DAVID DOWNING. retired farmer, at present a resident of Findlay, Ohio, was born in Philadelphia, Penn., February
12, 1815, son of John and Mary (Boyler) Downing, the latter of German descent. His father, a native of Kentucky.
of English descent, came to this county in 1832, and settled on a farm in Blanchard Township; he died in Kansas.
Our subject, David Downing, the eldest in a family of eight children, was reared on a farm, acquired a common school
education in the Pike County, Ohio, subscription school, and from his youth has been engaged in agricultural pursuits.
He is the owner of 300 acres of well improved land, and at one time owned 700 acres of land. He was united in marriage,
in 1837, with Marietta Dorsey, a lady of English and Scotch descent, and this union has been blessed with five
children: George T., Jane (wife of Oliver P. Shaw), Lavina, John, a farmer in Kansas, and Dora (wife of Miles Dukes).
Mrs. Downing is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Mr. Downing has been township trustee and school director.
History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: Warner, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois 1886
Hancock County, Ohio Biographies
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