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This is a repeat post. I have a ton of information on the McBrien wife in
the second generation, and have also gotten some info from the OCFA
regarding interments of ancestors in Ontario. Does anyone out there have
ANY links or info on this family? I am planning a trip to Ireland next
summer if I have enough information to work with.
This is cross posted to the following lists: Shamrock, Bowles, Ontario
Bowles in Michigan, via Whitby, Ontario
1. John Bowles (b___ d___); married Mary Green (b___ d___); emigrated from
County Queens in 1825, to Whitby, Ontario, Canada
2. William b___ d___
3. John b___ d___
4. Mary b___ d___
5. Ellen b___ d___
6. Sarah b___ d___
SECOND GENERATION (all apparently born in or around Whitby, Ontario, Canada)
2. William Bowles (b___ d___); married (m 19 Feb 1861) Isabella McBrien (b
1837, d 10 Dec 1916)
7. Frederick (b 20 Dec 1861 d 14 Feb 1933, Lansing, MI)
8. William (b___ d___), possibly settled in Gilbet Plains, Man.
9. Edward (b___ d___), possibly settled in Brooklin, Whitby Twp., Ont
10. Hugh (b___ d___), possibly settled in Alberta
11. Walter (b 31 Dec 1869, d___), possibly settled in Seattle, WA
12. Ida (b___ d___), possibly settled in Brooklin, Whitby Twp., Ont?
13. Charles (b___ d___), possibly settled in Winnipeg
14. Frank (b___ d___), possibly settled in Saskatchewan
15. Donald (b___ d___), possibly settled in Sacremento, CA
7. Frederick Bowles married (m 20 Sep 1889) Mary Phillips (b 15 Feb 1865,
Genessee Cty, NY; d 20 June 1915, St. Johns, MI)
16. Hugh Eugene Bowles (b 14 Apr 1894, St. Johns, MI; d 11 Sep 1956, Ann
16. Hugh Bowles married (m 17 Apr 1915) Inda Wood Merrifield (b 20 Sep
1896, St. Johns, MI; d 1955, MI)
17. George (Judd) Eugene Bowles (b 21 Feb 1916, Springfield, MA; d 4 May
18. Charles (Carl) Frederick Bowles (b 21 Feb 1917, St. Johns, MI; d Jan
17. George Bowles married (m 12 May 1934) Alma Reva McCune (b 23 Sep 1916,
Three, currently living
married (m 1 Sep 1945) Marjorie May Warmuth (b 24 Sep 1922, Akron, OH)
Two, currently living
"Do not meddle in the affairs of Dragons,
for you are crunchy and taste good with catsup."
"One never owns cats, but settles for merely hosting them."
Linne and the Bowles list,
>From what I understand, we need to have everything done before midnight
Zulu/GMT (Greenwich Mean Time), which is going to be at 1 p.m. EST or 4 p.m.
PST. All of our clocks are set to that time (GMT). But, from what I've
seen so far on TV, the world doesn't seem to be having any problems with the
date change. Australia, New Zealand, China, Japan, Korea, and Russia all
seem to have managed to get through to the Year 2000 without losing their
utilities or blowing up their nuclear facilities.
I sit here right next to the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Facility (I can walk
there.) hoping our technology is as good. <g>
Happy New Year to all.
----- Original Message -----
From: Linne Gravestock <linne(a)quiknet.com>
Sent: Thursday, December 30, 1999 11:00 PM
Subject: Bowles: Back up before the New Year!
> Before you head out for any parties on New Year's Eve, take a
> few minutes to back up your information. The few minutes you spend
> now can save you untold grief later on.
> *Then* go out and party! Or stay home and party. Or
> surprise your friends by quietly writing them thoughtful letters
> longer than a telegram, on actual paper.
> May each of you celebrate in whatever way suits your fancy.
> Every New Year's Day I go for a walk with a friend. He and I have
> been doing this for 28 years. We pick out a town where we'll meet
> and then we go for a walk for several hours, talking about what
> happened during the past year, and what we hope to see during the
> next year. It's a simple tradition that we've steadfastly
> maintained, flying back from overseas just to meet it. After all, we
> have so few real traditions in our lives that we feel that this one
> needs to be kept firm and honored.
> This year we'll meet in San Francisco walking out from Union
> Square, looking to see what debris is left there, seeing what we can
> read in the city's tea leaves. I'm keeping a scrapbook on what the
> turn of the century looked like in our lives, as my husband and I
> live through it. One year my friend and I saw unspent revolver
> shells in the streets of Richmond and another year we kept picking up
> pennies wherever we walked. It'll be interesting to see what we find
> this year that will be put in the Y2k scrapbook.
