James Dowling Sr. son of Robert Dowling and Sarah Guinn was born in 1758 in Augusta Co, VA.
He married Mary 'Polly' Boutwell daughter of Burtonhead Boutwell and Saoni woBurtonheadBoutwell in 1779 in Orangeburg, Orangeburg Co, SC.
James Dowling was the Head of Household in the census in 1790 in St Thomas Par, Cheraws Dist, SC. James Dowling: Males 3<16, 1>16, 5 females.
James died c. 1799 in Beaufort, Beaufort Dist, SC.
Mary 'Polly' Boutwell was the daughter of Burtonhead Boutwell II (c. 1737-1766) and Saoni woBurtonheadBoutwell ( -aft1790). She and James Dowling had the following children: