It is believed that Lewis R. Mowery and Elizabeth Lisby Mowery are the parents of Moses Mowery but I can find no proof of it.
Sometime between 1850 and 1855 Moses, his wife Margaret Elizabeth and three sons moved to Red River County, Texas. Moses Mowery/Mowry is listed as an original land owner there. By 1870 Moses and family moved to Lamar County.
I have spent many hours trying to determine exactly which last name is correct for this family. I just don't know. I don't think anyone really did know how this name was spelled. Before leaving Tennessee it seems most of the family had settled on Mowery as you can see on headstones in Bradley County. On their arrival to Texas the name morphs back and forth and never really settled on one spelling until Wesley D. 1879 - 1975 decided on Mowrey.
1850 U.S. Census Bradley county, Bradley, Tennessee
1860 U.S. Census Red River County, Texas
1870 U.S. Census Texas
1900 Census Deport, Lamar, Texas
This data was incorrectly transcribed. This is the Sain family.
Moses was born about 1822 in Knox County, Tennessee to Lewis R. Mowrey and Elizabeth Lisby Mowrey. In 1837, the family moved to Bradley County, Tennessee. There Moses met and married Margaret Elizabeth Witt. Around 1853, many member of the extended Mowrey family moved to Red River County, Texas. Moses and his family settled on a farm in the far western part of Red River County. About 1870, the family moved a few miles across the county line to Milton in Lamar County, Texas. The following biography of Moses Mowrey appears on Page 622 of the book, Biographical Souvenir of the State of Texas: "He [Moses Mowrey] is a farmer, miller, and ginner and is one of the most substantial citizens of the county. The total number of children born to Moses Mowrey and his wife [Margaret E. Witt] is ten, and they were born in the following order-William R., Ephraim L., Louis Daily, Moses G., Sarah E. (wife of John W. Sain), Elizabeth L. (wife of Gabriel L. Allgood), Mollie C. (wife of Henry S. Allgood), Mansfield L., Samuel S., and J.H." Moses Mowrey passed away in 1904 and he and his wife are believed to be buried in the Milton Cemetery, Lamar County, Texas. 
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Personal communication from Connie Ball, Paris Texas; Biographical Souvenir of the State of Texas (Chicago: FA Battey & Co., 1889), p. 622.
I would like to thank Connie Ball of Paris, Texas, for her generous assistance in helping me research my Mowrey and Witt lines. Thank you to Kelly Himmel for creating Mowrey-67 on 15 Oct 13. Click the Changes tab for the details on contributions by Kelly and others.
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