Lowery Genealogy

                                                       Misc. Notes


Wiley Wesley Lowery burial, Roselawn Cemetery,San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. - now San Fernando Cemetery 3                   The first burial in Roselawn Cemetery was November 23, 1914. The Catholic Archdiocese purchased the cemetery in March 1981.

Cheek family_______________

Information on the family of Zilpha Cheek can be found at "The Cheek Family of Alleghany County, NC" website. (This is a great site which has the Cheek family well researched and documented with lots of sources and added notes and info.)

  Garrett family info ___________    Garrett Daybook

From the Garrett Daybook (Ancestry.com)

From the Garrett Daybook

The following four pages are from a notebook kept by the late Agness Elrod. 1 1/2 pages have introductory genealogical material about the Catletts and Garretts and the rest of the pages have Garrett Bible inscriptions from the Garrett Daybook.

Some background -- Edward Garrett II first copied information from his mother's Garrett Bible into his own Garrett Bible. (Edward Garrett II is the son of Edward Garrett I and Elizabeth Catlett. Edward Garrett II married Ann West Owsley.) Before he died, Edward Garrett II put all the Bible information in a daybook. His wife, Anna West (Owsley) Garrett, added names of spouses to the daybook. The Garrett Daybook was passed down through several generations. (Current location of the Daybook is unknown.) Agness Elrod copied inscriptions from the Garrett Daybook onto numbered pages of her notebook sixty or more years ago, probably in the 1930s.

The Garrett Daybook inscriptions mention two Garretts who married Bramlett women: William Garrett married Nancy Bramlett and Nicholas Ware Garrett married Sarah Bramlett.

Lawrence C. Holcombe of Liberty, S.C., found and sent Deb Dennis a copy of Agness Elrod's notes and her transcription of Edward Garrett II and Anna West (Owsley) Garrett's Daybook. Deb, in turn, provided it to the Bramblett/Bramlett Information Center. Many thanks to Mr. Holcombe and to Deb.

An exact transcript, verbatim, of what Agness Elrod wrote in her notebook (four pages) is given below (the only things added by Deb Dennis are a few brackets with some page numbers, the bold face type to mark the Bramlett references, and one ellipsis to mark an undecipherable word written under "Edgefield"). She didn't fix any spelling or punctuation. Everything below is from Agness Elrod's notebook exactly as she wrote it....

Garrett 13

The compiler has made no attempt to trace the Catlett line but by 1790 one of the Catletts (John Catlett) had settled in Cheraw Dist., S.C. In the early days of Anderson Co SC one of the well known merchants was Pinckney Catlett.

Elizabeth (Catlett) Garrett was probably the daughter of Thomas Catlett of Caroline Co., Va. We find him as a witness to a deed in 1730 of John Garretts grandfather Richard Buchner. Thomas Catlett died in Caroline Co Va in 1739. Two other early Catlett estates there were John Catlett d 1742 & another Thomas Catlett, d 1744.

Edward Garrett I then Sr., died in 1751 between Feb. 1, 1751, and Dec. 20, 1751, when his estate was filed. He left a large family, several sons were under age. By 1757 the son Edward was 24 yrs of age & old enough to administer on the estate. Young Edwards mother Elizabeth (Catlett) Garrett (the widow of Edward Garrett I) married 2nd in Fairfax Co Va before 1755 to Richard Nelson & became the sister-in-law of of Gov. Wm. Nelson of Va. The administration papers of the estate of Edward Garrett I (called then Sr.) show the inventory was taken by Thomas Triplett, John Adams & Edward House.

When the estate of Edward Garrett I was about settled in 1757 Edward II decided to make a home of his own so he courted and married on Feb. 6 1759 Anna West Owsley called Ann the daughter of Thomas Owsley & his wife Ann West, Ann being the daughter of John West of Virginia.

