Washington's winter at Valley Forge is viewed today as perhaps the greatest test of willpower of the fledgling American government and their quest for independence from Britain. One of our ancestors is listed on the rollcall for Valley Forge.
On September 11, 1777 British, and American troops met and fought at the Battle of Brandywine. It was a defeat for the Revolutionary Army enabling the British to occupy Philadelphia, the American capitol. Congress had fled to York where the seat of government was established. Valley Forge was chosen as the location for the winter encampment of 1777 - 1778 because it was located near the main road between Philadelphia and York.
Last Name: LOWING First Name: SAMUEL Suffix: Rank: PRIVATE Rank Type: RANK AND FILE Ethnicity: Brigade: RI BRIGADE Company: CAPTAIN THOMAS ARNOLD'S State: RI Regiment: 1 RI Division: 1ST DIVISION Monthly Muster Roll Status December 1777: NAME ON ROLL WITHOUT COMMENT January 1778: ON COMMAND February 1778: ON COMMAND March 1778: ON COMMAND April 1778: ON DUTY AT RADNOR May 1778: June 1778:
When the 1776 enlistments were about up, the RI General Assembly voted to raise two regiments numbering 1,430 men combined The recruiting did not go well. In spite of additional bounties offered, by February 1777, only 50 men had enlisted in the two regiments. As veterans of 1776 returned home, the situation improved a bit.
By March, the two regiments had a total of about 400 men. (Various excuses have been advanced to explain this poor showing. RI had an estimated 1,200 men serving on ships, mostly privateers, and another 1,800 serving in the state's brigade, keeping an eye on Newport).
General Washington ordered the 1st and 2nd RI to join him despite the lack of strength. On Washington's suggestion, Christopher Greene was appointed commander of the 1st RI. Because he was still a prisoner at this time (he was captured during the Arnold expedition to Quebec), Lt. Colonel Comstock was put in command until Greene could join his unit.
Upon arrival in the American encampment, the RI regiments were brigaded with the 4th and 8th Connecticut and the four units were placed under the command of General Varnum, who used some political clout at home to get a promotion to brigadier.
During the summer of 1777, the two RI regiments peaked in strength at 600 men combined. At this point, Christopher Greene managed to join his regiment. In October and November of 1777, the RI units fought in the battle at Red Bank. After the battle, Greene evaded the British and got the two RI units back to Valley Forge for winter camp.
In camp, the RI offlcers, concerned about the very low numbers in the ranks, came up with the idea of raising a regiment from slaves. Washington wrote Gov. Cooke of Rl asking his opinion of the scheme. The governor expressed cautious optimism and said 300 men could be expected. So the troops of the 1st RI were transferred to the 2nd RI, numbering 400 as a result. This regiment served at Monmouth under Lee.
Greene and his staff were sent back to RI to raise a black regiment to fill the ranks of the depleted 1st RI. The General Assembly voted that every able bodied Negro, Mulatto and Indian slave could enlist for the duration of the war. Bounties and wages would be the same as those of free men. Once enlisted and approved of by the officers of the regiment, the recruits would be free. At this time, there was a Black and Indian population of 3,331 in Rhode Island. The scheme, which did compensate owners, produced less than 200 men. Seeing how expensive the plan was becoming, the Assembly cut off recruiting of slaves on June 10, 1778.
This incarnation of the 1st RI first saw action in the battle of Rhode Island in August 1778. The Continental troops that fought in the battle (1st and 2nd RI; Sherburne's, Webb's and Jackson's and Livingston's) remained in RI for the winter of 1778-79. On October 25, 1779, the British evacuated Newport, RI.
All the Continental units in RI were ordered to march. However, at the last minute, the 1st Rl was told to stay in the state and guard the wharves and streets of Newport. The 1st RI remained home into 1780. In July of that year, Rochambeau arrived in Newpon with 4,000 French troops. An officer with Rocharnbeau, von Clausen, provides us with a description of one of the Black soldiers wearing a cast-off French waistcoat with long sleeves and red cuffs, as well as the waved helmet with bluish plumes.
In October of 1781, Congress reconstructed the army again. The 1st RI, the 2nd RI, and Sherburne's battalion were all merged into one regiment called the 1st Rhode Island. Greene maintained command, with subordinates Jeremiah Olney and Ebenezer Flagg. Sherburne, Isreal Angell and Ward were all forced to retire. The merger took place at West Point. Although authorized for 650 men, the actual strength was about 450 men.
In May of 1781 the 1st RI was stationed along the Croton River, north of Manhattan. On the 14th, a raiding party of Delancey's refugees surprised the Rhode Islanders at two points. To make the story shorter, Greene and Flagg were killed. Lt. Colonel Jeremiah Olney assumed command. Coggeshall Olney and John Dexter were promoted to major and made his subordinates. Though the official designation was still the 1st RI, it became known as Olney's battalion.
The 1st RI was one of the first to head south to Yorktown. It was brigaded with New Jersey troops under Colonel Dayton, and placed in Lincoln's division. Stephen Olney's light infantry detached from the regiment and were given to Lafayette's Division of Light Infantry. In February of 1782, the regiment numbered 31 offlcers and 413 men. The regiment was disbanded in November 1783 when Congress decided to consolidate all regiments with less than 500 men and the state refused to spend additional recruiting money. S OF HENRY & NANCY
The Conneaut Center Cemetery index came from the Crawford County Historical Society index -- think it tells you on the front of the cemetery listing who did the indexing and when. Sorry, don't have any additional information for you. However, if the deaths are about 1970 or so, some of the information could have come from obituaries. We are trying to keep the indexes up-to-date using the current obits that we run across.
