Downing (sometimes spelled Downey, Downring)



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Emma Jane Downing (daughter of Ezekiel Seamore and Sarah Ann (King) Downing)

13 Sept 1862: born New Hope, Lincoln County, Missouri. igi

25 Nov 1886: married New Hope, Lincoln County, Missouri, Stephen Arnold Douglas Cannon. igi

John P. Downing (son of Andrew and Obedience Downing)

23 Apr 1834: born Missouri.

6 Feb 1858: married by Samuel S. Ralson, Lincoln County, Missouri, Martha J. Necklin.

28 Oct 1858: daughter Mary C. born.

17 Mar 1859: deed to John P. Downing from Ezekiel D. Frazier. Lincoln County, Missouri Deed Book _ p55.

27 Apr 1869: son Patrick L. born.

3 Oct 1869: m/2 Nodaway County, Missouri, Louisa Gray. igi

22 Nov 1898: died, buried Andrew Downing Family Cemetery, Lincoln County, Missouri.


Mary C. Downing (daughter of John P. and Martha J. (Necklin) Downing)

28 Oct 1858: born.

23 Nov 1898: died, buried Andrew Downing Family Cemetery, Lincoln County, Missouri.
Patrick L. Downing (son of John P. and Martha J. (Necklin) Downing)

27 Apr 1869: born.

28 Feb 1904: died, buried Andrew Downing Family Cemetery, Lincoln County, Missouri.
James W. Downing (son of Andrew and Obedience Downing)

29 July 1836: born Missouri.

14 Nov 1898: died, buried Andrew Downing Family Cemetery, Lincoln County, Missouri.

Thomas J. Downing (son of Andrew and Obedience Downing)

7 Jan 1839: born Missouri.

8 Sept 1915: died, buried Andrew Downing Family Cemetery, Lincoln County, Missouri.

William A. Downing (son of Andrew and Obedience Downing)

1843: born Missouri.



Harvey B. Downing (son of Andrew and Obedience Downing)

1844: born Missouri.

no date: married H. A. _______.

4 Sept 1892: child born and died, buried Andrew Downing Family Cemetery, Lincoln County, Missouri.



Henry H. Harrison? Downing (son of Andrew and Obedience Downing)

1847: born Missouri.



Harrison/Harris Downing (son of John and Jane/Jean (Thompson) Downing)

ca 1803: born Lincoln County?, Kentucky.

24 Aug 1820: Harrison Downing of Bonhomme Township, St. Louis County, Missouri took up a bright bay horse appraised at $20 by Samuel Downing and William Downing. The Missouri Republican.

1830: census - Bonhomme Township, St. Louis County, Missouri - 1 male 20-30.

ca 1830: married Mary Vincent (ca 1810 Missouri-____).

15 July 1830: deed from Ezekiel and William Downing to Harris Downing 80A. St. Charles County, Missouri Deed Book Q p547.

24 July 1836: twin son Andrew Harris born.

24 July 1836: twin son James born.

2 May 1842: daughter Mary Jane born.

1840: census - Bonhomme Township, St. Louis County, Missouri - 2 males under 5; 1 male 5-10; 1 male 10-15; 1 male 40-50; 1 female under 5; 1 female 30-40; 1 in agriculture.

18 Oct 1844: deed from A. I. and Rebecca Dean to Harris Downing for $10 all our claim, interest and benefit to and in the estate of Mary Harris Coleman, deceased, late of St. Louis County, Missouri. St. Louis County, Missouri Deed Book Q6 p83.

20 Nov 1848: deed from Permeliann Ford to Harris Downing all of St. Louis County, Missouri for $15 all my claims, interest and benefit to and in the estate of Mary Harris Coleman late of St. Louis County, Missouri. St. Louis County, Missouri Deed Book N6 p127.

1850: census - St. Louis District 82, household 1824 - Harris Downing age 46 born Kentucky, Andrew 14 born Missouri and Mary J. 8 born Missouri.

12 Apr 1852: deed from Antoine and Elizabeth Rock for $50 Lot #2 Block 56 in St. Louis. St. Louis County, Missouri Deed Book F6 p382.

no date: died St. Louis County, Missouri.

