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Date: Mon, 29 Dec 1997 16:29:17 -0600
From: Sandi Gorin <sgorin(a)glasgow-ky.com>
Subject: 1820 CUMBERLAND CO CENSUS CONTINUED
Can anyone in our group connect to this Thomas BOLES? Let us know!
(Just before I was ready to press the Send button, I checked for new mail,
and there was Leathel's posting on Thomas Bowles/Boles.) Now that you have
Leathel's post about her Thomas, and this group of names below, does anyone
else connect with them? --- Linne
Read across; Paoli, continued:
David Jones Solomon Long Jonathan Jones
Milly Jones James Wood Leah Ballard
Robert Crockett Samuel Scott Jemima Huff
David Crocket James Craig Thomas Scott
Samuel Hopkins James Biter Nancy Scott
William Morgan William Addison Peter Baliker
Isaac Rayfield William Hibbits Nancy Jewel
Richard Lewis Isaaac Ford John Pendleton
Samuel Hopkins David Jamison Thomas Binns
Jane Jones John Fletcher William Fletcher
William McGlasson George Robinson John Boyd
Daniel Binns Esau Wright Edward Wright
William Yates James Riddle George Green Sen
George Green Jun Henry Maynard Joshue Harrison
Easter McNeely Nathaniel Cary William Smith
Nathaniel Smith Nathan Thurman Littleberry Thurman
Sarah Tally Hays Murphy Jun Adam Titterington
Jacob Brown John E King James Bramlett
James Crouch Caty Holsapple William Frogg Sen
George McCully Henry Clark John Miller
Cornelious Pickens Thomas Pickens Joseph Pickens
Hugh Lackey John Louery Abner Huff
George Bundy Joel Coffee John Coffee
James Harper William Ford Friend Carter
Benjamin Means William Taylor Alexander Hays
Bernet Hoffman William Thresher Moses Hull
Daniel Hull Henry Hull David Bourn
Michael Gabbard John Carter Jeremiah McCoy
William Crouch Duval Gross Simon Gross
Jacob Gross Isaac Denton Joseph Wright
Elisha Cox Abner Wright Jesse Ellington
Thomas Boles Edward Cheatham Absalom Scott
Jesse Hull William Cheatham Edward Cary
William Hull Robert Smith Lydda Bunch
To be continued - Sandi
Sandi Gorin - 205 Clements Ave., Glasgow, KY 42141
502-651-9114 - sgorin(a)glasgow-ky.com
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I am sending this message to anyone and everyone. It doesn't have anything
to do with genealogy, and yet it does! One of the dearest, sweetest, lady,
that I know is very very sick. She is 85 and has helped many people in their
endeaver to find an ancestor. She needs eveyone's prayers, so she may get
better. Her name is Elizabeth Downing. I think, she almost has pheumonia.
I,ve only talked to her on the phone, but I know she sounds really terrible.
Another thing that makes me know that she is sick, is she doesn't feel like
talking. And, she's always ready to talk about genealogy! So, I
would ask that everyone say a prayer that she might get well. And I thank
you very much and may God bless you.
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>Subject: Fw: [Fwd: [Fwd: [WALKER-L] FCC - Phone Companies]]
>Date: Wed, 31 Dec 1997 11:45:22 -0500
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>Subject: [Fwd: [WALKER-L] FCC - Phone Companies]
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>I don't know how true this is. But it is something to think about.
>HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!
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>From: bob battaglia <bobbatt(a)texas.net>
>Subject: [WALKER-L] FCC - Phone Companies
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>The paragraphs below were copied from another mail list. I am passing it
>on because it appears to be authentic and needs to be brought out into
>public discussion before it is put into law. Note the email address where
>you can register your concern. Spread the word - note deadline is 2/13/98.
>I am writing you this to inform you of a very important matter
>currently under review by the FCC. Your local telephone company has
>filed a proposal with the FCC to impose per minute charges for your
>internet service. They contend that your usage has or will hinder the
>operation of the telephone network.
>It is my belief that internet usage will diminish if users were
>required to pay additional per minute charges. The FCC has created an
>email box for your comments, responses must be received by February
>13, 1998. Send your comments and tell them what you think.
>Every phone company is in on this one, and they are trying to sneak it
>in just under the wire for litiagation. Let everyone you know hear
>this one. Get the e-mail address to everyone you can think of.
