Orange/Chatham County
North Carolina
 

ORANGE/ CHATHAM COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA

1760

1762 Court Orange County. James Davis by James Kendrick 700 acres both sides of Deep River...joins Churton's and Dowdy's lines.

1763 Orange Deed. Thomas Dowdy buys 50 acres from Joseph Pinson. wit John Cantril [need details]

1763 Nov Court. Orange County. Thomas Dowdy ordered to help build a road from Bear Creek to Cumberland County line. Also ordered: William Dowdy

1763 Orange County Court. William Thompson appointed overseer of Thompson's road where it crossed Deep River with help of Thomas and William Dowdy. [editor's note: Be aware that this Thomas Dowdy is ?not the same person in Albemarle Parish Sussex Virginia. That Thomas is still in Virginia at this time]

1768 Regulator petition to the governor of North Carolina complaining about high recording fees for deed in Orange County NC. Signed by Daniel Dowdy




1770

1770 CHATHAM COUNTY FORMED FROM ORANGE COUNTY



1772 Sept 23 - A List of Men on the Muster role of Capt. Joab Brooks Company (source)

Thomas Dowdy
William Dowdy

1772 Sept 23 - A List of Men on the Muster Role of Capt. John Birdsong's Company (source)

Daniel Dowdey

"In the province of North Carolina, all men from 16 to 60 years of age had to muster together on a regular basis, for the protection of their county. They had to furnish their own musket or rifle, their own powder horn and their own bayonet. They elected their own officers and non-commissioned officers. If a person did not wish to serve, he could pay someone else to take his place.
These militia were responsible in keeping the peace against indians, outlaw bands, pirates and any other force. As long as the fighting took place in their own county, they received no pay. If they were activated by the governor and had to leave their own county, they then went on the state payroll for about ten dollars a month. These men had regular drills and often times would be called upon to serve a three month term of service. Even for a year during the French and Indian War."

(editor's note: Based on the militia age requirements, this would place the birth dates of Thomas, Wiliam and Daniel Dowdy (all of Deep River) at between 1712 to 1756. Since Thos and Wm. appear as adults in 1763, you could place their approx births between 1712 and 1745-ish.)


1774, August 10- Chatham County Court.- a Jury, or any twelve of them, appointed to review and turn the road called Husbands from where it joins Quakers Road, to poplands ford on Bair Creek & from thence to Iron Works (on Deep River) - list includes: Thomas Dowdy, William Dowdy, and others. (Source: Chatham Co., NC Court Minutes 1774-1779 by Poe Publishers - owned by Steven A. Bridges) [Editor's Note: Harman Husband was a leader of the Regulator movement in this area. He was part of a large group of Quakers who moved to NC from the Philadelphia area]

1775 Aug Chatham County Court. Martin Kindrick overseer "of the road" with William Dowdy, Thomas Dowdy.

1775 Nov Chatham County Court. Thomas Dowdy, William Dowdy appointed to layout a road [where?]

1777 Aug Chatham County Court. William Dowdy appointed overseer of road from Rigdons Ferry Road to Iron Works.

1778 Feb Chatham County Court. Thomas Dowdy, William Dowdy appointed jurors

1778 Feb Chatham County Court. John Nall's district to be divided by a road leading from Phillip Suttons mill to the Rocky River near the Baptist meeting house thence to Capt Herndon's line to Orange County line and including Thomas Dowdy's


1780

Adjacent land plats of the Dowdys of Deep River, Chatham Co.


 

1780 Mar court. NC grant to James Kendrick...land joins Thomas Dowdy's line and Deep River (source editor)

1780 Nov court. Tax sale of land of Herman Husband (heirs residing out of this state) sold to John Montgomery 80 acres joining Jesse Hollingworth, Wm Dowdy and Joseph Pinson Land on North side of Deep River. (source editor)

1780 15 Nov . DB B pg 406. Sherriff disposes of land of Herman Husbands highest bidder...land N side of Deep River ..joins Jesse Hollingsworth, William Dowdy and Joseph Pinson [note: when land sold in 1788 "joins land of William Dowdy..."]

1781 Revolutionary Claim Receipts (copies found in the DAR application file: Thomas Dowdy)
April? 26 1781 No 406 State of North Carolina. Hillsborough District Auditors Office . These may certify that Thomas Dowdey was allowed the sum of six hundred [hole] <s> M[hole] Ramsey

1782 NC grant to Stephen Rigden on Throughfare Branch waters of Deep River...joins James Kindrick's corner in Dowdays line, Harmon Husbands and John Kindrick (note: this land sold to Benjamin Watts in 1784 with same neighbors listed)

1782 April William Dowdy killed by Tories. Report of Col David Fanning: "...I had set out for Chatham, when I learned a wedding was to be that day. On my way I took one prisoner before I came to the house. Ther being but five of us, we immediately surrounded the house in full charge. I ordered them immediately out of the house; three of my men went into the house and drove them all out, one by one; I caused them all to stand in a row to examine them, to see if I knew any of them that was bad men. I found one, by the name of William Dowdy, concealed upstairs. One of my men fired at him as he was running from one house to the other. He received the ball in the shoulder. I then, having my pistols in hands, discharged them both at his breast, with which he fell, and that night expired. I then parolled the rest, on the 25th."

1783 August 20 1783 Revolutionary Claim ReceiptsNo 3800. State of North Carolina Hillsborough Audotors office. This is to certify that Thomas Dowdey exhibits [hole] and was allo[hole] nineteen pounds two shillings [hole] <s> Alex Mebane, John Nichols

1783 Deed Book C, pg. 226-227 - Grant #606 Daniel Dowdy received a grant for 250 acres, for the sum of 50 shillings per 100 acres, on both sides of Pattersons’s creek, and on Kindricks corner. 9 Oct 1783

1784 August 23, 1784 (1786?) Revolutionary Claim ReceiptsNo 6853 State of North Carolina . Hillsborough Auditors Office. This may certify that Thoma[hole]audey exhibits his claim and was allowed fifty four [?] <s> John Nichols, Alex Mebane

1784 Chatham Court of Pleas. Thomas Dowdy appointed overseer of road from Rocky River to Chrisopher Hornidays to work of road from Barracks Ch--Hornidays: Thomas Dowdy, ____ Dowdy, George Dowdy,...

1784 Chatham Court Nov. The road leading round Thomas Dowdy's plantation as it is now cleared remain so. ...Elijah Teague appt. overseer of road from Rockey River to Christopher Hornidays in room of Thomas Dowdy

1784 Deed Book C, pg.274-275 Daniel Dowdy sold to Duncan McIver of Chatham co, for 28 pounds, the land he received by Grant #606. Land was on Patterson’s creek & Kindricks corner. 5 July 1784. Witnesses: John Thompson & John Montgomery. Proven in court August term 1784, by oath of witness, John Thompson.

1784. 20 Apr 1784 DB C pg 455. Jas Kindrick to Wm Kindrick ...joins Thomas Dowdy and the bank of Deep River.

1784 23 July DB C pg 481. John Kendrick to Daniel Dowdy 30L Land beginning at a spanish Oak on Dowdys Mountain and turning E 180 poles to a post oak then S across Pattersons Cr 125 poles at a hickory then S 100 poles to a post oak then W 92 poles to a white oak then N 160 poles to abeach on Deep River thence down the same to the first station containing 200 acres it being a tract of land granted to the said John Kendrick by patent 9 Oct 1783. In presence of Jno Thompson, James Kendrick. Recorded August Court 1784. New

1785 NC Revolutionary Army Accounts Vol VI Book 23 seem to relate to Chatham Co Dowdys
Hilsborough Treasurers Office Richardson Fugar, Sherriff Moore County

William Dowdy 5.15.2

Hilsborough Treasurers Office April 1785. William Picket Sherriff Randolph County

William Dowdy 17.8.0

1785 Deed Book D, pg. 328 - Grant #738 William Dowdy received Grant for 212 acres, for 50 shillings per 100 acres, on Nicks Creek, John Hornaday’s line, and Wards corner. 23 Sep 1785

1785 Deed Book D, pg. 332 - Grant #158Thomas Dowdy received grant for 300 acres, for 50 shillings per 100 acres, on Mudlick Creek and Rocky River. 23 Sep 1785

1785 Court. Returned list of insolvents: A. Simmons, John Dowdy 1 poll, John Arnold

1787 Deed of James Poe to Christopher Horniday on head of South fork of Cain Creek granted Poe 1787. Witness: John Doudy, John Beray, Signed James and Mary Poe

1788 9 May 1788. DB F page 4. William Ward to Chriistopher Horniday land lying on Mudlick Creek...wit: Thomas Dowdy Sr., Thomas Dowdy Jr.

