Surname: Downing

Progressive Men of Western Colorado

This manuscript in it’s basic form is a volume of 948 biographies of prominent men and women, all leading citizens of Western Colorado. Western Colorado in this case covers the counties of: Archuleta, Chaffee, Delta, Eagle, Garfield, Gunnison, Hinsdale, La Plata, Lake, Mesa, Mineral, Moffat, Montezuma, Montrose, Ouray, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt, San Juan, and San Miguel.

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Gallery of Photos of Chester County, Pennsylvania

The following photographs represent the men and women of Chester County Pennsylvania. Stephen Darlington Thomas W. Marshall William H. Hodgson William P. Marshall Andrew J. Williams Capt. Abraham Fetters Capt. John Denithorne Casper S. Francis Charles H. Howell Col. Daniel Foulke Moore Col. Hamilton H. Gilkyson Curtis H. Hannum David McConkey McFarland Dr. William Brower Frederick William Heckel, M. D. Garrett Elwood Brownback George Walters Henry Bean Henry J. Diehl Hon. D. Smith Talbot Hon. Levi B. Kaler Hon. Persifor Frazer Smith Hon. William Bell Waddell Hon. William F. Fulton Horace A. Beale Jesse Cope Green John Gilfillan John...

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1860 Census West of Arkansas – Creek Nation

Free Inhabitants in “The Creek Nation” in the County “West of the” State of “Akansas” enumerated on the “16th” day of “August” 1860. While the census lists “free inhabitants” it is obvious that the list contains names of Native Americans, both of the Creek and Seminole tribes, and probably others. The “free inhabitants” is likely indicative that the family had given up their rights as Indians in treaties previous to 1860, drifted away from the tribe, or were never fully integrated. The black (B) and mulatto (M) status may indicate only the fact of the color of their skin, or whether one had a white ancestors, they may still be Native American.

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Gleanings from English Records about New England Families

The classic work often cited by more contemporaneous authors on early New England families and the records of them found within the Principal Probate Registry, Somerset House, Strand, the Public Record Office, Fetter Lane, and the British Museum, Bloomsbury, while on a visit in London during the summer and fall of 1879.

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1923 Historical and Pictorial Directory of Angola Indiana

Luedders’ historical and pictorial city directory of Angola, Indiana for the year 1923, containing an historical compilation of items of local interest, a complete canvass of names in the city, which includes every member of the family, college students, families on rural lines, directory of officers of county, city, lodges, churches, societies, a directory of streets, and a classified business directory.

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1899 Directory for Middleboro and Lakeville Massachusetts

Resident and business directory of Middleboro’ and Lakeville, Massachusetts, for 1899. Containing a complete resident, street and business directory, town officers, schools, societies, churches, post offices, notable events in American history, etc. Compiled and published by A. E. Foss & Co., Needham, Massachusetts. The following is an example of what you will find within the images of the directory: Sheedy John, laborer, bds. J. G. Norris’, 35 West Sheehan John B., grocery and variety store, 38 West, h. do. Sheehan Lizzie O., bds. T. B. Sheehan’s, 16 East Main Sheehan Lucy G. B., bds. T. B. Sheehan’s, 16 East...

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Bartlett Family Genealogy

Typing on six onion skinned papers, Ralph Sylvester Bartlett presented his lineage in the early 1900’s. His Bartlett family were early pioneers in Kittery Maine in the section later known as Eliot Maine. Whether he ever meant to compile these pages into book form is left for you to interpret, but somebody did eventually compile the 6 pages they had of his family tree. We provide the entire 6 pages in digital format below the transcription.

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1894 Michigan State Census – Eaton County

United States Soldiers of the Civil War Residing in Michigan, June 1, 1894 [ Names within brackets are reported in letters. ] Eaton County Bellevue Township. – Elias Stewart, Frank F. Hughes, Edwin J. Wood, Samuel Van Orman, John D. Conklin, Martin V. Moon. Mitchell Drollett, Levi Evans, William Fisher, William E. Pixley, William Henry Luscomb, George Carroll, Collins S. Lewis, David Crowell, Aaron Skeggs, Thomas Bailey, Andrew Day, L. G. Showerman, Hulbert Parmer, Fletcher Campbell, Lorenzo D. Fall, William Farlin, Francis Beecraft, William Caton, Servitus Tucker, William Shipp, Theodore Davis. Village of Bellevue. – William H. Latta, Thomas B. Williams, Hugh McGinn, Samuel Davis, William Reid, Charles B. Wood, Marion J. Willison, Herbert Dilno, Jerry Davidson, Edward Campbell, John Markham, Jason B. Johnson, Josiah A. Birchard, Richard S. Briggs, John Ewing, George Crowell, Henry Legge, James W. Johnston, Luther Tubbs, Oscar Munroe, John W. Manzer, Henry E. Hart, Leander B. Cook, Cyrus L. Higgins, Martin Avery, John M. Anson, Washington Wade, George P. Stevens, James Driscoll, Alexander A. Clark, Antoine Edwards, George Kocher, Charles W. Beers, Lester C. Spaulding, George Martin, Griffen Wilson, Sr., Amos W. Bowen, Josiah G. Stocking, Charles A. Turner, Levi 0. Johnson, Sullivan W. Gibson, Alonzo Chittenden. Benton Township. – Oliver P. Edman, Charles T. Ford, Emanuel Ream, Samuel Bradenberry, Isaac Mosher, Ezra W. Griffith, Joshua Wright, Michael Lynn, Mitchell Chalender, Luther Johnson, George...

