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I have come across some interesting information concerning John F. Bowles .
I have believed him to be the son of Henry Bowles of Chesterfield Co., Va.
Henry was married to Rachael Bailey and Henry mentioned children in his will
that he refused to name as he had given all he was to give to them.
Now I have found that Rachael Baily had a cousin who married Josiah Holtzclaw
of Culpepper Co. Va. befor moving to Barren Co., Ky. Josiah was a cousin of
Also Rachael Bailey had an uncle who married Sarah Ann Fleming .
There is more to prove but it seems this pattern is getting close
This is to answer Yvonne's question, and a note to all our newcomers...
The Bowles list has been in operation since about early spring of
1997. If you've just joined and are new to computers and genealogy, it may
cross your mind that lots of information has been sent to the Bowles
list...how can you get access to it?
Despair not: everything is archived that comes to the Bowles list.
Not only that, but every surname and geographical list (Brazoria Co., TX,
etc.) is also archived. And it's done by the same friendly people at
Rootsweb, who oversee the workings of many of the lists that you might know
Here's the address (called a URL) of the Web site for the archives:
Find this, then fill in the name Bowles-L in the slot.
When the page comes up put in the subject that you want.
If you put the name "John Bowles" in there, expect to be overrun.
"Hortense Bowles" of course would net you fewer postings. Sometimes it's
easier to find the Bowles/Boles/Bows, etc. that you want by searching for
someone else who you know was connected to John or Hortense Bowles. Let's
say that John Bowles married Josephine Sayles; if you put in Josephine's
name, you're likely to get the right John Bowles and maybe his family, too.
You can go to any surname or geographical list, and search it for
the name or surname that you want, via that same method. Instead of
filling in the slot with "Bowles-L" you could put any other surname,
county, state, whatever there's a list for.
If you don't know if the surname or the area that you're
investigating has a list formed for it or not, you can go to these URLs to
There are other sites which will also tell you; these aren't the
only ones. But they're primary ones that are updated frequently.
Have a good time exploring!
I got the information from another subscriber to this list who was generous
enough to send it to me. I'm pretty sure it's from Thomas Farquhar's
"History of the Bowles Family". I just put up an article a few minutes ago
by Harry Sutcliffe that discusses the validity of that line. Harry has
definitely done his research on this He also points out another possibility
at the end of the article that is worth looking into.
You can find a link to the article under generation one of my Bowles page
and again at the bottom. I also added a picture of Caleb Bowles and family
and a letter he and Phoebe Apperson wrote in 1868. I've moved by web site
to rootsweb, the provider of this list. For $26 a year above the cost of a
sponsor membership, you get 25meg of space which was 25 times more that I
had before. The new site is at http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~amcolan.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Cheryl R. Houin [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Friday, February 26, 1999 6:04 AM
> To: curtrowe(a)ix.netcom.com
> Subject: Gideon Bowles
> Importance: High
> What is the source for the info on Gideon prior to his marriage with
> Charity Ann Hughes? Thanks, Cheryl
John, and all of you on the BOWLES-L
Just been messing around in the archives of the BOWLES-L and found a letter
from you from June 1998. You have William V. Bowles as a son of Peter
Tinsley Bowles. William Valentine Bowles was my great-grandfather, and I
have been trying for years to connect him to parents. I had only recently
started working on the Peter T. theory, but couldn't prove anything. Would
appreciate any help you can give me in proving this relationship.
To you on the BOWLES-L, I just got back on last night after being gone for
a couple months, and now this, after years of frustration!!! I'm so
excited, I can hardly type. I recall from being on the list before that
some of you were working on Peter T.'s family, Thomas Bowles and Sarah
Holman. Would love to have all you can give me on this line.
Big hugs to all,
I am still researching the Bowles, Evans, Peoples, and Thrash families
in Meriwether Co. Ga.
I have found most of them in the 1870 & 1880 census in Meriwether.
I also found my 3rd g.grandmother, Jensy Bowles. I have been told over
the years that Jensy's husband (although no one could remember her name)
was married to an Indian Chief. Jensy was born about 1805 in GA. She
and her husband had my 2nd g.grandfather, Samuel Bowles.
Is it possible that Chief John Bowles, son of Duwali, was her husband?
