Lowry, Elizabeth


Elizabeth Lowry was the daughter of James Lowry and Jane McCaleb. James Lowry was born in 1752 in Augusta County, Virginia. Jane McCaleb was born in 1760 in Pennsylvania. Elizabeth Lowry was born on August 13, 1790 in Washington County, Virginia. Some sources say, that she was born in North Carolina. Elizabeth was probably, named after her paternal grandmother. Elizabeth was called Betsy for most of her life. The Lowry family were members of the Presbyterian Church.

Elizabeth Lowry married Robert Lowry Doran on May 19, 1812 in Washington County, Virginia. Robert enlisted at the beginning the War of 1812, on the American side. He was away, fighting for most of the first two years, of their marriage. Robert was born on July 19, 1786 in Abingdon, Washington County, Virginia. Robert’s wife and mother had the very, same name. They were distant cousins. Robert and Elizabeth were farmers, by trade. The couple moved several times. First, they moved from Abingdon, Washington County, Virginia, to Johnson County, Tennessee. Their next move, was to Warren County, Tennessee. Finally, they moved to Clay Township, Greene County, Missouri. Later, Clay Township was annexed by Springfield, Greene County, Missouri.

Robert and Elizabeth were the parents of 15 children, of which we know about. Elizabeth Doran was the first child born to Robert Lowry Doran and Elizabeth Lowry. She was born in 1813 in Abingdon, Washington County, Virginia. Elizabeth was always called Betsy, as a nickname. We don’t know, who she married, or when they were married. We don’t know if the they were the parents of any children. We have no other information about Elizabeth Doran’s life, death or burial.

The second child born to Robert Lowry Doran and Elizabeth Lowry was Alexander Doran. He went by Alex, through out his life. Alexander was born in 1815 in Abingdon, Washington County, Virginia. He was named after his grandfather, Alexander Doran. We don’t know who he married, or when they married. We don’t know, if the they were the parents of any children. We have no other details of the life of Alexander Doran.

The third child born to Robert Lowry Doran and Elizabeth Lowry was James Doran. James was named after his maternal grandfather, James Lowry. As a youth, he was known as Jimmy. James was born in 1817 in Abingdon, Washington County, Virginia. We don’t know, who James married or when they were married. We have no additional knowledge of James Doran’s life, death or burial.

Robert Lowry Doran and Elizabeth Lowry’s fourth child was Campbell Doran. Campbell was called Camp, for most of his life. He was born in 1819 in Johnson County Tennessee. Campbell was a farmer, by trade. He married Ellen in 1852 in Warren County, Tennessee. We don’t know Ellen’s last name. Ellen was born in Abingdon, Washington County, Virginia. Ellen’s family had moved to Tennessee, at some point. In 1853 or 1854, they moved to Clay Township, Greene County, Missouri. In 1861, Campbell assisted his brother, John Harvey Doran with the building of Fort Springfield, as the Civil War began. Campbell and Ellen’s Children were: George 1845, Jabez 1847, Thomas 1850, John 1851, Elizabeth 1854, Mary 1857, and Joseph 1859. We have no other details of Campbell’s life, death or burial.

Margaret Doran was the fifth child born to Robert Lowry Doran and Elizabeth Doran. She was probably named after her paternal great grandmother, Margaret Gordon. Margaret’s nickname was Maggie. She was born in 1819 or 1820 in Johnson County, Tennessee. Margaret married a man named Keyes. We don’t know his first name. We don’t know, if they were the parents of any children. We have no further information of Margaret Doran’s life, death or burial.

The sixth child born to Robert Lowry Doran and Elizabeth Lowry was William Doran. As a youth, he was called Billy. William was born in 1821 in Warren County, Tennessee. He was probably, named after his great great grandfather, William Lowry. We don’t know who he married, or where they were married. We don’t know, if there were any children born to this marriage. We have no additional records of the life, death or burial of William Doran.

Robert Lowry Doran and Elizabeth Lowry’s seventh child was Miranda Doran. She was called Mandy, as a child. Miranda was born in 1823 in Warren County, Tennessee. We don’t know, who she married or when they were married. We don’t know, if they were the parents of any children. We have no other details, of Miranda Doran’s life, death or burial.

