Robert Lowe, farmer and horse dealer; P. O. Whittlesey; is a son of William Lowe, who was born in August, 1799, in Skine, Aberdeenshire, Scotland; son of John Lowe. William Lowe was married to Jane Beatton, who was born in the same shire Sept. 5, 1805, daughter of Peter Beatton, whose great-grandfather was Lord Beatton, of historic fame. Col. Beatton was his great-grandfather, and participated in the battle of Kaladon, called by some Culloden. Mrs. Lowe's mother's name prior to her marriage was Margaret Cooper, who was a daughter of William. Gen. Arthur Burnett was her father's uncle. Peter Beatton was a Forrester, and, upon his side of the family, flowed as good blood as Bonny Scotland produced. William Lowe and family emigrated to this country in 1854, first locating in Homer Township, where his brother Skeine Lowe, had located several years previous, being one among the early settlers in that township. Mr. Lowe did not remain in Homer long, ere he located permanently in this township, and remained until his death, which occurred in April 1879. His wife yet survives him. Both were members of the old Scotch Church. To them were born a family of thirteen children, twelve of the number came to maturity. Five of the Lowe brothers were volunteers in the late war; James, in Co. K, 8th O.V.I., was killed at the battle of Antietam; Alexander died at Nashville; was a member of Co. B, 124th O.V.I.; Robert served two years in the same regiment and company; George was a member of the O.N.G.; John enlisted, and was afterward discharged; Robert was married, May 2, 1866, to Mary Parks, who was born Dec. 15, 1847, in Homer Township, daughter of Joseph and Hannah (Kelly) Parks. He was a son of David Parks. Her father's name was Ezra Kelly. Both families were natives of New York State. For several years past, Robert Lowe has been engaged as a horse-dealer, buying and selling and fitting and preparing for market, and is a shrewd and successful trader. In 1869, he purchased the farm he now owns, consisting of 40 acres, formerly owned by Mr. Needham. The Lowes are all strongly Republican.
History of Medina County, Ohio, Baskin & Battery, 1881.