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Sarah Hart McDowell (Shelby)

Also Known As: "McDowell", "sarah"
Birthdate: (61)
Birthplace: Travellers Rest, Danville, Lincoln, KY, USA
Death: October 17, 1846 (61)
Travellers Rest, Danville, Lincoln, KY, USA
Place of Burial: McDowell Park Danville Boyle County Kentucky
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Isaac Shelby, 1st & 5th Governor of Kentucky and Susannah Shelby
Wife of Dr. Ephraim McDowell
Mother of Sarah Ann Clay McDowell; Susannah Hart Irvine; Isaac Shelby McDowell; Mary Thompson Young; William Wallace McDowell and 4 others
Sister of Gen. James Shelby; Evan Shelby; Thomas Hart Shelby; Susannah Hart Fishback; Nancy Nelson and 5 others

Managed by: Shelby Winifred Rash, Jr.
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About Sarah Hart McDowell

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Sarah was the daughter of Governor Isaac Shelby and Susannah Hart. She married Dr. Ephraim McDowell in 1802 and they were the parents of nine children with only five living to adulthood.

Sarah and Ephraim were both originally buried in the Shelby Family Burying Ground in Lincoln County, Kentucky. Their remains were reinterred in 1879 in McDowell Park, which was created and dedicated in Dr. McDowell's honor by the Kentucky Medical Society on December 13th and 14th, 1879.

Four of their children remain interred in the Shelby Family Burying Ground in Lincoln County.

Sarah Shelby, daughter of Isaac Shelby, war hero and twice governor of Kentucky.

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Sarah Hart McDowell's Timeline

October 8, 1785
Danville, Lincoln, KY, USA
December 23, 1803
Age 18
Danville, KY, USA
July 4, 1805
Age 19
Danville, KY, USA
August 16, 1807
Age 21
Danville, KY, USA
December 24, 1811
Age 26
Danville, KY, USA
Age 28
Danville, KY, USA
January 31, 1817
Age 31
Danville, KY, USA
Age 33
Lincoln Co., KY
October 23, 1825
Age 40
Danville, KY, USA