Descendants of Alexander Andrew Bauer/ Bauers/Bowers

Generation No. 1

1. ALEXANDER ANDREW BAUER/1 BAUERS/BOWERS was born 1732, and died Bet. 1805 - 1813 in

Newberry County, (the Dutch Fork area) of South Carolina. He married ANNA BARBARA HERMANN,

daughter of MATTHAUES HERRMANN/HERMANN and MARIA HAUPTER. She was born April 27, 1738 in

Germany, and died 1804 in Newberry County, (the Dutch Fork area) of South Carolina.

Notes for ALEXANDER ANDREW BAUER/ BAUERS/BOWERS:

Alexander Andrew Bowers came to South Carolina as a single man on the Upton, commanded by Captain

John Gardiner which arrived in Sept. 1752 from Wittenberg to Rotterdam.

Source: Council Journal 20, Pt 2

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He petitioned for bounty and received a 50 acre grant on headwaters of Crims Creek. (This 50 acres was

granted to Alexander Andrew Bowers on 03 Jan. 1754 (on bounty); 100 acres on the head branch of

Halmans or Crims Creek, waters of the Broad River were granted to George Kuhn on 12 Dec. 1758 but

were later transferred to Alexander Andrew Bowers on 23 & 24 April 1770. In the same area, he had a late

colonial grant of 200 acres.

Source:

Newberry County, South Carolina Deed Abstracts

Volume III: DEED BOOKS E through H

1800-1806 (1767-1806)

by Brent H. Holcomb

pg. 183

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Andrew Bowers married Anna Barbara Hermann. Anna Barbara Hermann received a land grant in 1766

near Prosperity and on 21 October 1805 the children of the grantee sold their mother's grant to their brother,

Stephen Bowers. (See Newberry Deeds H, Pg.165). The names of the children of Andrew Bowers & Anna

Barbara Hermann are given in this deed as well as in the deed to the sale of the Bowers' 200 acre grant. The

land being sold became the homeplace of Stephen Bowers.

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No. 1349

Lib: X

Issued the 24th of January 1786 to Mr. Andrew Bowers for Six Pounds thirteen Shillings & two pence

halfpenny Ster: for Provisions & Forage for Public use in 1782 as P Account passed by the Commissioners.

Principal L6..13..2 1/2..Int: L0..9..3

Source:

Stub Entries to Indents

Issued in Payment of

Claims Against South Carolina

Growing Out of the Revolution

Book X--Part I

Pg. 141

Edited by A. S. Salley, Jr.,

Secretary of the Historical Commission of South Carolina

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75

1349

X

Mr. Andrew Bowers for Provisions & Forage for Public use in 1782, Amot. L6.13.2 1/2, Six Pounds,

thirteen Shillings & two pence half Penny Sterling.

NT. no Vouchers,

Ex'd.

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The State of South Carolina to Andrew Bowers Dr

Jan. 18th 1782: Captn Jeremiah Williams received Rations for 12 Men, and forage for 14 horses

one night

L4.17.6

Jan. 22th 1782..Major Kelon Pardue, received 34 bushels of wheat. 8 barrels L38.00

April 12th Captn Phillon Waters to 5 bushels corn

L3.15.0

L46..12..6

L6.13.2%2

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96 District, Personally appeared Andrew Bauer, Being duly sworn sayeth on his oath, the above account is

just and true, received no payment for them.

Sworn before me

this 12th June 1783

Wm. Houseal

_______________________

Receipts was produced for all the above Rations & Forage 12th of June 1783

_____________ Anderson

South Carolina

96 District

Gentlemen Please and deliver my indents to ________ Bowers and viz respect shall be yours

Andrew (his mark) Bowers

To the Pub. T______ of ___________ State

________________ by me this 19th Oct. 1786

__________________________

(Back of papers)

Received the full satisfaction for the within in an Indent AA 1349.

JC, P. Order.

Wm. Houseal

Andr. Bower

No. 5

46..12/6

no vouchers

Source:

AAC of the Revolution

frames: 487-490

Andrew Bowers AA 647

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The 50 acre original bounty grant was deeded in 1805 by grantee to son, George Bowers. (See Newberry

Deeds H, Pg. 102). The 200 acre grant was sold in 1813 by the children of Alexander Andrew Bowers. (See

Newberry Deeds P, Pg. 178) which indicates that Andrew Bowers died between 1805-1813.

_____

No will can be found for Alexander Andrew Bowers.

More About ALEXANDER ANDREW BAUER/ BAUERS/BOWERS:

Emigration: September 1752, He came as a single man on the ship Upton, commanded by Captain John

Gardiner from Wittenberg to Rotterdam. He received a bounty of 50 acres of land. Source: Council Journal

20, Pt 2.

Nationality: (German)

Notes for ANNA BARBARA HERMANN:

Anna Barbara Herrmann was born in Unterhausen, Germany after her father, Matthas Hermmann's death.

Source: Siegbert Frick, a Schuele & Haupter descendant. He researched the information from the Church

book in Unterhausen, Germany.

More About ANNA BARBARA HERMANN:

Nationality: (German)

 

Children of ALEXANDER BAUERS/BOWERS and ANNA HERMANN are:

2. i. MARGARET2 BOWERS, d. September 24, 1847, Johnston, Edgefield County, South Carolina.

3. ii. CATHERINE BOWERS, b. Abt. 1760, Newberry County, South Carolina; d. March 27, 1833, Leesville,

Edgefield District, South Carolina.

iii. GEORGE MICHAEL BOWERS, b. 1764; m. CATHERINE "CATY" BATES; b. 1765; d. Bet. 1804 - 1819,

Edgefield District, South Carolina.

4. iv. STEVEN/STEPHEN BOWERS*, b. January 04, 1768, Newberry District, South Carolina; d. November 13,

1860, Prosperity, Newberry County, S.C..

5. v. JOHN JACOB BOWERS, b. March 06, 1774; d. April 26, 1859, Edgefield District, South Carolina.

 

Generation No. 2

2. MARGARET2 BOWERS (ALEXANDER ANDREW BAUER/1 BAUERS/BOWERS) died September 24, 1847 in

Johnston, Edgefield County, South Carolina. She married MATTHIAS YONCE in Lexington County, South

Carolina. He was born 1769, and died November 09, 1847 in Johnston, Edgefield County, South Carolina.

More About MATTHIAS YONCE and MARGARET BOWERS:

Marriage: Lexington County, South Carolina

 

Children of MARGARET BOWERS and MATTHIAS YONCE are:

i. SARAH3 YONCE, m. HENRY NITES.

ii. JOHN YONCE, b. Abt. 1798; m. SARAH HEWITT.

iii. ANDREW YONCE, b. Abt. 1800.

iv. WILLIAM YONCE, b. Abt. 1803; m. ELIZABETH.

v. CHRISTINA YONCE, b. Abt. 1807; m. JOHN MOYER.

vi. DANIEL YONCE, b. Abt. 1813; m. REBECCA LYBRAND.

vii. LAVINIA YONCE, b. Abt. 1829; m. LEVI LYBRAND.

3. CATHERINE2 BOWERS (ALEXANDER ANDREW BAUER/1 BAUERS/BOWERS) was born Abt. 1760 in Newberry

County, South Carolina, and died March 27, 1833 in Leesville, Edgefield District, South Carolina. She

married GEORGE LONG, SR., son of JACOB LONG, SR.. He was born 1728, and died July 06, 1815 in

Edgefield District, South Carolina.

 

Children of CATHERINE BOWERS and GEORGE LONG are:

i. GEORGE3 LONG, JR., b. March 27, 1781; d. January 22, 1860, South Carolina; buried at Long Family

Cemetery, Saluda County, South Carolina; m. (1) EVE OR EVA MARGARET CHAPMAN; b. February

26, 1782; d. October 27, 1856, Buried at Long Family Cemetery, Saluda County, South Carolina; m.

(2) ELIZABETH CATHERINE STAIRLEY, 1803; b. March 27, 1781; d. Bef. April 02, 1817, Buried at

Long Family Cemetery, Saluda County, South Carolina.

More About GEORGE LONG and ELIZABETH STAIRLEY:

Marriage: 1803

6. ii. ANNA BARBARA LONG, b. June 16, 1784; d. Abt. 1877, South Carolina.

iii. MARY ANN LONG, b. February 02, 1786; d. August 12, 1863; m. EBERHARDT FULMER, May 27, 1805,

Edgefield County, South Carolina; b. April 14, 1778; d. June 26, 1858.

More About EBERHARDT FULMER and MARY LONG:

Marriage: May 27, 1805, Edgefield County, South Carolina

iv. CATHERINE LONG, b. May 13, 1788; d. March 23, 1823, South Carolina; m. AMOS BANKS, SR., January

22, 1811; b. March 11, 1777; d. February 06, 1843, South Carolina; buried at Banks Family Cemetery.

More About AMOS BANKS and CATHERINE LONG:

Marriage: January 22, 1811

v. JACOB LONG, b. July 20, 1790; d. December 19, 1848, South Carolina; m. ELIZABETH BATES, Abt.

1819; b. 1773; d. June 18, 1838, South Carolina.

More About JACOB LONG and ELIZABETH BATES:

Marriage: Abt. 1819

7. vi. ELIZABETH LONG, b. October 25, 1798, South Carolina; d. October 1865, Bibb County, Alabama.

vii. MICHAEL LONG, b. February 01, 1800; d. April 17, 1849, Leesville, Edgefield District, South Carolina

(Michael was murdered as he slept in bed.); m. N/M.

4. STEVEN/STEPHEN2 BOWERS* (ALEXANDER ANDREW BAUER/1 BAUERS/BOWERS) was born January 04, 1768

in Newberry District, South Carolina, and died November 13, 1860 in Prosperity, Newberry County, S.C..

He married NANCY CAROLINE BATES in Newberry County, South Carolina, daughter of JOHN

BETT/BETTS/BAITS/BATES and CATHERINE KELLY*. She was born September 26, 1775 in Newberry

County, South Carolina, and died October 23, 1848 in Lexington County, South Carolina.

Notes for STEVEN/STEPHEN BOWERS*:

Stephen's brothers and sisters deeded to him their part of their inheritance of 100 acres of land which was

once in Craven County but which is now in Newberry District, South Carolina. (See Newberry County

Deed H, pg. 165-166):

George Bowers, Jacob Bower, Catherine Long (alias Bower) with George Long, Sr., her lawful wedded

husband, Margaret Yanns (alias Bower) with Matthias Yanns her lawful wedded husband, for love and

affection to our loving brother Stephen Bower of Newberry District, all our right of inheritance to a tract

being the place of residence of our brother Stephen Bower being 100 acres on a branch of Eleazers Creek in

Craven County now in Newberry District granted on bounty unto Barbara Hermannin our loving mother of

beloved memory 25 Sept. 1766, dated 21 Oct. 1805. George Bower (B) (Seal), Jacob Bower (B) (Seal),

Catherine Long (mark) (Seal), George Long (GL) (Seal), Margaret Yann (X) (Seal), Mathias Yann (mark)

(Seal). Wit: Michael Kinard, Sr., Jacob Lagrone (JL), Adam Lagrone, Sr. (A). Catherine Bower (O), wife

of George Bower; Mary Elizabeth Bower (X), wife of Jacob Bower; Catherine Long, wife of George Long;

Margaret Yanns wife of Matthias Yanns, relinquished dower 31 Oct. 1805 before John Hampton, J. P. Quo.

Proved by oath of Michael Kinard, Sr., 21 Oct. 1805 before John Hampton, J. P. Quo. Recorded 18 Feb.

1806.

SOUCRE:

Newberry County, South Carolina Deed Abstracts

Volume III: DEED BOOKS E through H

1800-1806 (1767-1806)

by Brent H. Holcomb

pg. 190-191

South Carolina

Newberry District

To E. T. Lake ordinary for the District & State aforesaid.

The petition of Samuel Bowers sheweth the his father Stephen Bowers of said state and district died

intestate on the 13th day of November AD 1860. Sworned by the following persons as his only heirs and

distributees to wit six children and two families of grandchildren viz: David Bowers, Jacob Bowers, Nancy

Maffett wife of Robert Maffett. Elizabeth Fellers wife of George Fellers, Sarah Wheeler wife of Jacob

Wheeler and yours petition. George W. Bowers, Levi Bowers, Jacob S. Bowers, Andrew M. Bowers, John

Bowers and Nancy Young wife of Abraham Young. Children of Andrew Bowers died who was a son

intestate and Jacob Bowers, Caroline wife of and Martha Stafford wife of William B. Stafford children of

George Bowers dec'd. Pg. 2. That

said intestate dec'd possessed of a personal estate worth some two thousand dollars or twenty five hundred

dollars as is believed. That no administration of the same has been granted to any one wherefore your

petitioners prays that administration of all and singular the goods, chattels, rights and credits which were of

said intestate at the time of his death may be granted to him and your petition will ever pray.

Feby 7, 1861 Samuel Bowers

For the Court of Ordinary,

Newberry

Petition for Administration of Estate of Stephen Bowers, dec'd

Filed 7 Feby 1861

E. P. Lake, OND.

Page 3. Citation on the Estate of Stephen Bowers, dec'd.

Page 4.

The State of South Carolina

Newberry District

By E. P. Lake Esq., Ordinary of Newberry District.

Whereas Samuel Bowers has applied to me for Letter of Administration, on and singular the goods and

chattels, rights and credits of Stephen Bowers late of the District aforesaid, deceased:

These are therefore to cite and admonish all and singular, the kindred and creditors of the said deceased, to

be and appear before me, at our next Ordinary's Court for the said District, to be holden at Newberry Court

House on the twenty second day of February tenth to shew cause, if any, why the said Administration

should not be granted.

Given under my hand and Seal, this Seventh day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight

hundred and sixty one and in the eighty fifth year of American Independence.

E. P. Lake, OND.

Page 5. Administration Bond on the Estate of Stephen Bowers, dec'd.

Recorded in Bond Book No. 3, page 112 on Oct. 9, 1861

E. P. Lake, OND.

Page 6. Administration Bond

State of South Carolina

Newberry District

Know all men by these Presents, That we Samuel Bowers are holden and firmly bound unto E. P. Lake

Ordinary for the District of Newberry in the full and just sum of five thousand dollars lawful money of this

State, to be paid E. P. Lake or his successors, Ordinaries of this District, or their certain attorney or assigns.

To which payment well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves, and every of us, our and every of our

Heirs, Executors and Administrators, for the whole, and in the whole, jointly and severally, firmly by these

Presents.

Sealed with our seals, and dated the fourth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight

hundred and sixty one.