>Bob Battaglia <bobbatt(a)texas.net> in the Alamo City
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>TO SEARCH ARCHIVES
I copied a few wills on my last trip to Bourbon County Ky., and am not
familar with the Benjamin BOWLES mentioned in this one. Anyone know what
happened to him?
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.
This was in the Kentucky Explorer, November,1996 written by John J. Boles,Louisville.
I am sending a picture of my great-great grandfather and a little of the family history.
Thomas Bowles, my g.g.grandfather was born May 5, 1775, in Chesterfield, VA.He was the son of Thomas Bowles, who was born in 1732 in VA. Thomas Jr. had a brother named Fleming who stayed in VA. and continued to spell his name Bowles.
Thomas Sr. was arrested by the British for supplying the Continental Army. Had he been armed at the time, they would have shot him. Instead they paroled him.
Thomas Jr. married Tabethia Farmer, daughter of Elam Farmer,Jr., in Chesterfield,VA., in 1797. They had sons, Elam Farmer Boles, born in 1798, James Madison Boles, born in 1799, and daughter Tabethia Jane Boles, born in 1805. In the Cumberland Co. census of 1810 of 1820, Elam states that he was the last Boles born in VA.. So Thomas had to have moved to KY. in 1798 or 1799.
Family legend has it that Thomas was in a fight to death with a man and he was choking him to death and he gorged the other man's eyes out. He either fled to KY. as a felon from justice or fearing what the family would do to him, or perhaps for both reasons.
His reason for coming to Cumberland Co.,KY.,was that he had a brother-in-law living there of the Cleatham family.
During the War of 1812, 100 Americans surrendered to the British who turned them over to the Indians, who in turn massacred them. Most were from KY. Gov. Shelby called for volunteers and every able-bodied KY. man answered the call. Thomas Jr. was 37 years old, with a family. He volunteered and perhaps some that were massacred were his friends. He had to furnish his flint lock rifle,powder and lead, clothes, blankets, and cooking equipment. Thomas fought all the way to Canada.
Thomas Jr.lived to be 88 years old, and died in Burksville, KY., Cumberland Co. He is buried in the Burksville Cemetery alongside his wife,son Elam Farmer and his wife. They were buried in a family plot and someone built a house 18 inches from the wall. Dr. Donald Boles and myself moved them to a perpetual care cemetery.
The first spelling of Boles has been found in 1823 in probating Elam Farmer,Jr's will.Elam Boles signed on the margin as Boles. Why, I don't know.
If anyone wants the complete history it is on a tape in the Mormon Archives, put there by a Mormon genealogist.
This query was just sent to me, and I can't find anything in my
records to help him. Anyone got anything they know about this couple? If
so, can you both post it to the group, and post it to Larry, please?
Anna Bowls / Bowles
b. abt 1792, Orange County, NC
d. bef? 1860, Weakley County, TN
m. to James Baldridge
They had 8-9 children.
Anna and James are my 4th great grandparents.
I have data on James, but, Anna is a mystery.
Is any of this famaliar?
I would appreciate any help you might be able to offer.
For those of you not from the San Francisco Bay Area, Sutro Library is a
(or perhaps the) California State Genealogical Library. Here's some of
what I found on Bowles:
'Marriages of Goochland County, Virginia 1733-1815' by Kathleen Booth
Hughes Bowles m Mary Shipp 12 Nov 1783
William Bowles m Elizabeth Napier, daughter of Booth Napier, 14 Feb 1778
Nathan V. Bowles m Jane Puryear, daughter of Ann, 20 Jan 1812
There were others, but I didn't have time to copy them out
Goochland County Wills & Deeds 1736-1742 pg. 32
John Bowles is listed as a witness to a deed, 2 Aug 1739
St. James Parish Vestry Book 1744-1850
Gideon Bowles is a member of Processions (land survey I think) in 1764
Going back again next Friday
Just a quick note to let you all know that my father Harold W. Boles (5123
Ridgebrook Dr., Kalamazoo, MI 49001) suffered a stroke two years ago. He's
doing well but is not able to answer genealogical correspondence. However, I
am quite active genealogically and would be happy to handle
Boles/Boyle/Boal/etc. related inquiries. If you have Web access you can also
check out my home page at http://members.aol.com/Bolesbooks/Bolesbooks.html.
