Louis Lowry

Louis Lowry, a refugee from North Carolina who resettled in South Carolina under British troop protection during the American Revolution, came to East Florida at the evacuation of Charleston in 1782. Lowry purchased a lot south of the St. Johns River in St. Johns Town, and built a house of three rooms, measuring twenty-two by sixteen feet with an eight foot wide "shade" running the length of the house on the bluff. He lived at St. Johns Town, but farmed a refugee grant of 200 acres located at Cedar Point. Twelve acres were cleared and planted and a house was constructed by the time Lowry migrated to the Bahamas .

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