Abraham Beidler

M, #22681, b. 6 March 1785, d. 23 June 1866
FatherJohn Meyer Beidler b. 1747, d. 1823
MotherHannah Buckwalter b. 1755, d. 1831
Last Edited20 Nov 2001
     Abraham Beidler and an unknown person were divorced; N. He was born on 6 March 1785 at Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA. He married an unknown person circa 1810.
Abraham Beidler died on 23 June 1866 at age 81.
     Abraham Beidler
Abraham moved about 1830 to the hotel and quarries at Howellville, Chester Valley. It was here while superintending a blasting operation that, owing to a premature explosion, a rock fell upon him and crushed his right leg below the knee, resulting in its amputation. He used an artifical wooden limb the rest o his life and became known far and near as 'the man with the wooden leg.'

Joseph Beidler

M, #22682, b. 16 February 1787, d. 16 May 1841
FatherJohn Meyer Beidler b. 1747, d. 1823
MotherHannah Buckwalter b. 1755, d. 1831
Last Edited1 Jul 2017
     Joseph Beidler married Mary Benner.1,2,3 Joseph Beidler was born on 16 February 1787 at Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.2
Joseph Beidler died on 16 May 1841 at Uwchlan Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA, at age 54.2
Joseph Beidler was buried after 16 May 1841 at Windsor Baptist Church Cemetery, Eagle Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA,

; from FindAGrave.com website:
     Birth:      Feb. 16, 1787
     Death:      May 16, 1841
     Note: husband of Mary Benner; son of John and Hannah
     Burial: Windsor Baptist Church Cemetery, Eagle, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
     Created by: Janis Tomko
     Record added: May 28, 2006
     Find A Grave Memorial# 14430132.2

Family

Mary Benner b. 13 Feb 1796, d. 21 Nov 1839
Child

Citations

  1. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Mary Benner Beidler: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Beidler&GSiman=1&GScid=2098693&GRid=14430139&. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.
  2. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Joseph Beidler: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Beidler&GSiman=1&GScid=2098693&GRid=14430132&
  3. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Hannah Beidler Downing: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=53430701
  4. [S3503] Lewis Palmer, compiler, A Genealogical Record of the Descendants of John and Mary Palmer of Concord, Chester (now Delaware) Co., PA: New Edition. 2 volumes (West Chester, PA: Chester Times, 1910), p. 808. Hereinafter cited as Palmer [1910] Desc of John & Mary Palmer.

Ann Beidler

F, #22683, b. 29 January 1789, d. 28 March 1876
FatherJohn Meyer Beidler b. 1747, d. 1823
MotherHannah Buckwalter b. 1755, d. 1831
Last Edited12 Sep 2016
     Ann Beidler was born on 29 January 1789 at Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.1 She married Moses Lewis on 28 March 1815.2
Ann Beidler died on 28 March 1876 at Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA, at age 87.1
Ann Beidler was buried after 28 March 1876 at Windsor Baptist Church Cemetery, Eagle Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA,

; from FindAGrave.com website:
     Birth:      Jan. 29, 1789
     Death:      Mar. 28, 1876
     Family links: Spouse: Moses Lewis (1783 - 1860)
     Burial: Windsor Baptist Church Cemetery, Eagle, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
     Created by: Gina Reardon-Gaddis
     Record added: Jul 14, 2011
     Find A Grave Memorial# 73361140.1
     Ann Beidler
Ann Beidler Lewis, after attaining her eightieth year, cut a third full set of teeth.

Family

Moses Lewis b. 23 Jun 1783, d. 14 Sep 1860

Citations

  1. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Ann Beidler Lewis: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=73361140. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.
  2. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Moses Lewis: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=73361141

Hannah Beidler

F, #22684, b. 30 May 1791
FatherJohn Meyer Beidler b. 1747, d. 1823
MotherHannah Buckwalter b. 1755, d. 1831
Last Edited20 Nov 2001
     Hannah Beidler and an unknown person were divorced; N. She married an unknown person. She was born on 30 May 1791.

Eleanor Beidler

F, #22685, b. 5 February 1796, d. September 1870
FatherJohn Meyer Beidler b. 1747, d. 1823
MotherHannah Buckwalter b. 1755, d. 1831
Last Edited20 Nov 2001
     Eleanor Beidler and an unknown person were divorced; N. She was born on 5 February 1796. She married an unknown person on 27 September 1818 at Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.
Eleanor Beidler died in September 1870 at Uwchlan Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA, at age 74.

David Beidler

M, #22686, b. 10 March 1799
FatherJohn Meyer Beidler b. 1747, d. 1823
MotherHannah Buckwalter b. 1755, d. 1831
Last Edited20 Nov 2001
     David Beidler married an unknown person. He and an unknown person were divorced; N.
David Beidler died at Iowa, USA. He was born on 10 March 1799.
     David Beidler
Had seven children; Johnb, Evan, William, Richard, Harry, Margaret, and Annie. No vital dates are known so not entered into database.

John Benjamin Downing1

M, #22687, b. 21 June 1817, d. 11 July 1879
FatherJoseph Downing2,1 b. 2 Sep 1786, d. 8 Jun 1822
MotherElizabeth Beidler3,1 b. 1 Feb 1794, d. 15 Feb 1868
Last Edited24 Oct 2016
     John Benjamin Downing was born on 21 June 1817 at Downingtown, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA. He married Mary Couch Downing, daughter of William Smith Downing and Thomazine C. Mason, on 2 September 1841 at Uwchlan Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.1,4
John Benjamin Downing died on 11 July 1879 at Clearwater, Sedgwick Co., Kansas, USA, at age 62; Ancestry.com - U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885
     Name:     John B Downing
     Gender:     Male
     Race:     White
     Marital Status:     Married
     Estimated birth year:     abt 1817
     Birth Place:     Pennsylvania, USA
     Father's Birth Place:     Pennsylvania, USA
     Mother's Birth Place:     Pennsylvania, USA
     Age:     62
     Death Date:     Jul 1879
     Cause of Death:     Parilitis stroke
     Census Year:     1880
     Census Place:     Waco, Sedgwick, Kansas, USA
     Enumeration District:     230
     LINE:     8
     Source Citation: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C; Non-population Census Schedules for Kansas, 1850-1880; Archive Collection: T1130; Archive Roll Number: 7; Census Year: 1879; Census Place: Waco, Sedgwick, Kansas
     Source Information:      Ancestry.com. U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. A portion of this collection was indexed by Ancestry World Archives Project contributors.
     Original data: Kansas - United States. Non-population Census Schedules for Kansas, 1850-1880. T1130, rolls 1, 3, and 42-44. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.1,5
John Benjamin Downing was buried after 11 July 1879 at Freeport Cemetery, Freeport, Harper Co., Kansas, USA,

; From Find A Grave website: John Benjamin Downing
     Birth:      Jun. 21, 1817, Downingtown, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
     Death:      Jul. 11, 1879, Clearwater, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA
     John married his first cousin, Mary C. Downing, on September 2, 1841. They had twelve children, all attaining adulthood. A schoolteacher and merchant, John moved with most of his family to Kansas in 1877. He died two years later. Although he was first buried in the Clearwater cemetery, he was re-interred in 1906 to Freeport to rest next to his wife, Mary, who died the year before. The original charcoal sketch of him (at right) is in the possession of Marilyn Grissom, a cousin.
     Family links:
     Parents:
      Joseph Downing (1786 - 1822)
      Elizabeth Beidler Downing (1794 - 1868)
     Spouse: Mary Couch Downing (1826 - 1905)*
     Children:
      Benjamin Henry Downing (1841 - 1908)*
      Susan R. Downing Storey (1845 - 1912)*
      Josephine Elizabeth Downing Glessner (1848 - 1928)*
      Francis M. Downing (1849 - 1925)*
      William Charles Downing (1851 - 1906)*
      Joseph Riter Downing (1854 - 1933)*
      Ida Julia Downing Lamb (1857 - 1916)*
      Ella Sarah Downing Storey (1859 - 1938)*
      Winfield Scott Downing (1862 - 1943)*
      Carrie Halsted Downing (1864 - 1931)*
      Thomas Ellsworth Downing (1868 - 1918)*
      George Woodward Downing (1871 - 1943)*
     Note: The family "Downing" marker and individual markers with first names were given by Carrie Downing (q.v.) in accordance with her will.
     Burial: Freeport Cemetery, Freeport, Harper County, Kansas, USA
     Created by: Ray Downing
     Record added: Feb 19, 2002
     Find A Grave Memorial# 6194157.1
     John Benjamin Downing
The burial site of John B. Downing in Freeport Cemetery, Harper County, Kansas, was discovered on the internet on December 28, 1997. The location was visited by me on May 4, 1998. See media files for photo of grave marker.

John Benjamin Downing
The Kansas family homestead was in the SE quarter of section 5, Silver Creek Township, Harper county, Kansas (160 acres). A map is shown for the photo of Josephine Elizabeth Downing, daughter of John B. Downing, and was obtained from the Harper County Genealogical Society on April 18, 1998.

John Benjamin Downing
John's sister, Hannah, had a middle name of 'Beidler'; their mother's maiden name. Raises the possibility that John B.'s middle name was also Beidler.

John Benjamin Downing
The 1860 census shows John B. Downing as living in West Chester, Chester County Pennsylvania. The 1870 census shows the family living in East Nantmeal Twp; his occupation is listed as 'School Teacher'. From various obituaries, it appears that the entire family moved to Kansas in 1877.

John Benjamin Downing
NOTE: Marriage of 1st cousins ( ! ) Their fathers were brothers. VILLAGE RECORD, Chester county, September 14, 1841: 'Marriage On thursday, the 2nd inst., by Wm. Wollerton, Esq., John B. Downing, to Mary C. Downing, all of Uwchlan, Chester county'.

John Benjamin Downing and Mary Couch Downing appeared in the census of 13 November 1850 at U. S. Census, Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, USA; p. 404-A, lines 29-34, dwelling 1948, family 1952
     29 DOWNING, John B 33 [1817] M clerk PA
     30 " , Mary C 25 [1825] F PA
     31 " , Bejnamin H. 9 [1841] M PA Attended School
     32 " , Susan R. 6 [1844] F PA Attended School
     33 " , Josephine E. 3 [1847] F IA
     34 " , Francis M. 1 [1849] M IL.6

John Benjamin Downing and Mary Couch Downing appeared in the census of 22 June 1860 at U. S. Census, West Chester Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 713, lines 24-35, dwelling 678, family 658
     24 DOWNING, John B. 43 [1817] M Teacher $200 PA
     25 " , Mary C. 34 [1826] F PA
     26 " , Benj. 18 [1842] M Printer PA
     27 " , Susan R. 15 [1845] F PA
     28 " , Joseph E. 12 [1848] M PA Attended School
     29 " , Charles W. 8 [1852] M PA Attended School
     30 " , Josiah R. 4 [1856] M PA Attended School
     31 " , Lydia J. 3 [1857] F PA
     32 " , Sallie E. 7/12 F PA
     33 JACOBS, Charles 40 [1820] M Tobacconist Germany
     34 PAINTER, Cyrus P. 35 [1825] M Printer $1200 $200 PA
     35 PAINTER, Abbie 33 [1827] F PA.7

John Benjamin Downing and Mary Couch Downing appeared in the census of 9 August 1870 at U. S. Census, East Nantmeal Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 142-B, lines 2-12, dwelling 62, family 62
     2 DOWNING, B John 53 [1817] M W School Teacher $400 PA
     3 " , C Mary 44 [1826] F W Keeping House PA
     4 " , H Benjamin 28 [1842] M W Works at Carpentering PA
     5 " , R Susan 24 [1846] F W Dress Maker PA
     6 " , E Josephine 22 [1848] F W Teaches School PA
     7 " , R Joseph 15 [1855] M W Works on Farm PA
     8 " , J Ida 13 [1857] F W At School PA attended school
     9 " , S Ellie 11 [1859] F W At School PA attended school
     10 " , Winfield 8 [1862] M W PA attended school
     11 " , H Carried 6 [1864] F W PA attended school
     12 " , E Thomas 1 [1869] M W PA.8

Family

Mary Couch Downing b. 7 Mar 1826, d. 8 Nov 1905
Children

Citations

  1. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, John Benjamin Downing: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6194157. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.
  2. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Joseph Downing: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSsr=161&GScid=1184903&GRid=122118879&
  3. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Elizabeth Beidler Downing: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6319052
  4. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Mary Couch Downing: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6321734
  5. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, Federal mortality schedule seen on Ancestry.com on 24 Oct 2016 at:
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&db=USMortality&h=1854633&tid=&pid=&usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true&rhSource=7163
    Image: http://interactive.ancestry.com/8756/KST1130_7-0217?pid=1854633&backurl=//search.ancestry.com//cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26db%3DUSMortality%26h%3D1854633%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26usePUBJs%3Dtrue%26rhSource%3D7163&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.Com Web Site.
  6. [S3514] 1850 Federal Census, 1850 Census IL, Hancock Co., Nauvoo, Year: 1850; Census Place: Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois; Roll: M432_109; Page: 404A; Image: 277
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1850usfedcenancestry&indiv=try&h=16249585
    Image: http://interactive.ancestry.com/8054/4193358-00277?pid=16249585&backurl=//search.ancestry.com//cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26db%3D1850usfedcenancestry%26h%3D16249585%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26usePUBJs%3Dtrue%26rhSource%3D7163&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true
  7. [S3512] 1860 Federal Census, 1860 Census PA, Chester Co., West Chester Township, Year: 1860; Census Place: West Chester, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: M653_1094; Page: 713; Image: 260; Family History Library Film: 805094
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1860usfedcenancestry&indiv=try&h=1763873
    Image: http://interactive.ancestry.com/7667/4288988_00260?pid=1763873&backurl=//search.ancestry.com//cgi-bin/sse.dll?db%3D1860usfedcenancestry%26indiv%3Dtry%26h%3D1763873&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true
  8. [S3513] 1870 Federal Census, 1870 Census PA Chester Co East Nantmeal Twp, Year: 1870; Census Place: East Nantmeal, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: M593_1323; Page: 142B; Image: 113991; Family History Library Film: 552822
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1870usfedcen&indiv=try&h=9697234
    Image: http://interactive.ancestry.com/7163/4278543_00289?pid=4236881&backurl=//search.ancestry.com//cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc%3DrKg734%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource%26usePUBJs%3Dtrue%26indiv%3D1%26db%3D1870usfedcen%26gss%3Dangs-d%26new%3D1%26rank%3D1%26gsln%3DDowning%26gsln_x%3D1%26msbdy%3D1843%26msbdy_x%3D1%26msbdp%3D2%26msrpn__ftp%3DPennsylvania,%2520USA%26msrpn%3D41%26msrpn_PInfo%3D5-%257C0%257C1652393%257C0%257C2%257C0%257C41%257C0%257C0%257C0%257C0%257C0%257C%26msrpn_x%3D1%26msrpn__ftp_x%3D1%26_83004003-n_xcl%3Df%26MSAV%3D1%26uidh%3Dv51%26pcat%3D35%26fh%3D1%26h%3D4236881%26recoff%3D%26ml_rpos%3D2&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=rKg734&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true.

Mary Couch Downing

F, #22688, b. 7 March 1826, d. 8 November 1905
FatherWilliam Smith Downing b. 5 Nov 1800, d. 12 Aug 1875
MotherThomazine C. Mason1 b. 16 Nov 1802, d. 8 Apr 1882
Last Edited29 Jun 2017
     Mary Couch Downing was born on 7 March 1826 at Lionville Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.1 She married John Benjamin Downing, son of Joseph Downing and Elizabeth Beidler, on 2 September 1841 at Uwchlan Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.2,1
Mary Couch Downing died on 8 November 1905 at Freeport, Harper Co., Kansas, USA, at age 79.1
Mary Couch Downing was buried after 8 November 1905 at Freeport Cemetery, Freeport, Harper Co., Kansas, USA,

; Find A Grave Memorial# 6321734From Find A Grave website: Mary Couch Downing
     Birth:      Mar. 7, 1826, Lionville, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
     Death:      Nov. 8, 1905, Freeport, Harper County, Kansas, USA
     The daughter of William and Thamazin (Mason) Downing, she married her first cousin, John B. Downing, in 1841. John and Mary had twelve children, all attaining adulthood and most having families of their own. John and Mary removed from Chester county, Pennsylvania to Nauvoo, Illinois, in the late 1840s, returned to Chester county in the 1850s, and finally removed to south central Kansas in 1877.
     Family links: Spouse: John Benjamin Downing (1817 - 1879)
     Children:
      Benjamin Henry Downing (1841 - 1908)*
      Susan R. Downing Storey (1845 - 1912)*
      Josephine Elizabeth Downing Glessner (1848 - 1928)*
      Francis M. Downing (1849 - 1925)*
      William Charles Downing (1851 - 1906)*
      Joseph Riter Downing (1854 - 1933)*
      Ida Julia Downing Lamb (1857 - 1916)*
      Ella Sarah Downing Storey (1859 - 1938)*
      Winfield Scott Downing (1862 - 1943)*
      Carrie Halsted Downing (1864 - 1931)*
      Thomas Ellsworth Downing (1868 - 1918)*
      George Woodward Downing (1871 - 1943)*
     Burial: Freeport Cemetery, Freeport, Harper County, Kansas, USA
     Created by: Ray Downing
     Record added: Apr 04, 2002
     Find A Grave Memorial# 6321734.1
     Mary Couch Downing
NOTE: Marriage of 1st cousins ( ! ) The maiden name of Mary Couch Downing was...Downing! The fathers of the two were brothers, Joseph and William Downing. This also means that they share common grandparents: Thomas Downing and Sarah Smith. VILLAGE RECORD, Chester county, September 14, 1841: 'Marriage On thursday, the 2nd inst., by Wm. Wollerton, Esq., John B. Downing to Mary C. Downing, all of Uwchlan, Chester county.'

Mary Couch Downing
The burial site of Mary Couch Downing in Freeport Cemetery, Harper County, Kansas, was discovered on the internet on December 28, 1997, and visited by me in May, 1998. Hard copy in files. The family farm was the 160 acres of the SE quarter of Section 5, Silver Creek Township.

Mary Couch Downing
Death certificates were not issued by Kansas prior to 1911. However, the City of Anthony maintained a ledger book recording deaths in their jurisdiction in years prior to that. On my May, 1999, trip to Anthony, I viewed the ledger and found Mary's name entered, with a cause of death as cardiac failure. The ledge is in the Anthony City Hall.

Mary Couch Downing and John Benjamin Downing appeared in the census of 13 November 1850 at U. S. Census, Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, USA; p. 404-A, lines 29-34, dwelling 1948, family 1952
     29 DOWNING, John B 33 [1817] M clerk PA
     30 " , Mary C 25 [1825] F PA
     31 " , Bejnamin H. 9 [1841] M PA Attended School
     32 " , Susan R. 6 [1844] F PA Attended School
     33 " , Josephine E. 3 [1847] F IA
     34 " , Francis M. 1 [1849] M IL.3

Mary Couch Downing and John Benjamin Downing appeared in the census of 22 June 1860 at U. S. Census, West Chester Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 713, lines 24-35, dwelling 678, family 658
     24 DOWNING, John B. 43 [1817] M Teacher $200 PA
     25 " , Mary C. 34 [1826] F PA
     26 " , Benj. 18 [1842] M Printer PA
     27 " , Susan R. 15 [1845] F PA
     28 " , Joseph E. 12 [1848] M PA Attended School
     29 " , Charles W. 8 [1852] M PA Attended School
     30 " , Josiah R. 4 [1856] M PA Attended School
     31 " , Lydia J. 3 [1857] F PA
     32 " , Sallie E. 7/12 F PA
     33 JACOBS, Charles 40 [1820] M Tobacconist Germany
     34 PAINTER, Cyrus P. 35 [1825] M Printer $1200 $200 PA
     35 PAINTER, Abbie 33 [1827] F PA.4

Mary Couch Downing and John Benjamin Downing appeared in the census of 9 August 1870 at U. S. Census, East Nantmeal Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 142-B, lines 2-12, dwelling 62, family 62
     2 DOWNING, B John 53 [1817] M W School Teacher $400 PA
     3 " , C Mary 44 [1826] F W Keeping House PA
     4 " , H Benjamin 28 [1842] M W Works at Carpentering PA
     5 " , R Susan 24 [1846] F W Dress Maker PA
     6 " , E Josephine 22 [1848] F W Teaches School PA
     7 " , R Joseph 15 [1855] M W Works on Farm PA
     8 " , J Ida 13 [1857] F W At School PA attended school
     9 " , S Ellie 11 [1859] F W At School PA attended school
     10 " , Winfield 8 [1862] M W PA attended school
     11 " , H Carried 6 [1864] F W PA attended school
     12 " , E Thomas 1 [1869] M W PA.5

Family

John Benjamin Downing b. 21 Jun 1817, d. 11 Jul 1879
Children

Citations

  1. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Mary Couch Downing: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6321734. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.
  2. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, John Benjamin Downing: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6194157
  3. [S3514] 1850 Federal Census, 1850 Census IL, Hancock Co., Nauvoo, Year: 1850; Census Place: Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois; Roll: M432_109; Page: 404A; Image: 277
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1850usfedcenancestry&indiv=try&h=16249585
    Image: http://interactive.ancestry.com/8054/4193358-00277?pid=16249585&backurl=//search.ancestry.com//cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26db%3D1850usfedcenancestry%26h%3D16249585%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26usePUBJs%3Dtrue%26rhSource%3D7163&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true
  4. [S3512] 1860 Federal Census, 1860 Census PA, Chester Co., West Chester Township, Year: 1860; Census Place: West Chester, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: M653_1094; Page: 713; Image: 260; Family History Library Film: 805094
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1860usfedcenancestry&indiv=try&h=1763873
    Image: http://interactive.ancestry.com/7667/4288988_00260?pid=1763873&backurl=//search.ancestry.com//cgi-bin/sse.dll?db%3D1860usfedcenancestry%26indiv%3Dtry%26h%3D1763873&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true
  5. [S3513] 1870 Federal Census, 1870 Census PA Chester Co East Nantmeal Twp, Year: 1870; Census Place: East Nantmeal, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: M593_1323; Page: 142B; Image: 113991; Family History Library Film: 552822
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1870usfedcen&indiv=try&h=9697234
    Image: http://interactive.ancestry.com/7163/4278543_00289?pid=4236881&backurl=//search.ancestry.com//cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc%3DrKg734%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource%26usePUBJs%3Dtrue%26indiv%3D1%26db%3D1870usfedcen%26gss%3Dangs-d%26new%3D1%26rank%3D1%26gsln%3DDowning%26gsln_x%3D1%26msbdy%3D1843%26msbdy_x%3D1%26msbdp%3D2%26msrpn__ftp%3DPennsylvania,%2520USA%26msrpn%3D41%26msrpn_PInfo%3D5-%257C0%257C1652393%257C0%257C2%257C0%257C41%257C0%257C0%257C0%257C0%257C0%257C%26msrpn_x%3D1%26msrpn__ftp_x%3D1%26_83004003-n_xcl%3Df%26MSAV%3D1%26uidh%3Dv51%26pcat%3D35%26fh%3D1%26h%3D4236881%26recoff%3D%26ml_rpos%3D2&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=rKg734&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true.

