Heather - I've always thought that John Knight Bowles was a son of John and Sarah
Bowles ... Am I wrong about this ???
My search is for my wife's line of Roland Boles/Bowles NC to TX and William Bowles in
TN. in 1800's - in 1890 she has a Boles m a Bowles.
Good Hunting all ..
--- On Sun, 10/21/12, heather rose <stampasmile(a)hotmail.com> wrote:
From: heather rose <stampasmile(a)hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: [BOWLES] John Bowles of Goochland Co.
To: "bowles(a)rootsweb.com" <bowles(a)rootsweb.com>
Date: Sunday, October 21, 2012, 3:03 PM
Hi Leathel, Thanks so much for responding to my post! It looks to me like we're
talking about two different John Bowles (so surprise there since there were so many!) The
one I traced in my post is the one who Farquhar refers to as follows: "John 3d
married a Welsh lady named Sarah Knight, according to one tradition. Another tradition
states that John 1st married Sarah Knight. John 4th however left children among them John,
who married Betsy Curd. JOHN BOWLES 4th had probably moved into Goochland county soon
after the sale of the slaves as Governor Gooch on January 12, 1746, issued a patent to him
for 300 acres of land in Goochland county, at the head of Stinking Water Run of Appamatox
river, in consideration of Thirty shillings." Some people refer to this John Bowles
as John Knight Bowles although I have no idea where the proof of that middle name comes
from. My John Bowles is indeed the one who was granted 300 acres in Goochland County at
Head of Stinking Water Run
of Appomattox River. His family is not as outlined by Farquhar, however. He died in 1794
(see his Will in my previous post) and his family can be traced through his will and the
land records. So, this is a different John Bowles from the one you describe below in
Goochland county circa 1810. Do you have any ideas about the origins of this John
Bowles? I'm at a loss and I know many of you are much better versed in the lines of
early Virginia than I am. I'd love to hear any and all opinions and ideas!
Heather> From: leathel(a)scrtc.com
Date: Sat, 20 Oct 2012 22:21:08 -0500
Subject: [BOWLES] John Bowles of Goochland Co.
Thanks Heather for writing to the list. This is what Farquhar says about
John Bowles of Goochland Co.
John Bowles by Farquhar
who was a farmer and wheelwright in Goochland
county about 1810, was a nephew of Rev. Benjamin
Bowles who married Miss Harris, and so cousin ot John
Ludwell Bowles. There was an order of the Hanover
Court directing the Sheriff to pay to "Knight Bowles
and Thomas P. Bowles, co-guardians of the orphans of
Russell Bowles, who died in the Continental service,
viz., John, Caroline, Bolman and Richard, an allowance
of 12 pounds per annum." It is very probable that
the John mentioned in this order was the John Bowles,
farmer and wheelwright of Goochland county.
JOHN BOWLES married Martha Cocke. He died in
1826, leaving his widow with twelve children.
The children's names were: John, Preston, Tom,
William, Tarleton, James Henry, Bolman H.,
Mary, Luvenia, Frances, Martha, Lucy.
JAMES H. was an officer of the Goochland Troop in
the Confederate Army.
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