Dear Madam: Reference is made to your request for information relative to William McDowell who served in the Revolutionary War and received pension while living in Gallatin County, Kentucky. The data which follow were obtained from papers on file in the pension claim, S.30590 or 80., based upon the Revolutionary War service of William McDowell He was born in 1761 in Maryland. The exact place of his birth and the names of his parents were not given.
While a resident of Louden County, Virginia, he enlisted in April, 1780, and served three months as private in Captain Beavers company of Virginia troops under Major Quarles. He enlisted in July 1781, an served three months as private in Captain Lewis’ Virginia company and was at the siege of Yorktown and the surrender of Cornwallis.
Soon after the termination of the Revolution he moved to Fairfax County, Virginia. He then moved back to Loudon County where he lived until 1809 when he moved to Fayette County, Kenturcky. He lived there until 1825 when he moved to Gallatin County, Kentucky.
He was allowed pension on his application executed October 15, 1833, at which time he was living in Gallatin County, Kentucky.
There are no data relative to the family of William McDowell. Very truly yours
A.D. HILLER Executive Assistant to the Administrator
MCDOWELL, WILLIAM Ancestor #: A076562 Service: VIRGINIA Rank: PRIVATE Birth: 1761 MARYLAND Death: >> 8-24-1835 GALLATIN CO-LIV KENTUCKY Pension Number: *S Service Description: 1) CAPTS BEAVERS, LEWIS; MAJ QUARLES Residence 1) County: LOUDOUN CO - State: VIRGINIA Spouse Number Name 1) ELIZABETH BURGESS