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I have decided to hold up on the other posts until other information comes
in. With the other information that I sent, you might find something
1704 Tax Records, Quit Rent Rolls
Henry Toules ( Bowles) 300 acres Accomack Co.
John Rowles ( Bowles ) 650 acres Accomack Co.
Thomas Bowles 300 acres Accomack Co.
Robert Bowles 100 acres King and Queen Co.
John Bowles 500 acres New Kent Co
John Bowles 360 acres Elizabeth City Co.
Henry Bowles 330 acres Norfolk Co
VIRGINIA QUIT RENT ROLLS,1704
During the colonial period all land owners in Virginia paid
to the King an annual "quit rent" of one shilling for every
fifty acres. The list of the land owners and the amount each
owned was prepared by the sheriffs of the various counties
and delivered to the Receiver-General, who collected the quit
rents and transmitted the lists, with his accounts, to the
It is singular that, as lists must have been sent annually.
only one, that of 1704, has been discovered. The Library of
Congress had a copy made of the original in the British
Public Record Office, and that used here is from a photostat
copy of the one in the Library of Congress.
It is not certain that all of the persons named in these lists
owned the lands in fee simple. There are some indications
that persons renting or leasing lands may have been charged
with the payment of the quit rents. For instance one of the
Cary family of Warwick County died after 1704. bequeathing
a certain tract of land. It does not appear on this roll in his
name, but does appear in the names of two of his sons.
Either the grantees of many large tracts of land bought to
sell in smaller tracts (and this did often occur) or, else per-
sons not holding by an absolute fee simple title were charged
with the quit rents on the land they occupied. A study of
one of the county rolls in connection with the county records,.
wills, deeds, etc., would be of interest.
It can be readily seen that this quit rent roll is of consider-
able interest and value. Unfortunately it does not include
the counties between the Rappahannock and Potomac to
their headwaters. These counties were Lancaster, Northumber-
land, Westmoreland, Richmond and Stafford. The quit rents
for this section-the Northern Neck-were paid to the pro-
prietors, the Culpeper and Fairfax families successively.
The amount derived from quit rents gradually increased.
In 1684 it was £574 and in 1751, £16,433. This revenue was
usually donated by the Crown for the uses of the colony.
At this time Henrico included the present Henrico and
Chesterfield and westward, on both sides of the James River as
far as the settlements extended. The Huguenots, just coming
to Manakin Town; are not included.
Very interesting item, I found while looking for Bowles!!!
412. Stephen Bourn died before 17 Oct 1811 in Louisa County, Virginia.
He was born in Louisa County, Virginia. At this
time, we do not have proof of the death date of Stephen Bourn. His will
was proved 9 August 1814, but ther is a 17 October
1811 Louisa County deed of land from John Bourn Armstrong to David
Bourn, the sale being "land in Louisa County --- being
part of a tract of land Stephen Bourn, Sen'r., dead, possessed." This
deed was recorded 12 April 1812, Deed Book M, page
44. Evidently, Hannah had died by 1814, since their daughter Frances
inherited her land by 1815, according to the tax list. It
may be that Hannah's death was the reason Stephen's will was finally
probated in 1814.
The Louisa County, Virginia will of Stephen Bourn: "In the name of God
amen I Stephen Bourn of the County of Louisa being
weak and low, but of sound mind and memory do make this my last will and
desire it may (be) received by all men as such
after all my just and lawful debts are paid. I will and dispose of my
property in the following manner. Item after the decease of
my wife Hannah Bourn I give to my daughter Frances Bourn thirty seven
acres of land on the south side of my tract to include
the house and orchard but in case said daughter Frances should die
without lawful heirs of her body it is my will and desire that
the said thirty seven acres of land be equally divided between my other
children and their heirs. Item it is my will and desire the
remainder of land my household and kitchen furniture, plantation tools,
and stock of every kind by equally divided between my
sons William Bourn, John Bourn, Stephen Bourn, and my daughters Hannah
Bourn, Ann Pulliam, Elizabeth Mallory, Sally
Sterdevan, Frances Bourn and my grandson John Bourne Armstrong.
