Don, Mary Bowles that married John Winn,Jr was a daughter of Thomas Bowles
that died in Henrico Co, Will 1783.
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From: "Don Winn" <dwinn(a)tn4u.com>
Sent: Thursday, October 27, 2005 4:45 PM
Subject: RE: Part I: Bowles, Brooks, Carter, Eubanks, Farrar, Holloway,
Jeffries, Lewis, Smith, White et. al.
I am descended from Thomas Winn, son of John Winn, Jr. and Mary Bowles.
Mary (I think) was a daughter of Benjamin Bowles and Mary Elizabeth
John Winn, Jr. was the son of John Winn and Mary Pledger.
My maternal grandmother was a daughter of George Page Lewis and Sarah
(Sallie) Ann Berry. Her ggg grandmother was Ann Winn who married
Holman and descended from their son, John Bowles Holman. Ann was a
of John Winn and Mary Pledger.
I am originally from Barren County, KY.
From: Linne Gravestock [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, October 27, 2005 2:09 PM
Subject: Part I: Bowles, Brooks, Carter, Eubanks, Farrar, Holloway,
Jeffries, Lewis, Smith, White et. al.
Part I (This posting will be in two parts)
A number of us on the Bowles list have been trying for years
to find out who, how, where, when and why our various BOLES and
BOWLES families went. We suspect that the BOLES/BOWLES line that
goes from VA to KY and perhaps on to MO and TX are related to the
lines which migrated down the eastern seaboard states and then the
gulf states. We need help in making those connections, if they're
going to be made. To that end, I tracked some of the families which
seemed to stay fairly well-connected to each other as they traveled
I keep running into researchers who tell me that they're
looking into only their direct lines. Yet they miss an enormous
amount of information and leads by doing that, as so many of these
families stuck together, marrying and socializing and establishing
churches and businesses together. The surnames that keep coming up
Brenda Pflaum (BrendaBP(a)aol.com) was puzzling about the LEWIS
family in one of her recent postings. I find that there's a LEWIS in
my distant background; I've posted it, below. And it ties into the
JEFFRIES which ties into my direct BOWLES line.
I've also been feeling that we could use a little fresh
information, new facts and insights. Much of our core information
was posted in the first few years of the list's existence. I think
that if we posted any of our lines which we suspect connect to these
families or surnames, that we'd make some real progress in making
larger family connections.
I'd ask that everyone read over this posting to see if there
are any surnames or families who you believe connect to these folks,
and then tell us all who, where and when they were, if you know that.
It's always helpful if you can tell us even more, such as parents,
siblings, spouses, states and counties. But whatever you can
contribute, we're going to be grateful for it.
P. S.: We still need a number of BOWLES men to step forward to
contribute their DNA to find out which lines are which. We
particularly need a few from the lines shown below which come from
Illinois. The men who've done it will tell you that we're not
looking for a puncture and a blood sample---just a simple swab of the
inside of your mouth will do.
These are my gggggrandparents and their children...
Daniel JEFFRIES m. Martha (Patsy) SMITH. They had:
1. Elizabeth m. Benjamin BOWLES in Barren Co., KY, 1810
2. James m. Rebecca EUBANK in 1822, went to TX, lived in same co. as
Eliz. & Benj.'s son in TX
3. Katherine m. __HIBBURD/HIBBIRD/HIBBERD, went to MO
4. Maria m. __FETTY went to TX near Dallas
5. Theresa m. __FISHER, stayed in KY
6. Nancy m. __MITCHELL & WILLIAMS, went to MO
To follow up on the MITCHELLS (and to comment that there was
a lot of intermarriage within the families of BOWLES, JEFFRIES,
MARTIN, SAUNDERS, and SMITH, in various regions of VA, KY & NC) I
noticed a posting by Aneita MITCHELL ALLEN (aneitaa(a)hotmail.com) on
the GenForum MITCHELL surname board, posted 7 July 1999, #2439:
"David [MITCHELL] was born 1732 and died 1789-90. His and Hannah's
children named in his will were: Elijah (m. Salley CRITCHER), Charles
(m. Jenny THRIFT CRITCHER), Martha (m. Solomon WALKER & William
PANNILL), Susannah (m. Elijah MOORE), Elizabeth (m. William
SAUNDERS), Hannah (m. James SAUNDERS), Mildred (m. Thomas JEFFRIES),
Thomas (m. Nancy MITCHELL), David, John (m. Jemima MINGE BURTON)."