11 Dec 1852: inventory of estate:

A tract of land in Bonhomme Township, St. Louis County, Missouri containing 80A acquired 15 July 1830 from Ezekiel and William Downing. St. Louis County, Deed Book Q p547.

Certificate #7205 Harris Downing assignee of Nancy Mosher E½ South of Missouri River S13 T46 R4E 151 66/100A.

A tract of 32A being the northwestern part of a tract of 600 arpens granted to David Hensley by the Spanish government acquired 18 May 1852 from te heirs of Samuel Downing.

A tract of 41 60/100A in Bonhomme Township acquired 18 May 1852 from the heirs of Samuel Downing.

The interest of A. J. and Rebecca Dean in the estate of Mary H. Coleman...

The interest of Permelian Ford in the estate of Mary H. Coleman...

The interest of John H. Downing in the estate of Mary H. Coleman...

The interest of Antoine and Elizabeth Rock in a town lot in St. Ferdiand - lot #2 block 56, 150 square feet, French measure.

A promissory note from Samuel Jump.

A promissory note from John and Jane Chapman...this note was given to William Downing administrator of Mary H. Coleman...also personal property - John Hempstead, Administrator.

He was a slave owner: William, and a female as there was a receipt for attention by a midwife to a slave. William sold 3 Mar 1856 to Washington Ross of St. Louis County, Missouri.

Purchasers at the auction sale: J. McDowell, Mrs. Downing, Mrs. Leashea, J. Hempstead, J. H. Downing, W. H. Dorsett, A. Downing, W. G. McCrosky, J. Slauter, Mrs. Murphy, E. Thorn, H. Bray, S. Chambers, T. Mahon, William Wilkens, B. Swinebod, P Morris, W. Blackwell, J. Cunningham, F Learing, P. S. Lanham and Mrs. Withington.

13 Jan 1853: deed from John Hempstead administrator of Harris Downing to John H. Downing $50 paid to Harris while Harris was alive all rights in estate of Mary H. Coleman. St. Louis County, Missouri Deed Book 6 p540.

14 Mar 1853: Ann Downing swore that she had a demand against the estate of Harris Downing - 2 promissory notes and an open account. Ann listed as guardian of Andrew downing and Daniel D. Downing.



Andrew Harris Downing (son of Harrison and Mary (Vincent) Downing)

24 July 1836 born Creve Coeur Twp, St. Louis County, Missouri.

7 June 1859: married Cynthia Susan Pipkin (13 May 1839-29 Mar 1877, buried Logan Cemetery, Crawford County, Missouri).

12 July 1860: son James Paris born.

1 Dec 1862: daughter Francis Elnora born.

21 Mar 1868: daughter Mary Idaho born, died unmarried 195_, buried Logan Cemetery, Crawford County, Missouri.

2 July 1870: daughter Susan Evelyn born.

3 Mar 1873: son William Weaver Harris born; died 23 Jan 1903, buried Logan Cemetery, Crawford County, Missouri.

16 Nov 1875 Son Henry Webster Tacket born, died 2 May 1894, buried Logan Cemetery, Crawford County, Missouri.

24 May 1919: died, buried Logan Cemetery, Crawford County, Missouri.

Served in the Civil War on the Confederate side.
James Paris Downing (son of Andrew Harris and Cynthia Susan (Pipkin) Downing)

12 July 1860: born.

27 Mar 1882: married Crawford County, Missouri, Mary. L. Canfield.

24 Jan 1892: died, buried Logan Cemetery, Crawford County, Missouri.


Francis Elnora Downing (daughter of Andrew Harris and Cynthia Susan (Pipkin) Downing)

1 Dec 1862: born.

1899: married St. Louis, Missouri, Thomas Alfred Gregory (20 July 1869 Stevenage, Hetfordshire, England-26 Nov 1903 East St. Louis, St. Clair County, Illinois, buried Logan Cemetery, Crawford County, Missouri, brother of Herbert Gregory)

1901: adopted daughter Paris Idaho Gregory born, m/2 1919 Milo R. Wolkey).

no date: m/2 _______ Fox.

no date: died, buried Logan Cemetery, Crawford County, Missouri.