---------- written 20 March 1810. Proved in court 9
Louisa County Court Minutes contain the following: "At a court of
Quarter session continued for Louisa County on
Wednesday the 10th of August 1814 ... A relinquishment of John B.
Armstrong to qualify as executory to Stephen Bourn's will
proved by George W. Pulliam and ordered recorded ... It appearing to the
satisfaction of the court that Stephen Bourn has
been dead more than three months ... the executors those named in the
will of said Bourn having refused to qualify and no
person applying for administration on said decedent's estate the same is
therefore ordered into the hands of the Sheriff to be
administered according to law ... It is ordered that John S. Fleming,
Jno. Bowles, William Dandredge, Thos. Anderson or any
three of them do appraise the estate of Stephen Bourn, deceased and make
report to the court."
The relinquishment of Anderson Bowles is recorde in the Court Minutes of
August 9, 1814, on the day Stephen's will was
probated. No relinquishment of William Bourn, Stephen's son, to qualify
as executor, has yet been found.
Two deeds have been found pertaining to the settlement of the estate of
Stephen Bourn in Louisa County, one of which proves
that Stephen was the father of Stephen Bourn of Grayson County (known as
Devil Steve) and of Elizabeth Mallory, wife of
George Mallory, also of Grayson County.
One deed was made 28 August 1850, but it refers to a prior transaction:
"... And. (probably Anderson) Bowles ... did, about
the 4th day of March 1824, purchase of Sundry heirs and Legatees, in the
Estate of Stephen Bourn, late of Louisa County,
State of Virginia, their entire interest in the landed Estate of said
Stephen Bourn -- which will more fully appear by reference to
a deed made on the 4th day of March 1824 from Lewis Hoil (acting under a
Power of Attorney, from said heirs) ..."
Neither this deed, nor the Power of Attorney, has yet been found. It is
thought that Lewis Hoil, was really Lewis Hale, who
was the son-in-law of William Bourn and his wife, Rosamond Jones. Lewis
Hale was in the Legislature in Richmond in March
The second deed is dated 17 September 1824, Deed Book T, page 293,
Louisa County, Virginia: "Between Stephen Bourn
Senr. and George Mallory and Betsy his wife of the county of Grayson and
State of Virginia of the one part and Anderson
Bowles of the county of Hanover ... of the other part Witnesseth that
the said Stephen Bourn Senr and George Mallory and
Betsy his wife for and in consideration of the sum of Seventy Dollars
... have bargained and sold ... unto the said Bourn the
elder deceased to which the said Stephen Bourn Senr and George Mallory
and Betsy his wife are lawfully entitled as heirs of
the said Stephen Bourn the elder late of the County of Louisa by his
last Will and Testament ... dated 17 September 1824"
On the tax lists of Louisa County a William Bourn and a Stephen Bourn,
Jr. are listed as "Patrollers" in 1775. Patrollers
scouted the area looking for runaway slaves. This is the last year that
these two are found on the tax lists in Louisa County. It is
likely that these are the brothers who went to Grayson County about that
In "Revolutionary War Record Books, Fincastle - Montgomery Counties"
(found in the Courthouse at Christiansburg, Virginia)
in "Court Martial for 2nd. Battalion, Nov. 1781," Stephen Bourn, Jno.
Bourn and others of Capt. Morgan's Company were
"fined for not attending musters."
In the supplement to "Grayson County: A History in Words and Pictures,"
in a militia list for the Elk Creek District, 6 Sep
1782, John Bourn is listed with 3 (tithables ?). In a list of men from
Elk Creek District sworn into service in 1782, John and
William Bourn are listed, with Charles Morgan, Capt. Another list of Elk
Creek names Stephen Bourn; Charles Morgan, Capt.
He was married to Hannah Minitree.
