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Selected Families and Individuals

Source Citations


Francis Downing

1John Frederick Preston, Preston Genealogical Story, The, (1963) 2242 49th Street, N.W. Washington D.C., 5b, Mason County museum, 215 Sutton St., Maysville, KY 41056. "The 1776 Brumbaugh Census:
(Broad Creek Hundred, Barford County, Maryland)
Francis Downing  40
Susannah 37
William 23
Rebecca Cromwell 18 (probably 1st wife of William)
John 6 months
John 15
Samuel 13
Molley 12
Puck 10
Frances 5
Ruth 2
8 Negroes."

2George Crutcher Downing, Downing Family, The. , Register of Kentucky State Historical Society, Vol. 6, No. 17 (MAY, 1908), pp. 77-86, page 80. " The exact date of the coming of Francis Downing to Kentucky is not certainly known, but it is probable that, with his younger children, he immigrated as early as 1783, being followed some years later by his older children who had married in Maryland. The children of Francis Downing and some of their descendants were as follows: **

[continued in sources for each child.]

**Excursus: Cromwell—Adams—Beall.
Rebecca Cromwell, the first wife of Wm.2 Downing, was the only daughter of Woolguist and Venecia Dorsey Cromwell, Quakers of Maryland. Woolguist Cromwell was the son of Win. and Mary Woolguist Cromwell. The latter was the daughter of Arthur Woolguist and grand-daughter of Aaron Johnson of New Castle, Penmsylvania. The former was the son of Wm. Cromwell, of the Cromwells of England, an emigrant to Maryland in 1671. Venecia Dorsey was the daughter of John and Comfort Hammond Dorsey. John Dorsey was the descendant of Edward Dorsey, "gentle man and colonist, who received a Maryland land grant in 1651. The Dorseys, whose name was originally Darcy, played a conspicuous part in the colonial settlement of Maryland. Comfort Hammond Dorsey was the daughter of John Hammond. John Adams, who married Mary Downing was the son of George arnd Mary Magdelen Howard Adams of Maryland. The Adams family were of Dutch origin. The Howards are a distinguished and well known family of Maryland, one of whose members was General John Eager Howard, Revolutionary hero and statesman.
 Tyson Beiall, who married Rebecca Adams, was a native of Montgomery county, Maryland, the son of Robert L. and Ann Aldridge Beall — she, a Quaker, and daughter of John Aldridge of English descent, and grandson of the Tyson and Lamar families, the former a Dutch Quaker family, and the latter of Huguenot descent. Robert Beall was a soldier of the Revolution and a descendant of Colonel Ninian Beall and his wife Ruth Moore. Ninian Beall, a soldier of the Scottish army, came to Maryland shortly after the battle of Dunbar, and here he became a man of great importance in colonial affairs, a member of tihe House of Burgesses, holding many other offices of honor and ac quiring many tracts of land in recognition of his great services to the colony."

3U.S., Newspaper Extractions from the Northeast, 1704-1930. "Name: Francis Downing Sr
Birth Year: abt 1724
Event: Death
Death Date: Abt 1814
Death Place: Lexington, Kentucky
Age at Death: 90
Newspaper: New York Weekly Museum
Publication Date: 23 Apr 1814
Publication Place: New York, USA
Call Number: 486670." Image.


Susanna Wells

1England, Oxfordshire Parish Registers 1538-1904, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:4FNH-KSPZ. "Name: Susannah Wells
Event Type: Birth
Event Date: 1 Feb 1729
Event Place: Caversham, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom
Event Place (Original): Caversham
Gender: Female
Father's Name: Richd Wells
Mother's Name: Su Wells

Digital Folder Number: 008087358
Image Number: 00022
Record Number: 21

Citing this Record
"England, Oxfordshire Parish Registers 1538-1904", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:4FNH-K3MM : 2 December 2019), Su Wells in entry for Susannah Wells, 1729." Image.

2John Frederick Preston, Preston Genealogical Story, The, (1963) 2242 49th Street, N.W. Washington D.C., 5b, Mason County museum, 215 Sutton St., Maysville, KY 41056. "The 1776 Brumbaugh Census:
(Broad Creek Hundred, Barford County, Maryland)
Francis Downing  40
Susannah 37
William 23
Rebecca Cromwell 18 (probably 1st wife of William)
John 6 months
John 15
Samuel 13
Molley 12
Puck 10
Frances 5
Ruth 2
8 Negroes."

3George Crutcher Downing, Downing Family, The. , Register of Kentucky State Historical Society, Vol. 6, No. 17 (MAY, 1908), pp. 77-86, page 80. " The exact date of the coming of Francis Downing to Kentucky is not certainly known, but it is probable that, with his younger children, he immigrated as early as 1783, being followed some years later by his older children who had married in Maryland. The children of Francis Downing and some of their descendants were as follows: **

[continued in sources for each child.]

