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Joy (Lowe) Jossi

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Joy A. Jossi formerly Lowe
Born 1930s.
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Mother of [private daughter (1960s - unknown)], [private son (1960s - unknown)], [private daughter (1970s - unknown)] and [private son (1970s - unknown)]
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Bahamas Project
Joy (Lowe) Jossi is part of a Bahamian family.

Joy Amana Lowe was born 15 Nov 1939 in Nassau, Bahamas to Spencer Baldwin Clerihew 'Clarie' Lowe and Fanny Merton Lowe, both born LOWE in 1903 at Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas. Joy was the sixth of seven children. Joy attended the Methodist Missionary School 'Queen's College' in Nassau. After college in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, she returned to Nassau, a teacher 1962-1964 in Grades 2 and 3 at Queen's College. During this time she met Al P. Jossi 1929-2014 of Portland, Oregon. He came to Nassau on the 'Bahama Star' cruise ship in February 1963, and attended her church. They married 16 Sep 1964 in Nassau. They lived in Portland, Oegon, raised four children. Al was called to heaven two months before their 50th wedding anniversary.

Family relationships Joy prized. The move from Nassau, Bahamas to far away Portland, Oregon lit her internal fire to record her known ancestry for her four children. She did the same for their father Al Jossi's ancestry in Switzerland. Research in documents there traced Al's Jossi back to the year 1500.

Joy interviewed her father Clarie Lowe in his long years after retirement as a merchant in Nassau . He gave and she taped his 90-year experience, plus his knowledge from family lore in the 1800s. He remarked, "You know we have Jewish blood." She thought that to be a jest... and failed to ask him to explain... lost what he could tell. He did say the common LOWE folklore, "There were about five LOWE brothers in the Bahamas. Their ship had wrecked in Bermuda," he said. Unknown to us is which generation or year this repeated story may have occurred.

At the Nassau Archives Joy traced our LOWE documents to a Matthew Lowe, pirate in a 1715 record. She suspects he may have been born in Barbados, possibly related to a Gideon Lowe and Martha Gilbert. Matthew named a son Gideon, and this name repeats through generations. Further research needed. DNA Genetic Genealogy results for male LOWE tests do reveal matches with scattered Jews.

The passion for history preservation motivates Joy Lowe Jossi to write her ABACO Mama & Papa LOWE's life tales. "You can take the girl from the island, but you can't take the island from the girl," a true quote.


Paternal relationship is confirmed by a triangulated group consisting of Betty Maxwell GEDmatch YC018055C1, Joy Jossi GEDmatch T388818, and Brenda Brandt GEDmatch T047288 sharing a 15.8 cM segment on chromosome 19 from 38.8 million to 52.5 million.

Maternal relationship is confirmed by a triangulated group consisting of Joy Lowe GEDmatch T388818, Priscilla Weatherford GEDmatch T364991, and Linda Lowe GEDmatch ZH2617760, who share a 32.4 cM segment on chromosome X. The most recent common X chromosome ancestor shared by all three is Martha Unknown.

Maternal relationship is confirmed by a 493 cM autosomal match between third cousins Joy Jossi GEDmatch T388818 and Alton Lowe GEDmatch T405605.


Name: Joy Amana /Lowe/
Surname: Lowe
Given Name: Joy Amana

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Thank you to Joy Jossi for creating WikiTree profile Lowe-2143 through the import of w1 Joy Fan Aus Ama .ged on Sep 30, 2013. Click to the Changes page for the details of edits by Joy and others.

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I find it funny that wikitree proves we are family and this person is determined to deny

FYI 5th cousin once removed

posted by Faith Lowe
Relationship Found

Joy and Faith are fifth cousins once removed

Joy (Lowe) Jossi and Faith Lowe are both descendants of Richard Curry (abt.1762-1845).

