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Dowells and Native American heritage

Dowells and Native American heritage

Misnala (View posts)
Posted: 31 Dec 2000 7:24PM GMT
I would like to find out if anyone has information on any possible native american heritage in the Dowell families. In general, native americans were not "tracked" by the U.S. Government until the early 1900s, and even then it was not an easy task. I am just curious to find out what anybody knows out there. Thanks.

Dowells and Native American Heritage

Judy Dowell (View posts)
Posted: 25 Jan 2001 11:39AM GMT
From what I have gathered, there was a Nancy (Jones?) around 1814 married to John L. Dowell (b. 1813) who may have been Indian, there was also Anna Elizabeth Wilson married to James McClellan Dowell and she was the daughter of a Wilson and Stout, and the Stout line had Native American roots. Look to the Maternal sides for Indian blood.

Native Amerian Dowells

Posted: 23 Feb 2001 9:47PM GMT
Edited: 3 Feb 2002 2:43AM GMT
George Dowell married to a Polly Tomberlin in the early 1800's. Polly was of Native American heritage. It has been said she was of the Cherokee Nation.
Jane

George Dowell Polly Tomberlin (Cherokee Blood)

Neva Dowell Whiles (View posts)
Posted: 8 Mar 2001 4:27PM GMT
According to family Bible records my ancestors are George Dowell (b.1789 - d.?) and Polly Tomberlin (b. abt. 1798 - d. ?)Family tradition says that Polly Tomberlin had Cherokee Indian blood, but the amount is unknown. George and Polly Dowell had the following children: Patsy Emeline b.1813; Rebecca Elizabeth b.1815; John Allen b. 1817; Eliza Jane b.1820; George Martin b. 1822 in Ogrash Valley, Alabama; Mary White b.1824; Reuben Hickman b.1826; Keziah Elvira b.1828; Nancy Caroline b. 1830; and Priscilla America b. 1832. My g grandfather is George Martin Dowell who married Elizabeth Catherine Knight (b.ca 1832 perhaps in Wales or England)circa 1845 probably in Muscatine, Iowa. George Martin Dowell and Elizabeth Knight had a son Alonzo Henry Dowell (b. 1847 in Fairport, Muscactine,Iowa. Alonzo married Rosamond De Moss (b. 1852)in 1867 in Fairport, Muscatine, Iowa. Alonzo and Rosamond are my g grandparents and both died in Stroud, Lincoln Co. OK in 1929 and 1933 respectively. Does anyone have information on these Dowells particularly on who the parents of George Dowell and Polly
Tomberlin were? Also does the location of "Ogrash Valley" in Alabama sound familiar to anyone? Any help would be much appreciated.

Neva Dowell Whiles
Posted: 8 Mar 2001 5:46PM GMT
Edited: 3 Feb 2002 2:43AM GMT
Neva, I also have James Annias, Jewell Henry and Clarisa Ann as the children of George and Polly. Would you send me another e-mail, I think I must have deleted what you sent me yesterday and I'm not sure I have your e-mail address written correctly.
Jane

George Dowell....

Posted: 9 May 2001 6:28PM GMT
Edited: 26 Jun 2001 12:42AM GMT
Neva, Could this George Dowell...have been..
possible...for him to have been born in 1759..instead...of 1789??
Reason I ask...We now think...John Dowell..and Anne Franklin...had a child by
that name...and is believed..he was born about 1759...Our records...had shown...a son
John Dowell..whether Jr..or not..not known...
by us..but we think we have found him...and
he had a brother...George...we had no records
for..but now believe this George was a son of John & Anne Franklin.
We only know. This George, served
in the Revolutionary War. Was discharged in N.C. and was to have gone to Indiana from
there...not back to Va...

If your information..leads...in this direction..

I would like to know more...I have other family records...of other brother and sisters
or children..of John and Anne F. Dowell...
Very Interested...Bernie... E-mail... bernieandrose@juno.com

George DOWEL, Revolutionary War soldier

Posted: 21 May 2001 9:36AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 3 Apr 2005 4:19AM GMT
Surnames: Dowell, ferguson, wilkerson, board, thomason, meador, hicks, hix, cain
george dowell b abt 1730,prince william
co. virgina,george fought in the
revolutionary war from 1777 to 1778 inthe
infantry of cumberland co. virginia.
abt 1760 married margaret ferguson,daughter
micajah cain &elizabeth wilkerson
1.celia dowell
2.micajah dowell sr. b21 sept 1764 my line
3.nehemiah dowell b1776 m mary [polly] board
daughter james board&mary ferguson oct 1789
4francis dowell b1767 m catherine thomason
daughter john thomason 20 dec 1808
5.alice dowell 1768 m thomas meador son of
ambrose meador & francis hix hicks 9 jan 1783
6.elijah dowell
7.john dowell died 1846 m mary cain28sep1808
daughter of micajah cain & elizabeth
wilkerson in virginia.





re: George DOWEL, Revolutionary War soldier -- have additional info

Posted: 23 May 2001 5:56AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 3 Apr 2005 4:19AM GMT
Surnames: Dowel
Dear Rodney...I may have some additional
family member information...you may be
interested to know...
Please contact me..at bernieandrose@juno.com
Iappreciate..the information...you gave
which..I did not have...Thanks...Bernie

George DOWEL, Revolutionary War soldier

Posted: 23 May 2001 9:15PM GMT
Edited: 3 Apr 2005 4:20AM GMT
bernie do you know my line? does our lines
cross ? I am stop , the 12 yrs. old boy on
my dowell side. william dowell 1683 england.
i heard his dad could be henry b gloucester,
england 1660? do you have info on john lewis
sr. b 1594 monmouthshire,england d 21aug1657
wife lydia b 1610 in england.

The DOWELLs of VA

Posted: 24 May 2001 6:29AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 3 Apr 2005 4:20AM GMT
Surnames: Dowell
Dear Rodney...
I think...our lines...do cross...but do not
have any evidence to prove...that...
My history..family...records...has confused..
me..in that my John Dowell...appeared...in
Augusta County, Va..as having..an Uncle Major
Dowell...as his guardian...and do not know..
the date...Only...know dates...of the family
his wife...Anne Franklin...came from...in ..
at that time...Hanover County, Va...

Would love...to exchange...information...
as to what researchers...have come...to
believe...is correct...on both families..
Those from Albemarle County, Va...and from
Prince William...I know..nothing...further
back...than from John and Anne...and their
children...as I have it...

Thanks...Bernie W. Bolton Sr...
E-mail address... bernieandrose@juno.com
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