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William H. Downs b.1843 son of Samuel & Ann (Hines) Downs
Posted by: Michael DeLorenzo (ID *****7506) Date: November 28, 2003 at 16:53:02
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Not my family line, just sharing.

From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883."
page 308, Jackson Township, White County, Indiana.

"WILLIAM H. DOWNS was born in Ross County, Ohio, June 25, 1843, and is the son of SAMUEL and ANN (HINES) DOWNS, both natives of Ohio. He came with his parents to Tippecanoe County, this State (Indiana), in 1848, and to Union Township, this county (White County, Indiana), in 1852, where he resided until August 2, 1862, when he enlisted in Company G, Seventy-third Illinois ((I believe this is a mistake and should be Indiana)) Volunteer Infantry; was mustered in at South Bend and was assigned to the Fourteenth Army Corps, under GENERAL CRITTENDEN. He fought at Chaplin's Hill, Murfreesboro, Decatur and Athens. At Mill Creek, he was accidentally injured by the fall of a stockade, from the effect of which he was confined in the hospital three weeks. In June, 1865, he was honorably discharged, and came at once to Carroll County, where he lived on rented land a number of years, and then came to this township and purchased forty acres, a part of his present home, which he has since increased to ninety-nine acres, all in a good state of cultivation. In September, 1866, he married MISS RACHEL HAMMIL, who was born in May, 1846, in Carroll County, Indiana, and who is the daughter of JAMES H. and NANCY (MONTGOMERY) HAMMIL, both natives of Tennessee. Six children were born to this union, viz.: EDWIN, FRANK, CHARLES, HARRIISON, SAMUEL and HARVEY. In politics, MR. DOWNS is a Republican, and both he and wife are members of the Reformed Presbyterian Church."

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