TOMBSTONE RECORDS AT BOWEN CEMETERY, VINTON COUNTY


Compiled by: Joyce Bowen & Carolyn Bowen McGuire 09/25/98.
Please direct any questions about the cemetery to Joyce.
Markers are in the order that they were found in the cemetery.

Additional info about Lightfoot relationships provided by Andrea Coleman .


Surnames that appear in the cemetery are:
Adkins, Allen, Barbee, Barber, Barney, Bolton, Boring, Bowen, Bratton, Cottrill, Curtis, Davis, Dixon, Erickson, Geer, Jayjohn, Jeffers, Lightfoot, McLain, Mulhern, Mullins, Nixon, Perdew, Perry, Petty, Queen, Quesinberry, Simpson, Smith, Townsend, Wells, Weyland, and a few unidentified markers.
MARKER
#
NAMES ON MARKER DOB DOD MISC. NOTES
1 Perry, Kenneth Ray 01/08/1968 only date on marker
2 Perry, Manring 1916 1980
2 Perry, Mary E. 1925 1970
3 Perry, Rosanna M. 02/21/1893 03/05/1963
3 Perry, Ernest 11/29/1882 08/10/1946
4 Weyland, Maude L. Perry 09/30/1911 02/06/1950 sister was written above name, probably sister of Ernest on #3 above.
5 Bowen, Woodrow W. 09/02/1917 06/03/1972 Ohio PFC US Army WW I
5 Bowen, Hazel B. 1914 1978 wife of Woodrow
6 Bolton, Floyd 1903 1977
6 Bolton, Edna 1899 1983
7 Bolton, Arch 1891 02/09/1926 "Ohio PVT US Army WW I" (05/24/1890 - 02/09/1926 on this mkr.)
8 Bolton, Margaret C. 1924 1924 Probably child of Floyd & Edna
9 Bolton, Robert G. 11/20/1942 only date on marker. Probably child of Floyd & Edna
10 Bolton, Frances M. 1938 1943 Probably child of Floyd & Edna
11 Bolton, Floyd Jr. 11/9/1927 07/02/1963 Probably child of Floyd & Edna. Ohio Corporal Co. C 862 Engineer BN WW 2 11/9/1927 - 07/02/1963
12 , Ann 01/09/1849 02/01/1862 Only date on broken stone. reads DAU of xxx aged 13 yrs, 23 days.
13 McLain, Frank A. 1886 1952 "Gone But Not Forgotten"
14 McLain, Emma O. 1883 1943 "Gone But Not Forgotten" probably wife of Frank
15 McLain, G. G. 1846 1918 Probably parents of Frank
15 McLain, Mary E. 10/15/1846 11/12/1914 Probably parents of Frank
16 McLain, Cora L. 1878 1897 "Gone But Not Forgotten" probably child of GG & Mary
17 McLain, J. Lewis 1871 1891 "Gone But Not Forgotten" probably child of GG & Mary
18 McLain, Marcus W. 1878 1917
19 McLain, Alice 12/27/1871 06/04/1967 "The Lord is My Shepherd"
20 Jeffers, S. J. 03/27/1840 03/22/1915
20 Jeffers, Elizabeth S. 05/04/1846 01/08/1911 wife of S. J. Jeffers
21 Jeffers, Delmont H. 1881 1949
21 Jeffers, Emma E. 1885 1962 wife of Delmont
22 Dixon, Gilbert 05/12/1923 05/18/1945 Ohio F 1 US Navy WW II 05/12/1923 - 05/18/1945 prob. son of Chloe & Tom
22 Dixon, Tom 1882 1959
22 Dixon, Chloe 1891 1969
23 Unidentified marker next to the Dixon's above, there are flowers & a stake.
24 Dixon, John A. 1918 1980
24 Dixon, C. June 1921
25 Allen, Martha A. 1860 1936
25 Allen, Willis H. 1854 1925
26 Allen, Owen F. 1899 reads "born 1899 died"
27 Allen, Barrett 01/04/1829 05/28/1900 Company K 32 Regiment OVI
28 Perry, Ronald Jr. 06/03/1964 06/23/1979 His guardian angel
29 Bowen, Herbert E. 1919 1932 says "Son" above his name
29 Bowen, Elijah H. 1878 1946 says "Father" above his name
29 Bowen, Stella M. 1881 1929 says "Mother" above her name
30 Bowen, Chester E. 05/29/1924 12/28/1924 says "Son". Marker actually reads" 05,29,12,28,1924"
30 Bowen, Infant 09/26/1905 says "Daughter"
30 Bowen, Ora Mae 1909 1911 says "Daughter"
31 Bowen, Neva M. 1907 1915 says "Daughter"
31 Bowen, Sarah M. 1845 1913 says "Grandmother"
31 Bowen, Iva M. 1903 1921 says "Daughter"
32 Bowen, John 12/24/1785 09/31/1845 "aged 59 year, 9 months, 6 days". "Farewell dear wife, my children and friends, this is the way that Jesus sends to take us to that Heavenly shore where we shall meet to part no more."
