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Date	15 Oct 2005
Name	Michael Sharpe
Comments	I have enjoyed visiting your site. My great great grandfather was William Sharpe. Jane Humphries married him after John Telford died in 1845. William and Jane were married Oct 9, 1846. They had at least one son, William, my great grandfather. Do you know where Jane died? I heard she married a third time, to a Nathaniel Brownlee after William Sharpe`s death. This research has been fascinating. Cheers, Michael Sharpe

I will be getting back to this . I am in Saskatoon and working at the Polytechnic School. seymourpeter70@gmail.com  Peter Seymour April 15 2024 

I have discovered the the Edey Name was originally Eddy back in the USA. 

I will be replying to the Emails soon.

There were no 'Long' or 'Short' McDowell's in Clarendon. They were all one family..

When John Knox was born in 1816, in County Tyrone, Ireland, his father, James Knox, was 41 and his mother, Rachael McDowell, was 36. He married Margaret Stewart on 1 February 1843, in Clarendon, Pontiac, Quebec, Canada. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Bristol, Pontiac, Quebec, Canada for about 10 years. In 1881, at the age of 65, his occupation is listed as farmer in Bristol, Pontiac, Quebec, Canada. He died on 29 October 1886, in Westbourne, WestLake-Gladstone, Manitoba, Canada, at the age of 70, and was buried in Gladstone, Manitoba, Canada. 

Parents and Siblings
Robert McDowell
1742–1819 • Male
Ann Carr
1743–1846 • Female
Siblings (7)
Charity McDowell
1765–1864 • Female
William McDowell
1769–1845 • Male
Rachael McDowell
1780–1863 • Female
Hannah McDowell
1784–1892 • Female
Samuel McDowell
1785–1851 • Male
Catherine McDowell
David McDowell

update-Movements need to be traced in order to locate possible marriage records. Dictionnaire Historique (Mottaz 1914) has him as Deacon at Aubonne 1618, Burtigny 1618-1620, St. Livres 1620-1625, Bursins 1625, Etoy 1625-1628, Nyon 1628-1658. The registers at Nyon give his tenure as 26 oct 1628 to September, 1658, very likely the date of his death. The next minister at Nyon was installed 16 sep 1658.
A notation in the registers at Nyon seems to say that he was from the parish of Lutry or Savigny, and Cornut is indeed a surname frequently encountered in records from Lutry. In fact, there was a Pierre Cornut who was pastor at Savigny 1627-1644, evidently the father of Esdras. Pierre, said to have been the minister at Messery-pr�s-Thonon (Haute-Savoie) for eight years, is known to have had a son Antoine Cornut who remained in Savigny (notary there) and who in turn had a son Esdras. Pierre also had a son Abraham baptised at La Rossini�re 04 dec 1608 who was deacon and then second minister at Morges 1637-1638. Pierre is believed to have had four sons, and at least one genealogy is believed to be in private hands.
The handwriting of Esdras Cornut in the registers of St. Livres and Nyon is highly stylized and, at times, extremely difficult to read. Oddly, a few entries in a very similar hand were noticed in the registers of the Eglise R�form�e of Ste.Marie-aux-Mines, Haut-Rhin, France, in the years 1616-1617. Could our Esdras have been a deacon there before taking his position at Aubonne in 1618?
Esdras is almost certainly the son of the minister Pierre Cornut. The baptisms of some of Pierre's children have been found, but not that of Esdras. Another uncertainty is exactly when Pierre left his post at Messery, of which, apparently, no trace remains in the records of that area. It is possible that Esdras was born there. During that period, the most likely explanation for the name Esdras (Greek and then French equivalent of the Hebrew name that has come into English as Ezra) is that he was named after someone who served as his parrain at his baptism. It is very possible that our Esdras was born in the parish of Messery.
Equally uncertain is where he met his wives. Neither marriage has been found, nor have any testaments or other documents that tell us anything about his two marriages or his family. The first marriage might have taken place during his tenure at Burtigny 1618-1620, but the registers of that parish prior to 1676 have been lost. (Note the existence of a series of terriers and other registers containing reconnaissances at Burtigny and surrounding areas in the collection ACV P de Mestral I, which should be all be examined.)