Susan R. Downing

F, #22689, b. 29 March 1845, d. 18 February 1912
FatherJohn Benjamin Downing1 b. 21 Jun 1817, d. 11 Jul 1879
MotherMary Couch Downing2 b. 7 Mar 1826, d. 8 Nov 1905
Last Edited4 Feb 2019
     Susan R. Downing was born on 29 March 1845 at Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.3 She married Thomas Storey on 21 October 1881 at Baynesville, Sedgwick Co., Kansas, USA.4,3
Susan R. Downing died on 18 February 1912 at Anthony, Harper Co., Kansas, USA, at age 66.3
Susan R. Downing was buried on 19 February 1912 at Forest Park Cemetery, Anthony, Harper Co., Kansas, USA,

; From Find A Grave website:
     Birth:      Mar. 29, 1845, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
     Death:      Feb. 18, 1912, Anthony, Harper County, Kansas, USA
     From her obituary in the "Anthony Republican": "She removed with her family from Pennsylvania to near Bayneville, Kansas, in 1877, where she married Thomas Storey in 1881. Four children were born to them, two dying in infancy; two daughters, Carrie and Kate, survive her."
There are many descendants of Susan R. Downing Storey today.
     Family links: Parents:
      John Benjamin Downing (1817 - 1879)
      Mary Couch Downing (1826 - 1905)
     Spouse: Thomas Storey (1853 - 1935)*
     Children:
      Carrie D Storey Duncan (1882 - 1967)*
      Ella Kate Storey Hoopes (1885 - 1963)*
     Siblings:
      Benjamin Henry Downing (1841 - 1908)*
      Susan R. Downing Storey (1845 - 1912)
      Josephine Elizabeth Downing Glessner (1848 - 1928)*
      Francis M. Downing (1849 - 1925)*
      William Charles Downing (1851 - 1906)*
      Joseph Riter Downing (1854 - 1933)*
      Ida Julia Downing Lamb (1857 - 1916)*
      Ella Sarah Downing Storey (1859 - 1938)*
      Winfield Scott Downing (1862 - 1943)*
      Carrie Halsted Downing (1864 - 1931)*
      Thomas Ellsworth Downing (1868 - 1918)*
      George Woodward Downing (1871 - 1943)*
     Burial: Forest Park Cemetery, Anthony, Harper County, Kansas, USA
     Created by: Ray Downing
     Record added: Feb 19, 2002
     Find A Grave Memorial# 6194228.3
     Susan R. Downing
Susan appears in the 1870 census with her family in East Nantmeal Twp. That census lists her occupation as 'Dress maker'. She also appears in the obituary for her brother, Benjamin Henry Downing, as 'Mrs. Susan Storey, of Anthony, KS'. I have been unable to locate her in the Harper county census reports.

Susan R. Downing
On my 1999 Kansas trip, I found her listed in the records of Forest Park cemetery, Anthony, Harper co., with her husband, Thomas Storey. I am not sure if Thomas Storey and John Storey, husband of Ella Downing, are related. Photo of the gravesite was taken on May 3, 1999.

Susan R. Downing
An Obituary was located in the 'Anthony Republican' dated February 23, 1912: 'Mrs. Thomas Storey, after years of suffering from dropsy and other troubles died suddenly at her home on North Jennings avenue (Anthony) Sunday morning. The funeral services were held at the M. E. church Monday afternoon by Rev. R. A. Dadisman; interment in Forest Park cemetery. 'Born Susan R. Downing in Chester county, PA, March 29, 1845, she removed with her family to near Bayneville, Sedgwick county, KS, in 1877, where she married Thomas Storey Oct. 21, 1881. Four children were born to them, two dyin in infancy, two daughters, Carrie D. Story and Mrs. Kate E. Hoopes, with the husband, survive her. 'They removed to Harper county near Freeport in 1885 where they lived until the removal to Anthony a few years ago. Mrs. Storey was converted to the Methodist faith in 1907, but her health has been so precarious she had not undertaken full fellowship.'

Susan R. Downing was listed as a resident in John Benjamin Downing and Mary Couch Downing's household in the census report on 13 November 1850 at U. S. Census, Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, USA; p. 404-A, lines 29-34, dwelling 1948, family 1952
     29 DOWNING, John B 33 [1817] M clerk PA
     30 " , Mary C 25 [1825] F PA
     31 " , Bejnamin H. 9 [1841] M PA Attended School
     32 " , Susan R. 6 [1844] F PA Attended School
     33 " , Josephine E. 3 [1847] F IA
     34 " , Francis M. 1 [1849] M IL.5

Susan R. Downing was listed as a resident in John Benjamin Downing and Mary Couch Downing's household in the census report on 22 June 1860 at U. S. Census, West Chester Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 713, lines 24-35, dwelling 678, family 658
     24 DOWNING, John B. 43 [1817] M Teacher $200 PA
     25 " , Mary C. 34 [1826] F PA
     26 " , Benj. 18 [1842] M Printer PA
     27 " , Susan R. 15 [1845] F PA
     28 " , Joseph E. 12 [1848] M PA Attended School
     29 " , Charles W. 8 [1852] M PA Attended School
     30 " , Josiah R. 4 [1856] M PA Attended School
     31 " , Lydia J. 3 [1857] F PA
     32 " , Sallie E. 7/12 F PA
     33 JACOBS, Charles 40 [1820] M Tobacconist Germany
     34 PAINTER, Cyrus P. 35 [1825] M Printer $1200 $200 PA
     35 PAINTER, Abbie 33 [1827] F PA.6

Susan R. Downing was listed as a resident in John Benjamin Downing and Mary Couch Downing's household in the census report on 9 August 1870 at U. S. Census, East Nantmeal Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 142-B, lines 2-12, dwelling 62, family 62
     2 DOWNING, B John 53 [1817] M W School Teacher $400 PA
     3 " , C Mary 44 [1826] F W Keeping House PA
     4 " , H Benjamin 28 [1842] M W Works at Carpentering PA
     5 " , R Susan 24 [1846] F W Dress Maker PA
     6 " , E Josephine 22 [1848] F W Teaches School PA
     7 " , R Joseph 15 [1855] M W Works on Farm PA
     8 " , J Ida 13 [1857] F W At School PA attended school
     9 " , S Ellie 11 [1859] F W At School PA attended school
     10 " , Winfield 8 [1862] M W PA attended school
     11 " , H Carried 6 [1864] F W PA attended school
     12 " , E Thomas 1 [1869] M W PA.7

Family

Thomas Storey b. 22 Apr 1853, d. 26 May 1935

Citations

  1. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, John Benjamin Downing: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6194157. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.
  2. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Mary Couch Downing: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6321734
  3. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Susan R. Downing Storey: https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6194228
  4. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Thomas Storey: https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6318619
  5. [S3514] 1850 Federal Census, 1850 Census IL, Hancock Co., Nauvoo, Year: 1850; Census Place: Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois; Roll: M432_109; Page: 404A; Image: 277
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1850usfedcenancestry&indiv=try&h=16249585
    Image: http://interactive.ancestry.com/8054/4193358-00277?pid=16249585&backurl=//search.ancestry.com//cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26db%3D1850usfedcenancestry%26h%3D16249585%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26usePUBJs%3Dtrue%26rhSource%3D7163&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true
  6. [S3512] 1860 Federal Census, 1860 Census PA, Chester Co., West Chester Township, Year: 1860; Census Place: West Chester, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: M653_1094; Page: 713; Image: 260; Family History Library Film: 805094
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1860usfedcenancestry&indiv=try&h=1763873
    Image: http://interactive.ancestry.com/7667/4288988_00260?pid=1763873&backurl=//search.ancestry.com//cgi-bin/sse.dll?db%3D1860usfedcenancestry%26indiv%3Dtry%26h%3D1763873&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true
  7. [S3513] 1870 Federal Census, 1870 Census PA Chester Co East Nantmeal Twp, Year: 1870; Census Place: East Nantmeal, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: M593_1323; Page: 142B; Image: 113991; Family History Library Film: 552822
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1870usfedcen&indiv=try&h=9697234
    Image: http://interactive.ancestry.com/7163/4278543_00289?pid=4236881&backurl=//search.ancestry.com//cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc%3DrKg734%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource%26usePUBJs%3Dtrue%26indiv%3D1%26db%3D1870usfedcen%26gss%3Dangs-d%26new%3D1%26rank%3D1%26gsln%3DDowning%26gsln_x%3D1%26msbdy%3D1843%26msbdy_x%3D1%26msbdp%3D2%26msrpn__ftp%3DPennsylvania,%2520USA%26msrpn%3D41%26msrpn_PInfo%3D5-%257C0%257C1652393%257C0%257C2%257C0%257C41%257C0%257C0%257C0%257C0%257C0%257C%26msrpn_x%3D1%26msrpn__ftp_x%3D1%26_83004003-n_xcl%3Df%26MSAV%3D1%26uidh%3Dv51%26pcat%3D35%26fh%3D1%26h%3D4236881%26recoff%3D%26ml_rpos%3D2&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=rKg734&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true.

Elizabeth Beidler1

F, #22690, b. 1 February 1794, d. 15 February 1868
FatherJohn Meyer Beidler1 b. 1747, d. 1823
MotherHannah Buckwalter1 b. 1755, d. 1831
Last Edited24 Apr 2017
     Elizabeth Beidler was buried at Old Nauvoo, City Cemetery, Nauvoo Co., Illinois, USA.

She was born on 1 February 1794 at Phoenixville Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.1 She married Joseph Downing, son of Thomas Downing and Sarah Smith, on 13 January 1813 at Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; her 1st husband.2,1 Elizabeth Beidler married Benjamin E. Riter on 27 December 1827 at Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; her 2nd husband.1
Elizabeth Beidler died on 15 February 1868 at Hancock Co., Illinois, USA, at age 74.1
Elizabeth Beidler was buried after 15 February 1868 at Old Nauvoo Burial Grounds, Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, USA,

; From Find A Grave website: Elizabeth Beidler Downing
Birth:      Feb. 1, 1794
Phoenixville
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death:      Feb. 15, 1868
Hancock County
Illinois, USA

The daughter of John and Hannah (Buckwalter) Beidler, she married Joseph Downing in 1813, but was left with six children when Joseph died in 1822. She remarried to Benjamin Riter, by whom she had five more children. Elizabeth was an early member of the LDS, arriving in Nauvoo about 1840.

Family links:
Spouses:
Benjamin Riter (____ - 1884)
Joseph Downing (1786 - 1822)

Children:
James Downing (1816 - 1881)*
John Benjamin Downing (1817 - 1879)*
Mary Ann Downing Lewis (1822 - 1875)*

*Calculated relationship

Burial:
Old Nauvoo Burial Grounds
Nauvoo
Hancock County
Illinois, USA

Created by: Ray Downing
Record added: Apr 03, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6319052.1
     Elizabeth Beidler
'Genealogy of the Palmer-Trimble Families', page 741: 'They removed to Nauvoo, Illinois, but this must have been long after Joseph's death'.

Elizabeth Beidler
'Beidler Family History', page 260. Also shows death date as 15 Feb, same year The Village Record of Chester county had the following notice: 'Death notice, Riter - In Hancock county, Illinois, on the 15th of February, of pleuro pneumonia, Elizabeth Beitler, wife of Benjamin Riter, aged seventy three years and one month, formerly of Chester county, PA'.

Elizabeth Beidler
Elizabeth Beidler Downing Riter is buried on the Old Nauvoo City Cemetery, Nauvoo, Hancock County, IL. Records there indicate the cause of death as 'Consumption'.

Elizabeth Beidler
The Beidler Family by Frotz give the descendants of Elizabeth Beidler by her tw husbands up to 1903. See notes under 2nd husband, Benjamin Riter.

Elizabeth Beidler
Name also spelled 'Beitler'. Sources.

Elizabeth Beidler and Joseph Downing appeared in the census of 7 August 1820 at U. S. Census, Uwchlan Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 227, Line 60
     Name:     Joseph Downing
     Home in 1820 (City, County, State):     Uwchlan, Chester, Pennsylvania
     Enumeration Date:     August 7, 1820
     Free White Persons - Males - Under 10:     2 [aft 1810] James b1816, John b1817
     Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25:     1 [1795-1804] ?Unknown
     Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44:     1 [1776-94] Joseph b1786
     Free White Persons - Females - Under 10:     2 [aft 1810] Thomazin b1814. Saraj b1819
     Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15:     1 [1805-1820] ?Unknown
     Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25:     1 [1795-1804] ?Unknown
     Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44:     1 [1776-94] Elizabeth b1794
     Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture:     2
     Free White Persons - Under 16:     5
     Free White Persons - Over 25:     2
     Total Free White Persons:     9
     Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other:     9.3 Elizabeth Beidler was Mormon: became a Mormon after the death of her husband.2

Elizabeth Beidler immigrated circa 1840 to Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, USA.1

Elizabeth Beidler and Benjamin E. Riter appeared in the census of 13 November 1850 at Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, USA; pp. 403-B & 404-A, lines 39-42 and 1-2, dwelling 1942, family 1946
     39 RITTER, Benjamin 49 [1801] M farmer $800 PA
     40 " , Elizabeth 54 [1796] F PA
     41 " , Charles C. 21 [1829] M farmer PA
     42 " , Joseph D. 19 [1831] M farmer PA
     1 " , William 16 [1834] M Laborer PA
     2 DOWNING, Benjamin 23 [1827] M PA.4

Family 1

Joseph Downing b. 2 Sep 1786, d. 8 Jun 1822
Children

Family 2

Benjamin E. Riter b. 27 Jul 1801, d. 26 Nov 1884
Children

Citations

  1. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Elizabeth Beidler Downing: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6319052. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.
  2. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Joseph Downing: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSsr=161&GScid=1184903&GRid=122118879&
  3. [S2509] 1820 Federal Census, 1820 Census PA, Chester Co., Uwchlan Township, Source Citation: 1820 U S Census; Census Place: Uwchlan, Chester, Pennsylvania; Page: 227; NARA Roll: M33_96; Image: 127
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&db=1820usfedcenancestry&h=236722&tid=&pid=&usePUB=true&rhSource=8054
    Image: http://interactive.ancestry.com/7734/4433167_00127?pid=236722&backurl=http%3a%2f%2fsearch.ancestry.com%2f%2fcgi-bin%2fsse.dll%3findiv%3d1%26db%3d1820usfedcenancestry%26rank%3d1%26new%3d1%26MSAV%3d1%26msT%3d1%26gss%3dangs-d%26gsfn_x%3dNIC%26gsln%3dDowning%26gsln_x%3dXO%26msrpn__ftp%3dUwchlan%252c%2bChester%252c%2bPennsylvania%252c%2bUSA%26msrpn%3d13364%26msrpn_PInfo%3d8-%257c0%257c1652393%257c0%257c2%257c3244%257c41%257c0%257c583%257c13364%257c0%257c%26dbOnly%3d_F0005351%257c_F0005351_x%252c_F0005352%257c_F0005352_x%252c_F0005353%257c_F0005353_x%252c_F0005321%257c_F0005321_x%252c_F0005354%257c_F0005354_x%252c_F0005355%257c_F0005355_x%26uidh%3dv51%26pcat%3d35%26fh%3d1%26h%3d236722%26recoff%3d8%26ml_rpos%3d2%26requr%3d2550866976735232%26ur%3d0&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true
  4. [S3514] 1850 Federal Census, 1850 Census IL, Hancock Co., Nauvoo, Year: 1850; Census Place: Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois; Roll: M432_109; Page: 403B; Image: 276
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1850usfedcenancestry&indiv=try&h=16249553
    Image: https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/8054/4193358-00276?pid=16249553&backurl=http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db%3D1850usfedcenancestry%26indiv%3Dtry%26h%3D16249553&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true
  5. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, James Downing: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6316736
  6. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, John Benjamin Downing: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6194157
  7. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Mary Ann Downing Lewis: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=36348312

Joseph Downing1

M, #22691, b. 2 September 1786, d. 8 June 1822
FatherThomas Downing b. 14 Oct 1758, d. 31 Oct 1829
MotherSarah Smith2 b. 29 Nov 1765, d. 19 Nov 1835
Last Edited30 Dec 2016
     Joseph Downing was born on 2 September 1786 at Near Downingtown, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.1 He married Elizabeth Beidler, daughter of John Meyer Beidler and Hannah Buckwalter, on 13 January 1813 at Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; her 1st husband.1,3
Joseph Downing died on 8 June 1822 at Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA, at age 35.1
Joseph Downing was buried after 8 June 1822 at Downingtown Friends Meetinghouse Cemetery, Downingtown, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA,

; From Find A Grave website: Joseph Downing
Birth:      Sep. 2, 1786
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death:      Jun. 8, 1822
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA

Little has been discovered about Joseph, probably compounded by his rather young death at the age of 35 years. His death in 1822 precluded the establishment of the Latter Day Saints, thus he likely died with his Quaker faith unchanged. (Spouse turned mormon after his death). An article appeared in "The Village Record" about a winter flood in February of 1822, where "Joseph Downing, of Downingtown, was able to rescue his cattle from the flood". I'm not sure if this is the correct Joseph Downing, but if it is, could this winter flood event have contributed to his death in July of the same year? Possible.

Family links:
Spouse:
Elizabeth Beidler Downing (1794 - 1868)*

Children:
James Downing (1816 - 1881)*
John Benjamin Downing (1817 - 1879)*
Mary Ann Downing Lewis (1822 - 1875)*

*Calculated relationship

Burial:
Downingtown Friends Meetinghouse Cemetery
Downingtown
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA

Created by: Ray Downing
Record added: Dec 24, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 122118879.1
     Joseph Downing
'Biedler Family History', page 260, family records of Leo Bringhurst, Toquerville, Utah.

Joseph Downing
'Genealogy of the Palmer-Trimble Families', page 741: 'they removed to Nauvoo, Illinois, but this must have been long after Joseph's death.'

Joseph Downing
Sources.

