From James McKinnell, York, PA
Charles McDowall and Helen Patterson are my great-great grandparents, the parents of my great grandmother, Jessie McDowall McKinnell. On a gravestone in cemetery at the Kirkinner parish church I found information on them. In my ancestral record I have: 18. Charles McDowall born 1771 to unknown parents. Died 1836. Married Helen Patterson. They had seven children of which of which Jessie was sixth born (other known names: John McDowell and Mary McDowall Kirkpatrick. Charles was a farmer and cattle dealer.
19.Helen Patterson born 1802, died 22 February 1872. She married Charles McDowall, who was 31 years older than her, leaving her a widow shortly after the birth of their seventh child. Known names of chldren, John, Mary Kirkpatrick, and Jessie McKinnell
22 Oct 1819 Charles McDowall and Helen Patterson in Barwhannie had a daughter born to them and Baptised on October 22 1819 named Ann (I don't know if this post is the same Charles and Helen).