Dowell, Thomas F.

Born: 1800-11-22 Virginia

Died: 1884-06-29 Menard County, Illinois

Flourished: Menard County, Illinois

By 1827, Dowell lived in a part of Sangamon County, Illinois, that would later become Menard County. Dowell was a farmer, and by 1860 he owned over $26,000 worth of land. He and his wife Anna (also known as Annie) raised a family of ten children.

The History of Menard and Mason Counties, Illinois (Chicago: O. L. Baskin, 1879), 377, 701-02; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Menard County, IL, 89; Gravestone, Oakland Cemetery, Petersburg, IL.