Poage Family Genealogy Forum
Capt. JOHN McDOWELL was killed by Onondaga Iroqouis Indians at the Balcony Falls Massacre in Augusta Co, VA in Dec. 1742. He left three children: SAMUEL McDOWELL b 17 Oct. 1735, married MARY McCLUNG, Rev. vet and removed to KY; JAMES McDOWELL, b 1737 Timber Ridge, Augusta Co, VA, died 1771 (Botetourt Co.), married May 1760, Augusta Co. to ELIZABETH CLOYD (dau. of DAVID and MARGARET (CAMPBELL) CLOYD); and MARTHA McDOWELL married GEORGE MOFFETT.
MAGDALENE (WOODS) McDOWELL married BENJAMIN BORDEN, JR. (1709-1753) in 1744, Augusta Co, VA. Died of small pox along with two youngest children, Martha and Elizabeth. Only surviving child of Benjamin Borden, Jr. was MARTHA BORDEN (1746-1823)who married BENJAMIN HAWKINS (b. abt 1735-40, d. 1779, Botetourt Co, VA) m2) ROBERT HARVEY (1756-1831) 9 Dec. 1779, Boteoturt Co.
MAGDALELNE (WOODS) McDOWELL BORDEN then married JOHN BOWYER on 4 Feb 1754, Augusta Co.VA at age 38. I know of no children of this couple although she was still a young woman. Gen. John Bowyer was a Botetourt Justice and a man of wealth and influence in Botetourt Co.
Sources: Chalkey's Chronicles of Scotch-Irish, Augusta Co. Order Bk. and Court Records; Headrights of Orange Co, VA 1739; District Court Records re: Orange Co. deeds; James Woods Fee Bk, Frederick Co, VA; ref. from Frederick Co. Will Bk.; Morton's "History of Albemarle Co, VA"; Mortons's "History of Rockbridge County, VA"; extracts from "Rockbridge Co. Heritage Book"; Rockbridge Co. VA Deed Bk.Q; 1783 Rockbridge Co. Tax List; Kegley's "Virginia Frontier"; Henley's "Marriage and Obituary Database", LVA; Botetourt County Order Bk. 1770-1777; numerous references to the McDowells in "Historic Families of Kentucky", Thomas Marshall Green; also numerous references through allied lines (Preston, McClung, Cloyd, etc.)