James (RWV) Downing (b. July 1750, d. September 23, 1822)
James (RWV) Downing (son of James Downing and Susanna) was born July 1750 in Frederick County, MD, and died September 23, 1822 in Waynesburg, Stark County, Ohio.
Notes for James (RWV) Downing: In a letter by Sarah Downing youngest dau of James sent a letter to Lyman Draper 12-22-1868, stating among other things: James Downing was born in Maryland, on the Potomac, naer Conacogeague Creek, in June 1750. He died near Waynesburg, Stark Co., Ohio, Sept. 23, 1822. It included details of his settlement on Cross Creek, in Washington Co., PA. It stated that he was Captain of Spies in General Anthony Wayne's time, and had several spies under him, and reported several of his fights with Indians. The Letter is shown in ths entirety in Draper MSS (4E89-98) and should be read by any descendants of this James. It is a superb article and provided a great deal of information. She positively documented his Revolutionary War Service. The James Downing Family Bible record (1795) is in the DAR. See notes from Timothy Downing file. Sarah and James are burried in Downing Cemetery, Downingville (Magnolia), Stark County, Ohio. Reported that James Downing came to Sandy twp., Stark Co., Ohio in the spring of 1805 with his son-in-law Van Meter, who established the first settlement there. Downing returned to VA, but soon came back with his wife, sons, James, Hugh and Adam and dau Sarah.
More About James (RWV) Downing and <Unnamed>: Marriage: 1775, Redstone, Westmoreland, PA.