Lowrey Family

This information concerns six generations of the Lowrey family in GA.
1700-1900

 • Individuals are listed chronologically, and those in red show my line of descent.
 • Connections of collateral lines to main lines are indicated by linked names.
 • Generations within a family are separated by a series of asterisks.
 • Twins within a family are marked with a lozenge symbol (◊).
 • Unknown or unsubstantiated data are marked with blanks or with question marks.

CAVEAT: Apart from census data, this information has not been confirmed entirely by my personal research, and mistakes are likely present, so use at your discretion.

   Edmond born: ( ) in England; immigrated to DE > MD > GA
married: _?_ ( ) in
children:
James
died: ( ) in Franklin County, GA
buried:
census:
notes: An Edmond Lowrey (age > 45) appears on the 1820 census in Elbert County, GA.

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   James
(child of Edmond Lowrey and _?_)
born: (about 1733) in
married: Avarilla _?_ ( ) in MD?
children:
William [Mary _?_], John [Ellender Lowry], Sarah [Charles Lowery Jr], James Jr [Honor _?_], Edmond [Elizabeth Wilkie], Thomas [Sarah Wilkie Richardson], Meshack [Ann Williams Wilkie], Elisha [ ]
died: (about 1836) in Hall County, GA
buried:
census:
notes: In 1755, James Lowry of Anne Arundel County, MD, was granted 50 acres in Baltimore County, MD, which he sold in 1767. A document for James Lowry in Rowan County, NC, in 1786 refers to his wife as Aberilla. His mark (I) matches the one on a document in Elbert County, GA.

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   William
(children of James Lowrey and Avarilla _?_)
born: (about 1760) in MD
married: Mary _?_ (before 1786) in
children: David,
James, William
died: (about 1847) in Hall County, GA
buried:
census: On the 1830 census, he was (age 60-70) in Hall County, GA, along with his son David and grandson John.
note: In a letter to great-grandson Basil, he wrote that the name was originally Lowrie, but had been Lowrey for several generations and signed the letter that way.
   Edmond born: (about 1763) in MD
married: Elizabeth Wilkie (November 2, 1786) in Rowan County, NC
children: Deborah, three more females, Edmond D. [Hannah S. Bennett] and William Wilkie [Nancy Agnes Dodd]
died: (February 25, 1835) in Elbert County, GA
buried:
census: On the 1790 census, he was in York County, SC; on the 1820 census, he was in Elbert County, GA; on the 1840 census, his widow was in Gwinnett County, GA; on the 1850 census, his widow was (age 81) with her son Edmond D. in Campbell County, GA;
note: His wife died (July 5, 1855) in Campbell County, GA. She is possibly buried in the Mt. Carmel Primitive Baptist Church graveyard.

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   David
(children of William Lowrey and Mary _?_)
born: (about 1787) in NC
married: Sarah Ann Cook (December 9, 1806) in Franklin County, GA
children: John [Mahala Mincy], Wesley, Sarah A.
died: (April 30, 1852) in Walker County, GA
buried:
census: On the 1840 and 1850 census, he was in Walker County, GA; on the 1860 census, his widow was in Walker County, GA.
note: He is listed as a Gospel Methodist minister in 1850.

caveat: The son named John may NOT have married Mahala Mincy.

