Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Tombstone Tuesday - Mahlon B. Lowery

Mahlon B. Lowery
May 16, 1832
Feb. 15, 1908

Buried Fredonia Cemetery, Caldwell County, Kentucky. Tombstone photographed 12 October 2013.

Malin [sic] B. Lowery is enumerated in the household of John and Grace Lowery on the 1850 Caldwell County, Kentucky census.[1]  John Lowery and Grace Ordway married 22 September 1825.[2] They are buried at Old Fredonia Cemetery .

Mahlon B. Lowery married Miss Lucy C. Rorer 23 December 1869 in Caldwell County.[3] This marriage bond contains quite a bit of information. The groom was 35 years old, was born and currently lived in Caldwell County, was a farmer and this was his first marriage. His father was born in Virginia and his mother was born in New Hampshire.  Miss Rorer, the bride, was age 20, was born in Crittenden County, Kentucky and currently lived in Caldwell County and this was her first marriage. Her parents were born in Virginia. Richard Rorer, father of the bride, gave consent for the marriage license to be issued.

[1] 1850 Caldwell County, Kentucky census, Dist. 1, Family #426, database online, Ancestry.com, accessed 7 March 2017.
[2] Brenda Joyce Jerome. Caldwell County, Kentucky Marriages 1809-1832, (Evansville, IN: Evansville Bindery, 1996), 88.
[3] Brenda Joyce Jerome. Caldwell County, Kentucky Marriages 1866-1873, (Evansville, IN: Evansville Bindery, 2002), 61.

Published 16 May 2017, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog,  http://wkygenealogy.blogspot.com/

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