On April 14, 1766 in Loudon Co Va Edward & Ann Garrett sold their land on Goose Creek to Thomas Middleton Jr. The land originally granted to Edward's father Edward on Dec. 27, 1742. (See deed bk E, page 7). The early part of 1766 Edward Garrett with his wife Anna & their five children and with two of Edwards brothers, Thomas & John left Virginia & migrated to 96 District, South Carolina the part that later became Laurens & Abbeville County & Edgefield cos.... To preserve the history of the family in a new country, Edward transcribed from his mothers Bible in Virginia the dates

Garrett [14]

and names of his brothers and sisters. These he he copied in his own Bible, and before he died he copied this data in an old day book which has been handed down from generation to generation in the Edward Garrett family. In addition to the records Edward copied from his mothers Bible, he added the names and birth dates of each of his 16 children. In a different handwriting, supposedly by Edwards wife Anna called Ann, was added the names of those whom the 16 children married.

Bible Records
Edward Garrett, born 31 August 1733
Anna West Owsley born 3 June 1744
Edward Garrett and Anna West Owsley married 2 June 1759

Sister -- Margaret Garrett, born 4 June, 1735

Sister -- Frances Garrett, born 30 July, 1737

Brother -- Stephen Garrett, born 1 August, 1740

Brother -- Thomas Garrett, born 11 November 1744

Brother -- John Garrett, born 18 January 1747

Garrett 15

Our Children: (marriages added by Anna)

I Elizabeth Garrett, born 2 October 1760 married John Ashley

II. John Garrett, born 7 January 1762 married Sallie Mauldin

III William Garrett, born 9 September 1763 married Nancy Bramlett

IV Nicholas Ware Garrett, born 11 March 1765 married Sarah Bramlett

V Jesse Garrett, born 2 February, 1766 married Elizabeth (illigible)

VI Frances Garrett, born 11 May 1768 married Pleasant Sullivan

VII Rhoda Garrett, born 24 November 1769 married George Hughes

VIII James Garrett, born 24 August 1771 married Nancy Wright (copy & erase some desc called her Dorcas)

[On back of page 15]

IX Dorcas Garrett, born 12 April, 1773 married Stephen Mullins

X Stephen Garrett, born 16 April 1775 married 1st Sarah Smith, 2nd Elizabeth Putnam

XI Mary Garrett, born 12 April 1777 married 1st Austin Moore, 2nd Lodowick Doolin

XII Martha Garrett, born 28 November 1778 married William Nelson Kelly

XIII Ann Garrett, born 23 August 1780 married John Harris

XIV Hosea Garrett, born 18 October 1782

XV Irene Kiziah Garrett, born 8 March 1785 married Robertson Moore

XVI Edward Garrett, Jr., born 13 September 1787 married Eleanor Higgins

End of Bible Records


                     info from Ancestry.com - John Garrett, son of Edward Garrett and Ann West Owsley

                                                           John Garrett - Web Article

 Richard Garrettoriginally submitted this to Garrett Family Tree on 7 Apr 2009

 Source:  http://biographiks.com/pleasant/ga-garrett.htm

            John Garrett (96), son of Edward Garrett and the great-grandfather of Alexander Stephens Garrett, was born in Virginia in 1762. He served as a private in the South Carolina militia during the American Revolution, concluding his life as a farmer in Laurens County, SC in 1844. His son Isaac Garrett (48) with wife Elizabeth left South Carolina in 1831 and moved to Campbell County, Georgia on the east bank of the Chattahoochie River. There they gained several hundred acres of land and raised ten children. Isaac was involved in 19 land deals in 20 years in Campbell County, GA, buying and selling hundreds of acres at a time. For example, in March 1842 he sold two hundred acres for $200 -- he had paid $100 for it six days earlier. Isaac, the father of Lemuel Garrett, died in Campbell County in 1867 at age 59, and is buried among the brambles in the Piney Woods Baptist Church Cemetery in Rico, GA, in Fulton County's Riverton District . Isaac's brother Hosea was Baylor University's longest-serving chairman of the board in its earliest days.