413. Hannah Minitree died in 1814 in Louisa County, Virginia. The maiden
name and deathdate and place was of Hannah
Minitree was added as per information from Larry D. Cockerham,
Nashville, Tennessee,email: <lcoc(a)bellsouth.net>,
February 2000. (NOTE FROM RALPH TERRY: Could Hannah and Elizabeth
Minitree have been sisters or other cousins?)
i. Frances Bourn died before 1828 in Louisa County, Virginia. Frances
Bourn apparently did not marry. She died by
1828 when her land was designated on the Lousia County Tax Books as
Frances Bourn's Estate.
206 ii. William Bourn Sr..
iii. John Bourn. Not much has been found on John Bourn. He probably
is the one who was in the militia in that part of
Montgomery County, Virginia which later became Grayson County. A John
Bourn had a land grant in Grayson County in
1805. There are two John Bourns in Louisa County who may have been this
man and/or his son. In a 1794 deed John Bourn
of Surry County, North Carolina "formerly of Louisa County, Virginia"
may refer to this man or his son.
iv. Stephen "Devil Steve" Bourn was born on 31 Oct 1760. He died on
10 Mar 1849 in Grayson County, Virginia. In
writing of Stephen Bourn, Mrs. Cutchshaw says: "... we searched and
found a third great grandfather named Stephen Bourn
but known as "Devil Steve." It is not definitely known at what date this
Stephen Bourn left Louisa County, Virginia and came to
Grayson County (earlier Montgomery County). Certainly he was a Grayson
landowner. According to family traditions, he lived
on his brother William's land for some years before purchasing his own
land. An 1800 deed of 260 acres on Elk Creek
(William Bourn to Stephen Bourn) may be his deed. The price was "for 100
pounds current money," Deed Book I, page
338-339. This has not been proved by a title search on the land Stephen
and Rosamond are buried on, but this particular deed
seemed the most likely.
"In 1956 in Grayson, we were shown a very old original document by Mr.
and Mrs. John C. Bourne, both now deceased. It
had been handed down to John from his father Wiley Ballard Bourne, and
to Wiley from his father Stephen R. (or Red Steve),
son of Stephen and Rosamond Mallory Bourn. This paper has been
inadvertently destroyed in a fire, but the I saw it and held it
in my hands. We remember the following written on this document: Stephen
Bourn - Commissioned a Sgt. - Continental Army
- (dated) 17__ (cannot remember the exact date) - (signed) George
Washington. There is a record of Stephen Bourn in the
Elk Creek area in the Montgomery County Militia in an undated list, 1777
- 1790. The Militia defended the frontier against the
British, Tories, and Indians. The various companies were supposed to
have all men between 18 and 50 enlist, attend musters,
and be ready to go if ordered out on any expeditions.
"The first vital statistics record of residence in Grayson by 1800 is
the 1878 marriage record of late bloomer son James Bourn.
In it he says "born Grayson Co." and James was born in 1800 (Bible
record). James' brothers William, Stephen and George
who were born before James, married early, but that is the problem. The
early marriage records do not give added information
such as place of birth, etc. Brother William's death record (county)
does not list county of birth. The 1842 death of brother
George is too early for 1853-1870 county records. The same for sister
Mary. Brother Stephen R. Bourn's death record in
1873 should be at Richmond, but is not. We have been unable to find a
civil marriage record for Stephen and Rosamond, nor
can we find the parents of Rosamond.
"Some one suggested that his nickname probably only derived from a
playful or prankish character. However, stories handed
down within the family, suggest a character quite the opposite - in
fact, rather like his namesake. Among these stories, it seems
that he, a slave dealer, not only whipped his own slaves, but whipped
the slaves of the other early settlers who did not have the
stomach for it. To quote from a letter to us from Rev. Stephen Winton
Bourne, deceased, also a descendant of Stephen Bourn,
"He was not a Christian. He was a slaveowner, successful farmer, and a
good liver. I once heard a man say that he was a great
help to the people in the way of giving them advice."
Stephen had large peach orchards from which he made peach brandy. His
children married well, and they themselves reared
fine families. Despite the name tag, he was a person of some importance.
The money owed him at his death was considerable.
