Lowrance Family

We have two conflicting accounts of the origin of the LOWRANCE family. Two books identify the LOWRANCES (LAURENT) as Huguenots from France: T. Vance Little's book, The Hunts of Tennessee, 1969, and Our Hunt Story, compiled by Hubert H. Hunt, Jr., and Grace C. Hunt, 1971.

The other source (Gayford LOWRANCE's book From the European Continent to American Colonist & Citizen, the 275 year History of the Lowrance Family in America, 1986) gives the family's background as German (LORENTZ), refugees from the Palatine (Pfalz). The following information sets forth the German ancestry of the family.

A most detailed excellent website about Johannes LORENTZ and his descendants is operated by Yvonne Oliver Bowers at Johannes Lorentz.

You can find more information about the Palatines and the Huguenots at the Olive Tree Genealogy, operated by Lorine McGinnis Schulze.

  1. Johannes LOWRANCE (LORENTZ), b 1666, Palatinate, Germany, m 1691, Bellheim Catholic Church, Germany, d Nov 1745, Peapack, NJ
    +Anna Margaretha HEILIGER, b 1671, Oberlusdt, Germany(?), d aft 1745, Peapack, NJ

    1. John LOWRANCE, b Feb 2, 1716
    2. Appolonia LOWRANCE
    3. Anna Elizabeth LOWRANCE
    4. Magdalena LOWRANCE
    5. Anna Barbara LOWRANCE
    6. Anna Margaretha LOWRANCE
    7. Susanna LOWRANCE
    8. Hans Jacob LOWRANCE
    9. Alexander LOWRANCE
    10. Daniel LOWRANCE

  2. John LOWRANCE, b Feb 2, 1716, Peapack, NJ, m 1738, Peapack, NJ, d Apr 23, 1781, Rowan Co, NC, bur Thyatira CP Church Cem, near Millbridge, NC
    +Mary PERKINS, b Feb 16, 1715/16, East NJ, d 1760, Rowan Co, NC

    1. Daniel LOWRANCE, b bef 1740
    2. Margaret LOWRANCE HUNT, b Sep 28, 1740
    3. Abraham LOWRANCE
    4. Andrew LOWRANCE
    5. Catherine LOWRANCE
    6. Elizabeth LOWRANCE
    7. Jacob LOWRANCE
    8. John LOWRANCE
    9. Joseph LOWRANCE
    10. Mary LOWRANCE

  3. Margaret LOWRANCE, b Sep 28, 1740, Peapack, NJ, m Jan 3, 1761, NC, d Davie Co, NC
    +Jonathan HUNT, b 1716, Hunterdon County, NJ, d Sep 5, 1782, Rowan Co, NC

    1. Daniel HUNT, b Oct 17, 1761
    2. Elizabeth HUNT PUGH, b Jan 1, 1763
    3. Gersham HUNT, b Jul 10, 1765
    4. Sarah Catherine HUNT RANKIN, b Oct 26, 1766
    5. Enoch HUNT, b Jul 19, 1768
    6. Susanna HUNT, b Jun 10, 1771
    7. Margaret HUNT JONES, b Oct 18, 1773
    8. Noah HUNT, b Oct 1, 1775
    9. Cynthia HUNT, b May 16, 1780

  4. Sarah Catherine HUNT, b Oct 26, 1766, NC, d abt 1835, TN
    +John RANKIN, b abt 1760, VA
    1. George Hunt RANKIN, b Jun 24, 1798
    2. Mary RANKIN FIELDS, b abt 1800
    3. Sarah R. RANKIN COSBEY, b Nov 8, 1803

  5. George Hunt RANKIN, b Jun 24, 1798, NC, d Aug 28, 1844, Williamson Co, TN, m Oct 31, 1821, Williamson Co, TN
    +Martha "Patsy" FIELDS, b Jan 20, 1805, Rockingham Co, NC, d Sep 19, 1860, Weakley Co, TN
    1. John Nelson RANKIN, b Dec 25, 1822
    2. Sarah Robert RANKIN, b Jun 20, 1824
    3. Mary RANKIN STILL, b Dec 2, 1825
    4. George Ezra RANKIN, b Jul 2, 1828
    5. Enoch Jones RANKIN, b May 18, 1830
    6. Josephus William RANKIN, b Apr 5, 1832
    7. Allen Dodd RANKIN, b May 10, 1834
    8. Maacha Ann RANKIN, b Jul 26, 1836
    9. Martha Elizabeth RANKIN, b Mar 13, 1837
    10. James Still RANKIN, b Jun 2, 1839
    11. Matilda Jane RANKIN ARNOLD, b Jul 31, 1841
    12. Thomas Walton RANKIN, b Aug 31, 1843
    13. Daniel Hunt RANKIN, b Dec 1, 1844
  6. George Ezra RANKIN, b Jul 2, 1828, Williamson Co, TN, d Aug 18, 1877, Obion Co, TN, m Jun 7, 1859
    +Susan M. PHELPS, b Jun 29, 1839, Rutherford Co, TN, d abt 1878, Obion Co, TN
    1. Annie RANKIN FINCH, b abt 1863
    2. Annette RANKIN KENDALL, b Jan 25, 1865
    3. Lou Ada RANKIN ADAMS, b Jun 11, 1867
    4. George Thomas RANKIN, b Mar 31, 1870

  7. Annette RANKIN, b Jan 25, 1865, Weakley Co, TN, d May 8, 1960, Albany, NY
    +James Alexander KENDALL, b Oct 18, 1861, Hickman Co, KY, d Oct 13, 1953, Albany, NY, m Feb 21, 1883, KY Photograph of Jim & Nettie
    1. Iris KENDALL, b abt 1884
    2. Grace KENDALL GORE, b Nov 11, 1885
    3. George Rupert KENDALL, b Nov 4, 1888
    4. Ruth KENDALL REID, b Feb 14, 1891
    5. Anna Verna KENDALL JAMES, b Aug 29, 1893 Photo of Verna and Bert
    6. Grayson KENDALL, b abt 1894
    7. Robert Guyn KENDALL, b Sep 23, 1895
    8. Lillian KENDALL WILLIAMS, b Jul 18, 1900 Photograph
    9. Joseph S. KENDALL, b Nov 12, 1903
    10. James Albert KENDALL, b Dec 23, 1905 Photo of Verna and Bert
    11. Thomas Alton KENDALL, b Dec 23, 1905
    12. Paul Rankin KENDALL, b Sep 25, 1909

  8. Anne Verna KENDALL, b Aug 29, 1893, Hickman Co, KY, d Apr 13, 1982, San Antonio, TX
    +George Thomas JAMES, b Jan 21, 1891, Graves Co, KY, d Nov 10, 1968, Fulton, KY, m Nov 27, 1919, KY
    1. George Thomas JAMES, Jr
    2. James Kendall JAMES
    3. Joseph Rankin JAMES

  9. James Kendall JAMES
    +Martha Lou CHAMBERS
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Revised 18 Nov 2001