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Is there anyone researching this Bowles line? Do you have any additional info
or any corrections?
Descendants of William Bowles
1 William BOWLES b: 2 Feb 1837 d: 16 Mar 1909
.. +Louvinia RICHMOND b: 1843 d: Bet. 1874 - 1880
......... 2 Earneasty K. BOWLES
......... 2 John Henry K. BOWLES
......... 2 William Harvey BOWLES b: 1862 d: 1929
............. +Amanda Alice KINCAID b: 1864
......... *2nd Wife of William Harvey BOWLES:
............. +Margaret Ellen TINCHER b: 1864
.................... 3 Virginia Emeline BOWLES b: 20 Jun 1886 d: 11
........................ +James Henry CAPPS
.................... 3 Zora D. BOWLES
.................... 3 Marshal BOWLES
.................... 3 John BOWLES
......... 2 Marshall M. BOWLES b: Feb 1865
............. +Emma A. ? b: Oct 1870
......... 2 James A. BOWLES b: 1870
......... 2 Charles Stanton BOWLES b: 28 Apr 1873 d: 25 Dec
............. +Ada GARDNER b: Dec 1876 d: 1953 Father: Rufus
GARDNER Mother: Mary E. ? m: 25 Feb 1894 in Summers County, West
.................... 3 Ishmal BOWLES
.................... 3 Leslie BOWLES
.................... 3 William Franklin BOWLES b: 27 Nov 1891 d: Mar
........................ +Hattie Mae CARTER b: 10 May
d: 31 Mar 1970 Father: Mathias CARTER Mother: Margaret J. FOX m: in Never
.................... *2nd Wife of William Franklin BOWLES:
........................ +Mary Susan BRAGG b: 1899
m: 18 Aug 1926 in Raleigh County, West Virginia
.................... 3 Annie L. BOWLES b: 1894 d: Jul 1898
.................... 3 Mary E. BOWLES b: Mar 1898 d: Mar 1898
.................... 3 Lena E. BOWLES b: 25 Nov 1899
........................ +Jonathan Curtis CARTER b: 15 Jun
d: 13 Feb 1974 Father: Mathias CARTER Mother: Margaret J. FOX m: 5 Nov
Summers County, West Virginia
.................... 3 Jessie BOWLES b: 1902
.................... 3 Lonnie Samuel BOWLES b: 1904
........................ +Edith Millicent WARD b: 15 Jun
d: 30 May 1955 Father: John Andrew WARD Mother: Martha Ann RICHMOND
.................... 3 Cecil BOWLES b: 1905
.................... 3 Charley BOWLES b: 1907
.................... 3 Rufus BOWLES b: 1911
.................... 3 Winifred BOWLES b: 1912
.................... 3 Maggie BOWLES b: 6 Jul 1913 d: 12 Jul
.................... 3 Orville Y. BOWLES b: 11 Aug 1915
........................ +Lucy J. b: 19 Apr 1917 d: 30
.................... 3 Florence BOWLES b: 1917
.................... 3 Mary Elizabeth BOWLES b: 27 Jan 1918
.................... 3 Howard W. BOWLES b: 13 Aug 1920
......... 2  Benjamin Dewey BOWLES b: 1899
............. + Myrtle Martha STICKLER b: 1899
*2nd Wife of William BOWLES:
.. +Angeline BERRY b: 1861
......... 2 Palina E. BERRY b: 1880
......... 2 Ora BOWLES
............. +Mannie DAVIS
......... 2 Kenny BOWLES
............. +Bessie ?
......... 2 Wallace BOWLES
......... 2 Lanie BOWLES
............. +Jake HALSTEAD
......... 2 Russel BOWLES
......... 2 Hanley BOWLES
............. +Nina Belle FOX
.................... 3 Richard BOWLES
......... 2 Lincoln BOWLES
......... 2  Benjamin Dewey BOWLES b: 1899
............. + Myrtle Martha STICKLER b: 1899
I am starting to go through the Bowles genealogical file that I copied while
doing research at the Davie Co. NC library in Mocksville. This file is full
of handwritten pages that have been copied repeatedly, so they are bit
difficult to read. Also, the information is not organized into group sheets,
so it is sometimes difficult to follow a lineage. But, these notes go back
as far as the 1930s and contain information that apparently was taken from
early sources, including family Bibles.