Joseph Downing was listed as a resident in Thomas Downing and Sarah Smith's household in the census report in 1800 at U. S. Census, Uwchlan Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; 1800 United States Federal Census [Household does not match perfectly.]
p. 813, Line 22
     Name:     Thomas Downing
     Home in 1800 (City, County, State):     Uwchlan, Chester, Pennsylvania
     Free White Persons - Males - Under 10:     2 [aft 1790] William Smith b1800, ?Unknown
     Free White Persons - Males -10 thru 15:     2 [1785-90] George b1785, Joseph b1786
     Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44:     2 [b 1756-1774 - Thomas b 1758]
     Free White Persons - Females - Under 10:     2 [aft 1790] Mary Ann b1792, Thomazine b1794
     Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15:     1 [1785-90] Elizabeth D. bb1788
     Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25:     2 [1778-84] ?Unknown, ?Unknown (younger siblings?)
     Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44:     1 [b 1756-1774 - Sarah b 1765]
     Number of Household Members Under 16:     7
     Number of Household Members Over 25:     3
     Number of Household Members:     12.4

Joseph Downing was listed as a resident in Thomas Downing and Sarah Smith's household in the census report in 1810 at U. S. Census, Uwchlan (Euchland) Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 343, line 41
     Name:     41 Thomas Downing [22707] Ref #3449
     Home in 1810 (City, County, State):     Euchland, Chester, Pennsylvania
     Free White Persons - Males - Under 10:     2 [aft 1800] William Smith b1800, Thomas Jr b1802
     Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25:     1 [1785-94] Joseph b1786
     Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44 :     1 [1776-84] Unknown?
     Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over:     1 [bef 1776] Thomas b1758
     Free White Persons - Females - Under 10:     1 [aft 1800] Sarah b1805
     Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25:     3 [1785-94] Elizabeth D. b1788, Mary Ann b1792, Thomazine b1794
     Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over :     1 [bef 1776] Sarah (Smith) b1765
     Number of All Other Free Persons:     3
     Number of Household Members Under 16:     3
     Number of Household Members Over 25:     3
     Number of Household Members:     13.5

Joseph Downing and Elizabeth Beidler appeared in the census of 7 August 1820 at U. S. Census, Uwchlan Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 227, Line 60
     Name:     Joseph Downing
     Home in 1820 (City, County, State):     Uwchlan, Chester, Pennsylvania
     Enumeration Date:     August 7, 1820
     Free White Persons - Males - Under 10:     2 [aft 1810] James b1816, John b1817
     Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25:     1 [1795-1804] ?Unknown
     Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44:     1 [1776-94] Joseph b1786
     Free White Persons - Females - Under 10:     2 [aft 1810] Thomazin b1814. Saraj b1819
     Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15:     1 [1805-1820] ?Unknown
     Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25:     1 [1795-1804] ?Unknown
     Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44:     1 [1776-94] Elizabeth b1794
     Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture:     2
     Free White Persons - Under 16:     5
     Free White Persons - Over 25:     2
     Total Free White Persons:     9
     Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other:     9.6

Family

Elizabeth Beidler b. 1 Feb 1794, d. 15 Feb 1868
Children

Citations

  1. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Joseph Downing: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSsr=161&GScid=1184903&GRid=122118879&. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.
  2. [S3503] Lewis Palmer, compiler, A Genealogical Record of the Descendants of John and Mary Palmer of Concord, Chester (now Delaware) Co., PA: New Edition. 2 volumes (West Chester, PA: Chester Times, 1910), Vol. 2, p. 702. Hereinafter cited as Palmer [1910] Desc of John & Mary Palmer.
  3. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Elizabeth Beidler Downing: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6319052
  4. [S2528] 1800 Federal Census, 1800 Census PA, Chester Co., Uwchlan Township, Source Citation: Year: 1800; Census Place: Tornbury, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: 36; Page: 812; Image: 233; Family History Library Film: 363339.
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&db=1800usfedcenancestry&rank=1&new=1&MSAV=1&msT=1&gss=angs-d&gsln=downing&msrpn__ftp=East+Caln%2c+Chester%2c+Pennsylvania%2c+USA&msrpn=13290&msrpn_PInfo=8-%7c0%7c1652393%7c0%7c2%7c3244%7c41%7c0%7c583%7c13290%7c0%7c&dbOnly=_F0002915%7c_F0002915_x%2c_F0005106%7c_F0005106_x%2c_F0005107%7c_F0005107_x%2c_F0005140%7c_F0005140_x&uidh=v51&pcat=35&fh=9&h=379931&recoff=6&ml_rpos=10
    Image: http://interactive.ancestry.com/7590/4440863_00233?pid=379931&backurl=http%3a%2f%2fsearch.ancestry.com%2f%2fcgi-bin%2fsse.dll%3findiv%3d1%26db%3d1800usfedcenancestry%26rank%3d1%26new%3d1%26MSAV%3d1%26msT%3d1%26gss%3dangs-d%26gsln%3ddowning%26msrpn__ftp%3dEast%2bCaln%252c%2bChester%252c%2bPennsylvania%252c%2bUSA%26msrpn%3d13290%26msrpn_PInfo%3d8-%257c0%257c1652393%257c0%257c2%257c3244%257c41%257c0%257c583%257c13290%257c0%257c%26dbOnly%3d_F0002915%257c_F0002915_x%252c_F0005106%257c_F0005106_x%252c_F0005107%257c_F0005107_x%252c_F0005140%257c_F0005140_x%26uidh%3dv51%26pcat%3d35%26fh%3d9%26h%3d379931%26recoff%3d6%26ml_rpos%3d10%26requr%3d2550866976735232%26ur%3d0&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true
  5. [S3449] 1810 Federal Census, 1810 Census PA Chester Co Uwchlan Twp, Source Citation: Year: 1810; Census Place: Euchland, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: 47; Page: 343; Image: 00125; Family History Library Film: 0193673
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&db=1810usfedcenancestry&h=436250&tid=&pid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=vaf865&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true&rhSource=5058
    Image: http://interactive.ancestry.com/7613/4433407_00125?pid=436250&backurl=http://search.ancestry.com//cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26db%3D1810usfedcenancestry%26h%3D436250%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26_phsrc%3Dvaf865%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource%26usePUBJs%3Dtrue%26rhSource%3D5058&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=vaf865&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true
  6. [S2509] 1820 Federal Census, 1820 Census PA, Chester Co., Uwchlan Township, Source Citation: 1820 U S Census; Census Place: Uwchlan, Chester, Pennsylvania; Page: 227; NARA Roll: M33_96; Image: 127
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&db=1820usfedcenancestry&h=236722&tid=&pid=&usePUB=true&rhSource=8054
    Image: http://interactive.ancestry.com/7734/4433167_00127?pid=236722&backurl=http%3a%2f%2fsearch.ancestry.com%2f%2fcgi-bin%2fsse.dll%3findiv%3d1%26db%3d1820usfedcenancestry%26rank%3d1%26new%3d1%26MSAV%3d1%26msT%3d1%26gss%3dangs-d%26gsfn_x%3dNIC%26gsln%3dDowning%26gsln_x%3dXO%26msrpn__ftp%3dUwchlan%252c%2bChester%252c%2bPennsylvania%252c%2bUSA%26msrpn%3d13364%26msrpn_PInfo%3d8-%257c0%257c1652393%257c0%257c2%257c3244%257c41%257c0%257c583%257c13364%257c0%257c%26dbOnly%3d_F0005351%257c_F0005351_x%252c_F0005352%257c_F0005352_x%252c_F0005353%257c_F0005353_x%252c_F0005321%257c_F0005321_x%252c_F0005354%257c_F0005354_x%252c_F0005355%257c_F0005355_x%26uidh%3dv51%26pcat%3d35%26fh%3d1%26h%3d236722%26recoff%3d8%26ml_rpos%3d2%26requr%3d2550866976735232%26ur%3d0&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true
  7. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, James Downing: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6316736
  8. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, John Benjamin Downing: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6194157
  9. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Mary Ann Downing Lewis: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=36348312

Josephine Elizabeth Downing

F, #22692, b. 28 April 1848, d. 9 December 1928
FatherJohn Benjamin Downing1 b. 21 Jun 1817, d. 11 Jul 1879
MotherMary Couch Downing2 b. 7 Mar 1826, d. 8 Nov 1905
Last Edited24 Oct 2016
     Josephine Elizabeth Downing and an unknown person were divorced; N.
Josephine Elizabeth Downing was buried at Forest Park Cemetery, Anthony, Harper Co., Kansas, USA.

She was born on 28 April 1848 at Iowa, USA; 1850 census says born in Iowa (parents were living in IL in 1850).3 She married an unknown person circa 1886.
Josephine Elizabeth Downing died on 9 December 1928 at Anthony, Harper Co., Kansas, USA, at age 80.
     Josephine Elizabeth Downing
Entries on the land deeds for the Silver Creek Township farm show her married name as indicated, 'Glissman'. The handwriting is very clear on the dee records at the Anthony courthouse. However, the obituary from The Wichita Daily Eagle of her brother, Benjamin, shows her as 'Mrs. Josephine Glasford, of Harper, KS'. The surname can be resolved, however, by the finding of her grave marker in Forest Park Cemetery, Anthony, Harper county, Kansas. The name was Glessner.

Josephine Elizabeth Downing
Short obituary from the 'Anthony Republican' : 'At the advanced age of eighty years, Mrs. Josephine Glessner died at her home, 224 South Chatauqua, Wichita, Sunday evening of this week and her remains were brought here Tuesday for a funeral service and burial. For a number of years, Mrs. Glessner had been making her home with a sister, Miss Carrie Downing, and many readers will remember that those ladies resided in Anthony on North Jennings avenue for seven or more years and moved from here to Wichita about eleven years ago. The deceased lady is a sister of Winfield S. Downing and an aunt of Mrs. Melvin S. Hoopes, both of this city. A funeral service was held at the Methodist church at one o'clock Tuesday, conducted by Rev. G. L. Coppedge, and she now rests beside the remains of her husband in Forest Park Cemetery.'

Josephine Elizabeth Downing
There were no children of this marriage.

Josephine Elizabeth Downing
An 1886 map of Silver Creek Township, Harper County, Kansas, shows a landowner of 160 acres deeded to 'J. E. Downing'. I belive this to be Josephine, daughter of John B. Downing and Mary Couch Downing, apparently deede to Josephine after Johns death in 1879.

Josephine Elizabeth Downing
The 1870 census, East Nantmeal Township, Chester county, PA, shows the family group. Josephine E. Downing's occupation is listed as 'Teaches School'.

Josephine Elizabeth Downing was listed as a resident in John Benjamin Downing and Mary Couch Downing's household in the census report on 13 November 1850 at U. S. Census, Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, USA; p. 404-A, lines 29-34, dwelling 1948, family 1952
     29 DOWNING, John B 33 [1817] M clerk PA
     30 " , Mary C 25 [1825] F PA
     31 " , Bejnamin H. 9 [1841] M PA Attended School
     32 " , Susan R. 6 [1844] F PA Attended School
     33 " , Josephine E. 3 [1847] F IA
     34 " , Francis M. 1 [1849] M IL.3

Josephine Elizabeth Downing was listed as a resident in John Benjamin Downing and Mary Couch Downing's household in the census report on 22 June 1860 at U. S. Census, West Chester Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 713, lines 24-35, dwelling 678, family 658
     24 DOWNING, John B. 43 [1817] M Teacher $200 PA
     25 " , Mary C. 34 [1826] F PA
     26 " , Benj. 18 [1842] M Printer PA
     27 " , Susan R. 15 [1845] F PA
     28 " , Joseph E. 12 [1848] M PA Attended School
     29 " , Charles W. 8 [1852] M PA Attended School
     30 " , Josiah R. 4 [1856] M PA Attended School
     31 " , Lydia J. 3 [1857] F PA
     32 " , Sallie E. 7/12 F PA
     33 JACOBS, Charles 40 [1820] M Tobacconist Germany
     34 PAINTER, Cyrus P. 35 [1825] M Printer $1200 $200 PA
     35 PAINTER, Abbie 33 [1827] F PA.4

Josephine Elizabeth Downing was listed as a resident in John Benjamin Downing and Mary Couch Downing's household in the census report on 9 August 1870 at U. S. Census, East Nantmeal Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 142-B, lines 2-12, dwelling 62, family 62
     2 DOWNING, B John 53 [1817] M W School Teacher $400 PA
     3 " , C Mary 44 [1826] F W Keeping House PA
     4 " , H Benjamin 28 [1842] M W Works at Carpentering PA
     5 " , R Susan 24 [1846] F W Dress Maker PA
     6 " , E Josephine 22 [1848] F W Teaches School PA
     7 " , R Joseph 15 [1855] M W Works on Farm PA
     8 " , J Ida 13 [1857] F W At School PA attended school
     9 " , S Ellie 11 [1859] F W At School PA attended school
     10 " , Winfield 8 [1862] M W PA attended school
     11 " , H Carried 6 [1864] F W PA attended school
     12 " , E Thomas 1 [1869] M W PA.5

Citations

  1. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, John Benjamin Downing: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6194157. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.
  2. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Mary Couch Downing: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6321734
  3. [S3514] 1850 Federal Census, 1850 Census IL, Hancock Co., Nauvoo, Year: 1850; Census Place: Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois; Roll: M432_109; Page: 404A; Image: 277
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1850usfedcenancestry&indiv=try&h=16249585
    Image: http://interactive.ancestry.com/8054/4193358-00277?pid=16249585&backurl=//search.ancestry.com//cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26db%3D1850usfedcenancestry%26h%3D16249585%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26usePUBJs%3Dtrue%26rhSource%3D7163&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true
  4. [S3512] 1860 Federal Census, 1860 Census PA, Chester Co., West Chester Township, Year: 1860; Census Place: West Chester, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: M653_1094; Page: 713; Image: 260; Family History Library Film: 805094
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1860usfedcenancestry&indiv=try&h=1763873
    Image: http://interactive.ancestry.com/7667/4288988_00260?pid=1763873&backurl=//search.ancestry.com//cgi-bin/sse.dll?db%3D1860usfedcenancestry%26indiv%3Dtry%26h%3D1763873&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true
  5. [S3513] 1870 Federal Census, 1870 Census PA Chester Co East Nantmeal Twp, Year: 1870; Census Place: East Nantmeal, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: M593_1323; Page: 142B; Image: 113991; Family History Library Film: 552822
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1870usfedcen&indiv=try&h=9697234
    Image: http://interactive.ancestry.com/7163/4278543_00289?pid=4236881&backurl=//search.ancestry.com//cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc%3DrKg734%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource%26usePUBJs%3Dtrue%26indiv%3D1%26db%3D1870usfedcen%26gss%3Dangs-d%26new%3D1%26rank%3D1%26gsln%3DDowning%26gsln_x%3D1%26msbdy%3D1843%26msbdy_x%3D1%26msbdp%3D2%26msrpn__ftp%3DPennsylvania,%2520USA%26msrpn%3D41%26msrpn_PInfo%3D5-%257C0%257C1652393%257C0%257C2%257C0%257C41%257C0%257C0%257C0%257C0%257C0%257C%26msrpn_x%3D1%26msrpn__ftp_x%3D1%26_83004003-n_xcl%3Df%26MSAV%3D1%26uidh%3Dv51%26pcat%3D35%26fh%3D1%26h%3D4236881%26recoff%3D%26ml_rpos%3D2&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=rKg734&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true.

Francis M.L. Downing

M, #22693, b. 13 November 1849, d. after 1908
FatherJohn Benjamin Downing1 b. 21 Jun 1817, d. 11 Jul 1879
MotherMary Couch Downing2 b. 7 Mar 1826, d. 8 Nov 1905
Last Edited24 Oct 2016
     Francis M.L. Downing was born on 13 November 1849 at Illinois, USA; 1850 census says born in illinois (parents were living in IL in 1850).3
Francis M.L. Downing died after 1908.
     Francis M.L. Downing
Francis does not appear on the 1870 census with the family group. Listed i the obituary for his brother, Benjamin, is 'F. M. Downing, of Warren, PA'. Francis has proven most elusive, as he appears to either have remained in Pennsylvania when the family moved to Kansas in 1877, or returned at a later date.

Francis M.L. Downing
Unknown if married.

Francis M.L. Downing was listed as a resident in John Benjamin Downing and Mary Couch Downing's household in the census report on 13 November 1850 at U. S. Census, Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, USA; p. 404-A, lines 29-34, dwelling 1948, family 1952
     29 DOWNING, John B 33 [1817] M clerk PA
     30 " , Mary C 25 [1825] F PA
     31 " , Bejnamin H. 9 [1841] M PA Attended School
     32 " , Susan R. 6 [1844] F PA Attended School
     33 " , Josephine E. 3 [1847] F IA
     34 " , Francis M. 1 [1849] M IL.3

William Charles Downing

M, #22694, b. 7 October 1851, d. 25 July 1906
FatherJohn Benjamin Downing1 b. 21 Jun 1817, d. 11 Jul 1879
MotherMary Couch Downing2 b. 7 Mar 1826, d. 8 Nov 1905
Last Edited21 Mar 2014
     William Charles Downing and an unknown person were divorced; N. He married an unknown person.
William Charles Downing was buried at Freeport, Harper Co., Kansas, USA.

He was born on 7 October 1851 at Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.
William Charles Downing died on 25 July 1906 at Freeport, Harper Co., Kansas, USA, at age 54.
     William Charles Downing
This amazing event, beyond all reasonable probability, took place on a late Sunday afternoon, in a deserted cemetery, near an empty ghost town. It defies explanation.

William Charles Downing
On May 3, 1999, while I was visiting the Freeport cemetery, I observed a party of three ladies looking at William's gravestone. I approached, and they turned out to be descendants of William. Data on families to be exchanged in the months ahead.

William Charles Downing
Obituary from the 'Anthony Republican': 'W. C. Downing died at his home in Pilot Knob Township Wednesday, July 25th after a long and lingering illness. He suffered from a cancer of the stomach, and was a patient sufferer. He was about 55 years old. He had been a resident of Pilot Knob Township for the past ten years and was highly esteemed by all those who knew him. 'Funeral services were held at the U. B. Church 8 miles southeast of here and the remains were interred in the Freeport cemetery. The surviving relative have the sympathy of the community.'

William Charles Downing
Death certificate of wife (Ida) was signed by one Carl Downing, relationship uncertain at this time.

William Charles Downing was listed as a resident in John Benjamin Downing and Mary Couch Downing's household in the census report on 22 June 1860 at U. S. Census, West Chester Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 713, lines 24-35, dwelling 678, family 658
     24 DOWNING, John B. 43 [1817] M Teacher $200 PA
     25 " , Mary C. 34 [1826] F PA
     26 " , Benj. 18 [1842] M Printer PA
     27 " , Susan R. 15 [1845] F PA
     28 " , Joseph E. 12 [1848] M PA Attended School
     29 " , Charles W. 8 [1852] M PA Attended School
     30 " , Josiah R. 4 [1856] M PA Attended School
     31 " , Lydia J. 3 [1857] F PA
     32 " , Sallie E. 7/12 F PA
     33 JACOBS, Charles 40 [1820] M Tobacconist Germany
     34 PAINTER, Cyrus P. 35 [1825] M Printer $1200 $200 PA
     35 PAINTER, Abbie 33 [1827] F PA.3

Citations

  1. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, John Benjamin Downing: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6194157. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.
  2. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Mary Couch Downing: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6321734
  3. [S3512] 1860 Federal Census, 1860 Census PA, Chester Co., West Chester Township, Year: 1860; Census Place: West Chester, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: M653_1094; Page: 713; Image: 260; Family History Library Film: 805094
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1860usfedcenancestry&indiv=try&h=1763873
    Image: http://interactive.ancestry.com/7667/4288988_00260?pid=1763873&backurl=//search.ancestry.com//cgi-bin/sse.dll?db%3D1860usfedcenancestry%26indiv%3Dtry%26h%3D1763873&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true

Joseph Riter Downing1

M, #22695, b. 17 October 1854, d. 19 December 1933
FatherJohn Benjamin Downing2 b. 21 Jun 1817, d. 11 Jul 1879
MotherMary Couch Downing1 b. 7 Mar 1826, d. 8 Nov 1905
Last Edited4 Feb 2019
     Joseph Riter Downing was born on 17 October 1854 at Downingtown, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.3 He married Emily Jane Butler, daughter of Joseph Butler and Martha Downing, on 2 September 1882 at Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.4 Joseph Riter Downing married Elizabeth A. Packard on 1 January 1885 at Union Township, Sedgwick Co., Kansas, USA; His 2nd wife.5
Joseph Riter Downing died on 19 December 1933 at Wichita, Sedgwick Co., Kansas, USA, at age 79.3
Joseph Riter Downing was buried after 19 December 1933 at Wichita Park Cemetery and Mausoleum, Wichita, Sedgwick Co., Kansas, USA,

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From FindAGrave.com:
     Birth:      Oct. 17, 1854, Downingtown, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
     Death:      Dec. 19, 1933, Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA
     Joseph was a builder of homes in Wichita in conjunction with his brother, Benjamin H. Downing. He married Emily Butler in 1882, but she died in childbirth in 1883. Joseph them married Elizabeth (Lizzie) Packard in 1885, but they were without issue. Lizzie died in 1951 in Kansas City.
     Family links:
     Parents:
      John Benjamin Downing (1817 - 1879)
      Mary Couch Downing (1826 - 1905)
     Spouse: Emilie Jane Butler Downing (1854 - 1883)*
     Children: Infant Downing (1883 - 1883)*
     Siblings:
      Benjamin Henry Downing (1841 - 1908)*
      Susan R. Downing Storey (1845 - 1912)*
      Josephine Elizabeth Downing Glessner (1848 - 1928)*
      Francis M. Downing (1849 - 1925)*
      William Charles Downing (1851 - 1906)*
      Joseph Riter Downing (1854 - 1933)
      Ida Julia Downing Lamb (1857 - 1916)*
      Ella Sarah Downing Storey (1859 - 1938)*
      Winfield Scott Downing (1862 - 1943)*
      Carrie Halsted Downing (1864 - 1931)*
      Thomas Ellsworth Downing (1868 - 1918)*
      George Woodward Downing (1871 - 1943)*
     Burial: Wichita Park Cemetery and Mausoleum, Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA
     Created by: Ray Downing
     Record added: Oct 01, 2003
     Find A Grave Memorial# 7941051.6
     Joseph Riter Downing
In the Last Will and Testament of his unmarried sister, Carrie Halstead Downing a bequeathment states: 'To my beloved brother, Joseph R. Downing, the sum of $700.' The will is dated May 9, 1930; thus it would appear Joseph R. Downing was alive at the time the will was prepared.

Joseph Riter Downing
Joseph R. Downing has proved elusive. I believe he lived out his life in the Wichita area, but I have been unable to determine a death date or if any children resulted from his marriage.

Joseph Riter Downing
Genealogy of the Palmer-Trimble Families, page 939: Address: Wichita, Kansas Note: 'J.R.Downing' signed the death certificate of Benjamin Henry Downing; apparently he witnessed the certificate of his brother. He is also listed in Benjamin's obituary in The Wichita Daily Eagle, with the address of 1203 Waco Ave., Wichita.

