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Jane Parks McDowell
Birth: Mar. 5, 1746
Rowan County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Oct. 8, 1824
Mecklenburg County
North Carolina, USA

--Daughter of Hugh Parks & wife Margaret Young.
--Jane married John McDowell
--She is known as a local patriot, sort of the Paul Revere of Mecklenburg County, who is said to have ridden 10 miles, with a baby, to tell her husband and his military unit that the British were evacuating Charlotte during the American Revolution.
--The McDowell home was on S. Tryon Street in Charlotte. The original log cabin is still contained within what is now a larger, later home. Plans in 2016 were to demolish the house to redevelop the land. Currently groups are trying to get the house, which is in poor shape, preserved. A historical marker at the site commemmorates Jane's ride.

(Birth date from family records at 
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  Hugh Parks (1716 - 1780)
  Margaret Young Parks (1715 - 1787)
  John McDowell (1743 - 1795)*
  John McDowell (1775 - 1843)*
  James McDowell (1777 - 1795)*
  Hugh McDowell (1777 - 1835)*
  Margaret McDowell Barry (1782 - 1846)*
  Mary McDowell (1784 - 1796)*
  Jean McDowell (1787 - 1796)*
  Jane Parks McDowell (1746 - 1824)
  John Parks (1751 - 1795)*
*Calculated relationship
Steele Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Mecklenburg County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Susan I. Grills
Record added: Apr 04, 2011
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Jane <i>Parks</i> McDowell
Added by: Susan I. Grills
Jane <i>Parks</i> McDowell
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- Lanie
 Added: Jun. 29, 2016

- Vonnie L Cantrell
 Added: Jan. 19, 2014
In memory of my 5th great grandmother.
- Carol Brookman
 Added: Jan. 18, 2014
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