Originally (?) from Messery, Haute-Savoie, he was deacon at Aigle in 1599. He was pastor at Rossini�res in 1600, where he and his wife Claudine baptised several children. He was still at Rossini�res as late as 1610. He was at Dommartin 1611-1627, during which time his daughter Marie and his son Jean Pierre were noted at least once as sponsors at baptisms. Next, he was pastor at Savigny 1627-1644, where he is believed to have died, and where at least some of his children became established.
A descendant using the spelling of Cornu prepared a genealogy in the early 20th Century, apparently still in private hands.
One internet source gives his wife as Claudine Viret, and places him at Messery-pr�s-Thonon (as pasteur) until 1599, leaving that area as a result of persecution of the Eglise R�form�e, then as deacon (or suffragant?) at Aigle. It is perhaps not coincidental that he went to Aigle, as a Cornut family has been known there since at least 1530 (Johannes, a notary, from Samo�ns, commissaire for several terriers in the region around Aigle). This information may have come from a professor Benjamin Cornuz of Savigny.
However, it seems more likely that our Pierre Cornut was not in fact a pasteur at Messery, and certainly not officially, in 1599, because the area around Thonon had been reclaimed from Leurs Excellences de Berne by the house of Savoie a few years earlier, and mass abjurations (any holdouts presumably fleeing to Geneva or across the lake to Nyon) had been held in 1598. Among those who abjured, from the village of Nernier, an annex of the protestant parish of Messery, was Claudine, wife of Bernard Cornu, proof that a Cornu family was in the area. Apart from that, the historians tell us that only three protestant ministers are known to have served at Messery before the abjurations: Claude Duret, in 1579; Spectable J�rome Dubois, pasteur of Messery and Nernier, in 1588; and Jean Michaud, in 1589. In that year, Jean Michaud was the only protestant minister in the entire bailliage de Thonon who was allowed to hold services. (Emile Vuarnet, 1898, Messery-Nernier et leurs environs, M�moires et documents de l'Acad�mie chablaisienne, 12:1-204)
A document at the ACV from the collection of the Association du Vieux-Lausanne (PP 92/498, a single large sheet of paper) bears on one side a very detailed report on the Cornut family, and on the other side, information about the family Chappuis alias Combaz or Delacombaz, suggesting that it might have been part of the collection of documents donated to the Association by the latter family in 1904, or else, as suggested by the inventory of the ACV, possibly an isolated leaf from the Dumur collection of genealogies (ACV P Dumur). The side bearing the Cornut genealogy indicates the information was compiled in 1883, and the script appears consistent with that date. The source was a "cahier manuscrit" in which Antoine Cornut, son of the present Pierre Cornut, had recorded the history of his family and various events of the period, until his death in 1676, with later entries by his descendants. As of 1883, this manuscript was in the hands of "Mr. Daniel Cornuz, fils de Louis et ancien r�gent � Villars-Bramard". The manuscript itself seems to have disappeared from view. The information presented in PP 92/498 gives brief citations or quotations from other sources as well, possibly detailed enough that we might be able to locate some of them. The family is shown to originate from a certain Wllyamoz Cornut of Samo�ns in Faucigny (now in the D�partement du Haute-Savoie, France), and there are a number of additional citations in the inventory of the ACV for various other Cornut who came from Samo�ns in the 16th Century.
Some references for the Classe de Thonon and the history of the reforms in Chablais:
Herminjard, Correspondance des reformateurs.
Hubert Wyrill, R�forme et contre-r�forme en Savoie 1536-1679, de Guillaume Farel � Fran�ois de Sales, R�veil Publications (Lyon, 2001).
Th�odore Clapar�de, Histoire de la r�formation en Savoie, 1893.
1880, tome 2 of M�moires de l'Acad�mie sal�sienne has lists from the Vatican archives of abjurations compiled by Fran�ois de Sales in 1598, containing the names of 2300 heads of family in the area around Thonon, pp. 246 ff.
About Louis Viret, minister at Thonon, he was expelled in 1598 and found employment almost immediately as deacon at Payerne, and then 1601 as pasteur at Dompierre, until his death ? in 1614. Several of his son also followed his calling in the Classe de Payerne.
Another family, bourgeois de Nyon, that came from Messery ("Essert-Messery"), is Quiblier, granted bourgeois status in 1605. Franz-Raoul Campiche prepared a "Livre des habitants et bourgeois de Nyon", mentioned in 1946 as a manuscript of 390 folios still in his possession — does it still exist? The best fit seems to be his work catalogued as ACNyon Orange A-02, registre des bourgeois et habitants de Nyon, 1522-1931. Note also Orange C-11.04, Reverdil dossier, actes priv�s, 1490-1760.
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Pierre CORNUT       (ID #I21275) Possibly closely related to the Dommartin Parish Cornu's from  the town and farm in Villars-Medraz Vaud Switzerland. Claud Cornu operates this farm at this  time and is a cousin to the late Annie McDowell nee Cornu of Ladysmith Thorne Quebec. MY great grandmother.
JULES Cornu was a Romanist Linguistic Professor in Austria. 
 Family 1 : Claudine _____ (dates unknown)
 MARRIAGE: bef 1600
 +Esdras CORNUT (b. bef 1600, d. ABT 1658)
  Marie CORNUT (bp. 13 JUN 1602)
  Jean Pierre CORNUT (bp. 6 MAY 1604)
  Antoine CORNUT (bp. 3 DEC 1606)
  Abraham CORNUT (bp. 4 DEC 1608)
 Originally from Messery, Haute-Savoie, he was deacon at Aigle in 1599. He was pastor at  Rossinières in 1600, where he and his wife Claudine baptised several children. He was still at  Rossinières as late as 1610. HE WAS AT DOMMARTIN 1611-1627, during which time his daughter  Marie and his son Jean Pierre were noted at least once as sponsors at baptisms. Next, he was  pastor at Savigny 1627-1644, where he is believed to have died, and where at least some of his  children became established.

