Connor Dowd

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  • Name Connor Dowd 
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    Gender Male 
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    • 1757, Apr 19 -- 1755-1759 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Cumberland County, NC
      Conner Dowd licensed to keep an ordinary tavern at the house of John Overton with securities John Heard and Samuel Howard.

      1760, Nov 14 -- Land Grant #149 and #307, Cumberland County, NC
      Conner Dowd received 128 acres located south of Deep River adjoining Governor Johnston and John Overton. [Editor's Note: deeded to John Hunnicutt 1769]

      1761, Aug 4 -- Land Grant #154 and #312, Cumberland County, NC
      Conner Dowd received 150 acres located south of Deep River adjoining Governor Johnston and Lord Cartret's line.

      1762, May 3 -- Deed Book 2 Page 140, Cumberland County, NC
      James Findly and Mary Finley deeded Conner Dowd 150 acres located south of Deep River being part of 300 acres that formerly belonged to Thomas Armstrong. Sterling Carroll, Samuel Elkins and Hart. Hunnicut were witnesses.

      1763, Jan 15 -- Land Grant #562, Orange County, NC
      Conner Doud received 302 acres located on Deep River and Smiths Creek adjoining the King's line and Nathl. Powell.

      1764, Aug 23 -- 1759-1765 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Cumberland County, NC
      Conner Dowd granted license to keep an ordinary tavern at his dwelling house.

      1765, Feb 7 -- Deed Book 2 Page 595, Cumberland County, NC
      George Blair and John Johnston (of Edenton) deeded Joshua Hancock 150 acres located on Deep River adjoining David Bartram being part of the Governor Gabriel Johnston four grants bequeathed to Samuel Johnston and John Johnston who sold his share to George Blair. Elisha Hunter and Conner Dowd were witnesses.

      1765, Feb 8 -- Deed Book 2 Page 613, Cumberland County, NC
      George Blair and John Johnston (of Edenton) deeded Elisha Hunter 122 acres located on Deep River adjoining Ainsworth being part of the Governor Gabriel Johnston four grants bequeathed to Samuel Johnston and John Johnston who sold his share to George Blair. Conner Dowd and John Hunnicut were witnesses.

      1765, Feb 9 -- Deed Book 2 Page 504, Cumberland County, NC
      George Blair and John Johnston (of Edenton) deeded Powell Benbow 450 acres located Deep River and the [Chatham] County line adjoining Cornelius Tyson, William Hall being part of the Governor Gabriel Johnston four grants bequeathed to Samuel Johnston and John Johnston who sold his share to George Blair. Cornelius Tison and Conner Dowd were witnesses.

      1765, Oct 10 -- Deed Book 2 Page 606, Cumberland County, NC
      Cornelius Tyson deeded Robert Cheek 150 acres located north of Deep River at Island Ford in two tracts [1] patent to John Tison 1748 and sold to Cornelius Tyson [2] patent to Cornelius Tyson 1762. Conner Dowd, Randal Cheek and Charles Shearin were witnesses.

      1766, Jul 10 -- Deed Book 3 Page 59, Cumberland County, NC
      Cornelius Tyson deeded Conner Dowd 83 acres located on Deep River and [Chatham] County line being part of the Governor Gabriel Johnston four grants bequeathed to Samuel Johnston and John Johnston who sold his share to George Blair who sold to Cornelius Tyson. Richard Lyon and John Carroll were witnesses.

      1766, Jul 10 -- Deed Book 3 Page 61, Cumberland County, NC
      Powell Benbow deeded Conner Dowd 250 acres being part of the Governor Gabriel Johnston four grants bequeathed to Samuel Johnston and John Johnston who sold his share to George Blair who sold to Powell Benbow. Richard Lyon and William Tompson were witnesses.

      1766, Jul 21 -- Deed Book 3 Page 30, Cumberland County, NC
      John and Sarah Overton deeded Frederick Gregg and Richard Lyon 200 acres located on both sides of Governors Creek including Hartwell Hunnicut's improvement. Granted to Overton 30 Oct 1765. Conner Dowd and Hartwell Hunnicut were witnesses.

