Laura V. Dowling

F, b. 5 January 1902, d. 22 February 1902
     Laura V. Dowling was born on 5 January 1902.1 She was the daughter of H. Bascom Dowling and Caledonia "Callie" Mangill.1 Laura V. Dowling died on 22 February 1902.1 She was buried circa 23 February 1902 at Claybank Cemetery, Ozark, Dale County, Alabama.1

Citations

  1. [S74] Original survey by E.H.Hayes, "Tombstone Records from Claybank Cemetery."

Colonel Jasper Dowling

M, b. circa 1838, d. June 1862
     Colonel Jasper Dowling was born circa 1838 in Dale County, Alabama.1 He was the son of Wesley Dowling and Amanda E. O'Neal.1,2 Enlisted in the 33rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry.1 Colonel Jasper Dowling died in June 1862 It is thought that Martin R. and Jasper Dowling died in the same battle.1

Citations

  1. [S116] R.A. Dowling, Dowling Family of the South.
  2. [S448] W.L. Andrews, "Early History of Southeast Alabama."

Martin Van Buren Dowling1

M, b. circa 1841, d. 8 June 1862
     Martin Van Buren Dowling was born circa 1841 in Dale County, Alabama.2 He was the son of Wesley Dowling and Amanda E. O'Neal.2,1 Enlisted in the 33rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry.2 Martin Van Buren Dowling died on 8 June 1862 in West Point, Mississippi, Died during the Civil War.

A letter written by Needham Hughes " I certify that the within named Martin R. Dowling, a private in Captain Needham Hughes Company, born in Dale Co. AL. Age 20 yrs. five feet eight inches high, light complexion, blue eyes, light hair, and by occupation a farmer, was enlisted by Samual Adams at Greenville, Alabama, on the 14th day of March 1862, to serve three years or the war and died the 8th day of June, 1862 at West Point, Miss. The said Dowling had never Rec'd any pay and is entitled to pay from the 14th day of Mar. to the 8th day of June, 1862."
- Source: Wiregrass Roots, Vol. 14, Issue 3, Jan. 1999.

Citations

  1. [S448] W.L. Andrews, "Early History of Southeast Alabama."
  2. [S116] R.A. Dowling, Dowling Family of the South.

Marion Jackson Dowling

M, b. 3 May 1846, d. 19 June 1892
     Marion Jackson Dowling was born on 3 May 1846 in Ozark, Dale County, Alabama.1 He was the son of Wesley Dowling and Amanda E. O'Neal.1 Marion Jackson Dowling married Ursula Rebecca Atkinson, daughter of William Maldre Atkinson and Ursula Eugenia Griffith, on 3 September 1873 at Alabama.1 Marion Jackson Dowling died on 19 June 1892 in Kinsey, Dale County, Alabama, at age 46. He was buried at Baptist Cemetery, Kinsey, Dale County, Alabama.1

Child of Marion Jackson Dowling and Ursula Rebecca Atkinson

Citations

  1. [S116] R.A. Dowling, Dowling Family of the South.
  2. [S1351] Jasper Boswell Dowling Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com.

Frances Dowling

F, b. 1851, d. 8 February 1892
     Frances Dowling was born in 1851 in Dale County, Alabama.1 She was the daughter of Wesley Dowling and Amanda E. O'Neal.1 As of circa 1869,her married name was Woodham.1 Frances Dowling married Elisha R. Woodham circa 1869.1 Frances Dowling died on 8 February 1892 in Dale County, Alabama.

Citations

  1. [S116] R.A. Dowling, Dowling Family of the South.

Stephen Oates

M, b. 1783, d. 1836
     Stephen Oates married Elizabeth Shipp. Stephen Oates was born in 1783. He died in 1836 in Sampson County, North Carolina.

Children of Stephen Oates and Elizabeth Shipp

Elizabeth Shipp

F
     Elizabeth Shipp married Stephen Oates. Her married name was Oates.

Children of Elizabeth Shipp and Stephen Oates

William Oates

M, b. 1798, d. 1871
     William Oates was born in 1798. He was the son of Stephen Oates and Elizabeth Shipp. William Oates died in 1871.

Carraway Oates

M, b. 1804
     Carraway Oates was born in 1804. He was the son of Stephen Oates and Elizabeth Shipp.

Stephen Oates

M, b. 1805
     Stephen Oates was born in 1805. He was the son of Stephen Oates and Elizabeth Shipp.

Catherine Oates

F, b. 1806
     Catherine Oates was born in 1806. She was the daughter of Stephen Oates and Elizabeth Shipp.

Eliza Jane Oates

F, b. 1806
     Eliza Jane Oates was born in 1806. She was the daughter of Stephen Oates and Elizabeth Shipp.

