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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


JOHN M. DOWLIN, farmer and stock-grower, was born in Jefferson Township, Greene County, Penn., October 16, 1855, and is a son of John and Elma (Bell) Dowlin.  His father, who is a native of Cumberland Township, is also a farmer and stock-dealer, and resides in Jefferson Township.  He is a Democrat, and was United States Revenue Collector for a number of years.  John M. Dowlin’s grandfather was Paul Dowlin, a farmer of English descent.  Mr. Dowlin is the only son in a family of six children.  He was reared on the farm and attended the common school.  He makes a business of farming and raising fine cattle and sheep, and superintends the home farm, consisting of 400 acres of most valuable land.  He was married in Washington County., Penn., February 1, 1875, to Miss Rebecca J., daughter of Simon and Mary (Reynolds) Moredock.  Their children are—Dessie L., Albert L. (deceased), John, Gertrude, Simon E. and Charles B.  In politics Mr. Dowlin is a Democrat.  He and Mrs. Dowlin are prominent members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.


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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

Samuel P. Bates

Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888


Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles

The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project –

Date of Transcription: 18 June 2007

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