NOW THE CONDITION OF THE ABOVE OBLIGATION IS SUCH, that if the above bound Samuel

Bowers Administrator of the goods, chattles and credits of Stephen Bowers deceased, do make a true and

perfect inventory of all and singular the goods, chattles and credits of the said deceased, which have or

shall come to the hands, possession or knowledge of the Samuel Bowers or into the hands or possessin of

any other person or persons for him and the same so made, do exhibit into the said Court of Ordinary, when

he shall be thereunto required, and such goods, chattles and credits do well and truly administer according

to law, and do make a just and true account of him actings and doings therein when required by the said

Court, and all the rest of the said goods, chattels and credits which shall be found remaining upon the

account of the said administration, the same being first allowed by the said Court, shall deliver and pay

unto such persons respectively as are entitled to the same by law; and if it shall hereafter appear that any

last will and testament was made by the said deceased and the same be proved in Court, and the Executors

obtain a certificate of the probate thereof, and the said Samuel Bowers do in such case, if received, render

and deliver up the said Letters of Administration, then the obligation to be void, or else to remain in full

force.

Sealed and delivered in the presence of

Samuel Bowers, R. Maffett, L. S. Wheeler

Thomas H. Lake

Page 7. Letters of Administration on Estate of Stephen Bowers, deceased

Recorded in Book Letters No. 3, page 44, Oct. 9th 1861

E. P. Lake, OND.

Page 8. Letters of Administration

The State of South Carolina

Newberry District

By E. P. Lake Ordinary of Newberry District,

To Samuel Bowers, Whereas, Stephen Bowers late of and at the time of his death, divers goods, rights and

credits within the State aforesaid; by means whereof the full disposition and power of granting the

administration of all and singular goods, rights and credits of the said deceased, and also auditing the

accounts, calculations and reckonings of the said administration, and a final dismission of the same, to me

is manifestly known to belong. I, desiring that the goods, rights and credits of the said deceased, may be

will and truly administered, and converted and disposed of, do hereby grant unto the said Samuel Bowers in

whose fidelity, in this behalf, I very much confide, full power by the tenor of these presents, to administer

the goods, rights and credits of the said deceased, which to him in his life-time, and at the time of his death,

did belong; and to ask leave, recover and receive the same to pay the debts in which the deceased stood

obliged, so far forth as his goods, rights and credits will extend, according to their rate and order of law;

being first sworn in the Holy Evangelist of Almighty God, to make a true and perfect inventory thereof, and

to exhibit the same into the Ordinary's office in Newberry District in order to be recorded, on or before the

first day of May now next ensuing; and to render a just and true account, calculation and reckoning of the

said administration, when thereunto required: And I ordain, depute and constitute you, the said Samuel

Bowers Administrator of all and singular the goods, rights and credits of the said deceased In Testimony

Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, and Seal, this 4th day of March in the year of our Lord one

thousand eight hundred and sixty one in the eighty fifth year of American Independence of South Carolina.

E. P. Lake, OND.

Page 9. Warrant of Appraisement on Estate of Stephen Bowers, dec'd.

Page 10. Warrant of Appraisement

State of South Carolina

Newberry District

By E. P. Lake, Ordinary of Newberry District. These are to authorise and enpower you, or any three or four

of you, whose names are here under written, to repair to all such parts and places within this State, as you

shall be directed unto by Samuel Bowers administrator of the goods and chattles, rights and credits of

Stephen bowers deceased, wheresoever any of the said goods and chattles are or do remain within the said

parts and places, and which shall be shown unto you by the said Samuel Bowers and there view and

appraise all and every the said goods and chattles, being first duly sworn on the Holy Evangelist of

Almighty God, to make a true and perfect inventory and appraisement therof, and to cause the same to be

returned under your hands, or any three or four of you unto the said Samuel Bowers on or before the first

day of May next witness E. P. Lake Ordinary of the said District the 4th day of March in the year of our

Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty one and in the eithy fifth year of (American was marked thru)

Independence of South Carolina.

To Messrs: David V________, L. B. Maffett, L. S. Wheeler, P. J. Simpson and Dallomer

MEMORANDUM-that on the twenty third day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight

hundred and sixty one personally appeared before me Samuel Bowers one of the Justices assigned to keep

the peace in L. B. Maffett, L. S. Wheeler & P. J. Simpson being three of the appraisers appointed to

appraise the goods and chattles of Stephen Bowers late of Newberry District deceased, who being duly

sworn, made oath, that they would make a just and true appraisement of all and singular, the goods and

chattles of the said Stephen Bowers, deceased, as shall be produced by Samuel Bowers of the estate of the

said deceased, and that they would return the same, certified under their hands, unto the said Administrator

on or before the first day of May next.

Sworn the day and year above written, before me

Samuel Bowers, M. N. D.

other signatures: L. B. Moffett, L. S. Wheeler and P. J. Simpson

Page 11.

Appraise Bill of the Goods & Chattels of Stephen Bowers, dec'd.

Recorded in Book "Inventory & Sales" No. 10, pg. 20, Oct. 12, 1861

E. P. Lake, OND.

Pg. 12

Appraise Bill of the goods and chattels of the Estate of Stephen Bowers, dec'd. appraised this the 23 day of

March 1861.

One jug and trunk .50, Carpet bag and books .50, Four packet books and tin trunk .50, Silver watch 1.00,

Sadel bags & Sunders 1.00, Table & cloth 2.00, Saddle 3.00, Bedsted & bedding 16.00, Chest & dec'd.

clothing 5.00; 70 Shares on the G & C R.R. with the assessment paid 400.00.

We three the undersigned appointed to appraise the goods and chattels of Stephen Bowers, dec'd. do certify

that the above is a just and true value thereof according to the best of our judgement this the 23 day of

March 1861. A. B.

Moffett, L. H. Wheeler, P. I. Simpson

Page 13

Ordinary Office

Newberry District

On hearing the petition of Samuel Bowers Administration of the Estate of Stephen Bowers, dec'd. for an

order to sell the personal property of said Stephen Bowers, dec'd. It is ordered and decreed that the said

Samuel Bowers as Administrator of said Stephen Bowers, dec'd. do sell at his residence on Saturday the

22nd day of March just the personal property to the Estate of said dec'd. (after having first advertised the

same at least fifteen days.) An a credit montie the first day of December next for all sums of and over two

dollars. The purchasers to give note with approved inventory to the admr. for the purchase money all sums

under two dollars cash. Given under my hand March 4th 1861.

E. P. Lake, OND.

Pg. 14. Order of Sale of Estate of Stephen Bowers, deceased

Pg. 15. Sale Bill of the Estate of Stephen Bowers, deceased

Recorded in Book "Inventory & Sales" No. 10, pg. 20-21, Oct. 12, 1861, E. P. Lake, OND.

Sale Bill of the goods & chattels of Stephen Bowers, dec'd. sold this 23 day of March 1861: to David

Bowers one jug 15, 1 carpet bag 65, 2 pocket books 20, 1 silver watch 50, Horn Razers & strap 25, Tin

Trunk 25; Saddel bags 55. $2.55 total.

To S Bowers 1 trunk 10, 1 saddel 805, Bedsted & Bedding 1500; Chest & dec'd clothing 400. $27.15.

To J. Wheeler 2 Pocket books 20; to L. S. Wheeler 1 Table & Cloth 200. $2.00. Total $51.90. To Cash on

More About STEVEN/STEPHEN BOWERS*:

Burial: Stephen Bowers Cemetery near Prosperity, South Carolina (2 miles East of Prosperity).

Notes for NANCY CAROLINE BATES:

Continued info on Stephen Bowers.

Page 17.

List of Notes of Estate of Stephen Bowers, Deceased

Recorded in Book "Inventory & Sales," No. 10, pg. 20, Oct. 12, 1861, E. P. Lake, OND.

Page 18.

List of Notes of Estate of Stephen Bowers, deceased--1 Note on Thomas W. Thompson & Peter Han due

one day after date & dated Decr 5th 1859 for--$1073.98. One Note on William M. Werts due one day after

date and dated 16 of Feby 1847 for--$103.50.

Page 19.

In the Court of Ordinary

Newberry

Petition for Sale of Estate of Stephen Bowers, decd.

Filed 4 March 1867, E. P. Lake, OND.

Page 20

South Carolina

Newberry District

To E. P. Lake, Ordinary for the said State & District.

The Petition of Samuel Bowers, Administrator of the Estate of Stephen Bowers, decd. sheweth that said

decd died, possessed of some_______ of personal property which yet remains on hand. That it is believed

to be necessary for the distribution of the Estate of decd. that the same be sold.

Wherefor your petitioner prays that an order may be granted to him to sell said personal property at such

time & upon such terms as to you may _____ ______ ________4th 1861

Samuel Bowers

Page 21

In the Court of Ordinary

Newberry

Petition for Sale of Rail Road Stock of Stephen Bowers, decd.

Filed April 20th 1863, E. P. Lake, OND.

Page 22

South Carolina

Newberry District

To E. P. Lake, Ordinary for the District aforesaid.

The petition of Samuel Bowers, Admr. of Stephen Bowers, decd. sheweth said decd died, possessed of

about seventy five shares of Greenville & Columbia Rail Road Stock which yet remains on hand. That it is

believed to be best for _______ therein interested that the same be sold for division.

Wherefore your petitioner prays that an order may be granted to him to sell said Rail Road Stock for cash

and your petitioner will ever pray be.

April 20, 1863

Samuel Bowers

Page 23

Return 1860, 1861 & 1862 on Estate of Stephen Bowers, decd.

Examined & filed 26 Febr 1863, E. P. Lake, OND.

Recorded in Book of Annual Returns, No. 10, pg. 210, Sept. 22, 1863, E. P. Lake, OND.

Page 24

Samuel Bowers, Admr. in account with Estate of Stephen Bowers, decd.-1860

1860 paid nothing

1861 paid nothing

1862

April 14 paid F H Dommick Acct $9.49

paid J. R. Leaill State Tax $1.54

July 21paid " " Confederate Tax $4.85

You Swear that the above Return is just & true to the best of your knowledge and belief.

Samuel Bowers

Sworn to before me Feby 26, 1862.

E. P. Lake, OND.

Page 25

Return 1863 on Estate of Stephen Bowers, decd.

Examined & filed May 15th 1861, E. P. Lake, OND.

Page 26

Samuel Bowers, Admr. in Account with the Estate of Stephen Bowers, Decd.

1863

May 4-- Received of John A. Cannon for 90 shares of Greenville & Columbia Rail Road Stock sold by

order of Court of Ordinary --$1075.50. Recd of Thomas W. Thompson in full of his note in list $1398.20.

Total: $2398.70.

Paid John R. _________ for grave stone $35.60

May 11--Paid Robert Counts Acct. $7.00

Paid R. W. Gills ________ bill $1.75

April 27--L. B. Maffett on ___ receipt $4. 75

Paid John T. Kinard Auction $1.00

May 15--Paid Jacob Wheeler account $200.00

Total: $250.10

You swear that the above return is just and true to the best of your knowledge and belief .

Samuel Bowers

Sworn to before me May 15, 1863

E. P. Lake, OND.

Page 27

Settlement on the Estate Stephen of Bowers, dec'd.

Filed May 15th 1863, E. P. Lake, OND.

Recorded Book of Annual Returns, No. 11, page 94, Oct. 9th 1865, J. T. Peterson, OND.

Page 28

A Settlement on the Estate of Stephen Bowers, dec'd. with Samuel Bowers,

Administrator made up to 15 May 1863

By amount of Sale Bill due 1st Dec. 1801 from 22 March 1861- $52.20

Deduct 2 % Coms. 1.30

Deduct as per Contra 50.90

Add interest on $34.63 from 16.27 $34.63

1 Jany 1862 to 15 May 1863 3.36

Deduct 2 % Coms .08 3.28

1863 Recd. as per return $2398.80

Deduct 2 % Coms 59.97

$2338.83

Deduct as per contra 256.35 $2082.48

2120.39

Deduct 2 1/2 Coms for paying out 53.00

2067.39

Deduct amount to be paid David Bowers 45.00

for board of intestate $2022.39

Deduct ordinary part for printers bill 32.00

$1990.39

1862 Paid as per return 15.88

Add 2 1/4 Coms 39 $ 16.27

1863 Paid as per return $250.10

Add 2 1/4 Coms 6.25 $256.35

DISTRIBUTEES AND PARTS

1. David Bowers 248.80

2. Saml Bowers 248.80

3. Jacob Bowers* 248.80

4. Robt Maffett & wife Nancy 248.80

5. George Fellers & wife Elizabeth 248.80

6. Jacob Wheeler & wife Sarah 248.80

7. Children of George Bowers, dec'd.

1. Jacob Bowers 82.93

2. Caroline, wife of 82.93

3. W B Stafford & wife Martha 82.93

8. Children of Andrew Bowers, dec'd.

1. George W. Bowers 41.46

2. Levi Bowers 41.46

3. Jacob S. Bowers 41.46

4. A. M. Bowers 41.46

5. John Bowers 41.46

6. Abraham Young & wife Nancy 41.46

Rec'd May 15, 1863 of Samuel Bowers, Admr of Estate of Stephen Bowers, decd. thirty two dollars

ordinary fees & printers bill.

E. P. Lake

SOUCRE:

Newberry County Probate Court Estate Papers of Stephen Bowers, 1861, Box 92, Pkg. 2, frames 1200-

1228, Roll 254

More About NANCY CAROLINE BATES:

Burial: Stephen Bowers Cemetery near Prosperity, South Carolina (2 miles East of Prosperity).

More About STEVEN/STEPHEN BOWERS* and NANCY BATES:

Marriage: Newberry County, South Carolina

 

Children of STEVEN/STEPHEN BOWERS* and NANCY BATES are:

i. LEVI BOWERS (A3 LAWYER), d. the bloom of youth.

8. ii. GEORGE M. BOWERS, b. Bet. 1793 - 1794; d. Abt. 1860.

9. iii. ALEXANDER ANDREW BOWERS, b. December 02, 1795, Newberry District, South Carolina; d. June 26,

1825, Newberry County, South Carolina.

10. iv. SAMUEL BOWERS (A MAGISTRATE), b. 1798, Newberry County, South Carolina; d. January 15, 1874,

Newberry County, South Carolina.

11. v. JACOB BOWERS*, b. April 04, 1799, Newberry District of South Carolina; d. February 27, 1886, Brooks

Station, Fayette County, Georgia; buried at County Line Christian Church Cemetery.

12. vi. DAVID BOWERS, b. Abt. 1802, Newberry County, South Carolina; d. October 29, 1864, Newberry

County, South Carolina; Buried in the David Bowers Cem. in Newberry, SC..

vii. NANCY BOWERS, b. July 05, 1805; d. October 12, 1876; m. ROBERT MAFFETT, JR.; b. October 30,

1797; d. September 18, 1879.

viii. ELIZABETH RUTH BOWERS, b. November 13, 1808; d. September 01, 1865, Buried at Fellers Cemetery

#2; m. GEORGE FELLERS, JR.; b. January 06, 1804; d. November 10, 1882.

ix. SARAH "SALLIE" BOWERS, b. November 03, 1810; d. August 06, 1882; m. JOHN JACOB WHEELER; b.

