Margaret Pierce Gheen Downing
November 1, 1823–September 21, 1886
Born at Goshen, Chester County, Pennsylvania; daughter of Esther Ann Pierce and William Atkins Gheen. Died at Scandia, Republic County, Kansas. 1 (See Document 1.2)
-  “Margerett Pierce Gheen Downing,” Patriarchal Blessing Index, 1833–1971, reel [XX] (closed to research), CHL. Ann Alice Smith Nebeker, Gheen Family Histories, ca. 1975, CHL. 1850 U.S. census, Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, p. 395B, Margaret Downing; NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 109. 1880 U.S. census, Scandia, Republic Co., Kansas, p. 112C, Mary Downing; NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 394; U.S. census digital images from Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com, accessed Oct. 2015). “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed Mar. 2016), Margaret Pierce Gheen KWVP-NGB . Find a Grave, database and images (http://findagrave.com, accessed Nov. 2015), memorial no. 6316762, Margaret Pierce Gheen Downing; Riverview Cemetery, Scandia, KS.