James LOWERY Thomas LOWERY Edmond LOWERY Elisha LOWERY Rachel LOWERY Cynthia LOWERY William Wilkie Jobs LOWERY Ann L LOWRY Susannah Sarah LOWERY Kirby D LOWERY Cerby LOWERY Elizabeth LOWERY Ann Williams WILKIE Priscilla LOWERY Polly Ann WILKIE Mini tree diagram
Meshack LOWERY

Meshack LOWERY3,1,2

2nd Sep 17741,2 - 29th Dec 18481,2

Life History

2nd Sep 1774

Born in South Carolina.1,2

about 1795

Married Ann Williams WILKIE in York County, South Carolina.17


Birth of son Elisha LOWERY in Jasper County, Georgia.4

22nd Dec 1801

Birth of daughter Rachel LOWERY in Elbert County, Georgia.5,6,7,8,2


Birth of daughter Cynthia LOWERY.3

27th Feb 1809

Birth of son William Wilkie Jobs LOWERY in Jasper County, Georgia.9,10,11,12,13,14


Birth of daughter Ann L LOWRY in Georgia.15


Birth of daughter Susannah Sarah LOWERY in Jasper County, Georgia.15


Birth of son Kirby D LOWERY.3


Birth of son Cerby LOWERY in Georgia.16,6


Birth of daughter Elizabeth LOWERY.4

29th Dec 1848

Died in Jasper County, Georgia.1,2

after 29th Dec 1848

Buried in Wilson Family Cemetery, Monticello, Jasper County, Georgia.3,1,2


  • Some genealogies report that Meshack Lowery was born in Northern Ireland.  But siblings born before him and after him were born in the Carolinas.  It is conceivable his mother was back in Ireland at the time of his birth.  But it seems likely that this report confuses two different individuals named Meshack Lowery.

    Some genealogies also report that his mother Polly Wilkie Lowery died in Ireland.  If so, she was back in the home country for some reason at the time of her death.  I have seen no evidence of either Meshack's birth or Polly's death in Ireland.  Only entries in undocumented genealogies that are also questionable on other grounds.

    Meshach Lowery's Will

    Jasper Co, GA, Will Bk 14, p. 25
    Will of Meshach Lowery  12 Oct 1848

    I, Meshach Lowery, state of Georgia, County of Jasper, being sick and feeble, etc.

    Item 1. Lot of land where now live, 2021/2 acres, to wife, Anny Lowery, and son, Kirby D. Lowery, for support during her lifetime.

    Item 2. To daughters, Cinthia Lowery & Susan Green, possession of 50 acres on parallel line of No. 112, on E. side of said land, to remain in possession during lifetime of my wife, Anny Lowery, for her support.

    Item 3. To daughters Elizabeth Lowery & Rachel Willson, possession of 50 acres joining the above, during wife, Anny Lowery's lifetime, for their support, and granddaughter, Martha A. Wilson, possession until she marries.

    Item 4. To granddaughter, Martha A. Wilson, one red cow and calf.Item

    Item 5. To wife, Anny Lowery, all stock, furniture, crops, etc.

    Item 6. To daughter, Ann S. Richards, all the books she has borrowed.

    Item 7. After wife's death, all property to be equally divided among daughters, Elizabeth Lowery, Rachel Wilson, Cinthia Lowery, Ann S. Richards, and Susan Green.

    Revoke all other wills & appoint Wiley Phillips as Executor.
    Sig: 12 Oct 1848. Meshach Lowery
    Wit: Wiley Phillips, Samuel Blackwell, & William Roff
    Rec: 26 Jan 1849.

    Note: Appraisal of the Estate of Meshach Lowery, 10 Feb 1849, by William Malone, Jared Kelly, & Hines Fish, provided by Wiley Phillips, Executor, total: $1253.47.