The file contains some citations and source documentation. But, a lot of it
is simply put out there as being fact. So, it should be viewed as a starting
place, at best, for research.
Part 1: JOHN BARTLY BOWLES BELIEVED TO BE BROTHER OF BENJAMIN BOWLES
On 5/19/99, the following message was posted by Judy Davenport:
>>From: sofa(a)shelby.net (W. Glenn Davenport)
<<My line goes back to John Bowles born 6 Feb 1769 and died between 1830 and
>>1840 census in Iredell Co. NC. His wife was Elizabeth Baske or Raske,
>>read the copy from the family Bible clearly. They had 7 boys and 4 girls,
>>some info on them, as far as I know, all born in Iredell Co. NC.
>>Looking for info on parents of John Bowles and Elizabeth Baske or Raske.
>>New list member
The following information is taken from the Davie County genealogical file.
According to the file, John Bartley Bowles is the younger brother of Benjamin
Bowles who d. abt 1843 in Montgomery Co. NC.
>From the family Bible Record in Iredell Co. of John Bartley Bowles:
John B. Bowles born Feb. 9, 1769 married Elizabeth Barker Jan 31, 1797. A
second entry in the file shows Elizabeth's brithdate as March 1, 1776.
James Alexander --1st child born Dec 8, 1797.
John Barnett -- born Dec 4, 1799. Went to IL
Benjamin Golden -- born April 6, 1802
William G. -- born Nov 1, 1803.
Isaac Gillen (?) -- born June 18, 1805. Died aug 5, 1809.
Elizabeth -- born March 22, 1810. Married James Campbell.
Rebekah -- born Aug 5, 1811. Married Martin Stevenson
Harriett -- born Jan 30, 1812. Old Maid
Jeremiah -- born March 5, 1814. Married Nina Sloan (1835)
George David -- born June 26, 1816.
Nancy -- born June 4, 1819. Married Robert Johnson.
John Bartley was married 2 times. Second wife Estell Woodard. 1 child, but
File cites other sources as census records and Ellis and Bancrafts NC
Colonial History (Has anyone every heard of or seen this book?)
Here are some previous posts to the Bowles List that may connect to Thomas
Bowles of Orange Co. who served in Rev. War from NC:
>>Posted 12/17/98 By John Fox:
>>Below is the Bowles names inventoried from the Stoney Creek Presbyterian
Church in AlamanceCounty, North Carolina:
H-6 Bowles, James T. Oct.9,1894; Nov. 11,1961
P-17 Bowles, James W. Born Sept. 15, 1860; Died Aug. 31, 1886
P-20 Bowles, John A. Born June 15, 1856; Died Sept. 4, 1878
H-8 Bowles, Katie Brannock. (Wife of P. Y. Bowles) Feb. 5, 1869;
Feb 1, 1920
Q-12 Bowles, Mary. Born June 17, 1827; and departed this life Dec. 15,
Age 64y 5m and 28d
H-7 Bowles, Pickard Y. June 13, 1858; Aug 15, 1917. Age 59y 2m
P-21 Bowles, Robert P. Born Sept, 15, 1860; Died Sept. 29, 1886
P-14 Bowles, Thomas/ (In Memory of Thomas Bowles) who was born July 24th
A. D. 1762. Departed this Life Jan'y 22nd, 1847
P-13 Bowles, Thomas (In Memory of THoas Bowles) who was born Aug 19, 1799.
Deceas. August 28, 1829.
P-18 Bowles, Thomas. Born Feb. 15, 1826; Died Feb 22, 1897
P-19 Bowles, Susan Y. (Wife of Thomas Bowles) Born Dec. 11, 1824; Died
Mar 21, 1865.
