John T. Lowry

JOHN T. LOWRY was born where he now resides, September 1, 1841, the youngest of three children born to James B. and Elizabeth Lowry, born in South Carolina and Tennessee, respectively. They were married about 1835, and in 1840 located on the farm where our subject now lives. The father died in 1864, and the mother in 1869. John L. is of Scotch-Irish descent, and after attending the common schools in his youthful days, engaged in farming and tanning. He owns 350 acres of valuable land, well improved, and devotes considerable attention to the raising of fine stock. In 1867 he was married to Matura A. Gracy, daughter of Joseph B. and Elizabeth Gracy, and to them were born James B., David B., John S., Lizzie L., Eddie E. and Luther. Mr. and Mrs. Lowry are members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and in politics he is a Democrat.

From: Goodspeed's History of Giles County