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Alexander DOWDLE, DOWDAL(L), DOWDEL(L), DOUDLE = MD 1790 > KY 1796 > MO 1797
Posted by: JTrahanUSA (ID *****8938) Date: March 05, 2006 at 15:37:38
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I am seeking information on Alexander DOWDLE/DOWDALL (any spelling) and his wife, Joanna.

Alexander DOWDLE is named on the 1790 US Census for Washington County, Maryland.

In 1796, in Nelson County, Kentucky, Alexandre DOWDLE/DOWDALL (marriage records shown both spellings) married Joanna CLOSE. [Joanna "CLOSE" was Joanna FARROW/FARRAR, widow of Jacob CLOSE].

In December 1797 Alexander DOWDAL obtained land in Missouri. In 1799 said land was surveyed.

In 1811 John HAGUE claimed to have been assigned the land of Alexander DOUDLE on Bois Bruile [Bois Brule], District of Ste. Genevieve, Missouri .. Claim denied.

Earl Fischer's Database of St. Louisans showed Alexander DOWDELL to have died before 1805.

Census and other records:

1790 U.S. Census
DOWDLE, ALEXANDER
No Township Listed, Washington County, Maryland
Series: M637, Roll: 3, Page: 8
White Males of 16 years upwards = 1
White Males under 16 years = 0
White Females = 0
All other free persons = 0
Slaves = 0

NELSON COUNTY, Kentucky marrige records
DOWDLE, Alexander & CLOSE, Joanna
married; October 16, 1796
signed bond; John P. BROWN and Alexander DOWDALL
both over 21 years
married by: James ROGERS, from minister return
Bond Witnessed by: Ben GRAYSON and Morris MILES

Joanna CLOSE was Joanna FARROW/FARRAR, widow of Jacob CLOSE.

According to records in the American States Papers:

AMERICAN STATE PAPERS
http://frontiers.loc.gov:8081/cgi-bin/ampage?collId=llsp&fileName=035/llsp035.db&Page=855
LAND CLAIMS IN MISSOURI
Page 855
Number of Survey: #118
Number of Page: #41
For whom surveyed: Alexander DOWDAL
Area of Survey>Arpents: 840
Area of Survey>Poles: --
Date of Survey: 1799 March 9
Date of Decrees: 1797 Dec 30
Title of officer who issued decree: Lieutenant Governor

EARL FISCHER DATABASE OF ST. LOUISANS:
http://www.stlgs.org/efdb/d178.htm#P16339
"Alexander DOWDELL died in <1805?."

AMERICAN STATE PAPERS
http://frontiers.loc.gov:8081/cgi-bin/ampage?collId=llsp&fileName=029/llsp029.db&Page=517
LAND CLAIMS IN THE MISSOURI TERRITORY:
Page 517
John HAGUE, assignee of Alexander DOUDLE, claiming three hundred acres of land, situated on BOIS BRUILE [BRULE], district of STE. GENEVIEVE; produces to the Board a notice to the recorder.
November 14, 1811: Present, full Board. It is the opinion of the Board that this Claim ought not to be granted.

Their surname has been found written or transcribed with the following spelling variations:
DOWDLE DOWDAL DOWDALL DOWDEL DOWDELL DOUDLE DOWDEN DOWDES

Any help in learning more about Alexander DOWDALL (any spelling) and/or his wife (or widow), Joanna, would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Judy


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