G. and Sarah Jane Caroline (Jackson) McDowell
My Great Grand-father and Great Grand-mother
Gideon McDowell born: Chester County, S.C. January 20,
He married Sarah Jane Caroline Jackson Born: Chester County, S. C.
December 11, 1845. After all 12 children were born, the family left
Blackstock, S.C., probably in the fall of 1889, as Uncle Gid, the
baby was born there in January 1889. They were to leave on a train
from Blackstock, after it had been devastated by a great earthquake.
They rode the train to Alvin, Texas and went by wagon to a farm 20
miles south of there near present day Angleton, which was only a
coastal prairie. They spent the winter preparing to farm, but
in Spring, the mosquitoes were so bad the cattle were suffocated and
they went to Navarro County, where I believe that relatives of Sarah
were already there. The family later moved back to the coastal area
and made a crop the next year, then later moved back permanently to
Navarro County. John was intermittently a farmer and carpenter. He
did serve in the Civil War, and John earned the Southern Cross of
G. and Sarah Jane Caroline Jackson are both buried in the Bazette
Cemetery in Navarro County north of Kerens. John died at Bazette on June 20, 1914 (influenza?) and
Sarah died at Caddo, Oklahoma June 27, 1919.
Sara Jane Carolina
Dec 11, 1845 - Sep 28, 1919
DIED IN OKLAHOMA SATURDAY.
Former Resident of Navarro County Buried at Bazette.
Mrs. McDowell, widow of the late J. G. McDowell, for many years a
resident of this county, died at Frederick, Okla., Saturday night and
the remains reached here today and were taken to
Bazette for interment.
The deceased is survived by these grown children: R. B. and E. B.
McDowell of Drane; Mrs. Will Eady and Mrs. F. F. Humphrey of Frederick,
Okla. and Warren McDowell of Colorado.