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Do you have any more information on Ruth Bowls that married Benj. Thacker
7-2-1757. They were my 5g-grandparents. I have never been able to find her
parents or siblings.
Geneva Thacker Greenwell
The surnames found in the following family records are: Bean,
Blackburn, Boles, Brigman, Brooks, Bunch, Butler, Caldwell, Crabtree,
Elliot, Estus, Fant, Hardwick, Isaacs, Jeffrey, Jones, Middleton, Night,
Parsons, Potter, Powell, Richardson, Stanfield, Stockman, Ware, White,
Williams, Wilson, and Zachary.
This is a further continuation of my work with the Boles/Williams
family in central and eastern Texas, from 1780 to 1960. Notice that this
information was originally published in 1972; I'll be scouting around to
find out if this is still the name and address of Waco's genealogical
society. And I have no idea, yet, if Dan Williams is still there.
This is from the HEART OF TEXAS RECORDS, March, 1972 issue, published by the
Central Texas Genealogical Society
1717 Austin Ave
WILLIAMS FAMILY RECORDS
(Note submitted with the information: "I will appreciate any information
from any reader of this quarterly that will help fill in the missing parts
of these family records. CTGS member, Mr. Dan Williams, 4212 Timbercrest,
These marriage, birth and death records were taken from Mexican Census of
1829-35, Mexican land grant deeds, Yoakum's History of Texas, Texas
Thomas WILLIAMS m. Priscilla BROOKS in Georgia or Tennessee, 1780.
John WILLIAMS (Cherokee John) b. TN/GA area
Brooks WILLIAMS, b. TN/GA area
William (Bill) WILLIAMS, b. TN 1788
Leonard WILLIAMS, b. GA 1798
Mary Polly WILLIAMS, b. TN. 1802
Dorcas WILLIAMS, b. GA 1790
Bill WILLIAMS and Mary ISAACS, 1818 (Cherokee half-breed)
Leonard WILLIAMS and Nancy ISAACS, 1818 (Cherokee half-breed)
Mary Polly WILLIAMS and William ELLIOT
Dorcas WILLIAMS and Henry STOCKMAN
Bill WILLIAMS and Lucinda BEAN (second wife)
Leonard WILLIAMS and Jane WARE, 1836 (second wife)
Nancy ISAACS WILLIAMS, d. 1835, Chief BOWLES' Cherokee Village
Leonard WILLIAMS, d. 1854, killed by Indians (Mt. Calm Pitts Cemetery)
Bill WILLIAMS, d. 1892, Ranger, Texas
John WILLIAMS, d. 1820's, killed by Indians, Nacogdoches area (see Jim
BOWIE and BIG MUSH, Cherokee Chief) (See also Yoakum's History
Brooks WILLIAMS, killed and scalped by Indians on east bank of Neches
River east of Ft. Houston, April 1836 (See "Never Again" by Williams)
Thomas and Priscilla BROOKS WILLIAMS died before 1850 in Nacogdoches
area (burial place unknown)
Col. Leonard WILLIAMS and Nancy ISAACS, m. 1818
b. 1798, GA b. 1798, TN
Sallie WILLIAMS, b. 1819, Coahuila, TX/Mexico
Thomas WILLIAMS, b. 1821, Coahuila, TX/Mexico
Priscilla WILLIAMS, b. 1823, Coahuila, TX/Mexico
Polly WILLIAMS, b. 1825, Coahuila, TX/Mexico
Leonard Houston WILLIAMS, b. 10 Dec. 1828, Coahuila, TX/Mexico
Melinda WILLIAMS, b. 1832, Coahuila, TX/Mexico
Nancy WILLIAMS, b. 1835, Coahuila, TX/Mexico
Leonard WILLIAMS and Jane WARE (second wife), b. AR, m. 1828
George W. WILLIAMS, b. 1840, Republic of Texas
Hardy Brooks WILLIAMS, b. 1847, Texas, U.S.A.
Katherine WILLIAMS, b. 1849, Texas, U.S.A.
Sallie WILLIAMS and George WILSON
Thomas WILLIAMS and Mary Elizabeth Davis WARE, 1839
Priscilla WILLIAMS and Green Berry HARDWICK, 1840
Polly WILLIAMS and Henry JEFFREY, Oct. 10, 1837
Leonard H. WILLIAMS and Narcissus Jane ESTUS, Oct. 26, 1854
Melinda WILLIAMS and Job CRABTREE, 1848
Nancy WILLIAMS and Nathan MIDDLETON, 1850
Hardy Brooks WILLIAMS and Jane RICHARDSON, ?
