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DOWNING, James*
(1741-1808)
UNKNOWN, Nancy*
HAYS, Peter*
(1751-1790)
HAINEY, Penelope*
(1757-After 1850)
DOWNING, George*
(1776-1838)
HAYS, Mary Ann*
(1777-1861)
DOWNING, Evan
(1803-1868)

 

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Spouses/Children:
JOHNSON, Mary

DOWNING, Evan

  • Born: 29 Sep 1803, Nr Briar Branch Church, Bladen County, North Carolina, United States 562,2530
  • Marriage: JOHNSON, Mary on 1 Apr 1833 2530
  • Died: 1 Oct 1868 2530
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bullet  Birth Notes:

Evin Downing, son of George and Mary Ann, was born 29 Sept 1803, d 1 Oct 1868.

Born near Briar Branch Church, Bladen Co, NC.

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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census, 1820, Bladen County, North Carolina, United States. George Downing's household includes one M 18-25 [Evan] (Bladen Co, p144)

2. Census, 1830, Bladen County, North Carolina, United States. Evan Downing is 20-30, living with one M 15-20 [unknown] and one F 60-70 [unknown] (Bladen Co, p90)

3. Property, 15 Oct 1839, Bladen County, North Carolina, United States. 558 Valentine Downing, Joseph Downing, John J Downing, John H Burruss of Harnett County and wife Mary Ann Burruss and Raiford Suggs and wife Sarah Suggs to Evan Downing ... all our interest in 2 surveys of land on W side of Turnbull ... granted to George Downing Nov 21 1823 adj lands of John Lennon (Bladen Co Deed Book 8, p40).

4. Census, 1840, Bladen County, North Carolina, United States. Evan Downing is 30-40, living with one M 5-10 [James], one M 10-15 [unknown], two F < 5 [Zilphia, Rebecca], and one F 20-30 [wife Mary] (Bladen Co, p209)

5. Appearance in Document, 28 Feb 1841, Bladen County, North Carolina, United States. 558 Valentine Downing of Cumberland to John Downing, 150 acres on W side of Turnbull Swamp ... adj lands of Edward Blackwell. Witnessed by Evan Downing (Bladen Co Deed Book 8, p33).

6. Property, 24 Jul 1841, Bladen County, North Carolina, United States. George Washington Downing sold land on West side of Turnbull Swamp to Evan Downing of Bladen Co for $2. First tract is 25 acres on Bloody Branch, part of a 150 acre survey. Second tract is 25 acres, which was granted to Geo Downing 21 Nov 1823, bordering Richardson corner. (Blanden Co Deed book 8, p20)

7. Appearance in Document, Oct 1843, Bladen County, North Carolina, United States. Evan and Mary Downing are among the members of Beaverdam Baptist Church that are dismissed to found Briar Branch Baptist Church, both churches in Bladen County. The list of members that are dismissed includes Daniel L. Smith, Daniel Smith, Daniel Register, George W. Downing, William D. Smith, Sarah A. Smith, Mary A. Downing, Elizabeth Smith, Anna M. Tatum, Elsa McLemore, May J. Tatum, Mary Register, John Smith Sr., Evin Downing, John H. Tatum, William J. Cowan, John D. Smith, Mary Smith, Susan Smith, Martha Smith, Elizabeth A. Downing, Susan Smith Sr., James Smith, Theophlus Tatum, Wright McLemore, John Downing, James S. Beard, Milton J. Smith, Thomas B. Cowan, Mary Downing, Pen[n]y Hayes, Claressa Beard, Susan Smith, Zillpha Smith. (posted at Bladen Co Rootweb site)

8. Census, 1850, Bladen County, North Carolina, United States. Evan Downing is 45, a farmer, with wife Mary and children James (15), Zilphia (female, 14), Rebecca A (12), Jane (10), George (7), Valentine (4), and Nancy (2 months) (Bladen Co, NE side of Cape Fear, p79, line 1)

9. Census, 1860, Bladen County, North Carolina, United States. Evan Downing is 57, a farmer, real estate 938, property 425, living with Mary (45), Rebecca A (21), Jane (18), George (16), Valantine (14), and Nathan (7) (Bladen Co, Downingsville Post Office, p204/48, family 340)

10. Occupation: Farmer.

11. Religion: Baptist.


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Evan married Mary JOHNSON, daughter of John JOHNSON and Unknown, on 1 Apr 1833.2530 (Mary JOHNSON was born on 1 Jan 1815 in North Carolina, United States 2530 and died after 1870 2531.)

bullet  Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Marriage Notice, 1 Apr 1833. 2530 Evin Downing, son of George and Mary Ann, married 1 April 1833 to Mary Johnson, daughter of John Johnson.




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