Susan Evelyn Downing (daughter of Andrew Harris and Cynthia Susan (Pipkin) Downing)

2 July 1870: born Polk County, Missouri.

1 July 1896: married St. Louis, Missouri, Herbert E. Gregory (20 Jan 1872 Finchley, Middlesex, England- 12 Feb 1936 Concord, Georgia, son of Alfred Gregory and brother of Thomas Gregory)

12 Apr 1897: son Harris Alfred Gregory born; married Oakland, California 15 Sept 1920 Kathryn Ritter Gamble (11 Dec 1900 San Francisco, California-11 Aug 1994 Oakhurst, California); died 29 Apr 1981 Kaweah, California. Children:

Kathleen Evelyn Gregory born 4 July 1921 Alameda, California; married 24 Oct 1946 Clarence B. Calaway (____-4 June 1958); m/2 19 Feb 1960 Arcadia, California Bruce Vinton Spurgeon (14 June 1914 Broken Bow, Nebraska-___).

Harris Alfred Gregory, Jr. born 19 Sept 1923 Berkeley, California; married 2 May 1953 Honolulu, Hawaii Helen Marie Petersen (22 May 1929 Cedar City, Utah-16 May 1971 Brea, California).

Brian Downing Gregory born 3 May 1925 Oakland, California; married 25 June 1948 Alhambra, California Mary Reeves Bowling (29 Dec 1926 Van Buren, Arkansas).

30 July 1901: son Herbert Wray Gregory born Maplewood, Missouri; married 1 Feb 1930 Berkeley, California Virginia Dodsworth Conklin (9 Apr 1909 Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio; died 2 Nov 1990 Nice, California. Children:

Herbert Wray Gregory, Jr. born 8 Nov 1930 Concord, California; married 27 Sept 1953 Berkeley, California Fredolin Adele “Freddi” Plesse (14 Mar 1934 San Jose, California-____); died 22 May 1981 San Francisco, California.

23 Oct 1903: daughter Ana Elnora Gregory born Maplewood, Missouri; married 3 Aug 1924 Concord, California Bert Edward Traud, Sr. (3 Jan 1897-26 Feb 1990, son of Engelbert G. Traud); living 1996. Children:

Dorothy Jean Traud born 10 July 1925 Oakland, California; married 25 Aug 1946 Oakland, California Forrest Hollis Wilson (17 Apr 1923 Walnut Creek, California-5 May 1995 Walnut Creek, California).

14 Dec 1906: daughter Dorothy Lyla Gregory born Tormey, California; married 26 Jan 1929 Concord, California Horace Walter Dryden (31 Dec 1902 Logan,Uutah-28 Feb 1963 San Mateo, California; living 1996.

22 May 1957: died Hayward, California.

Jon E. Traud, 11008 Rainbow River Court, Rancho Cordova CA 95670.



James Downing (son of Harrison Downing)

24 July 1836: born Creve Coeur Twp., St. Louis County, Missouri.

11 Aug 1856: married Camp Branch Twp., Warren County, Missouri Sarah Ann Walsh.

29 Aug 1857: son Andrew J. born.

12 Feb 1860: daughter Mary Phebe born.

22 Dec 1862: daughter Ida Frances born; married _______ Brooks.

6 Feb 1867: son William Henry born.

10 Jan 1869: daughter Anna Marian born.

28 July 1871: daughter Mattie Alice born.

8 June 1927: died Portland, Oregon.

Served in the Civil War on the Union side.

Mary Jane Downing (daughter of Harrison Downing)

2 May 1842: born Missouri.

no date: George White named her guardian at father's death.

1 May 1862: married William J. Sappington.



Mary H/Jane Downing (daughter of John and Jane/Jean (Thompson) Downing)

27 Apr 1824: married St. Charles County, Missouri, James Fry. igi



Margaret Downing (daughter of John and Jane/Jean (Thompson) Downing)

Jean C. Downing (daughter of John and Jane/Jean (Thompson) Downing)

2 Mar 1820: (Jane) married Bonhomme Township, St. Charles County, Missouri, John Chapman of St. Charles Township, St. Charles County, Missouri. igi



Ezekiel Downing (son of John and Jane/Jean (Thompson) Downing)

Andrew Downing (son of John and Mary (_______) Downing)

1744: born.