April 11, 1801; d. September 04, 1874, Buried at the Wheeler Family Cemetery.

13. x. JOHN BOWERS, b. 1814, Newberry County, South Carolina; d. November 10, 1834, Buried at the Bowers

Cemetery.

xi. LEVINA B. "VINA" BOWERS, b. October 28, 1817; d. December 04, 1834, Prosperity , South Carolina;

buried at Prosperity Cemetery; m. ABRAM YOUNG, JR. (DR.); b. February 08, 1809; d. March 16,

1887, Prosperity, South Carolina; buried at Prosperity Cemetery.

More About LEVINA B. "VINA" BOWERS:

Burial: Prosperity Cemetery

More About ABRAM YOUNG, JR. (DR.):

Burial: Prosperity Cemetery

5. JOHN JACOB2 BOWERS (ALEXANDER ANDREW BAUER/1 BAUERS/BOWERS) was born March 06, 1774, and

died April 26, 1859 in Edgefield District, South Carolina. He married (1) MARY ELIZABETH Abt. 1800 in

South Carolina. She was born Abt. 1779, and died May 18, 1811 in Edgefield District, South Carolina. He

married (2) ANNA CATHERINE MAYER May 26, 1812 in South Carolina, daughter of ULRICH MAYER and

ANNE FRICK. She was born November 16, 1787, and died March 14, 1859 in Buried at the Bowers

Cemetery, Little Mtn..

More About JOHN BOWERS and MARY ELIZABETH:

Marriage: Abt. 1800, South Carolina

More About JOHN BOWERS and ANNA MAYER:

Marriage: May 26, 1812, South Carolina

 

Children of JOHN BOWERS and MARY ELIZABETH are:

i. ELIZABETH3 BOWERS, b. Abt. 1802; d. May 12, 1868, Edgefield County, South Carolina; m. JOHN H.

WESLY WERTS, JR.; b. June 10, 1795; d. November 03, 1879, Edgefield District, South Carolina.

14. ii. DAVID C. BOWERS, b. October 11, 1807, Edgefield County, South Carolina; d. August 11, 1880, Coosa

District, Union County, Georgia.

iii. SARAH BOWERS, b. November 04, 1809; d. Aft. 1850.

 

Children of JOHN BOWERS and ANNA MAYER are:

iv. ANNA CATHARINE3 BOWERS, b. March 29, 1813; d. Aft. 1850, Mississippi; m. WILLIAM BOLAND,

December 18, 1834; b. January 07, 1809; d. September 03, 1895, Calhoun County, Mississippi.

More About WILLIAM BOLAND:

Burial: Chapel Hill Cemetery in Big Creek, Calhoun County, Mississippi

More About WILLIAM BOLAND and ANNA BOWERS:

Marriage: December 18, 1834

15. v. MARY MAGDALENA BOWERS, b. June 15, 1815, North Carolina.

16. vi. GEORGE BOWERS, b. September 29, 1817; d. June 1850, Union County, South Carolina.

vii. MARGARET BOWERS, b. November 17, 1819; d. May 12, 1849, dsp; m. JOHN GEORGE FULMER, April

05, 1838; b. January 17, 1813; d. November 12, 1902.

More About MARGARET BOWERS:

Burial: St. Andrew's Lutheran Church Cemetery in Columbia, South Carolina

More About JOHN GEORGE FULMER:

Burial: St. Andrew's Lutheran Church Cemetery in Columbia, South Carolina

More About JOHN FULMER and MARGARET BOWERS:

Marriage: April 05, 1838

viii. SUSANNAH BOWERS, b. August 17, 1822, Mississippi; m. EPHRAIM WALTER BOLAND; b. January 02,

1824; d. November 02, 1902, Calhoun County, Mississippi.

More About SUSANNAH BOWERS:

Burial: Chapel Hill Cemetery I in Big Creek, Calhoun County, Mississippi

More About EPHRAIM WALTER BOLAND:

Burial: Calhoun County, Mississippi

17. ix. MARY ANN BOWERS, b. January 25, 1825; d. December 20, 1907.

x. LAVINIA MARCILLA BOWERS, b. May 15, 1829; d. February 11, 1925; m. LEVI W. BOWERS, February

10, 1858; b. November 27, 1831, Newberry County, South Carolina; d. June 11, 1890.

More About LAVINIA MARCILLA BOWERS:

Burial: the David Bowers Cemetery in Newberry County, South Carolina

More About LEVI BOWERS and LAVINIA BOWERS:

Marriage: February 10, 1858

 

Generation No. 3

6. ANNA BARBARA3 LONG (CATHERINE2 BOWERS, ALEXANDER ANDREW BAUER/1 BAUERS/BOWERS) was born

June 16, 1784, and died Abt. 1877 in South Carolina. She married JOHN RISH 1805 in Edgefield County,

South Carolina, son of ADAM RISH. He was born 1773, and died 1846 in South Carolina.

More About JOHN RISH and ANNA LONG:

Marriage: 1805, Edgefield County, South Carolina

 

Child of ANNA LONG and JOHN RISH is:

i. CATHERINE4 RISH.

7. ELIZABETH3 LONG (CATHERINE2 BOWERS, ALEXANDER ANDREW BAUER/1 BAUERS/BOWERS) was born

October 25, 1798 in South Carolina, and died October 1865 in Bibb County, Alabama. She married (1)

ZACHEUS OR ZACHARIAH WOOLLEY, son of REZIN WOOLLEY and ELIZABETH BATES. He was born Abt.

1797 in South Carolina, and died 1857. She married (2) ZACCHEUS WOOLLEY 1818 in Edgefield County,

South Carolina. He was born 1797, and died August 25, 1857 in Bibb County, Alabama.

More About ZACHEUS OR ZACHARIAH WOOLLEY:

Census: December 07, 1850, E. C. River of Bibb County, Alabama, Census pg. 71, Family 968, Zacheus

age 53, Elizabeth 53, Wiley B. 31, Vardy W. 20, John W. 18, Andrew 16, Elizabeth C. 13, Martha A. 12,

Columbus S. 9; Reason P. 27,Value of Real Estate: $1,000

Occupation: 1850, Farmer

More About ZACCHEUS WOOLLEY and ELIZABETH LONG:

Marriage: 1818, Edgefield County, South Carolina

 

Children of ELIZABETH LONG and ZACHEUS WOOLLEY are:

i. WILEY B.4 WOOLLEY, b. Abt. 1819, South Carolina.

ii. REASON P. WOOLLEY, b. Abt. 1823, South Carolina.

iii. VARDY W. WOOLLEY, b. Abt. 1830, Alabama.

iv. JOHN W. WOOLLEY, b. Abt. 1832, Alabama.

v. ANDREW WOOLLEY, b. Abt. 1834, Alabama.

vi. ELIZABETH C. WOOLLEY, b. Abt. 1837, Alabama.

vii. MARTHA A. WOOLLEY, b. Abt. 1838, Alabama.

viii. COLUMBUS S. WOOLLEY, b. Abt. 1841, Alabama.

8. GEORGE M.3 BOWERS (STEVEN/STEPHEN2 BOWERS*, ALEXANDER ANDREW BAUER/1 BAUERS/BOWERS) was

born Bet. 1793 - 1794, and died Abt. 1860. He married CATHERINE "CATY" FELLERS, daughter of JOHN

FELLERS and CATHERINE KINARD. She was born Bet. 1796 - 1798, and died Abt. 1850.

Notes for GEORGE M. BOWERS:

Newberry County Deed H, pg. 102-103:

George Bower of Newberry District, planter, for $275 to Jacob Rykard of same, plantation whereon I now

live, 150 acres, consisting of two separate tracts: one of 50 acres on a branch of Crims Creek adj. Daniel

Boyd (?) and granted to Alexander Andrew Bowers 3 Jan. 1754 (on bounty): the other 100 acres on head

branches of Halmans or Crims Creek, waters of Broad River granted to George Kuhn 12 Dec. 1758, and

transferred to Alexander Andrew Bower 23 & 24 April 1770 and by said Bower with the first tract

conveyed by deed of gift 21 Oct 1805, dated 11 Dec. 1805. George Bower (B) (Seal), Wit: Michael Kinard

Sr., Andrew Rykard (A), Susanah Hipp (mark). Caty Bower (X), wife of George Bower, relinquished

dower 23 Dec 1805 before Frederick Gray, J. Q. Proved by oath of Andrew Rykard 23 Dec. 1805 before

Frederick Gray, J. Q. Recorded 06 Jan. 1806.

Soucre:

Newberry County, South Carolina Deed Abstracts

Volume III: DEED BOOKS E through H

1800-1806 (1767-1806)

by Brent H. Holcomb

pg. 183

 

Children of GEORGE BOWERS and CATHERINE FELLERS are:

i. MARY CAROLINE4 BOWERS, b. 1822; m. ? BROOM.

ii. MARTHA BOWERS, b. Abt. 1825; m. WILLIAM B. STAFFORD.

iii. JACOB BOWERS, b. Abt. 1828; d. Aft. 1850, South Carolina; m. MARGARET J. ?.

9. ALEXANDER ANDREW3 BOWERS (STEVEN/STEPHEN2 BOWERS*, ALEXANDER ANDREW BAUER/1

BAUERS/BOWERS) was born December 02, 1795 in Newberry District, South Carolina, and died June 26,

1825 in Newberry County, South Carolina. He married MARY MAGDALENA/ MAGDELINE WHEELER

December 28, 1815 in Newberry County, South Carolina, daughter of GEORGE WHEELER and BARBARA

ADDY. She was born December 13, 1797 in Newberry District, South Carolina, and died Bet. 1833 - 1835.

More About ALEXANDER BOWERS and MARY WHEELER:

Marriage: December 28, 1815, Newberry County, South Carolina

 

Children of ALEXANDER BOWERS and MARY WHEELER are:

18. i. GEORGE WASHINGTON4 BOWERS, b. July 03, 1816, Newberry County, South Carolina; d. January 08,

1862, Lexington County, South Carolina.

19. ii. LEVI BOWERS, b. February 27, 1818, Newberry County, South Carolina; d. June 11, 1863, Coweta

County, Georgia; buried at White Oak A.R. P. (Presbyterian Church) in Smyrna.

iii. NANCY CAROLINE BOWERS, b. December 03, 1819, Newberry County, South Carolina; d. March 16,

1887, Coweta County, Ga.; m. ABRAM OR ABRAHAM YOUNG (DR.).

20. iv. JACOB STEVEN/ STEPHEN BOWERS, b. January 31, 1822, Newberry County, South Carolina; d.

September 17, 1879, Newberry County, South Carolina.

21. v. ANDREW MICHAEL BOWERS, b. November 17, 1823, Newberry County, South Carolina; d. February

12, 1895, Newberry County, South Carolina.

22. vi. JOHN A. BOWERS, b. November 15, 1825, Newberry County, South Carolina; d. November 06, 1864,

Virginia at "the Battle of Petersburg, Va.".

10. SAMUEL BOWERS (A3 MAGISTRATE) (STEVEN/STEPHEN2 BOWERS*, ALEXANDER ANDREW BAUER/1

BAUERS/BOWERS) was born 1798 in Newberry County, South Carolina, and died January 15, 1874 in

Newberry County, South Carolina. He married (1) ELIZABETH COOK, daughter of JACOB COOK and

REBECCA KINARD. She died Abt. 1834 in Newberry County, South Carolina. He married (2) MARGARET

MOORE (SPOUSE #2) Abt. 1833, daughter of JAMES MOORE and ROSANNAH MCCLELLAND. She was born

November 29, 1812, and died November 16, 1860 in Newberry County, South Carolina.

More About MARGARET MOORE (SPOUSE #2):

Burial: Bowers Cemetery in Newberry County, South Carolina

More About SAMUEL MAGISTRATE) and MARGARET #2):

Marriage: Abt. 1833

 

Children of SAMUEL MAGISTRATE) and ELIZABETH COOK are:

i. REBECCA R.4 BOWERS, b. June 08, 1825, Newberry County, South Carolina; d. June 08, 1880, Newberry

County, South Carolina; buried at Prosperity Cem.; m. PERRY JACKSON SIMPSON, (PHYSICIAN); b.

May 15, 1817; d. November 05, 1861, Newberry County, South Carolina; buried at Prosperity Cem..

ii. JACOB SAMUEL BOWERS, b. November 15, 1826, Newberry County, South Carolina; d. December 22,

1912, Newberry County, South Carolina; buried at Zion United Methodist Chur. Cem.; m. ELIZABETH

CORILLE BOWERS; b. November 10, 1856, Newberry County, South Carolina; d. June 07, 1926,

Newberry County, South Carolina; buried at Zion United Meth. Chur. Cem., Newberry Co. SC. in

Newberry, SC..

More About JACOB SAMUEL BOWERS:

Burial: Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery in Newberry County, SC.

More About ELIZABETH CORILLE BOWERS:

Burial: Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery in Newberry County, SC.

23. iii. JACOB A. BOWERS, b. November 15, 1826, Newberry County, South Carolina; d. November 06, 1864,

the Civil War near Petersburg, Virginia.

24. iv. ELIZABETH BOWERS, b. December 10, 1829, Newberry County, South Carolina; d. April 07, 1864.

 

Children of SAMUEL MAGISTRATE) and MARGARET #2) are:

v. NANCY NARCISSUS4 BOWERS, b. August 01, 1834, Newberry County, South Carolina; d. 1868,

Newberry County, South Carolina; Buried at Bowers Cem. in Newberry, SC.; m. J. D. CURETON

(PHYSICIAN).

vi. JOHN S. BOWERS, b. 1836, Newberry County, South Carolina; d. May 03, 1865, Farmville, Virginia.

vii. JOSEPH M. BOWERS, b. 1837, Newberry County, South Carolina; d. 1884, CSA.

viii. JAMES SMILEY BOWERS, b. 1842, Newberry County, South Carolina; d. January 03, 1865, Pt. Lookout,

Md. CSA.

