Thomas Boles,80 in Cumberland Co was a son of Thomas Boles and Mary Martin
of Chesterfield Co, VA. Elvin F. Boles,49 is his son Elam Farmer Boles,
Polly is Elam's wife Mary Harper Jones.
(note: I have Thomas born in 1775 not 1770?)
Stephen Bowles of Fleming Co was a son of Jesse Bowles and Hannah Perkins.
Benjamin Bowles Sr. was a son of John Bowles and Elizabeth Curd.
The NH and MA Bowles are out of the Samuel Bowles and Mary Dyer family.
James Bowles in TN was a son of John Bowles and Mary May of PA.
Hope that helps,
----- Original Message -----
From: "Charles Hartley" <hartley(a)iglou.com>
To: "BOWLES" <Bowles(a)rootsweb.com>
Sent: Sunday, January 28, 2007 8:00 PM
Subject: [BOWLES] Trivia
Thomas Boles appears to have been the oldest by that surname living
in Kentucky in 1850.
1850 Federal Census: Kentucky, Cumberland County, Burksville
Elvin F. Boles - 51 M, farmer, VA
Polly Boles - 49 F, VA
Mary Boles - 7 F, KY
Thomas Boles - 80 M, VA
The next oldest was Stephen Bowles.
1850 Federal Census: Kentucky, Fleming County, District 1
Stephen Bowles - 72 M, farmer, VA
Mary Bowles - 61 F, KY
In the nation as a whole, three males who spelled their name as
Bowles share the oldest age according to census records:
Benjamin Bowles Sr. of Fluvanna County VA
John J. Bowles of Washington County MD
Stephen Bowles of Grafton County NH
All three are listed as 84.
Close behind at 83 is David Bowles of Cheshire County MA.
Of those who spell their names as Boles, James Boles of Overton
County TN is oldest at 87, with John Boles of Monroe County OH next
at 85. BTW, John was born in Ireland.
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