Mary McDowell

28 August 1770–17 November 1848 (Age 78)
Greenbriar, Chesterfield, Virginia, United States

The Life of Mary

Mary McDowell was born on 28 August 1770, in Greenbriar, Chesterfield, Virginia, United States as the daughter of Daniel McDowell Sr. and Jane. She married Daniel Shawhan III on 6 September 1803, in Mason, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 17 November 1848, in Rush, Indiana, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Fairview, Union Township, Rush, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Daniel Shawhan III
1765–1840
Mary McDowell
1770–1848
Marriage: 6 September 1803
Elizabeth Ann Shawhan
1793–1884
Daniel Shawhan
1803–
Joseph Shawhan
1796–1881
Mary "Polly" Shawhan
1797–1880
Sarah Shawhan
1803–1880
John McDowell Shawhan
1806–1866
Robert Fleming Shawhan
1808–1893
George M Shawhan
1811–1852
Benjamin Plummer Shawhan
1814–1852

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
6 September 1803
Mason, Kentucky, United States
children

(9)

    Elizabeth Ann Shawhan

    Female1793–1884Female

    Male1796–1881Male

    Mary "Polly" Shawhan

    Female1797–1880Female

    Male1803–Male

    Female1803–1880Female

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1776

Age 6

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 10

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.
1791

Age 21

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Dubhghaill ‘son of Dubhghall’, a byname meaning ‘dark stranger’, used among the Gaels to distinguish the darker-haired Danes from fair-haired Norwegians. According to MacLysaght, this is the Irish form of the name of the Scottish clan McDougall , borne by a branch which went to Ireland from the Hebrides as mercenaries. However, Black shows that both forms were current in Scotland.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (1)

  • Mary McDowell Shawhan, "Find A Grave Index"

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