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James Ferguson Dowdell

Born: November 26, 1818
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Birthplace: Jasper County, Georgia

Father: Lewis Jefferson Dowdell 1785 – 1848

Mother: Elizabeth Clay Farley 1800 – 1826

Wife:
Sarah Hamilton Render 1822 – 1887
(Buried: Pine Hill Cemetery, Auburn, Alabama)​

Children:

Dr. Algernon George Dowdell 1843 – 1909​
(Buried: Rosemere Cemetery, Opelika, Alabama)​
Sarah Elizabeth “Bettie” Dowdell Read 1845 – 1905​
(Buried: Rosemere Cemetery, Opelika, Alabama)​
Judge James Render Dowdell 1847 – 1921​
(Buried: Lafayette Cemetery, Lafayette, Alabama)​
Louis Arthur Dowdell 1849 – 1931​
(Buried: Forest Park Cemetery, Houston, Texas)​
Susan Agnes “Susie” Dowdell Brown 1851 – 1880​
(Buried: Talbotton City Cemetery, Talbotton, Georgia)​
Pattie Dowdell Driver 1855 – 1905​
Martha Catherine Dowdell 1855 – 1905​
William Thomas Dowdell 1857 – 1858​
Joshua Silas Dowdell 1860 – 1925​
(Buried: Lafayette Cemetery, Lafayette, Alabama)​

Education:

1840: Graduated from Randolph – Macon College​

Occupation before War:

Attorney and Methodist Minister in Chambers County, Alabama​
1853 – 1859: United States Representative from Alabama​
President of Oak Bowery Female College​
Professor of Ancient Languages at East Alabama College
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Civil War Career:

1861: Delegate to Alabama State Secession Convention​
1861 – 1864: Colonel of 37th Alabama Infantry Regiment​
1862: Wounded during the Battle of Iuka, Mississippi​
1863: Captured during the Vicksburg, Mississippi Campaign​
1863: Unsuccessful Candidate for Governor of Alabama​
1864: Retired as Colonel on August 31, 1864 due to bad health​

Occupation after War:

President of Alabama Female College​

Died: September 6, 1871

Place of Death: Auburn, Alabama

Age at time of Death: 52 years old

Burial Place: Pine Hill Cemetery, Auburn, Alabama

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