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James Elbert Downes
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Birth: Oct. 31, 1845
Death: Jan. 25, 1917

A native of Houston County, James Elbert Downes was the son of area pioneers. He served in the Civil War and was later active in the local Confederate veterans association. He was married to Elizabeth Brown in 1871 and they were the parents of three sons. A prominent local business and civic leader, Downes devoted much of his time to the Methodist Church. The home he built for his family on 7th Street in a noted landmark.

3 sons:

i. JAMES FERNANDO DOWNES, b. 09 Jul 1871, Crockett, Houston Co., TX; d. 30 Jul 1932, TX.

ii. WILLIAM A. DOWNES, b. 1872, Crockett, Houston Co., TX.

iii. EDWARD E. DOWNES, b. 1875, Crockett, Houston Co., TX; d. 23 Jun 1901, Saledo Samar, P.I.. Was a First Lieutenant in the Spanish American war and fell in battle in South Somoa, Phillippine Islands.


Born: 31 October 1845 Houston County, Texas Died: 25 January 1917 Dallas, Dallas County, Texas Buried: Glenwood Cemetery, Houston County, Texas Spouse: Elizabeth G. Brown, m. 5 May 1870 Houston County Parents: Lodwick Elbert & Harriet Matilda (Brent) Downes Service: Co. I, 4th Texas Cavalry; Co. G, 31 st Texas Cavalry, Gano's Brigade. Sources: Houston County History, p. 334; Houston County In The Civil War by T. N. Mainer, p. 104; Houston County Cemeteries, p. 334; Crockett Newspapers, p. 96; Houston County Census: 1850, p. 12; 1860, p. 2; 1880; 1900, p. 74; 1910, p. 113;

Family links: 
  Lodwick E. Downes (1812 - 1875)
  Harriet M. Brent Downes (1828 - 1880)
  Elizabeth G. Brown Downes (1849 - 1914)
  James Fernando Downes (1871 - 1932)*
  Edward Elbert Downes (1875 - 1901)*
  James Elbert Downes (1845 - 1917)
  Sarah Isabella Downes Romain (1848 - 1943)*
  Bathia Elisabeth Downes Eichelberger (1857 - 1943)*
*Calculated relationship
Glenwood Cemetery
Houston County
Texas, USA
Created by: Tom Streetman
Record added: Mar 19, 2010
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James Elbert Downes
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