Major Cornelius H. Dowd

Major Cornelius H. Dowd

Male 1767 - 1840  (73 years)

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  • Name Cornelius H. Dowd 
    Title Major 
    Birth 20 Sep 1767 
    Gender Male 
    Death 10 Oct 1840 
    Burial Moore County, NC at Friendship Baptist Church Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Patriarch & Matriarch
    Connor Dowd,   b. 1716, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Father) 
    Sarah  (Grandmother) 
    Notes 
    • 1787, Feb 21 -- 1785-1794 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 140
      A deed from Richardson Feagan to Cornelius Dowd and John Shepard was proven by Archd. Dalrymple

      1789, Feb 21 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 225
      Deed from Corns. Dowd to Thomas Overton acknowledged

      1790 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 159
      Cornelius Dowd
      (16+) 1M
      3F
      3 Slaves

      1791, May 17-18 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 305-306, 308
      Deed from James Dunbar to Cornl. Dowd was acknowledged
      Cornelius Dowd, Mary Dowd and Cornelius Tyson to William Berriman was acknowledged
      Cornelius Dowd to William Teague was proven by another William Teague

      1791, Aug 18 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 313
      Deed from Corn. Dowd to Richard Cheek was acknowledged

      1791, Nov 24 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 328
      Ordered that the following be appointed to lay off a road from Moore courthouse to Chatham line: Thomas Overton, Richard Street, Richardson Feagin, James Muse, Reuben Shields, Hardy Perkins, Cornelius Dowd, Patrick Dowd, James Elkins, John Overton Jur., Josiah Maples, Thomas Muse, Elijah Bettis, John Dunlap, Samuel Elkins, William King, John Overton (son of Aaron) and Elijah Bettis Junior.

      1791, Nov 24 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 329
      Deed from Cornelius Dowd to Reuben Shields was proven by Richardson Feagin

      1792, May 23 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 352
      Deed from Cornelius Dowd to Joseph McGee was proven by Archd. McBryde

      1794, May 22 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 469
      Deed from Cornelius Dowd to Joseph Robson proven by Joseph McGee

      1797, Oct 21 -- Land Grant #1388, Moore County, NC
      Cornelius Dowd received 100 acres located west of McLendons Creek adjoining Ezekial Rubottom and his own line where he now lives called the Duck place. Tom Muse and Ruben Sheals were chain carriers.

      1798, Feb -- Estate, Chatham County, NC
      Estate of Edward Griffin Dec'd. by Corn. Dowd, Admininstrator.

      1800 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 39
      Cornelius Dowd
      (26-45) 1M 1F
      (10-16) 1F
      (0-10) 2M 4F

      1804, Nov 28 -- Land Grant #1939, Moore County, NC
      Cornelius Dowd received 100 acres located on McLendons Creek adjoining his own line and Thomas Muse.

      1806, Sep 1 -- Land Grant #2062, Moore County, NC
      Cornelius Dowd and Willis Dickison received 200 acres located on Tysons Creek and the Chatham County line adjoining Angus McQueen, William Phillips and near the Hollins work place. James Harden and Wm. Mathews were chain carriers.

      1807, Jun 15 -- Land Grant #2149, Moore County, NC
      Cornelius Dowd received 200 acres located in the fork between McLendons and Richland Creek and Dunlap's Road adjoining John McIver, McKay, Tomberlin and James Carroll (formerly Elijah Bettis). Wm. Martin and John McIver were chain carriers.

      1810 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 624
      Corn. Dowd
      (45+) 1M
      (26-45) 1F
      (16-25) 1M 1F
      (10-16) 2F
      (0-10) 3M 3F
      4 Free Person
      1 Slave

      1813, Jan 13 -- Land Grant #2392, Moore County, NC
      Cornelius Dowd received 100 acres located north of Richland Creek and west of McLendons Creek adjoining Mark Phillips, John Phillips and his own line. Mark Phillips and Harbert Cole were chain carriers.

      1815 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
      Corn. listed 1000 acres valued at $1000, 445 acres valued at $500 and 400 acres valued at $400

      1816, May 7 -- Will, Jones County, GA
      Will of Richardson Feagin, Dec'd. Heirs: wife Martha [negroes Sidney, Moses and Tom] and son Henry. Executors: Bryant Burroughs, Cornelius Dowd, Thomas Feagin and Samuel Feagin. Witnesses: Jesse Sanders and Sarah Feagin. Probated Aug 1818 in Jones County, GA. [Editor's Note: the will was likely written and signed in Moore County, NC and filed in Jones County, GA]

      1817, Dec 4 -- Land Grant #2320, Moore County, NC
      Cornelius Dowd received 59 acres located east of McLendons Creek adjoining George Glascock, McNeill and his own line. Conner Dowd and John Phillips were chain carriers.

      1818-1823 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
      Cornelius Dowd listed 1985 acres valued at $2865

      1819, Feb 15 -- Record of Estates Book B, Moore County, NC Page 22-23
      Estate of Devotion Davis, Dec'd. by Elizabeth Davis, Administrator. Corn. Dowd, Neill McIntosh and Joel Lawhon appointed to lay off provision for Widow Elizabeth Davis. Jesse Muse was witness. Items were purchased by the following: Elizabeth Davis, Stephen Davis, John Handcock and James Garner.

      1820 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 298
      Cornelius Dowd
      (45+) 1M 1F
      (16-26) 2M 2F
      (10-16) 1M 1F
      (0-10) 2F
      Slaves
      (45+) 1F
      (26-45) 1M 1F
      (14-26) 2M 1F
      (0-14) 3M 2F
      Free Slaves
      (0-14) 1M

      1825, May 18 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 79
      Ordered that Benjn. Person, Joseph Johnson and Eleazor Birckhead settle with Cornelius Dowd and James Garner, administrators of Jas. Wood, Dec'd.

      1825, Aug 20 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 94
      Deed from Cornelius Dowd Sr. to Cornelius Dowd Jur. for 470 acres was acknowledged

      1825, Nov 23 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 101
      Ordered that Cornelius Dowd be appointed guardian to Elizabeth Carrell, Thomas Carrell, Jesse Carrell, James Carrell and Mary Carrell, infant heirs of James B. Carrell, Dec'd.

      1826, Feb 20 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 104
      Hiram Kennedy, William Waddell and Bryan Boroughs appointed to settle with Corn. Dowd and James Garner, administrators of James Wood Dec'd.

      1827, Feb 20 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 157
      Ordered that Brinkley Phillips be appointed overseer of the road in place of Cornelius Dowd Jr. from the black rocks to Carthage and have the following hands to work: Peter Munroe, Patrick Shields, Corn. Dowd's hands, Willis D. Dowd, James Lewis, Thomas Fry, Joseph L. Reed, Thomas Eastridge and son.

      1829, Aug 18 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 274
      Ordered that Cornelius Dowd Jur. be appointed guardian of Joseph Carrell, Sabra Carrell and Washington Carrell with Corns. Dowd Senr. and Malcom Shaw as securities.

      1830 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 466
      Corn. Dowd Sen.
      (80-90) 1F
      (60-70) 1M 1F
      (30-40) 1F
      (20-30) 1M 1F
      (15-20) 2F
      (10-15) 1M
      Slaves
      (36-55) 2F
      (24-36) 1M
      (10-24) 3M 2F
      (0-10) 4M 2F

      1830, Oct 23 -- A History of Sandy Creek Baptist Association by George Purefoy, Page 101
      David Kennedy and Cornelius Dowd from Mechanic's Hill Church (Moore County) were delegates to the Association meeting at Love's Creek Meeting House in Chatham County, NC.

      1831, Apr 13 -- Obituary, Fayetteville Observer [Fayetteville, NC] Newspaper
      "Died, at Sandridge, Moore County, on the 29th ult. [Mar 1834], Mrs. Mary Dowd, wife of Major Cornelius Dowd, aged - 64 years, 10 months and 26 days, after a painful illness of about 12 months."

      1834, Nov 24 -- Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty, File S8067 Jesse Bean
      Jesse Bean (resident of Moore County, NC) applied for a pension and stated that he was born in 1757/1758 near Hico when his father was removing from the city of Washington to Montgomery County, NC. Noah Richardson, Cornelius H. Dowd, Nathan Fry (Moore County residents) and Joshua Hurley (Montgomery County resident) submitted affidavits of support.

      1836, Dec 5 -- Will Book B Page 103-105, Moore County, NC
      Will of Richard Cheek, Dec'd. Heirs: daughter Sarah J. Will, daughter Marty, daughter Elizabeth (150 acres where I now live), son John Cheek (150 acres where he now lives and a part of the tract where I now live beginning at the mouth of the Spring Branch running to branch), son Richard, son Silas, daughter Nancy, heirs of deceased son William, son Josiah Cheek (450 acres south of Deep River). Executor: relation and friend William Davis. Witnesses: Cornelius Dowd and Archibald Shields. Proven Feb 1837.