>>Posted 12/28/97. Forwarded to list by Linne Gravestock:
b. abt 1792, Orange County, NC
d. bef? 1860, Weakley County, TN
m. to James Baldridge
Anna and James are my 4th great grandparent. I have data on James, but Anna
is a mystery. Is any of this familiar? I would appreciate any help you
might be able to offer.
The Thomas buried in Alamance who died Jan 22, 1847 is very probably Thomas
Bowles who served in Rev. War from Orange Co. Anna Bowls who m. James
Baldridge may be his daughter Anne whose birth date is given in pension file
as June 7, 1799.
Hope this helps some people link up to this Orange Co. NC family.
This may be of particular interest to anyone researching the William Bowles
line of Stokes Co. NC.
In the materials I brought back from NC, I have found an Revolutionary War
record for a Jesse BOOLS. The record is found in:
Roster of North Carolina Soldiers in the Revolutionary War, "North Carolina
Revolutionary Army Accounts" p. 179.
The text shows the following as having been paid for service in the Rev. War:
William Bools, common soldier
Jesse Bools, common soldier
Jesse Bools, common soldier
(I don't know why the Jesse Bools name is entered twice).
This William Bools is commonly believed to be William Bowles, Jr., son of
William Bowles who d. Stokes Co. abt. 1792. Based on the common "Bools"
spelling, this Jesse may be linked to William of Stokes Co.
I have not seen a Jesse listed in either the DAR publications nor any of the
indices of Rev. War Pension applications. Does anyone have any more
information on a Jesse Bools/Bowles/Boles etc who may have fought in the Rev.
War from NC?
I recently received the pension/bounty file from NARA for Thomas Bowles who
served in the Revolutionary War from NC. I did not find any links in the
file to my Benjamin Bowles who also served from NC, but there's good
information on Thomas in the file.
I have transcribed a letter to Ruth Bowles of IL dated 1940 which responds to
her inquiry on Thomas. It appears to me that the letter does a good job of
summarizing the contents of Thomas' file.
The file connects Thomas of Orange Co. NC to Lancaster Co. PA, more support
for the theory that most of the NC lines came from Pennsylvania. Thomas was
transported to NC at age eighteen months. While his birthdate is not given,
his wife was born 1758. His pension application gives his age as sixty-nine
in 1832, which would place his birth at 1763. So, he was probably
transported to NC some time between 1755 and 1765.
This file should be quite useful for anyone searching an ancestor in Orange
Co. NC. By the mid-1800s, there were quite a few Bowles in that area. If
anyone has possible links to Thomas, please post to the list.
Thomas Bowles Pension and Land Bounty File
Thomas Bowles W5857
March 30, 1940
911 North Jackson
The data which follow were obtained from the papers on file in pension
claim W. 5857, based upon service of Thomas Bowles in the Revolutionary
Thomas Bowles was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and was
taken by his parents, at the age of about eighteen months, to Orange County,
North Carolina; the names of his parents and the date of his birth were not
While a resident of Orange County, North Carolina, Thomas Bowles
enlisted, served three months as private in Captains Thompsons and Quinns
North Carolina companies and was discharged April 7, 1781. He enlisted in the
summer of 1781, served as private in Captain Donohos North Carolina
company, and, in September 1781, was taken prisoner, held on British prison
ships at Wilmington and at Charleston, South Carolina, length of confinement
thirteen months, ten days.
He was allowed pension on account of his service in the Revolutionary
War on his application executed November 27, 1832. He was then a resident of
Orange County, North Carolina, aged sixty-nine years. He died in that county,
January 22, 1847.
This soldier married in Orange County, North Carolina, Nancy or Anne
Davis; she was born in May 1758, names of her parents not shown. Their
marriage bond was dated May 16, 1791. One Robert Davis signed said
marriage bond, but his relationship to Nancy was not given.
Nancy Bowles, the soldiers widow was allowed pension on her
application, executed November 26, 1847. She resided then in Orange County,
Nancy Bowles, soldiers widow, applied April 12, 1855 for the bounty
land which was due under the Act of March 3, 1855, on account of his service
in the Revolutionary War. She resided then in Alamance County, North
Carolina. Warrant # 12577 for 160 acres of bounty land was issued under that
Act. Information in regard to the location of this bounty land might be
from the Commissioner, General Land Office, this city. You should furnish the
number of the warrant, acreage and Act, as given herein.
