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BOWERS Family

First Generation

1. Green1 BOWERS(3) #1722 was born in North Carolina about 1775. Green died BET 1850 AND 1860 in Daviess Co, Missouri.

He married Sarah (Sally) COOPER in North Carolina, about 1794. (Sarah (Sally) COOPER #1723.) Sarah was born in Granville Co., NC BET 1776 AND 1780. She was the daughter of Cannon (Kannon) COOPER and Sarah. Sarah died BET 1830 AND 1840. SOURCE: Family group sheet by Ada Bowers Olsen, Ogden, Utah, obtained from Walter M. Bowers, Tulsa, Oklahoma, reference to family bible of James Mitchell Bowers. 1800 census Orange Co, NC: Bowns, Green 3m 0-9y 1m 16-25y 1f 16-25y 1810 census Orange Co, NC: Bowers, Green 2m 0-9 y 1m 10-15 1m 26-44 1f 0-9 1f 10-15 1f 26-44 1 slave 1820 census Orange Co, NC: Bowers, Green 2m 0-9 y 4m 10-15 1m 16-18 1m 16-25 1m 45 and over 2f 0-9 1f 10-15 1f 16-25 1f 26-44 5 engaged in agriculture Green Bowers was a constable in St. Thomas District, Orange Co, NC, which was the northern half of present-day Alamance Co. Records have been found for several years between 1812 and 1820. He bought property on Little Cane Creek of Haw River (two plots of 91 acres and 81 acres} in 1819 from a Benjamin Bowers, which he sold to Allen Petty in 1822 and 1823. 1830 census Roane Co, TN: Bowers, Green 1m 0-4 y 1m 5-9 2m 10-14 1m 50-59 1f 5-9 1f 15-19 1f 50-59 1840 census Caldwell Co, MO: Bowers, Green 1m 10-14y 1m 60-69 1850 census Daviess Co, MO: Bowers, Green 75 m NC Miriam 59 f NH Daviess Co, MO marriage record filed 3 Jun 1841: Giles Bowers of Caldwell Co to Miriam Nash of Daviess Co, 23 Jan 1841. Since the 1850 census record shows Green and Miriam Bowers living in the same household, this marriage record is believed to be that of old Green Bowers. Also, Giles Bowers, son of Green, is in 1850 census for Caldwell Co with wife, Sarah, and children. Perhaps old Green's first name was Giles. About 30 records of Green Bowers were found in loose records at old courthouse, Kingston, TN consisting of jury duty and summons and judgements for nonpayment of bills.

Green BOWERS and Sarah (Sally) COOPER had the following children:

child 2 i. Benjamin2 BOWERS(4) #1724 was born in Orange Co., NC August 9, 1795. Benjamin died BET 1860 AND 1870 in Roane Co., TN. SOURCE: Family group sheet by Ada Bowers Olsen, Ogden, Utah, obtained from Walter M. Bowers, Tulsa, Oklahoma, reference to James Mitchell Bowers family bible; 1820 census Orange Co, NC; 1830, 1850 and 1860 census of Roane Co, TN; History of Roane County, by Emma Wells, v I, p 141. 1820 census Orange Co, NC: Benjamin Bowers 1m 16-25y 2f 0- 9y 1f 26-44y 1830 census Roane Co, TN: Benjamin Bowers 2m 0- 4y 2m 5- 9y 1m 30-39y 1f 10-14y 1f 40-49y Not in 1840 census Roane Co, TN. 1850 census Roane Co, TN; 274-680 Benjamin Bowers 56 M NC Polly 73 F NC Marcus S. 23 M 1860 census Roane Co, TN: Roane Co, Tennessee Tax Lists: 1828 - No. 17 Capt. Stephens' Co. 1833 - No. 11 Capt. Davidson's Co., Tenn. River 1838 - Sixth District

