin, who sold to Thomas Chaney, who sold to orator 52 acres. Keller answers. Patent to Sulser. Deed 11th January, 1798, by Saml. Craig and Ann, his wife, of Harrison County to William Lowther. Recorded in Harrison County Court, February, 1799. Thomas Craig (brother of Samuel Craig) deposes in Greene County, Penna., 1805. Samuel sold to John Fleeharty.
  1. William Lowther, in Doddridge County Roots, a West Virginia Genealogy.

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  2.   Hoffmann, Glady Stutler (Glady Myrl Stutler). Colonial ancestors of Edward Jackson, 1741-1897, Revolutionary War soldier. (Atlanta, Georgia: Self-published, 1967).
  3.   Lowther, in Chalkley, Lyman. Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish settlement in Virginia: Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County, 1745-1800. (Rosslyn, Virginia: The Commonwealth Printing Company, 1912-1913 in Three Volumes), Secondary quality.

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  4.   Col. William Lowtheer [sic], in Haymond, Henry. History of Harrison County, West Virginia: from earliest days of northwestern Virginia to the present. (Morgantown, West Virginia: Acme Publishing, 1910), 381.