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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, John Beard
(1833-1916)

 

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Spouses/Children:
CRAWFORD, Mary Jane

DOWNING, John Beard

  • Born: 8 Jun 1833, Nr Briar Branch Church, Bladen County, North Carolina, United States 557,607,2699
  • Marriage: CRAWFORD, Mary Jane in Oct 1866
  • Died: 9 May 1916, Cedar Creek, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States 557,607,2699
  • Buried: Cedar Creek Baptist Church, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States 2537,2699
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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census, 1840, Bladen County, North Carolina, United States. Valentine Downing's household includes one M 5-10 [John] (Bladen Co, p209)

2. Census, 1850, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. John B Downing is 16, laborer, living with parents. (Cumberland Co, Eastern Division, p68)

3. Military Service: Confederate Soldier, 1 Jun 1861. 2699,2700 John B Downing is a member of Co F, 24th Regiment of NC Troops, who resided in Cumberland County and enlisted there at age 27, June 1, 1861. He mustered in as Private and was promoted to Corporal on May 8 1862. Reduced to ranks on an unspecified date. Present or accounted for until transferred to 2nd Company I, 36th Regiment NC Troops (2nd Regiment NC Artillery), Feb 1 1863.

Co F, 24th Regiment NC Troops, the "Cumberland Plow Boys", also included John A Melvin, Alexander Melvin, Daniel Maxwell Melvin, Charles W Gainey, John Gainey, William H Gainey, George A Downing, George W Downing, William A Downing, 2nd Lt James Allen Gainey, 2nd Lt Daniel J Downing.

4. Appearance in Document, 25 Dec 1867, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. John B Downing [maybe this one] listed as Justice of the Peace at marriage of Kelly James and Hanah Ann Baldwin in Cumberland Co (Cumberland Co Marriage Bonds, #33023, record 1:140)

5. Appearance in Document, 2 Mar 1868, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. John B Downing [maybe this one] is Justice of the Peace at marriage of Henry Carter and Mary Matthews in Cumberland Co (Cumberland Co Marriage Bonds, #31694, record 1:055)

6. Census, 1870, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. Cumberland Co, Cedar Creek Twp, p178

7. Religion: Baptist.


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John married Mary Jane CRAWFORD in Oct 1866. (Mary Jane CRAWFORD was born on 19 Jul 1835 in St. Pauls, Robeson County, North Carolina, United States,607,2701 died on 4 Jun 1914 607,2701 and was buried in Cedar Creek Baptist Church, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States 2701.)




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