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  • ID: I00386
  • Name: John LOWRANCE
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 16 FEB 1715/16 in Peapack, Somerset Co., NJ
  • Death: 23 APR 1781 in Rowan Co., NC
  • Burial: Thyatira Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Rowan Co., NC
  • Note:
    Children's name were taken from John Lowrance's will. If their were other children, they pre-deceased John in 1781.

    From "Heritage of Rowan County, North Carolina: In 1756 each of them(John and Alexander) bought land in what was then the western frontier.Alexander bought 524 acres of land on Beaverdam Branch of Withrow's Creekand John purchased 632 acres on Sills Creek. All of their property wasin Rowan County, but in that section that later became Iredell andCatawba counties. Most of the records on the early years of theLowrances in North Carolina can be found in the courthousese andlibraries of Rowan, Iredell, Lincoln, Burke and Catawba counties.

    Lain, Lowrance and Related Families: John was probably the administratorof the estate of his brother, Daniel, 16 February 1763, Augusta Co VA.John moved to Rowan co NC in 1756. Purchased 632 acres on Hill's fromHenry White. See "early Germans of N. J., Their Heritage, Churches &Genealogies," by t. E. Chambers, Dover, N. J., Dover Printing Co., 1895,Pages 439-40.

    CNIDR Isearch-cgi 1.20.06 (File: jlowranc.txt) - John Lowrance - 1781 -Rowan Co., NC - Wills
    Twylla Teer - edteer@bellsouth.net
    Will recorded in Rowan County, North Carolina , Superior Court RecordBook, number is unknown, but pages are 128-133.
    THE WILL OF JOHN LOWRANCE:
    "IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN:
    "I John Lowrance of the County of Rowan and state of North Carolinafarmer, being sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and Memory,Thanks be to Cod for the same & calling to mind the mortality of My Bodyand knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die. Do make andordain this my Last Will and Testament in the manner and form following:
    That is to say IMPRIMIS. I recommend my soul into the hands of Cod whogave it me, and my Body to the Earth from whence it came to be Buried ina decent and Christian manner at the direction of my Executors, In hopesof a joyfull Resurrection through the mercies of my Saviour JESUS CHRIST,and as for that worldly Estate wherewith it has pleased God to blefs mewith in this life. I give and devise and dispose of in the mannerfollowing - That is to say first of all I do order all my just and lawfuldebts to be paid.
    ITEM: I do give and bequeath unto my well beloved wife Anne Lorance oneblack bald faced horse and one Brown horse with a bald face but one eyeMy Old Sorrel Horse during her widowhood. Likewise Two hundred pounds inmoney to be raised out of my Estate if the money rates at the time whenshe shall demand it, as it does at this present time Dollar at aheapenny, but if it should come to its former value a dollar at eightshillings at the above said time of demand then she shall have but thirtypounds likewsie the use of my house I now live in, and all my householdfurniture likewise my whole plantation on the west side of the Creek Inow live on, during her widowhood, except Ten Acres of the lower end ofmy Meadow with a strate line from the Creek west to the Hill which Ireserve for the use of my son Jacob. Likewise give unto my Beloved wifefour Cows and Calves of her own choosing two three year Old
    stears, likewise ten sheep of her own choosing,,Iikewsie all my Hogs andgeese for the support maintenance of these my children, which I had byher during her widowhood and if it should please God to Remove her bydeath or if she should marry again before my two sons Johsua & Alx'rbecome of age then all the above moveables to be equally divided betweenall my children I had of her at the discretion of my Executors. Ilikewise order that my Wife shall have use of my 'itch plow'and Waggonwith the gears belonging to them, likewise my Iron tooth Harrow, likewisethe use of Negro Boy called Ben for the time of eight years from the datehereof and no longer and after the expiration of the above said eightyears that then my said Negro Boy shall b e my beloved son Abrahamsproperty. I also give unto my Son John my money scales. I also giveunto my son Abraham my still and eight still Vefsels, also one
    Cow-and Calf and three sheep. I also give unto my son Andrew two sheep.I also give unto my son Joshua both my old and young black Mares. I alsogive unto my daughter Jane my black Mare called fley-and her yearlingColt I give to my daughter Anna. I also give unto my son Jacob my Stone[?] Horse and my three year Old passing mare Colt and one Cow and Calf. Ialso give unto my step-daughter Agnefs two sheep. I also give unto mydaughter Catherine two sheep. I also give unto my beloved wife shoudthink it best for my son Jacob to live in the House by himself, that thenhe shall build a House on the East side of the Creek for himself to livein and shall have the use of the land on that side of the Creek on theabove said Plantation, and further if it shoud please my beloved wife toMarry again, or if it shoud please God to remove her by death, That thenafter either of these, I do give unto my son Jacob the whole Plantation Inow live on, with a promise that he give or cause to be given unto my twoyounger sons, Johsua and Alexander each of them when they come of agefifty pounds proc Currency of North
    Carolina, and if my son Jacob shoud not be willing to pay the money thatthen the above said Plantation shall be equally divided between my twoyounger sons namely Joshua and Alexander at the discretion of myExecutors not withstanding if my son Jacob shoud pay the above s. moneysto said Joshua and Alexander, that then the said Plantation shall be myson Jacobs not withstanding if it shoud please God to remove my son Jacobby death and he not having a Male Heir that then the said Plantation Inow live on shall be equally divided between my two sons Joshua &Alexander. Neverthelefs if my son Jacob should beget a living Male heir,that then the above Plantation shall be his property & only his thepaying the above said moneys____ I also order that what moneys I have atpresent shall be equally divided between my two sons namely Joshua &Alexander. I likewise order that forty shillings be raised out
    of my Estate and given unto my daughter Margaret or her first born son. Ialso order that forty shillings be raised out of my Estate & given untomy daughter Mary or her first born son. Also I order that forty
    shillings be raised out of my Estate and be given unto my daughterElizabeth or her first born son and further I order that the rest of mymoveable effects such as my Executors shall not think proper to keep or
    divide amongst the Children, to be sold at public sale and the moneyarising therefrom to defray these Legacies I give to my daughters ortheir children. I also choose and appoint my well beloved Wife Ann
    Lorance, and my son John Lorance, and my son Abraham Lorance, and myfriend John McCorkle to be the Executors of this my Last Will andTestament. And I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and disannul all andevery other former Testaments, Wills, Legacies and Executors by me in anywise before this time named, willed and bequeathed and Ratefying andconfirming this and only this to be my Last Will and Testament in witnefswhereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 20th day ofApril One Thousand seven Hundred and Eighty One. Signed, Sealed,Published, pronounced and declared by the said John Lowrance as his lastWill and Testament in the presence of us"
    s/John Lorance Junr:
    s/William Irvin
    s/John Gray
    s/John Gracey

