I am just now beginning to research my Bowles and McPherson families.
My BOWLES and MCPHERSON families originate in Barren and Monroe Counties, Kentucky and
maybe earlier in Virginia. The following is provided:
Addie Louise BOWLES, born 22 May 1896 at Sulphur Lick, Monroe County Kentucky, married
Truman Loflin LUCAS 20 Dec 1915 (my grandfather), she died 8 Oct 1923 at Jamestown, Boone
She was the daughter of:
Hiram Purcell BOWLES, born 4 Jun 1865 at Sulphur Lick, Monroe County, Kentucky, died 31
Dec 1939 at Frankfort, Clinton County, Indiana.
Mary Louise MCPHERSON, born 8 Apr 1875 at Nobob, Barren County, Kentucky and died
Rossville, Carroll County, Indiana.
They married 20 Aug 1895 at Temple Hill, Barren County, Kentucky.
Hiram Purcell BOWLES was the son of:
Thomas H. BOWLES, b. abt 1832/1836 in Kentucky, m. Rachel Ann JOHNSON BOWLES b. abt
1833/1835 in Tennessee.
Notes for Thomas:
– Occupation: According to the 1870 Census of Monroe County, Kentucky he was a
According to the 1870 Census of Monroe County, Tompkinsville PO, Precinct 7, Kentucky,Page
18, Household 123/123, his mother-in-law, Patriner (Patricia) Johnson, was living in this
According to the 1880 Census of Monroe County, Kentucky, his mother-in-law, Patriner
(Patricia) Johnson, was no longer living in this household, which, probably means she had
Thomas’ and Rachel’s
Thomas’ father was _____ Bowles b. Virginia. His mother was Martha ______ b.
abt 1805 in Virginia.
Rachel’s father was _____ Johnson, b. Tennessee and her mother was Patrince
_____ b. abt 1806 in Tennessee.
Hiram had two siblings:
Martha Bess Bowles, b. 15 Oct 1861 in Kentucky and d. 19 Apr 1942. She
married George Glover 9 Jun 1881. George b. 30 Dec 1856 and d. 4 Apr 1944. They had four
children: Kate (b. 23 Aug 1883), Annie (b. 23 Mar 1888), Oren (b. 4 Apr 1890), and Aver
(b. 5 Dec 1892 and married Myrtle Wall and they had a son Robert Max Glover who was b. 18
William C. Bowles, b. abt 1863
Mary Louise MCPHERSON was the daughter of:
Jehu MCPHERSON, born 7 Jan 1826 in Monroe County, Kentucky and died 5 Oct 1883 in Monroe
County, Kentucky. Married Ella Irene JONES, born 10 Mar 1840 and died 30 Nov 1881.
Jehu MCPHERSON was the son of:
George MCPHERSON Sr., born 25 Nov 1789 in Union County, South Carolina and died 19 Aug
1852 in Monroe County, Kentucky. Married Mary HARRISON, born 10 Mar 1799 and died 20 Oct
1880 in Monroe County, Kentucky. They married on 7 Mar 1815 in Union County, South
Ella Irene JONES was the daug
William JONES and Mary _____?
I've got info on the MCPHERSON back to Inverness, Scotland in the 1600s. Is anyone
out there researching this line.
Does any of this fit in your Bowles research?
Berea, KY and Arlington, VA
From: Leathel <Leathel(a)sbcglobal.net>
Sent: Fri, 29 Aug 2008 10:45 pm
Subject: [BOWLES] Nathaniel Bowles
Bowles, Nathaniel b: ABT. 1785 in VA , maybe buried in White Cem, Sulphur
ick, Monroe Co, KY
Would anybody know who this Nathaniel Bowles belongs to? Or anybody belong
o this Nathaniel Bowles?
Could this Nathaniel Bowles belong to Elijah and Mary Bowles? Could his
ame be Nathaniel Anderson Bowles and be the Anderson Bowles that made a
ill 1812 in Barren County signed by his two brothers and brother-in-law. If
nderson Bowles is Nathaniel Anderson Bowles then it is possible that Nathan
nderson Bowles b.abt1804 and Hezekial Bowles b.abt1805 are his children?
ezekial Bowles DNA matches Elijah Bowles.
Here is who I think are Elijah's and Mary's children.
. Claibourne b. 1782
. Christian b. 1783 ( nothing else on him)
. Zachariel b. abt. 1784
. Nathaniel Anderson b. abt.1785 (?)
. Mary b. abt. 1786 ( m. Thomas Johnston b. Sept 25,1785)
. Ginsy b. abt. 1788
. John Fleming b. 1790
. William Thomas b. 1794
. Sarah b. 1798 ( listed 52 in 1850, 65 in 1860)
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