To the Memory of JOHN GARRETT who was borned Jan. 7, 1762 and departed this life April 14, 1844 aged 82 years 3 mos 7 days http://www.oldthingsforgotten.com/headstones/johngarrett1762.htm


John Garrett, 1762 - 1844


Owsley family info--- family of Ann West Owsley Garrett

1Thomas Owsley,b.June 11,1658 Leicestershire, England -d. Oct.10,1700 Stafford, Virginia. -- married: Ann Harris, b.1660 Stafford, Va. - d.1739 Stafford, Va. Children: Thomas Owsley, 1697-1751

2.Thomas Owsley 1697 - 1751 - married Ann West Owsley 1707 - 1751

Children of Thomas Owsley & Ann West Owsley: 1. Thomas Owsley 1731-1796 - married Mary Middleton 1730-1808,  -- 2. John Owsley 1734-1764 , married Ann Stephens 1735-1810 TN.(murdered by Francis Kennedy) -- 3.Newdigate Owsley 1734-1797-married Mary Ann Davis 1738-1797, -- 4.Sarah Owsley 1740/41- 1808 --  5. Poyntz Owsley 1742-1813 married: Ann Smith 1742-1834 --- 6.Elizabeth Owsley 1742-1750 (d.8 yrs.old) -- 7.Ann West Owsley 1744-1823 married Edward Garrett. -- 8.Jane Owsley 1748-1750 (d.2yrs.old) -- 9.Weldon Owsley 1750-1814  Married Sarah Nixon 1756-NOTE:


Photos of the headstones of Edward Garrett and Ann West(Owsley) Garrett can be viewed in the  Garrett Family Photos section.

More on Owsley family- from Ancestry.com

                                                                         John Owsley

 coverdalel originally submitted this to Inklebarger Family Tree on 25 May 2008

Owsley,John_excerpt taken from Housley webpage

Added by sprbudman on 15 Jun 2007  to ancestry.com

Thomas Owsley II died in 1750 in Fairfax County, Virginia, and left a will naming all of his ten children. It is believed the children were named in order of birth. Due to being named second in the will, John Owsley was probably born in the early 1730's a few years after the birth of the oldest son, Thomas Owsley III, who was born about 1731. The Owsley family resided in Prince William County, Virginia at the time.  John Owsley inherited 100 acres of land from his father. This land adjoined the 180 acres of land inherited by his elder brother, Thomas Owsley III. The land was located in the part of  Fairfax County, Virginia, which later became Loudoun County, Virginia in 1757. Today, the land is located near the Dulles International Airport.  

From 2003 through 2005, twenty-one Owsley descendants participated in the Owsley Surname DNA Project. This DNA Project produced unexpected results for the Owsley family. The Y-Chromosome DNA of direct male descendants of John Owsley did not match with the Y-Chromosome DNA of the direct male descendants of John’s brothers: Thomas Owsley III, Newdigate Owsley and Weldon Owsley. It is clear John Owsley could not have been a biological son of Thomas Owsley II. It is unknown as to how John Owsley became a son of Thomas Owsley II and his wife, Ann. It seems most probable that he was informally adopted into the family. John may have been a biological son of a person closely related to Thomas Owsley II and his wife, Ann, such as one of their siblings. John’s true biological parentage will probably always remain a mystery. He was definitely known during his lifetime as a son of Thomas Owsley and his wife, Ann. For more information on the DNA project go to the following website:

