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The Descendancy of King Fergus of Scotland to the the McDowells of *Greenbrier, Virginia
(see Chart #20 down the page)

NOTE: *Now West Virginia

ALSO NOTEe: I cannot entirely prove this genealogy yet until the McDowell DNA Project is opened up!
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Family of King Fergus, 1st Lord of Galloway, Scotland and Princess Elizabeth of England

NAME
BIRTH
LOCATION
DEATH
LOCATION
MARRIAGE
LOCATION
SPOUSE

King Fergus, 1st Lord of Galloway [1]

1096 Carrick, Ayrshire, Scotland 12 May 1161 Abbey of Holyrood, Edinburgh, Scotland abt. 1124 Carrick, Ayrshire, Scotland Elizabeth Beauclerc, Princess of England[2]

Uchtred, the Dowal of Galloway

1135 Scotland 1185 Battle against Gilcolm in Galloway, Scotland    

Gunnild Of Dunbar

[1] King Fergus de Galloway (born 1096) was a contemporary and close relative of King Somerled [King of the Isles and Man], both being direct descendants through Godfraidh (Godfrey) mac Fergus, Lord of the Isles who died in 853 A.D. Sources list King Fergus as either son of Olave the Red, King of Man or of Gudrod Haraldsson (son of Harald) b. 1025 in Scotland, d. 1095 in Islay, Scotland and Marie Haraldsdatter (daughter of Harald) b. 1046 Bergen, Hordaland, Norway, d. 1086 Orkney Islands, Scotland. History indicates that Gille, the native Dalriadic Governor of the Western Isles under Norse suzerainty about the year 1000, was the great grandfather in the male line of Fergus Lord of Galloway. Galloway is located in the Southwestern corner of Scotland where the Pictish language was spoken. The name Gall comes from the word "Stranger," and Fergis was known to have been Celtic and of Norse origin. Galloway was reputed to be a power with which the kingdom founded by Kenneth, and the kingdom of the Northern English, always had to reckon. An interesting history is posted here.

[2] Princess Elizabeth was b. 1095 and lived in Talby, Yorkshire, England and d. bef. 1161, Scotland. She was the daughter of King Henry I, "the youngest and ablest of William I the Conqueror's son" and Princess Matilda of Scotland, aka the "Empress of Scotland." She was first married to a Plantaganet. More info on this line can be found here.

Family of Dowal of Galloway and Gunnild Of Dunbar

NAME
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LOCATION
DEATH
LOCATION
MARRIAGE
LOCATION
SPOUSE

Uchtred, the Dowal of Galloway [1]

1135 Scotland 1185 Battle against Gilcolm in Galloway, Scotland    

Gunnild Of Dunbar [2]

Dougal/Duegald MacDowall
bef. 1185 Scotland         ??

[1] It was Uchtred who therefore became the first "son of Dowal." Though the name was spelled "MacDougall," it was pronounced "Macdoull."

[2] Gunnild Of Dunbar was b. 1134 Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland and d. 12 May 1166 Paisley. Renfrewshire, Scotland.

Family of Dougall MacDowall and ??

NAME
BIRTH
LOCATION
DEATH
LOCATION
MARRIAGE
LOCATION
SPOUSE
Dougal/Duegald MacDowall [1]
bef. 1185 Scotland         ??
Donald MacDowall
1210 Scotland 1238 Battle of the Standard, Scotland     ??

[1] Using the "son of" naming tradition, Dougal's son became MacDougal, just as Dougal had been "MacDowall," or son of Dowal of Galloway.

Family of Dougal MacDowall and ??

NAME
BIRTH
LOCATION
DEATH
LOCATION
MARRIAGE
LOCATION
SPOUSE
Donald MacDowall
1210 Scotland 1238 Battle of the Standard, Scotland     ??

Dougal MacDowall

bef. 1238 Scotland         ??

Family of Dougall MacDowall, 1st of Garochloyne and ??

NAME
BIRTH
LOCATION
DEATH
LOCATION
MARRIAGE
LOCATION
SPOUSE

Dougall MacDowall

bef. 1238 Scotland         ??
Dougall MacDowall
  Scotland   Scotland     ??

Family of Dougall MacDowall, 2nd of Garochloyne and ??

NAME
BIRTH
LOCATION
DEATH
LOCATION
MARRIAGE
LOCATION
SPOUSE
Dougall MacDowall
  Scotland   Scotland     ??
Fergus MacDowall
    after 1414 Scotland     ??