**Excursus: Cromwell—Adams—Beall.
Rebecca Cromwell, the first wife of Wm.2 Downing, was the only daughter of Woolguist and Venecia Dorsey Cromwell, Quakers of Maryland. Woolguist Cromwell was the son of Win. and Mary Woolguist Cromwell. The latter was the daughter of Arthur Woolguist and grand-daughter of Aaron Johnson of New Castle, Penmsylvania. The former was the son of Wm. Cromwell, of the Cromwells of England, an emigrant to Maryland in 1671. Venecia Dorsey was the daughter of John and Comfort Hammond Dorsey. John Dorsey was the descendant of Edward Dorsey, "gentle man and colonist, who received a Maryland land grant in 1651. The Dorseys, whose name was originally Darcy, played a conspicuous part in the colonial settlement of Maryland. Comfort Hammond Dorsey was the daughter of John Hammond. John Adams, who married Mary Downing was the son of George arnd Mary Magdelen Howard Adams of Maryland. The Adams family were of Dutch origin. The Howards are a distinguished and well known family of Maryland, one of whose members was General John Eager Howard, Revolutionary hero and statesman.
 Tyson Beiall, who married Rebecca Adams, was a native of Montgomery county, Maryland, the son of Robert L. and Ann Aldridge Beall — she, a Quaker, and daughter of John Aldridge of English descent, and grandson of the Tyson and Lamar families, the former a Dutch Quaker family, and the latter of Huguenot descent. Robert Beall was a soldier of the Revolution and a descendant of Colonel Ninian Beall and his wife Ruth Moore. Ninian Beall, a soldier of the Scottish army, came to Maryland shortly after the battle of Dunbar, and here he became a man of great importance in colonial affairs, a member of tihe House of Burgesses, holding many other offices of honor and ac quiring many tracts of land in recognition of his great services to the colony."


William Downing

1Harold N. Downing, Book of Downing, The, 1960. Copy in possession of Bradley Canon, Univ. of Kentucky. "The 1776 Brumbaugh Census:
(Broad Creek Hundred, Barford County, Maryland)
Francis Downing  40
Susannah 37
William 23
Rebecca Cromwell 18 (probably 1st wife of William)
John 6 months." Bradley Canon states, "The children of Rebecca Cromwell and William Downing almost certainly all were born in Harford County, Maryland, and accompanied William when, following Rebecca's death,  he came to Lexington around 1787-1790.".

2Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, Downing Family of England, Maryland and Virginia, The, 1908, p.80. 6: 67 (KHS 8-80). "He moved to Kentucky in the fall of 1791, most likely accompanied by all his children.  They left on October 23rd and probably took the Cumberland Road to Wheeling, Virginia (now West Virginia), and then a boat or flatboat down the Ohio River, landing in Limestone (now Maysville), Kentucky, on December 1st.  From there he went on to Lexington where his father had been living for about eight years.  It is not clear where he lived initially, but at some point he bought land on Todds Rd. about five miles southeast of what was then Lexington."

3John Frederick Preston, Preston Genealogical Story, The, (1963) 2242 49th Street, N.W. Washington D.C., 5b, Mason County museum, 215 Sutton St., Maysville, KY 41056. "...
Five others under William's children
1. John b. 4-12-1776
2. Francis b. 1-6-1778
3. Marsha b. 2- - 1780
4. Sarah b. 1782
5. Mary b. 1789."

4George Crutcher Downing, Downing Family, The. , Register of Kentucky State Historical Society, Vol. 6, No. 17 (MAY, 1908), pp. 77-86, Page 80-86. " I. William Downing, served for a short time in the Revolution, married in Harford county, Maryland, Rebecca Cromwell; after her death, with their five dhildren, he left Harford county October 23, 1791, and arrived at Limestone, (Maysville) Kentucky, December 1, 1791, thence overland to Fayette county, settling on Todd's Road, about five miles from Lexington, where he died at an advanced age, March 5, 1835. He married secondly, November 21, 1793, Margaret Shrock. They were the parents of ten children.

1. John3 Downing (b—April 12, 1776, d—1815) married Sarah Pemberton.
a. John 4 Downing Whose children were, Benjamin8, Lilburn5, Ann5, Elizabeth3 and Rachael3 wife of Benjamin Dewees.
b. Salem4 Downing married and had several daughters, one of whom, Susan5 married Wm. Bush.
c. Elizabeth 4 Downing married— Love.
d. George Ann 4 Downing married Thos. Monks.
e. Joe Ann5 Downing married Thos. Monks.

2. Francis3 Downing (b—January 6, 1778) married first Jennie Dunlap whose children were:
a. George4 Downing.
b. James4 Downing.
c. Silas4 Downing.
d. Rebecca4 Downing, married first McLain, second, Galbreafh.

Francis3 Downing married second, (1813) Rebecca Dunlap, and their children were:
e. Jobn4 Downing and Downing.

3. Venietta3 Downing (1780—1849) married Joseph Wingaite.
a. Rebecca4 Wlingate, married Elijah Warner whose chiildren were Col. Wm.5 Warner, U. S. A., who married first Mary Foster, second Georgia Combs, and Elmira5 Warner, who married Thos. Van Sweringen.
b. Robert4 Wingate, died single.
c. Joseph4 Wlingate (1803—1871); Mayor of Lexington 1863-5, married Deborah Stone. Their only child Venetia5 Wiragaite died young.
d. William4 Wingate, died single.

