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John Dowell

Birthplace: Albemarle, VA, USA
Death: after February 3, 1851
Jackson , Tennessee, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Dowell and Ann Dowell
Husband of Sarah Elizabeth Dowell
Father of Rueben Hickman Dowell and Sarah Elvira Heady
Brother of George Dowell and Benjamin Franklin Dowell

Managed by: Grant Anderson
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About John Dowell

DAR Ancestor #: A034053

Private. Service source: R3509V; PENSION OF BROTHER, GEORGE DOWELL *S32222


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."

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John Dowell's Timeline

Albemarle, VA, USA
Age 42
February 13, 1810
Age 46
February 3, 1851
Age 87
Jackson , Tennessee, United States