   James born: (February 10, 1789) in Rowan (now Iredell) County, NC
married: Catherine "Katie" Dorsey (October 13, 1808) in Franklin County, GA
children: Jane, William James [Sarah O. _?_], Basil L. [Emily Yarbrough], Elizabeth [William W. Plemmons], Isaac Pierce [Nancy Jane Vestal], Mary Ann, Sarah [Francis Lawson Lowry], John Washington [Sarah Mira Fisher], Andrew D. [Mary D. Chapman],
Arminda S. [Leroy W. Wiley], Casilda J. [William Saylor] [Frank P. Rogers]
died: (August 1, 1851) in Cass (now Bartow) County, GA
buried:
census: On the 1820 census, he was in Jackson County, GA (?); on the 1830 census, he was in Habersham County, GA; on 1840 census, he was in Cherokee County, GA; on 1850 census, he was in Cass County, GA; on the 1860 census, his widow was with their son Isaac Pierce Lowrey in Smith County, TX
note: He was listed as a shoemaker in 1850. A letter from Basil Lowrey dated May 12, 1866, mentions that his mother died on March 7 of that year. Catherine Dorsey was the daughter of Mary Robinson and Basil John Dorsey. She was born (July 2, 1792) in Lincoln County, NC; died (March 7, 1866) in Smith County, TX; and is buried in Starville Cemetery, Smith County, TX.

   William born: ( ) in
married: ( ) in
children:
died: ( ) in
buried:
census:
note:

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   Jane
(children of James Lowrey and Catherine Dorsey)

born: ( ) in
married: ( ) in
children:
died: ( ) in
buried:
census:
note:

   William James born: (about 1810) in Cherokee County, GA
married: Sarah O. _?_ (about 1833) in Habersham County, GA
children: James J. [Mary Ann Funderburk], Amanda M. [William Powell Teague] [John H. Brown], Alfred P. [Rebecca Frances Cave], William Henry [Lydia Ann Wilson], Aimee Catherine [John Wilson], Mary H., Rachel Minerva, Sarah Celina [Thaddeus Knight] [E. O. Craft]
died: ( ) in
buried:
census: On the 1820 census, he was (age <10) with his parents in Jackson County, GA; on 1830 census, he was (age 15-20) with his parents in Habersham County, GA; on the 1840 census, he was (age 30-40) with his wife in Habersham County, GA; on the 1850 census, he was (age 40) in Habersham County, GA; on the 1860 census, he was (age 50) in Smith County, TX; on the 1870 census, he was (age 60) in Burleson County, TX; on 1880 census, he was (age 70) in Lee County, TX.
note: He is listed as a potter in 1850.
   Basil L. born: (January 12, 1812) in Franklin County, GA
married: Emily Edwards Yarborough (September 13, 1832) in Habersham County, GA
children: William Asbury, Sarah Caroline [Biggerstaff], James Fletcher, Martha Ann [Charles Shepard], John McPherson [Sophia Aurelia Davis] [Ella Ollin Latimer], Joseph Tarpley, Elizabeth Catherine [Van Dyke], George Pierce, Mary Rose, Emily Cordelia [Veal]
died: (April 13, 1894) in Atlanta, Fulton County, GA
buried: family plot in Marietta, Cobb County, GA
census: On the 1820 census, he was age (< 10) with his parents in Jackson County, GA; on the 1830 census, he was (age 10-15) with his parents in Habersham County, GA; on the 1840 census, he was (age 20-30) with his wife in Cherokee County, GA; on the 1850 census, he was (age 38) in Cherokee County, GA; on the 1860, 1870, and 1880 census, he was in Cobb County, GA
note: He is listed as a physician in 1850 and 1860, a Methodist minister in 1870, a traveling salesman in 1880. His son James Fletcher was the Captain of Co. L Phillip's Legion Georgia Infantry enlisted March 15, 1862. He was wounded in action and captured at Sayler's Creek, VA, on April 6, 1865. He was admitted to 1st Division, 6th Army Corps Hospital, Army of Potomac, on April 6, 1865, and transferred to general hospital in Burkeville, VA. He died from effects of chloroform during amputation of his leg. A brief Federal Hospital record states "Shell, fracture fibula and tibia left leg, severe." He is probably buried in Burkeville, VA.
   Elizabeth
   (Betsy)
born: (about 1814) in GA
married: William W. Plemmons (September 24, 1833) in Habersham County, GA
children: James A., Basset W(ashington?), John P. M(elville?), Margaret B(etsy?)
died: (about February, 1862) in MO
buried:
census: On the 1820 census, she was (age < 10) with her parents in Jackson County, Ga; on the 1830 census, she was (age 15-20) with her parents in Habersham County, GA; on the 1840 census, she was (age 20-30) with her husband in Cherokee County, GA; on the 1850 census, she was (age 36) with her husband in Gordon County, GA; on the 1860 census, she was (age 46) with her husband in Ripley County, MO
note: Her husband is listed as a farmer in 1850. A letter from Andrew Lowrey dated June 18, 1863, mentions that William Plemmons is deceased.
   Isaac Pierce born: (June 2, 1817) in GA
married: Nancy Jane Vestal (May 22, 1842) in Forsyth County, GA
children: William Joseph, Susan Catherine [?], James Wesley [Sarah A. _?_], Alfred Lawson [Ida Harris] [Ella Lang], Andrew Bascom, John Fletcher, Martha Jane [Robert L. Averill], Mary Elizabeth [J. B. Dry]
died: (February 23, 1905) in Hill County, TX
buried: Old Lebanon Church Cemetery, Aquilla, Hill County, TX, along with his wife (June 8, 1899).
census: On the 1830 census, he was (age 5-10) with his parents in Habersham County, GA; on the 1840 census, he was (age 15-20) with his parents in Cherokee County, GA; on the 1850 census, he was (age 33) with his wife in Kaufman County, TX; on the 1860 census, he was in Smith County, TX; on the 1880 census, he was in Hill County, TX; on the 1900 census, he was in TX
note: He is listed as a physician in 1850.
   Mary Ann born: (February 1, 1819) in Habersham County, GA
married: (a) Josiah Duckett (April 20, 1848) in Habersham County, GA
               (b) James Jarrett McCleskey (July 21, 1859) in Marshall County, AL
children: (a) James Lafayette, William Pierce, Jacob Andrew
               (b) Stephen Dunagan
died: (April 25, 1875) in Bluffdale, Erath County, TX
buried: Rock Church Cemetery, Paluxy, Hood County, TX
census: On the 1830 census, she was (age 15-20) with her parents in Habersham County, GA; on the 1840 census, she was (age 20-30) with her parents in Cherokee County, GA; on the 1850 census, she was (age 31) with her first husband in Habersham County, GA; on the 1860 census, she was with her second husband in Marshall County, AL; on the 1870 census, she was a widow again in Tishomingo County, MS; on the 1880 census, her son William Pierce Duckett was in Callahan County, TX
note: A letter by Andrew Lowrey dated June 18, 1863, includes Mary Ann and her second husband among the intended recipients.
   Sarah born: (1823) in Franklin County, GA
married: Francis Lawson Lowry (June 30, 1846) in Cherokee County, GA
children: Anna Catherine [McGuffie], James David, William Charles, Ellen A., Samuel W., Sarah Elizabeth [Wood]
died: (April 20, 1896) in Tyler, Smith County, TX
buried: Tyler Cemetery, Tyler, Smith County, TX
census: On the 1830 census, she was (age < 5) with her parents in Habersham County, GA; on the 1840 census, she was (age 15-20) with her parents in Cherokee County, GA; on the 1850 census, she was (age 27) with her husband in Cass County, GA; in 1860, 1870, and 1880, Smith County, TX
note: Her husband is listed as a farmer in 1850, a merchant in 1860 and 1870. He was the son of David Lowrey and Ann Bennett.
   John Washington born: (July 23, 1825) in Gwinnett County, GA
married: Sarah Mira Fisher (July 22, 1847) in Cherokee County, GA
children: Cynthia Anna Catharine [Miles Morton], Wiley Pierce [Melinda Melvina Glasgow], James Merida [Nancy A. Hagood], Francis Lawson, Andrew Parks [Caroline _?_] [Jean _?_], Sarah Marietta [T. B. Vincent], Georgianna Jane [Wesley F. Mayne], John Marshall [Molly Hagood], John Newton, William Walter [Fannie McLendon] [Hattie Blackwell], Edward Bazzel
died: (July 23, 1900) near Corsicana, Hill County, TX
buried: Old Lebanon Church Cemetery, Aquilla, Hill County, TX, along with his wife (August 6, 1890).
census: On the 1830 census, he was (age < 5) with his parents in Habersham County, GA; on the 1840 census, he was (age 15-20) with his parents in Cherokee County, GA; on the 1850 census, he was (age 24) with his wife in Cass County, GA; on the 1860 census, he was in Blount County, AL; on 1870 census, he was in Tishomingo County, MS; on the 1880 census, he was in Smith County, TX: on the 1900 census, he was in Navarro County, TX
note: He is listed as a laborer in 1850, a botanic doctor in 1860, a dentist in 1870 and 1880. He served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War in the 12th Alabama Cavalry (Partisan Rangers) and later in a regular regiment. According to his Confederate pension application, he moved to Hill County, TX, in 1882
   Andrew D.
   (Andy)
born: (about 1829) in GA
married: Mary D. Chapman (January 25, 1849) in Cherokee County, GA
children: William E., Martha, Permelia J., Amerika, Emma
died: (April, 1864) in Des Arc, Prairie County, AR
buried:
census: On the 1830 census, he was (age < 5) with his parents in Habersham County, Ga; on the 1840 census, he was (age 15-20) with his parents in Cherokee County, GA; on the 1850 census, he was (age 22) with his wife in Cass County, GA; on 1860 census, he was in Prairie County, AR
note: He is listed as a laborer in 1850, a doctor in 1860. A letter by Basil Lowrey dated May 12, 1866, describes Andrew's death at the hands of "jayhawkers".
   Arminda S.
    (Minnie)
born: (about 1833) in Cass (now Bartow) County, GA
married: Leroy W. Wiley (June 30, 1859) in Tyler, Smith County, TX
children:
Sarah Missouri, L. Oscar, Florence Leona
died: ( ) in
buried:
census: On the 1840 census she was (age 5-10) with her parents in Cherokee County, GA; on the 1850 census, she was (age 18) with her parents in Cass County, GA; on 1860 census, she was with her husband in Smith County, TX; on the 1870 census, she was with her husband in Wood County, TX; on 1880 census, she was with her husband in Smith County, TX; on the 1900 census, she was deceased, and her husband's third wife was a widow in Titus County, TX
note:
   Casilda J.
    (Cassie)

