I am researching my husband's Boles line. His are some of the Alabama to
Texas, Boles. His line is as follows:
Travace (Travice?) Alexander Bowles (sometimes spelled Boles), born Va.
ca 1804, married Margaret ?. Children were: John, b 1831; Mary b. 1833;
Eliza, b 1836; William, b 1838; Margaret M., b 1841; Rebecca M. b 1843;
Adelaide, b. 1846;, Catherine, b 1847; John, b 1848; Martha Clemmie, b
1850; Travis A., b 1855: and Andrew J., b 1859. All children were born
in Alabama. I wonder if all of the children were Margaret's, or if he
was married twice.
They are listed in the following census: 1840 Walker Co., Ala., p229;
1850 Franklin Co., Ala., p 209; 1860 Franklin Co., Ala. , p 84, not in
1870, and 1880 Colbert Co., Ala. census shows Margaret, 67, widow,
farmer, born Miss., Mother and Father b Tenn. In her household were her
youngest son, Andrew J., 21; his wife Viola, 17; and infant son John.
The only other information know about Travis is from Annuls of N.W. Ala,
Vol K., p 126, where among licenses and permits issued in 1834 is Travis
A. Bowles permit and license to sell spiritous liquors. He may have run
a tavern or a stagecoach stopover.
Mary Elizabeth Bowles married Peter Gill in Blount Co., Alabama, but
stated they were both from Franklin Co. Ala. They appear to have left
immediately for Texas, and in 1860 they are in Anderson Co., Texas, and
after that are in the Waco, Texas area. Peter Gill was a blacksmith and
he drove the stage from Waco to Georgetown or somewhere in the area. He
served in the Civil War from Anderson Co., Texas. Both were dead by
1870. Any info would be appreciated.