Downing (sometimes spelled Downey, Downring)



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Carmen J. Finley


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

21 Sept 1754: born Montgomery County, Virginia/Ireland. (Bible 2)

24 Apr 1777: On the Petition of John Farmer and Ezekiel Downing It is Ordered that they for the future be set free of paying the County Levy. Bedford County, Virginia Order Book 6 p125. [Tradition says he was a cripple because of "white swelling" and men were released from paying taxes if they were old and infirm or handicapped. Frank Williams].

1777: inherited "one survey of land" on Reed Creek called Blue Spring with brother James.

30 Jan 1778: marriage bond with Thomas Brown as Surety, issued Bedford County, Virginia.

30 Jan 1778: married Bedford County, Virginia, Rachel Brown (14 Oct 1760 Bedford County, Virginia-21 Aug 1824 Missouri) daughter of Thomas, Jr. and Phoebe Brown. (Bible 2) Harris Bible

2 May 1788: son James born.

1779: daughter Mary born.

7 Aug 1780: lived in Montgomery County, Virginia when John Downing bought 50 acres on Reed Creek adjoining Ezekiel's land. Montgomery County, Virginia Order Book A p2.

ca 1781: son John born.

1783: daughter Elizabeth born.

no date: daughter Jemima born.

3 Sept 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.

15 Feb 1791: deed from James and Nancy Downing to Ezekiel Downing (67½A on Clear Creek of Dick's River). Lincoln County, Kentucky County Court Order Book. Lincoln County, Kentucky Deed Bk B p310.

15 Dec 1792: daughter Margaret born.

21 Jan 1794: witnessed deed of James and Nancy Downing to Matthias Mounce 221A on Clear Creek. Lincoln County, Kentucky Deed Book B p310.

no date: daughter Nancy born.

27 May 1794: on tax list Lincoln County, Kentucky.

15 Mar 1795: on tax list Lincoln County, Kentucky.

25 Aug 1795: son Ezekiel born. (Bible 2)

19 Jan 1796: appointed to view the best way for a road from near Elliott's fulling mill to Smock's fence. Lincoln County, Kentucky Order Book 5 p56.

6 Apr 1796: Rachel and Ezekiel signed their consent for their daughter Elizabeth to marry Abraham Voris. Lincoln County, Kentucky Marriage Bonds and Consents Book.

16 May 1796: Rachel and Ezekiel signed their consent for their daughter Jemima to marry James White. Lincoln County, Kentucky Marriage Bonds and Consents Book.

15 Mar 1796: on tax list Lincoln County, Kentucky.

31 May 1797: Ezekiel gave his consent for his daughter Polly to marry James Copelin. Lincoln County, Kentucky Marriage Bonds and Consents Book.

1797: deed from Ezekiel Downing to Lewis Myres be recorded. LDS Film #9022 Montgomery County, Kentucky Order Book 1797-1814 p93.

31 Mar 1801: son Andrew born.

1817-19: lived Upper Cuiver Township, St. Charles County, Missouri - 1 male 18-45; 1 male under 18; 1 female under 14; 1 female over 14. St. Charles County, Missouri Territory Enumeration for 1817 and 1819, Melvin B. Goe, Sr., Owensboro, Kentucky: Cook & McDowell Publications, 1980.

22 Aug 1817: died St. Charles County, Missouri or Lincoln County, Missouri. (Bible 3) Harris Bible

Frank L. Williams, Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Pamela C. Webb, 506 Arminda Ave., Kirkwood, Missouri 63122.

Bible 2 said that he died 5 Aug 1817, age 63 years.

“Inherited “one survey of land” on Reed Creek called Blue Spring with brother James in 1777. In 1791 he bought 67½ acres on Clear Creek from brother James and wife Nancy. He also witnessed a deed in 1794 when James and Nancy Downing sold 221 acres on Clear Creek to Matthias Mounce (Lincoln County, Kentucky Deed Bk B p310.” Carmen Finley.

“Ezekiel Downing, an Irishman and cousin to Governor McNair came to Lincoln County, Missouri about 1801. He established the first tanyard in Lincoln County.” People and Places of Southeast Lincoln County.”

James Downing (son of Ezekiel and Rachel (Brown) Downing)

2 May 1788: born Virginia.

1811-12: married Martha Lucy "Patsy" Casey (13 Sept 1793 Virginia-2 July 1861 Lincoln County, Missouri).

5 Sept 1811: daughter Rachel born, died 2 Dec 1811.

11 Dec 1812: son William Casey born.

12 July 1814: son Ezekiel born, died 29 July 1814.

26 Sept 1815: daughter Mary born.

28 Dec 1817: daughter Angela born, died Aug 1819.

1819: lived near New Hope, Lincoln County, Missouri.

27 Dec 1819: son James M. born.

19 Nov 1821: daughter Harriet born.

9 Nov 1824: son Benjamin F. born.

9 July 1827: son Andrew J. born.

1 Nov 1827: deed to James Downing from Auguste Chateau and wife, land on Ryan's Creek. Lincoln County, Missouri Deed Book B p114.

14 July 1830: daughter Prudence born.

1830: census - Lincoln County, Missouri: 1 male under 5 (1825-1830); 1 male 5-10 (1820-1825); 1 male 10-15 (1815-1820); 1 male 15-20 (1810-1815); 1 male 40-50 (1780-1790); 1 female under 5 (1825-1830); 1 female 5-10 (1820-1825); 1 female 15-20 (1815-1820); 1 female 30-40 (1790-1800).

11 Aug 1830: deed from James and Martha Downing to James Finley SW¼ S7 T50 R1E. Lincoln County, Missouri Deed Book B p154.

8 Oct 1832: son Lewis R. born.

30 Sept 1835: daughter Martha born.

19 Dec 1837: son Stephen H. born.

1840: census - Lincoln County, Missouri: 1 male under 5 (1835-1840); 1 male 5-10 (1830-1835); 1 male 10-15 (1825-1830); 1 male 15-20 (1820-1825); 1 male 20-30 (1810-1820); 1 male 50-60 (1780-1790); 1 female under 5 (1835-1840); 11 female 10-15 (1825-1830); 1 female 15-20 (1820-1825); 1 female 40-50 (1790-1800).

2 Aug 1843: died Lincoln County, Missouri.

16 Aug 1843: will probated Lincoln County, Missouri.

15 Aug 1846: deed from James Downing by administrator to James Reid. Lincoln County, Missouri Deed Book G p552.

1850: census - #749 #749 Lincoln County, Missouri. Widow Martha and Lewis, Martha, Stephen, and daughter Prudence with her family.

Hatter by trade.



Portrait and Biographical Record of marion, Rolls and Pike County, Missouri, Chicago: C. O. Owen and Company, 1895.

William Casey Downing (son of James and Martha Lucy (Casey) Downing)

11 Dec 1812: born Kentucky.

1819: moved to Lincoln County, Missouri, with his parents.

26 Mar 1835: married Pike County, Missouri, Margaret Ann Reading (7 Feb 1817 Bourbon County, Kentucky-8 Sept 1876 Pike County, Missouri) daughter of William and Nancy (Cheatham) Reading, descended from Gov. John Reading II, first native governor of New Jersey colony.

9/10 May 1836: daughter Lucetta born.

26 Aug 1837: son William Reading born.

14 Nov 1844: son Benjamin Franklin born Bowling Green, Pike County, Missouri, died infant. igi

2 May 1839: son John James born.

31 July 1841: son Joseph C. born.

20 Jan 1843: daughter Rebecca Ann born.

13 July 1846: son George Washington born.

4 Nov 1848: son Samuel Casey born.

26 May 1851: son Thomas Jefferson born.

no date: daughter Nancy born; married John Duval of Bowling Green.

20 Mar 1854: deed from William Casey, Martha, Andrew F., Lewis R., James M. and Benjamin F. Downing to James Reid, 1/6 of 50A on east tract of land on Briant's Creek. Lincoln County, Missouri Deed Book M p437.

21 June 1854: daughter Margaret Docia born.

4 June 1858: daughter Martha Susan born.

1890: moved to Bowling Green, Pike County, Missouri.

23 Feb 1894: died Bowling Green, Pike County, Missouri.

Attended college at Jacksonville, Illinois; teacher; bought farm in Buffalo Township, sold it and bought near Frankford, Pike County, Missouri, sold it and bought 900A in Cuivre Township. He was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.


Lucetta Downing (daughter of William Casey and Margaret Ann (Reading) Downing)

9/10 May 1836: born Bowling Green, Pike County, Missouri. igi

5 May 1853: married Pike County, Missouri, James Jones. igi

by 1895: died.


William Reading Downing (son of William Casey and Margaret Ann (Reading) Downing)

26 Aug 1837: born Bowling Green, Pike County, Missouri. igi

no date: married Ann Tinker.

Lived Liberty, Missouri.

An Ann M. Downing died 27 Feb 1869, age 28 years, born 1841, buried City Cemetery, Bowling Green, Pike County, Missouri.
John James Downing (son of William Casey and Margaret Ann (Reading) Downing)

2 May 1839: born Bowling Green, Pike County, Missouri. igi

4 July 1865: died in Civil War at the battle of Helena, Arkansas under an officer named Price.
Joseph C. Downing (son of William Casey and Margaret Ann (Reading) Downing)

31 July 1841: born.

no date: married Lizzie Hunter.

Farmer in Pike County, Missouri.


Rebecca Ann Downing (daughter of William Casey and Margaret Ann (Reading) Downing)

20 Jan 1843: born Bowling Green, Pike County, Missouri.

20 Dec 1914: died, unmarried Bowling Green, Pike County, Missouri.
George Washington Downing (son of William Casey and Margaret Ann (Reading) Downing)

13 July 1846: born Bowling Green, Pike County, Missouri.

28 Mar 1878: married Pike County, Missouri, Ada L. Hendrick. igi

27 Mar 1879: son Harry born; died 27 Apr 1899.

15 May 1922: died; buried Bowling Green, Pike County, Missouri.

Farmer near Bowling Green.