The names of the children of Thomas Bowles and his wife, Nancy, are
shown as follows:
Thomas Bowles (Bowls) born August 12, 1792
Jane or Jean Bowles (Bowls) born January 16, 1795
Elizabeth Bowles (Bowls) born April 30, 1796
Ann Bowles (Bowls) born June 7, 1799
Sarah Bowles (Bowls) born February 13, 1801.
In order to obtain the date of last payment of pension, name and
of persons paid and, possibly, the date of death of this pensioner, you should
address the Comptroller General, General Accounting Office, this city, and
furnish the follow data:
Nancy Bowles, widow of Thomas Bowles,
Issued May 13, 1849
Rate $56 per annum
Commenced March 4, 1848
Act of February 2, 1848
North Carolina Agency.
Very truly yours,
A. D. HILLER
to the Administrator
I have posted to this list before and have enjoyed going through all
of the return mail. Unfortunately for me almost all of it is in KY,
MO, TX etc. I drool to think of coming across a connection
somewhere to all of this. Anyway, my interest is in the Bowles
who lived and died raising family along the way in Prince Edward
Island, Canada. I have the family tree of John Bowles and Christina
Ross, thanks to Kathy Sencabaugh, and being the typical searcher
want more. Does anyone out there connect to Canadian Bowles or
have info on how and where these Bowles came to North America?
Here is the start of what I have:
John Bowles (Boles) b. ca 1831 - place unkown, married Christina
(Christy) Ross b. 04-Oct-1835, Isle of Skye, Scotland
John died 01-Feb-1889 and is buried at Gladstone Pioneer
Cemetery, Murray River. They had these children,
1. Flora b. 15-Feb-1855
2. Mary Jane b. 07-June- 1858
3. Archibald b. ??-Apr-1860
4. Bruce b. ca 1861. 1901 Census gives date of birth as 11-May-
1866. Lists him as married, but no wife in the household.
5. James b. ca 1865 (this is my husband's ggrandfather)
6. Elizabeth b. ca 1869
7. Hayden b. ca 1869 ?
8. Jacob b. ca 1871
9. George b. 07-Jul-1874
10. Earnest b. ca 1875
I have received information on the first five children and would love
to hear from anyone who knows anything about the last five. As
well, my interest is in James family in particular. Does anyone
know anything about him?
James Bowles b. ca 1865 married Mary Martin b. ca 1867, d. 25-
Dec-1899, burried Caledonia, PEI (Presb. Cm) James died 12-Dec-
1897, buried Caledonia, PEI. Gravestones give ages at death as
36 and 34 respectively. Their children were:
1. John Angus Bowles b. 10-Dec-1888 (my research show from
his death cert. that he was born in 1891??)
2 Malcolm Martin Bowles b. 29-Dec-1890 (my research show
from his death cert. that he was born in 1898??)
3. James Ernest Bowles b. 25-Jul-1892, Murray Harbour Road,
Lot 57, PEI
4. Christy Ann Bowles b. 28-Jan-1894, Glen William, PEI
Any information on this family would be happily accepted. I am
currently waiting marriage, death and other information from BC
Archives and will share it when it arrives.
While I was in NC, I went looking for Ben's grave and this monument. Found
Ben's grave but the marker on the grave did not fit the description of this
marker, so I am trying to solve the mystery of the missing Rev. War marker.
>From The Mocksville Enterprise, Mocksville, Davie Co. NC. April 19, 1940
BOWLES GETS MONUMENT FOR NOTED ANCESTOR;
BE PLACED NEAR TROY
A. Lee Bowles of route 4 has received from the U. S. War department a
monument for his great, great grandfather, Benjamin Bowles, a pioneer of
Montgomery County and soldier in the Revolutionary War. The monument,
weighing 240 pounds, four feet high, 16 inches wide and 4 inches thick, will
placed on the grave in Bowles cemetery at Pekin, N. C. near Troy in
The family came from Ireland, then to Pennsylvania and thence to North
Carolina. Mr. Bowles was in Captain Brevards company during the
Revolutionary War and had a brother in the same company. After the war, he
was given a land grant in Montgomery as pay for his war services.
