Nov. 18, 1798 Laurens Laurens County South Carolina, USA
Feb. 16, 1886 Strawn Palo Pinto County Texas, USA
James Abercrombie Jowell and Miss Tabitha Paralee Jowell were married at Marion County, Alabama on 22 April 1832. They came to Texas in 1834, living for a time at Marshall before returning to Alabama briefly. They returned to Texas accompanied by Mrs. Jowell's family and settled at Rusk in 1844.
J.A. Jowell served in the war with Mexico, enlisted from Rusk County in Capt. Jack Hays Texas Rangers and was with them at the battle of Mexico City. After coming to Palo Pinto County in 1855, he assisted in getting Palo Pinto County established and engaged in cattle raising until his death.