> Whatever you do, whether you stay in or go out, I hope that
> each of you is warm and safe and that all your surprises are ones
> that you've hoped for, and others are so brilliant and golden that
> you couldn't have imagined them beforehand.
> And here's to the genealogical success of us all in this New
> Year! Thank you, sincerely, for all the help and encouragement that
> you've given to me and to each other. This is a wonderful group, and
> I'm glad to be a part of your lives.
Happy New Year to everyone, I found something that I have had for
sometime and did not know it. If you have FTM disk # 229 you can look in
the INTRODUCTION part and find the year that a County was formed in the
States of Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West
Virginia. ( Virginia and West Virginia are together with a W for West
Virginia. ). You will also find the FHL# for each county. You can take
these numbers with you for your Microfilm search. ( FHL, Family History
Library ). I have copied these to text files for each State, a well
needed find for me.
The following are from Ancestry.com and can also be found on the LDS site I
think. All are Bowles, so will only put first names.
GUSTAVAS Ashton's 45 Reg. Maryland Mil. Private
ALEXANDER Nash's Regt. South Carolina Vols. Private
ALLEN Thomas' 2nd Reg Georgia Mil. Sergeant
ANDERSON US Rangers Vol. Private
ANDERSON Yancey's 1st. Reg. Virginia Mil. Private
ANDERSON 2nd Reg. Virginia Mil. Private
ANDERSON 4th. Reg. Virginia Mil. Private
ANDERSON 5th. Reg. Virginia Mil. Private
ANDERSON Trueheart's 74th. Reg. Va. Mil. Private
ANDERSON Yancey's 1st. Reg. Va. Mil. Private
ARTHUR Gray's 7th. Reg. Va. Mil. Private
BENJAMIN 4th. Reg. Va. Mil. Private
BENJAMIN Saunder's 7th. Reg. Va. Mil. Private
BENJAMIN Brown's 23rd. Reg. Va. Mil. Private
CALEB Lieut. Co., Dodge's Mo. Mil. Private
CALEO ? PROBABLY CALEB US Rangers Vol. Private
CALEB 4th. Reg. Va. Mil. Private
CHARLES Scott's Ky. Vols. Private
CHARLES 26th. Reg. Pa. Mil. Private
CHARLES K. Ballowe's 2nd. Reg. Va. Mil. Lieut.
CHARLES K. " " "
CHARLES K. Trueheart's 74th. Reg. Va. Mil. Ensign
CHARLES Pipkins 1st. Reg. Tenn. Mil. Private
BORBIN Trueheart's 74th. Reg. Va. Mil. Private
DAVID Bowling's Detach. Ga. Mil. Private
EDMOND Mayo's 33rd. Reg. Va. Mil. Private
EDSASUNDO Trueheart's 1st. Reg. Va. Mil. Private
EDWIN Colden's 5th. Art. and Inf. Reg. NY Mil. Private
ELISHA McDowell's 5th. Reg. Va. Mil. Private
EVAN Baker's Reg. La. Mil. Private
Before you head out for any parties on New Year's Eve, take a
few minutes to back up your information. The few minutes you spend
now can save you untold grief later on.
*Then* go out and party! Or stay home and party. Or
surprise your friends by quietly writing them thoughtful letters
longer than a telegram, on actual paper.
May each of you celebrate in whatever way suits your fancy.
Every New Year's Day I go for a walk with a friend. He and I have
been doing this for 28 years. We pick out a town where we'll meet
and then we go for a walk for several hours, talking about what
happened during the past year, and what we hope to see during the
next year. It's a simple tradition that we've steadfastly
maintained, flying back from overseas just to meet it. After all, we
have so few real traditions in our lives that we feel that this one
needs to be kept firm and honored.
This year we'll meet in San Francisco walking out from Union
Square, looking to see what debris is left there, seeing what we can
read in the city's tea leaves. I'm keeping a scrapbook on what the
turn of the century looked like in our lives, as my husband and I
live through it. One year my friend and I saw unspent revolver
shells in the streets of Richmond and another year we kept picking up
pennies wherever we walked. It'll be interesting to see what we find
this year that will be put in the Y2k scrapbook.
Whatever you do, whether you stay in or go out, I hope that
each of you is warm and safe and that all your surprises are ones
that you've hoped for, and others are so brilliant and golden that
you couldn't have imagined them beforehand.
And here's to the genealogical success of us all in this New
Year! Thank you, sincerely, for all the help and encouragement that
you've given to me and to each other. This is a wonderful group, and
I'm glad to be a part of your lives.
