Sarah Catherine Pippin and Watson Grundy Dowell were married on 29 November 1853. Watson Grundy Dowell was born on 14 February 1834 in Jackson County, Tennessee. He died on 27 May 1907 at the age of 73 in Jackson County, Tennessee.
Watson was the son of Reuben Hickman Dowell & Adaline Layne Cooke. They are on the 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1900 censuses. There were nine children.