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Subj: Re: Bowker family     Date: 98-04-30
From: gbowker@netrover.com (Gordon Bowker)
To: Genny1@aol.com
> Subject: Bowker family
> Date: April 5, 1998 5:42 PM

> "I have much BOWKER family material on hand which I would like to add to, and share with others. Anyone Interested ? "
Hi:
> Are any of your Bowkers in Tennessee? We have some in my husband's family in Dickson/Cheatham County TN area.
> Let me know, please...............Nancy Goodman in TN

Nancy,
My apologies for my late reply,--I'm finally catching up on my back log.
No, I have no contact with any TN Bowkers. However, if you have any data on your husband's Bowker ancestry ,it could posibly tie in with what I have in my data base.
Be hearing from you?
Gordon Bowker
gbowker@netrover.com (Gordon Bowker)



Subj: Re: Bowker
Date: 11/17/98
From: ssmith@cass.net (Ladykin)
To: Genny1@aol.com

Hi Nancy,
... I do know cousin Cora. She and I share William J. Hays as a 4Ggrandfather. I am descended from his oldest son Champion HAYS and she is from the middle son William A.  HAYS.
The youngest daughter Saluda W. "Ludie" HAYS was the one who married Richard A "Bud" Bowker.

...I'll have to pop over to your page and check out these Bowkers!
Have you listed "Ludie's kids"?

...I'm also looking for JOYCE/ JOICE and Phillips in Stewart county which is probably why you saw me on the Danville or Stewart list. The rest of the family is up here in Michigan..my mom is from "the north".<vbg>
Sharon
ssmith@cass.net

-----Original Message-----

From: Genny1@aol.com <Genny1@aol.com>
To: ssmith@cass.net <ssmith@cass.net>
Cc: Corabell10@aol.com <Corabell10@aol.com>
Date: Tuesday, November 17, 1998
Subject: Re: Bowker

>Hi Sharon,

> Don't know if we talked before or not.....but I remember seeing your name before......maybe on the Danville list?
>I have a Bowker page at:
>http://www.rootsweb.com/~tngenny1/bowker.html (this page)

> Most of the research on Bowker's came from either Jack Bowker in Charlotte, TN or from Mamie Crues Davidson in Goodlettsville, TN....
>This is one of my husband's lines and I had given up on ever finding anyone else looking for this bunch online til Corabelle found me.....
> Nancy Goodman in Hendersonville, TN>

> ============================================================> Date: Fri, 23 Oct 1998 06:04:35 -0400
> From: "Ladykin" <ssmith@cass.net>
> To: TNDICKSO-List

> Subject: HAYS, NASH, BOWKER, SENSING, SEALS, LEWIS & JOICE/JOYCE LLOYD & SHELTON

> Hello Dickson county,
> I'm looking for family members in the following families:>
> HAYS,
> NASH,
> BOWKER,
> SENSING,
> SEALS,
> LEWIS,
> JOICE/JOYCE,
> BLACK,
> BYRD,
> LLOYD/LOYD,
> SHELTON

> Sharon Smith
> ssmith@cass.net >>

>Subj: Re: Bowker and Sensing
>Date: 9/22/98
>From: Corabell10@aol.com
>To: Genny1
>Nancy:
>Yes indeed I have spoken with Mamie Crews and she is a dear lady. Unfortunately, she didn't have any books availaible, however, if you should ever run across someone who no longer feels a need for the book, I would dearly love to have a copy.

>I would have no problem with posting my information to your site. However, I don't really have the time to figuire out how to do it. Perhaps one day, I will motivate myself to learn. If you are interested I wouldn't mind sending you the information.>

>I was hoping to find a way to connect William Lewis Hayes and William J. Hayes together. William J. Hayes is the father of Saluda and Elizabeth that married into the Bowker and Sensing families. (William J. married to Saluda Nash- not to be confused with her daughter.) I really feel these two Williams are related. Some people have tried to show that William J. was the father of William Lewis, but there is only about a two year birth difference.
William J. did have a son by the name of William A., who is my grandfather, and one census in Dickson County, TN referred to William Lewis as William A. and this has caused a lot of mishap for people.

