JAMES LOWRY FAMILY
DAILY POST ATHENIAN/Sesqui-Centennial Edition, June 10, 1969,
McMinn Co. Historical Society of 1969.
James Lowry, 1771-1849, came to the Mt. Harmony Community, McMinn
Co. from Jefferson Co. about 1823. His wife, Nancy, 1773-1851, was the
daughter of John and Rebecca Jane Davis. John Davis died at the age of
95, and is buried in old Mt. Harmony Cemetery. James Lowery and his sons
were farmers, owning hundreds of acres. Their former farms are now among
the showplaces of Mt. Harmony Community.
The children of James and Nancy (Davis) Lowery, all born in Jefferson
Co., are as follows:
i. Isaac, who died in McMinn County 1841, leaving his wife
Manerva Jane (Armstrong) and fourteen children: James H., Thomas J., Daniel
A., John W., William D., David H., Samuel N., Isaac A., Mary J., Nancy
A., Elizabeth M., Fanny L., Martha M., and Eleanor M. Lowry.
ii. Polly Anne, married 1817 in Jefferson County, Samuel McSpadden.
iii. Daniel, 1797-1864, buried in old Mt. Harmony cemetery, married
Susan, daughter of Charles Carter, 1762-1841, a Revolutionary War soldier,
born in Cumberland Co., Va., who died in McMinn Co., and his wife Susannah
iv. Elizabeth, 1801-1881, married Adam Barr, 1795-1854, and they
are both buried in Monroe County.
v. Fanny, 1803-1870, married 1822 Robert Magill. She is buried in
Catoosa Co. Ga. They were the grandparents of Rankin, Newton, Robert, and
Tommy Magill, long time residents of Athens.
vi. James, 1806-1877, married Corinna M. A. Cunningham, 1809-1885,
and both are buried at Mt Harmony.
vii. (Note: this # was omitted in the article. Not sure if there
is a 7th child or not.)
viii. Rebecca Jane, 1813-1851, married John Cunningham.
The children of Daniel Lowry, the third child of James and Nancy:
i. Nancy Jane, born 1824, married 1841, married John Newton
Delzell. They moved to Richland Co., Ill.
ii. Mary L., 1825-1864, married 1849 David N. Varnell, as his first
wife. She is buried at Calhoun Presbyterian cemetery.
iii. John Davis (called Jr. to distinguish him from his uncle, Capt.
John D.), 1829-1913, married first in 1856 Sarah C. Forrest, and second
in 1860 Sarah Lowry.
iv. Frances Elizabeth, married Jacob Henry Fisher. (Check for future
v. James R., born 1833, married 1854 Elizabeth McClatchy.
vi. Susan, born 1836, died young.
vii. Martha N., born 1837, supposedly did not marry.
viii. Margaret A., born 1840 married Alexander A. Newman.
ix. Virginia M., born 1841, married 1859, Francis M. Pennington.
x. Daniel C., born 1843, married 1868 Mattie W. Ross.
Transcribed by: Bill Bigham