Matilda Jane Downs

19 October 1819–2 October 1890 (Age 70)
Crawford, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Matilda Jane

When Matilda Jane Downs was born on 19 October 1819, in Crawford, Illinois, United States, her father, Ezekiel Downs, was 30 and her mother, Charlotte Rawlins, was 26. She married Isaac Mitton Stewart on 31 December 1843, in Adams, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850. She died on 2 October 1890, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Draper, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Isaac Mitton Stewart
Matilda Jane Downs
Marriage: 31 December 1843
James Zebulon Stewart Sr
Mary Emily Stewart
Maranda Jane Stewart
Julia A Stewart
Judge Isaac John Stewart Sr

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    31 December 1843Adams, Illinois, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 1
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
    1832 · Black Hawk War
    Age 13
    "The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."
    Age 27
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English and Irish: variant of Downes .

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

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    History of Isaac Mitton Stewart

    Isaac Mitton Stewart, son of Beakley Stewart and Alice Hopkins Stewart was born March 14, 1815 in Burlington, New Jersey. His father died when young Isaac was six years old, and after his mother's re …

    Sources (36)

    • Matildia Stewart in household of Isaac Stewart, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Matilda Downes, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
    • Matilda Downs in entry for Isaac J Stewart, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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