Family of Fergus MacDowall, 3rd of Garochloyne and ??

NAME
BIRTH
LOCATION
DEATH
LOCATION
MARRIAGE
LOCATION
SPOUSE
Fergus MacDowall
    after 1414 Scotland     ??
Thomas MacDowall
1400 Scotland 1440 Scotland     ? Wallace [1]

NOTE: There seems to be a gap in the genealogy her between 1238 and the 1300's. It is known that "Dougal Macdougall of Gairachloyne and his younger brother Fergus affixed their seals to the “Ragman Roll” of fealty to their fifth cousin King Edward I of England , who later knighted Dougal, and their names were inscribed on the Roll as Macdowyl and Macdowald.  In 1295 Dougal was granted a confirmatory charter to the lands of Gairachloyne / Garochloyne, Lougan / Logan and Eldrig / Elrig by his Baliol / Balliol fourth cousin King John I as Lord of Galloway."

"This Sir Dougal and his heirs of two more generations led the defending forces of Galloway in the name of the Baliol Crown of Scotland for fifty years after King Robert I (Bruce) invaded Galloway in 1306, where the Brooch of Lorn was ripped off Robert the Bruce's tartan. They were, however, comrades in battle and English captivity with King Robert I’s heir king David II in 1347.  Sir Dougal’s fourth grandson, Sir Fergus Macdowell of Makerstoun and of Garthland, also fought, was wounded, captured and ransomed in 1402 at the battle of Homildon Hill.  In 1414 he helped his nephew Thomas Macdowall, the previous Chief’s son and heir to receive a charter renewing to him the family’s old feudal baronies of Garochloyne, and Logan-Elrig, with Garthland as well." Source: Brief History of the MacDowalls of Galloway

Family of Thomas MacDowall, 4th of Garochloyne and ? Wallace

NAME
BIRTH
LOCATION
DEATH
LOCATION
MARRIAGE
LOCATION
SPOUSE
Thomas MacDowall
1400 Scotland 1440 Scotland     ? Wallace [1]

Uchtred MacDowall

  Scotland 1470 Scotland     ? Vans

[1] ? Wallace was from Craigie, Ayrshire, Scotland

Family of Uchtred MacDowall, 5th of Garochloyne and ? Vans

NAME
BIRTH
LOCATION
DEATH
LOCATION
MARRIAGE
LOCATION
SPOUSE

Uchtred MacDowall

  Scotland 1470 Scotland     ? Vans

Thomas MacDowall

  Renfrewshire, Scotland 1488 Scotland     ? Fraser

Family of Thomas MacDowall 6th of Garochloyne and ? Fraser

NAME
BIRTH
LOCATION
DEATH
LOCATION
MARRIAGE
LOCATION
SPOUSE

Thomas MacDowall

  Renfrewshire, Scotland 1488 Scotland     ? Fraser [1]

Uchtred Macdowall

September 1434 Renfrewshire, Scotland 9 September 1513 Battle of Flodden Field, Branxton, Northumberland, Scotland     ??

[1] ? Fraser was b. Scotland and d. 1434

Family of Uchtred MacDowall, 7th of Garochloyne/Garthland and ??

NAME
BIRTH
LOCATION
DEATH
LOCATION
MARRIAGE
LOCATION
SPOUSE

Uchtred Macdowall

September 1434 Renfrewshire, Scotland 9 September 1513 Battle of Flodden Field, Branxton, Northumberland, Scotland     Isobell Gordon [1]

Thomas MacDowall

1480 Renfrewshire, Scotland 9 September 1513 Battle of Flodden Field, Branxton, Northumberland, Scotland     Isobell Stewart

[1] Isobell was the daughter of Sir John Gordon of Lochinvar

Family of Thomas MacDowall and Isabelle Stewart

NAME
BIRTH
LOCATION
DEATH
LOCATION
MARRIAGE
LOCATION
SPOUSE

Thomas MacDowall

1480 Renfrewshire, Scotland 1513 Battle of Flodden Field, Branxton, Northumberland, Scotland     Isobell Stewart [1]

Uchtred MacDowall

1504 Garthland, Machermore, Scotland 1531 Garthland, Scotland     Marion Stewart

[1] Isabelle Stewart was b. 1476 in Galashiels, Roxburghshire, Scotland and d. 1516 Strowan, Perthshire, Scotland

