Rachel Downing

b. 23 February 1789, d. circa 1812
     Rachel Downing was born on 23 February 1789 in Mason County, Kentucky. She was the daughter of John Downing and Susannah Ann Ellis. Rachel Downing married an unknown person on 7 February 1809 in Mason County. They had 1 child. after her death he married Mary Polly Downing the daughter of Timothy. He later married a 3rd time to Caroline Brown. She died circa 1812 in Mason County.

Elizabeth Frances Downing

b. 11 January 1792, d. 13 August 1855
     Elizabeth Frances Downing was born on 11 January 1792 in Mason County, Kentucky. She was the daughter of John Downing and Susannah Ann Ellis. Elizabeth Frances Downing married an unknown person on 21 October 1834 in Mason County. He was the widower of her sister Mary. He died 26 April 1865 in Brown Co. Ohio. She died on 13 August 1855 in Clinton County, Ohio, at age 63. Unknown GEDCOM info. Elizabeth married the widower of her sister Mary in Brown Co Ohio. They had no children. In the 1850 census, she and Thomas are in the household of Milford McConnell in Union Twp Brown County Ohio.

Reason J. Downing

b. 18 November 1793, d. 9 September 1849
     Reason J. Downing was born on 18 November 1793 in Mason County, Kentucky. He was the son of John Downing and Susannah Ann Ellis. Reason J. Downing married an unknown person on 18 February 1817 in Shelby County, Kentucky. He was buried in September 1849 in the Downing family cemetery, Mason County, Kentucky. This cemetery is located on Slack Pike out of Old Washington. He died on 9 September 1849 in Washington, Mason County, Kentucky, at age 55. He was buried on the family farm on Slack Pike in Mason Co. The grave is marked. 28 October 1819 Reason Downing was left the major portion of his father's estate, and Reason and his brother Joseph were named executors of their father's will. 28 August 1849 Reason made his will in Mason Co KY in which he named: Seven sons; John, Isaac E., James, William, Reason, Joseph and Thomas; daughters Nancy Slack, Linda/Lindy Ann Downing, Eliza Jane Post, and Elizabeth Frances Downing; and slaves Martha, Tabiatha, and Queen Ann. Wife Elizabeth and sons John, Isaac E., and James were named executors. Signed and sealed ' Reason Downing ' witnesses were Thomas Downing and Charles Downing; proved in Oct 1849 court. Note: Reason's son Thomas was too young to have been a witness, so the witnesses are believed to be the sons of Timothy. The following is from HISTORY OF KENTUCKY by Johnson Vol 3 He was a farmer and stockman and achieved much success in these lines. He gave his support to the Democrat party and was a Baptist in his religious conviction. He married Miss Elizabeth Ellis, who was a woman, strong in character and constitution, who lived to the great old age of ninty-three or ninty-four years, and died several years after the Civil War, having witnessed many of the most stirring incidents of American history. His wife shared his religious convictions belonging to the Baptist church.

Child of Reason J. Downing

Mary Downing

b. 28 November 1792, d. 9 January 1837
     Mary Downing was born on 28 November 1792. She was the daughter of Timothy Downing and Nancy Ellis. Mary Downing married an unknown person on 20 September 1812. She died on 9 January 1837 at age 44.

Robert Downing

b. circa 1752, d. 1802
     Robert Downing was born circa 1752 in Washington County, Pennsylvania. He was the son of James Downing and Susannah (?) Robert Downing married Jane (?). Robert Downing left a will in 1798 in Mason County, Kentucky. He died in 1802 in Mason County.

Children of Robert Downing and Jane (?)

John Baldwin

     John Baldwin married Jane Downing, daughter of James Downing and Susannah (?), on 27 November 1775.

Jane (?)

b. 1753, d. 1815
     Jane (?) was born in 1753. She married Robert Downing, son of James Downing and Susannah (?). Jane (?) died in 1815 in Mason County, Kentucky. She left a will in 1819 in Mason County.

Children of Jane (?) and Robert Downing

Jane McKinzie

     Jane McKinzie married Robert Downing Jr, son of Robert Downing and Jane (?).

Child of Jane McKinzie and Robert Downing Jr

Darius Downing

b. 15 August 1824, d. 22 February 1888
Darius Downing
     Darius Downing was born on 15 August 1824. He was the son of Robert Downing Jr and Jane McKinzie. Darius Downing married Anna Eliza Gordon, daughter of Peter Gordon and Clarissa Berry Loyd, on 12 January 1869 in Peter Gordon's residence, Mason County, Kentucky.1 Darius Downing died on 22 February 1888 at age 63.1 He was buried in Maysville Cemetery, Maysville, Mason County, Kentucky.2

Children of Darius Downing and Anna Eliza Gordon

Citations

  1. [S41] Darius Downing family, Darius Downing Family Bible Arva Moore Parks, Miami, Florida. Hereinafter cited as Downing Bible.
  2. [S55] Various Headstones, Maysville Cemetery, Maysville, Mason County, Kentucky; W. Douglas Gordon, Oct 2001.

