Alabama
Lauderdale County
 

Marriages before 1850

DOWDY, Abetal and COOKE, George 11-15-1829
DOWDY, David and REEVES, Mary 10-3-1825
DOWDY, James J. (F?) and McKELVEY, Margaret 11-15-1849
DOWDY, Jane and BARNES, Davis 8-29-1822
DOWDY, Mahala and DORRIS, Kinchern 12-6-1827
DOWDY, Nancy and JONES, William 6-12-1833
DOWDY, Rebecca and McCORKLE, John 10-20-1833
DOWDY, Sarah C. and JONES, John W. 9-13-1851
[DOWDY, Thomas, and BROWN, Margaret ,23 March 1823 - copy of mar cert. in 1812 pension records]

Rieves, Stephen m. Dowdy, Eliza 20 Nov 1845 McCorkle, J. JP

Marriages 1851 - 1857

Dowdy, John S. m. Threet, Sarah J. 12 Jan 1854 McCorkle, Jno. JP
Dowdy, Thomas m. Sharp, Matilda 29 Sep 1852 McCorklee, J. JP
Dowdy, Mary m. Sharp, Charles 20 Jan 1851 McCorkle, Jno. JP

1858 - 1867

Lunsdere, Thos. W. H. m. Dowdy, Martha P. 12 Dec 1859 McKelvy, Wm. JP
Rogers, John W. m. Dowdy, Catherine 12 Jul 1860 McKelvy, Wm. JP

Marriages 1870 - 1876

Dowdy, Jos. L. m. White, Sarah A. 11 Sep 1873 Vandiver, P. J. MG
Vandiver, Phillip J. m. Dowdy, Mary T. __ Oct 1872 no name given

Marriages 1879 - 1882

Dowdy, Franklin P. m. Bevis, Amanda 13 Jan 1881 Dalrymple, G. W. C 353
Murphy, Davenport m. Dowdy, Emma 8 Jul 1880 Vandiver, P. G., JPC 215
Morgan, B. C. m. Dowdy, N. P. 7 Dec 1879 Vandiver, Geo., MG C 101
Cooper, John m. Dowdy, Sarah 18 Nov 1881 McCorkle, Jno., JP C 513

Marriages 1885 - 1887

Dowdy, Geo. S. m. Threat, Willie A.18 Nov 1886 White, E. C. [no title] E/577
Threat, Columbus m. Dowdy, Jennie 27 Jan 1886 Trousdale, W. M., JP E/112

Bureau of Land Management (GLO) Land Patents - Alabama (to 1860)
Lauderdale County

David Dowdy 8/1/1839, of Lauderdale Co, 40 acres, Land in Lauderdale Co
David Dowdy, 8/1/39, Lauderdale, 40, Lauderdale
David Dowdy, 8/1/39, Lauderdale, 80, Lauderdale
David A. Dowdy, 9/1/60, Lauderdale, 248, Lauderdale
George Dowdy, 9/4/35, Lauderdale, 40, Lauderdale
James Dowdy, 6/15/54, Lauderdale, 40, Lauderdale
James Dowdy, 6/15/54, Lauderdale, 40, Lauderdale
James Dowdy, 3/1/60, Lauderdale, 318, Lauderdale
James Dowdy, 9/4/35, Lauderdale, 40, Lauderdale
James Dowdy, 9/10/38, Lauderdale, 40, Lauderdale
James J. Dowdy, 3/1/58, Lauderdale, 119, Lauderdale
James M. Dowdy, 12/1/59, Lauderdale, 40, Lauderdale
James T. Dowdy, 12/1/59, Lauderdale, 40, Lauderdale
Jerimiah B. Dowdy, 9/1/60, Lauderdale, 317, Lauderdale
John T. Dowdy, 6/15/54, Lauderdale 40, Lauderdale
John T. Dowdy, 6/15/54, Lauderdale, 40, Lauderdale
John T. Dowdy, 6/15/54, Lauderdale 40, Lauderdale
John T. Dowdy, 6/15/54, Lauderdale, 40, Lauderdale
John T. Dowdy, 12/1/59, Lauderdale 40, Lauderdale
Joseph Dowdy, 3/1/58, Lauderdale, 158, Lauderdale
Thomas N. Dowdy, 9/1/60, Lauderdale, 159, Lauderdale
William C. Dowdy, 9/1/60, Lauderdale, 303, Lauderdale

