John Beard Downing

John Beard Downing
June 8, 1833 – May 3, 1916

1860 Residence: Cumberland County, NC

Military Record
June 1, 1861 – Enlisted at Cumberland County, NC
24th North Carolina Regiment, Company F
Rank: Private
May 8, 1862 – Promoted to Corporal
Demoted to Private on an unknown date
February 1, 1863 – Transferred to
36th North Carolina Regiment, 2nd Company I
also known as 2nd North Carolina Artillery, 2nd Company I
Detailed to the Regimental Band
January 15, 1865 – Captured at Fort Fisher
Confined at Elmira, NY
June 27, 1865 – Released after taking the Oath of Allegiance

Parents
Valentine Downing 1807-1886
Susanna Beard 1810-1890

Siblings
Daniel J. Downing 1836-1862      24th NC, Co F
Nancy J. Downing 1838
George Washington Downing 1839-1866      24th NC, Co F
William A. Downing 1843      24th NC, Co F
Edney A. Downing 1844-1866
Neill Downing 1847-1934

Wife
Mary Jane Crawford 1835-1914

Children
Duncan Crawford Downing 1867-1940
Daniel Neil Downing 1869-1933
Susan Maxwell Downing 1871-1957
John Sherwood Downing 1874-1953

Burial
Cedar Creek Baptist Church
Fayetteville, NC