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John McDowell

Male - 1742


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  • Name John McDowell 
    Born Ulster, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Dec 1742  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I23019  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 25 Jan 2019 

    Father Ephraim McDowell 
    Family ID F13863  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
    +1. Rev. Alexander McDowell,   b. 1721, Gleno, Raloo, Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1782  (Age 61 years)
    Last Modified 25 Jan 2019 
    Family ID F13862  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "Capt. John McDowell was of Scotch descent and born in the Province of Ulster, Ireland. In early manhood he came to America, settling first in Pennsylvania, and then in Virginia. He became one of the surveyors of Benjamin Borden and was killed by the Indians, December 14, 1742, in the first battle between the whites and Indians in the Virginia valley. He left a family of three children. In 1744 Benjamin Borden married his widow. In Lexington, Va., a monument is erected to the memory of the McDowells." ["The McDowell Family," citation details below.]

  • Sources 
    1. [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.