25. ix. LEVI SAMUEL BOWERS, b. November 22, 1844, Newberry County, South Carolina; d. March 23, 1920,

Newberry County, South Carolina; buried at Prosperity Cem..

x. EMMA ROSALIE BOWERS, b. November 28, 1846, Newberry County, South Carolina; d. September 29,

1900, Newberry County, South Carolina; buried at Singley Cem. in Newberry, SC.; m. ANDERSON

ANDREW NATES; b. October 26, 1842, Newberry County, South Carolina; d. May 27, 1932, Newberry

County, South Caroline; buried at Prosperity Cem. in Newberry, SC..

xi. JANE J. BOWERS, b. 1849, Newberry County, South Carolina; d. Bef. 1860, Newberry County, South

Carolina.

xii. MARY C. "MOLLY" BOWERS, b. August 29, 1852, Newberry County, South Carolina; d. April 06, 1904,

Newberry County, South Carolina; buried at Prosperity Cem.; m. SAMUEL C. BARRE OR BARR; b.

December 18, 1844, Newberry County, South Carolina; d. January 18, 1907, Newberry County, South

Carolina; buried at Prosperity Cem. in Newberry Co., SC..

xiii. FLETCHER M. BOWERS, b. December 12, 1853, Newberry County, South Carolina; d. August 04, 1922,

Newberry County, South Carolina; buried at Prosperity Cem..

11. JACOB3 BOWERS* (STEVEN/STEPHEN2, ALEXANDER ANDREW BAUER/1 BAUERS/BOWERS) was born April

04, 1799 in Newberry District of South Carolina, and died February 27, 1886 in Brooks Station, Fayette

County, Georgia; buried at County Line Christian Church Cemetery. He married (1) MARY "POLLY" LINCH

Abt. 1826 in South Carolina, daughter of ELIJAH (REV.) and ELIZABETH CHAPMAN. She was born April 18,

1805 in Newberry District of South Carolina, and died February 07, 1875 in Brooks Station, Fayette

County, Georgia; County Line Christian Church Cemetery. He married (2) JEMIMA POWELL February 13,

1876 in Fayette County, Georgia, daughter of ? POWELL and LOUISE. She was born Abt. 1847 in South

Carolina, and died April 1902 in Fayette County, Georgia.

Notes for JACOB BOWERS*:

First Tax Digest of Coweta County, Georgia (1851):

Jacob Bowers: with 1 Pole, Land & Qualities: 100, Pine: 0, No: 111, County: Cwta.

William L. Bowers and wife Lucy A. (Neill) Bowers living with Jacob and Mary (Lynch/Linch) Bowers in

1870. (William L. Bowers was their grandson). See 1870 Census for Fayette County, Georgia, Census pg:

38.

Wife, Mary "Polly" (Lynch/Linch) Bowers was listed in the household of her daughter-in-law, Delilah

Owen/Owens. (See 1870 Census Record for Fayette County, Georgia.)

06 August 1863 Jacob Bowers was appointed as one of three appraisers for the estate of Thomas J.

Henderson, pg. 138-140. Recorded: 24 October 1863.

Fayette County Ordinary Mixed Records

Inventories, Appraisements, Sales and Returns

Book H (1862-1871)

Soucre: Fayette County, Georgia Probate Records, abstracted by Jeannette Holland Austin, Pg. 246

______

On 07 November 1865, Jacob Bowers was appointed as one of three appraisers for the Estate of Henry M.

Pate in Fayette County, Georgia.

Fayette County Ordinary Mixed Records

Inventories, Appraisements, Sales and Returns

Book H (1862-1871)

Soucre: Fayette County, Georgia Probate Records 1824-1871, abstracted by Jeannette Holland Austin, pg.

265

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State Of Georgia,

Fayette County

To any Minister of the Gospel, Judge of Superior Court or Justice of the Peace to Celebrate:

you are hereby authorized and permitted to join in the honorable state of Matrimony,

Jacob Bowers and Jemima Powell

According to the Rites of your Church, provided there by no lawful cause to obstruct the same, according

to the Constitution and laws of this State, and for so doing this shall be your sufficient License.

Given under my hand and seal, this 8 day of Feby 1876.

I hereby certify that Jacob Bowers and Jemima Powell were joined together in the Holy Bans of

Matrimony, on the 13 day of Feby 1876, by me,

John Tillery, MG

Recorded April 1st 1876

L. B. Griggs, Ordy & Ex Office CCO

________

WILL OF JACOB BOWERS

In the name of God, Amen, I, Jacob Bowers of the County of Fayette and State of Georgia, being of sound

mind and memory do hereby make, publish and declare this my Last Will and Testament hereby revoking

and making void all former wills made by me at any time heretofore made.

1st. I order and direct my executors as soon after my decease as practicable to pay off and discharge all the

debts, dues, and liabilities that may exist against me at the time of my decease.

2nd. I give and bequeath unto my wife, Jemima Bowers, one hundred one and one fourth acres East half of

Lot. (No.) (35) Thirty five in the sixth district of Fayette County, containing (101 1/4 acres more or less and

all the household and kitchen during her lifetime or widowhood, then after my wife's decease, to my lawful

heir.

3rd. (Missing)

Fourth 4. I, hereby nominate and appoint James M. Arnoll, my executor, in witness whereof I have

hereunto subscribed my name this March 25, 1879.

Jacob Bowers

The above and foregoing instrument was at the signing. Thereof signed, sealed, published and declared by

the said Jacob Bowers as and for his Last Will and Testament in presence of us, who at his request and in

his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witness:

George S. Banks,Fayette County, Ga.

James M. Arnoll, Fayette County, Ga.

William Whatley, Fayette Co., Ga.

Georgia, Fayette County. We, J. M. Arnoll, William Whatley and Geo. S. Banks, do swear that we saw the

witness named Jacob Bowers, sign and publish the within paper as his Last Will and Testament that he

subscribed the same as witnesses thereto at the special instance and request of the said Jacob Bowers and in

his presence that the said Jacob Bowers signed the same freely, voluntarily and was at the time of said

signing of sound and deposing mind and memory.

G. S. Banks,

J. M. Arnoll

William Whatley

Sworn & subscribed before me this 2nd day of May 1887

D. M. Franklin, Ordinary

Will of Jacob Bowers

Filed in office March 10th 1886

D. M. Franklin, Ordinary

Admitted to Record

May Term 1887 &

Recorded May 6th 1887

D. M. Franklin, Ordinary & Ex Office, C.C. O.

More About JACOB BOWERS*:

Burial: County Line Christian Church Cemetery

Census: 1850, Coweta County, Georgia, 19 th Division, Family 283

Occupation: June 11, 1860, Jacob Bowers was a farmer

Notes for MARY "POLLY" LINCH:

Elijah Linch/Lynch left to his daughter, Polly, and husband, Jacob Bowers, one share.

Soucre:

Will of Elijah Linch Recorded in Will Bk. No. 1, pg. 74 "Records of Wills"

Proved August 15th, 1842

Recorded August 14th, 1842 W. Wilsom, Ordinary Newberry District (of SC)

Box No: 72

Pkg. No: 184

Est. No: 1831

More About MARY "POLLY" LINCH:

Census: June 17, 1870, Fayette County, Georgia, P.O: Fayetteville, Family 223-214, Mary Bowers, age 65,

listed in the household of daughter-in-law, Delilah Owens who had married George Washington

Owen/Owens.

More About JACOB BOWERS* and MARY LINCH:

Marriage: Abt. 1826, South Carolina

More About JACOB BOWERS* and JEMIMA POWELL:

Marriage: February 13, 1876, Fayette County, Georgia

 

Children of JACOB BOWERS* and MARY LINCH are:

26. i. GILES W.4 BOWERS, b. September 26, 1827; d. March 20, 1863, Richmond, Virginia in the hospital of

chronic diarrhea during the Civil War.

ii. PERMILLA ANN BOWERS, b. August 05, 1828, Coweta County, Georgia; d. June 30, 1912, Arkansas; m.

WILLIAM B. WORD, February 15, 1848, Coweta County, Georgia; b. Abt. 1825, Coweta County,

Georgia.

More About WILLIAM WORD and PERMILLA BOWERS:

Marriage: February 15, 1848, Coweta County, Georgia

iii. NANCY BOWERS, b. November 06, 1829, Coweta County, Georgia; d. February 10, 1916, New

Edinburg, Arkansas; m. SAMUEL S. WORD; b. September 26, 1826, Laurens County, SC.; d. May 08,

1866, Cleveland, Arkansas.

27. iv. LEVI BATES "LEE" BOWERS*, b. Abt. 1833; d. January 06, 1863, the General Hospital in Danville,

Virginia (during the Civil War) of chronic diarrhea.

v. ELIZABETH BOWERS, b. Abt. 1835, Georgia.

vi. HARRIETT BOWERS, b. 1838, Georgia; d. 1892; m. (1) JEFFERSON PATE; b. Abt. 1864; m. (2) GEORGE

WASHINGTON SNEAD; b. March 30, 1835, Richmond, North Carolina; d. July 29, 1919.

More About HARRIETT BOWERS:

Burial: Fayette County, Georgia in the Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery

More About GEORGE WASHINGTON SNEAD:

Burial: Fayette County, Georgia in the Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery

vii. MARY ANN BOWERS, b. Abt. 1839, Georgia; d. Abt. 1865; m. GEORGE WASHINGTON SNEAD; b.

March 30, 1835, Richmond, North Carolina; d. July 29, 1919.

More About GEORGE WASHINGTON SNEAD:

Burial: Fayette County, Georgia in the Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery

viii. ALEXANDER ANDREW BOWERS, b. Abt. 1841; d. the Civil War.

ix. GEORGE P. BOWERS, b. Abt. 1843, Georgia.

x. JOHN B. BOWERS, b. Abt. 1845, Georgia.

12. DAVID3 BOWERS (STEVEN/STEPHEN2 BOWERS*, ALEXANDER ANDREW BAUER/1 BAUERS/BOWERS) was born

Abt. 1802 in Newberry County, South Carolina, and died October 29, 1864 in Newberry County, South

Carolina; Buried in the David Bowers Cem. in Newberry, SC.. He married EVA R. KINARD, daughter of

MICHAEL KINARD and CATHERINE SWITTENBERG. She was born Abt. 1800 in Newberry County, South

Carolina, and died October 11, 1915.

More About DAVID BOWERS:

Burial: Bowers Cemetery in Newberry County, South Carolina

 

Children of DAVID BOWERS and EVA KINARD are:

i. LAVINIA "VINA" OR "VINEY"4 BOWERS, b. June 06, 1820; d. June 29, 1907; m. JOHN A. SHEALY, May

09, 1839; b. December 25, 1814; d. June 05, 1883.

More About JOHN SHEALY and LAVINIA BOWERS:

Marriage: May 09, 1839

28. ii. GEORGE "MICHAEL" BOWERS, b. January 30, 1822, Newberry County, South Carolina; d. July 16, 1906,

Newberry County, South Carolina.

29. iii. CATHERINE "KATIE OR KATE" BOWERS, b. December 29, 1823; d. October 11, 1915.

iv. ELIZABETH "BETSIE" BOWERS, b. January 07, 1826, Newberry County, South Carolina; d. October 25,

1889, Buried in the Frick Family Cemetery in Newberry County, South Carolina; m. ADAM FRICK,

December 12, 1844; d. Buried in the Frick Family Cemetery in Newberry County, South Carolina.

More About ELIZABETH "BETSIE" BOWERS:

Burial: Frick Family Cemetery in Newberry County, South Carolina

More About ADAM FRICK:

Burial: Frick Family Cemetery in Newberry County, South Carolina

More About ADAM FRICK and ELIZABETH BOWERS:

Marriage: December 12, 1844

v. MARY ANN BOWERS, b. July 18, 1827, Newberry County, South Carolina; d. August 16, 1905; m. LEVI

MONTS.

vi. LEVI W. BOWERS, b. November 27, 1831, Newberry County, South Carolina; d. June 11, 1890; m.

LAVINIA MARCILLA BOWERS, February 10, 1858; b. May 15, 1829; d. February 11, 1925.

More About LAVINIA MARCILLA BOWERS:

Burial: the David Bowers Cemetery in Newberry County, South Carolina

More About LEVI BOWERS and LAVINIA BOWERS:

Marriage: February 10, 1858

vii. NANCY "LOUISA" BOWERS, b. December 03, 1836; d. March 29, 1912, Lexington County, South

Carolina; buried at St. Michael's Lutheran Church Cemetery; m. JOHN JACOB SWYGERT OR

SWYGART; d. Buried at St. Michael's Lutheran Church Cemetery.

More About NANCY "LOUISA" BOWERS:

Burial: St. Michaels Lutheran Church Cemetery

More About JOHN JACOB SWYGERT OR SWYGART:

Burial: St. Michael's Lutheran Church Cemetery

13. JOHN3 BOWERS (STEVEN/STEPHEN2 BOWERS*, ALEXANDER ANDREW BAUER/1 BAUERS/BOWERS) was born

1814 in Newberry County, South Carolina, and died November 10, 1834 in Buried at the Bowers

Cemetery. He married MARAGARET (MARGARET) DOMINICK.

 

Children of JOHN BOWERS and MARAGARET DOMINICK are:

30. i. PATRICK4 BOWERS.

ii. GEORGE BOWERS, m. ELIZABETH BOWERS.

iii. LINDSEY BOWERS, m. MARY BOWERS.

iv. LUTHER BOWERS, m. GOLVY MORRIS.

v. PIERCE BOWERS, m. AMANDA TAYLOR.

vi. NATHAN BOWERS, m. BESSIE MORRIS.

vii. SARAH BOWERS.

viii. ELIZABETH BOWERS.

ix. MARY BOWERS.

14. DAVID C.3 BOWERS (JOHN JACOB2, ALEXANDER ANDREW BAUER/1 BAUERS/BOWERS) was born October

11, 1807 in Edgefield County, South Carolina, and died August 11, 1880 in Coosa District, Union County,

Georgia. He married TALITHIA Abt. 1837. She was born 1812 in North Carolina, and died Aft. 1880 in

Coosa District, Union County, Georgia.

More About DAVID BOWERS and TALITHIA:

Marriage: Abt. 1837

 

Children of DAVID BOWERS and TALITHIA are:

i. JULIA ANN CATHRYN4 BOWERS, b. October 25, 1836; d. October 18, 1933, Union County, Georgia;

buried in Rich. Cemetery; m. ANDREW JACKSON RICH, December 05, 1877, Union County, Georgia;

b. October 29, 1836.

More About JULIA ANN CATHRYN BOWERS:

Burial: Rich. Cemetery in Union County, Georgia

More About ANDREW RICH and JULIA BOWERS:

Marriage: December 05, 1877, Union County, Georgia

ii. SARA ELIZABETH "ELIZA JANE" BOWERS, b. 1838, Union County, Georgia; d. Aft. 1880, Union

County, Georgia; m. WILLIAM RILEY TOWNSEND, July 15, 1860, Union County, Georgia; b. Bet.

1841 - 1843, Union County, Georgia.