      1766, Jul 21 -- Deed Book 3 Page 31, Cumberland County, NC
      Hartwell Hunnicut deeded John Overton 250 acres located on McLendons Creek adjoining Overton. Conner Dowd and Cornelius Tison were witnesses.

      1767 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
      Conner Dowd listed 4 white polls and 2 black polls

      1767, Oct 27 -- Deed Book 3 Page 290, Cumberland County, NC
      Leavin Ainsworth deeded James Collins 50 acres located north of Deep River adjoining Governor [Johnston] and Moore. James Muse and Conner Dowd were witnesses.

      1768, Mar 11 -- Deed Book 3 Page 266, Cumberland County, NC
      George Blair (of Edenton) and John Johnston (of Bertie County) deeded Cornelius Tyson 118 acres adjoining Benbow being part of the Governor Gabriel Johnston four grants bequeathed to Samuel Johnston and John Johnston who sold his share to George Blair. Elisha Hunter, Conner Dowd and John Carroll were witnesses.

      1769, May 20 -- Deed Book 3 Page 538, Cumberland County, NC
      Abel Lee deeded Frederick Gregg and Richard Lyon 200 acres located on Deep River. John Hile and Conner Dowd were witnesses.

      1769, Jul 24 -- Deed Book 3 Page 426, Cumberland County, NC
      Conner Dowd deeded John Hunnicutt 128 acres located south of Deep River adjoining Governor Johnston and John Overton. John Johnston and George Blair claim an older title to land and dispute the sale. James Russell and Benjamin Shield were witnesses.

      1769, Dec 21 -- Deed Book 3 Page 539, Cumberland County, NC
      Cornelius Tyson deeded Frederick Gregg and Richard Lyon 144 acres located on Deep River adjoining John Mays and Zack Green. Conner Dowd, Richard Moulden and Zachariah Green were witnesses.

      1769, Dec 21 -- Deed Book 3 Page 541, Cumberland County, NC
      John May deeded Frederick Gregg and Richard Lyon 200 acres located on Deep River. Conner Dowd, Richard Moulden and Cornelius Tyson were witnesses.

      1769, Dec 21 -- Deed Book 3 Page 542, Cumberland County, NC
      Zachariah Green deeded Frederick Gregg and Richard Lyon 100 acres located north of Deep River. Conner Dowd, Richard Moulden and Jeramiah Barnes were witnesses.

      1770, Aug 8 -- Deed Book 4 Page 301, Cumberland County, NC
      John Hunnicut deeded Conner Dowd 128 acres located south of Deep River adjoining Governor Johnston and John Overton. Reuben Shields and Randolph Hunnicut were witnesses.

      1770, Sep 23 -- Will, Cumberland County, NC
      Will of John Hancock, Dec'd. Heirs: wife Susanna [plantation where I now live], son John Hancock [100 acres of the 150 that he now lives on], sons Robert, Clement and William Hancock [equal share of land of their mother's at her death]. Executors: Cornelius Tison and Conner Dowd. Witnesses: Jacob Roggars, Willis Akinson, Benjamin Owens and John Carrell. Proven Jul 1772.

      1771, May 7 -- Deed Book 4 Page 430, Cumberland County, NC
      Conner Dowd deeded John Hancock Jr. 150 acres south of Deep River being 1/2 of 300 acres that belonged to Thomas Armstrong. Cornelius Tyson and Charles Shearin were witnesses.

      1771, Nov 4 -- Deed Book 4 Page 419, Cumberland County, NC
      John May deeded Richard Lions and Co. 200 acres located northeast of Deep River at mouth of Tices Creek. Conner Dowd and Edward Griffin were witnesses.

      1771, Nov 5 -- Deed Book 4 Page 420, Cumberland County, NC
      Soloman Margin and wife Mehitabel Ludlam (of Chatham County) deeded William Savory (of Guilford County) 150 acres located east of Deep River. Conner Dowd and John Galston were witnesses.

      1771, Nov 10 -- Deed Book 6 Page 213, Cumberland County, NC
      Powel Benbow deeded Joseph Gilbert 15 acres located on Haw [Deep] River adjoining Conner Dowd. Cornealus Tison and Benjamin Doutey were witnesses.