My best wishes for the holidays and new year --
Descendants of John C. BOLLS
1. John C. BOLLS was born 1745 in Ireland. He died 1831 in Claiborne Co,
MS, USA. I believe he was a tailor, was a ruling elder in Hopewell Presbyterian
Church of Hopewell, NC and also a Rev. War Soldier. John married (1) Martha (?)
They had the following children:
John C. BOLLS Jr. (d. 1829 Jefferson Co, MS, USA, m. Mary Elizabeth
James BOLLS (b. 5 May 1769, d. 8 Mar 1821, m. Mary Elizabeth SCOTT)
Wilson BOLLS (b. 4 Jan 1771, d. 1837 Fayette, MS, m. Rebecca ERWIN 26
Andrew BOLLS (b. 1778 MS, d. 1835 Natchez, MS, m. Martha ROBINSON)
Mathew BOLLS (b. 1785 Natchez, MS, d. 1854 Grand Lake, AR, buried in
m.Mary SMYLIE 14 Feb 1811 Jefferson, MS)
William BOLLS (b.1785 Natchez, MS, d. 1843 Hempstead Co., AR)
John also married Mary LOBDELL on 8 Feb 1819 in Jefferson Co., USA.
7. William BOLLS was born 1785 in Natchez, MS, USA. He died 1843 in
Hempstead Co, AR, USA and was buried in Hempstead Co, AR, USA. His children
from his marriage to Elizabeth Griffing all came to Hempstead, AR and married
there. William married Salina Eunice FLOYD, daughter of Moses FLOYD and Hannah
GRIFFING on 1 Aug 1831 in Jefferson Co, MS, USA. Salina was born 1808 in LA,
USA. She died about 1865 in Nevada Co, AR, USA. They had the following
Emaline BOLLS (b. about 1837)
Emily Jane BOLLS (b. 1836 Hempstead Co, AR)
Mathew E. BOLLS (b. 1842 in Hempstead Co, AR)
Laura Isabella BOLLS (b. 1844 Hempstead Co, AR after her father died)
William also married Elizabeth GRIFFING 1805. Elizabeth died before 1831. They
had the following children:
William G. BOLLS.
Martha E. BOLLS.
Mary Ann BOLLS.
8. Emaline BOLLS was born about 1837 in Hempstead Co, AR, USA. She died in
Hempstead Co, AR, USA. No husband known. She had the following children:
Orlando Frank BOLLS (b. 4 Mar 1858, d. 14 Feb 1934)
Thomas Mansfield BOLLS (b. 1868 Hempstead Co, AR, d. in TX)
18. Orlando Frank BOLLS was born 4 Mar 1858 (or 1885) in Near Prescott,
Hempstead Co, AR, USA. He died 14 Feb 1934 in Conway, Faulkner Co, AR, USA and
was buried in Conway, Faulkner Co, AR, USA. Orlando married Laura PRIGMORE,
daughter of James R. PRIGMORE and Martha (?) on 18 Jun 1881 in Nevada Co, AR,
USA. Laura was born 26 Dec 1855 in Sarcoxie, Jasper Co, MO, USA. She died 8 Jun
1936 in Conway, Faulkner Co, AR, USA. Orlando and Laura had the following
Luther Neal BOLLS (b. 1882 Nevada Co, AR, d. 1963 Rusk, TX, m. Anise May
Charles A. BOLLS (b. 1885 Nevada Co, AR, d. 1978 Lonoak, AR, m. Mrytle
James Mark BOLLS (b. 1887 Nevada Co, AR, d. 1950 in TX, m Marguirite
Fletcher Evans BOLLS (b. 1889 Nevada Co, AR, d. 1976 Pine Bluff, AR, m.
Gracie Gertrude BOLLS (b. 1891 Nevada Co, AR, d. 1982, m. Artie J.
Lillard Lee BOLLS (b. 1892 Nevada Co, AR, d. 1969 Conway, AR, m. Clara
Frankie Lois BOLLS (b. 1897 Nevada Co., AR, d. 1983 Pine Bluff, AR, m.
Oscar Carl LANDERS)
Orlando also married Laura SIMPSON on 11 Jan 1876 in Nevada Co. AR.
