Jefferson County, NY Pioneers


1. PETER G. LOW (son of GIDEON C. LOW & RACHEL SAMMONS) was born 1750 in Kingston, NY. The original spelling of this family name was Louw. Some where along the line it got Americanized to Low and in my family tree it was changed to Lowe. He served in 1782 as a patriot (Revolutionary soldier) of Ulster County. He settled in Jefferson County in 1826 with his son Gideon and is buried in Depauville.

Note: Additional information about Peter G. Low is available in the Fonda list of Jefferson County Revolutionary Veterans. For access to those files, click on the underlined words in this note.

He married

Children, LOW:


2. GIDEON LOW (son of GIDEON & CATRINA (HESS) LOW) was born May 8, 1779 in New Paltz, Ulster County, NY. GIDEON changed the name from Low to Lowe. He spent his early life in the Town of Denmark, Lewis County, NY. Later he became a pioneer settler of Depauville, NY.

He married
POLLY GOUDIERE who was born April 2, 1782 in Middletown, NJ and died September 2, 1867.

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