>Look forward to speaking with you more.
>--------------


Note: this note was returned with a "bad email address" so if anyone knows how I may reach Lynn Morton by email, please advise me at: Genny1@aol.com
Subj: Bowker
Date: 11/30/98
From: Genny1
To: mortonhome@worldnet.att.net

Hi Lynn
I found the following where you had posted it...
I have a page on Bowkers at:
http://www.rootsweb.com/~tngenny1/bowker.html (this page)
My husband's ancestor Mary Jane Ellen Bowker married William E. Colgate....she was from Dickson County so may be connected.....
There is also some Gafford info on my web page....
Nancy Goodman in Hendersonville, TN<<

VANZANT, GAFFORD, MORRIS, BOWKER
my mother's family lived in Cheatham and Dickson County. Her mother and father were Mary Alice MORRIS GAFFORD and James Anthony GAFFORD. The parents of Mary Alice MORRIS were Marion MORRIS and Louise WALTON. Marion Morris' mother was Sally BOWKER MORRIS. I think the father of Louise Walton was James SUTTON. I have little informationon my father's family. The Vanzants were from Stewart and Houston County. Several members of my father's family moved to Florida in the 1940s and 1950s.
Lynn Morton -- 4841 Tuckaway Court, Clarksville, TN 37043
mortonhome@worldnet.att.net
Submitted on Sun Jun 7 EDT 1998 >>


Subj: another bowker

BOWKER, FORBES, VALENTINE posted by Brian C.Page on Sunday, March 16, 1997
Brian C.Page
Email: pageb@postoffice.ptd.net
Posted Query on Sunday, March 16, 1997 for surname(s)
BOWKER, FORBES, VALENTINE

Seeking the parents/ancestors of Margaret Cornelia FORBES VALENTINE b.1811 in Boston MA. Married 1835 Lazarus BOWKER (1817-1867).Margaret died 8 July 1847 in either Boston or Scituate of consumption. Their children: George F(orbes?)b.28 Mar 1836 Arabel A. b.13 May 1838 Almina F(orbes)b.16 Sept 1841 Helen Dallas b.17/18 June 1844 Boston,MA It is uncertain whether Lazarus remarried or how the children were raised. Helen is my 2 great-grandmother




By Nancy P. Goodman:  Email: Genny1@aol.com
FIRST GENERATION of my husband's BOWKER line:
1. Samuel BOWKER (ALLSTONE) was born in Manchester, England.
BOWKER FAMILY HISTORY
Information from Jack Bowker and Mamie Crues Davidson (she is descended from the SENSING family)

THOMAS ALLSTONE, AND HIS WIFE ELIZABETH BOWKER WERE PARENTS OF SAMUEL BOWKER.
SAMUEL BOWKER MARRIED REBECCA ELIZABETH HICKERSON (SHE WAS BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA IN 1805).

SAMUEL BOWKER CAME TO CHARLOTTE TN IN 1818; HE WAS BORN IN ENGLAND.
FROM DIFFERENT STORIES THAT I HAVE HEARD - EITHER SAMUEL OR HIS FATHER, THOMAS ALLSTONE (Alston) TOOK THE BOWKER LAST NAME WHEN THEY CAME TO THIS COUNTRY FROM MANCHESTER, ENGLAND  - (THE TALE IS THAT ONE OF THEM HAD KILLED A MAN AND HAD TO CHANGE HIS NAME).
I UNDERSTAND FROM JACK BOWKER THAT THERE ARE DEEDS IN THE NAME OF THOMAS ALLSTONE BOWKER AND SAMUEL ALLSTONE BOWKER IN SEVERAL DICKSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE RECORDS.

SAMUEL AND REBECCA ELIZABETH "BETSY" HICKERSON BOWKER'S CHILDREN WERE:

first child of Samuel Bowker -
1.) RICHARD BARD "DICK" BOWKER, WHO MARRIED AMY POWELL SENSING ON DECEMBER 29, 1853. (HER MIDDLE NAME WAS POWELL, NAMED AFTER HER MOTHER'S MAIDEN NAME.)
THEIR CHILDREN WERE:

    (1.) U. A. BOWKER, BORN 1855

    (2.) RICHARD A. (BUD) BOWKER, BORN OCT 1857; MARRIED 1) LYDA
          HAYES.>(6 CHILDREN). MARRIED 2) GEORGIA ANN _____.

