Samuel Anthony Lowery a school teacher, had came to Burnt Corn in the 1870's to farm and raise jersey cows.
In 1876 he married Martha Ann Betts, daughter of James and Cynthia Betts. This union bring their son, Jocob.
Jacob or "Jake" as he was called begin the Lowery dynasty in Burnt Corn. Jacob was ambitious and continually
acquired more land to add to the propery that had been accumulated alredy by his father and through his mother's family,
the Betts. This included the cotton gin and the main store of Burnt Corn.