Listed in the appraisement of his estate (Will Book #3, 1849-1869) are
notes he held on a respectable percentage of the men
in the county, which reads lke an early "Who's Who." Some listed who
were in debt to him were Stephen Gray Bourne,
Hasten Fulton, Stephen Hail, Minitree Jones, Francis Cornett, Samuel
Fulton, Henry Mallory, Samuel Byrd, Jr., John Hines,
William Vaughan, Robert Vaughan, John Vaughan, John Shoop, John South,
Payton Hill, John Collins, John Trimble, and
Noah Anderson. These early appraisals are fascinating. In this one, a
very large inventory, we list a few interesting items
besides the usual "bed and furniture," cupboards, books farm equipment,
barrels, hogsheads, and buckets. There was bacon
by the hundred pounds at $8.00, "dryed" beef by the hundred pounds at
$5.00, buckwheat by the bushel at 40 cents, oats by
the bushel at 25 cents, corn by the barrel at $2.00, tallow by the pound
at 8 cents, soap by the pound at 6 1/2 cents, wool by
the pound at 20 cents, a musket and shot gun $3.00, three flax wheels,
two cotton wheels, three horses named Jolly, Nice, and
Joel, two Fillys, a goodly assortment of cows and steers (red backed,
white backed, brindle backed, brindle sided), "soal"
leather by the pound at 25 cents, upper leather 50 cents, two excarts,
one "nedle" case, "winow" curtains, quilts and one
"cover-lid," pewterware, "the bottom of one small trunk," and a man's
saddle for $1.00 (it sold for an incredible 80 cents). His
slaves were listed last with their appraisal value: One negro boy
Wilmington - $800, one negro boy Loyd - $650, one negro
boy Powell - $650, one negro Kennely - $220, one woman and child - $600,
one girl Nancy - $275. It appears, from the sale
record, that Dennis Wright bought Wilmington; James Cornett bought Loyd;
and David Garrison bought Powell, Syntha (the
unidentified woman), Nancy, and "the children." Evidently Kennely was
quite young, too. William (Buck) Bourn, oldest son of
Stephen bought his parents' Bible for $1.50. This was probably the one
handed down to Dean Bourne, Martinsville, Virginia."
Information from the Dean Bourne Bible contained birth dates for
Stephen, Rosamond and all of the children; marriage date for
Stephen and Rosamond; death date for Rosamond: "Rosamond Mallory Bourn
the wife of Stephen Bourn - Deceased on
Tuesday evening at half after ten o'clock at night on the 28th day of
November 1848 and her corpse ws intered on the 30th at
two o'clock in PM or afternoon - Registered by James Bourn - Rosamond M.
Bourn Deceased at the age of 81 years 7
months and 8 days with Diarhea and decay of the Bowels."
Information from the Hattie Porter Sage Bible of the Family of Stephen
(R) Bourn contained birth dates for Stephen,
Rosamond, Stephen (R), Milly Martin (wife of Stephen (R)), plus birth
records for the children of Stephen (R) Bourn, death
dates for Stephen, Rosamond, Stephen (R), Milly, and some of the
children of Stephen (R).
As of 1982, Mr. Greg Dixon from Maryland has bought the land Stephen and
Rosamond are buried on - Rt. 1, Fries, Virginia.
(Information on the family of Stephen Bourn came from "Stephen Bourn And
Rosanmond Mallory Descendants, 1650 - 1982"
by Lura Elizabeth Cutchshaw, 9 E. Gordon Road, Apt #1, Newnan, GA 30263
- second printing 1983.)
(NOTE FROM RALPH TERRY: Has anyone considered the idea that the nickname
"Devil Steve" could have been derived
from the fact that he has born on Halloween?)
v. Hannah Bourn.
vi. Ann Nancy Bourn.
vii. Elizabeth Bourn was born about 1769. She died after 1850 in
Carroll County, Virginia. Elizabeth (Bourn) Mallory is
listed in the 1850 Carroll County, Virginia census, which gives her age
as 81 and blind.
viii. Sarah "Sally" Bourn.
ix. Mary Bourn died before 1792.
