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LOWE: Of Harper District.

James Lowe, son of a John and Sarah Lowe, natives of Monroe County, Virginia, John having been a soldier in the Revolutionary War, came to the Lower Flat Fork country about the year 1845. In the year 1847 he married Catherine Harper, but we do not know of which of the Harper families she is a daughter, it has been observed that the first wife of the pioneer Asa Harper was a Mary J. Lowe, whom he married in the year 1840, according to Asa's biography in Hardesty's History, he settled here in 1835. There were four brothers of Asa Harper here at that time, some of whom had grown daughters.

To James and Catherine (Harper) Lowe were born: William, H., 1850; Lisha A. H., 1852; John M., 1854, and Sarah C., 1856. The wife and mother, Catherine Lowe, died in December, 1856, soon after the birth of Sarah C. On August 11, 1857, James Lowe married Hannah, daughter of Peter and Martha (Bell) Dearman, of Upper Harper, then widow of William H. Raines, deceased, having a daughter two years old at the time of marriage, named Mary A. Raines. To James and Hannah were born, Martha J., 1858; Matilda E., 1861; Adaline F., 1866; James G., 1868; Cora B., Dec. 10, 1871, and Samuel E., Februay 1, 1875.

Source: History of Roane County, West Virginia, 1774-1927 William H. Bishop, Esq. p 591

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