Family:John McDowell and Magdalena Woods (1)

Facts and Events
Marriage? 14 DEC 1734 Pennsylvania
Children
BirthDeath
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07 Nov 1735 Pennsylvania
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27 DEC 1735 Pennsylvania
 
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abt. 1737 Pennsylvania
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This was one of the First Families of Early Orange/Augusta County, Virginia [[1]]


Descendants of John McDowell, Capt.

Generation No. 1

1. JOHN3 MCDOWELL, CAPT. (EPHRAIM2, ABRAHAM1) was born 1714 in Ireland, and died 14 Dec 1742 in killed by Indians in Augusta County, Virginia. He married MAGDALENA WOODS 14 Dec 1734 in Pennsylvania, daughter of SAMUEL WOODS and ELIZABETH CAMPBELL. She was born 17 Nov 1712 in prob. Ireland, and died 1810.

Notes for JOHN MCDOWELL, CAPT.:

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Capt. John McDowell (1714-1742) From Waddell’s Annals of Augusta County, Virginia, page 37:

“On the 28th of February 1739, John McDowell, who settled in Borden’s Grant, made oath at Orange Court that ‘he imported himself, Magdaline, his wife, and Samuel McDowell, his son, and John Rutter, his servant, at his own charge from Great Britain in the year 1737, to dwell in this colony, and that this is the first time of proving their rights in order to obtain land pursuant to the royal instructions’”. Waddell further says, “Captain John McDowell, was a prominent Captain of a military force of Augusta County in 1742. Ephraim McDowell, then an old man, was a member of his son John’s company. All grown men were enrolled without respect to age.”



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Capt. John MCDOWELL BIRTH: 1714, Ireland DEATH: 14 DEC 1742, Augusta County, Virginia Father: Ephraim MCDOWELL Mother: Margaret IRVINE

Family 1: Magdalena WOODS MARRIAGE: 14 DEC 1734, Pennsylvania


+Samuel MCDOWELL +James MCDOWELL +Sarah MCDOWELL


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Husband: Capt. John McDowell


Born: 1714 at: Married: ABT. 1734 at: Died: 25 Dec 1742 at: Petit's Gap Rockbridge Co. VA killed by Delaware Indians Father: Ephraim McDowell Mother: Margaret Irvine Spouses: Magdalina Woods


Wife: Magdalina Woods


Born: 1716 at: Dunshauglin Castle, County Meath, IRE Died: ABT. 1820 at: p Rockbridge Co. VA Father: Michael Woods Mother: Mary Campbell Spouses: Capt. John McDowell , Benjamin Borden , Col. John Bowyer


CHILDREN


Name: Judge Samuel McDowell

Born: 29 Oct 1735 at: Married: 17 Jan 1754 at: Died: 25 Oct 1817 at: Danville. KY Spouses: Mary McClung , unknown


Name: James McDowell

Born: 1739 at: Fairfield, Rockbridge Co. VA Married: 1760 at: Died: BET. 1771 - 1772 at: Spouses: Elizabeth Cloyd


Name: Sarah McDowell

Born: BEF. 16 OCT 1741 at: Married: at: Died: at: Spouses: Col. James Moffitt



From Genforum.com post:

Re: Woods-McDowell [PA-VA] circa 1730 Posted by: Kelle Metz Date: May 11, 2000 at 09:42:03 In Reply to: Woods-McDowell [PA-VA] circa 1730 by Brett F. Woods of 7006

I show that Magdalina Woods and John McDowell had the following children: James McDowell b 1739 Rockbridge Co. VA.; Sarah McDowell b 1741 VA.; Elizabeth McDowell b VA.; John McDowell b 27 Dec 1735 VA.(twin?); and Samuel McDowell b 27 Dec 1735 (twin?).

With these dates it would seem that the Margaret and Mary McDowell listed were not children of Magdalina Woods McDowell, nor were they probably Magdalina. I will look at my McDowell info and see if I can find who they might be.

