My line has John Dowell born 1764 in albermarle Co Va and his brother George dowell born 1759 in Albermarle. George and John both served in the Rev. George and his family of children: Polly who married Reuben coffey, James who married Martha Coffey, and Jane who married an Allen and a Moore (I think - memory here) all moved to Monroe Co, Ind and then to Owen Co Il about 1832-33. Theories abound about other George's relationship to "my" two Dowell. One George Dowell born in 1787 or thereabout married a Polly/Mary Tomberlin/Vincent and settled in Indiana/Illinois. His children were named so identical to my old John of the Rev children that there must be a connection to "my" John/George but it has yet to be found. Another George of Indiana married a Mary Hilem (I think) and his daughter spoke of an Uncle John of the Rev.....again, for years speculation on any kinship of these 2 George's to our Dowells. DNA testing is being conducted that would prove or disprove the relationship. If you know any male Dowell descendents who would like to test (fee is about $150) I can tell you the site and who to contact. To date, descendents of George and John Dowell of the revolution match no other Dowells in the US who have tested and seem to be a unique band of Dowells!!