We have another good scout who's not on our list but who is always
on the lookout for any hint of Bowles/Boles, etc. wherever they may be, in
the person of Mary Ross (marycurt(a)juno.com). Today she sent me this
excerpt. If anyone responds to this, please do let the whole group know;
we have several members who are interested in Goochland, VA Bowles families.
This one's a true gift, as there are first names here other than
John, Mary, Elizabeth, James and William! Anyone claim any of these new
Maybe you can borrow both volumes through Interlibrary Loan and let
us know what you find.
Hi Linne, I am quoting from the book COCKE's & Cousins by Leonie Doss
Cocke and Virginia Webb Cocke, Pub 1967. There are 2 volumes of this, but
our library could only borrow Vol I.
Martha A. (Patsy) Cocke b Dec. 1788, m. John Bowles in Goochland Co., Va.
16 Dec. 1805, D. 1826. Survived by 12 children. p. 54
12 Children not listed. One was listed and they had a note that he may
have been a grandson.
James Henry Bowles, (12 Dec. 1824-29 July 1879) son of M.A.(Patsy) Cocke
and John Bowles.
m. 1 Sarah Ann Glenn (14 1830-12 1877) m. 2 Sally Dickinson
Children listed but do not know which wife.
James Cocke Bowles b. 27 March 1850, Goochland Va.
William C. Bowles, lived in Wash. D.D.
Harriet A. Bowles, Goochland, Va.
Hal Bowles, Goochland Co.
Jefferson Davis Bowles, d. at age 57 Goochland
Sarah Ann Bowles
Malcolm S. Bowles
Claude Bowles, Frankfort, Co.
James Cocke Bowles (27 Mar. 1850-1895 ) son of James Henry Bowles and
Sarah Ann Glenn, Teacher & Merchant m. Saran Adelaide (Swann) Pleasants,
widow of his first cousin, James Pleasants, who, from age of 6 years was
reared in the home of James J. Bowles, father of James Cocke Bowles
m.1 1898 Ann Bagby (b. and reared in Goochland.
m. 1 Hiliary Fountaine Bowles
d. 2 no name given
d. 3 no name given
m. 2. James Christian Bowles (Twin)
Ralph Cocke Bowles (Twin) Accidently shot himself at age 15.
Louise Estelle Bowles
Malcolm S. Bowles, farmer and merchant, Goochland, Va. m. Minnie Alice
Everett who was b. in Ontario, Canada. and had 8 children Not Named.
Benjamine Knight Cocke (23 Nov. 1841-13 1912) m. Virginia Caroline
Bowles d/o John P. Bowles and Justine Arlington Walton.
m.. 2 18 may 1909 Alice Higgerson--no children
Marion Lee Cocke
Merton Ashley Cocke
Katherine Arlington Cocke
Elizabeth Knight (Bessie) Cocke did not marry
John Berkeley Cock Did not marry
Lucy Ellen (Nellie) Cocke.
I hope this helps. It seems that most of this occurred in Goochland.