m. Bef. 1747
Facts and Events
John Lowry III was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Records of John Lowry in Augusta County, VA
Information on John Lowry
From D.A.R. National #276532 - Children of John Lowry, Revolutionary Ancestor - John M., Wiliam, Robert E., born 1783 married to Elizabeth Moors, David born February 1781 married Elizabeth Keys, and James.
John Lowry III was Baptized 26 Feb 1749, by Rev. John Craig, at South Mountain, 16 miles SW of Tinkling Springs, Fisherville, VA.</P>
After 1771 John Lowry III migrated to Washington Co., VA.
According to "Summers History of Southwest Virginia", John Lowry received a land grant in Washington., VA. 1773. He was a prominent man in his community, was Capt. of Militia 1777-80, served as 2nd Lieut. at King's Mountain. (His descendants say that he lost a leg there). He was a member of the House of Delegates in the General Assembly of VA 1788. He died in Abingdon 1792. <P>Most of the information about John Lowry III and Dorcas Montgomery's family was extracted from "The publication of the Montgomery Clan Society of Tennessee" May 1997. CHRONICLES OF THE Scotch-Irish Settlement IN VIRGINIA EXTRACTED FROM THE ORIGINAL COURT RECORDS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY 1745-1800 CIRCUIT COURT DEEDS. DEED BOOK NO. 1. ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. page 595 Page 17.--1st September, 1790. Hugh Campbell, of Rockbridge, to John Lowry, of Augusta. Delivered: Joseph Lowry, son of John, 10th August, 1791. 130 acres, part of 200 acres conveyed by Charles Campbell to James Campbell and descended to Hugh as heir of James. This John Lowry may have been the same John Lowry in this transaction: