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Ellie Gertrude McDowell

Ellie Gertrude McDowell

Female 1887 - 1986  (99 years)

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Ellie Gertrude McDowell was born in 1887 (daughter of William Gaston McDowell and Martha Ann "Mattie" Gardner); died in 1986.

    Family/Spouse: John Waller Arthur. John was born in 1886; died in 1973. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Frances Lewis Arthur was born in 1915; died in 1988.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  William Gaston McDowell was born in 1847 (son of Capt. William Wallace McDowell and Sarah Lucinda Smith); died in 1931.

    William married Martha Ann "Mattie" Gardner. Martha was born in 1852; died in 1933. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Martha Ann "Mattie" Gardner was born in 1852; died in 1933.
    Children:
    1. 1. Ellie Gertrude McDowell was born in 1887; died in 1986.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Capt. William Wallace McDowell was born on 13 Feb 1824 in Pleasant Gardens, Burke Co., NC (son of James Moffett McDowell and Margaret Caroline Erwin); died on 22 Jun 1893 in ____, Buncombe Co., NC.

    Other Events:

    • Alt. Birth: 13 Feb 1823, Pleasant Gardens, Burke Co., NC
    • Alt. Birth: 21 Jul 1823
    • 1880 Census: 1880

    Notes:

    William Wallace McDowell was Captain of the First Volunteer Company that left Ashville in 1861. The flag with which the company was presented was made from an old U.S. Flag (reconstituted) by the ladies of Ashville. This flag was adopted as the regimental flag by the 1st North Carolina Infanty Regiment, commanded by Gen. D. H. Hill and was dedicated at Big Bethel Church battle, June 1, 1861. His courage at that battle was highly spoken of by Gen. D.H. Hill, and others, the first battle between the North and the South. Capt. McDowell of the Buncombe Rifles of 1861, became Major in the 60th North Carolina Infantry Regiment, his brother Joseph became Colonel of the 60th Regiment. They both were at the battle of Murfreesboro, TN. Owner of Smith-McDowell House in Asheville, NC.
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    1880
    Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
    W. W. MC DOWELL   Self   M   Male   W   57   NC   Builder   NC   NC
    Sarah L. MC DOWELL   Wife   M   Female   W   54   NC   Keeping House NC   NC
    Jas. D. MC DOWELL   Son   S   Male   W   32   NC   At Home   NC   NC
    John MC DOWELL   Son   S   Male   W   27   NC   Clerk In Store   NC   NC

    Annie MC DOWELL   Dau   S   Female   W   24   NC   At Home   NC   NC
    Edward E. MC DOWELL   Son   S   Male   W   21   NC   At Home   NC   NC
    George MC DOWELL   Son   S   Male   W   19   NC      NC   NC
    May MC DOWELL   Dau   S   Female   W   14   NC      NC   NC
    Arthur G. MC DOWELL   Son   S   Male   W   12   NC      NC   NC
    Celia M. ERVIN   Aunt   S   Female   W   70   NC   Visitor   NC   NC
    Louisia COOK   Other   M   Female   B   28   NC   Cook   NC   NC
    Louisa WAREN   Other   S   Female   B   13   ---   House Work   ---   NC

    Moses CANNON   Other   S   Male   B   23   NC   Laborer   NC   NC
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    Source Information:
      Census Place Asheville, Buncombe, North Carolina
      NA Film Number   T9-0954
      Page Number   125B

    1880 Census:
    Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC

    William married Sarah Lucinda Smith on 21 Jul 1846 in Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC. Sarah (daughter of James McConnell Smith and Mary "Polly" Patton) was born on 24 Jun 1826 in Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC; died on 1 Nov 1905 in ____, Buncombe Co., NC. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Sarah Lucinda Smith was born on 24 Jun 1826 in Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC (daughter of James McConnell Smith and Mary "Polly" Patton); died on 1 Nov 1905 in ____, Buncombe Co., NC.

    Other Events:

    • Alt. Birth: 11 May 1826, Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC

    Children:
    1. 2. William Gaston McDowell was born in 1847; died in 1931.
    2. James Alberto McDowell was born on 30 May 1849 in ____, ____, NC; died on 13 Mar 1909 in ____, Yancey Co., NC.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  James Moffett McDowell was born on 22 Jun 1791 in Pleasant Gardens, Burke Co., NC (son of Col. Joseph "P. G." McDowell and Mary Moffett); died on 29 May 1854 in ____, Yancey Co., NC.

    James married Margaret Caroline Erwin on 22 Feb 1821 in ____, Burke Co., NC. Margaret (daughter of Col. William Willoughby Erwin and Matilda Sharpe) was born on 2 Nov 1801 in Belvidere Plantation, Buncombe Co., NC; died on 23 Jul 1831 in ____, Burke Co., NC. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Margaret Caroline Erwin was born on 2 Nov 1801 in Belvidere Plantation, Buncombe Co., NC (daughter of Col. William Willoughby Erwin and Matilda Sharpe); died on 23 Jul 1831 in ____, Burke Co., NC.