Elizabeth Downing

b. 1765
     Elizabeth Downing was born in 1765. Elizabeth Downing was the child of Timothy Downing and Mary (?) Elizabeth Downing died. Unknown GEDCOM info.

Dorcus Downing

b. 1771, d. 1818
     Dorcus Downing was born in 1771. Dorcus Downing was the child of Timothy Downing and Mary (?) Dorcus Downing married an unknown person . Dorcus Downing died in 1818. Unknown GEDCOM info.

William Downing

b. 1773, d. 1850
     William Downing was born in 1773 in Bedford County, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Timothy Downing and Mary (?) William Downing married an unknown person on 16 March 1797 in Mason County, Kentucky. He died in 1850 in Mercer County, Ohio. Unknown GEDCOM info.

James Downing

b. 16 February 1749/50, d. 22 September 1822
     James Downing was born on 16 February 1749/50 in Williamsport, Washington County, Maryland. He was the son of James Downing and Susannah (?) James Downing married Sara Laughlin, daughter of Adam Laughlin and Margaret (?), in December 1774 in Redstone Old Fort, Brownsville, Fayette County, Pennsylvania. James Downing died on 22 September 1822 in Sandy Twp, Stark County, Ohio, at age 72. Buried in the Downing Cemetary, Magnolia, Ohio. James could have been born in Williamsport, Washington Co. MD when the family was living at Conococheague Manor. He died at Magnolia, Sandy Two, Stark Co. Ohio. Sara Laughlin was the daughter of Adam & Margaret Laughlin. She was born in Pleasant Grove, Little Britian Twp. Lancaster Co PA. She died 16 January 1829 at Stark Co Ohio They lived in Washington County PA during the Rev War and he served under his brother Timothy in the militia. A record of his service in the 3rd Battalion, 7th Company, Washington County Militia during 1782-1783 is recorded in PA Archives ( A, 6II, p117 ) He also served as an Indian scout with General Anthony Wayne. His encounter with Indians in 1793 is recorded in Stark County Ohio histories. On 10-7-1777 he is on a list of soldiers who took the oath of allegiance to the Commonwealth of Virginia in Ohio County. He was a Presbyterian and in 1779 signed a petition from the Buffalo and Cross Creek Congregations of Washington County PA. His land on Cross Creek, Hopewell Twp was near that of brothers John and Timothy. The land ' Poland ' was based on his warrant of 11-17-1788. It was surveyed 10-30-1800 after he sold it on 7-26-1790.

Children of James Downing and Sara Laughlin

Joseph Wells

     Joseph Wells was born in Pennsylvania. He married Susannah (?) in 1763 in Pennsylvania.

Mary (?)1

b. 1 May 1779, d. 17 July 1867
     Mary (?) was born on 1 May 1779.1 She married John Jameson Armstrong, son of Robert Armstrong and Jane Jameson, after 13 June 1833.1 Mary (?) died on 17 July 1867 at age 88.1 She was buried after 17 July 1867 in Brick Union Cemetery, Fleming County, Kentucky.1

Citations

  1. [S54] Various Headstones, Brick Union Cemetery, Rte. 32, Fleming County, Kentucky; W. Douglas Gordon, Oct 2001.

Nancy Armstrong1

b. February 1823, d. 10 May 1823
     Nancy Armstrong was born in February 1823.1 She was the daughter of John Jameson Armstrong and Elizabeth Evans.1 Nancy Armstrong was buried on 10 May 1823 in Brick Union Cemetery, Fleming County, Kentucky.1 She died on 10 May 1823.1

Citations

  1. [S54] Various Headstones, Brick Union Cemetery, Rte. 32, Fleming County, Kentucky; W. Douglas Gordon, Oct 2001.

Elijah Loyd1

     Elijah Loyd was the son of Richard Dixon Loyd and Clara Berry.1 Elijah Loyd witnessed the marriage of James H. Holton and Agnes Loyd on 7 October 1820.1

Citations

  1. [S59] Mason Co. Courthouse, compiler, Mason Co., Kentucky Marriage Records, 1804-60, Vol. II-VI (www.ancestry.com: Ancestry.com). Hereinafter cited as Mason Co. Marriages 1804-60.

Agnes Loyd1

     Agnes Loyd was the daughter of Richard Dixon Loyd and Clara Berry.1 Agnes Loyd married James H. Holton on 7 October 1820.1

Citations

  1. [S59] Mason Co. Courthouse, compiler, Mason Co., Kentucky Marriage Records, 1804-60, Vol. II-VI (www.ancestry.com: Ancestry.com). Hereinafter cited as Mason Co. Marriages 1804-60.

James H. Holton1

     James H. Holton married Agnes Loyd, daughter of Richard Dixon Loyd and Clara Berry, on 7 October 1820.1

Citations

  1. [S59] Mason Co. Courthouse, compiler, Mason Co., Kentucky Marriage Records, 1804-60, Vol. II-VI (www.ancestry.com: Ancestry.com). Hereinafter cited as Mason Co. Marriages 1804-60.