Mr. Bowles stated that his ancestor had about 10,000 descendants scattered
throughout 15 states, South America and Europe, some being very prominent.
There are about 200 of them in Davie, including such families as Angells,
Bowles, Summers, Dwiggins, and Barneycastles.
The pioneer of the clan had two sons which settled in Iredell County (NC) and
two in the western portion of the country. He had two sons who had 22 living
children, six grandsons and one great grandson serving in the Civil War.
John W. Turrentine
May 28, 1846
Levi Barneycastle W
Sept 9, 1852
April 4, 1855
Malinda S. Bowles
Oct. 23, 1855
James P. Edwards W
July 20, 1858
John Cranfill W
Elizabeth L. Bowls
Feb 23, 1859
Simeon Gowan W
Lucy Ann Bowls
May 20, 1866
Thomas R. Boger W
Mary E. Bowles
Oct 3, 1872
Noah Rouse 22
Lugenia Bowles 18
Jan 8, 1874
Nathan DeWitt Boger 22 W
Sallie Bowles 18
April 2, 1879
Richard J. Brown 21 W
Mary J. Bowles 18
Feb 17, 1881
John Godby 22 W
Frances Bowles 24
Feb 3, 1881
Alexander Keller 33 W
Lelia Bowles 21
Dec 2, 1886
Robert R. McClamrock 46 W
Margaret T. Bowles 36
Feb 10, 1887
William F. Dwiggins 21 W
Lovey Belle Bowles 23
Feb 4, 1887
James Wood 31 W
Nana Bowles 16
Oct 30, 1893
Hilary C. Meroney 27 W
Marcia B. Bowles 20
Dec 5, 1894
James Edward Collet 22 W
Lula Bowles 20
Jan 30, 1895
Maston Bowles 30 W
Julia Summers 21
Feb 18, 1897
Oliver Bowles 21 W
Lou Elvira Holman 20
Nov 30, 1887
Rufus Bowles 34 W
Fannie Bell Bassett 21
Jan 10, 1893
Wilburn Bowles 21 W
Sallie Boger 24
Jan 6, 1889
William I. Bowles
March 8, 1862
William M. Bowles 21 W
Ruth M. Tutterow 18
Dec 19, 1872
Benjamin F. Bowls W
Jan 26, 1853
James Bowls W
Sept 20, 1859
John Bowls W
Dec 13, 1863
Calvin Bowles 22 W
Viola Beeding 24
Nov 3, 1923
Clarence Bowles 24 W
May Carter 23
July 29. 1933
Frank Bowles 17 W
Lenora Whitaker 15
Jan 25, 1919
Gray Bowles 23 W
Mary Lee Tutterow 20
Dec 25, 1905
J. Cheshire Bowles 17 W
Annie Chambers 20
May 10, 1914
J. R. Bowles 31 W
Pauline Wagoner 21
Oct 12, 1935
James A. Bowles 22 W
Fatie Seamon 18
Feb 11, 1917
Jasper Bowles 20 W
Bertha Daniel 23
Sept 22, 1918
L. S. Bowles 22 W
Tessie Belk 16
Aug 27, 1911
Lendon Bowles 19 W
Onnie Corriher 22
May 12, 1930
Melmouth E. Bowles 17 W
of Iredell Co
Anna Bell Jackson 18
Feb 18, 1919
Noah Bowles 25 W
Minnie Miller 24
Dec 10, 1903
W. H. Bowles 19 W
Lilia C. Howell 22
March 31, 1907
William L. Bowles 19 W
Mamie Bracken 18
Sept 10, 1905
Alex Bolding 45 W
Lucy Myers 35
July 3, 1888
John Boles W
Aug 13, 1856
James D. Boles W
Martha E. Gowens
Feb 21, 1866
S. S. Boles 27 W
Mazie VanEaton 22
July 4, 1906
W. J. Boles 63 W
Bettie Richardson 34
Dec 13, 1903
Henry L. Bowles 21 W
Elisha Brink 18
Dec 30, 1886
James L. Bowles 21 W
R. E. Bassett 21