1788 Deed Book E, pg. 52-53Thomas Dowdy sold to Thomas Ray for 50 pounds, 90 acres on Mudlick Creek. Witnessess: David Teague & Sarah Teague. 6 Sep 1788. Proven in Court during May session 1790 by oath of David Teague. [note: this was part of the land Thomas inherited from his brother William Dowdy]

1789 Chatham Co NC - Deed Bk. E, pg. 106-107 "This Indenture made this 4th day of December, 1789, between Thomas Dowdy, Junior of the County of Anson, NC, planter, of the one part and Thomas Dowdy Senior of Chatham Co NC, Yoeman, of the other part. Witnesseth that the said Thomas Dowdy JR for an in consideration of the sum of 30 pounds to him in hand paid by the said Thomas Dowdy SR, doth hereby acknowledge. All that tract or parcel of land (112 acres) lying & being in the said County of Chatham, on Nicks Creek, it being part of a larger tract or parcel (212 acres) granted to William Dowdy, deceased, by a grant bearing date 23 day of September 1785, and registered in the Registers office in Book D, pg. 328-319, recourse being thereunto will more fully appear. With the said William Dowdy, dying without issue, his brother Thomas Dowdy JR, by heirship became solely entitled to the said land, etc, etc. Witnesses were Berkley Dowdy and Josiah Rogers. Proved during November session 1790 by Josiah Rogers."

1789 Chatham Co Marriage Purchases [note: from 1785-1791 county clerks forwarded all lists of revenues to the state Treasurers Office] Benjamin Dowdy. Box #29 Treas & Comptrollers Papers, county Settlements.


1790

1790 Chatham County NC Census

Head of HH............m+16...m-16...all f   Comments  
John Dowdey..........1.....0.....3  b. 1762 Alb Par. s/o Thos of Rocky River. died 1792
William Dowdey......1.....0.....0  Unknown 
Ru'd Dowdey..........1.....0.....0  son of William Dowdy Sr of Deep River
Jesse Dowdey.........1.....0.....0  Unknown. See 1792 abstract. Living Deep River area
Benjamin Dowdey...1.....0.....2  Unknown. See 1792 abstract. Living Deep River area
Joseph Dowdey......2.....6.....2  Unknown. Large # of sons. Where did he go?
Daniel Dowdey.......2.....3.....4  Lives 1800 Moore NC. Moved to Georgia
William Dowdey.....3.....5.....4  William Dowdy Sr of Deep River. died 1826
Thomas Dowdey....2.....0.....3  Thomas Dowdy of Rocky River w/ Bartley in HH 
Thomas Dowdy Sr of Deep River  missing from census


1791 Deed Book E, pg. 196-197 Daniel Dowdy sold to Daniel McIntosh of Moore Co, NC, for 50 pounds, 200 acres on south side of Deep River, beginning on Dowdy’s Mountain. Land was originally granted to John Kendrick on 9 Oct 1783, who sold it to Daniel Dowdy on 23 Jul 1784. Witnesse: Joseph Thompson & Wm. McLennon. Deed dated 25 Jan 1791, Proven in court during February session 1791, by oath of Joseph Thompson.

1791 Feb 12 1791. DB E pg 193. William Duncan to Jethro Vincent and Jas Clark...wit: William Dowdy, John Montgomery.

1791 Jan 9 1791. DB E pg 194. John Montgomery to John McFarland ...runing north along Duncan McIver's line and Daniel Dowdy's lines.

1791 March 1791. DB E pg 306. William Kendrick to Chiles McGee...lying on the North side of Deep River...another tract on Thomas Dowdy corner on bank of Deep River

1792 Loose Papers - NC - Chatham Co (FHC film #1065099) Administrators Bond - John Dowdy, dec’d Hannah Terry & James Terry bonded to be Administrators for the estate of John Dowdy Estate. Bondsman was Christopher Hornaday. May 1792

Genforum Posting: John Dowdy died intestate in Chatham County and his estate was administrated by his widow Hannah (nee Whitehead) and her second husband James Terry on 14 May 1792. Hannah's will, dated 11 Apr 1835, mentions her daughter Sarah, son William Dowdy and grandson Hiram Dowdy. I believe Sarah was John Dowdy's child, since she is not mentioned in the will of Hannah's husband James Terry, who predeceased her, and dated 22 Oct 1922. James and Hannah had a daughter Catherone, said to have married James Dowdy Sr. I would like very much to know the relationship of the above to other Dowdys of Chatham County. -George Whitehead


1792 Loose Papers - NC - Chatham Co (FHC film #1065099) Inventory of John Dowdy’s estate filed in court by Administrators John & Hannah Terry. Consisted only of 1 mare & colt, 2 cows, 1 sow, misc.dishes, pans & farming tools, and one saddle. May Term of court – 1792

1792 25 Sept 1792. DB G pg 120. Malcom McCollum to John McCollum ...south side of Deep R. below the mouth of Pocket Cr. beginning on bank of Rive (formerly John Thompsons corner now Joseph Lea's) then running east to Daniel Dowdys line.

1792 Aug – Court of Common Pleas - Ordered that Strangeman Modglin overseer of the road called the Gulph road from Rockey River to the Min road that crosses Deep River at Andersons ferry & the following hands work under him to wit: Lewis Johnson, William Pascal, John Daugherty, Joel Patterson & Jesse Dowdy ~ And that Chiles McGee be appointed overseer of the Gulph road from the road Crossing Deep River at Anderson ferry to Deep River & that the following hands work under him to wit: Thomas Galloway, Murdock McKenzie, Lewis Freeman, Benjamin Dowdy, Richard Dowdy NEW

1793 13 Nov 1793. DB G pg 146 William Gober to Thomas Galloway ...land on Cedar Creek...test: Thomas Dowdy

1793 17 Aug 1793. DB G pg 380. Thomas and Charity Ray to Joseph Bridges ...land on Mudlick Creek 90 acres being part of a tract granted to William Dowdy, dec'd.

1794 Deed Bk H p57. NC land grant 1174 150 acres to Thomas Dowdy on waters of Nicks Creek

1796 Deed Book J, pg. 126 Thomas Dowdy gave “for love and affection” to daughter Anne Bray, wife of Edward Bray Jr, 100 acres on Mudlick Creek, part of his grant dated 23 Sep 1785. Deed dated 6 Oct 1796. Witnesses: Bartley Dowdy & Lucy Dowdy. Proven in during August 1797 Session of court

1796 Deed Book L, pg. 300 Thomas Dowdy gave, “for Love and Affection” to his son Barkley Dowdy, two tracts of land on Nicks Creek, one containing 44 acres being a part of Thomas’s Grant dated 23 Sep 1785, the second containing 56 acres being part of his Grant dated 7 Jul 1794. Witnesses: John Johnson & Anthony Chamness. Deed dated 8 Nov 1796. Proven in court during February Session 1801

Nov., 1796 Pg. 220 - SAMUEL COX , to whom AUGUSTINE TYSER was bound is permitted by the court, to give up the indenture of the said AUGUSTINE, who is rebound to GABRIEL TYSER, to learn the trade of a Taylor. [note: Lucy Dowdy m. Augustine Tyser] - ORPHAN'S INDENTURES & GUARDIANSHIP RECORDS IN COURT MINUTES Taken from Chatham Co. Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions- 1774-1800 See http://rootsweb.com/~ncchatha/orphan.htm for a terrific description of the "orphan " rules.

Nov., 1796 Pg. 231 - CHANEY Dowdy, & THOMAS Dowdy , the girl about sixteen years old and the boy about fourteen years old be bound to THOMAS Dowdy, Sen'r. untill the(y) arrive at lawfull age. - ORPHAN'S INDENTURES & GUARDIANSHIP RECORDS IN COURT MINUTES Taken from Chatham Co. Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions- 1774-1800 See http://rootsweb.com/~ncchatha/orphan.htm for a terrific description of the "orphan " rules.

1797 Feb Court. Road to Anderson's Ferrry on Deep River iron works, Chiles McGee overseer: John Dowdy, Archibald McIntire, James Dowdy, Armstead Dowdy, Balaam Dowdy, George Dowdy, Thomas Dowdy, William Dowdy and Benjamin Dowdy

1798 Fort Wayne, IN, Public Library - Genealogy Dept, Film Reel #33, pg. 97 .13 May 1798Thomas Dowdy, Senior, gave Power of Attorney to his son William Dowdy, “to sue for, recover & receive all sums of money and dower rights of and from the Estate of Robert Parsons, deceased, whose daughter, Elizabeth, I married.” . Witnesses: M. McKenzie & J. McBride. Proven at May term of court 1798

1799 Nov 25. Deed Bk L pg 19. James Bullard to Thomas Dowdy Jr. tract on west side of George's Creek east to late Gilbert Paterson's ...229 acres


1800

1800 Chatham County NC Census

Head of HH  10..16..26..45..+45  10..16..26..45..+45  Comments 
John Dowdy  .2....0....1....0.....0  .1....1....0....1.....0  John Dowdy of Harts Creek
William Dowdy  .0....3....0....0.....1  .0....0....1....0.....1 William Dowdy Sr of Deep River
William Dowdy   .0....2....0....1.....0  .0....0....0....2.....0 son of Thomas Dowdy Sr of Deep River
Benjamin Dowdy  .3....0....0....1.....1  .1....1....1....1.....0  Unknown
George Dowdy  .0....0....1....0.....0  .0....0....2....0.....0  son of William Dowdy Sr of Deep River
Thomas Dowdy Sr  .0....0....2....2.....1  .0....0....1....0.....1  Thomas Dowdy Sr of Deep River
Thomas Dowdy  .0....0....0....0.....1  .1....0....1....1.....1  Thomas Dowdy of Rocky River
Bartley Dowdy  .3....1....1....1.....0  .1....0....0....1.....0  b. 1770 Alb Par. son of Thomas Dowdy of Rocky River

*note: Moore Co. NC 1800 census (next to Chatham) includes Daniel Dowdy and James Dowdy.