Notes on members of Dripping Springs church
1807-John Bowles bought 200 acres on Swearingen Creek
1807-Sally Bowles joins Dripping Springs church
1807-John B.Longan,Mary & Sebella join Dripping Springs church
1807-William Bowles P of A to Thomas Wynn, got money owed him by
Charles Gill in Henrico Co,Va
1808-John and Elizabeth Bowles join Dripping Springs church
1808- John B Longan-licensed to preach
1809-John, Elizabeth and Sarah Bowles, petitions, with John Warder,
to form another church
1810-Letter of dismissal is granted from Dripping Springs church for,
John B Longan, mother & sister
1810-John Bowles & Michael Harlow-members of Mt. Pisgah church
1817-William & Verlinshe(Valencia) (Bowles?) own lot in Glasgow
1818-Is written this way-Rec. help from John B Longan, Cumberland.
1819-John And Elizabeth Bowles of Cumberland Co, William Bowles of
Barren Co, sell to Charlles Perkins, land on west side of Swearingen's fork.
note I copied. Don't know when wrote, or who wrote it.
Very sribbly writing.
Zakariah Bowles from Estell Co ..Tn? In? Can't make it out.
Wife Mary or Charlotte?
William B Bowles b. 1837-Ebbie Johnson b. 1847 (Looks like Ebbie)
Underneath William, a line is drawn to: sister Mary-m.Carder
Underneath that is: Elijah-Wife
Underneath Elijah-looks like Cliff?
Underneath Wife- Claiborne and Flem
J.F. Bowles b. Feb 9 1857 d. Dec 5 1899
Lizzie Bowles b. Apr 28 1886 d. Oct 27 1902
note-Longan and Logan are thought the same name.
note-there may have been 3 Zakariahs in Va
note-Alexander Evans was born in Va, wife was either, Nancy or Ann Warder.
She was born in Harcourt Co,Maryland. Alexande Evans went notes
for William Bowles.
Almost all of Kentucky was said to have went bankrupt around 1820.
That's why so many people moved to Missouri.
note-Sebella Logan is Logan in courthouse index, but on a loose note,
John Longan, gave security for Sebella.
note-It was also stated that Sebella, could have been "Isabella".
09:09 PM ET 12/29/99
Ore. Adoption Records Access Upheld
By CHARLES E. BEGGS=
Associated Press Writer=
SALEM, Ore. (AP) _ An Oregon appeals court on Wednesday
unanimously upheld the nation's first voter-passed law giving
adopted people access to their birth records, and the state began
processing their applications.
A three-judge panel of the state Court of Appeals said Wednesday
that mothers who put their children up for adoption have no
constitutional guarantee of privacy, despite promises they received
that their identities would be protected.
Opponents of the law had argued that it would subject birth
mothers to harassment by children they gave up years ago, and they
asked the appeals court to reconsider its ruling. They could also
appeal to the Oregon Supreme Court.
The appeals court also lifted an injunction barring the state
Health Division from releasing birth documents.
As of Wednesday, 1,468 Oregonians had applied to obtain their
birth certificates, and the first certificates could be mailed out
by the end of next week, said Edward Johnson, registrar for vital
records at the state Health Division.
If another injunction is granted, the process would stop in
place, he said.
``This is wonderful news for all of the people out there who
have had one wall after another put in front of them all their
lives,'' said Helen Hill, an adoptee.
The National Council for Adoption said the ruling is a betrayal
of birth mothers who gave up their children for adoption with the
understanding they would remain anonymous.
``The state of Oregon is saying to all of the people who were
promised privacy in the past, `We were lying to you,''' said Bill
Pierce, spokesman for the Washington, D.C.-based group.
The law passed with 57 percent of the vote in November 1998 but
never took effect because of a lawsuit by several anonymous birth
mothers. A trial judge upheld the law in July, but the order
preventing release of records remained in effect during the appeal.
``At no time in Oregon's history have the adoption laws required
the consent of, or even notice to, a birth mother on the opening of
adoption records or sealed birth certificates,'' the appeals court
said in an opinion written by Judge Paul De Muniz.
The case has been watched by adoption advocates nationally. In
September, the Tennessee Supreme Court upheld a 1996 state law
giving adoptees access to their records. Just three other states _
Alaska, Kansas and Delaware _ have opened adoption records.
The Oregon law allows adoptees 21 or older to obtain their
original birth certificates, which often contain birth parents'
A 33-year-old woman who does not want to be contacted by the
daughter she gave up for adoption seven years ago lamented
``It's open season on birth mothers. Oregon is saying, `Go find
your birth mother. Go hunt her down,''' said the woman, who spoke
on condition of anonymity and was not part of the lawsuit. ``If
somebody were to show up at the door, and one of my other children
were confronted with this, it would be traumatic.''
But Hill said birth mothers are still in control.
``If she gets a phone call or a letter, she can still say, `I
don't want to see you,''' Hill said.
