"The John F. Johnson Journal of 1902, with a Partial History of Webster &Choctaw Counties, Mississippi, Pickens County, Alabama and Camden, Arkansas" By John F. Johnson (1827-1912).Edited by John W. Brannon, Eupora, Mississippi.Copyright Apr 1984.John F. Johnson was a relative of the Williams family annd Johnson lived in Pickens until about 1855.This part is about Pickens County. "...When Mr. Donally killed Mr Low within about three miles of father's farm, the country seemed alarmed at the horrible thing.Our world seemed strained to the bottom.People for miles around were out hunting for Donally.Before he killed Mr. Low, Donally had prepared a cave in the ground about a mile from his house and near the road annd had stored provisions there to do him several months.It was a mystery what had become of him.Hundreds of people night after night had guarded his house and become convinced that he had left the country.Many went in pursuit of him, and offered a reward for him, but Donally had gone out to the territories and defeated all efforts in finding him." This had to have happened before 1855.This book has a lot about Pickens' early day.We do not believe it was any of our Lowe family. James D. Lowe had a doctor son who died young but would have been about the same age as the Johnson Journal keeper, annd probably would not have been called Mr. Lowe.
My husband descends from James D. Lowe's daughter Sarah who married John Henry Williams annd they lived in Attala Co., Miss.during their marriage.John Henry was a son of Enoch H. Williams, SR that lived in Pickens starting in the 1830's..(I believe that is the decade without checking my files).Mary E. Price