Land Plat Location: Northwest Lauderdale County Directly on the Wayne TN and Hardin TN line

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 Range 14

Range 13

Range 12
Township 1  . George Dowdy
Mahala Dorris
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John T. Dowdy
James T. Dowdy
James L. Dowdy
James Dowdy

Jerimiah B. Dowdy   .
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War of 1812 Service (Source: Natchez Trace Traveler Vol 8 No 4 1988 page 141)

James Dowdy b ca 1790 SC; d 12 Aug 1872 Lauderdale Co AL m Feb 1813 Chatham Co NC to Catherine Terry. He volunteered in Chesterfield Dist SC and served as a private in Capt John McNeill's Co of infantry, Col Rutledge's 3rd Regt, S. Carolina Militia, from 29 Jun 1812  to 30 Oct 1812. He applied for bounty land from Lauderdale Co feb 1856 from Lauderdale Co Al, he received BL Wt 133307-80-55. On 1 Aug 1871 he applied for a pension from Lauderdale  and received cert. no. SC 14468. His widow applied fro apension on 1 Jul 1876 and received cert. no. WC 6812. In order to prove her marriage to James Dowdy, her brother, John Terry of Chatham NC testified that James Dowdy asked his (and Catherines') father for his sister, then pulled her up behind him on a sorrel horse and rode off in the direction of the justice of the peace. They afterwardlived in peace and hamony as married persons should do.

"I was mustered into service in Jun 1812 at Long Bluff SC was marched to Headrells Point near Charleston SC and was there dischargedf for this service. I rec'd two land warrants of 80 acres each. My PO is Florence Ala." signed James x Dowdy,  1 Aug 1871. Attest: John Cooper and Chapman Sego. [ed note: Chapman Sego's mother was Margaret Dowdy, daughter of George Dowdy of SC- see Chatham NC abstract pages at this website]

Thomas Dowdy b ?; d 28 Jul 1841, Lauderdale co Al; m 24 March 1823, Lauderdale Co AL to Margaret Brown. He served as a private in Capt Willima Welch's Co, Maj Field's 39th Regt, So Carolina Militia from 24 Sep 1814 to 12 Mar 1815. The widow applied for bounty land on 21 Jan 1851 in Lauderdale AL and received BL wt 21916-80-50. She applied for additional bounty land on 19 Jul 1855 and received BL Wt 42233-80-55. On 6 Nov 1878 she applied for a pension in Lauderdale AL and received WC 24238.

Affadavit of marriage 1855 witnessed by James B. Dowdy and Margaret A. E. Woodward

1830 Lauderdale AL census

David Doudey 20001 - 10001 born 1800-1810(Bureau Land Mgt grants: 80 acres in 1839)

James Doudey 2000001 - 032101 born 1780-1790. Acutal birth 1789 (Bureau Land Mgt grants: 40 acres in 1835, 40 acres in 1838)

Thomas Doudie 10001 10001

(Note: Bureau Land Mgt grant to George Dowdy 40 acres in 1835)

1833 May 6 - County Court - Road from Wallaces' West, Elias Faris from Wallaces to Farris Field, Richard Farris thence to 16 mile stake, James Dowdy thence to Ticers

1835 - Appraisal of estate of Peter Saffarans - Balance due at death (long list of debtors) "taken from an old ledger and most created in years 1835, 6,7. Most of them in 1835"....Thomas Dowdy 144

1840 Lauderdale AL census

Thomas Dowdy 10001 - 11001 born 1810-1820 [not the Thomas who fought in 1812 War?]

1840 April 18 - Florence Enquirer (source Natchez Trace Traveler Vol 12 No 3, page 115 Aug 1992). Petition for Legislative Candidates : To H.D. Smith, Jonathan Douglas, and James R. Alexander...Gentlemen, we a portion of your Democratic fellow citizens...conclusion that our political friends in the county should have but 3 Democratic candidaties for the Legislature. In looking around...no other 3 individuals more likely to unite...than yourselves...Every Democrat should see the necessity of union in our ranks..." [list of petitioners...James Dowdy...]