    Meshach Lowery is buried in the Wilson Family Cemetery. Directions: Starting at the courthouse in Monticello, Georgia, go north on Georgia Highway 11. About 1/2 mile, Highway 229 splits off.  Take 229 going north, for about 3.5 miles. You will pass over 3 creeks on the way.  Pull off road to the right. There is a small place to pull off and it is opposite a steel gate on the other side of the highway.  Look up a slight rise to the right, go 55 paces.  Grave markers are in a wooded area.

    Tombstone is about 18 inches high, and reads "ELDER M. LOWRY, Born Sep 9, 1774, Died Dec 29, 1848".

    Another researcher had copied it "1845" in error.

    There is a record of daughter Susan Lowery Green, her husband and her sister Cynthia selling Susan's part of the land from her father.

    Jasper Co Deed Bk E, p 437
    17 Oct 1852

    Levi Green & wife, Susan Green & Cynthia Lowery, for $630, sell to Wiley Phillips, land in 16th Dist of originally Baldwin, now Jasper, part of Lot 111, 80 acres, it being all that was bequeathed by their father, Meshach Lowery, said Levi Green in right of his wife, Susan A. Green

    Sig: Levi Green & Cynthia Lowery
    Wit: Wm. H. Duke & Wm Ross
    Rec: 15 Sep 1859

    Elder Meshack Lowry
    BIRTH 2 Sep 1774 Northern Ireland
    DEATH 29 Dec 1848 (aged 74) Jasper County, Georgia, USA
    BURIAL Wilson Family Cemetery, Jasper County, Georgia
    Spouse Ann Wilkie Lowry 1780-1861 (m. 1798)
    Elisha Lowry 1800-1850
    Rachel Lowry Wilson 1801-1880
    William Wilkie Jobes Lowry 1809-1881
    Gravesite Details Unmarked grave per original cemetery survey
    Created by pdeneen 6 Jun 2014
    --  Find A Grave Memorial 130955831, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/130955831


  • 1. Gravestone of Meshack Lowery, Wilson Family Cemetery, Jasper County, Georgia
  • 2. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 3. Ancestry Trees
    • Glenn Lowery, http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/person.aspx?pid=-1864375584&tid=2078530
  • 4. One World Tree (sm)
  • 5. Ancestry Trees
    • Glenn Lowery, http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/person.aspx?tid=2078530&pid=-1864380246
  • 6. 1850 Federal Census, Jasper County, Georgia
    • 8 November, page 257, District 46, Hse/Fam #708
  • 7. 1870 Federal Census, Jasper County, Georgia
    • 22 July, Fisher's District 291, PO Monticello, p 196, Hse #1581, Fam #1541
  • 8. 1880 Federal Census, Jasper County, Georgia
    • 12 June, Blackwell's, District 291, page 25, No Hse #137, Fam #150
  • 9. Ancestry Trees
    • Glenn Lowery, http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/person.aspx?tid=2078530&pid=-1864376361
  • 10. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
  • 11. 1850 Federal Census, Jasper County, Georgia
    • 21 August, District 46, p 269 (scan 181), Hse/Fam #1
  • 12. 1860 Federal Census, Newton County, Georgia
    • 31 August, P O Oak Hill p 31, page 94-95, Hse #660, Fam #632
  • 13. 1870 Federal Census, Newton County, Georgia
    • 25 August, Downs, PO Covington and Oak Hill, page 1, Hse #1637, Fam #761 [sic]
  • 14. 1880 Federal Census, Newton County, Georgia
    • 22 June, Oak Hill, District 99, page 34, Hse/Fam #315
  • 15. One World Tree (sm)
    • Meshack Lowery & Ann Williams Wilkie, http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/person.aspx?pid=-1773553620&tid=383783
  • 16. 1860 Federal Census, Jasper County, Georgia
    • 5 Sept, P O Monticello, page 321, Hse #2281, Fam #2321
  • 17. Ancestry Trees
    • Glenn Lowery, http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/person.aspx?tid=2078530&pid=-1864380242

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