Samuel Casey Downing (son of William Casey and Margaret Ann (Reading) Downing)

4 Nov 1848: born Bowling Green, Pike County, Missouri.

24 Apr 1884: married Ralls County, Missouri, Ann M. Hays. igi

18 Apr 1893: died New London, Ralls County, Missouri.



Thomas Jefferson Downing (son of William Casey and Margaret Ann (Reading) Downing)

26 May 1851: born near Bowling Green, Pike County, Missouri. igi

13 Nov 1878: married New London, Ralls County, Missouri, Sarah Campbell Hays (11 Nov 1859 New London, Missouri-____) daughter of George Campbell and Mary Jane (Wise) Hays of Virginia. igi

20 June 1880: son Thomas Campbell born, died 28 Oct 1901.

20 May 1885: daughter Mary born.

26 June 1887: daughter Marjorie Nell born.

7 Dec 1930: died New London, Missouri.

Member of the Christian Church; member of the New London Masonic Lodge.


Mary Downing (daughter of Thomas Jefferson and Sarah Campbell (Hays) Downing)

20 May 1885: born.

2 Apr 1904: married Roy Scarborough Wood (27 Feb 1882-25 Aug 1907) son of William Wood.

18 Dec 1904: son Roy Scarborough Wood, Jr. born; married St. Louis, Missouri, 30 Oct 1926 Adalee Edwards (27 July 1905 Canton, Missouri-____) daughter of Rev. B. S. M. Edwards. Child:

1. Virginia Jean Wood born 5 June 1929 Wright City, Missouri.

28 June 1906: son Thomas Jefferson Wood born, died 1 July 1920.

11 June 1934: m/2 Pasadena, California, Gill Clark.
Marjorie Nell Downing (daughter of Thomas Jefferson and Sarah Campbell (Hays) Downing)

26 June 1887: born.

25 May 1929: married Voris Rairden Norton (15 July 1885-9 Mar 1932).

No children. Lived New London, Missouri and gave some of this material in the 1940s. Supposed to have published a book on the Downings. (Found a typed copy in the St. Louis Public Library)



Margaret Docia Downing (daughter of William Casey and Margaret Ann (Reading) Downing)

21 June 1854: born Bowling Green, Pike County, Missouri. igi

22 Mar 1870: married Bowling Green, Pike County, Missouri, James M. Offutt. igi

Martha Susan Downing (daughter of William Casey and Margaret Ann (Reading) Downing)

4 June 1858: born Bowling Green, Pike County, Missouri. igi

no date: married William H. Miller (25 Mar 1851-31 Dec 1919; buried City Cemetery, Bowling Green, Pike County, Missouri.

27 Dec 1923: died; buried City Cemetery, Bowling Green, Pike County, Missouri.



Mary Downing (daughter of James and Martha Lucy (Casey) Downing)

26 Sept 1815: born.

4 May 1837: married Lincoln County, Missouri, Squire Green. igi

ca 1838: son James Downing Green born.

ca 1840: son Robert F. Green born.

ca 1842: daughter Harriet Green born.

ca 1843: son Henry F. Green born.

ca 1846: son Charles C. Green born.

ca 1848: daughter Mary E. Green born.

1850: census - Lincoln County, Missouri.



James M. Downing (son of James and Martha Lucy (Casey) Downing)

27 Dec 1819: born Missouri.

27 Oct 1842: married Melissa Ann Sitton (3 Feb 1818 Tennessee-24 July 1898) daughter of William and Anna (Gray) Sitton.

ca 1845: daughter Martha A. born.

18 Mar 1846: son William Carroll born.

26 Mar 1847: deed to James Wilson in Survey #1813. Lincoln County, Missouri Deed Book H p80.

21 Feb 1852: deed to James M. Downing from James Finley in Survey #1813. Lincoln County, Missouri Deed Book K p228.

25 Dec 1855: deed to James M. Downing to from Augustus Bradley, part Survey #1638 S31 R1E 55.33A. Lincoln County, Missouri Deed Book M p696.

17 July 1856: deed from James M. Downing to Garland S. Halley, East part lots 4 and 5, Survey #1628 T51 R1E 98.33A. Lincoln County, Missouri Deed Book M p465.

6 Feb 1857: deed to James M. Downing from J. S. Papin et al, Prairie Haute Tract. Lincoln County, Missouri Deed Book W. p98.

30 July 1858: deed from James M. Downing to Graveyard Trustees, Part lot 214 Prairie Haute Tracts 2.46A. Lincoln County, Missouri Deed Book N p713.

1860: census - Monroe Township #808 #732 Post Office Wellsburg, Lincoln County, Missouri.

13 Sept 1862: deed from E. S. Downing to James M. Downing, mill site at New Hope. Lincoln County, Missouri Deed Book T p55.

10 Sept 1863: deed from James M. Downing to Herman Hembrock, Lot 20 1 part 25 Prairie Haute Tract, 78.46A. Lincoln County, Missouri Deed Book X p182.

9 Apr 1866: deed to James M. Downing from A. D. Kemper, SE¼ SW¼ S1 T50 R1E, 40A. Lincoln County, Missouri Deed Book T p39.

19 Mar 1868: deed from W. C. Sitton SE¼ SEq S29 T49 R2E 85.20A. Lincoln County, Missouri Deed Book V p71.

6 Dec 1869: deed to James M. Downing from William R. Powell. Lincoln County, Missouri Deed Book W p39/89.

7 Sept 1868: deed from William T. Powell to James M. Downing SW¼ NW¼ S16 and SE¼ NE¼ S17 T49 R1W 80A. Lincoln County, Missouri Deed Book V p285.

17 Apr 1885: died, buried Highland Prairie Union Cemetery, Lincoln County, Missouri, no stones.
Martha A. Downing (daughter of James M. and Melissa A. Downing)

ca 1845: born Missouri.



William Carroll Downing (son of James M. and Melissa A. Downing)

18 Mar 1846: born Lincoln County, Missouri.

16 Jan 1875: married Lincoln County, Missouri, Lourana Norton Gibson (3 Feb 1856-8 Feb 1937 St. Louis, Missouri) daughter of Ninian and Rhoda (Sitton) Gibson.

22 Nov 1875: daughter Willena born.

27 May 1877: son Robert Emmett born.

27 July 1878: daughter Margaret Anise born.

21 Dec 1879: son Hubert born.

7 July 1881: daughter Beulah born.

22 Mar 1883: daughter Fae Thornhill born.

29 Oct 1884: son Elmer born.

7 July 1886: son James Whipley born.

4 Jan 1889: son Harry Gordon born.

6 Jan 1892: son William Warren born, died July 1894.

10 June 1893: daughter Rhoda Sitton born.

22 Apr 1894: son Cecil Raymond born.

30 Oct 1895: son Norton Franklin born.

17 Feb 1936: died St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri.
Willena Downing (daughter of William Carroll and Lourana Norton (Gibson) Downing)

22 Nov 1875: born Lincoln County, Missouri.

15 Apr 1896: married Lincoln County, Missouri, John Maguire Reed (30 Dec 1866 Lincoln County, Missouri-8 Feb 1956, Troy, Lincoln County, Missouri).

21 Aug 1897: son Robert Leroy Reed born St. Louis, Missouri.

26 Nov 1898: daughter Pauline Rose Reed born St. Louis, Missouri; married 17 Aug 1916 Troy, Missouri, Milford Alan Teague (21 Feb 1895 Auburn, Missouri-_____) son of James Larue and Mary Ellen (Knox) Teague. Children:

Willena Gwendolyn Teague born 14 July 1917 Troy, Missouri; married 16 Feb 1913 Raymond Lovell; m/2 Al Condry.

2 Nov 1901: son Orien Franklin Reed born St. Louis, Missouri; died 6 Mar 1952; married 25 May ____ Cleo Birzele.

12 Nov 1903: son James William Reed born St. Louis, Missouri.

7 July 1905: daughter Mabel Catherine Reed born Hawk Point, Lincoln County, Missouri; married Chancy J. Edwards.

28 Dec 1915: son Clarence Dale Reed born Hawk Point, Missouri; married 28 Sept 1937 in Illinois, Dorothy Dudley. Children born Granite City, Madison County, Illinois.

19 May 1919: son Maurice Vincent Reed born Troy, Lincoln County, Missouri; married 7 May 1960 in California, Joan Rice.

25 July 1912: son Emmett Downing Reed born Hawk Point, Lincoln County, Missouri; married 30 Aug 1941 Yuma, Yuma County, Arizona, Ruby Pearl Allen (2 Aug 1925 Ennis, Ellis County, Texas-____).

24 Nov 1945: died St. Louis, Missouri.
Robert Emmett Downing (son of William Carroll and Lourana Norton (Gibson) Downing)

27 May 1877: born Lincoln County, Missouri.

no date: married Margaret Theresa Janes (2 Feb 1880 Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri-____).

12 Mar 1906: daughter Margaret born.

8 July 1908: daughter Helen born.

4 Apr 1910: died Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri.


Margaret Downing (daughter of Robert Emmett and Margaret Theresa (Janes) Downing)

12 Mar 1906: born Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri.


Helen Downing (daughter of Robert Emmett and Margaret Theresa (Janes) Downing)

8 July 1908: born Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri.

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Margaret Anise Downing (daughter of William Carroll and Lourana Norton (Gibson) Downing)

27 July 1878: born.

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Hubert Downing (son of William Carroll and Lourana Norton (Gibson) Downing)

21 Dec 1879: born Lincoln County, Missouri.

22 Sept 1902: married St. Louis, Missouri, Essie Admire (4 Oct 1884 Lincoln County, Missouri-26 Nov 1965, buried Highland Prairie Union Church Cemetery).