    (3.) SARAH E. BOWKER, BORN 1859; MARRIED FRANK M. MAYFIELD

    (4.) SOPHIE VICTORIA BOWKER, BORN 1860

    (5.) WILLIAM JAMES (BILL) BOWKER, BORN MARCH 23, 1862; MARRIED
        MARY ALICE TOLAR >(14 CHILDREN)

     (6.) A. LACY (OR A. TOEY) BOWKER, BORN 1864

     (7.) JOSEPH THOMAS BOWKER, BORN JANUARY 7, 1865; MARRIED
         NANCY ANN SENSING ON FEB. 13, 1887.

     (8.) SAMUEL FRANK BOWKER, BORN FEB. 1867; MARRIED KITTIE
         SHELTON ON DEC. 13, 1915

      (9.) ELLEN E. BOWKER, BORN 1869; MARRIED JAMES M. (MAT) HAYES
          ON MAY 2, 1887.

     (10.) JOHN W. BOWKER, BORN FEB. 1872, MARRIED BESSIE HOOPER

     (11.) ISADORA BOWKER, BORN 1873, DIED YOUNG.

second child of Samuel Bowker -
2).. WILLIAM B. BOWKER (BORN 1832, DICKSON COUNTY, TN;DIED BETWEEN NOV 1890 AND NOV 1895) WHO MARRIED IN 1856 TO SUSANNAH (OR SUSAN) SENSING
(SHE WAS BORN 1838, IN DICKSON COUNTY TN; DIED ABOUT 1878 OF T.B.) BOTH ARE BURIED IN THE ARCHIE SENSING GRAVEYARD; DICKSON COUNTY, TN.

WILLIAM B. BOWKER MARRIED SECOND TO - FANNIE B. MAY ON MAY 2, 1881.. HE MARRIED THIRD TIME TO - MARY JANE WHITE ON AUG 13, 1887.

children of William B. Bowker and Susan Sensing were:
    (1.) WILLIAM HENRY BOWKER, BORN APRIL 17, 1857, DIED MAY 21, 1923,
        MARRIED ON JULY 29, 1881 TO MARY FRANCES BAKER

    (2.) NANCY BOWKER, BORN AND DIED JUNE 1860

    (3.) REBECCA BOWKER, MARRIED TO BELLFIELD DUNAWAY.

    (4.) A. THOMAS BOWKER, BORN 1863, LIVED NEAR HAGEWOOD'S
        LANDING IN CHEATHAM COUNTY; MARRIED MARY CRANE (OR
        CRAIN) (SISTER OF GID CRANE).

    (5.) NANCY BOWKER, BORN 1864, DIED AGE 16 OR 17 OF T.B.

    (6.) JAMES DANIEL BOWKER, BORN 1865, MARRIED ON MARCH 18, 1889
        TO MISS S.A. CRANE (OR CRAIN) (SISTER OF GID CRANE AND MARY
        CRANE BOWKER).

  * (7.) MARY JANE ELLEN BOWKER, BORN 1870, MARRIED ON FEB. 10, 1887
         TO WILLIAM ELLSWORTH COLGATE (JONES) IN DICKSON COUNTY,
         {A SON, JAMES HORACE COLGATE MARRIED EMMA HOLIDAY
         BROCK.}
         [JAMES HORACE AND EMMA COLGATE'S DAUGHTER, RUBY
         LEE COLGATE MARRIED AUBREY DOUGLAS GOODMAN, SR..]
         { RUBY  AND AUBREY DOUGLAS GOODMAN'S SON
         BILLY H. GOODMAN  MARRIED NANCY S. PHILLIPS
         ON MARCH 31, 1964 IN  HENDERSONVILLE, TENNESSEE]

     (8.) JOHN LENARD BOWKER, BORN 1872, MARRIED ON AUGUST 20, 1889
         TO MAGGIE COLLINS. -----------------------------------------------

* SO THIS IS SOME OF MY HUSBAND'S ANCESTORS THAT I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON FOR A LONG, LONG TIME.

