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William Downing
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Birth: Jul. 18, 1793
Maryland, USA
Death: Jul. 15, 1863
Hancock County
Ohio, USA

age 69y 11m
Son of Elizabeth Bennett and George Downing. 1m to Elizabeth Henderson on 31 Oct 1816 in Pike Co, OH. 2m to Margaret Underwood Thompson on 22 Jun 1858 in Hancock Co, OH. He was reared on a farm in Pike County, Ohio, received a good English education and, from his youth, was engaged in agricultural pursuits. He served in the war of 1812. He came to Pike Co. in 1830 and helped organize Blanchard Township. William Downing was appointed the first postmaster in Blanchard Township, and served in that capacity for many years; the office was established in 1848 and was kept in his house. As a farmer Mr. Downing was successful, owning 180 acres of valuable land at the time of his death. He was a member of the M. E. Church. In politics, he was a Democrat.


 
 
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 Parents:
  George Downing (1767 - 1848)
  Elizabeth Bennett Downing (1772 - 1802)
 
 Spouses:
  Elizabeth Henderson Downing (1796 - 1851)
  Margaret Underwood Downing (1819 - 1892)
 
 Siblings:
  William Downing (1793 - 1863)
  Samuel Downing (1794 - 1866)*
  Thomas Downing (1796 - 1865)*
  Jane Downing Dukes (1798 - 1841)*
  George Downing (1800 - 1881)*
  Hannah Downing Dukes (1802 - 1829)*
  Leahvina Downing Dukes (1808 - 1840)**
  John Downing (1810 - 1817)**
  Dorcous Downing (1814 - 1842)**
  Mahala Downing Quigley (1816 - 1854)**
  Marietta Dorsey Downing Downing (1818 - 1893)**
  Jemina Downing Violet (1821 - 1872)**
  Joseph M Downing (1825 - 1885)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Dukes Cemetery
Benton Ridge
Hancock County
Ohio, USA
 
Created by: LESLEY CLINGERMAN
Record added: Aug 07, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56410450
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- Mary Downing-Mahan (gravehuntermary)
 Added: Mar. 12, 2014

- Kris Kreh Martin
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