Ephraim McDowell1

M, b. 3 March 1673, d. 2 March 1763
     Ephraim McDowell was born on 3 March 1673 at Connor, County Antrim, Ireland. He married Margaret Irvine in 1702 at Ireland. Ephraim McDowell immigrated before 1735 to Rockbridge Co., VA; first to Pennsylvania, then to Rockbridge County, Virginia, on Benjamin Burton's land grant.2 He died on 2 March 1763 at Rockbridge Co., VA, at age 89.
Note: Early McDowell information from McDowell Family Tree genealogy, in part, prepared by kcbsld online at ancestry.com.

Children of Ephraim McDowell and Margaret Irvine

Citations

  1. [S20] Joseph Sullivant, A Genealogy and Family Memorial, 301 - 321.
  2. [S20] Joseph Sullivant, A Genealogy and Family Memorial, 301.

Eva May McDowell

F, b. circa November 1909
     Eva May McDowell was born circa November 1909 at Forest Home Twp., Antrim Co., MI.1,2 She was the daughter 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. [S1092] 1920 Federal Census, Antrim County, Michigan. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 754.

Eveline McDowell1

F, b. 7 May 1847, d. 20 January 1916
     Eveline McDowell was born on 7 May 1847 at Lawrence or Johnson Co., KY.2,1 She was the daughter of Joseph McDowell and Mahala DeBoard.1 Eveline McDowell married Joseph Fields. Eveline McDowell died on 20 January 1916 at age 68. She was buried in January 1916 at Johnson Cemetery, Carter Co., KY.

Citations

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

Everett McDowell1

M, b. circa 1907
     Everett McDowell was born circa 1907 at Forest Home Twp., Antrim Co., MI.1 He was the son of John A. Logan McDowell and Sarah Ellen Oliver.1

Citations

  1. [S1093] 1910 Federal Census, Antrim County, Michigan. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 635; FHL #1374648.

Garret McDowell1

F, b. circa 1921
     Garret McDowell was born circa 1921.1 She was the daughter of John A. Logan McDowell and Sarah Ellen Oliver.1

Citations

  1. [S1094] 1930 Federal Census, Oakland County, Michigan. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Rolls 1016-19; FHL #2340751-54.

Gerald R. McDowell

M
     Gerald R. McDowell was the son of Col. John Adair McDowell and Geraldine Cowles.

Glenn McDowell1

M, b. circa 1923
     Glenn McDowell was born circa 1923 at Antrim or Oakland Co., MI.1 He was the son of John A. Logan McDowell and Sarah Ellen Oliver.1

Citations

  1. [S1094] 1930 Federal Census, Oakland County, Michigan. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Rolls 1016-19; FHL #2340751-54.

Hannah McDowell1

F, b. 1789, d. 1850
     Hannah McDowell was born in 1789. She was the daughter of Col. Joseph McDowell and Margaret Moffit. Hannah McDowell died in 1850.

Citations

  1. [S20] Joseph Sullivant, A Genealogy and Family Memorial, 320.

Hayward McDowell

M, b. 12 July 1914, d. 19 March 1986
     Hayward McDowell was born on 12 July 1914 at Antrim Co., MI. He was the son of John A. Logan McDowell and Sarah Ellen Oliver. Hayward McDowell died on 19 March 1986 at Remus, Mecosta Co., MI, at age 71.

Hazel McDowell

F, b. circa 1908
     Hazel McDowell was born circa 1908 at Kentucky.1 She was the daughter of John A. Logan McDowell and Sarah Ellen Oliver.

Citations

  1. [S1092] 1920 Federal Census, Antrim County, Michigan. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 754.

Henry McDowell1

M
     Henry McDowell was born. He was the son of Dr. William Adair McDowell and Maria Hawkins Harvey.

Citations

  1. [S20] Joseph Sullivant, A Genealogy and Family Memorial, 312.

Henson M. McDowell1

M, b. circa 1835
     Henson M. McDowell was born circa 1835 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.

