Yes, John was born in 1843. He and William Andrew were brothers. I spent quite a bit of time with Orville Goodrich McDowell (William Andrew's grandson.) Orville was a wonderful man. Always happy. Loved his family. Loved his country. He was always so proud of the fact that he was born on the 4th of July. One day, even though he was so sick, he drove to Lowery's candy shop to buy me a box of candy because he knew my husband and I were coming over to see him that night. I'll never forget that. That's how he was. A wonderful sweet man.
I have 4 children for William Andrew and Martha Jane, Loring, Walter, Edna and William Orville.
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