A descendant using the spelling of Cornu prepared a genealogy in the early 20th Century,  apparently still in private hands.

Cornu, Francis, master, fraternity, Lausanne. 1484, September 27. - Magister Franciscus Cornu,  is one of 14 or 15, founder of the Brotherhood of *Saints Cosmas and Damian. Not qual. barber,  but master; him with one another, Jean Montandon. Cote ??

*Cosmas and Damian miraculously transplant the black leg of the Ethiopian onto the white body  of the patient. Nothing is known of their lives except that they suffered martyrdom in Syria  during the persecution of the Emperor Diocletian. According to Christian traditions, the twin  brothers were born in Arabia and became skilled doctors.[4] Saladino d'Ascoli, a 15th century  Italian physician, claims that the medieval electuary known as opopira, a complex compound  medicine used to treat diverse maladies including paralysis, was invented by Cosmas and Damian  .

 By Philip Moore, BA
 Extracted from the Clogher Record 1954

The pre-plantation parish of Drumully contained six ballybetaghs and two tates, each  ballybetagh 
 containing sixteen tates. (cf Inq. Ult., Appendix vi; Analecta Hib., iii, 200) Three of the  ballybetaghs 
 lay in Coolnanoirerar: Drumloan, Ballyletureyne (now Letterbreen) and Ballinchullin (now  Ballyhullagh).
 In the barony of Clankelly, the three quarters of Comyns (now Connons), Carrowgarcagh (now it  seems, 
 Carrowgarragh in the barony of Magherastephany), and the ballybetagh of Ballinchirrin and  Tonaghboy (now 
 Keeran and Tonnaboy). It should be noted that the ballybetagh was much more extensive than the  modern 
 townland that retains the name.

The Irish form of the name of the parish is Druim Ailche. The family of  O’Gabhann was erenagh of the land attached to the parish church. The chapel of Donagh, where  O’Dúnaín 
 was erenagh, was also Drummully parish.


By James, Owen, Hugh, Mick and Daniel Dool to Patrick McDool, d. Nov., 1779, a. 61.

To Daniel McDoel, d. March, 1769, a.89, Patrick McDool, d. Nov., 1777, a.67; John McDool, d.  Jan., 1799, 

The Woodard's are named on the Tapestry noted below; They received lands in Dedham and Bocking  Essex 
 U.K. from William the Conqueror.from Normandy.

The Bayeux Tapestry (French: Tapisserie de Bayeux, IPA: [tapisʁi də bajø], Norman: La telle du  conquest) is an embroidered cloth nearly 70 metres (230 ft) long and 50 centimetres (20 in)  wide, 
 which depicts the events leading up to the Norman conquest of England concerning William, Duke  of 
 Normandy, and Harold, Earl of Wessex, later King of England, and culminating in the Battle of  Hastings.