THE OWSLEY SURNAME DNA PROJECT  Sometime in the early 1750's, John Owsley married Ann Stephens, daughter of Robert and Ann Stephens. Although the marriage record of John Owsley and Ann Stephens does not exist, the evidence of their marriage can be found in the Loudoun County, Virginia Deeds. Robert Stephens of Cameron Parish "for the natural love and affection which I have and do bear unto my well beloved daughter Ann Owsley, widow" gave her a negro slave named Winney. On February 20, 1755, John Owsley filed a lawsuit against John Murrey. On July 17, 1755, John also filed a lawsuit against Holland Middleton (Fairfax County Minutes 1754-1756). On November 16, 1756, John Owsley attained the wardship of his orphaned brother, Pine (Pointz) Owsley.  In 1757, John Owsley served in the Loudoun County Militia under Captain Nicholas Minor for which service he and William Stephens, probable the brother of his wife, each were certified for reimbursement by the Loudoun County Court in July 1758. This militia service took place during the French & Indian War of 1754-1763. John Owsley was paid 15 shillings for his militia service. John Owsley was listed in the 1758 Tithables of Cameron Parish, Loudoun County, Virginia. Others listed were Thomas Owsley, William Owsley (Constable), Pines Owsley, Robert Stephens, William Stephens, and Edward Garrett. On September 10, 1759, brothers John Owsley and William Owsley appeared before the Loudoun County Court. John Owsley was administered the oath as Vestryman of Cameron Parish and "... to his Majestie's person and Government and subscribed to be Conformable of the Doctrine and Discipline of the Church of England." Loudoun County Sheriff Nicholas Minor administered the necessary oath to William Owsley as his new Under-Sheriff. As Vestryman John Owsley followed in the footsteps of his elder brother, Thomas Owsley, who had taken the same oath on August 14, 1759.  John Owsley held this post for the remainder of his life. As Vestrymen, Thomas Owsley and John Owsley were responsible for assisting the minister and churchwardens in the administration of parish affairs. This included guarding public morality, laying the parish levy, and caring for the poor. (Loudoun County Minutes 1757-1762)  Between 1759 and 1763, John Owsley frequently appeared as a plaintiff, defendant and witness in a variety of court cases heard in Loudoun County.  On November 12, 1761, John was referred to as a "Planter" a certain social distinction indication a man of some means. A close examination of the court cases in which John Owsley was named a defendant reveals a disturbing pattern, a dark side of an otherwise respected young man. On May 12, 1762, ordinary (tavern) keeper John Moss Jr. obtained judgments against John Owsley and David Davis averaging L3.10 for "Debt due by account," the case of a tavern keeper suing his delinquent clientele. On September 14, 1764, John Heryford, another ordinary keeper, sued a number of his open accounts, including John Owsley. On November 9,1763, John Owsley was charged with Breach of the Peace.  His own brother, Thomas, was a witness against him. William Chelton was also charged with the same offense.   On December 12, 1763, John and Ann Owsley sold a tract of land to his brother, Thomas Owsley, for L70. This land had originally been purchased by Thomas Owsley Senior from the Rev. Charles Green and was described as "being the land whereon the said John Owsley did live lying on Goose Creek it being all the land left of the said John Owsley by his father also his mothers thirds of the said land." John Owsley may have sold the land in order to obtain funds needed to pay off debts incurred through his drinking. On March 16, 1764, a suit was brought against John Owsley by William Chilton for Trespass and Assault & Battery. Also on the same date, a suit was brought against William Chilton by John Owsley for the same charges. John Owsley died in late September or early October 1764, when he was killed by Francis Kennedy. John's untimely and violent death was recorded in the Loudoun County Court Minutes at a special session of the court:  "At a Court held at the Courthouse of Loudoun County on Monday the 8th day of October one thousand seven hundred and sixty-four for the examination of Francis Kennady on suspicion of his being guilty of the murder of John Owsley of this County. Present, Nicholas Minor, John McIlhaney, Charles Tyler, Philip Noland, Gent." The said Francis Kennady was set to the Bar and it was demanded of him whether he was Guilty of the Murder aforesaid or not he said he was not thereof  Guilty and thereupon Newdigate Owsley, Sarah Owsley, and William Patterson were sworn and examined as witnesses against him and he heard in his defense. On consideration whereof it is in the opinion of the Court that the said Francis Kennady is Guilty of the Murder aforesaid and that he ought to be tried for the same at the next Court of Oyer and Terminer to be held at the Capitol in Williamsburg on the second Tuesday n December next and thereupon is remanded to Goal. Newdigate Owsley, Sarah Owsley and William Patterson were then required to acknowledge their indebtedness to the Crown for L50 each to ensure their appearance before the Justices of Oyer and Terminer in Williamsburg on the set date. (Francis was probably confined in a goal or jail in Leesburg. On November 13, 1764, William Bowling was paid L2.25 for "guarding the Goal over Francis Kennady" for 9 days then turned this task over to Joseph Tanney. Francis Kennady would spend 2 months behind bars before his scheduled trial on Tuesday, December 11, 1764.) The records of the Court of Oyer and Terminer, the predecessor of today's Superior Court, responsible for the more serious cases to include murders, have not survived. These records, among others, were transferred to Richmond for safe keeping during the Civil War and were lost when Richmond was burned in 1865. Despite the loss of the original court records, details surrounding the untimely death of John Owsley are known from a memorandum of the trial of Francis Kennedy contained in The Official Papers of Francis Fauquier, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia 1758-1768 (edited by George Reese, Charlottesville: University Press of VA, 3:1270): "On the Trial of Francis Kennedy for the