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This is an identical page to that of Kit #129961, as both descend from David and Sarah Hughes Bowles. We have combined the two separate pages to present a unified picture of this line. 1 David Bowles + Sarah Hughes 2 Jesse Bowles Sr., b. abt 1750 in VA; d. 24 Mar 1820 in Bourbon Co KY + Hannah Perkins, md 3 Mar 1773 in Goochland Co VA; d. after 1820 3 Elizabeth Bowles, b. 15 Jan 1775 in VA, d. 20 Sep 1840 in KY + Richard Thomas, b. 19 Oct 1758 in Orange Co VA, md. 19 Nov 1794 in Bourbon Co KY, d. 6 Nov 1843 in Bracken Co VA 4 Phillemon Thomas 4 David Thomas 4 Sarah Ann Anderson Thomas 4 Frankey Hawkins Thomas 3 David Bowles, b. 26 Feb 1776 in Goochland Co VA, d. 23 Nov 1823 in Bourbon Co KY + Elizabeth Martin, b. 28 Feb 1774 in Goochland Co VA, md. 23 Dec 1797 in Woodford Co KY, d. in Marion Co MO 4 Thomas M. Bowles, b. 28 Dec 1898 in Bourbon Co KY, d. 5 Jan 1872 in New London, Ralls Co MO + Elizabeth Richerson, b. Jan 1802 in KY, md 26 Dec 1820 in Bourbon Co KY, d. Jan 1870 in New London, Ralls Co MO 5 Robert F. Bowles, b. 1821, d. 1874 5 Dabney Bowles, b. 1827, d. 1886 5 David Bowles 5 Benjamin Bowles, b. abt 1834 5 Henry C. Bowles, b. abt 1836 5 Thomas M. Bowles, b. abt 1839 5 Elizabeth Bowles, b. abt 1839 5 James B. Bowles, b. abt 1842 5 Jefferson Bowles, b. abt 1844 5 Mary Bowles + Joseph M. Unsell, md. 31 Dec 1840 4 Benjamin P. Bowles, b. 23 Apr 1800 in Bourbon Co KY, d. 25 Apr 1859 in Marion Co MO + Burrilla Tyler, b. 2 May 1811 in Butler Co KY, md. 17 Dec 1829 in Marion Co MO, d. 29 Apr 1897 in Marion Co MO 5 Sarah A. Bowles, b. 1831 in Marion Co MO + Samuel F. Ross, md. 20 Apr 1852 6 William B. Ross, b. abt 1853 6 Mary L. Ross, b. abt 1856 6 Sarah F. Ross, b. abt 1857 5 John Tyler Bowles, b. 7 Mar 1832, d. 15 Feb 1912 + Catharine Ann Ralls, b. 19 Jan 1832, md. 19 Jan 1856, d. 19 Sep 1912 6 Ella Briggs Bowles, b. 1851 in Marion Co MO + Achilles Banks, b. 21 Sep 1848, md. 27 Dec 1874 in Marion Co MO 6 William Perkins Bowles, b. 21 Jun 1861 in Marion Co MO 6 Thomas L. Bowles, b. 1863 in Marion Co MO, d. 1873 6 Eva Bowles, b. 1867 in Marion Co MO + Cully Sanford 6 Gratz B. Bowles, b. 15 Apr 1872 in Marion Co MO, d. 10 Jan 1956 5 Warren H. Bowles, b. 5 Aug 1836, d. 25 Sep 1907 + Zillah A. Ralls, b. 18 Nov 1840, md. 18 Feb 1864, d. 9 Apr 1930 6 Edgar R. Bowles, b. abt 1865 6 Maggie Bowles, b. abt 1866 6 Benjamin P. Bowles, b. abt 1869 5 James Thomas Bowles, b. abt 1838 5 Benjamin Harrison Bowles, b. abt 1840 + Mary D. Longmire, b. 14 Mar 1847 6 Melvin Bowles, b. abt 1868 5 Mary A. Bowles, b. abt 1842 + John Marksbury 5 Martha E. Bowles, b. abt 1845 + Ed McCullough 5 Robert Letcher Bowles, b. abt 1854 4 Dabney Abner Bowles, b. 23 Aug 1801 in Bourbon Co KY, d. 11 Feb 1881 in Marion Co MO + Jemima Shobe, md. 15 Apr 1832 5 Thomas Eli Bowles, b. abt 1832 in Marion Co MO, d. Mar 1928 in Marion Co MO + Elizabeth Wiseman, b. 1859, md. 24 Jan 1877, d. 1933 6 Dabney V. Bowles, b. 25 Jan 1878 in Marion Co MO, d. 21 Apr 1959 + Dora Lee Turner 6 Susie E. Bowles, b. 19 Jan 1884 in Marion Co MO, d. 28 Oct 1911 + Eugene Turner 6 Elbert Bowles, d. Quincy, Adams Co IL 6 Sophia M. Bowles, b. 1 Nov 1889 in Marion Co MO + Charles Brocksmith 6 Ernest Bowles, b. 18 Apr 1894, d. 2 Oct 1962 6 Opal Bowles, b. 26 Dec 1902, d. Mar 1904 + Bertha Tyler, b. Oct 1818 in Butler Co KY, md. 2 Mar 1834 in Marion Co MO, d. 1 Jan 1889 in Marion Co MO 5 Margaret E. Bowles, b. 1 Feb 1835, d. 25 Mar 1928 in Lewis Co MO + William Loudermilk, b. 9 May 1833 in Lewis Co MO, md. 7 May 1856 6 Ella May Loudermilk, b. 25 Apr 1859 6 Joseph Dabney Loudermilk, b. 12 Oct 1861, d. 1947 6 Susan E. Loudermilk, b. 15 Oct 1863, d. 14 Dec 1945 6 Henry Lee Loudermilk, b. 9 May 1866, d. 1948 6 Bertha A. Loudermilk, b. 2 Dec 1870, d. 4 Sep 1907 5 Mary A. Bowles, b. 28 Apr 1836 in Marion Co MO + Arthur Larrick, b. 11 Nov 1826, md. 20 Nov 1863 in Marion Co MO, d. 21 Dec 1891 in Shelby Co MO 6 Jim Larrick 6 Mattie Larrick 6 Fannie Larrick 5 Benjamin B. Bowles, b. 12 Apr 1838 in Marion Co MO, d. in Colorado 5 John James Bowles, b. 14 Sep 1839, d. 29 Sep 1898 in Warren Co IL + Mary Eliza Bowles (daughter of Augustine & Lucy Prentiss Bowles; she was John's 2nd cousin), b. 25 Mar 1849 in Adams Co IL, d. 15 Dec 1916 in Warren Co IL 6 Lucy Leola Bowles, b. abt 1871, d. 8 Aug 1925 + George M. Reed 6 infant son Bowles, b/d. 12 Mar 1872 6 Victor Bowles, b. 3 Mar 1874, d. 13 Sep 1875 5 Susannah M. Bowles, b. 12 Mar 1841 in Marion Co MO, d. 1887 in Marion Co MO + Thomas A. Miller, md 13 Dec 1867 6 Florence Miller 6 Allice Miller 6 Willie Miller 5 William Henry Bowles, b. 1 Dec 1842 in Marion Co MO + Mary C. Carr, b. 12 Dec 1841, md. 27 Dec 1866 in Adams Co IL 5 Dabney Martin Bowles, b. 19 Nov 1844, d. 1925 + Annie Carr, b. 2 Jan 1853 in Adams Co IL, md 20 Jan 1870, d. 10 May 1904 in Texas Co MO 6 Alice Bowles, b. abt 1872 6 Edna Bowles 5 Joseph H. Bowles, b. 1 Feb 1847, d. 17 Mar 1932 + Susan Hainline, b. 12 Aug 1852, md. 17 Mar 1869 in Marion Co MO, d. 6 Jun 1934 6 Ella Mae Bowles 6 Rosa D. Bowles 6 Joseph H. Bowles 6 Mary Sue Bowles 6 Claude Bowles 5 Narcissa Bowles, b. 1 Dec 1848 + Warren Beckett, md. 18 Mar 1869 6 Kirby Scott Beckett 6 John Edgar Beckett 6 Cline Beckett 6 Bertie Mae Beckett 6 Era Lee Beckett 5 Franklin Bowles, b. 10 Apr 1851, d. 1910 + Fannie Brown, md 21 Jul 1872 in Marion Co MO 6 Inez Bowles 6 Thomas Edwin Bowles 6 James Dabney Bowles 5 Stephen Douglas Bowles, b. 25 Apr 1853 in Marion Co MO, d. 20 May 1891 in Marion Co MO + Susan "Mildred" Scott, b. 15 Jul 1853 in Marion Co MO, md 22 Dec 1875, d. 24 Jul 1911 6 Wilfred Medley Bowles, b. 9 Sep 1877, d. 28 Oct 1923 6 Eulalia Bowles, b. 29 Nov 1881, d. 2 Jun 1965 6 May Belle Bowles, b. 3 Aug 1886, d. 24 Jul 1968 5 Alice May Bowles, b. 23 May 1859, d. 1932 + Charles B. Scott, b. 1861 4 Nancy Bowles, b. abt 1803 in Bourbon Co KY, d. before 1828 in Bourbon Co KY + John Thomas, md. 20 Oct 1824 in Bourbon Co KY 4 Jesse Bowles, b. abt 1805 in Bourbon Co KY, d. 1860 in Marion Co MO + Judith Schofield, md. 17 Feb 1828 5 David Bowles, b. abt 1831 5 Lucinda J. Bowles, b. abt 1834 + William Scott, md. 29 Apr 1852 6 James E. Scott, b. abt 1853 6 Mary E. Scott, b. abt 1855 5 Harriet Bowles, b. abt 1835 5 Amanda Bowles, b. abt 1839 5 Henry C. Bowles, b. abt 1842 5 William Bowles, b. abt 