The DOWNING Family

HISTORY OF HANOVER TOWNSHIP AND WYOMING VALLEY

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
By: Henry Blackman Plumb, 1885, 498 pp.
Robert Baur, Printer and Stationer, Wilkes-Barre, PA

Website Compiled By: James H. Culbert


THE DOWNING FAMILY
CONTAINED IN THE HANOVER GENEALOGICAL TABLES TO 1830, pp. 406-407

This page last updated: 3 Dec 2012

Note: Additions to the information found in Plumb's History of Hanover are shown below in red text.

Reuben DOWNING, 1 was born in Connecticut in 1765; came to Wyoming in 1770; settled in Wilkes-Barre; married Hannah Buckley ARNOLD (b. 1774; d. 1842); [they] lived in Wilkes-Barre; [he] died there in 1842.  They had:

Bateman DOWNING 2 (Reuben 1) was born in Wilkes-Barre 11 Jan 1795; married Sarah CAREY, daughter of Benjamin CAREY; removed to Hanover; resided on the Middle Road; was Justice of the Peace in Hanover in 1836; removed to Rock County, Wisconsin in the early 1840s; died there 24 May 1879.  Bateman is buried in Fassett Cemetery, near Edgerton, Rock County, Wisconsin.  They had:

Elias DOWNING, Sr. 2 (Reuben 1) was born b. 26 Jun 1816, Luzerne County, PA; married Jane Louisa DANA; Elias died 29 Jun 1874, in Wisconsin.  Elias is buried in Fassett Cemetery [See his burial record at Find-A-Grave: Elias Downing, Sr.].  About 1879 Jane and some of the children, including Elias, Jr., moved to southern Kansas, near Udall.  Jane was buried in Aztalan Cemetery, Aztalan, Wisconsin.  They had (among others):

Burton DOWNING 3 (Bateman 2, Reuben 1) was born in Hanover in 1815; married Hannah KREIDLER, daughter of George KREIDLER; lived in Hanover; died there in 1841.  They had:

Reuben DOWNING 3 (Bateman 2, Reuben 1) was born in Hanover in 1822; married Nancy MILLER, daughter of Barnet MILLER, of Hanover; removed to Wilkes-Barre in 1872; lives there [about 1885].  They had:

Benjamin F. DOWNING 3 (Bateman 2, Reuben 1) was born in Hanover in 1829; married Caroline HOLCOMB, daughter of Harvey HOLCOMB; removed to Wisconsin; died there in 1872.  They had:


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