Vincent M. LOWE

7 Jan 1796 - 1 Jan 1817

  • OCCUPATION: Army Cadet
  • BIRTH: 7 Jan 1796, Navy Island, (in Niagara River), Canada
  • DEATH: 1 Jan 1817, West Point, NY
Father: Cornelius LOWE
Mother: Catherine MCKINNEY

                      |                       |____________________
 _Cornelius LOWE _____|
|                     |                        ____________________
|                     |_______________________|
|                                             |____________________
|--Vincent M. LOWE 
|                                              _Mordecai MCKINNEY _+
|                      _Mordecai MCKINNEY ____|
|                     |                       |_Mary SEBRING ______+
|_Catherine MCKINNEY _|
                      |                        _Jacob BODINE ______+
                      |_Agnes (Antje) BODINE _|
                                              |_Elizabeth SEBRING _+

[443] "Genealogy of the Lowe Family"
Previously unpublished, undated family memoir
Catherine Julia Lowe Marr and William Fletcher Lowe

"Lowe Genealogy"
Jesse Smith Lowe, Highland Park, IL (1933)
Blanche Beal Lowe, Newark, OH (1966)

Vincent Lowe was admitted to the USMA at West Point on 17 Jan 1816.
The Cadet's Monument in the West Point Cemetery was erected to Vincent's memory
after his death in a cannon accident on New Year's Day, 1817.

"The Hudson From the Wilderness to the Sea"
Benson J. Lossing, New York, 1866, pp. 220-221
"The most conspicuous object in the Cemetery is the Cadets Monument, situated at the eastern angle. It is a short column, of castle form, composed of light brown hewn stone, surmounted by military emblems and a foliated urn, wrought from the same material. It was erected in the autumn of 1818, to the memory of Vincent M. Lowe, of New York, by his brother cadets. He was accidentally killed by the discharge of a cannon, on the 1st of January, 1817. The names of several other officers and cadets are inscribed upon the monument, it having been adopted by the members of the institution as sacred to the memory of the deceased whose names are there recorded."

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