1845 5 Pamela C. Bowles, b. abt 1847 5 George Ann Bowles, b. abt 1849 4 Harriet Bowles, b. 11 Apr 1806 in Bourbon Co KY, d. 27 May 1857 in Marion Co MO + Francis Payne, b. 19 Aug 1794, md. 2 Jan 1822 in Bourbon Co KY, d. 8 Nov 1867 4 Sarah Bowles, b. in Bourbon Co KY, d. before 1828 in Marion Co MO + William P. Brown, md. 17 Jul 1826 in Marion Co MO 4 Pamelia Bowles, b. in Bourbon Co KY, d. Lewis Co MO + John Bozarth, Jr., md 5 Mar 1929 in Marion Co MO 4 Millicent Bowles, b. Bourbon Co KY, d. Lewis Co MO +Abner Bozarth, md. 5 Mar 1829 in Marion Co MO 4 Mourning Bowles, b. 25 Oct 1812 in Bourbon Co KY, d. 29 May 1849 in Adams Co IL + James Nichols, b. 1799, md. 21 Dec 1834, d. 1860 4 Susanna Bowles, b. 1813 in Bourbon Co KY, d. 1892 in Lewis Co MO + Reason Bozarth, b. 1805, md. 7 May 1831 in Marion Co MO, d. 14 Mar 1887 in Lewis Co MO 3 Stephen Bowles, b. 15 Oct 1777 in Goochland Co VA + Nancy Thomas?, md. 17 Jan 1899 in Mason Co KY 3 Jesse Bowles, Jr., b. 1782 near Richmond VA; d. 4 May 1837 in Adams Co IL + Chloe Parker, b. 1781, md 1 Aug 1805 in Bourbon Co KY, d. 15 Dec 1849 4 Holman Bowles, b. 1806; d. 1871 in Carroll Co MO + Selina Wilson, md. 1827 in Ky 5 William Bowles, b. 27 Sep 1829 in Bourbon Co KY + Amanda Beebe, b. Dec 1834; md. 1851 6 Jesse Bowles, b. abt 1852 + Louisa ??, b. abt 1853 7 William Bowles, b. abt 1873 7 John Bowles, b. abt 1876 6 Charles Bowles, b. Nov 1855 6 Anna Bowles, b. abt 1858 6 Augustus Bowles, b. abt 1859 6 Lucy Bowles, b. abt 1861 6 Mary Bowles, b. abt 1862 6 Olive Bowles, b. abt 1869 5 Jesse Bowles 5 Ann Bowles 5 Elizabeth Bowles 5 Warren Bowles, b. Oct 1841 + Jane A. Carr, b. Apr 1851; md. 26 Dec 1869 in Adams Co IL 6 Nellie Bowles, b. Nov 1879 6 Leslie Bowles, b. Apr 1881 6 Warren Bowles, b. Nov 1887 + Elenora ??, b. abt 1887 7 Thelma R. Bowles, b. abt 1911 7 Pauline R. Bowles, b. abt 1913 7 Edward Marion Bowles, b. abt 1914 7 Dorothy M. Bowles, b. abt 1916 6 Carl Bowles, b. Apr 1892 + Nancy ?? 5 John Bowles, b. abt 1844 + Suvina ?? 6 Edwin Bowles, b. abt 1870 5 Jane Bowles, b. abt 1846 5 Amanda Bowles, b. abt 1848 5 Joseph Bowles, b. abt 1852 5 Thomas Bowles, b. abt 1854 5 America Bowles, b. abt 1856 5 Charles Bowles, b. abt 1859 4 Elizabeth Bowles, b. 1808 (died in infancy) 4 Eliza Bowles, b. 1810; d. Aug 1837 + Beauford Morris, md. 1830 in Ky 5 Warren Morris 5 Frank Morris 5 George Morris 5 Beauford Morris 4 Druscilla Bowles, b. 1812 + Coleman Talbot, md. 1830 in KY 4 Augustine E. Bowles, b. 1815 in Bourbon Co KY, d. 10 Oct 1872 in Adams Co IL + Rachel Brown, d. 1847 5 Ann Bowles 5 Holman Bowles, b. 17 Feb 1843 + Lydia L. Barr, md. 1866 6 Annie E. Bowles, b. abt 1867 6 Arthur E. Bowles, b. abt 1875 6 May Bowles, b. abt 1878 5 Jesse Bowles + Lucey Prentiss 5 Rachel D. Bowles, b. abt 1847 5 Mary E. Bowles, b. abt 1849 5 Robert Bowles, b. 2 Jun 1851 5 Charles Bowles, b. abt 1852 5 Emma Helena Bowles, b. abt 1854 5 Ida Catherine "Kate" Bowles, b. abt 1856 5 William Alexander Bowles, b. 24 Oct 1858 + Augusta Burnett 5 Jessie M. Bowles, b. abt 1865 5 Cloella C. Bowles, b. abt 1866 5 James S. Bowles, b. abt 1869 4 Joseph Martin Bowles, b. 1817 + Octavia P. Rollins, md. 6 Apr 1843 in Clark Co MO 5 Louisa C. Bowles, b. 1 Feb 1844 5 America V. Bowles, b. 8 Dec 1845; d. 14 Aug 1850 5 Scott Bowles, b. 21 Jan 1848 5 Jesse M. Bowles, b. 1 Mar 1850 5 Ann E. Bowles, b. 30 Sep 1852 5 Bourbon Bowles, b. 23 Nov 1857 4 Amercia Bowles, b. 1821 + Thomas H. Tate, md. 1837; d. 1857 in California 5 George S. Tate 5 Eliza J. Tate 5 John Tate 5 Jesse Tate 5 Augustin Tate 5 Maggie Tate 5 Nevada Tate 5 Joseph Tate + John Simpson 3 Hughes Bowles, b. 5 Mar 1786; d. 28 Dec 1846 + Ruth Prather, md. 16 Mar 1807 in Bourbon County KY 4 Anderson Bowles, b. abt 1808 in Kentucky + Margaret ?? 5 Kitty Ann Bowles, b. abt 1833 in IL 5 Ruth E. Bowles, b. abt 1837 in IL 5 William M. Bowles, b. abt 1839 in IL 5 Emily S. Bowles, b. abt 1841 in IL 5 Robert B. Bowles, b. abt 1842 in IL + Martha A. Welsh, b. abt 1843 in OH 6 Ethel Bowles, b. abt 1866 6 Ora E. Bowles, b. abt 1868 6 Herman A. Bowles, b. 5 Oct 1870 + Bessie Kirby, md. 1899 in Chicago 7 Thomas K. Bowles, b. abt 1901 + Beatice A. ??, b. abt 1903 7 Enid Bowles, b. abt 1912 6 Hallie Bowles, b. abt 1872 6 Charles R. Bowles, b. abt 1876 + Etta Barnes 5 Mary E. Bowles, b. abt 1843 in IL 5 Peter W. Bowles, b. abt 1845 in IL 5 Henry H. Bowles, b. abt 1846 in IL 5 Margaret B. Bowles, b. abt 1847 in IL 5 David W. Bowles, b. abt 1851 in IL + Emma ??, b. abt 1859 in MO 6 Arnold Bowles, b. abt 1879 in IL 5 John A. Bowles, b. abt 1854 in IL 5 Jesse A. Bowles, b. abt 1859 in IL 4 Joseph Bowles, b. 6 Sep 1809 in KY, d. 19 Oct 1870 in DeWitt County IL + Rebecca Green, b. 22 Oct 1808 in VA; md. 24 Apr 1832 5 William Bowles, b. 9 Sep 1835 in IL, d. 1 Oct 1927 + Malinda J. Kenney, b. 1832; md 15 Sep 1859 6 Moses Kenney Bowles, b. 13 Jun 1861 6 Mary K. Bowles, b. 1862 5 Susan E. Bowles, b. 5 Apr 1837 in IL; d. 4 Oct 1906 + John Kenney, b. 1827, md. 19 Mar 1857 6 Mary F. Kenney 6 James H. Kenney 6 Emma A. Kenney 6 Malinda Kenney 6 Joseph Kenney 6 Millie Laura Kenney 6 Linnie Kenney 5 Charles H. Bowles, b. 13 Jun 1839 in IL; d. 16 Oct 1864 5 John A. Bowles, b. 26 Jul 1841 in IL; d. 29 Dec 1920 in Harper KS + Mary Ann Hall, b. 17 Jan 1846; md. 20 oct 1864 6 Charles H. Bowles 6 Joseph W. Bowles 6 Ora F. Bowles 6 Alva M. Bowles 6 Ida F. Bowles 6 John K. Bowles 6 Albert B. Bowles 5 Joseph M. Bowles, b. 4 Jan 1847 in IL + Laura Kenney. b. 1851; md. 4 jan 1872 6 Moses E. Bowles 6 Robert H. Bowles 6 Martha R. Bowles 6 Minnie F. Bowles 5 Mary Shirley Bowles, b. 22 Dec 1848 in IL; d. 25 Jul 1889 + John W. Shields 6 Joseph William Shields 6 Edna S. Shields 6 Emma Shields 6 John Oscar Shields 4 Walter Bowles 4 Betsey T. Bowles 4 Eleanor Bowles 4 Verlinder Bowles 4 Henry Bowles, b. 10 Jul 1818 in Bourbon County KY; d. 20 Sep 1845 + Cassandra Hall, b. 7 Apr 1826 in KY; d. 25 Mar 1851 in IL 5 Hughes Bowles, b. 5 Dec 1842 in DeWitt County IL + Rachel Bartley, b. Madison County OH; md. 5 Feb 1868 6 Myrtle C. Bowles + Ed P. Hildreth 6 Lora L. Bowles + Skillman Hunter 6 Mont B. Bowles 6 Laverne Bowles 6 Edna Bowles 6 (infant deceased) + Elizabeth Payne 4 Rebecca R. Bowles 4 Julia Bowles 4 Sallie Ann Bowles 4 David Bowles 4 Jesse P. Bowles 4 William F. Bowles 3 Robert Bowles, b. 1788; d. 1856 in Bourbon Co