Lowe Surname Project at FTDNA
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Lewis Lowe Lewis Lowe
July 24, 2018 @ 11:31am
I think it's high time we instigate a coup on Bill Bailey. He doesn't respond to emails, is inactive in the group, and somebody put my kit in the G haplogroup section when it's clearly R1b-L21. Any volunteers to do the heavy lifting regarding tree research and family questions? I have the technical know-how to manage the group, setup haplogroups, and move members between groups as well as a good understanding of the STR and SNP testing services and interpretation of results.
Victor Lowe
May 29, 2019 @ 8:03pm
Thanks, Anthony. I'm glad to hear that Michael DF Lowe is a good man and your 1st cousin, although he's not a member of my Lowe family. My friendly 3rd cousin Charles R. Lowe near Austin was just warning me not to assume that he was his brother Michael in Florida. It's an honor to know a descendant of the Lowes in colonial Maryland. I frequently encounter your Lowes in ancestry research and wonder if you may be related to me further back. Today I wrote to Nathan P. Lowe , LOWE-9825, a new WikiTree fan who traces his ancestry back to James Aaron Lowe, LOWE-1751. He may be related to you. I have a 4th cousin named Nathan W. Lowe, a fellow UT Austin grad, the youngest son of the aforementioned Charles. I first thought LOWE-9825 might be OUR Nathan, who is on Facebook but not on WikiTree.
Anthony Lowe
June 8 @ 2:22pm
Victor, if you're curious to find a possible connection between our Lowe's further back, as you mention above, join the FTDNA Derbyshire Lowe's project Michael runs. He can provide you with an immediate answer, if you do or don't, connect further back. Unlike this surname project, the Derbyshire Lowe's project is a different type of group, as it is specific to our family connections back to 1100 AD. If you do not match, you do not have to stay a member.
Victor Lowe
June 9 @ 2:53pm
Anthony, Thanks for the invitation. I took the Y-DNA test with the result J-M267, so I would not be a match, according to the cover page for Michael's group of colonial Lowes. I'm sure it's a very worthwhile group which has done important research. But I was thinking along the lines that maybe one of my distant great-grandmothers named Lowe might have been impregnated by a Portuguese man with Y-DNA haplogroup J-M267. But this would be outside the direct paternal line, probably illegitimate. I regret that I cannot qualify for Michael's group, but I console myself with the knowledge that my Lowe family are also amazing. I'm close enough to royalty already, with only 20 degrees of separation from King Henry VIII.
Anthony Lowe
June 9 @ 9:54pm
Victor, you are correct about the haplogroup difference you mention. Our line is definitely downstream of I-A19588. If you find your maternal Lowe line, and it traces to the Derbyshire or Worcestershire lines, drop Michael a line. He has most of the information on those lineages.
Erik Lowe Erik Lowe
November 8, 2018 @ 11:43am
Hi Guys, I just received my Y-DNA results today and am trying to find information on my Great Grandfather. He went by Henry Lowe and was last known to be in the South Arkansas/North Louisiana area. I am posting a pic of who we were always told was Henry, but we don't know for sure. I was hoping someone might recognize the pics and provide intel on him. I look forward to learning more from the group and hopefully resolving our long lost mystery of our Lowe family. Kit 873659
Thomas Lowe
May 21, 2019 @ 12:06am
Hi my last is Lowe, my gf and ggf were both born elsewhere but ended up in the Southwest Arkansas, North Louisiana, area. Is there a possible way you might be able to give some dates. I have several Lowe's with Henry in them but would like to know more about dates of possibility if that is reasonable with you. Kit # 138459. Have you by chance got a gedmatch number for and direct information to his possible lineage for me to compare? I can give you my gedmatch number if you would rather compare yourself. Thank you in advance. I too have been searching for years on my Lowe side in South Arkansas and Louisiana since 1985.
Terry Lowe Terry Lowe
May 10, 2019 @ 3:07pm
Hi All, I am interested in learning if anyone in the group has any connection to the surname MOSES in Tennessee prior to 1900? I am trying to establish what relationship, if any existed between the Moses' and Lowe's in that area.
Terry Lowe Terry Lowe has a question!
