Theodore Lowndes

Male 1824 - 1905  (80 years)


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  • Name Theodore Lowndes 
    Born 10 Aug 1824  Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Huntington, Suffolk, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1860  Huntington, Suffolk, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1880  South Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1900  Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cemetery Riverside Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID 08A5688E3C09D511A5C1205002C100006739 
    Died 5 Mar 1905 
    Buried Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I4037  Scudder
    Last Modified 13 Oct 2016 

    _UID C38C0BF859852D44AA71D92C1988C9CDF853 
    Family ID F11403  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Abigail S. Jarvis,   b. 12 Sep 1840, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1930  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 4 Jan 1861  Queens, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    _UID 6B93688E3C09D511A5C1205002C10000B85B 
    Children 
     1. Mary E. Lowndes,   b. Abt 1864, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Nellie A. Lowndes,   b. 31 Dec 1866, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1954, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     3. Louisa E. Lowndes,   b. Oct 1869, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1929  (Age ~ 59 years)
     4. Everett Ellis Lowndes,   b. 21 May 1870, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1924, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     5. Howard Linwood Lowndes,   b. 20 Nov 1872, Darien, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1948, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     6. Henry Joel Lowndes,   b. 7 Dec 1875, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 1924, Manhattan, New York, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
    Last Modified 7 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F1782  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • At the time of the 1860 census, Theodore was counted with the household of Moses Jarvis. He was an oysterman, later an oyster planter. Until the late nineteenth century, oystering was an extractive industry, like lumbering or mining, but then oysters began to be planted, cultivated, and harvested on defined plots of the Long Island Sound bottom, and the process was known as "farming." The oyster industry was once a very significant activity in Connecticut, but then it declined, largely because of pollutants in the Sound.

      Beginning in 1867, Theodore began planting oysters in underwater acreage in the bay off Huntington harbor. He planted about 3,000 bushels of oysters in about ten acres of land. He did this planting until 1888, and involved about 300 acres. In 1889, the board of trustees of the town of Huntington sued him claiming that Huntington owned the land not him. The court found for the trustees. The case eventually ended up before the Supreme Court, and again, Theodore lost.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1849] Find a Grave Index, 1600s to Current, (database online).

    2. [S18] Genealogy of Early Settlers in Trenton and Ewing, "Old Hunterdon County," New Jersey, Eli F. Cooley; comp., (Trenton, N.J.: W.S. Sharp Printing Co., 1883; rpt.), p. 234.