33 Bowen, Thomas S. 06/02/1877 07/05/1878 "son of J M & S D Bowen aged 1 yr, 1 month, 3 days"
34 Bowen, Thomas W. 05/27/1846 07/04/1849 "son of Gabriel & Nancy A. Bowen". "Aged 3 yrs, 1 month, 7 days"
35 Bowen, Mathilda Margaret 12/25/1839 10/17/1876 "dau of J. R. & E. Gregory, 2nd wife of D. Bowen" (Daniel), "aged 36 yrs, 9 mnths, 22 days"
36 Petty, Ida Belle 1881 1961 Ida's maiden name was Bratton
36 Petty, Elmer 1873 1959
37 Petty, Blanche 11/04/1903 08/09/1904 probably daughter of Ida & Elmer
38 Petty, Vince 07/03/1899 03/29/1919 Ohio F3 US Navy WW I. probably son of Ida & Elmer
39 Lightfoot, Flora M. 1879 1914 She is the first wife of George W.
39 Lightfoot, George W. 1874 1956
39 Lightfoot, Naoma M. 1894 1934 She is the second wife of George W. (Reports are that her middle initial should be N.)
40 Bolton, Linda Marie 1948 "infant"
41 Mulhern, Melinda Dawn 11/02/1971 only date on stone
42 Perry, Jeffrey Pete 12/29/1947 says "Son" above name
42 Perry, F. Ilene 01/09/1929 says "Mother" above name
42 Perry, Sherwood K. 07/30/1928 12/24/1991 says "Father" above name
43 Perry, Elias 08/20/1889 01/29/1957 "Father"
43 Perry, Angie 09/08/1896 04/23/1934 "Mother"
43 Perry, Vera 12/31/1926 03/12/1928 "Daughter"
44 Jeffers, Daisy 11/18/1880 04/23/1905 "wife of A.F. Jeffers, aged 24 yrs. 5 mon. 7 days"
45 Jeffers, Aaron Paul 1898 1921 probably son of Daisy Jeffers
46 Jeffers, Clara A. 1910 1975
46 Jeffers, Arthur O. 1905 1971
47 Jeffers, Crystal L. 1938
47 Jeffers, Roger L. 1937 1985
48 Wells, Hazel M. 1915 1968
48 Wells, Joseph V. 1901 1954
49 Wells, J. Victor 1945 1974
50 Cottrill, Harry R. 1899 1967
50 Cottrill, Bessie B. 1914 1971
51 Jayjohn, Beth Ann 03/13/1966
52 Unidentifed marker Probably a child
52 Cottrill, James M. 1857 1943
52 Cottrill, Luzanna M. 1874 1959 maiden name was Bowen, dau. of Nathanial & Elizabeth B. Bowen
53 Bowen, David G. 1842 1870
53 Bowen, Mary A. 1842 "his wife"
53 Bowen, Mary E. 1869 1870 "Daughter"
53 Bowen, M. Kate 1866 1897 "Daughter"
54 Unidentified marker
55 Bowen, David G. 03/22/1870 aged 47 years, 11 months, 26 days.(Same death date as David G. above)
56 Boring, James Bryce 1920 1941 F N US Navy WW II may or may not be son of Florence & George
57 Boring, George F. 1872 1926
57 Boring, Florence 1878 1920
58 , Joseph 1912 1913 "Son" no last name on stone, assumed to be son of George & Florence Boring
59 , Mae 1900 1924 "Daughter" no last name on stone, assumed to be dau. of George & Florence Boring
