In memory of
Aged 65 years.
(Verse is illegible)
Birth: Unknown, Maryland
Burial: Cold Water Cemetery, Florissant, St. Louis County, Missouri
According to the 1850 Census, Michal Downs was 61 years old, a carpenter, and born in Maryland.
1850 Census: District 82, St Louis, Missouri; Roll: M432_414; Page: 472B; Image: 423. Household Members: Michael Downs 62, Isaih Parker 39, Ellen Parker 37, and Lucy E. Smith 11. Original data: Seventh Census of the United States, 1850; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, 1009 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29; National Archives, Washington, D.C.