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Dr. John McDowell

Male 1750 - 1825  (75 years)


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  • Name Dr. John McDowell  [1
    Born 1750  Cecil County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Jan 1825  Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I20687  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 25 Jan 2019 

    Father Rev. Alexander McDowell,   b. 1721, Gleno, Raloo, Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1782  (Age 61 years) 
    Mother 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 
    Family ID F12337  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Martha Johnston,   b. New London Crossroads, Chester, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married New London Crossroads, Chester, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
    +1. Alexander Johnston McDowell,   b. 1788, New London Crossroads, Chester, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Dec 1871, Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    Last Modified 25 Jan 2019 
    Family ID F12354  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "John was born in Cecil County Maryland, in 1750; was educated as a physician at the medical school of the University of Pennsylvania. He married Martha Johnston, at New London Cross Roads Chester County. About the year 1804 he removed to Steubenville, Ohio and died there January 1, 1825. He was an officer and surgeon in the Continental and United States army. In the Revolutionary War he served with distinction and honor; was engaged in the 'Crossing of the Delaware,' the battle of Princeton, Trenton and others. Congress presented him with a sword. He was a close personal friend of Gen. George Washington, and one of the original members of the Society of the Cincinnati. His military record is as follows: First lieutenant and surgeon's mate, Sixth Pennsylvania Battalion, Jan 9, 1776; first lieutenant, no date, and captain Seventh Pennsylvania March 20, 1777; transferred to First Pennsylvania, Jan. 1, 1783, and served to Nov. 3 1783; surgeon United States infantry regiment, Aug. 1, 1784; resigned July 24, 1788. [William Calovich, on genealogy.com.]

  • 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.