Thought this might interest some Bowles researchers:
Virginia Gazette Index, 1738-1780: 27 Aug 1756, Whereas Sarah Holman, niece of
mine under age and of whom I am guardian, hath lately made an elopment from me,
and as I believe, with an intent to marry one Snead (alias Crutchfield) and as I
think it will be greatly to her disadvantage, this is to give notice to all
Court clerks not to grant him a marriage license and to all Ministers not to
marry them by publishication of Bans. I am not knowing what part of the colony
they may restort to--to accomplish their design. I am obliged to make use of
this method to prevent them. Signed- Benjamin Bowles.
Happened to notice this is a 77 mimeo unindexed booklet I did 32 yrs ago. I
would be interested in any material on Pleasant BOWLES who was in warren Co Ky.
Ellen Byrne, dande(a)tds.net