William Downard

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

The Life Summary 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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James Downard
Mary Thompson
William Downard
Jacob Downard
Mary Downard
James Downard
Thomas Downard
Thomas Downard

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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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