Murder of John Owsley. The case by the Evidence of Sarah Owsley Wife (sic-Sister) of the deceased and one other Witness (who were the only Witnesses against the Criminal) appeared to be as follows. The said Owsley, his Wife (sic-Sister) and the said Kennedy with several others happening in Company, a Quarrel ensued, upon which they all got to fighting. Kennedy receiving a blow from some of the Company with a Club; he in order to defend himself drew his knife, with which he cut the forehead of the said Owsley, and then stabbed him in the Thigh which unfortunately cut some principal Artery, the bleeding of which not being stopped, the said Owsley in a few hours died. As it appeared from the whole Evidence that the Affair was transacted in passion, the Said Kennedy not having time for cool reflection, and no premeditated Malice between them, It was the Opinion of the Court that his Case was favorable and that the Jury should have found him guilty of Manslaughter and not of Murder." On December 20, 1764, just nine days after having learned of the verdict, Francis Fauquier wrote to James Abercromby, Virginia's agent in London, in an endeavor to secure a pardon. His efforts met with success and a pardon was issued on October 10, 1765: "George R.  - Whereas Francis Kennedy was at a Court of Oyer and Terminer held at Virginia in America tried for the Murder of John Owsley and being convicted thereof had Sentence of Death passed upon Him for the same. And Whereas We have thought fit upon a Representation of his Case transmitted by Our Lieutenant Governor of Virginia to Our Commissioners for Trade and Plantations and which They our said Commissioners have caused to be laid before Us to extend Our Grace & Mercy to Him and grant Him Our Free Pardon for the said Crime. Our Will and Pleasure therefore is, That You cause Him the said Francis Kennedy to be inserted in Our First and next General Pardon that shall come out for the poor Convicts of Newgate And for so doing This shall be your Warrant. Give at Our Court at St. James the 10th Day of October 1765 in the Fifth Year of our Reign. By his Majesty's Command, H S Conway; To our Trusty and Welbeloved James Eyre Esqr, Recorder of Our City of London; The Sheriffs of our said City and County of Middlesex, and all Others who it may concern." Even after John Owsley's death, two further cases involving trespass, assault and battery were brought before the Loudoun County Court on May 16, 1765, and dismissed due to his death.  Following the death of her husband, Ann Owsley was left to her own devices in raising her five young children. Her husband had left her an estate of little value. On March 12, 1765, Ann Owsley was summoned to appear in court and asked if she would take upon herself the burden of administering her deceased husband's estate. She declined. That same day a deed was recorded in which "Anne Owsley of the parish of Cameron, Loudoun County, widow of John Owsley" sold all rights to her remaining land to Thomas Owsley for the sum on L10. This was the same land her husband had sold to his brother in 1763, but Ann had not been examined for her right of dower and to clear up this legal technicality, Thomas Owsley paid her the L10.  After Ann Owsley declined to be administrator of her husband's estate, no further action was taken by the court for two years. Finally on March 10, 1767, the court appointed William Furr as administrator, and directed Nehimiah Ferguson, Matthew Adams, John Adams and Josiah Little to inventory and appraise the estate. This was accomplished on May 7, 1767, and recorded on August 12, 1767. Nearly two and one-half years after his death, John Owsley's estate and its value was reduced to: One Rifle Gun L3.0.0 and One Millstone L1.0.0. for a total of L4.0.0.  On November 19, 1769, Robert Stephens of Cameron Parish (for the natural love and affection which I have and do bear unto my well beloved daughter Ann Owsley, Widow) gave her a negro female slave named Winney.  Shortly afterwards, Ann married John Adams. John Adams started paying taxes on the slave, Winney in 1770.  John Adams continued paying taxes on Winney through 1775.  Robert Stephens died in 1773, leaving most of his estate to his wife who probably died around 1783.  In 1784, it is recorded in the final estate administration of Robert Stephens that Ann Adams received of her mother a certain sum of money. By 1777, Ann and her husband, John Adams, had moved south from Virginia to North Carolina.  They moved to Rowan County, North Carolina around 1777, where John was listed as a taxpayer in 1778.  Ann's son-in-laws, William Rice and Joshua Botts and her son, John Owsley, were also listed as taxpayers in Rowan County in 1778.  They lived near Salisbury, North Carolina. John and Ann later moved  to Wilkes County, North Carolina around 1784. John Adams paid taxes on land in Wilkes County from 1784 through 1800. John Adams was listed as living in Wilkes County in the 1787 and 1790 census records. They lived in the Roaring River community. The following can be found in the minutes of the South Fork Roaring River Baptist Church: "Satterday ye 13th of August, 1785", "The church meeting in order Bro. John Adams and sister Ann Adams joined the church by experience and Baptism". Also living in the Roaring River community were three children of Ann and John Owsley (Sarah and husband Joshua Botts, Mary and husband William Rice, John Owsley and wife Charity). The five children of John Adams (by his first wife whose name is unknown)  also lived in Roaring River and owned vast amounts of land. They were John Adams Jr., Jacob Adams, Benjamin Adams, Spencer Adams and Frances (Franky) Adams who married Stephen Caudill.  John Adams Sr. and John Adams Jr. had previously paid taxes in Rowan County in 1778. The last account of John Adams was in October of 1803 when he conveyed his 172 acre home tract in Wilkes County to his eldest son, John Adams Jr. It is believed  John Adams died shortly thereafter and that Ann moved to Claiborne County, Tennessee to live with either her son, John Owsley, or her daughter, Sarah Botts. A Bill of Sale from Anny Adams to her son-in-law, Joshua Botts, is recorded in Claiborne County, Tennessee (Deed book C, page 229) on December 10, 1810. It is believed Ann died shortly thereafter in Claiborne County.