James Wyatt Oates

M, b. 1809
     James Wyatt Oates was born in 1809. He was the son of Stephen Oates and Elizabeth Shipp.

Perhiby Oates

F, b. 1810
     Perhiby Oates was born in 1810. She was the daughter of Stephen Oates and Elizabeth Shipp.

Sena Oates

F, b. 1810
     Sena Oates was born in 1810. She was the daughter of Stephen Oates and Elizabeth Shipp.

Robert R. Oates

M, b. 12 October 1818, d. 13 September 1874
     Robert R. Oates was born on 12 October 1818 in North Carolina. He was the son of Stephen Oates and Elizabeth Shipp. Robert R. Oates died on 13 September 1874 in Polk County, Texas, at age 55.

Henderson Oates

M, b. 1824
     Henderson Oates was born in 1824. He was the son of Stephen Oates and Elizabeth Shipp.

Emeline Oates

F, b. 1825
     Emeline Oates was born in 1825. She was the daughter of Stephen Oates and Elizabeth Shipp.

Ephriam Oates

M, b. 27 January 1826
     Ephriam Oates was born on 27 January 1826. He was the son of Stephen Oates and Elizabeth Shipp.

Margaret Oates

F, b. 1829
     Margaret Oates was born in 1829. She was the daughter of Stephen Oates and Elizabeth Shipp.

Elizabeth Oates

F, b. 19 April 1832
     Elizabeth Oates was born on 19 April 1832. She was the daughter of Stephen Oates and Elizabeth Shipp.

Fanny B Oates

F, b. 1834
     Fanny B Oates was born in 1834. She was the daughter of Stephen Oates and Elizabeth Shipp.

Mary 'Polly' Heath1

F, b. circa 1786, d. 22 May 1873
     Mary 'Polly' Heath was born circa 1786 in Darlington District, South Carolina.1 Her married name was Dowling. She married Allen Dowling, son of John W. Dowling and Nancy Boutwell, in 1819 at South Carolina.1 Mary 'Polly' Heath died on 22 May 1873 in Darlington District, South Carolina.1

Child of Mary 'Polly' Heath and Allen Dowling

Citations

  1. [S178] SAR: Robert Dowling for Andrew Dowling Woodham, Defines that he was born in Augusta County, Virginia.
  2. [S178] SAR: Robert Dowling for Andrew Dowling Woodham.

Elisha Matthews1

M, b. 15 May 1803, d. 4 July 1889
Lacy (Dowling) and Elisha Matthews
     Elisha Matthews was born on 15 May 1803 in South Carolina.2,1 He was the son of Moses Matthews Jr and Mary Ann Truitt.1 Elisha Matthews, oldest son of Moses Matthew, Jr. and Mary Ann Truitt, was responsible for convincing not only the family of his parents to move to Dale County, Alabama, but also the family of his father-in-law, Dempsey Dowling. As a young man, Elisha went alone to Alabama where he was a teacher. Upon returning to his home in the Darlington District of South Carolina, he married Lacy Dowling. The Matthews and Dowling families made the move to Alabama in the Spring of 1825.

The following is copied from the editorial page of the April 1886 issue of The Southern Star:

Uncle Elisha Matthews, as he is affectionately known, is one of the oldest settlers in this county, having been here since 1824. A treat to hear him talk, and any one who takes an interest in old time matters can sit for hours and be continually entertained by his reminiscences. One day last week, I found Uncle Elisha sitting on the piazza store, and as I always do, I paused to shake hands with him and exchanged the compliments of the day. We fell into conversation concerning the early settlement of this section and matters of kindred character. Uncle Elisha said, "Yes, I can tell you exactly how it came to that this section is settled by the Matthews, Andrews, Dowling, Martins, Byrds and others. The Cooleys and families I have already named, except the Martins and Byrds, resided in the community in South Carolina. Allen Cooley had some trouble with his wife, growing out of his misconduct, so he left South Carolina and settled on Hurricane Creek here in Dale County, above where Samuel Windham resides. Allen's son went back in a year or two for his mother and Benjamin Andrews returned with him. Benjamin's mother and father, Thomas Andrews, knowing the condition of his health, decided to come from South Carolina to look after son.

Uncle Elisha states, "I was a young fellow and from boyhood had an inclination to come south, so I came with them, they in the old time horse cart, and I on horseback. They slept in the cart, which was covered so as to be waterproof, and I under it. We had a real jolly time coming and got here on March 2, 1824. Thomas Andrews brought some money for a man named Northcutt. He resided in Conecuh County. I was induced to take the money to Conecuh County to him. This I did, encountering numerous swollen streams, in which I came near losing my horse in two. I went by what is now Andalusia, Sparta, Belleville and on to Mr. Northcutts, where I stayed for a week. A great many people called to see me, they had known my father back in South Carolina. This Conecuh Settlement was a good one with Churches and other privileges. The neighbors came to see me at night and always had prayer before separating. The country between here and there was a wilderness with but few settlers. Game of every kind was plentiful and the ground was frequently torn up by the wolves, as you have seen dogs do by scratching the ground."

