Ludema, and anyone who is working on the Barren Co Bowles line. I have
looked back at these letters and I made a mistake, and it concerned the two
Josephs, who were cousins. Joseph I.BOWLES had written a letter to his
cousin Joseph P.BOWLES, asking about the land patent that his Uncle Thomas
was awarded for service in Revolutionary War. I had the two Josephs mixed
up. I am sorry if I have confused anyone, because I know none of us need
any more of that.
Back to Nathaniel V.BOWLES whom Jane Moser introduced yesterday. He did
marry a second time to Mary Ann (Polly) CLAYTON 9 May 1844.
Nathaniel wrote his will 10 Aug 1862, and didn't seem to be too happy with
Polly at the time.
There are two words that I can't decipher in his testament concerning Polly.
"As my wife Polly alias Mary Ann has left my bed and board without my
knowledge or consent and we are finally separated *aggreeable??* to law, as
per article of agreement she is *never??* to inherit any part of my estate."
Nathaniel mentions all his children in his will and says he wants his son
Joseph to have $120.00 to enable him to move to Texas. He said he had
given Joseph this money on 21 Oct 1854.
Nathaniel V.BOWLES named his executors, Sammuel S.DUVALL & Allen DAVIDSON.