KY + Ann Forman 4 David H. Bowles 4 William Bowles 4 Elizabeth Bowles 4 Emerine Bowles 4 Socrates Bowles 4 Zerilda Bowles 4 Mary Jane Bowles 4 John M. Bowles 4 Frances Bowles 4 Capt. Robert L. Bowles, b. 22 Oct 1832 in Bourbon Co KY, d. 1906 in Marion Co MO + Kate Stribling, md Dec 1888 3 Anderson Bowles 3 Joseph Bowles, d. 1813 3 Mourning Bowles + Jacob Sandusky 4 Sally Sandusky 4 Betsy Sandusky 4 Isaac Sandusky + Winny Rice 2 Nelson Bowles + Susannah Grinstead, md. 12 Nov 1801 in Bourbon County KY 3 David Bowles, b. abt 1802; d. 1871 in Marshall County IN + Catharine Grant 4 Susan Jane Bowles, b. 1824, d. 1910 Harvey County KS + Jacob Lallemant (Loimaugh) 4 Thomas N. Bowles, b. 1827 in Scott County KY; d. 1910 in Marshall County IN + Artemesia Moore 4 John G. Bowles, b. 1832 in Hendricks County IN; d. 1906 in Marshall County IN + Nancy Head + Mary A. Griggs 4 David F. Bowles, b. 1836 in Hendricks County IN; d. 1904 in Barron County WI + Malinda Catharine Moore 4 George W. Bowles, b. abt 1837 in Hendricks County IN; d. 1862 in Nashville TN 3 John G. Bowles, b. abt 1805 in Bourbon County KY + Sarah/Sally ?? John William Bowles, b. abt 1829 + Nancy Boots 4 Nancy S. Bowles, b. abt 1833 in IN 4 Amanda M. Bowles, b. abt 1836 in IN + Jeptha D. Boots 4 Sarah E. Bowles, b. abt 1838 in IN + Reuben Perry 4 James F. Bowles, b. abt 1841 in IN 4 Permelia J. Bowles, b. abt 1843 IN 4 David N. Bowles, b. abt 1845 in IN + Eliza Gilbert 4 Alvah R. Bowles, b. abt 1849 in IN + Catharine Heythorn 4 Mary Bowles, b. abt 1854 in IN + William Worrell 3 Nancy Bowles, b. 30 Nov 1807 in Bourbon County KY; d. 18 Feb 1866 in Coles County IL + Isaac Roberts, b. 25 Feb 1807; md. 29 Feb 1828 in Owen County KY; d. 8 oct 1883 in Cole County IL 4 William D. Roberts, b. 29 Apr 1829 in Hendricks County IN; d. 29 Aug 1894 in Coles County IL + Eliza Ann Douglas 4 John Lewis Roberts, b. abt 1831 Hendricks County IN; d. abt 1852 Coles County IL 4 Aratus R. Roberts, b. 20 Oct 1833 Hendricks County IN; d. 16 Nov 1891 Coles County IL + Araminta Bradfield + Aida Auyziller Nelson 4 Anna Elizabeth Roberts, b. abt 1836 Hendricks County IN; d. 15 Sep 1853 Coles County IL 4 Margaret Jane Roberts, 4 Mary Roberts, b. abt 1839; d 24 Jul 1851 Hendricks County IN 4 Martha Susan Roberts, b. abt 1842 Hendricks County IN; d. 8 Mar 1844 Hendricks County IN 4 Thomas H. Roberts, b. 1845 Hendricks County IN; d. 18 Feb 1866 Coles County IL 4 Isaac Milton Roberts, b. 16 Jun 1847 Hendricks County IN 4 Alpheus Roberts, b. 24 Feb 1840 Hendricks County IN; d. 1942 Coles County IL 3 Fielding Bowles, b. 1810 in Bourbon County KY + Martha Ann Patterson, md. 20 Jun 1832 in Marion County IN 4 Sidney W. Bowles, b. 1835 IN; d. 2 Feb 1869 Coles County IL + married to Sarepta ?? 4 Nancy S. Bowles, b. 1 May 1835 IN; d 1 Jan 1841 IN 4 Isaac Bowles, b. 30 May 1840 IN; d. 30 Oct 1845 IN 4 Eliza Jane Bowles, b. abt 1841 IN 4 William Bowles, b. abt 1845 IN 4 Mana C. Bowles, b. abt 1847 IN 4 Myron D. Bowles, b. 1850; d. 8 Nov 1854 Coles County IL 4 John N. Bowles, b. 1854 IN; d. 18 May 1878 Coles County IL 4 Amos F. Bowles, b. 1856 Coles County IL; d. 3 Nov 1859 Coles County IL 4 Benjamin Bowles, b. & d. 8 Sep 1859 Coles County IL 4 Martha A. B. Bowles, b. & d. 9 Jan 1861 Coles County IL 3 Mary "Polly" Bowles, b. abt 1812 in Bourbon County KY + Jacob Boots, md. 4 Mar 1832 in Marion County IN 4 Nancy Boots, b. abt 1834 IN + John William Bowles 4 Jacob Boots, b. abt 1836 IN + Mary Dailey 4 Benjamin Fielding Boots, b. abt 1838 IN 4 John A. Boots, b. abt 1840 IN 4 David L. Boots, b. abt 1842 IN 4 William Amos Boots, b. abt 1844 IN 4 Sarah E. Boots, b. abt 1849 IN 4 Susan M. Boots, b. abt 1851 IN 4 Amanda J. Boots, b. abt 1854 IN 4 James T. Boots, b. abt 1859 IN 3 Amos Bowles + Polly Ann Malone, md. 28 Dec 1841 in Hendricks County IN 4 Nancy Ann Bowles, b. abt 1842 in IN 4 John L. Bowles, b. abt 1845 in IN 3 Keziah Bowles + William H. Cook, md. 10 Feb 1845 in Marion County IN 3 Lewis Montgomery Bowles, b. 31 Jan 1824 (?) + Kaziah (Catherine?) Noe, md. 5 Apr 1849 Marion County IN 4 Sarah S. Bowles, b. abt 1850 in IN 4 Nancy Bowles, b. abt 1852 in IN 4 George W. Bowles, b. abt 1855 in IN 4 Margaret A. Bowles, b. abt 1857 in IN 4 Mary M. Bowles, b. abt 1858 in IN + Francis Ann Washburn, md. 6 Nov 1864 Marshall County IN + Elizabeth C. Chapman, md. 3 Apr 1873 Marshall County IN 2 Thomas Bowles + Nancy Morris, md. 12 Dec 1815 in Bourbon County KY 2 Elizabeth Bowles + John Payne ---------- Census Records ---------- 1810 Federal Census: Kentucky, Bourbon County Bowls, Stephen - 10010-10010-12 Bowls, Hughes - 20010-00100-01 Bowles, David - 22010-10010-01 Bowles, Nelson - 30010-10010-23 Bowls, Jesse Jr. - 10011-10010-01 Bowls, Jesse Sr. - 00201-01001-09 Bowles, Thomas - 00010-00000-00 1820 Federal Census: Kentucky, Bourbon County David Bowles - 010310-51201-04 Robt Bowles - 100010-30100-01 Nelson Bowles - 021011-3101?-?? Hannah Bowles - 000000-0000?-?? Jesse Bowls - 210010-1100?-?? Hugh Bowles - 2200210-300??-?? Robt Bowles - 100010-3001?-?? William Bowles - 210010-30101-?? 1830 Federal Census: Kentucky, Bourbon County Holeman Bowles - 00011-1001 - p.328 Samuel Bowles - 0011000001-000200001 - p.330 Robert Bowles - 1110001-222001 - p.330 Thomas Bowles - 2000011-012001 - p.331 Jesse Bowles - 0011101-0100101 - p.333 Hughes Bowles - 3012001-101211 - p.333 Anderson Bowles - 00001-0001 - p.333 1840 Federal Census: Kentucky, Bourbon County Stephen Bowles - 000000001-00000001 - p.7 Robt. Bowles - 12011002-0021101 - p.10 1840 Federal Census: Illinois, DeWitt County Hughes Bowles - 00211001-0001101 Joseph Bowles - 200001-200002001 Anderson Bowles - 100001-21101 Walter Bowles - 11011-10011 1850 Federal Census: Kentucky, Bourbon County, district 1 household 433/440 Robert Bowles - 63 M, farmer, VA Socrates Bowles - 55 M, trader, VA Mary J. Bowles - 22 F, KY Francis Bowles - 18 F, KY Jno Bowles - 20 M, farmer, KY Robert L. Bowles - 17 M, farmer, KY David Bowles - 14 M, KY Elizabeth Garnett - 32 F, KY Jno Simpson - 60 M, none, Ireland 1850 Federal Census: Illinois, DeWitt County, page 419B-420A household 318/323 Mary Hall - 45 F, KY Sarah Buchannan - 38 F, KY Kasander Bowls - 23 F, KY Thomas Dixon - 18 M, farmer, KY Aquilla -- - 13 M, KY Hugh -- (probably Bowls) - 7 M, IL household 322/327 Anderson Bowles - 42 M, farmer, KY Margaret