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Captain John McDowell

Male 1714 - 1742  (28 years)


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  • Name John McDowell 
    Title Captain 
    Born 1714  Connor, Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Dec 1742  Lexington, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Near Fairfield, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1984  Stewart
    Last Modified 11 Dec 2017 

    Father Ephraim McDowell,   b. 1673, Londondery, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1770, Augusta County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Margaret Irvine,   b. 1674, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1728, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F887  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Magdalen Wood,   b. 1706, Dunshauglin Castle, County Meath, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1810, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 104 years) 
    Married 14 Dec 1734  Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    Children 
     1. Samuel McDowell,   b. 27 Oct 1735, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1817, Danville, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)  [Birth]
    +2. James McDowell,   b. Abt 1739, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1771, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years)  [Birth]
     3. Sarah McDowell,   c. 16 Oct 1741  [Birth]
    Last Modified 22 Nov 2010 
    Family ID F664  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1714 - Connor, Antrim, Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Dec 1734 - Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Dec 1742 - Lexington, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Near Fairfield, Virginia Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 
    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Documents
    Joseph Hale Harvey Memorandum (3 of 5)
    Joseph Hale Harvey Memorandum (3 of 5)
    This portion describes Harvey family history

  • Notes 
    • McDowell commanded a company of militia and left them to a point about eight miles south of the town of Lexington at the junction of the North River with the James, near Balcony Falls, on the James River, to chastise some prowling Indians, was killed in the action Christmas day 1742, along with about sixty others and was buried at "Cherry Grove." Captain McDowell had removed to Augusta, now Beckbridge County, about 1737. [1]

    Died:
    • on Christmas day of 1742, with eight of his men, who had accompanied him in pursuit of savages who had made an inroad upon the settlement, he fell into an ambuscade and was killed; all were buried in one common grave, near Lexington.

    Buried:
    • Previously noted he was buried at Maryland Tavern, Rockbridge County, Virginia.

      From Tom Raines who visited the site:
      It is located near Fairfield, VA at: 3752'8.21"N 7918'37.24"W. This cemetery is 0.16 miles NE of the intersection of 712 & 11 (N. Lee Hwy)

  • Sources 
    1. [S53] Harvey Family Records, 1927, Mrs. Elizabeth A. Helmick.


  

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