|Birth: ||Jan. 1, 1777|
South Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Jul. 23, 1840|
Rev. Joseph Lowry was the son of Thomas and Agnes (née Strong) Lowry, natives of Kellswater, County Antrim, Ireland; who had emigrated to the back country of South Carolina with other Scotch-Irish in 1767.
Rev. Lowry was a minister with the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church and graduated from Columbia Theologian Seminary in New York in 1813. Rev. Lowry received calls from Long Cane, Cedar Springs and several other A.R.P. churches in Newberry, South Carolina. But he settled on Bethel A.R.P. in Jefferson County, Georgia. On October 9th 1814, he was ordained as their pastor and continue until his death, July 20, 1840.
Rev. Lowry was married to the former Miss Mary Pressly on February 13, 1813 with whom he had three sons and nine daughters. One of their sons became a A.R.P. minister, another a Professor at Erskine College. Six of their grandsons became preachers, five in the A.R.P. Church and one a Baptist minister.
Mary Pressly Lowry (1797 - 1875)*
William Strong Lowry (1816 - 1892)*
Sarah Lowry Patterson (1822 - 1898)*
Susannah Mary Lowry Trimble (1827 - 1893)*
James Robert Alexander Lowry (1838 - 1898)*
Created by: Beverly
Record added: Aug 17, 2011
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