MARRIED:    Rebecca Beard Lowrance

                        9/1767 to 4/1852


CHILDREN:  Anne, Elizabeth, John, Samuel, Jane, Sarah Rebecca, Josiah, Catherine, Delia N.


JACOB:          DOB, 1 August 1759

                        DOD, 24 May, 1855

                        BURIED: Bear Creek Cumberland Presbyterian, Lewisburg, TN


RELATIONSHIP:    Grandson of Johannes Lorentz Lowrance, the original Lowrance settler in the United States.  Jacob’s father was John Lowrance.


MILITARY:   Jacob fought at the Battle of King’s Mountain in North Caroline and was wounded in battle.  His military rank is unkown.


OCCUPATION:     Farmer


Battle of Kings Mountain

October 7, 1780, near the North and South Carolina border

The plateau of the mountain is in Cleveland County, NC

The battlefield and park are in York County, SC

By Peggy Beach

Public Information Officer, Cleveland County, NC

Phone: 704-476-3012; e-mail: peggy.beach@countynt2.co.cleveland.nc.us



Historians consider the Battle of Kings Mountain to be the "turning point in the South" in America's War for Independence. The victory of Patriots over Loyalist troops destroyed the left wing of Cornwallis' army. The battle also effectively ended, at least temporarily, the British advance into North Carolina. Lord Cornwallis was forced to retreat from Charlotte into South Carolina to wait for reinforcements. The victory of the Overmountain Men allowed General Nathaniel Greene the opportunity to reorganize the American Army.

When British General Henry Clinton learned of his men's defeat at Kings Mountain, he is reported to have called it "the first link of a chain of evils" that he feared might lead to the collapse of the British plans to quash the Patriot rebellion. He was right. American forces went on to defeat the British at Cowpens. A little more than a year after Kings Mountain, Washington accepted Cornwallis's surrender at Yorktown, Virginia.