||George (Lowery) Lowry was a Native American member of the Cherokee tribe.|
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George Lowrey was the son of George Lowrey, a white man, and his Cherokee wife, Nannie.. The family lived along Battle Creek in the area where Georgia, Tennessee, and Alabama come together. Author John Howard Payne, who gathered information on the Cherokees in the 1830's, recorded George's Cherokee name as "Tsi tsa Lawili" or "Agili."  He may have been the "boy" who traveled to Philadelphia with a Cherokee delegation in 1792.  George was a frequent correspondent to Indian Agent Return Meigs, writing from "Lowryvill." As a local chief, his letters dealt with white intruders, stolen horses, and the need for corn and other supplies.  In 1819 George took a reservation of land under the Treaty of 1819. 
George married Lucy Benge about 1790. They were the parents of seven children, James, Susan, George, Lydia, Rachel, John, and Anderson. He also fathered three sons, Archibald, Washington, and Charles by three other women.  The 1835 Cherokee census shows George, his wife, and twenty enslaved people living at Will's Valley (now Alabama).  The family was Removed to Indian Territory in 1838 in the Benge/Lowrey detachment and settled in the Delaware District.
George Lowrey and his son-in-law, David Brown, translated portions of the New Testament into the Cherokee syllabary. Their translation of the Book of Matthew was printed in the Cherokee Phoenix newspaper between April and July of 1828. 
George died in 1852. His tombstone records his numerous roles in the Cherokee Nation:
Emmet Starr stated that George assisted his son-in-law, David Brown, with creation of a Cherokee spelling book using transliterations with English letters. Starr was incorrect; Brown assisted John Arch, a fellow student of the Brainerd Mission with the book.
Although numerous biographies state that he was a Major in the War of 1812, he does not appear on the muster roll for the Cherokee regiment under Gideon Morgan. His brother John did serve as a Major. 
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