James Downing

James Downing

Birth
Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 24 Nov 1881 (aged 65)
Scandia, Republic County, Kansas, USA
Burial Scandia, Republic County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 6316736 · View Source
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James was the son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Beidler) Downing; husband of Margaret Pierce (Gheen) Downing, and the father of eleven children. He spent much of his life in Hancock county, Illinois, removing to Kansas just a few years before his death.

An early member of the Latter Day Saints, James and his wife, Margaret, were married in Nauvoo by the LDS founder, Joseph Smith.


Gravesite Details The grave marker of James and his wife are within a 50' x 50' fence-like enclosure that can be seen in the photo, probably the largest plot in the cemetery.

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  • Created by: Ray Downing
  • Added: 2 Apr 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6316736
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Downing (12 Feb 1816–24 Nov 1881), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6316736, citing Riverview Cemetery, Scandia, Republic County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Ray Downing (contributor 46523418) .