1850 Census
David Dowdy 51 NC
Mary 45 SC
James Madison 21 AL
Sarah 18 AL
William 13 AL
David 11 AL
Mary 7 AL
Margaret Dowdy 43 SC
Thomas 23 AL
Joseph 21 AL
Mary 16 AL
Margaret 14 AL
William 10 AL
Andrew Jackson 8 AL
Thomas Dowdy 20 AL
Margaret 43 TN
Polly 18 AL
Margaret 2nd 16 AL
William 12 AL
Andrew Jackson 10 AL
(duplicate?)
James Dowdy 61 SC
Catherine 58 NC
Catherine 2nd 28 AL
Lavinia 16 AL
Jerrymiah 22 AL
John 19 AL
Martha 14 AL
James T. Dowdy 23 AL
Margaret 18 AL
Mary 32 NC
. . .

1850 Agriculture Census taken 10/31/1850

DOUDY, Davy 515 60 100 300
DOWDY, James 515 50 30 400
DOWDY, James T. 515 20 Oc 100
DOWDY, Margaret 515 30 Oc 100
DOWDY, Thomas 515 50 Oc 100

1854 March 1. - Inventory record - Estate of John Sego. Admin: John McCorkle Ebenezer Young, John Sego, Chapman Sego. Apprais: Wm Scott, Robt Austin, James Dowdy, John Cooper.

1860 Lauderdale Census

Thomas Lumsden 31 Scotland, Martha (Dowdy) 25 AL, Margaret 3/12 pg 70
John Doudy 28 AL Sarah 25, Adaline 5, George 4, Alexander 2 pg 87
Jerre Dowdy 30 AL Louisa 34, Jane 4, James 1, John Rogers 28 TN pg 88
David Dowdy 60 NC, Mary 55 SC, Wm 23 AL, Mary 17 pg 123
James Dowdy 70 SC, Catharine 67 NC, Mary 43 NC, Catherine 32 AL pg 124
Wm McCorkle 36 SC, Sarah (Dowdy) 40 NC, Houston 12 AL, Eliz 10, Sarah 8, Ann 6 pg125
John McCorkle 48 SC, Rebecca (Dowdy) 46 NC, Mary 24 AL, Eliz 22, Thos 21, John 18, Sarah 16, Martha 14, Frances 11, Estella 1, James McCorkle 83 SC pg 127
James Dowdy 33 AL, Margaret 30 SC, John 9 AL, Luther 6, Nancy 2, George 1/12 pg 130
Thomas Dowdy 29 AL Matilda 25, Franklin 6, Mary 3, Matiilda Sharp 66 VA pg 133
Margaret Dowdy 52 AL, John 34 pg 134
Joseph Dowdy 33 AL, Sarah 30 SC, Margaret (?age) AL pg 154
____Dowdy 30 AL, Margaret 21, Laura 4, Aron 1 pg ???
Mahala (Dowdy?) Dorris 47 SC, Minerva Hough 4 AL

1860 Agriculture Census

Name; Improved Acres, Unimproved Acres, Value of land; Page #

DOWDY, John 40 120 500 w-05
DOWDY, Jerry 40 460 2000 w-05

DOWDY, David 55 250 600 w-07
DOWDY, James 50 200 1000 w-07
DOWDY, James 50 250 1000 w-07
DOWDY, Thomas 15 165 350 w-07
DOWDY, Margaret 20 60 160 w-07
DOWDY, Joseph 8 152 160 w-07


Company C 27th Alabama Infantry (mostly from Lauderdale)
DOWDY, W.C., Private; supposedly killed 11/8/1862, Perryville, Ky.

 1866 Lauderdale TAX (name, acres, whites age 18-50)
Westmorelandville
James F. Dowdy 320ac , 1
John T. Dowdy 40, 1
Jerimiah B. Dowdy 490, 1
Gravelly Springs
Thomas N. Dowdy 260, 1
James Dowdy ---, 1

 1866 Lauderdale STATE CENSUS (0-10, 10-20, +20 ....0-10, 10-20, +20)
J.M. Dowdy 101-211
Thomas Dowdy 011-012
Joseph Dowdy 210-101
Dave Dowdy 001-101
J.L. Dowdy 121 - 101 
James Dowdy 203-203 (next to Sarah McCorkle)
John Dowdy 201-101
Jerry Dowdy 211-101