1. Joy is the daughter of Spencer Baldwin Clerihew Lowe (1903-1993) DNA confirmed 2. Spencer is the son of Thomas Eldred Lowe (1881-1960) DNA confirmed 3. Thomas is the son of Jeremiah Duncan Lowe Sr. (1844-1921) DNA confirmed 4. Jeremiah is the son of John Frederick Lowe (abt.1810-abt.1860) DNA confirmed 5. John is the son of Elizabeth Jane (Curry) Lowe (1793-1861) [unknown confidence] 6. Elizabeth is the daughter of Richard Curry (abt.1762-1845) [unknown confidence] This makes Richard the fourth great grandfather of Joy. Note: Joy is descended from Richard in more than one way (2). Help

1. Faith is the daughter of [private father] [unknown confidence] 2. [Private] is the son of Theodore Lowe [unknown confidence] 3. Theodore is the son of Darrell Leman Lowe (1868-1943) [unknown confidence] 4. Darrell is the son of Gideon William Lowe (1844-1908) [unknown confidence] 5. Gideon is the son of Mary Fletcher (Curry) Lowe (abt.1820-1905) [unknown confidence] 6. Mary is the daughter of Benjamin Curry (abt.1788-1861) [unknown confidence] 7. Benjamin is the son of Richard Curry (abt.1762-1845) [unknown confidence] This makes Richard the fifth great grandfather of Faith.

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Relationships are based on shared ancestry. The first common ancestor we found for Joy (Lowe) Jossi and Faith Lowe is Richard Curry (abt.1762-1845).

posted by Faith Lowe
Joy Jossi is 12 Degrees from Faith Lowe

Joy Lowe →✖Clarie Lowe (her father) →✖Eldred Lowe (his father) →✖Dunc Lowe (his father) →✖Lowe-2185.jpgJohn Lowe (his father) →✖James Lowe (his father) →✖Lowe-2095.jpgJohn Lowe (his brother) →✖Lowe-2614.jpgGideon Lowe (his son) →✖Gideon Lowe (his son) →✖Darrell Lowe (his son) →✖Lowe-6138.pngTheodore Lowe (his son) →✖Lowe-3794.jpgEdward Lowe (his son) →Lowe-2957.jpgFaith Lowe (his daughter)

posted by Faith Lowe
X-DNA match with Weatherford-199 and Payne-3360
posted by Peter Roberts

I see we are 5th cousins!! I wondered if you could look at my family. My Lowe from Bahamas married a Higgs from Bermuda I see you mention Matthew Lowe s mother was a Gilbert !!! My Higgs side has Gilbert!!! Could cousins have married? Be interested to learn what you think. Linda (Ortland-3)

posted by Linda (Ortland) Larson
Hi Joy,

You are our great Lowe expert. I found a Lowe related record jut now while looking for something else. Rather than loose it, I left the information at Parks-3484 for you to see. It shows Lowe-Parks_Higgs relation 1866-68, just after the hurricane. I hope it is of interest. Cheers! Cheers!

Hi Joy: Can you please do me the favour of going into the profile Russell-10087 (Spurgeon Donald Russell) and editing the birth to Feb 29, 1942 St. Matthews, Nassau, NP, Bahamas ? For some reason it is not allowing me to do so. Thankyou, Phil Roberts
posted by Phil Roberts
Huge thank yous for the biographical information on James Simeon Hall. I had no idea that he was such an inspiring person. I'm delighted that you shared his tribute.
Thank you for the comments. I hope you won't hesitate to make and adjust corrections- Like you, I'm committed to leaving an accurate record for posterity. I expect some back tracking...
Thank you

I am so excited someone edited this.

Hi Joy and thanks ! You are always an example to me and to many others I'm sure.

Phil Roberts

posted by Phil Roberts
Hi Joy, it looks like you were able to connect your GEDCOM to your profile. Is that right or do you still need help? Thanks! :)
Joy , you may be interested the BAHAMA project . Ask Eowyn to give you a badge .

<a href ="">Bahama Project</a>

posted by Maggie N.

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