Bobby and Essie Underwood McDowell were married January 6, 1956 in Indiana in a double ceremony with W.T. and Doris Ann Gardner. The couple honeymooned in Gatlinburg, TN, before beginning their lives together in Hodgenville on McDowell Road.
Mr. McDowell has farmed his whole life while Mrs. McDowell currently serves as secretary of the LaRue Baptist Church.
The McDowell’s have one son, Gary and wife Regina McDowell, and three grandchildren, Chasidy, Cody and Brady.