NameJohn Patterson Downing, GGG Uncle
Birth11 Nov 1827, Montgomery Co., Kentucky
Deathbef 1900, Johnson Co., Missouri
Marriage5 Feb 1846, Morgan Co., Kentucky
Birthabt 1828, Kentucky
Birthabt 1847, Morgan Co., Kentucky
Birth28 Nov 1848, Morgan Co., Kentucky
Death30 Nov 1928, Warrensburg, Johnson Co., Missouri
Birthabt 1851, Morgan Co., Kentucky
BirthJan 1853, Morgan Co., Kentucky
Death8 Mar 1853, Morgan Co., Kentucky
Birth7 Apr 1859, Shelby Co., Kentucky
Death13 Aug 1952, Leeton, Johnson Co., Missouri
Birth21 Nov 1861, Indiana
Death30 Aug 1937, Johnson Co., Missouri
Notes for John Patterson & Nancy (Family)
Morgan Co. marriage register book 1, p. 75, on LDS microfilm #839,918, records the marriage of John P. Downing and Nancy Nickell on 4 Feb 1846, by Thomas Easterling.
1850 census of Morgan Co., Ky, lists family #814:
John Downing, 22; Nancy, 22; James, 3; Joseph, 1. All born in Ky.
1860 census of Shelby Co., Ky, Hardinsville, enumerated 21 June, lists on p. 65 as family #483/447:
Jno P. Douning, 33; Nancy, 33; James F., 14; Joseph M., 12; William T., 10; John P., 1. All born in Kentucky.
1870 census of Lafayette Co., Missouri, Freedom township, enumerated 1 July, lists on p. 55 as family #353/360:
Downing, John P., 43, b. Ky; Elisa, 25, b. Illinois; Thomas, 11, b. Ky; Jesse M., 8, b. Indiana; Harris, John, 10, b. Missouri; James, 7, b. Missouri; Downing, George, 1, b. Missouri.
The Harris boys are children of Eliza by a previous marriage.
The 1860 census shows no match for Thomas - I wonder if he is the same person as John and Nancy’s son John Dennis, born in 1859, who should be listed here. Either that or the age is wrong. If it is a misentry of 11 for 21, he could be named William Thomas. Or he might be really only 10, and have been born after the 1860 census was taken, although both these latter possibilities raise the question of what happened to John born 1859 in Ky, who was living in 1880.
The preceding household is that of John & Nancy’s oldest son James F.