Jim Savage at ljs(a)ix.netcom.com and at jsavage(a)kraft.com
I sent this to the Greene County Tennessee list and to a few others. Linne
suggested I send it to the Bowles list as some of you had people at the
Bright Hope Furnace in Greene County.
For you that are not familiar with Bright Hope Furnace Ledger, it is the
record of transactions at the company store for parts of 1835 & 1836. The
This was Christmas time in 1835. There was no mention of Christmas in the
Ledger, and no Christmas items on the Ledger - no cards, no ornaments, no
wrapping paper, no toys, no Christmas trees. The only thing that even
sounds like Christmas were the chestnuts.
> From: A. Claude Ferguson <ferguson(a)kiva.net>
> To: Greene County List <TNGREENE-L(a)rootsweb.com>; Linne Bowles Gravestock
> Subject: [TNGREENE-L] Christmas At Bright Hope
> Date: Monday, December 22, 1997 8:18 AM
> As we prepare for Christmas 1997, we might take a look at Christmas 1835
> the Bright Hope Furnace in Greene County, Tennessee.
> Chestnuts sold for $ .l2 1.2 per quart.
> Crout was .50 for 1/2 bushel.
> Bacon was .12 1/2 per pound.
> Flour was .03 per pound (.2 1/2 if bought in quantity).
> Potatoes were 1 .66 1/2 for 5-bushel.
> The Store had paid Brown and Dickson $2.75 for 33 Almanacs which were
> being sold for $4.125 (.12 1/2 each). That Almanac was a must for many of
> our people then.
> It should be noted that the Company Store was closed Christmas Day!
> Merry Christmas 1997 to you and yours.
> A. Claude Ferguson
> ==== TNGREENE Mailing List ====
> Be sure to visit Bridgett Smith's TNGenWeb Greene Co page:
I checked a CDROM I have on Immigrants to the New World and found the following Bowles's:
From: Imigrants, A Consolidation of Ships Passenger Lists and Associated Data from Periodical Literature
Edited by Michael Tepper
Volume 2, Baltimore, Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc. 1979
Some Early Emigrants to America
Abstracted by George D. P. Nicholson, F. S. A.
The person indentured:
John Bowles, co. Middx [county Middlesex?], 22 [age], X [made his mark]
Christopher Deane of London. Merchant.
Virginia, 4 [the number of years of indenture], Burnaby [ship], Capt. Mathew Ryder [ship's captain]
25th October 1683, Jon. Ingham [witness], (Abra. Bayly.) [magistrate]
The person indentured:
Thomas Walker. "A fatherless youth aged about 17 years.", From co. York Son of George Walker, signs
Edward Talbot of London. Merchant.
Maryland or Virginia, 7 [the number of years of indenture], Crowne Malage [ship], Capt. Staples [ship's captain]
12th August 1684, X mark of John Bowles [witness], (Abra. Bayly.) [magistrate]
From: A List of Passengers From Ireland Arriving in American Ports, 1811
Transcribe from the Shamrock
Bowles, Mrs. H.; Co. Sligo.
From: Imigrants, A Consolidation of Ships Passenger Lists and Associated Data from Periodical Literature
Edited by Michael Tepper
Volume 2, Baltimore, Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc. 1979
American Passenger Lists, 1804-6, Report of the Deputy Keeper of the Records for the year 1929, Northern Public Record Office (1930), 19-23
Appendix B: Index to Documents (other than normal increments) Deposited in the Public Record Office During the Year 1929
Bowles, (Brig.-Gen.) T. S. P. I. 1719
Bowles, Brig.-Gen. Pheneas, Regt. of List of Officers 1757 (T.)
Bowles' Regt. T. S. P. I. 1715-8
T. S. P. I. is Transcript of State Papers relating to Ireland
T. is transcript
As everyone knows, Rootsweb sponsors all the computers, equipment
and functioning of most of the lists, including the Bowles list. Because
they've been a real lifeline to me, I've sent them a little token of my
appreciation to support them. In return, they ask their supporters to send
them a list of surnames that they're researching, and when those surnames
come through their system, they filter them out and send them to the
appropriate researchers. Today it was a listing of cemeteries in Alabama,
other times it's a list of fellow researchers who are looking into the
Bowles (and other) lines. I've given them my list of surnames that I have
a hope of finding this way; I didn't give them some of them, such as Smith,
Jackson, Little, Marshall, White and Williams. I would just be sent pages
and pages of those names, with little understanding of which ones might be
connected to mine...I'll use other methods of located those.
