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BIOGRAPHY: Joel C. Lowery born Nov. 6, 1790

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Joel C. Lowery was born Nov. 6, 1790 in Rhea, Tennessee to Samuel Lowery and Hanna (Jeffers)Lowery. Samuel Lowery emigrated from Tennessee where he lived until his death. He served in the war of 1812 as corporal of his company.

Joel married Mary Abigail Pratt (b. in 1800 Stokes County, NC) in Bledsoe County, Tennessee. She was the daughter of Richard and Rebecca (Beavers) Pratt. Joel and Mary Abigail were members of the Baptist church.

Joel and Mary Abigail were the parents of eleven children:

  1. Sarah Maria Lowery(b. 1820 TN – 1894 LA) married Thomas Alexander Jordan September 26, 1840 Bibb County, Alabama
  2. John Lowery (b. 1822 TN – d. January 27, 1912 Bibb Co., AL) married Jane Ellen Goodson Apr. 24, 1848 Bibb County, Alabama. He was a farmer in Bibb County, Alabama.
  3. James Harvey Lowery (b. ca. 1824 TN – d. September 11, 1866 Bibb County, AL) married Elizabeth “Old Grandma” Riley in Bibb County, Alabama
  4. Hannah Adaline Lowery( b. 1826 TN – d. 1893) married Azor N. Hayes in Bibb County, Alabama on Aug. 20, 1844 in Bibb county, Alabama
  5. Rebecca C. Lowery( b. 1828 TN – d. aft. 1900 LA) married Henry T. Hall Dec. 16, 1851 Bibb County, Alabama
  6. Mary Ann “Polly” Lowery(b. 1829 TN – d. ca. 1893) married James L. Wood on Dec. 15, 1853 in Bibb County, Alabama
  7. Leander Perry Lowery (b. 1831 AL – d. ca. 1893) married Mary A. Smith on Feb. 27, 1856 in Bibb county, Alabama
  8. William Fletcher Lowery(b. July 21, 1832 AL – d. May 20, 1920 Bibb county, AL) married Alice Adora Thomas December 21, 1876 Perry county, Alabama
  9. Joel Barton Lowery(b. March 6, 1834 AL – aft. 1893) married Mary Elizabeth Thomas bef. 1882
  10. Charles Carrol Lowery(b. 1836 AL – aft. 1893)
  11. Isaac Newton J. Lowery(b. 1838 AL)

After the death of his wife, Mary Abigail, from typhoid fever, Joel C. Lowery married 2nd Margaret Litton on Feb. 20, 1857 in Bibb County, Alabama. They had two children Fanny C. Lowery (b. 1860 Bibb County, Alabama) and an infant who died. Margaret died July 21, 1884 and Joel died June 8, 1891.



  1. Ellorine Cottingham Morgan compiled records
  2. Brant & Fuller (1893) Memorial Record of Alabama”, Vol. I, p. 491-492

This biography is included in the Book Some Alabama Descendants of SAMUEL LOWERY Revolutionary War Soldier 

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Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and All her books can be purchased at and Barnes & Noble. She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) is the continuation of the story. . For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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