Abram Irvin McDowell

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Abram Irvin McDowell
15th Mayor of Columbus
In office
Preceded byThomas Wood
Succeeded bySmithson E. Wright
Personal details
DiedNovember 16, 1844
Columbus, Ohio
Resting placeGreen Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio
Spouse(s)Eliza Seldon Lord
ChildrenIrvin McDowell
John Adair McDowell
Franklin County Recorder
Court Clerk

Abram Irvin McDowell (1793–1844) was the 15th mayor of Columbus, Ohio. He was the 14th person to hold the office, and served for less than one year. His successor was Smithson E. Wright.[1] There are no existing images of Abram I. McDowell.[2]


Abram Irvin McDowell was born on April 24, 1793,[3] in Mercer County, Kentucky, to Col. Samuel McDowell, jr. and Anne (Irvine) McDowell. He had two brothers, John Adair and William Adair McDowell.

McDowell was married to Eliza Selden (Lord) McDowell. The couple had three children.

He died on November 16, 1844, in Columbus, Ohio.[4] He is buried at Green Lawn Cemetery in Columbus, Ohio.[5]


  1. ^ Egger & (1975), pp. 21.
  2. ^ Powers & (1991).
  3. ^ History and genealogies
  4. ^ History of the City of Columbus
  5. ^ Lentz, Ed (February 2, 2011). "Abram Was Part of an Intriguing McDowell Family in Civil War Era". ThisWeek Community News. Retrieved 11 November 2013.


  • Egger, Charles, ed. (1975). Columbus Mayors (PDF). Columbus, Ohio: Columbus Citizen-Journal.
  • Powers, Scott (December 29, 1991). "Lashutka, Rinehart to Dedicate Hall of Mayors". The Columbus Dispatch. Columbus, Ohio: The Dispatch Printing Company. p. 01B.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Thomas Wood
Mayor of Columbus, Ohio
Succeeded by
Smithson E. Wright