1777: inherited "a tract of patented land" on the north side of Stony Fork of Reed Creek with his brother John.

no date: married Margaret _______ who m/2 by 1821 St. Charles County, Missouri, _____ Hardwick.

7 Sept 1781: deed from John and Andrew Downing of Lincoln County, Kentucky to Nicholas Darter for 200 pounds 248A in Montgomery County, Virginia. Montgomery County, Virginia Deed Book A p263.

1783: signed a petition (#17) for passage of more laws for his area in Kentucky. Petitions of the Early Inhabitants of Kentucky, James Rood Robertson, Louisville: John P. Morton & Co., 1914.

19 Apr 1786: Benjamin Grayson vs A. Downing - upon a petition. Judgment to Benjamin Grayson for 5 pounds and court costs. Lincoln County, Kentucky Order Book 2 p181.

15 July 1787: on tax list Lincoln County, Kentucky.

19 Nov 1789: provided appearance bail for James Downing in case of James McGinty vs James Downing. Lincoln County, Kentucky Order Book 3 p1789.

25 July 1789: on tax list Lincoln County, Kentucky.

29 Oct 1789: signed a petition (#58) requesting statehood for Kentucky. Petitions of the Early Inhabitants of Kentucky, James Rood Robertson, Louisville: John P. Morton & Co., 1914.

26 Nov 1792: on tax list Lincoln County, Kentucky.

1792: given Power of Attorney by Rachel widow of brother Andrew. Mercer County, Kentucky Deed Book 1 p416.

8 Oct 1814: Andrew Downing of St. Charles County, Missouri took up a bay mare age 4 years, appraised at $25 by Nathaniel overall and Daniel Colgan. Missouri Gazette, St. Louis, Missouri.

20 Apr 1816: took up a bright bay mare age 12-15 years, appraised at $25 by Jesse Evans and Jabez Hubbard. Missouri Gazette, St. Louis, Missouri.

20 Apr 1816: took up a sorrel mare age 8 years, appraised at $30 by Peter Journay and John Tate. Missouri Gazette, St. Louis, Missouri.

1817: lived St. Charles Township, St. Charles County, Missouri - 1 male 18-45; 3 males under 18; 3 females under 14; 3 females over 14. St. Charles County, Missouri Territory Enumeration for 1817 and 1819, Melvin B. Goe, Sr., Owensboro, Kentucky: Cook & McDowell Publications, 1980.

4 Mar 1819: died intestate St. Charles County, Missouri. (Bible 1) Estate Box 34 File 775

27 Mar 1819: Margaret Downing given authority of administer the estate of her husband, Andrew Downing. Estate Papers, St. Charles County, Missouri.

25 Mar 1819: Sale bill:

1 bake oven and lid; 1 pot; 1 bed and furniture; 1 brindle cow and calf sold to William Luckette.

1 small spinning wheel; 1 barshear plow; 1 canoe sold to Hezekiah Spillman.

2 corn hoes; 1 lock chain; 3 pewter plates; 1 set of double trees; 1 red cow and calf; 1 yearling colt sold to Ezekiel Downing.

1 flax hackle sold to Timothy Brewing.

1 large spinning wheel; 1 looking glass; 1 lot of tin and pewterware; 1 side saddle; 2 beds and furniture; 1 table; 1 trunk; 24 head of hogs; 1 hat iron; 1 cow; 28 pigs; 1 grey mare; 5 chairs sold to Margaret Downing.

1 hand saw and inch auger; 1 set knives and forks; 6 pewter plates sold to John Grider.

2 clevises and twisted link; 2 pewter dishes; 1 tub; 1 brown mare; 2 pair of gears sold to William Eckert.

1 lot of tinware sold to George Huffman.

1 tea post, cups and saucers sold to Thomas Spolden.

1 lot of delft dishes and bowls; 1 pair pinchers; 1 chopping axe; 1 whiskey barrel sold to Benjamin Lamasters.

1 iron wedge to David Lamasters.

1 man's saddle; 1 bridle; 1 bay horse sold to Robert Jones.

2 yearling heifer calves; 1 brindle cow and calf sold to John Griffey.

2 ewes to John Green.

1 keg sold to Nathaniel Sims.