      1837 Aug [proven] -- Will Book B Page 106-107, Moore County, NC
      Will of Sarah Dunlap, Dec'd. Heirs: granddaughter Elizabeth Phillips (daughter of Jess Phillips), son Cornelius Dunlap, son Benjn. Dunlap, daughter Phiba Dunlap, Fanny Dunlap (daughter of James Dunlap), Sally Overton McCrummen (daughter of John McCrummen), Mary Dunlap (daughter of ? Dunlap, Dec'd.), Mary McCrummen (daughter of Donald McCrummen and his first wife Hannah), David Overton McCrummen (son of Donald McCrummen and last wife Mary), Henry Overton Dunlap (son of Samuel Dunlap) and Nancy Cagle (daughter of Jacob Cagle). Executors: Cornelius Dowd Sr. and Cornelius Dowd Jr. Witnesses: Malcolm McCrummen and Christian McCrummen.

      1840 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 178
      Cornelius Dowd Sen.
      (70-80) 1M
      (20-30) 2F
      Slaves
      (36-55) 1M 1F
      (24-36) 1M 1F
      (10-24) 3M
      (0-10) 3M 1F

      1840, Oct 14 -- Obituary, Fayetteville Observer [Fayetteville, NC] Newspaper
      "In Moore County, on the 5th inst. [Oct 1840], Cornelius Dowd Senior, aged 73. He was a member of the Convention in Hillsborough 1798 and of the Convention in Fayetteville 1799, was a member of the Legislature of NC many years."
    Person ID I03012  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 16 May 2022 

    Father Connor Dowd,   b. 1716, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Mary Overton 
    Marriage c1763 
    Family ID F12947  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Dickerson,   b. 3 May 1769   d. 29 Mar 1834 (Age 64 years) 
    Children 
       1. Male W. J. Dowd
       2. Female Cherry Dowd
    James Dalrymple  m. 16 Feb 1837
    +  3. Female Nancy Dowd,   b. 1787   d. 2 Jan 1852 (Age 65 years)
    Rev. Eli Phillips  (Age 63 years)
    +  4. Female Sarah Dowd,   b. 29 Jan 1792   d. 1 Apr 1880 (Age 88 years)
    Joseph G. Moore  (Age 60 years)
       5. Female Margaret Dowd,   b. 1798   d. 7 Feb 1823 (Age 25 years)
       6. Male Patrick W. Dowd,   b. 5 Dec 1799   d. 28 Aug 1866 (Age 66 years)
    +  7. Female Mary Dowd,   b. 1800
    John D. Phillips  (Age 62 years)  m. 27 Aug 1815
       8. Male Cornelius H. Dowd,   b. 31 Oct 1801   d. 7 Mar 1876, Monroe County, MS Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 74 years)
    +  9. Female Annie R. Dowd,   b. 2 Sep 1803   d. 5 Mar 1883, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 79 years)
    Leonard Weston Lawhon  (Age 88 years)
    +10. Male General Willis Dickerson Dowd,   b. 25 Oct 1805   d. 10 Apr 1877 (Age 71 years)
    Anna Maria Gaines  (Age 39 years)
    Last Modified 23 Mar 2019 
    Family ID F0998  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Cornelius Dowd

    Histories
    1808 Petition to Governor Benjamin Williams
    1808 Petition to Governor Benjamin Williams
    1808, Nov 11 -- Governor Benjamin Williams Papers, Nov 1808 Correspondence, Moore County, NC
    Petition of Moore County residents on behalf of Charles Brady who have been convicting of maiming and sentenced to a fine and sixty days imprisonment. The petitioners plead on behalf of Brady that the act was done in sudden affray and without any malice, the verdict was doubtful to many, Brady is very poor man with a family of small helpless children and a sickly hysterical wife and they are requesting a pardon. Signed by the following: John McIver, Richardson Fagin, Niell McLeod, Alexr. McLeod, A. McBryde, Wm. Martin, Murdo Bethune, Neill McLeod, John Sewell, John McNeill, John Martin, John Murchison, Ralph Davis, Donald McDonald, [illegible], James Melton, D. Murchison, Robt. McLauchlan, Murdoch McAulay, Geo. Jackson, Daniel Patterson, Allan Morison, Wm. Jackson, J.A. Cameron, Murdoch Martin, Corn. Dowd, Micajah Thomas, Jno. McSween, Archd. Shields, John Cameron, John Wadsworth, William Tyson, Samuel Jackson, Saml. Dunn, Daniel Buie, Edward Stuart, H. Gilmore Esq., and J. Gaster.
    1787 Petition, Moore County, NC - Thomas Mathews
    1787 Petition, Moore County, NC - Thomas Mathews
    1787, Dec 16 Petition, Nov 1787-Dec 1787 General Assembly Session Records
    The following citizens of Moore County petitioned the General Assembly for reinstatement of Colonel Thomas Mathews as a Justice of the Peace. Mathews was removed by the General Assembly based on false and accusations made by Duncan Campbell. Signers: [selected signers] Wm. Seale JP, Thomas Graham, Neil McLeod, Reuben Shields, Jno., Jackson, Richardson Feagin, Corn. Dowd, John Blanchett, Patrick Dowd, William Martin, W. Barrett, Jac. Caddell, John Dunlap, Samuel Elkins, Stephen Collins, Thomas Collins Junr., Wm. Seal, Jesse Muse, John Bethune Murdo Bethune, Allan Morison, George Graham, Robert Grimes, Robert Graham, Jno. McLeod, Bartholomew Dunn, William Newton, Nicolas Newton, Neil Matheson, Normand Matheson, Nathaniel Melton, Nicolas Newton and William Smith. [Editor's Note: Petition rejected]
    1827 Petition, Moore County, NC - Thomas Fry
    1827 Petition, Moore County, NC - Thomas Fry
    1827, May 4 -- Petition, Dec 1827-Jan 1828 General Assembly Session Records
    Thomas Fry, of Moore County, petitioned the State for a reduction in his one-year sentence for biting off part of the nose of Francis Wolff due to the need to provide for his wife and children. John B. Kelly, Corn. Dowd, Benjamin Person, John Morison, John Tyson Sen., A.C. Curry and G. Seawell signed the petition along with Fry. Francis Wolff sent a letter to support a reduction of sentence. [Editor's Note: Petition rejected by a joint select committee]
    1826-1838 Supreme Court Case #2580 Burkhead v. Colson, Davidson County, NC
    1826-1838 Supreme Court Case #2580 Burkhead v. Colson, Davidson County, NC
    1826-1838 -- NC Supreme Court Case #2580, Davidson County, NC
    James Burkhead and wife Charity v. heirs of Joseph Colson. Suit was brought by Charity Muse Burkhead claiming that her mother Charity Muse and her brother Jesse Muse illegally sold a slave Rachel that was bequeathed to her in her father's James Muse's will. Rachel was sold on 6 Dec 1790 to Joseph Colson. She asked the court to grant her all 18 descendants of Rachel. Numerous affidavits and testimony were filed. Charity Muse presented her birthdate from the family bible. Thomas Muse attested that the handwriting was their father's. A marriage certificate was produced to show her marriage to James Burkhead on 13 Jul 1790 by William Dunn, JP. On Feb 15 1827, Thomas Muse and Eleazer Burkhead were examined at the home of Thomas Muse in Moore County, NC. The following were examined at the home of Brinkley Phillips in Moore County, NC on 18 Jun 1827: Thomas Muse Senior, James B. Muse, Betsey Muse, Elizabeth Phillips, Malcom Blue and Hymrick Hill. The following were examined in Montgomery County, NC on July 4, 1827: Samuel Dunn and William Hall. Additional affidavits were filed by James Dowd and Cornelius Dowd. Key findings: Samuel Dunn attested that he married the sister of Charity Muse Burkhead and he also stated that his daughter Rhoda married Green Burkhead, son of James Burkhead and Charity Muse. James Dowd stated that Charity Muse died 2 or 3 years prior to Jesse Muse. Thomas Muse attested that the last time he saw the James Muse family record it was in the possession of Eleazer Burkhead. James B. Muse and wife Betsey Muse and Brinkley Phillips and wife Elizabeth Muse Phillips, daughter of Jesse Muse, attested that Charity was given land and livestock in compensation for Rachel. Thomas Muse stated that his sister Charity was given 300 acres on Killetts Creek and a mare and a colt for compensation. A copy of James and Charity Muse's family bible was entered into the record also.