Joseph Riter Downing was listed as a resident in John Benjamin Downing and Mary Couch Downing's household in the census report on 22 June 1860 at U. S. Census, West Chester Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 713, lines 24-35, dwelling 678, family 658
     24 DOWNING, John B. 43 [1817] M Teacher $200 PA
     25 " , Mary C. 34 [1826] F PA
     26 " , Benj. 18 [1842] M Printer PA
     27 " , Susan R. 15 [1845] F PA
     28 " , Joseph E. 12 [1848] M PA Attended School
     29 " , Charles W. 8 [1852] M PA Attended School
     30 " , Josiah R. 4 [1856] M PA Attended School
     31 " , Lydia J. 3 [1857] F PA
     32 " , Sallie E. 7/12 F PA
     33 JACOBS, Charles 40 [1820] M Tobacconist Germany
     34 PAINTER, Cyrus P. 35 [1825] M Printer $1200 $200 PA
     35 PAINTER, Abbie 33 [1827] F PA.7

Joseph Riter Downing was listed as a resident in John Benjamin Downing and Mary Couch Downing's household in the census report on 9 August 1870 at U. S. Census, East Nantmeal Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 142-B, lines 2-12, dwelling 62, family 62
     2 DOWNING, B John 53 [1817] M W School Teacher $400 PA
     3 " , C Mary 44 [1826] F W Keeping House PA
     4 " , H Benjamin 28 [1842] M W Works at Carpentering PA
     5 " , R Susan 24 [1846] F W Dress Maker PA
     6 " , E Josephine 22 [1848] F W Teaches School PA
     7 " , R Joseph 15 [1855] M W Works on Farm PA
     8 " , J Ida 13 [1857] F W At School PA attended school
     9 " , S Ellie 11 [1859] F W At School PA attended school
     10 " , Winfield 8 [1862] M W PA attended school
     11 " , H Carried 6 [1864] F W PA attended school
     12 " , E Thomas 1 [1869] M W PA.8

Family

Emily Jane Butler b. 29 Oct 1854, d. 8 Jul 1883

Citations

  1. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Mary Couch Downing: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6321734. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.
  2. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, John Benjamin Downing: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6194157
  3. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Joseph Riter Downing: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7941051
  4. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Emilie Jane "Emily" Butler Downing: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7812758
  5. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 04 February 2019), memorial page for Elizabeth A. Packard Downing (May 1863–24 Apr 1951), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9296837, citing Wichita Park Cemetery and Mausoleum, Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Ray Downing (contributor 46523418) at: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/9296837/elizabeth-a_-downing
  6. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 04 February 2019), memorial page for Joseph Riter Downing (17 Oct 1854–19 Dec 1933), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7941051, citing Wichita Park Cemetery and Mausoleum, Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Ray Downing (contributor 46523418) at: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7941051
  7. [S3512] 1860 Federal Census, 1860 Census PA, Chester Co., West Chester Township, Year: 1860; Census Place: West Chester, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: M653_1094; Page: 713; Image: 260; Family History Library Film: 805094
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1860usfedcenancestry&indiv=try&h=1763873
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  8. [S3513] 1870 Federal Census, 1870 Census PA Chester Co East Nantmeal Twp, Year: 1870; Census Place: East Nantmeal, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: M593_1323; Page: 142B; Image: 113991; Family History Library Film: 552822
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1870usfedcen&indiv=try&h=9697234
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Julia Ida Downing

F, #22696, b. 4 February 1857, d. after 1908
FatherJohn Benjamin Downing1 b. 21 Jun 1817, d. 11 Jul 1879
MotherMary Couch Downing2 b. 7 Mar 1826, d. 8 Nov 1905
Last Edited21 Mar 2014
     Julia Ida Downing was born on 4 February 1857 at Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA. She married an unknown person on 7 November 1878.
Julia Ida Downing died after 1908.
     Julia Ida Downing
Genealogy of the Palmer Trimble Families, page 939: Lists name as Ida Julia.

Julia Ida Downing
She appears in the obituary for her brother, Benjamin, in 1908, as 'Ida Downing Pontusa, Illinois'. Her eight children are well documented.

Julia Ida Downing was listed as a resident in John Benjamin Downing and Mary Couch Downing's household in the census report on 22 June 1860 at U. S. Census, West Chester Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 713, lines 24-35, dwelling 678, family 658
     24 DOWNING, John B. 43 [1817] M Teacher $200 PA
     25 " , Mary C. 34 [1826] F PA
     26 " , Benj. 18 [1842] M Printer PA
     27 " , Susan R. 15 [1845] F PA
     28 " , Joseph E. 12 [1848] M PA Attended School
     29 " , Charles W. 8 [1852] M PA Attended School
     30 " , Josiah R. 4 [1856] M PA Attended School
     31 " , Lydia J. 3 [1857] F PA
     32 " , Sallie E. 7/12 F PA
     33 JACOBS, Charles 40 [1820] M Tobacconist Germany
     34 PAINTER, Cyrus P. 35 [1825] M Printer $1200 $200 PA
     35 PAINTER, Abbie 33 [1827] F PA.3

Julia Ida Downing was listed as a resident in John Benjamin Downing and Mary Couch Downing's household in the census report on 9 August 1870 at U. S. Census, East Nantmeal Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 142-B, lines 2-12, dwelling 62, family 62
     2 DOWNING, B John 53 [1817] M W School Teacher $400 PA
     3 " , C Mary 44 [1826] F W Keeping House PA
     4 " , H Benjamin 28 [1842] M W Works at Carpentering PA
     5 " , R Susan 24 [1846] F W Dress Maker PA
     6 " , E Josephine 22 [1848] F W Teaches School PA
     7 " , R Joseph 15 [1855] M W Works on Farm PA
     8 " , J Ida 13 [1857] F W At School PA attended school
     9 " , S Ellie 11 [1859] F W At School PA attended school
     10 " , Winfield 8 [1862] M W PA attended school
     11 " , H Carried 6 [1864] F W PA attended school
     12 " , E Thomas 1 [1869] M W PA.4

Citations

  1. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, John Benjamin Downing: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6194157. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.
  2. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Mary Couch Downing: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6321734
  3. [S3512] 1860 Federal Census, 1860 Census PA, Chester Co., West Chester Township, Year: 1860; Census Place: West Chester, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: M653_1094; Page: 713; Image: 260; Family History Library Film: 805094
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1860usfedcenancestry&indiv=try&h=1763873
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  4. [S3513] 1870 Federal Census, 1870 Census PA Chester Co East Nantmeal Twp, Year: 1870; Census Place: East Nantmeal, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: M593_1323; Page: 142B; Image: 113991; Family History Library Film: 552822
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1870usfedcen&indiv=try&h=9697234
    Image: http://interactive.ancestry.com/7163/4278543_00289?pid=4236881&backurl=//search.ancestry.com//cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc%3DrKg734%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource%26usePUBJs%3Dtrue%26indiv%3D1%26db%3D1870usfedcen%26gss%3Dangs-d%26new%3D1%26rank%3D1%26gsln%3DDowning%26gsln_x%3D1%26msbdy%3D1843%26msbdy_x%3D1%26msbdp%3D2%26msrpn__ftp%3DPennsylvania,%2520USA%26msrpn%3D41%26msrpn_PInfo%3D5-%257C0%257C1652393%257C0%257C2%257C0%257C41%257C0%257C0%257C0%257C0%257C0%257C%26msrpn_x%3D1%26msrpn__ftp_x%3D1%26_83004003-n_xcl%3Df%26MSAV%3D1%26uidh%3Dv51%26pcat%3D35%26fh%3D1%26h%3D4236881%26recoff%3D%26ml_rpos%3D2&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=rKg734&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true.

Ella Sarah Downing

F, #22697, b. 26 November 1859, d. 28 November 1938
FatherJohn Benjamin Downing1 b. 21 Jun 1817, d. 11 Jul 1879
MotherMary Couch Downing2 b. 7 Mar 1826, d. 8 Nov 1905
Last Edited21 Mar 2014
     Ella Sarah Downing was born on 26 November 1859 at West Chester Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA. She married an unknown person on 14 October 1880.
Ella Sarah Downing died on 28 November 1938 at Wichita, Sedgwick Co., Kansas, USA, at age 79.
Ella Sarah Downing was buried on 30 November 1938 at Freeport, Harper Co., Kansas, USA.


     Ella Sarah Downing
The variety of names is noted. Her grave marker in Freeport Cemetery, Harper County, Kansas, shows 'Ella S. Storey'. The 1910 census shows her in Berlin Township, Harper County, KS, also as Ella S. Storey' as do the death certificates of both her and her husband, John Storey.

Ella Sarah Downing
The Last Will and Testament of Carrie Halstead Downing bequeaths the following: 'To my beloved sister, Sallie Ellie Storey, the sum of $500.00.' The will is dated May 9, 1930.

Ella Sarah Downing
The death certificate of Ella S. Storey was signed by Esther Litwiller, 3204 Chatfield, Wichita, the same address given for Ella and previously for husband John. Esther Litwiller is obviously the married name of child Esther Storey. Cause of death was hypertension and kidney failure; death occurred at Wesley Hospital, Wichita.

Ella Sarah Downing
An article in the Anthony 'The Republican' newspaper, under 'Freeport Notes', reprinted in the 'Harper County Connections' states the following: 'Mrs. J. Storey is quite sick. Mamie and Edna are just recovering from sickness.'

Ella Sarah Downing
Genealogy of the Palmer Trimble families: Page 940: Lists name as Ellie Sarah. Also: 'In addition to those listed in this family, had four children, all deceased as of 1910, names not known.' The four children who died young were found in the internet on April 19, 1998. They were: Elmer B. Storey 1886 - 1886 Sue R. Storey 1890 - 1891 Mabel G. Storey 1892 - 1894 Bennie Storey 1882 - 1884.

Ella Sarah Downing was listed as a resident in John Benjamin Downing and Mary Couch Downing's household in the census report on 22 June 1860 at U. S. Census, West Chester Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 713, lines 24-35, dwelling 678, family 658
     24 DOWNING, John B. 43 [1817] M Teacher $200 PA
     25 " , Mary C. 34 [1826] F PA
     26 " , Benj. 18 [1842] M Printer PA
     27 " , Susan R. 15 [1845] F PA
     28 " , Joseph E. 12 [1848] M PA Attended School
     29 " , Charles W. 8 [1852] M PA Attended School
     30 " , Josiah R. 4 [1856] M PA Attended School
     31 " , Lydia J. 3 [1857] F PA
     32 " , Sallie E. 7/12 F PA
     33 JACOBS, Charles 40 [1820] M Tobacconist Germany
     34 PAINTER, Cyrus P. 35 [1825] M Printer $1200 $200 PA
     35 PAINTER, Abbie 33 [1827] F PA.3

Ella Sarah Downing was listed as a resident in John Benjamin Downing and Mary Couch Downing's household in the census report on 9 August 1870 at U. S. Census, East Nantmeal Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 142-B, lines 2-12, dwelling 62, family 62
     2 DOWNING, B John 53 [1817] M W School Teacher $400 PA
     3 " , C Mary 44 [1826] F W Keeping House PA
     4 " , H Benjamin 28 [1842] M W Works at Carpentering PA
     5 " , R Susan 24 [1846] F W Dress Maker PA
     6 " , E Josephine 22 [1848] F W Teaches School PA
     7 " , R Joseph 15 [1855] M W Works on Farm PA
     8 " , J Ida 13 [1857] F W At School PA attended school
     9 " , S Ellie 11 [1859] F W At School PA attended school
     10 " , Winfield 8 [1862] M W PA attended school
     11 " , H Carried 6 [1864] F W PA attended school
     12 " , E Thomas 1 [1869] M W PA.4

Citations

  1. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, John Benjamin Downing: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6194157. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.
  2. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Mary Couch Downing: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6321734
  3. [S3512] 1860 Federal Census, 1860 Census PA, Chester Co., West Chester Township, Year: 1860; Census Place: West Chester, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: M653_1094; Page: 713; Image: 260; Family History Library Film: 805094
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1860usfedcenancestry&indiv=try&h=1763873
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  4. [S3513] 1870 Federal Census, 1870 Census PA Chester Co East Nantmeal Twp, Year: 1870; Census Place: East Nantmeal, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: M593_1323; Page: 142B; Image: 113991; Family History Library Film: 552822
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1870usfedcen&indiv=try&h=9697234
    Image: http://interactive.ancestry.com/7163/4278543_00289?pid=4236881&backurl=//search.ancestry.com//cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc%3DrKg734%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource%26usePUBJs%3Dtrue%26indiv%3D1%26db%3D1870usfedcen%26gss%3Dangs-d%26new%3D1%26rank%3D1%26gsln%3DDowning%26gsln_x%3D1%26msbdy%3D1843%26msbdy_x%3D1%26msbdp%3D2%26msrpn__ftp%3DPennsylvania,%2520USA%26msrpn%3D41%26msrpn_PInfo%3D5-%257C0%257C1652393%257C0%257C2%257C0%257C41%257C0%257C0%257C0%257C0%257C0%257C%26msrpn_x%3D1%26msrpn__ftp_x%3D1%26_83004003-n_xcl%3Df%26MSAV%3D1%26uidh%3Dv51%26pcat%3D35%26fh%3D1%26h%3D4236881%26recoff%3D%26ml_rpos%3D2&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=rKg734&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true.

Winfield Scott Downing

M, #22698, b. 2 June 1862, d. 13 February 1943
FatherJohn Benjamin Downing1 b. 21 Jun 1817, d. 11 Jul 1879
MotherMary Couch Downing2 b. 7 Mar 1826, d. 8 Nov 1905
Last Edited21 Mar 2014
     Winfield Scott Downing was born on 2 June 1862 at West Chester Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA. He married an unknown person on 3 November 1891 at Harper Co., Kansas, USA.
Winfield Scott Downing died on 13 February 1943 at Anthony, Harper Co., Kansas, USA, at age 80.
Winfield Scott Downing was buried on 15 February 1943 at Freeport, Harper Co., Kansas, USA.


     Winfield Scott Downing
The last will and testament of his sister, Carrie Halstead Downing, bequeaths the following: 'To my beloved brother, Winfield S. Downing, the sum of $900.00.' The will is dated May 9, 1930.

Winfield Scott Downing
Funeral services for Winfield S. Downing, old-time resident of Harper County who passed away Feb. 13, were held last Monday afternoon at the Parsons funeral home, with Rev. L. O. McCracken and Rev. Paul Cook as the officiating ministers. Interment was in the Freeport Cemetery. The obituary gives these facts: Winfield S. Downing was born at Westchester, PA, June 2, 1862. H came with his parents to Sedgwick county, Kansas, in 1877, and to Harper County Kansas in 1885, where he has lived continuously with the exception of six years after he made the 'run' into Oklahoma. On Nov. 3, 1891, he was united in marriage to Miss Ada Watkins, o Freeport. He became a Christian early in life and had been a member of the Anthony Baptist church since 1923. He is survived by his widow, Ada; and by on son, Joseph; also a brother, George; and by one granddaughter.'

Winfield Scott Downing
Winfield Scott Downing was named after a famed, outstanding American General of the war of 1812 and Mexican-American war, Winfield Scott (1786-1866).

Winfield Scott Downing
His death certificate was obtained on 12-12-98. It shows the cause of death as a coronary occlusion, due to coronary sclerosis and generalized arteriosclerosis. He died in his home at 501 S. Bluff, Anthony, Harper county, Kansas. The informant for the certificate was his son, Joseph R. Downing, living at 315 E. Dewey, Wichita, KS. The wife of Winfield S. Downing lived to the age of 90, dying in 1961 in Wichita, KS.

Winfield Scott Downing
' (1943) WINFIELD S. DOWNING Passed away Feb 13 at the age of 80. Came to Harper County 58 years ago in 1885.

Winfield Scott Downing
Genealogy of the Palmer-Trimble families, page 940: Address: Anthony, Kansa Marriage record found in Harper county, KS, files. Obituary notice received from the Harper County Historical Society, Feb 13, 1998.

Winfield Scott Downing was listed as a resident in John Benjamin Downing and Mary Couch Downing's household in the census report on 9 August 1870 at U. S. Census, East Nantmeal Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 142-B, lines 2-12, dwelling 62, family 62
     2 DOWNING, B John 53 [1817] M W School Teacher $400 PA
     3 " , C Mary 44 [1826] F W Keeping House PA
     4 " , H Benjamin 28 [1842] M W Works at Carpentering PA
     5 " , R Susan 24 [1846] F W Dress Maker PA
     6 " , E Josephine 22 [1848] F W Teaches School PA
     7 " , R Joseph 15 [1855] M W Works on Farm PA
     8 " , J Ida 13 [1857] F W At School PA attended school
     9 " , S Ellie 11 [1859] F W At School PA attended school
     10 " , Winfield 8 [1862] M W PA attended school
     11 " , H Carried 6 [1864] F W PA attended school
     12 " , E Thomas 1 [1869] M W PA.3

Citations

  1. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, John Benjamin Downing: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6194157. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.
  2. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Mary Couch Downing: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6321734
  3. [S3513] 1870 Federal Census, 1870 Census PA Chester Co East Nantmeal Twp, Year: 1870; Census Place: East Nantmeal, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: M593_1323; Page: 142B; Image: 113991; Family History Library Film: 552822
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1870usfedcen&indiv=try&h=9697234
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Carrie Halsted Downing

F, #22699, b. 11 October 1864, d. 6 May 1931
FatherJohn Benjamin Downing1 b. 21 Jun 1817, d. 11 Jul 1879
MotherMary Couch Downing2 b. 7 Mar 1826, d. 8 Nov 1905
Last Edited21 Mar 2014
     Carrie Halsted Downing was born on 11 October 1864 at Westchester Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.
Carrie Halsted Downing died on 6 May 1931 at Wichita, Sedgwick Co., Kansas, USA, at age 66.
Carrie Halsted Downing was buried on 8 May 1931 at Freeport, Harper Co., Kansas, USA.


     Carrie Halsted Downing
Unmarried. Death certificate shows place of death as Wesley Hospital, Wichita, Kansas. Occupation: Housekeeper, 50 years. Address: 227 S. Chautauqua, Wichita. Cause of death: Lobor Pneumonia; 6 days onset.

Carrie Halsted Downing
Informant for death certificate info was Mrs. G. W. Downing, 2420 E. 8th street A most interesting will is in the hard copy file dated May 9 1931. The obituary of her brother in 1908 (Benjamin) states 'Carrie Downing, of Freeport.'

Carrie Halsted Downing
Carrie Downing is buried in the Freeport Cemetery, Freeport, Harper county, Kansas, adjacent to the grave markers of her parents, John B. and Mary C. Downing. Her will provided $900.00 for perpetual care of the graves. Every Memorial Day, a floral arrangement is placed at the main marker. See media files for the 1998 placement.

Carrie Halsted Downing
Genealogy of the Palmer-Trimble Families, page 940: Address: Anthony, Kansas.

Carrie Halsted Downing was listed as a resident in John Benjamin Downing and Mary Couch Downing's household in the census report on 9 August 1870 at U. S. Census, East Nantmeal Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 142-B, lines 2-12, dwelling 62, family 62
     2 DOWNING, B John 53 [1817] M W School Teacher $400 PA
     3 " , C Mary 44 [1826] F W Keeping House PA
     4 " , H Benjamin 28 [1842] M W Works at Carpentering PA
     5 " , R Susan 24 [1846] F W Dress Maker PA
     6 " , E Josephine 22 [1848] F W Teaches School PA
     7 " , R Joseph 15 [1855] M W Works on Farm PA
     8 " , J Ida 13 [1857] F W At School PA attended school
     9 " , S Ellie 11 [1859] F W At School PA attended school
     10 " , Winfield 8 [1862] M W PA attended school
     11 " , H Carried 6 [1864] F W PA attended school
     12 " , E Thomas 1 [1869] M W PA.3

Citations

  1. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, John Benjamin Downing: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6194157. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.
  2. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Mary Couch Downing: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6321734
  3. [S3513] 1870 Federal Census, 1870 Census PA Chester Co East Nantmeal Twp, Year: 1870; Census Place: East Nantmeal, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: M593_1323; Page: 142B; Image: 113991; Family History Library Film: 552822
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1870usfedcen&indiv=try&h=9697234
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Thomas Ellsworth Downing

M, #22700, b. 17 November 1868, d. 19 December 1918
FatherJohn Benjamin Downing1 b. 21 Jun 1817, d. 11 Jul 1879
MotherMary Couch Downing2 b. 7 Mar 1826, d. 8 Nov 1905
Last Edited21 Mar 2014
     Thomas Ellsworth Downing and an unknown person were divorced; N.
Thomas Ellsworth Downing was buried at Caldwell, Sumner Co., Kansas, USA.

He was born on 17 November 1868 at West Chester Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA. He married an unknown person on 13 April 1891 at Harper Co., Kansas, USA.
Thomas Ellsworth Downing died on 19 December 1918 at Grant Co., Oklahoma, USA, at age 50.
     Thomas Ellsworth Downing
The gravesite of Thomas and his wife, with many of their children, was visited by me on May 2, 1999, at the Caldwell cemetery, north of Caldwell, Sumner county, Kansas. The 1908 obituary of his brother, Benjamin, in The Wichita Daily Eagle, states, 'Thomas Downing, of Caldwell, KS.'

