Dowd Family History

A history of the family of Thomas Dowd who emigrated in 1849 from Scrabby Parish, County Cavan, Ireland to Princeton, New Jersey and later Orange, New Jersey.

Thomas Dowd died in Orange, New Jersey in 1894. His obituary and death certificate indicate that he was born in 1827 County Cavan, Ireland to Peter and Mary Dowd. Thomas married Annie Martin there just before immigrating to the U.S. in 1849. Research in the records of County Cavan succesfully identified the family in Scrabby parish, in the southwest part of the county.



Part I - The Dowd Family in Ireland

Part II - The Dowd Family in America


III. Dowds in the 1900s

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