Person:David Lowry (5)

David Lowry, Jr.
b.17 Sep 1767 Pennsylvania
m. 1762 or 1763
  1. John Lowryabt 1764 -
  2. Archibald Lowry1765 -
  3. David Lowry, Jr.1767 - 1859
  4. Thomas Lowryabt 1769 -
  5. Robert Lowry1771 -
  6. Lettice Lowryabt 1773 -
  • HDavid Lowry, Jr.1767 - 1859
  • WSarah Hamer - 1801
m. Nov 1801
  1. Nancy Lowryaft 1801 -
  2. Susan Lowryabt 1804 -
  3. Elizabeth Lowryabt 1806 -
  4. Mary Lowryabt 1808 -
  • HDavid Lowry, Jr.1767 - 1859
  • WJane Wright1778 - 1867
m. 1811
  1. Martha S. Lowry1811-1820 -
  2. daughter2 Lowry1813-1820 -
  3. daughter3 Lowry1814-1820 -
Facts and Events
Name David Lowry, Jr.
Unknown[5] David Lowrey
Gender Male
Birth[1] 17 Sep 1767 Pennsylvania
Occupation[1] 1785 Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United Statestrader
Occupation[1] 1785 Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United Stateslumber trader
Occupation[1] 1794 Greenville (township), Darke, Ohio, United Stateshunter, settler, Indian fighter
Occupation[1] 1799 Donnelsville, Clark, Ohio, United Statesdeer and bear skin trader
Occupation[1] 1799 New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United Statesdeer and bear skin trader
Occupation[1] 1800 Donnelsville, Clark, Ohio, United Statessheep farmer
Occupation[1] Donnelsville, Clark, Ohio, United Statesmiller - grist mill, saw mill, paper mill, straw-board mill
Marriage Nov 1801 OhioEither Dayton (Montgomery County) or Donnelsville (Clark County)
to Sarah Hamer
Marriage 1811 Ohioto Jane Wright
Occupation[1] 1859 Donnelsville, Clark, Ohio, United StatesFruit tree farmer, orchardist
Death[1] 9 Sep 1859 Donnelsville, Clark, Ohio, United Statesage 92
Burial[1] Springfield, Clark, Ohio, United StatesFerncliff Cemetery
  1. 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.

  2.   History of Dayton, Ohio: with portraits and biographical sketches of some of its pioneer and prominent citizens. (Dayton, Ohio: United Brethren Pub. House, 1889).
    page 65
    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.

  3.   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.

  4.   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

    Minnich Graveyard
    Clark County
    Ohio, USA

    Created by: Robert "Rob" Weller
    Record added: Dec 28, 2001
    Find A Grave Memorial# 6052207

  5. U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885 [database]. (Online: Operations, 2010).

    Name: David Lowrey
    Gender: Male
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1767
    Birth Place: Tennessee, USA
    Age: 92
    Death Date: Sep 1859
    Cause of Death: Old Age
    Census Year: 1860
    Census Place: Bethel, Clark, Ohio
    Line: 6

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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.