At age twenty, McDowell participated in the French and Indian War. He was captain of a company, serving under George Washington at Braddock’s Defeat at the Battle of the Monongahela. Later, he served in Lord Dunmore’s War, participating in the Battle of Point Pleasant with future Kentucky governor Isaac Shelby. Shelby later appointed McDowell as … Continue reading A Brief Overview of Military Service
The following, is an overview of the life of Samuel McDowell: Samuel McDowell was born in Pennsylvania on October 29, 1735. He was the son of Captain John McDowell and grandson of Ephraim McDowell, a Scots-Irish patriot in the English Revolution of 1688. Captain McDowell relocated his family to the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia in … Continue reading Just who is Judge Samuel McDowell?