Jane McDowell1

F, b. 22 April 1820, d. 11 December 1891
     Jane McDowell was born on 22 April 1820 at Columbus, Franklin Co., OH.2 She was the daughter of Maj. John Adair McDowell and Lucy Todd Starling. Jane McDowell married John Armstrong Smith, son of John Smith and Sarah Wadman, on 16 November 1837.1 Jane McDowell died on 11 December 1891 at Hillsboro, Highland Co., OH, at age 71 Obituary and Remembrance (from findagrave.com Memorial #140338115):

"The News-Herald" Hillsboro, Ohio, December 24, 1891, Page 5, Image 5
A Tribute From A Friend
It was a beautiful December Sunday afternoon, calm and bright as a summer's day, when sorrowing relatives and friends laid Mrs. Jane McDowell Smith to rest in our quiet cemetery by the side of her beloved mother. There are few in the community, and they only strangers, who do not feel a personal loss in her death. A lovely, attractive woman of a noble, refined nature, she won all hearts by her unfailing courtesy of manner. Strong and loyal in her attachments, she was faithful in them to the end. One of her chief pleasures seemed to be to make others happy, for her life was filled with generous deeds and unostentatious charities. She dispensed her favors with rare and delicate tact so that the sense of obligation in the recipients of her kindness was lost in that of grateful love. Of a cheerful, hopeful temperament, she was a silver lining in the darkest cloud, and during the long months of her illness she never appealed to the sympathies of other, but on the contrary concealed as far as possible the knowledge of her sufferings from anxious hearts.
Once, in sending a message to a distant friend, she said: "Tell her that I am a happy invalid, I have so much to be thankful for, surrounded as I am by my dear family, who are untiring in their efforts to make me comfortable," and then a smile of indescribable sweetness emphasized the truth of her touching, expressive words. Hers was no one-sided character, for whilst she possessed in an eminent degree that charity, which is the greatest of the Christian virtues, she was a woman of fine intellectual attachments. She loved the beautiful in nature and art. Standing among the highest in her classes at school she continued a student all her life, eager in the pursuit of knowledge.
A ready, graceful writer, she found diversions in literary essays. Science in all its branches had charms for her, but geology and botany were her favorite studies. In her intelligent cultivation of flowers she was pleased to share her success with her friends, in whose eyes those precious gifts had a double value, coming as they did from the unselfish hand of one so dear to them. Her beautiful consistent life was a benediction to all who came within its happy influences and of no one can it be more truly said: "None knew her but to love her, None named her but to praise."

"The Times-Gazette", Hillsboro, Ohio, March 12, 2010
A look at Jane McDowell Smith
JEAN WALLIS
Highland Guidepost
As the 19th century was drawing to a close, social clubs became an important part of life in the town of Hillsborough. The Friday Club had its beginning in the year 1890 when it was founded by Mrs. John McDowell (Marilou Stanley) Matthews, wife of a prominent banker in Hillsborough. This year the Friday Club will celebrate its 120th anniversary, becoming the oldest club in Highland County. The programs for the coming year has the ladies showcasing the lives of early club members.
Jane McDowell, the second daughter of John Adair and Lucy Todd Starling McDowell, was born April 22, 1820, in Columbus. Her father was born Mercer County, Ky., in 1789, the son of Samuel and Anna Irvine McDowell. John became well educated and studied law under Alexander Marshall in Mason County, Ky. During the War of 1812 he served with General Samuel Hopkin and later under General Isaac Shelby (Kentucky's first governor) and was present at the battle of the Thames where the Great Shawnee Indian chief Tecumseh was killed.
John, when very young, had married Lucy Todd Starling, a daughter of William and Susannah Lyne Starling, who were residents of Mercer County. After the close of the War, Major McDowell was persuaded by his brother-in-law Lucas Sullivant, who had married Lucy's sister, to remove to Columbus. (Sullivant being the founder or proprietor of Columbus.)
In 1815, John, Lucy and daughter Anne moved to Columbus where John immediately entered upon a successful career as a lawyer. He was elected to the state Legislature in 1820 and 1821. John was appointed as Judge of the Circuit Court for the Columbus District, a position he held until his untimely death in 1823.
John and Lucy were the parents of three children: Anne, born 1810, married John Winston Price of Hillsborough. Price, a lawyer by profession, had studied law under Chief Justice John Marshall. Winston was a descendant of the second William Randolph, of Turkey Island, also the gifted Winstons, from whom came Patrick Henry, the Prestons of South Carolina and General Joseph E. Johnston, of the Confederate army. Circa 1837 the Price family built the brick house on East Main Street first known as The Price, next the Pugsley and later the Duncanson House.
In 1829, the widow Lucy married Judge Samuel Bell and along with children Anne, Jane and their brother William Starling, who was born in 1823, the year his father died, moved to Hillsborough to the house once located on present day Governor Trimble Place.
Jane along with seven other girls were named as honorary graduates of the Oakland Female Seminary by Dr. Joseph Matthews. They were Jane, Emily Jones, Eliza Jane Trimble, Margaret Telfair, Jane Telfair and Helena, Serena and Elizabeth Woodrow. The latter married Hirman Campbell who was the editor of the Hillsboro Gazette, Highland County's first newspaper.
Jane attended the school of Dr. Matthews until she was 15 years old, at which time she went to the famous school of Miss Edwards at New Haven, Conn., where she remained for two years. Returning to Hillsborough on Nov. 15, 1837, when she was 17 years of age she married John Armstrong Smith, son of John A. and Sally Wadman Smith. She and John were married for 54 years and lived in the handsome house located on South High Street across from present day Bell Opera House. They were the parents of three sons, James Wadman, Lyne Starling and Irvin McDowell Smith.
Jane was an unusually cultivated woman and an ornament to society, not only at her own home, but at Washington where her husband spent four years as a member of Congress.
Jane McDowell Smith died Dec. 11, 1891, and her husband followed some four months later. They are buried in the Hillsboro Cemetery.