Anne Gordon Doran was the eighth child born to Robert Lowry Doran and Elizabeth Lowry. She was born in 1825 in Warren County, Tennessee. Anne’s nickname was Nancy, though out her life. She was named, after her great aunt, Anne Gordon. Her aunt’s nickname was also, Nancy. Anne married a man named Smith. We don’t know his first name. We don’t know, if they were the parents of any children. We have no further information of the life, death or burial of Anne Gordon Doran.

The ninth child born to Robert Lowry Doran and Elizabeth Lowry was Jane Doran. She was called Janie, when she was young. Jane was born in 1826 or 1827 in Warren County, Tennessee. We don’t know who she married, or when they were married. We don’t know, if Jane and her husband were the parents of any children. We have no additional records of Jane Doran’s life, death or burial.

Robert Lowry Doran and Elizabeth Lowry’s tenth child was Rebecca Doran. She was born in 1827 in Warren County, Tennessee. Her nickname was Becky, when she was little. We don’t know who she married, or when they were married. We don’t know, if Rebecca and her husband were the parents of any children. We have no other details of the life, death or burial of Rebecca Doran.

John Harvey Doran was the eleventh child born to Robert Lowry Doran and Elizabeth Lowry. John was known as Johnny, when he was young. He was born in 1828 in Warren County, Tennessee. John was a farmer and a carpenter by trade. He supervised the building of Fort Springfield in Campbell Township, Greene County, Missouri, at the start of the Civil War. John, also served in the militia. He kept a journal, though out his life. The only one that was saved, was the one that was used, during the Civil War. In John’s journal, he wrote of the activities in the community, the Civil War, his work, his parents, and his in-laws. John married Jane Caroline Mitchell on July 13, 1854 in Springfield, Greene County, Missouri. John was buried at Maple Park, in Springfield, Greene County, Missouri. John was sixty nine or seventy years old, when he died. His wife, Jane Caroline Mitchell outlived her husband, John Harvey Doran, by thirty four years.

The twelfth child born to Robert Lowry Doran and Elizabeth Lowry was John Lowry Doran. He was born in 1828 in Warren County, Tennessee. He may have been the twin of John Harvey Doran. John Lowry Doran was called Lowry, as a youth. We don’t know who Lowry married , or when they were married. We don’t know if, Lowry and his wife were the parents of any children. We have no further information about John Lowry Doran’s Life, death or burial.

Robert Lowry Doran and Elizabeth Lowry’s thirteenth, child was Melinda Doran. Melinda was called Lindy, when she was a child. Melinda was born in 1830 in Warren County, Tennessee. We don’t know, who she married, or when they were married. We don’t know, if Melinda and her husband were the parents, of any children. We have no other details of the life, death or burial of Melinda Doran.

Jennett or Jannett Doran was the fourteenth child born to Robert Lowry Doran and Elizabeth Lowry. Jennett was known as Jenny, when she was a child. She was born in 1830 or 1831, in Warren County, Tennessee. We don’t know who Jennett married, or when they were married. We don’t know, if Jennett and her husband were the parents of any children. We have no additional records of Jennett Doran’s life, death or burial.

The fifteenth child born to Robert Lowry Doran and Elizabeth Lowry was Robert C. Doran. As a youth, Robert’s nickname was Bobby. He was born in 1831 or 1832 in Warren County, Tennessee. We don’t know who Robert married, or when they were married. We don’t know if Robert, and his wife were the parents of any children. We have no further information of the life, death or burial of Robert C. Doran.

Elizabeth Lowry died in Clay Township, Greene County, Missouri. We don’t find any record of Elizabeth Lowry after the U.S. Census of 1860. Elizabeth died between 1860 and 1867. Her husband, Robert Lowry Doran died in 1867. She was originally buried, at what they called the home place, at Clay Township, Greene County, Missouri. Clay Township was later annexed by Springfield, Greene County, Missouri. Later she was reburied at Maple Park Cemetery, Springfield, Greene County, Missouri. We have no other details of Elizabeth Lowry’s life, death or burial.

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