23 Oct 1906: daughter Genevieve born.

5 Feb 1953.
Genevieve Downing (daughter of Hubert and Essie (Admire) Downing)

23 Oct 1906: born St. Louis, Missouri.

22 Mar 1930: married St. Louis, Missouri, James Howerton Gossom (27 June 1906 St. Louis, Missouri-____). Child:

1. James Hubert Gossom born 18 Jan 1936 St. Louis, Missouri.

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Beulah Downing (daughter of William Carroll and Lourana Norton (Gibson) Downing)

7 July 1881: born Lincoln County, Missouri.

6 July 1907: married St. Charles County, Missouri, Luke LeAndrue Wattingly (27 Feb 1880 Davies County, Kentucky-____).
Frae Thornhill Downing (daughter of William Carroll and Lourana Norton (Gibson) Downing)

22 Mar 1883: born Lincoln County, Missouri.

1 Jan 1903: married Lincoln County, Missouri, Charles Alton Barnes (18 Apr 1877 Lincoln County, Missouri-____). Child:

1. Charles Marvin Barnes born 17 Dec 1907 St. Louis, Missouri.


Elmer Downing (son of William Carroll and Lourana Norton (Gibson) Downing)

29 Oct 1884: born.

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James Whipley Downing (son of William Carroll and Lourana Norton (Gibson) Downing)

7 July 1886: born Lincoln County, Missouri.

12 Jan 1912: married St. Louis, Missouri, Myrtle Elizabeth Klein (15 Dec 1888 St. Louis, Missouri-____).

31 Dec 1912: son James Wilson born.


James Wilson Downing (son of James Whipley and Myrtle Elizabeth (Klein) Downing)

31 Dec 1912: born St. Louis, Missouri.

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Harry Gordon Downing (son of William Carroll and Lourana Norton (Gibson) Downing)

4 Jan 1889: born Lincoln County, Missouri.

8 Feb 1910: married St. Louis, Missouri, Emma Cullen (19 Aug 1885 Monroe County, Illinois-____).
Rhoda Sitton Downing (daughter of William Carroll and Lourana Norton (Gibson) Downing)

10 June 1893: born Lincoln County, Missouri.

no date: married Edward Harold Moran (8 Aug 1901 Macon County, Missouri-____).
Cecil Raymond Downing (son of William Carroll and Lourana Norton (Gibson) Downing)

22 Apr 1894: born.


Norton Franklin Downing (son of William Carroll and Lourana Norton (Gibson) Downing)

30 Oct 1895: born.

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Harriet Downing (daughter of James and Martha Lucy (Casey) Downing)

19 Nov 1821: born Missouri.

14 Oct 1841: married Lincoln County, Missouri, Thomas Jefferson Sitton (15 Aug 1814-22 Apr 1858) son of William and Anna (Gray) Sitton.

15 July 1842: son William Andrew Jackson Sitton born Missouri; died 15 Jan 1923; married 9 June 1867 Susan B. Bailey (18 Mar 1836-30 Nov 1919) daughter of Levi and Lucinda Bailey. Children all born Lincoln County, Missouri:

Alvin Sitton born 25 Apr 1869, died 20 Jan 1870.

Daisy Edna Sitton born 17 Nov 1871 Lincoln County, Missouri; died dsp 26 Apr 1945; married _______ Crawford; m/2 Joseph E. Shaeffer (27 Nov 1879-5 Mar 1965).

Grace Irene Sitton born 28 Apr 1877; died 23 Aug 1922; married J. Forrest Johnston (1 June 1877-3 Aug 1953) son of John and Annie E. (Nichols) Johnston. Children all born Lincoln County, Missouri:

Edna Ella Johnston born 26 Aug 1900, died infant.

Anna S. Johnston born 7 Sept 1901, died 8 Dec 1930.

Lula Johnston.

Evelyn Johnston.

James Johnston.

Mary Forrest Johnston.

Levi A. Sitton died 6 May 1877 aged 1y 5m 18d.

27 Oct 1844: son James L. Sitton born Missouri; married Alice Hoke (____-19 Jan 1878). Children:

Ella Sitton.

Lee Sitton.

10 Dec 1846: son Elbridge Geary Sitton born Missouri; died 13 Jan 1912, buried New Salem Baptist Church Cemetery, Lincoln County, Missouri; married 6 Oct 1870 Palmyra Williams (____-16 Nov 1901); m/2 Mrs. Nora Dell (Lynn) Jelston. Children - all in first marriage born in Lincoln County, Missouri:

Owen Sitton born 1872; died 1934 Lincoln County, Missouri; married Carrie Broyles (1876-1968) daughter of Orange and Mary (McDonald) Broyles. She m/2 Samuel Hennan Broyles. Child - born in first marriage:

Golden Sitton born 1908; died 1935.

Carrie Sitton born 16 Mar 1879; died 9 Nov 1903; married 7 Dec 1898 Thomas T. Whalen (____-1955) son of Michael and Anna Whalen. Children:

Hilary Elbridge Whalen born 18 Feb 1900; married 13 Oct 1930 Grace H. Sawyer (17 July 1903-____) daughter of Arthur and Agnes (Regan) Sawyer.

Walker Francis Whalen born 6 May 1903; died 1936; married Zuyel Woolsey. Child:

Robert Francis Whalen married Audrey Stedelin. Children:

Thomas H. Whalen.

Ann Elaine Whalen.

Riley Sitton.

Clarence Sitton.

Hazel Sitton, died young.

10 Apr 1849: son Thomas Liburn Sitton born; died 9 Nov 1854.

29 Feb 1851: daughter Martha Adeline Sitton born Missouri; married 3 Nov 1870 James M. Tucker (7 Sept 1846-16 Oct 1917) son of Milner M. and Mahalia Tucker. Children born Lincoln County, Missouri:

Callie Tucker.

Lennie G. Tucker.

Margaret Tucker married J. Uptegrove.

Mattie Tucker married Lester Kirkhart.

Bessie Tucker married _______ Benear.

Ora Tucker born 1879; died 1944.

Ray Tucker.

Floyd Tucker.

19 Feb 1853: daughter Elizabeth "Bettie" Ann Sitton born Missouri; married John M. House, Jr. (1849-3 May 1917), both buried Highland Prairie Union Church Cemetery, Lincoln County, Missouri (no stones). Children:

Ann House died infant.

Lula May House born 25 Apr 1877; died 5 Apr 1947 Lincoln County, Missouri; married Bluford Skinner. Children:

Joe Skinner married Francis _______. 1 daughter.

Howard Skinner married Maggie Kreig. 1 daughter.

Florence Skinner married _______ Gershong.

Eller Eva House married Sherdon Gravens; m/2 _______Sucklic.

Lizzie Sarah House married Hawk Watts. Children:

Helen Watts married _______ Dye. Children:

Billie Dye.

Bob Dye.


Grace Dye.

Cecil Watts.

Dee Watts.

Eleck Watts.

Nola Watts.

Margaret Watts.

Arnold Watts died age 12 years.

Katie Caroline House born 24 July 1883; died 4 Oct 1953; married 17 Feb 1904 William Helmick. Children born Lincoln County, Missouri:

Earnie W. Helmick born 12 May 1908; married 25 July 1938 Mary Jane Langford.

Arlie H. Helmick born 28 Sept 1911; married Lincoln County, Missouri 24 Aug 1938 Laura Bell Gerderman. Child:

Linda Jo Helmick.

Callie Ann House married George Justus. Child:

Ruby Dell Justus married _______ Tuirehouse.

Cora Sue House married _______ Wells.

Willie Mary House married _______ Evans.

Joe Edward House married _______ Mills; m/2 _______. Children:

J. C. House.

John William House.

Richard House.

Willie Mary House.

John Franklin House.

8 Mar 1855: daughter Marietta "Mary" E. Sitton born Missouri; died 5 Oct 1912; married 5 Nov 1873 Richard Foster. Children born Lincoln County, Missouri.

William Foster.

Walter Foster.

Lizz Foster.

Emmett Foster married Elvira T. _______.

Ida Foster.

Inez Foster married _______ Zorn.

17 June 1857: son Lewis Perry Sitton born Missouri; died 10 Nov 1917, both buried Highland Prairie Union Church Cemetery, Lincoln County, Missouri; married 8 April 1885 Flora Hunter Broyles (17 July 1866-14 Mar 1942) daughter of Orange P. and Mary Broyles. Children born Lincoln County, Missouri:

Maud Dean Sitton born 13 Apr 1886; died 1961; married Harry A. Johnston, son of John and Annie E. (Nichols) Johnston. Children born Lincoln County, Missouri:

Henry Lewis Johnston married Henrietta Marquette, daughter of Harry Marquette. Children:

William Johnston.

Robert Johnston.

Obed Clarence Sitton born 8 June 1888; died 1 July 1967 Lincoln County, Missouri; married 19 July 1922 Patience Elizabeth Dixon (19 Nov 1897-27 Feb 1931) daughter of Joseph and Cora Bell (Yates) Dixon; m/2 Mrs. Susie (Oben) Brinkman; m/3 Mrs. Bernice (Stacy) Landford. All children of the first marriage and born in Lincoln County, Missouri:

Clarence Obe Sitton born 8 Nov 1923; married 2 May 1943 Delores Delphine Coleman (22 Sept 1925 St. Charles County, Missouri-____) daughter of Harry Francis and Hazel Violet (Willis) Coleman. All children born St. Charles County, Missouri:

Robert Carl Sitton born 1 Aug 1925; married 6 Jan 1945 Norma Marie Nolting (19 Oct 1926-____) daughter of William and Florence (Zeugin) Nolting. Children born Hermann, Gasconade County, Missouri.

