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I just received from Washington a copy of the Revolutionary War pension
application for my gggg-grandfather, Benjamin Bowles, who served in the NC
The mailing from Washington included a letter, dated 1934, responding to a
previous inquiry on Ben's war record. The communication is addressed to:
Mrs. Edna Bowles Bates
210 Wood Street
If anyone on the BOWLES list recognizes this name, please contact me.
I have a William Joseph Bowles in my line, b. in VA, and married to a
Nancy Rolf Bolling, 27 Dec. 1800 in Franklin Co., VA. But, I have his
parents as John M. and Mary (Radford/Redford) Bowles, not Gideon and
Charity. If anyone has any correct info on this part of the Bowles line,
I would appreciate getting the correct info. Thanks, Don Williams, OR
I am searching for information on William SHEPHERD born abt. 1780 N.C.
married Rachel ? abt. 1820
also lived in ILL. and Indiana
OTHER NAMES :
Jeffrey is a rural farming community located on Peters Creek between the
Bethlehem and Boyd communities.
Jeffrey was named after the first postmaster, Jeffrey Payton. The Post
Office opened March 10, 1903. Payton's grandfather,Dr. Marmaduke Norfleet
Jeffreys Sr., came from Franklin Co,North Carolina. First to Granger
County,Tenn., then to Monroe co.,Ky.. He settled on Peters Creek, sometime
before 1850. Mud Slash was the
school most associated with Jeffrey. One early teacher was Myrtle Gumm.
There are at least 3 old hidden graveyards in the Jeffrey area.
The Gum Tree community is surrounded by Mud Lick, Jeffrey,Flippen and
Some common family names in the Rush Point community were: Thompson,Moore,
McMillen, Slaughter Birdwell, Moore, and Rush.
Boles, was another community in Monroe Co.,Ky.. James B. Marshall owned a
store in "Boles". Vina was his wife's name. His sisters were Lydia Pitcock
and Belle Hammer. Two whiskey distilleries were also located at "Boles" in
the early 1900's.
In a message dated 97-10-25 18:30:04 EDT, you write:
<< I don't know whose line this is:
ELIZABETH PACE (born 1799)married JOSEPH CLARK and produced descendants into
the BYBEE, BOWLES, GREERS, and SARTIN families.
Here is my connection to Joseph Clark & Elizabeth Pace
John Longden Bybee, Born abt 1810, Kentucky: Married 24 October 1833 Nancy
Clark(e) daughter of Joseph & Elizabeth (Pace) Clark(e).
Children of John L. & Nancy (Clark(e)) Bybee
1. Henry C. B: August 1834, Kentucky
2. Jemima E. B: 30 September 1836, M: L.P. Pace, D: 21 August 1906
3. Christopher B: ?
4. Mark D. B: abt 1840
5. Joseph B: abt 1842
6. William E. B: abt 1844
7. Thomas Mumford B: 4 October 1846, M: 14 November 1866, Glasgow, Barren
Co., KY., Cornelia Twyman, daughter of James N. & Martha (Hobson) Twyman. D:
17 October 1926, Mumfordville, Hart Co., KY.
8. Mary A. B: abt 1849
9. Sanford B: March 1851, M: Adline __?__ abt 1880?
10. Fanny B: 1854
11. Sally B: abt 1856
12. Walter B: March 1857, M: Mary __?__ abt 1883
13. Belle B: abt 1859
14. Sarah C. B: 20 June 1855, Glasgow, Barren Co., KY.
The 1900 census shows Nancy Bybee still alive after 14 births/8 surviving and
poor(?) John L. Bybee is gone.
Children Of Thomas Mumford & Cornelia (Twyman) Bybee
1. LeeNora B: 4 Jan 1869, M: 13 November, 1887. William T. Worthington, son
of Hiram Francis (Frank) & Sarah (Lawson) Worthington. D: 2 July 1968. all
occured in Glasgow, Barren Co., KY.
2. Aad ? B: abt 1868
3. Lizzie B: May 1881
4. Lara B: July 1889
I also have the following copies of marriage bonds
4 January 1881 R.H. Gatewood to Sallie Bybee
21 Febuary 1881 S.L. Bybee to Hybernia Bybee signed by Geo. Smith, Nathaniel
Bybee & B.H. Page
19 December 1881 James Hayes to Sallie A. Bybee, signed by B.C. Hayes & __?__
11 March 1839 Lee Bybee to Disey Ann Button permission to marry says Lee's
name may be William, signed by John Button, Johnathan Bybee & Polly Bybee.