4. Sarah3 Downing (1782—1833) married John Stong. No dhildiren.

5. Mary3 Downing (1784—1863) married in Lexington (1802) John Adams. They moved to Georgetown, where they have many descendant's.
a. Elizabeth4 Adams, married first, John Shroyer, whose children were Mary5 Shroyer and George5 Shroyer. Elizabeth4 Adlams married second, James Sullivan. Their children were John5 Sulllivan, a soldier of the Mexican war and also C. S. A., who married Argelia French, a daughter of Hiram and Margaret Hardin French and grand-daughter of Martin and Jiuliet Calhoun Hardin.
Margaret5 Sullivan wlho married John Wright, Clinton5 Sullivan who married —Bell, Preston5 Sullivan, C. S. A., Elizabeth5 Sullivan who married John Sergent, and Victor F.3 Sullivan, C. S. A., who married —Haner.
b. Jefferson4 Adams, married first Mary Hutohinson. Their children were: Llewellyn5 Adams, who married Naomi Fry, and Eleanora5 Adlams, who married first, Wm. Story, secondly, Homer Rhoton. Jefferson4 Adams married second, Irene Nutter, whose only ohild was David5 Adams, wlho married Mary Voris.
c. John4 Adams, died 'single.
d. Rebecca4 Adams (1809—1896) married Tyson Beall. Their children were: Robert L.5 Beall, wtho died young, Eliza C.5 Bteaïï, John A.5 Beall, mainy years editor of the Georgetown Times, who married first Nolie Eliot, secondly Belle Shropshire, Tyson C.Beall, died young, Leonidas L.5 Beall, died young and Sarah A.5 Béall.
e. Mary Magdafan Howard4 Adams, married Thos. Ridsdale. Their son Pres ton F.5 Ridsdale married Kate5 Downing.
f. Sarah4 Adams, died young.
g. Saillie4 Adamls, 'died young.
h. William4 Adams, married Mary Laudeman. Their children wre Jno. F.5 Adams, Jiasmes C.3 Adams, George W.3 Adams aind Mary E5 Adams.
i. Priscilla4 Adams, married J. Ed ward White. Their two children were Wm. A.3 White, who married first, Jennie Norwood; second, Emma Talbott; third, Frances Lee, and Mary Belt3 White, who married Jno. R. Ewing.
j. George4 Adams, married first, Katherine Laudeman and had one son, David3 Adams, married second;, Serene Branham, who had one son, John Branham5 Adams.
k. Margaret Ewing4 Adams, married William Herring: Julia B.5 Herring, married first, John Millier; second, — Brown; Eleanora5 Herring; Wm. Branham3 Herring married Alice Caldwell; John Adamns3 Herring married Mary Beall3 Barkley; Ida3 Herring married C. T. Neal, and Nannie Herring married D. T. Nichols.
l. Marie4 Adams married Benjamin White. Their only child, Robert A.5 White married first, Clemencie Harp, and second, Mary B. Howard.
m. Cornelia4 Adams married Augustus B. Barkley; John L.5 Barkley married Bettie McMeekin ; Robert3 Barkley; Augustus Β.5 Barkley married Sue Cole; Mlary Beall Barkley married John A.5 Herring; Frank B.5 Barkley married Mamie Walter; George W.5 Barkley married Ella Burner.

 I. William2 Downing; children of the second wife, Margaret Shrock.
6. Willaim3 Downing (born Sept. 5, 1794) married 1821 Charlotte Wynore member of a pioneer family of Lexingitan.
a. Willis4 Downing öied single.
b. Samuel4 Downing married Margaret Hunt; Ellen5 Downing married Robt. Wilson: Kate5 Downing married Preston3 Ridisdale; Warren5 Downing; George5 Downing: Laura.5 Downing; Sadie5 Downing.
c. James4 Downing married Susan Hunt. Chilton5 Downing; Wtm.5 Downing; Theodore5 Downing; Wilson5 Downing; James3 Downing; Walter5 Downing ; Alexander5 Downing.

7. Joseph3 Downing (born Nov. 4, 1795) married Saraih Taylor, daughter of William Taylor anid Hannah Guilliam (a daughter of William Guilliam and Elizabeth Bowler), emigrants from Eastern Virginia to Fayette County abouit 1785.
a. Martha4 Downing married Wm. Darnaby, Wm.5 Darnaiby died single and Richard5 Darnaby.
b. Mary4 Downing married John Hunley, John5 Hunley; William5 Hunley; Sarah Hunley5 married Edward Cobb, Martha5 Hunley married first Wm. Hogan, second Fontaine Holeman; Charlton5 Hunley married Amanda Moore.
c. William4 Downing married Sarah Keiser, Kate Downing; Laetitia5 Downing; Ella5 Downing; Scott5 Downing.
d. Margaret4 Downing married first Wm. Stippe, second John Woodford Taylor, third —Brady; Joseph5 Stippe ; Clifford3 Stippe; Mary5 Stippe who married Waller Sharp; Reuben5 Thornton, Taylor who married Margaret Baker; Hubbard5 Taylor, who married Mary Cabb; Sarah Thornton5 Taylor, who married first Daniel Saffarranis, second·—Trice; John6 Taylor married Lucy Gentry; Jerry Downing5 Taylor married first Lucy Saffanrans, Sarah Lucas.
e. Hannah4 Downing married Jdhn Davis, Sarah5 Davis married W. S. Keene; Morgan5 Davis; Joseph5 Davis; John5 Davis; Retta5 Davis married J. K. Morris; Charles5 Davis.
f. Simeon4 Downing, died young.
g. Elizabeth4 Downing married A. J. Rose; Martha5 Rose; James5 Rose married Addie5 Downing ; Alice5 Rose; Lena5 Rose; Frances5 Rose; Jack5 Rose; Viola5 Rose; Foster5 Rose.
h. Joseph4 Downing married Lucy Wilson; Jennie5 Downing; Addie5 Downing; Lula5 Downing; George5 Downing.
i. Stark Taylor4 Downing married Ann Parker; William5 Downing died single: Sarah5 Downiimg married Win. Siebrecht; Joseph H.5 Downing married Mary Crutcher5 Downing; their children, Wilis Taylor Downing and Virginia Crutcher6 Downing.
j. Samuel4 Downing married Ann Muir: Samuel Downing; Jerry5 Down ing; Reuben5 Downing; Susan5 Downing; Margaret5 Downing. k. Jerry Vardeman4 Downing (C. S. A.) married Ann Grutcber. Mary Crutcíher5 Downing married Jos. H.5 Downing: George Oruitdher5 Downing; Pat Major5 Downing; Jerry Jeffer son5 Downing married Delia Hanley; one child Eleanor Francis6 Downing: Elvira Cnuitcfoer5 Downing.