More About WILLIAM TOWNSEND and SARA BOWERS:

Marriage: July 15, 1860, Union County, Georgia

iii. REBECCA JANE BOWERS, b. 1839, Union County, Georgia; d. Union County, Georgia; m. ADOLPHUS

HIGDON, October 12, 1862, Union County, Georgia; b. April 14, 1842, North Carolina; d. November

07, 1924, Union County, Georgia; buried at Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

More About ADOLPHUS HIGDON:

Burial: Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Union County, Georgia

More About ADOLPHUS HIGDON and REBECCA BOWERS:

Marriage: October 12, 1862, Union County, Georgia

iv. JAMES BOWERS, b. 1840, Georgia; d. Aft. 1880, Cooper's Creek District, Union County, Georgia; m.

SELINA JONES, February 27, 1862, Union County, Georgia; b. 1845, Georgia; d. Aft. 1880, Cooper's

Creek District, Union County, Georgia.

More About JAMES BOWERS and SELINA JONES:

Marriage: February 27, 1862, Union County, Georgia

v. JOHN BOWERS, b. 1842.

vi. SIMPSON L. BOWERS, b. November 10, 1844, Union County, Georgia; d. March 04, 1924, Owltown

District, Union County, Georgia; buried in the Shady Grove Cemetery; m. (1) LYDIA CURTIS, October

11, 1868, Union County, Georgia; b. October 26, 1840, North Carolina; d. 1885, Owltown District,

Union County, Georgia; buried in the Shady Grove Cemetery; m. (2) SARDENIA C. KELLY, Aft. 1886,

Union County, Georgia; b. September 1861, Georgia; d. Aft. 1900, Owltown District, Union County,

Georgia.

More About SIMPSON L. BOWERS:

Burial: the Shady Grove Cemetery in Union County, Georgia

More About LYDIA CURTIS:

Burial: the Shady Grove Cemetery in Union County, Georgia

More About SIMPSON BOWERS and LYDIA CURTIS:

Marriage: October 11, 1868, Union County, Georgia

More About SIMPSON BOWERS and SARDENIA KELLY:

Marriage: Aft. 1886, Union County, Georgia

vii. JESSE BOWERS, b. 1848, Union County, Georgia; d. Aft. 1870, Union County, Georgia.

viii. CARTER BOWERS, b. 1850.

ix. JOSEPH RANDOLPH BOWERS, b. October 02, 1852, Union County, Georgia; d. May 09, 1940, Hunt

County, Texas; m. MARGARET EMMA ANNA NETTIE ELIZABETH MORGAN; b. September 05, 1865,

Union County, Georgia; d. September 13, 1944, Hunt County, Texas.

More About JOSEPH RANDOLPH BOWERS:

Burial: the Bethel Methodist Church Cemetery in Hunt, Texas

More About MARGARET EMMA ANNA NETTIE ELIZABETH MORGAN:

Burial: the Bethel Methodist Church Cemetery in Hunt, Texas

15. MARY MAGDALENA3 BOWERS (JOHN JACOB2, ALEXANDER ANDREW BAUER/1 BAUERS/BOWERS) was born

June 15, 1815 in North Carolina. She married HENRY L. MILLER November 14, 1837. He was born 1803

in North Carolina, and died Aft. 1860 in Union County, Georgia.

More About HENRY MILLER and MARY BOWERS:

Marriage: November 14, 1837

 

Children of MARY BOWERS and HENRY MILLER are:

i. SOLOMON L.4 MILLER, b. April 15, 1841, Union County, Georgia; d. June 09, 1908, Ivy Log District in

Union County, Georgia; buried in Ivy Log Cemetery; m. AMANDA; b. August 09, 1842; d. June 03,

1923, Ivy Log District in Union County, Georgia; buried in Ivy Log Cemetery.

More About SOLOMON L. MILLER:

Burial: Ivy Log Cemetery in Union County, Georgia

More About AMANDA:

Burial: Ivy Log Cemetery in Union County, Georgia

ii. JASPER CRATON MILLER, b. Bet. 1843 - 1844, Union County, Georgia; m. EMILY CAROLINE

MCCURITS, October 28, 1860, Union County, Georgia.

More About JASPER MILLER and EMILY MCCURITS:

Marriage: October 28, 1860, Union County, Georgia

iii. ELISHA H. MILLER, b. 1845, Union County, Georgia; m. ELIZABETH RAPER, January 13, 1863, Union

County, Georgia.

More About ELISHA MILLER and ELIZABETH RAPER:

Marriage: January 13, 1863, Union County, Georgia

iv. VIRGIL MILLER, b. 1847, Union County, Georgia; d. Bef. 1860, Union County, Georgia.

v. GREEN BERRY MILLER, b. 1849, Union County, Georgia.

vi. SOPHRONIA MILLER, b. May 1850, Union County, Georgia.

vii. GEORGE W. MILLER, b. 1851.

16. GEORGE3 BOWERS (JOHN JACOB2, ALEXANDER ANDREW BAUER/1 BAUERS/BOWERS) was born September

29, 1817, and died June 1850 in Union County, South Carolina. He married LUCINDA Abt. 1829, daughter

of CALEB and JULIA LITTLE. She was born 1814 in Georgia, and died Aft. June 1850.

More About GEORGE BOWERS and LUCINDA:

Marriage: Abt. 1829

 

Children of GEORGE BOWERS and LUCINDA are:

i. CALEB4 BOWERS, b. 1830, Ga; d. 1868, Prison or Military Hospital; buried in unmarked grave in the

Shady Grove Cem.; m. HANNAH BERRY, 1852, Union County, Georgia; b. May 26, 1837; d.

September 21, 1885, Union County, Georgia; buried in the Shady Grove Cemetery.

More About CALEB BOWERS:

Burial: unmarked grave in the Shady Grove Cemetery next to wife, Hannah

More About HANNAH BERRY:

Burial: the Shady Grove Cemetery in Union County, Georgia

More About CALEB BOWERS and HANNAH BERRY:

Marriage: 1852, Union County, Georgia

ii. GEORGE BOWERS, b. Abt. 1833; d. Bef. 1850.

iii. MERCILLA BOWERS, b. 1837.

iv. DAVID BOWERS, b. March 18, 1838, Union County, Georgia; d. March 18, 1838, Union County,

Georgia; buried in the Coosa Methodist Church Cemetery.

More About DAVID BOWERS:

Burial: the Coosa Methodist Church Cemetery in Union County, Georgia

17. MARY ANN3 BOWERS (JOHN JACOB2, ALEXANDER ANDREW BAUER/1 BAUERS/BOWERS) was born January

25, 1825, and died December 20, 1907. She married SAMUEL FULMER November 25, 1849. He was born

April 10, 1821, and died April 15, 1856.

More About MARY ANN BOWERS:

Burial: Chapel Hill Cemetery in Big Creek, Calhoun County, Mississippi

More About SAMUEL FULMER and MARY BOWERS:

Marriage: November 25, 1849

 

Children of MARY BOWERS and SAMUEL FULMER are:

i. ADELINE JANE4 FULMER.

ii. JACOB CALHOUN FULMER.

iii. FELDER BENSON FULMER, b. December 04, 1855; d. July 17, 1889; m. MARY EMMA BOWERS; b.

January 1860; d. May 26, 1951.

More About FELDER BENSON FULMER:

Burial: the Zion Methodist Church Cemetery in Newberry County, South Carolina

More About MARY EMMA BOWERS:

Burial: the Zion Methodist Church Cemetery in Newberry County, South Carolina

 

Generation No. 4

18. GEORGE WASHINGTON4 BOWERS (ALEXANDER ANDREW3, STEVEN/STEPHEN2 BOWERS*, ALEXANDER

ANDREW BAUER/1 BAUERS/BOWERS) was born July 03, 1816 in Newberry County, South Carolina, and died

January 08, 1862 in Lexington County, South Carolina. He married MARY MAGDALINE MAYER May 08,

1840, daughter of JACOB MAYER and MARY WERTS. She was born June 29, 1822, and died June 06, 1878.

More About GEORGE WASHINGTON BOWERS:

Burial: Family Cemetery near Macedonia Lutheran Church

More About GEORGE BOWERS and MARY MAYER:

Marriage: May 08, 1840

 

Children of GEORGE BOWERS and MARY MAYER are:

i. JACOB ANDREW5 BOWERS, b. 1845; d. 1863, in the Civil War.

ii. JOHN HENERY BOWERS, b. 1849; d. 1863, in the Civil War.

iii. GEORGIANNA CORNELIA BOWERS, b. February 14, 1852; d. January 31, 1926; m. LUTHER

WASHINGTON SHEALY; b. July 15, 1857; d. March 11, 1944.

iv. PATRICK WILLIAM BOWERS, b. April 12, 1855; d. July 15, 1899, South Carolina; m. CAROLINA

FULMER, Bef. 1899; b. May 26, 1858; d. January 21, 1941.

More About PATRICK BOWERS and CAROLINA FULMER:

Marriage: Bef. 1899

v. SUSIE TRANQUILLA BOWERS, b. June 07, 1856; d. May 05, 1932; m. PAUL SILAS FULMER, November

14, 1879; b. December 22, 1856; d. June 09, 1945.

More About PAUL FULMER and SUSIE BOWERS:

Marriage: November 14, 1879

vi. MARTHA LOUISE BOWERS, b. January 24, 1857; d. August 04, 1927; m. THOMAS LUTHER SHEALY; b.

October 01, 1851; d. December 20, 1934.

19. LEVI4 BOWERS (ALEXANDER ANDREW3, STEVEN/STEPHEN2 BOWERS*, ALEXANDER ANDREW BAUER/1

BAUERS/BOWERS) was born February 27, 1818 in Newberry County, South Carolina, and died June 11, 1863

in Coweta County, Georgia; buried at White Oak A.R. P. (Presbyterian Church) in Smyrna. He married

ELIZABETH ANN YOUNG May 08, 1840. She was born March 1819, and died June 27, 1896 in Coweta

County, Georgia; buried at White Oak A.R. P. (Presbyterian Church) in Smyrna.

More About LEVI BOWERS and ELIZABETH YOUNG:

Marriage: May 08, 1840

 

Children of LEVI BOWERS and ELIZABETH YOUNG are:

i. MARY ANN MELISSA5 BOWERS, b. November 17, 1842; d. September 15, 1887; m. LEONARD

WALTHALL; b. December 26, 1838; d. December 03, 1890.

ii. LAWSON WILSON BOWERS, b. October 15, 1844; d. February 01, 1927.

iii. NANCY CAROLINE BOWERS, b. October 12, 1846; d. August 1911; m. PAT CARMICHAEL, January 16,

1868; b. August 27, 1846; d. October 16, 1924.

More About PAT CARMICHAEL and NANCY BOWERS:

Marriage: January 16, 1868

iv. ABRAHAM YOUNG BOWERS, b. September 04, 1848; d. June 15, 1852.

v. JAMES WILLIAM BOWERS, b. August 01, 1851; d. January 25, 1934; m. SARAH BARTON SIMS,

October 03, 1894.

More About JAMES BOWERS and SARAH SIMS:

Marriage: October 03, 1894

vi. ALMETA JANE BOWERS, b. December 12, 1855; d. August 02, 1922; m. JOHN CHESTNUT, March 05,

1878; b. September 28, 1850; d. November 11, 1920.

More About JOHN CHESTNUT and ALMETA BOWERS:

Marriage: March 05, 1878

vii. ANDREW PRESSLY BOWERS, b. March 05, 1857; d. November 23, 1929; m. MARY JANE ARNOLD,

December 02, 1879; b. January 20, 1858; d. December 12, 1940.

More About ANDREW BOWERS and MARY ARNOLD:

Marriage: December 02, 1879

20. JACOB STEVEN/ STEPHEN4 BOWERS (ALEXANDER ANDREW3, STEVEN/STEPHEN2 BOWERS*, ALEXANDER

ANDREW BAUER/1 BAUERS/BOWERS) was born January 31, 1822 in Newberry County, South Carolina, and

died September 17, 1879 in Newberry County, South Carolina. He married SARAH ELIZABETH CHAPMAN

December 12, 1844 in Newberry County, South Carolina, daughter of SAMUEL CHAPMAN. She was born

October 15, 1826 in Newberry County, South Carolina, and died October 08, 1904 in Newberry County,

South Carolina.

More About JACOB STEVEN/ STEPHEN BOWERS:

Burial: Rosemont Cemetery in Newberry County, South Carolina

More About SARAH ELIZABETH CHAPMAN:

Burial: Rosemont Cemetery in Newberry County, South Carolina

More About JACOB BOWERS and SARAH CHAPMAN:

Marriage: December 12, 1844, Newberry County, South Carolina

 

Children of JACOB BOWERS and SARAH CHAPMAN are:

i. MARY FRANCES5 BOWERS, b. January 16, 1846; d. March 17, 1924, South Carolina; m. ROBERT

NORMAN WRIGHT, August 23, 1866; b. July 30, 1828; d. March 11, 1896.

More About ROBERT WRIGHT and MARY BOWERS:

Marriage: August 23, 1866

ii. SAMUEL WASHINGTON BOWERS, b. March 23, 1848; d. October 19, 1849.

iii. NANCY ELLEN BOWERS, b. August 20, 1850; d. November 11, 1881; m. J. C. MACKORELL, July 01,

1872.

More About J. MACKORELL and NANCY BOWERS:

Marriage: July 01, 1872

31. iv. CARRIE ELIZABETH BOWERS, b. January 23, 1853; d. September 19, 1898.

v. JACOB AUGUSTUS BOWERS, b. October 02, 1855; d. July 29, 1856.

vi. JOHN WILLIAM BOWERS, b. October 02, 1855; d. May 14, 1927; m. (1) MAMIE E. MAFFETT,

November 01, 1877; m. (2) FANNIE T. KINARD, May 04, 1882.

More About JOHN BOWERS and MAMIE MAFFETT:

Marriage: November 01, 1877

More About JOHN BOWERS and FANNIE KINARD:

Marriage: May 04, 1882

vii. MARGARET FRANCES BOWERS, b. February 14, 1858; d. June 14, 1900; m. GEORGE MCDUFFIE

SLIGH; b. July 01, 1854; d. February 04, 1945.

viii. ANDREW JACKSON BOWERS, b. October 01, 1860; d. June 14, 1930; m. MARY LOU BROWN,

December 26, 1883; b. October 29, 1859; d. April 03, 1949.

More About ANDREW BOWERS and MARY BROWN:

Marriage: December 26, 1883

ix. JANIE BELLE BOWERS, b. September 01, 1863; d. November 01, 1943.

x. STEVIE KATHERINE BOWERS, b. June 08, 1868; d. November 11, 1946; m. GEORGE PURNELL

WRIGHT, September 24, 1891; b. November 30, 1866; d. November 16, 1904.

