I have been in touch with Betty Cassidy [bcass@...
] and Cletus Lloyd, a lady with a man's name, [cletus@...
] they are both descendants of Nehemiah DOWNS. My interest in the DOWNS family is my GGGG-GF ARNOLD HOPKINS had an older sister LOUVENIA who m. Nehemiah DOWNS. She is mentioned as 'Vina Downs' in a letter from Brittania Mayo Jolley to her younger half brother Peyton Hopkins Mayo, MD. Also in deed
dated 30 Sept 1817 her mother Ann Hopkins leaves gift to daughter Louvenia Downs and her daughter Louisa Downs. According to information I have gotten from Betty and Cletus, Kenyon m. Julia THOMAS [daughter of Abel Thomas]. This makes sense since
Abel Thomas owned land adjacent to Nehemiah Downs. Some of ND's land was part of the original 1728 Amos Atkinson grant and is on the ES of Coneto Ck and WS of Polecat Pocosin. I believe there were 7 children: Isaac, Rebekah m. Patrick Price, Tabitha m. Elisha Hattaway [Hathaway] *the Hathaway's also owned land very near ND, Howell, Kenyon m. Julia Thomas , William and Wiley ----- I think most of the Downs children went to Ohio, Ga and Indiana. I could not find any more DOWNS in Pitt Co. census after 1820. I have deeds and happy to share what I have. All the best.
Original Message -----
From: Cheryl A Jones
Sent: Wednesday, May 29, 2002 6:52 AM
Subject: [genpcncfir] Re: Surname Reasearch
Hi everyone. I am researching the DOWNS surname, and am having a bit of
trouble getting past Kinion DOWNS and wife Julia.
Kinion DOWNS m. (1) Elizabeth Mayo (2) 24 Dec 1883 Martha J. SHIVERS.
It is believed that Kinion's father was also Kinion DOWNS who married
Julia ? about 1820. I have from separate sources that Julia's surname
was BAKER or THOMAS. I have no direct link, but circumstantial evidence
points to Nehemiah DOWNS as Kinion's father. Can anyone help prove these
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