Added Barry Price, a 55-year-old retired machinist: ``Part of my
background is missing. I need to fill in the blanks. I'm not
looking for another family. I just want to know who I am.''
Leathel just confused me. Which is easy to do. Grin!
I have Nathaniel V. Bowles, parents as Thomas T. and Sarah Holman.
This Thomas' will was written 3 Oct 1833 and proved 27 Jan 1840 in
Hanover Co., Va.
I have Thomas Philip with children: Charles, Jesse, Sarah who m. Cawthorn,
Mary who m. John Winn, Thomas Philip who m. Sarah Bacon, Roselenda,
William, Henry, and Christianna who m. a Winn.
I have no dates for him or a wife, but it would seem that the 1783 will is
Someone please straighten me out.
This message came to me today in an email from Charles Sankey in
Johannesburg - in the trail again, on my behalf :-)
No, I don't know anything more about it, but it's interesting for
several reasons. One is that Kristian Kaminski has been researching the
Wincanton BOWLES, and may be interested.
The other is that Janet REAKES is a professional genealogist, well known
in Australia for her books and broadcasts. I've been in touch with her
before, because she also has a BAULCH connection in Somerset,
UK...although as far as I know, we don't have any common ancestors :-)
Anyway, here is the message:
C. From a personal message from Janet Reakes
8. HERBERT SAMUEL REAKES was born 6 Apr, 1861 in Wincanton, Som,
and died 9 Oct, 1927 in Adber, Trent Dorset, England. He married
LETITIA BOWLES 1 Sep, 1886 in Yeovil District, Som, England,
GEORGE BOWLES and RACHEL LAMBERT
The Thomas Bowles Will of 1783 don't belong to the Thomas Philip Bowles
Line as stated below. It belongs to the Nathaniel V.Bowles Line. This is
what the Will says:
( I desire that all the residue of my estate to be sold to the highest
bidder to be divided amongst ALL MY SIX CHILDREN by the names of
THOMAS,JESSE, CHRISTIANA, MARY, SARAH, and ROSALINDA. ) There is a
relation between these two lines, but not this Thomas Bowles. This
Thomas also named two of his sisters,Mary & Sarah. Mary married John
Winn, and their son John Winn Jr. was a Executor to his Will. The Winns
and Nathaniel V. went to Barren Co,KY.
Thomas Philip Bowles, (called Philip) died about 1800.
Married in New Kent Co. Va. in 1769 to Sarah Bacon, daughter of
Bacon. Lived on Hanover side of Chickahominy River. Believed he
first as Sgt. in Rev. War later being promoted to Lt. and leaving the
Nov. 1,1780, serving 2 yrs, 10 mo. Served in Col. Shepard's Riflemen.
called Thomas in his own & in his father's will. His father's will
Henrico Co. names only his "sons Thomas & Jesse and daughters Sarah,
Rosalenda & Christianna". Executors John Winn, Jr. and Thomas Bowles.
dated Nov. 19, 1783, proved Jan. 6, 1784. Sarah Bacon went to Missouri
her son, John and died there in 1833. 11 children.
I might add to Linda's note, that the item in on page 7 of Collectibles:
Documents. Takes awhile to get there. I don't have a good enough
computer to see the images, but this is a real find if it is your family.
Hi, I don't know if anybody has a Mary Jane Bowles that married Harry G.
Pinney Oct. 23, 1849. If so there's an original record of it on an Ebay
auction. It also says Mary Jane died in 1897. Happy New Year all. Linda
Now that Christmas is over, I hope that many of you are experiencing that post-holiday quietude. We all know that there are fears about in the land about Y2k and its problems. So I've been scouting for some good URLs to send you to, to help you check on your own computer systems.
When you go to the first URL listed (look six spaces down),
you find a button that says, "Send this message to a friend." So it
doesn't appear to be locked up behind heavy copyright restrictions...
If any of you have questions about checking your hardware and
software for Y2k problems, please don't ask me about them. My
answers will just frustrate you, since, as I've said, I'm the last
one in the world who will ever turn into a computer techie. But
sometimes I get lucky and find things that I think may help you. You
can be sure that whatever I find, I'll send along to you.
This one looks pretty thorough in what it offers in site selections.
P.S.: I'll still be unavailable, pretty much, until the Monday after
New Year's. I'll be monitoring the lists, but not at all active...
Last-Minute Help Available for Y2K (US)
Updated 11:12 AM ET December 21, 1999
By Aaron Pressman
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In just a matter of days, the world will
learn if computer problems caused by the date rollover to the Year
2000 will bring society to its knees or just cause minor
But for consumers, there is still plenty of time left to perform
checks on home software and hardware, with numerous resources
available on the Internet.