Uncle Elisha Matthews continued, "I returned and spent the summer here in Dale. On September 17, 1824, I started back to South Carolina. I reached there November 2nd, and then on December 28, 1824, I was married to the daughter of Dempsey Dowling. Shortly I returned to Dale county with my wife, my father Moses Matthews, his family, and others. We reached Dale County March 2, 1825. The Dowlings and Windhams came here to Dale County from South Carolina also." "A daughter of Benjamin Martin came from North Carolina, where the Martins and Byrds resided, to South Carolina to visit friends and while there was married to William Andrews. This couple moved down here to Dale, but revisited North Carolina where they induced the Martins to come to southeast Alabama. The Byrds also came from that same North Carolina settlement." In speaking of the railroad, Uncle Elisha said, "Yes, I would like to see a railroad in this country, but I think it is unreasonable to ask so much as an absol!

I have stayed here a long time, giving twenty dollars a barrel for flour, ten dollars a sack for salt, fifty cents a yard for calico, and other things in proportion. If we cannot get a railroad, to reduce the cost of necesities, I guess we can get along without It." Uncle Elisha Matthews lived to the age of 86 years. He died July 4, 1889, and is buried in Clay Bank Church cemetery.
Elisha Matthews married Lacy Dowling, daughter of Dempsey Dowling and Martha Stokes, on 24 December 1824.1,3 In the first year of Dale County's existence (1825), Elisha was appointed as paymaster for the militia.1 Elisha and Lacy (Dowling) Matthews left Jeffries Creek, South Carolina in a large caravan and headed to Alabama.1 Elisha was elected to the joint office of Tax Assessor-Collector.1 Elisha was elected as State Senator in Alabama in 1849. He ran against George Williams.1 He died on 4 July 1889 in Dale County, Alabama, at age 86.2 He was buried at Claybank Cemetery, Ozark, Dale County, Alabama.2

Children of Elisha Matthews and Lacy Dowling

Citations

  1. [S116] R.A. Dowling, Dowling Family of the South.
  2. [S74] Original survey by E.H.Hayes, "Tombstone Records from Claybank Cemetery."
  3. [S448] W.L. Andrews, "Early History of Southeast Alabama."

Emanuel Parrish

M, b. 1814, d. 1860
     Emanuel Parrish was born in 1814 in South Carolina. He married Martha Dowling, daughter of Dempsey Dowling and Martha Stokes.1 Emanuel Parrish died in 1860 in Dale County, Alabama.

Citations

  1. [S448] W.L. Andrews, "Early History of Southeast Alabama."

Samuel Lawson Dowling

M, b. 3 November 1841, d. 15 January 1919
     Samuel Lawson Dowling was born on 3 November 1841. He was the son of Rev. John Dowling Sr. and Charlotte Brackin.1 Samuel Lawson Dowling married Sarah Jane Windham.2 Samuel Lawson Dowling died on 15 January 1919 at age 77. He was buried at Claybank Cemetery, Ozark, Dale County, Alabama.

Citations

  1. [S448] W.L. Andrews, "Early History of Southeast Alabama."
  2. [S74] Original survey by E.H.Hayes, "Tombstone Records from Claybank Cemetery."

Sarah Jane Windham1

F, b. 22 February 1839, d. 15 June 1925
     Sarah Jane Windham was born on 22 February 1839.1 Her married name was Dowling. She married Samuel Lawson Dowling, son of Rev. John Dowling Sr. and Charlotte Brackin.1 Sarah Jane Windham died on 15 June 1925 at age 86.1 She was buried circa 16 June 1925 at Claybank Cemetery, Ozark, Dale County, Alabama.1

Citations

  1. [S74] Original survey by E.H.Hayes, "Tombstone Records from Claybank Cemetery."

Elisha Mathias Camett Dowling

M, b. 7 February 1843, d. 7 January 1929
Lacy Dowling and Elisah Mathias Dowling
(Left to Right)
     Elisha Mathias Camett Dowling was also known as E.M.C.1 He was born on 7 February 1843 in Dale County, Alabama.1 He was the son of Rev. John Dowling Sr. and Charlotte Brackin.2 Elisha Mathias Camett Dowling married Tansy Jane Britt at Georgia.1 Suspect civil war service due to the following on his tombstone "So Cross of Honor Deo Vindice 53rd Ala Calv Co."1 Enlisted as a Private in Company C of the 53rd Regiment, Alabama Partisan Rangers for Confederate States of America (CSA).

