James LOWRY Thomas LOWERY Edmond LOWERY Meshack LOWERY Priscilla LOWERY Polly Ann WILKIE Mini tree diagram


James LOWERY2,3,4,5,6,7,1

17386 - 18245

Life History


Born in Ireland.6

(less likely)


Born in Ballynagorry, County Tyrone, Ulster, Ireland.1

(most likely)

about 1752

Married Polly Ann WILKIE.6

between 1755 and 1760

Birth of son Thomas LOWERY in Lincoln County, North Carolina.8

about 1762

Birth of son Edmond LOWERY in South Carolina.9

2nd Sep 1774

Birth of son Meshack LOWERY in South Carolina.10,11


Birth of daughter Priscilla LOWERY in South Carolina.12

between 1807 and 1819

Resident in Franklin County, Georgia.2,3,4


Died in Jasper, Pickens, Georgia.5


  • Fayette County, Pennsylvania Vital Records, 1750-1890
    Lowry, James Jr.
    Birth 1738 Ballynagorry, Ireland
    Father's Name James Lowry, Sr

    Several genealogies report the birth year as 1733 instead of 1738.  They also report him as James Lowry or James Lowery, Jr from Ballynagorry, Ireland.  But they usually also report his father as Edmond Lowery.  If he is James Jr, his father is not Edmond Lowery/Lowry.

    James Lowery, Birth 1733 in Ballynagorry, Ireland, Death 1824 in Jasper, Pickens, Georgia
    Parents Edmond Lowery b 1700, Eleanor
    Spouse Polly Ann Wilke b 1733
    Elisha Lowery Sarah
    LOWERY William LOWERY John Lowery 1755 - 1808
    Thomas Lowrey 1757 - 1835
    Edmund LOWERY 1762 - 1835
    Meshack Lowery 1774 - 1845
    Priscilla Lowery 1777 - 1850
    --  Johnson Family, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/997388/person/-1763001452?ssrc=&ftm=1

    These details may refer to two different James Lowrys, whose information has been merged by the commonly uncareful genealogies we find.  I have shown James Lowery as born in 1738, following the Fayette County, Pennsylvania record that so many attach to his profile, with his father also named James Lowry/Lowery, to match his designation as Junior.  Further information may enable me to confirm the parental connection or separate two people named James Lowery.

    The likelihood that there are two different family lines combined here seems supported by the presence of a tax record for a James Lowery Sr near James Lowery Jr in Franklin County, Georgie in 1807.  This indicates James Sr and James Jr as father and son in Franklin County.

    The James whose father was Edmond may be in another county of Georgia (he died in Jasper County), and the record of birth in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, may not be for the James Lowry who married Polly Ann Wilkie.

    Georgia Census, 1790-1890
    James Sr. Lowery
    Residence Franklin County GA
    Tax List 1807, Page 070

    Georgia Census, 1790-1890
    Tax List 1807, Page 036
    James Lowery
    Residence Franklin County GA

    Georgia Census, 1790-1890
    Tax List 1811, Page 010
    James Lowery
    Franklin County GA

    Georgia Census, 1790-1890
    Tax List 1819, Page 149
    James Lowery
    Franklin County GA


  • 1. Fayette County, Pennsylvania Vital Records, 1750-1890
  • 2. Georgia Census, 1790-1890
    • Tax List 1819, Page 149
  • 3. Georgia Census, 1790-1890
    • Tax List 1811, Page 010
  • 4. Georgia Census, 1790-1890
    • Tax List 1807, Page 036
  • 5. Ancestry Trees
    • Johnson Family, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/997388/person/-1763001452?ssrc=&ftm=1
  • 6. Ancestry Trees
    • Yvette McClung, McClung-Jacobson Family Tree, http://awtc.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=yrmcclung&id=I327
  • 7. The Two Ulster Manors
    • Name: Longmans, Green & Co; Location: London, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cotyroneireland/estates/manor2.html; Date: 1881;
  • 8. Ancestry Trees
    • Billie Girardeau, http://awtc.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2324130&id=I510293360
  • 9. Ancestry Trees
    • Ray Dykes, http://awtc.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2177310&id=I112826702
  • 10. Gravestone of Meshack Lowery, Wilson Family Cemetery, Jasper County, Georgia
  • 11. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 12. One World Tree (sm)

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