168. James M Dowden & 169. Rachel Harrod
4/12/1782, James born in MD; s/o 336. Zephaniah Dowden & 337. Mary Blizzard.
~1790, Rachel born in Nelson Co., KY; d/o 338. William Harrod & 339. Letitia Coombs.
7/14/1795, James lived with his family in Surry Co., NC.
1800, (S) 1800 Census, Wilkes Co., NC. James lives with his parents.
4/18/1808, James married Rachel in Clark Co., IN.
12/12/1809, James, of Clark Co., IN, signed a petition for suffrage along with his father and other members of his family.
1812, James resided in Militia, Clark Co. IN.
1813, James registered land in Jackson Co., IN.
1820, (S) 1820 Census, IN, Jackson Co. James age 26-45; wife 26-45; 1 son under 10, 1 son 10-16, 2 daughters under 10.
1820, James and Rachel sold land to Danaiel McCoy in Jackson Co.
1827, James and Rachel sold land to Robert Holmes in Jackson Co.
1830, (S) 1830 Census, IN, Owen Co., Wayne & Montgomery. James age 40-50, wife 40-50, 2 males 10-20, and 2 females 15-20 live with them. He lives next to his married son William.
1834, James bought land in Monroe Co.
1837, James and Rachel sold land to James Buskirk in Monroe Co.
6/1/1840, (S) 1840 Census, IN, Monroe Co. James, age 50-60, has a wife, age 50-60, 1 daughter at home age 20-30. They live next to their son William.
1850, Rachel died in owen Co., IN.
1857 in Owen Co., IN; James made a petition for bounty land for service in the War of 1812.
12/23/1858, James died in Clark Co., Indiana.
Children of James and Rachel:
i. William Harrod Dowden (84), born 5/9/1809 in Clark Co., IN.
ii. Elizabeth Dowden, born 1813 in Clark Co., IN.
iii. Thomas J Dowden, born 1814 in IN.
iv. Letitia Dowden, born 1815 in IN.