George 'Tsa-Tsi-Agi-Li' Agin'agi'li Lowrey, II, Major, Principal Chief (c.1770 - 1852) MP

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Nicknames: "Maj. George Lowery", "Jr.", "Rising Fawn"
Birthplace: Tahskeegee, Alabama, United States
Death: Died in Talequah District, Cherokee, OK, United States
Occupation: Principal Chief
Managed by: Stephen Anthony Randolph
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About George 'Tsa-Tsi-Agi-Li' Agin'agi'li Lowrey, II, Major, Principal Chief

Native Cherokee Chief. Born Agin'-agi'li and known as Rising Fawn, his father came from Scotland and his mother was the daughter and granddaughter of Echota Cherokee chiefs. He was respected in the tribe as a courier, banker, soldier, translator, law enforcement officer, planter, breeder, and political leader. In 1792, he met with President George Washington as delegate for the Cherokee Nation to form protection for the Cherokee Territory from settler over population. His efforts resulted in the Treaty of 1819 and he received a medal from President Washington. In 1828, he was elected Assistant Principal Chief and he was Principal Chief and President for the council of the Eastern Cherokees at the Washington meeting in 1839, to fuse the eastern and western divisions into the present Cherokee Nation. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith)

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Major George Lowery

Maj. George Lowrey, Jr., also known as Rising Fawn, Agin'-agi'li (1770-1852), Assistant Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation and member of the Executive Council. He was a courier, banker, soldier, translator, law enforcement officer, planter, breeder, and political leader. He wears a turban, saltire sash, and medal he received from the President of the United States, holds a wampum belt symbolic of his high office in tribal government, and has silver nose and ear ornaments of a Sephardic Jewish design, probably workshop of Francis. His father came from Scotland and his mother was the daughter and granddaughter of Echota Cherokee chiefs. Attributed to George Catlin. Gilcrease Institute.

Lowery was the Second Chief (Assistant Chief) of the Eastern Cherokee, and was a cousin of Sequoyah. He served as Assistant Chief nder Principal Chief John Ross from 1843 until 1851. He was born at Tuhskegee on the Tennessee River about 1770, and died October 20, 1852 at the age of 82. He is buried in Tahlequah City Cemetery. Lowery is credited with many accomplishments in his life, and fought in the War of 1812 and was a member of two Cherokee Constitution Conventions (1827 and again in 1839).

When Major George was in Washington as a representative of the Cherokees, he was invited to a dinner with congressmen and George Washington. A congressman commented that Indians ate roots, whereupon Major Lowery indicated a dish and said, "Pass me those roots." The dish contained sweet potatoes. The congressman left the room and Washington burst out laughing.

http://www.cherokee.org/Culture/139/Page/default.aspx http://www.melungeons.com/articles/may2005h.htm http://www.mcalester-tahlequah-archeologysoc.com/buck_wade.htm

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Maj. George LOWREY Jr.

ABT 1770 - 20 Oct 1852

ID Number: I92876

TITLE: Maj. RESIDENCE: Cherokee Nation, East, TN BIRTH: ABT 1770, Tahskeegee on the Tennessee River, Alabama DEATH: 20 Oct 1852 RESOURCES: See: [S3440] Father: George LOWREY "the Immigrant" Mother: Nannie Oo-Lu-Tsa

Family 1 : Lucy BENGE MARRIAGE: ABT 1790

Notes

Bet. 1791 - 1792 Visited President George Washington as Delegate from the Cherokee Nation. 1810 Captain of the Lighthorse 1814 Member of the First National Committee 1819 One of the Delegation that negotiated the treay of 1819. 1827 Member of the Convention who formed the Constitution in 1827 also that of 1839. 1828 Elected Assistant Principal Chief, and often afterwards. OCT 1852 At his death a Member of the Executive Council

Emmitt Starr, a31, page 472: George Lowrey was born about 1770. He and his son-in-law David Brown had finished a Cherokee spelling book in English Characters at the time that Sequoyah announced his invention.

The Brainerd Journal, page 396: David Brown with the help of his Father-in-Law George Lowrey translated the New Testament into Cherokee Syllabry, they translated five books of the New Testament, Act as one of them.

Children: James LOWREY b: 1791 Susan LOWREY b: 25 FEB 1793 George LOWREY b: 1800 in Tennessee Lydia LOWREY b: 1803 in Cherokee Nation East, Tennessee Rachel LOWREY b: ABT. 1806 in Tennessee John LOWREY b: ABT. 1808 Anderson Pierce LOWREY b: 1811

Marriage 2 Spouse Unknown Married: ABT. 1809 Children: Archibald LOWREY b: ABT. 1810

Marriage 3 Annie FIELDS b: ABT. 1794 Married: ABT. 1819 Children: Washington LOWREY b: ABT. 1820 in Tennessee

Marriage 4 Spouse Unknown Married: ABT. 1821 Children: Charles LOWREY b: ABT. 1822 in Tennessee

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Native Cherokee Chief. Born Agin'-agi'li and known as Rising Fawn, his father came from Scotland and his mother was the daughter and granddaughter of Echota Cherokee chiefs. He was respected in the tribe as a courier, banker, soldier, translator, law enforcement officer, planter, breeder, and political leader. In 1792, he met with President George Washington as delegate for the Cherokee Nation to form protection for the Cherokee Territory from settler over population. His efforts resulted in the Treaty of 1819 and he received a medal from President Washington. In 1828, he was elected Assistant Principal Chief and he was Principal Chief and President for the council of the Eastern Cherokees at the Washington meeting in 1839, to fuse the eastern and western divisions into the present Cherokee Nation.

(bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith)


Family links: Spouses:

  • Lucy Benge Lowrey (1772 - 1846)
  • Annie Fields Lowrey (1792 - ____)*

Children:

  • Lydia Lowrey Hoyt (1803 - 1862)*
  • Anderson Pierce Lowrey (1811 - 1853)*
  • Charles Lowery (1829 - 1880)*
  • Calculated relationship

Burial: Tahlequah Cemetery Tahlequah Cherokee County Oklahoma, USA


Maintained by: Find A Grave Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith Record added: Oct 18, 2007 Find A Grave Memorial# 22293678

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George 'Tsa-Tsi-Agi-Li' Agin'agi'li Lowrey, II, Major, Principal Chief's Timeline

1770
1770
Tahskeegee, Alabama, United States
1791
1791
Age 21
Cherokee Nation East, TN, United States
1793
February 25, 1793
Age 23
(Tennessee), Cherokee Nation East
1800
1800
Age 30
Creek, Marion, TN, United States
1803
1803
Age 33
Wills Valley, Tennessee, United States
1806
1806
Age 36
Cherokee Nation East, Pinney Creek, A, United States
1808
1808
Age 38
Cherokee Nation East, Pinney Creek, AR, United States
1811
1811
Age 41
(Tennessee), Cherokee Nation East
1820
1820
Age 50
1829
1829
Age 59
Cherokee Nation East