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(30) xi Sallie McCue, b 22, Nov. 1805, Augusta county, Va., d 30, Nov. 1885, at Hillsboro, Ohio ; m 17, April
1821, Gen. Joseph Jefferson McDowell (b 13, Nov. 1800, "Quaker Meadows," N. C; d 18, Jan. 1877, Hillsboro, Ohio), he was the son of Gen. Joseph McDowell, hero of Cowpens and King's Mountain. Gen. Jos. J. McDowell and Sally McCue were married at the "Old Stone Fort,"the McCue home, and information is given the writer that they were "The handsomest couple ever married in the Valley of Virginia." Gen. McDowell manifested an inclination for State affairs in early life and his rapid advancement from one office to another seems increditable [sic]. He was a man of brains and will power and enjoyed the respect and esteem of his friends and acquaintances. During Polk's Administration, Gen. McDowell was elected to Congress where he served with honor and distinction. His brilliant career was brought to a close in 1878, when he was seized with apoplexy while on the floor of the Senate. He was a noted lawyer and an orator of the first order. His life was a most useful one and Ohio never lost a truer and better citizen. Some years before his death his many friends sought to elect him Governor, but he never permitted his name to be thus used. Sally McCue McDowell was a wonderful woman, cultured, intellectual and brilliant. She had the merriest ringing laugh ; and as to her beauty, it is related by her granddaughters that her pastor requested that she move her seat from in front of the pulpit because the "lovely picture" distracted his attention from his sermon. She retained her beauty and at the age of eighty had the complexion of a girl.