15 November 1866 James William Warden to Mary A. Bybee at J.P. Pedigo's,
signed by J.W. Perkins & John W. Lain
14 July 1817 Bluford Bybee to Margaret Wealsh or Walsh signed by Bluford
Bybee & James Welch
23 February 1819 John Bybee Jr. to Kitty Wealsh signed by John L. Bybee Sr.
26 February 1803 Sherod Bybee to Jamimah Mackee
27 September 1823 Thomas Bybee to Lucy Bishop signed by John Bishop
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Inventory & appraisement of William BOWLES estate was ordered in Madison
County,Ky court 3 Mar 1800.
There were 4 gentlemen sworn to inventory the estate, and I know at least
two of them were related to the BOWLES family.
Valentine TUDOR, whose daughter Mary TUDOR married a William A.BOWLES, 6
Jun 1813, was one & William TURPIN another. I'm not sure how TURPINS were
related. The other two were, Higgison GRUBBS & John FARRELL.
William A.BOWLES was the son of Hughes BOWLES & Mary SHIPP. This is a
little confusing I know, but I am looking for the parents of the William,
who died in 1800. I think Hughes had a brother named William, and I wonder
if anyone knows if he came to Kentucky? He supposedly married Nancy Bolling.
These folks were descendents of Gideon BOWLES & Charity Ann HUGHES.
Thanks, Bev Boles
One William Billy Bowles was born April 24,1837 and died Aug. 14,1930. He
was the son of Zachary and Mary Bowles, who moved from Tennessee to the
Cedar Hill Community near Sulphur Lick in 1839.William married Ibbie
Johnson, who was born Jan. 26, 1847.Died Dec. 3, 1937.
Sally Huffman 5-27-1779 married ? Holtsclaw. Copied from a little book that
belonged to the Huffman family.
BOLES BIBLE...Bible belonged to John A. Boles born Sept., 30th, 1826, died
March 16th, 1878, he married Joanne Deweese Jan., 6th, 1859, died
Dec.,4th,1923. Lucy Ann Boles Gooden was born March 6, 1860.
Died March 20, 1948. Zackaria Marshall Boles as born
Sept. 16, 1863. Jerry Thomas Boles
was born Oct. 2, 1865. Died Sept. 12, 1929. Mattie
Ann Brown Boles was born Dec. 17, 1871. Died Nov. 18, 1928.
Nannie T. Boles was born July 23, 1874. Died June 21, 1960. Married James
David Brown-Dec. 23, 1901, he was born Sept. 26, 1880. Died April 25, 1949.
Annie Mae Browm born Oct. 22, 1914. She married Edward B. Lutterman April
23, 1905. He was born May 13, 1910.
Bessie M. Deweese as born 1889. Married Milton A. Coe, June 17,1936.
Some of the descendants from Elizabeth Pace and Joseph Clark's five children
that had descendants in the Bowles and other families were: Thomas Nunn
married Docia Williams and had 7 children. Nancy G. married Sam Clark.
Millie M. married Abner Harvey and reared 5 children.Sanford Raney married
Meekness Nunnelly and had 6 children. John Jefferson married ? and had 6
children. Ingrim A. died young. Dr. William Henry married Lucinda Hart.
Eliza G. marriedWhitefield Button and lived in Illinois. Sally I. married
Jesse Gee. Walter Jackson married Sally Richey. Lucinda Sharp married Joe
Glazebrook had 11 children. More later...
Does anyone have information on Elizabeth Johnston Bowles, daughter of Joseph
Johnston, sister of John Johnston and Monica Johnston Bowling of Springfield,
Washington Co, KY. It is possible she was married to Joseph Bowles.
She is mentioned in a will dated 1826 (I have a copy) by Joseph Johnston,
filed in Washington Co, KY. It mentions several of her children. I also
trying to find more about Monica Johnston Bowling, wife of William Bowling,
both also referred to in this will, as well as their son, James Bowling.
I believe within the last two weeks I received a message through the
BOWLES-L list that mentioned family living on the Meramec River near St.
Louis. I can't find that message now.
Would someone please resend it to me at ransomlb(a)maritz.com?
Thank you Ann, for sharing your memories of visiting Kentucky, and finding
your "roots". A couple years ago, I took my husband to Rockcastle
County,in search of his great-grandparents homeplace. It wasn't too
difficult locating the land where Tom & Susan Townsend Bowles lived, but
getting to it was a different story.
After driving a narrow road around a small mountain, we found the old farm,
but to get across the creek & to the actual spot where the house was, we
would need a 4 wheeler, which we didn't have.
When the current owners of the place learned of our plight, he says, "If
you don't mind riding on my hay wagon, I'll take you there with my
tractor". Since my husband is disabled, and I didn't drive all the way
there for nothing, I loaded myself, a 35mm, and a video camera right up
there and settled right square in the middle of the hay.