8. Ruth3 Downing (born Oct. 9, 1797) miairrieid Ttoeophilus Sachwall.

9. Richard3 Downing (born May 9, 1799) married Mary Peel.
a. Mary4 Downing.
b. William4 Downing.
c. ,Richard4 Downing.
d. James4 Downing.
e. Samuel4 Downing.
f. John4 Downing.
g. Joseph4 Downing.
h. George4 Downing.

10. Samuel3 Downing (born Aug. 27, 1800) died single.

11. Maria3 Downing (born 1802), died single.

12. Eliza3 Downing (born 1803), married Samuel Wymore.
a. George4 Wymore.
b. Delilah4 Wymore.

13. Elizabeth3 Downing (born Oct. 15, 1805), died single.

14. Ann3 Downing (born 1807) married Charles Rice.

15. Priscilla3 Downing (born Nov. 29, 1809) married—Peel.
a. William4 Peel.
b. Mary4 Peel.
c. James4 Peel.
d. Eliza4 Peel." Image.


Rebecca Cromwell

1Harold N. Downing, Book of Downing, The, 1960. Copy in possession of Bradley Canon, Univ. of Kentucky. "The 1776 Brumbaugh Census:
(Broad Creek Hundred, Barford County, Maryland)
Francis Downing  40
Susannah 37
William 23
Rebecca Cromwell 18 (probably 1st wife of William)
John 6 months." Bradley Canon states, "The children of Rebecca Cromwell and William Downing almost certainly all were born in Harford County, Maryland, and accompanied William when, following Rebecca's death,  he came to Lexington around 1787-1790.".

2Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, Downing Family of England, Maryland and Virginia, The, 1908, p.80. 6: 67 (KHS 8-80). "He moved to Kentucky in the fall of 1791, most likely accompanied by all his children.  They left on October 23rd and probably took the Cumberland Road to Wheeling, Virginia (now West Virginia), and then a boat or flatboat down the Ohio River, landing in Limestone (now Maysville), Kentucky, on December 1st.  From there he went on to Lexington where his father had been living for about eight years.  It is not clear where he lived initially, but at some point he bought land on Todds Rd. about five miles southeast of what was then Lexington."

3John Frederick Preston, Preston Genealogical Story, The, (1963) 2242 49th Street, N.W. Washington D.C., 5b, Mason County museum, 215 Sutton St., Maysville, KY 41056. "...
Five others under William's children
1. John b. 4-12-1776
2. Francis b. 1-6-1778
3. Marsha b. 2- - 1780
4. Sarah b. 1782
5. Mary b. 1789."

4George Crutcher Downing, Downing Family, The. , Register of Kentucky State Historical Society, Vol. 6, No. 17 (MAY, 1908), pp. 77-86, Page 80-86. " I. William Downing, served for a short time in the Revolution, married in Harford county, Maryland, Rebecca Cromwell; after her death, with their five dhildren, he left Harford county October 23, 1791, and arrived at Limestone, (Maysville) Kentucky, December 1, 1791, thence overland to Fayette county, settling on Todd's Road, about five miles from Lexington, where he died at an advanced age, March 5, 1835. He married secondly, November 21, 1793, Margaret Shrock. They were the parents of ten children.

1. John3 Downing (b—April 12, 1776, d—1815) married Sarah Pemberton.
a. John 4 Downing Whose children were, Benjamin8, Lilburn5, Ann5, Elizabeth3 and Rachael3 wife of Benjamin Dewees.
b. Salem4 Downing married and had several daughters, one of whom, Susan5 married Wm. Bush.
c. Elizabeth 4 Downing married— Love.
d. George Ann 4 Downing married Thos. Monks.
e. Joe Ann5 Downing married Thos. Monks.

2. Francis3 Downing (b—January 6, 1778) married first Jennie Dunlap whose children were:
a. George4 Downing.
b. James4 Downing.
c. Silas4 Downing.
d. Rebecca4 Downing, married first McLain, second, Galbreafh.

Francis3 Downing married second, (1813) Rebecca Dunlap, and their children were:
e. Jobn4 Downing and Downing.

3. Venietta3 Downing (1780—1849) married Joseph Wingaite.
a. Rebecca4 Wlingate, married Elijah Warner whose chiildren were Col. Wm.5 Warner, U. S. A., who married first Mary Foster, second Georgia Combs, and Elmira5 Warner, who married Thos. Van Sweringen.
b. Robert4 Wingate, died single.
c. Joseph4 Wlingate (1803—1871); Mayor of Lexington 1863-5, married Deborah Stone. Their only child Venetia5 Wiragaite died young.
d. William4 Wingate, died single.

