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Kentucky Genealogy and Biography, Volume I, Battle-Perrin-Kniffin, 2nd. ed, 1885.
GRIFFIN S. DOWELL was born February 7, 1818, in this county, and is a son of George and Mary (Wimp) Dowell, natives of Virginia and Pennsylvania, respectively. Elijah Dowell, his grandfather came from Virginia to Kentucky about the beginning of the present century, and settled in this county. He died about 1824 or 1825. George (the father of subject) was born in Bedford County, Va., in 1788, and came to Kentucky when twenty years of age and settled in this county, where subject now lives; he died March 30, 1842. His wife, Mary Dowell, was the daughter of ___ (blank) Wimp, who came from Ireland to Pennsylvania. He came to Kentucky in 1800, and settled in Meade County, where he died nearly half a century ago. Mrs. Dowell was born in Pennsylvania in 1793, and married Mr. Dowell about 1812. She was the mother of the following children: Cinderella, William H., griffin S., Nancy, Lorenzo, Mary, Armilda, Rachel, George, Richard and Benjamin. The subject of this sketch was reared on a farm, and received but a limited education. He began life on the homestead, buying his brothers’ and sisters’ interests in the place and finally became the sole owner of the arm. He added to it in intervals and now owns 600 acres of fine land well improved, and is a successful farmer and stock raiser. He was married, June 4, 1840, in Meade County, to Sarah K. Dowell, daughter of James and Barbara (Shacklett) Dowell. Mrs. Dowell was born March 1, 1823, and is the seventh of a family of twelve children. Mr. and Mrs. Dowell have the following children: Barbara G. (deceased), Malvina (Mrs. Bennett), Sarah E. (deceased), Rus B. (Archey), Hetty (Mrs. McCans), Roszina (deceased), Alsie, Monterey E. (deceased), Gustus T. and Georgie. Mr. Dowell has been a member of the Methodist Church for forty-four years; he is a Democrat in politics. Mrs. Dowell is a member of the Methodist Church.