2 June 1819: issue of (St. Louis) Missouri Gazette - died, of St. Charles County, Missouri, Margaret Downing, Administratrix.

12 May 1820: Jane Downing vs Margaret Downing - debt - verdict: pay it. St. Charles County, Missouri.

29 June 1820: debts due to the estate from Ezekiel Downing $5; Thomas Griffey $50; James Horn $59; James Lingo $17.75; William Luckett $2.50 and George Pitzer $4.00.

17 Feb 1821: Ezekiel Downing made oath that the account of goods passed from Andrew Downing's estate to John Downing is correct. Estate papers St. Charles County, Missouri.

28 Feb 1821: on motion of Mr. Thornton it is ordered that a citation issue against Margaret Downing administratrix of Andrew, deceased to appear at the next term of this court and make settlement of her said administration in conformity to the statute or show cause why she has it not in her power to do so. St. Charles County, Missouri Court Record Bk 1 p5.

no date: on motion of Margaret Downing by her attorney for a continuance of her settlement as administratrix of the estate of Andrew Downing deceased whereupon all and singular the premises being seen and heard and mature deliberation thereon had, it is considered by the court, that the motion be sustained. St. Charles County, Missouri Court Record Bk 1 p6.

19 May 1821: citation vs Margaret Downing administratrix of Andrew Downing deceased - continued. St. Charles County, Missouri Court Record Bk 1 p14.

31 Aug 1821: Margaret Downing administratrix of Andrew Downing deceased having been cited to make settlements at the last term of this court and having represented said estate as insolvent this day came into court and the premises being seen and the court having examined the vouchers filed are of the opinion that said estate is not insolvent as has been represented but that there is a balance remaining in the hands of the administratrix of $671.66¼ to be administered whereupon the rule and citation is discharged at the costs of the administratrix.

27 May 1821: The administratrix of Landers Veatch, Plaintiff vs Andrew Downing Defendant - By Note Value $16 the Security of the defendant appeared on the day set for Trial and confessed Judgment to the above sum of Sixteen Dollars principle with Interest and cost of Suit. The defendant's Security came forward on the 17 day of August and Repleavied for two months and gave Security according to Law. David Lemasters, Benjamin Lemasters The Security David Lemasters came forward on the Seventeenth day of October 1819 and paid the debt and Interest and cost of Suit. James Green, JP. Debt $16.00; Interest .48; Cost .25; Total $16.73. Estate Papers St. Charles County, Missouri.

31 Aug 1821: estate papers St. Charles County, Missouri Box 34 #775, widow Margaret declares the estate insolvent. There were, however, several outstanding debts to Seth Hillington, M. Hillington, William Eckert, Thomas Guffey, William Hanly, John Collier, George Collier, Peter Journey, William Downing, Josiah Smalley, Jane Downing, David Lamesters, James Lingo, Jabez Hubbard, John Downing, Charles Miller, Tomas P. Copes, Thomas Spaulding, Anthony C. Parmir, William Christy, Jr, Josh Charleys, and Robert McCloud.

31 Dec 1821: Margaret Downing, administratrix of Andrew Downing, deceased, having been cited to make settlement at the last term of this court and having represented said estate as insolvent, this day came into court and filed her settlement. Whereupon all and singular the premises being seen and the court having examined the vouchers filed, are of opinion that the said Estate is not insolvent as has been represented; but that there is a Balance remaining in the hands of the administratrix of six hundred and seventy-one dollars and sixty-six and one-fourth cents to be administered - whereupon the Rule and Citation is discharged at the costs of the administratrix. St. Charles County, Missouri Court Record Bk 1 p40.

“Inherited “tract of patented land” on north side of Stony fork of Reed Creek with brother John. In 1781 he was listed as “of Lincoln County (Kentucky)” in sale of 248 acres in Montgomery County, Virginia with brother John (Lewis preston Summers, “Annals of Southwest Virginia, 1769-1800 p913; also Montgomery County, Virginia Deed Bk A p263). Given power of attorney by Rachel, widow of William in 1792 (Mercer County, Kentucky Deed Bk 1 p416.) Carmen Finley.


James Downing (son of John and Mary (_______) Downing)

ca 1752: born.

no date: born Augusta County, Virginia.

no date: married Nancy _______ (ca 1756-_____).