4. Sarah3 Downing (1782—1833) married John Stong. No dhildiren.

5. Mary3 Downing (1784—1863) married in Lexington (1802) John Adams. They moved to Georgetown, where they have many descendant's.
a. Elizabeth4 Adams, married first, John Shroyer, whose children were Mary5 Shroyer and George5 Shroyer. Elizabeth4 Adlams married second, James Sullivan. Their children were John5 Sulllivan, a soldier of the Mexican war and also C. S. A., who married Argelia French, a daughter of Hiram and Margaret Hardin French and grand-daughter of Martin and Jiuliet Calhoun Hardin.
Margaret5 Sullivan wlho married John Wright, Clinton5 Sullivan who married —Bell, Preston5 Sullivan, C. S. A., Elizabeth5 Sullivan who married John Sergent, and Victor F.3 Sullivan, C. S. A., who married —Haner.
b. Jefferson4 Adams, married first Mary Hutohinson. Their children were: Llewellyn5 Adams, who married Naomi Fry, and Eleanora5 Adlams, who married first, Wm. Story, secondly, Homer Rhoton. Jefferson4 Adams married second, Irene Nutter, whose only ohild was David5 Adams, wlho married Mary Voris.
c. John4 Adams, died 'single.
d. Rebecca4 Adams (1809—1896) married Tyson Beall. Their children were: Robert L.5 Beall, wtho died young, Eliza C.5 Bteaïï, John A.5 Beall, mainy years editor of the Georgetown Times, who married first Nolie Eliot, secondly Belle Shropshire, Tyson C.Beall, died young, Leonidas L.5 Beall, died young and Sarah A.5 Béall.
e. Mary Magdafan Howard4 Adams, married Thos. Ridsdale. Their son Pres ton F.5 Ridsdale married Kate5 Downing.
f. Sarah4 Adams, died young.
g. Saillie4 Adamls, 'died young.
h. William4 Adams, married Mary Laudeman. Their children wre Jno. F.5 Adams, Jiasmes C.3 Adams, George W.3 Adams aind Mary E5 Adams.
i. Priscilla4 Adams, married J. Ed ward White. Their two children were Wm. A.3 White, who married first, Jennie Norwood; second, Emma Talbott; third, Frances Lee, and Mary Belt3 White, who married Jno. R. Ewing.
j. George4 Adams, married first, Katherine Laudeman and had one son, David3 Adams, married second;, Serene Branham, who had one son, John Branham5 Adams.
k. Margaret Ewing4 Adams, married William Herring: Julia B.5 Herring, married first, John Millier; second, — Brown; Eleanora5 Herring; Wm. Branham3 Herring married Alice Caldwell; John Adamns3 Herring married Mary Beall3 Barkley; Ida3 Herring married C. T. Neal, and Nannie Herring married D. T. Nichols.
l. Marie4 Adams married Benjamin White. Their only child, Robert A.5 White married first, Clemencie Harp, and second, Mary B. Howard.
m. Cornelia4 Adams married Augustus B. Barkley; John L.5 Barkley married Bettie McMeekin ; Robert3 Barkley; Augustus Β.5 Barkley married Sue Cole; Mlary Beall Barkley married John A.5 Herring; Frank B.5 Barkley married Mamie Walter; George W.5 Barkley married Ella Burner.

 I. William2 Downing; children of the second wife, Margaret Shrock.
6. Willaim3 Downing (born Sept. 5, 1794) married 1821 Charlotte Wynore member of a pioneer family of Lexingitan.
a. Willis4 Downing öied single.
b. Samuel4 Downing married Margaret Hunt; Ellen5 Downing married Robt. Wilson: Kate5 Downing married Preston3 Ridisdale; Warren5 Downing; George5 Downing: Laura.5 Downing; Sadie5 Downing.
c. James4 Downing married Susan Hunt. Chilton5 Downing; Wtm.5 Downing; Theodore5 Downing; Wilson5 Downing; James3 Downing; Walter5 Downing ; Alexander5 Downing.

7. Joseph3 Downing (born Nov. 4, 1795) married Saraih Taylor, daughter of William Taylor anid Hannah Guilliam (a daughter of William Guilliam and Elizabeth Bowler), emigrants from Eastern Virginia to Fayette County abouit 1785.
a. Martha4 Downing married Wm. Darnaby, Wm.5 Darnaiby died single and Richard5 Darnaby.
b. Mary4 Downing married John Hunley, John5 Hunley; William5 Hunley; Sarah Hunley5 married Edward Cobb, Martha5 Hunley married first Wm. Hogan, second Fontaine Holeman; Charlton5 Hunley married Amanda Moore.
c. William4 Downing married Sarah Keiser, Kate Downing; Laetitia5 Downing; Ella5 Downing; Scott5 Downing.
d. Margaret4 Downing married first Wm. Stippe, second John Woodford Taylor, third —Brady; Joseph5 Stippe ; Clifford3 Stippe; Mary5 Stippe who married Waller Sharp; Reuben5 Thornton, Taylor who married Margaret Baker; Hubbard5 Taylor, who married Mary Cabb; Sarah Thornton5 Taylor, who married first Daniel Saffarranis, second·—Trice; John6 Taylor married Lucy Gentry; Jerry Downing5 Taylor married first Lucy Saffanrans, Sarah Lucas.
e. Hannah4 Downing married Jdhn Davis, Sarah5 Davis married W. S. Keene; Morgan5 Davis; Joseph5 Davis; John5 Davis; Retta5 Davis married J. K. Morris; Charles5 Davis.
f. Simeon4 Downing, died young.
g. Elizabeth4 Downing married A. J. Rose; Martha5 Rose; James5 Rose married Addie5 Downing ; Alice5 Rose; Lena5 Rose; Frances5 Rose; Jack5 Rose; Viola5 Rose; Foster5 Rose.
h. Joseph4 Downing married Lucy Wilson; Jennie5 Downing; Addie5 Downing; Lula5 Downing; George5 Downing.
i. Stark Taylor4 Downing married Ann Parker; William5 Downing died single: Sarah5 Downiimg married Win. Siebrecht; Joseph H.5 Downing married Mary Crutcher5 Downing; their children, Wilis Taylor Downing and Virginia Crutcher6 Downing.
j. Samuel4 Downing married Ann Muir: Samuel Downing; Jerry5 Down ing; Reuben5 Downing; Susan5 Downing; Margaret5 Downing. k. Jerry Vardeman4 Downing (C. S. A.) married Ann Grutcber. Mary Crutcíher5 Downing married Jos. H.5 Downing: George Oruitdher5 Downing; Pat Major5 Downing; Jerry Jeffer son5 Downing married Delia Hanley; one child Eleanor Francis6 Downing: Elvira Cnuitcfoer5 Downing.

