Arkansas
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See Connie Perkins Website "Dowdy X-Change" for more comprehensive coverage of Arkansas abstracts 

Conway County Arkansas 

Civil War Records, 3rd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment , Union Company "L" (source: Donnie Pickard)

Dowdy, Isaac, Pvt - enlisted 27 Jul 1864 at Lewisburg, AR. Height 5' 3",
hazel eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, farmer, age 18, born in Perry Co. TN

Dowdy, William E, Pvt - enlisted 27 Jul 1864 at Lewisburk, AR. Height 5' 6",
hazel eyes, dark hair, light complexion, farmer, age 21, born in Perry Co.
TN. Died in quarters at Lewisburg, AR on 4 Sep 1864.

(note: Lewisburg AR no longer exists. It refused to pay for the railroad to go through it, so it eventually became absorbed by the town that did pay, Morilton AR on the Arkansas River in Conway County)

Garland County Arkansas
1859 - Land Grant - Wm. B. Dowdy (source: bureau of land mgt.website)

Drew County Arkansas
Mt. Tabor Cemetary (white)
Elizabeth Dowdy b Feb 28, 1809 d. June 18 1896
Irene Dowdy b Apr 20, 1844 d. Oct 28, 1899
L.F. Dowdy b Jan 24, 1834 d. June 4, 1900

Phillips County Arkansas
1840 Apr 1. Wyat Dowdy m. Loucincy Woods
1843 - Land Grant Wyatt Dowdy

Randolph County Arkansas
1860 - Land Grant - Thomas Dowdy (source: bureau of land mgt.website)

 

White County Arkansas
Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Eastern Arkansas

William T. Dowdy, a sharpshooter in the late war, came to White County in 1855 with his father, who bought 320 acres of wild land and commenced improving it, and cleared up forty or fifty acres before the war. His father, Andrew J. Dowdy, was a native of North Carolina and came to Tennessee when he was a young man, where he was married, in 1835, to Sarah Sutherland, of Tennessee origin, and a daughter of Thomas Sutherland. After his marriage he was employed as overseer on a plantation for thirteen years. He was the father of three children: Anna E. (afterward Mrs. Barger), William T. (our subject) and James S. (deceased). William T. owes his nativity to Western Tennessee, being born in 1839, and spending his younger days in that State. He was married in White County, in 1860, to Emeline E. Barger, a native of Tennessee, and who died on December 10, 1860. He was married the second time on April 17, 1866, to Elizabeth Sessums, also of Tennessee. They are the parents of four children, two of whom are still living: Richard A. (editor of the Economist at Searcy, Ark.) and James A. Mr. Dowdy enlisted in 1861 for twelve months, and afterward for four years or during the war, in Company D, of the Thirty-first Arkansas Infantry, and was one of the Confederate sharpshooters who did such valuable service for the Confederate cause. He took an active part in the battles of Corinth, Stone River, Chickamauga and a number of others, and was taken prisoner on July 22, 1864, near Atlanta, Ga., and then to Camp Chase, Ohio, when he was released on parole, February 12, 1865, and went to Richmond, where he received a furlough. He then went to Western Tennessee, where he remained until the close of the war. He then returned home and has since engaged in farming. He owns a farm of 200 acres, with sixty-five acres under cultivation. Mr. and Mrs. Dowdy are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Mr. Dowdy is also connected with the County Wheel. of which he has been chaplain since first entering the society. He is also a constituent of the Centre Hill Lodge No. 114, of the Masonic order. Mrs. Dowdy was a daughter of Richard J. and Rachel (Little) Sessums. Mr. Sessums was born in North Carolina in 1805 and died in 1863. He was married in 1833, and was the father of five children.

Yell County Arkansas

1868 Voter List
J.C. Dowdy, 62, farmer

Some Arkansas Marriages 1851-1900

C. C. McGLASSON m. MARTHA J. DOWDY 25 Jun 1878 Craighead AR
SHELBY DOWDY m. PENELOPE [Mrs] STEWART 01 Sep 1885 Craighead AR
WILLIAM H. BARGER m. ANN E. DOWDY 08 Oct 1867 White AR
WILLIAM T. DOWDY m. CYNTHIA [Mrs] CARTER 17 Apr 1866 White AR
J. W. ELLIS m. L. C. DOWDY 16 Nov 1875 White AR
S. H. HALE m. MALVIRA DOWDY 09 Dec 1900 PIKE AR
W. T. McFARLAND m. BETTIE DOWDY 22 Jul 1900 PIKE AR
THOMAS R. McRAE m. FANNIE DOWDY 10 Mar 1895 PIKE AR
D. D. DOWDY m. MARY KELLER 27 Dec 1888 YELL AR
HENRY DOWDY m. CLARA E. PARKINSON 14 Dec 1882 YELL AR
J. S. BIRD m. M. L. [Mrs] DOWDY 6 Dec 1883 YELL AR
L. A. CLONINGER m. LELLIE DOWDY 28 Nov 1897 YELL AR
THOMAS W. DOWDY m. MARY J. PARKINSON 4 Jan 1883 YELL AR
W. M. DOWDY m. ELLA DICKSON 7 May 1891 CRAWFORD AR
MULLEN, JAMES M.m. DOWDY, PARMELIA C. 28 Oct 1869 Randolph AR
BUTLER, WILLIAM m. DOWDY, CATHERINE 23 Oct 1873 Randolph AR
ARY, L. H. m. DOWDY, ELLEN E. 7 Sep 1882 Sebastian AR
DOWDY, EMMETT m. PARKER, MITTIE 12 Jun 1900 Sebastian AR
REDDING, WILLIAM C. m. DOWDEY, LOVELY 21 Jun 1896 Sebastian AR
DOWDY, CLARENCE m. SHANNON, ELIZIE 28 May 1899 Clay AR
DOWDY, J. F. m. LANSFORD, LYDIA M. 7 Apr 1899 Clay AR
COOMBES, J. H. m. DOWDY, MINNIE 6 Sep 1896 Clay AR
DOWDY, J. M. m. HICKERSON, EMELINE [Mrs] 26 Jul 1900 Clay AR
DOWDY, L. D. m. ROBERTS, IDA 19 Jun 1898 Clay AR
DAVIS, R. B. m. DOWDY, FLORENCE B. 8 Nov 1896 Clay AR
DOWDY, W. T. m. CORSEY, ADA 28 May 1893 Clay AR
DOWDY, JOHN T. m. BRATTON, SARAH 17 Apr 1879 Lawrence AR
JOHNSON, WOOT m. DOWDY, CYNTHIA 25 Dec 1866 Lawrence AR
WINKLES, ISAAC m. DOWDY, ELIZABETH 31 Jul 1866 Lawrence AR
DOWDY, JOSEPH m. McLEOD, AMANDA 14 Dec 1885 Sharp AR