Can someone advise me?
John Bowles III' grandsons were Benjamin, David,
Thomas, John, William and grandaughter Eliza Betty
or Elizabeth. All these young people attended the
wedding of Fanny Tunstall to Pierce Bradley at the
Old church, where they signed the guestbook, May,
1723.John Bowles sold slaves to Rainey Sprague,
March, 1739. Document witnessed and attested by:
Benjamin and Nancy Bowles moved over the New Kent
line into Hanover Co in 1745.The parcel of land was
bought from Edward and Martha Waddell, and proved at
court Feb, 24, 1746.The land: lying and being in the
county of Hanover in the colony of Va.. Beginning at
a red oak on the boling green road or trail, a corner
blazed tree of the said land of John Wyatt, thus running
down the said boling green road or trail at an easterly
course to a black rock on the one side a gushing spring
and thense along the spring , all leading to the
Chickahominy Swampe.Document of sale, witnessed and
Next...Thomas Bowles...grandson of John Bowles III
Abstracted from the "History of the Bowles Family"
Bowles line, Holsclaw, Puryear, Hughs, Slaughter,Laramore,
Wilcoxen, Philipps, Anderson, Carter, Debow,Baise,Davis
Taylor side..., Sidwell,Brummitt, Smith, Coomer/Comer,
Davidson line, Mccandless,Rouse,Hart,Morgan,Taylor,
Lawson line,Bunch, Rutledge, Abner,Bowles,Clark,Moss, Williams,
Smith line, Smith,Marshall, Hiser, Ferguson,Webb, Edwards,
I was going through my FTM files, and couldn't believe what I found. My aunt
sent me a gedcom of my dad's side of the family and this stuck out.....it
seems I have Boles on both sides. At least my dad's side has a bit more info,
so I am sharing it with you.
+ Susan Sanders
i. William Jasper Boles b. Apr. 6, 1865, Coffee Co. AL d. Mar 24, 1951 Hacoda,
Geneva Co. AL
+Callie Rebecca Carter b. 1874 d. Feb. 10, 1958 Hacoda, Geneva Co. AL(mother
Rebecca Ann Wise, father, John C. Carter)
a. Annie Boles
b. Inf. Boles f. died Aug. 1895
c. William Joseph Boles
d. JL Boles(m)
e. Rufus Hardy Boles
f. Ellenor Boles d. Jan 27, 1905
g. Inf. f. Boles July 6, 1896 d. July 6, 1896 Coffee Co.AL
h. Dolly Boles b. June 5, 1897 Leverett Coffee Co. AL d. Dec. 24, 1897
i. Mary Mae Boles b. Nov. 18, 1905 Coffee Co. AL married Oct. 12, 1965 d. Mar
11,1965 Florala, Covington Co. AL
To those researching Longans
In thge DAR records there is the following listing
Benjamin Letchworth B.- 1757 Hanover, Va. d.-1834 Morgan Co, Mo. marr. 1782
Eleanor Adams served as a private under Cols Hugh Mercer & Thomas Marshall
2-1 Martha B. Letchworth (1795-1876) M.1819 Augustine K. Longan (1795-1864)
3-1 John Bowler Longan b.-1828 m.-1853 Judith Ann Reaves (1832-1904)
4-1 Emma Jane Longan b. Pettis Co., Mo. m.- S.L. Highleyman
I don't know if this is same John Bowles Longan or different
I just heard from Nona Pebworth, G-granddaugter of John Bowles Longan and
Mary Elizabeth Weber Longan, that the mother of John Bowles Longan (b.
1777) was Mary Elizabeth Bowles. That would make Mary Elizabeth Bowles
married to Patrick Henry Longan, father of John Bowles Longan.
The only Mary Bowles that would fit, I have listed as Mary Webber Bowles,
whose father was Thomas Philip Bowles (1748-1795) who married Sarah Bacon
My problem with that scenario is that the dates don't quite fit. If Thomas
Bowles and Sarah Bacon married in 1769, and Thomas Bowles died in 1795,
their daughter Mary would have logically been born between 1769-1796. John
Bowles Longan (whose mother was supposed to have been Mary (Elizabeth)
Webber Bowles) was born in 1777. That would make Mary about 8 years old
when John Bowles Longan was born.
