|Birthplace:||Raloo Parish, Antrim, , Ireland|
|Death:||Died in Derry, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA|
|Place of Burial:||Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States|
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About Lieut. James McDowell
- Birth: Oct. 6, 1709, Northern Ireland
- Death: 1747, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA
- Parents: Ephraim McDowell, Margaret Irvine
- Married: Mary Davies
- Mary McDowell Martin (1724 - 1801)
- Abigail McDowell McCleary (1740 - 1805)
- John McDowell (1743 - 1795)
Another of Ephraim’s sons, James McDowell, took Benjamin Borden, Jr. to court in 1742 for slander claiming Borden stated: "Thou art a rogue and murderous villian, and I can prove it…". Borden wrongfully blamed James McDowell as responsible for bringing the Indians down upon them by instigating a dispute with the Indians.
Both of Capt. John’s sons, James and his older brother Samuel McDowell, were Captains of the Militia and also Commissioners (Justices). James and Samuel were often reported, in records of the times, "ranging", a term used to describe the militia’s duty of patrolling the frontier, watching over the cattle herds and scouting Indians that may pose a threat to the community. Samuel later became the Justice for the County of Rockbridge and a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses.
James McDowell was a merchant, planter and storekeeper at his estate at Maryland Tavern, as well as landlord at the Borden Estates.
Lieut. James McDowell's Timeline
October 6, 1709
Raloo Parish, Antrim, , Ireland
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States
June 3, 1746
Derry, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States