8. Ruth3 Downing (born Oct. 9, 1797) miairrieid Ttoeophilus Sachwall.

9. Richard3 Downing (born May 9, 1799) married Mary Peel.
a. Mary4 Downing.
b. William4 Downing.
c. ,Richard4 Downing.
d. James4 Downing.
e. Samuel4 Downing.
f. John4 Downing.
g. Joseph4 Downing.
h. George4 Downing.

10. Samuel3 Downing (born Aug. 27, 1800) died single.

11. Maria3 Downing (born 1802), died single.

12. Eliza3 Downing (born 1803), married Samuel Wymore.
a. George4 Wymore.
b. Delilah4 Wymore.

13. Elizabeth3 Downing (born Oct. 15, 1805), died single.

14. Ann3 Downing (born 1807) married Charles Rice.

15. Priscilla3 Downing (born Nov. 29, 1809) married—Peel.
a. William4 Peel.
b. Mary4 Peel.
c. James4 Peel.
d. Eliza4 Peel." Image.


William Downing

1Harold N. Downing, Book of Downing, The, 1960. Copy in possession of Bradley Canon, Univ. of Kentucky. "The 1776 Brumbaugh Census:
(Broad Creek Hundred, Barford County, Maryland)
Francis Downing  40
Susannah 37
William 23
Rebecca Cromwell 18 (probably 1st wife of William)
John 6 months." Bradley Canon states, "The children of Rebecca Cromwell and William Downing almost certainly all were born in Harford County, Maryland, and accompanied William when, following Rebecca's death,  he came to Lexington around 1787-1790.".

2Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, Downing Family of England, Maryland and Virginia, The, 1908, p.80. 6: 67 (KHS 8-80). "He moved to Kentucky in the fall of 1791, most likely accompanied by all his children.  They left on October 23rd and probably took the Cumberland Road to Wheeling, Virginia (now West Virginia), and then a boat or flatboat down the Ohio River, landing in Limestone (now Maysville), Kentucky, on December 1st.  From there he went on to Lexington where his father had been living for about eight years.  It is not clear where he lived initially, but at some point he bought land on Todds Rd. about five miles southeast of what was then Lexington."

3John Frederick Preston, Preston Genealogical Story, The, (1963) 2242 49th Street, N.W. Washington D.C., 5b, Mason County museum, 215 Sutton St., Maysville, KY 41056. "...
Five others under William's children
1. John b. 4-12-1776
2. Francis b. 1-6-1778
3. Marsha b. 2- - 1780
4. Sarah b. 1782
5. Mary b. 1789."

4George Crutcher Downing, Downing Family, The. , Register of Kentucky State Historical Society, Vol. 6, No. 17 (MAY, 1908), pp. 77-86, Page 80-86. " I. William Downing, served for a short time in the Revolution, married in Harford county, Maryland, Rebecca Cromwell; after her death, with their five dhildren, he left Harford county October 23, 1791, and arrived at Limestone, (Maysville) Kentucky, December 1, 1791, thence overland to Fayette county, settling on Todd's Road, about five miles from Lexington, where he died at an advanced age, March 5, 1835. He married secondly, November 21, 1793, Margaret Shrock. They were the parents of ten children.

1. John3 Downing (b—April 12, 1776, d—1815) married Sarah Pemberton.
a. John 4 Downing Whose children were, Benjamin8, Lilburn5, Ann5, Elizabeth3 and Rachael3 wife of Benjamin Dewees.
b. Salem4 Downing married and had several daughters, one of whom, Susan5 married Wm. Bush.
c. Elizabeth 4 Downing married— Love.
d. George Ann 4 Downing married Thos. Monks.
e. Joe Ann5 Downing married Thos. Monks.

2. Francis3 Downing (b—January 6, 1778) married first Jennie Dunlap whose children were:
a. George4 Downing.
b. James4 Downing.
c. Silas4 Downing.
d. Rebecca4 Downing, married first McLain, second, Galbreafh.

Francis3 Downing married second, (1813) Rebecca Dunlap, and their children were:
e. Jobn4 Downing and Downing.

3. Venietta3 Downing (1780—1849) married Joseph Wingaite.
a. Rebecca4 Wlingate, married Elijah Warner whose chiildren were Col. Wm.5 Warner, U. S. A., who married first Mary Foster, second Georgia Combs, and Elmira5 Warner, who married Thos. Van Sweringen.
b. Robert4 Wingate, died single.
c. Joseph4 Wlingate (1803—1871); Mayor of Lexington 1863-5, married Deborah Stone. Their only child Venetia5 Wiragaite died young.
d. William4 Wingate, died single.