Katherine WILLIAMS and W. H. STOCKMAN, 1865
Thomas WILLIAMS, d. 29 March, 1889, Ranger, Eastland Co., TX
Mary WARE WILLIAMS, d. 21 Nov. 1886, Ranger, Eastland Co., TX
Priscilla HARDWICK, d. 1854, Hardwick Cem., Gholson, McLennan Co., TX
Green Berry HARDWICK, d. 1865, Hardwick Cem., Gholson, McLennan Co.,
Polly WILLIAMS JEFFREY, d. ?
Melinda WILLIAMS CRABTREE, d. 1852, Pitts Cem., Mt. Calm, Hill Co., TX
Nancy WILLIAMS MIDDLETON, d. 1850, Pitts Cem., Mt. Calm, Hill Co., TX
(first white burial in area)
Nathan MIDDLETON, d. Nov. 30, 1870, Pitts Cem., Mt. Calm, Hill Co., TX
Job CRABTREE, d. 1850's, Pitts Cem., Mt Calm, Hill Co., TX
George W. WILLIAMS, d. 1864 (killed in Battle of Atlanta)
Hardy BROOKS WILLIAMS, d. 1925, Old Mt. Calm Cem., Hill Co., TX
Jane RICHARDSON WILLIAMS, d. ? Dallas, Dallas Co., TX
Leonard Houston WILLIAMS, d. March 1920, Old Mt. Calm Cem., Hill Co., TX
Narcissus J. ESTES WILLIAMS, d. 1916, Old Mt. Calm Cem., Hill Co., TX
George WILSON ?
W. H. STOCKMAN ?
Katherine WILLIAMS STOCKMAN d. ?
Leonard H. WILLIAMS, b. in Chief BOWLES' Cherokee Indian Village near
Nacogdoches, Coahuila/Texas, Mexico on 28 Oct. 1828, married Narcissus Jane
ESTES, b. Newton Co., MO on 16 Aug. 1839.
Family Bible in possession of Mrs. Tant WILLIAMS, Mt. Calm, TX, states as
follows: "It is not good that a man should be alone. I will make an
helpmate for him. This certifies that L. H. WILLIAMS and N. J. ESTES were
solemnly united by me in Holy Bonds of Matrimony at McLennan Co. on the
26th day of October, 1854. What God has joined together, let no man put
asunder. In presence of J. C. BLACKBURN, Thos. WILLIAMS. Signed Wm.
BLACKBURN, H. C. NIGHT.
Texana E. WILLIAMS, b. Hill Co., TX 10 Oct. 1855
Aaron Estes WILLIAMS, b. Hill, Co, TX 23 Oct. 1858
Mollie Ellen WILLIAMS, b. Hill Co., TX 30 Aug. 1864
Thomas G. WILLIAMS, b. Hill Co., TX 21 March 1867
Nancy Alice WILLIAMS, b. Hill Co., TX, 10 Dec. 1871
Ephrain Wilson Tant WILLIAMS, b. Hill Co., TX 5 Oct. 1882
Texana Ellen WILLIAMS and W. L. (Jip) POWELL, 17 Sept. 1881
Molly E. WILLIAMS and Charles A. ZACHARY, 18 April 1889
Nancy Alice WILLIAMS and James H. CALDWELL, 10 Dec. 1890
E. W. (Tant) WILLIAMS and Lela STANFIELD, 13 Nov. 1904
Aaon Estes WILLIAMS, d. March 1869, Pitts Cem., Mt. Calm, Hill Co., TX
Thomas G. WILLIAMS, d. 13 Oct. 1886, Terrell, Kaufman Co., TX
Texana E. WILLIAMS POWELL, d. 31 Oct. 1889, Powell Family Cemetery,
Hubbard, Hill Co., TX
Pembroke (Tobe) ESTES, d. 1869 (killed Old Mt. Calm), Mt. Antioch Cem.
Green Berry ESTES, d. 1889 (killed Old Mexico by Martin BRIGMAN, buried
Carritos Ranch, Chihuahua, Mexico.)
Narcissus Jane ESTES WILLIAMS, d. 1916, Old Mt. Calm Cem.
Leonard H. WILLIAMS, d. 1920, Old Mt. Calm Cem.
Nancy Alice WILLIAMS CALDWELL, d. 1955, Old Mt. Calm Cem.
Mollie Ellen WILLIAMS ZACHARY, d. 1935, Old Mt. Calm Cem.
E. W. (Tant) WILLIAMS, d. June 24, 1954, Old Mt. Calm Cem.
>From the Family Bible in possession of Mrs. Tant Williams, Mt. Calm, Texas:
E. W. (Tant) WILLIAMS and Lela Ann STANFIELD m. 13 Nov. 1904 at Waco,
McClennan Co, TX. He was born on 5 Oct. 1882 in Hill Co., TX. She was
born on 11 Aug., 1886, in Hill Co., TX.
Maurice Ashby (Dick) WILLIAMS, b. March 1906, Mt. Calm, Hill Co., Texas
Weldon Ray (Dan) WILLIAMS, b. 30 Jan. 1910, Mt. Calm, Hill Co., Texas
Tant WILLIAMS, Jr., b. 20 April 1920, Mt. Calm, Hill Co., Texas
Dick WILLIAMS and Cora Lee FANT, Waco, McClennan Co., Texas, 1924
Dick WILLIAMS and Hattie (Billie) POTTER, Waco, Texas, 1927
Dan WILLIAMS and Mary Irene WHITE, Marlin, Falls Co., Texas, 24 Oct. 1931
Dick WILLIAMS and Bobbie PARSONS, Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas, 1937
Tant WILLIAMS and Doris Ozell JONES, Yuma, Arizona, 1941
Cora Lee FANT WILLIAMS, dl 1925, Old Mt. Calm Cemetery, Texas
E. W. (Tant) WILLIAMS, d. June 24, Old Mt. Calm Cemetery, Texas
>From the Family Bible in possession of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Williams, 4212
Timbercrest, Waco, Texas:
Dan WILLIAMS, b. 30 Jan. 1910, Hill Co., Texas, and Mary Irene WHITE, b.
McLennan Co., Texas 17 Aug. 1911, were married by Presiding Elder Ingran,
Marlin, Falls Co., Texas, 24 Oct. 1931.
Dan Weldon WILLIAMS, b. 7 Sept. 1934, Waco, McLennan Co., TX
Harold Gene WILLIAMS, b. 4 Aug. 1937, Waco, McLennan Co., TX
Dan Weldon WILLIAMS of Billings, Montana and Mary Alice BUNCH of Elkton,
Oregon m. in July of 1960.
Harold Gene WILLIAMS of Waco, McClennan Co., TX and Peggie Joan BUTLER of
Cincinnati, Ohio, married in Sept. of 1960.
Ludema Bowles (skyking(a)indy.net) just sent this to me. I felt that
it needs to be before our VA researchers in the group. It's the kind of
information we need to know before we begin our research in VA...
Early Virginia Wills:
In Virginia, prior to 1786, a will did not have to name the wife or the
eldest son of a deceased man. Their inheritence of real eastate was set by
law. The widow received a third, as her dower and the eldest son received
two-thirds, unless otherwise specified by his father's will. The eldest son
also received his mother's third, after her death. If the eldest son died,
then, the eldest grandson of the whole blood became the heir-at-law...not
the second son. If a man was unmarried at the time of his death, his
heir-at-law was his eldest brother...not his father or uncle. These
"rules" applied unless the will specified differently.
This was taken from: Fulton-Hickman Gen. Soc. Journal, and Bluegrass Roots
I found this at the Virginia State Library website in the digital images
collections. Does anyone on the list know if Benjamin's parents were John
BOWLES & Betsy CURD?. Believe the Frankey here was Francis STRANGE.
This was an image from the Bible collection.
Benjamin BOWLES married Frankey BOWLES 14 Dec 1791.
