My 3rd great grandmother was Jane Bowles born 1807. According to the 1880 Pendleton County
Kentucky (Falmouth) census it lists her birth place as Kentucky and her parents
birthplaces as Virginia. She married Robert T. Shanks on 13 August 1828 in Estill County
Kentucky. The bond was signed by William A. Bowles and the minister who married her was
Abraham Thomas, father of Lucy Ann Thomas, second wife of William Anderson Bowles.
I am not sure what relationship there was between my Jane Bowles and William A. Bowles. In
fact I am not entirely sure that this William A. Bowles was the William Anderson Bowles
who was the son of Hughes Bowles and Mary Ship. But it's an assumption, given the
name of the minister who conducted the service and his connection to William Anderson
Bowles through his second wife Lucy Ann Thomas.
Is anyone working on this Bowles family? I have simply not been able to come up with
anything on my Jane before her marriage to Robert T. Shanks.
I would appreciate any hint or clue that I might pursue, this brick wall just does not
want to budge.