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|Abstract||John Calhoun McDowell (1825-1876) was a physician of Burke County, N.C. The collection includes scattered papers of McDowell including records of births of slaves, 1832-1847; bills for goods and services purchased, 1840s and 1850s; a medical ledger, 1847-1849; and family correspondence of his wife, Sarah Ann Erwin McDowell.|
|Creator||McDowell, John Calhoun, 1825-1876.|
|Curatorial Unit||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.|
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John Calhoun McDowell (1825-1876), a Burke County, N.C., physician, was the son of James Moffett McDowell and Margaret C. Erwin McDowell. He studied medicine at the Medical College of Charleston, S.C., and practiced in Morganton, N.C., and the surrounding area. McDowell married Sarah Ann Erwin in 1848.
Sarah Ann Erwin (1829-1903) of Bellevue, formerly Erwin's Delight, in Burke County, N.C., was the seventh child of James Erwin and Margaret Phifer Erwin, and the grandchild of Alexander Erwin. Her siblings were William C., Joseph J., Martin P., Alexander, and George W. P. Erwin, and Elizabeth P. Erwin Craige.Back to Top
The collection includes scattered papers of John C. McDowell including records of births of slaves, 1832-1847; bills for goods and services purchased, 1840s and 1850s; a medical ledger, 1847-1849; and family correspondence of his wife, Sarah Ann Erwin McDowell. There are also a few early legal and financial documents of the the Erwin and McDowell families.Back to Top
Volume 2: Memoranda book, 1832-1847 #03147-z, Series: "John Calhoun McDowell Papers, 1796-1894." Folder 5
Contains some accounts, a shopping list for Charleston, S.C., and some slave birth records.
Processed by: SHC Staff
Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007
Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, March 2009
This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.Back to Top