The children of Benjamin & Frankey:
Fanny Mitchel BOWLES b.20 Oct 1791
Elizabeth Curd BOWLES B.4 May 1793
Milly Barnett BOWLES b.8 Oct 1795
John Strange BOWLES b.6 Oct 1797
Rebeckah Mitchel BOWLES b.3 Aug 1800
Sarah Anderson BOWLES b.15 Sep 1803
Jesse BOWLES b.3 Mar 1806
Thomas BOWLES b.18 May 1807
Benjamin BOWLES b.22 Sep 1810
Carole-thanks for sending the land info on Robert C. Bolles. I dont think
Ardith Montelius who descends from Robert and is treasurer of the Bolles Family
Assn belongs to the Bolles group-so I will forward it to her. It is interesting
information. Glad you are back home. Ellen
I found this on the Bureau of Land Management Patent pages.
Bureau of Land Management - Eastern States, General Land
Document Nr. : 1134
Misc. Document Nr. : 2549
Patentee Name: BOWLES, ROBERT C
Authority: May 20, 1862: Homestead Entry (12 Stat. 392)
Signature Present: Y
Signature Date: 5/10/73
Subsurface Reserved: N
Land Office: SPRINGFIELD
Legal Land Descriptions
Aliquot Prts Sec/Blk Twnshp Rnge Fract. Sect. Meridian Acres Counties
N1/2SW 2/ 34-N 17-W N 5TH PRN 0 LACLEDE
SESW 2/ 34-N 17-W N 5TH PRN 117.54 LACLEDE
The United States of America,
To all to whom these presents shall come, greeting:
Homestead Certificate No. 1134
Whereas, there has been deposited in the General Land Office of the United
States, a Certificate of the Register of the Land Office at Springfield,
Missouri, whereby it appears that pursuant to the Act of Congress approved
20th May, 1802, "To secure Homesteads to actual settlers on the public
domain," and the acts supplemental thereto, the claim of Robert C. Bowles
has been established and duly consummated in conformity to law for the
North half of the South West quarter and the South East quarter of the
South West quarter of Section two, in Township thirty-four, of Range
Seventeen, in the district of lands subject to sale at Springfield Missouri
Containing one hundred and seventeen acres, and fifty four hundredths of an
acre, according to the Official Plat of the Survey of the said Land
returned to the General Land Office by the Surveyor General.
Now know ye, That there is therefore granted by the United States unto the
said Robert C. Bowles the tract of Land above described: To Have and To
Hold the said tract of Land, with the appurtenances thereof, unto the said
Robert C. Bowles and to his heirs and assigns forever.
In Testimony whereof, I, Ulysses S. Grant, President of the United States
of America, have caused these letters to be made Patent, and the Seal of
the General Land Office to be hereunto affixed.
Given under my hand, at the City of Washington, the Tenth day of May, in
the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy three, and of
the Independence of the United States the Ninety Seventh
By the President: U.S. Grant
By S. J?. Williamson, Sec'y
L. B. Boynton, Recorder of the General Land Office [I am not sure of the
Frankie BOWLES & Bartlett FORD are my line. I have Bartlett FORD's will on my web
page if anyone is interested in it. It can be seen under Documents to help you in
your Research at
Ellen Byrne wrote:
> Found these old notes: marriage records- male
> Bowles, Bartlet-Ann Owen both of this parish, 1766, Nov 13
> Jesse-Hannah Perkins, both in Goochland, March 1773
> John-Elizabeth Curd, in this parish, Dec 1764
> John-Mary Radford, Hanover, Nov 1768
> Knight-Sarah Curc, both in this parish, Feb 1767
> Bowles, Oney-Andrey yeargan, both in this parish, Jan 1757
> Sarah-James Cauthon, both in this parish, Sept 1762
> susnna-Jo Wade, both in Goochland, Oct 1770
> Frances in Hanover-Josh Barner (wonder if they meant Garner?) in Goochland, June
> Frankie-Bartlet Ford, both in Goochland, Mar 1774
