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Stephen Wheeler Downey
Birth: Jul. 25, 1839
Westernport
Allegany County
Maryland, USA
Death: Aug. 3, 1902
Albany County
Wyoming, USA

Civil War Union Army Officer, US Congressman. He enlisted in the Union Army after the outbreak of the Civil War, and was mustered in as a Private in Company C, 3rd Potomac Home Brigade, Maryland Volunteer Infantry on September 12, 1861. Promoted to 1st Lieutenant on January 1, 1862, it began his rise in the ranks that culminated in his being commissioned Colonel and commander of the regiment on September 8, 1862. He was captured with his unit at Harper's Ferry, Virginia when it capitulated to Confederate forces under Major General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson on September 15, 1862. Paroled the next day, he eventually resigned on November 6, 1862 due to poor health. He moved to the Wyoming Territory after the war, and held a number of political positions there. He was elected as a Delegate from the Wyoming Territory to the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1879 to 1881. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
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 Parents:
  Owen Dorsey Downey (1814 - 1894)
  Elizabeth Powell Downey (1820 - 1876)
 
 Spouse:
  Evangeline Victoria Owen Downey (1853 - 1937)*
 
 Children:
  Evangeline Victoria Downey Teetor (1888 - 1958)*
 
 Siblings:
  Stephen Wheeler Downey (1839 - 1902)
  George Mason Downey (1841 - 1910)*
  Kate Downey (1868 - ____)*
 
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Burial:
Greenhill Cemetery
Laramie
Albany County
Wyoming, USA
 
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Record added: Feb 11, 2003
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