Thomas Ellsworth Downing
In the Last Will and Testament of his sister, Carrie Halstead Downing, she states: 'Seventh:- I hereby direct that $50.00 be paid out of my estate for the erectio of a marker at the grave of my beloved brother, Thomas E. Downing, in the Caldwell Cemetery, and I desire that said marker be erected within one year after my decease.'

Thomas Ellsworth Downing
The data on the wife and children of Thomas were determined from the 1900 and 1910 U.S. Census for Hickory Township, Grant county, Oklahoma. Copy of both in files. This data was later refined in correspondence with Bertha Downing, of Medford, OK. Bertha also provided me with a family photograph taken in 1915.

Thomas Ellsworth Downing
The Thomas Downing farm was in the north part of Grant County; the west half of 20-29-5; land they staked in the Cherokee Strip run of 1893. Thomas died of influenza in the great influenza outbreak following World War I, which killed millions world-wide.

Thomas Ellsworth Downing
Thomas E. Downing has his name engraved on the Pioneer settlers monument in Medford, Grant county, Oklahoma. He was in the 1893 land rush on the Cherokee strip. On May 3, 1998, I visited the monument in Medford; the photos are in th media file for Thomas Ellsworth Downing. His name is on top of a column on the back of the monument.

Thomas Ellsworth Downing
Genealogy of the Palmer-Trimble Families, page 940: 'Address: Renfrew, Oklahoma.'

Thomas Ellsworth Downing
Marriage record found in Harper county, KS, files.

Thomas Ellsworth Downing was listed as a resident in John Benjamin Downing and Mary Couch Downing's household in the census report on 9 August 1870 at U. S. Census, East Nantmeal Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 142-B, lines 2-12, dwelling 62, family 62
     2 DOWNING, B John 53 [1817] M W School Teacher $400 PA
     3 " , C Mary 44 [1826] F W Keeping House PA
     4 " , H Benjamin 28 [1842] M W Works at Carpentering PA
     5 " , R Susan 24 [1846] F W Dress Maker PA
     6 " , E Josephine 22 [1848] F W Teaches School PA
     7 " , R Joseph 15 [1855] M W Works on Farm PA
     8 " , J Ida 13 [1857] F W At School PA attended school
     9 " , S Ellie 11 [1859] F W At School PA attended school
     10 " , Winfield 8 [1862] M W PA attended school
     11 " , H Carried 6 [1864] F W PA attended school
     12 " , E Thomas 1 [1869] M W PA.3

Citations

  1. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, John Benjamin Downing: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6194157. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.
  2. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Mary Couch Downing: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6321734
  3. [S3513] 1870 Federal Census, 1870 Census PA Chester Co East Nantmeal Twp, Year: 1870; Census Place: East Nantmeal, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: M593_1323; Page: 142B; Image: 113991; Family History Library Film: 552822
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1870usfedcen&indiv=try&h=9697234
    Image: http://interactive.ancestry.com/7163/4278543_00289?pid=4236881&backurl=//search.ancestry.com//cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc%3DrKg734%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource%26usePUBJs%3Dtrue%26indiv%3D1%26db%3D1870usfedcen%26gss%3Dangs-d%26new%3D1%26rank%3D1%26gsln%3DDowning%26gsln_x%3D1%26msbdy%3D1843%26msbdy_x%3D1%26msbdp%3D2%26msrpn__ftp%3DPennsylvania,%2520USA%26msrpn%3D41%26msrpn_PInfo%3D5-%257C0%257C1652393%257C0%257C2%257C0%257C41%257C0%257C0%257C0%257C0%257C0%257C%26msrpn_x%3D1%26msrpn__ftp_x%3D1%26_83004003-n_xcl%3Df%26MSAV%3D1%26uidh%3Dv51%26pcat%3D35%26fh%3D1%26h%3D4236881%26recoff%3D%26ml_rpos%3D2&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=rKg734&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true.

George Woodward Downing

M, #22701, b. 8 May 1871, d. 5 November 1943
FatherJohn Benjamin Downing1 b. 21 Jun 1817, d. 11 Jul 1879
MotherMary Couch Downing2 b. 7 Mar 1826, d. 8 Nov 1905
Last Edited3 Jan 2018
     George Woodward Downing and an unknown person were divorced; N. He was born on 8 May 1871 at Downingtown, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA. He married an unknown person in 1909 at Freeport, Harper Co., Kansas, USA.
George Woodward Downing died on 5 November 1943 at Wichita, Sedgwick Co., Kansas, USA, at age 72.
George Woodward Downing was buried after 5 November 1943 at Maple Grove Cemetery, Wichita, Sedgwick Co., Kansas, USA.


     George Woodward Downing
The 1910 census for Silver Creek Township, Harper county, KS, shows him living with his wife. His occupation is 'Farmer'. The 1908 obituary of his brother, Benjamin, shows George W. Downing as living in Freeport, KS. George is buried in Maple Grove cemetery, Wichita, KS, in block R, Lot 139, Grave 3; his wife, Olive, is in Grave 4. Photos of grave marker confirm birth and death dates. I the Freeport, Kansas, Cemetery is a marker dated '5 Feb 1910; Inf. Dau. of George W. & Olive A. Downing'.

George Woodward Downing
The Last Will and Testament of his sister, Carrie Halstead Downing, bequeaths the folowing: 'To my beloved borther, George W. Downing, the sum of $1,000.00. The will is dated May 9, 1930.

George Woodward Downing
Death certificate received 3-5-99; cause of death: Coronary Thrombosis.. His address is listed as 255 N. Poplar, Wichita, Kansas; occupation: Farmer. Obituary data received from Downing & Lahey Mortuary, Wichita, is the source of the names of his children. It also indicates he moved to Wichita from Freeport in 1919. This source also disclosed his middle name.

George Woodward Downing
The obituary of George W. Downing's brother (Winfield S. Downing) on Feb 13, 1943, lists George as being a survivor; but he died in November of that year.

George Woodward Downing
Genealogy of the Palmer-Trimble Families, page 940: Address: Freeport, Kans.

Citations

  1. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, John Benjamin Downing: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6194157. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.
  2. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Mary Couch Downing: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6321734

Thamazin Downing

F, #22702, b. 10 December 1814, d. 9 September 1904
FatherJoseph Downing b. 2 Sep 1786, d. 8 Jun 1822
MotherElizabeth Beidler b. 1 Feb 1794, d. 15 Feb 1868
Last Edited29 Jun 2017
     Thamazin Downing was born on 10 December 1814 at Uwchlan Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.1 She married George Woodward on 14 August 1842 at Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, USA.2,1
Thamazin Downing died on 9 September 1904 at Saint George, Washington Co., Utah, USA, at age 89.1
Thamazin Downing was buried after 9 September 1904 at Saint George City Cemetery, Saint George, Washington Co., Utah, USA,

; From Find A Grave website:
     Birth:      Dec. 10, 1814, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
     Death:      Sep. 9, 1904, Saint George, Washington County, Utah, USA
     She was born in Uwchlan Twp, Chester Co., Pennsylvania
     She is wife of George Woodward
     ==1850 United States Federal Census
     about Thomazin Woodward
     Name: Thomazin Woodward
     Age: 36
     Birth Year: abt 1814
     Birthplace: Pennsylvania
     Home in 1850: Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory
     Gender: Female
     Family Number: 4
     Household Members: Name Age
     George Woodward 33
     Thomazin Woodward 36
     ==Utah Death Registers, 1847-1966
     about Thomazin Downing Woodward
     Name: Thomazin Downing Woodward
     Gender: Female
     Age: 89
     Birth Date: abt 1815
     Death Date: 9 Sep 1904
     Death County: Washington
     State File Number: 1904002121
     ==Utah Cemetery Inventory
     about Thamazin Downing Woodward
     Name: Thamazin Downing Woodward
     Birth Place: Pennsylvania
     Death Date: 9 Sep 1904
     Death Place: St. George, Utah
     Cemetery: St. George City Cemetery
     Source: Sexton / Grant
     Grave Location: A_D_76_2
     Family links: Parents:
      Joseph Downing (1786 - 1822)
      Elizabeth Beidler Downing Riter (1794 - 1868)
     Spouse: George Woodward (1817 - 1903)
     Siblings:
      Thamazin Downing Woodward (1814 - 1904)
      James Downing (1816 - 1881)*
      John Benjamin Downing (1817 - 1879)*
      Sarah D Downing Foster (1819 - 1897)*
      Mary Ann Downing Lewis (1822 - 1875)*
      Charles C. Riter (1828 - 1898)**
      Joseph Downing Riter (1830 - 1922)**
      William W. Riter (1835 - 1909)**
     Burial: Saint George City Cemetery, Saint George, Washington County, Utah, USA
     Plot: A_D_76_2
     Maintained by: Max Turpin
     Originally Created by: Utah State Historical So...
     Record added: Feb 02, 2000
     Find A Grave Memorial# 117795.1
     Thamazin Downing
Apparently had one child, as the 1860 census indicates (Household of 3), however, no information on child has been obtained. This could be the 'Mary' that is indicated, as a Mary Woodward is buried in St. George, Utah, with Thomazine and George Woodward. Cemetery records also indicate her date of birt as 12 Dec 1814, not the 10th.

Thamazin Downing
Given name also appears as 'Thomazin' and 'Thomasin', and as 'Thomazind' in the cemetery records. I suspect the latter is a typo error considering the adjacen location of 'e' and 'd' on a keyboard. In husband George Woodward's autobiography ('Our Pioneer Heritage, Vol. 2, p. 618') he refers to her as 'Thomazin'. The last will and Testament of her sister, Hannah, indicates her a 'Thomazin'; thus I have elected to use that form of the name for this database.

Thamazin Downing
'History of Utah', Vol 4, p. 63, by Orson F. Whitney, gives their marriage date as 1843, not 1842. It also states they 'have one child, a daughter -- Mary Woodward'.

Thamazin Downing
Early History of LDS Members, Volume XIV: 'Thomazine and George were married by Rev. Moore.'

Family

George Woodward b. Sep 1817, d. 17 Dec 1903

Citations

  1. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Thamazin Downing Woodward: https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=117795. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.
  2. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, George Woodward: https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=117796

James Downing1

M, #22703, b. 12 February 1816, d. 24 November 1881
FatherJoseph Downing2,1 b. 2 Sep 1786, d. 8 Jun 1822
MotherElizabeth Beidler3,1 b. 1 Feb 1794, d. 15 Feb 1868
Last Edited29 Jun 2017
     James Downing was born on 12 February 1816 at Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.1 He married Margaret Pierce Gheen, daughter of William A. Gheen and Esther Ann Peirce, on 9 February 1843 at Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, USA.4,1
James Downing died on 24 November 1881 at Scandia, Republic Co., Kansas, USA, at age 65.1
James Downing was buried after 24 November 1881 at Riverview Cemetery, Scandia, Republic Co., Kansas, USA,

; From Find A Grave website: James Downing
     Birth:      Feb. 12, 1816, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
     Death:      Nov. 24, 1881, Scandia, Republic County, Kansas, USA
     James was the son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Beidler) Downing; husband of Margaret Pierce (Gheen) Downing, and the father of eleven children. He spent much of his life in Hancock county, Illinois, removing to Kansas just a few years before his death.
     An early member of the Latter Day Saints, James and his wife, Margaret, were married in Nauvoo by the LDS founder, Joseph Smith.
     Family links: Parents:
      Joseph Downing (1786 - 1822)
      Elizabeth Beidler Downing (1794 - 1868)
     Spouse: Margaret Pierce Gheen Downing (1823 - 1886)*
     Note: The grave marker of James and his wife are within a 50' x 50' fence-like enclosure that can be seen in the photo, probably the largest plot in the cemetery.
     Burial: Riverview Cemetery, Scandia, Republic County, Kansas, USA
     Created by: Ray Downing
     Record added: Apr 02, 2002
     Find A Grave Memorial# 6316736.1
     James Downing
From the Fort Madison, Iowa, 'Democrat', Friday, December 9, 1881: 'Mr. Benj. Riter of Appanoose Township called on us last Monday and from him we learned of the death of Jas. Downing of Scandia, Kansas, which occurred the 24th ult. Mr. Downing had long been a resident of this locality. He came to this city in 1842, and was well known hereabouts. He moved to Kansas some two years ago and at that time was laboring under the first stages of consumption, which was the cause of his death.'

James Downing
The 1880 census for Scandia Township, Kansas, shows James on a farm with his wife, Margaret (written 'Mary' on the census), son John B. Downing, and an adopted child, Stella Parks, age 9. He was An early member of the Latter Day Saints, James and his wife, Margaret, were married in Nauvoo by the LDS founder, Joseph Smith.1

James Downing
'Membership of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints, 1830-1848' Page 317: 'James and Margaret were married by Joseph Smith'.

Family

Margaret Pierce Gheen b. 1 Nov 1823, d. 21 Sep 1886

Sarah Downing

F, #22704, b. 11 October 1819, d. 17 February 1897
FatherJoseph Downing b. 2 Sep 1786, d. 8 Jun 1822
MotherElizabeth Beidler b. 1 Feb 1794, d. 15 Feb 1868
Last Edited29 Jun 2017
     Sarah Downing was born on 11 October 1819 at Uwchlan Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.1 She married Solon Foster on 23 December 1841 at Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, USA.2,1
Sarah Downing died on 17 February 1897 at Saint George, Washington Co., Utah, USA, at age 77.1
Sarah Downing was buried after 17 February 1897 at Saint George City Cemetery, Saint George, Washington Co., Utah, USA,

; From Find A Grave website: James Downing
     Birth:      Oct. 11, 1819, Unionville, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
     Death:      Jan. 17, 1897, Saint George, Washington County, Utah, USA
     Daughter of Joseph Downing and Elizabeth Beitler
     Married Solon Foster, 23 Dec 1841, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois
     Children - Orson Hyde Foster, Solon Foster, Charles Franklin Foster, Sarah Ellen Foster, Elizabeth Foster, Celinda Foster, William Riter Foster
     Obituary from the St. George, UT, "Union": On Wednesday, Feb. 17, Sarah Downing Foster departed this life. The funeral services were held in the St. George Tabernacle today, when consoling words were offered to the family of the deceased, who has been a consistent Latter-day Saint all her life. Sister Foster was born in Chester, Pennsylvania, and joined the Church in the year 1839. She went to Nauvoo in 1841 and to Salt Lake Valley about 1850, coming to St. George among the early settlers. Her husband, Solon Foster, was one of the few known in history as Zion's Camp.
     Family links: Parents:
      Joseph Downing (1786 - 1822)
      Elizabeth Beidler Downing Riter (1794 - 1868)
     Spouse: Solon Foster (1811 - 1896)
     Children:
      William Riter Foster (1843 - 1927)*
      Charles Franklin Foster (1847 - 1936)*
      Orson Hyde Foster (1850 - 1898)*
      Solon Foster (1852 - 1894)*
      Celinda Foster (1854 - 1866)*
      Sarah Ellen Foster (1859 - 1866)*
     Siblings:
      Thamazin Downing Woodward (1814 - 1904)*
      James Downing (1816 - 1881)*
      John Benjamin Downing (1817 - 1879)*
      Sarah D Downing Foster (1819 - 1897)
      Mary Ann Downing Lewis (1822 - 1875)*
      Charles C. Riter (1828 - 1898)**
      Joseph Downing Riter (1830 - 1922)**
      William W. Riter (1835 - 1909)**
     Burial: Saint George City Cemetery, Saint George, Washington County, Utah, USA
     Plot: A_J_186_5
     Maintained by: SMSmith
     Originally Created by: Utah State Historical So...
     Record added: Feb 02, 2000
     Find A Grave Memorial# 78525.1
     Sarah Downing
On November 2, 1997, RD visited the gravesite of Sarah in St. George, Utah, and took the attached photograph. She is buried adjacent to her son, Solon Foster, Jr. When the Mormon exodus took place from Nauvoo, Illinois, to Salt Lake City, Utah, Solon and Sarah accompanied Brigham Young on the initial trip.

Sarah Downing
Interesting note: Sarah was born into the Quaker faith, and appears in the Quaker records for Pennsylvania births, then converted to the LDS.

Sarah Downing
Early History of the LDS Members, Vol. XIV: 'Sarah and Solon were married by Heber C. Kimball.'

Family

Solon Foster b. 8 Jan 1811, d. 17 Mar 1896

Citations

  1. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Sarah D Downing Foster: https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=78525. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.
  2. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Solon Foster: https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=17314525

Mary Ann "Molly" Downing1

F, #22705, b. 17 December 1822, d. 6 February 1875
FatherJoseph Downing2,1 b. 2 Sep 1786, d. 8 Jun 1822
MotherElizabeth Beidler3,1 b. 1 Feb 1794, d. 15 Feb 1868
Last Edited29 Jun 2017
     Mary Ann "Molly" Downing was born on 17 December 1822 at Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.1 She married Morgan Rees Lewis on 26 December 1844 at Uwchlan Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; his 2nd wife?
Find A Grave Mary Ann Downing website says: "Quaker records give the date of marriage to Morgan R. Lewis as 26 Dec 1844 in Chester county, PA."
Find A Grave website Morgan Rees Lewis says "VILLAGE RECORD, Chester county, January 7, 1845:
"Marriage on Thursday evening the 26th ult., by Wm. Wollerton, Esq., Morgan R. Lewis, to Mary Ann Downing, all of Uwchlan township, Chester county."1,4"
Mary Ann "Molly" Downing died on 6 February 1875 at Powellton, Hancock Co., Illinois, USA, at age 52.1
Mary Ann "Molly" Downing was buried after 6 February 1875 at Old Nauvoo Burial Grounds, Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, USA,

; From Find A Grave website: Mary Ann Downing Lewis
     Birth:      Dec. 17, 1822, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
     Death:      Feb. 6, 1875, Powellton, Hancock County, Illinois, USA
     Mary Ann was born after the death of her father. Quaker records give the date of marriage to Morgan R. Lewis as 26 Dec 1844 in Chester county, PA. She served as executrix for her sister's last will and testament in 1842. Mary Ann was known as "Molly" all her life.
     VILLAGE RECORD, Chester county, January 7, 1845: "Marriage On Thursday evening the 26th ult, by Wm. Willerton, Esq., Morgan R. Lewis, to Mary Ann Downing, all of Uwchlan township, Chester county."
     Photo provided by Bob Lewis, gt granson of Morgan Lewis and Mary Ann Downing, of Niota, Illinois.
     Family links: Parents:
      Joseph Downing (1786 - 1822)
      Elizabeth Beidler Downing (1794 - 1868)
     Spouse: Morgan Rees Lewis (1814 - 1894)
     Burial: Old Nauvoo Burial Grounds, Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, USA
     Created by: Ray Downing
     Record added: Apr 25, 2009
     Find A Grave Memorial# 36348312.1
     Mary Ann "Molly" Downing
Mary Ann was born after the death of her father. Quaker records give the date of marriage to Morgan R. Lewis as 26 Dec 1844 in Chester county, PA.

Mary Ann "Molly" Downing
VILLAGE RECORD, Chester county, January 7, 1845: 'Marriage On Thursday evening the 26th ult, by Wm. Willerton, Esq., Morgan R. Lewis, to Mary Ann Downing, all of Uwchlan township, Chester county.'

Family

Morgan Rees Lewis b. 21 Apr 1814, d. 8 Feb 1894

William Smith Downing

M, #22706, b. 5 November 1800, d. 12 August 1875
FatherThomas Downing b. 14 Oct 1758, d. 31 Oct 1829
MotherSarah Smith1 b. 29 Nov 1765, d. 19 Nov 1835
Last Edited26 Sep 2017
     William Smith Downing was born on 5 November 1800 at Lionville, Uwchlan Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.2,3 He married Thomazine C. Mason, daughter of Isaac Mason and Mary Ann Couch (?), on 6 February 1825 at Uwchlan Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.4,5,6,3
William Smith Downing died on 12 August 1875 at Lionville Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA, at age 74; Wiley [1893:836] says d. !ug 29, 1874.2,3
William Smith Downing was buried after 12 August 1875 at Uwchlan Friends Burial Ground, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA,

; Birth:      Nov. 5, 1800
Downingtown
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death:      Aug. 12, 1875
Lionville
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA

Son of Thomas Downing and Sarah Smith. Quaker. "He was a farmer near Lionville where he owned a farm of 200 acres". (Genealogy of the Palmer-Trimble Families, Pg. 741.) Married Thomazine C. Mason on 6 Feb 1825 in Uwchlan Township. They had nine children; four dying young.

Burial:
Uwchlan Friends Burial Ground
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA

Created by: Ray Downing
Record added: May 13, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10955737from Find A Grave website.2
     William Smith Downing
VILLAGE RECORD, Chester county, February 9, 1825: 'Marriage On Sunday evening the 6th inst. by Samuel Miller, Esq., Mr. William Downing, to Miss Thomazine Mason, both of Uwchlan township, Chester county.'

William Smith Downing
Buried in Uwchlan Friends Burial Ground, Lionville, Chester co., PA.

William Smith Downing
Genealogy of the Palmer-Trimble Families, page 741: 'He was a farmer near Lionville (PA), where he owned a farm of 200 acres.'

