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In 1850, Robert and Ursula Downing lived in Poweshiek county with
children Alexander, Tabitha, and Elijah (my 2nd great grandfather). By
1856, Robert Downing was dead, probably having died around 1851 or 52. He
was 29 in 1850. Tabitha died before 1856 as well. She was 2 in 1850.
Are there obituaries going back that far, and is there someone on the
list who can do lookups both for obituaries and cemetaries? Probably the
cemetary first to find a more concrete date to look for the obituary.