John H. Lowe Obituary

The Southern Watchman
Athens GA
January 5, 1864

Col. John H. Lowe was born in Prince George county, Maryland, Feb. 14th, 1786; was brought to Edgefield District, S.C., when 7 years old, he there received his education in an "old field school." In January, 1800, he was placed in a store in Augusta, Ga., where he remained four years; then went to Savannah, Ga., and commenced merchandizing; returned to Augusta in 1806, and in 1807 settled in Clarke county, Ga., where he died on 29th March, 1863.

The deceased lived a long and useful life. As Clerk of the Court of Ordinary, Justice of the Inferior Court, Representative in the Legislature, Guardian of the orphan and agent and friend of the widow, he was remarkable for his fidelity and energy. As a friend he was true and confiding; and in his family every obligation was fully met. He lived respected, died regretted, and has left a void in society not easily filled. Venerated friend, rest in peace until the resurrection morn, when, summoned to arise from the sleep of ages, thou shalt meet thy Judge with an unblanched cheeck and an unqualing eye, to receive the award. "Well done, good and faithful servant; thou has been faithful over a few things. I will make thee ruler over many things." J.C.J.

Contributed by Bobbie Keenan.