John Benjamin Downing

John Benjamin Downing

Birth
Downingtown, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 11 Jul 1879 (aged 62)
Clearwater, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA
Burial Freeport, Harper County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 6194157 · View Source
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John married his first cousin, Mary C. Downing, on September 2, 1841. They had twelve children, all attaining adulthood. A schoolteacher and merchant, John moved with most of his family to Kansas in 1877. He died two years later. Although he was first buried in the Clearwater cemetery, he was re-interred in 1906 to Freeport to rest next to his wife, Mary, who died the year before. The original charcoal sketch of him (at right) is in the possession of Marilyn Grissom, a cousin.


Gravesite Details The family "Downing" marker and individual markers with first names were given by Carrie Downing (q.v.) in accordance with her will.

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  • Created by: Ray Downing
  • Added: 19 Feb 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6194157
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Benjamin Downing (21 Jun 1817–11 Jul 1879), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6194157, citing Freeport Cemetery, Freeport, Harper County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Ray Downing (contributor 46523418) .