born: (1835) in GA
married: (a) William Saylor (about 1864) in IN?
               (b) Frank P. Rogers (June 2, 1881) in Smith County, TX
children: (a) Ida Florence, Millard Fillmore, Hattye Valorie
               (b) none
died: (1906) in Dallas County, TX?
buried: Oak Cliff Cemetery, Dallas, Dallas County, TX
census: On the 1840 census she was (age 5-10) with her parents in Cherokee County, GA; on the 1850 census, she was (age 15) with her parents in Cass County, GA; on the 1860 census, she may have been somewhere in Indiana; on the 1870 census, she was with her first husband in Smith County, TX; on the 1880 census, she was widowed in Smith County, TX; on the 1900 census, she was widowed a second time in Dallas County, TX
note: The 1900 census indicates that three of six children were still living, and they were with her in Dallas County, TX. None of those children married, and all are buried in the Oak Cliff Cemetery, Dallas, Dallas County, TX

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   James J.
(children of William James Lowrey and Sarah O. Minerva)

born: (1835) in GA
married: Mary Ann Funderburk (June 15, 1854) in DeKalb County, AL
children: William W., Millard Philmore, Alfred/Alphonso P., James J.
died: (by 1863) in
buried:
census: On the 1850 census, he was with his parents in Habersham County, GA; on the 1860 census, he was with his wife in Smith County, TX; on the 1870 census, his widow was in Burleson County, TX; on the 1880 census, she was remarried and in Bastrop County, TX; on the 1900 census, she was with her second husband in Bell County, TX
note: A
letter by Andrew Lowrey dated June 18, 1863, reports that James is dead. His wife was the daughter of William L. Funderburk and Susan Long. Mary Ann later married Thomas Wilson.