Leona Kreagloh1

b. 18 December 1887, d. circa 1962
     Leona Kreagloh was born on 18 December 1887 in Bryan, Williams County, Ohio.1 She married Andrew Felix Danenhauer, son of Andrew Danenhauer and Jeanette Frye, on 8 November 1946 in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. This marriage was legally invalid since Andrew was never divorced from Mathilda. It is not known how much of this was known to his second wife.1 Leona Kreagloh died circa 1962 in Columbus.1

Citations

  1. [S63] Interview with Robert Smith (Bowling Green, Ohio), by W. Douglas Gordon, Nov 2001. Personal collection of W. D. Gordon (Rochester Hills, Oakland County, Michigan). Robert Smith is the grandson of Leona Kreagloh's sister. He grew up knowing Andrew Danenhauer as "Uncle Andy".

Adam Laughlin

     Adam Laughlin married Margaret (?).

Child of Adam Laughlin and Margaret (?)

Margaret (?)

     Margaret (?) married Adam Laughlin.

Child of Margaret (?) and Adam Laughlin

Lillie May Thomas1,2,3

b. July 1870, d. 1944
Lillie May Thomas (1893)
     Lillie May Thomas was born in July 1870 in Missouri.1,2 She married Dr. Peter Gordon Smoot, son of William Perrine Smoot and Mary Keziah Gordon, circa 1893.2 Lillie May Thomas and Dr. Peter Gordon Smoot lived between June 1900 and 1920 in 310 Market St., Maysville, Mason County, Kentucky.2,4 Lillie May Thomas and Dr. Peter Gordon Smoot appeared on the census of 1920 in Maysville, Mason County, Kentucky.4 Lillie May Thomas was buried in 1944 in Maysville, Mason County, Kentucky.5 She died in 1944 in Maysville.6

Child of Lillie May Thomas and Dr. Peter Gordon Smoot

Citations

  1. [S70] Ancestry.com, 1910 U.S. Census (www.ancestry.com: MyFamily.com). Hereinafter cited as 1910 Census.
  2. [S76] Various, 1900 U.S. Census record, unknown repository address, Genealogy.com Internet Service, Mason Co., Film 543, Book 1, Page 88.
  3. [S178] Laurance VanMeter, "E-mail from Laurance VanMeter," e-mail message from e-mail address (unknown address) to Douglas Gordon, Nov 2008. Hereinafter cited as "E-mail from Laurance VanMeter."
  4. [S181] 1920 U.S. Census, http://www.heritagequestonline.com, Heritage Quest Online, Series T625, roll 591, page 23.
  5. [S55] Various Headstones, Maysville Cemetery, Maysville, Mason County, Kentucky; W. Douglas Gordon, Oct 2001, Name on marker reads "Lillie Thomas Smoot."
  6. [S55] Various Headstones, Maysville Cemetery, Maysville, Mason County, Kentucky.

William Gordon Smoot1,2

b. June 1898
     William Gordon Smoot was born in June 1898 in Mason County, Kentucky.3 He was the son of Dr. Peter Gordon Smoot and Lillie May Thomas.1

Citations

  1. [S70] Ancestry.com, 1910 U.S. Census (www.ancestry.com: MyFamily.com). Hereinafter cited as 1910 Census.
  2. [S180] E. Polk Johnson, History of Kentucky and Kentuckians: The Leaders and Representative Men in Commerce, Industry and Modern Activities (Chicago - New York: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1912), Biographical sketch of P. G. Smoot on page 1397. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky and Kentuckians.
  3. [S76] Various, 1900 U.S. Census record, unknown repository address, Genealogy.com Internet Service, Mason Co., Film 543, Book 1, Page 88.

Mary Agnes French1,2

b. circa 1847
     Mary Agnes French was born circa 1847.1 She married Charles Smith Smoot, son of William Elgin Smoot and Elizabeth Perrine, before 1872.1

Children of Mary Agnes French and Charles Smith Smoot

Citations

  1. [S44] LDS Church, 1880 U.S. Census (Salt Lake City, UT: FamilySearch.org, 2001). Hereinafter cited as 1880 Census.
  2. [S167] Descendants of William Smute, online www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as William Smute.

Retta French Smoot1,2

b. 19 December 1871, d. 6 December 1902
     Retta French Smoot was born on 19 December 1871 in Mason County, Kentucky.1,2 She was the daughter of Charles Smith Smoot and Mary Agnes French.1 Retta French Smoot died on 6 December 1902 at age 30.2

Citations

  1. [S44] LDS Church, 1880 U.S. Census (Salt Lake City, UT: FamilySearch.org, 2001). Hereinafter cited as 1880 Census.
  2. [S167] Descendants of William Smute, online www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as William Smute.

John Gill Smoot1,2

b. 23 July 1873, d. 6 April 1941
     John Gill Smoot was born on 23 July 1873 in Mason County, Kentucky.1,2 He was the son of Charles Smith Smoot and Mary Agnes French.1 John Gill Smoot died on 6 April 1941 in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, at age 67.2

Citations

  1. [S44] LDS Church, 1880 U.S. Census (Salt Lake City, UT: FamilySearch.org, 2001). Hereinafter cited as 1880 Census.
  2. [S167] Descendants of William Smute, online www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as William Smute.