William Downard

about 1746–after 1773 (Age 27)
New Castle, Delaware, United States

The Life of William

When William Downard was born about 1746, in New Castle, Delaware, United States, his father, James Downard, was 30 and his mother, Mary Thompson, was 22. He died after 1773, in Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 28.

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Family Time Line

James Downard
1716–1820
Mary Thompson
1724–1763
William Downard
1746–1773
Jacob Downard
1747–1820
Mary Downard
1750–
James Downard
1752–1830
Thomas Downard
1752–1825
Thomas Downard
1758–1865

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (2)

1754 · French and Indian War in Delaware

Age 8

From 1754-1763, the French and Indian War took place. The fighting that took place in the area of Delaware was in the upper Delaware River Valley. The Delaware Indians claimed independence from the Iroquois who allied with Britain. In 1755, Delaware attacked the Moravian settlement and Brodhead residence.
1764 · Western Boundary Surveyed

Age 18

In 1764, Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon surveyed the western boundary of Delaware. This became part of the Mason-Dixon Line.

Name Meaning

English (Sussex and Kent): probably a variant of Downer .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Legacy NFS Source: William Downard - Published information: birth-name: William Downard

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