4. Sarah3 Downing (1782—1833) married John Stong. No dhildiren.

5. Mary3 Downing (1784—1863) married in Lexington (1802) John Adams. They moved to Georgetown, where they have many descendant's.
a. Elizabeth4 Adams, married first, John Shroyer, whose children were Mary5 Shroyer and George5 Shroyer. Elizabeth4 Adlams married second, James Sullivan. Their children were John5 Sulllivan, a soldier of the Mexican war and also C. S. A., who married Argelia French, a daughter of Hiram and Margaret Hardin French and grand-daughter of Martin and Jiuliet Calhoun Hardin.
Margaret5 Sullivan wlho married John Wright, Clinton5 Sullivan who married —Bell, Preston5 Sullivan, C. S. A., Elizabeth5 Sullivan who married John Sergent, and Victor F.3 Sullivan, C. S. A., who married —Haner.
b. Jefferson4 Adams, married first Mary Hutohinson. Their children were: Llewellyn5 Adams, who married Naomi Fry, and Eleanora5 Adlams, who married first, Wm. Story, secondly, Homer Rhoton. Jefferson4 Adams married second, Irene Nutter, whose only ohild was David5 Adams, wlho married Mary Voris.
c. John4 Adams, died 'single.
d. Rebecca4 Adams (1809—1896) married Tyson Beall. Their children were: Robert L.5 Beall, wtho died young, Eliza C.5 Bteaïï, John A.5 Beall, mainy years editor of the Georgetown Times, who married first Nolie Eliot, secondly Belle Shropshire, Tyson C.Beall, died young, Leonidas L.5 Beall, died young and Sarah A.5 Béall.
e. Mary Magdafan Howard4 Adams, married Thos. Ridsdale. Their son Pres ton F.5 Ridsdale married Kate5 Downing.
f. Sarah4 Adams, died young.
g. Saillie4 Adamls, 'died young.
h. William4 Adams, married Mary Laudeman. Their children wre Jno. F.5 Adams, Jiasmes C.3 Adams, George W.3 Adams aind Mary E5 Adams.
i. Priscilla4 Adams, married J. Ed ward White. Their two children were Wm. A.3 White, who married first, Jennie Norwood; second, Emma Talbott; third, Frances Lee, and Mary Belt3 White, who married Jno. R. Ewing.
j. George4 Adams, married first, Katherine Laudeman and had one son, David3 Adams, married second;, Serene Branham, who had one son, John Branham5 Adams.
k. Margaret Ewing4 Adams, married William Herring: Julia B.5 Herring, married first, John Millier; second, — Brown; Eleanora5 Herring; Wm. Branham3 Herring married Alice Caldwell; John Adamns3 Herring married Mary Beall3 Barkley; Ida3 Herring married C. T. Neal, and Nannie Herring married D. T. Nichols.
l. Marie4 Adams married Benjamin White. Their only child, Robert A.5 White married first, Clemencie Harp, and second, Mary B. Howard.
m. Cornelia4 Adams married Augustus B. Barkley; John L.5 Barkley married Bettie McMeekin ; Robert3 Barkley; Augustus Β.5 Barkley married Sue Cole; Mlary Beall Barkley married John A.5 Herring; Frank B.5 Barkley married Mamie Walter; George W.5 Barkley married Ella Burner.

 I. William2 Downing; children of the second wife, Margaret Shrock.
6. Willaim3 Downing (born Sept. 5, 1794) married 1821 Charlotte Wynore member of a pioneer family of Lexingitan.
a. Willis4 Downing öied single.
b. Samuel4 Downing married Margaret Hunt; Ellen5 Downing married Robt. Wilson: Kate5 Downing married Preston3 Ridisdale; Warren5 Downing; George5 Downing: Laura.5 Downing; Sadie5 Downing.
c. James4 Downing married Susan Hunt. Chilton5 Downing; Wtm.5 Downing; Theodore5 Downing; Wilson5 Downing; James3 Downing; Walter5 Downing ; Alexander5 Downing.

7. Joseph3 Downing (born Nov. 4, 1795) married Saraih Taylor, daughter of William Taylor anid Hannah Guilliam (a daughter of William Guilliam and Elizabeth Bowler), emigrants from Eastern Virginia to Fayette County abouit 1785.
a. Martha4 Downing married Wm. Darnaby, Wm.5 Darnaiby died single and Richard5 Darnaby.
b. Mary4 Downing married John Hunley, John5 Hunley; William5 Hunley; Sarah Hunley5 married Edward Cobb, Martha5 Hunley married first Wm. Hogan, second Fontaine Holeman; Charlton5 Hunley married Amanda Moore.
c. William4 Downing married Sarah Keiser, Kate Downing; Laetitia5 Downing; Ella5 Downing; Scott5 Downing.
d. Margaret4 Downing married first Wm. Stippe, second John Woodford Taylor, third —Brady; Joseph5 Stippe ; Clifford3 Stippe; Mary5 Stippe who married Waller Sharp; Reuben5 Thornton, Taylor who married Margaret Baker; Hubbard5 Taylor, who married Mary Cabb; Sarah Thornton5 Taylor, who married first Daniel Saffarranis, second·—Trice; John6 Taylor married Lucy Gentry; Jerry Downing5 Taylor married first Lucy Saffanrans, Sarah Lucas.
e. Hannah4 Downing married Jdhn Davis, Sarah5 Davis married W. S. Keene; Morgan5 Davis; Joseph5 Davis; John5 Davis; Retta5 Davis married J. K. Morris; Charles5 Davis.
f. Simeon4 Downing, died young.
g. Elizabeth4 Downing married A. J. Rose; Martha5 Rose; James5 Rose married Addie5 Downing ; Alice5 Rose; Lena5 Rose; Frances5 Rose; Jack5 Rose; Viola5 Rose; Foster5 Rose.
h. Joseph4 Downing married Lucy Wilson; Jennie5 Downing; Addie5 Downing; Lula5 Downing; George5 Downing.
i. Stark Taylor4 Downing married Ann Parker; William5 Downing died single: Sarah5 Downiimg married Win. Siebrecht; Joseph H.5 Downing married Mary Crutcher5 Downing; their children, Wilis Taylor Downing and Virginia Crutcher6 Downing.
j. Samuel4 Downing married Ann Muir: Samuel Downing; Jerry5 Down ing; Reuben5 Downing; Susan5 Downing; Margaret5 Downing. k. Jerry Vardeman4 Downing (C. S. A.) married Ann Grutcber. Mary Crutcíher5 Downing married Jos. H.5 Downing: George Oruitdher5 Downing; Pat Major5 Downing; Jerry Jeffer son5 Downing married Delia Hanley; one child Eleanor Francis6 Downing: Elvira Cnuitcfoer5 Downing.