Deeds are available in the Crawford County Courthouse in Meadville. Obits in the old newspapers are available at the Crawford County Historical Society in Meadville.
Names: Conneaut Center or Thayer Cemetery
Location: East side of Twp. Rt. 338, about 0.6 mile south of its intersection with Leg. Rt. 20038 at Conneaut Center. Size: Over 200 marked burials. Condition: Still in use. History: Indexes: 1. Minnie Trapani, "Conneaut Center Cemetery (Thayer Cemetery) Conneaut Township" (ts., n.d.), 5 pp. 2. Eugene F. Throop, "Conneaut Center Cemetery" (ts., 1971 with later additions), 10 pp. Burial records:Crawford County Courthouse Hours: Mon.- Fri. 8:30 am - 4:30 pm 903 Diamond Park Meadville, PA 16335 (814) 333-7300
Here is a related list in Linesville Cemetary :
SURNAME SEX DATE/PLACE OF BIRTH DATE/PLACE OF DEATH FATHER MOTHER SPOUSE Military Service Lowing, Henry Stephen M Sept. 6, 1860 at Napoli, New York March 6, 1937 Rev. Henry Dyer Lowing Nancy Jane Pierce Eva B. Dunbar
Other Links:Kingsville Academy - 1847
ROSTER OF THE 154th NEW YORK, G-OLowing, Henry D. (F&S)--ca. May 30, 1827; Gainesvlle, New York; November 9, 1903; Conneaut, Pennsylvania; Conneaut, Pennsylvania.
Linesville HistoryThe first newspaper venture was made at Linesville in April, 1875, by Britton & McCoy, under the appellation of the Leader. It maintained a flickering existence with brief suspensions under the subsequent management of George W. Baldwin and of R. H. Montgomery, until with a subscription list of 149, it passed into the hands, in September, 1881, of H. D. and F. C. Lowing, the present publishers. Under their charge the Leader, re-christened the Linesville Herald, has met with a large circulation, and proved a valuable property; since September, 1883, it has been issued semi-weekly, Wednesdays and Saturdays. In politics it is Republican. Subsequent to the founding of the Leader the Linesville Gazette was launched into being by Frank McCoy. After a brief existence it was continued by L. L. Luce, under the name of the American Citizen. A few months later its final issue was published.
Lowing Butcher In Australia In 1880s
Lowing Butcher in Australia
Lowing Or Loren?
Interresting coincidence in names Loren drom Danby and Lowing from Danby.LOREN6 SHERMAN American Lineage: Elihu5, Edmund4, David3, Edmund2, & Philip1. Preceding English Lineage: Samuel6E, Henry5E, Henry4E, Thomas3E, John2E, & Thomas1E. 1794. Loren born in Danby VT. Also spelled "Lowing/Lowring". (Gen Refs: DPS p298/99; FDS 1588; SD p1598). 1812. Loren served from NY as a private in the war of 1812 (1812/VET p686, Ingham Co). 1815. Loren married at Danby VT Rutland Co to Hannah Carr born 1797. 1820/30. Loren lived in Peru NY Clinton Co. 1832. Loren lived in Plattsburg NY Clinton Co. 1840. Census of Tompkins Twn/Twp Jackson Co indicated: Lorin Shearman (sic) family; males age 10-15, 20-30, 40-50, females age 5-10, 15-20, 30-40 (p189). 1844. Loren came to Onondaga Twn/Twp Ingham Co in 1844 (1812/VET, Ingham Co). 1850. Census of Tompkins Twn/Twp Jackson Co indicated: Loren age 55, farmer, Hannah age 53, born 1797 in VT; children Deborah, Cynthia, Eli (p615/d1266/f1266). 1854. Census of Tompkins Twp Jackson Co indicated: Lorin (LDS/AISx). 1860. Census of Tompkins Twp Jackson Co indicated: Lorin Shearman (sic), farmer; Hannah age 65, born 1795 in VT; children Cynthia, Charles (p558/d3291/f290). 1860. Loren died at Tompkins Twp Jackson Co MI. Buried in Onondaga Cemetery Onondaga Twp Ingham Co (1812/VET, Ingham Co). Lowing Sherman died 1860, age 65 yrs, buried in Onondaga Village Cemetery tombstone). 1870. Hannah age 74 lived with son Eli in Leslie Twp Ingham Co (p184/185/d92/f92).
Some Records Of Sussex County Delaware
Some Records of Sussex County Delaware Compiled by C. H. B. Turner, Lewes, Delaware Philadelphia, Allen, Lane & Scott 1909
William Lowing's Mail
Looks like William missed some mail in DeKalb County, Indiana Waterloo post office.
list of letters remaining unclaimed in the waterloo post office for the week ending march 7, 1881: anna bartely, e. t. barnes, a. w. cook, william lowin, r.a. miller, thomas shroyer. john m. kimsey, p. m. (re: waterloo press - 10 mar 1881)
WWII Grave: Samuel Lowing
Samuel Lowing grave in California: Golden Gate National Cemetery San Bruno, San Mateo County, CaliforniaLowing, Samuel , d. 04/28/1945, PVT 19TH CO 2 REGT AIR SVC MECH, Plot: H BLK695, bur. 05/04/1945, *