Family of Uchtred MacDowall, 8th of Garthland and Marion Stewart

NAME
BIRTH
LOCATION
DEATH
LOCATION
MARRIAGE
LOCATION
SPOUSE

Uchtred MacDowall

1504 Garthland, Machermore, Scotland 1531 Garthland, Scotland     Marion Stewart [1]
John MacDowall
1507 Galloway, Scotloand 1547 Pinkie, Scotland     Margaret Campbell

[1] Marion Stewart was b. 1484 and d. 1531

Family of John MacDowall, 9th of Garthland and Margaret Campbell

NAME
BIRTH
LOCATION
DEATH
LOCATION
MARRIAGE
LOCATION
SPOUSE
John MacDowall [1] 1507 Galloway, Scotloand 1547 Battle of Pinkie, Scotland     Margaret Campbell [2]

Uchtred MacDowall

1546 Stoneykirk, Wigtownshire, Scotland 1593 Larne, Ulster, Ireland     1) Margaret Kennedy
2) Lady Margaret Stewart of Methven

[1] John was from Garthland and Corswall, Scotland.

[2] Margaret Campbell was b. 1530 and d. 1537

Family of Uchtred MacDowall, 10th of Garthland and 1) Margaret Kennedy 2) Lady Margaret Stewart of Methven

NAME
BIRTH
LOCATION
DEATH
LOCATION
MARRIAGE
LOCATION
SPOUSE

Uchtred MacDowall [1]

1546 Stoneykirk, Wigtownshire, Scotland 1593 Larne, Ulster, Ireland     1) Margaret Kennedy [2]
2) Lady Margaret Stewart of Methven [3]
Uchted Macdowall             Eupham Dunbar
Catherine  Macdowall             John Cathcart
Thomas Macdowall              

John McDowall/ell

abt. 1575 Galloway, Scotland aft. 1635 Glenoe, Co. Antrim, Ulster, Ireland     Mary Wylie

[1] Uchtred was a Presbyterian who was accused of participating in the abduction of James VI (who later pardoned them). This is said to be the precursor of the family move to Ulster.

[2] Margaret Kennedy was b. 1560 and d. 1578. She was the daughter of Sir Hugh Kennedy of Girvanmains, by his wife Janet, widow of Alexander Gordon, Master of Sutherland, and a daughter of John Stewart, 2nd Earl of Atholl.

[3] Lady Margaret Stewart of Methven was the widow of Alexander Stewart, Master of Ochiltree, and the daughter of 1st Lord Methven, and died abroad (France or Ireland?) in 1593

Family of John McDowell and Mary Wylie

NAME
BIRTH
LOCATION
DEATH
LOCATION
MARRIAGE
LOCATION
SPOUSE

John McDowall/ell [1]

abt 1575 Galloway, Scotland 1635 Glenoe, Co. Antrim, Ulster, Ireland abt. 1595 Glenoe, Co. Antrim, Ulster, Ireland Mary Wylie [2]
Alexander McDowell abt. 1595 Glenoe, Co. Antrim, Ulster, Ireland ? Glenoe, Co. Antrim, Ulster, Ireland abt. 1625 Glenoe, Co. Antrim, Ulster, Ireland

Margaret Hall

John McDowell              

Thomas McDowell

abt. 1635 Raloo Parish, Antrim, Ulster, Ireland 1692 Gleno, Antrim, Ulster, Ireland abt. 1668 Gleno, Antrim, Ulster, Ireland Ann Locke

[1] Like his father, John was a political exile. He went to Gleno near Larne, Raloo Parish, County Antrim, Ulster by 1595 where he married Mary Wylie. Genealogist Mary Semple described him as "the 7th son of Uchtred MacDowall, 10th of Garthland." He fled to Ireland as a Covenantor; one who bound himself to defend Protestantism in Scotland.