child 3 ii. Jesse BOWERS(5) #1725 was born in Orange Co., NC July 25, 1797. Jesse died after 1860 in Madison Co, AL. SOURCE: Family group sheet by Ada Bowers Olsen, Ogden, Utah, obtained from Walter M. Bowers, Tulsa, Oklahoma, references James Mitchell Bowers family bible. Orange Co, NC Marriage Bonds. Morgan Co, AL Marriages 1818-1896 by Larry Minter shows marriages: Jesse Bowers to Mary McCutcheon, 23 Sep 1841 (A-405) Jesse Bowers to Clarissa Smith, 28 Nov 1850 (B-81) Letter of 6 Jan 1995 from Nettie Sue Sparks indicates this is brother to Green Willis Bowers who settled in Talucah, Morgan Co, Alabama along with several cousins. I have asked her for names of cousins. Green Willis married Elizabeth Holly in Morgan Co in 1827 and was in Daviess Co, Missouri by 1837. 1820 census Orange Co, NC, p 288: Jesse Bowers 2m 0- 9y 1m 16-25y 1f 16-25y 1830 census Morgan Co, AL, p 193: 1840 census Dale Co, AL, p 020: 1850 census Morgan Co, AL, M432 Roll , p 266, enum. 18 Dec 1850: 382-382 Jesse Bowers 53 M farmer 2000 NC Clarissa 26 F AL Julia 10 F AL Mildred 6 F AL William 5 M AL Mary 2 F AL Jesse T 1 M AL 1860 census Madison Co, AL, p 063, Madison Station:

child + 4 iii. Cannon BOWERS was born July 30, 1799.

child 5 iv. William BOWERS(6) #1727 was born in Orange Co., NC August 4, 1801. William died after 1860 in Orange Co., NC. Family group sheet by Ada Bowers Olsen, Ogden, Utah, obtained from Walter M. Bowers, Tulsa, Oklahoma, referencing James Mitchell Bowers family bible. Orange Co, NC marriage bond. Not in 1820 and 1830 Federal Census for Orange Co, NC. 1840 Federal Census, Roll 116, Orange Co, NC, South Orange District, p 252 William Bowers 1m 10-14y 1m 15-19y 1m 30-39y 1f 15-19y 1f 30-39y 1850 Federal Census, Roll 639, Orange Co, NC, First District, p 204, enum. 7 Sep 1850 770-770 William Bowers 49 M Laborer NC could read and write Betsey 50 F NC could read and write Green 23 M Laborer NC could read and write 1860 Federal Census, Roll No. 908, Orange Co, NC, Metansville P. O., p 569, enum. 5 Jul 1860 568-529 William Bowers 56 M Farmer 0 200 NC Elizabeth 57 F NC Green 25 M Farmer NC (age has been checked) Not in 1870 census for Orange Co, NC. 1870 census for Orange Co has a Green Bowers, age 45, with wife Mary N., 40, daughter Susan M., 9, and son John C., 7. There are several Orange Co deeds, 1871-1880, where W. G. and Mary N. (or M. N.) Bowers are grantors and one in 1851 where William G. Bowers is the grantee. I believe this is William Green Bowers, son of William and Elizabeth, whose age should have been 35 in the 1860 census.

child 6 v. Green Willis BOWERS(7) #1728 was born in Orange Co., NC April 5, 1803. Green died March 12, 1849 in Daviess Co, Missouri, at 45 years of age. His body was interred MAR 1849 in Lickfork Cem, Daviess Co, Missouri. SOURCE: Family group sheet by Ada Bowers Olsen, Ogden, Utah, obtained from Walter M. Bowers, Tulsa, Oklahoma, referencing James Mitchell Bowers family bible; letter of 7 October 1969 from Mabel Bowers Heather, Hamilton, Missouri, Marilyn, McCluen, Rockwood, Tennessee. Morgan Co, Al Marriages 1818-1896 by Larry Minton.

child 7 vi. Polly D BOWERS(8) #1729 was born in Orange Co., NC May 21, 1805. SOURCE: Family group sheet by Ada Bowers Olsen, Ogden, Utah, obtained from Walter M. Bowers, Tulsa, Oklahoma, references James Mitchell Bowers family bible. Orange Co, NC marriage bond to William Cate, 1820. I suspect that Polly and William Cates stayed in Orange Co, NC, but have no definite proof. There are no William Cates of the right age in the 1820, 1830 and 1840 Orange Co censuses and no William and/or Mary (Polly) Cates of the right age in the 1850 census. One problem is the number of Williams and Marys and Pollys. These seem to have been the most popular names among the Cates families of Orange Co. In the 1860 census there are two Mary Cates, 60, heads of households, each with several children, but both these Marys are five years too old and no hints in the names of the children. In the 1870 census there are one Polly Cates, 66, and two Mary Cates, both 65. Polly and a Mary are heads of households and the other Mary is a pauper in the poorhouse. These three are the right ages, but there is nothing to suggest that any are the Mary (Polly) that we are seeking. There is also a Green Cates, 40, and Mary, 20, in the 1870 census in the same township as Polly and one of the Marys, who could be the son of our Polly, named after her father Green Bowers. There are no Williams and Marys or Pollys in Alamance Co, which was formed from Orange Co in 1849.

