Capt John McDowell b.1714 Ireland (son of Ephriam McDowell b. 1672 co. Longford, Ireland, d. 1780 Rockbridge) d.1742 Lexington VA, bur. Maryland Tavern, Rockbridge Co VA, m. Magdalen Wood 1700-1796 had son,
Judge / Colonel Samuel McDowell, b. 19 Oct 1735, Forsyth Co, PA d. 25 Sep 1817, Danville, KY, bur. Danville Cemetery m. 17 Jan 1754 Rockbridge Co VA to Mary McClung b. 28 May 1734 Colerain, (N.W.) Antrim, N. Ireland, (dau of John McClung & Elizabeth Alexander), d. Oct 1827, Shawnee Spring, Mercer Co, Ky, had children amongst them were:
1. Samuel (Mercer) McDowell Jnr b. 8 Mar 1764 Rockbridge Co VA, .....m. Anna Irvine b. 1763 d. 1816 KY, he d. 1834 Mercer Co.
2. Martha McDowell b. 26 June 1766, Rockbridge Co VA, .....m. 1788 Colonel Abraham Buford and had son, ...........Charles S. Buford who m. Henrietta Adair, ...........(dau. of General Adair)
3. Ephraim McDowell M.D. b. 11 Nov 1771, Rockbridge Co VA .....m. H. Adair, .....and he d. 20 Jun 1830, Danville, KY, bur. Cambushkenneth, his plantation ----------------------- "The Clinton Settlement" from co. Longford, Ireland. The passengers of the "George and Anne" were mostly friends and neighbors from County Longford in Northern Ireland, supplemented by a few last minute additions in Dublin (and Antrim ?). The organizer of the expedition was Mr. Charles Clinton. The passengers were nearly all free people who paid their own way to go to the land, which they perceived as offering a better opportunity. They intended to land in Pennsylvania but actually landed on Cape Cod - after a horrendous 4 ½ month voyage in which most of them perished.
Mr. Clinton kept a journal of the voyage, stating his journey began from the County of Longford, Ireland, on Friday 9 May 1729 . He and his family arrived next at Dublin, Ireland on the 12th and embarked on the "George and Anne" on the 18th, with the ship getting underway from Dublin on the 20th of May 1729.
The ship next arrived at anchor at Glenarm (County Antrim) on the 24th, departing the next day. On the 26th, the ship came to anchor at Green Castle in the Lough of Foyle where it remained until 29 May, then set sail in the company of the ship "John" of Dublin, bound for Newcastle, Ireland.
The ship caught sight of Loughsuly (Lough Swilly) on 30 May 1729 and sailed past Tory Island and Hornhead, bound for America. ........................... Did any Adair, Houston & McClung families emigrate with McDowell family from Ireland ?Thankyou