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Judge John Lowell, Esq.

Judge John Lowell, Esq.

Male 1743 - 1802  (58 years)

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  • Name John Lowell 
    Prefix Judge 
    Suffix Esq. 
    Born 17 Jun 1743  Newbury, Essex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Alt. Birth 17 Jun 1743  Newburyport, Essex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 6 May 1802  Roxbury, Norfolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • From: Genealogy of the Sparhawk Family by Cecil Hampden Cutts Howard (Salem Press, Salem, MA - 1892)

      "Judge John Lowell married Rebecca Russell (who was his third wife) after his removal to Boston. He was a lineal descendant of Percival Lowell, who came to America in 1639. His father was the Rev. John Lowell, who married, first, Sarah Champney (Judge Lowell's mother) and second Mrs. Elizabeth (Cutts) Whipple, the widow of Rev. Jos. Whipple, and daughter of Robert and Dorcas (Hammond) Cutts of Kittery, Maine. Judge Lowell was born in Newbury, June 17, 1743, and took his first degree in Harvard College in 1760. He was admitted to practice law in 1763. He held many distinguihed positions and was honored alike by young and old. A very valuable account of his life, and that of his son Charles, has been written by his granddaughter, Mrs. Mary (Lowell) Putnam. ["Memoir of Rev. Charles Lowell, D. D.," by Mrs. Mary Lowell Putnam.] To this we have already referred, and we will not attempt to do more than advise our readers to read that at their earliest leisure. Judge Lowell died May 6., 1802."
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      Authored clause in Massachusetts state constitution declaring "all men are born free and equal"; this clause was interpreted in 1783 by the state supreme court to mean that slavery was abolished.

      Massachusetts legislator, jurist, U.S. judge, district of Massachusetts, 1789-1801; chief judge, first circuit, 1801-1802. Father (by sucessive marriages) of John (1769-1840) and Francis C. Lowell; grandfather of James R. and Robert T. S. Lowell.
      Concise Dictionary of American Biography 1964

      Delegate from Massachusetts; born in Newburyport, Mass., June 17, 1743; was graduated from Harvard College in 1760; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1762 and commenced practice in Newburyport, Mass.; an officer in the militia in 1776; moved to Boston, Mass., in 1777; member of the State house of representatives 1778 and 1780-1782; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1780; Member of the Continental Congress in 1782 and 1783; served in the State senate in 1784 and 1785; commissioner on the New York and Massachusetts boundary line in 1784; judge of the court of appeals 1784-1789, of the United States district court 1789-1801, and of the United States Circuit Court for Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut in 1801 and 1802; died in Roxbury, Mass., May 6, 1802.
    Person ID I52636  Stedman/Steadman/Steedman Families of the New World
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2006 

    Family 1 Sarah Higginson,   b. 14 Jan 1744/45, Salem, Essex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1772, Newburyport, Essex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years) 
    Married 3 Jan 1767  Salem, Essex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Ann Cabot Lowell,   b. 30 Mar 1768, Newburyport, Essex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1810, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     2. John Lowell,   b. 6 Oct 1769, Newburyport, Essex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1840, Roxbury, Norfolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     3. Sarah Champney Lowell,   b. 1 Jan 1771, Newburyport, Essex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1851, Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2006 
    Family ID F19458  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Susan Cabot,   b. 13 Jan 1754, Salem, Essex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1777, Salem, Essex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years) 
    Married 31 May 1774 
    Children 
     1. Francis Cabot Lowell, I,   b. 7 Apr 1775, Newburyport, Essex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1817, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     2. Susanna Cabot Lowell,   b. 26 Dec 1776, Salem, Essex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1816  (Age 39 years)
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2006 
    Family ID F19459  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Rebecca Russell,   b. 27 Feb 1746/47, Charlestown, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1816  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 25 Dec 1778  Dunstable, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Rebecca Russell Lowell,   b. 17 May 1779, Salem, Essex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1853  (Age 73 years)
     2. Rev. Charles Russell Lowell, D.D.,   b. 15 Aug 1782, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1861, Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     3. Elizabeth Cutts Lowell,   b. 8 Dec 1783, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1864  (Age 80 years)
     4. Mary Lowell,   b. 31 May 1786, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown, Died young Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2006 
    Family ID F19410  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Jun 1743 - Newbury, Essex Co., MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAlt. Birth - 17 Jun 1743 - Newburyport, Essex Co., MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Jan 1767 - Salem, Essex Co., MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 May 1802 - Roxbury, Norfolk Co., MA Link to Google Earth
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