> susannah-William Hughes, both in Hanover, 1775
> Martha-Humphrey Gains, goochland, Feb 1779
> Jane-in Goochland-Jess Thomas, in Cumberland, Feb 1781
> others indicated by birth records, pg 99
> Bowles, Gideon-ann Hughes, 2 Dec 1757
> Patrick-Nannie Owen, 22 Nov 1770
> Philip-Sarah Bacon, 29 Dec 1773
> Jerusha Bowles-Samuel Moseby, 2 Oct 1755
> Sarah-Robert Parish, 21 Aug 1788
> Ruth-Benjamin Thacker, 2 Jul 1757
> Lucy-richard Henley, 8 Jan 1782
> Mary-thomas Perriere, 27 July 1767
> Goochland Co Wills
> bowles, Elizabeth 1840, bk 21, pg 252
> Gideon, 1799, Bk 17, pg 464
> Judith 1823, Bk 25, pg 407
> richard C. 1812, bk 21 pg 327
> Seth F 1833, bk 29, pg 207
> Williams 1761, bk 8, pg 117
> Zachariah 1761, bk 8, pg 170
> Pleasants of first name, pg 172
> John Perkins-ursley Richardson & son Pleasants b Feb 24, 1772, g 272
> Michael Perkins-Winnifred Rae, son Pleasants b Mar 30, 1788
> Sarah Haley, a son Pleasants: Wade b June 10, baptized Jul 22, 1771
> Have lists of births,
> Later. Ellen
Found these old notes: marriage records- male
Bowles, Bartlet-Ann Owen both of this parish, 1766, Nov 13
Jesse-Hannah Perkins, both in Goochland, March 1773
John-Elizabeth Curd, in this parish, Dec 1764
John-Mary Radford, Hanover, Nov 1768
Knight-Sarah Curc, both in this parish, Feb 1767
Bowles, Oney-Andrey yeargan, both in this parish, Jan 1757
Sarah-James Cauthon, both in this parish, Sept 1762
susnna-Jo Wade, both in Goochland, Oct 1770
Frances in Hanover-Josh Barner (wonder if they meant Garner?) in Goochland, June
Frankie-Bartlet Ford, both in Goochland, Mar 1774
susannah-William Hughes, both in Hanover, 1775
Martha-Humphrey Gains, goochland, Feb 1779
Jane-in Goochland-Jess Thomas, in Cumberland, Feb 1781
others indicated by birth records, pg 99
Bowles, Gideon-ann Hughes, 2 Dec 1757
Patrick-Nannie Owen, 22 Nov 1770
Philip-Sarah Bacon, 29 Dec 1773
Jerusha Bowles-Samuel Moseby, 2 Oct 1755
Sarah-Robert Parish, 21 Aug 1788
Ruth-Benjamin Thacker, 2 Jul 1757
Lucy-richard Henley, 8 Jan 1782
Mary-thomas Perriere, 27 July 1767
Goochland Co Wills
bowles, Elizabeth 1840, bk 21, pg 252
Gideon, 1799, Bk 17, pg 464
Judith 1823, Bk 25, pg 407
richard C. 1812, bk 21 pg 327
Seth F 1833, bk 29, pg 207
Williams 1761, bk 8, pg 117
Zachariah 1761, bk 8, pg 170
Pleasants of first name, pg 172
John Perkins-ursley Richardson & son Pleasants b Feb 24, 1772, g 272
Michael Perkins-Winnifred Rae, son Pleasants b Mar 30, 1788
Sarah Haley, a son Pleasants: Wade b June 10, baptized Jul 22, 1771
Have lists of births,
Found on-line at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp
Have no other info.
BOWLES, Henry Leland, 1866-1932
BOWLES, Henry Leland, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in
County, Vt., January 6, 1866; attended the district schools at Kendricks
Vermont Academy at Saxtons River, Vt.; at the age of eighteen moved to
Osage, Iowa, and
engaged in agricultural pursuits; later moved to California, where for
four years he worked
lumberjack, rancher, and farmer; returned east and settled in
Massachusetts, working in
Waltham, Salem, and Lynn at various businesses; trustee of the Vermont
Springfield, Mass., in 1898 and operated a chain of restaurants; member
Governors council in 1913, 1918, and 1919; delegate to the Republican
Convention in 1920 and in 1924; elected as a Republican to the
Sixty-ninth Congress to fill
vacancy caused by the death of George B. Churchill; reelected to the
Congress and served from September 29, 1925, to March 3, 1929; was not a
renomination in 1928; resumed his former business pursuits; died in
17, 1932; the remains were cremated and the ashes interred in
Found on-line. Have no other info.