Kelle Metz


Notes for MAGDALENA WOODS: http://www.mantelshop.com/html/d0002/g0000058.html#I000641

Magdalena WOODS BIRTH: 17 NOV 1712, Castle Dunshanglin, County Meath, Ireland DEATH: 1810 Father: Michael WOODS Mother: Lady Mary CAMPBELL

Family 1: Capt. John MCDOWELL MARRIAGE: 14 DEC 1734, Pennsylvania


+Samuel MCDOWELL +James MCDOWELL +Sarah MCDOWELL Family 2: Benjamin BORDEN


Martha BORDEN 

Family 3: John BOWYER


Children of JOHN MCDOWELL and MAGDALENA WOODS are:

  • i. JOHN4 MCDOWELL, b. 27 Dec 1735, Pennsylvania.
  • ii. SAMUEL MCDOWELL, COL., b. 27 Dec 1735, Pennsylvania; d. 25 Sep 1817, Danville, Boyle County, Kentucky; m. MARY MCCLUNG, 17 Jan 1754, Augusta County, Virginia; b. 28 Oct 1735.

Notes for SAMUEL MCDOWELL, COL.: http://scotsirish.blogspot.com/2007_10_01_archive.html

Uncle Samuel McDowell Patrick Henry was one of the most influential (and radical) advocates of the American Revolution. He is perhaps best known for the speech he made in the Virginia House of Burgesses on 23 March 1775, urging the legislature to take military action against the encroaching British military force. The House was deeply divided, but was very much leaning toward not committing troops. As Henry stood in Saint John's Church in Richmond, he ended his speech with his most famous words: "Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!" This speech is credited, by some, with single-handedly delivering the Virginia troops to the Revolutionary War. My 5x great-uncle Samuel McDowell (1735-1817) was one of two delegates from Rockbridge County to the Virginia Conventions of 1775, and was present that day in the House of Burgesses. His life remains a lesson in citizenship and patriotism. Samuel McDowell had been a captain in the French and Indian War, commissioned 16 August 1759. On 21 November 1759, he was installed as County Commissioner and Justice in Rockbridge County, Virginia. He was a captain of the Rangers Company at the Battle of Point Pleasant in 1774. At the Battle of Point Pleasant, he served as aide-de-camp to General Isaac Shelby, who later became the first governor of Kentucky. Samuel became a colonel in the Revolutionary War, serving in Nathanael Greene's campaign in North Carolina, and was with the army that drove General Cornwallis to Wilmington. In 1775, in conjunction with his kinsman Thomas Lewis, the son of settler John and brother of Andrew, hero of Point Pleasant, Samuel was chosen to represent the freeholders of Augusta County in the convention which met at Richmond, Virginia. He was also a member of the second convention that met at Williamsburg in 1776. As an officer, Samuel McDowell distinguished himself in the Battle of Guilford Court House. In addition, he raised a battalion at his own expense to aid in repelling the invasion of Virginia by Benedict Arnold. In 1783, uncle Samuel McDowell moved his family to what became Fayette County, Kentucky (but was then still part of Virginia), where he was a surveyor. He was appointed to the first District Court ever held in Kentucky, 3 March 1783, and was President of the convention which was called to frame the constitution for the state of Kentucky on 19 April 1792. All this, and 13 children, too.

(info: "Rockbridge County, Virginia Notebook", The News-Gazette, Lexington, Virginia)




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Samuel MCDOWELL BIRTH: 27 DEC 1735, Pennsylvania DEATH: 25 SEP 1817, Danville, Boyle County, Kentucky Father: Capt. John MCDOWELL Mother: Magdalena WOODS

Family 1: Mary MCCLUNG MARRIAGE: 17 JAN 1754, Augusta County, Virginia


Magdalene MCDOWELL 
Sarah MCDOWELL 
John MCDOWELL 
James MCDOWELL 
William MCDOWELL 
Samuel MCDOWELL 
Martha MCDOWELL 
Joseph MCDOWELL 
Ephraim MCDOWELL 
Mary MCDOWELL 
Caleb Wallace MCDOWELL 
Andrew Reid MCDOWELL 


Notes for MARY MCCLUNG: http://www.mantelshop.com/html/d0002/g0000061.html#I001065