Molly Valonie Sitton born 12 May 1927; married 6 Apr 1946 Aylette Arthur Sexauer (5 Mar 1910-____) son of William and Bertha (Hubbard) Sexauer.

Paul Everett Sitton born 26 Feb 1931; married 16 May 1959 Iellen Rose Tritsch (1926-____) daughter of Mark B. and Mary E. (Brox) Tritsch.

Preston Eugene Sitton born 26 Feb 1931; died 3 Aug 1947; natural son of Obe Clarence and Patience E. (Dixon) Sitton and adopted by Christopher Farris and Floy Elizabeth (Sitton) Krieg.

Hugh Miller Sitton born 29 Aug 1889; died 1963 married Dean Tucker (1888-1953) daughter of John S. and Malinda E. Tucker. Children all born Lincoln County, Missouri:

Forrest Sanford Sitton born 1908; married Dorothy Bell Maxey daughter of Alexander Elijah and Anne Marie (Helmars) Maxey. Children:

Melvin Hugh Sitton born 1 Feb 1927; married Amanda Sanders. Children:

Helen Marie Sitton.

Stephen Ray Sitton.

Mildred Loraine Sitton born 17 Sept 1928; married Thomas Henkel. Children:

Donna Kay Henkel.

Thomas Randall Henkel.

Lloyd John Sitton died infant.

Betty June Sitton; married Raymond Davis. Child:

Michael Clifford Davis.

Raymond Stantford Sitton.

Floy Elizabeth Sitton born 17 June 1893; married 16 Mar 1913 Christopher Farris Krieg (4 Mar 1889-9 Feb 1971) son of Sebastian F. and Sophia B. (Uthe) Krieg. Children born Lincoln County, Missouri:

Infant son born and died 12 Dec 1915.

Lois Dazarene Krieg born 6 Jan 1917; married 16 Jan 1935 John Henry Muenstermann, Jr. (26 Jan 1910-1 Sept 1969) son of John Henry Muenstermann, Sr. Children born Lincoln County, Missouri:

Molly Valonie Sitton born 4 Jan 1900; married 13 June 1931 James Miller Wells (3 Mar 1885-____) son of Charles Montgomery and Mattie (Miller) Wells. Children born Lincoln County, Missouri:

Carrie L. Sitton born 28 Mar 1903; married Raymond L. Cooper (1901-1954) son of George R. and Sarah L. Cooper; m/2 Frank Seabaugh. Children:

Flora Lou Cooper married Pearl Weber.

Lucinda Fay Cooper married Dale Johnston.

1860: census - #869 #788 Monroe Township, Lincoln County, Missouri, seamstress, widow and her children.

19 May 1882: died, buried Highland Prairie Union Church Cemetery, Lincoln County, Missouri.



Benjamin F. Downing (son of James and Martha Lucy (Casey) Downing)

9 Nov 1824: born.

1 Nov 1846: married Pike County, Missouri, Nancy (Reading) Biggs. igi

15 Oct 1848: daughter Martha A. born.

ca 1849: daughter Mary E. born.

ca 1853: daughter Margaret L. born.

20 Mar 1854: deed from Benjamin F. Downing to James Reid, 1/6 interest in 50A. Lincoln County Deed Book M p437.
Martha A. Downing (daughter of Benjamin F. and Nancy (Reading) Downing)

15 Oct 1848: born Pike County, Missouri. igi


Mary E. Downing (daughter of Benjamin F. and Nancy (Reading) Downing)

ca 1849: born Pike County, Missouri. igi

no date: married Joseph H. Reynolds.

26 Oct 1877: died; buried City Cemetery, Bowling Green, Lincoln County, Missouri.


Margaret L. Downing (daughter of Benjamin F. and Nancy (Reading) Downing)

ca 1853: born Pike County, Missouri. igi



Andrew F. Downing (son of James and Martha (Casey) Downing)

9 July 1827: born Lincoln County, Missouri.

26 Mar 1847: deed from James Wilson to Andrew F. Downing 118A T51 R1E. Lincoln County, Missouri Deed Book H p204.

13 Jan 1848: married Nancy Tucker (____-1857).

1 Apr 1850: deed from Andrew F. Downing to William Mitchell, 78A in Survey #1767. Lincoln County, Missouri Deed Book J p255.

12 Apr 1850: deed from W. F. Johnson to Andrew F. Downing, part Survey #1767. Lincoln County, Missouri Deed Book H p210.

1850: mortgage from Andrew F. Downing to John R. Morris, part of Survey #1760. Lincoln County, Missouri Deed Book J p536.

9 Feb 1853: deed from J. M. Downing to Andrew F. Downing, part Lot 8 in Survey 1813. Lincoln County, Missouri Deed Book K p443.

25 Aug 1853: deed from Andrew F. Downing to S. S. Wells/Weeks, part Survey #1761, part Survey #1813. Lincoln County, Missouri Deed Book L. p183.

20 Mar 1854: deed from Andrew F. Downing to James Reid, 1/6 interest in 50A. Lincoln County, Missouri Deed Book M p437.

6 Nov 1855: deed from Josephine Guthrie to Andrew F. Downing, our right in S16, 21 and 22 T47 R1W. Lincoln County, Missouri Deed Book U p5.

30 Aug 1860: deed - Andrew - SE¼ SW 1/4 T48 R1E 83.38A. Lincoln County, Missouri Deed Book T p270.

2 Feb 1861: deed from Andrew F. Downing to William T. Wilson. Lincoln County, Missouri Deed Book O p436.

27 Oct 1863: m/2 Emma A. Guthrie (5 July 1838 Missouri-18 Aug 1925, buried Auburn Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Lincoln County, Missouri). igi

24 Dec 1864: son Louis N. born.

29 July 1865: deed from Willis M. Reynolds, beginning at a corner of Andrew F. Downing and James Reid, 5A. Lincoln County, Missouri Deed Book T p149.

1866: son Herman G. born.

1868: son Pendleton C. born.

1870: daughter Bertha born.

1880: census - Lincoln County, Missouri.

23 Oct 1902: died, buried Auburn Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Lincoln County, Missouri.

Farmer 655A, raised shorthorn cattle, lived Curryville, Methodist. Had four children by each wife. Member of the Masonic Lodge at Auburn, Missouri.



History of Lincoln County, Missouri. Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Company, 1888, p528.
James W. Downing (son of Andrew F. Downing)

28 Jan 1849: born.

15 Oct 1919: died, buried Auburn Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Lincoln County, Missouri.
Millred F. Downing (son of Andrew F. Downing)

1853: born.


Louis N. Downing (son of Andrew F. Downing)

24 Dec 1864: born.

16 July 1930, buried Auburn Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Lincoln County, Missouri.
Herman G. Downing (son of Andrew F. Downing)

1866: born.


Pendleton C. Downing (son of Andrew F. Downing)

1868: born.


Bertha Downing (daughter of Andrew F. Downing)

1870: born.

28 Aug 1902: married Robert J. Pope, both of Whiteside. Lincoln County, Missouri Marriage Book 9 p198.

Prudence Downing (daughter of James and Martha Lucy (Casey) Downing)

14 July 1830: born.

1848: married Lincoln County, Missouri, Austin Bradley (1822 Kentucky-____) son of Layton C. and Nancy (Delancy) Bradley.

ca 1849: daughter Martha Bradley born Missouri; married James A. Bradley.

1850: census - #749 #749 lived with mother Martha in Lincoln County, Missouri.

no date: son James Cooper Bradley born.

no date: daughter Ida L. Bradley born; married B. F. Green.

no date: son Owen W. Bradley born.

no date: son John A. Bradley born.

no date: son Oscar D. Bradley born.



Lewis R. Downing (son of James and Martha Lucy (Casey) Downing)

8 Oct 1832: born.

26 July 1859: married Pike County, Missouri, Ellen Roberts. igi

20 Mar 1854: deed from Lewis R. Downing to James Reid. Lincoln County, Missouri Deed Book M p437.

no date: son James Boyd born.

no date: daughter Blanche born.


James Boyd Downing (son of Lewis R. and Ellen (Roberts) Downing)
Blanche Downing (daughter of Lewis R. and Ellen (Roberts) Downing)

Martha Downing (daughter of James and Martha Lucy (Casey) Downing)

30 Sept 1835: born.

29 Nov 1855: married Pike County, Missouri, George I. Griffith. igi

Stephen H. Downing (son of James and Martha Lucy (Casey) Downing)

19 Dec 1837: born.

20 Dec 1855: married Pike County, Missouri, Malinda Mira A. Smith. igi

ca 1858: son James W. born.

ca 1859: daughter Nancy M. born.

15 Dec 1862: deed from Stephen H. Downing to James Reid, 50A Survey #1813. Lincoln County, Missouri Deed Book Q p386.

ca 1867: son Tolon R. born.

ca 1870: son Stephen H., Jr. born - 4 months in census.

1870: census - Pike County, Missouri.
James W. Downing (son of Stephen H. and Linda M. Downing)

ca 1858: born.


Nancy M. Downing (daughter of Stephen H. and Linda M. Downing)

ca 1859: born.


Tolon R. Downing (son of Stephen H. and Linda M. Downing)

ca 1867: born.


Stephen H. Downing, Jr. (son of Stephen H. and Linda M. Downing)

ca 1870: born - 4 months in 1870 census.



Mary "Polly" Downing (daughter of Ezekiel and Rachel (Brown) Downing)

1779: born Bedford County, Virginia.