BOWLES, Chester Bliss, 1901-1986
BOWLES, Chester Bliss, a Representative from Connecticut; born in
Hampden County, Mass., April 5, 1901; graduated from Choate School,
Wallingford, Conn., in
and from Yale University in 1924; businessman in Springfield, Mass., and
1924-1929; cofounder Benton & Bowles, Inc., an advertising agency, New
York City, in
and was chairman of the board 1936-1941; Connecticut State rationing
administrator in 1942, State director in 1942 and 1943, and general
administrator, Office of Price Administration, 1943-1946; member, War
and Petroleum Board for War 1943-1946; chairman, Economic Stabilization
delegate to the United Nations Economic, Scientific and Cultural
Conference at Paris in 1946; Governor of Connecticut 1949-1951;
Ambassador to India and
1951-1953; author and lecturer; trustee of Rockefeller Foundation,
Foundation, and Franklin D. Roosevelt Foundation; delegate to the
Conventions in 1940, 1948, and 1956; chairman of the platform committee,
National Convention, in 1960; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-sixth
1959-January 3, 1961); was not a candidate for renomination in 1960;
State, 1961; Presidents special representative and advisor, 1961-1963;
as United States Ambassador and served from 1963 to 1969; was a resident
Conn., until his death there on May 25, 1986.
Bowles, Chester. Promises to Keep: My Years in Public Life, 1941-1969.
New York: Harper
I would be grateful for any information about Jerusha Bowles b. probably
between 1710 and 1730 in Virginia, d. Surry County, North Carolina, m. Samuel
Mosby (b. 1710 VA, d 1787 NC). I descend from their son, Samuel Mosby, jr. b.
1750 in VA, m. 4 Mar 1773 in Goochland Cty, VA to Jean Robards. My Mosbys
apparently stayed in Surry County NC for a few generations then moved through
Rutherford Cty, TN to Kosciusko, Mississippi. Thanks, Caroline Hester Loken
These are of course from the South Central KY list today...Read
down to the Carter Cemetery...you'll see a Bowles.
(OLD)BOWMAN: Near KY-TN line in Clementville section. Bowman.
BRADLEY: On Frred Headrick farm in Cedar Hill Section. No readable stones.
BROWN: Little Sulphur Creek prong on old Brown farm. Pitcock, Brown, Lyons
(lots of unmarked).
BROWN: off 63. Turn left at Bailey's (Road House) and go abt 1 mile down
the road. Stroad, Frances, Walden, Pitcock, Brandon, Brown, Isenberg, Hood,
Hale, Strode, Bradley, Jackson, Long, Rich, Walker, Jackson, Pennington,
Denham, Walker, Adams, Walden, Stroad, Smith, Myers, Emberton, Manne,
Denham, Kingrey, Hood, Fulk, Headrick, Martin, Daniels, Armstrong, Blythe.
BUSH: out of Fountain Run on 87 on the Hunt farm. Some stones here have
been moved to the Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Bush
BUSHONG: Mt Gilead section on the Rondell Bushong farm. Bushong.
BUTTON: On Sand Lick Road, in woods, across hwy from farm once owned by Ray
Johns. Button, Sartain, Biggers, O'Banion.
CAMPBELL: on 87 on the New Design Rd on farm owned by Eulas Hunt. Campbell.
CARTER: Between Mt Gilead and 163 on Earl Carter Farm. Hutchens, Chapman,
White, Copass, Carter, Bowles, Murphey, Page.
OLD CEDAR HILL CHURCH: Off 63 in wooded section behind church. Waller, Carder.
to be continued with Cedar Point. Sandi
Sandi Gorin - A Kentucky Colonel
205 Clements Ave., Glasgow, KY 42141 (502) 651-9114
BARREN CO OBITS, WILLS, DEEDS & BIBLE RECORDS:
KYRESEARCHING TIPS: http://cgi.rootsweb.com/~genbbs/genbbs.cgi/USA/Ky/Tips
This is for those of us who have Native American histories in our
family trees. This message has come in from Jerry Wright Jordan,
(jjordan2(a)ix.netcom.com) who published the books, "Cherokee by Blood":
"Ancestry has made available a listing of the Guion Miller Index pages with
the first and last name appearing on each page and links to those pages.
This is a TREMENDOUS Help. They also have a listing of the 348 rolls of
microfilm that the
original applications appear on with the application numbers that appear on
each roll. This is also a BIG help. The pages are FREE (not limited to
You might also want to check out the newsletter that is mentioned first
because there are links there to websites for Native American Research.
FYI, as announced in todays Ancestry Daily News,
http://www.ancestry.com/dailynews/11_24_98.htm, Ancestry has just placed
online a list of the first and last names on each page of NARA's Miller
Roll images, with links directly to the images, bypassing the various NAIL
The list is at
and access to it is free."
