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Mary Anne Lowry (Wilcox)

Birthdate: (57)
Birthplace: Ernestown, Upper Canada
Death: Died in Manti, Sanpete County, Utah Territory, USA
Place of Burial: Manti, Sanpete County, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Hazard Wilcox, Jr. and Sarah Wilcox
Wife of John Lowry, Sr.
Mother of James Hazard Lowry; Hyrum Madison Lowry; John Lowry, Jr.; Abner Lowry, Sr; Mary Artimesia Peacock and 6 others
Sister of Sarah Seeley Wilcox; William Wilcox; Eunice Seeley Wilcox; Sabrah Wilcox; Johnathan Hazard Wilcox and 7 others

Managed by: Della Dale Smith-Pistelli
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About Mary Anne Lowry

John  Lowry married Mary Wilcox, 1 Feb 1824, in Shelby, Tennessee.	

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868

Lowry, Mary Wilcox

Birth Date: 6 Oct. 1802 Death Date: 11 Nov. 1859 Gender: Female Age: 44

Company: Edward Hunter - Jacob Foutz Company (1847)

Taken from "Pioneer Women and Faith and Fortitude Contributed By: Larry G Jensen · 29 April 2014 ·

Mary was born in Oswegatchie, Ontario, Canada October 16 (?) 1802, a daughter of Hazard Wilcox and Sarah Seeley. She married John Lowry, 1 february 1824, Madison County Missouri. Since John had not had the opportunity to attend school Mary taught him how to read and write.

Mary was a woman of superior intelligence, possessing rare courage and great presence of mind. She was staunch supporter of her husband in all the various phases of their pioneer life.

John's previous wife had died and Mary raised their two children, Sarah and William, as if they were her own.

From 1825 through 1844 Mary and John became the parents of ten children of their own.

After the birth of their first child they traveled to Lewis County Missouri. Later they moved to Clay County where John bought 80 acres of land. Persecution of the saints caused them to move to Caldwell County. In 1843 John was called to serve a mission which left Mary with many problems to solve.

John was asked to assist in helping the poor, the widowed and the orphans leave the persecution of the mobs. He was seldom home. His own family was left for the last trip he would make.

Some of the enemies of the church came to the Lowry home and threatened Mary and the children. They said they would burn the house down over her head if she did not leave by ten o'clock the next morning. She said she would love to leave but couldn't until her husband returned with the team and wagon. The threat was repeated. Mary reached behind the door, picked up the old flintlock rifle and pointed at the men and exclaimed, "Come on gentle, but I'll promise that one of you will bite the dust." The men left. John returned that night. The family left the next morning without seeing any of the men that had threatened Mary.

In June 1846 Mary and her family moved across the Mississippi where they lived in tents until the end of August when they moved to Winter Quarters. They stopped in Des Moines because of illness. Here on the 18 August 1846 five year old Elizabeth died. When they arrived in Mt. Pisgah their five month old William M. died 16 September 1846.

On March 16, 1846 Hyrum started back to visit his grandmother and drowned crossing the icy river. John and Mary traveled with John Taylor wagon train. They arrived in the Salt Lake Valley 30 September 1847.

On 22 February 1849, John was appointed Bishop of the Second Ward in Salt Lake.

In October 1849 they moved to Manti, Utah. Mary sprained her ankle at the camp of Salt Creek Canyon. On 22 November 1849 they arrived in Manti. At first they lived in tents but heavy snow and intense cold forced them to live in caves. In the spring hundreds of rattlesnakes appeared in the caves where they were living. In 1850 John was called to be a Bishop of the Manti Ward. Mary's mother came to Manti to live with her until she died. Mary died at age 57; 11 November 1859. She is buried in the Manti Cemetery.

CHILDREN BORN TO MARY: James Hazard, 3 June 1825 Hyrum Madison, 15 March 1827 John Jr. 31 January 1829 Abner, 12 October 1831 Susan Lucreta, 14 March 1834 Mary Artimesia, 14 March 1834 George Moroni, 9 August 1836 Sarah Jane, 26 January 1838 Elizabeth Eunice, 16 May 1841 William Mahonri, 28 April 1844


Daughter of Hazzard Wilcox.

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Mary Anne Lowry's Timeline

October 6, 1802
Ernestown, Upper Canada
June 3, 1825
Age 22
Madison County, Missouri, United States
March 15, 1827
Age 24
Madison, Monroe, MO
January 31, 1829
Age 26
Palmyra, Marion County, Missouri, United States
October 12, 1831
Age 29
Palmyra, Marion, MO, USA
March 14, 1834
Age 31
Liberty, Clay County, Missouri, United States
March 14, 1834
Age 31
Liberty, Clay County, Missouri, United States
August 9, 1836
Age 33
Liberty, Clay County, Missouri, United States
January 26, 1839
Age 36
Caldwell , Missouri, USA