Biographical Sketch of John McDowell

John (2), son of William McDowell, was born June, 1825, died April, 190g. He married Emilia, daughter of Peter H. Crosby. Her father was one of the leading citizens of Barrington, prominent in the Baptist church, filling many offices of trust, and as commissioner or highways laid out many of the original streets of the town. “His life has been one of industry and good example.” Peter H. Crosby married Catherine, daughter of Joseph Finton, and they had Emilia, mentioned above, Alanson, Joseph F., Selah, Drusilla and Isaac Crosby. Nathan Crosby, father of Peter H. Crosby, came to Yates county from Putnam county, in 1812, and settled near the Crystal Spring in Sunderlin Hollow where he lived two years and then returned to Delaware county, returning a year later to Milo, where he lived three years and then to Barrington, then to Wayne, locating where his son Peter H. afterwards resided for many years, on land adjoining the farm of Joseph Finton; he died in 1825; children: Selah, Marian, Sarah. Esther. Abigail, Peter H. and Cyrus. Children of John and Emilia (Crosby) McDowell; Kate, married Cyrus A. Lawrence; George, married Della Ovenshire; Peter, married Mary Playsted; Frank, married Delia Parker; Charles, mentioned elsewhere.

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