About John McDowell
Joseph also served in the War of 1812, as did the eldest son, John McDowell.
"Another Revolutionary Patriot gone. DIED, on the 17 inst, at his residence in this County, JOHN McDOWELL, Esq. at a very advanced age. Major McDowell was an officer of the revolution, an early settler in Kentucky, was formerly a Justice of the Court of Quarter Sessions, and died a member of the County Court. In all his relations, there was none more correct, or more universally esteemed." Kentucky Gazette, Lexington, (Fayette Co., KY), Saturday, July 23, 1835
- Sarah McDowell, 06 September 1781, Rockbridge Co., VA; 7 children
- Lucy (Nash) LeGrand, 12 April 1804, Lexington, Fayette, KY; 4 children
- Jane "Jenny" Lyle, September 1822, Lexington, Fayette, KY; no children