Mary MCCLUNG BIRTH: 28 OCT 1735, Ireland DEATH: Y Father: John MCCLUNG Mother: Elizabeth ALEXANDER

Family 1: Samuel MCDOWELL MARRIAGE: 17 JAN 1754, Augusta County, Virginia


Magdalene MCDOWELL 
Sarah MCDOWELL 
John MCDOWELL 
James MCDOWELL 
William MCDOWELL 
Samuel MCDOWELL 
Martha MCDOWELL 
Joseph MCDOWELL 
Ephraim MCDOWELL 
Mary MCDOWELL 
Caleb Wallace MCDOWELL 
Andrew Reid MCDOWELL 


  • iii. JAMES MCDOWELL, b. 1739, Rockbridge County, Virginia; d. 1770; m. ELIZABETH CLOYD, 1760; b. 1739, New Castle, Delaware; d. Nov 1796, Rockbridge County, Virginia.

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James MCDOWELL BIRTH: 1737, Augusta County, Virginia DEATH: 1772, Augusta County, Virginia Father: Capt. John MCDOWELL Mother: Magdalena WOODS

Family 1: Elizabeth CLOYD


Sarah MCDOWELL 

+James MCDOWELL

Susan MCDOWELL 


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Husband: James McDowell


Born: 1739 at: Fairfield, Rockbridge Co. VA Married: 1760 at: Died: BET. 1771 - 1772 at: Father: Capt. John McDowell Mother: Magdalina Woods Spouses: Elizabeth Cloyd


Wife: Elizabeth Cloyd


Born: ABT. 1739 at: Died: at: Father: David Cloyd Mother: Margaret Canpbell Spouses: James McDowell


CHILDREN


Name: Elizabeth McDowell

Born: AFT. 1760 at: Married: at: Died: at: Spouses: David McGavock


Name: Sarah McDowell

Born: AFT. 1760 at: Married: at: Died: at: Spouses: John McDowell


Name: Gov. James McDowell

Born: ABT. 1767 at: VA Married: at: Died: at: Spouses: Sarah Preston


  • iv. SARAH MCDOWELL, b. 16 Oct 1741, Augusta County, Virginia; m. GEORGE MOFFETT, COL., 1755, Augusta County, Virginia; b. 1733, Augusta County, Virginia; d. 26 Aug 1811, Augusta County, Virginia.

Notes for GEORGE MOFFETT, COL.: From Chalkley's Augusta County, Virginia Court Records:

Page 34 - - 1st January, 1811. George Moffett's will - - To wife, Sarah; to daughter, Margaret, to school her two youngest children, Clarissa and Joseph; to son, James (900 acres of Glen Creek, Kentucky, land); son, George (South Elkhorn Survey in Kentucky); son, William; to five married daughters; daughter, Sally; daughter, Margaret (Glen Creek Survey where she now lives); to deceased daughter Martha's daughter, Sally, and son, George (Glen Creek); to daughter Mary's children by her first husband; to deceased daughter Magdalene's children, viz: George, John, Henry, Addison, Samuel, Magdalene; to daughter, Elizabeth, and her son, George; to daughter, Sally; to brother William's widow and children, John, Thomas, Mary; to son George's Maria; to sister, Mary; to Charles Patrick's son, George; to sister, Hannah, and her son, George; to nephew John Patrick's oldest son, to nephew, John M. Estill, and Benjamin Estill's oldest daughter. Executors, son James and nephew Jno. M. Estill. Teste: George Crosby, Wm. Young, Jno. A. Sheete. PRoved, 26th August, 1811. Executors qualify.


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Col. George MOFFETT BIRTH: 1733, Augusta County, Virginia DEATH: 26 AUG 1811, Augusta County, Virginia Father: John MOFFETT Mother: Mary CHRISTIAN

Family 1: Sarah MCDOWELL MARRIAGE: 1755, Augusta County, Virginia


+Margaret MOFFETT +Mary MOFFETT

Magdalena MOFFETT 
Martha MOFFETT 
Elizabeth MOFFETT 
George MOFFETT 
James McDowell MOFFETT 
William MOFFETT