   Amanda M.
born: (1837) in GA
married: William Powell Teague (July 11, 1856) in DeKalb County, AL
children: Sarah (Sallie) [John H. Newson]
died: ( ) in TX
buried:
census: On the 1850 census, she was with her parents in Habersham County, GA; on the 1860 census, she was with her husband in Smith County, TX;
note:
   Alfred P.
born: (1839) in GA
married:
Rebecca Frances Cave (February 24, 1858) in DeKalb County, AL
children:
died: (by 1863) in
buried:
census: On the 1850 census, he was with his parents in Habersham County, GA;
note: A letter by Andrew Lowrey dated June 18, 1863, reports that Alfred Lowrey and his wife are both dead.
   William Henry
born: (March 31, 1841) in GA
married: Lydia Ann Wilson (December 5, 1866) in Smith County, TX
children: 3 unknown daughters, James C., John W., William Washington, Lillian Mae, Samuel
died: (November 26, 1915) in San Antonio, Bexar County, TX
buried:
census: On the 1850 census, he was with his parents in Habersham County, GA; on the 1860 census, he was with his parents in Smith County, TX; on the 1870 census, he was with his wife in Burleson County, TX; on the 1880 census, he was in Lee County, TX; on the 1900 census,
note:
   Aimee Catherine
born: (1844) in GA
married: John Wilson (June 24, 1863) in Smith County, TX
children: Laura [Sheppard], Sarah Catherine [Carpenter], John Samson [Lillian], Della [Wilder], Dora, Henry Clarence [Marion Alice Porter]
died: (1903) in Palestine, Anderson County, TX
buried:
census: On the 1850 census, she was with her parents in Habersham County, GA; on the 1860 census, she was with her parents in Smith County, TX; on the 1870 census, she was with her husband in Smith County, TX; on the 1880 census, she was widowed and with her father in Lee County, TX; on the 1900 census, she was with her son John Samson Wilson in Anderson County, TX
note:
   Mary H.
born: (1846) in GA
married: ( ) in
children:
died: ( ) in
buried:
census: On the 1850 census, she was with her parents in Habersham County, GA; on the 1860 census, she was with her parents in Smith County, TX;
note:
   Rachel Minerva
born: (1848) in GA
married: ( ) in
children:
died: ( ) in
buried:
census: On the 1850 census, she was with her parents in Habersham County, GA; on the 1860 census, she was with her parents in Smith County, TX; on the 1870 census, she was with her parents in Burleson County, TX;
note:
   Sarah Celina
born: (January 18, 1852) in Atlanta, Fulton County, GA
married: (a) Thaddeus W. Knight (June 8, 1867) in Washington County, TX
               (b) Edward Craft (after 1893) in Bell County, TX?
children: (a) Lula A. [William A. Northen], Leatha Byrd [Snoddy] [James Robertson Jenkins], Barney Smith, Ernest Thaddeus
               (b) Lena, Jeff
died: (January 18, 1924) in Holland, Bell County, TX
buried: Holland Cemetery, Holland, Bell County, TX
census: On the 1860 census, she was with her parents in Smith County, TX; on the 1870 census, she may have been with her first husband in Washington County, TX ; on the 1880 census, she was with her first husband in Bell County, TX; on the 1900, 1910, and 1920 census, she was with her second husband in Bell County, TX
note: Thaddeus W. Knight (born 1847 in Laurens County, SC) was the son of Sarah Allen Powers and Elford Leroy Knight. He died (1893) in Bell County, TX, and is buried in Dallas Cemetery, near Holland, Bell County, TX.

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