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Allen Lowery (Lowry)

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Birthplace: Robeson, North Carolina, USA
Death: Died in Robeson, North Carolina, USA
Place of Burial: Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, Rowland, Robeson, North Carolina, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of William Lowery; WILLIAM LOWRY; Elizabeth "Bettie' Locklear and BETTY LOCKLEAR LOWRY
Husband of Cathrean Lowry Locklear and Mary Polly Lowry
Father of Sinclear "Sink" Lawery; Rev Patrick Perry Lowry; Purdy Lowery; Mary Ann Locklear Lowry; Rev Calvin Lowry and 8 others
Brother of George James Lowery and Patty Brooks

Occupation: FARMER
Managed by: Eldon Clark (C)
Last Updated:

About Allen Lowery (Lowry)

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Birth: 1790 Robeson County North Carolina, USA

Death: Mar. 9, 1865 Robeson County North Carolina, USA

Allen was the son of William and Bettie Locklear Lowry. His first marriage was to Cathrean Locklear on Apr. 27, 1816 in Robeson county, North Carolina. After her death, he married Marry Polly Cumbo.

Allen Lowry was a prosperous Tuscarora farmer. During the Civil War, Robeson Co. Natives, as free persons of color, were not allowed to possess firearms and Robeson Co. native males were often forcibly taken to Wilmington, NC by the Home Guard to assist with the construction of Fort Fisher. Allen and his son, William, were accused by a neighbor of stealing meat from a smokehouse and hastily found guilty.

Then forced to dig their own graves, they were blindfolded and then were executed by the Home Guard. Allen's youngest son, Henry Berry Lowry, witnessed the execution while hiding nearby. This inspired Henry Berry to form a gang to exact revenge against the corrupt Home Guard. The Lowry War continued until February 1872 when Henry Berry disappeared. Since 1976, the summer outdoor drama STRIKE AT THE WIND! has been staged in Pembroke, NC to honor the exploits of the "Lumbee/Tuscarora Robin Hood."

  • **NOTE: He shares a headstone with his second wife and his son, William.

Family links:

Spouse:
  • Mary Cumbo Lowry (1802 - 1890)
Children:
  • Sinclear Lawery (1819 - 1917)*
  • Patrick Perry Lowry (1820 - 1892)*
  • Purdy Lowrey (1822 - 1892)*
  • James Lowry (1830 - 1926)*
  • William Lowry (1833 - 1865)*
  • Calvin Lowry (1835 - 1892)*
  • Sallie Jane Lowry Ransom (1842 - 1938)*

Inscription:

HOPE

Aged about 75 yrs.

God gave - He Took - He will Restore - He doeth all things well


Burial: Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery (a Rowland Robeson County North Carolina, USA

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Allen Lowery's Timeline

1790
1790
Robeson, North Carolina, USA
1816
April 27, 1816
Age 26
Robeson, North Carolina, USA
1819
1819
Age 29
Robeson, North Carolina, USA
1820
December 29, 1820
Age 30
Robeson, North Carolina, USA
1822
1822
Age 32
Robeson, North Carolina, USA
1830
1830
Age 40
Robeson, North Carolina, USA
1833
1833
Age 43
North Carolina, USA
1835
January 15, 1835
Age 45
Robeson, North Carolina, USA
1842
1842
Age 52
Robeson, North Carolina, USA
1845
1845
Age 55
Robeson, North Carolina, USA