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From: "Robert H. Watkins" <>
Subject: [DENDY-L] My Dendy Line
Date: Fri, 18 Jun 1999 23:50:31 -0500

Hi everyone,

The following is my connection to the Dendys:

Thomas Dendy and Mary Cargill > William Dendy (III) and Martha "Patsy"
Winn > Thomas Jefferson Dendy and Mary Ann Jones > Louisa Anne Dendy and
Abraham Rinkle Dowden > Shelton Edward Dowden and Mary Ellen Chance >
James Cleveland Dowden and Ada Booty. Cleveland and Ada are my paternal

Thomas Jefferson Dendy was born 8 Feb 1805 in Laurens Co., SC and died
19 Jun 1854 in Sabine Parish, LA. He married Mary Ann Jones, daughter
of Shadrack (or Shadrick) Jones, 19 Jun 1827 in Montgomery Co., AL.
Mary Ann was born 27 May 1813 in Johnson Co, NC and died 18 Dec 1878 in
Sabine Parish, LA. They had the following 8 children:
1. Sarah Dendy b. abt 1833 in AL, married John Buvens 2 Feb 1853
in Sabine Parish
2. Nancy A. Dendy b. abt 1835 in LA, married William S. Ellzey 2
Aug 1853 in Sabine Parish
3. Matilda C. Dendy b. abt 1839 in LA, married S. H. Van
Schaubrock 17 May 1866 in Sabine Parish.
4. Louisa Anne Dendy b. Dec 1840, married Abraham Rinkle Dowden 23
Dec 1856 in Sabine Parish
5. Thomas J. Dendy, Jr. b. 8 Jan 1842 in LA and d. 8 April 1864 as
a soldier in the War.
6. Martha A. Dendy b. abt 1844 in LA, married Francis M. Ford 6
Feb 1862 in Sabine Parish
7. Shadrack Miller Dendy b. 25 Oct 1848 in LA, married (1) Mary
Elizabeth Turner 27 Oct 1870 in Natchitoches Parish, LA and married (2)
Ida Lee Teagle 7 May 1890 in Natchitoches Parish
8. Theodore Dendy b. abt 1849

Louisa Anne Dendy was born in Dec 1840 in LA and died 1934 in Vernon
Parish, LA. She is buried in Prewitts Chapel Cemetery in Hornbeck,
Vernon Parish, LA. She married Abraham Rinkle Dowden, son of Hugh
Dowden and Sarah Burgess, 23 Dec 1856 in Sabine Parish. Abraham was
born 14 Feb 1839 in Kisatchie, Natchitoches Parish, LA, died 18 Sept
1907 in Kisatchie, buried in the A.R. Dowden Cemetery in the Kisatchie
National Forest near Kisatchie. They had the following 5 children:
1. Francis M. Dowden b. 26 Sept 1860 in LA.and died 28 Aug 1917 in
Natchitoches Parish, married Margannie G. Coleman 16 Feb 1880 in Sabine
2. Thomas J. Dowden b. 1 May 1862 in LA and died 1937 in Sabine
Parish, married Ellen D. Self 30 Dec. 1880 in Sabine Parish.
3. William Henry Dowden b. 23 May 1865 in La and died 21 Feb 1908
in LA., married Martha Landrum 7 July 1885 in Sabine Parish.
4. Shelton Edward Dowden b. 27 Nov 1866 in Natchitoches Parish and
died 13 Mar 1944 in Vernon Parish, married (1) Mary Ellen Chance 14 Dec.
1884 in Sabine Parish and married (2) Mahalia Leihsing 3 Oct. 1922 in
Sabine Parish
5. James Monroe Dowden b. 5 Apr 1870 in La and died 18 Apr 1951 in
Vernon Parish, married America Hays 1 Sept 1887 in Natchitoches Parish.

Shelton Edward Dowden b. 27 Nov 1866 in Natchitoches Parish, died 13 Mar
1944 in Vernon Parish and is buried in Castor Cemetery in Leesville,
Vernon Parish, LA. He married Mary Ellen Chance, daughter of John H.
Chance and Samantha Rice, 14 Dec 1884 in Sabine Parish. Mary Ellen was
born in Dec 1868/69 in Sabine Parish is buried in Toro Baptist Church
Cemetery in Sabine Parish. They had the following 10 children:
1. James Cleveland Dowden b.27 Apr 1887 in Kisatchie, Natchitoches
Parish, died in Natchitoches Parish 2 Jan 1971, married Ada Booty 11 Jun
1910 in Natchitoches Parish
2. Pearlie D. Dowden b. Dec 1890 in LA
3. Cora B. Dowden b. May 1892 in LA
4. Maud L. Dowden b. May 1894 in LA
5. Isadore Gandie Dowden b. 27 Nov 1896 in LA, d. 24 Oct 1987 in
Vernon Parish, married Nancy Legg 9 May 1919
6. MaryLu Omma Dowden b. Jan 1898 in LA
7. Leona Dowden b. Jan 1900 in LA
8. Vinson Dewey Dowden b. 8 Apr 1902 in LA, died 23 Apr 1980 in
Vernon Parish, married Mary E. Legg 18 Feb 1933
9. Grace Dowden b. 1906 in LA
10. George Dowden b. 1910 in LA

James Cleveland Dowden was born 27 Apr 1887 in Kisatchie, Natchitoches
Parish, LA, died in Natchitoches, Natchitoches Parish, LA 2 Jan 1972,
buried in the Booty Cemetery in Kisatchie, Natchitoches Parish. He
married Ada Booty, daughter of William David Booty and Josephine Allen,
11 Jun 1910. Ada was born 10 Aug 1891 in Kisatchie, Natchitoches
Parish, LA, died 20 Jun 1989 in Natchitoches, Natchitoches Parish, and
is buried in the Booty Cemetery at Kisatchie, Natchitoches. They had
the following 7 children:
1. Oscar Dowden - living, married (1) Helen Hill and married (2)
Lula Greco - living
2. Jack Dowden b. 20 Jul 1913 in Kisatchie, died 13 Dec 1993 in
Alexandria, Rapides Parish, LA, and is buried in Natchitoches,
Natchitoches Parish. He married Charlotte Duke
3. Roy Dowden b. 24 Jun 1916 in Kisatchie, died 25 Mar 1998 in
Savannah, Chatham Co, GA, and buried in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in
Savannah. Married Margaret Brown - living
4. Ivan Dowden - living, married Ruby Lee Manasco - living (my
5. Vera Dowden b 8 Mar 1920 in Kisatchie, died 16 Jul 1928 in
Kisatchie, buried in the Booty Cemetery at Kisatchie.
6. Lola Ruby Dowden - living, married (1) Robert Bates and married
(2) James Ray Cobb
7. Bertha Lee Dowden b 16 Mar 1925 in Kisatchie, died 22 Nov 1983
in San Antonio, Bexar Co, TX, buried Booty Cemetery at Kisatchie.
Married Charles Shafer.

I am still looking for the burial places of Thomas J. Dendy and Mary Ann
Jones. I would also like to know more about Mary Ann's ancestors.

Sharon Dowden Watkins
Arlington, TX

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