      1772, Jan 30 -- 1771-1776 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Cumberland County, NC
      Deed from Solomon Morgain and Mehitabel Ludlam to William Savory proven by Conner Dowd

      1772, May 16 -- Civil Actions, Cumberland County, NC
      Phillip Alston claimed that James Collins has taken up a stray mare owned by Alston. Elisha Hunter summons Alston and Collins to appear. Conner Dowd is security for Collins. Wm. Seale, James Muse, William Harden, John May, Josep Furr, Charles Shearin, Clem Hancock, Willis Dickerson, John Carrell, Starlin Carrell, James Phillips, James Russell and Phillip Colling are also listed. Unclear if they were witnesses, jury or other.

      1772, Jul 11 -- Deed Book 5 Page 71, Cumberland County, NC
      Michael Hunsucker deeded John Brownlow 50 acres located on McCollums Fork of Richland Creek adjoining Joseph Dunn. James Muse and Connor Dowd were witnesses.

      1772, Jul 11 -- Deed Book 5 Page 100, Cumberland County, NC
      John May deeded Richard Lyon and Co. 100 acres located south of Deep River. Elisha Hunter and Conner Dowd were witnesses.

      1772, Jul 11 -- Deed Book 5 Page 113, Cumberland County, NC
      Benjamin Atkinson deeded Richard Lyon and Co. 100 acres located on Richland Creek on a ridge between Locust and McCallums Branch. James Muse and Connor Dowd were witnesses.

      1772, Jul 28 -- 1771-1776 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Cumberland County, NC
      A Deed from Michael Hunsucker to John Brownlow was proven by Conner Dowd.

      1772, Jul 29 -- 1771-1776 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Cumberland County, NC
      Conner Dowd granted license to keep a tavern at his dwelling house.

      1772, Oct 15 -- Deed Book 6 Page 216, Cumberland County, NC
      John Johnston (of Bertie County), Josiah Granbery and Samuel Johnston, executors of will of George Blair Dec'd. (of Chowan County) deeded Joseph Gilbert 100 acres located on Haw [Deep] River adjoining Conner Dowd and Powel Benbow. Ja. Milner and Jos. Jno. Alston were witnesses.

      1772, Oct 27 -- Deed Book 5 Page 129, Cumberland County, NC
      James Russel deeded Conner Dowd 400 acres located on Deep River and Governors Creek. Benjamin Shields and Elisha Hunter were witnesses.

      1772, Nov 4 -- Deed Book 6 Page 214, Cumberland County, NC
      Powel Benbow deeded Cornelius Tison 185 acres adjoining Joseph Gilbert and Conner Dowd. Phillip Alston and John Wilkins were witnesses.

      1773, Dec 20 -- Deed Book 6 Page 175, Cumberland County, NC
      Elisha Hunter (of Chatham County) deeded James McDonald 100 acres located north of Deep River adjoining James Barns and Jacob Barns. Conner Dowd and Edw. Griffin were witnesses.

      1773, May 20 -- Deed Book 6 Page 209, Cumberland County, NC
      Robert Hancock (of Chatham County) deeded William Hancock undivided third tract where John Hankok Dec'd. formerly lived and that will pass to Robert Hancock on the death of Susannah Hankok, widow of John Hankok. Conner Dowd, Edwd. Griffin and Daniel Brown were witnesses.

      1774, Feb 17 -- Deed Book 6 Page 171, Cumberland County, NC
      Cornelius Tison deeded John Thornton Sr. 100 acres located on Deep River and the Cane Patch adjoining Howell Bruer patented to Tison 1765. Conner Dowd and Edw. Griffin were witnesses.

      1774, Jul 15 -- Deed Book 6 Page 353, Cumberland County, NC
      Cornelius Tyson deeded John Carrel 300 acres located south of Deep River adjoining Thornton. Benjamin Tyson and Conner Dowd were witnesses.

      1774, Jul 16 -- Deed Book 6 Page 207, Cumberland County, NC
      Vincent Garner deeded William Wright 200 acres located on south fork of Bear Creek. Lewis Meredith and Conner Dowd were witnesses.

