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Generation # 1


  William Lowder* was born abt 1750, he died 1846/47 in Albemarle, Stanly Co., NC. William married Elizabeth Eudy. They had 12 children;Mary Lowder, John Lowder b.1780, Henry Lowder b.1793, Manuel Lowder b.1795, Elizabeth Lowder b.1798, Jacob Lowder b.1800, Catherine Lowder b.1800, Soloman Lowder b. 1804, Sarah Lowder b. 1809, William Lowder Jr. b.1810, George Gideon Lowder b.1811 and Isaac Lowder b.1814

William and his brother Thomas Lowder came to the area that is now known as Stanly Co.,NC in 1785/87. William and his family settled along Bear Creek, in what is now the extreme western section of Stanly Co. They were members of the Dutch Buffalo Creek Church in Cabarrus Co.,NC. William and Thomas worked on many of the first roads that were built in Stanly Co.





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Generation # 2


  Mary Lowder (William) birth and death dates unknown. She was the daughter of William Lowder and Elizabeth Eudy. Mary married Harmon Broadway.









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  John Lowder (William) was born in 1780 in NC, he died abt 1850. He was the son of William Lowder and Elizabeth Eudy. John married Catherine Unknown in 1811. They had 7 children; Jane Lowder b.1812, Mathias Lowder b.1818, Melly Lowder b. 1820, John J. Lowder b.1822, Sophia Lowder b.1824, Eve Catherine Lowder b.1827 and Daniel M. Lowder b. 1831







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  Henry Lowder (William) was born in 1793, date of death unknown, He was the son Of William Lowder and Elizabeth Eudy. Henry married Mary Unknown in 1818. They had 6 children; Eddison M. Lowder,  Martha Lowder b.1819, Harris Lowder b.1820, Davidson Lowder b.1822, Rowland A. Lowder and Mary Lowder b.1832








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  Manuel Lowder (William) was born in 1795, he died abt. 1847. He was the son of William Lowder and Elizabeth Eudy. Manuel married Sarah Unknown. They had 6 children; Elizabeth Lowder, Thomas Lowder, Catherine Lowder, William Lowder, John Allen Lowder b.1831 and Daniel Archibald Lowder b.1833






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  Elizabeth Lowder (William) was born June 8 1798, date of death unknown. She was the daughter of William Lowder and Elizabeth Eudy. Elizabeth Lowder had 2 children; Eliza Lowder b.1834 and Lunda Lowder b.1836









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  Jacob Lowder (William) was born in 1800, date of death unknown. He was the son of William Lowder and Elizabeth Eudy. Twin brother of Catherine Lowder. Jacob married Unknown. They had 5 children; Elizabeth Lowder b.1829, Caroline Lowder b.1832, Tillmon Lowder b.1834, Mary A. Lowder b.1837 and Sarah Lowder b. 1839

Jacob Lowder  had migrated to Carroll Co., Tennessee by 1820.





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  Catherine Lowder (William) was born in 1800, date of death unknown. She was the daughter of William Lowder and Elizabeth Eudy. Twin sister to Jacob Lowder. Catherine had 1 child; Lee Lowder b. 1822. Catherine later married John Eudy 05 March 1831 in Cabarrus Co., NC.








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  Soloman Lowder (William) was born in 1804, date of death unknown. He was the son of William Lowder and Elizabeth Eudy. Soloman married Annie Margaret Harkey 24 June 1833. They had 8 children; Jacob W. Lowder, Mose Monroe Lowder b. 1834, Catherine E. Lowder b. 1836, Julianne M. Lowder b.1838, John A. Lowder b.1842, Caleb F. Lowder b.1846, Daniel S. Lowder b.1849 and Mary M. Lowder b. 1849






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  Sarah Lowder (William) was born July 25 1809, she died Jan 27 1844, burial at Bethel Bear Creek Cem., Stanly Co.,NC. She was the daughter of William Lowder and Elizabeth Eudy. Sarah married Daniel Lefler 09 Aug. 1833 in Cabarrus Co., NC. They had 5 children; William Lefler b. 1834, Coleman Lefler b.1837, Elizabeth Lefler b.1839, Susan Lefler b.1842 and Monroe Lefler b, 1844







