Person:William McDowell (19)

William McDowell, Jr.
m. 22 Jan 1798
Facts and Events
Name William McDowell, Jr.
Gender Male
Birth[1] Est 1763 Augusta, Virginia, United States[later Greenbrier County in 1777]
Marriage 22 Jan 1798 Montgomery County, Virginiato Mary 'Polly' Patton


In another deed of gift Henry and wife Martha Patton gave parts of the 840 acres where they then lived to William McDowell, who with his wife Polly then sold to William Muirhead whose land it adjoined. William McDowell of Greenbrier County had married Polly, the daughter of Henry Patton in 1798. Matilda, another daughter of Henry and Martha, married Joseph Davidson and moved to Mercer County, Virgijia (now West Virginia). In 1806 Henry and Marth Patton sold land to Joseph Davison and also to another son-in-law, William George, who had married their daughter Jennet or Jenny (Montgomery County Deed Books, C, p. 611; E, pp 470, 583; K, p. 457; Tazewell County Deed Book 1, p. 248; Tazewell County records as found in Schreiner Yantis, Archives of Tazewell County, pp. 64, 214, among others.)



While some have identified him as the son of the William McDowell who died in 1796 leaving a son William as one of his heirs, others have assigned him a father named Daniel McDowell. Based on his marriage date, this William McDowell appears to be a good generation younger than William McDowell's son William.

  1. Christiansburg, Montgomery, Virginia, in United States. 1810 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M252).

    Wm McDowell
    1 male aged 45 or over
    1 female aged 26-44
    4 other free persons