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DOWNING, George*
(1776-1838)
HAYS, Mary Ann*
(1777-1861)
BEARD, Neill
(1782-1853)
FORT, Edna
(1782-1854)
DOWNING, Valentine
(1807-1886)
BEARD, Susanna
(1810-1890)
DOWNING, Neill
(1847-1934)

 

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CARLYLE, Mary Eliza Mcnish

DOWNING, Neill 2536

  • Born: 25 Nov 1847 2536
  • Marriage: CARLYLE, Mary Eliza Mcnish about 1872
  • Died: 2 Apr 1934 2536
  • Buried: Cedar Creek Baptist Church, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States 2536
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bullet  Birth Notes:

Birthdate, deathdate, wife name from notes of Lenward Hair.

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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census, 1850, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. Neill Downing is 2, living with parents. (Cumberland Co, Eastern Division, p68)

2. Census, 1860, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. Neill Downing is 12, living with parents. (Cumberland Co, Cumb East, Fayetteville PO, p331, family 498)

3. Military Service: Confederate Soldier. 2537 Neill Downing, buried New Cedar Creek Bapt Ch, Cumberland Co, member of Co E, Reg 36 during Civil War.

4. Military Service: Civil War. 2536 Co G 36th NC Reg

5. Census, 1870, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. Neill Downing is 24, at home, living with parents. (Cumberland Co, Cedar Creek Twp, South side of plank stage road, p185)

6. Census, 1880, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. Neill Downing is 32, farmer, with wife Mary E (30, keeping house), son George D (5), daughter Dasie B (3), daughter Flora S (1), and son Foster N (5 months, born Jan). (Cumberland Co, Cedar Creek Twp, ED 59, sheet 41)

7. Census, 1930, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. Neil Downing is 82, widowed, owns his farm (but no occupation), first married when 25. No mention of his veteran status. Living with him are son Neil J (50, farm manager, not a veteran), daughter-in-law Laura N (30, public school teacher), daughter-in-law Mary E (38, widow, farmer), granddaughter Yvonne (8), grandson Neil E (6), grandson Dennis C (3 and 10 months), and grandson Carey Velmont (1 and 4 months). Neil and Laura were married when he was 49 and she was 29 [so the grandchildren must all be Mary's]. Mary was married when she was 26. (Cumberland Co, Cedar Creek Twp, ED 10, family 164)

8. Religion: Baptist.


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Neill married Mary Eliza Mcnish CARLYLE about 1872. (Mary Eliza Mcnish CARLYLE was born on 23 Nov 1849,2536 died on 29 Jul 1929 2536 and was buried in Cedar Creek Baptist Church, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States 2536.)




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