[2] Mary Wylie was b. 1590 and d. 1631

Family of Thomas McDowell and Ann Locke

NAME
BIRTH
LOCATION
DEATH
LOCATION
MARRIAGE
LOCATION
SPOUSE

Thomas McDowell [1]

abt. 1635 Raloo Parish, Antrim, Ulster, Ireland 1692 Gleno, Antrim, Ulster, Ireland abt. 1668 Gleno, Antrim, Ulster, Ireland Ann Locke
Alexander McDowell
1668 County Antrim, Ulster, Ireland 1736 United States abt. 1696   Margaret Loveridge
John McDowell
abt. 1670 Ulster, Northern Ireland abt. 1736 New Castle Co., Delaware 1702 Longford, Londonderry, Ireland Jane ?
Ephraim McDowell
03 Mar 1673 Ulster, Northern Ireland abt. 1780 Rockbridge Co., VA   Ulster, Northern Ireland Margaret Irvine
William McDowell
1680 Ulster, Northern Ireland 1759 United States     Mary Irvine
Sarah McDowell
            John McCune
Esther McDowell
1690 Ulster, Northern Ireland   North Carolina, United States     Hugh McIlroy

[1] Thomas McDowell was a blacksmith and Ann Locke was from Gleno, near Larne, Raloo Parish, County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

Family of John McDowell and Jane ??

NAME
BIRTH
LOCATION
DEATH
LOCATION
MARRIAGE
LOCATION
SPOUSE
John McDowell, [1]
abt. 1670 Ulster, Northern Ireland abt. 1736 New Castle Co., Delaware 1702 Longford, Londonderry, Ireland Jane ?
Charles McDowell
1690
 
Tyrone, Ulster, Ireland 4 June 1754 Anson County, North Carolina 1720 Rowan County, North Carolina Rachael Cathay
James McDowell
1707   1747        
Robert McDowell
1709 Ulster, Ireland 10 October 1770 Mecklenburg, North Carolina     Margaret Reefy
William McDowell [1] 1710-1711 Ulster, Northern Ireland 16 August 1796 Lewisburg, Greenbrier Co., Virginia (later W VA) abt. 1730? ??? Mary ???
Joseph McDowell II
1715   1771        

[1] The brothers Alexander, John, and William McDowell immigrated to America by 1718, perhaps as early as 1714-15. Both John and Alexander are referred to as brothers in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware records. It is this John McDowell (Sr.) who was the father of Charles, Robert, William, and Joseph McDowell of Pennsylvania, Virginia, and North Carolina. Source

Family of William McDowell and Mary ?

NAME
BIRTH
LOCATION
DEATH
LOCATION
MARRIAGE
LOCATION
SPOUSE
William McDowell [1] 1710-1711 Ulster, Northern Ireland 16 August 1796 Lewisburg, Greenbrier Co., Virginia (later W VA) abt. 1730?   Mary ?? [2]
Robert McDowell [3] abt. 1733           Elizabeth Cornwell
Samuel McDowell abt. 1737            
Daniel McDowell [4] abt. 1739 likely Greenbrier County, Virginia (now W VA) 1840 Bourbon County, Kentucky abt. 1769 likely Greenbrier County, Virginia ???
Archibald McDowell [5] abt. 1743 Rockbridge Co., Virginia 1813 Beamer Mill, Monroe County, Virginia (now W VA) 1780   Catharine Davis
Jeaney McDowell abt.1745            
Josiah McDowell abt. 1752 Lewisberg, Greenbrier County, Virginia (now W VA) 1832 Bourbon County, Kentucky 20 September 1795 Bourbon County, Kentucky Jane Curry
Sarah McDowell abt. 1759           ? Thompson
Mary Ann McDowell abt. 1767 Augusta Co., Virginia 11 April 1850 Monroe Co., Virginia 26 April 1787 Fort Donneley, Greenbrier Co., Virginia Patrick Boyd [6]
Hannah McDowell         13 February 1794 Greenbrier County, Virginia Archibald Rogers
William McDowell Jr. [7] 1773 likely Greenbrier County, Virginia (now W VA) 1835 Indianapolis, Indiana 22 June 1798 22 June 1798 Mary Patton

[1] Revolutionary War Service Records, 1775-83 list "WM MCDOWELL LIEUT 110 VA." Another record exists in the "Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, 1745-1800 stating William McDowell acquired "72 acres on Shanando River above Lord Fairfax's line" in Augusta County. Augusta County is east of the VA - W. VA line and Greenbrier County is on the west side of the line.

