I came across the below data while researching my
ACKLIN/BOLES lines in the Covington, Newton Co.,
KY library. So far I havent been able to trace any of
the below names to my lines. Therefore, I hope some
of you will discover distance relatives from this data.
For review, see my Boles 1 -7 data previously submitted.
Yours Floyd Pearson, Oxnard, CA.
Kentucky Ancestors, Vol 6, No 3 January 1971
ONE OF THE FIRST BOWLES FAMILIES IN KENTUCKY
Submitted by G. T. McWhorter, 3019 Parkwood Drive, Brunswick,
Georgia, 31520, formerly of Taylor County, Kentucky
Jesse Bowles came from England and settled in Amherst County,
Virginia. His son John Bowles married Emily Lively April 22, 1812,
daughter of Dr. Mark Lively. Dr. Lively came to Kentucky and
took up a large tract of land in what is now Taylor County between
Campbellsville and Spurlington. He lived with his family near where
Arista is now located. John Bowles brought his family to Kentucky
in 1833 and settled between Acton and Elkhorn, Kentucky. He
was an Overseer for his father-in-law Dr. Lively who owned several
Children of John and Emily Lively Bowles:
BOWLES, Charles Henry m. (1st.) Elisabeth Puryear
, John " ------------
, Ann " Wm.. J. Mann
, Maria " (1st.) Jonathan
(2nd.) Judge Wm.
, Jane " ------ Rollin
, Harriet " ------ Rafferty
, Margaret " ------ Ward
, Eliza " Reezen Bowen
, Effira " Andrew Bowen
, Emily " --------------
, Corilla " William Sullivan
, Mary " Lige Gave
, Sterling " ------------
, William " -----------
, M. Robert " A Doctor - went to Texas
After Emily Livelys death John Bowles m. Elvira Roots, whose
BOWLES, Kelly " Unmarried
, Paul " Died 1936 at age of
of Civil War,
, James " Mary E. Coyel
, Nancy " William Cave
Some of the sons of John Bowles had large families; Charles
Henry fathered eighteen (18) children. Some of John's children
migrated to Texas, Kansas Territory, Tennessee, Missouri and
North Dakota. This accounts for the large number of Bowles'
found in several States. Charles Henrys wife Elizabeth and two
(2) daughters are buried in Nianna Betna, Atchinson Co., MO.
Charles H. Jr, at Rugby, N. Dakota. Some of Dr. Mark Lively's
children settled near Bacon Creek (now Bonneville) Hart County,
Ann Bowles came from Virginia with her parents John and
Emily in a covered wagon via Cumberland Gap, and settled on
Robinson Creek between what is now Acton and Elkhorn, in
Taylor County, Ky.
This information was obtained from various sources, principally
from Mrs. Alma Bowles Harden (granddaughter of Charles H.
Bowles) who lived between Acton and Manville, Kentucky, who
passed away in 1969; also from my Mother (and her Bible) who
was Emma Mann, daughter of Ann Bowles, who lived at Mannsville,
Kentucky, died 1954.