{NOW THE STORY BEHIND MY HUSBAND'S GREAT-GREAT GRANDFATHER WILLIAM E. COLGATE (JONES) IS THAT WILLIAM AND HIS BROTHER DAN COLGATE WERE BROUGHT TO CHARLOTTE OR DICKSON COUNTY BY THEIR FATHER FROM BROOKVILLE, (FRANKLIN COUNTY) INDIANA AND GIVEN TO A FARMER NAMED JONES. THEY TOOK THE JONES NAME AND WILLIAM E. COLGATE WAS KNOWN AS WILLIAM E. JONES UNTIL AFTER HE MARRIED, HE THEN TOOK BACK THE COLGATE NAME.}

JACK BOWKER (in Charlotte) HAS A COPY OF THE MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE FROM DICKSON COUNTY (MARRIAGE RECORD #3878, PAGE #70 ) STATING THAT WILLIAM E. JONES AND MARY J. BOWKER WERE MARRIED ON FEBRUARY 10, 1887. BUT HE COULDN'T FIGURE OUT WHERE THE JONES NAME CAME IN; IT WAS CONFUSING TO HIM AS HE COULDN'T FIND ANYTHING ELSE ON THIS FAMILY. THAT'S BECAUSE THEY STARTED GOING BY THE COLGATE NAME INSTEAD OF KEEPING ON WITH THE JONES NAME.

NOW THAT WOULD REALLY BE FUNNY IF THAT "FARMER JONES" WAS ONE OF MY JONES ANCESTORS (MY GRANDFATHER MOORE PHILLIPS MARRIED ANNIE ELIZABETH JONES) THAT TOOK IN BILLY'S GREAT GREAT GRANDFATHER WILLIAM E. COLGATE (WILLIAM E. JONES) AND HIS BROTHER TO RAISE!

third child of Samuel Bowker -
3). JAMES M. BOWKER, BORN 1835, DIED APRIL 18, 1882 WAS MARRIED MAY 15, 1870 TO SARAH ELIZABETH BISHOP WHO WAS BORN 1845 AND DIED JUNE 1929. THEIR CHILDREN:
    (1.) SARAH BOWKER, BORN 1871, DIED NOV.3, 1933; MARRIED TO ALLEN
        BLEDSOE, BORN MARCH 4, 1860, DIED DEC. 10, 1928. THEIR
        CHILDREN:
         1. JAMES LUTHER BLEDSOE, BORN APRIL 30, 1904; DIED AUG 7, 1972.
         2. BUELL BISHOP BLEDSOE, BORN OCT 9, 1907; DIED SEPT 12, 1946. **
    (2.) FREDONIA "DONIE" RUTH BOWKER, BORN 1873, DIED 1896,
              MARRIED 1892 TO MITCHELL B. "MITCH" GROVES.
             {My Uncle Cliff Grove's grandparents}
              THEIR CHILDREN:
               1. ERVIN RODGERS GROVES, BORN MAY 30, 1893, DIED DEC. 5,
                   1978. {Uncle Cliff's father}
                2. KATHERINE GROVES, BORN SEPT 9, 1894; DIED JULY 27, 1988.
     (3.) ANDREW JACKSON BOWKER, BORN SEPT. 19, 1876; DIED JUNE
                    24, 1956; MARRIED ON SEPTEMBER 18, 1905 TO NANCY
                    MAYBELLE GAFFORD. THEIR CHILDREN:
                    (1. ROBERT LESTER BOWKER, BORN AUG 3, 1906 *(THIS IS THE
                        FATHER OF JACK BOWKER).
                    (2. ALMA ROSE BOWKER, BORN MAY 3, 1908
                    (3. MARY IRENE BOWKER, BORN JULY 14, 1909;; JUNE 21, 1972.
                    (4. EMMA LEE BOWKER, BORN APRIL 16, 1911
                    (5. VERA MAE BOWKER, BORN JUNE 3, 1912
                    (6. CLARA BOWKER, BORN MAY 17, 1914
                    (7. SARAH INEZ BOWKER, (KITTY), BORN 2/14/1917;DIED 10/9/1919
                    (8. FANNIE ELIZABETH BOWNER, BORN JANUARY 31, 1919
                    (9. MAMIE RUTH BOWKER, BORN JAN. 16, 1921
                   (10. WILLIE BOWKER, BORN JAN 21, 1923; DIED FEB. 2, 1923
                   (11. SUSIE FRANCES BOWKER, BORN JULY 12, 1924

