Any information on parents of Christopher Columbus Lowe 1820-1932 born in Pattonsburg, Mo?

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I am looking for the parents of Christopher Columbus Lowe 1820-1932 born in Pattonsburg, Mo.  Husband of Georgiana Barger-Lowe 1854-1920 born in Kentucky. Looking for her parents also.
WikiTree profile: Christopher Lowe
in Genealogy Help by Shirley Miller G2G Crew (340 points)
edited by Mags Gaulden
I would suggest that the next G2G that you make, that you include the family name (at least) in the title, so that people can determine if they can help simply from the title.  I hope that you find the information that you need..... Personally, I have zero information on the Lowe family.

Edit to add:  I would also include the locale.....

Example of how I would title the question:

Any Information on Lowe family from Kentucky around 1800s?


Parents of Christopher Columbus Lowe born 1820 in Kentucky?

These two questions are specific enough so that people know exactly what you are asking at a glance.  Specificity is how wikitree becomes more efficient.


I see that you are new here also!  Welcome.  It's a bit different how they do things here, as I am adapting to their procedures also.

I hope you can find some information about his parents.
1850 - 1932

I went looking in the Guiness Book of Records and then saw it must be typo! :D
Hi Shirley,

   I was busy adding records for your family when I noticed that you have created two profiles for Georgiana Barger Lowe.  If you go to the bottom of her profile on the left you will see where it says PENDING MERGES.  You can select that and then compare the two profiles, then select merge and then the two will become one.  The process will be self-explanatory I think but if you have any questions about the merge post a comment here.  Then I can give you some more records and maybe the parents will show as we look back in time with the census records.

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Okay, first off.. the date should "probably" be 1850 and not 1820

Update: I think I have found the information.. look lower for the "Update"

So far, I haven't found information other than what you have... here is a screenshot from Ancestry


Here is the same name from another location

Here is proof that Wikitree works... you are already the third result for "Christopher Columbus Lowe"

Have you thought about looking for "Colombus" or other misspelligns?

Here's another CCL, but born 1894

This FindAGrave gives no help, but it is the couple you are referencing

Here is the myheritage search for Christophere Lowe, and only one entry is for Missouri.

Here is a family history with MANY Christopher Columbus Lowes listed... although not a single one is from missouri.  I would look at the line of this family naming as a clue to research


Okay, I may have found something REALLY interesting or Odd.... Look at the Green Hills Pioneers link here from Google...They list the couple that you are looking for in the search... YET, there is no person of that name listed on the site:  Personally, I would question the site owner if they removed that couple for a reason.  Perhaps he found an error or renamed them something.


Here's another CCL, but doesn't seem to be yours

Also, I would wonder if all of the CCL names have lineage to Christopher Columbus.  I am not saying this simply because of the frequency but because of this article  It seems someone named Lowe translated the Columbus journals around 1992.  Very neat history link.

CCL from Florida born around 1890

CCL from North Carolina

UPDATE:  I found a little more information on your couple using the correct birth

Here is another Missouri CCL around the same time... different wife though  I would suggest researching Barger's death date.  

Here is another CCL from Tennesse with 3 wives

Update:  I think this is the correct lineage!

Update: More supporting evidence found!


Enjoy your search... those last two solidify it for me.
by W B G2G4 (4.9k points)
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1850 Census , C. C. Lowe, in 1860 Census he is Columbus Lowe,Father

J. W. Lowe, A Sophie Lowe is staying with them .Probably his mother of J. W. Lowe.

Also Find A Grave Memorial # 42260482  Georgiana Barger Lowe .

born Nov 2 1854 Kentucky, Died Mar 28 1929 , Daviess County Missouri.

Buried Oakridge Cemetary , Pattonsburg Cemetary Daviess County Missouri,

Columbus Lowe also buried there,born 1850 died 1932.Also has there picture

and children listed.
by Wayne Morgan G2G6 Pilot (860k points)

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