Biography of Ezekiel A. Downing (1839- )
History of Lincoln County, Missouri (Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1888) pages 528-529.

Ezekiel A. DOWNING, a farmer and stock raiser, is a native of Lincoln County, Mo., and was born in 1839.  He is a son of Rev. Ezekiel and Margaret (MARKLE) DOWNING, who were born in the "Blue Grass State" in 1795 and 1796, respectively.   The father became a resident of St. Charles County, Mo., when about eighteen years of age, and there married in 1815.  They came to Lincoln County a year later, where they spent the remainder of their days.  He was a thrifty farmer, and was a successful and prominent Presbyterian minister.  After the mother removed from Kentucky she lived in Vincennes, Ind., for some time, and about 1802 removed to St. Charles County, Mo.  She is still living and resides on the old home farm.  Her father, David MARKLE, was born in Maryland and died in Lincoln County.  Ezekiel A. DOWNING is the youngest of eleven children, and received his education in the old log school-houses of early days.  In 1866 he was married to Mildred J., a daughter of Ichabod and Elizabeth DAVIS, formerly of Kentucky and Virginia.  Mr. DOWNING has lived on a farm adjoining the old home place for a number of years.  He owns ninety-two acres, all under fine cultivation and well improved.  He is one of the first citizens of the county, and is trusted and esteemed by all who know him.  He votes the Democratic ticket.

File submitted to HERITAGE PAGES of LINCOLN COUNTY, MISSOURI by Neal Underwood, 28 Oct. 2000.  Link change or update: 19 November 2000

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