What if a side of my tree could be wrong?

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I found a line that is new for paternal ggf. Thought Anthone Lowe was the line for 20 yrs.  Now found suggestion of a different line completly.  Jessie R Lowe and Matilda Crawford are the new lines. I am at a complete loss.
WikiTree profile: Tommy Lowe
in The Tree House by Tommy Lowe G2G2 (2.1k points)
Isn't this fun???? You just have to getcher shovel out and dig deeper. Find out which is the true line by finding solid documents. We can help if you give us the data you have and we'll unearth *see what I did there?* the truth.
Thanks for answering me.  Tell me exactly what you need and I will try to supply it.  I am not familiar with how to get the address for trees to send.  

Thank you,

Tommy Lowe

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Profile id , name, country, area , dates all would help for others to take a look.
by Marion Poole G2G6 Pilot (637k points)
selected by Tommy Lowe
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At worst, you might have done a chunk of genealogy that's somebody else's, not yours.  But you can post it on WikiTree and it won't be wasted, it all goes into the One Big Tree.
by RJ Horace G2G6 Pilot (520k points)
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I think the most helpful thing we could do would be to put sources on your family's profiles, starting with Paul D Lowe.  To trace the right family, we need to know where was he born, did he have any siblings, who did he marry, at minimum.  If you don't want to share that info about Paul, same questions about James P Lowe

by Herbert Tardy G2G6 Pilot (521k points)
That is my fault.  I may have added the wrong james p lowe.  James Patterson Lowe is my paternal ggf.  James Paul Lowe I added thinking was a spelling issue, but dates are different..

No problem, we're there and I didn't recognize it.  Edgar in the 1920 Census and Paul in the 1940 Census had the same mother, per the Social Security Apps & Claims database.  At last I'm convinced the two Censuses are the same James P Lowe.  smiley

Same database has James Patterson Lowe, born 26 Aug 1888 Nathcitoches, Louisiana, parents Anthone Lowe and Jenie Orphen.

You may want to clean up your Ancestry Tree, there's quite a bit of duplication. I swear I've seen at least four Doyles that should be merged together. I think it will make it easier to sort through.
I will continue looking into that route, instead of my test tree. Data.  Yes I will work on that ugly tree soon.  Probably during spring break.  Thanks for helping me with this,  been great working with you...
Thank you,  will keep on my trek with Anton Lowe and Jennie Orphen.  That takes a load off my mind.  Being great working with you and all who helped me here
The Jim Lowe who died in Bossier Parish in 1966 had a different SSN than the James Patterson Lowe born in Natchitoches in 1888.
I know my dad said they called my ggf  Big Jim Lowe.  Born in Lewisville or Bradley, Layfayette, Arkansas.  He was a moonshiner there.
I do have a photo of Jim P lowes headstone at the cemetery he was buried in at Bossier Parish, LA

Nope, he was born in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana.  Here's his WW II draft card:

"United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J4MN-74M : 6 November 2017), J P Lowe, 1942; citing NARA microfilm publication M1936, M1937, M1939, M1951, M1962, M1964, M1986, M2090, and M2097 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Born 10 Aug 1888, Pleasant Hill, Louisiana (that's in Natchitoches).  Contact person Woodrow Lowe, Texarkana, Arkansas (his son).  That's two Censuses, the Social Security App & Claims Index, and his WW II draft card all saying he was born in Louisiana.

They have a photo of his stone at FindaGrave.  The mismatched SSNs kinda bother me, but anything is possible.  You might be able to get a death certificate from Louisiana.  They have a James P Lowe who died in Caddo Parish 16 Dec 1966, age 80, that could be him.

I wil attempt to get a death certificate.  Probbly Baton Rouge when they keep those. Will let you know if or when I get it.  If you want a copy..
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I'm proud to know Tommy online, who I wish was my cousin. Maybe he could be an honorary cousin?.But I do not know if they allow that. I told some of my colleagues that I want to make them honorary Texans, but they do not always take that as an honor. lol. I mentioned to Tommy that based on his photo, there's a good chance he's a descendant of Pennsylvania Dutch Lowes who migrated southwest after the Native American clearances. I ask ALL Lowes and all WikiTreers to provide help and assistance to our friend Tommy Lowe in his enthusiastic research into his ancestry.
by Victor Lowe G2G4 (4.6k points)
Tommy's tree at Ancestry has a ton of sources and info.  Getting the sources into WikiTree would help us help Tommy, without repeating all the work he has done.

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