About Woodward, Samuel, REV
 Samuel Woodward and brother Peter were Baptist members in New Meadows.Between the towns of  Brunswick 
 and Bath.

Samuel started up a quarry there.
 The Woodward family of MA and ME USA
 History of Brunswick, Topsham, and Harpswell: 
 Part II, Chapter 12: Ecclesiastical History of Brunswick page 378

Rackliff- Nathaniel alias John,only shows up in two census' 1860 and 1850. His birthplace was  said 
 to be Maine.There is one John Rackliff b. 1777 (1840 census)and lived in the Alms house for  many 
 years listed as mentally ill

Ensign Eaton died there in Brunswick 1890,possibly with the same mental illness. Ensign was a  Barber 
 and was a First Aid responder as they did minor medical treatments. His wife Caroline Woodward  was a 
 housekeeper and also did some nursing.
 I doubt that these fine people will surface in the books of history.Ensign Eaton was previously  married 
 to Rachel P Eaton and had a son Robert H Eaton Brunswick Maine. Rachel died May 27 1861 in  Brunswick 
 Maine. Robert H Eaton died Nov 3 1878 26 y.o. Ensign Eaton died at the Alms House in Brunswick  Maine 
 and was buried at the cemetery where all these residents of the Alms House lived.

Metcalf family
 Rev.David Creighton McDowell born in Newtownbutler married Sarah Ann Metcalf. Sarah's father  Rev.Franklin Metcalf came from Worcester Massachusetts. his family appears to have been one of  the 
 early pioneers from Norwich England to the 1647 Massachusetts Colony.

The Metcalf family has been in America for nearly three centuries. Michael Metcalf, who headed  the 
 first American generation, was a manufacturer of tapestry at Norwich, England. He arrived in  Dedham, 
 Massachusetts, in 1637, having left England because of religious persecution. He was a zealous  non-
 Conformist. He was of the Yorkshire Metcalf family, whose name first appears in 1278, and the  descent is traced from a Dane who came to England with King Canute in 1016. Michael Metcalf's  service in Dedham included teaching in the first publie schoolhouse erected in this country. He  married Sarah Elwyn, a daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Elwyn of Hingham, Norfolk County,  England. 
 The second generation was represented by Michael Metcalf, who married Mary Fairbanke, daughter  of 
 Jonathan Fairbanke, Sr., who built the Fairbanke House at Dedham. In the third generation is  Eleazer 
 Metcalf. Michael Metcalf, of the fourth generation, married Abigail Colburn. Peletiah Metcalf,  of 
 the fifth generation, married Hepzibah, daughter of Rev. SAMUEL MANN, who was the first  minister of 
 Wrentham. The sixth generation was also headed by Peletiah Metcalf, second child of Peletiah  and 

My Cousins,The Williams Family
 Richard Williams.1606 son of William Williams b.1555 Wooten Under Edge Gloucestershire, U.K.  and Jane Woodward 
 b.1569 Synwell England. It would be interesting to find this Jane Woodward  related to Caroline  H 
 Woodward Rackliff Eaton.

This Williams family starts with Richard Williams b.1599 Glamorganshire Wales and settled in  Taunton Mass. USA. son Benjamin went to Easton Mass. his son Josiah Williams settled in  Bridgewater Mass., his son Seth Williams b 1722 Bridgewater, his son Edward Williams, His son  Lieut. Seth Williams, b.1776, His son Seth Jr. married Phebe Bird had Henry (Hy) C Williams,  Charles 
 Williams and Isabella Wiliams. Hy C or Henry C Williams had a daughter Mable B Williams, a son  Edwin Williams died at 8 y.o. Henry's bother Charles came to Canada and settled in Farnham as a  Train Engineer and did Hy C Williams later in life. Hy C and Annie Benett had a son Arthur  Radclyff 
 Williams whom 
 married Elizabeth Somerville . They had a son Edwin Williams whom married Evelyne Louise  McDowell