child 8 vii. Levi M BOWERS(9) #1730 was born in Orange Co., NC March 4, 1807. Levi died after 1850 in Roane Co., TN. SOURCE: Family group sheet by Ada Bowers Olsen, Ogden, Utah, obtained from Walter M. Bowers, Tulsa, Oklahoma, references James Mitchell Bowers family bible, and family group sheet by Barbara Bowers Blake, Oakdale, Tennessee, obtained from LDS Ancestal File.

child 9 viii. Giles BOWERS(10) reference 8 #1721 was born in Orange Co., NC August 17, 1809. Giles died JAN 1860 in Caldwell Co., Missouri. SOURCE: Family group sheet by Ada Bowers Olsen, Ogden, Utah, obtained from Walter M. Bowers, Tulsa, Oklahoma, references James Mitchell Bowers family bible; LDS International Genealogical Index; obituary of son Hardin Thomas Thomas Bowers gives name as Gilge Bowers. Missouri 1860 Mortality Schedule: Bowers, G., Caldwell Co., Mo., Age 53, M, Born NC, died 1860. In 1876 Sarah's 80 acre farm was located in Section 4, New York Twp, Caldwell Co, MO about six miles SSW of Nettleton. William and Sarah Hawks were nearby with over 300 acres. Giles Bowers is in Roane Co, TN Tax Lists 1832 and 1834 Capt. Bacon's Company. Giles Bowers not found in 1830 Federal Census for Roane Co, TN. 1840 Federal Census Caldwell Co, MO, Roll 221 Gomer Twp: Giles Bowers 3m 0-4y 2m 5-9 1m 30-39 1f 20-29 William Hawks (20-29y) and Green Bowers (60-69y) were adjacent in list. 1850 Federal Census Caldwell Co, MO, Roll 393, page 7: Gilds Bowers 38 m NC Sarah 36 f VA William 17 m TN Labourer Henry 15 m TN James 14 m MO Charles 12 m MO Jasper 10 m MO Mary 8 f MO Louisa 7 f MO David 6 m MO John 4 m MO Catharine 2 f MO 1860 Federal Census Caldwell Co, MO, Grand River Twp, Roll 610, Page 103: Sarah Bowers 46 f VA farming $800 $283 M. A. 18 f MO (Mary A.) L. J. 17 f MO (Louisa J.) David 15 m MO Nancy 11 f MO (Nancy Catharine) A. 8 m MO (Giles Emanuel) Marinda 6 f MO Hardin 5 m MO More than 30 records mentioning Giles Bowers have been found in old Roane Co, Tennessee records. The first is a list of purchases of yard goods, dye, combs, plates, suspenders, buttons, lead and a saddle blanket from Mr. Nelson _____ of Philadelphia, Tennessee for a total of $20.10. On 17 Nov the account was credited with $15.94 for cotton, leaving a balance due of $4.10. The second dated 26 April 1830 is the report of a road jury on which Giles served laying out a road connecting with Paint Rock Road. Most of the records relate to suits for nonpayment of debts. The last record found was dated 1833.

child 10 ix. Patsy G BOWERS(11) #1731 was born in Orange Co., NC January 5, 1811. SOURCE: Family group sheet by Ada Bowers Olsen, Ogden, Utah, obtained from Walter M. Bowers, Tulsa, Oklahoma, references James Mitchell Bowers family bible. No further record of Patsy. Maybe she died young in NC.

child 11 x. Sarah BOWERS(12) #1732 was born in Orange Co., NC February 16, 1813. Sarah died January 15, 1892 in Caldwell Co., Missouri, at 78 years of age. Her body was interred JAN 1892 in Pleasant Ridge C, Caldwell Co, Missouri. SOURCE: Family group sheet by Ada Bowers Olsen, Ogden, Utah, obtained from Walter M. Bowers, Tulsa, Oklahoma, references James Mitchell Bowers family bible; History of Caldwell and Livingston Counties, Missouri, St. Louis, National Historical Company, 1886, pp 459-461.

