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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, Valentine
(1807-1886)

 

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Spouses/Children:
BEARD, Susanna

DOWNING, Valentine 2272

  • Born: 14 Feb 1807, Nr Briar Branch Church, Bladen County, North Carolina, United States 560,2272
  • Marriage: BEARD, Susanna in 1831
  • Died: 17 Dec 1886, Cedar Creek, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States 560,2272
  • Buried: Cedar Creek Baptist Church, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States 2272
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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 10-15 [Valentine] (Bladen Co, p144)

2. Appearance in Document, 4 Nov 1837, Bladen County, North Carolina, United States. George Downing will names "my son Valentine Downing Executor".

3. Appearance in Document, Sep 1839, Bladen County, North Carolina, United States. 558 John J Downing to Mary Ann Downing [his mother], all my right in estate of my father George Downing, deceased ... 148 acres. Witnessed by Valentine Downing (Bladen Co Deed Book 8, p19).

4. 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).

5. Census, 1840, Bladen County, North Carolina, United States. Valentine Downing is 30-40, living with two M<5 [Daniel, George], one M 5-10 [John], one F<5 [Nancy], one F 15-20 [unknown], and one F 30-40 [wife Susanah] (Bladen Co, p209)

6. Property, 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).

7. Census, 1850, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. Valentine Downing is 45, farmer, living with Susan A (40), John B (16, laborer), Daniel (14), Nancy J (12), George W (11), William (7), Edna A (5), and Neill (2). (Cumberland Co, Eastern Division, p68)

8. Appearance in Document, 1 Apr 1860, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. V Downing [maybe this one] is Justice of the Peace at wedding of John Stricklan and Caroline Cain in Cumberland Co (Cumberland Co Marriage Bonds, #35395, record 2:291)

9. Appearance in Document, 13 Jun 1860, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. V Downing [maybe this one] is listed as Justice of the Peace at wedding of Fleet Faircloth and Honor Averitt in Cumberland Co (Cumberland Co Marriage Bonds, #32234, record 1:090)

10. Census, 1860, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. Valentine Downing is 54, farmer, real estate 2500, property 1700, living with Susan (52), Wm (18, farmer), Neill (12), Nancy (21), and Edna A (14). Also with them is John Avery (22, mulatto). (Cumberland Co, Cumb East, Fayetteville PO, p331, family 498)

11. Census, 1870, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. Valentine Downing is age 64, farmer, $700 real estate, $300 property. He is living with Susannah (60, keeping house), Nancy (35, at home), and Neill (24, at home). (Cumberland Co, Cedar Creek Twp, South side of plank stage road, p185)

12. Census, 1880, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. Valentine Downing is 74, farmer, with wife Susanna A (72, keeping house), dau Nancy (42, keeping house). Also in household is granddaughter Theodosia Thagard (18, keeping house) [probably daughter of Valentine's daughter Edna]. (District 59, Cedar Creek Twp, Cumberland Co, NC, family 260)

13. Occupation: Farmer.

14. Religion: Baptist.


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Valentine married Susanna BEARD, daughter of Neill BEARD and Edna FORT, in 1831. (Susanna BEARD was born on 15 Jun 1810 in Bladen County, North Carolina, United States,2272 died on 5 Sep 1890 2272 and was buried in Cedar Creek Baptist Church, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States 2272.)




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