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John Downend
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Birth: Jul. 11, 1834
Ohio, USA
Death: Oct. 11, 1895
DeKalb County
Indiana, USA

John Downend was the son of James and Mary Shaw Downend. John and Mary immigrated from England in 1834 with four children. They settled near Shelby, Ohio where they had another five children.

John married Sarah Ann Bechtel, daughter of David and Elizabeth (Harmon) Bechtel. They had four children:

Samuel (1859-1945) married Laura Houser
Clara (abt 1861-?) never married
Charles E. (abt. 1866 -?)

Note: Thomas, brother of John married Mary Jane Bechtel who was the sister of John's wife, Sarah.

Much of the above is from "Our Ancestors, Havlik, LaHue, Ryman, Wisdom" by Laurence L. Wisdom now under the stewardship of Jan Lange. Laurence cites his source as Florence Downend Wakeland, grandaughter of Thomas Downend.
Family links: 
  James Downend (1798 - 1859)
  Mary Shaw Downend (1802 - 1855)
  Sarah Ann Bechtel Downend (1840 - 1882)
  Samuel H Downend (1859 - 1946)*
  Sarah Downend Kelham (1826 - 1886)*
  Mary Downend Truelove (1828 - 1883)*
  Hannah Downend Malone (1830 - 1901)*
  Thomas Downend (1833 - 1893)*
  John Downend (1834 - 1895)
  George Downing (1840 - 1908)*
  Eliza E Downend Leeson (1842 - 1898)*
  Louisa A. Downend Kleinfelter (1843 - 1923)*
*Calculated relationship
Christian Union Cemetery
DeKalb County
Indiana, USA
Created by: Jan Lange
Record added: Sep 12, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 76410316
John Downend
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