Mary Elizabeth Robinson1,2

#4115, (1769 - 4 April 1856)


Job Downen Sr b. bt 1765 - 1768, d. 1842
Children 1.Joseph Downen+1,2 (c 1791 - )
 2.Jane Downen1,2 (1792 - )
 3.Rebecca Downen+1,2 (1794 - )
 4.Margaret Downen9 (1800 - 1844)
 5.Joel Downen1,2 (c 1801 - )
 6.Martha Downen+1,2 (c 1803 - 1877)
 7.Johnson Downen10 (1805 - 1855)
 8.Elizabeth Downen+1,2 (c 1808 - 1895)
 9.Job Downen Jr+1,2 (1809 - 1862)
 10.David Robinson Downen+1,2 (1813 - 1896)
Birth*1769She was born in 1769 at South CarolinaG.1,2 
Marriage*circa 1790She married Job Downen Sr, son of Josiah Downen and Mary Elizabeth Smith, circa 1790 at South CarolinaG.1,2 
1792 As of 1792,her married name was Downen.3,4 
circa October 1796She and Job Downen Sr removed to Logan (later Christian, now Muhlenberg) Co., KentuckyG, circa October 1796.5 
1811She and Job Downen Sr removed in 1811 Knox County (now Posey Co.) Indiana (5 brothers and families). Need to check if Jane, Rebecca, Joel moved at the same time. Bio of David Robinson Downen has him b. in KY, removed to IN ca. 1823.6 
1830She and Job Downen Sr appeared on the census of 1830 at Robinson Twp., Posey Co., IndianaG; (neis. Frederick Utley; William Utley; Samuel Oliver.)7 
24 July 1850She appeared on the census of 24 July 1850 in the household of William Barter and Elizabeth Downen at Mount Vernon, Posey Co., IndianaG, age 81, b. SC.8 
Death*4 April 1856She died on 4 April 1856 at Posey Co., IndianaG.2 


  1. [S2089] "Early Downen History, 2nd Edition", 1972, Elizabeth Myers (Carmi, Illinois), to Mrs. Eben F Pinkham (Exater, California), p. 2; Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  2. [S627] Blanche Moye Cook, History of the Downen Family, 1777-1970 (Illinois: Alice Roberta Bradley, typist, 1974), p. 9.
  3. [S477] Downen Book, Alexandrian Library, Mount Vernon, online, +ROBINSON, Mary b: 1769 SC d: 04 Apr 1856 Posey Co, IN m: 1792. Hereinafter cited as Downen Book.
  4. [S478] Ancestors and Relatives of Harmon Victor Mills and Carol Joyce Miller Mills James, hereinafter cited as Mills-Miller FT, online "Job married Mary Elizabeth Robinson (1769-1856) in 1787 in Kentucky."
  5. [S2090] Logan County, Kentucky, Land Surveys 1796-1824, DGS 7838118, FHL Film 2135001, online, Real estate survey for Job Downing (1796), q.v.
  6. [S565] Josiah Downen Family, online, "In 1811, Timothy accompanied his brothers David, William, Job, and Josiah Jr. to the southwest corner of the Indiana Territory, which was soon to become Posey County. In September, he marched with others to Vincennes, where he served under General William Henry Harrison in the November 1811 Battle of Tippecanoe against Tecumseh's Indians. Timothy was severely wounded. The following year, Timothy's fifth child, James (our ancestor), was born. Over the next eleven years, five remaining children were born here: John, Thomas, William, Jane, and Mary."
  7. [S54] 1840 U.S. Federal Census. Job (60-69); F (50-59) [Mary]; m (15-19) [David].
  8. [S20] 1850 U.S. Federal Census. William (55), b. England, blacksmith; Elizabeth (44), b. KY.
  9. [S627] Blanche Moye Cook, History of the Downen Family, p. 9, given name possible.
  10. [S478] Mills-Miller FT.