Person:John Lowe (82)

John Lowe, of Hickman County, TN
b.bef. 1780
  • HJohn Lowe, of Hickman County, TNBef 1780 -
m. bef. 1799
  1. Maj. Jesse LoweAbt 1799 - Abt 1877
  2. Maj. Lewis D. Lowe, of Hickman County, TNAbt 1804 - Abt 1878
Facts and Events
Name John Lowe, of Hickman County, TN
Gender Male
Birth? bef. 1780
Marriage bef. 1799 to
  1.   Spence, W. Jerome D, and David L Spence. A history of Hickman County, Tennessee. (Easley, South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, 1981)
    pg. 217.

    John Lowe, the father of Jesse and Maj. Lewis Lowe, in 1815 located on Pine River above where the Reynoldsburg road crosses it, and between the Hugh Johnson and Orlean Smith lands. Jesse Lowe married Jennie Carothers, a sister of William H. Carothers.

    Joseph Webb, who was born in York County, SC., in March 1797, came to Cathey's Creek, in Maury County, and then to Hickman County, where he married Elizabeth Carothers, a sister of William H. Carothers. He settled on the Smith lands. His house being on the Reynoldsburg road, and he the most hospitable of hosts, his became one of the most popular of the wayside inns along the road. here was the scene of a stirring incident in the winter of 1863. A troop of Federal calvary was in the county capturing Confederate soldiers at home on furloughs. the pretended however, to be in search of the guerilla bands of Henon Cross, Duval McNairy and James McLaughlin. On the day referred to they captured Capt. John H. Coleman, Willis Turner, and others, and had stopped at "Uncle Joe" Webb's to spend thei night. Just about dusk, and while the soldiers and their prisoners were scattered about the yard, the hurrying of hoofs was heard just down the road, and a lone horseman galloped to the front gate about thirty feet away. He called out a demand for an immediate surrender and fired his revolver rapidly into the crowd. Before the one hundred men had recovered from the disorder into which one man had thrown them, James McLaughlin, who had encountered odds of one hundred to one in an attempt to assist the prisoners to escape, had disappeared. Evidences of this daring dash may yest be seen in the form of bullets from McLaughlin's pistol embedded in the wall of the house. After McLaughlin had gone his way to safety, one of the gallant Federals retrieved the fortunes of the day by sending a musket ball through both the arms of Captain Coleman, a defenseless prisoner, who was making no attempt to escape. From this same house, upon another occasion, eleven Federal calvalrymen went in pursuit of Duval McNairy. McNairy left the main road and ascended a steep, rough point. When he reached the top, he turned and discharged both barrels of his shotgun at his pursuers, wounding ten out of eleven. He, however, did not stop to learn the result of his shot.

  2.   North Carolina and Tennessee, Early Land Records, 1753-1931.

    Name: John Lowe
    Record Date: 14 Mar 1829
    Location: Hickman, Tennessee
    Warrant Number: 9131

    Image:John Lowe Land Record Hickman TN 1827.jpg

  3.   RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project.

    Adam Wilson, from East Tennessee, was the first settler on Piney River, he clearing away the cane and undergrowth in 1806, and raised the first crop in the county. During the winter of 1806 other settlers located in the Wilson neighborhood, among whom were William Curl, Reuben Copeland, SAMUEL WALKER, John Lowe, John Ward and Eli Hornbeck, the two former coming from East Tennessee and the latter from South Carolina. A year afterward Ship Landing, on Duck River, was settled by Josiah Ship, John Huddleston and Joseph McConnell.