31 May 1796: married Lincoln County, Kentucky, John Copelin/Copeland (____ Rockbridge County, Virginia). Ezekiel Downing Bondsman.

ca 1798: son Benjamin Copelin born Garrard County, Kentucky; died unmarried in Hart County, Kentucky 22 Oct 1861.

no date: daughter Lucinda Copelin/Copeland born; married 29 Dec 1828 Henry Netherton, son of Henry and Nancy (Hardin) Netherton. Child:

Margaret Netherton born 18 Sept 1829; died 17 Jan 1892 Missouri; married Robert Torrance son of Robert and Susannah (Stoddard) Torrance. Child:

Alonzo Torrance born 6 Apr 1850; died 20 Aug 1921; married ?Old Mines, Missouri, Elizabeth Portell. Child:

Annie Torrance born 18 Sept 1877; died 7 Apr 1939; married Andrew Weber, son of Valentine and Catherine Link (Fuhr) Weber. Child:

Ruby E. Weber born 6 Dec 1908; married Hugh Richards (18 Sept 1908-10 Sept 1956) son of Thomas and Minnie J. (Cole) Richards.

12 Feb 1861: died age 82, Hart County, Kentucky. Kentucky Register Volume 52 (1954) p52.

Donald C. Johnson, 371 Overlook Drive, West Lafayette, Indiana 47906.

John Downing (son of Ezekiel and Rachel (Brown) Downing)

ca 1781: born.

no date: son Ezekiel born.

17 Dec 1837 wrote the following letter to Ezekiel Downing of Auburn, Lincoln County, Missouri - now (1970) in the possession of his great-grandson L. B. Downing, RR 1, Elsberry, Lincoln County, Missouri. The letter was written in Martinsville, Falls of the Platt, in the Platte Purchase area of northwest Missouri - Harrison County. Frank Williams.

Frank Williams also writes: In the fall of 1970 in the Pennsylvania State Library, Harrisburg, I found this entry in The Lintzbergers of America, 1750-1947, J. E. Lintzberger, 1948, p358 "Rebecca Lintzberger was born in Greene County, Pennsylvania June 23, 1825. In April 1842 she went with her parents by boat from Hillsboro, Pennsylvania to western Missouri, being on the water one month. The following year they moved to Stewartsville, Missouri. On september 24, 1845 she married Ezekiel Downing. She was a pilot on her father's river boats and it is said she knew the river as well as her father. It appears they lived at Newmark, for they are both buried there..." Mr. Williams continues "This reference to an unknown Ezekiel Downing has been a question mark until I read the above letter. Now it seems clear. Westeon is on the Missouri River just above Kansas City. Stewartsville is a short distance east of St. Joseph and just across the Platte River, and New market is just above Weston. All are in the Platte Purchase or, in the case of Stewartsville, just outside its borders. It would appear to be almost a certainty that the Ezekiel Downing referred to in this Lintzberger entry was a son of John Downing, and a nephew of Ezekiel Downing of Lincoln County, Missouri."
Ezekiel Downing (son of John Downing)

24 Sept 1845: married Rebecca Lintzberger 23 June 1825 Greene County, Pennsylvania- 6 Aug 1912 Missouri) .

24 Apr 1870: died Newmarket, Missouri.

Elizabeth "Betsy" Downing (daughter of Ezekiel and Rachel (Brown) Downing)

1783: born.

6 Apr 1795: married Lincoln County, Kentucky, Abraham Norris.

Jemima Downing (daughter of Ezekiel and Rachel (Brown) Downing)

31 May 1796: married Lincoln County, Kentucky, James White.


Margaret "Peggy" Downing (daughter of Ezekiel and Rachel (Brown) Downing)

15 Dec 1792: born. (Bible 3)

16 Aug 1815: married William Harris (15 May 1793-15 May 1876). (Bible 3)

2 June 1816: daughter Eliza Harris born. (Bible 3)

2 May 1818: son Thomas Banks Harris born; married 16 Jan 1845 Margaret D. _______ (12 Jan 1828-13 Nov 1888) (Bible 3); m/2 Lou _______ (1856-30 Oct 1892). (Bible 3) Children:

Elizabeth T. Harris born 5 Dec 1845; married 16 Jan 1874. (Bible 3)

William Thomas Harris born 16 Sept 1847; married 11 Apr 1876. (Bible 3)

Twins Harris died 12 Feb 1849. (Bible 3)

Olivia Harris born 21 Apr 1850; married 12 Apr 1876. (Bible 3)

Willard D. Harris born 23 Dec 1851; died 18 Mar 1852. (Bible 3)

Millard Perry Harris born 6 Jan 1853. (Bible 3)

Jerome Winfield Harris born 11 Sept 1854. (Bible 3)

Virgil Bates Harris born 30 Dec 1856. (Bible 3)

Artemesia “Artie” Sebastian Harris born 17 Oct 1858; married _______ Staiger; died 7 Mar 1892. (Bible 3)

Martha D. Harris born 14 Jan 1861. (Bible 3)

Son Harris born 21 Sept 1863; died 28 Jan 1864. (Bible 3)

Lenora Belle Harris born 21 Apr 1864. (Bible 3)

Margaret E. Price Harris born 21 Nov 1870. (Bible 3)

no date: son Hardin Harris born; died 1 Feb 1863. (Bible 3)

no date: son Ezekiel Harris born; died 10 Sept 1873. (Bible 3)

30 May 1867: died. (Bible 3)

Nancy Downing (daughter of Ezekiel and Rachel (Brown) Downing)

ca 1818: married Mercer County, Kentucky, William Montgomery.



Ezekiel Downing (son of Ezekiel and Rachel (Brown) Downing)

25 Aug 1795: born Crab Orchard area, Kentucky.

29 Oct 1815: married by Daniel Colgan, JP, St. Charles County, Missouri, Ann Margaret Markle (7 Sept 1796 Kentucky-7 July 1809) daughter of David and Sarah Markle. St. Charles County, Missouri Marriage Bk 1 p43. (Name Ann Margaret from 1860 census)

1816: to Lincoln County, Missouri. (Bible 2)

19 July 1816: daughter Elizabeth M. born. (Bible 2)

15 Apr 1818: son John Harrison born. (Bible 2)

23 Dec 1820: twin Rachel Brown born. (Bible 2)

23 Dec 1820: twin Sarah Margaret born. (Bible 2)

27 Apr 1821: deed from Albert Tison to Ezekiel Downing, on Cuisive?. Lincoln County, Missouri Deed Book A p146.

1821-1814: taxpayer in Lincoln County, Missouri.

27 May 1823: daughter Elzina born. (Bible 2)

20 Aug 1823: Ezekiel Downing appraised a stray taken up by William Sitton. The Missouri Republican.

15 Aug 1824: Ezekiel Downing vs Solome Cottle administrator of Warren Cottle, deceased. The Plaintiff claims $92 for work and labor done, and material furnished said Cottle in his lifetime which the Defendant denys, whereupon came a Jury...twelve good and lawful men of the county of Saint Charles who being duly empannelled, elected, tried and sworn the issue well and truly to try - Resinded before signing the minutes. St. Charles County, Missouri Court Record Bk 1 p136.

17 Aug 1824: same jury as before except for three replacements - and truly to try on their oath do say we the Jury, find for the Defendant. It is therefore considered by the Court that the Plaintiff take nothing by his plaint - But that the Defendant have and recover against plaintiff her costs and charges about her defence in behalf laid out and expended and that she have thereof her executor...St. Charles County, Missouri Court Record Bk 1 p138.

15 Nov 1825: daughter Ann Eliza born. (Bible 2). The Bible lists her as Analiza.

21 Mar 1828: daughter Nancy born. (Bible 2)

4 June 1830: bought family Bible in Troy, Lincoln County, Missouri.

25 June 1830: daughter Mary Jane born. (Bible 2)

16 Aug 1830: deed from Ezekiel Downing to James Palmer Bell, personal property. Lincoln County, Kentucky Deed Book B p142.

16 Aug 1834: son David Campbell born. (Bible 2)

7 Feb 1837: son William McClure born. (Bible 2)

1 Dec 1839: son Ezekiel Andrew born. (Bible 2)

May 1842: was administrator for the estate of John Brunk. Lincoln County, Missouri Probate Record.

20 Sept 1842: deed From Thompson Blair to Ezekiel Downing NW lot 2 NE¼ S6 T50 R1E. Lincoln County, Missouri Deed Book Fp346.

Nov 1842: appointed administrator for estate of John Brunk. Lincoln County, Missouri Probate Order Book. LDS Film #973701. The court ordered that the slaves belonging to the estate be hired out, by public hire at the court house, for one year.

Nov 1842: A. Forgay vs Ezekiel Downing, administrator estate of John Brink, Lincoln County, Missouri.

*24 Jan 1843: deed to N. Griffith from Ezekiel Downing part of NNE¼ S1 T50 R1W and part of W½ SW¼ S6 T50 R1E. Lincoln County, Missouri Deed Book F p344.

Feb 1843: William McClure vs Ezekiel Downing, administrator estate of John Brunk.

May 1843: William Brunk vs Ezekiel Downing, administrator estate of John Brunk.

Nov 1843-May 1845: accounting procedures in estate of John Brink, Lincoln County, Missouri.

Feb 1846: deeded slaves of John Brunk to Brunk family members. Lincoln County, Missouri Probate Order Book.

May 1846: made final settlement in the estate of John Brunk, Lincoln County, Missouri.

20 Jan 1849: will written Lincoln County, Missouri- names wife Margaret, children: Elizabeth M. Blair, John H. Downing, Rachel B. Cobb, Sarah Margaret Blair, Ann Eliza Morrow, Nancy Downing, Mary Jane Downing, David C. Downing, William McClure Downing, Ezekiel A. Downing.

22 Jan 1849: died. Lincoln County, Missouri.

6 Feb 1849: will entered into probate. Lincoln County, Missouri Will Book 2 p40. LDS Film #973699.

26 May 1849: Margaret Downing to H. Mounts E½ SE¼ T50 R1W. Lincoln County, Missouri Deed Book J p62.

1850: census - #941 #941 Lincoln County, Missouri. Widow Ann Margaret and some of her children.

