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Dowells and Native American heritage

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George Dowell Polly Tomberlin (Cherokee Blood)

Neva Dowell Whiles (View posts)
Posted: 8 Mar 2001 9:27AM GMT
According to family Bible records my ancestors are George Dowell (b.1789 - d.?) and Polly Tomberlin (b. abt. 1798 - d. ?)Family tradition says that Polly Tomberlin had Cherokee Indian blood, but the amount is unknown. George and Polly Dowell had the following children: Patsy Emeline b.1813; Rebecca Elizabeth b.1815; John Allen b. 1817; Eliza Jane b.1820; George Martin b. 1822 in Ogrash Valley, Alabama; Mary White b.1824; Reuben Hickman b.1826; Keziah Elvira b.1828; Nancy Caroline b. 1830; and Priscilla America b. 1832. My g grandfather is George Martin Dowell who married Elizabeth Catherine Knight ( 1832 perhaps in Wales or England)circa 1845 probably in Muscatine, Iowa. George Martin Dowell and Elizabeth Knight had a son Alonzo Henry Dowell (b. 1847 in Fairport, Muscactine,Iowa. Alonzo married Rosamond De Moss (b. 1852)in 1867 in Fairport, Muscatine, Iowa. Alonzo and Rosamond are my g grandparents and both died in Stroud, Lincoln Co. OK in 1929 and 1933 respectively. Does anyone have information on these Dowells particularly on who the parents of George Dowell and Polly
Tomberlin were? Also does the location of "Ogrash Valley" in Alabama sound familiar to anyone? Any help would be much appreciated.

Neva Dowell Whiles
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Misnala 31 Dec 2000 7:24PM GMT 
Judy Dowell 25 Jan 2001 11:39AM GMT 
707332161 23 Feb 2001 9:47PM GMT 
Neva Dowell Whiles 8 Mar 2001 4:27PM GMT 
707332161 8 Mar 2001 5:46PM GMT 
BBolton1226 9 May 2001 6:28PM GMT 
dowells 21 May 2001 9:36AM GMT 
BBolton1226 23 May 2001 5:56AM GMT 
dowells 23 May 2001 9:15PM GMT 
BBolton1226 24 May 2001 6:29AM GMT 
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