One family member suggest that this person is Keziah Hester Riddle Dowda (Dowdy), 1791-1865, wife of Balaam Dowda (Dowdy), 1777-1878, and mother of probably ten children, at least two of whom are also buried in this same Dowda Family Cemetery. They left NC in abt 1812 and are found in Franklin County, NC on the tax rolls in 1813. 1820 US Census finds them in Hall County, GA and in Cherokee County in 1837.
Parents of Keziah (Kiziah) Hester Riddle were Thomas Riddle and Frances Minter, both of Chatham County, NC. Balaam and Keziah married 02 May 1806 in Chatham County, NC.
Two sons, James Elias Dowdy and John Gipson Dowdy, are both buried in Kerr County, TX.
(Source: Ruth Dowdy McArthur)
Dowda Family Cemetery
Created by: Ray Bobo
Record added: Dec 29, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 46088823
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