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Rev. Alexander McDowell

Male 1721 - 1782  (61 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Rev. Alexander McDowell was born in 1721 in Gleno, Raloo, Antrim, Ireland (son of John McDowell); died on 13 Jan 1782; was buried in Stone Graveyard, Lewisville, Chester, Pennsylvania.

    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.]

    Family/Spouse: Ann Craighead. Ann (daughter of Thomas Craighead and Margaret Brown) was born on 1 Jul 1725 in White Clay Creek, New Castle, Delaware; was buried in Stone Graveyard, Lewisville, Chester, Pennsylvania. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Dr. John McDowell was born in 1750 in Cecil County, Maryland; died on 1 Jan 1825 in Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  John McDowell was born in in Ulster, Ireland (son of Ephraim McDowell); died on 14 Dec 1742 in Virginia.

    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.]

    Children:
    1. 1. Rev. Alexander McDowell was born in 1721 in Gleno, Raloo, Antrim, Ireland; died on 13 Jan 1782; was buried in Stone Graveyard, Lewisville, Chester, Pennsylvania.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Ephraim McDowell

    Notes:

    "Ephraim McDowell sailed from Londonderry, Ireland, on May 9, 1729, in the George and Ann, landed at Philadelphia; settled ?rst in Hunterdon county, New Jersey, then moved to Somerset county, on the Raritan. He is buried in the Leamington churchyard. He had two sons, Ephraim and John, who in 1736, in the John and Margaret, brought settlers to the Borden Tract, Berkeley county, Virginia." ["The McDowell Family," citation details below.]

    Children:
    1. 2. John McDowell was born in in Ulster, Ireland; died on 14 Dec 1742 in Virginia.