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These are from Wanda Tracy, so she won't have anything more
to tell you than what you see here.
GA GENEALOGICAL MAGAZINE 1986 ISSUES
EMANUEL COUNTY MARRIAGES BOOK B
Charles PIERCE (PURSE) ----Hannah BOLES---12/3/1865---pg. 204
GREEN CO GA MARRIAGES 1787--1875
James N. SCOTT--Mary J. BOWLES---12/12/1856
SHROPSHIRE----Elizabeth BOOLES---12/1/1882---Wm. GREER
Jeremiah THAXTON---Mary BOALES---12/29/1836---Jno. H. HOLTZCLAW
John WELLS---Emily F. BOOLES---5/15/1826
John WHATLEY---Patsey BOWLES---1/28/1806
Willis WILLIAMS---Jane F. BOOLES----2/17/1848---B. M. SANDERS
MONROE CO., GA DEED BOOK C
pg 62-A. 6/8/1824---Deed between Job BOWLES of Savannah, Chatham Co. GA
& Charley Y. CALDWELL of Monroe Co. in consid. of $500 in hand pd.,
hath bargained, sold & conveyed unto sd. Caldwell all tract of land
lying in 6th Dist. of Monroe Co. Lot # 207, 202 1/2 A. Signed Job
BOLLES Rec. 6/9/1824.
I did this lookup for Donnie and thought the DeWitt site would also enjoy the article.
JOHN A. BOWLES VISITS HIS BOYHOOD HOME IN 1919
The following newspaper article appeared in the Ames, Oklahoma,
Review on 14 November 1919. Contributor of the article is Mrs. C.
Sturgeon, 123 McKinley, Enid, OK 73701.
A Visit to My Childhood Home.
After an absence of 36 years, on the 15th day of October, 1919, I boarded a train for a visit to the land of my childhood days in De Witt and Logan counties, Illinois.
After spending a few days with my brother Joseph at Laclede, Mo.,
accompanied by him we turned our faces eastward again, arriving at Kenney, DeWitt Co., Ill. Saturday evening, October 22. While man had been busy and erected a thriving little town of perhaps 800 inhabitants, cankering tooth of time had been busy and removed many familiar landmarks. In wandering through we met with but one person, and he was feeble and gray, with whom we played when we were boys.
We made our home with our niece, Mary and her good husband James Kenney,
where every kindness was shown us. Here we were by our brother W. F.,
familiarly known as Wig, of Panola. This is the first time we had met
in 36 years, brother W. F. being 84 years old, brother Joseph 73 and I
78. Words cannot express the joy of this meeting, we three being the
last living members of the family of Joseph and Rebecca Bowles. Together we visited many places familiar to us in early life, but alas, how changed, very few of our old associates remaining to greet us, reminding us that we too, will soon be numbered with the pale shrouded cassons of the dead.
Among those whom we met in and around Kenney were W. W. John, whose head
is bowed with age and grief, being 76 years old and having recently
buried a wife, two daughters and a grandchild. Robert Black living two
miles west of town. He is 84 years of age and bears them well and our
stay with him was a feast of good things; Joseph Kenney, Oscar and Wm.
Shields and some others all whom seemed overjoyed to meet us and our stay with them was one long to be remembered.
We visited old Tunbridge, but the old mill with its venerable Miller,
John Morrison have passed away. The silent city of the dead near there
has maintained a steady growth through all these years and will soon
have to be enlarged. It has been well kept as has the one at Pleasant
Valley but the one at Old Union has been sadly neglected.
At Clinton among others we met Elder T. T. Holton, now 80 years of age,
with whom we worshipped at Old Union more than 45 years ago, David
McClimans aged 84, Mrs. Maggie Stewart 82, Mrs. Mollie Rogers 80, Mrs.
Sweeney 78, Alfred Summers 82, H.. G. Beaty, 84. All these seemed hale
and hearty and it did our souls good to meet and greet them.
Seeing Clinton, we visited a short time at our brothers at Panola, then
turned our faces homeward. We are now, Nov. 9, at my brother Joseph's
daughters, Nona, home in Mammoth, Ill. In the morning we shall bid them
farewell and resume our homeward journey. We were somewhat disappointed
at the general appearance of things. These had not been the advancement
and improvement we expected to see. This was especially noticeable in
their towns and cities which certainly have not kept pace with our western towns. The crops are below average. Very little real good corn was visible from the train.
Hoping to be in Oklahoma soon, I am Very Truly Yours,
John A. Bowles
Was doing research on another line of my family although I do have Bowles
(direct descendant of Jesse and Jesse, Jr.) and came across an interesting
During the Lincoln-Douglas debate on Oct 13, 1858 Marshals and Assistant
Marshals were appointed. Two of the Assistant Marshals were A. E. Bowles
from McKee and William Bowles from Mendon. I have checked my files and I
believe A. E. to be Augustin E. Bowles son of Jesse Jr., my great great
grandfather and William was the son of Wesley Holman Bowles - brother of
Augustin. It would be nice to be able to verify this information.