From the ESTATE SETTLEMENT OF WILLIAM McDOWELL, Sr. of Lewisburg, Greenbrier Co., Virginia (later W. Virginia). From: Ross B. Johnston, Comp., West Virginia Estate Settlements: An Index to Wills, Inventories, Appraisements, Land Grants, and Surveys to 1850 (Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1957), p. 110:

McDOWELL, Wm., App., 8-16-1796.
McDOWELL, Wm., WILL, 2-1797. Devisees (heirs): Robert, William, Samuel, Daniel, Josiah (Hannah's father), Archibald, sons; Jeaney, Sarah Thompson, Ann Boyd, Hannah Rodgers, daus.

William arrived near Second Creek, Greenbriar County, Virginia (now W VA)  abt. 1750. From Elizabeth Morrow Cooley, Comp., Day Book from Trading Post near Lewisburg, West Virginia 1771-1772 (Fort Thomas, Ky.: Typescript, 1948), 5, 6, 7. Greenbrier was at one time part of Augusta Co., Va.:

p. 5 (April 1772) Archibald McDowell and Josiah McDowell
p. 6 (May 1772) Archibald McDowell and Josiah McDowell
p. 7 (August 1772) Archibald McDowell, Josiah McDowell, William McDowell and wife

Tax Records for 1782 in Greenbrier County, Virginia (now W Virginia) include the following McDowell's:

Name                    Poles Negroes      Horses  Cattle    Amt. of Tax   McDowell, Hanson        1                  2       6  
McDowell, Dan. 1 4 3
McDowell, Archbd. 1 5 8
McDowell, Wm. 5 7
McDowell, Josiah 1 6 10 In 1796, the Tax Records included these men:
McDowell, John 1
McDowell, Ninriin 2
McDowel, Archibald 1 1 9
McDowel, John 1 2

[2] Mary ? was born in Ireland abt. 1712.

[3] Children of Robert McDowell and Elizabeth Cornwell are Eliza, Sarah E., Mary Jane, Frances A, and possibly an Esther - They had only one son, Robert D McDowell, who married Sally A Rodgers.

[4] Military Service Record for Daniel: Rev. War veteran; $40 annual pension 4 Residence: Came to Bourbon County, KY, at an early date. A list of Revolutionary War Soldiers from Boone, Bourbon and Bracken Counties includes: McDOWELL, Daniel, VA Militia; 31 May 1833; $40; age 82.

McDOWELL DEEDS, Bourbon Co., Kentucky: (1824-1826)
1)Deed Book R, Part 2, p. 282-283. Deed of Bargain and Sale from Daniel McDowell, Sr., to Daniel McDowell, Jr., dated 2 February 1824 for $1.00 plus "natural love and affection," a tract containing 71 acres on the waters of Flat Run and including one of the original corners of his survey of 213 acres and the line of Ruddells 500 acre survey. By a second deed on p. 284, Daniel, Sr. conveys to Daniel, Jr. title to one slave and assorted livestock.

(2)Deed Book R, Part 2, p. 283-284. Deed of Bargain and Sale from Daniel McDowell, Sr., to William McDowell, dated 2 February 1824 for $1.00 plus "natural love and affection," The property description is similar to the above and the seventy-one acres conveyed appears to contain a portion of the 213 acres described above. Recorded 16 Jun 1824 at Bourbon Co., Ky.

(3)Deed Book R, Part 2, p. 285. Bill of Sale from Daniel McDowell, Sr., to his daughters, Nancy McDowell, Sarah McDowell, and Phebe McDowell, dated 2 February 1824 for $1.00 plus "natural love and affection." This bill of sale conveys title to chattles. Recorded 16 Jun 1824 at Bourbon Co., Ky.

(4)On 29 Nov 1825, William McDowell (above) conveyed the property he had received from his father Daniel to his brother Daniel for the consideration of one thousand four hundred and twenty dollars.

Daniel McDowell, received a pension in 1832 while living in Bourbon Co., Ky.,. He enlisted in Greenbrier Co., Va., and served one year in the Revolutionary War in 1776 as a private under Capt. Matthew Arbuckle and Co.. John Neville in the state of Virginia. His pension application dated 13 August, 1832, states his age to be "over 80 years of age." The pension contains no information regarding his family.

