When Samuel Crabtree Downen was born on 23 January 1849, in Posey, Indiana, United States, his father, Job Downen Jr., was 40 and his mother, Margaret Outlaw, was 27. He married Martha Jane South on 24 December 1874, in Sullivan, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Missouri, United States in 1870 and Penn Township, Sullivan, Missouri, United States in 1880. He died on 3 December 1917, in Asotin, Asotin, Washington, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Asotin Cemetery, Asotin, Asotin, Washington, United States.
English: habitational name from a place such as Downend in Gloucestershire, which is named from Old English dūn ‘down’, ‘low hill’ + ende ‘end’, or a topographic name with the same meaning.
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