 

1801 Deed Book L, pg. 235-236 Benjamin Dowdy bought from Thomas Galloway, for 200 pounds, 200 acres on Cedar Creek, Galloway’s line, and McIntyre’s line. Deed dated 11 Aug 1801. Proven in court by grantor thomas Galloway, August 1801 session.

1801 Deed Book L, pg. 356 - Grant #1603 Thomas Dowdy, Grant for 25 acres, at 50 shillings per 100 acres, on Georges Creek, Billington Taylor’s corner, Harris’s line, and Dowdy’s present line. 4 Nov 1801

1802 Dec 9. Deed Bk X NC to John Dowdy 43 acres on waters of Hart's Creek Reiver's Corner, to the road thence along Scarbrough's line [note: this land grant was registered in Bk X which exists in the 1820s]

1802 Deed Book N, pg. 3 Thomas Dowdy, gave “for natural love & affection of my beloved Granddaughter, Rachel Dowdy, daughter of Lucy Dowdy”100 acres on Nicks Creek, lines of John Johnson,and Barkley Dowdy, and one feather bed & furniture. Deed dated 14 Sep 1802. Witnessed by Joseph Bridges and Thomas Hardy. Proven November session 1802 by Joseph Bridges

1802 Deed Book N, pg. 4 Thomas Dowdy gave “for natural love and affection” to daughter Sarah Norman, wife of Wm. Norman, 100 acres on Mudlick Creek. 27 August 1802, witnessed by Edward M. Dorsey Jr & Robert Harman. Proven November session 1802 by Edward Dorsey

Loose Papers - NC - Chatham Co (FHC film #1065099) Estate papers of Thomas Dowdy, Deceased Bartley Dowdy & Thomas Hadley were named Administrators of the Estate of Thomas Dowdy, deceased. Bondsman for them were Edward Bray and Robert Stinson.

1802 Loose Papers - NC - Chatham Co (FHC film #1065099) Inventory list and amount of sale of the estate of Thomas Dowdy, deceased, submitted to the court, and recorded on 2 Dec 1802, in Book A., pg. 92

1803 Loose Papers - NC - Chatham Co (FHC film #1065099) (Thomas Dowdy Sr may have previously been Guardian of granddaughter, Rachel Dowdy, as this small scrap of paper was found in his estate file) “Sundries due to Edward Bray, Guardian of Rachel Dowdy, notes of James Overman, John Johnson, Wm. Norman, & Jeremiah Johnson, totaling 13.18.1. 2 Dec 1803.”

1804 Loose Papers - NC - Chatham Co (FHC film #1065099) Ordered that Joseph Bridges, Andrew Headen and Thomas Rives, Esq’s, be and they are hereby appointed a Committee to settle with the Administrators of Thomas Dowdy, dec’d and report to next court. November session 1804

1804 Nov. 30, David Record to John Dunkin, £200, 220 acres south side of Bear Creek, Wm. Dunkins line & corner. Wit. Samuel Eloitt, William Dowdy, Johua (x) Tilmon. (FHL film 259,410) O-26:

1804 Deed Book O, pg. 86-87Barkley Dowdy sold to Joseph Bridges for $125, the two tracts of land on Nicks Creek that was given to him in 1802, by his father, Thomas Dowdy. Witnesses: Thomas Caskett & George Gee. 27 Dec 1804. Proven at February 1806 session

1804 Nov Deed Book M. Robert Spiers to William Dowdy, tract on north fork of Georges Creek, the water of Deep River, with Ballard's line down the creek to Roger's line. [acres?]

1805 Jan Court Thos Rives and Jos Bridges certify to true accounting of Thos Hadley and Bartley Dowdy, adms. of Thos Dowdy deceased.

1805 Loose Papers - NC - Chatham Co (FHC film #1065099) “Account Current” of the estate of Thomas Dowdy, submitted to the court, by Commissioners Thomas Rivers, J.A.Bridges & Andrew Headen. Amount of the personal Estate of Thomas Dowdy, deceased = 151.6.6-1/2. Less vouchers against estate in the amount of 43.2.2-1/2. Balance = 108.4.4, on 19 Jan. 1805. Recorded Feb. term 1805

1805 CULBERSON, ANDREW - Inventory taken "of items not mentioned in the will" 16th Feb. (no year given) Note on Joshua Adcock, Daniel Hackney, John Quakenbush, Henry Holliday, Jonathan Lindley, Joseph Vestal, Samuel Culberson, & Joseph Bridges, An additional inventory was taken Nov., 1, 1804 with sales of items and purchasers Peter Stoner, Jacob Hinshaw, Samuel Culberson, John Fox, Thomas Ward, John Whitehead, Henry Bray, Jr., John Horniday, Josiah Culberson, Robert? Whinnery, Silas Vestal, Robert Howel, Jr., Thomas Cashat, Samuel Stewart, Thomas Watson, Benjamin Bayley, William Campbell, John C. Walden, William Jones, Barney Fox, George Curl, Joseph Bridges, Stephen Ward, Andrew Hunter, William Barnett, Ann Culberson, Alexander Wilky, John Evans, Levy Johnston, William Lewis, Joseph Hackett, Jonathan Johnson, Lazarus Hinson, Nathan Stedman, Jeremiah Johnson, Stephanis Chamess, Edward Bray, Nicholas Fox, Peter Quakenbush, George Gee, Eli Johnson, Joseph Vestal, Michael Welch, John Gump?, Nathaniel York, Robert Hinson, Isaac Johnson, Thomas Watson, Jesse Johnson, Joseph Terry, Levy Branson, Robert Carter, William Curl, William Holliday, Edmond McSwine, Walter Welch, Zebulon Welch, Bartley Dowdy, Jeremiah Hadley, John Bland?, John Carter?, David Record, John Culberson, Jeremiah Hadley, Philip Siler, Samuel Brooks, John Webster, William Hobson, John Craton, Robert Stinson, Adam Mosure, John Newton, George Dismux, William Marsh, Henry Holliday, Zebulon Holliday, Zebulon Johnson William Allen, John C. Waldon, Jacob Newton, Jonnathan Edwards, Rebecah Culberson, Abraham Lane, Isom Man, Sarah Howel, Sr., Hech. Hart, Thomas Vestal, Joseph Doan, William Hopkins, Margaret Thompson, Jesse Green, Ann Lindley, Benjamin Hinshaw, Job Ward, Aaron Lindley, Amos Ratlif, Josiah Siler. Final accounting by Andrew Headen, John Siler and Joseph Bridges made Feb. Session 1805.

1805 Fort Wayne IN, Public Library, Genealogy Dept, Film - Reel #43 Will of Thomas Dowdy ( II )Will names daughters Nelly Goodman, Lucy Dowdy, Sarah Dowdy, and sons John, William, Thomas, James, Armstead, and Balaam to have one dollar. son Joab on dollar, one mare, bed & furniture, son Benjamin one horse, bed & furniture, and daughter Rebecca Dowdy one mare, bed & furniture. Wife Rebecca Dowdy to have rest, consisting of land, tenements and furnitureuntil her death. After her death to be divided among Thomas Dowdy, James, Dowdy, Armstead Dowdy, Balaam Dowdy, Joab Dowdy, Benjamin Dowdy and Rebecca Dowdy. Dated 27 January 1805. Witnesses: John McIntosh & Charles McGee. Proven in court February session 1815 by John McIntosh

1806 Feb Court Archibald McIntire is appointed overseer of the road from Brantly's Ferry on Deep River to Bear Creek in the room of Jesse Poe and is to have the following hands to work under him, to wit: His own hands, Col. Taylor's hands on Deep River, Johnston Parish, John Godfrey, Bennett Fields, James Bennett, Elijah Hinson, Henry Moody, Sen., William Dowdy, Balaam Dowdy, Thomas Beal's hands, Henry Poplin, George Poplin, Barney Stewart and Jesse Poe's hands.