8. Ruth3 Downing (born Oct. 9, 1797) miairrieid Ttoeophilus Sachwall.

9. Richard3 Downing (born May 9, 1799) married Mary Peel.
a. Mary4 Downing.
b. William4 Downing.
c. ,Richard4 Downing.
d. James4 Downing.
e. Samuel4 Downing.
f. John4 Downing.
g. Joseph4 Downing.
h. George4 Downing.

10. Samuel3 Downing (born Aug. 27, 1800) died single.

11. Maria3 Downing (born 1802), died single.

12. Eliza3 Downing (born 1803), married Samuel Wymore.
a. George4 Wymore.
b. Delilah4 Wymore.

13. Elizabeth3 Downing (born Oct. 15, 1805), died single.

14. Ann3 Downing (born 1807) married Charles Rice.

15. Priscilla3 Downing (born Nov. 29, 1809) married—Peel.
a. William4 Peel.
b. Mary4 Peel.
c. James4 Peel.
d. Eliza4 Peel." Image.

5Donated by Mrs. M.B. Herring, Georgetown, KY, Downing Bible Record 2, Kentucky Pioneer & Court Records.


Margaret Schrock

1Donated by Mrs. M.B. Herring, Georgetown, KY, Downing Bible Record 2, Kentucky Pioneer & Court Records.


Samuel Downing

1Donated by Mrs. M.B. Herring, Georgetown, KY, Downing Bible Record 2, Kentucky Pioneer & Court Records.


Mariah Downing

1Donated by Mrs. M.B. Herring, Georgetown, KY, Downing Bible Record 2, Kentucky Pioneer & Court Records.


Elizabeth Downing

1Donated by Mrs. M.B. Herring, Georgetown, KY, Downing Bible Record 2, Kentucky Pioneer & Court Records.


William Webb

1County Clerk of the Circuit Court, Maryland, Prince Georges Marriage licenses, 1777-1880, Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1949, 14305.


Elizabeth Lee

1County Clerk of the Circuit Court, Maryland, Prince Georges Marriage licenses, 1777-1880, Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1949, 14305.


Marquis Richardson Downing

1Harold N. Downing, Book of Downing, The, 1960, p. H. Copy in possession of Bradley Canon, Univ. of Kentucky. Births & deaths of children also listed.

2FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=48903972. Image.

3Harold N. Downing, Book of Downing, The, p.24.

4Bell, Annie W. B. (Annie Walker Burns) , b. 1894 (Main Author), Kentucky, Fayette County Marriages 1803 - 1851, 851645 Item 6. "Bondsmen: Jno. Allen, J. Allen, Jno. Allen, W. Rodes."


Ann Eliza Allen

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=48881442. Image.

2Harold N. Downing, Book of Downing, The, 1960, p.24. Copy in possession of Bradley Canon, Univ. of Kentucky.

3Bell, Annie W. B. (Annie Walker Burns) , b. 1894 (Main Author), Kentucky, Fayette County Marriages 1803 - 1851, 851645 Item 6. "Bondsmen: Jno. Allen, J. Allen, Jno. Allen, W. Rodes."


Mollie A. Downing

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=48904460. "Daughter of M. & A.E. Downing." Plot: Section F, Lot 34, Part S. Image.


Caroline Downing

1Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NS52-3TR. "Name: Miss Caroline Downing
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 26 Jan 1923
Event Place: Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, United States
Event Place (Original): Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky
Gender: Female
Age: 79
Birth Year (Estimated): 1844
Father's Name: Marcus Downing
Mother's Name: Anna Eliza Allen
Reference ID: 896
GS Film Number: 1912686
Digital Folder Number: 004183474
Image Number: 904

Citing this Record
"Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2H8-N8ZV : 20 October 2016), Miss Caroline Downing, 26 Jan 1923; citing Death, Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, United States, certificate , Office of Vital Statistics, Frankfort; FHL microfilm 1,912,686." Image.

2FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=48881725. Image.


John Allen Downing

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=48891339. Image.


Marcus Richardson Downing Jr.

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=48903962. Image.


John B. Brand Jr

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/46421680/john-brand. Image.

21830 U.S. Census, M19_35 pg 319. "Name: John Brand
Home in 1830:  , Fayette, Kentucky
View Map
Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1
Slaves - Males - 10 thru 23: 1
Slaves - Males - 24 thru 35: 1
Slaves - Males - 36 thru 54: 2
Slaves - Females - Under 10: 1
Slaves - Females - 10 thru 23: 1
Slaves - Females - 24 thru 35: 1
Free White Persons - Under 20: 1
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 3
Total Slaves: 7
Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 10."


Priscilla Webb Downing

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/46421808. Image.


Mary Downing Brand

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/46421618/mary-brand. Image.


Dudley Mitchum Craig

1Harold N. Downing, Book of Downing, The, 1960, p. I. Copy in possession of Bradley Canon, Univ. of Kentucky. Lists children.

2FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=79417801. "Son of James Issac Craig & Sally Mitchum. Married 8-29-1833 to Henrietta Downing. They had Elizabeth Lee "Lizzie", Dudley Mitchum Jr, Mary Ann, Richard D & Elijah Wisdom Craig." Image.


Henrietta Downing

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=70863315. Image.


Dudley Mitchum Craig Jr.

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56979219/dudley-m-craig. Image.