I went there to check out any of our surnames, and I found 19
Bowles listings, and 12 Boles listings. There are of course thousands of
other surnames there, so take some time to explore this. I know that there
are several of you who correspond with others who are also searching their
Native American roots, and who are not members of the Bowles list. Please
do tell them about this opportunity, as Ancestry will have this available
to us for only a few days, and then this information goes into the section
where you have to pay for it.
I am a Bowles Researcher: VA>IL
SAMUEL BOWLES bc1808VA>IL (farmer)
**I would love to learn more about him!
By1838-at age 30- (possibly earlier) he was in BOND CO., IL-
married Kessiah/Kesiah Andrews that year.(He probably had another wife/wives
and children.) He and Kessiha had eight children. I have their names if
anyone is interested.
**I am particulary interested in their youngest. LEWIS S. BOWLES (b1860 in
Bond Co., IL) married Sophia May Brown in 1879 at Bond Co. They had two
little girls. But by 1887, Sophia was remarried Charles S. (Charley)
DURBIN-What happened to Lewis S. Bowles? Not wartime! Then to make the story
even sadder, she is missing from the Census by 1890, and step-daddy is
listed as a widower raising her two little girls- ages 5 & 8! They were
GRACE E. BOWLES AND KITTY E. BOWLES b.1885 & 1882 respectively. Grace was my
great grandmother. She married Corder Dale STONE in Bond in 1903. They later
relocated to Southern Illinois-Franklin Co.-Logan, IL, outside of Benton-
the county seat.
Does anyone know of any of these people?
From: BOWLES-D-request(a)rootsweb.com <BOWLES-D-request(a)rootsweb.com>
To: BOWLES-D(a)rootsweb.com <BOWLES-D(a)rootsweb.com>
Date: Monday, November 23, 1998 9:30 AM
Subject: BOWLES-D Digest V98 #287
I'm new to this!
I finally "clicked" one and realized they're what I would call "combined
files". My mistake! I erased about 10 of them before I figured out what the
deal was. Hope I didn't miss my Samuel Bowles bc1808VA>IL (farmer)!
From: BOWLES-D-request(a)rootsweb.com <BOWLES-D-request(a)rootsweb.com>
To: BOWLES-D(a)rootsweb.com <BOWLES-D(a)rootsweb.com>
Date: Saturday, November 21, 1998 7:29 AM
Subject: BOWLES-D Digest V98 #285
I received 7 or so blank messages from the site in my mailbox dated 11-11-98
Do you know what My problem is?
Thanks for helping,
From: BOWLES-D-request(a)rootsweb.com <BOWLES-D-request(a)rootsweb.com>
To: BOWLES-D(a)rootsweb.com <BOWLES-D(a)rootsweb.com>
Date: Sunday, November 15, 1998 5:49 AM
Subject: BOWLES-D Digest V98 #278
Who were Edmund and Rebeckah Carter and James Carter,Elizabeth Carter, who
were associated with "Dripping Springs Church in it's early years?" All, but
James, left the church in 1836, to join the Association of Andrew Nuckles.
Were they related to Lecta Carter and her brother Edgar, or their father
Henry C. Carter? Who were all from Slick Rock,Ky at one time.
I thought I would write this while I am thinking about it. I came to
Indianapolis in 1959 not knowing of any other Bowles's in Indy. After a
couple of weeks went to work at a meat packing company. There I met a Nancy
Bowles, I don't know if she married a Bowles or not. I think we established
since I was from Ky and she was from Indy we were not related (probably
are).I was also asked if I was any relation to a Major Bowles, who was on
radio or tv at some time (don't know).If anyone knows who he is let me know.
Back in the late 70's, I sold a tavern to a Carl Bowles from Indy we also
could not find any relation (we are). A couple of tears ago I was in a Auto
Zone buying parts for my truck and a young lady waiting on me saw my name
and said her mother was a Bowles from southern Indiana. I had just started
in genelogy, so over the week I went back an exchanged information on our
familys, again no relation (we are).
A couple of months ago Dorothy Hallgrimson published a book on John Fleming
Bowles,and guess what, in it is Carl Bowles and the young lady from the Auto
Zone(Carl is her uncle).
