Monday, September 20, 2010

The Lowrie History

The Lowrie History As Acted in Part By
Henry Berry Lowrie, The Great North Carolina Bandit
With Biographical Sketch of His Associates.

Being a Complete History of the Modern Robber Band in the County
of Robeson and State of North Carolina.

By Mary C. Norment

Published in 1909 By
Lumbee Publishing Company
Lumberton, North Carolina

In re-publishing this book which records the events of a period of Robeson county's history in the years of 1864-’74, the publishers have thought it fitting and proper, in justice to the race of people, (some of whose representatives figure in and are the leading characters of the facts recorded), that a supplement should be added, showing the growth and steady improvement of the Indians of Robeson County, and to accomplish this desired end we do not know of anything better than to copy, in part, an article written by Col. A. F. Olds, of Raleigh, N. C., who visited this saction of Robeson County and came in personal touch with the Croatan Indians, and has therefore written from personal observation. We are therefore indebted to Col. Olds for this interesting bit of history, which forms the appendix to this volume.

To read the book in its entirety: Click Here.

Note: The most interesting part of the book from the perspective of Melungeon studies is the appendix, starting on page 159.

For a series of related newspaper articles: Click Here.

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