Hon. Philip Smith LOWELL

Male 1809 - 1888  (79 years)


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  • Name Hon. Philip Smith LOWELL 
    Prefix Hon. 
    Born 13 May 1809  Farmington, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Oct 1888  San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • "Lives on one of the Sandwich Islands."

      lists birthdate as 1808

      “He was a carpenter and farmer, and was a very prominent citizen of Abbot, Me., for some years.
      In 1856 he was State Senator in Maine, having previously in 1842 been a member of the lower house of the legislature.
      He removed to California April 30, 1864, and lived in San Francisco and Scaramento; he was also for a time in the Sandwich Islands.
      He was a very worthy, broad-minded and noble man.”

      1850 Census: ME: Piscataquis: Abbot: p. 13 of 17:
      Philip S. Lowell, 41, farmer, $1000, born in ME;
      Harriet B. Lowell, 41, born in ME;
      Elizabeth A. Lowell, 18, born in ME;
      Charles W. Lowell, 15, farmer, born in ME;
      Abby M. Lowell, 2, born in ME.


      1860 Census: ME: Penobscot: Newport, p. 229:
      Philip Lowell, 51, house carpenter, born in ME;
      Mary, 43, born in ME;
      Abby, 14, born in ME;
      George Greene, 13, born in ME;
      Samuel Greene, 5, born in ME;
      Gardner Greene, 5, born in ME;
      Sarah Philbrick, 66, born in ME.

      1870 Census: CA: Sacramento: San Joaquin, p. 403b:
      Lowell, Philip, 60, farmer, $6000, $500, born in ME;
      Mary P., 54, keeps house, born in ME;
      George, 24, farmer, born in ME;
      Sam A., 14, at home, born in ME.

      1880 Census: CA: Sacramento: Sacramento, 3rd Wd, p. 19/188c, p 55 of 124 on Genealogy:
      Lowell, Phillip, 70, retired carpenter, born in ME, father and mother born in ME;
      Mary, 60, wife, keeping house, born in ME, father and mother born in ME;
      Samuel, 23, son, single, keeping their yard, born in ME, father and mother born in ME;
      plus 3 boarders.

      “Philip (8) S. Lowell (Percival (1)) b. in Farmington Me. May 13, 1809, m. July 25, 1831, Harriet Byram Butler, b. Mar. 13, 1809, dau. of Winthrop and Elizabeth (Mayhew) (Simon) Butler of Farmington. Mr. Winthrop Butler was the 6th generation fromn Nicholas Butler, Eastwall, Co. Kent, England 1591. Philip Lowell moved to Abbot, and not satisfied with school facilities for his children, moved to “old Foxcroft”. He was a Democrat in politics, serving in the two branches of the Legislalature several terms. Mr. Lowell owned quite extensively in real estate in Foxcroft, supervised the building of the Congregational Church (present one) and was contractor for the old log dam replaced by the present one of cement. Mrs. Lowell dd. in 1857 and later Mr. Lowell disposed of his Foxcroft property and with his two daughters went to California. Was interested in real estate there and in developments in the Sandwich Islands. He d. at his residence in San Francisco Cal. Oct. 13, 1888.”««s11»», ««s11»», ««s14»», ««s4»» [1, 2, 3]
    Person ID I466  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 27 May 2018 

    Father Reuben LOWELL, Jr.,   b. 16 Sep 1773, Brunswick, Cumberland, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1841, Abbot, Piscataquis, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Betsey SMITH,   b. 12 May 1774, Martha’s Vineyard, Dukes, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1827, Farmington, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Married 24 Dec 1795  Farmington, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F167  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Harriet Byram BUTLER,   b. 13 Mar 1809, Farmington, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1857, Dover-Foxcroft, Piscataquis, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Married 25 Jul 1832  Farmington, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Elizabeth Augusta LOWELL,   b. 24 May 1832, Madison, Somerset, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Captain and Honorable Charles Winthrop LOWELL,   b. 20 Nov 1834, Farmington, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1877, Dover-Foxcroft, Piscataquis, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     3. Baby (Unnamed) LOWELL
    +4. Abbie Maria LOWELL,   b. 23 Jun 1847, Dover-Foxcroft, Piscataquis, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1902, Berkeley, Alameda, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     5. Harriet Pamelia LOWELL,   b. Dec 1850, Abbot, Piscataquis, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1855  (Age ~ 4 years)
    Last Modified 27 May 2018 
    Family ID F168  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Mary Jane DOW,   b. Abt 1817, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 18 Sep 1858  Newport, Penobscot, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 27 May 2018 
    Family ID F172  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 May 1809 - Farmington, Franklin, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Jul 1832 - Farmington, Franklin, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Sep 1858 - Newport, Penobscot, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Oct 1888 - San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S11] A History of Farmington, Franklin County, Maine, from the Earliest Explorations to the Present Time, 1776-1885., Butler, Francis Gould., (Farmington: Press of Knowlton, McLeary, and Co., 1885.).

    2. [S14] Old Foxcroft Maine: Traditions and Memories with Family Records., Mary Chandler Lowell, M.D., J.M..

    3. [S4] Historic Genealogy of the Lowells of America from 1639 to 1899., Lowell, Delmar R., (Tuttle Company, Rutland, Vt., 1899).