Person:James McDowell (22)

James McDowell
b.abt. 1737 Pennsylvania
m. 14 DEC 1734
  1. Col. Samuel McDowell1735 - 1817
  2. John McDowell1735 -
  3. James McDowellabt 1737 - 1771
  4. Sarah McDowell1741 -
m. 1760
  1. Susan McDowell1760-1770 -
  2. Sarah McDowell1762 - 1802
  3. Elizabeth McDowellest 1770 - bef 1812
  4. Col. James McDowell1770 - 1835
Facts and Events
Name James McDowell
Gender Male
Birth[1] abt. 1737 Pennsylvania
Marriage 1760 Virginiato Elizabeth Cloyd
Death? October 1771 prob. Augusta, Rockbridge or Botetourt County, Virginia

James McDowell was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Records of James McDowell in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's:

  • Vol. 1 - MARCH 18, 1755. - (34) James McDowell, 18 years old, chose John Bowyer guardian. (Note: record establishes James McDowell's birthdate in abt. 1737).
  • Vol. 2 - McDowell vs. Robinson--O. S. 27; N. S. 9--Bill dated 5th May, 1791. Elizabeth McDowell, widow of James McDowell, who died October, 1771, intestate, leaving an only son James, an infant. Samuel McDowell of Kentucky, brother of James, qualified with Elizabeth, as Admrs. Deposition of Samuel McDowell in Mercer County, Kentucky, 20th November, 1792. Elizabeth brought suit in Botetourt in 1772, against Solomon Carpenter, which was tried in 1784. Solomon died before 1784 intestate, leaving several children, of whom Thomas was oldest; also a son, Jeremiah Carpenter. John Carpenter was son and heir of Thomas Carpenter. Copy of deed, 12th August, 1779. Moses Mann, son and heir of John Mann, dec'd, of Botetourt, and Fanny, his wife, to Jeremiah Carpenter of Greenbrier County. Proved in Botetourt, August, 1779.

Information on James McDowell

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

Family 1: Elizabeth CLOYD




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


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

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    The Chlkley's record in 1755 establishes James McDowell's birthdate in abt. 1737. As his father John imported his family to Orange/Augusta County in 1739, James was very likely born in Pennsylvania where the family was living in 1737.