1873 Jan 1. Inventory Record Book G pg 183. (includes list of all items) Buyers at estate of Jerimiah B. Dowdy: H. Oliver, Samuel Young, J.T. Dowdy, E.H. Rice, Widow, Lewis? Dowdy, John T. Dowdy, Mason? Young, Wodow, Samuel Balentine, Widow, Liddy McKelvy, L.J. Vanden, J. T. Towns, Widow, J.T. Dowdy, Widow, George McLain (col'd), J.T. Dowdy, Widow, R.H. Blanton, Widow

1873 Jan 1. Inventory Record Book G pg 184. (includes list of all items) Buyers at estate of James Dowdy: J.T.Threat, J.W. Pickens, H.H. McCorkle, J.W. Perkins, Sarah McCorkle, R.White, R.M. Wallice, James Murphey, W.J. Miller, C.P. Dulin?, J.T. Dowdy, B.H. May, J.H. Cooper, Martha Lumbesden, Jas T. Dowdy, J.W. Cooper, S. Cooper, Mat Murphey, J.T. Dowdy, Martha Lumbsden, W.T. Brown, R.M. Wallace, John McKelvy, J.T. Walace, H.H. McCorkle, B.H. May, Mary Lumbsden, J.T. Dowdy, A.J. Addams, J.T. Thret, J.W. Coppin?, H.H. McCorkle, Sarah McCorkle, Mat Murphy, R.M. Wallace, D.A. Sharp, J.W. Miller, Sarah McCorkle, W. Murphy, J.B. Dowdy, R.M. Wallace, James Murphey, Martha Lumbsden, Benj. Balintine, W.J. Miller, Benj Blanton, H.H. McCorkle, J.B. Dowdy, Mat Murphy, Henry Addams, Henry Farries, J.L. Austin, D.A. Sharp J. N? McKelvy, J.T. Dowdy, J.H. Bevis, J.T. Dowdy, H.J. Adams, D. A. Sharp, Martha Lumbsden, Rebecca McCorkle, J.H. Bevis, R.T. Cobb, Martha Lumbsden, J.H. Bevis, Rebecca McCorkle, Henry Faires, R. Avery, S. McKelvy, R.M Wallace. J.T. Wallace, Sam McKelvy, J. D. Dowdy, Rebecca McCorkle, Martha Lumbsden, James Dowdy, Mat Murphey, J.T. Dowdy, JW. Cooper, R. B Terril, J. T. Dowdy, P. J. Vandiver, Martha Lumbsden, John Murphy, J. B. Balintine, J.L. Wallace, R. M. Wallace, W. A. Lindsey, Henry Farris, Henry Adams, Martha Lumbsden, James T. Dowdy, Martha Lumbsden, J.T. Dowdy and other heirs, Sarah McCorkle, Rebecca McCorkle, James T. Dowdy , R. Avery.

1878 Sept 7 - Inventory Record Book G pg 105-6 - James Dowdy Estate. The undersigned administrators of the estate of James Dowdy late of said county of Lauderdale deceased, respectfully alleges that his said intestate died seized and possessed of the following described lands lying and being situate in said county in of Lauderdale and state aforsaid (legal description of land)....containing about 316 acres more or less...He further alleges that the following named persons are the heirs at law and distributees of the estate of his said intestate (to wit). Mary Dowdy aged about 60 years, Rebecca McCorkle wife of John McCorkle aged 58 years, Sarah McCorkle aged about 56 years, James T. Dowdy aged about 57 years, John T. Dowdy aged about 47 years, Lavinia E. Farris aged about 45 years, Martha P. Lumsden aged about 43 years. The children of Jerimiah Dowdy to wit Kissie Jane Dowdy aged 22 years, James L Dowdy aged 19 years and John L Dowdy aged about 16 years, all of the above named heirs and distirbutees reside in Lauderdale County state of Alabama. The children of Ann Young deceased who was the wife of Spencer Young to wit Elvira Young, Elizabeth Young, John Young, Mary Young, Jane Young, and Joanna Young all of whom are over the age of 21 years, but petitioner does not and cannot ascertain their precise ages after deligent inquirey for that purpose. Said heirs and distributees reside as petiioner is informed in the Parish of Carroll in the State of Lousiiana. And the child of Catharine Rodgers (to wit) Mattie Rodgers, who resides in Hardin County State of Tennessee who is 14 years of age, all of said heirs and distributees are of sound mind and no guardians for the minor heirs known to your petitioner. ...lands cannot be equitably divided amongst said heirs without a sale of the same. John T. Dowdy, Administrator Sept 17 1878.

