Harrison Dowlen and Mary Vandergriff
Harrison Dowlen, born in 1811 in Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee married Mary Vandergriff. Mary had been born in 1820 in Bankewell, Hamilton, Tennessee. Harrison and Mary had six children: William (1844), Elizabeth (1846), James (1848), Nancy (1850), Mary (1855), Sophronia (1860), and Sarah (1862).
Ephraim Hamill and Mary Dowlen
In 1876, Mary Dowlen married Ephriam John Hamill in Hixson, Tennessee. By 1800 they were residing in Tyler, Hickory, Missouri. The family had twelve children, and of those four were sons. The sons were Peter (1877), Grover (1885), James (1887), and Charles (1899). In 1920 the family had moved to Pleasant Valley, Wilson, Kansas. In 1944, Mary died in Chanute, Neosho, Kansas.
Fig. 1 - "Mother and Daughters" - contributed by Heather Wylie; Grandma Hamill, Aunt Susie Hamill Cleaver, Aunt Leonia Russell - Grandma White's mother's mother and two sisters.
Biographical information contributed by Heather Wylie