    Other Events:

    • Alt. Death: 23 Jul 1891, Belvidere Plantation, Buncombe Co., NC

    Children:
    1. Dr. Joseph Alburto McDowell was born on 22 Oct 1821 in ____, ____, NC; died on 10 Mar 1875 in Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC.
    2. 4. Capt. William Wallace McDowell was born on 13 Feb 1824 in Pleasant Gardens, Burke Co., NC; died on 22 Jun 1893 in ____, Buncombe Co., NC.
    3. Dr. John Calhoun McDowell was born on 7 Jul 1825 in Pleasant Gardens, Burke Co., NC; died on 2 Aug 1876 in John's River near Morganton, Burke Co., NC.
    4. Kathrine Ann McDowell was born in Nov 1826 in ____, ____, NC; died in Jun 1898 in Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC.
    5. Margaret Erwin McDowell was born on 23 Jul 1830 in ____, ____, NC; died on 27 Jan 1860 in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA.

  3. 10.  James McConnell Smith was born on 14 Jun 1787 in Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC (son of Col. Daniel Smith and Mary McConnell "Polly" Davidson); died on 18 Aug 1856 in Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC; was buried after 18 Aug 1856 in Newton Academy Cemetery - Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC.

    Other Events:

    • 1820 Census: 1820
    • 1830 Census: 1830
    • 1840 Census: 1840
    • 1850 Census: 10 Sep 1850

    Notes:

    James McConnell Smith is reputed to have been the first white child born in NC west of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  He and his wife Polly Patton settled in Asheville.  He owned the Buck Hotel, a tanyard, and three farms.  He built, and for several years managed, Smith's Bridge, the first bridge over the French Broad River in Buncombe County.  He sold the bridge to the State.  James was a wealth land owner in Asheville and other parts of North Carolina and even in Georgia.
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    "James McConnell Smith was the most well to do of the Smith Children. He owned the Buck Hotel in down town Asheville and owned a ferry. He owned a big house in Asheville which is now open to the public as a historic site. It is called the Smith-McDowell House and it is part of a college or community college campus. There you can see pictures, furnishings, his 20 page will and Daniel Smith's long gun. He apparently was quite an investor and entrepreneur. He also was supposed to be the first white child born on that side of the Mountains and it says so on his tombstone."--e-mail from Sheila Quinn - saquinn@aol.com.

    1820 Census:
    ____, Buncombe Co., NC, p. 90, 010310-40100-1150

    1830 Census:
    ____, Buncombe Co., NC, p. 247, 020 130 100 0000 - 212 101 000 0000

    1840 Census:
    Southern Division, Buncombe Co., NC, p. 137, 000 3(13)1 010 0000 - 222 140 100 0000

    1850 Census:
    ____, Buncombe Co., NC, p. 282a, age 62, b. NC

    James married Mary "Polly" Patton on 24 Jun 1814 in Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC. Mary (daughter of Col. John Patton and Ann Mallory) was born on 7 Jan 1794 in Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC; died on 11 Dec 1853 in Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC; was buried after 11 Dec 1853 in Newton Academy Cemetery - Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Mary "Polly" Patton was born on 7 Jan 1794 in Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC (daughter of Col. John Patton and Ann Mallory); died on 11 Dec 1853 in Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC; was buried after 11 Dec 1853 in Newton Academy Cemetery - Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC.
    Children:
    1. Harriet Eliza Smith was born on 24 Jul 1815 in Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC; died on 28 Oct 1867 in Brownsville, Cameron Co., TX.
    2. Ann Catherine Smith was born on 17 Jun 1817 in Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC; died on 9 Feb 1896 in ____, Greenville Co., SC.
    3. Mary Emeline Smith was born on 17 Jun 1817 in Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC; died on 27 Mar 1844 in ____, Buncombe Co., NC.
    4. Ruth Williams Smith was born on 2 Dec 1819 in Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC; died on 11 Jun 1858 in ____, ____, NC.
    5. Jesse Siler Smith was born on 24 Oct 1821 in Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC; died on 17 Dec 1870 in ____, Buncombe Co., NC.
    6. John Patton Smith was born on 24 Jun 1823 in Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC; died on 21 Feb 1857 in ____, Buncombe Co., NC.
    7. 5. Sarah Lucinda Smith was born on 24 Jun 1826 in Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC; died on 1 Nov 1905 in ____, Buncombe Co., NC.
    8. Elizabeth Adeline Smith was born on 22 Aug 1829 in ____, Buncombe Co., NC; died on 1 Nov 1912 in ____, Buncombe Co., NC.
    9. Serena Hannah Smith was born on 21 Apr 1831 in ____, Buncombe Co., NC; died on 5 Oct 1832 in ____, Buncombe Co., NC.
    10. James McConnell Smith, Jr. was born on 29 Aug 1833 in Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC; died on 22 Aug 1834 in Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC.
    11. Jane Cordelia "Janie" Smith was born on 27 Apr 1837 in Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC; died on 19 Oct 1924 in ____, Buncombe Co., NC.