More About GEORGE WRIGHT and STEVIE BOWERS:

Marriage: September 24, 1891

xi. JACOB BENJAMIN BOWERS, b. July 27, 1870; d. November 26, 1875.

21. ANDREW MICHAEL4 BOWERS (ALEXANDER ANDREW3, STEVEN/STEPHEN2 BOWERS*, ALEXANDER ANDREW

BAUER/1 BAUERS/BOWERS) was born November 17, 1823 in Newberry County, South Carolina, and died

February 12, 1895 in Newberry County, South Carolina. He married (1) HARRIET BARRE Abt. 1845. She

was born November 27, 1827 in Newberry County, South Carolina, and died October 27, 1848 in

Newberry County, South Carolina. He married (2) SARAH BERLEY (SPOUSE #2 ) Aft. 1848. She was born

February 19, 1817, and died May 19, 1852. He married (3) ELIZABETH FRANCES BARRE (SPOUSE #3) Aft.

1852. She was born March 09, 1836 in Newberry County, South Carolina, and died October 04, 1854 in

Newberry County, South Carolina.

More About ANDREW MICHAEL BOWERS:

Burial: Rosemont Cemetery in Newberry County, South Carolina

More About HARRIET BARRE:

Burial: Bowers-Barre Cemetery in Newberry County, South Carolina

More About ANDREW BOWERS and HARRIET BARRE:

Marriage: Abt. 1845

More About ANDREW BOWERS and SARAH ):

Marriage: Aft. 1848

More About ANDREW BOWERS and ELIZABETH #3):

Marriage: Aft. 1852

 

Child of ANDREW BOWERS and HARRIET BARRE is:

i. FRANCES OLIVIA5 BOWERS, b. 1846; d. 1961.

 

Child of ANDREW BOWERS and SARAH ) is:

ii. FRANCES EUGENIA5 BOWERS, b. January 12, 1851.

 

Child of ANDREW BOWERS and ELIZABETH #3) is:

iii. JAMES MATHIAS5 BOWERS, b. September 02, 1853; d. April 16, 1920; m. LIDIE SPARKS; b. December

29, 1856; d. November 05, 1934.

22. JOHN A.4 BOWERS (ALEXANDER ANDREW3, STEVEN/STEPHEN2 BOWERS*, ALEXANDER ANDREW BAUER/1

BAUERS/BOWERS) was born November 15, 1825 in Newberry County, South Carolina, and died November

06, 1864 in Virginia at "the Battle of Petersburg, Va.". He married MARGARET MARTHA DOMINICK Abt.

1848, daughter of GEORGE DOMINICK and MARY MACK. She was born August 14, 1826 in Newberry

County, South Carolina, and died December 11, 1879 in Newberry County, South Carolina.

More About MARGARET MARTHA DOMINICK:

Burial: Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery in Newberry County, SC.

More About JOHN BOWERS and MARGARET DOMINICK:

Marriage: Abt. 1848

 

Children of JOHN BOWERS and MARGARET DOMINICK are:

i. JAMES PATRICK5 BOWERS, b. November 21, 1849; d. January 21, 1912, Newberry County, South

Carolina; m. (1) SALOME ELIZABETH STOCKMAN; b. November 17, 1849; d. November 09, 1872,

Newberry County, South Carolina; m. (2) DOLLY AMANDA COOK, Aft. 1839; b. October 20, 1839; d.

March 27, 1905; m. (3) OPHELIA NATES, Aft. 1905; b. March 26, 1870; d. May 22, 1927.

More About JAMES BOWERS and DOLLY COOK:

Marriage: Aft. 1839

More About JAMES BOWERS and OPHELIA NATES:

Marriage: Aft. 1905

ii. ELIZABETH CORILLE BOWERS, b. November 10, 1856, Newberry County, South Carolina; d. June 07,

1926, Newberry County, South Carolina; buried at Zion United Meth. Chur. Cem., Newberry Co. SC.

in Newberry, SC.; m. JACOB SAMUEL BOWERS; b. November 15, 1826, Newberry County, South

Carolina; d. December 22, 1912, Newberry County, South Carolina; buried at Zion United Methodist

Chur. Cem..

More About ELIZABETH CORILLE BOWERS:

Burial: Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery in Newberry County, SC.

More About JACOB SAMUEL BOWERS:

Burial: Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery in Newberry County, SC.

23. JACOB A.4 BOWERS (SAMUEL BOWERS (A3 MAGISTRATE), STEVEN/STEPHEN2 BOWERS*, ALEXANDER

ANDREW BAUER/1 BAUERS/BOWERS) was born November 15, 1826 in Newberry County, South Carolina, and

died November 06, 1864 in the Civil War near Petersburg, Virginia. He married (1) MARGARET MOORE.

He married (2) AMELIA FRANCES MORRIS Abt. 1852, daughter of GEORGE MORRIS and MARY HARMON.

She was born February 06, 1832 in Newberry County, South Carolina, and died January 10, 1892 in

Newberry County, South Carolina; buried at Zion United Meth. Chur. Cem., Newberry Co. SC. in

Newberry, SC..

More About AMELIA FRANCES MORRIS:

Burial: Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery in Newberry County, SC.

More About JACOB BOWERS and AMELIA MORRIS:

Marriage: Abt. 1852

 

Children of JACOB BOWERS and MARGARET MOORE are:

i. LEVI S.5 BOWERS.

ii. FLETCHER M. BOWERS.

iii. EMMA BOWERS.

iv. MARY BOWERS.

 

Children of JACOB BOWERS and AMELIA MORRIS are:

v. JOSEPHINE ELIZABETH5 BOWERS, b. January 05, 1853; d. March 06, 1923, Newberry County, South

Carolina; m. JAMES WALTER STOCKMAN, February 02, 1871; b. August 12, 1849; d. May 22, 1941.

More About JAMES STOCKMAN and JOSEPHINE BOWERS:

Marriage: February 02, 1871

vi. GEORGE BUFORD BOWERS, b. July 16, 1854; d. December 21, 1927; m. IDA KIBLER; b. August 02,

1862; d. May 01, 1943.

vii. JOHN L. BOWERS, b. 1856; d. Aft. 1870.

viii. JACOB SAMUEL BOWERS, b. April 24, 1857; d. December 22, 1912.

ix. MARY ELIVERY BOWERS, b. November 21, 1858; d. June 28, 1909; m. JOHN LINSAY BOWERS; b. May

08, 1853; d. December 17, 1927, Newberry County, South Carolina.

x. ELLEN NORA BOWERS, b. September 25, 1860; d. September 10, 1910; m. PETER HAIR; b. June 23,

1857; d. August 18, 1948.

24. ELIZABETH4 BOWERS (SAMUEL BOWERS (A3 MAGISTRATE), STEVEN/STEPHEN2 BOWERS*, ALEXANDER

ANDREW BAUER/1 BAUERS/BOWERS) was born December 10, 1829 in Newberry County, South Carolina, and

died April 07, 1864. She married WILLIAM MARTIN WERTS Abt. 1844. He was born March 27, 1826, and

died April 21, 1913.

More About WILLIAM WERTS and ELIZABETH BOWERS:

Marriage: Abt. 1844

 

Children of ELIZABETH BOWERS and WILLIAM WERTS are:

i. JAMES MONROE5 WERTS, b. November 27, 1845; d. June 23, 1932; m. MARY AULL; b. January 19,

1853; d. January 07, 1927.

ii. NANCY LAVINIA WERTS, b. 1847; m. JOHN MATHIS.

iii. SAMUEL LAMBERT WERTS, b. 1848; d. 1870.

iv. LENORA ALICE WERTS, b. August 11, 1850; d. June 26, 1907; m. JAMES W. HARTMAN; b. June 04,

1851; d. January 27, 1914.

v. SARAH "SALLIE" WERTS, b. September 06, 1854; d. April 02, 1940; m. ANDREW MARTIN COUNTS; b.

May 05, 1850; d. May 12, 1937.

vi. ELLEN ELIZABETH "BETTIE" WERTS, b. November 08, 1858; d. January 17, 1881.

25. LEVI SAMUEL4 BOWERS (SAMUEL BOWERS (A3 MAGISTRATE), STEVEN/STEPHEN2 BOWERS*, ALEXANDER

ANDREW BAUER/1 BAUERS/BOWERS) was born November 22, 1844 in Newberry County, South Carolina, and

died March 23, 1920 in Newberry County, South Carolina; buried at Prosperity Cem.. He married MARY

(MOLLIER) GALLMAN OR GALLIMAN, daughter of NATHANIEL GALLMAN and ELIZABETH PIESTER. She was

born June 22, 1850 in Newberry County, South Carolina, and died June 29, 1919 in Newberry County,

South Carolina; buried at Prosperity Cem..

 

Children of LEVI BOWERS and MARY GALLIMAN are:

i. EMMIT A.5 BOWERS, b. November 15, 1869; d. June 11, 1870.

ii. FLOY L. BOWERS, b. June 19, 1871; d. March 16, 1875.

iii. BESSIE M. BOWERS, b. February 16, 1874; d. March 06, 1942.

iv. MINNIE L. BOWERS, b. Abt. 1876.

v. EMMA ALMA BOWERS, b. September 15, 1878; d. August 28, 1879.

26. GILES W.4 BOWERS (JACOB3 BOWERS*, STEVEN/STEPHEN2, ALEXANDER ANDREW BAUER/1

BAUERS/BOWERS) was born September 26, 1827, and died March 20, 1863 in Richmond, Virginia in the

hospital of chronic diarrhea during the Civil War. He married MARY MORGAN January 07, 1848 in Coweta

County, Georgia. She was born Abt. 1824, and died October 12, 1901.

Notes for GILES W. BOWERS:

First Tax Digest of Coweta County, Georgia (1851):

Giles Bowers with 1 Pole (nothing else is shown on him) but he is listed next to his father, Jacob Bowers,

and David Linch.

More About GILES W. BOWERS:

Military service: April 30, 1862, Giles Bowers was a private in Ga. Volunteer Infantry of Company G, 53rd

Regiment Ga. Rebels. Giles died of chronic diarrhea in Va. hospital on 20 March 1863. Soucre: Muster

Roll of Co. G, 53rd. Regiment

More About GILES BOWERS and MARY MORGAN:

Marriage: January 07, 1848, Coweta County, Georgia

 

Children of GILES BOWERS and MARY MORGAN are:

i. WILLIAM L.5 BOWERS, b. October 15, 1848, Georgia; d. May 12, 1917, Fayette County, Georgia; buried

at County Line Christian Church Cemetery; m. LUCY A. NEILL; b. May 12, 1848; d. August 17, 1922,

Fayette County, Georgia; buried at County Line Christian Church Cemetery.

Notes for WILLIAM L. BOWERS:

See notes on Jacob Bowers as William was listed with his wife, living in the household of his

grandfather on one of the census records.

ii. LUCINDA BOWERS, b. 1853; m. W. B. COATS.

iii. DONCY H. BOWERS, b. December 20, 1855; d. 1909; m. ELIZA JANE SANDERS.

iv. NANCY BOWERS, b. August 03, 1858; d. June 08, 1935; m. DON ADCOCK.

27. LEVI BATES "LEE"4 BOWERS* (JACOB3, STEVEN/STEPHEN2, ALEXANDER ANDREW BAUER/1

BAUERS/BOWERS) was born Abt. 1833, and died January 06, 1863 in the General Hospital in Danville,

Virginia (during the Civil War) of chronic diarrhea. He married DELIA/DELILA/DELILAH JANE

"LILEY/LILLIE" WARD March 25, 1856 in Brooks, Fayette County, Georgia, daughter of MILES WARD and

LINEA MCLEAN. She was born December 15, 1835 in Brooks Station, Georgia, and died March 22, 1918

in Brooks Station, Georgia; buried County Line Christian Church Cemetery.

Notes for LEVI BATES "LEE" BOWERS*:

Levi B. Bowers

Co. G, 44 Georgia Infantry

(Confederate)

Private

Card Numbers:

52175815

52157544

52067950

Number of Cards herein: 3

(Confederate)

B, 44, Ga.

Pvt, Co. G, 44 Rgt.

Name appears on a Register of claims of Deceased Officers and Soldiers from Georgia which were filed for

settlement in the Office of the Confederate States Auditor for the War Department.

By whom presented: William A. Walton, Atty.

When filed: Apl 30, 1863

Where born:

Where died: Danville, Va.

Comptroller:

When reported to: Mch 21, 1865

When returned: Mch 24, 1865

Number of Settlements:

Certificate 24107

Amount Found Due: 174.58

Confed. Arch., Chap. 10, File No. 31, pg. 7

W. Fennel

(Confederate)

B, 44, Ga.

L. B. Bauers

Pvt. Co. G, 44 Ga. Regt.

Name appears on a Register of Officers and Soldiers of the Army of the Conderate States who were killed

in battle, or who died of wounds or disease.

Where born:

When deceased: Jan. 6, 1863

Where and from what cause: G. Hospital

Danville, Va.

Amount of money left: 95.05

Effects: Gundries

In whose charge: P. C. Lee, Surgeon

When received: Jan. 12, 1863

Number of Certificate 175

Confed. Arch., Chap. 10, File No. 4, page 14

M. Sallade

(Confederate)

B, 44, Ga.

L. B. Bowers

Pvt. Co. G, 44 Regt. Yes

Appears on a Report of Sick and Wounded in General Hospital (or General Hospital No. 1.) at Danville,

Va.,

for the month of: Jan. 1863

Discharges on Surgeon's Certificate and Deaths:

Disease: Diarrhoea chr (chronic diarrhea)

Date of Death: Jan. 6, 1863

J. Neeson

Levi B. Bowers

Pvt. Co. G, 44 Reg't Ga.

Medical Card Numbers:

51816687

51846409

51855206

(Confederate)

B, 44, Ga.

L. B. Bowers

Pvt. Co. G, 44 Regt. Ga.

Captain Henry

Appears on a Register of C. S. A. General Hospital,

Danville, Virginia

Date of Death: Jan. 6, 1863

Disease: diarrheoa chr. (chronic diarrhea)

Date of admission to hospital: July 22, 1862

Remarks: Effects

Money $95.05, 1 blanket, 1 oil cloth, 1 vest, 1 pr. shoes, 1 hat, 1 razor and brush

Confed. Arch., Chap. 6, File No. 213, page 198

M. Sallade

(Confederate)

B, 44 Ga.

Levi B. Bowers

Priv. Co. G, 44 Regt. Ga.

Appears on a Register of C. S. A. General Hospital

Danville, Virginia

Date: July 23, 1862

Company Commander Capt. Henry

Complaint: Debilitas

Died: Jan. 5, 1863

Confed. Arch., Chap. 6, File No. 209, page 280

T. Cary

(Confederate)

B, 44 Ga.