 

1874 Lauderdale Tax

Township 1 Range 12 Section 7
: J.B. Dowdy estate. Section 13: J.B. Dowdy est. Section 18 J.B. Dowdy est, James Dowdy est, John T. Dowdy

Township 1 Range 13 Section 2: Matilda Dowdy, Section 3: W.C. Dowdy Section 11: Matilda Dowdy, Section 12: J.B. Dowdy est. Section 13: John T. Dowdy, J.T. Dowdy, Section 14: David Dowdy, Section 18: J.B. Dowdy est.

"John South married MARTHA HETTIE DOWDY in 1875 and died 29-01-1904 in Lauderdale co. Alabama. He had 9 children, Dora A., Turner Andrew, Salley O., Clara, Monser, John, James Claud, William Floyd (twins) and Stella. MARTHA HETTIE was the daughter of  James Burr Dowdy and Louisa Jane Faires." source Roots-L mailing list 2000

Alabama Civil Elections and Appointees
W. A. Dowdy Constable Aug 6, 1900
Henry L. Dowdy Justice of Peace Aug 1 1892 @ Kendall
Jesse A. Dowdy Constable Aug 1 1892 @ Kendall

1900 Lauderdale Census (heads of household index w/ page numbers)

DOWDEY, George S. 351A

DOWDY, Alex W. 30B

DOWDY, Anna 18A

DOWDY, Daniel H. 67A

DOWDY, Frank 80B

DOWDY, James 66B

DOWDY, Jesse A. 58B

DOWDY, John T. 24B

DOWDY, Mary 301A

DOWDY, Norah 88A

DOWDY, Polly 66B

DOWDY, Samuel C. 89A

DOWDY, William 66A


Pleasant Hill Cemetery

DOWDY, Virginia 27Aug1830 31Jan1910 3-16A-06

Pine Hill Cemetery

Dowdy, "little sister", b. 05 Aug 1906, d. 15 Sep 1907, daughter of Huston & Mollie
Dowdy, Andrew Turner, b. 13 Jul 1873, d. 16 Jul 1944, husband of Nancy Elizabeth
Dowdy, David Huston, b. 21 Jul 1861, d. 28 Jul 1938, husband of Mollie E.
Dowdy, Earl M., b. 22 Jul 1899, d. 01 May 1981, husband of Winnie J.
Dowdy, Ervin M., b. 23 Oct 1900, d. 07 Oct 1955
Dowdy, Hozie, b. 01 Feb 1896, d. 01 Feb 1973, son of Alex & Rachel Dowdy
Dowdy, James E. "Jimmy", b. 09 Nov 1890, d. 19 Sep 1969, husband of Pearl
Dowdy, Jerry W., b. 07 Oct 1958, d. 19 Sep 1976
Dowdy, Kizzie R., b. 14 Oct 1866, d. 25 Jan 1958
Dowdy, Lester, b. 05 Jun 1902, d. 26 Aug 1920
Dowdy, Martha A., b. 09 Apr 1838, d. 14 Sep 1912
Dowdy, Martha Jane, b. 30 Mar 1909, d. 03 Dec 1934
Dowdy, Mollie E., b. 26 Nov 1866, d. 10 Aug 1945
Dowdy, Nancy Elizabeth (Wilks), b. 08 Apr 1887, d. 01 Apr 1959, wife of Andrew Turner, m: 20 Feb 1910
Dowdy, Pearl, b. 03 Aug 1907, d. 09 Jun 1945, wife of James E.
Dowdy, W. T., b. 21 Feb 1863, d. 20 Sep 1924
Dowdy, Wiley, b. 10 Aug 1863, d. 10 Jun 1902
Dowdy, William C., b. 05 Jul 1838, d. 20 Nov 1915, Pvt. CO C 27 AL Inf. CSA
Dowdy, William Charles Jr., b. 06 Jun 1953
Dowdy, Winnie J., b. 31 May 1913, m: 05 Apr 1931, wife of Earl M., m: 05 Apr 1931

