John F Lowry6006 was born 1840 in Indiana6006, and died Bef. Apr 1910 in Arkansas (probably Arkansas County)6007. He married Sallie F Padgett on Abt. 1872 in Arkansas6008.
Notes for John F Lowry: John F Lowry was born in Indiana and his wife Sallie Padgett was born in Arkansas. I recount elsewhere how the Padgetts and McSwains moved more or less together from North Carolina through Tennessee to settle in Ethel, Prairie Township, Arkansas. The first representatives of the McSwains arrived before the 1870 census, and the 1880 census records Padgetts and McSwains.
The Lowrey family name is spelled different ways in public and family sources. Roger Louis McSwain, son of Louis Wirt McSwain, and grandson of Susie Frances Lowry (who married Wiley Carey McSwain) found that Susie's family name was spelled Lowrey on Louis Wirt's birth certificate.
Sallie was born to this first settler group of Padgetts in Arkansas. The census reports her born in Arkansas and her father born in Tennessee, but the timeline does not seem right. It seems like her father should have been born in North Carolina and Sallie born in North Carolina or Tennessee.
The 1900 census had meanwhile provided some information on John's family. This was the first census in which I found John, so had little on his family background in Indiana, when I was putting this together from the McSwain side.
1900 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 29 June, Chester Township, District 1, page 11A, Hse #369, Fam #375 Lowry, John F Head W M Dec 1839 60 Married 28 yrs In Pennsylvania Maryland Physician Lowry, Sallie F Wife W F Dec 1855 44 Married 28 yrs Bore 11 children, 6 living AR TN AR Lowry, Kate Dau W F Sep 1876 24 AR IN AR Lowry, Wirt Son W M Dec 1882 17 TX IN AR Lowry, Susa [Susie] Dau W F May 1885 15 Ind Terr IN AR Lowry, Ruth Dau W F May 1888 12 Ind Terr IN AR Lowry, Octava [Octavia] Dau W F Feb 1890 10 Ind Terr IN AR Lowry, Lucile I Dau W F Aug 1897 2 Ind Terr IN AR
The birth states of the children informs that John and Sallie were married in Arkansas, then after the birth of Kate in September 1876, they moved to Texas some time before the birth of Wirt in December 1882. They moved up to Indian Territory before the birth of Susie in May 1885. They remained there until after August 1897 when Lucille was born. Sometime within the next three years, they were established in Chester Township of Arkansas County (east of Gillette) before the census in June 1900.
John has died by the 1910 census, and three of the children are in the household with Sallie (spelled Sallie here), now reported as head of the household. In the 1910 census, Sallie is a widow, so John died sometime between June 1900 and April 1910.
1910 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 27 April, Chester Township, District 3, page 5B, Hse#74, Fam #75 Lowry, Sally F Head F W 65 Widow AR TN KY Lowry, Wirt Son M W 27 Single TX IN AR Shell Digger, River Lowry, Octavia Dau F W 20 OK IN AR Teacher, Country School Lowry, Lucille I Dau F W 12 OK IN AR None
From the census, other documents and family information we have, John and Sallie moved from Arkansas to Texas after the birth of their first child Kate Lowry in 1875.
The second child Tilley Wirt Lowrey was born in Texas, then all the other children were born in Indian Territory. The family moved to Indian Territory (later Oklahoma) between 1883 and 1884, being in Indian Territory for the birth of the third child Susie Lowry on 4 May 1885. Ruth was born there on 30 May 1887. The two younger children were born in the Territory also, Octavia in 1890 and Lucille in 1897, before the family moved back to Arkansas, where they are recorded in the 1900 census back in Ethel, Arkansas.
The 1910 census reports Ruth as born in Arkansas, but this seems to be a reporting error, since the 1900 and 1920 say Indian Territory or Oklahoma. And this matches the other family information reporting both Susie and Ruth born in Oklahoma. Susie married Wiley Carew McSwain, while Ruth married his cousin James Marvin McSwain in the same community of Ethel, where their mother was from and where their older sister Kate had been born.
In 1910, Ruth has been married to James (Marvin) McSwain for 5 years, and they have two daughters. 1910 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 20 April, District 18, Page 3A, Prairie Township, Hse/Fam #42 McSwain, James Head M W 25 Married 5 years AR NC NC Farmer McSwain, Ruth Wife F W 23 Married 5 years bore 2 children, 2 living AR IN AR
More About John F Lowry: Residence: 1900, Chester, Arkansas, Arkansas.6009
More About John F Lowry and Sallie F Padgett: Marriage: Abt. 1872, Arkansas.6010
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