    (4.) MARTHA BOWKER, BORN 1878, DIED 1942; MARRIED COMER
           GAFFORD, WHO WAS BORN AUGUST 9, 1886; DIED SEPT. 4, 1933.
            THEIR CHILDREN:
            1. IVAN JEWEL GAFFORD, BORN AUG 31, 1907
            2. DORRIS GAFFORD, BORN 1909
            3. SLAYDEN GAFFORD, BORN MARCH 12, 1911; DIED MARCH 9, 1973
            5. VILMUTH "VINEY" BOWKER, BORN JUNE 2, 1880; DIED MAY 23,
                1957; MARRIED ON DECEMBER 28, 1901 TO GIDEON LEE GAFFORD
                WHO WAS BORN SEPT. 16, 1881, DIED DEC. 15, 196(?). THEIR
                CHILDREN:
                 (1. BESSIE GAFFORD, BORN 1902, DIED 1902
                 (2. DORA LEE GAFFORD, BORN JULY 4, 1905
                 (3. NORRIS EDWARD GAFFORD ("BUSTER"), BORN SEPT 6, 1907
                 (4. SADIE ELIZABETH GAFFORD, BORN MAY 5, 1909, DIED MAY 6,
                      1977.
                 (5. AUDREY MAE GAFFORD, BORN MARCH 30, 1914.

fourth child of Samuel Bowker -
4. JOSEPH A. BOWKER, BORN 1838

fifth child of Samuel Bowker -
5. SARAH "SALLY" L. BOWKER, BORN 1843, MARRIED DECEMBER 1859 TO THOMAS C. MORRIS, WHO WAS BORN 1840, DIED 1913. --------------------------------------------------

FROM SAMUEL BOWKER DOWN TO MY HUSBAND,BILLY H. GOODMAN AND MY UNCLE CLIFF GROVES (WHO MARRIED MY FATHER'S SISTER, ELLEN PHILLIPS)
1. SAMUEL BOWKER AND MARY ELIZABETH HICKERSON
------------------------------------------------
*2. WILLIAM B. BOWKER [brothers] ** 2. JAMES M. BOWKER

3. MARY JANE BOWKER COLGATE [1st cous. 3. FREDONIA BOWKER GROVES

4. JAMES HORACE COLGATE [1st cous. once rem. 4. ERWIN R. GROVES

5. RUBY LEE COLGATE GOODMAN [1st cous.twice rem.] 5. CLIFF GROVES

6. BILLY HOUSTON GOODMAN


Samuel Bowker married Rebecca Elizabeth HICKERSON. Rebecca Elizabeth HICKERSON was born in 1805 in North Carolina.  They had the following children:
+2 i. Richard Bard BOWKER
+3 ii. William B. BOWKER
+4 iii. James M. BOWKER
5 iv. Joseph A. BOWKER (ALLSTONE) was born in 1838. Joseph A. BOWKER was in the Civil War; E. Company 11th; no record after war.
+6 v. Sarah "Sally" L. BOWKER (ALLSTONE)

SECOND GENERATION

2. Richard Bard BOWKER was born on 10 Mar 1827. Richard Bard BOWKER was in Confederate Army; 49th B. Company. He married Amy Powell SENSING on 29 Sep 1853. Amy Powell SENSING was born on 6 Aug 1837. Died in 1909.
They had the following children:
7 i. U. A. BOWKER was born in 1855.
+8 ii. Richard A. "Bud" BOWKER
+9 iii. Sarah E. BOWKER
10 iv. Sophie Victoria BOWKER was born in 1860.
+11 v. William James "Bill" BOWKER
12 vi. A. Tacy BOWKER was born in 1864.
+13 vii. Joseph Thomas "Joe" BOWKER
+14 viii. Samuel Frank BOWKER
+15 ix. Ellen E. BOWKER
16 x. Isadora BOWKER was born in 1872. Died in died young.
17 xi. John W. BOWKER was born in Feb 1872.

