I am seeking information on the Low/Lowe family in Elizabeth, Harrison Co., IN.I am especially interested in family photos, letters, etc.
In 1825, Dr. Nathan Myer Low, his brother William Thomas Low, and sister, Maria Low came from Albany, NY and settled in Elizabeth, IN.Nathan was Elizabeth's first resident doctor.He practiced there until his death in 1865.On Jan. 26, 1826, he married Mary Elizabeth Stephens, whose family had come from Rhode Island.He and his brother ran a hotel/grocery in Elizabeth.William and his wife sarah were victims of the cholera outbreak in 1833.Nathan had a sizeable farm on the edge of town in the vicinity just above Rose Hill Cemetery.Nathan was born 11/27/1801 in NY and died, 4/29/1865.He is buried in Rose Hill.
His son, George Thomas Low(e) entered the military in 1863, serving with the 3rd Indiana Cavalry. George had an (e) added to the last name on many of his military records almost certainly by clerical error.Captured in NC near the end of the war, he was paroled and furloughed home about the time of his father's death.George and his brother, John Jefferson Low, split their father's farm on the edge of town. On Nov. 12, 1865, George married Martha Harriett Detrick of Harrison Co. One of John's daughters, Clara Low Jenkins was a local historian of sorts until her death in 1969.In the mid-1880s, George sold his farm and muved to New Albany, opening a grocery there.He was born in Elizabeth on Jan. 21, 1845 (or 1842 depending on the record) and died in New Albany on Oct. 20, 1910.
George and Martha had numerous children.The first was Amos Walter Lowe.He was born in Elizabeth, Harrison Co., IN on July 23, 1867. Moved to New Albany between 1880 and 1890. Father ran a grocery at 1208 Dewey St, New Albany.
Amos worked for the Southern Railroad and married Martha A, Stone of Somerset, Pulaski Co., KY. Amos and Martha lived in New ALbany and Louisville. They had the following children: Harry, Georgia, Charles, Earl and Ernest.
Martha died in Louisville on Jan. 21, 1911. Amos remarried on June 18, 1916 to Emma Jane Young of New Albany.
Amos died on Jan. 22, 1926. He and his first wife, Martha, are buried in separate, single, unmarked graves in Fairview Cemetery.