Henry County, Indiana
Genealogy and History
a small part of the INGENWEB and USGENWEB Projects
Moses Bowers was born in Mechanicsburg, Henry Co., Ind., Nov. 8, 1838, the eldest son of Henry and Elizabeth Bowers, natives of Ohio. His parents were married Dec. 25, 1834, and settled near Middletown, where the father died in 1868, and the mother in 1873. Of their nine children six are living. Moses spent his boyhood on the farm, receiving a good education. He then engaged in teaching, following the vocation twenty-five years. In 1861 he enlisted in Company F, Fifty-seventh Indiana Infantry, and served one year. At the battle of Pittsburg Landing he was disabled by the exposure and was discharged in November, 1862. After his return home he was appointed Principal of the Mexico high school but declined to serve on account of ill health, but accepted a position in the common school of his neighborhood. Since giving up teaching he has engaged in agricultural pursuits. He was married in 1863 to Catherine A., daughter of Ezekiel and Elinor Rogers. They have had three children Ð Cora, John Whitefield and Clara B. The latter died aged fifteen months. Mr. and Mrs. Bowers are members of Sugar Grove Methodist Episcopal Church. He has been Class-leader seventeen years.