3. William B. BOWKER was born in 1832. William B. BOWKER was in the Civil War; B Co. 49th and was at Ft. Donelson. He married Susannah (Susan) SENSING in 1856. Susannah (Susan) SENSING was born in 1838. Died in 1879. They had the following children:
+18 i. Rebecca BOWKER
+19 ii. William Henry BOWKER
20 iii. Nancy BOWKER I was born in Jun 1860. Died in Jun 1860.
+21 iv. A. Thomas BOWKER
22 v. Nancy BOWKER II was born in 1864. Died in age 16 or 17 of t.b.
+23 vi. James Daniel BOWKER
+24 vii. Mary Jane Ellen BOWKER
+25 viii. John Lenard BOWKER
He also married Fannie B. MAY on 2 May 1881.
He also married Mary Jane WHITE on 13 Aug 1887. Mary Jane WHITE was born in Nov 1849. Mary Jane WHITE BOWKER is buried at Jim Sensing Graveyard.

4. James M. BOWKER was born in 1835. Died on 18 Apr 1882. James M. BOWKER was in Civil War; I 10th Inf. E. Co. 19th Calvary. He married Sarah Elizabeth BISHOP on 15 May 1870. Sarah Elizabeth BISHOP was born in 1845. Died in Jun 1929. They had the following children:
+26 i. Sarah BOWKER
+27 ii. Fredonia "Donie" Ruth BOWKER
+28 iii. Andrew Jackson BOWKER
+29 iv. Martha BOWKER
+30 v. Vilmuth "Viney" BOWKER

6. Sarah "Sally" L. BOWKER (ALLSTONE) was born in 1843.
She married Thomas C. MORRIS in Dec 1859. Thomas C. MORRIS was born in 1840. Died in 1913.

<<<<< VANZANT, GAFFORD, MORRIS, BOWKER
My mother's family lived in Cheatham and Dickson County. Her mother and father were Mary Alice MORRIS GAFFORD and James Anthony GAFFORD. The parents of Mary Alice MORRIS were Marion MORRIS and Louise WALTON. Marion Morris' mother was Sally BOWKER MORRIS. I think the father of Louise Walton was James SUTTON. I have little information on my father's family. The Vanzants were from Stewart and Houston County. Several members of my father's family moved to Florida in the 1940s and 1950s.
Lynn Morton -- 4841 Tuckaway Court, Clarksville, TN 37043
mortonhome@worldnet.att.net
Submitted on Sun Jun 7 1998
>>>>>

THIRD GENERATION
8. Richard A. "Bud" BOWKER was born in Oct 1857. He married Lida HAYES.
He also married Georgia Ann (BOWKER).

9. Sarah E. BOWKER was born in 1859. She married Frank MAYFIELD.

11. William James "Bill" BOWKER was born on 23 Mar 1862. He married Mary Alice TOLAR.

13. Joseph Thomas "Joe" BOWKER was born on 7 Jan 1865. He married Nancy Ann SENSING on 13 Feb 1887.

14. Samuel Frank BOWKER was born in Feb 1867.He married Kittie SHELTON on 13 Dec 1915.

15. Ellen E. BOWKER was born in 1869.She married James M. "Mat" HAYES on 2 May 1837.

18. Rebecca BOWKER She married Bellfield DUNAWAY.

19. William Henry BOWKER was born on 17 Apr 1857. Died on 21 May 1923. He married Mary Frances BAKER on 29 Jul 1881.

21. A. Thomas BOWKER was born in 1863.He married Mary CRANE.

23. James Daniel BOWKER was born in 1865. He married S. A. CRANE on 18 Mar 1889.

24. Mary Jane Ellen BOWKER was born in 1870.She married William Ellsworth COLGATE (JONES) on 10 Feb 1887 in Dickson County TN. William Ellsworth COLGATE (JONES) was born in Indiana. They had the following children:
+31 i. James Horace COLGATE
+32 ii. Susie COLGATE
+33 iii. Florence COLGATE
+34 iv. John COLGATE
+35 v. Baxter COLGATE

25. John Lenard BOWKER was born in 1872. He married Maggie COLLINS on 20 Aug 1889.

26. Sarah BOWKER was born in 1871. Died on 3 Nov 1933. She married Allen BLEDSOE. Allen BLEDSOE was born on 4 Mar 1860. Died on 10 Dec 1928.They had the following children:
36 i. James Luther BLEDSOE was born on 30 Apr 1904. Died on 7 Aug 1972.
37 ii. Buell Bishop BLEDSOE was born on 9 Oct 1907. Died on 12 Sep 1946.

