m. Bef. 1747
m. Est. 1766-1779
Facts and Events
William Lowry was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land in Augusta County, VA:
Records of William Lowry in Augusta County, VA
Information on William Lowry
Genealogy Report for William Lowry:
1. WILLIAM4 LOWRY, SR. (JOHN3, JOHN2, MR.1) was born Abt. 1747 in prob. Augusta County, Virginia1, and died 08 May 1820 in Monroe County, Tennessee1. He married (1) ISABEL ??? WFT Est. 1766-17791. He married (2) ANN MCCLELLAN 17 Mar 1797 in Near Morganton, Blount County, Tennessee2, daughter of ABRAHAM MCCLELLAN. She was born Abt. 1770, and died Abt. 1848.
Notes for WILLIAM LOWRY, SR.: From Bill Reisor:
William Lowry Sr. was married to Ann McClellan who was previously married to John Wallace. John was killed by the Indians in 1793, at Rome, Georgia. Ann had at least 5 children by John Wallace. Ann married William Lowry in Blount Co., Tennessee. According to a court case in Monroe County, TN, William, Sr. died in 1820 in Monroe County, TN near the mouth of Bat Creek before his wife, Ann, and their sons, William M. and David, moved to Island Creek in Monroe County, TN. in 1820 or 1821.
WFT Cd#11, Tree #423 claims that Ann McClellan is the wife of William 3 Lowry (John2, John1). More information is needed.
Children of WILLIAM LOWRY and ANN MCCLELLAN are: i. WILLIAM MCCLELLAN5 LOWRY, b. 16 Oct 1798, Blount County, Tennessee3; d. 01 Nov 1880, Madisonville, Monroe County, Tennessee3; m. ELIZABETH KELSO, 15 Sep 1821, Madisonville, Monroe County, Tennessee3.
Notes for WILLIAM MCCLELLAN LOWRY: From Bill Reisor:
William McClellan Lowry (William M.) and Elizabeth Kelso settled in Monroe County, Tennessee. William M. owned slaves. He was kind to them and runaway slaves were often concealed or harbored by the Lowry slaves. Slaves on many of the plantations had Saturday free. Some would go visit their families. William M. and Elizabeth sent their children to the common school. They (the children) would teach the negro children in the evenings. Many of the negroes were apt students and learned to read and write as well as the Lowry children.</P>
In 1859, John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry, Virginia occured. He captured the United States Arsenal, killing 5 men. He was tried, convicted, and hanged. Civil War loomed on the horizon. The threat of Civil War and the fact that "New Land" was available in Texas, prompted William M. Lowry, his wife Elizabeth Kelso, three daughters, (two of them married) and a son William Edington Lowry, to move to Texas, where William M. bought 148 acres of land for $296.00, located at Jacob's Prarie, 10 miles NNE of Greenville, Texas.
In 1869, William M., sold the land to William Edington Lowry, his son, "for the same amount he paid for it", then William M. and Elizabeth returned to Monroe County, Tennessee where Elizabeth died in 1873.
William McClellan Lowry was a cripple from a broken hip for a number of years before his death. He was injured while grooming his pet mare. The mare threw her head as the flies bothered her. William M. was struck as he stood beside her. He had made several trips to Texas to visit some of his children before he was injured. William M. died in 1880. He and Elizabeth are buried in the Cochran Cemetery located one mile West of the L. & N. Railroad Station of Kinkaid and six miles North of Madisonville, Tennessee. The Cemetery is located on the land where the Lowry family settled when they arrived in Monroe
County, Tennessee, in 1819. They Purchased the land for ten cents an acre.
1. Reisor, Bill, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. 2. World Family Tree, Cd#11, Tree #423. 3. Reisor, Bill, e-mail: email@example.com.