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Transcribed biography of Connor Dowd

CONNER DOWD was born in Ohio, and is the seventh of the nine children of Conner and hannah (Graves) Down; his father was a native of Ireland, his mother, of North Carolina; both died in Ohio. The boyhood of our subject was passed in Ohio, where he received the learning of the common schools. In 1835, he was married to Miss Cynthia Pratt, daughter of Rufus and Martha (Merritt) Pratt, by whom he has two children living - Lucretia and James H. Mr. Dowd began farming on sixty acres, to which he afterward added forty acres; this he sold and emigrated to Lake County, where he purchased 129 acres, on which he lived and which he cultivated for twelve years, when, he removed to 400 acres on Eagle Creek. He came to Hebron in 1873, where he engaged in the hardware trade, and has a stock of $4,000 to $5,000; he owns his store site, as well as a house and lot. Mr. Dowd was Township Trustee several years in Vinton County, Ohio. Both he and his wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, with which they united about 1832.

Source: Goodspeed, Weston A., and Charles Blanchard. 1882. Counties of Porter and Lake, Indiana: Historical and Biographical, Illustrated. Chicago, Illinois: F. A. Battey & Company. 771 p.
Page(s) in Source: 319

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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