Aug 27, 1896
John Bowles 21 W
Lyddia James 18
Aug 31, 1898
John C. Bowles 32 W
Sallie Burton 16
May 28, 1887
Leonard A. Bowles 21 W
Mollie Malinda Whitaker 21
April 7, 1888
(All are born in NC)
Fam #134 pg.17
Boles, James 36 M Farmer
Boles, Jusha 30 F
Boles, John C. 9 M
Cornelia F. 5 F
Boles Lovey B. 2 F
Fam PH2 pg. 34
Gattis, Jacob 45 M Poor House
Talley, Mary 50 F Poor House
Phillips, Susan 35 F Poor House
Bullin, Elizabeth 34 F Poor House
West, Nancy 23 F Poor House
Phillip, Margaret 6 F Poor House
Boal, Sarah 4 F Poor House
Owen, John 3 M Poor House
Fam #378 pg. 48
Tutorow, H 39 M Farmer
Tutorow, Margaret (Bowles) 25 F
Tutorow Margaret A. E. 10 F
Tutorow, William S. 3 M
Tutorow, Jas. L. 1 M
Fam # 659 Pg. ?
Bowls, Ben 46 M Farmer
Bowls, Amanda E. 30 F
Bowls, Mary L. 13 F
Bowls, William N. 11 M
Bowls, Margaret 9 F
Bowls, Laura 2 F
Fam # 773 Pg.?
Bently, Abner 21 M Laborer
Bently, Mary J. 17 F
Bently, John H. 1 M
Bowls, Irvin 42 M Laborer
Bowls, Eliza 38 F
Bowls, Robert 13 M
Fam # 922 pg.118
Bowls, Jas 33 M Farmer
Bowls, Sarah 27 F
I am not sure if this request was posted the first time around
(Sunday), As I push send my computer crash and burn as my boys call it
and we lost everything. encluding e-mail.
So please forgive me if this is a repeat.
I am looking for
James H Bowles b. 1836
married Frances Eiza St.Clair
Sarah P Bowles b. 1863
John Walter Bowles (my gggrandfather) b. 1866
Henry Bowles b. 1870 d. 1967
marrried Willie Brown
Caleb. B Bowles b. 1897
As far as I know these folks would be in Bedford County, Virginia area.
Hope these names looks familiar to someone.
Thank you again for your time and I am deeply sorry if this was repeat
The following entries from Margaret Hoffman's abstracts of NC Land Patents
shows one or possibly two Benjamin Bowles (various spellings) having land in
Johnston Co. and Orange Co. NC in the time period between 1755 and 1762 and a
Lewis Boles having land in Granville Co. in 1761.
Since my ancestor Benjamin Bowles was b. abt 1765, this is not him. Anyone
have any ideas on who this one (or two) might be? Anyone claim the Lewis
found in Granville Co.? Do any of these other names ring a bell with anyone?
(Note: In the 4007 entry, the (sic)'s are in the book, not added by me.
Something apparently is incorrect in the data.)
Abstracts of Land Grants, Vol II
Margaret M. Hoffman
Roanoke News Co., 1987
Lord Granville to:
(OR: refers to original record)
Patent Book 11
1518 pg. 350
ANNE DAVIS, 5 December, 1761, 677 acres in Granville County -- Including
Daviss improvement, joining Terrels line and Pettys line. OR: /s/ ANNE
Wit: MALLICHI DUKE, surveyed 7 April, 1761. SCC: LEWIS BOLES,
HEZEKIAH SORRELL, THOS PERSON Surveyer.