Bowles - 39 F, KY Kitty Ann Bowles - 17 F, IL Ruth E. Bowles - 13 F, IL William M. Bowles - 11 M, IL Emily S. Bowles - 9 F, IL Robert B. Bowles - 8 M, IL Mary E. Bowles - 7 F, IL Peter W. Bowles - 5 M, IL Henry H. Bowles - 4 M, IL Margaret B. Bowles - 3 F, IL 1850 Federal Census: Illinois, Adams County, Ellington, page 73A household 114/116 Augustin E. Bowles - 35 M, farmer, KY Lucy Bowles - 28 F, VA Ann Bowles - 9 F, IL Holeman Bowles - 7 M, IL Rachel D. Bowles - 3 F, IL Mary E. Bowles - 1 F, IL household 116/118 Joseph M. Bowles - 32 M, farmer Octavia P. Bowles - 26 F Louisa C. Bowles - 6 F Scott Bowles - 2 M Jesse M. Bowles - 6/12 1850 Federal Census: Illinois, Logan County, page 206A household 533/541 Joseph Bowles - 40 M, farmer, KY Rebecca Bowles - 43 F, VA William Bowles - 15 M, IL Susan E. Bowles - 13 F, IL Charles H. Bowles - 11 M, IL John A. Bowles - 9 M, IL Joseph M. Bowles - 3 M, IL Mary M. Bowles - 1 F, IL Mary Beavine(?) - 48 F, VA Rebecca F. Martine(?) - 13 F, IL 1860 Federal Census: Illinois, De Witt County, page 122 household 868/848 Anderson Bowles - 52 M, farmer, KY Margaret Bowles - 48 F, IL Hatty A. Bowles - 27 F, IL Robt B. Bowles - 19 M, IL Mary E. Bowles - 17 F, IL Peter H. Bowles - 15 M, IL Henry H. Bowles - 13 M, IL Margaret P. Bowles - 12 F, IL David W. Bowles - 8 M, IL John A. Bowles - 6 M, IL Jesse A. Bowles - 1 M, IL 1860 Federal Census: Illinois, Adams County, Ellington, page 356 household 2598/2768 Augustus E. Bowles - 45 M, farmer, KY Lucy Bowles - 36 F, VA Annie E. Bowles - 20 F, IL Holman Bowles - 18 M, IL Eliza Bowles - 12 F, IL Robert Bowles - 10 M, IL Charles Bowles - 8 M, iL Helena Bowles - 6 F, IL Kate Bowles - 4 F, IL Alexander Bowles - 2 M, IL 1860 Federal Census: Illinois, Adams County, Falls Creek, page 631 household 701/707 Holman Bowles - 55 M, farmer, KY Nancy Bowles - 42 F, KY Warren Bowles - 19 M, IL John Bowles - 16 M, IL Jane Bowles - 14 F, IL Amanda Bowles - 12 F, IL Joseph Bowles - 8 M, IL Thomas Bowles - 6 M, IL America Bowles - 4 F, IL Charles Bowles - 1 M, IL 1860 Federal Census: California, Sonoma County, Petaluma, page 591 household 436/436 Jos Bowles - 42 M, farmer, KY Octavia Bowles - 37 F, KY Eliza Bowles - 16 F, IL Scott Bowles - 12 M, IL Jesse Bowles - 10 M, IL Ann Bowles - 8 F, CA Bourbon Bowles - 2 M, CA 1870 Federal Census: Illinois, Adams County, pages 4-6 household 31/28 Bowles, William - 39 M W, farmer, KY Bowles, Amanda - 34 F W, IL Bowles, Jessie - 18 M W, farm laborer, IL Bowles, Charles - 14 M W, IL Bowles, Anna - 12 F W, IL Bowles, Augustus - 11 M W, IL Bowles, Sucia - 9 F W, IL Bowles, Mary - 8 F W, IL Bowles, Olive - 1 F W, IL Cranford, Anna - 23 F W, MO household 33/30 Bowles, Warren - 29 M W, farmer, IL Bowles, June A. - 19 F W, keep house, IL household 34/31 Bowles, Henry - 26 M W, farmer, IL Bowles, Mollie - 28 F W, keeping house, IL household 37/34 Bowles, John - 25 M W, farmer, IL Bowles, Suvina - 22 F W, keeping house, IL Bowles, Edwin - 4/12 M W, IL household 38/35 Bowles, Holman - 64 M W, farmer, KY Bowles, Nancy - 48 F W, keeping house, KY Bowles, Joseph - 18 M W, farm laborer, IL Bowles, June - 23 F W, IL Bowles, Mattie - 14 F W, IL Bowles, Richard - 11 M W, IL Bowles, Thomas - 16 M W, IL Bowles, Charles - 18 M W, IL 1870 Federal Census: Illinois, Adams County, page 27 household 189/192 Augustus E. Bowles - 55 M W, farmer, KY Augusta Bowles - 38 F W, keeping house, ME Robert S. Bowles - 19 M W, IL Charles J. Bowles - 16 M W, IL Emma H. Bowles - 15 F W, IL Ida C. Bowles - 14 F W, IL William A. Bowles - 12 M W, IL Jessie M. Bowles - 5 F W, IL Cloella C. Bowles - 4 F W, IL James S. Bowles - 7/12 M W, IL household 190/193 Holman Bowles - 28 M W, farmer, IL Lydia Bowles - 24 F W, keeping house, IL Anna Bowles - 3 F W, IL 1880 Federal Census: Illinois, Adams County, page 112A household 307/307 Bowles, Holeman - W M 37, head, farmer, IL KY KY Bowles, Lydia - W F 33, wife, keeping house, IL PA KY Bowles, Annie - W F 13, daughter, at home, IL IL IL Bowles, Arthur - W M 5, son, IL IL IL Bowles, May - W F 2, daughter, IL IL IL Sargent, Emma - W F 28, sister, IL KY VA 1880 Federal Census: Illinois, Adams County, page 126A household 112 Bowles, William - W M 49, head, farmer, KY KY KY Bowles, Amanda - W F 44, wife, keeping house, IL NY KY Bowles, Charles - W M 24, son, works on farm, IL KY IL Bowles, Lucy - W F 20, daughter, IL KY IL household 113 Bowles, Jesse - W M 28, head, farmer, IL KY IL Bowles, Louisa - W F 27, wife, keeping house, IL KY TN Bowles, William - W M 7, son, at school, IL IL IL Bowles, John - W M 4, son, IL IL IL 1880 Federal Census: Illinois, De Witt County, page 315B household 100/208 Bowles, David - W M 29, head, farmer, IL KY KY Bowles, Emma - W F 21, wife, keeping house, MO IL IL Bowles, Arnold - W M 1, son, IL IL MO household 100/209 Bowles, Anderson - W M 72, head, KY SC NC Bowles, Margarett - W F 70, wife, KY MD ? Bowles, Kitty Ann - W F 47, daughter, IL KY KY 1880 Federal Census: Illinois, De Witt County, page 305B household 48/49 Bowles, William - W M 52, head, retired farmer, KY KY KY Bowles, Francis - W F 43, wife, keeping house, IL KY KY Bowles, Charles - W M 23, son, school teacher, IL KY IL 1880 Federal Census: Illinois, De Witt County, page 324D household 29 Bowles, Robt B. - W M 39, head, farmer, IL KY KY Bowles, Martha A. - W F 37, wife, house keeper, OH PA ? Bowles, Ethel - W F 14, daughter, house keeper, IL IL OH Bowles, Ora E. - W M 12, son, IL IL OH Bowles, Herman - W M 10, son, IL IL OH Bowles, Hallie - W F 8, daughter, IL IL OH Bowles, Charles R. - W M 4, son, IL IL OH Welsh, Platte B. - W M 44, brother-in-law, broom maker, OH ? ? ---------- Thomas M. Bowles Family ---------- 1850 Federal Census: Missouri, Ralls County, District 73, page 188B household 676/681 Thomas M. Bowles - 51 M, farmer, born KY Elizabeth Bowles - 48 F, born KY Dabney Bowles - 22 M, born MO Benjamin Bowles - 16 M, born MO Henry C. Bowles - 14 M, born MO Thomas Bowles - 11 M, born MO Elizabeth Bowles - 11 F, born MO James Bowles - 8 M, born MO Jefferson Bowles - 6 M, born MO household 677/682 Robert Bowles - 29 M, farmer, born KY Lucinda Bowles - 24 F, born MO Mary Bowles - 2 F, born MO ---------- Benjamin P. Bowles Family Census Records ---------- 1850 Federal Census: Missouri, Marion County, page 352B household 1332/1382 Benjamin