This one is also on the GenForum MITCHELL board, written 30
Oct. 2000, #6670 from B. Mitchell McDonell (mcdonnell2000(a)aol.com):
" I am looking for the parents of William (H?) MITCHELL, from
Granville Co., NC, born around 1807. He married Sarah ROSS, in
Granville Co.NC, on 19 Oct 1831. They had 13 children. 9 in Granville
Co.----James (married-Caroline C. FARRAR), Robert (married-Lucinda
PAFFORD), Parker, Mary (died at 4), Caroline, Malissa (married-Allen
FARRAR),Louisa (married-John ULTEY), Henry, and William---------Then
they moved to Benton Co. TN and had four more children---Manerva,
John, Catherine, and George W. William and Sarah MITCHELL are buried
in the MITCHELL/FARRAR Cemetery in Benton Co., TN. Any help with
this line MITCHELL or ROSS would be very helpful to me. Such a big
family, I just know someone out there is looking too!! "
This next is part of a posting that Mary Ann Null made to the
Bowles list in 1999. We need to go into the archives and noodle
around every once in a while. When we do that, we'll realize that we
know more than we used to know, and more names will jump out at us.
If we ignore our allied families and surnames, we're going to be
ignoring how all those famililes at the bottom of her posting which
Date: Thu, 03 Jun 1999 15:59:12 -0500
From: mary ann <maryann(a)jcn1.com>
Subject: ODD & ENDS FROM VA
English Duplicates of LOST VIRGINIA RECORDS
BOWLES, Rob't 100 acres King and Queen Co.
BOWLES, John 500 acre New Kent Co
BOWLES, Jno 360 acres Elizabeth City Co.
BOWLES, Henry 330 acres Norfolk Co
SOME WILLS FROM THE BURNED COUNTIES OF VA.
By William Lindsay Hopkins, Richmond, VA 1987
James LEWIS glou 22 Feb. 1788/2 Jun 1789
Wife Sarah LEWIS. Two daughters Eleanor BOWLES and Sarah LEWIS. Wit:
Samuel CARY, GIBSON CLUVERIUS, William LOWRY
THOMAS BOWLES Hano 3 Oct 1833/27 Jan 1840
Two daughters Ann WINN BOWLES and Elizabeth PLEDGER BOWLES. Son Joseph
FARRAR BOWLES. Daughter Sally H. TOLER and sons Nathaniel V. BOWLES
Peter T. BOWLES and Thomas T. BOWLES. Exors: Son Joseph FARRAR BOWLES
and John L BOWLES. Wit: Jesse PURYEAR, Charles T. TOLER
If we follow the lines of Rebecca EUBANK, (child #2 of Dan'l.
JEFFRIES & Patsy SMITH) we see:
Rebecca's parents were Joseph E. EUBANK and Elizabeth GLENN
WHITE. They had:
1. Henry ROYAL m. Maria GARNETT, 1823, Barren Co., KY
2. Joseph m. Eliz. I. BRANSFORD and Mary I. EUBANK, 1829, Barren Co., KY
3. Lucy m. Wilson RITTER, 1819 (several Ritters in Barren Co., KY
when Benjamin was there.)
4. Martha m. Samuel BROWNING, 1830
5. Rebecca m. James JEFFRIES, 1822, Barren Co., KY
6. James m. Mary Jane BRANSFORD, 1833, Barren Co., KY
7. John died single
8. Betsy m. Charles P. EDMONDS, 1829, Barren Co., KY
9. William m. Sarah CRADDOCK and Martha SAUNDERS, 1835, Barren Co.,
KY (Saunders m. Jeffries in VA, see below)
10. Thomas White m. Rebecca EVERETTE, __ BUTTON, and Mary J. CRAVEN,
1839, Barren Co., KY
Anyone who has a EUBANK/EUBANKS in his/her tree is one
fortunate individual. I've read more than once that the EUBANKs are
some of the most documented families in the U.S.!
Now it gets even more interesting when we go back a generation.
Daniel JEFFRIES' parents were Joseph JEFFRIES and Margaret
CROSBY SMITH. They had:
1. Sarah, b. 1755 who d. as an infant
2. Mary (Molly) b. 1756, m. Frederick KEMPER
3. Henry b. ca. 1757 m. Margaret CHAMBERLAIN
4. Joseph, Jr. b. ca. 1760 m. Mary YOUNG
5. George m. Molly GLASCOCK
6. Daniel m. Patsy SMITH (Parents of Eliz. Jeffries who m. Benj. Bowles.)
7. Thomas m. Frances HUME
8. Sarah m. John MARTIN
9. Lucy m. Alexander GIBSON
10. Peggy m. John MADDUX
11. Agatha m. William SAUNDERS
12. William m. Margaret WADDELL
13. Enoch m. Agatha BLACKWELL
14. Lydia m. James SMITH
This large family lived in Fauquier Co., VA
Much of this information of this family above was found in the following
"The GIBSON and Related Families" searched and written by Penny and O.D.