Linnea, thank you for your great welcome.
I am looking into my husband's family. And there is not much to go
on I'm afraid. I am married to Micheal Robert BOWLES. His father,
who is deceased was Robert Wilgar BOWLES - DoB - July 9, 1923, DoD -
Dec. 13, 1994. Roberts parents were:
Martin BOWLES - DoB - unkown, possibly Prince Edward Is., Canada
Aileen Sheila BLAIR - DoB 1901, Cleveland, Ohio
They had one child, my father-in-law. When Martin found out that
Aileen was pregnant, he left. We were told by my husband's mom that
Martin was a riverboat gambler and since Eileen was a saloon dancer,
we have pictures, this may be true. She lived with family till her
death when Robert was about 13. Robert was sent to relatives in
British Columbia to live as a ranch hand on the Webster Ranch by Soda
Creek. I have a bit of that history in a local book. If anyone is
interested or has any idea how I can approach finding further
information I would be really grateful. I have a bit more information
on the BLAIR side of the family.
Box 16, RR# 1, Merrett Site
Williams Lake, BC
Thomas Boles, son of Thomas Bowles of Virginia was born Anna Domino May 5th,
1775, died January 21,1861 ( Burksville, Ky.)
This looks as if his mother was Anna Domino instead of Mary Martin?
Leathel, ( Boles Bible)
Anno Domino is a common wording, and means after death of Christ or
something similar to it.
>Thomas Boles, son of Thomas Bowles of Virginia was born Anna Domino May 5th,
>1775, died January 21,1861 ( Burksville, Ky.)
>This looks as if his mother was Anna Domino instead of Mary Martin?
> Leathel, ( Boles Bible)
Carolyn Leverich Atkinson / email: catkinsn(a)ecity.net
1602 York /In replying send copy of our correspondence.
Des Moines, IA 50316
This is all I have on the Holtsclaws that is connect to Malinda, Ann
Elizabeth could have been born to any of these sons. I would like more
Descendants of Henry W. Holtsclaw
Generation No. 1
1. HENRY W.3 HOLTSCLAW (HENRY2, JOHANN ( JOHN)1) was born December 17,
1770 in N.Carlina, and died September 08, 1828 in Barren Co, KY. He married
SARAH ( SALLY ) SHIRLEY Abt. 1787.
Notes for HENRY W. HOLTSCLAW:
Barren Co Cemetery Book lists Henry as born December 17, 1778, died
September 1828. Some people have him born 1770 NC. and his death as (After
1850,Jefferson Co, IL.) I believe he sold his farm to his son-in-law John
Fleming Bowles in 1826 because of bad health and was buried on this farm as
was John Fleming,Malinda and others. McMillin Cemetery. Probably born in
1770 because Richard born 1788.
More About HENRY W. HOLTSCLAW:
Burial: McMillin Cemetery
Children of HENRY HOLTSCLAW and SARAH SHIRLEY are:
i. RICHARD4 HOLTSCLAW, b. September 16, 1788; m. MARY (POLLY) SMITH, June
22, 1809, Barren Co. ,Ky.
Notes for RICHARD HOLTSCLAW:
1. Had 8 children, one named Malinda.
2. At least two died young, two died single.
3. I believe his name is James Richard and he probably died in Illinois, but
James Henry died in Barren Co.
ii. JAMES HENRY HOLTSCLAW, b. Abt. 1789; m. (1) RHODA MCKEE (MCREA),
September 08, 1807, Barren Co. ,Ky; m. (2) MARY GRIGS, May 06, 1823, Barren
Notes for JAMES HENRY HOLTSCLAW:
1. Had 7 children?
2. James Henry died in Barren Co.between October 1st and 10th of 1823.
iii. MILDRED (MILLY) HOLTSCLAW, b. Abt. 1791; m. WILLIAM NEVIL, June 25,
1806, Barren Co. ,Ky.
Notes for WILLIAM NEVIL:
1. Had 10 children.
iv. ENOCH HOLTSCLAW, b. Abt. 1795; d. 1823, Barren Co. ,Ky; m. J. JOLLIFF,
January 11, 1814.
v. MALINDA HOLTSCLAW, b. August 26, 1797; d. Barren Co,KY.; m. (1) JOHN
FLEMING ( JACKY) BOWLES, August 27, 1812, Barren Co. ,Ky; m. (2) GEORGE
MONDAY, December 29, 1839, Barren Co..