Patent Book 14
3110, pg 193
BENJAMIN BOWLING 9 May 1755, 300 acres in Johnston County in the Parish
of St. Patrick on both sides of Lick Creek. OR: /s/ (mark) Wits. JNO
HAYWOOD, W. CHURTON, surveyed 19 February 1760/1 CB: PHILIP
MULKEY, JOHN VIZE, RICHD CASWELL Surveyor
4007 pg. 434
HENRY KEY, 9 June 1761 (sic), 450 acres in Orange County on both sides of
Bens Creek joining BENJAMIN BOLIN and a Branch. OR: /s/ (mark). Wits:
JAS WATSON, THOS KING (?) examined by: W CHURTON and WILLIAM
MATHEWS surveyed 13 August 1761 (sic) CC: WM PICKET, HENRY
WILLIS, W CHURTON, Surveyer.
4012 pg. 436
WILLIAM KENNEDY, 7 May, 1757 382 acres in Orange County in the Parish
of St. Matthew on Wilkisons Creek, joining BOLINS line, Wilkinsons line, and
both sides of the sd Creek. OR: /s/ W KENNEDY. Wits: W CHURTON, JNO
HAYWOOD surveyed 26 May 1755. SCC: THOMAS WATTS, JOHN
BARBY, W CHURTON Surveyer.
JAMES FULKERSON, 6 March, 1762, 475 ares in ORang County on the head of
the WAtery Branch of N. Hicoe. OR: /s/ JAS FULKERSON. Wits: JAS
WATSON, DAVID KARR (?). surveyed 8 February 1762. SCC: GRESHAM
ALLIN, BENJA BOLLIN, W CHURTON Surveyor.
Transcribed from "History of Cabarrus County in the War," a book maintained
at the Cabarrus Co. NC Register of Deeds Office in Concord NC.
ERNEST A. BOWLES, Pfc 482 AAF Base Unit, entered 4Nov 42 and received the
American Theater Medal and Good Conduct Medal; discharged 22 Feb 46.
LONNIE M. BOWLES, entered 1 Nov 42; discharged 20 Oct 45.
ELDRED M. BOWLES, entered 21 May 43; discharged 16 May 46.
Davie County NC Deaths:
Benjamin Bowles -- May 1985
Charles Bowles -- March 1985
Frank Bowles -- Feb 1982
James Bowles -- March 1972
Jasper Bowles -- April 1969
Jessie Bowles -- May 1974
Marvin Bowles -- June 1988
Marshall Bowles -- Feb 1997
Thomas Bowles -- April 1993
Walter Bowles -- March 1966
Hello to the Bowles group:
I have not posted in quite some time, but I am still looking for
information on Jane Bowles Shanks:
Here is what I have, I would appreciate hearing from anyone who may have
JANE BOWLES--married to ROBERT SHANKS on 13 August 1828 in Estill Co. KY.
The marriage bond is found in Marriage Misc. Book 13 page 421 and is signed
by William A. Bowles and Robert Shanks. The bond reads as follows:
Know all men by these presents that we Robt Shanks and William Bowles are
held firmly bound unto the CWealth of Kentucky in the ? sum of (#sign)50
which payment well and truly to be made we bind ourselves our heirs to ??
this 10th August 1828.
The condition of this obligation is such that where as there is shortly a
marriage intended to be had & solemnized between the above bound Shanks &
Jane Bowles If then there shall be no lawful cause to obstruct said
marriage then this obligaton to be void else to remain in full force &
Wm A. Bowles
The marriage is recorded in Marriage Misc. Book 13 page 422 as follows:
Estill Co. KY:
This is to certify that on the thirteenth day of August in the year of our
lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty eight that I joined together in
the holy state of matrimony Robert Shanks and Jane bows given under hand
this 23rd day of February 1829
(signed) Abraham Thomas
The marriage is again recorded in Marriage Book A pg. 60
Estill County KY This is to certify that on the 13th day of August in the
year of our Lord 1828 that I joined together in the Holy state of matrimony
Robt Shanks and Jane Baus given under my hand this 23rd July 1829
(signed) Abraham Thomas
JANE BOWLES was born between Jan & May in the year 1807, ROBERT SHANKS was
born 14 July 1794, and may have been the son of JOHN SHANKS & MARY (POLLY)
I beleve JANE BOWLES may have been the youngest daughter of HUGHES BOWLES
and MARY SHIPP.
Can anyone shed any light on this mystery?