1806 Deed Book O, pg. 299Thomas Dowdy, George Dowdy, Barkley Dowdy, Edward Bray, Augustin Tyser & William Dowdy, rightful heirs of Thomas Dowdy, deceased, in consequence of Thomas Dowdy dying intestate, sold to William Norman for 52 pounds, 10 shillings, 182 acres on Rockey River, Normans present corner, Brays corner, Bridges line, and Rachel Dowdys line. Witnesses Thomas Hadley, Joshua Hadley, Wm. Lewis, Hannah Hobson. Dated the 1 Mar 1806. Proven February session 1807 by oath of Thomas Hadley & Hannah Hobson

1806 May 2. Marriage of Baalam Dowdy to Keziah Riddle

1807 Feb Court. James Bennett is appointed overseer of the road, the ensuing year, in the room of Archibald McIntire from Brantly's Ferry on Deep River to Bear Creek and is to have the following hands to work under him, to wit: Archibald McIntire's hands, Col. Taylor's hands on Deep River, Johnston Parish, John Godfrey, Bennett Fields, Elijah Hinson, Henry Hodgkin, William Dowdy, Balaam Dowdy, Thomas Beal's hands, Henry Poplin, George Poplin, Barney Stewart and Jesse Poe's hands

1808 Marriage bond between Nathan Hobson & Rebecca Freeman, 19 Mar 1808, Chatham co,NC; bondsman William Dowdy, witness Thomas Ragland; Bond Nbr 20104

1808 May Court. William Dowdy (Hatter) overseer of road [see Feb 1806 above] with Baalam Dowdy...et al.

1808 Loose Papers - NC - Chatham Co (FHC film #1065099) John Teague appointed Guardian of Rachel Dowdy. Bondsmen were James Hunter and Wm. Marsh. 10 Aug 1808

1809 Mar 23. Raleigh Regster newspaper: A few weeks ago William Gregory of Moore County aged 85 was married to Miss Sally Dowdy of Chatham County aged 75. (note: this means she was born about 1734 and was a spinster)

1809 Deed Book P, pg. 307 - Grant #1496 Thomas Dowdy granted 84 acres at 50 shillings per 100 acres, on Deep River, and Taylors corner. 3 Aug 1809


1810

1810 Chatham County NC Census

Head of HH  10..16..26..45..+45  10..16..26..45..+45  Comments 
Joab Dowdy  .0....0....0....1.....0  .2....0....1....0.....0  son of Thomas Dowdy Sr of Deep River
Joseph Dowdy  .1....0....1....0.....0  .1....0....2....0.....0  unknown 
Thomas Dowdy Sr  .0....0....1....0.....1  .0....0....1....0.....1  Thomas Dowdy Sr of Deep River
William Dowdy Sr  .0....0....1....0.....1  .0....0....0....1.....0  William Dowdy Sr of Deep River
Baalam Dowdy  .1....0....0....1.....0  .0....0....1....0.....0  son of Thomas Dowdy Sr of Deep River
Thomas Dowdy Jr  6....0....0....1.....0  .0....0....0....1.....0  son of Thomas Dowdy Sr of Deep River
William Dowdy (hatter)  .0....0....0....1.....0  .0....0....0....0.....1  son of Thomas Dowdy Sr of Deep River
Bartley Dowdy  .1....2....1....1.....0  .0....1....0....1.....0  son of Thomas Dowdy of Rocky River
John Dowdy  .1....1....0....0.....1  .2....1....1....1.....0  John Dowdy of Harts Creek
William Dowdy  .0....0....1....0.....1  .0....0....1....0.....1  unknown


1810 May Court. Thomas Dowdy Jr. overseer of Gulf Road from the ford leading to Brantley's Ferry to Field's xroads with Baalam Dowdy, Wm Dowdy, Jr....et al.

1810 (August 1811 Court). John Stinson collector of taxes returned the following insolvents for the year 1810. ....Balaam Dowdy 1 poll... (already in GA?)

1811 8 Nov - Deed Book S, pg. 136 & 137 $100 for 100 acres, from John Evans to John Dowdy, on the waters of Rocky River, on Elijah Hunter’s corner, Witnessed by William Guthrie & Claiborne Guthrie, recorded Nov. session 1811

1812 25 May - Deed Book S, pg. 340 & 341 $300 for 202 acres, from William Norman and Sarah Norman, his wife, to William Dowdy, land on waters of Rocky River, Thomas Hadleys corner, with Hadleys & Joseph Bridges line, on John Johnson’s line, at Rachel Dowdy’s corner, Rachel’s other corner, John Ravensbys corner, with said Ravensby’s line. Witnesses: Thomas Hadley & John Ravensby. Registered Nov. session 1812

1812 ORANGE CO, NC - Deed Bk. 14, pg. 481-482 Rebecca Dowdy, wife of William Dowdy, of Chatham co NC, from her Grandfather, Wm. McPherson, “for love and affection” 93 acres in Orange co NC on Cane Creek, McPherson’s corner, and County Line. Witnesses: James Terry & Enoch McPherson, dated 17 June 1812. Proven in Orange co court May 1813 session, by James Terry.

1812 Chatham co Deeds - Book T, pg. 64 ...between William Norman of Orange County and State of North Carolina, Sarah and William Dowdy of Chesterfield District and State of South Carolina, of the one part, and John Ravensby of the County of Chatham... do grant, bargain and sell and confirm unto the said John Ravensby, a certain tract or parcel of land on the waters of Mudlick Creek... John Ravensby's own corner, Joseph Bridges corner, west on William Dowdy's line, on Thomas Hadlys line. 78 Acres. Wit: William Dowdy,Bartly Dowdy, John Terry.Chatham County, Proven August Session 1813 by the oaths of William Dowdy and John Terry

1800 Chesterfield District SC Census [on NC border]

George Dowdy 22010-31010 [also in 1790 census: 11100] b.1755-1774

Thomas Dowdy 41010-11010 [also in 1790 census: 10300] b. 1755-1774

note: George Dowdy of Albemarle Parish VA was born 1764. There are 9 boys unaccounted for between the two families here.

1810 Census

George Dowdy 00001-22101 b. bef 1765

Thomas Dowdy 11301-21110 b. bef 1765 [is this Thomas of Albemarle Parish VA?]

1820 Census [none in 1830 census]

George Dowdy 000010-020010 b. 1775-1794

William Dowdy 100010-300100 b. 1775-1794



1812 War Service of Benjamin Dowdy Sr. 5th Regiment 5th Company detached from Chatham Regiment Captain Carney Cotton

1813 Feb James Dowdy m. Catherine Terry (b.1793) by Thos Hadley J.P. in Chatham NC [source: pension application of Catherine Dowdy in Lauderdale County AL for War of 1812 service of James Dowdy who enlisted in the SC militia. She stated they were married in Chatham NC in 1813 and that James Dowdy died in Lauderdale AL in Aug 1872.]

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

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

1840 Lauderdale AL census

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

1850 Lauderdale AL census

James Dowdy age 61 in SC, wife Catherine age 58, ch: Catherine 28 b AL, Lavina 16 , Jerrymyah 22, John 19 , Martha 14. Next door was James T. Dowdy age 23.

David Dowdy age 51 b NC, wife Mary age 45 SC ch: Jas Madison, Sarah, Wm, David, Mary (Note: David Dowdy m. Mary Reeves in Lauderdale in 1825)


1814 - Meeting of the Sandy Creek Baptist Association at Cedar Creek Meeting House (Anson Co) representing George’s Creek Church of Chatham Co: Thomas Dowdy, Thomas Waddill, James Burns

1815 Will of Thomas Dowdy proven in court February session 1815 by John McIntosh [see abstract of Will dated 1805 listed above]

1815 Tax List (source: Chatham Genweb)

“The men who are listed only, as a 'white poll' are probably young men, without any land and "possibly", still living at home or. It is my understanding, according to N.C. law, men had to be counted as a 'poll' when they became 21 years of age and exempted at age 50, at this period of time. However, IF there IS acreage and there is NO poll then, you may be sure that the man is exempted for being over age or physically impaired.”

According to the chapter on "Tax and Fiscal Records" by Raymond A. Winslow, Jr., in North Carolina Research (Raleigh: NC Genealogical Society, 1996, p. 231-239), between 1801 and 1817, the free poll included whites aged 21 to 50, and the slaves were aged 12 to 50.

District  WP BP Acres Location Adjacent Value
Capt. Brantley's Dist.  ' ' ' ' ' '
Dowdy John ' 143 ' His residence  $200
Capt Alston's District ' ' ' ' ' '
Dowdy, Joab for Thomas Dowdy's heirs ' ' 134 Deep River ' $168
Dowdy, William Sr. ' ' 100 Deep River ' $400
Dowdy, William (hatter) 1 ' 250 Georges Creek T. Neal $500
Dowdy, Joab 1 ' ' ' ' '
Dowdy, Wm. son of Sarah 1 ' ' ' ' '
Dowdy, Benjamin 1 ' ' ' ' '
Dowdy, Thomas 1 ' 253 Georges Creek ' $400
McMaster's District ' ' ' ' '
Dowdy, James 1 ' ' ' ' '
Dowdy, William 1 ' 202 Mudlick Creek ' $250
Crutchfields's District ' ' ' ' ' '
Teague, John for Rachel Dowdy ' ' 100 Nicks Creek ' $100


1815 November Court. Anderson Riddle overseer of road from Pittsboro to Wilcox Mill from fork of Brantley's Road to the xroad with help of Wm Dowdy, Jr, Thomas Dowdy...et al

1818 Loose Papers - NC - Chatham Co (FHC film #1065099) Inventory of the Estate of Bartley Dowdy, dec’d, submitted by Thomas Hadley, Administrator, August session 1818

1818 Loose Papers - NC - Chatham Co (FHC film #1065099) Report of Sale of the Estate of Bartley Dowdy, deceased. Amount $108.73, plus $5.00 due from Jesse Stout, Total $123.73. August Session 1818

1819 Loose Papers - NC - Chatham Co (FHC film #1065099) Account of the estate of Barkley Dowdy submitted by Thomas Hadley, Administrator, amount of sale Jun 5, 1818 - $108.43, Frances Dowdy, widow $2.00, Jesse Stout $5.00, whole amount = $115.43. dated 6 Aug 1819

1819 Loose Papers - NC - Chatham Co (FHC film #1065099) Settlement of Estate of Bartley Dowdy submitted to court. Amounts paid out of Estate since 5 June 1818 = $115.43. 6 Aug 1819

1818 Loose Papers - NC - Chatham Co (FHC film #1065099) One years provision set off and allotted to Frances Dowdy, widow of Bartley Dowdy, dec’d, by commissioners Joseph Bridges, John Johnson, John Hadley & Jesse Johnson. 18 Jul 1818

1818 Loose Papers - NC - Chatham Co (FHC film #1065099) Administrators Bond issued to Thomas Dowdy ( III) for the estate of Thomas Dowdy ( II) deceased. Bondsmen signing with him were Thomas Waddell & Andrew McBryde. 11 August 1818 (Note: This is for the Estate of Thomas II, whose will was dated in 1805, named no Executor, and left all to wife Rebecca during her lifetime. It is probable that an Administrator was not named prior to this date, as nothing could be sold or divided until Rebecca’s death, making it also probable that Rebecca is now deceased.)