Not only are the Bowles families listed here, but I've also left in
the list the families that are allied with them, as someone in our
membership may also have a Southern Bowles who married into one of these
names. Just delete the names that don't apply to your lines.
If you want to join me in supporting Rootsweb, write to me
privately and I'll tell you how. In the meantime, have a good time looking
at this list of Bowles names and others, to see what you can see.
Seasons' greetings to all,
Subject: RootsWeb Surname Notification: Autauga Co, Alabama Cemeteries
Date: Sat, 20 Dec 1997 02:31:26 -0800 (PST)
Organization: RAND, Santa Monica, CA
Autauga County, Alabama Cemetery Listings
From the Alabama GenWeb project comes this listing of burials in
several Autauga County, Alabama cemeteries. It was compiled by Larry
Nobles and contains 13,000 names. Black cemeteries are indicated by
the letter, B, in parenthesis. In some cases, Whites are buried in
Black cemeteries and vice versa; not all such graves are marked
accordingly. The URL for this resource (if you would like to search
for other names) is
NAME DOB DOD CEMETERY
BOWLES, B. G. PL HILL/2 (AL)
BOWLES, BELL PL HILL/2 (AL)
BOWLES, BIRDIE C. 29 MAY 1880 29 DEC 1974 PL HILL/2 (AL)
BOWLES, EUNICE H. 8 JAN 1911 14 JUN 1930 PL HILL/2 (AL)
BOWLES, FRANCES PEARSON 27 DEC 1927 ROCKY HILL (AL)
BOWLES, G. N. (NEWTIE) 1910 1981 MEMORY GARDEN (AL)
BOWLES, G. T. 18 SEP 1880 29 DEC 1933 PL HILL/2 (AL)
BOWLES, HERSHEL 8 APR 1926 31 MAR 1932 PL HILL/2 (AL)
BOWLES, LORA B. 1909 1981 MEMORY GARDEN (AL)
BOWLES, MALCOLM KERR, JR. 8 OCT 1928 16 AUG 1988 ROCKY HILL (AL)
BOWLES, MARY KATHERINE 19 OCT 1957 19 NOV 1987 ROCKY HILL (AL)
BOWEN, ANN C. 1888 1975 OAK HILL (AL)
BOWEN, ANN O. MONTGOMERY 2 JUN 1840 24 DEC 1873 MONTGOMERY (AL)
BOWEN, ANNIE BURROWS 1862 1935 OAK HILL (AL)
BOWEN, CARLION 14 OCT 1900 5 JAN 1978 WATER OAK GR (AL)
BOWEN, CHARLES RUDULPH 19 SEP 1856 21 OCT 1913 DOSTER (AL)
BOWEN, JAMES A. 22 MAY 1880 19 MAR 1944 LIBERTY CH (AL)
BOWEN, JAMES H., M.D. (CSA) 13 NOV 1833 23 JAN 1906 OAK HILL (AL)
BOWEN, JULIA A. 30 MAY 1889 OAK HILL (AL)
BOWEN, MAGGIE E. 27 JAN 1881 19 JUL 1959 LIBERTY CH (AL)
BOWEN, ROSA S. 3 AUG 1900 18 NOV 1974 C/L CHRISTIAN (AL)
BOWEN, WILLIAM H. 12 SEP 1860 6 SEP 1918 OAK HILL (AL)
JEFFRIES, JOE 6 NOV 1905 6 APR 1978 IVY CREEK (AL)
RILEY, ABSALOM A. 20 AUG 1891 7 MAY 1964 LIBERTY CH (AL)
RILEY, ANNA L. 1879 1973 OAK HILL (AL)
RILEY, ELIZABETH EVANS 29 MAR 1910 WADSWORTH (AL)
RILEY, HOWARD ELMER 26 OCT 1909 WADSWORTH (AL)
RILEY, JAMES H. 23 MAY 1898 6 JAN 1963 PL HILL/1 (W) (AL)
RILEY, LORENA ADDISON 27 JUL 1896 5 DEC 1984 LIBERTY CH (AL)
RILEY, RUBY KAYE 27 NOV 1923 11 JUL 1947 MARBURY (AL)
RILEY, WALTER J. 1877 1936 OAK HILL (AL)
NOBLE, A. PARKER JUL 1846 AUG 1847 OAK HILL (AL)
NOBLE, DOROTHY 13 MAR 1932 16 DEC 1933 ROCKY MOUNT (AL)
NOBLE, E. SCOTT 2 APR 1848 14 APR 1848 OAK HILL (AL)