27. Fredonia "Donie" Ruth BOWKER was born in 1873. Died in 1896.She married Mitchell B. GROVES in 1892. They had the following children:
+38 i. Ervin Rodgers GROVES
 39 ii. Katherine GROVES was born on 9 Sep 1894. Died on 27 Jul 1988.

28. Andrew Jackson BOWKER was born on 17 Sep 1876. Died on 24 Jun 1956.He married Nancy Maybelle GAFFORD on 18 Sep 1905.They had the following children:
40 i. Robert Lester BOWKER was born on 3 Aug 1906. (Jack BOWKER'S father)
41 ii. Alma Rose BOWKER was born on 3 May 1908.
42 iii. Mary Irene BOWKER was born on 14 Jul 1909. Died on 21 Jun 1972.
43 iv. Emma Lee BOWKER was born on 16 Apr 1911.
44 v. Vera Mae BOWKER was born on 2 Jun 1912.
45 vi. Clara BOWKER was born on 17 May 1914.
46 vii. Sarah Inez "Kitty" BOWKER was born on 14 Feb 1917. Died on 9 Oct 1919.
47 viii. Fannie Elizabeth BOWKER was born on 31 Jan 1919.
48 ix. Mamie Ruth BOWKER was born on 16 Jan 1921.
49 x. Willie BOWKER was born on 21 Jan 1923. Died on 2 Feb 1923.
50 xi. Susie Frances BOWKER was born on 12 Jul 1924.

29. Martha BOWKER was born in 1878. Died in 1942. She married Comer GAFFORD. Comer GAFFORD was born on 9 Aug 1886. Died on 4 Sep 1933.They had the following children:
51 i. Ivan Jewel GAFFORD was born on 31 Aug 1907.
52 ii. Dorris GAFFORD was born in 1909.
53 iii. Slayden GAFFORD was born on 12 Mar 1911. Died on 9 Mar 1973.

30. Vilmuth "Viney" BOWKER was born on 2 Jun 1880. Died on 23 May 1957. She married Gideon Lee GAFFORD. Gideon Lee GAFFORD was born on 16 Sep 1881. Died on 15 Dec 196?. They had the following children:
54 i. Bessie GAFFORD was born in 1902. Died in 1902.
55 ii. Dora Lee GAFFORD was born on 4 Jul 1905. Died on 21 Dec 1946.
56 iii. Norris Edwward "Buster" GAFFORD was born on 6 Sep 1907. Died on 1 Oct 1959.
57 iv. Sadie Elizabeth GAFFORD was born on 5 May 1909. Died on 6 May 1977.
58 v. Audrey Mae GAFFORD was born on 30 Mar 1914.

FOURTH GENERATION
31. James Horace COLGATE. He married Emma HOLLIDAY in 1910 in Harriman, Tenn. (?). Emma had been married previously to Judd BROCK; one daughter, Linda BROCK, who married ___ Shackleford and was living in East St. Louis.
Emma HOLLIDAY was born in 1894 in Dickson County TN. Died in 1931 in Nashville, TN (At General Hospital). Buried in Spring Hill Cemetery, Madison, Tenn.
James Horace Colgate and Emma Holliday Brock Colgate had the following children:
One child, a boy, was born and died in Brookeville, Franklin County, Indiana. This was the first child (?) of this marriage.
+59 i. Ruby Lee COLGATE
(note: other children of James Horace Colgate and Emma Holliday not listed here)
James Horace Colgate also married Elizabeth NORMAN.
(several children by this marriage not listed here)

