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Captain John McDowell
Male 1714 - 1742

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  • Title  Captain 
    Birth  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 
    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 
    Relationship  birth 
    Family ID  F887  Group Sheet
     
    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 
    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
    >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
     3. Sarah McDowell,   bap. 16 Oct 1741
    Last Modified  22 Nov 2010 
    Family ID  F664  Group Sheet
     
  • Event Map
    Event
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 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
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    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]

    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)

    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.
     
  • Sources 
    1. [S53] Harvey Family Records, May 4th 1927, Mrs. Elizabeth A. Helmick.

  

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