      1777 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
      Conner Doud listed $7447 of taxable property in Captain Jacob Duckworth's District

      1778 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
      Conner Dowd listed $10850 of taxable property in Captain Duckworth's District

      1779 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
      Coner Dowd listed $21750 of taxable property in Captain Duckworth's District

      1780 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
      Conner Dowd listed $30889 of taxable property (horses, cattle and money) including 3559 acres valued at $10000, 3 lots in Campbelton, 1 lot in Chatham County and 12 slaves in Captain Duckworth's District

      1780, Jan 1 -- Deed Book 7 Page 47, Cumberland County, NC
      John Hancock deeded Willis Dickenson 100 acres located South of Deep River at the mouth of Big Branch adjoining Willis Dickenson and his own line. Part of 300 acre patent to Thomas Armstrong, Dec'd. and sold to Conner Dowd who sold to Hancock. Conner Dowd, Reuben Shields, John Hunnicut and Randh. Hunnicut were witnesses.

      1780, Apr 22 -- Land Grant #662, Chatham County, NC
      Conner Dowd received 300 acres located south of Fall Creek adjoining Goldston and including Edward Griffin's improvement. Henry Powers and Sampson Brown were chain carriers.

      1780, Apr 25 -- Land Grant #664, Chatham County, NC
      Conner Dowd received 300 acres located on Flaggy Branch of Indian Creek including the improvement where Edward Griffin now lives adjoining Duncan. Thos. Wilkerson and Jeremiah Phillips were chain carriers.

      1788, Sep 12 -- Deed Book D Page 581-582, Chatham County, NC
      Mary Dowd (of Moore County) deeded Sampson Brewer 150 acres located on Fall Creek adjoining Golston. The land was granted to Connor Dowd. Edw. Griffin and Joseph Robson were witnesses.

      1789, Nov 17 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 249
      A deed from Clem Hancock to Connor Dowd was proven by Edw. Griffen.

      1790, May 19 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 270,272
      Deed from Connr. Dowd to Wm. Davis was acknowledged

      1791, Aug 8 -- 1781-1785 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions Page 96-97, Chatham County, NC
      Benjamin and Aaron Tyson have leave to keep a ferry over Deep River at the place Jonathan Barns formerly did and enter into bond with Corneleous Dowd. Benjamin and Aaron Tyson have leave to build a water grist mill at the place Conner Dowd's Mill formerly stood.

      1799, Jul 30 -- Deed Book J Page 443-444, Chatham County, NC
      Mary Dowd, wife of Connor Dowd, deeded Edward Griffin, Samuel Griffin and John Griffin (heirs of Edward Griffin, Dec'd.) 300 acres of land located on Flaggy Branch of Indian Creek adjoining Duncan. Jno. Thompson and Archd. McBryde were witnesses.
    Person ID I40090  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2020 

    DNA Tests  1 DNA test is associated with Connor Dowd 

    Family Mary Overton  [1
    Married c1763 
    Children 
    +1. Major Cornelius H. Dowd,   b. 20 Sep 1767,   d. 10 Oct 1840  (Age 73 years)
    +2. James Dowd,   b. 1768,   d. 6 Jan 1840  (Age 72 years)
     3. Patrick Dowd,   b. 1770,   d. 1825  (Age 55 years)
     4. Jane Dowd,   b. 23 Dec 1772
     5. Rosannah Dowd,   b. 1774,   d. 1852  (Age 78 years)
     6. Richard Dowd,   b. 1775,   d. 1856  (Age 81 years)
     7. Samuel Dowd,   b. 1775,   d. 1852  (Age 77 years)
     8. Laura Dowd,   b. 1776
     9. Margaret Dowd,   b. 27 Jan 1778
    +10. John Dowd,   b. 7 Apr 1779
     11. Mary Dowd,   b. 26 Nov 1781
    Last Modified 7 Jul 2016 
    Family ID F12947  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Histories
    1767 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
    1767 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
    Includes some of the earliest land owners from present day Cumberland, Moore, Harnett, Lee and Hoke counties. Courtesy of NC Archives.

  • Sources 
    1. [S153] The History of the House in the Horseshoe, George W. Willcox, (1999, Historical Research Services, 1711 Landfall Drive, Wilmington, NC 28405), 493-494.