Hugh Harvey McDowell1

M, b. 1792, d. 1859
     Hugh Harvey McDowell was born in 1792. He was the son of Col. Joseph McDowell and Margaret Moffit. Hugh Harvey McDowell died in 1859 at Missouri.

Citations

  1. [S20] Joseph Sullivant, A Genealogy and Family Memorial, 320.

Maj. Gen. Irvin McDowell1

M, b. 15 October 1818, d. 4 May 1885
     Maj. Gen. Irvin McDowell was born on 15 October 1818 at Franklinton, Franklin Co., OH. He was the son of Abram Irvine McDowell and Eliza Selden Lord. Maj. Gen. Irvin McDowell was graduated in 1838 at West Point, Orange Co., NY; Ranked 23 in his class of 45.

"Irvin McDowell", Ohio History Central, July 1, 2005, http://www.ohiohistorycentral.org/entry.php?rec=262. He died on 4 May 1885 at 1606 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, San Francisco Co., CA, at age 66 Obituary:

From the Daily Alta California, San Francisco, Tuesday, May 5, 1885:

GENERAL IRVIN M'DOWELL.
Death of the Hero and Warrior at Midnight.
A SKETCH OF HIS CAREER.
His Record During the Civil War and His Connection With the Pacific Coast - His Last Hours.

Major-General Irvin McDowell, on the retired list of the United States Army, died at his residence, No. 1606 Van Ness avenue, about midnight. He had been seriously ill for some months, but his disease did not give his family or medical attendants any alarm until a fortnight ago, when he was confined to his room, and since then their utmost efforts failed to prevent a fatal termination. He suffered from a complication of disorders, but the chief trouble was owing to a disarrangement of the functions of the pylorus, which prevented the stomach from retaining any kind of nourishment, and the result was a gradual wasting away of strength and death followed from slow starvation. For more than a week the gallant hero of many a stormy battle-field has faced the gradual coming of the grim monster with the perfect composure that comes of dauntless courage, and he met his fate without a murmur. His death has been hourly expected for several days, and all the papers made preparations to learn the fact by keeping a death-watch, similar to that recently kept over General Grant. The solemn moment came about midnight , and surrounded by his wife, son and daughter, he passed away peacefully, though unconscious. For many years Gen. McDowell has been a prominent figure in California history, and since his retirement from duty he has made his home in this city. He was a man of varied acquirements and was a welcome guest at public entertainments, being an off-hand speaker and fond of society. He has served as one of the Golden Gate Park Commissioners, and was succeeded by Senator Leland Stanford. He married the daughter of Henry Barden, the wealthy manufacturer of Troy, New York, and leaves one son, Henry B. McDowell, editor of the Ingleside, and an unmarried daughter. Due notice will be given of the time and place of the funeral.

SKETCH OF HIS LIFE.

General Irvin McDowell was born in Franklin county, Ohio, on October 15, 1818. He attended for some time a military school in France, graduated at West Point in 1838, and from 1841 to 1845 was employed there in various capacities. In the Mexican War he was brevetted Captain for his conduct at the battle of Buena Vista, and was subsequently Adjutant-General in Wood's division of the Army of Occupation. From 1848 to 1858 he was Assistant Adjutant-General in various departments, and resumed his duties after a year's absence in Europe.

HIS CIVIL WAR RECORD.

At the opening of the Civil War he was stationed at Washington, engaged in organizing troops there. He was appointed Brigadier-General of the United States Army May 14, 1861, and was placed in command of the Department of Northeast Virginia, and on May 27th, of the Army of the Potomac.
He commanded at the battle of Bull Run, July 21st, and subsequently had charge of the defense of Washington until March 14, 1862, when he was made Major-General of volunteers, and placed in command of a crops of the Army of the Potomac. He was engaged in operations in northern Virginia, took part in the pursuit of General Jackson, and under Pope was present at the second battle of Bull Run, August 29, 30, 1862. In 1863-4 he was President of the Court for investigating cotton frauds and of the board for retiring disabled officers. From July, 1864, to June, 1865, he was in command of the department of the Pacific, and in the latter year was brevetted Major-General of the United States Army. He was mustered out of the volunteer service September 1st, 1866.