The Williams Family have roots going back to Seth Jr Williams b.1813, Manufacturer, of  Cummington 
 Massachusetts.He was Hy C Williams dad. Hy or Henry C Williams and Annie Bennett had a son  Arthur 
 Williams whom had a son John Edwin Willians of Cumberland, Russell Co. Ontario Canada. Seth  Williams, brother of the Hon. Charles Williams were very successful in the  Manufacturinig and Iron Foundry business through out Boston Mass and New Hampshire. In  Cummington 
 Mass. Apr. 24 1838, Messers Seth, John,and Hinckley Williams started  the Commington Manufacturing Company running a Mill for Wool and Linen.  Seth took his family to New Hampshire 1845 with his brother Hon Charles Williams and built the  S 
 and C Company, a large foundry.
 Seth Williams 37, 1850 census is listed in Hillsborough Nashua Newhampshire with wife Phebe 35  and 
 children Henry C or Hy C 13, Charles J 5, Isabella C 2, Living with them are Jane C Davis 17,  and 
 Ammanda Ann Davis 22. Isabella is the only one born in Newhampshire in 1848 and the others, in  Massachusettes. 
  The Williams family also have roots from prominent families in Beauharnois Quebec including  the 
 Somerville's, Lockerby's,and Young's. These folks originated from Scotland. The Williams folks  were 
 from Wales via USA and were involved with the first railways in New England and Eastern Canada.

My McDowell's 1781 History of Methodism C. H. CROOKSHANK, M.A., 'About this time Mr. Creighton began to preach at a place  near Cavan, and continued to do so once a fortnight while he  remained in this country. When a number of the hearers were  awakened he explained to them the nature of the Society, and  formed fourteen of them into a class on the first night. To  these others were added, until after some time there were about  four score, the greater part of whom had obtained remission of  sins. Meantime the vicar of the parish sent for him, and 
 threatened to complain of him to the Bishop, saying that if he  and those fellows who were itinerating the country continued  to go on thus the churches would soon be deserted. Mr. 
 Creighton replied that their preaching tended rather to bring  men into the churches ; and that he must obey God rather than  men, and therefore was determined to preach whenever and 
 wherever it seemed to him to be right. Shortly after many 
 who had been Presbyterians attended the church of his objector  and received the Sacrament. Mr. Creighton also sent to him 
 two Roman Catholics, to read their recantation as a proof that  he was bringing the people into, and not driving them from the  church. Opposition then arose from another quarter. Some 
 Eomanists waylaid the leader of the infant Society, Mr. Eobert  Creighton, to murder him, who, having received intimation of  their intention, returned by another way, and thus escaped.

At Swanlinbar there was a large number of hearers, mostly 
 experienced Christians, and still more on the following morning;  but the grand concourse was on that evening, when the hearts  of the people were as wax melting before the fire. The curate  in the town then was the Rev. James Creighton, A.B., who in  1765 had been ordained by Dr. Cradock, Bishop of Kilmore, 
 whose first counsel to him to " say nothing at all about faith  in his sermons," was by no means calculated to advance his  holiness or promote his success. He had been meditating a 
 sermon against the Methodists, but very wisely before execut-  ing his purpose, sought light on the subject, by sending a series  of questions to Mr. "Wesley, to which concise answers were  sent, together with a copy of the "Appeal to Men of Reason."  These eventually proved the means in the hand of God of lead-  ing Mr. Creighton to seek and find the blessings of salvation,  and to his becoming thoroughly identified with Methodism.'