1860: census - #1237 #1116 Hurricane Township, Lincoln County, Missouri.Widow Ann Margaret and Ezekiel, Rachel Cobb, John and Ezekiel A. Cobb were living together.

12 Mar 1869: deed from Margaret Downing to Andrew J. Blair part N½ S10 T50 R1W 81.74A. Lincoln County, Missouri Deed Book W p189.

Ezekiel (2) Downing (Ezekiel (1), John (1) who died 1777 Bedford County, Virginia had daughters Ann Elizabeth born Lincoln County, Missouri married _______ Mounce. James and Nancy Downing deed to Matthias Mounce 221A Clear Creek Dick's River, proved Mar 1794 by oaths of Thomas Copelin, Smith Mounce and Ezekiel (2) Downing, Lincoln County, Kentucky. Joshua Burdette in 1790 to James Downing 85A Clear Creek Dick's River by John Downing. James Downing and Nancy in 1791 to Ezekiel Downing 67½A Clear Creek Dick's River. 20 Feb 1795 James and Nancy Downing to George Welch/Welsh 100A same county. Is Nancy Downing who married Mercer County, Kentucky William Montgomery a daughter of Ezekiel (2)?. Genealogy and History #8060.

Farmer, Presbyterian circuit rider minister.

Elizabeth M. Downing (daughter of Ezekiel and Ann Margaret (Markle) Downing)

19 July 1816: born Lincoln County, Missouri.

4 July 1838: married by James W. Campbell MG Lincoln County, Missouri, Andrew Jackson Blair. igi and Bible 2.

1849: named in father's will.



John Harrison Downing (son of Ezekiel and Ann Margaret (Markle) Downing)

15 Apr 1818: born Missouri.

no date: married Rebecca Ann White (2 Dec 1829 Maryland-21 Jan 1903, buried Olney Cemetery, Lincoln County, Missouri).

29 Nov 1837: deed from John H. Downing to Jacob Whitesides, part of Surveys #1761 and 1819 80A SE¼ SE¼ S16 T34 R3W. Lincoln County, Missouri Deed Book N p304.

ca 1849: son James W. born.

2 May 1849: daughter Eliza born.

1850: census - farmer #309 #309 District #49 Lincoln County, Missouri.

15 June 1851: son Ezekiel Henry born.

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.

25 Feb 1853: daughter Dorcas Ann born.

no date: daughter Margaret Elizabeth born.

6 Mar 1858: deed from Joseph S. Wells to John H. Downing SE¼ SW¼ and NE¼ NW¼ S27 T50 R3W 80A. Lincoln County, Missouri Deed Book W p555.

no date: daughter Mary L. born.

1 Mar 1860: son William W. born.

1860: census - #1882 #1727 Millwood Township, Lincoln County, Missouri.

12 Mar 1862: daughter Rebecca E. born; died infant, buried Olney Cemetery, Lincoln County, Missouri.

no date: daughter Virginia S. born.

17 Oct 1865: deed from John D. Downing to George B. East NE¼ S16 T49 R1W 14.70A. Lincoln County, Missouri Deed Book X p301.

1 Jan 1866: John H. Downing to David C. Downing 80A SE¼ SE¼ S16 T34 R3W. Lincoln County, Missouri Deed Book T p59.

11 Jan 1866: deed from J. A. A. and Rebecca Birkhead by his attorney, to John H. Downing SW¼ NE¼ S3 T49 R3W. Lincoln County, Missouri Deed Book X p302.

no date: son James Ephriam born.

no date: son John H. David born.

2 May 1868: deed from Hannah Birkhead SW¼ NE¼ S3 T49 R3W 42.24A. Lincoln County, Missouri Deed Book V p131.

18 Aug 1868: deed From Joseph S. Wells to John H. Downing SW¼ NE¼ S27 T50 R3W 40A. Lincoln County, Missouri Deed Book V p248.

no date: daughter Rosetta V. born.

31 Mar 1869: deed from John H. Downing to Alexander Mudd NW co

rner SW¼ NE¼ S3 T49 R3W 51.20A. Lincoln County, Missouri Deed Book I p336.

27 July 1882: will written Lincoln County, Missouri. His will mentions Eliza Downing, Dorcas A. Downing, Margaret E. Trower, Mary L. Downing, Rosetta V. Downing, Virginia S. Downing, William W. Downing, John H.D. Downing, James E. Downing, and his wife Rebecca Downing.

7 Apr 1884: died, buried Olney Cemetery, Lincoln County, Missouri.

17 Apr 1884: will entered for probate. Lincoln County, Missouri Will Book 4 p49. LDS Film #973699.



James W. Downing (son of John Harrison and Rebecca Ann (White) Downing)

ca 1849: born.


Eliza Downing (daughter of John Harrison and Rebecca Ann (White) Downing)

2 May 1849: born.

no date: married _______ Young.

7 Apr 1926: died, buried Olney Cemetery, Lincoln County, Missouri.


Ezekiel Henry Downing (son of John Harrison and Rebecca Ann (White) Downing)

15 June 1851: born.

10 Aug 1875: killed by lightning, buried Olney Cemetery, Lincoln County, Missouri.
Dorcas Ann Downing (daughter of John Harrison and Rebecca Ann (White) Downing)

25 Feb 1853: born.

31 Oct 1888: married William D. Wilson.

13 Aug 1889: daughter Margaret Elizabeth Wilson born.

18 Jan 1928: died.
Margaret Elizabeth Downing (daughter of John Harrison and Rebecca Ann (White) Downing)

before 1882: married H. A. Trower.

no date: daughter Anna Trower born; married Joe King. Children:

Lowell King.

Dorothy Mary "Polly" King.

Lula King married Dr. Kalb. Children:

John Kalb.

I. V. Kalb.

Frank Kalb.

James Ephraim Kalb.

William Kalb.

Ray Kalb.

Pauline Kalb.
Mary L. Downing (daughter of John Harrison and Rebecca Ann (White) Downing)

20 Nov 1878: married Lincoln County, Missouri, Frank Link. igi

no date: daughter Louella Link born; married Dr. Stiles.

no date: Anna Link born; married _______ Edwards.


William W. Downing (son of John Harrison and Rebecca Ann (White) Downing)

1 Mar 1860: born.

no date: married Mary Jane McMahan (16 June 1867-14 Jan 1905, buried Olney Cemetery, Lincoln County, Missouri).

18 Aug 1891: son John Harrison born.

no date: daughter Anna born.

no date: daughter Rebecca born.

no date: son George born.

no date: son Ralph born.

27 Nov 1934: died, buried Olney Cemetery, Lincoln County, Missouri.
John Harrison Downing (son of William W. and Mary Jane (McMahan) Downing)

18 Aug 1891: born.

no date: married Eva Cottle.
Anna Downing (daughter of William W. and Mary Jane (McMahan) Downing)

no date: married Arthur Tomeck.


Rebecca Downing (daughter of William W. and Mary Jane (McMahan) Downing)

no date: married John McCarty.


George Downing (son of William W. and Mary Jane (McMahan) Downing)

Lived Carrolton, Missouri.


Ralph Downing (son of William W. and Mary Jane (McMahan) Downing)

Virginia S. Downing (daughter of John Harrison and Rebecca Ann (White) Downing)

no date: married John L. Haines.

no date: m/2 R. M. Groom.

James Ephraim Downing (son of John Harrison and Rebecca Ann (White) Downing)

no date: married _______ Haines.



John H. David Downing (son of John Harrison and Rebecca Ann (White) Downing)

Rosetta V. Downing (daughter of John Harrison and Rebecca Ann (White) Downing)

1 June 1864: born.

no date: married Eli Madison Downing (4 July 1844-18 Oct 1923), a descendant of John Downing born 15 May 1777 Virginia, died 7 June 1832 Marion County, Missouri and his wife, Susanna Hall.

13 Sept 1897: son Ephraim Madison Downing born.

19 Mar 1932: died.
Ephraim Madison Downing (son of Eli Madison and Rosetta V. (Downing) Downing)

13 Sept 1897: born.

no date: married Mildred Dale (19 Dec 1897-____).

15 Aug 1929: daughter Miriam Rose born.

13 Sept 1931: son David Eugene born.

20 Feb 1937: son Sanford Eli born.

1940: lived in Granville, Idaho.
Miriam Rose Downing (daughter of Ephraim Madison and Mildred (Dale) Downing)

15 Aug 1929: born.


David Eugene Downing (son of Ephraim Madison and Mildred (Dale) Downing)

13 Sept 1931: born.


Sanford Eli Downing (son of Ephraim Madison and Mildred (Dale) Downing)

20 Feb 1937; born.



Rachel Brown Downing (twin daughter of Ezekiel and Ann Margaret (Markle) Downing)

23 Dec 1820: born Lincoln County, Missouri.

21 Mar 1844: married Lincoln County, Missouri by Jesse Sutton MG, Henry M. Cobb (5 May 1815-12 Jan 1849, buried Family Cemetery, Lincoln County, Missouri). Bible 2.

ca 1845: son John H. D. Cobb born Missouri; died 9 Aug 1876, buried Family Cemetery, Lincoln County, Missouri.

ca 1847: son Ezekiel A. Cobb born Missouri.

1850: census - #941 #941 Lincoln County, Missouri. Rachel and her children lived with her widowed mother.

1860: census - #1237 #1116 Hurricane Township, Lincoln County, Kentucky, lived with her widowed mother as Rachel Cobb.

no date: m/2 George W. Elsberry (10 Feb 1820-16 Aug 1877).

5 Jan 1884: died, buried Family Cemetery, Lincoln County, Missouri.

Sarah Margaret Downing (twin daughter of Ezekiel and Ann Margaret (Markle) Downing)

23 Dec 1820: born Lincoln County, Missouri.

21 Mar 1839: married Lincoln County, Missouri by William Crockett MG, Thompson Blair (Bible 2).

1849: named in father's will; said never to have had a settled home, but lived in a covered wagon and made several trips to California.



