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From: Walter Styles <wstyles(a)erols.com>
Subject: [GEN-OBIT] Obituary Daily Times v16no281
Obituary Daily Times v16#281
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LAST NAME, First Name (MAIDEN); Age; Place of Death; Newspaper Name;
Newspaper date; tagname
BOWLES, Catherine Merle (OLIVER); 93; Chancellorsville VA>Leonardtown
MD; County Times; 2011-2-3; dmf
This comes in from GenealogySix(a)aol.com:
Two Thomas Starman/Steerman estates probated.
Thomas's estate in Daviess Co, KY 1827 and now
Thomas' estate in Knox County, Indiana Territory 1809.
Recently I found another set of estate papers for Thomas
Starman/Sturman/Stearman. On the six documents, Starman is spelled,
Steerman, Stearman. Thomas Stearman died intestate and his estate was
Knox County in the Indiana Territory filed in Vincennes on 12 Jan 1809.
bond was given to Humphrey Steerman ( his signature), Martin Boles and John
F. Thompson. I believe the other two men might be son-in-laws of Thomas
Starman. Does anyone know of them? No wife was mentioned, so she was
My ancestor, who I think was his son was Thomas Stearman who died in 1827
in Daviess County, KY.
Has anyone researched Peggy Stearman and John Thompson?
Anyone know about Martin Boles? He didn't sign his name, signed with an X,
but John F. Thompson signed his name on the bond.
Subject: Re: [STEARMAN] Two estates of Thomas Starman/Sturman/Stearman
This is a huge breakthrough to find estate papers
for Thomas Sturman in 1809 in Knox County,
Information handed down in my family said that
"Uriah Bowles" and "John Thompson" were married
to two of Thomas Sturman's daughters. I've found
the marriage record for the Boles-Sturman
marriage but the Thompsons are harder to track.
There were so many John Thompsons.
Here's the information from an old handwritten chart:
Thomas STERMAN-----wife Elizabeth WALKER
Elizabeth married George French
Nancy married William Shepherd
Rebecca married 1-Isaac Hudson; 2- David French
Susan married Peter Boyd
Jane married Supply Butterfield
Peggy married John Thompson
Lavina married 1- Uriah Bowl es ? [the
handwriting wasn't clear on this name so what I
thought was "Uriah" must have been "Martin".
Levina Stearman married Martin Boles in 1799 in
Guilford Co, NC; then Lavinia Boals married James
Thompson in Knox Co, IN in 1813 ]; 2 Äì John
Humphrey [no spouse listed]
Thomas [no spouse listed]
My list says Thomas Sterman's wife was Elizabeth
Walker. Others have said his wife was Mary Lewis.
I can't find any marriage record so don't know
which to believe. Or maybe he was married twice?
My research had already confirmed the existence
of all the children on this list except for
Humphrey. The spouses shown for Thomas' children
also appear to be correct. Regarding the 2 sons
listed for Thomas Sterman - son Thomas is
probably the man who married Nancy Briant, but no
one else seemed to know about a son named
Humphrey. Other researchers of the George French
- Elizabeth Sturman family told me that
Elizabeth's father was "Thomas Humphrey Sturman"
so when I found Humphrey Sturman living in
Sullivan County near Nancy (Sturman) Shepherd in
the 1820 census, I thought this was Elizabeth's
and Nancy's father. But with estate papers
proving the death of Thomas Sturman in 1809,
Thomas must have actually had two sons as shown
on my list.
Humphrey Sturman is shown as 45 years or older in
1820 and his household includes a female of the
same age. There are no children in the household.
That would mean Humphrey was born in 1775 or
From: "Connie Shotts" <cshotts1(a)carolina.rr.com>
Subject: [INMONROE] Benjamin F. Adams Funeral
Bloomington (Monroe County Indiana) Daily Telephone, June 11, 1910, p. 4.
The funeral of Benjamin F. Adams, sr., was held this morning at the
residence on south College avenue in charge of Rev. Collins. The service
which began at 8:30 o'clock was attended by a large number of sorrowing
relatives and friends. Music was in charge of Mrs. James Bowles and was
sung by a quartette of Mrs. Bowles, Wallace Pauley, Paul Baker and Miss
Haidee Nuckols. The selections were, "Saved by Grace," "Is This Not the
Land of Beulah" and "It is Well with My Soul." The pall bearers were:
Hubert and Fred Beck, Wm. Telfer, Dr. Culmer, Arthur Brant, and John Ehni.
Directly after the services the remains were taken to the Adams cemetery
west of Stanford.
From: "Connie Shotts" <cshotts1(a)carolina.rr.com>
Subject: [INMONROE] Reception Held to Celebrate Marriage of George
Bloomington (Monroe County Indiana) Daily Telephone, June 13, 1910, p. 1.
Saturday night at 7:30 until 10:30 the beautiful Bollenbacher home, on north
College avenue, was the scene of a very pretty reception in honor of George
Bollenbacher, jr., and his bride Miss Kate Laughlin of Columbus. More than
200 guests enjoyed the occasion.
On the large front porch which was decorated with red rambler roses and
Japanese lanterns the guests were received by a line that included Mr. and
Mrs. George Bollenbacher, sr., Mr. and Mrs. George Bollenbacher, jr., Mrs.
Carroll Beck, Carlisle Bollenbacher, of Chicago, Miss Minnie White, of
Red roses were used in the decoration of the library and in the dining room
large selected daisies were used. Dainty refreshments of daisy ice cream
and daisy mints were served. The hall was decorated with corn flowers.
Those who assisted in the entertaining were: Mrs. Sanford Teter, Mr. and
Mrs. T. J. Louden, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Louden, Mrs. Arthur Cravens, Rev. and
Mrs. Todd, Dr. and and (sic) Mrs. Fred Batman, Mrs. James Bowles, Dr. J. E.
P. Holland, Mrs. Anna Rott, Mrs. James Van Hook and Mrs. T. E. Lawes, of
Charleston, Ill. Music was furnished by a special orchestra.
Hello, Bowles Listers,
I was away for a few days and while gone my e-mail address
went screwy. Which meant that any mail that tried to reach me for
the last week bounced. And no PMLs got sent to me, either...which
meant that you haven't seen me posting for a while.
From now on, if you want to contact me please use this address:
I hope you're all staying warm and safe and having time to do
a lot of reading and posting.
Very best wishes,
The Bowles DNA project has added a new participant from Ireland. He descends
from an Edward Boles of County Leitrim, Ireland. His kit is enroute now.
Bowles DNA Project Administrator
Project Web Page: http://www.ancestors-genealogy.com/bowles/index.html