Leroy Bower

Pvt. Co. G, 44 Regt. Ga.

Appears on a Register of Chimborazo Hospital, No. 1,

Disease: Rubeola

Admitted: July 8, 1862

Remarks: Trans'd to Danville July 22

Confed. Arch., Chap. 6, File No. 65, page 3

M. Sallade

To Auditor's Office,

March 12, 1864

Private Levi B. Bowers enlisted May 6th 1862 for the War pay & ______________ due from enlistment;

Bounty due. Died at Danville, Va. Dec. 10th, 1862.

John W. Benson

TREASURY DEPARTMENT, SECOND AUDITOR'S OFFICE,

18th Aug. 1863

The Quartermaster General, C. S.,

Sir:

Please report me the bounty, last payment, clothing, etc. to Levi B. Bowers deceased, late pvt. of Captain

Nevis Company G, 44 Regiment Ga.

Very Respectfully,

Alleged, died in Hospital 6 Jan. 1863.

_________________

Ch. Div. Deceased Soldiers

A postmark or seal, ________ Office C. S. A. with the month Feb. on it

Payable upon presentation of this coupon

QUARTERMASTER'S DEPARTMENT, C. S. A.

No. 23047 For ...One...Seat

Richmond & Petersburg Rail Road

RICHMOND TO (the to marked thru and from written above) PETERSBURG

Levi B. Bowers

Private: Huies Co. G, 44 Ga.

W. A. Walton Atty.

Box 961

Richmond, Va.

___ Apl. 3, 1863

______ May 19th 1863

Rec. Q M A. G. O. 18th Aug. 1863

STATE OF GEORGIA,

FAYETTE COUNTY

On this the 17th day of April 1863 personally appeared before me, Richard Dorman, a Justice of the Peace

in and for the county and state aforesaid Delilah J. Bowers who being duly sworn according to law deposes

and says that she is the widow of Levi Bates Bowers, deceased, who was a private of Capt. Huies Company

G 44th (Inf. Regt.) Ga Volunteers commanded by Colonel Robert A. Smith in the service of the

Confederate States in the present war with the United States that the said Levi Bates Bowers entered the

service at Griffin in Spaulding County, State of Georgia on or about the 12th day of May 1862 and that he

died at Danville on or about the sixth day of January 1863 and that she makes this deposition for the

purpose of obtaining from the Government of the Confederate States whatsoever may have back due the

said Levi Bates Bowers at the time of his death for pay bounty or other allowances for his service as a

private aforesaid from to and subscribed before me.

Richard Dorman, J. P

Delilah (X her mark) Bowers

And on the same day & year aforesaid appeared before me, a Justice of the Peace as aforesaid Howell

Hubbard who is well known to me how I hereby

(THE NEXT PAGE WAS BADLY TORN FROM TOP TO BOTTOM)

certify to be a person of ________ and _________________ who having been by me duly sworn says on

oath that he is well acquainted with Delilah J. Bowers the claimant & also well knew for ______Levi Bates

Bowers the deceased soldier _______ mentioned & that the statements made on oath by said Delilah J.

Bowers the claimant, as to her relationship to said deceased soldier is true & accurate in every particular to

the best of his knowledge and belief & that I the said Howell Hubbard wholly disinterested. Sworn to &

Subscribed for me.

Richard Dorman, J. P.

Howell (X his mark) Hubbard

W. A. Walton atty. at Richmond, Va. of the Georgia Relief & Hospital Association of his assistance &

support in office hereby authorize to receive & receipt the amount due me on the above claim when audited

and allowed witness my hand & seal this 17th day of April 1863.

Richard Dorman, J. P.

Delilah J. (X her mark) Bowers

LS

STATE OF GEORGIA

FAYETTE COUNTY

I hereby certify that Richard Dorman before _________ the forgoing affidavits of Delilah J. Bowers &

Howell Hubbard and the foregoing power of attorney appears to have been made & whose genuine

signature is subscribed thereto was at the time of making & signing the same a Justice of the Peace in and

for the county & State aforesaid duly commissioned & sworn to all whose official acts such full faith and

credit is & ought to be given as well in courts of Justice as thereout in testimony whereof I have hereunto

set my hand & affix the seal of the Superior Court of said county this 17th day of April 1863.

Lewis F. Blalock, Clerk

See notes on Delilah Jane Ward for continued service records on Levi Bates Bowers.

More About LEVI BATES "LEE" BOWERS*:

Census: June 11, 1860, Fayette County, Georgia, Post Office: Fayetteville, Census Pg. 22, Family 154-154,

Levi age 63, Mary A age 3, Lenna age 2; John age 2/12.Value of Real Estate: $300.00

Military service: May 12, 1862, Levi enlisted on or about the 6th May 1862 at Griffin in Spaulding County,

Georgia. He was a private Capt. Huies Company G, 44th (Inf. Regt.) of Georgia Volunteers; commanded

by Col. Robert A. Smith.

Occupation: June 11, 1860, Levi Bates Bowers was a farmer.

Notes for DELIA/DELILA/DELILAH JANE "LILEY/LILLIE" WARD:

Delilah Jane Ward married Levi Bates Bowers on 25 March 1856 in Brooks of Fayette County, Ga.

SOUCRE:

Griggs Family Tree Chart from Bertha Griggs Bridges.

NOTE:

I have not been able thus far to substantiate the above marriage record with valid proof.

There was no marriage record to be found Vital Records or the Probate Office in Fayette County, Georgia.

I contacted the Fayette County, Georgia Historical Society and they could not find their marriage among

their records.

I have checked with the marriage listings on the internet but came up with nada.

I even checked with the Georgia Department of Archive & History and they could not find their marriage

records either.

Levi Bates Bowers did indeed marry Delilah Jane Ward for his service records prove that they were

married there. Richard Dorman, a Justice of the Peace in Fayette County, appeared in Superior Court on 17

April 1863, saying on oath that he knew the deceased soldier Levi Bates Bowers and Delilah J. Bowers;

that she was his widow.

Delilah appeared before the court on the above date because she wanted the dues that were owed to her

deceased husband from the government for his service in Company G of the 44th Infantry of the Georgia

Volunteers. *

* *

Continued info on Levi Bates Bowers service record:

No. 24107

Account

Levi B. Bowers, deceased

Private, Co. G, 44th Ga. Volunteers Reg't.

Due: $174.58

Appropriation

Pay of Officers and Privates of the Army Volunteers, Militia

E-

Reported: March 21st 1865

Confirmed: March 24st 1865

THE CONFEDERATE STATES

To Delilah J. Bowers Widow of Levi B. Bowers, deceased, late Private of Co. G. 44th Reg't Georgia vols.

For pay of deceased from May 4th, the date of enlistment to December 10th 1862, the death of his death

inclusive, 7 months & 11 days $11.00 per month $79.20

Commutate or for clothing & bounty $45.38 & $50.00 for a total of $174.58

As per Reports herewith

Payable to Wm. A. Walton, Atty.

Richmond, Va.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

March 21st 1865

John T. Lyle

Comptroller's Office

March 24th 1865

SOUCRE:

Compiled Service Records of Confederate Ga.

44th Infantry (A thru B)

Microfilm No: M 266, Roll No: 465

I found several discrepanies in Levi's service records. There was some confusion about date of enlistment

as well as his date of death. There were at least, two other Levi Bowers besides Levi Bates Bowers and one

of them was also in the Confederate Army and I believe this is where the discrepanies originated in their

records.

More About LEVI BOWERS* and DELIA/DELILA/DELILAH WARD:

Marriage: March 25, 1856, Brooks, Fayette County, Georgia

 

Children of LEVI BOWERS* and DELIA/DELILA/DELILAH WARD are:

i. MARY JANE5 BOWERS, b. February 01, 1858, Brooks, Fayette County, Georgia; d. November 17, 1932,

Brooks, Fayette County, Georgia at the age of 75 of Tuburcula pneumonia; buried at County Line

Christian Church Cemetery; m. L. A. SMITH; b. September 23, 1844; d. May 18, 1915, Fayette County,

Georgia; buried at County Line Christian Church Cemetery.

More About MARY JANE BOWERS:

Burial: Fayette County, Georgia in the County Line Christian Church Cemetery

Census: Fayette County, Georgia, Post Office: Fayetteville, Census Pg. 22, Family 154-154, Levi age

63, Mary A. age 3, Lenna age 2; John age 2/12. Value of Real Estate: $300.00

Occupation: Dosmetic Work

More About L. A. SMITH:

Burial: Fayette County, Georgia in the County Line Christian Church Cemetery

ii. LENNA BOWERS, b. Abt. 1859; d. Bef. 1870, Fayette County, Georgia.

32. iii. JOHN JAMES BOWERS, b. March 23, 1860; d. October 17, 1938, Brooks, Fayette County, Georgia at age

79 of natural causes; buried at Whitewater Baptist Church Cemetery.

33. iv. SARAH ELIZABETH BOWERS, b. November 28, 1862, Fayette County near Brooks, Georgia; d.

November 27, 1940, Arab, Marshall County, Alabama; buried at Oleander Methodist Church Cem..

28. GEORGE "MICHAEL"4 BOWERS (DAVID3, STEVEN/STEPHEN2 BOWERS*, ALEXANDER ANDREW BAUER/1

BAUERS/BOWERS) was born January 30, 1822 in Newberry County, South Carolina, and died July 16, 1906

in Newberry County, South Carolina. He married ELIZA DOMINICK.

 

Children of GEORGE BOWERS and ELIZA DOMINICK are:

i. GEORGE5 BOWERS.

ii. FEMALE BOWERS.

iii. FEMALE BOWERS.

29. CATHERINE "KATIE OR KATE"4 BOWERS (DAVID3, STEVEN/STEPHEN2 BOWERS*, ALEXANDER ANDREW

BAUER/1 BAUERS/BOWERS) was born December 29, 1823, and died October 11, 1915. She married JACOB

SHEALY, son of JOHN SEALY and MARY MONTS. He was born November 02, 1820, and died January 25,

1919.

 

Children of CATHERINE BOWERS and JACOB SHEALY are:

i. JOHN ANDERSON5 SHEALY.

ii. LEANDER DAVID SHEALY.

iii. LUTHER W. SHEALY.

iv. DRAYTON I. SHEALY.

v. GEORGE MILTON SHEALY, b. May 24, 1844; d. May 27, 1913; m. MARTHA ANN SHEALY; b.

September 24, 1850; d. February 13, 1930.

30. PATRICK4 BOWERS (JOHN3, STEVEN/STEPHEN2 BOWERS*, ALEXANDER ANDREW BAUER/1 BAUERS/BOWERS)

He married SALOME STOCKMAN.

 

Child of PATRICK BOWERS and SALOME STOCKMAN is:

i. ALICE5 BOWERS.

 

Generation No. 5

31. CARRIE ELIZABETH5 BOWERS (JACOB STEVEN/ STEPHEN4, ALEXANDER ANDREW3, STEVEN/STEPHEN2

BOWERS*, ALEXANDER ANDREW BAUER/1 BAUERS/BOWERS) was born January 23, 1853, and died September

19, 1898. She married HENERY S. WINGARD (REV.) December 27, 1871.

More About HENERY (REV.) and CARRIE BOWERS:

Marriage: December 27, 1871

 

Children of CARRIE BOWERS and HENERY (REV.) are:

i. JANIE6 WINGARD.

ii. ELLA WINGARD, m. ? MACKERELL.

iii. A. MICHAEL WINGARD, m. ? BARRE.

32. JOHN JAMES5 BOWERS (LEVI BATES "LEE"4 BOWERS*, JACOB3, STEVEN/STEPHEN2, ALEXANDER ANDREW

BAUER/1 BAUERS/BOWERS) was born March 23, 1860, and died October 17, 1938 in Brooks, Fayette County,

Georgia at age 79 of natural causes; buried at Whitewater Baptist Church Cemetery. He married LULA

ALLEN August 07, 1887 in Fayette County, Georgia. She was born June 03, 1862, and died March 23,

1959 in Fayette County, Georgia; buried at Whitewater Baptist Church Cemetery.

Notes for JOHN JAMES BOWERS:

MARRIAGE LICENSE

State of Georgia, County of Fayette

To any Judge, Justice of the Peace, or Minister of the Gospel:

YOU ARE HEREBY AUTHORIZED TO JOIN

J. J. Bowers and Miss Lula Allen in the Holy State of Matrimony, according to the Constitution and Laws

of this State, and for so doing this shall be your license. And you are hereby required to return this license

to me, with your Certificate hereon of the fact and date of the marriage.

Given under my hand and seal, this 5th day of August 1887.

D. M. Franklin, Ordinary

CERTIFICATE

Georgia, Fayette County

I certify that J. J. Bowers and Miss Lula Allen were joined in Matrimony by me, this 7th day of August

Eighteen Hundred and Eighty Seven.

I. G. Woolsey, M.G.

Recorded 26 Nov. 1887 D. M. Franklin, Ordinary & Ex. Office C. C. O.

SOUCRE:

Fayette County, Ga. Marriages 1827-1900

Groom Index

Marriage License obtained from the Fayette County, Georgia Historical Society

Death Certificate #25597

John James Bower's residence at time of death was in Brooks, Georgia. He was 79 yrs. old at the time of

his death. He was a farmer by occupation. He died of natural causes on 10-17-1938. He was born in

Georgia to Levi Bowers, who was also born in Georgia and Lillie Ward, who was born in Georgia. Lee

Bowers was the informant who gave the information. The undertaker was Haisten Funeral Home and John

was buried in Whitewater Cemetery on 10-18-1938.

Note: Lillie Ward was Delilah Jane Ward. Lee Bowers was a son of John James Bowers.

More About JOHN JAMES BOWERS:

Burial: October 18, 1938, Fayette County, Georgia

Occupation: Farmer

More About LULA ALLEN:

Burial: Fayette County, Georgia

More About JOHN BOWERS and LULA ALLEN:

Marriage: August 07, 1887, Fayette County, Georgia

 

Children of JOHN BOWERS and LULA ALLEN are:

i. JOSEPH E.6 BOWERS, b. July 09, 1888, Fayette County, Georgia; d. October 01, 1974, Fayette County,

Georgia; buried at Camp Memorial Cemetery; m. WINNIE M.; b. June 08, 1903.

Notes for JOSEPH E. BOWERS:

Private US Army

ii. ALMA BOWERS, b. August 25, 1890; d. April 29, 1946, Fayette County, Georgia; buried at Antioch

Baptish Church Cemetery; m. EMMETT M. MORRIS; b. June 19, 1887; d. November 21, 1973, Fayette

County, Georgia; buried at Antioch Baptish Church Cemetery.

iii. GEORGE W. "GEORGIE" BOWERS, b. June 03, 1892, Fayette County, Georgia; d. November 23, 1934,

Fayette County, Georgia; buried at Whitewater Baptist Church Cemetery; m. ESTER K. HOWARD; b.