She was buried in December 1891 at Hillsboro Cemetery, Hillsboro, Highland Co., OH.

Children of Jane McDowell and John Armstrong Smith

Citations

  1. [S20] Joseph Sullivant, A Genealogy and Family Memorial, 199.
  2. [S584] 1850 Federal Census, Highland County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 694.

Jennie L. R. McDowell

F, b. June 1889
     Jennie L. R. McDowell died at Pennsylvania. She was born in June 1889 at Solon, Cuyahoga Co., OH. She was the daughter of Johnson Alfred McDowell and Emma C. Given.

John McDowell1

M, b. 7 December 1757, d. 18 July 1835
     John McDowell was born on 7 December 1757 at Rockbridge Co., VA. He was the son of Samuel McDowell and Mary McClung. John McDowell began military service at Augusta Co., VA, Revolutionary War, and also War of 1812.1 He married Sarah McDowell, daughter of James McDowell and Elizabeth McClung, on 16 August 1788 at Augusta Co., VA. John McDowell married Lucy Nash Legrand, daughter of Rev. Nash Legrand, on 13 April 1804 at Fayette Co., KY. John McDowell married Jane Lyle in September 1822 at Fayette Co., KY. John McDowell died on 18 July 1835 at Fayette Co., KY, at age 77.

Children of John McDowell and Sarah McDowell

Children of John McDowell and Lucy Nash Legrand

Citations

  1. [S20] Joseph Sullivant, A Genealogy and Family Memorial, 307.

John McDowell1

M, b. 1714, d. 25 December 1742
     John McDowell was born in 1714 at Ireland. He was the son of Ephraim McDowell and Margaret Irvine. John McDowell married Magdalena Wood, daughter of Michael Wood and Mary Campbell, circa 1734. John McDowell died on 25 December 1742 at Rockbridge Co., VA. Cause of death: on 25 December 1742 Killed in skirmish with Indians in Virginia.

Children of John McDowell and Magdalena Wood

Citations

  1. [S20] Joseph Sullivant, A Genealogy and Family Memorial, 321.

John McDowell1

M, b. 1799, d. circa 1863
     John McDowell was born in 1799. He was the son of John McDowell and Sarah McDowell. John McDowell married Sarah McAlpin. John McDowell died circa 1863 at Mississippi.

Citations

  1. [S20] Joseph Sullivant, A Genealogy and Family Memorial, 307.

John McDowell1

M
     John McDowell was the son of Judge William McDowell and Margaretta Madison.
Note: Relocated to Alabama.1

Citations

  1. [S20] Joseph Sullivant, A Genealogy and Family Memorial, 308.

John McDowell1

M
     John McDowell was the son of Maj. Gen. Irvin McDowell. John McDowell lived at Keokuk, Lee Co., IA.

Citations

  1. [S20] Joseph Sullivant, A Genealogy and Family Memorial, 311.

John McDowell1

M, b. circa 1834
     John McDowell was born circa 1834 at Kentucky.1 He was the son of Dr. Joseph Nash McDowell and Elizabeth Drake.1

Citations

  1. [S1079] 1850 Federal Census, St. Louis County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 415.

