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James McDowell was born 09 April 1747 in Londonderry, Ulster, Northern Ireland, and died 06 July 1809 in Scioto County, Ohio.  He married Sarah Gorrell about 1784 in Fort Pitt, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, daughter of James Gorrell and Elizabeth Miller.  She was born 26 July 1763 in Pennsylvania, and died 05 September 1834 in Madison Twp., Montgomery County, Indiana.

       

Children of James McDowell and Sarah Gorrell were:

 

        William McDowell, born 25 September 1785 in Fayette County, Virginia (now Woodford County, Kentucky); died 06 September 1834 in Avoca Twp., Livingston County, Illinois.  He married Sarah Dever 28 November 1809 in Scioto County, Ohio; born 09 October 1787 in Virginia; died 16 November 1858 in Avoca Twp., Livingston County, Illinois. They had ten children: Mary, John, James, Woodford, Elizabeth, Hiram, Hannah, Joseph, William and Sarah.

 

        Mary Polly McDowell, born about 1787 in Fayette County, Virginia (now Woodford County, Kentucky); died 25 April 1845 in Mechanicsburg, Boone County, Indiana.  She married Thomas Phillips 15 February 1805 in Harrison County, Kentucky; born 1782 in Pennsylvania. They had several children among them: Woodford, Levi, Isaac and Hiram.

 

        Elizabeth McDowell, born about 1790 in Woodford County, Virginia (now Kentucky); died 12 January 1807 in Scioto County, Ohio.

 

        John McDowell, born 01 January 1792 in Woodford County, Virginia (now Kentucky); died 16 January 1843 in Madison Twp., Montgomery County, Indiana.  He married Elizabeth Price 07 January 1819 in Scioto County, Ohio; born 30 January 1798 in Ross County, Ohio; died 10 October 1880 in Fairbury, Livingston County, Illinois. They had nine children: Jackson, Sarah, Isaac, Oliver, Nelson, Mary, James, John and William.

 

        James T. McDowell, born 11 January 1794 in Woodford County, Kentucky; died 17 September 1881 in Shawnee Twp., Cherokee County, Kansas.  He married Sophia Hall 14 January 1819 in Mason County, Virginia (now West Virginia); born 15 October 1799 in Mason County, Virginia (now West Virginia); died 22 August 1867 in Shawnee Twp., Cherokee County, Kansas. They had eleven children: Calvin, James Franklin, Selena, James Lafayette, Mary, Martha, Anastatia, Sarah, William, John and Thomas.

 

        Martha McDowell, born about 1795 in Woodford County, Kentucky; died 10 May 1847 in Madison Twp. Montgomery County, Indiana.  She married Henry John Crull 06 April 1818 in Scioto County, Ohio; born 1790 in Morgantown, Virginia. They had six children: William, Caroline, Samuel, James, David and Sarepta.

 

        Woodford G. McDowell, born about 1797 in Woodford County, Kentucky; died April 1847 in Madison Twp., Montgomery County, Indiana.  He married Catherine Bennett 23 December 1828 in Scioto County, Ohio. They had four children: Marion C., Corena, Melvina and James H.

 

        Hiram M. McDowell, born about 1800 in Woodford County, Kentucky; died 1847 in Madison Twp., Montgomery County, Indiana.  He first married Elizabeth Sowders 25 January 1827 in Pike County, Ohio He married second Sarah Matthews 16 May 1837 in Montgomery County, Indiana. Hiram and Elizabeth had one known son: Marion M. McDowell.

 

        Thomas G. McDowell, born 01 February 1806 in Scioto County, Ohio; died 1898 in Gibson City, Ford County, Illinois.  He married Elizabeth C. Keeney 01 January 1835 in Kanawha County, Virginia; born 13 June 1807 in Greenbrier County, Virginia; died 05 June 1900 in Gibson City, Ford County, Illinois. They had seven children: Anna, Frank, Moses, Sarah, Mary, Martha and Caroline.

 
 
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