I want to think Dorothy for her great book (even if the information on my
family is not correct it is still a great book).
I need to get in touch with this family and tell them the news. I am very
excided about it.
(ps if you have any Bowles relation in Indy or Barren Co. Ky buy this book)
I hope that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and have recovered
from the festivities and are now ready to tackle more Boles lines. Our
intrepid scout, Wanda Tracy, sends us some more Texas kin. Newcomers,
don't turn to Wanda for more information, as she won't have it---she simply
records and sends what she finds in her library wanderings. She's sending
us quite a bit of valuable information lately, and we're grateful to her.
CORYELL KIN CORYELL COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
WINTER 1988 ISSUE
Marriages preformed by Brother Dick Derrick
Joseph Milton Price----MISS RABY K. BOLES-----7/11/1949
( chart sent in by S. Bryan Lee, 1438 Chantilly, Houston TX. 77018
385. ESTER (HESTER) BOWLES b. Norfolk Co. Va m. ca 1689
770. JOHN BOWLES
Linne I can't tell the most common name in this chart, looks like TURPIN
appears more than others,--other names, Lee, Powell,Warnick, Cheatham.
Bond, Hamilton. Powell & Turpin are apparently the most common)
Roots & Branches Vol 1
JAMES BOLES b. ca 1804, GA
d. 1870 Henderson Co TX
m. Martha ------
b. ca 1805, GA
d. 1870 Henderson Co TX
HENRY BOLES b. Oct 1822 Jones Co. GA
d. Jan 14, 1903, Hopkins Co TX.
m. Delila Campbell McReland 1853
Delila b. Aug 9, 1828, Alabama
d. Nov 23, 1903, Hopkins Co TX
AMANDA BOLES b. Feb 15, 1871, Hopkins Co TX
d. Aug 1, 1955 Hopkins County, TX.
m. Thomas Mason Ross b. Mar 20, 1868 Hopkins Co.
b. Mar 20, 1868 Hopkins county, TX
d. Mar 25, 1928 Hopkins Co TX
NORA MAY ROSS b. Sept 1, 1889 Hopkins Co TX
d. Feb 27, 1968, TX
m. Jesse Grady Mullins
In re: your post on BOWLES, David in KY and IN, I have noted your BOWLES
family in Marshall IN as my BOLES/BOYLES/BOWLES, Llewellyn Martin and his
2nd wife, Catherine Annie LYON were there in 1850 (interestingly, they also
appear with Llewellyn's widowed mother, Anna MARTIN BOLES, in Huntington Co
IN in this particular census; obviously they had been in the process of
relocating and were therefore noted twice in the census). Llewellyn Martin
BOLES was a physician and I have recently found out info on his parents,
but have made no further progress on connecting his father, William BOLES b
ca 1790/where? to any extant BOLES lines. William BOLES and Anna MARTIN
were m in Butler Co OH 1809. Anna was born in KY, probably Mercer Co and
her parents, Llewellyn MARTIN and Elizabeth PANTIER/PAINTER were m in
1792/Mercer Co but were in Preble Co OH ca 1800's early. Then according to
other MARTIN researchers, they relocated to IN.
There are also other BOLES/BOYLES/BOWLES in Marshall Co and I have not been
able to figure their proper places in the BOLES genealogies yet!
I would love to compare notes with you on this issue of BOLES in Marshall
IN and KY.
From: Cheryl R. Houin [SMTP:email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, November 25, 1998 10:32 AM
Subject: Unidentified subject!
I am researching David Bowles and his wife, Catharine Grant. They were
living in Scott Co, KY in 1824, Hendricks Co, IN in 1830, and Marshall Co,
IN in 1840, 1850, 1860, & 1870. May have spent some time in early 1840's
in Berrien Co, MI. David b c1801 in KY d 1871 Marshall Co, IN.
Children: Susan Jane Lolmaugh, Thomas, John, David, and George. George
died in CW, Thomas & John died Marshall Co, IN, David died Barron Co, WI,
and Susan died Harvey Co, KS.
Does anyone know whether my David connects with the Bourbon Co, KY
Bowles (lots of same names--David, Thomas, Jesse) or with John Baptist
Bowles of Scott Co, KY (Catholic--Susan Lolmaugh was Catholic, too)?
Also, if the person who is researching Bowles and Roberts in Scott Co, KY
is out there--please respond to this post.