1818 The Raleigh Register of 20 February 1818: "the body of Barlett Dowdy, of Chatham county, was found in the Snow on the 6th instant, after lying six days. It is supposed he was in liquor, and [upon his] lying down, the Snow fell and covered him, and he rose no more!"


1820

1820 Chatham County NC Census

Head of HH  10..16..18..26..45..+45  10..16..26..45..+45  Comments 
Francis Doudy  .0....0....1....1....0.....0  .0....0....0....0.....1  Widow of Bartley Dowdy (4 sons gone) 
James Dowdy  .0....0....0....0....1.....0  .4....0....0....1.....0  in Lauderdale AL in 1830
William Doudy  .1....0....0....1....0.....0  .3....1....1....0.....0  b. 1794-1804 unknown 
Thomas Dowdy .3....3....2....1....0.....0  .0....1....0....1.....0  widow w/ teenagers and young child.? 
William Dowdy  .1....0....0....0....1.....0  .1....0....0....1.....0  William Dowdy of (m. McPherson)
John Dowdy  .0....0....0....2....0.....1  .0....2....2....0.....1  John Dowdy of Harts Creek
Thomas Dowdy  .1....2....2....4....0.....1  .2....0....0....1.....0  Thomas Dowdy Jr. of Georges Creek
Thomas Dowdy  .0...0.....1....1....0.....0 .0....0....0....0.....1 

 

1820 Feb 20. Deed Bk X p 211. William Dowdy to Thomas Dowdy two tracts in fork of George's Creek, the waters of Deep River, with Ballard's line, proved 1821 by oath of James Dowdy [note deed plotting software established that the 2 tracts sold were 50 acres and 200 acres]

1820 “Friday before the 4th Lord’s day in October” - Meeting of the Sandy Creek Baptist Association at Timber Ridge Meeting House (Randolph Co) representing George’s Creek Church of Chatham Co: Thomas Dowdy, John May, Thomas Beal

1820 Deed Book X, pg. 200 - Grant #1643 John Dowdy Grant for 43 acres at $10. per 100 acres, on Hart’s Creek, Dowdy’s present corner, Bennett’s line & Rive’s line. 9 Dec 1820 [see 1802 deed abstract]

1820 Deed Book X, pg. 271 Power of Attorney given to Thomas Dowdy (III) by his brothers James Dowdy, Aarmstead Dowdy Balaam Dowdy & Benjamin Dowdy of Franklin co. Georgia, to sell their land they inherited from their father, Thomas Dowdy (II). Witnesses Samuel Mosby Sr, James Dowdy & Benjamin Dowdy. 24 Nov 1820. Proven during May Session 1821 by oath of Benjamin Dowdy. (Note: Benjamin Dowdy is named as one giving the Power of Attorney, but only James, Armstead & Balaam signed it. Benjamin signed as a witness only!)

Franklin County GA Tax Lists

1805-1806 James and Armsted listed without additional info

1808 James Dowdy 155 ac

1810 James Dowdy 155 ac and for Armsted Dowdy 202 1/2 ac

1813 James and Armsted (listed separately), Belum Defaulted (doesn't appear again-see Hall Co GA info)

1818 James and Armsted (listed separately), Benjamin Defaulted (in lists through 1820)

1822 Armsted only (in lists through 1833) Shows up in next door Talbot Co afterward?

Note: James and Sarah Dowdy sold land to Wm Wyly in 1822 Franklin . Is this the same James Dowdy whose wife Sarah was involved in her father Stephen Poe's estate in 1843 Benton AL. Stephen Poe lived in Franklin GA at one time. A James Dowdy exists (b1770-80) in next door Randolph Co AL 1840 census. Same Person??


1821 Deed Book N, pg. 331-332 Thomas Dowdy ( III ), for himself, and as Attorney for Armstead Dowdy, James Dowdy & Balaam Dowdy of the State of Georgia, and John Clark and Rebecca Clark, his wife, Joab Dowdy, and Benjamin Dowdy, all devisees of Thomas Dowdy deceased, sold to Col. James Taylor, for $500, two tracts of land land left to them in will of their father, Thomas Dowdy (II). One tract of 50 acres on North side of Deep River, Taylors present line, & William Dowdy’s corner. The other tract of 84 acres also on Taylors other line. Witnessed by Thomas Ragland & James Kirby, on 15 Aug 1821.

1821 Oct 26 - Meeting of the Sandy Creek Baptist Association at Sandy Field Meeting House (Orange Co) representing George’s Creek Church: Thomas Dowdy, J. May, J. Petty

1821 DECEMBER This indenture made this 22nd day of December in the year of our lord eighteen hundred and twenty one between Thomas Beal, Senr of the County of Chatham and State of North Carolina of the one part and Britian Beal of the said county and state, son of the said Thomas Beal, Senr of the other part all that tract or parcel of land whereon I now live lying on both sides of Bear Creek including three hundred acres adjoining to the south which I purchased of Richard Mauldin. The whole of said two tracts bounded as follows: On the north by Henry Fields and James McDaniel, on the east by James McDaniel and William Dowdy, on the south by the Meeting House ( Meroney's ? ) tract and Merrill Hart, on the west by Henry Fields containing by estimation five hundred and twenty acres be the same more or less.

1822 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions - Monday May 13th 1822- Joab Dowdy app’d overseer of the road from Pittsborough to the Gulph from Brantley’s Cross Roads to Deep River, at the Gulph, in the place of Thomas Gallaway, following hands to work under him. Col. Taylor’s hands on Deep River.

1822 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions minutes for 1822 - John Stinson Collector of Taxes in Capt Brooks District allowed following insolvents: William Anders 2, Joseph Brantley 1, Christopher Brown 1, Thomas Gallaway 2, Philip Jonhson 1, Dan’l Murry 1, John Mauldin, Jesse Williams 1, In Capt Headens District: Samuel Bough 1, William Dowdy 1, William Ellis 1, James Fike 1, Wm Hayes 1, Wm Harris 1, Josiah Moody 1, John Willet Jr. 1.

1822 Loose Papers - NC - Chatham Co (FHC film #1065099) Court ordered that George Williamson, Jesse McIntosh, Thomas Best, Archibald McIntyre & Joseph May be appointed Commissioners to divide the real estate of Thomas Dowdy, dec’d, and return their findings to the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions in Pittsboro on the 2nd Monday in May next. Dated the 2nd Monday of Feb. 1822 (is this more land belonging to Thomas Dowdy (II) ????)

1823 1 Oct - Deed Book Z, pg. 375 $350 for 202 acres, from William Dowdy to Isham Turner, on the waters of Rocky River (see 1812 deed)

1823 “Saturday before the 4th Sunday in October” - Meeting of the Sandy Creek Baptist Association at Fall Creek Meeting House (Chatham Co) representing May’s Chapel, formerly known as George’s Creek Church: Thomas Dowdy, Thomas Beal, John Gilmore

1823 CHATHAM COUNTY COURT OF PLEAS AND QUARTER SESSIONS
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY SESSION 1823
Thomas Beal is appointed guardian to Martha Straughan, a minor orphan, and entered into
bond in the sum of five hundred dollars with Thomas Dowdy and John Stinson his Securities.
Duly approved by ( Jesse ? ) Bray, George W. Thompson and Eli Lawler, esq's present and approving of said Securities.

1823 CHATHAM COUNTY COURT OF PLEAS AND QUARTER SESSIONS
TUESDAY, MAY SESSION 1823
A deed from Thomas and Joshua Beal to Archibald McIntyre proved by the oath of Thomas Dowdy

1823 31 Page 36 John Long, administrator of Estate of Eli Branson, decd Buyers were: (includes) Christian Fooshee, Zac. Harman, Wm. Dowdy, January 1823

1824 Page 185 Inventory of Notes, judgments and accounts owing Green B. Burns, From: (includes) Reddin Bryant, James Womble, Roderick McIntosh, Thompson Self, Beverly Poe, William Dowdy, Gabriel Fooshee, Zadoc Barbee, Thrashley Neal, 3 December 1824

1824 Deed Bk AA. Augustine Tysor and Lucy Tysor of Hamilton Co OH attorneys for Rachel Dowdy of same place to William Dowdy of Chatham Co NC, tract in Chatham Co on Nixes Creek adj John Johnson, Horace D. Bridges adn ?Isham Pussor, 100 ac. it being a tract of land conveyed from Thomas Dowdy to the said Rachel Dowdy.

