Tuesday, February 12, 2019

George M. and Melissa Lowey

George M. Lowey
June 9, 1857
Oct. 31, 1905

Melissa Lowey
April 1, 1868
Sept. 21, 1942

Buried Cedar Hill Cemetery, Princeton, Caldwell County, Kentucky. Tombstone photographed 10 December 2018.

George M. Lowey and Melissa B. Smith married 10 June 1883 Caldwell County.[1]  On the marriage bond, George M. Lowey stated he was 26, a grocer and was born in North Carolina and lived in Princeton, Kentucky. His father was born in Tennessee and his mother was born in Kentucky. Melissa Smith  was 15 years old when she married and was a resident of Princeton.  Mattie Smith, mother of the bride, gave written consent for the marriage license to be issued.

George M. and Lizzie Lowey were enumerated on the 1900 Caldwell County census.  Living in their household were children, James S., Clara, Margaret and George, plus George's mother in law, Mattie Smith.[2]

According to her death certificate, [3] Melissa Lowey was born in Logan County, Kentucky, was the widow of Geo. M. Lowey. Her parents were Alonzo Smith, born Boston, Massachusetts , and Martha Williams, born Virginia.

[1] Brenda Joyce Jerome. Caldwell County, Kentucky Marriages 1874-1884, (Evansville, IN: Evansville Bindery, 2008) 158.
[2] 1900 Caldwell County, Kentucky census, Princeton, p. 22, E.D. 0008, Ancestry.com.
[3] Kentucky Death Certificate #21453, Melissa Lowey, Ancestry.com.

Published 12 Feb 2019, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog,  http://wkygenealogy.blogspot.com/

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