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Re: Robert Poage, b. 1700, Augusta Co., Va.
Posted by: Sandra L. Nolan Date: April 29, 1999 at 05:26:35
In Reply to: Re: Robert Poage, b. 1700, Augusta Co., Va. by Jill Bradley of 472

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.)

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