Potential problems could occur because hardware and software vendors
at times sold products that recorded dates using only the last two
digits of the year. Such products may break down or create errors
when faced with dates including the year 2000, which could be treated
Even products that can cope with 2000 may have problems on Feb. 29.
While most years ending in "00" are not leap years, years divisible
by 400, including 2000, are leap years.
Many leading software vendors have posted detailed assessments of
possible problems in products they have sold over the years. In some
cases, the companies have also posted patches to correct problems,
even for older products.
Microsoft Corp., the No. 1 maker of personal computer operating
systems and business productivity software, has a vast guide to Year
2000 problems beginning at the Web page
The pages include a guide for home and small business users and a
downloadable software program (available at
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/year2k/pca/pca.htm) that can
analyze Microsoft products running on a PC and report on possible
glitches and needed patches.
Among other software makers that have posted information and patches
are Adobe Systems Inc. (
Corp. (http://www.corel.com/year2000/index.htm), Symantec Corp. (
http://www.symantec.com/y2k/y2k.html) and IBM Corp.'s Lotus
Hardware vendors such as Dell Computer Corp. (
http://www.dell.com/year2000/), Gateway Inc. (
http://www.gateway.com/about/y2k/index.shtml) and Apple Computer
Inc. ( http://www.apple.com/about/year2000/), have also posted
informational pages about possible problems in products they have
Computers and software are not the only home electronics items that
can be affected by Y2K issues, however. As appliances have become
increasingly reliant on embedded computer chips to operate, some
Year 2000 have crept in as well.
The Y2Kbase (http://y2k.y2kbase.com) includes a vast listing of
products that could be affected. Specific sections address problems
in home appliances and consumer electronics like VCRs.
At "Billy the Y2K Bot" (http://www.billythebot.com), consumers can
enter the name of a vendor and the site will search for relevant
information. The site also includes search engines for some specific
companies that allow a consumer to discover if a specific product
has any Y2K issues.
Major media outlets have also compiled pages of tips and advice for
dealing with home Y2K issues.
Money Magazine's "Year 2000 Bug" page (
http://pathfinder.com/money/y2k/index.html) offers several
downloadable software programs for assessing Y2K vulnerability as
well as offering advice on finance industry issues, such as the
vulnerability of social security checks, mutual funds and insurance
More computer-oriented sites include PC Magazine's "Year 2000
Resource Center" (http://www.zdnet.com/pcmag/special/y2k/index.html),
which offers "how to" advice columns and warnings.
In the event that something actually does go wrong, consumers may
seek redress through the courts. Information about pending and
completed Y2K litigation can be found at the Year 2000 Liability page
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Would you please help me out on your e-mail address. Every single message I
send to you apparently comes back.
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You might want to look at these locations and surnames and see what you
can come up with. Some may have a link, some may not. I believe
Nathaniel to be married to Deborah the mother of William and Thomas. ( I
can't find the census where Deborah is listed as their mother.) Happy
p. 236 WILLIAM CLAIBORNE (Claibourne), sonn of Col. William
Clayborne, Junr., dec'd., & THOMAS CLAIBORNE, sonn & heir apparent of
Mr. Thomas Claiborne, 545 acs., New Kent Co., 20 Apr., 1682, p. 154.
in the forke of Chichahominy Rv. where the Sw. ends, &c. Trans of 11
Persons named, including ROBERT BOWLES.
ELISHA3 BOWLES (BENJAMIN2 BOWLS, (?), ROBERT1 BOWLES, (?)) was born
Abt. 1759 in Cumberland or Buckingham Co., Va., and died 18 Apr 1837 in
Prob. Bedford Co., Va.. He married (VIRGINIA?) ELIZABETH CHAPMAN Bef.
1793, daughter of JOHN CHAPMAN.
Nov. 3,1785--Wm Bowe, eldest son & heir & ad'm of Nathan Bowe, dec, to
Jhn. Wingfield, Sr. of Georga, 98a. taken from lower end of Daniel Fitz
Patrick, dec, Road from Hanover C.H. to Richmond. The late Hardin
Burnley dec, John Clay, dec.
( Note: That is William Bowles,eldest son of Nathaniel Bowles )
Oct 20, 1786---Thomas Burton, & wife Fanny, of ST,Paul's, to Thos. Payne
of St. Martin's 100a. joining Wm. Bowles, Chas. Quarry, Wm Payne, John
Crenshaw, & Chas. Tate's, being land purchased by said Thos. Burton's
father, & wh. he fell heir to.
