Person:James McDowell (42)

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VA Gov. James McDowell
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Name[1] VA Gov. James McDowell
Gender Male
Birth[1] 13 Oct 1795 Rockbridge, Virginia, United Statesin Cherry Grove
Marriage 7 Sep 1818 Abingdon, Washington, Virginia, United Statesto Susan Smith Preston
Other[1] 1 Jan 1843 Virginia, United Stateselected Governor of Virginia for a 3 yr term
Death[1] 24 Aug 1851 Lexington, Virginia, United States
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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Dorman, John Frederick. The Prestons of Smithfield and Greenfield in Virginia: descendants of John and Elizabeth (Patton) Preston through five generatons. (Louisville, Kentucky: Filson Club, c1982).

    ... James MCDOWELL (#134) was born on October 13, 1795 in "Cherry Grove", Rockbridge Co., VA. He died on August 24, 1851 in Lexington, VA, at age 55. James was a founder of the Virginia Historical Society and signed its Constitution at the first meeting on December 29, 1831. In 1842 he was elected Governor of Virginia for a three year term beginning January 1, 1843. ...