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Joshua Adam LOWELL

Male 1801 - 1873  (71 years)


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  • Name Joshua Adam LOWELL 
    Born 20 Mar 1801  Thomaston, Knox, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Mar 1873  East Machias, Washington, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried East Machias Village Cemetery, East Machias, Washington, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • "No issue. When 18 years old he bought his time of his father, and with "pack on his back went out."
      He began studying law with the Hon. Nathan Cutler 1822, and afterwards studied with Hon. John Ruggles, Hon. John Dickinson, and Hon. Isaac McConihe of Troy, N.Y., and was admitted to the bar at East Machias, Washington, Maine. Sept., 1826; was admitted to U.S. Circuit Court 1836, and in 1840 to U.S. Supreme Court at Washington, D.C. He settled in practice at East Machias, Washington, Maine.
      He was a member of the U.S. Congress in 1839-43, from East Maine, and in this body took high rank as a debater and a stateman.
      In 1831, 1832, 1835 and 1837, he was a member of the Maine Legislature as a Democrat, in all of which he took a prominent part.
      He was for a long time a leading member of the Washington Co. bar, and one of the best in his State.
      He was also a scientific farmer, devoting all his spare time to his farm."

      From the Bangor Daily Whig and Courier (Bangor, Maine) August 11, 1838:
      “In the last Northern Statesman, which by the way is an efficient laborer in the Whig cause, was a well written article on the respective claims of the two candidates for Congress in that district, Hon. J. O. Noyes and Joshua A. Lowell, Esq. After alluding to the delicate situation in which the editor is placed, (the opposing candidate being a brother of his,) and the important position which he sustains to the public, he says, ‘we should despise ourselves if we conceived it possible for us to be drawn, by personal feelings, aside from the path of public duty in such an interesting crisis as the present.’
      “The Statesman then goes on to say that ‘no man in the Eastern part of the State, has done more than this same Joshua A. Lowell, to build up, and to give efficiency to that most extraordinary party the Locofoco, destructive, alas the pure, double refined ‘democratic party’ of modern times. The editor then proceeds to give a brief but correct description of this locofoco party. He then takes up the letter of Joshua A. Lowell, Esq. in which he avows his determination to go the ‘whole figure’ for the sub treasury and against a bank in any shape, and shows conclusively that a man supporting the doctrines which he avows is not fit to represent the interests of that district. The editor concludes the article thus:
      ‘There is no political opponent that we would sooner see in Congress than Mr. Lowell, but most sincerely believing from his past political course and his recent avowal, that if elected, he would support measures which we deem most disasterous to the country, we could not conscientiously remain silent and see a man of such political principles elevated to a high and responsible office without raising our warning voice against it. We can truly say in the language of another, ‘It is not that love Caesar less, but Rome more.’
      “The Statesman pays a deserved compliment to Mr. Noyes, as a man every way qualified to represent the interests of his constituents, being an experienced practical merchant, and fully acquainted with the wants of a commercial district like his.”

      1830 Census: ME: Washington, E. Machias: p. 254:
      Joshua A. Lowell:
      1 -20-30 M
      1 30-40 M
      1 10-15 F
      1 20-30 F

      1840 Census: ME: Washington: Mechisses
      Joshua A. Lowell:
      1 30-40 M
      1 5-10 F
      2 10-15 F
      1 20-30 F
      1 30-40 F

      1850 Census: ME: Washington, E. Machias: p. 43 of 46:
      Joshua A. Lowell, 49, lawyer, born in ME;
      Miranda T., 47, born in ME;
      John J. Lowell, 18, student, born in New Brunswick;
      Archibald, 9, born in New Brunswick;
      Mary F. Lowell, 15, born in ME;
      Mary Kingsley, 15, born in ME.

      1860 Census: ME: Washington, E. Machias, p. 44 of 55:
      Joshua A. Lowell, 59, counsellor at law, $15,000, $5,000, born in ME;
      Miranda T., 56, born in ME;
      Mary F., 24, born in ME;
      Archibald C., 19, sailor, born in ME.

      1870 Census: ME: Washington, E. Mathias, p. 23 of 52:
      Lowell, Joshua A., 69, lawyer, $4000, $2000, born in ME;
      Miranda T., 67, keeping house, born in ME;
      Mary F., 34, born in ME.

      Joshua Adams Lowell: Speech of Mr. Lowell of Maine, on the Independent Treasury Bill, in the House of Representatives, May 27th and 28th, 1840--In Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union, on the bill to provide for the collection, safekeeping, transfer, and disbursement of the public revenue. 15 pp. Held at the Maine Historical Society.

      Joshua Adams Lowell: At a Union Meeting in East Machias, Maine, February 15, 1861. On motion of Gen. Foster, Hon. M. J. Talbot was chosen President, who, on taking the chair, addressed the meeting in an appropriate and pattriotic manner; and, by his invitation, Rev. C. H. Ellis, of the Methodist Episcopal Church, implored the Divine blessing upon the meeting and upon the country. Hon. J. A. Lowell then addressed the meeting. 16 pp. Held at the Maine Historical Society. [1]
    Person ID I556  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 28 Sep 2015 

    Father Rossamus LOWELL,   b. 17 Jul 1762, Kingston, Rockingham, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1829, Thomaston, Knox, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Deborah KEEN,   b. Abt 1764, Thomaston, Knox, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1838  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Married 24 Jan 1786 
    Family ID F190  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Miranda TURNER,   b. 1803, Machias, Washington, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1888, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married Jan 1827  East Machias, Washington, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F197  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Mar 1801 - Thomaston, Knox, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Jan 1827 - East Machias, Washington, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Mar 1873 - East Machias, Washington, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - East Machias Village Cemetery, East Machias, Washington, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Historic Genealogy of the Lowells of America from 1639 to 1899., Lowell, Delmar R., (Tuttle Company, Rutland, Vt., 1899).