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Gloria Jennings Lowrey (#47504707)
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Bio Photo Find A Grave is primarily a grave registry, but has proven to be an invaluable tool for those of us who are interested in genealogy. I am the 6th generation of Jennings and 7th generation of Angels born in the Macon/Jackson Co. area of western NC. Because of this, I am often privy to information that only generations of indigenous families know about information that should not be so quickly discounted because it cannot be found in a court house or death certificate, etc. I have found that "official documents" can actually contain errors! I have also discovered where cemetery records had the wrong family member listed! Even headstone inscriptions can have mistakes. The headstone of my husband's great aunt says that her name was "Norman" instead of "Norma"! Sometimes dates on headstones don't match dates on death certificates, etc. I always point out any such discrepancies on the memorials that I create.

Generations ago, in sequestered mountain communities, there would be only one cemetery and anybody who died was buried in that cemetery. Many times people were buried in unmarked graves, but family members and members of the community know they are buried there, although it can be difficult to convince "outsiders" of this. More times than not, I have found that there is validity in what the old timers tell us.

A good number of my memorials are for cremations and non-cemetery burials. I always provide the state, county and/or town where a burial is located. I have never created an "empty" memorial and always provide links, photos, and/or bio in the spirit of sharing any information that I might have with others. I have never prohibited anyone from using photos that I post. (Certainly has benefitted from this as I see my family photos plastered on their website all the time and have never challenged them regarding copyrights.) FAG has been a way for me to try and overcome all the misinformation on Most of the public trees on Ancestry are a mess. Overall, my experience with FAG has been positive and I have encountered many kind and helpful folks.
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Fannie Hammond

Fannie is my great-grandmother and I will accept the relationship of her father and mother. This has lead me to the discovery of an error in the ancestry charts my mother put together

Her middle name was Post and my mother listed Fanny's mother as Sallie Ann Post which is different from what you have. I double checked Fanny's death certificate and it lists her mother as Sallie Ann Fechtig.

From the 1880 census Sallie Ann Post may have been a great-aunt

I have some work to do. Where did you get the family connections shown on Find A grave?

Added by CRHammond on Jul 21, 2014 7:50 PM
Wade Hicks
RE: Created by: Gloria Jennings Lowrey
I have No other information on Julia. If I run onto some, I will let you know. Someone may drop the information on their tree.

Added by Wade Hicks on Jul 21, 2014 6:29 AM
Wade Hicks
Created by: Gloria Jennings Lowrey
I have that John Albert Lowrey married a Julia Williamson on December 31, 1876 Kernersville, Forsyth County, North Carolina

Is the a DIFFERENT John A. ?
Added by Wade Hicks on Jul 20, 2014 2:57 PM
Mike Hahn
Most pleased to assist with your research. Should you need other transfers please let me know.

Added by Mike Hahn on Jul 20, 2014 2:17 AM

You're quite welcome; it's a pleasure to assist.

You may be interested to know that J. Ridgely Harris (1880-1904) is also buried in that plot. If there is not already a memorial for him and you want to create one, I will upload the photos. Otherwise, I will create one eventually.

Joe Canner
Added by Candeux on Jul 18, 2014 12:27 PM
Gale G Parker
another photo
I took a photo of the family plot that I can add on one of the Wagner photos if you want that. If so, which one?
Added by Gale G Parker on Jul 17, 2014 11:43 AM
Wade Hicks
Hugh Lowrey & Ann Elzabeth Walker Lowrey
I have a picture of Ann's sister, Mary Walker Van Hoy, if you would like it.

Just contact me at and I will e-mail it to you.

She is on find-a-grave for The Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Cass County, Missouri. I did not post it so not everything is there.

Added by Wade Hicks on Jul 14, 2014 9:13 AM
Wade Hicks
Hugh & Ann Elizabeth Walker Lowrey
Actually, I am not so far connected to the Lowrey family.

My Great Grandmother Mary Walker, was the sister to Ann Eizabeth WAlker who married Hugh Walker.

Ann Elizabeth married her 2nd cousin from the Lowrey family.

My Mary Walker was the Granddaughter of Mary Lowrey & William Walker and Hugh Lowrey was the grandson of John Zachariah Lowrey. He was Mary Lowrey Walker, brother.

So granddaughter Walker married Grandson Lowrey.
Added by Wade Hicks on Jul 14, 2014 9:07 AM
Wade Hicks
RE: The Lowrey Family
Thanks Gloria. Too many relatives :} I do LOVE the photos as I had NONE of ANY Lowey. Puts a face with the Lowrey even though it is though it a few generations from my Mary.
Added by Wade Hicks on Jul 12, 2014 6:31 AM
Wade Hicks
The Lowrey Family
I am a descendant of John Samuel Lowrey and Isabella B. Lowrey (possibly surname of White - not proven) This is through their daughter, Mary, born in 1760 in Surry County, North Carolina. She married William Walker on 21 April 1778 in Surry County, North Carolina. William is my Great Great Great Grandfahther.

William's son, Robert William Walker married Martha Love 11 December 1803. Their child, Mary "Polly" Walker, born 9 June 1809, married Clayton Van Hoy, 23 October 1827. They migrated to Missouri in 1841 with their children. Some were married when they came. My grandmother, Alice Annette Van Hoy was born in Missouri.

I would LOVE pictures of any of the older Lowrey's. I will treasure the one of the Lowrey you posted it you consent.

Betty Hicks

Added by Wade Hicks on Jul 10, 2014 6:49 AM
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