There are some McDowell's buried in the Drummully cemetery bordering Co's Monaghan and  Fermanagh and 
 Tyrone. They are listed as iving in the early 1700's with the names of Hugh David and Patrick  and I 
 would not be surprised if they were from the Aughnacloy Co.Tyrone family. Keeing in mind that  The 
 Laird John McDowell of Garthland went to Co. Down with Lord Hugh Montgomery 1st Viscount of Co.  Down.
 Laird John McDowell's family in Old Garthland were originally Roman Catholics and married into  the 
 Roman Catholic Stuart's and related to Queen Mary Queen of Scots.  The Montgomery's that came from Normandy France were Catholics until the Reformation happened. Many of the MacDougal's and MacDowall's were some of the 1st family's be be introduced to  Catholicism when it arrived on an Island between Scotland and Ireland. Laird John MacDowall came to Ireland with many of his family and one daughter Grizella married  Captain George Montgomery Lord Hugh Montgomery's son. She had a son John whom died in the  military 
 and Hugh Jr. They took up on one of the  former Earl of Tyrone's properties Carrow Manor  Co.Fermanagh Drummully near Clones Town Co.Monagha. The McDowell's leased and managed the Kane  estates In Co. Monaghan just south of Aughnacloy Co. Tyrone. and some, in a couple of  generations, 
 scattered into different counties and continents.
  I must assume that Robert McDowell was of the Aughnacloy Tyrone McDowell family. Robert McDowell b.1742 Tyrone was refused communion in the Presbyterian Church because he  cast his lot with the Methodists. His father was likely high up as an Elder and it must have  been a 
 huge blow to Robert's relatives, at the time of religious strife. I am not surprised the Robert  McDowell did not keep a history of his family. 
 He also moved to Leitrim Tld Fermanagh, near Newtown Butler, with wife, Ann Carr, and some  children. 
 His children made many strong acquaintances through marriage with the  Fermanagh Methodists. There were the Kerr's, Corry's Robinson's, Irwin's in businesses , Church  and 
 Military at Enniskillen.  Rev. Henry 
 McDowell's daughter Louise of Perth Ontario, wrote a book of memoirs and she touched on this  with 
 discretion. It must have been sad for Robert McDowell's, Methodist Missionary son Samuel to  leave 
 the past behind and start fresh in Canada.  
 William Pattyson son of the same name and Jane Montgomery of Aughnacloy,was a Methodist  Missionary 
 and brother in law of Samuel McDowell. I have other Montgomery's from Aughnacloy but a  relationship 
 has not been proved.-see Montgomery's

TYRONE McDowell's

Some interesting marriages-
 1806 Miss McDowell of Maghera to R. Elliott Merchant Belfast at Maghera. 1809 Miss Mcdowell dau.of Alexander McDowell of Springfield Dungannon to J. Noon of Coalisland. "During the 1654 Civil Survey it was noted that coal was being mined at Tullyniskan.

Robert McDowell's  daughter Hannah McDowell  married Henry Best of Ranaghan Drumglass Tyrone. Later, Henry Best was found in Clinagor Drummully Parish   Co.Monaghan
 in 1828
 Touching on Drummully Parish, The McDowell's- Hugh James Daniel Wildridge and Patrick were  earley 

It is tempting to look into Craigadick..Just North of Tullyniskan. Craigadick is a townland lying within the civil parish of Maghera, County Londonderry, Northern  Ireland. It lies in the west of the parish sharing a small boundary with Killelagh civil  parish. 
 It is bounded by the townlands of; Ballynahone Beg, Craigmore, Falgortrevy, Largantogher,  Moneymore, Mullagh, Tamnymullan, and Tullyheran. It wasn't apportioned to any of the London  livery 
 companies, being kept as church lands.[1]Some of the Maghera McDowell's were listed as Roman  Catholics.
 Some of the earliest McDowell settlers into parts of Ireland were practising Catholics as they  came 
 before the Reformation as were some of the Stewart's

The Dale's and Wilson's of Shawville came from around Craigdick-Ballymulderg.

Pioneer Samuel McDowell
 I have been looking into the Parsonage of Lachute Quebec. Our Pattyson's and McDowell's were  there in 1835 or so, and I have found that they were actually in the Parsonage of Saint Andrews  Huntingdon Quebec. Lachute took the Parsonage over in 1865.This was found to be in St. Andrews,  Huntingdon Quebec. A 
 Sunday school system was initiated by the Rev. Thaddeus Osgood of P.A.. U.S.A. and he went into  Upper and Lower Canada to educate all Christians by opening Sunday Schools 1811. Later, we find  Samuel McDowell was holding the classes in one Mr. Campbell's house. No Churches were built and  later these classes were held in "Olivet Hall' part of Lachute Mills, built for/by James Fish  Co-
 owner of the same. His father was a miller at the the Seigniorial Mill in Saint Andrews. The  other 
 co owner at Lachute Mills was F.C. Ireland-Francis Charles Ireland. Francis was granted  Patent's 
 for improving the mechanical roller skate and improving the manufacturing of canned, rolled  oats. 
 He married James Fish's daughter . 
 'Pioneer'Samuel McDowell's son was Rev. David Creighton McDowell and he  shows up listed as the ministry in St. Andrews Huntingdon Quebec. He might have been 'on trial'  but his was preaching there at this time and his brother Rev Henry McDowell was preaching in  Prescott County( Hawksbury Que. area).
 It is very interesting that F.C. Ireland's daughter Eliza Ireland married a man named Rev.  James 
 V. McDowell son of Henry McDowell, b. 1800 Ireland d. Havelock Que.. It is mentioned in the  Huntingdon Gleaner that another McDowell, Warren McDowell,b.1823 was from Co. Down. Ireland.