Ancestry (located at www.Ancestry.com) is currently offering the following
database free of charge for 10 days:
American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI)
A search on the name BOWLES found 567 hits. I have not tried other spellings
of the name, but suspect they might also turn up a number of hits.
With all the wonderful information on this site about Bowles, surely someone
has run across the name MINITREE BOWLES somewhere - he is in the 1850 census
in Goochland Co, VA, and he married MARIAH BOWLES in Goochland in the 1830's
I believe, but I need information on his ancestors (and on hers, her maiden
name was also Bowles) .... Please keep his unusual name in mind as you
research your own Bowles because I would appreciate any information or clues
you might send my way - - thanks, all.
SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE OF JESSE GEE, DECEASED
WILL BOOK B
CUMBERLAND COUNTY, KENTUCKY
Will Book B, Page 11
Cumberland County, State of Kentucky, Nov. 18th, 1815
Recorded April 1816
Will Book B, page 25
One Negro woman by the name of Chiney(?), and child to John S. Gee
One Negro man by the name of Michael to Henry Yeakly 564.00.0
One Negro man by the name of Sam to William Bowles 300.00.0
One Negro man by the name of Bob to Thomas Lincoln 553.00.0
Surname: Thomas, bowles, Johnston, Byars, Marshall
from: James Thomas of Warren Co TN
To: Elijah Bowles
Type: Land on Peters Creek
Names cited: Tho. JOhnston, John Byars, Sam'l Marshall - witnesses.
Barren Co Deed Book B, p. 270
I know most of these people were in Accomack and Northampton counties, but
is there a Deep Cr. & Drummonds Cr. in Northampton Co? I believe I found
these creeks in Norfolk Co. Can't find them in Northampton Co, would
someone, see if they can find them for me, please? Harry I haven't counted
my mentions, nor my immigrants for some time, but I believe that was close
to my count too. I have a count of 8 on my 1704 Quit Roll Tax at this time,
what is your count on that?
p. 107 DEVORAX BROWN, 3600 acs. Northhamptom Co., on N. E. sideof
Deep Cr. & Drummonds Cr., adj land formerly Wm. Gower's to land formerly
James Atkinson's, along land that was Jno. Arnes (?), to Xtopher. Thomson,
the father,to the maine freshwater br. of sd. Cr., &c; 27 Mar., 1672. p.
1750 acs. granted Tabitha & Matilda Scarburgh 27 Mar., 1636; 1000 acs.
granted Tabitha Smart 10 July 1664; which 2 tracts were deserted & granted
order &c. 26 Sept, 1671; 850 acs. newly taken up; & all due for trans of 84
persons: persons are named, including JA. BOLES.
Leathel: We can agree that there were no Bowles in VA in 1600. A quick
count of my stuff gives 63 mentions of Bowles by the end of the century.
Possible some were counted twice as same person on two lists. I have 25
male Bowles immigrants in the1600s.
Debbie; No, I know of no contact with the families you mention. Caleb
Bowles married Elizabeth Glen in Madison Co KY en route West in 1806.
Hughes Bowles died in that county. I surmise that the family stopped
there a while to look the state over, perhaps before deciding to go west
to the new lands across the Mississippi. Harry
Leathel: We can agree that there were no Bowles in VA in 1600. A quick
count of my stuff gives 63 mentions of Bowles by the end of the century.
Possible some were counted twice as same person on two lists. I have 25
male Bowles immigrants in the1600s. In the 1700s one parish in Hanover Co
had 17 male Bowles with 11 different given names -- Thomas and John
being the most common. N. Farnham in the 1680s had three male Bowles
members. By 1790 there were 14 Male Bowles in Goochland Co By 1810 the
decline had started, and there were 50 Male Bowles Heads of Households
in VA and 23 in KY.