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Narrative of the Captivity of Nehemiah How

A Narrative of the captivity of Nehemiah How, who was taken by the Indians at the Great Meadow Fort above Fort Dummer, where he was an inhabitant, October 11th, 1745. Giving an account of what he met with in his traveling to Canada, and while he was in prison there. Together with an account of Mr. How’s death at Canada. Exceedingly valuable for the many items of exact intelligence therein recorded, relative to so many of the present inhabitants of New England, through those friends who endured the hardships of captivity in the mountain deserts and the damps of loathsome prisons. Had the author lived to have returned, and published his narrative himself, he doubtless would have made it far more valuable, but he was cut off while a prisoner, by the prison fever, in the fifty-fifth year of his age, after a captivity of one year, seven months, and fifteen days. He died May 25th, 1747, in the hospital at Quebec, after a sickness of about ten days. He was a husband and father, and greatly beloved by all who knew him.

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Biographical Sketch of George B. Downing

(See Downing) George Brewer, son of David and Catherine (Faught) Downing, born May 8, 1858, educated in Going Snake District. Married February 30, 1877 Arabella Wagoner, born in 1860 in Washington County, Arkansas. They are the parents of: David Monroe, born December 2, 1877; Timmie Jane, born October 28, 1879; Catherine Mahala, James Lewis, Effie Ola, born September 20, 1893; William Alexander; and Jessie Downing, born August 22, 1902. George Brewer is a Mason. He was appointed Sheriff of Saline District, September 23,...

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Genealogy of the Cherokee Downing Family

Instructions on how to interpret this information 11 Major Downing A14 1112 George Downing 2 John Downing. Jennie and Nannie 3 William Downing 4 Nannie Downing 111213 James Downing 2 Alexander Downing. Oo-go-yo-sti 3 John Downing. Leah Lovelady 4 Elizabeth Downing. Stephen Whitmire 112213 Ollie Downing* 2 Samuel Downing. Susie Dougherty and Elsie Dougherty 3 David Downing. Peggy Dougherty 4 Isaac Downing* 5 Peggy Downing. Archibald Tuckwa 6 Nellie Downing* 7 Moses Downing. Oo-yo-sti or Polly and Lydia 8 Elizabeth Downing. Galcatcher 9 Celia Downing* Ezekial McLaughlin 10 Jesse Downing* Chicken 11 Charlotte Downing. Ellis Beck 12 William Downing. Elizabeth Dougherty and Elsie Downing 13 Cynthia Downing. Joseph Beck 14 James Downing.  ______ Parris 153 Catherine Downing*  _____Still 16 John Downing. Ollie 17 Sallie Downing. Tadpole 114213 Thomas Pettit. Catherine _________ 2 James Crittenden. Nancy Hughes and Ko-ta-Ka-ya 3 Jennie Crittenden. Jack Wright A15 _________ 4 Margaret McSwain. Avery Vann 5 Elizabeth McSwain. David Welch 11121314 George Downing 2 Peacheater Downing 11122314 Lethe Downing. Hiram Bright 2  Annie Downing. Pumpkin or Murphy 3 Charles Downing* 4 Scudders Downing. Polly Bean and Catherine Tiesky nee Foreman 5 John Downing* 11123314 Martha Jane Downing. Jackson Smith and Joshua Morgan A14. Major Downing, said to have been a Major in the British army married a full blood Cherokee woman of the Wolf clan. A15. Tradition says that after a violent storm on...

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Biography of William J. Downing

William J. Downing is one of the men of strength and successful record as a farmer in Ogden Township, and his name has also been identified with that locality in a civic way. He was born in Ogden Township, a son of Alvin and Serene (Hayden) Downing. His parents were natives of Indiana. Mr. Downing was one of two children, his only sister dying in infancy. Mr. Downing received his education in the Ogden schools and at the age of twenty-three he married Miss Cora Freeman. She was also born in Ogden Township, a daughter of Edmond Freeman and member of one of the pioneer families of Champaign County. After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Downing settled on eighty acres in section 17 of Ogden Township, a place belonging to Edmond Freeman. This has been developed as their permanent home. Four children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Downing, one of whom died in infancy. The other three are Chester, Verna and Virginia. Chester and Verna are of school age and are bright and intelligent students in the Ogden schools. In October, 1915, Mr. Downing was bereft of his beloved companion and wife, who died after an illness of six weeks. Thus left alone Mr. Downing has continued to live on the home place and has kept his children with him and is carefully directing their education and training....

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Downing, Mrs. J.A. – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Mrs. J.A. Downing, resident of the county for nearly 50 years, passed away at the Enterprise hospital Saturday evening, August 7, 1937. She had made her home with her children in recent years, and went to the hospital when taken seriously ill. Funeral services were held at the Booth chapel Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev. H.G. Luscombe, pastor of the Methodist church, and burial was in the Wallowa cemetery. Ella Zerba was born in Wisconsin July 13, 1862, and when she was young the family moved to Nebraska and then to Milton. She was married in Milton Nov. 7, 1881 to J.A. Downing and they moved to Wallowa county in November, 1887, and bought the farms of Bill Phipps and John Cook in Leap. This remained in the family until last year when Frank Downing sold it. J.A. Downing died Jan. 15, 1911, and the surviving children are: Frank Downing of Leap, Mrs. T.F. Lathrop of Enterprise, J.A. Downing of Caldwell, Idaho, Guy Downing of Wallowa, Harvey Downing of Jerome, Idaho, William M Downing of Enterprise and Mrs. Pete Knott of Dayton, Washington. There are 26 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Eight brothers and sisters survive Mrs. Downing: Mrs. O.A. Schubert of Athena, Mrs. E.E. Ferris of Walla Walla, Wash., Mrs. Blaine Dugger of Goldendale, Wash., Mrs. Martin Volwiler of Zillah, Wash., Ernest Zerba of Waitsburg,...

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