Austin Cemetery

Dowdy, George W., b. 18 Feb 1856, d. 09 Jan 1894, husband of Mary J.
Dowdy, James Leander, b. 02 Dec 1858, d. 26 Jun 1884, son of J.B. & L
Dowdy, Jno T., b. 20 July 1831, d. 04 Feb 1902, husband of Sarah J.
Dowdy, Louisa, b. 19 Nov 1822, d. 10 Jun 1888, wife of J.B.
Dowdy, Mary J., b. 03 Oct 1856, d. 18 Jan 1894
Dowdy, Mary, b. 25 Mar 1817, d. 01 May 1913
Dowdy, Sarah J., b. 14 Oct 1834, d. 11 Apr 1896, wife of J.T.

Sego, Margaret (Dowdy), b. 1790, d. 1870, daughter of George Dowdy

Murphy Chapel

Dowdy, Ada Moore, b: 14 Jun 1905, d: 27 Jul 1999, wife of Homer Lee
Dowdy, Arthur J., b: 15 Sep 1894, d: 17 Sep 1966, husband of Roxie Belle
Dowdy, Curtis E., b: 08 Nov 1915, d: 15 Jan 1965, husband of Jewel
Dowdy, Gaines E., b: 09 May 1901, d: 04 Feb 1934, brother of Homer Lee
Dowdy, Harriett D., b: 06 Dec 1862, d: 28 Aug 1952, sister of Henry L.
Dowdy, Henry L., b: 06 Feb 1860, d: 20 Aug 1956
Dowdy, Homer Lee, b: 16 Dec 1898, d: 25 Feb 1978, husband of Ada
Dowdy, Horace Loyd, b: 03 Apr 1925, d: 22 Dec 1946
Dowdy, Rev. James B., b: 04 Jan 1824, d: 21 Jun 1901, husband of Louisa Jane
Dowdy, Jewel E., b: 14 Dec 1918, wife of Curtis
Dowdy, J. Harper, b: 03 Sep 1893, d: 05 Oct 1952, husband of Laudie
Dowdy, John B., b: 05 Sep 1858, d: 22 Mar 1951, husband of Nancy Alice
Dowdy, Laudie Mae, b: 07 Jan 1895, d: 05 Oct 1935, wife of J. Harper
Dowdy, Louisa Jane, b: 25 Oct 1827, d: 02 Jul 1905, wife of Rev. James B.
Dowdy, Minnie Ida, b: 22 Feb 1898, d: 02 Mar 1983, wife of Willie M.
Dowdy, Nancy Alice, b: 29 Apr 1868, d: 01 Mar 1944, wife of John B.
Dowdy, Ramona, b: 04 Nov 1932, d: 19 May 2002, daughter of Arthur & Roxie Belle
Dowdy, Roxie Belle, b: 21 Jul 1900, d: 04 Oct 1969, wife of Arthur
Dowdy, Starling W., b: 10 Dec 1916, d: 03 Feb 1948, son of Willie & Minnie
Dowdy, Willie M., b: 18 Oct 1888, d: 25 Mar 1951, husband of Minnie Ida

Florence City Cemetery

DOWDY, Albert O. 8JL1928 D4-02
DOWDY, Floyd 18AU1894 12JL1928 D2-11
DOWDY, Jessie A. 15NO1866 1DE1943 D1-05
DOWDY, Jessie C. 20JL1901 29SE1901 D1-05
DOWDY, Karen Wills 22AP1956 21JA1973 P3-20
DOWDY, Lorena Smoot 23FE1870 30JL1941 J2-09
DOWDY, Martha Holt 4OC1860 10JL1940 G1-08
DOWDY, Mary E. 16AU1866 29SE1941 D3-14
DOWDY, Myra M. 9JA1874 29JL1901 D1-05
DOWDY, Q.B. 25FE1898 25FE1936 D2-11
DOWDY, Rufus B. 3MH1897 1MH1980 D1-05
DOWDY, Samuel C. 11FE1859 16SE1945 D3-14
DOWDY, Susie Koonce 25AU1899 9SE1979 F7-06
DOWDY, Zue 1865 1934 D2-11