NOBLE, JAMES RONALD 11 OCT 1954 17 OCT 1954 C/L CHRISTIAN (AL)
NOBLE, JIM T. (WWII 20 MAR 1918 17 JUL 1978 C/L CHRISTIAN (AL)
NOBLE, M. BROCK APR 1849 JUN 1852 OAK HILL (AL)
NOBLE, M. WINCHESTER 2 MAR 1845 2 MAR 1845 OAK HILL (AL)
NOBLE, MATTIE A. SMITH 2 MAR 1889 16 JAN 1977 C/L CHRISTIAN (AL)
NOBLE, MILDREDGE G. 17 MAR 1916 29 JAN 1989 C/L CHRISTIAN (AL)
NOBLE, MRS. G. W. MCLEMORE NOV 1825 DEC 1852 OAK HILL (AL)
NOBLE, T. K. 26 AUG 1890 13 NOV 1952 C/L CHRISTIAN (AL)
SAMPLE, WILLIAM 1 JAN 1863 OLD METHODIST (AL)
SAMPLES, JOHN ALEXANDER 16 OCT 1840 22 JUL 1844 OLD METHODIST (AL)
i seek these BOWLES families and female lines:
1/ John BOWLES b ? England; d 1664 VA
2// John BOWLES 1644
3/// John BOWLES
+m Sarah KNIGHT
4//// John Knight BOWLES 1703
5///// John BOWLES 8 jun 1743, Hanover Co VA; d 5 aug 1836 Union District SC
+ m Elizabeth "Betsy CURD b 1738, Goochland Co VA
6////// Benjamin BOWLES 1765, Fluvanna Co VA
+m Frances Alloway STRANGE . .1764
7/////// Jesse BOWLES 3 mar 1806 Fluvanna Co VA' d 1877 Goochland Co VA
+m Ann Elizabeth DULEY b 1806
8//////// Frances Rebecca BOWLES b 1834 Fluvanna Co VA; d 1911 Goochland Co VA
+ m John Binford KNIBB b 1823
1/ John BOWLES (Patriot) b 1743 Hanover Co; d 1836 Union Dictrict SC;
married Elizabeth "Betsy" CURD b 1738, Goochland Co VA; d Union District SC.
2// Benjamin BOWLES b 1743 Hanover Co VA m Frances STRANGE
2// Mollie BOWLES b 1767
2// Sarah BOWLES b 1769
2// Nancy BOWLES b 1771
2// Matthew BOWLES b 1774
2// John F BOWLES b 1776
2// Thomas BOWLES b 1780
2// Betsy Price BOWLES b 1781
2// Charles K BOWLES b 1787 m Lucy Price JACKSON
2// Benjamin BOWLES b 1743 Hanover Co VA m Frances STRANGE
3/// Nancy M BOWLES b 1791
3/// Elizabeth C BOWLES b 1793 m Abraham FUQUA
3/// Mildred B BOWLES b 1795 m John SADDLER
3/// John Strange BOWLES b 1797
3/// Henry F BOWLES b 1798 m Margaret COOPER
3/// Rebecca M BOWLES b 1800 m Miles WILLS
3/// Sarah A BOWLES b 1803 m Joseph SPENCER
3/// Jesse T BOWLES b 1806 m Anne E DULEY
3/// Thomas BOWLES b 1807
3/// Benjamin BOWLES b 1810 m Matilda SEAY
jeff whittaker < JWfam1234(a)aol.com >
see my family list at < http://members.aol.com/JWfam1234/index.html >
Don Williams, sbawilli(a)ibm.net has come back with a quick reply
about his experience with the Virginia records that Sandi Gorin has
referred us to. Looks like it will be until after New Year's that I'll be
able to dip into it.
Still---if anyone does find anything of note in these files, do let
us all know.
Best wishes, Linne
Linne: I have used the electronic library index from VA before, and it does
have quite a lot of info, but it is tedious because you have to search
through cards (like in a card index file) in groups of 5 until you get to
the area that you are looking for. Then, you have to search or move one
card up or down at a time until you get to the ones you are interested in.
