Joseph Downing

Joseph Downing

Birth
Sadsbury Meeting House, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 7 Oct 1804 (aged 70)
Downingtown, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Downingtown, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 8374668 · View Source
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Quaker. As a pacifist, his religion prevented him from serving during the Revolutionary War. However, he established a hospital for the American forces in his barn, and is listed as a Patriot in the DAR index for this service. Forty Revolutionary War soldiers are still buried on the grounds of the old homestead.
Joseph was the son of Thomas Downing and Thomazine Beer Downing, after whom Downingtown was named. He married Mary Trimble in 1755, by whom he had ten children: Thomas,Jane, Mary, Thomazine, Joseph, James, Sarah, Richard, and Ann.


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  • Created by: Ray Downing
  • Added: 10 Feb 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8374668
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Downing (30 Jun 1734–7 Oct 1804), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8374668, citing Downingtown Friends Meetinghouse Cemetery, Downingtown, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Ray Downing (contributor 46523418) .