Elzina Downing (daughter of Ezekiel and Ann Margaret (Markle) Downing)

27 May 1823: born Lincoln County, Missouri.

19 July 1848: died.
Ann Eliza "Analiza" Downing (daughter of Ezekiel and Ann Margaret (Markle) Downing)

15 Nov 1825: born.

4 Apr 1845: married Lincoln County, Missouri, Henry Harrison Mounce (18 May 1811-23 Feb 1880)

Feb 184_: eldest son born; died 11 June 184_, buried Family Cemetery, Lincoln County, Missouri. igi

16 Apr 184_: second son born; died 20 Apr 184_, buried Family Cemetery, Lincoln County, Missouri.

29 July 1848: son Ezekiel Andrew Mounce born; died 5 Sept 1933; married ca 1869 Mary Sanford daughter of Calisthenes Sanford. Children:

Norman Sanford Mounce married Sampia? Lemon. Children:

Lynn Mounce, lived Oklahoma.

Margaret Ann Mounce born 5 Feb 1876; died 1966; married William Hessler (____-1968). Children:

Alma Hessler.

Mary Hessler.

Billy Hessler lived Vandalia, Missouri.

Dolly Hessler married Rolland Wilson, lived La Belle, Missouri.

Cal Mounce.

twin John David Mounce born 1881; died unmarried 1953.

twin George Rice Mounce born 1881; died 1966. Child:

Margaret Mounce married _______ Olsen, divorced; m/2 _______ Downey, divorced; m/3 _______ Campbell who adopted her two children. Lived Massachusetts. Children:

Charles Olsen.

daughter Downey.

1 Feb 1851: son Henry Bell Mounce born; died 2 Feb 1851, buried Family Cemetery, Lincoln County, Missouri.

18 Aug 1852: daughter Margaret Elzina Mounce born; died 8 May 1935 Lincoln County, Missouri; married 17 Sept 1867 Benjamin Robinson Williams (21 Sept 1850-8 Jan 1919). Children:

Walter E. Williams born 5 July 1868; died 16 Aug 1966 Hot Springs, Arkansas; married 11 Oct 1888 Frances Elizabeth Lyons (20 Feb 1868- Feb 1944), buried Family Cemetery, Lincoln County, Missouri.Elizabeth Lyons (20 Feb 1868-16 Feb 1944). Children:

Annie May Williams born 20 Oct 1894; died 20 Feb 1895; buried Family Cemetery, Lincoln County, Missouri.

Frank Lyons Williams born 17 Aug 1904 Silex, Missouri; married Washington, D.C. Ruby Linda Ford (10 Mar 1906-Palouse, Whitman County, Washington-____) 8 Jan 1927), buried Family Cemetery, Lincoln County, Missouri. Children:

Walter Ford Williams born 7 Oct 1927 Yazoo City, Yazoo County, Mississippi; married Frederick, Frederick County, Maryland 10 Aug 1950 Martha Jane Storm, daughter of William and Elizabeth Storm.

Linda Frances Williams born 28 July 1934 Yazoo City, Yazoo County, Mississippi; married Hot Springs, Arkansas 17 July 1952 Larry Lee Ford (1933-27 June 1954 Hot Springs, Arkansas); m/2 Frederick, Frederick County, Maryland 29 Dec 1956 Webb Sellman Hersperger.

Anne E. Williams born 12 Nov 1874; died 14 Mar 1880.

Alexander Hardin Williams born 19 Apr 1881; died 8 July 1969 without living children; m/2 15 Feb 1917 Earl Nifong (____-8 July 1969).

Benjamin Robinson Williams born 21 Dec 1886; died 22 Dec 1959 Lincoln County, Missouri; married Marshall County, Missouri 26 Oct 1910 Georgia Dysart (3 Aug 1888-____). Children:

Harold Dysart Williams born 28 Oct 1914 Lincoln County, Missouri; married Columbia, Boone County, Missouri 14 Jan 1937 Jean Roberta Frantz (15 June 1916-____) daughter of Andrew Allhouse and Esther Ninette (Atchison) Frantz.

Benjamin Robinson Williams born 11 Feb 1923 Lincoln County, Missouri; married St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri 7 Apr 1951 Mariantha "Dee Dee" James (3 Nov 1923 Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, LyingIn Hospital records list Mary Antha James-____) daughter of Garrett Bell and Marie Elizabeth (Adkins) James, Sr.

Ralph Ezekiel Williams born 10 Aug 1891 Lincoln County, Missouri; married Carlisle, Clinton County, Illinois 25 Aug 1915 Aletha Agnes Shoupe (12 Sept 1895-14 Sept 1968); m/2 Marshall, Saline County, Missouri 1 Aug 1970 Margaret Louise (Manning) McAnich. Children in first marriage:

Margaret Louise Williams born 30 Oct 1916 Silex, Lincoln County, Missouri; married 12 Apr 1939 Vincent Stone Moody; m/2 _______ Van Buren.

Benjamin R. "Bob" Williams born 15 Dec 1919 Silex, Missouri; died 31 Aug 1968 Tacoma, Washington; married Longview, Washington 1945 Ellen McGunnigle (22 July ____-____); m/2 Los Angeles, California 1965 Ingrid Skulstad (____ Bergen, Norway-____).

25 Feb 1855: son H. Draper Mounce born; died 25 Sept 1856, buried Family Cemetery, Lincoln County, Missouri.

1 June 1858: son H. Campbell Mounce born; died 10 Aug 1859, buried Family Cemetery, Lincoln County, Missouri.

13 July 1862: son Henry Mounce born 13 July 1862; died 5 Sept 1864; buried Family Cemetery, Lincoln County, Missouri.

23 Mar 1888: died, buried Family Cemetery, Lincoln County, Missouri.



Nancy Downing (daughter of Ezekiel and Ann Margaret (Markle) Downing)

21 Mar 1828: born Lincoln County, Missouri.

after 1849: married William Farmer.

10 Sept 1853: died.



Mary Jane Downing (daughter of Ezekiel and Ann Margaret (Markle) Downing)

25 June 1830: born Lincoln County, Missouri.

8 Aug 1850: married near New Hope, Lincoln County, Missouri by M. G. Berryman, Presbyterian MG, George Washington Elsberry who m/2 her sister Rachel Brown.

10 Sept 1868: died, buried Family Cemetery, Lincoln County, Missouri.



David Campbell Downing (son of Ezekiel and Ann Margaret (Markle) Downing)

16 Aug 1834: born Missouri.

27 Aug 1861: deed from David Campbell Downing to Rachel B. Cobb undivided one-third in SE¼ NE¼ and NE¼ SE¼ S10 T50 R1W 81.24A. Lincoln County, Missouri Deed Book J p198.

18 Aug 1864: married Drucilla Frances Davis.

5 Aug 1865: son Andrew E. born, died 2 Dec 1870, buried Family Cemetery, Lincoln County, Missouri.

1 Jan 1866: John H. Downing to David C. Downing 80A SE¼ SE¼ S16 T34 R3W. Lincoln County, Missouri Deed Book T p59.

1 Sept 1866: son Willie M. born, died 9 Mar 1871, buried Family Cemetery, Lincoln County, Missouri.

18 Dec 1867: child D. C. born, died 24 Sept 1870, buried Family Cemetery, Lincoln County, Missouri.

3 Feb 1868: deed from Henry W. Mounce to David Campbell Downing S6 &50 R1W. Lincoln County, Missouri Deed Book V p84.

3 Feb 1868: deed from A. G. Blair to David Campbell Downing S6 &50 R1W. Lincoln County, Missouri Deed Book V p84.

3 Feb 1868: deed from George W. Elsberry to David Campbell Downing S6 &50 R1W. Lincoln County, Missouri Deed Book V p84.

1 Mar 1868: deed from David Campbell and Ezekiel Andrew Downing to John Gladney prt NW¼ NE¼ S34 T50 R1E. Lincoln County, Missouri Deed Book W p478.

18 Apr 1868: deed from John W. Sitton to David Campbell Downing. Lincoln County, Missouri Deed Book V p70.

11 Feb 1869: deed from Thompson Blair to David Campbell Downing part NW¼ and NE¼ S6 T50 R1E. Lincoln County, Missouri Deed Book W p58.

2 Dec 1874: son Louis Bird born.

1881: daughter Vecye Laura born.

6 Sept 1916: died, buried Family Cemetery, Lincoln County, Missouri.

Louis Bird Downing (son of David Campbell and Druscilla Frances (Davis) Downing)

2 Dec 1874: born.

11 June 1919: married Angie Virginia Elliott.

9 Sept 1920: daughter Rita Lee born.

10 Dec 1921: son Louis B. born.

23 April 1925: son James David born.

Aug 1935: died, buried Family Cemetery, Lincoln County, Missouri.
Rita Lee Downing (daughter of Louis Bird and Angie Virginia (Elliott) Downing)

9 Sept 1920: born.

21 May 1950: married Hubert F. Fowler.

Lived Indianapolis, Indiana.


Louis Bird Downing (son of Louis Bird and Angie Virginia (Elliott) Downing)

10 Dec 1921: born.

14 Aug 1943: married St. Charles, Missouri, Doris E. Hobbs.

Lived Elsberry, Lincoln County, Missouri.




Vecye Laura Downing (daughter of David Campbell and Druscilla Frances (Davis) Downing)

1881: born.