John A. Logan McDowell

M, b. 24 September 1884, d. 19 June 1969
     John A. Logan McDowell was born on 24 September 1884 at Elliott Co. (probably), KY. He was the son of Jacob McDowell and Sarah Jane Cassell. John A. Logan McDowell married Sarah Ellen Oliver, daughter of Garrett Oliver and Lavina Shepherd, on 30 June 1904. John A. Logan McDowell died on 19 June 1969 at Charlevoix Co., MI, at age 84. He was buried in June 1969 at Central Lake, Antrim Co., MI.

Children of John A. Logan McDowell and Sarah Ellen Oliver

Citations

  1. [S1093] 1910 Federal Census, Antrim County, Michigan. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 635; FHL #1374648.
  2. [S1094] 1930 Federal Census, Oakland County, Michigan. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Rolls 1016-19; FHL #2340751-54.

Col. John Adair McDowell

M, b. 22 July 1825, d. 4 July 1887
     Col. John Adair McDowell was born on 22 July 1825 at Franklinton, Franklin Co., OH. He was the son of Abram Irvine McDowell and Eliza Selden Lord. Col. John Adair McDowell was graduated in August 1846 at Gambier, Knox Co., OH; Kenyon College. He married Geraldine Cowles, daughter of Rennselaer Watson Cowles and Laura Kilbourne, in 1853. Col. John Adair McDowell lived in February 1855 at Keokuk, Lee Co., IA; Relocated from Ohio to Keokuk, where he became City Engineer. In 1868 he was elected Mayor. He began military service in July 1861 Commander, Sixth Iowa Volunteer Infantry. He died on 4 July 1887 at Keokuk Co., IA, at age 61.

Maj. John Adair McDowell1

M, b. 26 May 1789, d. 30 September 1823
     Maj. John Adair McDowell was born on 26 May 1789 at Rockbridge Co., VA. He was the son of Samuel McDowell and Anna Irvine. Maj. John Adair McDowell married Lucy Todd Starling, daughter of Col. William Starling and Susannah Lyne, on 9 November 1809.1 Maj. John Adair McDowell began military service as aide-de-camp to Kentucky Gov. Isaac Shelby during the War of 1812.2 He died on 30 September 1823 at Columbus, Franklin Co., OH, at age 34.

Children of Maj. John Adair McDowell and Lucy Todd Starling

Citations

  1. [S20] Joseph Sullivant, A Genealogy and Family Memorial, 199.
  2. [S20] Joseph Sullivant, A Genealogy and Family Memorial, 193.

John W. McDowell1

M, b. September 1897
     John W. McDowell was born in September 1897 at Elliott Co. (probably), KY.1 He was the son of Joseph McDowell and Nancy Jane Holbrook.1

Citations

  1. [S1089] 1900 Federal Census, Elliott County, Kentucky. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 518; FHL #1240518.

Johnson Alfred McDowell

M, b. 25 December 1857, d. 1942
     Johnson Alfred McDowell was born on 25 December 1857 at Six Mile Cross, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. He was the son of Charles McDowell and Mary McFarland. Johnson Alfred McDowell immigrated in 1879. He married Emma C. Given, daughter of Henry Given and Sarah Ann Duff, on 27 March 1883 at Anahoe, Ballygawley, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. Johnson Alfred McDowell died in 1942 at Solon, Cuyahoga Co., OH.

Children of Johnson Alfred McDowell and Emma C. Given

Joseph McDowell1

M, b. 6 June 1799, d. 1 February 1858
     Joseph McDowell was born on 6 June 1799 at Mercer Co., KY. He was the son of Samuel McDowell and Anna Irvine. Joseph McDowell lived; Relocated to Alabama after 1821, later to Mississippi. He married Anne Bush. Occupation: Farmer on 9 October 1850 at Rankin Co., MS.2 Joseph McDowell died on 1 February 1858 at Rankin Co., MS, at age 58. He was buried in February 1858 at Brandon Cemetery, Brandon, Rankin Co., MS.

Children of Joseph McDowell and Anne Bush

Citations

  1. [S20] Joseph Sullivant, A Genealogy and Family Memorial, 312.
  2. [S4180] 1850 Federal Census, Rankin County, Mississippi. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 380.

Joseph McDowell

M, b. 1819
     Joseph McDowell was born in 1819 at Lawrence Co. (probably), KY.1 He was the son of William McDowell and Susanna Skaggs. Joseph McDowell married Mahala DeBoard, daughter of Joseph DeBoard and Martha (?), on 9 December 1840. Joseph McDowell lived on 23 August 1850 at Johnson Co., KY.1 He lived on 13 August 1860 at Lawrence Co., KY.2

Children of Joseph McDowell and Mahala DeBoard

Citations

  1. [S1082] 1850 Federal Census, Johnson County, Kentucky. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 208.
  2. [S1081] 1860 Federal Census, Lawrence County, Kentucky. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 381; FHL #803381.
  3. [S1097] 1870 Federal Census, Carter County, Kentucky. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 454, FHL #545953.