More About MALINDA HOLTSCLAW:
Burial: McMillin Cemetery
More About JOHN FLEMING ( JACKY) BOWLES:
Burial: McMillin Cemetery
vi. ELIZABETH HOLTSCLAW, b. Abt. 1800; m. SAMUEL CUMMINS, October 08, 1822,
Barren Co. ,Ky.
vii. SARAH ( SALLY ) HOLTSCLAW, b. Abt. 1801; m. JAMES WATERS.
This just came in to me from Betty White (rbwh(a)micron.net)
We were talking about Malinda Holtzclaw and John F. (Jackey)
Bowles. She said: "The Holtzclaw I have is Ann Elizabeth Holtzclaw, b.
1715 m. John
Frederick Fishback, b. Abt. 1716. They were part of the Germanna
settlement in Virginia. I have a number of generations back on each of
them. This one shouldn't be difficult considering all the wonderous
information one can get through the Germanna Foundation. How close is your
Holtzclaw to Ann Elizabeth Holtzclaw? Do you have any idea?"
I have Dorothy Hallgrimson's book on Malinda and Jackey Bowles, and
Does anyone track down the Holtzclaw family in our group? If so,
you've got a fine correspondent in Betty.
With best wishes,
I have a Certificate (Was titled Credentials) for my ggrandfather dated
3/28/1918 that states that he was duly qualified and authorized by the
Church of Christ to preach the gospel and to solemnize the rites of
matrimony in the Sate of Oklahoma, Sequoyah County. My ggrandfathers
name was Joseph Redrick Boles, but certificate shows his as J. R. Bowles
. We are sure this is our Boles because he was a preacher and the
"Credentials" is witnessed by N. V. Rogers (his wife's father) along
with W. A Camphell and T. C. Porter. Clerks names was Joe E. Thornton.
Anyone know anything about the early Church of Christ in Oklahoma.
Where we might find church records? This was shortly before family left
for California. I have pretty well identified this part of the family,
but this certificate makes me curious for more details.
Here's a website for American Colonial Origins that has the lineage of
Gideon Bowles of the St. James Colony for those of you that are related or
avid colonial historians. It is nicely done and includes signatures.
This entry from Inez Bowles' book further documents the Bowles-Longan
marriages. What still puzzles me is that John Bowles Longan being a double
brother-in-law to John Bowles doesn't explain John Longan's middle name
being Bowles. It still seems there must have been a Bowles-Longan
connection in a previous generation. Does Inez Bowles' book give any other
>From: "Leathel Bowles" <LEATHEL(a)worldnet.att.net>
>Subject: John Bowles
>Date: Thu, 25 Feb 1999 13:39:13 -0000
From: MRS JANE MOSER <BDXK78A(a)prodigy.com
Subject: John Bowles
Date: Thursday, July 31, 1997 2:13 AM
>From the Thomas Bowles book by Inez Bowles:
John Bowles was a Babtist preacher. He moved to Missouri in 1820 with John
B. Longan, a double brother-in-law,Jesse Bowles and Johnathan Maxey, a
Babtist preacher. Rev. Maxey was a brother-in-law of John Bowles and John
John Longan, John Maxey and Jesse Bowles settled SE of Boonville, at or
near Pisgah, Mo. John Bowles settled west of Boonville, later moving to
Dade Co., Mo.
John Bowles married Elizabeth Longan, sister of John Longan. THEIR son,
Philip Webber Bowles came to Missouri with his parents and on Feb. 10, 1812
married Margaret Jane Wilson, daughter of Polly ann Black. Polly was born
in Ky in 1792
and died in 1851. Is buried near Versailles, Mo. Another son of John and
Elizabeth, Thomas, born in Hanover Co. Va. married Hulda Stockstill.
I hope this clears some things up for you Susan. If there are other ch.
besides the three sons I don't have them.
Note: I found all these places mention on a Missouri map today, except
Pisgah, MO. Even found Glasgow, MO just above Boonville. I wonder what
Glasgow,VA, Glasgow,KY, and Glasgow, MO. really meant to them ?