BETSY PACK (NEE SHOREY) CHEROKEE MATRIARCH
Born Elizabeth Lowery, daughter of Chief John Lowery of the Cherokee, Her descendants gather on a semi-annual basis to remember her at the site of the Historical marker in her honor in Marion County, TN and per HISTORICAL MARKER IN JASPER, TN she lived in a house about 60 yards southeast after her marriage," the marker in downtown Jasper notes. "She donated the ground on which the town of Jasper was laid out in 1820, when the county seat was moved here from Cheekville, near Whitwell about 12 miles northeast." The marker is on U.S. Hey 72, on the right when traveling west. "Betsy Lowery Pack established a ferry on the Tennessee River," said TN TOTA secretary Vicki Rozema in her book, Footsteps of the Cherokees (pp. 90-91). "It is believed to have been located four or five miles west of Bogg's Ferry at Runningwater Town and approximately seven miles east of her father's ferry at Battle Creek. In 1815, she and her mother ran a public house on Battle Creek called Lowrey's Place."
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