The Dowdy Family
The DOWDYs of
Virginia, Tennessee & Texas
& Stray Dowdy Alert! New Data!
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Complete Index of Names for ALL of my Genealogy Pages!
Strays New Info!
Australia Family: Includes DOWDY
Descendants of Thomas (I) DOWDY
Billie Sweat's FamilyTreeMaker pages, including the descendants of Richard
The DOWDY Mother
Lode! DOWDY data galore is what you'll find at
COOK, SALMON, DOWDY & Related Families
- From Alibris:
An Independent Spirit: The Tale of Betsy DOWDY and Black Bess
You'll find an
excellent history of my own Fayette County, Tennessee DOWDY family
provided by the folks at Ames Plantation.
The researchers at the Ames Plantation
have done an wonderful job of piecing together family stories from the physical
and archival clues, and they're helping to preserve a cultural heritage that was
nearly lost forever. Visit their website, and if you're able, attend their
Cultural Resources Field Day, too, which is wonderful!
DOWDY Alert! From
time to time I come across a stray DOWDY or two, whether in the old
newspapers featured on this website or while tramping through cemeteries. Be
sure to check the Index
of Names, where each new name is added every time I add another
New! I just returned from a looooong (and
not entirely pleasant) trip which happened to take me through Memphis on my way home to Texas. While there, I stopped at Elmwood Cemetery to investigate a DOWDY connection that I haven't yet figured out.
Alas, while I didn't find that elusive clue as to how this particular DOWDY line might connect to my own, I do have the data from two tombstones which is as follows:
Willie, Daughter of J. F. and M. J. DOWDY; Born at Grongar Hill, Mississippi February 8, 1849; Died at Memphis, Tennessee July 3, 1858.
|Dosha Irene, Daughter of Col J. F. and Mary Jane DOWDY; Born in Marshall County, Mississippi Nov. 3, 1846; Died in Memphis, Tennessee October 26, 1867.
I have learned a little bit more about this family, and will post the information if I ever get my car unpacked!
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