Absalom Porter Dowdle

1 June 1819–5 June 1897 (Age 78)
Russellville, Franklin, Alabama, United States

The Life Summary of Absalom Porter

When Absalom Porter Dowdle was born on 1 June 1819, in Russellville, Franklin, Alabama, United States, his father, Robert Dowdle, was 21 and his mother, Sarah Ann Robinson, was 19. He married Sarah Ann Holladay on 6 September 1845, in Marion, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 5 June 1897, in Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Greenville, Beaver, Utah, United States.

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Absalom Porter Dowdle
Sarah Ann Holladay
Marriage: 6 September 1845
Sarah Catherine Dowdle
Martha Jane Dowdle
Absalom Porter Dowdle
Mary Elizabeth Dowdle
William Porter Dowdle
Robert Thomas Dowdell
Louisa Ann Dowdle
John Henry Dowdle

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 September 1845Marion, Alabama, United States
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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.
    1820 · Making Land more affordable
    Age 1
    "The United States law requiring full payment at the time of purchase and registration of any land. to help encourage sales and make land more affordable, Congress reduced the minimum price of dollar per acre and the minimum size that could be purchased. Most of this land for sale was located on the frontier which was then ""The West"". This Act was good for many Americans, but it was also over used by wealthy investors."
    Age 22
    George Grey appointed Governor of South Australia.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Dowdell .Altered form of German Daudl, Dautel, which derived from a short form of the ancient Germanic personal name Theudulf, composed of the elements theod ‘people, race’ + wulf ‘wolf’.

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

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    A Short History of the Life of John Holladay (1798-1862)

    John Holladay was born on 10 March 1798, the son of Daniel Holladay Jr. and Keziah Rebecca Terry, in Camden, Kershaw, South Carolina. John's father, Daniel Holladay Jr. and grandfather Daniel Holladay …

    Sources (33)

    • A P Dowdle, "United States Census, 1860"
    • A P Dow Dell in entry for John Henry Dow Dell and Mary E Anderson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Absolm Porter Dow Dell in entry for John Henry Dow Dell, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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