McDowell's were related to the Shaw's through Capt. George Montgomery's Mother. -Some Irwin's were in Cavey about a mile North of Ballygawley, others in Irvinestown  Derryvullan.
 -The McDowell's (William) were in Ballygawley on a area called Cecil's proportion. Lisbeg  townland.
 -The McDowell's were found in Irvinestown in large numbers. Irvinestown was previously known as  Lowerstown Derryvullan.

Catherine Robinson McDowell's father William Robinson married Elizabeth Isabelle Irwin. I am more inclined to believe that Robert Mcdowell b. 1742 in Tyrone is an Uncle, if any  relation, 
 to the Cavan Kilmore McDowell's. Robert McDowell 1742, and Ann  Carr's folks probably came out from Tullyniscan Tyrone and went to Co. Cavan about 1770's and  had 
 two children there,then they went to Co. Fermanagh. Leitrim Townland. They mey up with the  Robinson's Corry's and Irwin's from Enniskillen military associations, Inniskillen Dragoons 6th  reg't.

Rev Henry McDowell's wife Sarah Kerr's father George Kerr  married  Catherine Corry, daughter  of Sgt. Maj. William Corry of the 6th Dragoons Inneskillen.He died of wounds from the  Napoleonic 
 war 1813. Catherine Corry had a sister Sarah 
 Corry. Sarah married William Doherty.

Of interest Cavan McDowell's  Farnham Papers.

William McDowell’s Holding In Sallahan [Sallaghan, parish of Killashandra]. Surveyed by Richard  Strong 1870.

Cavan McDowell's  Farnham Papers.
 Bond and agreement between Matthew Vaughan, John McDoweal (sic) and John Donoho (sic) and John,  5th Baron to carry out repairs to Dunaweel Cottage, county Cavan; also another bond and  agreement 
 between Thomas Kemp, Thomas McDowell and George Kemp and John, 5th Baron to erect a forge and  house for a blacksmith.

Callanagh: Luke McDowell to James McDowell. 3 lives. 1806 May  Lisduff: to James McDowell. 3 lives. 1826 Oct. 25. 
 Clonagonnell: to William McDowell. 3 lives. 1841 June 1, with duplicate copy of same. Also,  related drainage certificate. 
 Clonagonnell: to William McDowell. 3 lives. 1830 Aug. 21. 
 Clonagonnell: to John McDowell Jnr. 3 lives. 1830 Aug. 21. 
 Clonagonnell: to Samuel McDowell. 3 lives. 1830 Aug. 21. 
 Clonagonnell: to John McDowell Snr. 3 lives. 1830 Aug. 21. 
 Cauhoo: to John McDowell. 3 lives. 1854 Mar. 29. 
 McDowall, John, 61

The McDowell's do not appear on the 1766 Religious Census for Fermanagh but the families of  Robinson and Irwin do, in Leitrim and Feugh Townlands.

William Robinson Will 1813 Feugh, 1766  Rel. Cen 1766 Tedd Tld.and Gortmesson tld of  Derryvullen
 Thomas Irvine 1766 Rel Cen 1766 Knock Tld and Will 1826 Kenogue tld. Fermanagh William Robinson McDowell of Clarendon Que.was named after Catherine Robinson's dad William  Robinson.

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There are several ways to browse the family tree. The Tree View graphically shows the relationship of selected person to their kin. The Family View shows the person you have selected in the center, with his/her photo on the left and notes on the right. Above are the father and mother and below are the children. The Ancestor Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph above and children below. On the right are the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. The Descendant Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph and parents below. On the right are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Do you know who your second cousins are? Try the Kinship Relationships Tool. Your site can generate various Reports for each name in your family tree. You can select a name from the list on the top-right menu bar.

In addition to the charts and reports you have Photo Albums, the Events list and the Relationships tool. Family photographs are organized in the Photo Index. Each Album's photographs are accompanied by a caption. To enlarge a photograph just click on it. Keep up with the family birthdays and anniversaries in the Events list. Birthdays and Anniversaries of living persons are listed by month. Want to know how you are related to anybody ? Check out the Relationships tool.

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