April 05, 1904; d. January 26, 1971, Fayette County, Georgia; buried at Whitewater Baptist Church

Cemetery.

iv. BESSE L. BOWERS, b. April 1893.

v. VARA BOWERS, b. March 1895.

vi. LEE BOWERS, b. November 1898.

33. SARAH ELIZABETH5 BOWERS (LEVI BATES "LEE"4 BOWERS*, JACOB3, STEVEN/STEPHEN2, ALEXANDER

ANDREW BAUER/1 BAUERS/BOWERS) was born November 28, 1862 in Fayette County near Brooks, Georgia,

and died November 27, 1940 in Arab, Marshall County, Alabama; buried at Oleander Methodist Church

Cem.. She married JAMES NEAL GRIGGS February 12, 1879 in Fayette County, Georgia, son of RHODUM

GRIGGS* and REBECCA STEWART. He was born May 19, 1854 in Brooks Station, Fayette County, Georgia,

and died January 29, 1916 in Oleander, Marshall County, Alabama of pneumonia at the age of 61 yrs. 6

mos. 10 days; buried at Oleander Methodist Church Cem..

More About SARAH ELIZABETH BOWERS:

Religion: 1889, She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church for 51 years.

Notes for JAMES NEAL GRIGGS:

State of Georgia,

Fayette County

To any Minister of the Gospel, Judge of Superior Court or Justice of the Peace to Celebrate:

You are hereby authorized and permitted to join, in the Honorable State of Matrimony,

James N. Griggs and Miss Sarah Bowers

According to the Rites of your Church, provided there be no lawful cause to obstruct the same, according to

the Constitution and laws of this State, and for so doing this shall be your sufficient License.

Given under my hand and seal, this 12 day of Feby 1879.

L. B. Griggs (seal)

Ordinary

------------------------------------

I hereby certify that James N. Griggs and Miss Sarah Bowers were joined together in the Holy Bans of

Matrimony, on the 12 day of Feby 1879, by me.

Morris Jacobs, N P & Ex Off J. P.

Soucre:

Fayette County, Ga. Marriage Licenses from 1870-1881

I obtained their marriage license from the Fayette County, Ga. Historical Society, Inc.

_________________

Estate of James Neal Griggs

The State of Alabama

Probate Court of Marshall Co., Alabama

Marshall County

To Hon. John H. Carter, Judge of said Court. Your petitioner Sarah Elizabeth Griggs respectfully represents

unto your Honor as follows:

1. That on the 29th day of January 1916, James N. Griggs who was then and for many years before a

resident of said state and county, departed this life at his residence in this county and State leaving

surviving him his widow, your petitioner, and eight children as follows: Rhodum Griggs, Gadsden, Ala.,

Pearl Ferguson, Winkler, Tex., Nannie Morrow, Union Grove, Ala., Jim Griggs, Union Grove, Ala., Evvie

Griggs, Union Grove, Ala., all of whom were more than twenty one years of age at the time of death of the

said James N. Griggs; also Jesse Griggs, Union Grove, Ala., Dovie Whisenant, Union Grove, Ala., Willie

Griggs, Union Grove, Ala., who were all at the time of the death of James N. Griggs minors.

2. That the said James N. Griggs at the time of his death was seized and possessed of the following

property; to-wit: The East half of the South West fourth, the South half of the North west fourth, Sec. 15,

Township 7, Range 1 East being in Marshall Co., Ala., containing one hundred fifty eight & 75/100 acres,

less forty acres on North West corner of said land. And the following described personal property to-wit:

One mule, one cow, one heifer & five hogs. The said real estate being in area less than one hundred and

sixty acres and being of less valve than two thousand dollars in valve with the improvements thereon. The

said property being of value less than one thousand dollars.

3. That all of said property, both real and personal was at the time of the death of the said James N. Griggs

and is now in Marshall County, Ala.

4. That there has been no administration of the estate of the said James N. Griggs in said County, nor in any

other county and that more than sixty days have elapsed since the death of said James N. Griggs.

Wherefore your petitioner, Sarah Elizabeth Griggs, the widow of said James N. Griggs, makes application

to your Honor for the appointment of commissioners; citizens of Marshall County in and standing, to make

a complete inventory of all the personal property exempt to her as the widow of James N. Griggs now

deceased, under and according to the provisions of the laws of this state, and as in duty bound she will

forever pray. Sarah E. Griggs

Sworn to and subscribed before me this the 21st day of Oct. 1916.

J. H. Carter, Judge of Probate

Filed in office Oct. 29, 1916 J. H. Carter, Judge of Probate

_____________

The State of Alabama

Probate Court

Marshall County

In the matter of the Estate of James N. Griggs deceased.

To Hon. John H. Carter, Judge of Probate of said County.

We, the undersigned Commissioners, heretofore appointed by an order duly entered in said Court on the 21

day of Oct. 1916 to make and return to this Court a full and complete Inventory and Appraisement of the

real and personal property of the said James N. Griggs at the time of his death with a description and value

of the items thereof, and the amounts of liens or incumbrance thereon at the death of said decedent,

respectfully reports that, after being duly sworn according to the law the following Inventory,

Appraisement value of property and the sum of liens theron at the death of said decedent are as follows:

(Items and description of Residents P. Property & Appraised Value:)

1 mouse color horse mule, age 8 yrs. old-$125.00

1 strawberry filley colt 75.00

2 cows, 1 red, l blue age 9 & 5 yrs 10.00

1 Sow hog & 2 pigs 10.00

1-2 horse wagon 15.00

1 buggy 5.00

Farming tools 15.00

House Hold Goods:

2 oak bed steads 7.00

1 dresser 3.50

1 center table 1.50

7 chairs 3.00

1 reed rocking chair 1.00

1 sewing machine 25.00

Kitchen Furniture 5.00

1 feather bed 10 # 1.50

1 mattress 1.00

15 quilts @ 1.00 15.00

5 feather pillows 2.50

Total value of Personal Property 356.00

We also beg to report that we have set off and alloted to Sarah Elizabeth Griggs widow & Jessie Griggs,

Dovie Whisenant & Willie Griggs the following described propety, which was the homestead of said

decedent: The E 1/2 of the S.W. 1/4 and the S.E. 1/4 of the N. W. 1/4 all in Section 15, Township 7, Range

1 East, containing 120 acres, being and lying in Marshall Co., Alabama. Valued at ($1000.00) One

Thousand Dollars, all of which we respectfully submit.

A. B. Black, W. T. Stone, Commissioners

Sworn to and subsbribed before me by each of the above named Commissioners this 17 day of Nov. 1916.

J. H. Carter, Judge of Probate

Filed Nov. 17, 1916 J. H. Carter, Judge of Probate

* * *

State of Alabama

Probate Court

Marshall County

In the matter of the Estate of James N. Griggs, deceased.

To A. B. Black and W. T. Stone

You are herby commissioned and directed to set a pay to Sarah Elizabeth Griggs, widow, and Jessie

Griggs, Dovie Whisenant & Willie Griggs of said decedent, the personal propety exempt to them by law as

follows to-wit: All the wearing apparel of the decedent and of the family, all cloth and yarn on hand

intented for their use and consumption, all books kept for use in the family and family portraits and

pictures, all grain, stores and groceries on hand necessary for the support of the family for twelve months

after decedents death, all bedding, household and kitchen furniture necessary for the use and comfort of

said widow and minor children to be selected by the said widow and in addition hereto, one thousand

dollars in value of the personal property of said estate, allowing the said widow to select the same.

You will also appraise the homestead of the said decedent occupied by him at the time of his death, or to

which he was then entitled with a full accurate description of the same and if it is a part of a tract of land,

whether or not it exceeds in area one hundred and sixty acres and make due return according to law.

Witness my hand this 21st day of oct 1916.

J. H. Carter, Judge of Probate

Issued 21 day of Oct. 1916, J. H. Carter, Judge of Probate

Soucre:

Probate Court Records of the Estate of James N. Griggs, Book 23, pg. 230-233

* * *

Estate of James N. Griggs

Probate Court Dec. 18, 1916

Deed Estate Order Confirming Exemptions

More that 30 days ago, on to-wit: Nov. 17, 1916 came A. B. Black & W. T. Stone, Commissioners

heretofore appointed by this court to appraise and set apart to Sarah Elizabeth Griggs, widow and Jesse

Griggs, Dovie Whisenant and Willie Griggs minor heirs of said deceased, and filed their report in writing

and under oath, and it appearing to this court that said report inventory and appraisement of said

commissioners has been filed in this court more than thirty days as is required by law, and that there has

been no exceptions or objections filed thereto and it being determined, adjudged and decreed by the court

that the property set aside as exempt to the said widow and minor children as a homestead, and as exempt

personal propetty was all the property real and personal owned by said deceased at the time of his death,

and that he left less property both real and personal, there is allowed said widow and minor children both in

area evaluation. It is therefore ordered, adjudged and decreed by the court that said report inventory and

appraisements and said exemptions be and the same are in all things ratified and confirmed.

Soucre:

Marshall County, Alabama Probate Minutes, Book F, pg. 333

More About JAMES NEAL GRIGGS:

Census: June 01, 1880, Brooks Station, Fayette County, Ga., District 53, Militia # 1293, Family 34-34

Occupation: June 01, 1880, James was listed as a farm hand in the census of Fayette Co., Georgia

Property: April 26, 1895, Doc. # 9787, 162.06 acres in section 28 of the NE part, township 6-S near

Woodland Mills of Morgan Co., Al.

More About JAMES GRIGGS and SARAH BOWERS:

Marriage: February 12, 1879, Fayette County, Georgia

 

Children of SARAH BOWERS and JAMES GRIGGS are:

i. RHODUM LEVI6 GRIGGS, b. August 05, 1880, Brooks Station, Fayette County, Georgia; d. April 15,

1952, Gadsden, Etowah County, Alabama; buried at Forrest Cemetery; m. (1) DOVEY/DOVIE E.

NESBITT, July 20, 1910; d. November 29, 1911, Anniston, Alabama; m. (2) MAUDE TURNER

(SPOUSE #2), March 08, 1914, Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama; b. November 01, 1893; d. March

11, 1985, Gadsden, Etowah County, Alabama; buried at Forrest Cemetery.

More About RHODUM GRIGGS and DOVEY/DOVIE NESBITT:

Marriage: July 20, 1910

More About RHODUM GRIGGS and MAUDE #2):

Marriage: March 08, 1914, Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama

ii. BELL GRIGGS, b. April 25, 1882; d. May 25, 1882.

iii. PEARL MAY GRIGGS, b. January 19, 1884; d. April 09, 1969, Buried at Oleander Methodist Church

Cem.; m. HENRY WADE FERGUSON, December 23, 1908; d. Texas.

More About HENRY FERGUSON and PEARL GRIGGS:

Marriage: December 23, 1908

iv. NANNIE CORA GRIGGS, b. October 10, 1887, Douglas County, Georgia; d. October 17, 1968, Buried at

Arab Memorial Cemetery, South Main St. Arab, Al.; m. JOSEPH HILLIARD "JOE" MORROW,

December 04, 1904, Union Grove, Marshall County, Alabama; b. November 02, 1872, Douglas

County, Georgia; d. July 24, 1956, Union Grove, Marshall County, Alabama; buried at Arab Memorial

Cemetery.

More About JOSEPH MORROW and NANNIE GRIGGS:

Marriage: December 04, 1904, Union Grove, Marshall County, Alabama

v. JAMES SAMUEL GRIGGS, b. July 14, 1889, Alabama; d. October 20, 1966, Oleander, Marshall County,

Alabama of natural causes although family was told he died of cardiac attest; buried at Oleander

Methodist Church Cem.; m. BEULAH DELILAH SHEPPARD, May 29, 1914, Marshall County,

Alabama; b. June 26, 1894; d. April 09, 1982, Arab, Marshall County, Alabama of heart failure; buried

at Oleander Methodist Church Cemetery.

Notes for JAMES SAMUEL GRIGGS:

Death due to natural Causes. No evidence of foul play.

Soucre: Death Certificate, No. 25544

Notes for BEULAH DELILAH SHEPPARD:

She died of congestive heart failure.

Soucre: Death Certificate, No. 9906

Soucre: Griggs Family Bible Record

More About JAMES GRIGGS and BEULAH SHEPPARD:

Marriage: May 29, 1914, Marshall County, Alabama

vi. EVERETT OTTO "EVVIE" GRIGGS, b. July 15, 1894; d. November 25, 1968, Buried at Mt. View

Cemetery, Union Grove, Marshall County, Al.; m. (1) ELSIE WEAVER; m. (2) LIZZIE SAU

GRANTLAND; m. (3) EDNA LEE BURGETT; m. (4) JEANETTE FRAZIER (SPOUSE #6); m. (5) VERA

H?, November 17, 1912; m. (6) CARRIE BLACK, December 19, 1912; b. December 11, 1893; d. March

12, 1962, Buried at Mt. View Cemetery, Mt. View Church Rd., Union Grove, Alabama.

More About EVERETT GRIGGS and VERA H?:

Marriage: November 17, 1912

More About EVERETT GRIGGS and CARRIE BLACK:

Marriage: December 19, 1912

vii. JESSE CLARENCE GRIGGS, b. July 21, 1896; d. December 08, 1973, Arab, Marshall County, Alabama;

buried at Arab Memorial Cemetery; m. HATTIE YOUNG; b. April 04, 1898; d. February 21, 1973,

Buried at Arab Memorial Cemetery, South Main St. Arab, Al..

More About JESSE CLARENCE GRIGGS:

Occupation: He was a doctor of Chiropractic care

viii. MACKIE OBIE GRIGGS, b. September 04, 1898; d. November 24, 1898, Buried at Oleander Methodist

Church Cemetery.

ix. DOVIE GRIGGS, b. October 29, 1899; d. March 25, 1949, Buried at Hebron Church of Christ Cemetery on

Hulaco Rd.; m. GEORGE HARLEY WHISENANT, August 08, 1913; b. February 25, 1894; d. September

22, 1978, Buried at Hebron Church of Christ Cemetery on Hulaco Road.

More About GEORGE WHISENANT and DOVIE GRIGGS:

Marriage: August 08, 1913

x. WILLIAM THOMAS "WILL" GRIGGS, b. October 20, 1902; d. July 16, 1987, Salinas, California; m.

EMMA HOLT; b. September 27, 1902; d. December 1977, Salinas, California.

Andrew Alexander Bauer/Bauers/Bower Family Biography

 Copyright 2003 by Patricia Griggs Stricklin 

(For more information and photos of this family go to ALGenWeb and to Marshall County.)


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