FYI: The 1845-1920 Indiana Marriage Records Index which is currently available at no charge through Ancestry provides the following results on searches:
BOLES - 98 Hits
BOWLES - 194 Hits
I just thought I'd pass this information along for those researching these names in Indiana. Have a pleasant day.
I want to make an apology to one of our best reseachers for not mentioning
something that was sent to me by this person, and to the list for not
sending it and not being to clear on what I did send.What I am looking for
is: The post about John and Eleanor, is it correct and has no brick walls in
it? Or is it incorrect and may have some brick walls in it? Another
question, does anyone have information that will link John and Eleanor to
John that came to New Kent Co in 1719 with his grandchildren?
"I think the Eleanor and John is correct. It is documented in two different
sources, I think. Besides Farquhar?"
"Leathel: I think hardly any of the facts you quote below can be
supported. Sadly, most are someone's much quoted quesswork."
About every post somebody has written asking for more information, or to say
they can't use the information now but maybe later, but to keep it up. At
this time I have no more information, I see no breaks or links unless we are
looking at one now. If nothing happens on this, I have one more thing to
follow up on that is it. I have learned some things in doing this as well as
last year when we sent our trees in. I use those posts quiet often. I am
going to separate those into counties.
Hello Bowles Listers,
I received the below email from the Hollingsworth list that I belong to and thought that it was worthy to pass on. I, myself, have not seen the invitation refered to, but that doesn't mean that it isn't out there.
Subject: [HOLLINGSWORTH-L] Bogus Website
Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2000 03:56:30 pst
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Some time ago, I was doing some research on a McFadden line. The
major researcher was Harold W. Boles, 5123 Ridgebrook Dr, Kalamazoo,
It is my understanding that Harold has passed away and his son, David
B. Boles is now handling research. I don't know how much is done on
the Boles (Bowles) line, but I do know that McFadden research was
carefully annotated. I am unaware of the age or condition of the
younger Mr. Boles. However, the last address I have for him is: David
B. Boles, 61 Gloucester St., Clifton Park, New York 12065.
I hope this will help someone.
Margaret Lindsey Teerlink
I said yesterday that I can't put anything together for sure. The thing is
we have built some brick walls, what I have been doing is looking for those
walls and looking for something that might knock one down. I thought I found
one, and I think Harry thinks I found one too. Thanks Harry, I could not
have said it better. What Harry says about yesterdays post:
"Leathel: I think hardly any of the facts you quote below can be
supported. Sadly, most are someone's much quoted quesswork."
1. Here are some questions about that post, something to think about. Any
comments are welcome.
2. Was it Eleanor Parson or Eleanor Preeson?( Northampton Co)
3. Could it be that the John listed as b.1712 and father of Gideon not be
true at all?
4. Could it be that he was the John (grandfather) that came to New Kent in
5. Could John have came from Northampton Co to New Kent Co?
6. Could it be that Gideon listed as b.1732 be Gideon's grandfather? And
another John b.1712 his father?
7. Could James that was sentenced to Barbados for 4 yrs be the same James
transported to Northampton in 1671?
8. Could James be the father of Thomas that died in Northampton in 1709?
Leathel: I think hardly any of the facts you quote below can be
supported. Sadly, most are someone's much quoted quesswork.:
I know of no record of John2's birth or burial in Oxford. There's only a
50% chance she was called Parsons if she had a g'father Parsons. Nor is
Gideon's birthplace or date on record. He certainly did not marry on 4/13
/1757. Farquhar did some good work, but not on the Bowles VA line. An
Eleanor Parsons was a maid at the home of a William Parsons in 1715, in
Barbados. That would be a more likely Eleanor. There were Bowles in
Barbados at that time. If there had been any demonstrable relationship
of a Bowles with a Sir Wm Parsons, Farquhar would have devoted a chapter
to it , not a line. There are no records which can be confirmed on
Gideon, and too many John Bowles for comfort. Wish I could be more
positive ! Good Hunting, Harry
On Mon, 11 Sep 2000 09:50:23 -0700 "Leathel Bowles"
> With all the information I have from this list and what I have found,
> can't put anything together. What I am thinking is that some of the
> information may not be correct. There are a couple of pieces of
> I could use you help on. Here is a piece of information if wrong
> that could
> make a difference. When John Bowles came to New Kent Co in 1719, did
> grandchildren come with him or were they already in New Kent Co?
> piece of information that I have could be wrong is about John Bowles
> Eleanor Parsons.How many things can you find wrong with this
> Or, do you think it is right?