P. Bowles - 50 M, farmer, born KY Berrilla Bowles - 38 F, born KY Sarah A. Bowles - 19 F, born MO John T. Bowles - 18 M, born MO Warren H. Bowles - 14 M, born MO Thomas J. Bowles - 12 M, born MO Benjamin H. Bowles - 10 M, born MO Mary A. Bowles - 8 F, born MO Martha E. Bowles - 5 F, born MO Elizabeth M. Bowles - 76 F, born VA 1860 Federal Census: Missouri, Marion County, Union, page 48 household 341/333 Berrilla Bowles - 49 F, born KY Warren H. Bowles - 24 M, born MO James T. Bowles - 21 M, born MO Benjamin Bowles - 19 M, born MO Mary A. Bowles - 17 F, born MO Martha E. Bowles - 14 F, born MO Robert Z Bowles - 6 M, born MO Sarah A. Ross - 29 F, born MO Wm B. Ross - 7 M, born MO Mary L. Ross - 4 F, born MO Sarah F. Ross - 3 F, born MO 1860 Federal Census: Missouri, Marion County, Union, page 48 household 343/335 John T. Bowles - 28 M, farmer, born MO Catherine Bowles - 28 F, born MO Ellen B. Bowles - 6 F, borm MO 1870 Federal Census: Missouri, Marion County, Union Twp, page 34 household 230/230 Bowles, Harrison - 29 M W, farmer, born MO Bowles, Mary - 23 F W, born MO Bowles, Melvin - 2 F W, born MO household 231/231 Bowles, Thomas - 31 M W, farmer, born MO Bowles, Berrilla - 55 F W, born KY Bowles, Martha - 23 F W, born MO Bowles, Letcher - 17 M W, born MO 1870 Federal Census: Missouri, Marion County, Round Grove, page 34 household 251/251 Bowles, Warren H. - 33 M W, farmer, born MO Bowles, Zillah - 29 F W, born MO Bowles, Edgar R. - 5 M W, born MO Bowles, Maggie - 4 F W, born MO Bowles, Benjamin P. - 1 M W, born MO ---------- Dabney A. Bowles Family Census Records ---------- 1850 Federal Census: Missouri, Marion County, page 352B household 1333/1383 Dabney A. Bowles - 48 M, farmer, born KY Bertha Bowles - 33 F, born KY Margie E. Bowles - 16 F, born MO Mary A. Bowles - 14 F, born MO Benjamin B. Bowles - 12 M, born MO James J. Bowles - 10 M, born MO Susan A. Bowles - 9 F, born MO William H. Bowles - 7 M, born MO Dabney M. Bowles - 5 M, born MO Joseph H. Bowles - 3 M, born MO Narcissa Bowles - 1 F, born MO 1860 Federal Census: Missouri, Marion County, Fablus, page 100 household 694/684 Dabney H. Bowles - 58 M, farmer, born KY Bertha Bowles - 46 F, born KY Mary A. Bowles - 24 F, born MO James Bowles - 20 M, born MO Susannah Bowles - 19 F, born MO Henry Bowles - 17 M, born MO Dabney Bowles - 16 M, born MO Joseph Bowles - 13 M, born MO Narcissa Bowles - 11 F, born MO Franklin Bowles - 9 M, born MO Douglas Bowles - 7 M, born MO Alice Bowles 1 F, born MO 1860 Federal Census: Missouri, Lewis County, Union Twp, page 101 household 684/703 William Loudermilk - 26 M, farmer, born MO Maggie Loudermilk - 23 F, born MO Ellen Loudermikl - 1 F, born MO household 684/704 Elizabeth Loudermilk - 50 F, born VA Thomas Loudermilk - 20 M, born MO ---------- Jesse Bowles Family Census Records ---------- 1850 Federal Census: Missouri, Marion County, page 368B household 1536/1591 Jesse Bowles - 45 M, farmer, born KY Judith Bowles - 43 F, born KY David Bowles - 19 M, born MO Lucinda Bowles - 16 F, born MO Harriet Bowles- 15 F, born MO Amanda Bowles - 11 F, born MO Henry Bowles - 8 M, born MO William Bowles - 5 M, born MO Pamela Bowles - 3 F, born MO George Ann Bowles - 1 F, born MO 1860 Federal Census: Missouri, Marion, Round Grove, pages 58-59 household 409/401 Jesse Bowles - 52 M, farmer, born KY Judith Bowles - 49 F, born KY Henry C. Bowles - 17 M, born MO Pamelia C. Bowles - 13 F, born MO Georgie A. Bowles - 10 F, born MO Lucinda J. Scott - 25 F, born MO James E. Scott - 7 M, born MO Mary E. Scott - 5 F, born MO ---------- Will of David Bowles, 1823 ---------- I David BOWLES of Bourbon County and State of Kentucky being in sound mind knowing I am to die make my last will and testament. Item 1st. I will my soul to God who gave it. Item 2nd. It is my will that all my just debts be paid. Item 3rd. I will and bequeath all my personal and real estate to my beloved wife Elizabeth BOWLES during her natural life and at her death to be equally divided among all my surviving heirs. I have already given my son Thomas M.BOWLES one hundred sixty dollars, four sheep, one cow and calf, also one bed and furniture which shall be deducted out of his part of my estate at the death of my wife. I have given to my daughter Harriet PAYNE one bed and furniture, one cow and calf, also one saddle worth twenty six dollars which is to be deducted at the same time and in the same manner as my son Thomas. And all the rest should they get anything shall be deducted in like manner and at said time. Item 4th. It is my will that my executors should have the management of my negro man Sam, and leave it to them to keep him on the farm or hire him out or sell him which they think will be the most advantageous to said estate or benefit to my wife. Item 5th. It is my wish that my son Benjamin BOWLES should see to and manage for his mother as they should agree. Item 6th. It is my will that there should be no sale of my estate until my wifes death and then for it to be sold and equally divided among all my heirs. Item 7th. It is my will that Hughes BOWLES and Stephen BOWLES my brothers should be appointed sole executors to this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this October 2nd 1823. In presence of Abraham MILLER & Robert GREEN. Will proved in Bourbon County Court November term 1823. ---------- The following is a partial biography of the Bowles families written by Joseph Martin Bowles of Petaluma, Sonoma County, California in March 1895. This was found in and excerpted from the work entitled Joshua Rawlings and His Descendants and Allied Families by Mary LaPage Rollins (dated March 1938, LDS Reference #33585) which can be found in the Family History Library of the Mormon Church in Salt Lake City. Mrs. Rollins' husband was the youngest son of Lloyd Rollins. Lloyd's daughter married Joseph M. Bowles. A PARTIAL BIOGRAPHY OF THE BOWLES FAMILY Written by Joseph Martin Bowles of Sonoma County, State of California, Nov. 12, 1895. For the benefit of my children and relatives who may be interested in knowing - I hereby give to them a condensed biography of the old settlers of the Bowles families in the United States so far as my information extends, which I have obtained through the older members of the Bowles to whom we are related. In the early settlement of the United States there