Off we went, and after about a half hour, we reached the spot where the
house once stood, but now all was left was a rock chimney, covered with
vines. I looked for some kind of memory to present to my husband, and
since the only thing left was the chimney, I picked a rock from it.
Mr Miller then took me on a guided tour, and I just sat on the hay with
camera on shoulder, filming everything. He made a couple special stops, to
explain the significance, and the saltpetre cave where Great-Grandma Annie
made her moonshine was one of them. He said remnants of her operation were
still in the cave, but wouldn't advise going in because of rattlesnakes.
Fine with me, as I could just film the outside with a little narrative!
It was a great trip, and just talking to the older folks told us so much
about the family. We learned that Tom was known as "Grizzly Tom", and
always rode a mule everywhere he went, and that Susan "Annie" was Native
American. Little things, I guess, but for those in search of their roots,
The videotape is a big attraction to the older folks in the family, and
some have made a special visit just to watch it, but I think our favorite
is the Rock that sits in our front yard.
Thanks for "listening" to our experience of finding our roots in Kentucky.
BTW- I'm a born & bred Kentuckian, born in Campbell County. I guess you
could say I was citified.
I always enjoy hearing about the successes people have when they
set out on a journey---any kind of journey. And of course, the ones
involving our Bowles/Bolls ancestors are the ones that get intensely
gripping. Thanks, Ann, for telling us about yours. It provides
inspiration for us, as we chip away at our brick walls...
Best wishes and may you have many more fulfilling trips to tell us,
A chance meeting put me in touch with the Tarvin's a couple of years ago. I
discovered a whole book on my branch of the Tarvin's.
We have roots in Ky, too. (George Washington Tarvin m. Amelia Jane Bowles
(my ggp's).) At last year's reunion we visited a restored Tarvin cemetery
near Maysville, Ky. This year we went to the Eastern seaboard for Colonial
roots. It's quite special to be able to tour a 17th C home in which my
ancestors lived and and a church in which they worshipped. One church in Md
still uses the silver chalice given all those years ago. Never much of
history student, I now have more interest in knowing the events that
involved specific members of my family: something my hs and college teachers
could not have pointed out.
May all researchers have such good fortune.
I recently made a trip that was a dream of my life. Was able to
return to the area of Ky. where my people had been since the 1830's;
Estill, Mercer and Madison counties and attend a reunion of the Tuggle
family. I knew a lot about my people, dates, areas, names, etc. But
nothing beats seeing the land itself, looking at what they looked at and
even walking where they must have. I know you all understand well what
I am saying. But it was never something I really thought I would be
to see. So I decided to inquire into the area of researchers who lived
there and could be closer to research more and take pictures for me. I
was referred by the Estill Co. Genealogy Society to a lady in Berea, Ky.
who was born and raised in Irvine, the exact site of many ancestors.
name is Coral Babb. We talked awhile and then she started asking such
direct questions and giving information I hadn't imparted yet--I was
truly wondering what was happening and then she told me that evidently
we were related and proceeded to prove same. Our great-grandparents
siblings on the Tuggle side and I was also related on the Land side to
her husband. It was pure chance that I called her instead of another
researcher (she was one highly recommended) but was evidently meant to
be! She already had loads of info to send to me because of being in the
same families and knew just where to go to get my pictures. We were
pretty excited. Anyone doing genealogy know how excited you are when
make a connection--and if they have info you don't have--it's even more
exciting. Then Coral proceeded to find what members of the family still
lived there and were young enough to be able to remember clearly. So,
finally my newly found cousin said, "Ann, you just have to come here and
see for yourself." She invited me to stay with them and said we'd go
over where the Lands, Tuggles, Craigs, and Thomas lived. I said OK so
quickly, made reservations and was on my way before anyone could change
their minds. Thank goodness, my husband was very pleased for me and
cooperative about 'elderly mother sitting' and 'dog sitting'.
My new cousin was very hospitable and we immediately started sight
seeing--the restored Boone Fort outside of Lexington. Here you can
folks dressed and tending to their businesses as if it was 150 yrs ago.
Am hoping the Craig names of the monument in front will turn out to be
my Craigs. Then we drove thru the famous Calumet Horse Farm and
Racetrack and on to her home.
The next seven days were spent visiting cemetaries, driving thru the
mountains looking at areas where my people had their homes and following
the beautiful streams until the road finally turned into a cow path.
The leaves were just beginning to turn but still mostly green and lush.
We met the neice and nephew of my grandfather, both in their late 80's
but alert and so pleased to meet "Uncle Alfred's granddaughter." Told
some family stories and had me laughing. Since my line of the family
moved to Ok. in 1910, it had been a long time since any members of that
line had been to visit. My mother remembers taking the train from Ok.
