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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, John J.
(1818-1895)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. SMITH, Elizabeth Ann

2. TATOM, Mary Jane
3. BEARD, Sarah Cornelear

DOWNING, John J.

  • Born: 10 Apr 1818, Nr Briar Branch Church, Bladen County, North Carolina, United States 554,565,2596,2597
  • Marriage (1): SMITH, Elizabeth Ann
  • Marriage (2): TATOM, Mary Jane before 1849
  • Marriage (3): BEARD, Sarah Cornelear after 1880 565
  • Died: 9 Jul 1895, Nr Briar Branch Church, Bladen County, North Carolina, United States 554,2597
  • Buried: Briar Branch Church, Bladen County, North Carolina, United States 2597
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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

1. Alt. Birth, Cir 1816, North Carolina, United States. 2598

2. Census, 1820, Bladen County, North Carolina, United States. George Downing's household includes two M<10 [John, George] (Bladen Co, p144)

3. Property, 4 Nov 1837, Bladen County, North Carolina, United States. George Downing will mentions "my son John J Downing" who receives "one hundred acres of land purchased of Edward Blackwell and called the Blackwell land with the exception of a small piece lying between the Meeting House and Briary Branch" and also "a small piece of the Old Hundred acres which lyeth on the lower side of the road and on the south side of Briary Branch and joins the Blackwell land and forty eight acres forming the Blackwell land patented to me and another piece called the Calf Pasture."

4. Property, 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).

5. 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).

6. Census, 1840, Bladen County, North Carolina, United States. John J Downing is probably still living with his mother (father is deceased). There is an Ann Downing listed as head of family, which may be her. The family has one M 20-30, which could be John J, or it could be his brother George W. (Bladen Co, p209)

7. 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).

8. Property, 30 Mar 1841, Bladen County, North Carolina, United States. 558 William Davis to John J Downing, 250 acres on NE side of Johnson's Lake ... pat by William Salter Sr (Bladen Co Deed Book 8, p34).

9. Appearance in Document, Oct 1843, Bladen County, North Carolina, United States. John Downing and Elizabeth A 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)



10. Census, 19 Aug 1850, Cape Fear NE Side, Bladen County, North Carolina, United States. 2596
1) John Downing, age 31, farmer, $2500 real estate, born NC
2) Mary J. Downing, age 22, born NC
3) Phebe Downing, age 7, born NC
4) Thomas Downing, age 5, born NC
5) Arthur Downing, age 1, born NC
6) James O. West, age 22, laborer, born NC.

11. Census, 1860, Bladen County, North Carolina, United States. John Downing is 42, a farmer, real estate 4000, property 2481, living with Mary J (31), Phebe E (17), Thomas (14), Arthur (10), Elizabeth A (8), Joseph H (6), Sarah J (5), Mary A (3), and Warren W (9 months). (Bladen Co, Downingsville Post Office, p204/48, family 341)



12. Census, 5 Jul 1870, Turnbull Twp, Bladen County, North Carolina, United States. 2598
1) Downing, John, age 54, farmer, $1000 real estate, $800 personal estate, born NC
2) Downing, M. J., age 42, female, keeping house, born NC
3) Downing, E. A., age 18, female, at home, born NC, attends school
4) Downing, A. W., age 21, male, works in farm, born NC, attends school
5) Downing, J. H., age 16, male, works in farm, born NC, attends school
6) Downing, S. Jane, age 14, female, at home, born NC, attends school
7) Downing, N. A., age 12, female, at home, born NC, attends school
8) Downing, G. W., age 10, male, born NC, attends school
9) Downing, Camele, age 8, born NC, attends school
10) Downing, George, age 5, born NC.



13. Census, 8 Jun 1880, Turnbull Twp, Bladen County, North Carolina, United States. 565
1) Downing, John, age 62, married, farmer, born NC, parents born NC
2) Downing, Mary Jane, age 52, wife, married, keeping house, born NC, parents born NC
3) Downing, John W., age 20, son, single, farm laborer, born NC, parents born NC
4) Downing, Ellen Carneal, age 16, daughter, attends school, born NC, parents born NC
5) Downing, Gorge, age 14, son, farm laborer, attends school, born NC, parents born NC
6) Downing, Minne, age 5, grand daughter, born NC, parents born NC
7) Downing, Susan, age 55, widow, keeping house, born NC, parents born NC
8) Downing, Albert, age 21, son [of Susan], single, dry good merchant, born NC, parents born NC
9) Downing, Mary Elza, age 28, daughter [of Susan], single, house keeper, born NC, parents born NC.

14. Occupation: Farmer.

15. Religion: Baptist.


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John married Elizabeth Ann SMITH. (Elizabeth Ann SMITH died before 1848 2596.)


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John next married Mary Jane TATOM, daughter of Theophilus TATOM and Anna M. SMITH, before 1849. (Mary Jane TATOM was born about 1828 in North Carolina, United States,565,2596,2598,2599 died on 26 Oct 1890 2599 and was buried in Briar Branch Church, Bladen County, North Carolina, United States 2599.)


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John next married Sarah Cornelear BEARD, daughter of Daniel D. BEARD and Sabrah SMITH, after 1880.565 (Sarah Cornelear BEARD was born on 6 Sep 1841 in North Carolina, United States and died between 1900 and 1910.)




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