Rev Xenophen Gideon McDowell

Rev Xenophen Gideon McDowell

Mount Sterling, Brown County, Illinois, USA
Death 11 Aug 1881 (aged 43)
Clarksburg, Moniteau County, Missouri, USA
Burial Tipton, Moniteau County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 29727381 · View Source
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From: "History of Moniteau Co, MO," Vol. 2, year 2000, pg. 476. Submitted by Sylvia McDowell Murdock: The following excerpts are from a diary kept by Xenophen Gideon McDowell:

"Aug. 26, 1863. Went to Tipton to hear Mssrs Drake and Smith speak. Mr. Drake gave us a good speech. He is strong radical.

"Oct. 10, 1863. Went to picking cotton in the morning, but soon learned the Rebs were coming and I went to California [MO] and joined in with the soldiers. Then went to near Tipton on a reconnaissance, returning to Dr. Redman's after night through the rain. It must have been the darkest night I ever traveled."

"Oct. 11, 1863. The Rebs came into Tipton and stole all the money and horses they could get. Also burned some of the railroad east of Tipton. They then left toward Boonville."

"Nov. 1863. Dismissed my school and went to Tipton to vote the Radical ticket for Judyes [Judges?]...Had a very good school during the month consisting of about 30 scholars. Find teaching to be very laborious and also fatiguing on the lungs. The Methodists held a meeting at school house the 1st week in the month. A good number joined the church."

"Dec. 1863. Had a good deal of cold weather and snow during the month. The last week the snow fell about a foot deep, and turned very cold. Will be a hard winter on the poor especially."

"April 2, 1864. Spent the forenoon making garden and in the evening went to Otterville to Presbytery. Was too late for examination.'

"April 3, 1864. Continued the examination on theology until 9 o'clock."

"April 5, 1864. Had a sermon from brother Rob Morrow and in the evening had an interesting communion session during which my soul was filled with love to God for his unspeakable goodness."


"Rev. Xenophen G. McDowell, June 10, 1838-Aug. 11, 1881."

"Death Records of Moniteau Co, MO."
"McDowell, Xenophen Rev -- 1838 Jun 10 - 1881 Aug 11 -- Cem rec gives death year as 1861"
The above quoted from:

Gravesite Details "Rev. Xenophen G. McDowell, June 10, 1838-Aug. 11, 1881."Xenophen and Mary names are inscribed on the same tombstone.


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  • Maintained by: NancyPoquette
  • Originally Created by: Richard Parker
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