William Smith Downing was listed as a resident in Thomas Downing and Sarah Smith's household in the census report in 1800 at U. S. Census, Uwchlan Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; 1800 United States Federal Census [Household does not match perfectly.]
p. 813, Line 22
     Name:     Thomas Downing
     Home in 1800 (City, County, State):     Uwchlan, Chester, Pennsylvania
     Free White Persons - Males - Under 10:     2 [aft 1790] William Smith b1800, ?Unknown
     Free White Persons - Males -10 thru 15:     2 [1785-90] George b1785, Joseph b1786
     Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44:     2 [b 1756-1774 - Thomas b 1758]
     Free White Persons - Females - Under 10:     2 [aft 1790] Mary Ann b1792, Thomazine b1794
     Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15:     1 [1785-90] Elizabeth D. bb1788
     Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25:     2 [1778-84] ?Unknown, ?Unknown (younger siblings?)
     Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44:     1 [b 1756-1774 - Sarah b 1765]
     Number of Household Members Under 16:     7
     Number of Household Members Over 25:     3
     Number of Household Members:     12.7

William Smith Downing was listed as a resident in Thomas Downing and Sarah Smith's household in the census report in 1810 at U. S. Census, Uwchlan (Euchland) Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 343, line 41
     Name:     41 Thomas Downing [22707] Ref #3449
     Home in 1810 (City, County, State):     Euchland, Chester, Pennsylvania
     Free White Persons - Males - Under 10:     2 [aft 1800] William Smith b1800, Thomas Jr b1802
     Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25:     1 [1785-94] Joseph b1786
     Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44 :     1 [1776-84] Unknown?
     Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over:     1 [bef 1776] Thomas b1758
     Free White Persons - Females - Under 10:     1 [aft 1800] Sarah b1805
     Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25:     3 [1785-94] Elizabeth D. b1788, Mary Ann b1792, Thomazine b1794
     Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over :     1 [bef 1776] Sarah (Smith) b1765
     Number of All Other Free Persons:     3
     Number of Household Members Under 16:     3
     Number of Household Members Over 25:     3
     Number of Household Members:     13.8

William Smith Downing was listed as a resident in Thomas Downing and Sarah Smith's household in the census report on 7 August 1820 at U. S. Census, Uwchlan Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 224, Line 25
     Name:     Thomas Downing
     Home in 1820 (City, County, State):     Uwchlan, Chester, Pennsylvania
     Enumeration Date:     August 7, 1820
     Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 18:     1 [1802-4] Thomas Jr b1802
     Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25:     2 [1775-1804] Thomas Jr b1802, William Smith b1800
     Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over:     1 [before 1776] Thomas b1758
     Free White Persons - Females - Under 10:     2 [bef 1810] Unknown?, Unknown?
     Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44:     1 [1776-94] Elizabeth D.? b1788, Mary Ann? b1792
     Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over :     1 [before 1776] Sarah (Smith) b1765
     Free Colored Persons - Males - 14 thru 25:     2
     Free Colored Persons - Females - 14 thru 25:     1
     Free Colored Persons - Females - 26 thru 44:     1
     Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture:     5
     Free White Persons - Under 16:     2
     Free White Persons - Over 25:     3
     Total Free White Persons:     7
     Total Free Colored Persons:     4
     Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other:     11.9

William Smith Downing and Thomazine C. Mason appeared in the census of 1830 at U. S. Census, Uwchlan Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; [Next door to a "Sarah Downing" who is probably his mother Sarah (Smith) DOWNING).
p. 234, line 4
     Name:     William Downing
     Home in 1830 (City, County, State):     Uwchlan, Chester, Pennsylvania
     Free White Persons - Males - Under 5:     1 [aft 1825] Thomas b1830
     Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29:     1 [1801-10] William Smith b1800
     Free White Persons - Females - Under 5:     1 [aft 1825] Mary Couch b2688
     Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19:     1 [1811-15] ?Sibling?
     Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29:     1 [1801-10] Thomazine (Mason) b1802
     Free White Persons - Under 20:     3
     Free White Persons - 20 thru 49:     2
     Total Free White Persons:     5
     Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored):     5.10

William Smith Downing and Thomazine C. Mason appeared in the census of 1840 at U. S. Census, Uwchlan Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; [possibly this William]
p. 283, line 3
     Name:     Wm S Downing
     Home in 1840 (City, County, State):     Uwchlan, Chester, Pennsylvania
     Free White Persons - Males - Under 5:     1 [aft 1835] ??
     Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9:     1 [1831-35] Thomas b 1930
     Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39:     1 [1801-10] William Smith b1800
     Free White Persons - Females - Under 5:     1 [aft 1835] ??
     Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14:     1 [1826-30] ??
     Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39:     1 [1801-10] Thomazine C. (Mason) b1802
     Persons Employed in Agriculture:     1
     Free White Persons - Under 20:     4
     Free White Persons - 20 thru 49:     2
     Total Free White Persons:     6
     Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves:     6.11

William Smith Downing and Thomazine C. Mason appeared in the census of 16 August 1850 at U. S. Census, Uwchlan Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; 1850 Census, Uwchlan, Chester County, PA: p. 26-B, lines 12-17, dwelling 74, family 74
     12 DOWNING, William S. 49 [1801] M Farmer $7,630 PA
     13 " , Tamson 47 [1803] F PA
     14 " , Thomas 19 [1831] M PA Attended School
     15 " , Ellen 12 [1838] F PA Attended School
     16 " , Henry C. 7 [1843] M PA Attended School
     17 " , Sarah H. 5 [1845] F PA Attended School.12

William Smith Downing and Thomazine C. Mason appeared in the census of 20 June 1860 at U. S. Census, Uwchlan Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 511, lines 26-31, familoy 236, dwelling 230
     26 DOWNING, Wm S 59 [1801] M farmer $8500 $1950 PA
     27 " , Thamazin 57 [1803] F PA
     28 " , Thomas 28 [1832] M farm Laborer -- $100 PA
     29 " , Ellen F. 18 [1842] F PA
     30 " , Henry 15 [1845] M PA Attended school
     31 " , Sarah H 13 [1847] F PA Attended school.13

William Smith Downing and Thomazine C. Mason appeared in the census of 1870 at U. S. Census, Uwchlan Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 24-B, lines 1-7, Dwelling 154, Fmaily 154
     1 DOWNING, William 70 [1800] M W Retired Farmer $12,800 $800 PA
     2 " , Thamzin 67 [1803] F W Keeping house PA
     3 " , Thomas 38 [15832] M W Farmer $3500 PA
     4 " , Henry 26 [1844] M W Works on farm PA
     5 " , Ellie F. 28 [1842] F W Keeping house PA
     6 " , Sallie H. 21 [1849] F W PA
     7 " , William C. 17 [1853] M W Apprentice to Carpenter PA.14

Family

Thomazine C. Mason b. 16 Nov 1802, d. 8 Apr 1882
Children

Citations

  1. [S3503] Lewis Palmer, compiler, A Genealogical Record of the Descendants of John and Mary Palmer of Concord, Chester (now Delaware) Co., PA: New Edition. 2 volumes (West Chester, PA: Chester Times, 1910), Vol. 2, p. 702. Hereinafter cited as Palmer [1910] Desc of John & Mary Palmer.
  2. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, William Smith Downing: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GScid=2143107&GRid=10955737&. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.
  3. [S3460] Samuel T. Wiley, Biographical and Portrait Cyclopedia of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Comprising a Historical Sketch of the County (Philadelphia, PA: Gresham Publishing Co., 1893), p. 836. Hereinafter cited as Wiley [1893] Biog & Portrai Cyclopedia Chester Co.
  4. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Mary Couch Downing: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6321734
  5. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Ellen Frances Downing: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GScid=2143107&GRid=10957429&
  6. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Thomazine C. Mason Downing: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GScid=2143107&GRid=10955843&
  7. [S2528] 1800 Federal Census, 1800 Census PA, Chester Co., Uwchlan Township, Source Citation: Year: 1800; Census Place: Tornbury, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: 36; Page: 812; Image: 233; Family History Library Film: 363339.
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&db=1800usfedcenancestry&rank=1&new=1&MSAV=1&msT=1&gss=angs-d&gsln=downing&msrpn__ftp=East+Caln%2c+Chester%2c+Pennsylvania%2c+USA&msrpn=13290&msrpn_PInfo=8-%7c0%7c1652393%7c0%7c2%7c3244%7c41%7c0%7c583%7c13290%7c0%7c&dbOnly=_F0002915%7c_F0002915_x%2c_F0005106%7c_F0005106_x%2c_F0005107%7c_F0005107_x%2c_F0005140%7c_F0005140_x&uidh=v51&pcat=35&fh=9&h=379931&recoff=6&ml_rpos=10
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  8. [S3449] 1810 Federal Census, 1810 Census PA Chester Co Uwchlan Twp, Source Citation: Year: 1810; Census Place: Euchland, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: 47; Page: 343; Image: 00125; Family History Library Film: 0193673
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&db=1810usfedcenancestry&h=436250&tid=&pid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=vaf865&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true&rhSource=5058
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  9. [S2509] 1820 Federal Census, 1820 Census PA, Chester Co., Uwchlan Township, Source Citation: 1820 U S Census; Census Place: Uwchlan, Chester, Pennsylvania; Page: 224; NARA Roll: M33_96; Image: 126.
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&db=1820usfedcenancestry&rank=1&new=1&MSAV=1&msT=1&gss=angs-d&gsfn_x=NIC&gsln=Downing&gsln_x=XO&msrpn__ftp=Uwchlan%2c+Chester%2c+Pennsylvania%2c+USA&msrpn=13364&msrpn_PInfo=8-%7c0%7c1652393%7c0%7c2%7c3244%7c41%7c0%7c583%7c13364%7c0%7c&dbOnly=_F0005351%7c_F0005351_x%2c_F0005352%7c_F0005352_x%2c_F0005353%7c_F0005353_x%2c_F0005321%7c_F0005321_x%2c_F0005354%7c_F0005354_x%2c_F0005355%7c_F0005355_x&uidh=v51&pcat=35&fh=2&h=237233&recoff=8&ml_rpos=3
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  10. [S3444] 1830 Federal Census, 1830 Census PA Chester Co Uwchlan Twp, Source Citation: 1830 US Census; Census Place: Uwchlan, Chester, Pennsylvania; Page: 234; NARA Series: M19; Roll Number: 148; Family History Film: 0020622.
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc=rKg236&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true&indiv=1&db=1830usfedcenancestry&gss=angs-d&new=1&rank=1&gsfn=William&gsfn_x=0&gsln=downing&gsln_x=0&msrpn__ftp=Uwchlan,%20Chester,%20Pennsylvania,%20USA&msrpn=13364&msrpn_PInfo=8-%7C0%7C1652393%7C0%7C2%7C0%7C41%7C0%7C583%7C13364%7C0%7C0%7C&msrpn_x=1&msrpn__ftp_x=1&MSAV=1&uidh=v51&pcat=35&fh=0&h=463527&recoff=6%207&ml_rpos=1
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  11. [S2507] 1840 Federal Census, 1840 Census PA, Chester Co., Uwchlan Township, Source Citation: Year: 1840; Census Place: Uwchlan, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: 454; Page: 283; Image: 582; Family History Library Film: 0020542.
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?rank=1&new=1&MSAV=1&msT=1&gss=angs-c&gsln=Downing&gsln_x=XO&msydy=1840&msypn__ftp=Chester+County%2c+Pennsylvania%2c+USA&msypn=583&msypn_PInfo=7-%7c0%7c1652393%7c0%7c2%7c3244%7c41%7c0%7c583%7c0%7c0%7c&cpxt=0&uidh=v51&cp=12&pcat=CEN_1840&h=1795645&recoff=9+22&db=1840usfedcenancestry&indiv=1&ml_rpos=17
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  12. [S3445] 1850 Federal Census, 1850 Census PA, Chester Co, Uwchlan Township, Year: 1850; Census Place: Uwchlan, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: M432_765; Page: 26B; Image: 57
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1850usfedcenancestry&indiv=try&h=1550089
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  13. [S3518] 1860 Federal Census, 1860 Census PA, Chester Co., Uwchlan Township, Year: 1860; Census Place: Uwchlan, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: M653_1094; Page: 511; Image: 58; Family History Library Film: 805094
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1860usfedcenancestry&indiv=try&h=1755885
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  14. [S3509] 1870 Federal Census, 1870 Census PA, Chester Co, Uwchlan Township, Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Uwchlan, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: M593_1325; Page: 24B; Image: 156452; Family History Library Film: 552824
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1870usfedcen&indiv=try&h=4272704
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  15. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Thomas Downing: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GScid=2143107&GRid=10957904&
  16. [S3445] 1850 Federal Census, 1850 Census PA, Chester Co, Uwchlan Township, Year: 1850; Census Place: Uwchlan, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: M432_765; Page: 26B; Image: 57
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Thomas Downing1

M, #22707, b. 14 October 1758, d. 31 October 1829
FatherJoseph Downing1,2 b. 30 Apr 1734, d. 7 Oct 1804
MotherMary Trimble3,1,2 b. 8 Oct 1736, d. 4 Jul 1807
Last Edited26 Sep 2017
     Thomas Downing was born on 14 October 1758 at West Caln Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; confirmed by Quaker record.1,2 He married Sarah Smith, daughter of George Smith and Elizabeth White, in 1784.1
Thomas Downing died on 31 October 1829 at Downingtown, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA, at age 71.1
     Thomas Downing
     Pennsylvania index of biographies: Pennsylvania legislator.
     Per Palmer [1910:702]: "He was a farmer, and they remained near downingtown, Chester Co., Pa., all their lives.4

Thomas Downing
'Chester County and its People' notes Thomas' birthdate as 1756, not 1758. He and Sarah Smith were Quaker.5
Thomas Downing was mentioned in a land transaction in 1783 at Lionville Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA,
Memo: per Happersett et al [2004:49] "In 1782 Thomas bought a large farm in Lionville. The Downings attended Uwchlan Meeting, Society of Friends, located just across the road from their farm. when Thomas died their eldest son george inherited the farm. sons Joseph and Thomas lived nearby."6

Thomas Downing and Sarah Smith appeared in the census of 1790 at U. S. Census, Uwchlan Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 44, Col. 2, line 11
     Name:     Thos Downing
     Home in 1790 (City, County, State):     Uwchland, Chester, Pennsylvania
     Free White Persons - Males - Under 16:     3
     Free White Persons - Males - 16 and over:     1
     Free White Persons - Females:     4
     Number of Household Members:     8.7

Thomas Downing and Sarah Smith appeared in the census of 1800 at U. S. Census, Uwchlan Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; 1800 United States Federal Census [Household does not match perfectly.]
p. 813, Line 22
     Name:     Thomas Downing
     Home in 1800 (City, County, State):     Uwchlan, Chester, Pennsylvania
     Free White Persons - Males - Under 10:     2 [aft 1790] William Smith b1800, ?Unknown
     Free White Persons - Males -10 thru 15:     2 [1785-90] George b1785, Joseph b1786
     Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44:     2 [b 1756-1774 - Thomas b 1758]
     Free White Persons - Females - Under 10:     2 [aft 1790] Mary Ann b1792, Thomazine b1794
     Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15:     1 [1785-90] Elizabeth D. bb1788
     Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25:     2 [1778-84] ?Unknown, ?Unknown (younger siblings?)
     Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44:     1 [b 1756-1774 - Sarah b 1765]
     Number of Household Members Under 16:     7
     Number of Household Members Over 25:     3
     Number of Household Members:     12.8

Thomas Downing and Sarah Smith appeared in the census of 1810 at U. S. Census, Uwchlan (Euchland) Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 343, line 41
     Name:     41 Thomas Downing [22707] Ref #3449
     Home in 1810 (City, County, State):     Euchland, Chester, Pennsylvania
     Free White Persons - Males - Under 10:     2 [aft 1800] William Smith b1800, Thomas Jr b1802
     Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25:     1 [1785-94] Joseph b1786
     Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44 :     1 [1776-84] Unknown?
     Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over:     1 [bef 1776] Thomas b1758
     Free White Persons - Females - Under 10:     1 [aft 1800] Sarah b1805
     Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25:     3 [1785-94] Elizabeth D. b1788, Mary Ann b1792, Thomazine b1794
     Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over :     1 [bef 1776] Sarah (Smith) b1765
     Number of All Other Free Persons:     3
     Number of Household Members Under 16:     3
     Number of Household Members Over 25:     3
     Number of Household Members:     13.9

Thomas Downing and Sarah Smith appeared in the census of 7 August 1820 at U. S. Census, Uwchlan Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 224, Line 25
     Name:     Thomas Downing
     Home in 1820 (City, County, State):     Uwchlan, Chester, Pennsylvania
     Enumeration Date:     August 7, 1820
     Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 18:     1 [1802-4] Thomas Jr b1802
     Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25:     2 [1775-1804] Thomas Jr b1802, William Smith b1800
     Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over:     1 [before 1776] Thomas b1758
     Free White Persons - Females - Under 10:     2 [bef 1810] Unknown?, Unknown?
     Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44:     1 [1776-94] Elizabeth D.? b1788, Mary Ann? b1792
     Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over :     1 [before 1776] Sarah (Smith) b1765
     Free Colored Persons - Males - 14 thru 25:     2
     Free Colored Persons - Females - 14 thru 25:     1
     Free Colored Persons - Females - 26 thru 44:     1
     Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture:     5
     Free White Persons - Under 16:     2
     Free White Persons - Over 25:     3
     Total Free White Persons:     7
     Total Free Colored Persons:     4
     Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other:     11.10

Family

Sarah Smith b. 29 Nov 1765, d. 19 Nov 1835
Children

Citations

  1. [S1140] J Smith Futhey & Gilbert Cope, History of Chester Co, PA (Philadelphia: Louis H Everts, 1881; repub 1978, Unigraphic, Inc, 1401N Fares, Evansville, IN 47711, unknown publish date), p. 525. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester Co, PA.
  2. [S2670] Microfilm: unknown subject, by unknown photographer; unknown series; unknown repository, unknown repository address. Online Seen on Ancetry 2 June 2014 at http://interactive.ancestry.com/2189/31906_275428-00033/2351838?backurl=http%3a%2f%2fsearch.ancestry.com%2fcgi-bin%2fsse.dll%3fdb%3dQuakerMeetMins%26h%3d2351838%26ti%3d0%26indiv%3dtry%26gss%3dpt%26ssrc%3dpt_t36830070_p190108; unknown file name, p. 67.
  3. [S2338] Ancestry.Com Family Trees, online http://trees.ancestry.com/, Mary Trimble: http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/57812509/person/48027846711. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.Com Family Trees.
  4. [S3503] Lewis Palmer, compiler, A Genealogical Record of the Descendants of John and Mary Palmer of Concord, Chester (now Delaware) Co., PA: New Edition. 2 volumes (West Chester, PA: Chester Times, 1910), Vol. 2, p. 702. Hereinafter cited as Palmer [1910] Desc of John & Mary Palmer.
  5. [S3460] Samuel T. Wiley, Biographical and Portrait Cyclopedia of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Comprising a Historical Sketch of the County (Philadelphia, PA: Gresham Publishing Co., 1893), p. 621. Hereinafter cited as Wiley [1893] Biog & Portrai Cyclopedia Chester Co.
  6. [S3473] Constance, Patricia Gaines, Susannah Brody Happersett, Dear Sister: A collection of Civil war Letters Written by Joseph and William Downing to Their Sister Sarahof Lionville, Pennsylvania (Uwchlan, PA: The Uwchlan Township Historical Commission, 2004), p. 48. Hereinafter cited as Happersett et al [2004] Dear Sister.
  7. [S3448] 1790 Federal Census, 1790 Census PA, Chester Co., Uwchlan Township, Source Citation: Year: 1790; Census Place: Uwchland, Chester, Pennsylvania; Series: M637; Roll: 8; Page: 44; Image: 257; Family History Library Film: 0568148
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc=rKg372&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true&indiv=1&db=1790usfedcen&gss=angs-d&new=1&rank=1&gsln=Downing&gsln_x=0&msrpn__ftp=Uwchland,%20Chester%20County,%20Pennsylvania,%20USA&msrpn=583&msrpn_PInfo=7-%7C0%7C1652393%7C0%7C2%7C0%7C41%7C0%7C583%7C0%7C0%7C0%7C&msrpn_x=1&msrpn__ftp_x=1&MSAV=1&uidh=v51&pcat=35&fh=7&h=300896&recoff=8&ml_rpos=8
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  8. [S2528] 1800 Federal Census, 1800 Census PA, Chester Co., Uwchlan Township, Source Citation: Year: 1800; Census Place: Tornbury, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: 36; Page: 812; Image: 233; Family History Library Film: 363339.
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&db=1800usfedcenancestry&rank=1&new=1&MSAV=1&msT=1&gss=angs-d&gsln=downing&msrpn__ftp=East+Caln%2c+Chester%2c+Pennsylvania%2c+USA&msrpn=13290&msrpn_PInfo=8-%7c0%7c1652393%7c0%7c2%7c3244%7c41%7c0%7c583%7c13290%7c0%7c&dbOnly=_F0002915%7c_F0002915_x%2c_F0005106%7c_F0005106_x%2c_F0005107%7c_F0005107_x%2c_F0005140%7c_F0005140_x&uidh=v51&pcat=35&fh=9&h=379931&recoff=6&ml_rpos=10
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  9. [S3449] 1810 Federal Census, 1810 Census PA Chester Co Uwchlan Twp, Source Citation: Year: 1810; Census Place: Euchland, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: 47; Page: 343; Image: 00125; Family History Library Film: 0193673
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&db=1810usfedcenancestry&h=436250&tid=&pid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=vaf865&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true&rhSource=5058
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  10. [S2509] 1820 Federal Census, 1820 Census PA, Chester Co., Uwchlan Township, Source Citation: 1820 U S Census; Census Place: Uwchlan, Chester, Pennsylvania; Page: 224; NARA Roll: M33_96; Image: 126.
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&db=1820usfedcenancestry&rank=1&new=1&MSAV=1&msT=1&gss=angs-d&gsfn_x=NIC&gsln=Downing&gsln_x=XO&msrpn__ftp=Uwchlan%2c+Chester%2c+Pennsylvania%2c+USA&msrpn=13364&msrpn_PInfo=8-%7c0%7c1652393%7c0%7c2%7c3244%7c41%7c0%7c583%7c13364%7c0%7c&dbOnly=_F0005351%7c_F0005351_x%2c_F0005352%7c_F0005352_x%2c_F0005353%7c_F0005353_x%2c_F0005321%7c_F0005321_x%2c_F0005354%7c_F0005354_x%2c_F0005355%7c_F0005355_x&uidh=v51&pcat=35&fh=2&h=237233&recoff=8&ml_rpos=3
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  11. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, George Downing: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=10957540. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.
  12. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Elizabeth D. Downing Valentine: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=VAL&GSpartial=1&GSbyrel=all&GSst=40&GScntry=4&GSsr=961&GRid=11141040&
  13. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Thomas Downing: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GScid=2143107&GRid=36146403&