( Note: The Chickahomony River is the dividing line between Hanover Co
and Henrico Co east of Richmond, VA. William lived on the east side in
Hanover and Thomas lived on the west side of the river in Henrico.At
least Thomas's Will was written in Henrico 1783)
Dec.20,1786--Elisha Bowles of North Carolina, Northampton Co, To
Hezekiah Bowles, of Hanover, called " Thomas Bowles Track " 36ac, St.
Paul's, by late survey of Mr.Chapman Austin, on Brandy Branch.
( Note: Thomas Bowles Track is for Thomas Bowles Will 1783. St. Paul is
no longer there. )
The sale of 827 3/4 acres in Bourbon Co on 14 February 1795 to David
Bowles by Chapman Austin and Elizabeth his wife of Hanover Co. Notice
of Elizabeth's approval of the sale sent to Bourbon County c. 1August
1796 . Recorded October Court, Bourbon Co.1796. Deed Book D, p.1.Chapman
Austin of Hanover Co. VA had a Treasury Warrant grant of 4,000 acres in
Ky. He sold a further 192 acres for 461 Pounds next to David Bowles.
Deed Book D p.195
( Note: Need more information on Chapman Austin. )
Bowles, James, will 13 June 1727, rn. Rebecca Addison, dau. of Thomas
and Elizabeth (Tasker). 9W(l) 265.
Zachariah Bowles Will dated 1720 in Northampton Co, VA.
( Note: Is it Northampton Co, VA or North Carolina? )
Bowles, Thomas: b.8/19/1730 d.3- - 1814, m. Grace Jeffrey; PVT CT
Bowles, David: b.c. 1730 d. p. 2/20/1806, m. Winnie Minerva Rice; Cpt VA
- - - News Flash - - -
Eastern Greene County, Tennessee
December 26, 1835
(A. Claude Ferguson, free lance reporter)
(Corrections to a dispatch thatsome of you might have received a few days
ago. That dispatch ommitted page 257 of the Ledger.)
"The company store at the Bright Hope Iron Furnace remained open
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day according the Store Ledger
(pages 257 & 258). Business was extremely light. Among the items
bought and sold were coffee, tobacco, corn, sour crout, potatoes, flour,
gunpowder, one stone morter & pestle, one jug, one pitcher,one dish
pan and two tin cups. Clothing items purchased included one pair of
shoes and 5 pattapants. Almanacs for 1836, which had been hot sellers
at the the store during the previous weeks, had no sales on these two
days. This indicates they might have been in short supply this year. The
only item with any suggestion that it was Christmas were two sales of
Transactions those two days were recorded as follows:
Sundaries Dr To Murchandise Amt brout forword $1059.67
230 Thomas Maness, son ½ Bushal potatoes 2? 1? .16 1/2
½ Bushal Oats 3? 3/6 .25 .41 1/2
198 Betsy Bowles, David ½# Powder 3? 1/6 .25
280 Jessee Bowles, wife 1 hinge & Screws 1/6
Spice 9a .37 1/2
pd John Whittenburg 3? ¼# powder 3? 9a .62 1/2 1.00
291 Henry Henegar, Rhea, ½# powder 3? 1/6 .25
103 Charles Evans 1 Stone morter & pestle 4/6 .75
261 Charles Williams 1 Bushal corn 2? .33
½# Tobaco 1/6 9a 9# flower 3¢ 27¢ . .85
279 Wm Roberts, wife 5 3/4# Coffee 1/6 1.43 3/ 1.43 3/4
3 Wash boles @ 1? .50
35 A. Kennedy & Co 1 Gudgeon 117# @ 5¢ 5.85
267 Dan.l Hardburger 1# Tobaco 1/6 .25
114 Alexander McKinney 1# Tobaco 1/6 .25
233 John Luttrell 7/16# Tobaco 1/6 11¢ .11
pa Berry Ratlege So much 3? .50
256 James Shannon 2# Coffee @ 1/6 .50
266 Jacob Bowles 1 pr Shoes 9/9
236 Joseph Hughs 5½# flower 3¢ 1? ½# powder 3? 1/6 .41 1/2
287 James Benson 6½# flower @ 3¢ .19
256 James Shannon 7 3/4# flower @ 3¢ .23
267 Dan.l Hardburger 10½# flower @ 3¢ .32
259 Jacob Clowars 1 Juge 6a 12½# flower 3¢ 2/3 .46
210 Wm Jains 3# flower @ 3¢
61 Burry Ratlege 2 pattapans 9a 1/6 ¼ B. crout 6? 1/6 .50
245 Wm Clowars 3 pattapants for 3/9
195 Wm Johns n 1 picher 1/6
.25 17.63 1/4
Sundaries Dr To Cash Amt brout forw.d $1.87 1/2
59 Morgan Brackit So much a/c .25
258 Bright Hope Thursday 24th Dec. 1835
Mdz Dr To Sundaries Amt brout forword $1410.04 1/4
294 To Peter Brown 8¼# Tobaco @ 20 1.65
55 To James Guin 1 1/8 Bushal corn @ 1/6 .28
253 To John Dickson on a/c note on Jas Woods
From Patsy Gragg so much 12.50
37 To Wm Whittenburg 50# flowar @ 2½¢ 1.25 $1425.72 ¼
