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Dowler History

   “Lengthy History of the Dowler’s" 

by Iva Lea Bryant

Family list for Rev. Edward Dowler & Margaret White at: 

http://miles-shute-kouns-families.com/familygroup.php?familyID=F764&tree=Kouns_06

Father:  Rev. Edward Dowler   b. 1799 in Ohio C., VA or Pennsylvania? d. Dec 19, 1879 at Marshall, WV

His Wife: Margaret White  

His Parents:  George Dowler  b.12-26/1776  d. 10/01/1862 at Dowler’s Ridge, Enon WV. and Mary Barteaux/Barto b, May 22, 1781 -     

 

George Dowler & Mary Barteaux/Barto

 

1. Mary Dowler,   b. 17 Mar. 1819, Ohio Co., VA, d. 8 Nov. 1825, Ohio Co., VA died age 6 

2. Rachel Dowler,   b. 7 May 1821, Ohio Co., VA, d. 1882

 

3. Leah Dowler,   b. 1 May 1823, Ohio Co., VA, d. 4 July 1899, Marshall Co., WV 

 

 4. George Dowler,   b. 18 Feb. 1825, Ohio Co., VA, d. 21 Oct. 1825, Ohio Co., VA infancy 

 

 5. Eliza Dowler,   b. 7 Sept. 1826, Ohio Co., VA 

 

>6. Joseph Dowler,   b. 8 Sept. 1828, VA lived Wheeling, Ohio, WV in 1880 

 

>7. Robert Dowler,   b. 3 Oct. 1830, Ohio Co., VA 

 

 8. Ruth Dowler,   b. 21 Oct. 1832, Ohio Co., VA 

 

>9. Edward Dowler,   b. 11 Mar. 1835, Marshall Co., VA, d. 3 April 1892, Cameron, Marshall Co., WV 

 

>10. John Wesley Dowler,   b. 1 Oct. 1837, Marshall Co., VA, d. 20 Sept. 1917, Marshall Co., WV 

 

>11. Isaac Newton Dowler,   b. 9 Aug. 1840, Marshall Co., VA, d. 17 Mar. 1917, Marshall Co., WV 

 

>12. William Wesley Dowler,   b. 27 Oct. 1845, Marshall Co., VA, d. 5 June 1922, Cowley Co., KS 

 

 

 

Rev George Dowler

Son of Edward and Eleanor "Nellie" (Riggs) Dowler
Birth: Dec. 26, 1776 Westmoreland Co., PA     Death: Oct. 1, 1862 Marshall Co., VA     Burial: McMechen Cemetery, McMechen, Marshall Co., WV
Married Mary Barto (Barteaux)
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"History of the panhandle, 1879," pg. 402, Union District, Marshall Co., WV.

The McHenrys, the McCombs, the Allens, the Dowlers, the Blacks, the Barteaux, the Caldwells, are among the most prominent who first settled here.

Mount Zion Methodist Protestant Church. The first meeting of the society, which is now extinct, was held at the house of Rev. George Dowler in 1833. Burnes then succeeded Dowler. In 1848 a log church was erected. During the rebellion, it united itself to the Methodist Episcopal Church. It was only a mission field. The building is still standing, but is unoccupied.

He was appointed as a school commissioner 23 APR 1836 for a one year term. He was appointed supervisor & overseer of the poor in 19 JUN 1835 by the court.

2 APR 1811 Enoch Sutton & Elizabeth, his wife, sold to George Dowler of Washington Co, PA for $250.00 a tract of land containing one hundred acres on Little Grave Creek. Marshall Co, WV Deed bk 7 pg 140.

4 MAY 1812 John Brown binds his ward, Margaret Brown, to George Dowler until she is 18 years old to learn reading, writing, and the art of spinning, knitting, etc.

The old Dowler farm is three miles east of Sherrard, Marshall County, WV.
Died at Dowler's Ridge, Union District, Marshall County, Virginia. - Above its says something different 
Spouse: Mary Barto Dowler (1781 - 1860)*

Children:
Michael Dowler (1805 - 1875)*
Mary Dowler Orum (1816 - 1898)*
Sarah Dowler Conner (1818 - 1887)*

Mary Barto Dowler
Daughter of John and Margaret (Frazier) Barteaux,     Last name recorded as "Barto" 
Birth: May 22, 1781, Westmoreland Co., PA     Death: Dec. 18, 1860, Marshall Co., VA
Married Rev. George Dowler.


From Find a Grave:  
Rev Michael Dowler
Birth: 1805 Pennsylvania
Death: Nov. 22, 1875, Marshall Co., WV

Son of George and Mary (Barto/Barteaux) Dowler; married Hester Blakemore September 06, 1827, Ohio County, Virginia, by Rev. John Parriott.
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Farmer & minister, Rev. Michael Dowler died 29 November 1875 age 70 yrs., 8 mos. of paralysis; 

licensed to exhort in 1835, preach in 1842, ordained deacon by Bishop Janes, 4 July 1847, ordained Elder by Bishop Morris 

27 June 1857; 1869 appointed to Dallas Circuit (Marshall Co.), 1870-71 Cameron, 1872 Prunytown (Taylor Co.), 1874 New Martinsville (Wetzel Co.). 

Listed as a court-appointed supervisor on 19 June 1835. Listed as a court-appointed road supervisor on 23 April 1836. 

Parents:
George Dowler (1776 - 1862)
Mary Barto Dowler (1781 - 1860)

Spouse: Hester Blakemore Dowler (1809 - 1868)
Birth: 1809 Maryland     Death: 1868 Marshall Co., WV
Daughter of Mrs. Elizabeth Blakemore married Rev. Michael Dowler September 06, 1827, Ohio Co., VA, by Rev. John Parriott. 

Children:
George B. Dowler (1828 - 1850)*
William L. Dowler (1830 - 1907)*
Nicholas Dowler (1832 - 1900)*
Elizabeth A. "Lizzie" Dowler Lancaster (1835 - 1929)*
James Franklin Dowler (1838 - 1905)*
Edward T. Dowler (1840 - 1861)*
John M. Dowler (1842 - 1908)*
Gustavus A. Dowler (1847 - 1901)*
Leander Dowler (1848 - 1861)*
Michael Albert Dowler (1852 - 1941)*

Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery, Mount Olivet (Marshall County), Marshall Co., WV