But the family growth rate was fast, even given the high infant
mortality. My Gideon had twelve children grow to adulthood. His son
Anderson had 8 grow to adulthood, his grandson Caleb 9 to adulthood, and
his Gt grandson Wm. H. 9 to adulthood. That's 38 Bowles in three
generation from one child only of each generation -- ignoring the
offspring of 14 other male Bowles. I have far more Andersons and Johns
than I can identify ! At half Gideon's line production rate, say 5
surviving to adulthood, four generations would produce between 125 and
625 offspring, depending on how long you want to make a generation.
But going back to 1650s. It was the end of the English Civil War and
Royalists were on the losing side and being shipped off with and like
criminals -- " Transported". The second shipment to Jamestown had been
"Gentlemen and Polanders". I know of four early Bowles who established
lines here: Joseph , in Wells, Maine, John in Roxbury, Mass.,
Tobias/James in Maryland, and John in Jamestown.. Others show up, like
our Accomack John, but from where? From the colder northern areas ? To
and from Barbados, Antigua or Jamaica ? All had Bowles connections, and
South Carolina's first parishes and government system was set up or named
after Barbados. And on we go !
One last item. You mention a Gideon in MD. I have no trace of any Gideon
before 1739 ( Henrico or Hanover as I recall) If you have any record of
a Gideon I'd appreciate knowing it .Thanks.
Good Hunting. Harry
Come on Harry, I don't think there ever were one hundred male Bowles in VA
at any given time, at least at this time. VA was what you call a NO MANS
LAND in the 1600's with the worst conditions possible and a very few
females. When I get to the year 1700, we will be looking at 5 to 10 males
that could have children and not all of those had children. Maybe some of
you are confused, what I am doing is sending to you what I am finding. Not
always what I think. WE can sort it out later.
Harry, Does any of your research of this family include ties to the Roach
family in Madison, Owsley or Lee Counties Kentucky. Or to the Combs family of
Perry and Lee County, KY area. I have a Sarah "Sally" Bowles born about 1805
in Kentucky. married John or Thomas Roach in Madison County, KY during or
before 1824. Children of the marriage were Thomas Roach b. about 1824 and
Anderson Roach b. about 1825-27. Thanks for checking. Debbie
Dear Leathel: Many thanks for sharing with the group all your work on
the early Bowles in America, and I wish you every success. I'm puzzled
however as to why you are starting with the earliest Bowles you can find,
and working down through the generations. Over a hundred years that means
the tracing of perhaps a hundred different Bowles, with only one in each
generation being the Bowles you are anxious to identify. When you are
through, (if you can find the stamina to make it that far !), you have a
wonderful general history of the family-- perhaps your objective -- but
the chances of finding your direct ancestor are remote. For one reason,
you may get down to 1900, and find that you began with the wrong John, or
that your John snook in from Canada in 1899. It's bad enough when you're
going back through the generations and you take a wrong fork in the road,
but you never reach the stage when you may find the whole line is not
I've been stuck on Gideon Bowles, (VA, c.1728-98)
for thirty years. I have no doubt about the line to him. I can construct
several workable lines from him back in time, but can't prove any of
them. When I find a Bowles history, it's great to be able to follow the
family down to check for contacts with what I know -- which of course may
be what you are doing in your recent e-mails. And of course, I'm only
seeing your part of the correspondence.
Good Hunting ! Harry
What a mess. What I had to do was remove the Bowles information from the
rest of the information, then remove the goodies from that to make any
sense.They claim he is John Bowles II ?
1. John Bowles married Annie Southwell, this John Bowles is the one that was
granted land in 1663 on the Elizabeth River and renewed in 1675.This land
had been granted to a couple people before, one being John Waite. This John
Bowles had one son Henry and died 1675-1695 in Norfolk Co. After John died
Annie married John Waite and had a son named John Waite, this John Waite
would be Henry's half brother.
2. On November 7, 1696 Henry Bowles, only son and heir of John Bowles,
deceased, for brotherly love and affection deeded to his half-brother, John
Wayte(Waite), 175 acres, half of the patent granted to his father, John
Bowles, in 1675.
3. April 19, 1717, Thomas and John Bowles are to have their father's estate
divided between them.
