I'm looking for information about Mary E. Gassett born about 1846 in Ky. She married Charles Lydia Dowdy in Stoddard Co. Mo. Their children were:
Mary Francis Dowdy b: ABT. 1868 in Missouri
Thomas L Dowdy b: ABT. 1870
John Armstead Dowdy b: 30 AUG 1872 in Dexter, Stoddard Co., Mo.
James M Dowdy b: ABT. 1875 in Missouri
Her son, John Armstead Dowdy, was known as "Black John" for his black hair and dark skin. Our family legend says that Charles Lydia looked Indian.
Denise Dowdy Brooks