87 Sundaries Dr To John Whittenburg
Mdz so much on a/c of Jessee Bowles .37 1/2
28 Jurry Nelson so much 1/6 .25
266 Jacob Bowles 5 Bushal potatoes @ 2 1.66 1/2
260 Geo Bowles 3 Buah.l do @ 2 1.00 $3.29
Sundaries Dr To Murchandise Amt brout forword $1077.30 1/4
245 Wm Clowars our order to
Whittenburg 25# flowar 3¢ .75
¼ Bushal crout 6 1/6
1 dish pan @ 9 1.75 2.50
267 Dan.l Hardburger 1/8 Bushal crout 6 9a .12 1/2
77 James Luttrell Sn.r, Peter, ¼# Powder 3 9a .12 1/2
280 Jessee Bowles 1 Quart Chesnuts 9a .12 1/2
236 Joseph Hughs 1 Qat Chesnuts 9a
13# Bacon 9a 9/9 1.75
261 Charles Williams ½ Bushal crout 6 3 .50
238 Sam.l Henkle 2 Quire paper @ 1/6 3
½# tobaco 1/6 9a .62 1/2
287 James Benson ½ Bush.l corn 2 1 .16 1/2
269 Thomas Ettiat, daughter, 10# Bacon @ 9a 1.25
1 Bushal corn 2 33 1/2 1.58 1/2
261 Charles Williams 1 Bushal corn 2 .33 1/2
67 Robert Lauderdel 2 Tin cups @ 6a .16 ½ 8.00
Mdz Dr To Sundaries Amt brout forword $1425.72 1/4
107 To A.S. Bradford 30 cords Wood @ 1/6 .60
halling 60 Cords wood @ 6a 5.00
over charge on Shoe leathers 1/6 .25 12.75
Reports are that the Bright Hope Furnace Company Store is to
remain open all day December 31 and it will also be open for business
as usual on New Years Day, January 1, 1836.
Interested parties can secure more details by visiting the store or by
calling up www.kiva.net/~jeskewic/brighthope.html "
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Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah, Happy Kwansa and a Happy and
Rewarding 2000 to each and all and thank you all for the joy you have
brought to me during 1999.
A. Claude Ferguson
1921 Steven Ave #660, Bedford, IN 47421
PH: 812-279-0563 E-mail: ferguson(a)kiva.net
Visit me at my home page: http://www.kiva.net/~ferguson/
I have contacted some people via e-mail, and snail mail , and phone call. Some of you will be receiving and invitation to join a certain site. It is important to note that at present there is nothing at the site. Within a couple days after Christmas messages will be sent to this area. There is a number of people I know, most of which is unfortunately not on the net. We are preparing to document almost 7,000 descendents of the Boles, and Fiveash families.
We are trying to get on the same sheet of music here. It will take about one month and them e-mail will be sent to everyone to announce the site. THIS IS ONLY A TEMPORARY SITE. IT IS ONLY GOING TO BE USED SO THAT PEOPLE CAN DOCUMENT OR REFUTE MY RECORDS AND SOME OTHER RECORDS ON THE BOLES AND FIVEASH FAMILIES.
IT IS ONLY BEING DONE BECAUSE THERE IS ALOT OF PEOPLE LOOKING FOR THE SAME INFORMATION AND THIS WAY WE WILL KNOW WHERE WE STAND AS PROOF ON THE LINES.
INVITATIONS HAVE BEEN SENT OUT TO JOIN THIS SITE. YOU MAY RECEIVE ONE TOO.
REMEMBER. Ther will be nothing there for a few days. I am trying to type all this info and others are typing theres.
IT IS HOPED THAT THIS SITE WILL BE ABLE TO DOCUMENT AND PROOVE THE LINE OF DESCENTS (BOLES, AND FIVEASH) FOR OVER 7,000 PEOPLE.
Do not worry if you do not get and invitation to this site yet. We are going to go carefully so that we can get something we all can work from.
I want to wish each and every one of you a very Merry
Christmas, a joyous Hanukkah season, and a thoughtful Kwanzaa. May
you each have the holiday that warms and opens your heart the most,
conducted in the way that feels just like home to you. May you be
given the gifts of time and solitude, of health and good
companionship, and any and all of the gifts that have never quite
been met, but this year somehow appear. May you have the courage to
give the gifts that mean the most to all of us: forgiveness,
generosity of spirit, openness of heart, honesty, empathy, patience,
and a helping hand when your neighbor is too downhearted to ask for
And of course for this group: may you all be graced with the
knowledge of that next generation that you've been looking for for
years, or a solvent that magically dissolves that brick wall!
