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)


  1. [1] “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 (, accessed Oct. 2015). “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (, accessed Mar. 2016), Margaret Pierce Gheen KWVP-NGB . Find a Grave, database and images (, accessed Nov. 2015), memorial no. 6316762, Margaret Pierce Gheen Downing; Riverview Cemetery, Scandia, KS.