Hand copied by Hazel Shaw in the early 1980's.
Thank you to Betty Clay for submitting this bible record.
The James Downs Bible was in the possession of Luster Downs, now deceased
and preserved by the Down's children
(Hazel's comments: James Downs , b. ca 1816 in Tenn., married
James Downs died April 20, 1877.
Susan Payne Downs died Oct. 20, 1838.
James Downs married (1) November 29, 1837 to Susan Payne.
one son - Hezekian Downs, born September 15, 1838 - died
October 20, 1838.
James Downs married (2) April 20, 1840, to Amy Outland.
(Hazel's note: born about 1821 in Stewart County, TN, daughter of
Enos Outland and Rhoda Futrell Outland.)
Amy Downs Outland died November 10, 1854.
Their children were:
Mary Jane Downs, daugter of James and Amy Downs was born May
Rhody Elizabeth Downs, daughter of James and Amy Downs was
born Oct. 3, 1844
William Calvin Downs, son of James and Amy Downs was
born Nov. 4, 1848; died September 16, 1868.
James Riggs Downs, son of James and Amy Downs was
born April 5, 1854.
James Downs married (3) September 18, 1855, to Charity
Their children were:
Thomas Montgomery Downs, son of James and Charity Downs
was born June 20, 1856 - died November 3, 1904
(Hazel's note: Martha Ann married Nov. 4, 1875 to James K. Whaley.)
Martha Ann Downs, daughter of James and Charity Downs
was born January 30,
Martha Ann Wahley died Oct. 27, 1902
Edward Downs, son of James and Charity Downs was born
August 6, 1860.
Edward Downs, son of James and Charity Downs, married
Aug. 3, 1903, to Annie May.
Peach Ann Downs, daughter of James and Charity Downs was
born July 13, 1863
Children of Edward Downs and Annie May
Ora Downs, daughter of Edward and Annie was born April 13,
Luster Downs, son of Edward and Annie Downs was born Nov.
Luster Downs married October 7, 1942 to Owen Turner.
Children of Luster and Owen Downs:
Janice Downs, daughter of Luster and Owen Married Aug.
13, 1972 to Charles Smither.
There was also this note: The James Downs Bible Record was copied from
James Downs' Bible October 16, 1981 by Hazel Shaw, Hardin KY 42048. [Hazel
currently lives in a nursing home in Cadiz.] The information in brackets
was not included in the James Downs Bible Record but was copied from the
Trigg County History.
Eva Downs, daughter of Luster and Owen Downs, was
Married August 7, 1970 to Larry McDermont.
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