Dear Carol, I am descended from Lowry's around Beaverdam in Hanover Cty,Va. My earliest ancestor is my gggggf Soloman Lowry,Sr. who lived around Beaverdam in the 1780's until he died.Later Soloman Lowry,Jr. lived in the Beaverdam area as well. Then my gggf Spotswood Dandridge Lowry was born in Hanover County, Va around 1813 or 1814 and died in 1869 and is buried in Shockoe Cemetary in Richmond,VA. He was father to my ggf, William Henry Lowry (1842-1907) buried in Oakwood Cemmetary.William Henry Lowry had two sons by his first wife Sarah Amelia Bibb Lowry. The 1st son was William Dandridge Lowry born in October 1867 and died May,1890 from scalding received by train collision on the Richmond Petersburg railroad bridge across the James River.He is buried in Shockoe cemetary in Richmond and has a large monument erected to him. I am descended directly from the second son Walter Warren Lowry Sr. born november 12,1869 and died January,1936. I am sure we have some connection since we both have an exact same name from the same area. I would appreciate any information,I especially wander about the names Dandridge and Spotswood and where those came from.