May 9, 2019 @ 10:33am
Hi All, I am the administrator for My Dad's test (I-M170). His results just came in and he is listed on the chart as "ungrouped"-not sure what that means. I joined the group in order to establish if my LOWE line came from PA. My line goes: Kenneth Wayne LOWE 1914-1984 KANSAS, James Luther LOWE 1876 Blount, TN-1916 KS, James Alexander LOWE 1848-1894 Blount TN, John A "Jack" LOWE 1813-1888 Blount TN. That's where the trail ends. Some trees show a James LOWE as being John A's dad but no documentation is offered. Some neighbors (McGinley) seem very intertwined with this family and came from Pennsylvania around 1820 where i find a LAU family living near them in PA. So my question, did the LAU family in PA become my LOWE line in TN? Also, now that I have the test results in and my dad is listed as ungrouped, what do i do with this info? Thanks for any assistance! Christine
Kevin  Lowe Kevin Lowe
April 9, 2019 @ 11:02am
Hi this is Kathleen Lowe. I'm writing on behalf of my brother, Kevin Alexander Lowe, Haplogroup E-M2. I am looking for descendants of my father, William Lowe, grandfather Joseph Lowe, and great grandfather Lemuel Lowe. Lemuel was a slave in South Union, Kentucky on the farm owned by a David Lowe in 1860's. If anyone has information about David Lowe and his family, that would much appreciated.
Keith Lowe Keith Lowe
October 22, 2018 @ 9:23pm
Hello, This is Karin Lowe writing on behalf of my brother Keith. Abner Jefferson Lowe - Sevier Tenessee, is the branch we are from. Does anyone know if any of these DNA results gets us past, what I thought was a brick wall. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
James Lowe
November 29, 2018 @ 4:12pm
Hi, my name is Ed Lowe. I manage the Y-DNA kit for my cousin, James Lowe. My research indicates that your Abner Jefferson Lowe was the son of Abner Lowe and Rebecca West. Abner's father was Samuel Lowe, from the Guilford/Randolph County NC area. I believe your Samuel was brother to my ancestor of William Lowe, who was father to many of the Wilkes County NC settlers. Please feel free to contact me at lowefamilyresearch@gmail.com, if you would like to discuss further.
Brian Lowe Brian Lowe
November 8, 2018 @ 5:14pm
Hello everyone. I have been searching for my true paternal surname for a long time and I hope that the Y-DNA testing can help. And maybe someone here. My great grandfather, John Norman Lowe, was adopted from an orphanage in Illinois sometime between 1889 and 1900 his adopted father's name was Edwin Lowe and adopted mother's name was Louisa Longdecker. If anyone has any information about these names or at least some good advice on how to continue searching, I would greatly appreciate it. Also, my test # is: B406803 and my haplogroup is I-M253. Thanks in advance for any help!
James Lowe James Lowe
July 18, 2018 @ 5:01pm
My name is Ed Lowe. I manage the Y-111 kit for my cousin, James Robert Lowe. Our most distant known Lowe ancestor (and current brick wall) is Reuben B. Lowe. Reuben was born around 1840 in NC, and died around 1899 in Haywood County NC. We are hoping to figure out, via DNA, who Reuben's father was. The Lowe autosomal kits I manage (about 15) suggest that our Lowes are tied to the Lowes of Wilkes County NC, and Bedford County VA prior to that. Lowe groups that have also popped up in matches are Lowes from Greene County TN, Lincoln County NC, Kentucky, and Texas. Hoping to find a match that can lead to new information about my line. Thank you!
Kenneth Lowe Kenneth Lowe has a question!
March 10, 2018 @ 4:38am
Any groups that are close to Virginia and Lower Midwest Settlers.... IM-253 haplogroup?? Sorry I don't know enough to get closer..MY Low/Lowes were in VA around 1750's etc
Alan Lowe
April 24, 2018 @ 8:53pm
My Low/Lowe ancestry was in northern Virginia late 1700s and early 1800s. D.P. Low(e) b. 1797, William Lowe b. 1805 and James M. Lowe b. 1806/7 were from Winchester, Frederick County, VA. They migrated to PA, OH, IN, WI and finally IA. I have no information prior to 1797 .. my brick wall.
Kenneth Lowe
May 17, 2018 @ 5:03pm
Thanks Alan.....Looks like they are different
John Lowe John Lowe
March 19, 2018 @ 7:41am
how do i go about getting the paternal ancestors DOB changed on the chart? It has James H Lowe (b. 1865 d. 1867 ) but it needs to be James H Lowe, Sr. (1822, VA). He was married to Lucretia Garvin (1826-1861) and lived in Howard County, Missouri. I am trying to find out who his father was. kit # B113362 / T227501
Lewis Lowe
March 19, 2018 @ 1:06pm
You can update this in your account settings and it should carry through to the project.