1825 14 Oct - Book AB, pg. 241$90 for 100 acres, from William Dowdy to John Terry, land on Nicks Creek, adjoining John Johnson, Horace B. Bridges, Isham Turner, it being tract of land conveyed from Thomas Dowdy, to Rachel Dowdy by her Attorneys, to William Dowdy. (no dimensions given). Witnessed by James Terry and James Ravensby. Registered August session 1829

1826 TUESDAY, FEBRUARY COURT SESSION Nillis ? Coggin is appointed overseer of the road from Deep River at the Gulf to Cedar Creek with the following hands: Joab Johnson's hands, Peter Smith, John Jefferson, Henry Jefferson, Richard Dowd hands, Cornelius Dowd hands, Robert Coggin, Samuel Temple, John McLeod, Archibald McIntyre's hands, Caleb Beal, Joseph Palmer's hands, Benjamin Dowdy, ? Fowler and Thompson Self

1826 Nov Court Session - Benjamin Dowdy is appointed overseer of the road from Brantly cross roads about the Patterson old place to the Gulf on Deep river the following hands to work under him viz Joab Dowdy and hands and Andr Mc[ ].

1827 Feb Court Session - [ ]enshep Petty is appointed overseer of the road from Bear Creek to [ ]ans ferry on Deep River in the place of James Dowdy and the following hands to work under him viz James Waddell and hands Reuben Hart Jas Dowdy Thompson Self Jesse Oldham John T Petty and hands John [ ] William Dowdy Ephraim Oldham Joel McDaniel Asa Oldham and James Taylors hands

1827 May Court Session - James Taylor is appointed overseer of the road from Brantleys cross roads to the Gulf in the place of Benjamin Dowdy and the following hands to work under him viz. Col Taylors hands Archibald McIntyre's hands Benjamin Dowdy and Ephraim Oldham.

1827 Page 392 Account: of Alexander Mann sale decd 7 June 1827 - Names: Ephraim Oldham, Asey Oldham, Caleb Beal, Jordon Tyson, Merritt Hart, Willis Poe, David Read, Thrasley Neal, Thomas Scarborough, Winship Petty, Thomas Burns, Hiram Beal, Benjamin Warren, William Barney, William Dowdy, David Mitchel, John Fields, William Malone, Stephen Gilmore, Jessey Oldham, William Oldham, Archibald McIntyre, Administrator (book says Arch'd)

1827 Page 396 - Account: Archibald McIntyre, with the estate of Alexander Munn or Mann decd. Sale 7 June 1827, Sale 8 February 1827, Report of Committee appointed by the Court made its report 6 February 1830 Edward Rives Thomas Dowdy G. Fooshee

 


1830

1830 Chatham County Census

Francis Dowdy  0000000000000 - 0000000010000  Widow of Bartley Dowdy of Rocky River 
James Dowdy  0101100000000 - 2000010000000   
Joab Dowdy   0120001000000 - 1112201000000  son of Thomas Dowdy Sr of Deep River 
Benjamin Dowdy  1000001000000 - 1000100000000 son of Thomas Dowdy Sr of Deep River 
John Dowdy  0000100000000 - 1000100000000 son of John Dowdy of Harts Creek
Matthw Dowdy  1000100000000 - 0000100000000  son of Thomas Dowdy Jr of Georges Creek 
Thomas Dowdy   0001200100000 - 0011100100000  Thomas Dowdy Jr of Georges Creek 
William Dowdy   1201001000000 - 0110001000000  William Dowdy of Rocky River (m. Rebecca)
William Dowdy  0110010000000 - 0013000010000  son of Thomas Dowdy Jr of Georges Creek 
John Dowdy  0000000010000 - 0011200000000  John Dowdy of Harts Creek
Thomas Dowdy  0100010000000 - 0000100000000 Son of John Dowdy of Harts Creek


1830 Willis Poe married Frances Hackney; Bond Date: 20 Dec 1830 Bondsman: William Dowdy Witness: W. J. Traig

1831 Deed Book AC-1, pg. 192 John Dowdy Sr and John Dowdy Jr, sold to Thomas Dowdy for $280, 144 acres on Meadows Branch, Harts Creek, Bear Creek, Henry Harris’s corner, Bennetts line and Williamsons line. Witness: Levi H. Covert (by Jurat) 29 Aug 1831. Proven February term 1832 by oath of Levi Covert.

1832 Rev War Pension Application of Nathaniel Clark. Statement for pension application dated: 18 September 1832 – Chatham Co., NC – He is a resident of Chatham Co., NC and aged 70 years. He was drafted when about 16 years of age in the County of Orange and state of NC. After his discharge he was again drafted in the County of Orange. He was present at the Battle of Cowans ford. Includes, statement of Eli Emerson and Thomas Dowdy, both residing in Chatham Co., NC that hey are well acquainted with him and believe him to be 71 years of age.

1832 May Term Court - A court case of Thomas Dowdy, Administrator [estate of William Dowdy Sr, d 1826] vs. Mary Cole and others was recorded during the May 1832 Court Term. “In this case appearing to the Satisfaction of the Court that the Defendant Richard Dowdy, George Dowdy, William Dowdy, Thomas Dowdy, John Dowdy, Joseph Dowdy, Micajah Dowdy, Joab Dowdy and his wife Elizabeth are not Inhabitants of this State. It is therefore ordered that Advertisement be made in the Raleigh Star for six weeks notifying them to appear at the next Term of this Court and plead answers as demise or the Petition will be taken for a confess as to them and heard exparte.

1838 J. M. Stedman married Sally Dowdy, 16 Jan 1838; James N. Crosby, bm.


1840

1840 Chatham County Census

James Dowdy 2100100000000 - 0100100000000

John Dowdy 1000001000000 - 0210010000000

Thomas Dowdy 0000001000000 - 0200010000000

Thomas Dowdy 0000010010000 - 0000100000000

William Dowdy 0002010000000 - 0000000000000

William A. Dowdy 1100010000000 - 1010100000000

1842 May Court - 9 May 1842 - Ordered that the shff summon the following persons as jurors to August Term 1842 towit: James C. Poe, Cornelius Womble, Christian Rightsman, Jno J. Gilmore, Isaiah William, Morgan Allen, Wm Stagg, Henderson Mimms, Isaiah Burnett, John Strowd, John C. Dowd, James Bland, Sion H. Harrington, Neal Womble, George Brewer, Fred Williams Jr, Burwell Williams, Wm Tally, James Williams Jr, Thomas Beal, Allen Oldham, Robert Shields, Saml Dossett, Wm Marks Jr, Wm S. Ferrell, Josiah Siler, John M. Jones, Gray Bynum, Benj Johnson, Thos Womble, John Hadby Sr, Wm Moser, Robt Lambert, Berry Tally, Thos Bullard, Wm A. Dowdy, Sherwood White, Lewis Smith, James Morning, Joseph Sanders, Rigdon Hold, Jesse Buckner.


1850

1850 Chatham Census

Dowdy Thomas 53 North Carolina, Dowdy Polly 45 North Carolina, Dowdy Phebe 19 North Carolina, Dowdy Margaret 16 North Carolina page 369b

Dowdy Nicholas 24 North Carolina, Dowdy Lilly 23 North Carolina page 371a

Dowdy William 57 North Carolina, Dowdy Sarah 60 North Carolina, Dowdy Hannah M. 30 North Carolina, Dowdy Matilda 28 North Carolina, Dowdy Marilla 26 North Carolina, Dowdy John T. 25 North Carolina page 384b

Burke William H. 37 North Carolina, Burke Nancy 36 North Carolina, Burke Martha J. 13 North Carolina, Burke John H. 8 North Carolina, Burke Joseph C. 7 North Carolina, Burke Benjamin F. C.5 North Carolina, Dowdy Vincent 33 North Carolina page 396a

Dowdy William A. 44 North Carolina, Dowdy Polly 42 North Carolina, Dowdy Mary A. E. 16 North Carolina, Dowdy Eli T. 14 North Carolina, Dowdy Thomas W. 12 North Carolina, Dowdy James M. 10 North Carolina, Dowdy Sarah J. 9 North Carolina, Dowdy Angeline F. 8 North Carolina, Dowdy Apphia C. 6 North Carolina page 396b

Dowdy James 39 North Carolina, Dowdy Elizabeth 32 North Carolina, Dowdy Hezekiah 15 North Carolina, Dowdy William 13 North Carolina, Dowdy Robert 11 North Carolina, Dowdy Sally 8 North , Carolina, Dowdy Lawrence 6 North Carolina, Dowdy Dennis 3 North Carolina, Dowdy Emprier 1 North Carolina page 396b

Dowdy Thomas 76 North Carolina, Dowdy Sarah 76 North Carolina page 397a

Dowdy John 29 North Carolina, Dowdy Mary 31 North Carolina, Dowdy Hiram 23 North Carolina, Dowdy Rebecca 60 North Carolina page 401a