Dowdy Cemetery

Dowdy, William Floyd 21 Mar 1894 19 Jan 1911; son of W. A. & Rachel A. Dowdy
Dowdy (Double marker)

Rachel A. 17 May 1868 24 Jun 1957
Wm. Alex 24 Feb 1848 1 May 1932

Dowdy Infant 18 Mar 1903 17 Jul 1903; dau of W. A. & Rachel A. Dowdy
Dowdy Infant 30 Apr 1905 1 May 1905; son of W. A. & Rachel A. Dowdy

Stonypoint Cemetery

DOWDY, infant 25MY1906 9JE1906 15 infant of J.T. & Ella
DOWDY, infant 10JA1911 10JA1911 15 infant of J.T. & Ella
DOWDY, James T. 16FE1865 22AU1923 15 h of Ella
DOWDY, Ella L. 15AP1883 16JA1911 15 w of J.T.

 

INDEX OF DEATHS IN THE FLORENCE TIMES
4 JULY 1890 - 31 DECEMBER 1930

DOWDY, ? (Inf/F) 09 Jun 06 Florence, Ala l5 Jun 06
DOWDY, ? (Inf/M) 26 Jan 30 Rt #2, Cloverdale Pg l 27 Jan 30
DOWDY, ? (Inf/M) 29 Sep 0l Wright, Ala 04 Oct 0l
DOWDY, ? (Mrs) ? Jul 0l Wright, Ala 04 Oct 0l
DOWDY, Albert Oscar 08 Jul 28 Florence, Ala Pg l 09 Jul 28
DOWDY, Amanda Bevis 09 Feb 20 Cleveland Township 27 Feb 20
DOWDY, Clarence 09 Apr l6 Waterloo, Ala l4 Apr l6
DOWDY, Floyd l9 Jan ll Hawthorne Heights 27 Jan ll
DOWDY, Floyd D. l2 Jul 28 Courtland, Ala Pg l l3 Jul 28
DOWDY, Franklin Pierce l0 Oct l5 Cleveland, KS 29 Oct l5
DOWDY, G. W. 09 Jan 1894 Threet, Ala l3 Jan 94
DOWDY, G. W. (Mrs) l6 Jan 1894 27 Jan 94
DOWDY, G. W. (Mrs) l6 Jan 1894 Threet, Ala 20 Jan 94
DOWDY, J. A. (Mrs) 22 Jul 0l Florence, Ala 02 Aug 0l
DOWDY, J. B. (Mrs) 0l Jul 09 Florence, Ala 02 Jul 09
DOWDY, J. B. (Rev.) 2l Jun 0l Threet Community 28 Jun 0l
DOWDY, James l5 Jul 04 Florence, Ala 22 Jul 04
DOWDY, James T. 22 Aug 23 New Orleans, LA Pg l 24 Aug 23
DOWDY, John T. 05 Feb 02 l4 Feb 02
DOWDY, John T. 05 Feb 02 Kendell Community 07 Feb 02
DOWDY, Margaret 29 Jan 03 Florence, Ala 06 Feb 03
DOWDY, Polly ? May l3 Threet Community] 30 May l3
DOWDY, Sarah Jane ll Apr 1896 25 Apr 96
DOWDY, Sarah Jane ll Apr 1896 l8 Apr 96
DOWDY, Sarah Jane ll Apr 1896 Threet, Ala 09 May 96
DOWDY, Virginia 3l Jan l0 Burcham Valley 25 Feb l0
DOWDY, W. F. 27 Nov 30 Alberquerque, NM Pg l 28 Nov 30

Miscellaneous Notes:

1983 Journal of Muscle Shoals History says that the famous ruins of the Forks of Cypress plantation home is owned [at that date] by R.B. Dowdy estate of Birmingham.

Queries

I am looking for information on Margaret Dowdy (b. 8/16/1837) born to Thomas Dowdy and Margaret Ann Brown. Thomas was born in SC between 1800-1810. Margaret (1837) married Abel Woodward in 1855, lived in Hardin Co, TN until 1880's, went to Texas, then to Los Angeles. She died in 1924. Anyone interested or connected?


