About John Dowell
Private. Service source: R3509V; PENSION OF BROTHER, GEORGE DOWELL *S32222
- Family Tree DNA - Dowell DNA Surname Project John Dowell born 1764 in Albermarle VA predicted DNA Haplogroup: R1b1a2
- from Did Anna Franklin marry John Dowell? 2009
My ggg grandfather John Dowell born 1764 in Albermarle Co VA. Moved in 1778 to Burke Co NC and lived in Morgan district. We have a paper that states John Dowell's first wife was (first name unknown) Franklin. They had one son George. She died and he remarried to Sarah Hickman. We have searched for the first name of his unknown Franklin wife who we believe died before 1797 when John dowell married Sarah.
John Franklin Sr of burke Co died in 1818-1819. He & phoebe had a daughter named Anna. ... Our family tradition was that we were kin to "THE BEN FRANKLIN". My grandmother even told me that our G G grandmother was a Franklin. I understand that it is proven that John Franklin Sr is NOT related to THE BEN but also that many of the descendents have been lead to believe they were related. I read that "if your family is from Burke Co NC and you have a tradition of being related to THE BEN Franklin, you likely descend from this family."