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Monday, July 5, 2010

M: 336 Dowden-Blizard

336. Zephaniah Dowden & 337. Mary Blizard

1755, James born in MD; s/o 672. Thomas Dowden & 673. Mary B Davis.

1755, Mary born in MD.

3/3/1778, Zephaniah lived in Montgomery Co., MD. (S) Oath of fidelity taken by Zephaniah, John, Thomas, Thomas Jr, Michael, and Zachariah Dowden.

1780 in MD, Zephaniah married Mary.

Bef. 1790, Zephaniah moved to Surry Co., NC. [Later Wilkes Co.]

7/14/1795, Zephaniah bought land from James Steelman in Surry Co., NC.

8/2/1795, William Petty sold 413 acres with improvement to Zephaniah where he was then living.

2/1796, Zephaniah and wife Mary sold 350 acres to John Harbour in Surry Co.

10/10/1799, Zephaniah sold his 413 acres to William Beaver.

1800, (S) 1800 Census, [newly named] Wilkes Co., NC. Zephaniah and Mary have 3 sons and 4 daughters.

12/12/1809, Zephaniah of Clark Co., IN, signed a petition for suffrage along with Zephaniah Jr, James, Thomas and William Dowden.

1812, Zephaniah lived in Clark Co., IN. (S) IN Early Census.

1816, Zephaniah a road supervisor in Jackson Co., IN.

1820, (S) 1820 Census, IN, Jackson Co. Zephaniah and Mary both over 45.

1820, Zephaniah died in Driftwood, Jackson Co., IN.

1838, Mary, age 83, died in Jackson Co., IN.

Children of Zephaniah and Mary:

i. William Dowden, born 3/12/1780 in MD.
6/5/1809, William married Mary Crum in Clark Co., IN.
5/12/1837, William married 2nd widow Margaret McCain.
7/17/1847, William married 3rd widow Ann Herring.
11/20/1862, William died in Greene Co., IN.

ii. Zephaniah Dowden Jr, born 11/26/1786 in MD.
10/21/1809, Zephaniah married Esther Blizard in Clark Co., IN.

iii. Jane Dowden, born ~1788 in MD.
6/22/1807 in Clark Co., IN, Jane married Edward ?.

iv. James M Dowden (168), born 4/12/1782 in MD.

v. Zachariah E Dowden, born 5/21/1793 in Surry, NC.
5/28/1817, Zachariah married Catharine Herrod in Jackson Co., IN; d/o 338. William Harrod & 339. Letitia Coombs.