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From: "Sandra Wright" <>
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD-L] Newberry Library /Ballenger Collection listing. Page 1
Date: Sun, 20 Feb 2000 20:31:05 -0600
I don't have anything on the Lowry family yet, other than being listed with
the Sams and Parks families in the Cherokee Genealogies, in the Ballenger
I have emailed Lisa Baldassari, at the Newberry Library, to inquire about
the papers on these listings.
I will keep you posted on what I find out when I hear from her.
I don't find any Lowry's in the Ballenger Genealogy papers. Since the
Sams/Lowry are listed together, I am thinking that they may have a
connection to each other.
Then the Parks papers listed, are most probably a Genealogy of his wife,
Mildred Josephine Parks, family.
These are the only Cherokee Genealogy Papers that list these three,
surnames, so I am wondering what his interest was in the Sams/Lowry's, and
if there is a possible connection somewhere for all of them????
So I am inquiring , to see if they can provide copies of these genealogies.
Will let you know what I find out.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jean Mayfield Cuevas" <>
Sent: Sunday, February 20, 2000 1:27 PM
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD-L] Newberry Library /Ballenger Collection listing.
> I have always been curious (ever since someone first told me about him)
> about John Lowery, who married an Indian wife, and was the instrument
> brought about the Treaty of Sycamore Shoals up near Jonesborough,
> Washington County, TN. Do you have anything on that LOWRY family?
> Thanks for sharing about his information. Sounds like quite a lot of good
> At 01:32 PM 2/20/00 -0600, you wrote:
> >Looks, like they are way behind doesn't it, they have had the collection
> >since the 1960's, and no one has said if or when it will be cataloged.
> > > It appears that Newberry Library could use some dedicated volunteers,
> > > doesn't it?
> > >
> >This is available to the public now, it just isn't cataloged, I sent for
> >received the Ballenger genealogy, so if anyone has any ties to the
> >family, I would be glad to send the information, it contains about, 16
> >pages. He didn't give a lot of locations on his birthplaces of a lot of
> >them, but is pretty thorough on his own immediate family.
> >His wife was Mildred Josephine Parks. She was quite active in the
> >affairs, and from reading the information on her, it appears she could
> >possibly have been Cherokee herself, as she was a member of the Cherokee
> >Council and other tribal programs. And was said to have been called upon
> >frequently for advice on different types of Indian affairs.
> >I don't know if there was a connection of the Parks family to the Sams
> >family, I guess I need to send for this, Sams/Lowry and Parks family
> >listed under the Cherokee Geneology, I will check into that and see what
> >might contain. Dr. Ballenger was born in Arkansas and lived there for a
> >time before his family moved to Oklahoma. Yell, Co. was his residence at
> >that time.
> > > Some of the information surely sounds interesting. Did anyone ever
> > > an idea of when this would be catalogued and available to the public?
> > >
> > > Thanks
> > >
> > > Jean
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