                                                Hamilton Family Info


                      Family of Elmira C. Hamilton
John M.Hamilton, b.Oct.26,1809 NC - d. Sept.1,1852 Coosa, Alabama.
Married: Martha Glenn Stone, b.1815 Ga. - d. 1870 Lowndes, Ala.
(Martha was the daughter of Warren Stone 1766-1849 and Martha Bedell Stone 1772-1834)
Children of John M.Hamilton and Martha
1.Susan Elizabeth Hamilton, Jan.10,1835 Lowndes County, Ala. -d.Jan.2,1893
   Married; Duncan McCall McPherson,b.1825 Raleigh, Wake, NC
                died. Aug.28, 1884 Ft. Deposit, Lowndes, Ala.
         1.Hugh Hamilton McPherson, b.Dec.9,1860 Lowndes, AL. - d.April 25,1950
         2.Terry McPherson,b.April 30, 1863 AL.-d.July 23, 1900 Ft. Deposit, AL.
         3.Duncan Alexander McPherson,Oct.17,1873 Ft. Deposit, lowndes, AL.
            d. Sept.13,1947 Cuthbert, Randolph, Ga.
2.LDora Hamilton, 1840 AL. - d.
3.Elmira C. Hamilton, b.1848 AL.
   Married: Baylis R.Garrett, b.1842
         2.Dora Glenn Garrett, b.1872-1954
4.Warren F.Hamilton,b.1849 Lowndes, AL.- d.1902 Ft.Deposit, AL.
    Married: Callie E.Barganier, b.1856 Ft.Deposit, AL.- d.1940 Ft.Deposit, AL.
    Marriage date: Jan.12,1881 Lowndes County, AL.
         1.Mattie Sue Hamilton, b.Oct.20, 1881 - d.June 12,1951 Ft.Deposit, AL.
         2.Jessie S.Hamilton, b.1883 AL -d.Jan.1883 AL.( infant)
         3.Andrew C.Hamilton, b.Feb.1886 AL.- d.Feb.1886 AL. (infant),
         4.Warren Curtis Hamilton, b.March 1888 - d. 1971
         5.Dora E.Hamilton,b.Dec.31,1891 Ft.Deposit, Lowndes Co, AL.
           d.Oct.22,1973 Pensacola, FL.
         6.Norman Hamilton, b.Feb.1894 AL.-d.
         7.Rebie A.Hamilton, b.Sept.1895 AL. - d.
         8.Sam Hamilton, b.1901 AL.- d.
         9.Bonn Hamilton, b.AL - d.

 ___________________________Marriage info

Name: Baylis R Garrett
Spouse: Elmira C Hamilton
Marriage Date: 7 Nov 1865
County: Lowndes
State: Alabama
Performed By Title: Justice of the Peace

Performed by Name: Jas W Graham