"Some MARTIN, JEFFRIES, and WAYMAN Families and Connections in
Virginia, Maryland, Kentucky and Indiana" compiled by Estelle Clark
"A MARTIN Genealogy Tied to the History of Germanna, Virginia," by
William A. Martin
"Fauquier Families, 1759-1799" by John P. Alcock
This is a posting on the GenForum JEFFRIES board from Carolyn
Fairall (fairall(a)earthlink.net) on 3 Nov. 2000, #815: "That sounds
very likely, since the first child of Anthony HART Jr & his 2nd wife,
Frances JEFFRIES, was named Thomas W. HART, b 1836 VA. Thank you for
the response. Those early K&Q families were certainly intertwined. My
ancestor Susan Ann HART, dau of Anthony HART Jr & first wife, married
Philip E. GIBSON, son of Philip E. GIBSON Sr & wife Alcey CARLTON,
dau of Christopher CARLTON. Philip had brother EUBANK GIBSON,
probably named after a connection to the EUBANK family. Philip &
Susan named son, George WYATT GIBSON, indicating connection to the
WYATT family also of K&Q Co. Would love to see chart of how all those
early families were related. Yes, it is too bad so many early K&Q Co,
VA records were burned. Thanks again."
This group has in it BENNETT, CARTER, INGRAM, JEFFRIES and
SMITH---all in my BOWLES and JEFFRIES tree.
Here's a posting from the GenForum JEFFRIES board by Michelle
Taunton (mtaunton(a)mindspring.com) 25 Nov. 2001, #1199: "From
Lunenburg County, Virginia, Deed Book 17, page 459: 10 Nov. 1796.
[Tripartite deed - HERRING/MINOR/MASON]. Edith MINOR [administratrix
of the estate of Joseph MINOR decd.] gives counter security to Wm. &
Stephen HERRING [executors of the estate of Arthur HERRING, decd.],
d/trust secured to Benjamin MASON & Peter MASON by property from the
estate of Joseph MINOR decd.: negroes Simon, Sall, Sucky & bonds to
John BILLUPS, Thos. JEFFRESS, James VAUGHAN, MILLINGTON BENNETT,
WOODSON KNIGHT, Wm. CARTER, Wm. DOSWELL, and John GEORGE [various
amounts and due dates]. Signed: Edith MINOR, William HERRING, Stephen
HERRING, Benja. MASON, and Peter MASON. Witnesses: John SMITH, Joseph
SMITH, Joseph B. INGRAM, Jacob DAVIS, James VAUGHAN, Thomas JEFFRESS,
and Joseph FOWLKES. Recorded: 13 April 1797.
Next we look at Elizabeth GLENN WHITE's parents, Harry WHITE
and Elizabeth GLENN. Benjamin BOWLES' son Henry married my
gggrandmother, Martha WHITE in TX. Those WHITES (John WHITE m.
Phoebe CARTER) migrated from Lunenberg Co., VA, to GA to AL to TX,
while Benjamin was migrating from KY to MO to TX.
When they got to Texas, the BOWLES, WHITES, CARTERS, DENMANs
socialized with others of their social group, among them some GLENNS,
who married into my BOWLES tree.
If we look at Joseph E. EUBANK (who m. Eliz. GLENN WHITE), we
see that his parents were
James EUBANK, Sr. (d. in Henrico Co., VA, 1799) who married Margaret
LEWIS. They had:
1. John m. Sarah MITCHELL
2. James m. Mary Ann BROWNING, 1783, Henrico Co., VA
3. William m. Sally TINSLEY (Wm. b. in Henrico Co., VA, d. 1821 in KY)
4. Elizabeth m. Daniel BROWNING
5. Polly m. Nathaniel HOLLOWAY
6. Nancy Ann m. Samuel BROWNING
7. Joseph E. m. Elizabeth GLENN WHITE (They were both b. in VA, d.
in Barren Co., KY)
8. Susannah (b. in Henrico Co., VA in 1765; d. in Barren Co., KY, 1852)
9. Frances m. Allen CORNETT, m. 1787 in Henrico Co., VA; she d. in
Barren Co., KY
End of Part I. To be continued with Part II.