Sarah Smith

F, #22708, b. 29 November 1765, d. 19 November 1835
FatherGeorge Smith1
MotherElizabeth White1
Last Edited26 Sep 2017
     Sarah Smith was born on 29 November 1765.1 She married Thomas Downing, son of Joseph Downing and Mary Trimble, in 1784.2
Sarah Smith died on 19 November 1835 at Downingtown, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA, at age 69.1
     She and Thomas Downing were Quaker.3

Sarah Smith and Thomas Downing appeared in the census of 1790 at U. S. Census, Uwchlan Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 44, Col. 2, line 11
     Name:     Thos Downing
     Home in 1790 (City, County, State):     Uwchland, Chester, Pennsylvania
     Free White Persons - Males - Under 16:     3
     Free White Persons - Males - 16 and over:     1
     Free White Persons - Females:     4
     Number of Household Members:     8.4

Sarah Smith and Thomas Downing appeared in the census of 1800 at U. S. Census, Uwchlan Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; 1800 United States Federal Census [Household does not match perfectly.]
p. 813, Line 22
     Name:     Thomas Downing
     Home in 1800 (City, County, State):     Uwchlan, Chester, Pennsylvania
     Free White Persons - Males - Under 10:     2 [aft 1790] William Smith b1800, ?Unknown
     Free White Persons - Males -10 thru 15:     2 [1785-90] George b1785, Joseph b1786
     Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44:     2 [b 1756-1774 - Thomas b 1758]
     Free White Persons - Females - Under 10:     2 [aft 1790] Mary Ann b1792, Thomazine b1794
     Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15:     1 [1785-90] Elizabeth D. bb1788
     Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25:     2 [1778-84] ?Unknown, ?Unknown (younger siblings?)
     Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44:     1 [b 1756-1774 - Sarah b 1765]
     Number of Household Members Under 16:     7
     Number of Household Members Over 25:     3
     Number of Household Members:     12.5

Sarah Smith and Thomas Downing appeared in the census of 1810 at U. S. Census, Uwchlan (Euchland) Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 343, line 41
     Name:     41 Thomas Downing [22707] Ref #3449
     Home in 1810 (City, County, State):     Euchland, Chester, Pennsylvania
     Free White Persons - Males - Under 10:     2 [aft 1800] William Smith b1800, Thomas Jr b1802
     Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25:     1 [1785-94] Joseph b1786
     Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44 :     1 [1776-84] Unknown?
     Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over:     1 [bef 1776] Thomas b1758
     Free White Persons - Females - Under 10:     1 [aft 1800] Sarah b1805
     Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25:     3 [1785-94] Elizabeth D. b1788, Mary Ann b1792, Thomazine b1794
     Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over :     1 [bef 1776] Sarah (Smith) b1765
     Number of All Other Free Persons:     3
     Number of Household Members Under 16:     3
     Number of Household Members Over 25:     3
     Number of Household Members:     13.6

Sarah Smith and Thomas Downing appeared in the census of 7 August 1820 at U. S. Census, Uwchlan Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 224, Line 25
     Name:     Thomas Downing
     Home in 1820 (City, County, State):     Uwchlan, Chester, Pennsylvania
     Enumeration Date:     August 7, 1820
     Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 18:     1 [1802-4] Thomas Jr b1802
     Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25:     2 [1775-1804] Thomas Jr b1802, William Smith b1800
     Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over:     1 [before 1776] Thomas b1758
     Free White Persons - Females - Under 10:     2 [bef 1810] Unknown?, Unknown?
     Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44:     1 [1776-94] Elizabeth D.? b1788, Mary Ann? b1792
     Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over :     1 [before 1776] Sarah (Smith) b1765
     Free Colored Persons - Males - 14 thru 25:     2
     Free Colored Persons - Females - 14 thru 25:     1
     Free Colored Persons - Females - 26 thru 44:     1
     Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture:     5
     Free White Persons - Under 16:     2
     Free White Persons - Over 25:     3
     Total Free White Persons:     7
     Total Free Colored Persons:     4
     Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other:     11.7

Sarah Smith appeared in the census of 1830 at U. S. Census, Uwchlan Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; [Note, it seems that Thomas Downing and his wife Sarah (Smith) were living in Uwchlan at the time of the 1810 and 1820 US censuses, so I assume that this "Sarah Downing" in the 1830 census is Sarah (Smith) downing, the widow of Thomas. All of Sarah (Smith) Downing's children were born in or before 1805, but her daughter Elizabeth D. was widowed in 1817 and had three young daughters, so they may all four have been living with Sarah. The other children are uindentified. Also she is next to a William Downing who is the right age to be her son, William Smith Downing (1800-1875)].]
p. 234, line 5
     Name:     5 Sarah Downing
     Home in 1830 (City, County, State):     Uwchlan, Chester, Pennsylvania
     Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19:     1 [1811-15]
     Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9:     1 [1821-25]
     Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14:     1 [1816-20]
     Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19:     3 [1811-15]
     Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49:     1 [1781-90] Elizabeth D. b1788
     Free White Persons - Females - 60 thru 69:     1 [1761-70] Sarah (Smith) b1765
     Free Colored Persons - Males - 10 thru 23:     1
     Free White Persons - Under 20:     6
     Free White Persons - 20 thru 49:     1
     Total Free White Persons:     8
     Total Free Colored Persons:     1
     Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored):     9.8

Family

Thomas Downing b. 14 Oct 1758, d. 31 Oct 1829
Children

Citations

  1. [S3503] Lewis Palmer, compiler, A Genealogical Record of the Descendants of John and Mary Palmer of Concord, Chester (now Delaware) Co., PA: New Edition. 2 volumes (West Chester, PA: Chester Times, 1910), Vol. 2, p. 702. Hereinafter cited as Palmer [1910] Desc of John & Mary Palmer.
  2. [S1140] J Smith Futhey & Gilbert Cope, History of Chester Co, PA (Philadelphia: Louis H Everts, 1881; repub 1978, Unigraphic, Inc, 1401N Fares, Evansville, IN 47711, unknown publish date), p. 525. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester Co, PA.
  3. [S3460] Samuel T. Wiley, Biographical and Portrait Cyclopedia of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Comprising a Historical Sketch of the County (Philadelphia, PA: Gresham Publishing Co., 1893), p. 621. Hereinafter cited as Wiley [1893] Biog & Portrai Cyclopedia Chester Co.
  4. [S3448] 1790 Federal Census, 1790 Census PA, Chester Co., Uwchlan Township, Source Citation: Year: 1790; Census Place: Uwchland, Chester, Pennsylvania; Series: M637; Roll: 8; Page: 44; Image: 257; Family History Library Film: 0568148
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  5. [S2528] 1800 Federal Census, 1800 Census PA, Chester Co., Uwchlan Township, Source Citation: Year: 1800; Census Place: Tornbury, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: 36; Page: 812; Image: 233; Family History Library Film: 363339.
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  6. [S3449] 1810 Federal Census, 1810 Census PA Chester Co Uwchlan Twp, Source Citation: Year: 1810; Census Place: Euchland, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: 47; Page: 343; Image: 00125; Family History Library Film: 0193673
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&db=1810usfedcenancestry&h=436250&tid=&pid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=vaf865&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true&rhSource=5058
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  7. [S2509] 1820 Federal Census, 1820 Census PA, Chester Co., Uwchlan Township, Source Citation: 1820 U S Census; Census Place: Uwchlan, Chester, Pennsylvania; Page: 224; NARA Roll: M33_96; Image: 126.
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  8. [S3444] 1830 Federal Census, 1830 Census PA Chester Co Uwchlan Twp, 1830; Census Place: Uwchlan, Chester, Pennsylvania; Series: M19; Roll: 148; Page: 234; Family History Library Film: 0020622
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George Downing1

M, #22709, b. 10 January 1785, d. 3 April 1853
FatherThomas Downing1 b. 14 Oct 1758, d. 31 Oct 1829
MotherSarah Smith1,2 b. 29 Nov 1765, d. 19 Nov 1835
Last Edited2 Jul 2017
     George Downing was born on 10 January 1785 at Downingtown, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.1 He married Ann Denny, daughter of William Denny and Martha Darrah, in 1809.
George Downing died on 3 April 1853 at Uwchlan Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA, at age 68; Ancestry.com - U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935
     Name:     George Downing
     Birth Date:     abt 1785
     Death Age:     68
     Death Date:     1853
     Death Date on Image:     1853
     Burial Place:     Pennsylvania, USA
     Residence Place:     Chester, Pennsylvania
     Event Type:     Burial
     Monthly Meeting:     Uwchlan Monthly Meeting
     Historical Meeting Data:     Search for this monthly meeting in the 'Quaker Monthly Meetings Index'
     Type (Orthodox or Hicksite):     Pre-Hicksite, Orthodox
     Yearly Meeting:     Philadelphia Yearly Meeting
     Meeting State:     Pennsylvania
     Meeting County:     Chester
     Source Citation: Swarthmore College; Swarthmore, Pennsylvania; Minutes, 1793-1921; Collection: Quaker Meeting Records; Call Number: RG2/Ph/B7 3.3
     Source Information: Ancestry.com. U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.
     Original data: Swarthmore, Quaker Meeting Records. Friends Historical Library, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania.
North Carolina Yearly Meeting Minutes. Hege Friends Historical Library, Guilford College, Greensboro, North Carolina.
Indiana Yearly Meeting Minutes. Earlham College Friends Collection & College Archives, Richmond, Indiana.
Haverford, Quaker Meeting Records. Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania.1,3
George Downing was buried after 3 April 1853 at Uwchlan Friends Burial Ground, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA,

; from Find A Grave website: George Downing
     Birth:      Jan. 10, 1785, Downingtown, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
     Death:      Apr. 3, 1853, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
     Son of Thomas Downing and Sarah Smith. Farmer in Upper Uwchlan Township, Chester co., PA. Married Ann Denny in 1809, who bore him seven children, all attaining adulthood. Death notice from the West Chester, PA, "Register and Examiner", April 9, 1853:
"Died -- in Uwchlan Township on Sunday morning, the 3rd inst. -- George Downing, in the 68th year of his age. The deceased retired on the previous evening as well as usual. He coughed in the night, turned over, and his wife hearing him breathe heavily, arose and lit a candle. When she returned to him she found his spirit had fled. The deceased was widely and universally esteemed."
     Family links: Spouse: Ann Denny Downing (1786 - 1868)*
     Children:
      Thomas G Downing (1810 - 1890)*
      William Denny Downing (1811 - 1882)*
      Martha Downing Butler (1813 - 1895)*
      Sarah Downing Evans (1817 - 1894)*
      George Downing (1825 - 1900)*
      Robert Valentine Downing (1832 - 1914)*
     Burial: Uwchlan Friends Burial Ground, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
     Created by: Ray Downing
     Record added: May 13, 2005
     Find A Grave Memorial# 10957540.1
     George Downing
The following notice appeared in the 'Register and Examiner' of West Chester, PA.

George Downing
'April 9, 1853: Died -- In Uwchlan Township on Sunday morning the 3rd inst. George Downing, in the 68th year of his age. The deceased retired on the evening previous as well as usual. He coughed in the night, turned over, and his wife hearing him breathe heavily, arose, lit a candle, and returned to him when she found him his spirit fled. The deceased was widely and universally esteemed and the deep feeling of regret at his loss will not be confied to his family and neighborhood, but he experienced wherever he was known.' A similar obituary appeared in the 'Village Record', April 5, 1853.

George Downing
George appears in the 1850 census for Chester County. He is listed as a farmer, with worth of $14,000. Ellen Brown (B) is listed as a servant.

George Downing
'They resided in Upper Uwchlan, where he owned a farm.'

George Downing
'Genealogy of the Palmer-Trimble Families', page 740.

George Downing was listed as a resident in Thomas Downing and Sarah Smith's household in the census report in 1800 at U. S. Census, Uwchlan Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; 1800 United States Federal Census [Household does not match perfectly.]
p. 813, Line 22
     Name:     Thomas Downing
     Home in 1800 (City, County, State):     Uwchlan, Chester, Pennsylvania
     Free White Persons - Males - Under 10:     2 [aft 1790] William Smith b1800, ?Unknown
     Free White Persons - Males -10 thru 15:     2 [1785-90] George b1785, Joseph b1786
     Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44:     2 [b 1756-1774 - Thomas b 1758]
     Free White Persons - Females - Under 10:     2 [aft 1790] Mary Ann b1792, Thomazine b1794
     Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15:     1 [1785-90] Elizabeth D. bb1788
     Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25:     2 [1778-84] ?Unknown, ?Unknown (younger siblings?)
     Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44:     1 [b 1756-1774 - Sarah b 1765]
     Number of Household Members Under 16:     7
     Number of Household Members Over 25:     3
     Number of Household Members:     12.4

George Downing and Ann Denny appeared in the census of 1810 at U. S. Census, Uwchlan (Euchland) Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 344, line 16
     Name:     George Downing
     Home in 1810 (City, County, State):     Euchland, Chester, Pennsylvania
     Free White Persons - Males - Under 10:     1
     Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25:     1
     Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44 :     1
     Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15:     1
     Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25:     1
     Number of All Other Free Persons:     2
     Number of Household Members Under 16:     2
     Number of Household Members Over 25:     1
     Number of Household Members:     7.5

George Downing and Ann Denny appeared in the census of 7 August 1820 at U. S. Census, Uwchlan Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; [Possibly the same George and Ann, but children don't match perfectly.]
p. 223, Line 65
     Name:     Geo Downing [22709] Ref #2509
     Home in 1820 (City, County, State):     Uwchlan, Chester, Pennsylvania
     Enumeration Date:     August 7, 1820
     Free White Persons - Males - Under 10:     3 [aft 1810] Thomas G. b1810, William Denny b1811, ?Unknown
     Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25:     1 [1785-1804] ?Unknown
     Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44:     1 [1776-94] George b2896
     Free White Persons - Females - Under 10:     3 [aft 1810] Martha b1813, Sarah b 1817, ?Unknown
     Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25:     1 [1785-1804] ?Unknown
     Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44:     1 [1776-94] Ann (Denny) b1786
     Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture:     2
     Free White Persons - Under 16:     6
     Free White Persons - Over 25:     2
     Total Free White Persons:     10
     Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other:     10.6

George Downing and Ann Denny appeared in the census of 1830 at U. S. Census, East Caln Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 230, line 11
     Name:     George Downing
     Home in 1830 (City, County, State):     Uwchlan, Chester, Pennsylvania
     Free White Persons - Males - Under 5:     1 [aft 1825] Unknown?
     Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9:     1 [1821-25] George b1825
     Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19:     1 [1811-15] William Denny b1811
     Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29:     1 [1801-10] Thomas G b1810
     Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49:     1 [1781-90] George b1785
     Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9:     1 [aft 1825] Unknown?
     Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14:     1 [1816-20] Sarah b1817
     Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19:     1 [1811-15] Martha b1813
     Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49:     1 [1781-90] Ann (Denny) b1786
     Free White Persons - Under 20:     6
     Free White Persons - 20 thru 49:     3
     Total Free White Persons:     9
     Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored):     9.7

George Downing and Ann Denny appeared in the census of 1840 at Uwchlan Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 281, Line 20
     Name:     George Downing
     Home in 1840 (City, County, State):     Chester, Pennsylvania (Uwchlan Twp)
     Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9:     1 [1831-35] Robert Valentine b74812
     Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14:     1 [1826-30] ??
     Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19:     1 [1821-25] George Jr b1825
     Free White Persons - Males - 50 thru 59:     1 [1781-1790] George b1785
     Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29:     2 [1811-20] Martha b1813, Sarah b1817
     Free White Persons - Females - 50 thru 59:     1 [1781-1790] Ann (Denny) b1786
     Free Colored Persons - Males - 24 thru 35:     1
     Free Colored Persons - Females - 10 thru 23:     1
     Persons Employed in Agriculture:     3
     Free White Persons - Under 20:     3
     Free White Persons - 20 thru 49:     2
     Total Free White Persons:     7
     Total Free Colored Persons:     2
     Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves:     9.8

George Downing appeared in the census of 1842 at Uwchlan Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; Ancestry.com - Pennsylvania, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1772-1890
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Name:     George Downing
State:     PA
County:     Chester County
Township:     Uwehlar Township
Year:     1842
Page:     000
Database:     PA 1842 Chester Co. Index
Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1772-1890 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999.
Original data: Jackson, Ronald V., Accelerated Indexing Systems, comp.. Pennsylvania Census, 1772-1890. Compiled and digitized by Mr. Jackson and AIS from microfilmed schedules of the U.S. Federal Decennial Census, territorial/state censuses, and/or census substitutes.9
     

George Downing and Ann Denny appeared in the census of 20 August 1850 at U. S. Census, Uwchlan Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 30-B, lines 32-37, Dwelling 137, Family 137
     32 DOWNING, George 65 [1785] M farmer $14,000 LA
     33 " , Ann 63 [1787] F PA
     34 " , George 25 [1825] M School Teacher PA
     35 " , Robert 19 [1831] M Student PA
     36 " , Georg Wm 14 [1836] M PA
     37 BROWN, Ellen 20 [1830] F Black PA.10

Family

Ann Denny b. 5 Aug 1786, d. 28 May 1868
Children

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  12. [S3503] Lewis Palmer, Palmer [1910] Desc of John & Mary Palmer, p. 807.
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  14. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Martha Downing Butler: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=53432376
  15. [S3503] Lewis Palmer, Palmer [1910] Desc of John & Mary Palmer, p. 808.
  16. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Sarah Downing Evans: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=32464933
  17. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Joseph Downing: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=11889368
  18. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, George Downing: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=53422884
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Elizabeth D. Downing

F, #22710, b. 3 February 1788, d. 18 December 1858
FatherThomas Downing1 b. 14 Oct 1758, d. 31 Oct 1829
MotherSarah Smith1,2 b. 29 Nov 1765, d. 19 Nov 1835
Last Edited30 Dec 2016
     Elizabeth D. Downing was born on 3 February 1788 at Downingtown, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.3,1 She married Robert Valentine, son of Robert Valentine Jr. and Ann Thelma Bond, on 23 June 1811 at Uwchlan Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.3,4,1,5
Elizabeth D. Downing died on 18 December 1858 at Caln Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA, at age 70.3,1
Elizabeth D. Downing was buried after 18 December 1858 at Old Caln Friends Meeting Burial Ground, Coatesville Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA,

; from Find A Grave website:
Birth: Feb. 3, 1788
Downingtown
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Dec. 18, 1858
Caln
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA

Daughter of Thomas and Sarah Smith Downing, she married Robert Valentine 23 Jun 1811. They had three children: Sara, Anna, and Thomazine. Robert died two years after Thomazine's birth, but Elizabeth did not remarry. She spent most of the rest of her life with her two daughters that did not mary, Sara and Thomazine; and later the three lived with Anna.


