Person:John McDowell (37)

John McDowell
  • HJohn McDowellabt 1766 - bef 1845
  • WSarah Withrowabt 1768 - bef 1845
m. 16 August 1788
  1. William McDowellabt 1789 - 1859
Facts and Events
Name John McDowell
Alt Name John William McDowell
Gender Male
Birth[1] abt. 1766 Augusta County, Virginia
Marriage Bond 13 August 1788 Augusta County, Virginiato Sarah Withrow
Marriage 16 August 1788 Augusta County, Virginiato Sarah Withrow
Death? bef. 1845 Lawrence County, Kentucky

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


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Not to be confused with Maj. John McDowell (1757-1835), son of Samuel McDowell and Mary McClung.

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Vol. 2 - Marriage Bond - 1788--August 13, John McDowell and Griffith Evans, of Staunton surety. John McDowell and Sarah Withro, daughter of Wm. Withrow. Consent for daughter Sarah signed by Robert Withrow, of Mossy Creek.
  • Vol. 2 - Marriage Record - 1788, August 16th--By Rev. Benj. Erwin: John McDowell and Sarah Withrow.

Records in Kentucky

“Early Settlers in Lawrence Co., Ky.”, John McDowell at McDowell’s Camp 1794.
March 29, 1814, Floyd Co., Ky. John McDowell to help mark road from Blain to Greenup Co., Ky, ‘by Wells.’
First Tax list of Lawrence Co., Ky. John McDowell; John McDowell, Sr.; and William McDowell
1830 Lawrence Co., Census: McDole: John Jr. #335, John Sr. #334, William #336.
1840 Lawrence Co., Census: J (John) McDowell. 0000000001-0000000001, Sarah and John over 70, under 80.
1830 Census of Lawrence Co., Ky. Griffith Abel, David, Evins, James, James Jr., Robert
1830 Census of Lawrence Co., Ky. Withrow, John, John Jr., William
1830 Census of Lawrence Co., Ky. McDole, John Jr., John Sr. William
  2.   Riley McDowell’s father William McDowell’s (m. to Susanna Skaggs) father is not John b. 1757, son of Samuel “the prominate Judge”.