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From: Anne Dowis <>
Subject: Re: Kentucky to Kansas
Date: Sun, 9 Aug 1998 09:11:58 -0400 (EDT)


Cathryn,

"Is anyone interested in more?" OH YES. I found the information
contained in your grandfather's memoirs very interesting. Thank you
for posting it to the group.

My Isaac Dowis was part of a party from Knox/Whitley counties who
traveled to Taylor Co., IA in 1856. His son Isaac Dowis Jr. and
Isaac, Jr.'s wife Minerva Coffman had settled there in 1846. Isaac Jr.
and Minerva had traveled to Savannah, Andrew Co., MO from Knox Co. KY in
1842.

Isaac Dowis, Sr., and his party traveled West in covered wagons. In the
inventory of Isaac, Sr.'s personal estate when he died in Nodaway Co., MO
in 1870 was:

1 set of old wagon irons valued at $10.

Also in the inventory was

1 side saddle valued at $3.

This last entry kind of makes you question the traditional picture of
the "true frontiersman." :)

Anne Dowis

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