4. July 17. 1717, division of the estate of Henry Bowles, deceased, to his
sons Thomas and John Bowles by James Holloway and Sampson Powers, in
accordance with a Court Order April 19, 1717.
5. The will of Thomas Bowles, dated March 4, 1718/19 and probated July 7,
1719. The will shows that he was the owner of all Henry Bowles' land, 330
acres, of which he left 230 acres to his Smith cousins and 100 acres to his
6. We know at this time Thomas d.1718 had no children when he died, now who
is John Bowles?
7. July 19, 1716, John Bowles, late of Norfolk County, for love and
affection to his brother Thomas Bowles 100 acres.
8. Who is this John and Thomas in Norfolk Co ? How many Johns and Thomas do
we have now? Is the Henry in 1696 the same Henry that died in 1717?
Benton Gay BOWLES, 72, of Powell, TN, formerly of Lincoln County, WV,
died Friday in St. Mary's General Hospital, Knoxville, TN. Survivors
include one son, Dennis Bowles of West Hamlin; and two daughters, Chris
Bowles of West Hamiln and Wilma Bowles of Powell, TN. Funeral 11 a.m.
Wednesday at Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin; burial in Hudson-Roberts
Cemetery, Sweetland. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the
funeral home. The Herald Dispatch, Huntington, WV; Nov 21, 2000
I just reread this note that was sent to another list. It does not
mention Bowles. But does mention many Bowles related
surnames. Could some of these surnames tie some of the Bowles lines
We have Yates...relates to Metcalfe Co,Ky Bowles?
Johnston...relates to John Fleming Bowles, Barrewn Co,Ky?
Does Milton relate to Barren and Metcalfe Cos, Bowles?
Hughs relates to Bowles.
Maybe we should all, send some surnames that tie to our Bowles.
See if anything connects.
> Just photocopied the appraisal and sale of the Melford H. Yates estate.
> administrators were George C. Elliott and Francis Gaines Yates. The
> was done by Milton Yates, James Estes, James Y. Browning, and Jonathan
> Johnston and was dated 11 Dec 1835 in Adair Co., KY. The sale took place
> 12 Dec 1835.
> Melford H. Yates (1803-1835) was the son of Francis Gaines Yates and, I
> believe, Margaret Hughes who m. 10 Apr 1798 in Culpeper Co., VA. Melford
> Catharine "Kitty" Creel on 14 Dec 1829 in Adair Co. After Melford's death,
> Catharine m. John Yates Wallace, Melford's first cousin, in 1837. I THINK
> that Melford and Kitty had the following children: Melford G. (who is
> with his step-father, John Yates Wallace, and mother in the 1850 Adair
> census; and America Eleanor, who married John L. Douglass (poss. son of
> William Douglass and Katie Conover) on 27 April 1847 in Adair Co. Is
> working on Melford's descendants ?
> Steve Loose
Can anyone help me locate the family of Carrie Fry and Robert Bowles?
Carrie Fry born about 1868. She married Robert W. Bowles born July 25
1870 died May09, 1940 in Giles County Va. July 26, 1890. Carrie and
Robert had 6 children. Mammie J. born in Apr.1884-Betsey born in Aug
1888- Harmon born Apr1895 - Phillip born Sep1895- Minor Bowles Apr1899.
Clayton E. born May 5,1892 died Dec. 28,1951 he married Bessie L.