    Info from: Rootsweb [Reynolds.ftw]

    From "Heritage of Rowan County, North Carolina: In 1756 each of them(John and Alexander) bought land in what was then the western frontier.Alexander bought 524 acres of land on Beaverdam Branch of Withrow's Creekand John purchased 632 acres on Sills Creek. All of their property was inRowan County, but in that section that later became Iredell and Catawbacounties. Most of the records on the early years of the Lowrances inNorth Carolina can be found in the courthousese and libraries of Rowan,Iredell, Lincoln, Burke and Catawba counties.

    Lain, Lowrance and Related Families: John was probably the administratorof the estate of his brother, Daniel, 16 February 1763, Augusta Co VA.John moved to Rowan co NC in 1756. Purchased 632 acres on Hill's fromHenry White. See "early Germans of N. J., Their Heritage, Churches &Genealogies," by t. E. Chambers, Dover, N. J., Dover Printing Co., 1895,Pages 439-40.

    CNIDR Isearch-cgi 1.20.06 (File: jlowranc.txt) - John Lowrance - 1781 -Rowan Co., NC - Wills
    Twylla Teer - edteer@bellsouth.net
    Will recorded in Rowan County, North Carolina , Superior Court RecordBook, number is unknown, but pages are 128-133.
    THE WILL OF JOHN LOWRANCE:
    "IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN:
    "I John Lowrance of the County of Rowan and state of North Carolinafarmer, being sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and Memory,Thanks be to God for the same & calling to mind the mortality of My Bodyand knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die. Do make andordain this my Last Will and Testament in the manner and form following:
    That is to say IMPRIMIS. I recommend my soul into the hands of Cod whogave it me, and my Body to the Earth from whence it came to be Buried ina decent and Christian manner at the direction of my Executors, In hopesof a joyfull Resurrection through the mercies of my Saviour JESUS CHRIST,and as for that worldly Estate wherewith it has pleased God to blefs mewith in this life. I give and devise and dispose of in the mannerfollowing - That is to say first of all I do order all my just and lawfuldebts to be paid.
    ITEM: I do give and bequeath unto my well beloved wife Anne Lorance oneblack bald faced horse and one Brown horse with a bald face but one eyeMy Old Sorrel Horse during her widowhood. Likewise Two hundred pounds inmoney to be raised out of my Estate if the money rates at the time whenshe shall demand it, as it does at this present time Dollar at aheapenny, but if it should come to its former value a dollar at eightshillings at the above said time of demand then she shall have but thirtypounds likewsie the use of my house I now live in, and all my householdfurniture likewise my whole plantation on the west side of the Creek Inow live on, during her widowhood, except Ten Acres of the lower end ofmy Meadow with a strate line from the Creek west to the Hill which Ireserve for the use of my son Jacob. Likewise give unto my Beloved wifefour Cows and Calves of her own choosing two three year Old
    stears, likewise ten sheep of her own choosing,,Iikewsie all my Hogs andgeese for the support maintenance of these my children, which I had byher during her widowhood and if it should please God to Remove her bydeath or if she should marry again before my two sons Johsua & Alx'rbecome of age then all the above moveables to be equally divided betweenall my children I had of her at the discretion of my Executors. Ilikewise order that my Wife shall have use of my 'itch plow'and Waggonwith the gears belonging to them, likewise my Iron tooth Harrow, likewisethe use of Negro Boy called Ben for the time of eight years from the datehereof and no longer and after the expiration of the above said eightyears that then my said Negro Boy shall b e my beloved son Abrahamsproperty. I also give unto my Son John my money scales. I also give untomy son Abraham my still and eight still Vefsels, also one
