I have traced the Lowrys to John Lowry, b abt. 1804 in VA. and Sarah, b abt 1802 in VA.
The 1850 U.S. Census of Jefferson County, Tennessee,13th District dated 8th day of Nov. 1850 starting on line 17 listed: John Lowry 46 VA.; Sarah 48 VA.; Mary 20 NC.; Robert 18 NC.; Adaline 15 NC.; Pinkney 13 NC.; David 10 NC.
The 1840 U.S. Census of Surry County, North Carolina lists: John Lowery; males, three un 5, one 5 un 10, three 10 un 15, and one 30 to 40; females, one un 5, two 5 un 10, and one 30 to 40.
The 1830 U.S.Census of Iredell County, North Carolina lists: John Lowery; males, two un 5, one 5 un 10, and one 20 to 30; females,one 5 un 10, and one 20 to 30.
Pinkney Logan Lowry, according to my grandmother was the father of my grandfather, William Pinkney Lowry, b 1870, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee.
My father Carl Lee Lowry b April 1,1901, Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto County, Texas.
I have traced the Harrisons to Joel Bird Harrison where in Perry County, Alabama he was married to Mary Price on 11 Sept.,1826. This is reported on page 245 in the "Alabama Source Book" Vol. 1,1964 compiled by Flora Dainwood England, FHC Library #976.1 A58e.(My mother, Harriet Madonna Harrison Lowry and her mother,Mary Matilda Redfield Harrison drew a penciled family tree in the 1930's which indicated that Joel Bird Harrison married Mariah Price.) Also, on page 135 is the start of a list entitled "Heads of Families in Perry County, Alabama-1830 Census". On page 140 is:Harrison,Joel B.60. On page 60 of the 1830 U.S. census of Perry County, Alabama is listed: Joel B. Harrison; males, one un 5,and one 20 to 30; females,one 20 to 30.
The 1840 U.S. Census of Marengo County, Alabama on page36 lists: Joel Harrison; males, one un 5, one 10 un 15, and one 30 to 40; females, four un 5, one 5 un 10, and one 30 to 40.
I have been unable to find Joel B. in the 1850 U.S. Census; however, a J.B. Harrison was enumerated in the 1855 Alabama State Census in the Dublin Beat with three males under 21 and one over 21 along with two females under 21. The 1850 Mortality Schedule lists a Maria Harrison 15 in Perry County. I orginally thought this might be a daughter, but since "Mariah" does not appear in later Census' I believe the age is a misprint and this is Joel's wife.)
Joel B. Harrison patented approximately 340 acres of land in Sections 13 & 24 in Township 20 North,Range 10 East, St. Stephens Meridian two to three miles southwest of Stanton, which is now Chilton County, Alabama. The patents were dated November 15, 1853 and November 1, 1858. At the time this was Perry County, but was Dallas County in 1870 and became Chilton County in 1880.
The 1860 U.S. of Perry County, Dublin Beat, Chestnut Hill,Alabama dated 12th day of July lists Joel B. Harrison: 58, Farmer,b in N.C. along with the following(all b in AL.); Rachel A., 20. domestic; Sylviz, 23, domestic; Geo.W., 13, attended school within year; Benj.F.10, attended school within year;; and John W., farmer.
The 1866 Alabama State Census placed Joel B. Harrison in Perry County, T21R11E: males, two un 10, two 10 to 20, and one 60 to 70;females two un 10, one 30 to 40.
George W. and Benjamin F. could be the 10 to 20 and Joel B. the 60 to 70 year old males; the remainder a second family or children of dead sons.This Census,under "Soldiers" showed one killed and one died of sickness.This probably accounts for John W. and a second son born prior to 1840.
A Benjamin 20, was listed in Dublin Beat, Plantersville, Dallas County in the U.S. 1870 Census; GEORGE W. was in Perry County, Heards Beat[No.10] on the 9th of June, 1880 and on 1st of June, 1900 along with his family. His sister,Rachel Ann was listed with him in 1880. Geo. W.'s widow and a number of descendants were enumerated on the 4th of May, 1910 in Beat no. 10. Perry County, Alabama.
In the 1880's, Benjamin F. Harrison,[ b March 17,1850 in Perry Co., AL.] and his family, along with relatives, in-laws and others moved to Bowie County, Texas.