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McDowell, Dr. Joseph Alberto M.D.

McDowell, Dr. Joseph Alberto M.D.

Male 1821 - 1875  (53 years)

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  • Name McDowell, Joseph Alberto  [1, 2, 3
    Title Dr. 
    Suffix M.D. 
    Born 22 Dec 1821 
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number 1365 
    Died 10 Mar 1875  [2
    Buried Riverside Cemetery, Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1353  Caswell County
    Last Modified 14 Jan 2022 

    Father McDowell, James Moffett,   b. 22 Jun 1791, Pleasant Gardens, McDowell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1854  (Age 62 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Erwin, Margaret Caroline,   b. 2 Dec 1801,   d. 23 Jul 1831  (Age 29 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1821  Lincoln County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Reference Number 11614 
    Family ID F770  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Patton, Julia Anna,   b. 20 Oct 1827,   d. 1905  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 1 Jul 1847  Buncombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Reference Number 11691 
    Notes 
    • McDowell, Dr. Joseph A., of Asheville, to Miss Julia A. Patton, eldest daughter of Major J. E. Patton of the Warm Springs, July 1, 1847 (Highland Messenger, 15 July 1847).

      Source: Marriage and Death Notices from Extant Asheville, N.C. Newspapers 1840-1870, An Index, Robert M. Topkins, Compiler and Editor (1977) (North Carolina Genealogical Society: 1983 Reprint Edition) at 33.
    Children 
    +1. McDowell, Joseph A.,   b. 1853,   d. 19 Jul 1930  (Age 77 years)  [natural]
     2. McDowell, W. L.,   b. 10 Mar 1854,   d. 5 Jul 1904  (Age 50 years)  [natural]
    +3. McDowell, Kate,   b. 1867, Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1913, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)  [natural]
    +4. McDowell, Charles Edward,   b. 1868,   d. 2 Mar 1955  (Age 87 years)  [natural]
     5. McDowell, Edwin Clayton,   b. 27 Oct 1872, Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1927, Orlando, Orange County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 14 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F795  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Jul 1847 - Buncombe County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Riverside Cemetery, Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    McDowell Brothers
    McDowell Brothers

  • Notes 
    • Joseph Alberto McDowell (1821-1875)

      McDowell Brothers

      Dr. Joseph Alberton McDowell (1821-1875)

      (for larger image, click on photograph)
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      Left to right: Dr. Joseph Alberto McDowell, Major William Wallace McDowell, Dr. John Calhoun McDowell.

      19th Century Gentlemen -- The McDowell brothers were well-dressed gentlemen of the 19th Century. Dr. Joseph Alberto McDowell (left) and Major William Wallace McDowell (center) lived in Asheville, and their brother, Dr. John Calhoun McDowell (right) lived in Morganton. They were sons of Col. James McDowell, who fought in the Revolutionary War. The major organized the "Buncombe Riflemen" and led them into Civil War combat. He married Sarah Lucinda Smith, whose father, James McConnell Smith, built a three-story house in South Asheville about 1840. The McDowells reared nine children and lived in that house for 25 years. It still stands, the oldest brick home in Asheville.
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      Note the following from The Smith-McDowell House: A History, Dr. Richard W. Iobst (1998) at 40:

      "When war seemed imminent in 1860, [William Wallace] McDowell organized a volunteer company known as the Buncombe Riflemen. He was elected its captain, as was the custom of the time. The Buncombe Riflemen was the first company that left Asheville when hostilities commenced in 1861. McDowell proved his courage in a number of hard-fought battles, serving eventually as major of the Sixtieth North Carolina Regiment, a unit commanded by his brother, Colonel Joseph McDowell."

      As the only brother of William Wallace McDowell named Joseph was Dr. Joseph Alberto McDowell, M.D., it is assumed that the person of this entry was indeed Colonel Joseph Alberto McDowell. However, confirming evidence has not been located.

  • Sources 
    1. Details: Family and Descendants of William Wallace McDowell & Sarah Lucinda Smith McDowell, Frances Arthur McDowell (Compiler and Editor).

    2. Details: Gravestone in the Riverside Cemetery (Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina).

    3. Details: Marriage and Death Notices from Extant Asheville, N.C. Newspapers 1840-1870, An Index, Robert M. Topkins, Compiler and Editor (1977) (North Carolina Genealogical Society: 1983 Reprint Edition) at 33.