Joseph McDowell1

M, b. 24 January 1870, d. 3 September 1939
     Joseph McDowell was born on 24 January 1870 at Elliott Co. (probably), KY.1 He was the son of Jacob McDowell and Sarah Jane Cassell.1 Joseph McDowell married Nancy Jane Holbrook circa 1889.2 Joseph McDowell died on 3 September 1939 at South Shore, Greenup Co., KY, at age 69.

Children of Joseph McDowell and Nancy Jane Holbrook

Citations

  1. [S1080] 1880 Federal Census, Elliott County, Kentucky. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 412; FHL #1254412.
  2. [S1089] 1900 Federal Census, Elliott County, Kentucky. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 518; FHL #1240518.
  3. [S1090] 1910 Federal Census, Greenup County, Kentucky. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 476; FHL #1374489.

Joseph McDowell1

M, b. circa 1853
     Joseph McDowell was born circa 1853 at Greenup Co., KY.1 He was the son of Joseph McDowell and Mahala DeBoard.1

Citations

  1. [S1081] 1860 Federal Census, Lawrence County, Kentucky. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 381; FHL #803381.

Joseph McDowell1

M, b. 16 April 1830
     Joseph McDowell was born on 16 April 1830 at Boyle Co., KY.1 He was the son of Capt. Samuel Irvine McDowell and Martha Hawkins.1

Citations

  1. [S2412] 1850 Federal Census, Boyle County, Kentucky. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 192.

Col. Joseph McDowell1

M, b. 13 September 1768, d. 27 June 1856
     Col. Joseph McDowell was born on 13 September 1768 at Rockbridge Co., VA. He was the son of Samuel McDowell and Mary McClung. Col. Joseph McDowell married Sarah Irvine, daughter of Abram Irvine and Mary Dean, on 27 September 1794 at Mercer Co., KY. Occupation: Farmer in 1850 at Danville, Boyle Co., KY. Col. Joseph McDowell died on 27 June 1856 at Danville, Broyle Co., KY, at age 87.

Children of Col. Joseph McDowell and Sarah Irvine

Citations

  1. [S20] Joseph Sullivant, A Genealogy and Family Memorial, 314.

Col. Joseph McDowell1

M, b. 1756, d. 1801
     Col. Joseph McDowell was born in 1756. He married Margaret Moffit, daughter of George Moffit and Sarah McDowell. Col. Joseph McDowell died in 1801 at Burke Co., NC.

Children of Col. Joseph McDowell and Margaret Moffit

Citations

  1. [S20] Joseph Sullivant, A Genealogy and Family Memorial, 319.

Major Joseph McDowell1

M
     Note: Originally from North Carolina. Major Joseph McDowell married Mary Moffit, daughter of George Moffit and Sarah McDowell, on 27 April 1786 at Augusta Co., VA.

Child of Major Joseph McDowell and Mary Moffit

Citations

  1. [S20] Joseph Sullivant, A Genealogy and Family Memorial, 318.

Joseph J. McDowell

M, b. 13 November 1800
     Joseph J. McDowell was born on 13 November 1800. He was the son of Col. Joseph McDowell and Margaret Moffit.

Dr. Joseph Nash McDowell1

M, b. 1 April 1805, d. 18 September 1868
     Note: Outspoken member of Know-Nothing Party. Founded Kemper College Medical Department, which became the Medical Department of the University of Missouri in 1846, earliest predecessor to Washington University School of Medicine.2 Dr. Joseph Nash McDowell was born on 1 April 1805 at Fayette Co., KY.3 He was the son of John McDowell and Lucy Nash Legrand. Dr. Joseph Nash McDowell married Elizabeth Drake. Dr. Joseph Nash McDowell lived in 1850 at St. Louis, MO. He died on 18 September 1868 at St. Louis, MO, at age 63.

Children of Dr. Joseph Nash McDowell and Elizabeth Drake

Citations

  1. [S20] Joseph Sullivant, A Genealogy and Family Memorial, 307.
  2. [S20] Joseph Sullivant, A Genealogy and Family Memorial, 307\.
  3. [S1079] 1850 Federal Census, St. Louis County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 415.

Katherine McDowell1

F
     Katherine McDowell was the daughter of Ephraim McDowell and Sarah Hart Shelby.

Citations

  1. [S20] Joseph Sullivant, A Genealogy and Family Memorial, 317.

