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Re: Confederate Soldier Hamilton McDowell where buried
Posted by: Fred Ragsdale (ID *****0769) Date: March 01, 2005 at 16:26:31
In Reply to: Confederate Soldier Hamilton McDowell where buried by RBeda Coffey of 1985

Hamilton McDowell has been discussed several times on the Dallas Historical Society message board. I've done quite a bit of searching, but can't find his burial place.

A posting on Ancestry Family Tree by Darlene Coffey (related to you?), indicates Ham died 1891 in Forestburg, Montague Co., but I couldn't find his burial in that County or in Dallas Co.

Darlene's tree also indicates David Sylvanous McDowell was born 25 March 1879 in Grand Prairie (Dallas Co.), not Grapevine (Tarrant Co.), which is logical since Grand Prairie was near Hamilton's property. Apparently, David's daughter, Itha Gertrude was born 19 April 1916 in Forestburg, so that must be where he lived in 1891 when his dad, Hamilton, died.

It's possible that Forestburg is where Hamilton's former wife Mary, mother of David, age 12, was living and Hamilton was just visiting his son when he died in 1891.

Sorry I couldn't find his burial place for you, but I suggest you check out the Ancestry tree by Darlene and contact her. She may have much more information.

Fred (in Grapevine)

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