Descendants of Thomas Dowling
Generation No. 1
1. THOMAS DOWLING was born Abt. 1815 in West Meath, Ireland, and died Abt. 1851 in Copeland Cross, Walker Co., GA. He married LEVISA LEEK DUNN January 12, 1843 in E. Chicakmauga, Walker Co., (now Catoosa) GA, daughter of MOSES DUNN and MARY PEELER.
Children of THOMAS DOWLING and LEVISA DUNN are:
i. MARY ANN DOWLING, b. Abt. 1844, Catoosa Co., GA; m. ALEXANDER COX, February 26, 1867. ii. JOHN DOWLING DOWLING, b. December 04, 1845, Ringgold, Walker Co. (now Catoosa) GA; d. May 29, 1937, Rome, Floyd Co., Ga.
Notes for JOHN DOWLING DOWLING:
Enlisted in Company E.1st Confederate Regiment, Georgia Volunteers, at Fort Gaines garrison. In January 1864, he took part in the battle of Rocky Face and went through the Atlanta campaign. He was in the battle of Franklin, and was by the side of Colonel Smith when he fell. He was among the few who went over the breastworks in the charge. He went between the lines to rescue his company's colors. Three had fallen in the attempt. He was in the battle of Nashville and was captured December 16, 1864, sent to Camp Douglas, IL., and was released June, 1865.
Taken from History of Catoosa County
"Another prominent family in Dogwood Valley were the Dowlings, from which John D. Dowling came. His mother twice married and by her second husband she became the mother of Joe and Charlie McClain. Joe was long a merchant in Ringgold. The old Dowling house is still standing in good repair. In the 1850 census of East Chickamauga Vallies we find this peculiar name: Dowling Dowling, age 35, native of Ireland and wife, Mary, 25, from South Carolina, they listed three children, Mary E., age 7, John, age 4, and Catherine, age 2. They must have been the parents of John D. Dowling. Likely his name was John Dowling Dowling. Mr. Dowling never married and lived there with his mother as long as she lived."
2. iii. CATHERINE MARGARET DOWLING, b. July 30, 1848, Ringgold, Walker Co. (now Catoosa) GA; d. January 27, 1888, Catoosa Co., GA. iv. ELIZABETH OCTAVIA DOWLING, b. December 02, 1850, Ringgold, Walker Co. (now Catoosa) GA; d. November 06, 1925, Tunnel Hill, Whitfield Co., GA.
Generation No. 2
2. CATHERINE MARGARET DOWLING (THOMAS) was born July 30, 1848 in Ringgold, Walker Co. (now Catoosa) GA, and died January 27, 1888 in Catoosa Co., GA. She married (1) RUFUS MORRIS. She married (2) J. A. R. HANKS February 07, 1869 in Dalton, Whitfield Co., GA.
Children of CATHERINE DOWLING and RUFUS MORRIS are: i. LILLIE D. MORRIS. ii. ELBERT MORRIS. iii. MAMIE G. MORRIS. iv. ESSIE K. MORRIS. vi. MARTHA CALDWELL.
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