Dowdy Elizabeth 38, Dowdy Sally 36, Dowdy Fanny 32, Dowdy Esperan 2 page 435b

Dowdy John 48 North Carolina, Dowdy Delilah 44 North Carolina,Dowdy Permilia 21North Carolina,Dowdy Esperan 19 North Carolina,Dowdy Albert 12 North Carolina,Dowdy Josefin 9 North ,Carolina,Dowdy Robert C. 5 North Carolina page 484

1851 March 3 1851. Record of Wills D pages 42, 43. Will of Thomas Dowdy
In the name of God amen. I Thomas Dowdy of the county of Chatham and state of North Carolina, being of sound and perfect mind and memory blessed be God, do this 3rd day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty one make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner following that is to say first, I give and bequeath my soul to God from whence it came and body to be buried in decent Christian Burial anll my just debts to be paid 2nd. I give to my beloved wife Sarah Dowdy all my real estate both land and negros and also my personal property consisting of stock o all kinds of household and kitchen furnature. also one road waggon and fixtures and every thing else that I may die in possession of during my aforesaid wife's natural life and after the death of my wife, I wish my negros to be valued and drawn for by my children share and share a like the following children share in the above mentioned property, towit: James Dowdy, Thomas Dowdy, William A. Dowdy, Allen Dowdy, Thos. Dowdy [sic] and Armsted S (?). Dowdy and daughter Mary McIntyre, wife of Duncan and Sarah Stedman wife of James M. Stedman one half acre of land to wit My family grave yard I except for the purpose of a burial ground to be laid off in a square by my Extr. and I hereby make and ordain my son William A. Dowdy and my son in law James M. Stedman Extrs. of this my Last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I the said Thomas Dowdy have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand and seal the day and date above weritten signe d sealed and declared in the presence of us: Test: Q.A. Tyser, Jordan Tyser. <L.S.> Thoams Dowdy. Proved May Term, 1859 B.C. Cotten C. C. C.

1853 27 January - Marriage of William Beal, and Phoebe Dowdy, daughter of Thomas Dowdy (William enlisted as a Private in Co. G, 48th North Carolina Infantry on March 11, 1862. He suffered from disease thoughout his military career, was captured at Bristow Station, Virginia on 14 October 1863 and died of disease at Lincoln Military Hospital, Washington, D.C. on 19 January 1864. He was buried on January 22 ( 21 ). He left his wife Phoebe and children Jane, Martha, Margaret, Mittie, Robert E. Lee and Asa.)

1856 Oct 3 - Meeting of the Sandy Creek Baptist Association at May’s Chapel (Chatham Co) representing May’s Chapel: J. Dowdy, J. Gilmore, W. Burns; Representing Pleasant Grove Church: J. Dowdy, L. Ellis, W. H. Womble

1859 May 11, 1859. Estate papers of Thomas Dowdy. paid $25.oo to Elisha Hart for making coffin. also paid 50 cents for making small coffin. paid by estate.

1859 May Term Court - Ordered James M. Stedman be appt. overseer of road from fork roads to Even Bridge and these hands includes Eli Dowdy, Franklin Hatch, George Poe, Warren Poe

1859 Oct 19. Weekly Standard newspaper (Raleigh) - State of NC Chatham Co. Court of Equity Fall term 1859. William A. Dowdy vs. James A. Stedman in his own right and as adm'r with the will annexed of Thomas Dowdy, deceased, and his wife Sally, Sally Dowdy, wife of said Thomas, James Dowdy, Allen Dowdy, mathew Dowdy, Armstead L. Dowdy, Nelson G. Hill and wife Polly, and the heirs at law of Thomas Dowdy, jr, deceased, names unknown. It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that James Dowdy, Mathew Dowdy, Allen Dowdy, Armstead L. Dowdy, Nelson g. Hill and wife Polly, and the heirs of Thomas Dowdy, Jr, deceased, defendants in this case are non-residents of this State it is therefore ordered by the court that publication be made in teh North Carolina Standard a paper published in the City of Raleigh for six successive weeks commanding them to be and appear before the Judge of our next Court of Equity to be held for the county of Chatham at the Court House in Pittsboror on the third monday of March next, then and there to plead, answer or demur to said bill, otherwise the same will be taken pro confesso and set down for hearing ex parte as to them. Witnesses L. J. Merritt clerk of said court at office in Pittsboro the third Monday in Sept A.D. 1859


1860

1860. 27 September 1860 [will book?, page # ?] Will of Sally Dowdy
In the name of God Amen. I Sally Dowdy being of sound and declining mind an memory blessed be God do make publish and delcare this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say...Item 1st One half of the property which I die possessed of whether real or personal, including my half of the interest part, portion and claim which I may have in and to the estate of my late husband Thomas Dowdy, I give and bequeeath to my son Mathew Dowdy and his heirs forever - Item 2nd. I give and bequeath to my son William A. Dowdy forand during the term of his natural life the other half of all the porperty both real and personal of which I die possessed including the half of all my interest, part portion of claim in and to the estate of my husband the late Thomas Dowdy- and after the death of my said son Wm A. Dowdy, I give devise and bequeath the portion [?] given to my son William Dowdy to my grandson Madison Dowdy and to him forever. Item 3rd. I nominate and appoint my son Mathew Dowdy executor of this my last Willa nd Testament- In testimony wherof - I have [?] set my hand and seal this 27th day of September A.D. 1860. <s> Sally (herXmark) Dowdy. Wit: John Manning, A: McIntyre. L. J. Merritt


1860 Chatham Census (Microfilm extremely difficult to read. Errors may have occurred in transcription)

John Dowdy 60 NC, Delia 55 NC, Permilia 26, Albert 22, Josephine 19, Cas 15

Nicholas Dowdy 35 NC, Ann 34 NC, Gaston 8, Maura? 6, William 2, Henry 9/12

Rebecca Dowdy 70 NC, Mary 40, John 38, Hiram 32, Nicholas 13

James Dowdy 49 NC, Elizabeth 48 NC, William? 24, Robert 21, Frances 18, Lawrence 15, Dennis? 14, Esparen 11, (?female) 9, George 6, (?male) 2

Hezikiah Dowdy 25 NC, Sarah 25 NC, John W. 1

William J Dowdy (unreadable)

Thomas Dowdy ?60 (unreadable) no apparant children in HH

Sarah Dowdy 80, Nathan? 56, Frances 15, James M. 21

Frances Dowdy 58, Sarah 44, (male?) 5, (female?) 12?,

Eli T. Dowdy 25, Mary 25, Henrietta 4

William Dowdy 68 SC, Sarah 70 SC, Hannah 40, Matilda 38, Martha 36, John 35 (all born SC)

Joseph Dowdy 48 NC, Katherine? 41, Elizabeth 12, (male?) 10, (female?) 9, Margaret 7, Emily 5, (female?) 3, Robert 2, (female?) 10/12

1860 Slave Schedule

William A. Dowdy - Middle Division, Chatham Co

Female age 40 Black
Female age 23 Mulatto
Female age 10 Mulatto
Female age 9 Mulatto
Male age 2 Mulatto

Thomas Dowdy - Middle Division, Chatham Co

Female age 35 Mulatto
Female age 22 Mulatto
Male age 17 Black
Male age 15 Black
Male age 7 Mulatto
Female age 6 Mulatto
Female age 2 Mulatto

1861 Nov 13 - Weekly Standard newspaper (Raleigh) - Beaumont Chatham Nov 1 1861 Mr. Editor, below is a list of donations to the soldiers from a portion of the Rowe district, received by me as one of the committee: [list of names] Mrs Thomas Dowdy, 1 quilt

1862 Apr 16 - Weekly Standard newspaper (Raleigh) - Miss Nannie W. Bell, secretary of the New Hope Soldiers Aid Society of Chatham sends us the following for publication. Our ladies are doing wonders to support the war. April 8 1862 [list of contributors] Mrs John Dowdy and daughters, 1 shirt, 2 pair drawers, 2 pair socks, 1 pair gloves $3.40

1862 Nov 19 - Weekly Standard newspaper (Raleigh) - Beaver Creek District The Colonel of the 49th Regiment NC gratefully acknowledges the following contributions from teh patriotic citizens of the lower regiment of Chatham County (contributions to soldiers as before) Mrs. John Dowdy pair socks; John Dowdy, cash 50 cents

1863 January 7 - Weekly Standard newspaper (Raleigh) - The following named members of NC regiments and companies who died in and around Richmond VA left effects which the legal representatives can secure upon presentation of proper [ ] to Capt Clarence [ ] Asst. Quartermaster Richmond VA. [list of soldier's names] Robert C. Dowdy


1870 Chatham Co NC Census

Hickory Mountain

Thomas Dowdy 65 (next door to William and Phoebe Beal)
Elizabeth ?5 "keeping house"
Tim Dowdy 18 black; farm laborer

Ivers Dowdy 23; black;
Matilda 23
Patsy 2
Sandy 1(male)
Ider Dowdy 45

Northside Pittsboro Road

John Dowdy 70 farmer
Delia 63
Permilia 40
Albert 33
Josephine 26

John Dowdy 49 farmer
Hiram Dowdy 40 farmer
Mary Dowdy 51 keeping house

Center

Francis Dowdy 40 (in HH of Mary Nelty)