child 12 xi. John BOWERS(13) #1733 was born in Orange Co., NC December 22, 1814. Family group sheet by Ada Bowers Olsen, Ogden, Utah, obtained from Walter M. Bowers, Tulsa, Oklahoma, references James Mitchell Bowers family bible. John was in Roane Co, Tennessee in the 1830s but I don't know what happened to him. He likely left Roane Co after being charged with gaming in 1838. Notes by sheriff on warrants for his arrest 1838-1840 state that he could not be found in Roane Co. A petition filed 2 July 1851 by his brother, Benjamin, before Roane Co Circuit Court states that John Bowers went to Alabama.

child 13 xii. David BOWERS(14) #1734 was born in Orange Co., NC January 6, 1816. David died September 9, 1902 in Madison Co, AL, at 86 years of age. SOURCE: Family group sheet by Ada Bowers Olsen, Ogden, Utah, obtained from Walter M. Bowers, Tulsa, Oklahoma, references James Mitchell Bowers family bible. Letter and family group record from Maxine Gibson, Hartselle, Alabama, 26 Dec 1994. Morgan Co, AL Marriages 1818-1896 by Larry Minter: David Bowers to Eliza Hodges 24 Dec 1837 (A-326) David Bowers to Susan Stringer 30 Jan 1846 (A-500) 1840 census Sumter Co, Al, p 020: 1850 census Madison Co, AL, M432 Roll , p 434, enum. 30 Oct 1850: 47-47 David Bowers 33 M farmer NC Susannah 28 F KY Sarah 10 F AL Edward 4 M AL Nancy M 2 F AL 1860 census Madison Co, AL, p 002, Madison Station:

child 14 xiii. Marcus Simeon BOWERS(15) #1735 was born in Orange Co., NC January 23, 1819. SOURCE: Family group sheet by Ada Bowers Olsen, Ogden, Utah, obtained from Walter M. Bowers, Tulsa, Oklahoma, reference to James Mitchell Bowers family bible. Morgan Co, AL Marriages 1818-1896 by Larry Minter: Marcus L. Bowers to Jane Guyer, 24 Dec 1844 (A-472) I believe this is Marcus Simeon Bowers. He probably went to Alabama in 1838 after failing to appear in county court to testify for the State against his brothers, Levi and John, on charges of gambling, since in the 1840 census his brother David was in Sumter Co, AL, and his brother Jesse was in Dale Co, AL. Warrants for Marcus Simeon's arrest in 1839 and 1840 in Roane Co state that he could not be found in Roane Co. Marcus Simeon is not in Alabama census records for 1840, 1850 and 1860.

child 15 xiv. Nancy Jane BOWERS(16) #1736 was born in Orange Co., NC May 21, 1821. Nancy died October 14, 1891 in Daviess Co, Missouri, at 70 years of age. Her body was interred OCT 1891 in Lickfork Cem, Daviess Co, Missouri. SOURCE: Family group sheet by Ada Bowers Olsen, Ogden, UT, obtained from Walter M. Bowers, Tulsa, OK, references James Mitchell Bowers family bible. Her obituary, 14 Oct 1891, Farmers Advocate, Hamilton, MO states that she moved to Tennessee at about four years of age with her parents, that her mother died in Tennessee and that she moved to Daviess Co, MO with her father in 1838.

child 16 xv. Richard Haywood BOWERS(17) #1737 was born in Roane Co., TN February 25, 1824. Richard died August 24, 1872 in Missouri, at 48 years of age. SOURCE: Family group sheet by Ada Bowers Olsen, Ogden, Utah, obtained from Walter M. Bowers, Tulsa, Oklahoma, references James Mitchell Bowers family bible; family group sheet by Wilma Bowers Lee, formerly Clearfield, Utah (letter returned).

child 17 xvi. James Mitchell BOWERS(18) #1738 was born in Roane Co., TN September 23, 1827. James died February 20, 1905 in Caldwell Co., Missouri, at 77 years of age. His body was interred FEB 1905 in Caldwell Co., Missouri. SOURCE: Family group sheet by Ada Bowers Olsen, Ogden, Utah, obtained from Walter M. Bowers, Tulsa, Oklahoma, references James Mitchell Bowers family bible; obituary in The Farmer's Advocate, Hamilton, Missouri, 23 Feb 1905.

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