were three Bowles brother, who imigrated from England to the United States. One brother settled in Pennsylvania, one in New England, and one in Virginia. The late Samuel Bowles, conductor of the Springfield Republican, was of the New England branch. We are the offspring of the Virginia branch. My great grandfather David, and my grandfather Jesse Bowles, resided in Buckingham County, Virginia, and after the close of the Revolutionary War they moved with their families to Bourbon County, Kentucky, and settled in the neighborhood known as Cane Ridge. My grandfather Jesse Bowles married Hannah Perkins and to them were born ten children as follows: David, Elizabeth, Stephen, Sally, Jesse (my father), Hughes, Anderson, Robert, Joseph, and Mourning. All of my father's brothers and sisters died in Bourbon County, Kentucky, excepting Joseph and Hughes. Uncle Joseph was killed and scalped by the Indians Massacre at the battle of River Raisin after the surrender of the Kentucky troops by General Winchester to Colonel Practer of the British forces in 1813. Uncle Hughes and family moved to Illinois from Bourbon County, Kentucky, in 1830 and settled in DeWitt County on Salt River. My father Jesse Bowles was born near Richmond, Virginia, in 1782. My mother's maiden name was Chloe Parker and was born near Baltimore, Maryland, in 1781. She had two brothers, Captain Jack and Archibald Parker, who served in the War of 1812. The Parkers also settled in Bourbon County, Kentucky at an early date. My father and mother were married at Cain Ridge, Bourbon County, in 1805 and to them seven children were born as follows: Holman born in 1806, Elizabeth in 1808 (who died in infancy) Eliza, 1810, Drusilla, 1812, Augustin, 1815, Joseph Martin, 1817, America, 1821, Holman married Selina Wilson, a half sister to the later James Nicholas in 1827, Eliza married Beauford Morris in 1830, Drusilla married Coleman Talbot in 1830, all in Kentucky. On October, 1830, my father and all of the family moved to Adams County, Illinois and settled near Quincy. My father, Jesse Bowles, was a Christian preacher for thirty five years prior to his death (and was a co-laborer with the celebrated Rev. Barton Stone). He died May 4, 1837 and was buried beside my father. My mother died Dec. 14, 1849 and was buried beside my father in the Locust Grove Cemetery on the old homestead farm four and one half miles north of Quincy, Adams County, Illinois. Sister Eliza Morris died in August 1837 of locked-jaw caused by a wound received in the foot by stepping on a rusty nail. She left four children, all boys, as follows: Warren, Frank, George and Beauford. Holman had by his first wife Selina, five children, namely: William, Jesse, Ann, Elizabeth and Warren. He sold his farm in Illinois in 1869 and moved to Carroll County, Missouri, when he died in 1871 leaving a large family of children by his second wife. Brother A.E. Bowles went back to Kentucky in 1837 and married Rachel Brown, a niece of Beauford Morris, and returned to his Illinois farm in the Spring of 1838. There were born to them three children as follows: Ann, Holman, and Jesse. His wife died in 1847. He married his second wife, Lucey Prentiss, a sister of General P. Prentiss and to them were born seven children - Lucy died and A.E. Bowles married his third wife Augusta Burnett. By her he had three children. Bro. Augustin Bowles died October 10, 1871 and was buried by the side of his former wives in the Locust Grove Cemetery. Sister America Bowles married Thomas H. Tate in 1837 and to them were born eight children as follows: George S., Eliza J., John, Jesse, Augustin,. E, Maggie, Nevada, and Jos afa. Thomas H. Tate died in California in 1857. J.M. Bowles married Octavia P. Rollins of Clark Co., Missouri, Apr. 6, 1843. She was a daughter of Lloyd Rollins, formerly of Bourbon County, Kentucky, and to us was born six children as follows: Louisa C., born Feb 1, 1844, America V. Dec. 8, 1845, Scott, Jan. 21, 1848, Jesse M. March 1, 1850, Ann E. Sept. 30, 1852, and Bourbon, Nov. 23, 1857. America V. died Aug. 14, 1850, and was buried in the Locust Cemetery. In April 18, 1852 Colman Talbot and family, T.H. Tate and family, Michael Couchman, John Oliver, and five sisters of my wife and their families left Quincy, Illinois, with ox teams for California. There were sixteen wagons in our train. We had a very pleasant journey crossing the plains excepting our fear of cholera which followed the trains to the Black Hills. We lost two teamsters by the dreadful plague. In passing up the Platte River it was a daily occurrence to witness from one to ten fresh graves, the victims of cholera. Otherwise we got along jolly and happy, notwithstanding we had to be vigilant in guarding our camps and stock from Indians while going through their settlements. Our train was lucky in getting through without any serious loss of property whilst other trains suffered more or less by the theft and depredations of the treacherous red skin. We crossed the Nevada Mts. by the Beckwith Pass - the first mining we saw was at '76. The next we came to was Rabbit Creek Mines. Here we laid off to rest for a few days and some of the trains even went to work in the tunnels. Among them were Michael Couchman, John Oliver, and others. Couchman and Oliver both died at Rabbit Creek from exposure in the damp tunnels. Here our trains separated - some going to one place and some to another. Bros. Talbot, Tate, and myself continued to Sonoma Valley where we arrived about the 15th of Oct. 1852. Sister America Tate, after remaining a widow four or five years, married John Simpson of San Francisco. He died in 1886 and Sister America died Apr. 7, 1887 at White Sulphur Springs near Santa Rosa, Sonoma Co., California. She was 83 years, 6 months and 5 days of age. She was loved and respected by all who knew her. Her husband, Coleman Talbot, and four children were at her bedside when her gentle spirit took its flight to heaven. Her funeral was attended by a large concourse of people who followed her remains from the old homestead to the Bennett Valley Cemetery where she was laid quietly to rest with profusion of flowers. Her husband and seven children survived. Coleman Talbot departed this life at the home of his daughter at Sebastopol at 1:30 A.M. 1896 and was buried by the side of his