Unknown born Feb 28,1894 died Apr 16,1953. Clayton and Bessie had 4
children: Sylvia born Nov 14,1915 died Mar 1,1998 Sylvia married Robert
Paul Dunford born Dec 28,1914 Sylvia and Robert had a child name Karen
Dent Dunford born Jul 2,1961 died Oct 25,1989. Elaine born Mar 23,1923
died Dec 24,1985 Elaine married Comer Turner. Elaine and Comer had 2
sons and 2 daughters Daniel Glen Turner born Sep 3,1945 died Jul 29,1970
and Larry Turner born Feb 23,1943 died Dec 28,1943 - Jean Bowles and
Hilda Bowles. Robert later married Ida Clark having 13 other children
Harold, Charlotte, Robert, Frances, Billy Jackson, Maxine, Martha, James
Donald, Rudolph, Randolph, Warren, John and Carolee. Thanks Sandi
Can anyone help me with any information about my Bowles
family: They lived in the Pearisburg district of Giles county Virginia
in the 1900's. I know that my great grand father was William Bowles born
about 1842 in possibly Henry Co. VA. He married Mahalia possible Justice
born about 1848 in possibly Monroe County W.Va. They had 5 sons and 4
daughters. William and Mahalia's sons names were Felix born around 1872;
Alexander born around 1874; William H born around 1882. Amon born around
1883 in 1940 Amon lived in Kimball W.Va. John L. born around 1886;
Robert W. born July 25,1870 died May 9,1940.Robert Married Carrie Fry in
1890 having 6 children then married Ida Clark in 1918 having 13
children. William and Mahalia's daughter's names were Lizzie S. born
about 1876; Josie and Nancy born about 1878 Nancy was known as nanny
married a Burns and lived/ died in Peterstown Monroe County W.Va. Nora
B. born about 1888. I am the granddaughter of Robert Bowles and Ida
Clark and am interested in any information. Thanks Sandi
I joined this list several months ago but didn't have ANY information on
my Bowles except names. Since then I have gotten a copy of my Great
grandmother's Bible and have the following information:
Generation No. 1
1. JOHN1 BOWLES was born in Kentucky. He married REBECCA
ROOF, daughter of JEHU ROOF. She was born in Kentucky.
Child of JOHN BOWLES and REBECCA ROOF is:
2. i. JEHU BOWLES, b. February 25, 1838; d. May 05, 1905.
My grandmother's Bible started with Generation 2 below:
Generation No. 2
2. JEHU BOWLES (JOHN1) was born February 25, 1838, and died
May 05, 1905. He married MARTHA E. PATTERSON. She was born
October 27, 1848.
Children of JEHU BOWLES and MARTHA PATTERSON are:
i. JOHN W BOWLES, b. January 06, 1866.
ii. JOSEPH M BOWLES, b. May 25, 1867.
3.iii. MATTIE RHEA BOWLES, b. May 02, 1869, Nolin, Kentucky;
d. April 30, 1938, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Co.,
iv. CHARLES BOWLES, b. April 14, 1871; d. July 27, 1872.
v. WILLIAM K BOWLES, b. February 17, 1873.
vi. ALICE J. BOWLES, b. February 05, 1875.
vii. MARY T BOWLES, b. May 12, 1877.
viii. GLENNIE L BOWLES, b. September 12, 1879; d. February
ix. ESTELLA B. BOWLES, b. April 19, 1881.
x. IDA M BOWLES, b. September 05, 1883.
Generation No. 3
3. MATTIE RHEA BOWLES (JEHU2, JOHN1) was born May 02, 1869
Nolin, Kentucky, and died April 30, 1938 in Santa Barbara,
Santa Barbara Co., California. She married ANDREW HICKS.
Children of MATTIE BOWLES and ANDREW HICKS are:
i. LENA PEARL HICKS, b. September 17, 1899, Bath,
Chaffee, Colorado; d. May 30, 1973, San Diego,
California; m. WINFRED WENDELL GARRETT; b. April 01,
1898, Burlington, Coffey, Kansas; d. August 26, 1978,
La Junta, Otero, Colorado.
ii. BLANCH HICKS, m. EARL CLARK. Lived in Santa Barbara,
CA in 1938
iii. RUBY HICKS, m. ? WILLIAMS.
iv. HOMER HICKS, m. NETA ?.
If you have any information about these Bowles I'd love to find out more
details. Mattie Rhea Bowles is my great grandmother. Apparently these
Bowles were in KY, then at least Mattie but possibly others went to KS,
then CO, and then ended up in CA. Mattie Bowles married into the Hicks
Please e-mail me directly if you think you have information on this
line, or can give me tips on where to start searching. Thanks!