John Washington Lowrey was a man of many interests. He was apparently a "botanical doctor" in 1860, during the war he was a conpany 1st sergeant of an Alabama cavalry unit and acting assistant surgeon, then after the war he was a dentist and methodist minister. These are from the US census, confederate archives, his head stone, and Texas pension application. He lived from July 1825 to July 1900. He's buried in Old Lebanon Cemetary, Hill Co Texas.