Yes, Alexander Lowe and Susan Kincaid Lowe are my direct ancestors. I am also related by marriage to your Ga. Lowe line. My uncle, Emmet Lowe, is from your Lowe family.
I'm not familiar with the Johnson Journal, you'll have to give me info on that. But, no Alexander Lowe wasn't killed, he died of disease ("c. fever") as reported in the 1850 Mortality Schedule of the Census.
I do know of a Ben Lowe that was murdered. That may be the Lowe to which you are referring. I have the full story on that one, and who murdered him, in my file. I'll look it up for you. I'm not sure who Ben was. He is referred to in the Hunnicutt Diary, also. He apparently lived in an area of the county near both of our Lowe families, so that is no clue to which he belonged. As I recall, both of our lines have a Ben in them.
The Ga. and N.C. Lowe families living so close to each other in Pickens Co. sure makes research tough to figure out sometimes!
Have you come across any information on Thomas W. Lowe who was an officer in the 41st Alabama Infantry and was in Pickens Co. as late as November 1868?I believe he was the Thomas Lowe listed in Susan's household in 1850, but need more info to confirm. "T.W. Lowe" is in the adjacent household to Susan in the 1866 state census, and was one of the charter members of a political organization in Nov. 1868. I've found no further record. What I really need is something that shows his wife and/or children. I've found no record of a pension claim. I believe that he was the husband of Sarah Jane Strawn, and his children would have been David A. Lowe, Lela Lowe, and Laura Emma Lowe.