1774: Downing (first name not given) vs South, Continued. Bedford County, Virginia Order Book 5A p198.

Mar 1774: On the motion of John Galloway It is Ordered that James Downing Pay him According to Law for Attending Eight Days for him as a Witness against John South. Bedford County, Virginia Order Book 5B p19.

Mar 1774: On the Motion of Merry Carter: It is Ordered that James Downing Pay him for Attending Twelve Days as a Witness against John South According to Law. Bedford County, Virginia Order Book 5B p78.

Mar 1774: James Downing vs John South - On a Petition - (reference to another case above this in the order book) The Parties and Their Attornies and with their _______ Consent this Petition is Dismissed. Bedford County, Virginia Order Book 5B p118.

Mar 1774: Downing (first name not given) vs South, Dismissed, agreed. Bedford County, Virginia Order Book 6 p27.

Mar 1774: Downing (first name not given) vs Young - Same and the Plaintiff agrees to allow all just credit. Bedford County, Virginia Order Book 6 p33.

1777: entered father's estate into probate, Securities were David Beard, Edward McGraw and William Downing. Liberty being reserved to the other executor in this will mentioned to join in the probate thereof when he thinks fit. Bedford County, Virginia Order Book 6 p136.

ca 1778: daughter Polly born.

1778: inherited "one survey of land" on Reed Creek called Blue Spring with brother Ezekiel.

7 Aug 1778: sworn in as Lieutenant in Montgomery (now Wythe) County, Virginia Militia. Annals of Southwest Virginia 1769-1800, Lewis Summers, p685, 694.

1778: served as Lieutenant in Montgomery County, Virginia militia with brother John. Annals of Southeast Virginia 1769-1800, Lewis Preston Summers, p685, 694.

6 Sept 1779: James Downing of Montgomery County, Virginia to William Downing of Bedford County, Virginia for 90 pounds Current Money of Virginia, 212½A on Meadows Creek in Bedford County, Virginia. Bedford County, Virginia Deed Book 7 p236.

1779: was in that portion of Kentucky County, Virginia renamed Lincoln County. "Downing's Station settled by James and John Downing, John and Matthias Mounce together with Alexander Collier, Jr. This Station was near or at the Fork Church in 1779. By this station, came the road from Harrodstown to Boonesboro by way of Three Forks of Sugar Creek...There was a trace here as early as 1775." History of Garrard County, Kentucky and its Churches, New York: Thomas Hobson Book Press, 1947, p39.

ca 1780: daughter Nancy born.

1780: as executor of father's estate sold the land in Bedford County, Virginia to William Downing of Montgomery County, Virginia. Bedford County, Virginia Deed Book 7 p236.

1781-1791: Upon the petition of Jacob Meyers - ordered that three of the following - John Crow, John Dougherty, James Downing and Samuel Scott - view a way for a road from Brenton's Spring on the Townland to Jacob Myers' mill and from thence a way to intersect with the road leading from the mouth of Hickman to the Courthouse. Lincoln County, Kentucky Order Book 1781-91, p104.

8 May 1781: granted 250A [upon a treasury warrant on the East end of Asel Davis settlement and Preemption on the Head waters of Clear Creek (later called White Oak Creek) and the waters of Boons mill creek] on Clear Creek, Lincoln County, Kentucky. Virginia Land Grant Book 5 p59.

Forest Calico, History of Garrard County, New York City: Thomas Hobson Book Press, 1947, p202.

ca 1782: daughter Margaret born.

1782: Veterans of Indian Wars after 1782 - Capt. James Downing. Forest Calico, History of Garrard County, New York City: Thomas Hobson Book Press, 1947, p117.

24 Oct 1782: Virginia State Library Document #128 - enlisted and served as Captain in Lincoln County, Kentucky Militia for 32 days on an expedition against the Enemy Indians under General George Rogers Clark, discharged Nov 24 1782 for which he received 16 pounds. George Rogers Clark and His Men, Military Records 1778-1784, Margery H. Harding, Frankfort, Kentucky: The Kentucky Historical Society, 1981.

Oct & Nov 1782: served as Captain of Lincoln County Militia in Clark's expedition against the Shawnees. George Rogers Clark and His Men, Military Records.



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