It does give you some ideas of who was in the area at what time. I have
used it quite often. Don Williams, Oregon.
Is anyone in our group gifted with a few spare hours to check out
this site? Sandi Gorin forwarded it to the South-Central KY list, saying
that she's just spent an hour here, and has barely scratched the surface...
The Library of Virginia URL for their Electronically Available Card
If you find something wonderful at this address, would you be kind
enough to share it with the group? I'm in over my head with Christmas and
houseguests for a while, so can't stop to look at it.
Warmest holiday wishes for everyone. May you have your deepest
hearts' desires granted,
I just rechecked a site that had the inscriptions from the gravestones for
the Bowles' and saw that Caleb was born 14 Jun 1832, not 1842. Now I'm
almost certain we have a match. If you're interested the gravestone
information is at: http://www.l-ags.org/du106.html#109.
You can get my Bowles information from my web page:
http://www.netcom.com/~curtrowe. I can send you gedcom if you want, but
there's not much.
I got the Patton spelling from two places: a recollection from her
grandson and a recollection of her daughter.
The recollection of her grandson is contained in 'Records of Families of
California Pioneers', D.A.R.:
My maternal grandfather, Caleb Bowles came across the plains from
Independence, Missouri, arriving in San Francisco in 1852. He and his
brother George held a valuable placer claim at Birchville, now a forgotten
ghost town near Dutch Flat. In 1868, he married Ellen Patton of St. Louis,
Missouri, my grandmother, who came to California via New York and the
Isthmus of Panama to teach school. Ellen Patton arrived at San Francisco
and thence when to Stockton. Caleb Bowles was a cousin of George Hearst,
and Ellen Patton and Phoebe Apperson Hearst were girlhood friends in
Ellsworth L. Martinelli
I'm guessing that Ellsworth is the son of Jane Bowles who was a daughter of
Caleb and Ellen
There is biography of Bethel S. Coats, the husband of Phoebe E. Coats who
was a daughter of Caleb and Ellen Patton in 'History of Contra Costa
County, California', 1926. It was the property of Phoebe Coats and it is
likely that she contributed the information for the biography. He is an
excerpt regarding the Bowles':
On December 30, 1891, Bethel S. Coats and Miss Phoebe Bowles were united in
marriage. She was born in San Luis Obispo County, a daughter of Caleb and
Ellen (Patton) Bowles, both natives of Missouri. Caleb Bowles came to
California and mined for a time, after which he settled in San Luis Obispo
County and engaged in ranching, later moving to Tassajara, where he
continued farming. Mr. Bowles was related to the late Senator George
Hearst, and Mrs. Bethel S. Coats was named for Mrs. Hearst [Phoebe
They both could be wrong. Ellen may have just told them what her maiden
name was and they thought it sounded more like Patton than Patten.
I also spoke with probate records for St. Louis County, Missouri today.
There are a lot of records for the Caleb Bowles who died in 1836. They
are going to look though them and send me the ones that mention family
members, hopefully a will. I'll let the Bowles list know what I find out.
From: Chuck Haley [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, December 19, 1997 5:41 AM
Subject: Re: Caleb Bowles
This information matches mine except I show Caleb (Jr.?) married to Ellen
Patten. I have Caleb's brother George M. married to Martha Price. Caleb's
other siblings are: Margaret Jane BOWLES BURNS, William Hearst BOWLES,
I would be interested in adding your line to this as we are undoubtedly
Flower Stop http://www.flowerstop.com
At 08:16 PM 12/18/97 -0800, you wrote:
>I'm a little suspect of the birth date for my Caleb. He would have been
>years old when he came to California to go gold mining with his brother so
>he may have been born earlier. Do you have anything for his brother
>George? Also, I got a note from Linne Gravestock that included the
> When I looked in the index, I found a posting from Jane Moser, at
>BDXK78A(a)prodigy.com dated 5 June. She says that there was a Caleb, b.
>1785 in Goochland Co., VA who married Elizabeth Glenn, and she died in
>1821. He then married Mary Hearst, who was born 7 Dec. 1798 in SC.
> Caleb Bowles and Mary Hearst had a Caleb who married Mary Patten
>(that's the way she---Jane---spells it.)
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