[5] Archibald came to Second Creek before 1780 and operated a saw and grist mill on the site of the present Beamer Mill. He died in 1813, leaving his personal property appraised at $1192.75. Page 408 of "McDowells in America" lists Archibald McDowell, Pvt. Capt. John Stewart's Co. of Greenbrier Valley, Botetourt Co., VA d. Second Creek (W) Va., will probated Monroe Co., VA (now W. Va.) 8/1813; m. Catherine Davis in 1780 & had John; William; James, b. 1781 who m. Margaret Dickson; Walter who m. Patsy Pritt; Ann who m. Patrick Boyd; Jane who m. James Crawford; Margaret who m. George Gullett; Frances who m. Thomas Stuart; Hannah who m. Mason Matthews; Rachel; Malvina; and Catherine McDowell.

[6] Patrick Boyd (1759-1835) received a pension for service as private in the Virginia Line under Colonels Grayson, Moffett and Bowyer. He was born in Augusta County; died in Monroe County, Va.

[7] William McDowell of Greenbrier County had married Polly, the daughter of Henry Patton in 1798. In a 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.

Family of Josiah McDowell and Jane Curry

NAME BIRTH LOCATION DEATH LOCATION MARRIAGE LOCATION SPOUSE
Josiah McDowell [1] abt. 1752 Lewisberg, Greenbrier County, Virginia (now W VA) 1832 Bourbon County, Kentucky      
Hannah McDowell by 1775 Maryland, now Virginia after 1850 Likely Switzerland County, Indiana 5 February 1795 [2] Bourbon County, Kentucky Samuel Jackson
Sarah McDowell             William Ramesey
Nancy (Agness) McDowell         28 May 1799? Bourbon County, Kentucky? William Piper? [2]
Eupheney [Euphemia?] McDowell             Isaac Sodowsky
Jane McDowell             Abram Sodowsky
Samuel McDowell [3] betw. 1775-1794-            
James McDowell [4] betw. 1794-1804            
Elizabeth McDowell [5] betw. 1794-1804            

[1] There is a Revolutionary War record for "Jos. McDowell, Private, 107 VA," but it is not known if this is the same man. In the Preston and Virginia papers of the Draper Collection of Manuscripts, Vol. 1, page 164m, item 3ZZ2,3 - 10 August 1776; "Stuart, Capt. John, Greenbrier, [Va.] Letter to Col. William Fleming, Botetourt," includes Josiah McDowell as part of a group of scouts sent out in conjunction with plans to build a fort at Camp Union, thus establishing Josiah as a Revolutionary War Veteran. He shows up in the 1800 Kentucky Tax Rolls in Bourbon County. Further info out of the Bourbon County KY 1786-1800 Marriages shows Bourbon County McDowell families, spouses and marriage dates:

Francis McDowell  \\ Menew or McNew  Jan 1794
Joshua McDowell  Jane Curry  20 Sep 1795
Wm Fleming  Elizabeth McDowell 15 Dec 1795
David Foster  Mary McDowell  14 Jun 1796
Samuel Jackson  Hannah McDowell  5 Feb 1795
William Piper  Agness McDowell  28 May 1799 *
Thomas Endicutt  Milley Grubbs  10 Nov 1795Leroy Johnson  Betsy Grubbs  14 May 1799

In the 1820 census in Middletown, Bourbon County, Kentucky (spelled McDole) with 1 male 16-26, 1 male 26-45 and 1 male over 45; 1 female 26-45 and 1 female 45 and up plus 1 male slave 0-14, 1 male slave 14-26 and 1 male slave 45 and up; 3 female slaves 0-14, 2 female slaves 14-26 and 1 female slave 26-45. This fits with his age then and the ages of his four younger children and suggests the birth range for the children. Hannah, Sarah, Nancy and Euphemia have married and moved on by then

The Will of Josiah McDowell of Bourbon County, Kentucky, dated 4 Sep 1832 and proved 4 Jun 1838 says he is to be buried "in the Place I have marked out beside my beloved wife." and names the following: daughter Hannah Jackson, wife of Samuel Jackson, received one dollar "having heretofore given her a full portion of my Estate both Real and personal." Bourbon County marriage records list their marriage: "Hannah McDowell and Samuel Jackson married at Bourbon County, Ky., 5 Feb 1795." From: Jordan R. Dodd, Comp., Kentucky Marriages Early to 1800 (Bountiful, Utah: Precision Indexing, 1990) unpaged.

[2] *no proof, but the name Agness is sometimes for Nancy

[3] Children of Samuel McDowell listed at the time of his father's will: Nelay Ailcey McDowell, Harvey McDowell, Josiah McDowell.

[4 Executor of his father's Will

[5] received "one half of the farm on which the testator now lives" in her father's Will