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Rev. Alexander McDowell

Male 1721 - 1782  (61 years)


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  • Name Rev. Alexander McDowell  [1
    Born 1721  Gleno, Raloo, Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Jan 1782  [2
    Buried Stone Graveyard, Lewisville, Chester, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I20526  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 25 Jan 2019 

    Father John McDowell,   b. Ulster, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1742, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F13862  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ann Craighead,   b. 1 Jul 1725, White Clay Creek, New Castle, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. Stone Graveyard, Lewisville, Chester, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Dr. John McDowell,   b. 1750, Cecil County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1825, Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    Last Modified 21 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F12337  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "John had a son Alexander, who became an eminent Presbyterian clergyman. He was educated in Glasgow, Scotland, and prepared for the ministry at the University of Edinburg, Scotland. He was pastor of Rock congregation in Cecil county, Maryland; principal of the classical academy, afterwards Delaware College, Newark, Delaware." ["The McDowell Family," citation details below.]

      "He was Principal of New London Academy, Pa., 1752. It was removed by him first to Elkton, Md., and then to Newark, Del. Rev. Matthew Wilson was associated with him in 1754, and it was chartered in 1769 by the Proprietary, John Penn. It flourished for many years, and finally formed the basis on which Delaware College was established." [The Craighead Family: A Genealogical Memoir, citation details below.]

  • Sources 
    1. [S2650] The Craighead Family: A Genealogical Memoir of the Descendants of Rev. Thomas and Margaret Craighead, 1658-1876 by James Geddes Craighead. Philadelphia, 1876.

    2. [S2988] "The McDowell Family." Notes and Queries, Historical, Biographical, and Genealogical, Relating Chiefly to Interior Pennsylvania, Annual Volume, 1899, ed. William Henry Egle. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: Harrisburg Publishing Company, 1900.