Regimental History:
The 53rd Alabama Cavalry Regiment, Partisan Rangers, was organized by increasing the 1st Cavalry Battalion to regimental size at Montgomery on 5 November 1862. Recruits were from Autauga, Coffee, Coosa, Dale, Dallas, Lauderdale, Lowndes, Macon, Monroe, Montgomery, Pike, Tallapoosa and Wilcox counties. It proceeded in a few weeks to Mississippi. In moving from Columbus to Decatur, in Lawrence, a portion of the regiment was there equipped and proceeded to join Gen'l Earl Van Dorn. This battalion was in the fighting at Thompson's Station, and at Brentwood. The regiment was engaged in the fight with Union Gen'l Grenville Dodge at Town Creek and in the pursuit of Union Col. Abel Streight. Soon after, the 53rd joined the main army at Dalton as part of Gen'l Moses W. Hannon's Brigade, Gen'l John Kelly's Division. It operated on the right of the army as it fell back towards Atlanta and was engaged in constant duty. When Union Gen'l William T. Sherman reached Atlanta, the 53rd was the principal force engaged in the daring raid in his rear, whereby a valuable train was destroyed. It was then at the heels of Sherman as he devastated Georgia and the Carolinas, and it took part in the last operations of the war in that quarter. It surrendered a small number with Gen'l Joseph E. Johnston at Durham Station, Orange County, NC, on 26 April 1865.




THE FIFTY-THIRD ALABAMA CAVALRY

The Fifty-third regiment of mounted infantry was organized in
the fall of 1862 by the addition of several companies to Maj.
T. F. Jenkins' battalion, which had already rendered gallant
service at Shiloh.

Major Jenklns and Captain Cox commanded mounted companies in
the Seventh Alabama prior to April, 1862. The regiment was
first placed in Roddey's brigade, and fought at Thompson's
Station, Brentwood, Town Creek and in the pursuit of Streight.

It was on picket duty at Dalton in April, 1864. When Roddey's
brigade was transferred to General Polk's department, this
regiment was detached and was brigaded under General Hannon,
and afterward General Hagan, in General Wheeler's cavalry
corps, and took part in the perilous fighting all the way from
Dalton to Atlanta.

It participated in the daring raid of 1864 in Sherman's rear,
and captured 100 men and 1,500 beef cattle; it fought at
Jonesboro and Resaca, and continued to harass the Federals in
the Carolinas.

Its first colonel, M. W. Hannon, was early promoted to the
command of a brigade. Lieut.-Col. J. F. Gaines, who succeeded
in command, was wounded at Waynesboro. Major Jenkins and Capt.
L. E. Locke were captured near Florence, and Capt. W. R. Davis
near Rome.

Source: Confederate Military History, vol. VIII, p. 283

The regiment fought in the following battles:
Cherokee Station and Little Bear Creek, AL (12 Dec 62)
Thompson's Station (5 March 63)
Florence, AL (25 March 63)
Brentwood (25 March 63)
Town Creek (April 63)
Streight's Raid (April-May 63)
CHICKAMAUGA (19-20 Sept 63)
Atlanta Campaign (May-Sept 64)
Resaca (14-15 May 64)
Atlanta Siege (July-Sept 64)
Jonesboro (31 Aug-1 Sept 64)
Carolinas Campaign (Feb-April 65.)



He was elected Dale County Sherriff and served until 1900.2 Elisha Mathias Camett Dowling died on 7 January 1929 in Dale County, Alabama, at age 85.1 He was buried circa 8 January 1929 at Claybank Cemetery, Ozark, Dale County, Alabama.1

Citations

  1. [S74] Original survey by E.H.Hayes, "Tombstone Records from Claybank Cemetery."
  2. [S448] W.L. Andrews, "Early History of Southeast Alabama."

Tansy Jane Britt

F, b. 20 March 1838, d. 6 December 1919
     Tansy Jane Britt was also known as Tamsey.1 She was born on 20 March 1838.1 Her married name was Dowling.1 She married Elisha Mathias Camett Dowling, son of Rev. John Dowling Sr. and Charlotte Brackin, at Georgia.1 Tansy Jane Britt died on 6 December 1919 at age 81.1 She was buried circa 7 December 1919 at Claybank Cemetery, Ozark, Dale County, Alabama.1

Citations

  1. [S74] Original survey by E.H.Hayes, "Tombstone Records from Claybank Cemetery."

Lacy Ann Luiza Dowling

F, b. 31 July 1846, d. 5 June 1934
     Lacy Ann Luiza Dowling was born on 31 July 1846. She was the daughter of Rev. John Dowling Sr. and Charlotte Brackin.1 Her married name was Parker. Lacy Ann Luiza Dowling married John C. Parker.1 Lacy Ann Luiza Dowling died on 5 June 1934 at age 87.

Citations

  1. [S448] W.L. Andrews, "Early History of Southeast Alabama."