ASSIGNED TO THE PACIFIC COAST.

In November, 1872, he was promoted to be Major-General U.S.A., and in December of the same year assigned to the command of the Division of the South, where he remained until June 26, 1876. He was then given command of the Division of the Pacific, which position he continued to hold until October 15, 1882. After this he was placed on the retired list, according to the general rule.
General McDowell, although a man of very strong will, was universally loved by his subordinates, owing to the unswerving impartiality and fairness which he exhibited in all his dealings with his fellow men. He will long be remembered with regret by all those who came in contact with him on this Coast and elsewhere.

Citations

  1. [S20] Joseph Sullivant, A Genealogy and Family Memorial, 310.

Isaac McDowell1

M, b. 5 March 1872
     Isaac McDowell was born on 5 March 1872 at Elliott Co. (probably), KY.1 He was the son of Jacob McDowell and Sarah Jane Cassell.1

Citations

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

Jacob McDowell

M, b. 31 May 1843, d. 28 June 1911
     Jacob McDowell was born on 31 May 1843 at Johnson Co., KY.1,2,3 He was the son of Joseph McDowell and Mahala DeBoard.1 Jacob McDowell married Sarah Jane Cassell, daughter of Joshua Zion Cassell and Miranda Williamson, on 30 September 1866 at Rock Castle Creek, Lawrence Co., KY. Jacob McDowell lived on 9 June 1880 at Moccasin, Elliott Co., KY.3 He died on 28 June 1911 at Gimlet, Elliott Co., KY, at age 68.

Children of Jacob McDowell and Sarah Jane Cassell

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

Jacob S. McDowell1

M, b. circa 1901
     Jacob S. McDowell was born circa 1901 at Elliott Co. (probably), KY.1 He was the son 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.

James McDowell1

M, b. 1739
     James McDowell was born in 1739 at Red House, Rockbridge Co., VA. He was the son of John McDowell and Magdalena Wood. James McDowell married Elizabeth McClung in May 1760 at Williamsburg, VA.

Children of James McDowell and Elizabeth McClung

Citations

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

James McDowell1

M, b. 6 October 1709, d. 1747
     James McDowell was born on 6 October 1709 at Raloo Parish, County Antrim, Ireland. He was the son of Ephraim McDowell and Margaret Irvine. James McDowell died in 1747 at Derry, Lancaster Co., PA.

Citations

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

James McDowell1

M, b. 1803
     James McDowell died in infancy. He was born in 1803. He was the son of Samuel McDowell and Anna Irvine.

Citations

  1. [S20] Joseph Sullivant, A Genealogy and Family Memorial, 313.

James McDowell1

M
     James McDowell was born at Virginia. He was the son of James McDowell and Elizabeth McClung.

Citations

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

Col. James McDowell1

M, b. 29 April 1760
     Note: Relocated to Kentucky with his father, settled near Lexington.1 Col. James McDowell was born on 29 April 1760 at Virginia. He was the son of Samuel McDowell and Mary McClung.

Citations

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

Dr. James McDowell

M
     Dr. James McDowell was born. He was the son of John McDowell and Sarah McDowell. Dr. James McDowell married Susannah Hart Shelby, daughter of Gov. Isaac Shelby and Susannah Hart, on 18 November 1809 at Lincoln Co., KY.

James Lee McDowell

M, b. 16 October 1884, d. 29 June 1951
     James Lee McDowell was born on 16 October 1884 at Gloster, Amite Co., MS. He married Nancy Marcella Fountain on 15 December 1903 at Wilkinson Co., MS. James Lee McDowell died on 29 June 1951 at Oak Grove, Ascension Par., LA, at age 66. He was buried in July 1951 at Kilbourne Cemetery, Kilbourne, West Carroll Par., LA, Findagrave #90542242.

Child of James Lee McDowell and Nancy Marcella Fountain

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.