Kendall Morrow McDowell

M, b. 15 August 1956, d. 28 January 2009
     Kendall Morrow McDowell was born on 15 August 1956 at Arnold, Custer Co., NE. He was the son of Okie Kenneth McDowell and Letha Mae Morrow. Kendall Morrow McDowell died on 28 January 2009 at Arnold, Custer Co., NE, at age 52 Obituary (via Findagrave.com):

Kendall Morrow McDowell, 52, of Arnold, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009. He was born Aug. 15, 1956, in Arnold to Kenneth and Letha Mae Morrow McDowell. He attended Arnold Public Schools, graduating in 1974. He was united in marriage to Margie Lemon of North Platte on Sept. 12, 1981.

From childhood on, his passion and businesses were related to heavy equipment and trucking. He helped his father with gravel pumping and trucking while in grade school and then moved on to be a driver and construction worker for Hagler Trucking. He was employed by Union Pacific Railroad in North Platte from 1976 to 1981, traveling around the country building tracks. Following that, he worked as an equipment operator in the construction of the Calamus Canal. He moved his young family to California in 1986 to aid in the construction of housing tracts. The love of his hometown brought the family back to Arnold in 1990.

That same year, he and Margie established their own company, Loup Valley Construction. Son Scott and daughter Kendra played a significant role in the company growth, and in 2004 son Scott joined the company. Throughout the years, Loup Valley Construction became more diversified in the construction field to suit customers' needs.

Kendall always enjoyed being around family and friends. It was a rare occurrence to catch him without a smile or something to chat about. He always enjoyed working on a piece of equipment on Sundays, while friends stopped by to reminisce. He was an avid supporter of his children's athletic and school activities, rarely missing an event. That same enthusiasm carried through to camping and boating with his children in later years.

Survivors include, his wife, Margie; children, Eric Nelson and his son, Brenden, Scott McDowell and Kendra McDowell; mother-in-law, Margie Lemon; sisters-in-law, Carol (Jim) Homolka and family, Linda (Darrell) Fisher and family, Patty (Bill) Burrows and family; brother-in-law, Bob (Dawn) Lemon and family; step-brothers, Bob Prendergast and family, Bill Prendergast and family and Pat (Janie) Prendergast and family; cousins, Jane (Rich) McDowell Hornung and family and Sandra (Roger) McDowell Stockall and family; and aunt Katie Morrow.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Letha Mae McDowell; step-father Robert Prendergast of Arnold; step-sister Barb Prendergast; father-in-law, Earl Lemon; and uncles, Robert McDowell and Jim Morrow.

Memorials are suggested to the Kendall McDowell Memorial Fund.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009, at the Arnold High School auditorium with the Revs. Ben Eickhoff and Eric Purcell officiating. Interment will be at the Arnold Cemetery in Arnold.

Arnold Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. (Published in North Platte Telegraph on January 31, 2009.)

Laura Belle McDowell1

F, b. 24 December 1867, d. 30 June 1953
     Laura Belle McDowell was born on 24 December 1867 at Kentucky.1 She was the daughter of Jacob McDowell and Sarah Jane Cassell.1 Laura Belle McDowell married Louis M. Riggsby on 30 October 1888. Laura Belle McDowell died on 30 June 1953 at Boyd Co., KY, at age 85.

Citations

  1. [S1080] 1880 Federal Census, Elliott County, Kentucky. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 412; FHL #1254412.

Laura D. McDowell1

F, b. circa October 1909
     Laura D. McDowell was born circa October 1909 at Elliott or Greenup Co., KY.1 She was the daughter of Joseph McDowell and Nancy Jane Holbrook.1

Citations

  1. [S1090] 1910 Federal Census, Greenup County, Kentucky. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 476; FHL #1374489.

Leonard McDowell

M, b. 2 August 1889
     Leonard McDowell was born on 2 August 1889 at Elliott Co. (probably), KY. He was the son of Jacob McDowell and Sarah Jane Cassell.

Lewis McDowell1

M, b. circa 1829
     Lewis McDowell was born circa 1829 at Lawrence Co. (probably), KY.1 He was the son of William McDowell and Susanna Skaggs.1

Citations

  1. [S1096] 1850 Federal Census, Lawrence County, Kentucky. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 209.

Lila Mae McDowell

F, b. 16 November 1928, d. 3 June 2017
     Lila Mae McDowell was born on 16 November 1928 at Lakewood, Cuyahoga Co., OH. She was the daughter of William Alfred McDowell and Alice Cecelia Trotter. Lila Mae McDowell died on 3 June 2017 at Nashville, Davidson Co., TN, at age 88.