 

1. James Dowdy - b 1789 SC; veteran of War of 1812 "I was mustered into service in Jun 1812 at Long Bluff SC was marched to Headrells Point near Charleston SC and was there dischargedf for this service. I rec'd two land warrants of 80 acres each. My PO is Florence Ala."

m. Catherine Terry daughter of James Terry of Chatham Co NC

2. Catherine Rodgers b abt 1822 AL (in 1850 census)

3. Mattie Rodgers, of Hardin County Tennessee; 14 years of age in 1878

2. Mary Dowdy b abt 1818 aged about 60 years in 1878

2. Rebecca McCorkle b abt 1820 wife of John McCorkle aged 58 years in 1878

2. Sarah McCorkle b abt 1822 aged about 56 years in 1878

2. James T. Dowdy b abt 1823 aged about 57 years in 1878

2. John T. Dowdy b abt 1831 aged about 47 years in 1878

2. Lavinia E. Farris b abt 1833 aged about 45 years 1878

2. Martha P. Lumsden b abt 1835 aged about 43 years in 1878

2. Jerimiah Dowdy deceased before 1878

3. Kissie Jane Dowdy b abt 1856 aged 22 years in 1878

3. James L Dowdy b abt 1859 aged 19 years in 1878

3. John L Dowdy b abt 1863 aged about 16 in 1878

2. Ann Young deceased before 1878 married Spencer Young

3. Elvira Young,

3. Elizabeth Young,

3. John Young,

3. Mary Young

3. Jane Young

3. Joanna Young

 

 1. James (Jim) B. Dowdy b. 1824 AL, father b SC, mother TN (? was a nephew of Farris Elias Dowdy b. 1797 S.C.?)

+ Louiza J.______ b. 1828 AL (father b AL, mother b AL) They are on the 1880 Wayne Co., TN census with their children;

2 Jesse Allen Dowdy (Sheriff of Lauderdale Co.)
+1 Myra Till (died leaving 3 ch.) he m.2 Lorena____

3. Rufus B. Dowdy b. 1898 (owned Forks of Cypress when it burned)
+ Martha Susan (Susie) Koonce (did he m.2 Doris ?)


4. Vernon Lavada Dowdy
Birth: 15 Oct 1899
Death: 10 Feb 1996
+ her cousin Elvin Koonce LOVELACE, son of James Ervin & Dora Amanda (Koonce) Lovelace

Posted at Worldconnect by Bill Woodward wwoodward@nc.rr.com

1. Thomas DOWDY Birth: Bet. 1790 - 1800 in South Carolina ; Death: 28 Jul 1841 in Lauderdale Co.,AL Residence: 1814 Chesterfield Dist.,SC "Thomas Dowdy whoo was a private in the company commanded by Captain Welch in the 39th regiment of the South Carolina Militia...". "Enlisted Sept. 24, 1814" "Discharged March 12, 1815."

Marriage 1 Margaret Ann BROWN b: 1807 in South Carolina/Alabama
Married: 24 Mar 1823 in Lauderdale Co.,Alabama 4

Children
2. Thomas DOWDY b: 1827 in Alabama
2. Joseph DOWDY b: 1829 in Alabama
2. Mary DOWDY b: 1834 in Alabama
2. Margaret Ann DOWDY b: 16 Jul 1837 in Lauderdale County,Alabama

Marriage 1 Abel WOODWARD b: 23 Mar 1830 in Wayne County,Tennessee; Married: 2 Jul 1855

Children
3. Sarah Elizabeth WOODWARD b: 18 Jul 1856 in Tennessee
3. William Franklin WOODWARD b: 5 Aug 1859 in Tennessee
3. Mary Bell WOODWARD b: 20 May 1861 in Tennessee
3. Rosa Lee WOODWARD b: 5 Feb 1865 in Hardin Co.,TN
3. Amanda WOODWARD b: 1 Jul 1868
3. John Wiley WOODWARD b: 7 May 1870 in Tennessee
3. James Leander WOODWARD b: 27 Feb 1874 in Tennessee
3.Thomas Walter WOODWARD b: 22 Sep 1876 in Tennessee
3.Jesse Porter WOODWARD b: 29 Sep 1879 in Tennessee

2. William DOWDY b: 1840 in Alabama
2. Andrew Jackson DOWDY b: 1842 in Alabama
2. Polly DOWDY b: 1832