wife in Bennett Valley Cemetery at the age of 86 years. I will now revert back to the pioneer settlement of the military tract of Illinois. My father, after arriving at our destination in Adams Co., Illinois, in the Fall of 1830, was hard pressed to find a vacant house to winter in. He finally secured an unfinished log cabin six miles N.E. of Quincy, but before we could close up the cracks a cold blizzard struck us and froze the mud as hard as bricks, so we gave up the idea of dobing and lived in the cabin with tent cloth and wagon covers. This was the noted winter of the deep snow which fell December and January 1830-31. After the snow had settled and crusted the top on the ground, measuring three feet deep, we kept from freezing by rolling huge hickory logs into the five foot sod fireplace which we had to keep at white heat both day and night during the cold snap. We used snow shoes to travel where the trails were unbroken. The dogs and wolves could travel on top of the crust, but the deer, which were very numerous, would break through after being chased by man and dog or wolves (which were quite numerous) for two or three hundred yards, would give up and become a prey to their pursuers. Brother Augustin and myself had rare sport during the winter hunting and catching deer with dogs. We kept the family well supplied with venison. We got along nicely, having plenty of wild honey, hog, and hominy. In the Spring of 1831, my father bought a half section of land for a homestead - forty one miles north of Quincy, on which we erected a log cabin. He also entered a quarter section for each of his children. In the Spring of 1832 he purchased two or three acres of land near the log cabin and planted black locust on it which he brought from Kentucky. These black locust trees soon grew up and became a noted landmark and was the first black locust grove started in the military tract and was known far and near as the Locust Grove Farm. J. M. Bowles ---------- History of Kane County, Illinois by R. Waite Joslyn, L.L.M., and Frank W. Joslyn The Pioneer Publishing Co., Chicago, 1908 Volume 1, pages 593-4 H. A. BOWLES. H. A. Bowles, a prominent farmer and dairyman of Elgin township, was born in Dewitt county, Illinois, October 5, 1870, his parents being Robert and Martha (Welch) Bowles, of English and Irish parentage respectively. Representatives of the Bowles family emigrated from England to Virginia at a very early day, afterward located in Kentucky and subsequently settled in Dewitt county. Illinois, among its earliest residents. Anderson Bowles, the grandfather of H. A. Bowles, was the first of the name who took up his abode in this state, making the journey from Kentucky with ox-teams. During the trip the family carried fire with them from one camping place to another until they finally located in Dewitt county and for thirty years this fire was kept going, as it was prior to the time when matches came into general use. Anderson Bowles reared a family of fourteen children, including the father of our subject, Robert Bowles, who, in his younger days, was also a farmer and stockdealer. In 1888 he located in Chicago, where he is still engaged in the live stock commission business under the firm name of Clark, Bowles & Company. He and his wife reared a family of six children, namely: Ethel; Stella. the wife of Rev. J. H. Odgers, a minister of the Methodist Episcopal church at Joliet: Herman A.; Enid; Charles, who wedded Etta Barnes of Chicago; and Bertie, who has passed away. Both Mr. and Mrs. Bowles reside in the metropolis, the former having for a long period been actively connected with its business interests. H. A. Bowles attended the common schools of Clinton and Bloomington, Illinois, until the age of fourteen or fifteen years, and then pursued a course in a business college at Bloomington. At the age of eighteen years he started out in life for himself, and remained in Montana and Wyoming between the years 1892 and 1899, working each year during a season of nine months. In 1899, however, he returned to Chicago and thence came almost immediately to Elgin, settling on the farm of two hundred and fifty-four acres, on which he has since resided and which he has brought under a high state of cultivation. He is a lover of fine stock and makes a specialty of breeding high grade cows and horses. He is recognized as a substantial and enterprising agriculturist and dairyman of the county and has met with a creditable and gratifying measure of success in the conduct of his business interests. In 1899 Mr. Bowles was united in marriage, to Miss Bessie Kirby of Chicago, a daughter of T. E. and Annie E. (Anderson) Kirby. Her father is engaged in the railway supply business, and she is one of a family of three children, the others being: Daisy, the wife of W. W. Teal, of Oak Park; and Charlotte. Unto Mr. and Mrs. Bowles has been born one son, Thomas K. They are people of genuine personal worth and sterling traits of character and have gained an extensive circle of friends during the period of their residence in this county. JESSE BOWLES- Bourbon County Will Book F, page 353-Those mentioned-wife, Hannah; son Hughes; daughter, Elizabeth Thomas; son, Jesse; son, David; daughter, Sarah A. Turpin; children, Stephen and Robert, Mourning Sandusky and David, children of daugther, Mourning Sandusky, Sally, Betsy, Isaac. Written 29th March, 1820. Proved June 1820. Executors-sons, David, Stephen and Hughes. Witnesses-Thomas Lankford, Augustine Eastin. Full transcription below ----- In the name of God Amen I Jesse BOWLES of Bourbon County being for many years in an infirm state of health but of sound mind and good memory and knowing I am to die, that I may prevent all future disputes in my family and among my friends, that I may dispose of all my worldly substances with which it has pleased God to bless me, do make and ordain this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former will or wills or testaments whatsoever. Item, It is my will that my just debts be paid. Item, I lend unto my loving wife, Hannah BOWLES so long as she remains my widow and no longer, my house and that part of my plantation and tract of land which shall not be hereafter disposed of, also all my household and kitchen furniture, all implements of husbandry on my said plantation