Dec 1959: died unmarried.
James David Downing (son of Louie Bird and Angie Virginia (Elliott) Downing)

23 Apr 1925: born.

Lives Moline, Illinois.
William McClure Downing (son of Ezekiel and Margaret (Markle) Downing)

7 Feb 1837: born Lincoln County, Missouri.

8 Mar 1862: killed at Elkhorn, Arkansas, Company B, Second Missouri Infantry Regiment.

Ezekiel Andrew Downing (son of Ezekiel and Margaret (Markle) Downing)

1 Dec 1839: born Lincoln County, Missouri.

5 Dec 1865: deed from Rachel B. Cobb to Ezekiel Andrew Downing, undivided one-third in E¼ NE¼ and S¼ NE¼ S10 T50 R1W. Lincoln County, Missouri Deed Book J p196.

21 Dec 1865: married Mildred J. Davis (ca 1849-18 Jan 1904, buried Family Cemetery, Lincoln County, Missouri) daughter of Ichabod and Elizabeth Davis. igi

1 Feb 1868: deeds from Henry H. Mounce, A. J. Blair and George W. Elsberry to Ezekiel Andrew Downing S6 T50 R1E. Lincoln County, Missouri Deed Book V p89.

1 Mar 1868: deed from David Campbell and Ezekiel Andrew Downing to John Gladney prt NW¼ NE¼ S34 T50 R1E. Lincoln County, Missouri Deed Book W p478.

4 Feb 1869: deed from Thompson Blair to Ezekiel Andrew Downing, part NW¼ and NE¼ S6 T50 R1E. Lincoln County, Missouri Deed Book W p58.

18 May 1869: deed from Ezekiel Downing to Samuel C. Reid 40A S22 T50 R1W. Lincoln County, Missouri Deed book O p354. Is this the right Ezekiel?

10 June 1909: died, buried Family Cemetery, Lincoln County, Missouri.

Farmer 92A, stock raiser.

“Ezekiel A. Downing, a farmer and stock raiser, is a native of Lincoln County, Missouri and was born in 1839. He is a son of Rev. Ezekiel and Margaret (Markle) Downing who were born in the ‘Blue Grass State’ in 1795 and 1796 respectively. The father became a resident of St. Charles County, Missouri when about eighteen years of age, and there married in 1815. They came to Lincoln County a year later, where they spent the remainder of their days. He was a thrifty farmer and was a successful and prominent Presbyterian minister. After the mother removed from Kentucky she live in Vincennes, Indiana for some time and then about 1802 removed to St. Charles County, Missouri. She is still living and resides on the old home farm. Her father David Markle, was born in Maryland and died in Lincoln County. Ezekiel A. Downing is the youngest of eleven children and received his education in the old log school-houses of early days. In 1866 he was married to Mildred J. a daughter of Ichabod and Elizabeth Davis, formerly of Kentucky and Virginia. Mr. Downing has lived on a farm adjoining the old home place for a number of years. He owns ninety-two acres, all under fine cultivation and well improved. He is one of the first citizens of the county and is trusted and esteemed by all who know him. He votes the Democratic ticket.”

History of Lincoln County, Missouri, Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Company, 1888, p528.

Andrew Downing (son of Ezekiel and Rachel (Brown) Downing)

31 Mar 1801: born.



Martha Downing (daughter of John and Mary (_______) Downing)

1756: born.



Margaret W. Downing (daughter of John and Mary (_______) Downing)

1758: born.

13 Sept 1763: a spinster, married Bedford County, Virginia, James E. McFarland, a bachelor with John Downing as Surety. William and Mary Quarterly, Volume 11 p280.

Mary Downing (daughter of John and Mary (_______) Downing)

1760: born.

????? married John? Yoakum said to be son of Mathias Yoakum.
Bedford County, Virginia Order Book - unspecified Downings.

17 July 1785: Downing (first name not given) vs Donoho, Jr. Impl. Bedford County, Virginia Order Book 8 p180.

27 July 1785: Downing (first name not given) Assignee vs Dishman: The same Jury as in the Suit Bills

Exors vs Mead Sworn to Enquire if Damages - returned a verdict for the Pltff. one penny damages. Bedford County, Virginia Order Book 8 p183.

Nov 1785: Downing (first name not given) vs Donoho, Jr. Contd at Defendant's request. Bedford County, Virginia Order Book 8 p269.

Nov 1786: Downing vs Donoho, Jr - By Consent of the Parties, the former Plea withdraws. Bedford County, Virginia Order Book 9 p4.

Mar 1787: Donoho vs Downing - Jno. Otey allowed 8 days attendance and 2 days attendance this court. Bedford County, Virginia Order Bk 9 p32.

Aug 1787: Donoho vs Downing - William Bryan allowed 7 days attendance - twice travelling 53 miles. Bedford County, Virginia Order Bk 9 p87.


Sources
Bible 1 = Bible of John Stewart Downing in possession of Helen Jones, Phoenix, Arizona.


Bible 2 = Bible of Ezekiel Downing in possession of L. B. Downing, Elsberry, Missouri.
Bible 3 = Bible of Thomas B. Harris, loose pages in possession of Bell Brown Young.
Vital Statistics in Clay County, Indiana = scrapbook of Helen Stewart's father.
Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia..., Lyman Chalkley, Three Volumes, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Compnay, 1966 reprint of 1912.
Fincastle County, Virginia Order Book in the possession of the Clerk of Montgomery County, Virginia. Fincastle and Kentucky Counties, Virginia became the Commonwealth of Kentucky. 1 Dec 1771 Fincastle County was officially established and included all of what is now the State of Kentucky, plus a small portion of southwestern Virginia. 31 Dec 1776 that area was divided into Montgomery and Washington Counties, Virginia and Kentucky County which is today the State of Kentucky.
Kegley's Virginia Frontier..., F. B. Kegley, Roanoke, Virginia: The Southwest Virginia Historical Society, 1938.
Order Books for Supreme Court of Virginia - District of Kentucky. This higher court was organized for Jefferson, Fayette and Lincoln Counties, Kentucky - the first three counties for all of Kentucky. The first order book was the "Supreme Court" and the first four pages are missing. Order Books A, D and F are the only books for this court still in existence.

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

INDIANA


Posey Township in Clay County, Indiana originally included Van Buren and Dick Johnson Townships. Divided about 1830.

Henry County and Clay County in Indiana are under a hundred miles apart, both on the old National Road.


Unplaced Downings in Clay and Henry Counties, Indiana.
A. G. Downing

26 Jan 1846: witnessed deed of Lenase M. and Elizabeth Knight both of Putnam County, Indiana to Isaiah Murphy. Clay County, Indiana Deed Book G. p48.


A. T. Downing of DeKalb County, Missouri.

1846: witnessed deed of John and Narcissa B. (Weatherlee) Nicon to Michael Combs. Clay County, Indiana Deed Book K. p201.


Andrew J. Downing

no date: married Mary M. _______.

27 May 1843: deed from Chester L. and Sabrina F. Heath to Andrew J. Downing $150 40A SE¼ NE¼ S33 T13N R6W. Witnesses: Owen Thorp, Mary Wilgis. Clay County, Indiana Deed Book F. p101.

1 Feb 1847: deed from Andrew J. and Mary M. Downing to Isham Steed $150 40A SE¼ NE¼ S33 T13N R6W. Witnesses: S. D. Higgins, Wyatt Steed. Clay County, Indiana Deed Book G p262.

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Township 18 in Henry County, Indiana is Blue River Township.


--------Land credited in the Henry County, Indiana Transfer Book - none showed a transfer:

to Dennis W½ NW¼ S23 T18 R11 - 80A

to Francis NW¼ SW¼ S23 T18 R11 - 40A

to Francis SW¼ NW¼ S14 T18 R11 - 40A

to Francis W½ NE¼¼ S13 T18 R11 - 80A--------
Dennis Downing

no date: married Mary _______. Estate papers.

no date: son William born.

no date: son James born.

2 July 1823: witnessed deed of Henry and Hannah Meyers to Oliver Stout. Montgomery County, Kentucky Deed Book 11 p131.

no date: daughter Eliza born.

no date: son John born.

1830: census - p 57 Henry County, Indiana: 1 male under 5 (1825-1830); 2 males 5-10 (1820-1830); 1 male 20-30 (1800-1810); 1 female under 5 (1825-1830); 1 female 20-30 (1800-1820).

no date: daughter Elizabeth born.

no date: daughter Susan born.

no date: daughter Nancy born.

no date: daughter Mary born.

no date: daughter Cynthia Ann born.

14 Aug 1834: as Justice of the Peace married his nephew John Downing and Eleanor Cary in Henry County, Indiana.

22 Dec 1834: deed from Francis and Elizabeth Downing to Dennis Downing all of Henry County, Indiana 40A part of W½ NW¼ S23 T18 R11. Henry County, Indiana Deed Book E p1.

17 Aug 1836: Dennis joined with Absalom Harvey et al to borrow $900 at 10% interest from the Centerville Insurance and Savings Institution of Wayne County, Indiana. $200 of the loan Dennis used for himself and did not repay. Henry County, Indiana Complete Probate Book B.

12 Feb 1838: estate entered probate with Richard Haynes and Francis Downing, administrtors. Administrators say the personal estate is insufficient to pay debts. Real estate in Henry County is 40A in NW¼ NW¼ S14 T18 R11E which sold at public auction to William Dennis. Henry County, Indiana Complete Probate Book B p59.

David Herr was named guardian of Dennis' minor (all under 21y) children.

1 Feb 1839: Absalom Harvey vs Administrators of Dennis Downing - Assumpsit - Absalom wants his $200 plus interest as well as the court costs from 17 Aug 1836. Henry County, Indiana Complete Probate Book B.

11 Nov 1839: final settlement of estate by the administrators.

1839/40: Richard Haynes and Francis Downing vs Abaslum Hrvey - Appeal from the Henry County Probate Court. Because:

1. The plaintiff laid his damages at $50 and took judgment on the verdict of teh jury for $200 - a party in an action of assumpsit cannot take judgment for a greater sum including costs than the damages in his declaration.

2. There is no issue joined on the plea of



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