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Allen Lowry

Also Known As: "Lowry"
Birthdate: (75)
Birthplace: Drowning Creek, Robeson County, North Carolina, United States
Death: March 9, 1865 (75)
Robeson County, North Carolina, United States (execution)
Place of Burial: Rowland, Robeson County, North Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of William Lowry and Elizabeth "Bettie' Locklear
Husband of Cathrean Lowry and Mary Lowry
Father of Sinclear Lawery; Purdy Lowery; Rev. Patrick Perry Lowry; James Wilson Lowry; William Lowry and 14 others
Brother of George James Lowery and Patty Brooks

Occupation: Farmer
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About Allen 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:

  • Mary Cumbo Lowry (1802 - 1890)
  • 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)*



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 Lowry's Timeline

Robeson County, North Carolina, United States
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Robeson County, North Carolina, United States
December 29, 1820
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North Carolina, USA
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Robeson County, North Carolina, United States