> Descendants of John Bowles
> Generation No. 1
> 1. JOHN2 BOWLES (GIDEON1) was born 1712 in Oxford,England, and died
> England. He married ELEANOR PARSONS.
> Children of JOHN BOWLES and ELEANOR PARSONS are:
> i. JAMES3 BOWLES, b. England; d. Leesburg,Loudon Co,VA..
> ii. JOHN BOWLES, m. Winchester, Frederick Co, VA.
> iii. STEPHEN BOWLES.
> iv. HUGH BOWLES.
> v. GIDEON BOWLES, b. 1734; d. May 01, 1798, Goochland Co,VA.; m.
> CHARITY ANN
> HUGHES, April 13, 1757, VA.
With all the information I have from this list and what I have found, I
can't put anything together. What I am thinking is that some of the
information may not be correct. There are a couple of pieces of information
I could use you help on. Here is a piece of information if wrong that could
make a difference. When John Bowles came to New Kent Co in 1719, did the
grandchildren come with him or were they already in New Kent Co? Another
piece of information that I have could be wrong is about John Bowles and
Eleanor Parsons.How many things can you find wrong with this information?
Or, do you think it is right?
Descendants of John Bowles
Generation No. 1
1. JOHN2 BOWLES (GIDEON1) was born 1712 in Oxford,England, and died in
England. He married ELEANOR PARSONS.
Children of JOHN BOWLES and ELEANOR PARSONS are:
i. JAMES3 BOWLES, b. England; d. Leesburg,Loudon Co,VA..
ii. JOHN BOWLES, m. Winchester, Frederick Co, VA.
iii. STEPHEN BOWLES.
iv. HUGH BOWLES.
v. GIDEON BOWLES, b. 1734; d. May 01, 1798, Goochland Co,VA.; m. CHARITY ANN
HUGHES, April 13, 1757, VA.
This is taken from Miranda Griffin MIRANDAGRIFFIN(a)hotmail.com website.
TUTTLE-BOLES Cemetary Payne Rd, Stokes Co. N.C.
Directions From Broad St in Rural Hall Forsyth Co. N.C. turn onto Edwards Rd
near railroad track, continue to end of Edwards Rd. and turn left onto Payne
Rd., cemetary on top of hill in the first curve on right side of raod, you can
continue on Payne Rd. around curve and look for path on right side of road;
which will lead you up hill to cenetary. There are numerous graves without
stones and probabl stones to be uncovered.
NAME BORN DIED Misc.
SUSAN A. LAWSON 7 may 1829 28 Feb 1903
MARY E. BOWEN _2 May 1845 __ Oct 1907 62 yrs 8 mos. 4 days
IRIS O. WALL dau of JD & ML WALL
30 Sept 1906 25 Oct 1918
BETSY Y. WALL
MARY BOWEN 11 Jan 1811 1 Oct 1895
JOHN H. BOWEN __ Aug 1854 __ Oct 186(6?)
CICERO T. BOLES 30 April 1811 4 June 18??
MARTHA J. BOLES 8 June 1881 21 Jan 1893
unknown BOLES ?? ??? 18?? ?? ??? 1882
JOSIAH TUTTLE 10 Sept 1833 11 Sept 1855 rocks around this plot
THOMAS G. TUTTLE 2 Aug 1844 8 Dec 186(3?)
ELIZABETH TUTTLE 10 Oct 1806 2 Feb 1872
WILLIAM TUTTLE 13 Oct 1799 12 April 1884
OLIVIA A. TUTTLE 18 June 1851 8 April 1892
ALEXANDER TUTTLE 12 AUg 1828 4 July 1880
EMILY J. w/o ALEXANDER 16 July 1839 12 March 1904
SALLIE E. GRUBBS 6 April 1889 27 July 1892
infant of J.T.BROWDER 11 April 1906
_____ of POLLY TUTTLE ?? May 1795 ?? amy 1845 aged 50
STEVEN TUTTLE ?4 Jan 1817 2 Oct 1838
MARGARET TUTTLE 15 July 1819 8 Feb 1855
MARTHA gan TUTTLE 14 July 1832 6 Feb 1835
this was located that Miranda's BYRD WALL m. LUCY GRIFFIN website.
Here are a couple names for Harry and Mary Ann. Harry are Sec. and Sur. the
1704 Northampton Co "Quit Rent Roll"
1. Gidion Hawkins 66 acres
2. Clement Only 200 acres
I mention before that some of the Accomack and Northampton Co. Bowles's were
in Chesterfield Co.,VA. I went through some Chesterfield Co files and found
something. I had not been looking at this in this way before and I don't
think anyone else has either. Here is a group of Bowles's that I now believe
Census for Chesterfield Co. 1783.
Henry Boles, 10 whites
Thomas Boles, 9 whites
Zack Boles, 7 whites
James Boles, 4 whites,1 black
We know Thomas was born about 1732 and Zachariel 1745, don't know anything
about Henry or James. I believe there was another brother named Fleming.