Burial:
Old Caln Friends Meeting Burial Ground
Coatesville
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA

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Created by: Ray Downing
Record added: Jun 10, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11141040.1

     Elizabeth D. Downing was a witness to the from Beers [1898:69ff]: "VALENTINE. The Valentines of Bellefonte and their connections have descended from early and historic families of the State. The Valentine family is in direct line of descent from Robert Valentine (1), who died in 1651. His wife was Elizabeth Warren, a native of Lambstown, County Wexford, Ireland, whose death occurred in Ballynocassick in 1695. Their son, George, of Bally Brummel. County Carlow, Ireland, had a son Thomas, who in 1715 married Mary, daughter of Thomas and Mary (Hooper) Parke, of Battytean, County Carlow, and became the progenitor of the family in America. He was born in 1693, and about 1720 came to America, locating in Chester County, Penn. Later he moved into what became Montgomery County of the same State, where his death occurred in 1747. Thomas Parke appears to have been a farmer in Ireland, owning in 1720 land in Ballileau, Ballaghmore and Coolissnactah. In 1724 he came to America bringing with him his family, and located in the great valley on the west side of what is now Downington, where he had purchased 500 acres of land. He died January 31,1738, and his widow on June 2 1, 1749. He was an elder in Caln Meeting, and esteemed by Friends.
     Thomas Valentine and family were Friends, and identified with the Kilconnor Monthly Meeting in Ireland. Of their children, Robert, a native of Bally Brummel, Ireland, married, in 1747, Rachel Edge, of Providence, Chester Co., Penn., and his son Robert, born in 1752, married, in 1773 , Ann Bond. Robert, the son of the emigrant, became a recommended minister in 1764, and traveled considerably in that capacity, including a visit to Great Britain at the close of the Revolutionary war. John Edge, the maternal grandfather of Rachel Edge, came to the country from St. Andrews, Holborn, in the County of Middlesex, England, and settled in Nether Providence about the year 1685. He was an earnest member of the Society of Friends. He had been subjected to heavy fines and imprisonment in his native county for refusing to act contrary to his
conscientious scruples, and on one occasion had to stand public trial.
     From Robert Valentine and Ann Bond came descendants of the name in Centre County. Their children were: Robert married Elizabeth Downing; George married Mary Downing; Samuel and Jacob D. died unmarried; Reuben B. married Sarah Downing; Abraham S. married Clarissa Miles; Bond married Lydia Fairlamb; Thomazine married Reuben Miller: and Rachael married Maj. Jonathan Kersley, of Detroit, Mich. Ann Bond was the daughter of Samuel and Thomazine (Downing) Bond, of West Whiteland, Chester county, and the granddaughter of Joseph Bond, who settled at Bristol, in Bucks county, Penn., in the early part of the eighteenth century; he was a large land owner, and was one of the petitioners for the incorporation of the borough, which was incorporated by letters patent from the Crown, November 14, 1720. Joseph Bond and John Hall were the first Burgesses of the town. The former represented his county in the Colonial Legislature.
     In 1815, Samuel, Jacob D., George, Reuben B., Abram S., and Bond Valentine, sons of Robert and Ann Bond, came from Chester county to Centre county, accompanied by Jacob Thomas, and leased the old Dunlop iron furnace erected by John Dunlop in 1802, and in 1821 purchased it. Mr. Thomas withdrew in 1817, and was succeeded by his son, William A. Thomas. They were all iron-masters, and for years were largely identified with the development of the iron interests of Centre County. They built additional forges and in 1824 built the first rolling mill in Centre County. In 1842 they abandoned the old furnace, and built one just outside of the borough of Bellefonte. Many of the sons of these men succeeded them to the business, and some are still connected with it. Referring to these men who built the first Friends Meeting House at Bellefonte, and who by birth were members of the Society, a writer says: "The rise of the Friends Meeting in Bellefonte seems worthy of some notice. It was established by four or five men, who, making no especial profession of religion, yet yielded to a simple apprehension of duty, and built a house for the worship of God. All of them became faithful humble followers of the Lord Jesus, and to one of them was committed the ministry of the Gospel of Christ. Friends Meeting is still regularly held in Bellefonte, and is largely composed of the descendants of those who established it." Of the Valentine brothers who came to Centre County, George, born in East Caln, September I, 1788, died in Bellefonte, July 13, 1857, married Mary Downing, born in Philadelphia, January 22, 1792, died January 27, 1879. issue: (1) Jacob Downing, born at Bellefonte October 4, 1823, died September 16, 1896, in the house in which he was born, it being one of the first houses built in Bellefonte. He was an iron-master, "upright and honest, and lived in accordance with the Quaker faith." He married Deborah Downing, a daughter of Richard and Sarah G. (Mount) Downing, issue: George, Jacob, Louise, Ellen and Robert. (2) Sarah married Dr. George Fox. (3) Eliza married Thomas S. Downing. (4) Reuben B., born in Bellefonte in 1829, where he died in 1871, was an iron-master, and one of the most successful managers of the Valentine Iron Works. He was also engaged extensively in farming, and was a conscientious and upright member of the Society of Friends. In 1857 he married Mary B. Jacobs, who was born at East Whiteland, Chester Co., Penn., a daughter of Joseph and Ann (Bowen) Jacobs, issue: Mary and Emily (deceased); Anna J; Julia (deceased); and Caroline M. (5) Caroline married Thompson Millikin. (6) George married Emily Jacobs (a sister of Mary B. Jacobs), issue: Jane H., Mary D., Sarah W. and Emily J.
     Taking up the history of the Downing family: Mary Downing (who married George Valentine) was the direct descendant of Thomas Downing, who was born in Bradninch, in Devonshire, England, in 1691, and who, as early as 1718, resided in Chester county, Penn., and from whom descended the numerous families of Downings in that county. For generations the Downings were farmers and millers. Richard Downing, a son of Thomas, married Mary Edge, and, of their children, Jacob Downing married Sarah Drinker, of Philadelphia, and they became the parents of Mary (Downing) Valentine. A son of Richard, also named Richard, married Sarah G. Mount, and their daughter Deborah became the wife of Jacob Valentine. Elizabeth Drinker, the grandmother of Mary (Downing) Valentine, kept a diary from 1759 to 1807, which was published in book form in 1889. She was a direct descendant of Philip Drinker (1), who was born in 1597 and died in 1647; came in 1635 from Exeter, England, and settled at Charlestown, Mass. Henry Drinker, the great-great-great-grandson of Philip, the grandfather of Mary Downing, married Elizabeth Sandwith. The latter descended from John Jervis, of Roscoe, Kings county, Ireland, who came to America in 1688, with a son Martyn, and purchased large tracts of land in New Jersey now called Jervis Sound. John Jervis was appointed a justice of the peace of New Jersey. Charles, another son, was court painter to King George II, a correspondent of the poet Pope, and translator of "Don Quixote. "Henry Drinker was an ironmaster and ship owner of Philadelphia; was arrested in 1777 and sent to Virginia under pretense of hostility to the American cause; he was a member of the. common council of Philadelphia, and a large landowner; he was born in 1734, and ,died in 1809. The mother of Deborah (Downing) Valentine, Sarah G. Mount, was the daughter of James Mount, whose father was Ezekial, the son of Thomas Mount, who came from England and was the owner of the land on which the city of Louisville, Ky., was built. He had many slaves, and was a man of wealth.
     Referring to the history of the Jacobs family, Mary B. and Emily (Jacobs) Valentine are in direct line of descent from John Jacobs (1) (the first of the family in America), who in 1700 settled on a portion of the Vanbibber tract of land in Providence, Philadelphia County. His death occurred in 1730. His grandson, John Jacobs (3), was the Speaker of the first .General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. His brother, Israel, was a member of Congress in 1791, and another brother, Jesse, held a captain's commission and served in the Revolutionary war, participating in a number of important battles. Ann Bowen, mother of Mary B. and Emily (Jacobs) Valentine, was in direct line of descent from John Bowen (1), of Whiteland, Chester County, who died in 1715. The paternal grandmother of Mary B. and Emily (Jacobs) Valentine was Mary Brinton, of Thornburg, Delaware Co., Penn., who was in line from William Brinton (1), of Staffordshire, England, who settled in Concord, Birmingham Township, Delaware Co., Penn.,in 1684, and was among the earliest converts of George Fox. He bought large tracts of land in Chester County. He was born in 1630, and died in 1700. His son, William, was a member of the Provincial Assembly in 1666, and died in 1751. Joseph, of Thornbury, Delaware Co., Penn., the son of William (2), was an associate judge of Pennsylvania, and a member of the Provincial Assembly. Reuben B. Valentine, of the Valentine brothers coming to Centre County in 1815, was born in 1793, and died in 1841; married Sarah Downing (a sister of Mary Downing, the wife of his brother George), born June 17. 1797, died November 30, 1843, and their children were: (I) Mary married Dr. Elias W. Hale, a wealthy gentleman of influence, of Lewistown, born June 6, 1824, and died February 20, 1892; issue: Sarah, died young, and Ellen, the wife of G. Murray Andrews. (2) George was killed in a rolling mill at the age of five years. William Valentine died unmarried.
     Abraham S. Valentine, another of the original brothers locating in Centre county, died August 29, 1862 aged sixty-eight years; married Clarissa Miles, who died March 3, 1857, aged forty-nine years; was a member of the original firm and the inventor of the ore-washing machine since in general use, the adoption of which effected a revolution in the ore mining of this region. He was possessed of great business ability and foresight (being "a man far ahead of his time "), and it was due largely to his inventions and improvements that the Valentine charcoal iron achieved its widespread reputation. At the outbreak of the war of the Rebellion he was one of the liberal contributors to a subscription for the support of the soldiers' families. Two of his sons, Abram and Bond, were in the service for a time. Clarissa Miles, wife of Abram S., was a daughter of Evan Miles, who died May 10, 1838, in his sixty-ninth year, and of Rebecca George (of the family of George's Hill, Philadelphia), who died July 28, 1845, in her seventy-sixth year; both are buried in the graveyard at Milesburg. Evan Miles was the son of Richard Miles, and the nephew of Col. Samuel Miles, of Revolutionary fame. The latter served as a lieutenant in the expedition to Fort Duquesne; was wounded at Ligonia in an attack made by the French and Indians; commanded a regiment in 1760, and at the end of the campaign was left in command of the forces at Presque Isle (now Erie), Penn. He commanded a regiment in the Revolutionary war under Gen. Washington. While leading his regiment at the battle of Long Island, August 27, 1776, he was captured, and while a prisoner was made a brigadier-general for distinguished service. He was no less distinguished in civil life after the war, holding many responsible positions, among them that of mayor of Philadelphia. Richard Miles married Mary Pugh, who was a member of the Society of Friends, and in 1792 they located at Milesburg, Centre county, where both are buried. He was a captain of militia in the Revolution. His Death occurred December 16, 1823, in the eighty-fifth year of his age, and that of his wife, December 20, 1794, aged forty-four years. Richard Miles was the grandson of Richard, one of the brothers who came from South Wales in 1682 or 1683, and settled at Radnor, Pennsylvania.
     The children of Abraham S. Valentine and Clarissa (Miles) were: (1) Anna married S. Stewart Lyon, and their issue are-John; Anna; Clara, the wife of William Jasper Nicholas; Mary, the wife of Ellis L. Orvis; and Rebecca. (2) Rebecca M. married Evan Pugh, Ph. D., who lived only a few months after marriage, and left no issue; he was a scholarly gentleman and distinguished educator, and was the first president of the Pennsylvania State College. (3) Bond, born March 22, 1834, died April 19, 1889, married Mattie Kenney, who died August 25, 1882, in her forty-sixth year; their children are-Evan and Jane (died in infancy); Bond; and Edward K. The father of these was for years a member of the firm of Shortlidge & Co., of Bellefonte, dealers in grain and coal, and latterly he was engaged in the insurance business. "He was closely attached to the Society of Friends, and was very devoted to their teachings. He was a man possessing a pure Christian character, whom everyone honored. His friends were numbered by the hundreds, who looked upon him as a man worthy of imitation, because he followed as near as he could in the paths of divine teaching. He was courteous, genial, and enjoyed being genial whether in social or business life."(4) Abram S., who resides at Atlantic City, N. J., married Eliza U. Natt, of Philadelphia, daughter of Thomas J. and Anne Natt, of England, and their children are-Charles, Arthur and Edward. Abram S. is connected with the Valentine Iron Works at Bellefonte, and for years took an active part in the business interests of Bellefonte and vicinity. During the war of the Rebellion he was for a time in the service, and contributed largely toward the support of the soldiers and their families. (5) Evan M., who resides in Philadelphia, married Mary J. Taylor, of Doylestown, who died. Their children are Harry S. and Abram S. (6) Samuel and (7) Blanchard died in infancy, (8) and (9) Clara and Mary, respectively, unmarried. (10) Henry C. now connected with the Valentine Iron Works, married Sarah, a daughter of Thomas, and grand-.daughter of Judge Thomas Burnside, and their children are-Stanley, Helen, Rebecca and Henry. Henry C. is a member of the borough council.
     Bond Valentine, the youngest of the original Valentine brothers, did not remain in the iron business long, but early turned his attention to the law. His birth occurred in 1798. His early paternal training was such as to instill in his mind those principles of morality which were the guiding and controlling influence of his after life. He became a distinguished lawyer, and served in the General Assembly, 1830-32, from Centre County. In 1842, influenced by conscientious convictions, he abandoned the law that he might devote his life to the public ministry in the Society of Friends. The Friends Review in an obituary notice, said: "His sterling integrity and the well-known simplicity of his character, averse to mere forms, won for him the increased confidence and respect of the community, and his addresses have been marked by impassioned earnestness. In social circles our friend was very attractive, without reserve, original, genial and simple."
     To his first wife, Lydia, daughter of John and Susannah (Ashbridge) Fairland, farming people of near West Chester, Penn., and of English descent, two children were born, the elder of whom died in infancy; the other is Robert Valentine, who has long been at the head of the firm of Valentine & Co., of Bellefonte. Robert Valentine is one of the prominent and wealthy citizens of Bellefonte. His second wife, to whom he was married in 1861, was Mary Natt, daughter of Thomas J. and Anne Natt, born in England, and their children are: Emily and Julia, the latter being the wife of Dr. Bond, of Baltimore. The homes of Robert Valentine and family, and the family of Reuben B. Valentine, are particularly striking, and are of the several imposing and beautiful places of the mountain town of Bellefonte. The former, a modern built, native stone structure, commodious and substantial, stands on one of the highest points of the town, and is very commanding in point of view. While the other is located a short distance from the town on a beautifully situated farm, "Burnham," this suburban countryseat is surrounded by spacious grounds, and the old grey limestone house, built by Reuben B. Valentine in 1856, is of the Colonial style. with Robert Valentine at Citation.6

Elizabeth D. Downing was listed as a resident in Thomas Downing and Sarah Smith's household in the census report in 1800 at U. S. Census, Uwchlan Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; 1800 United States Federal Census [Household does not match perfectly.]
p. 813, Line 22
     Name:     Thomas Downing
     Home in 1800 (City, County, State):     Uwchlan, Chester, Pennsylvania
     Free White Persons - Males - Under 10:     2 [aft 1790] William Smith b1800, ?Unknown
     Free White Persons - Males -10 thru 15:     2 [1785-90] George b1785, Joseph b1786
     Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44:     2 [b 1756-1774 - Thomas b 1758]
     Free White Persons - Females - Under 10:     2 [aft 1790] Mary Ann b1792, Thomazine b1794
     Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15:     1 [1785-90] Elizabeth D. bb1788
     Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25:     2 [1778-84] ?Unknown, ?Unknown (younger siblings?)
     Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44:     1 [b 1756-1774 - Sarah b 1765]
     Number of Household Members Under 16:     7
     Number of Household Members Over 25:     3
     Number of Household Members:     12.7

Elizabeth D. Downing was listed as a resident in Thomas Downing and Sarah Smith's household in the census report in 1810 at U. S. Census, Uwchlan (Euchland) Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 343, line 41
     Name:     41 Thomas Downing [22707] Ref #3449
     Home in 1810 (City, County, State):     Euchland, Chester, Pennsylvania
     Free White Persons - Males - Under 10:     2 [aft 1800] William Smith b1800, Thomas Jr b1802
     Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25:     1 [1785-94] Joseph b1786
     Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44 :     1 [1776-84] Unknown?
     Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over:     1 [bef 1776] Thomas b1758
     Free White Persons - Females - Under 10:     1 [aft 1800] Sarah b1805
     Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25:     3 [1785-94] Elizabeth D. b1788, Mary Ann b1792, Thomazine b1794
     Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over :     1 [bef 1776] Sarah (Smith) b1765
     Number of All Other Free Persons:     3
     Number of Household Members Under 16:     3
     Number of Household Members Over 25:     3
     Number of Household Members:     13.8

Elizabeth D. Downing was listed as a resident in Thomas Downing and Sarah Smith's household in the census report on 7 August 1820 at U. S. Census, Uwchlan Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 224, Line 25
     Name:     Thomas Downing
     Home in 1820 (City, County, State):     Uwchlan, Chester, Pennsylvania
     Enumeration Date:     August 7, 1820
     Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 18:     1 [1802-4] Thomas Jr b1802
     Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25:     2 [1775-1804] Thomas Jr b1802, William Smith b1800
     Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over:     1 [before 1776] Thomas b1758
     Free White Persons - Females - Under 10:     2 [bef 1810] Unknown?, Unknown?
     Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44:     1 [1776-94] Elizabeth D.? b1788, Mary Ann? b1792
     Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over :     1 [before 1776] Sarah (Smith) b1765
     Free Colored Persons - Males - 14 thru 25:     2
     Free Colored Persons - Females - 14 thru 25:     1
     Free Colored Persons - Females - 26 thru 44:     1
     Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture:     5
     Free White Persons - Under 16:     2
     Free White Persons - Over 25:     3
     Total Free White Persons:     7
     Total Free Colored Persons:     4
     Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other:     11.9

Elizabeth D. Downing appeared in the census of 7 August 1820 at U. S. Census, East Caln Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 240; Line 23
     Name:     Elizabeth D Valentine
     Home in 1820 (City, County, State):     East Caln, Chester, Pennsylvania
     Enumeration Date:     August 7, 1820
     Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25:     1
     Free White Persons - Females - Under 10:     3
     Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15:     2
     Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44:     3
     Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture:     1
     Free White Persons - Under 16:     5
     Free White Persons - Over 25:     3
     Total Free White Persons:     9
     Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other:     9.10

Elizabeth D. Downing was listed as a resident in Sarah Smith's household in the census report in 1830 at U. S. Census, Uwchlan Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; [Note, it seems that Thomas Downing and his wife Sarah (Smith) were living in Uwchlan at the time of the 1810 and 1820 US censuses, so I assume that this "Sarah Downing" in the 1830 census is Sarah (Smith) downing, the widow of Thomas. All of Sarah (Smith) Downing's children were born in or before 1805, but her daughter Elizabeth D. was widowed in 1817 and had three young daughters, so they may all four have been living with Sarah. The other children are uindentified. Also she is next to a William Downing who is the right age to be her son, William Smith Downing (1800-1875)].]
p. 234, line 5
     Name:     5 Sarah Downing
     Home in 1830 (City, County, State):     Uwchlan, Chester, Pennsylvania
     Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19:     1 [1811-15]
     Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9:     1 [1821-25]
     Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14:     1 [1816-20]
     Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19:     3 [1811-15]
     Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49:     1 [1781-90] Elizabeth D. b1788
     Free White Persons - Females - 60 thru 69:     1 [1761-70] Sarah (Smith) b1765
     Free Colored Persons - Males - 10 thru 23:     1
     Free White Persons - Under 20:     6
     Free White Persons - 20 thru 49:     1
     Total Free White Persons:     8
     Total Free Colored Persons:     1
     Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored):     9.11

Elizabeth D. Downing appeared in the census of 1830 at U. S. Census, East Caln Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; [Same Elizabeth?]
p. 63; Line 14
     Name: Elizabeth Valentiner [Elizabeth Valentine]
     Home in 1830 (City, County, State): East Caln, Chester, Pennsylvania
     Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49: 1 [1781-90]
     Free White Persons - Females - 50 thru 59: 1 [1771-80]
     Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 1
     Total Free White Persons: 2 Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 2.12

Elizabeth D. Downing appeared in the census of 1840 at U. S. Census, East Caln Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 91, line 20
     Name:     Elizabeth D Valentine [22710] Ref #2349
     Home in 1840 (City, County, State):     East Caln, Chester, Pennsylvania
     Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19:     1 [1821-25] Unknown?
     Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39:     1 [1801-10] Unknown?
     Free White Persons - Females - Under 5:     1 [aft 1835] Unknown?
     Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14:     1 [1826-30] Unknown?
     Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29:     3 [1811-20] Sarah b1812, Anna b1813, Thomazine b1815
     Free White Persons - Females - 50 thru 59:     1 [1781-90] Elizabeth b1788
     Free Colored Persons - Males - 10 thru 23:     1
     Persons Employed in Commerce:     2
     Free White Persons - Under 20:     3
     Free White Persons - 20 thru 49:     4
     Total Free White Persons:     8
     Total Free Colored Persons:     1
     Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves:     9.13

Elizabeth D. Downing appeared in the census of 1842 at PA Complied Census, East Caln Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; Ancestry.com - Pennsylvania, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1772-1890
     Name:     Elizabeth D. Valentine
     State:     PA
     County:     Chester County
     Township:     East Caln Township
     Year:     1842
     Page:     000
     Database:     PA 1842 Chester Co. Index
     Source Information: Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1772-1890 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999.
     Original data: Jackson, Ronald V., Accelerated Indexing Systems, comp.. Pennsylvania Census, 1772-1890. Compiled and digitized by Mr. Jackson and AIS from microfilmed schedules of the U.S. Federal Decennial Census, territorial/state censuses, and/or census substitutes.14

Elizabeth D. Downing appeared in the census of 23 August 1850 at East Caln Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 252A; Lines 33-36; Dwelling 317; Family 322
     33 VALENTINE, Elizabeth D. 60 [1790] F $4,300 PA
     34 " , Sarah 33 [1817] F PA
     35 " , Tamson 31 [1819] F PA
     36 GIBBONS, Richard 60 [1790] Labor VA.15

Elizabeth D. Downing appeared in the census of 1857 at PA Complied Census, East Caln Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; Ancestry.com - Pennsylvania, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1772-1890
     Name:     Elizabeth D. Valentine
     State:     PA
     County:     Chester County
     Township:     East Caln
     Year:     1857
     Page:     000
     Database:     PA 1857 Chester Co. Index
     Source Information: Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1772-1890 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999.
     Original data: Jackson, Ronald V., Accelerated Indexing Systems, comp.. Pennsylvania Census, 1772-1890. Compiled and digitized by Mr. Jackson and AIS from microfilmed schedules of the U.S. Federal Decennial Census, territorial/state censuses, and/or census substitutes.16

Family

Robert Valentine b. 22 Oct 1778, d. 30 Jul 1817
Children

Citations

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