of every description, all the stock of every kind, Viz, Horses, Cattle, sheep, Hoggs, and poultry. Together with the following negroes. Viz, Kize, Sarah, Sam, Lett, (said Lett now lent to my son Hugh BOWLES, Easter, Daniel, Charles, Milly, Nicea?, Synthia, Julian, Willis, & Charity for her use and support, and after her death or intermarriage with any other person to be disposed of as follows. Viz, Item, I give unto my daughter Elizabeth THOMAS after the decease of my said wife Hanna BOWLES, my clock and case together with whatsoever I have already given her to her heirs, and assignees forever. Item, After the decease or intermarriage of my said wife Hannah BOWLES, I give unto my two sons, Jesse BOWLES and Hughs BOWLES the whole reversion of my tract of land on which I now live which I have lent unto my wife Hannah with the reserve hereafter to be made, said tract of land containing two hundred and fifty acres to be divided by running a line from north to south so as to give each of my said sons Jesse and Hughes one hundred and twenty five acres and leaving the houses and garden in the east end of the land, which said east end of the land I give unto my son Jesse, and the west end unto my son Hughes, making no account for the houses, garden or orchard. Given to them, and their heirs and assignees forever. Item. I have already given or lent my son David BOWLES one negro girl named Delia who has now got a living child, which two negroes I consider his proportion of all my negro property but leave it optional in my said son David to put said Delia and her present and future increase into the general stock of negroes at the death of my said wife H.BOWLES and take one equal division as hereafter named, or to keep said Delia and her increase as his full proportion of all my negroes. In case my said son David chooses to bring said Delia and her present and future increase and putting them with the balance of my negroes, Viz, Kize, Sarah, Sam, Lett, Easter, Daniel, Charles, Milly, Nicea, Synthia, Julian, Willis, and Charity, and the above mentioned Delia and her child Jane, with all their future increase. Then my will is that after the death or intermarriage of my said wife Hannah with any other person, all the above named negroes and all their future increase, be divided into five equal lotts, to be made equal as hereafter directed and not be sold at all but be given as follows. Item . I give and bequeath one lott of the said negroes to my son David, if they divide as above in five lotts, but should he keep Delia and her present and future increases as his proportion of the said negroes, then and in that case the balance of said negroes, Viz, Kize, Sarah, Sam, Lett, Easter, Daniel, Charles, Milly, Nicea, Synthia, Julian, Willis, and Charity with all their future increase to be put into four equal divisions as afore said and given as follows, Viz, Item, One equal lott of the above negroes I give and bequeath to my son Stephen BOWLES and his heirs and assignees forever. Item, one other equal lott of the above negroes I give and bequeath unto my son Robert BOWLES and his heirs and as signees forever. Item, I lend the use of one other equal lott of said negroes to my daughter Sarah A .TURPIN during her natural life, but in case she shall have an heir or heirs of her body begotten then and in that case, I give said division of the above negroes to her and her heir or heirs, but should my daughter not leave such living heir or heirs of her body begotten, then and in that case said division of said negroes so lent unto my said daughter Sarah .TURPIN to return to those of my children, Viz, Stephen or Robert BOWLES or their heirs and Mourning SANDUSKY and her heirs to be equally divided among them and David BOWLES and his heirs. Item, I lend one equal lott of said negroes to the use of my daughter Mourning SANDUSKY during her natural life and after her decease, I give the whole of the said division of negroes and all their future increase to my said daughter Mourning SANDUSKYS three children, Viz, Sally, Betsy and Isaac SANDUSKY or the survivors of them or their heirs begotten of their bodies share and share alike to them & their heirs forever. Item, Whereas my son Hughes BOWLES is now settled on the west end of the tract of land on which I now live and which is to be his after the death of my wife Hanna, my will is that he keep quiet and peaceable possession of his house and that part of the plantation which he now occupies and free access to wood for firing and timber for the use of plantation. My wish is that my son Jesse continues on the plantation and manage for his mother my said wife Hannah, but should they disagree, then my will is that my said son Jesse should (have?) his possession where he now lives, and have laid off to him his full proportion of the tillable land, pastures, meadows and orchard according to the number of hands worked on the place and hold quiet possession of the same until the whole falls to him. Item, after my wife Hannah decease it is my will that the whole household and kitchen furniture, implements of husbandry and stock of every kind with every article of my estate not already disposed of be sold and every lott of the negroes above mentioned, be made equal to the other, out of the money arising out of the said sales by applying the money where there is any deficiency in any one lott, and after each lott of negroes is made equal, then the balance of said money to be divided among all my children share and share alike to them and their heirs & assignees forever. And lastly, I do appoint my three sons, David, Stephen and Hughes BOWLES Executors of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal, this 29th day of March, 1820, in presence of: a few interlineations made and showed to the witnesses before signed.? -----? HALL Jr Tho. LANKFORD Jesse Bowles (seal) Agustine EASTIN -----
Also, see the will of David Bowles at this location.
See also a biography of Hughes Bowles (son of Henry and Cassandra Hall Bowles; born 1842 in DeWitt Co IL) at this location.
The lineage of Nelson Bowles comes from the research of Cheryl R. Houin as posted to the Bowles mailing list in 1999. There are several posts from her but these two are important: first | second
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