CHARLES M. (W.) LOWE, Company "F"

Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen, by H. H. Hardesty.

Charles Lowe - is named in the biography of his father Levi M. Lowe:

LEVI M. LOWE, a native of Monongalia county, W.Va., was born Dec. 20, 1815, and came to Wetzel county, W.Va. in 1820, with his parents. They were David and Sarah (Rice) Lowe; the former died in 1844, the latter died March 12, 1860. The lady whom he chose for a helpmate through life was Mary Jollof (Joliff), and they were married in this county Jan. 7, 1840. She was born in 1817 in this county and was a daughter of James and Louisa (Prickett) Jollof, deceased. Of this union were born the following children: Charles, dec., Mary, dec., Huldah, dec., James P., Rebecca, dec., Asa, John, Ira and Amos J. Their oldest son was 20 years old when he shouldered a musket and went forth to fight for the glorious cause. He had been engaged in farming when he was enrolled August, 1861, at Clarksburg, W.Va., as a private in Co. E (F), 1st W.Va. Cav. In the spring of 1862 he was ill with measles and received treatment in Cumberland, Md., hospital two weeks. This illness, considered trivial at first, resulted in his death in the spring of 1862. He took part in considerable scouting, skirmishing, guard and garrison duty. Our subject's uncle, James Lowe, was a soldier in the war of 1812. Levi M. Lowe, the subject of this sketch, is well-known in public life; he was elected to the state senate in 1876 and served two terms with distinction and honor.