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Prof. Andrew Judson LOWELL

Male 1819 - 1898  (79 years)


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  • Name Andrew Judson LOWELL 
    Prefix Prof. 
    Born 13 Feb 1819  Chesterville, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Nov 1898 
    Buried DeVilbiss Ranch, Mendocino, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • In 1841, Andrew Jackson Lowell of Chesterville officially changed his name to Andrew Judson Lowell.--Changes in Name by Special Acts of the Legislature of Maine, 1820-1895 (1901) p. 38.

      He was principal of the Grenada Academy, Miss., and in 1852 he removed to California. For 13 years he practiced law and taught school in that State. At the expiration of that time 1867, he became a farmer in Pottervally, Mendocino Co., CA.

      Matrimony Notice: Daily Placer Times and Transcript (San Francisco, CA), Saturday, March 4, 1854 (Vol. V, Issue 1210, pg. 2):
      "At Rabbit Creek, Sierra county, Feb. 18th, Mr. A. J. Lowell to Mrs. Mary Van Alstine."

      1860 Census: California, Sierra, St. Louis:
      Andrew J. Lowell, 40, lawyer, $100, born in Maine;
      Mary Ann “, 40, born in New York;
      Julia, 3, born in California.

      1870 Census: Ten Mile River, Big River Township, Mendocino Cty, taken on 14 June 1870:
      Lowell, Andrew J., age 50, farmer, value of real estate: 1000, value of personal property: 405, born in Maine;
      Mary, age 42, keeping house, born in MD;
      George A. age 19 and 6/12, born in MO;
      Julian, age 13, female, attends school, born in CA;
      John W., age 3, born in CA.

      1880 Census: CA, Mendocino Cty, Ten Mile River ED #62, taken 11 June 1880:
      Lowell, A. J., age 55, farmer, born in ME, father and mother born in ME;
      Mary E., age 47, wife, keeping house, born in MD, father and mother born in MD;
      Walter, age 14, son, at school, born in CA, father born in ME, mother born in MD;
      Andrew J., age 8, son, at school, born in CA, father born in ME, mother born in MD.

      "California Biographies
      Mendocino and Lake Counties, California

      Transcribed by Peggy Hooper

      This file is part of the California Genealogy & History Archives
      http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cagha/index.htm

      Source:
      History of Mendocino and Lake Counties, California
      With Biographical Sketches
      History by Aurelius O. Carpenter And Percy H. Millberry
      Illustrated, Complete In One Volume
      Historic Record Company, Los Angeles, California, 1914


      A. J. LOWELL was born at Kibesilah, Mendocino county, January 28,
      1872. His father. Prof. A. J. Lowell, was born at Bangor, Me., February 13,
      1819, was a graduate of a college in Maine, and became a school teacher. He
      was for a period principal of the Grenada Academy, in Mississippi. In 1852
      he came to California and for about thirteen years taught school and practiced
      law in this state, mostly in Mendocino county. In 1867 he settled at Cot-
      toneva, Cal., where he located a claim, which he improved, and where he
      followed farming and stockraising until 1898. Then he retired to Westport,
      where he died November 14, 1900. His first marriage was at Gibsonville, Cal.,
      in 1855, to Mrs. Mary Ann Van Alstine, a widow, who died November 1,
      1864. He was married (second) in Potter Valley, Mendocino county, in 1865,
      to Mrs. Mary E. (Bevans) Devilbiss, who was born in Maryland and died at
      Cottoneva July 3, 1890.

      Of Professor Lowell's first marriage there was one child. Julia, Mrs.
      Henry Devilbiss, of Los Angeles, and of the second union there were two
      sons, J. W., a farmer and surveyor, with headquarters in Westport, and A. J.,
      whose name heads this article, and whose early life was spent on the farm at
      Cottoneva. Upon completing the public schools he entered Heald's Business
      College. San Francisco, where he was graduated in 1891, after which he be-
      came associated with his brother in the production of ties and tanbark at
      Rockport. They owned timber claims in the vicinity of Rockport. from which
      point Lowell Brothers shipped their product. In 1898 they sold their interests
      in the Cottoneva and dissolved partnership.

      A. J. Lowell then located at Westport, where he became clerk and book-
      keeper for the Westport Commercial Company, a position he filled ably and
      well for three years, the company being then sold to J. S. Kimball. He then
      spent two years in San Francisco, after which, in partnership with M. Hart.
      he purchased the stock of J. S. Kimball Company at Westport and continued
      the mercantile business under the firm name of M. Hart & Co. for two years.
      In March, 1907, Mr. Lowell bought out Mr. Hart's interest, and soon after-
      wards he incorporated the Westport Mercantile Company with himself as
      president and manager of the company. The business grew, the stock was
      increased and became very large, having a full line of general merchandise,
      including a large stock of hardware. But unfortunately, on June 29, 1914. the
      building and stock were burned, entailing a loss of over twelve thousand
      dollars above insurance. At the time of the fire Mr. Lowell had purchased
      the interests of others and was practically the sole owner. Since then he is
      closing out the affairs of the old company and proceeding to disincorporate.
      Nothing daunted over the heavy- loss, he began business again on his own
      account, putting in a stock of general merchandise in a place across the street
      from where his business was burned, and he is engaged in general merchan-
      dising under the old name of the Westport Mercantile Company, on his own
      account. All these years he also has been engaged in the production and
      shipping of ties and tanbark from Westport and other landings in northern
      Mendocino county to San Francisco.

      The marriage of Mr. Lowell occurred in San Francisco, when he was
      united with Rose E. Dunn, a native daughter of that city. Fraternally he was
      made a Mason in Fort Bragg Lodge No. 361, F. & A. M., and is a member
      of Mendocino Chapter, R. A. M." [1]
    Person ID I578  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2015 

    Father Joshua Bartlett LOWELL,   b. 23 Mar 1769, Brunswick, Cumberland, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1821, Chesterville, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth “Betsy” HEATH,   b. 25 Apr 1774, New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1822, Chesterville, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Married 25 Jan 1795 
    Headstones
    Lowell, Joshua Bartlett and Elizabeth 'Betsy' Heath Lowell
    Lowell, Joshua Bartlett and Elizabeth "Betsy" Heath Lowell
    Sketches by Mitchell Block.
    Family ID F104  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Ann Van ALSTINE,   b. Abt 1819,   d. 1 Nov 1864  (Age ~ 45 years) 
    Married 18 Feb 1854  Rabbit Creek, Sierra, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Julia Ann LOWELL,   b. 2 Nov 1856, St. Louis Twp., Sierra, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1918, Los Angeles Co., California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    Last Modified 18 Apr 2019 
    Family ID F203  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Eleanore BIVENS,   b. 19 Jun 1828, Allegany Co., Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1890, Rockport, Mendocino, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 1865  Cottoneva, Mendocino, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Walter LOWELL,   b. 11 Dec 1866, Big River, Mendocino, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1944, Humboldt Co., California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     2. Andrew Jackson LOWELL, Jr.,   b. 28 Jan 1872, Kibesilah, Mendocino, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 18 Apr 2019 
    Family ID F205  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Feb 1819 - Chesterville, Franklin, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Feb 1854 - Rabbit Creek, Sierra, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1865 - Cottoneva, Mendocino, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - DeVilbiss Ranch, Mendocino, California, 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).