Irvine when she was very young. The visits all stopped in 1921 when her
mother died. My elderly cousin, (the neice) gave me a lovely very old
cream pitcher that had belonged to her mother. Need I say how much I
Coral has so much research material at her home that she can use to
search pedigrees, so every night we 'hunted family'. She took a lot of
misinformation and so called facts other members of the family had told
me and put it together using her library and gift for gleaning the real
facts and told me where to look for my Boles/Bowles people another
generation back. When I returned home, and back to our Clayton Library
in Houston, I found these Boles just where she said--only they were
spelled Bolls. And they WERE in Tenn. as she had guessed. I had always
thought they came straight from Va. to Ky. Knowing they were in Tn. for
quite a few years
makes the names from the Bright Hope Furnace in Tn. take on new meaning
for me. I am very grateful to Mr. Ferguson for his input.
Tuggle family reunion was great, if for no other reason than hearing
the name Tuggle said so many times and the wonderful food. And I met a
girl there I had already met by computor because she was a Tuggle
decendant of my line. We exchanged pkgs. of info and it is so nice when
you can meet your new cousins face to face.
Mustn't forget to mention that we were able to repair and place back
on the grave, the headstone of my Miriam Boles/Bolls. It had been there
103 yrs., was fairly slim but quite tall, and had broken off at the base
and had been lying on the ground probably 50 yrs. Grass was growing
quite far over it. I cleaned it and we cemented it back, hopefully well
enough for it to be there another 100 yrs. It was disheartning to see
so many of the old stones in the little hidden mountain cemetaries
breaking and falling. Thank goodness for the volunteers who do keep it
Linne thought someone might find this interesting and I hope so. It
was such a wonderful feeling to be actually seeing these places and
imagining my people being there. Let me assure the world that Kentucky
is a beautiful state and I am very proud that those strong pioneers and
that lovely land are part of my heritage. Ann Conaway
Direct Descendants of Anna Caroline BOLES
1 Anna Caroline BOLES b: abt 1785 NY or NJ d: Aft. 16 August 1850 French
Creek, Chautauqua County,
New York (?)
. +Parley Bloss, Sr. b: 6 March 1776 Woodstock, Windham County, Connecticut?
m: 7 July 1803
Royalton, Windsor County, Vermont d: 1852 French Creek, Chautauqua County,
New York. [After the
birth of their first four children, they evidently removed to Genesee
County, NY and thence to French
Creek, Chautauqua County, NY
2 Parley Bloss, Jr. b: 7 August 1807 Royalton, Windsor County,
Vermont(?)d: 19 August 1843
.... +Lucinda Shields Reid b: 12 January 1810 Erie County, Pennsylvania m: 6
Chautauqua County, New York d: 23 April 1878 IL?, IN? [Lucinda�s older
sister, Matilda Blair
Reid, b. 8 Dec 1811, d. 28 April 1882 m., 1 July 1847, as his 2nd wife,
Augustus BOLES, (b. abt
1794-5 Massachusetts, d. 18 October 1872.) Also a purchaser of land from
the Holland Land
Company at French Creek, Chautauqua County, NY, was Hubbard BOLLS, whose
next to those of Parley Bloss, Jr. and Augustus BOLLS in the 1830 NY
Census. In the 1820 PA
Census, Venango County, Alleghany twp., Parly Bloss (age 26 to 45) appears
with a female age
26 to 45 and nine children on the next line below that of William BOLES
(age of 45 and up) and
2 males age 26 to 45.]
... 3 Alvy Anderson Bloss b: 14 August 1829 Chautauqua, New York d: 2
Fruitvale (near Oakland), Alameda County, California
....... +Harriet Elizabeth Neavill b: abt 4 April 1844 Iowa m: 18 March
Bridgeport twp., Nevada County, California d: 4 April 1903 Los Angeles
...... 4 Harriet Ellen Bloss b: 14 June 1866 Nevada City, Nevada County,
d: 3 January 1902 Lindsay, Tulare County, California
.......... +William Karin Flynn b: 11 June 1853 Stockton, San Joaquin
California m: 15 March 1889 Lindsay, Tulare County, California d: 26 July
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California
......... 5 William Bruce Flynn, Sr. b: 31 July 1900 Lindsay, Tulare
California d: 28 October 1972 Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County,
............. +Alice Louise Kratt b: 29 June 1909 town of Marilla, Erie
York m: 25 March 1926 Taft, Kern County, California
........... 6 John Karen Flynn b: 23 January 1933, Ojai,Ventura County,
I understand from one of our Bowles list members who very much
wanted to see the Bright Hope Furnace Ledger that the URL was missing a
symbol, so that she couldn't access the Web Page. Here's what she was
missing, in case anyone else has had a similar difficulty:
The : after http// got left out....
Sorry if this caused anyone some frustration.
Best wishes to all,