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  William Lowder Jr. (William) was born in 1810, date of death unknown. He was the son of William Lowder and Elizabeth Eudy. William Jr. married (1)Elizabeth Marie Wilhelm in Montgomery Co., NC., he married (2) Sarah Sides 08 Nov 1834. William Jr. and Sarah Sides had 5 children; Sophia Catherine Lowder b.1835, Esther Elizabeth Lowder b. 1837, Amelia Melinda Lowder b.1839, George Lowder b.1841, Daniel Riley Lowder b.1843 and Levi Lowder b.1845






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  George Gideon Lowder* (William) was born Aug 15 1811 in Stanley Co. North Carolina. He was the 11th child born to William Lowder and Elizabeth Eudy. He married Mary Serida Bishop  on Dec 25, 1834. They had 9 children; Benjamin Lowder b.1835, Mary Ann Lowder b.1836, Elizabeth Lowder b. 1837, William Lowder b. 1839,  Nancy Lowder b.1840,  Katy Lela Lowder b. 1842,  James Gideon Lowder b. 1844, Celia Lowder b. 1846, and Henry Lowder b. 1847.

After the death of his wife Mary Bishop, he married Eliza Pendleton. They had 6 children; John Lowder b.1850, Aaron Lowder b.1854, George Lowder b.1856,  Barbara Lowder b.1859,  Prestley Lowder b. 1861  and Charles Lowder b.1867

George Gideon Lowder left Stanly Co. North Carolina in 1827 when he was 16 years old. He migrated to Illinois, possibly living for some time in Tennessee. After arriving in Illinois he started going by his middle name and was known thence forth as Gideon Lowder. He served in the Black Hawk war. The following is an abstract copy from Volunteer Soldiers in Indian Wars and Disturbances, 1815-1858, Volume II, L-Z, on page 850. “Gideon Lowder,Private, served in Captain Houston’s Company of the Spy Battalion in the 3rd Brigade of Illinois Mounted Volunteers, in the Black Hawk War.”
In 1939 he purchased 40 acres of land in Clay Co. Illinois and built a home there. The house is still there, although there have been additions added on to the house. In 1850 Gideon and his family were living in Effingham Co. IL. where he had purchased 80 acres of land.
Gideon died March 30 1877 in Effingham Co. The following is an abstract copy of his obituary which was published in the Effingham Democrat, July 1877. "”Gideon Louder died suddently on Mar 30, 1877 - the cause of his sudden departure was while trying to rescue a colt from the abuse of a mule, he received a stroke,whether by the head or heels of the mule is not known. Mr. Louder was one of our best citizens, a good and properous farmer, and a man that attended his own business!
He is buried next to his 2nd wife Eliza in Wrights Cemetery, Mason, Effingham Co. IL. Thier headstone reads; Earth has lost its look of gladness; Heaven seems to us, more bright; Since the spirit of our loved ones; Took their happy homeward flight.


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  Isaac Lowder (William) was born Nov 7 1814 in Stanly Co., NC., he died March 10 1892 in Stanly Co., NC., burial at the Salem Methodist Church Cem., Millingport, Stanly Co., NC.. He was the son of William Lowder and Elizabeth Eudy. Isaac married Lydia Smith 18 March 1839. They had 13 children; Laura Lowder b.1840, Susan Lowder b.1842, Milla E. Lowder b.1845, William Monroe Lowder b.1847, James Chaney Lowder b.1850, Martha L. Lowder b.1850, Julia A. Lowder b.1852, Moses Lowder b.1853, Elizabeth E. Lowder b.1857, Alexander Lowder b.1859, Andrew Lowder b.1859, Sarah Lowder b.1866 and Delia Lowder b. 1866





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Generation # 3


  Celia Lowder* (George Gideon, William) was born on Nov 30, 1846 in Effingham Co., Illinois, she died on Jan 16, 1886 in Elmo, Scott Co., Missouri. She was the daughter of George Gideon Lowder and Mary Serlinda Bishop. Celia married David Montgomery on Feb1 1863 in Effingham Co., Illinois. They had 4 children;James Franklin Montgomery, Charles David Montgomery, Harriet Montgomery and Barbara Montgomery.









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