Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Rebecca Francis (Fannie) Dowdy

Rebecca Dowdy Baggett, ca; 1900
Picture Courtesy of Leah Siegel
Fannie was born in October of 1856 in Tennessee. She was the daughter of Uriah Green Dowdy and Mary Jane Washburn. Mary Jane Washburn was the daughter of Enoch Washburn and Rachel. Uriah was the son of James G Dowdy and Martha Francis Milam (daughter of James Milam and Rebecca Jackson, granddaughter of Adam Milam and Elizabeth Solomon Jackson). Some of my notes for James G show he was a faculty member of the McKendree Church from ca. 1797 to 1812 along with John C Dowdy. Other members named Dowdy along with date they joined were: John C. 1838 Watson T. 1848, George W. 1855, Lucinda. 1837, Martha. Only note is she died 1887, Theora G. 1854 removed to Arkansas, Frances R. 1855 died Feb. 17th 1863 and was single. James G. Dowdy was the son of William C. Dowdy.
Uriah, Fannie’s father; fought in the War Between the States for the Confederacy. He was captured at Fort Donelson and was taken to Camp Douglas in Chicago Illinois were he died of Pneumonia.
Fannie married Robertson Baggett. Robertson (Robert, Bob) Baggett was born in March of 1855 in Tennessee. Robertson was the son of Jackson Baggett and America Black Baggett. Together Robertson and Fannie had 10 children. Robertson died on the 4th day of May 1920. Fannie died on the 5th day of March 1920. Both are buried in the Andrew Smith Cemetery on Scotts Chapel Road near Cumberland City in Tennessee.

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