Thomas assigned some land to Fleming Bowles, which was more than likely his
brother than his son, who stayed in Chesterfield Co. Thomas had a son Thomas
that changed his name from Bowles to Boles and moved to KY. Zachariel
assigned his land to James Hawkins and later moved to IN. I don't think this
Henry Boles is the same Henry Boles that married in 1784. More than likely
the Henry Boles that left some of his children out of his Will. More later.
Christopher: I don't know Charity Ann's parents. There are 36 Baptisms ,
8 marriages and seven inferred marriages ( first child baptism) recorded
in Douglas, which one would expect would include Charity Ann's sisters.
The Bowles, I believe, moved from Hanover to Goochland, and their part
became Cumberland. I suspect the Hughes did the same, as Douglas has
them of Hanover, Goochland, Henrico and Cumberland. There were other
Hughes Bowles marriages: A Wm Hughes and Susannah Bowles had five
children baptised in Goochland between 1777 and 1784. Good Hunting Let
us know if you find any other records. Harry
On Tue, 05 Sep 2000 17:34:50 -0700 Elizabeth Khan <erkhan(a)home.com>
> I am wondering if anyone knows the ancestry or parents of Charity
> Hughes who married Gideon Bowles.
> Any help would be greatly appreciated,
Leathel: Sounds likely. Think Sec is Security. May be giving permission
because she was under age ? The Pilgrims were emigrants from England
and immigrants to America. Good Hunting, Harry
On Tue, 5 Sep 2000 20:35:12 -0700 "Leathel Bowles"
> When Mary Shipp married Hughes Bowles in 1783, Lewis Wilbourne was
> the sec.
> Whatever sec is? Could it be that Mary's mother married Lewis
> Wilbourne in
> 1760 and he was her stepfather?
Dolores: The Douglas Register ( St James Northam, Goochland County) has
Hughes Bowles born to Gideon Bowles and Charity Ann Hughes Feb. 7 1760.
He seems to be the first son in the family, and not surprisingly he was
given his mother's maiden name. I have him marrying Mary Ship(p) 1783.
This is not recorded in Douglas. Douglas also has a Mary Ship marrying
Lewis Welburn, 23 April 1760, so I surmise that the ships were a
Goochland family. The Douglas Register also has a Clayburn Hughes Bowles
baptized July 4 1773. He was born Mar 23 177- probably 1773. The next
Hughes Bowles I have is the grandson of Capt David Bowles, who married
Sarah Hughes. Capt David's son Jesse, ca, 1750-1820 married Hannah
Perkins March 3 1773 in Goochland by Wm. Douglas. Hughes was born 5
March 1776, married 1. Ruth Prather and 2. Elizabeth Payne, and died
1846. Hopes this helps. Good Hunting. Harry
Hi to the list.
I have a question, does anyone know for sure just which Bowles Mary Shipp
was married to. Was it HUGH who was the brother of GIDEON BOWLES or was it
HUGHES who was the son of GIDEON BOWLES? I have been on the BOWLES site
and am completely confused.
GORDON ARONHIME COLLECTION/VA
Gordon Aronhime was a historian & writer who did exhaustive research on
the upper Holston-Clinch river area of Va. these are scans of the cards
he wrote to be found at the Library of Virginia digital library. These
may be of no use to any of us. They are hard to read but Ill put down
what I can read. These are listed John 1,11,111 but I do not think that
means they are sons and grandsons. These are just records that went
with that man and that is how he kept them apart.
BOLES, John 1 Wash. Co.
1772 In Capt James Thompson-Clinch tithable(Bot. Co.)
7 Sept 1773- on Jury
Fee Book page 20, Mary Bowles granted Ltr of Adm. 16 Aug. 1783 for John
BOLES, John 11
22 Mar 1774-Daniel Smith, Castlewood(thats it, is this Polly's father?)
5 apr 1774 262 a Castle Woods
Aug- Oct 1774 in Capt Wm. Campbells dist.
1777-1784 (cant read) Wash. Co.
30 Aug 1781, 400 acres both sides S.F.G. R.
12 Mar 1784, 237 acres S.F.H.R.
17 Nov 1778, with John Campbell, Robt. Lamb, and Saml. Houston,
appraised the estate of Wm. Keer/Keen, dec.
15 Oct 1785, 157 acres in Wash. Co.
21 Oct 1804-inventory Estate.
27 Sept 1819- Mary Bowles in Pulaski? Co. Ky
Will Polly Bowles dated 27 Apr Prob. 17 June 1828
Son, Joseph, dowry left me by my father
BOLES, John 111
He was referred to as John Jr.
Had a son John D.. Rev War, son of John.
He died after 1805 before 1810
1772 In Capt James Thompsons Clinch tithables for Bot. Co.