I would greatly appreciate any information or help.
Bowles - Toler:
Children of Henry P. Toler & Salina Eason, cont.
(b) Sarah Ellen Toler, b. Nov. 13, 1858,; d. July 1936, m. 1881 to Samuel
Fain and had three children:
aa) Henry P. Fain, b. 1882, m. 1917 to M.Wages. Had one child.
aaa) Glenn H. Fain, b. 1919
bb) Bertha Fain, b. 1883, m. 1912 to Hughie Fry, and had two children.
aaa) Raymond Fry, b. 1913
bbb) Dora Gladys Fry, b. 1915
cc) Leslie Fain, b. 1886, m 1925 to Grace Patterson, they had one child:
aa) Emma Lou Fain, b. 1928,
c) Henry Walter Toler, b. 1867 d, Oct. 7, 1913 m. Minnie Allee, had 3
aa) May E. Toler, b. 1893 m. 1925 to A.L. Rickman, and had one child:
aaa) Jewelade Irene Richman, b, 1926
bb) Gladys Toler, b. 1896 d. 1899
cc) Earl Leonidas Toler, b. 1902, m. 1932 to "Billie" and had one child:
aaa) Donald Lee Toler, b.1934.
d) Margaret Toler, b. 1870 d. April 22, 1907, m. 1888, m. Nicholas Smith and
had one son:
aaa) Arthur Smith, b. 1890 m. Pearl Smith and had one child, b. 1923.
William Elijah Toler, 3rrd son of Sarah Bowles & Elijah Toler, b. April 20,
1835, Mo. d. June 18, 1911, Boonville, Mo. Buried, Walnut Grove cemetery,
Boonville. He was a farmer, and served in the Civil War under Gen. Price.
Married 1851 to Mary Eason. b. 1836 d. 1868, dau. Joseph & Sarah Tuttle of
William & Sarah children to be cont. pg. 13, pt. 1
BOWLES - TOLER:
Children of Thomas & Jane Vaughn Toler, cont.
(f) JoAnn Toler, b. 1869 m. Aaron S. Lehr of Clarksburg, Mo.
(g) Sallie A. Toler. b. March 12, 1871 d. April 19, 1938, buried at Mt
Pleasant, Clarksburg, Mo.
(h) Dellsetta Toler, b. July 4, 1872, m. William J. Simmers
(i) Susan Jane Toler, m. Charles L. Maxey
(j) John E. Toler, b. Dec. 24, 1879, in Cooper Co. Mo. m. June 4, 1902 at
California, Mo. to Viola Frances Williams, b. Nov 3, 1880 at Eldorado Spring,
Mo. dau. Robert H. Williams and Martha Elizabeth Hartzog. John E. Toler,
lives on the old Thomas T. Toler homestead and his occupation is farming. He
is a member of the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. Have 3 children:
aa) Lois Elsie Toler, b. Sept 4, 1903
bb) Hazel Toler, b. March 29, 1907 m. Dec. 9, 1931, to Harry L, Felzer
cc) Thomas Herbert Toler, b. Jan. 22, 1910, one year military service in
War 11. All three of these children were born on the Toler Farm.
Henry P. Toler, second child of Sarah Jane Bowles and Elijah Toler, b.
Virginia, Hanover Co., June 24, 1904 at home 3 miles w. Prairie Home, Mo.
member Pisagh Baptist Church. Served in Civil War under Gen. price. In
1855, m. Salina Eason, 1834-1909, dau. Joseph Eason and Sarah Tuttle who came
to Mo. from N.C. about 1838. Had 4 children
(a) William Elijah Toler, b. 1856 d. 1938, On Sept. 18, 1895, m. Jennie
had one daughter:
aa) Nora Taylor, b. 1896 m. 1920 to Carl Brandes. They had 5 children:
aaa) Robert H. Brandes, b. 1922
bbb) Kenneth L. Brandes, b. 1923
ccc) Norene J. Brandes, b. 1931
ddd)Paul H. Brandes, b.1932,
eee) Maxine Ruth Brandes, b. 1934
To be cont., pg. 12, pt.2......