The Descendants of Judge John Lowell of Newburyport, Massachusetts
Scott C. Steward and Christopher C. Child
The first full treatment of the Lowell family since Delmar R. Lowell’s 1899 genealogy, The Descendants of Judge John Lowell of Newburyport, Massachusetts traces John6 Lowell’s descendants to the present day, or for as many as another nine generations. Among the famous descendants (and their spouses) covered in the book are Francis Cabot7 Lowell, for whom the city of Lowell is named; John8 Lowell, Jr., founder of the Lowell Institute; James Russell8 Lowell, the poet and diplomat; Isabella Stewart Gardner, art patron and museum founder; Civil War general Charles Russell9 Lowell, Jr., and his wife, Josephine Shaw Lowell; the astronomer Percival10 Lowell; Harvard president Abbott Lawrence10 Lowell; the poets Amy10 Lowell and Robert Traill Spence11 Lowell; Guy10 Lowell, the architect; and the statesmen brothers William Putnam12 and McGeorge12 Bundy. The book comprises more than one thousand entries for heads of families. Because of several early cousin marriages, many Lowell descendants have two or even three lines of descent from Judge John Lowell. “This handsome and impressive volume shows what can be accomplished when skilled genealogists, . . . supported by a publisher with first-rate production values, puts their minds and considerable abilities to it. . . . The Descendants of Judge John Lowell is among the finest work of this type.” — David L. Greene, The American Genealogist Winner of the 2012 National Genealogical Society Award for Excellence: Genealogy and Family History Book. Winner of the grand prize in the 2012 Connecticut Society of Genealogists Literary Award Contest. Winner of the 2012 Jacobus Award.
2011, cloth, 569 pp.