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John Valentine Downs - the two cousins with the same name

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John Valentine Downs - the two cousins with the same name

Posted: 30 Mar 2014 6:51AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hoping to help some folks out there separate the 2 first cousins with the same name John Valentine Downs, who were born in the same year. The John Valentine Downs who is a s/o Francis Exavier Downs and Elizabeth Wimsett did not died in 1879, as so many have posted the tomestone of. That tombstone belongs to his first cousin with the same name, who is the s/o Benedict Downs and Sarah "Sallie" Haydon and married Rebecca Nevitt and then Elizabeth Bickett Booth. Our John Valentine Downs, s/o Francis Exavier Downs and Elizabeth Wimsett is listed in the 1880 Marion Co., Ky census, Loretto, dwelling #18, listed as John V. Downs, with 3 in the household and his 2 daughters, Saraphine Nalley (dwelling #15 and Kitty Cecil (dwelling 16) on same census page. This one married Eliza Nally, d/o Raphael Nalley. The census record proves our John Valentine Downs did not die in 1879. Please help me spread the word on this, as so many trees on ancestry have this incorrect.

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