Gulf

James Dowdy 23 farmer
Mary 23
Alice 3
William 1
George Stedman 10
James Keck 30

next door to

Hiram Dowdy 35 farmer
Sarah 35
John 11
Harmen 10
Alexander 8
James 3
Mary 1

next door to

James Dowdy 66 farmer
Maryann 35
Emprior 21
Sarah 17
George 15
Oran 12
Henrietta 11
John 4
Charles 2
Rachel 6/12
Mary Hart 86

David Dowdy 18 farmer

next door to

John Dowdy 21 farmer
Olivia 17
Mary 2

William Dowdy 33 farmer
Martha 35
Martha 7
John 5

Oakland


Charly Dowdy 29; black; farmhand
Caraline 25
Harriet 12
Willis 7
Margaret 5
Henry 4
James 2

William Dowdy 64 farmer
Mary 60
Catherine 16
Thomas 10
William Clark 21 farmhand

next door to

Moriah Dowdy (female) 57; black; keeping house
Ella 12

Ellis Dowdy 18; black; farmhand (in HH of Samuel Gilmore)

Henry Dowdy 12; black; farmhand (in HH of James and Sarah Stedman)

James Dowdy 22 farmer
Minerva 21
Walter 4/12
Mary Hill 14 darnes [ ] hand
Margaret Dowdy 20; black; darnes [ ] hand


1880

1880 Chatham NC Census

Williams

Albert H. DOWDY Self W Male W 42 NC Merchant NC NC
Nancy A. DOWDY Wife W Female W 25 NC Keeping House NC NC

John DOWDY Self M Male W 80 NC Farmer NC NC
Dillilalah DOWDY Wife M Female W 73 NC Keeping House NC NC

Oakland

Orin DOWDY M Male 22 NC Farmer
Mary DOWDY M Female 19 NC Keeping House
William DOWDY S Male 1 NC

Caroline DOWDY W Female 45 NC Domestic Servant (African American)
Maggie DOWDY S Female 16 NC Laborer
Henry DOWDY S Male 14 NC Laborer
James DOWDY S Male 11 NC Laborer
Cornelius DOWDY S Male 7 NC
John DOWDY S Male 6 NC
Luther DOWDY S Male 3M NC

William J. BEAL Self M Male W 38 NC Farmer NC NC
Dannie E. BEAL Wife M Female W 32 NC Keeping House NC NC
William David BEAL Son S Male W 3 NC NC NC
Joseph DOWDY Other S Male B 19 NC Servant NC NC
Mary J. DAVIS Other S Female MU 8 NC Domestic Servant NC NC
David A. RIVES Nephew S Male W 1 NC NC NC

Blake HART Self M Male W 61 NC Laborer NC NC
Elizabeth HART Wife M Female W 56 NC Keeping House NC NC
Katharine HART Dau S Female W 18 NC At Home NC NC
Della HART Dau S Female W 15 NC At Home NC NC
Edward L. HART Son S Male W 10 NC Laborer NC NC
Elizabeth BASS SDau S Female MU 23 NC Laborer NC NC
Ella A. BASS GDau S Female MU 5 NC NC NC
Fannie BASS GDau S Female MU 2 NC NC NC
Henrietta DOWDY Other S Female W 21 NC Laborer NC NC
Samuel DOWDY Other S Male W 9M NC NC NC


Gulf

Neill DOWD Self S Male W 21 NC Farmer NC NC
Ann DOWDY Other S Female W 25 NC Keeps House NC NC
Daniel DOWDY Other S Male W 5 NC NC NC

Loydd EMERSON Self M Male B 40 NC Farmer NC NC
Ann EMERSON Wife M Female MU 40 NC Keeping House NC NC
Sondy DOWDY SSon S Male MU 21 NC NC NC
Emma DOWDY SDau S Female MU 18 NC NC NC

John MCINTYRE Self M Male W 32 NC Farmer NC NC
Evelyn MCINTYRE Wife M Female W 32 NC Keeping House NC NC
Henry DOWDY Other S Male B 20 NC Works On Farm NC NC

George DOWDY Self M Male W 24 NC Farmer NC NC
Cornelia DOWDY Wife M Female W 32 NC Keeping House NC NC
Maggie DOWDY Dau S Female W 4 NC NC NC
Marnie DOWDY Dau S Female W 2 NC NC NC
Emma DOWDY Dau S Female W 2M NC NC NC

Andy DOWDY Self M Male B 30 NC Farm Laborer NC NC
Cathrin DOWDY Wife M Female B 29 NC Keeping House NC NC

William DOWDY Self M Male W 44 NC Farmer NC NC
Martha DOWDY Wife M Female W 50 NC Keeping House NC NC
John DOWDY Son S Male W 15 NC NC NC

Sallie STRAWN Self W Female W 70 NC Keeping House NC NC
Martha DOWDY GDau S Female W 17 NC NC NC

Lawrence DOWDY Self M Male W 36 NC Farmer NC NC
Nancy DOWDY Wife M Female W 36 NC Keeping House NC NC
Thomas DOWDY Son S Male W 14 NC NC NC
Sallie DOWDY Dau S Female W 10 NC NC NC
Louisa DOWDY Dau S Female W 7 NC NC NC
Isaac DOWDY Son S Male W 4 NC NC NC
Nannie DOWDY Dau S Female W 1 NC NC NC

James DOWDY Self M Male W 70 NC Farmer NC NC
Mary DOWDY Wife M Female W 46 NC Keeping House NC NC
Mary DOWDY Dau S Female W 20 NC NC NC
Eli DOWDY Son S Male W 17 NC NC NC
John DOWDY Son S Male W 14 NC NC NC
Charlie DOWDY Son S Male W 12 NC NC NC
Elizabith DOWDY Dau S Female W 9 NC NC NC
Dora DOWDY Dau S Female W 4 NC NC NC
Annie DOWDY Dau S Female W 2 NC NC NC
Henryetta DOWDY DauL Female W 22 NC NC NC

Denis DOWDY Self M Male W 34 NC Farmer NC NC
Mary DOWDY Wife M Female W 33 NC Keeping House NC NC
Elizabith DOWDY Dau S Female W 13 NC NC NC
Robert DOWDY Son S Male W 10 NC NC NC
Mozzella DOWDY Dau S Female W 7 NC NC NC
Mary DOWDY Dau S Female W 5 NC NC NC
Lucy DOWDY Dau S Female W 3 NC NC NC

Hizakiah DOWDY Self M Male W 45 NC Farmer NC NC
Sarah DOWDY Wife M Female W 45 NC Keeping House NC NC
John DOWDY Son S Male W 21 NC Works On Farm NC NC
Norman DOWDY Son S Male W 19 NC NC NC
Alexander DOWDY Son S Male W 18 NC NC NC
James DOWDY Son S Male W 12 NC NC NC
Mary DOWDY Dau S Female W 10 NC NC NC
Nannie DOWDY Dau S Female W 7 NC NC NC
Peter DOWDY Son S Male W 1 NC NC NC

Hickory Mountain

Elizabeth DOWDY Self W Female W 63 NC Keeping House NC NC

Thomas DOWDY Self S Male W 21 NC Farming NC NC

 

Albright

John DOWDY Self S Male W 57 NC Farmer NC NC
Hiram DOWDY Other S Male W 52 NC Farmer NC NC
Polly DOWDY Other S Female W 59 NC Keeping House NC NC

 

Center

County Poor House

Fanny DOWDY Other S Female W 60 NC Pauper NC NC

 

1884 LW&T of Dowdy, John - Pages 295 - Dated: 31 May 1880 - Comments: Proven 9 Sept 1884

1887, December 15. "The Home" Newspaper - Pittsboro, Vol. V, No. 1 Thursday, December 15, 1887
List of Jurors: The following are the jurors drawn for the next term of our superior court, to be held in February; William Dark, G. W. Harrington, J. W. Oldham, Ira Braxton, L. H. Dowdy, N. S. Clark, J. H. Crutchfield, J. B. Sturdervant, George T. Womble, CN. Cheek, John McIver, Hiram Marsh, H. P. Straughan, John Bland, J. M. Edwards, Bryan Phillips, E. D. Davis, A. J. Griffin, J. M. Stinson, B. W. Fismire, F. M. Johnson, T. T. Brooks, Maben Loy, T. J. Bland, A. T. Lambeth, J. W. Hatch, G. C. Coggins, E. V. Straughn, B. E. Webster, J. A. Byrd, W. A. Duncan, G. P. Alston, C. B. Temple, Owen Cosner, W. B. Biggsbee, L. J. Williams.

1888 LW & T of Dowdy, Elizabeth - Pages 395-396 - Dated: 29 Sept 1888 - Comments: Proven 12 Dec 1888

1888 - Marriage: J. Q. Poe, age 35 married Mary Dowdy, age 20, Feb. 21, 1888. Place: Gulf. No license found (Note: Mary Poe Pyrtle, "daughter of Mr. John Quincy Adam Poe and Mrs. Mary Ellen Dowdy Poe" died Oct 29, 2000 in Alamance Co., NC, age 95.)