    Cow-and Calf and three sheep. I also give unto my son Andrew two sheep. Ialso give unto my son Joshua both my old and young black Mares. I alsogive unto my daughter Jane my black Mare called fley-and her yearlingColt I give to my daughter Anna. I also give unto my son Jacob my Stone[?] Horse and my three year Old passing mare Colt and one Cow and Calf. Ialso give unto my step-daughter Agnefs two sheep. I also give unto mydaughter Catherine two sheep. I also give unto my beloved wife shoudthink it best for my son Jacob to live in the House by himself, that thenhe shall build a House on the East side of the Creek for himself to livein and shall have the use of the land on that side of the Creek on theabove said Plantation, and further if it shoud please my beloved wife toMarry again, or if it shoud please God to remove her by death, That thenafter either of these, I do give unto my son Jacob the whole Plantation Inow live on, with a promise that he give or cause to be given unto my twoyounger sons, Johsua and Alexander each of them when they come of agefifty pounds proc Currency of North
    Carolina, and if my son Jacob shoud not be willing to pay the money thatthen the above said Plantation shall be equally divided between my twoyounger sons namely Joshua and Alexander at the discretion of myExecutors not withstanding if my son Jacob shoud pay the above s. moneysto said Joshua and Alexander, that then the said Plantation shall be myson Jacobs not withstanding if it shoud please God to remove my son Jacobby death and he not having a Male Heir that then the said Plantation Inow live on shall be equally divided between my two sons Joshua &Alexander. Neverthelefs if my son Jacob should beget a living Male heir,that then the above Plantation shall be his property & only his thepaying the above said moneys____ I also order that what moneys I have atpresent shall be equally divided between my two sons namely Joshua &Alexander. I likewise order that forty shillings be raised out
    of my Estate and given unto my daughter Margaret or her first born son. Ialso order that forty shillings be raised out of my Estate & given untomy daughter Mary or her first born son. Also I order that forty
    shillings be raised out of my Estate and be given unto my daughterElizabeth or her first born son and further I order that the rest of mymoveable effects such as my Executors shall not think proper to keep or
    divide amongst the Children, to be sold at public sale and the moneyarising therefrom to defray these Legacies I give to my daughters ortheir children. I also choose and appoint my well beloved Wife Ann
    Lorance, and my son John Lorance, and my son Abraham Lorance, and myfriend John McCorkle to be the Executors of this my Last Will andTestament. And I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and disannul all andevery other former Testaments, Wills, Legacies and Executors by me in anywise before this time named, willed and bequeathed and Ratefying andconfirming this and only this to be my Last Will and Testament in witnefswhereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 20th day ofApril One Thousand seven Hundred and Eighty One. Signed, Sealed,Published, pronounced and declared by the said John Lowrance as his lastWill and Testament in the presence of us"
    s/John Lorance Junr:
    s/William Irvin
    s/John Gray
    s/John Gracey





    Father: Johannes LORENTZ b: 1666 in Larochelle, France
    Mother: Anna Margaretha HEILIGER b: 1671 in Germany

    Marriage 1 Mary PERKINS b: 1719
    • Married: 1738
    Children
    1. Has Children Daniel LOWRANCE b: 28 FEB 1737/38
    2. Has No Children Margaret LOWRANCE b: 28 SEP 1740
    3. Has Children Joseph LOWRANCE b: 19 NOV 1742
    4. Has No Children John LOWRANCE b: 14 FEB 1744/45
    5. Has Children Abraham LOWRANCE b: 18 JUL 1746
    6. Has Children Andrew LOWRANCE b: 27 AUG 1748 in Peapack, NJ
    7. Has No Children Mary LOWRANCE b: 11 NOV 1750
    8. Has Children Elizabeth LOWRANCE b: 24 JAN 1753
    9. Has Children Catherine LOWRANCE b: 25 AUG 1756
    10. Has Children Jacob LOWRANCE b: 7 AUG 1759 in Rowan Co., NC

    Marriage 2 Ann Needham NICHOLS
    • Married: 1762
    Children
    1. Has Children Joshua LOWRANCE b: 26 JUL 1762 in Rowan Co., NC
    2. Has Children Jane LOWRANCE b: 28 JUL 1763 in Rowan Co., NC
    3. Has No Children Anna LOWRANCE b: 24 JUL 1765 in Rowan Co., NC
    4. Has Children Alexander LOWRANCE b: 15 JUL 1778 in Rowan County, North Carolina
    5. Has No Children Jacob LOWRANCE
    6. Has No Children Abraham LOWRANCE
    7. Has No Children Catherine LOWRANCE
    8. Has No Children Margaret LOWRANCE
    9. Has No Children Mary LOWRANCE
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