60 Boring, Myrta J. 02/10/1915
60 Boring, Theodore R. 09/05/1907 04/17/1996
61 Dixon, Amos 1854 1930
61 Dixon, Charlotte 1855 1948
62 Bowen, Guy 1885 1952
63 Bowen, Stephen A. 1852 1936
63 Bowen, Margaret C. 1853 1909
64 Lightfoot, Angeline 1843 1913 Mother of George Lightfoot above
65 Bowen, Nathanial G. 1837 1916
65 Bowen, Elizabeth S. 1834 1907 maiden name was Barnhouse
66 Townsend, Elmer 1868 1898 reads "and infant daughters" he was married to Melvina Bowen
67 Bowen, David H. 03/28/1892 son of Giles and Martha Sharp Bowen.
67 Bowen, Sarah Ann 12/20/1893 09/18/1925 "his wife" (Reports are that her maiden name is Quick.)
68 Bowen, Timothy E. 1922 1979 Timothy Everal Bowen, Sgt. US Marine Corp. WW II 1922-1979. Father of Roger
68 Bowen, Roger D. 03/20/1944 09/12/1975 Roger Dale Bowen, PFC US Marine Corp, Vietnam 03/20/1944 - 09/12/1975
69 Bowen, Dorothy Mae 1934 1935 sister of Timothy, daughter of Luella & Gomer Bowen
70 Bowen, W.J. 12/04/1848 06/25/1929 William Jasper
70 Bowen, Harriett 10/20/1848 09/13/1911 "His Wife" maiden name was Chapman
71 Bowen, Jerry Davis 05/29/1885 08/27/1899 son of W. Jasper
72 Barber, Emma 09/13/1871 12/29/1906 "Emma Bowen, wife of James Barber" dau. of W. Jasper & Harriett Bowen
73 Bowen, Laura M. 1879 1924 dau of W. Jasper & Harriett Bowen
74 Geer, Norma Barber 1897 1938 dau of Emma Bowen & James Barber
75 Nixon, Mary E. 1885 1959 dau of Giles Bowen
75 Nixon, Audney 1881 1950
76 Nixon, Ronald F. 09/11/1924 05/20/1994
76 Nixon, Jean L. 09/24/1930
77 Dixon, Herman 1914
77 Dixon, Esther 1917 1992
77 Dixon, George 1936 1993
78 Bowen, Sarah Gregory 1st wife of Daniel Bowen
79 Bowen, Emily 1863 daughter of Sara & Daniel Bowen. Aged 17years
80 Perry, Edward Reeves 1969 1993
81 Curtis, Wilbert 1924 1997
82 Erickson, Charles F. 1930
82 Erickson, Maxine L. 1932 1980
83 Simpson, Isa V. 1897 1976
83 Simpson, Dewey E. 1899 1975
84 Perry, Ceanna 1895 1982
84 Perry, Alma A. 1893 1973
85 Perry, Richard 1918
85 Perry, Laurence 1922
85 Perry, Charlie 1924
86 Perry, Joanna 12/17/1933
87 Perry, Hiram 10/11/1866 10/26/1902
88 Boring, Nancy J. 08/29/1848 04/20/1899 "Wife of J. T. Boring"
89 Boring, Benjamin H. 1815 1884
89 Boring, Joseph T. 1847 1927
90 , Brian 1908 no last name on marker, probably Boring since it is next to Joseph & Benjamin
91 , Mabel name was on top of small stone next to Elmer Townsend. Was probably his wife.
92 Queen, Eliza J. 1871 1923
92 Queen, John W. 1869 1944
93 Queen, Will 1869 1944 right next to John W. dates are also same. Could be 2 markers for same person.
94 Cottrill, William E. 1883 1970
94 Cottrill, Elizabeth 1888 1911
94 Cottrill, Arlie R. 1911 1940
95 Dixon, Emmett T. 1912
96 Dixon, Clarence 1919
97 Queen, George E. 1889 1948
97 Queen, Norma F. 1895 1947
98 Queen, Geraldine stone is flat on ground and almost unreadable
99 Queen, Donald Ishmel stone is flat on ground and almost unreadable
100 Quesinberry, Leonard 1904 1995
100 Quesinberry, Ira Katheryn 1924
101 Quesinberry, Sandra L. 04/04/1951 04/04/1951
102 Quesinberry, Marilyn E. 08/19/1957 05/16/1959
103 Bratton, William Earl 03/20/1897 01/31/1986
104 Bratton, Erma 1898 1957
105 Bratton, Eldon E. 1924 1942
106 Perry, Russell 1849 1923
106 Perry, Hester R. 1850 1930
107 Perry, Emma B. 1882 1973
107 Perry, David L. 1875 1950
108 Unidentified marker appears to be only a rock, but is decorated & is in the middle of Perry's
109 Perry, Elsie 1912
109 Perry, Armsterd 1893 1962
110 Allen, Barrett S. 10/26/1921 02/17/1994
110 Allen, Lucille E. 01/22/1930 parents of Rex, Carol, Debbie
111 Perry, D. R. 1873 1918
111 Perry, Nannie 1880 1944
112 Perry, Infant 1921 lies close to Emma & David
113 Perry, Lawrence 1918 1920
114 Davis, Jack L. 1918 1996
114 Davis, Velma M. 1920 1987
115 Davis, David Scott 11/25/1972 12/12/1972
116 Barbee, Vaughan no dates at all on this stone
116 Barbee, Sallie no dates at all on this stone
117 Mullins, Melinda E. 06/16/1972 "Dau of Paul and Rose"
118 Mullins, Milton E. 1900 1966
118 Mullins, Lessie 1906 1969
119 Perdew, Earl 1902 1964 "He lives in our memory"
120 Adkins, Gordon E. 1892 1973 Vet. WW I
121 Smith, Ben F. 11/26/1924 04/27/1989 PFC US Army WW II
122 Smith, Vivian Rife Kendall 02/02/1918 03/07/1996
123 Barney,

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