I'm going to take a few days off, but I'll be monitoring our
list to see that no one gets stuck in a loop or gets caught on the
barbed wire going under the fence to grandmother's house.
While the turkey's cooking---backup! backup!... backup! (I
hear a rumba in there somewhere...)
My best to all of you, your families and friends,
GLASGOW REPULICAN-January 7, 1915
Rev. James Meek died at his home in the New Salem country, on Dec 26,
after a brief illness. Mr. Meek was born in Clinton co, Ky., on August
25, 1842, where he lived until 1863, when he entered the U.S.Army, where
he remained until the close of the war. Afterwards he married Miss
Nail(*Nancy) Crockett. To this union were born 7 children.
Mr J.C. Meek who died in the Phillipines Islands while in the army.
Mr Dave Meek
Mrs Ben Niphong
Mrs J.M Dugard
Mrs John Bowles
Mrs John Shirley
All of this county.
His second marriage was to Miss *Lecta Jane Hicks, to whom 4 children
Mrs J.B. Tobin
Mr Jonny Meek
Mr Bishop M Meek
All of this county.
Mr Meek was a local preacher of the Methodist church and was regarded as
a true christian gentleman, who had confidence and respect of all his
acquaintances. Brief funeral services were held by Rev. J.R. Black,
after which the remains were interred in the cemetery at New Salem.
GLASGOW REPUPLICAN-December 26, 1918
Mrs Lecty Meek, widow of the late Mr Jim Meek, died near New Salem, at
the age of 57 years. She leaves 4 children, Messrs. John, Bishop,Jim and
Miss Josie Meek, all living at home. The interment was in the cemetery
at New Salem, Sunday.
New Salem is: New Salem Methodist church, on New Salem road in Barren
*note-Miss Lecta Jane Hicks was my great aunt. She was also the sister
of Flora Hicks, who was said to be Nathan Anderson Bowles' great
grand-daughter. Their parents were John Hicks and Ellen Jane
Wvans/pronounced Wevins.But we have always pronounced it as Evans.
P.S. If you reply to this, please, also write reply in the subject line,
even if you hit automatic reply.
Harry wrote on 23 Dec. 99:
Patti: Genl Wm Augustus Bowles was the eldest son of Thomas Bowles, born
in Frederick Co MD Oct 22 1763. he was commissioned in a Corps of MD
troops. He was independent by nature, and lost his commission late in
1778. He joined a party of Creek Indians and in time was adopted into
their tribe, marrying the daughter of one of the chiefs. For his services
against Spain his Commission was restored. He represented the Creek and
Cherokee nation in an appeal to London, and after several years of
service was betrayed to the Spanish, who imprisoned him in Morro Castle,
where he died in 1805.
A Chief Bowles, a descendeant, was a friend of Sam Houston, and killed in
This is from Farquhar's 1907 History of the Bowles Family, and the
account ,( here much abbreviated) appears to be taken verbatim from a
biography of WAB.. Good Hunting. Harry
I have to jump in here, Harry. Others have commented how
Farquhar sometimes lacks accuracy, and I haven't had any way of
knowing, yay or nay.
But in this one instance I want to say that from all I've
read about Chief John Bowles, Farquhar isn't being too accurate about
Others have tried to sell me on the idea that Chief Bowles
was descended from William Augustus Bowles, but I'm not convinced.
There are a number of biographies of Chief John Bowles, but
the accounts about him that I trust the most are those which were
written by Emmett Starr, a doctor of Cherokee ancestry who lived
among the Bowles (and other Native American) families. I would like
to believe that this man who has recorded part of John Bowles'
descendancy chart, which was compiled from the oral histories of the
Bowles families who Starr lived among, is probably to be the most
trusted in its accuracy.
Most accounts say that John Bowles was born in 1756; no one
knows where. Some say in North Carolina. But then Emmett Starr has
in one of his books the tantalizing throwaway line, "Bowles, a
Marylander..." when he was talking about John Bowles, and not Wm.
Augustus Bowles. So they may have been related. But if John Bowles
were born in 1756 and Wm. Augustus were born in 1763, we can see how
difficult it would be for John Bowles to be Wm. Augustus' descendant.
Chief John Bowles was killed in a meadow outside of Tyler,
Texas on the 16th of July, 1839.
Farquhar did get the part right about Chief Bowles and Sam
Houston being friends, though...
Yours with best wishes,