32. Susie COLGATE She married Bob CANNON. They had the following children:
60 i. Maude (?) CANNON
+61 ii. Beulah Pearl CANNON
+62 iii. Nancy (?) CANNON

33. Florence COLGATE was born on 16 Oct. ? She married Will GRAY.They had the following children:
+63 i. Clyde GRAY
+64 ii. Irene GRAY
65 iii. Mack COLGATE. Did not marry
66 iv. J. C. GRAY. Last known to be in Nashville
67 v. Roberta COLGATE

34. John COLGATE was born on 5 Jul 1893 in ?. Died in 1951 in Nashville TN. He married Pearl JONES. Pearl JONES was born on 5 Jan 1902.

35. Baxter COLGATE was born in Jun 1904 in ?. He married Lola DAVIS. They had the following children:
68 i. Ovel COLGATE
69 ii. Richty COLGATE
70 iii. Blant COLGATE

38. Ervin Rodgers GROVES was born on 30 May 1893. Baptized on 5 Dec 1978. He married. ? He had the following children:
+71 i. Relious Clifton GROVES
(other children of E.R. Groves not listed here)

FIFTH GENERATION
59. Ruby Lee COLGATE was born on 12 Nov 1919 in Indiana. Died on 17 Apr 1972 in Nashville, Tennessee. Buried in Spring Hill Cemetery. She married Aubrey Douglas GOODMAN Sr. in Nashville, Tennessee ?. Aubrey Douglas GOODMAN Sr was born on 25 Nov 1910 in Mt. Juliet, TN. Died on 29 Feb 1972 in Nashville, Tennessee. Buried in 1972 in Spring Hill Cemetery.They had the following children:
+72 i. Betty Rae GOODMAN
+73 ii. Peggy Ann GOODMAN
+74 iii. Billy Houston GOODMAN
+75 iv. Aubrey Douglas GOODMAN Jr.
+76 v. Judy Carolyn GOODMAN
+77 vi. Jerry Delbert GOODMAN
+78 vii. Sandra Diane GOODMAN

61. Beulah Pearl CANNON  She married Sam SCOTT.

62. Nancy (?) CANNON. She remarried after ____ Solomon (?) died; unknown second husband.

63. Clyde GRAY, died in (deceased). He married Dorothy PATTERSON.

64. Irene GRAY She married G. W. CREECH. G. W. CREECH, died in (he is deceased).

71. Relious Clifton GROVES He married Ellen Almedia PHILLIPS (sister of Calvin Nesbit Phillips, father of Nancy P. Goodman).
R C Groves had no children.


INDEX OF BOWKER'S AND COLGATE'S:

BOWKER (ALLSTONE), Joseph A. 5
BOWKER (ALLSTONE), Samuel 1
BOWKER (ALLSTONE), Sarah "Sally" L. 6
BOWKER, A. Tacy 12
BOWKER, A. Thomas 21
BOWKER, Alma Rose 41
BOWKER, Andrew Jackson 28
BOWKER, Clara 45
BOWKER, Ellen E. 15
BOWKER, Emma Lee 43
BOWKER, Fannie Elizabeth 47
BOWKER, Fredonia "Donie" Ruth 27
BOWKER, Isadora 16
BOWKER, James Daniel 23
BOWKER, James M. 4
BOWKER, John Lenard 25
BOWKER, John W. 17
BOWKER, Joseph Thomas "Joe" 13
BOWKER, Mamie Ruth 48
BOWKER, Martha 29
BOWKER, Mary Irene 42
BOWKER, Mary Jane Ellen 24
BOWKER, Nancy II 22
BOWKER, Nancy I 20
BOWKER, Rebecca 18
BOWKER, Richard A. "Bud" 8
BOWKER, Richard Bard 2
BOWKER, Robert Lester 40
BOWKER, Samuel Frank 14
BOWKER, Sarah 26
BOWKER, Sarah E. 9
BOWKER, Sarah Inez "Kitty" 46
BOWKER, Sophie Victoria 10
BOWKER, Susie Frances 50
BOWKER, U. A. 7
BOWKER, Vera Mae 44
BOWKER, Vilmuth "Viney" 30
BOWKER, William B. 3
BOWKER, William Henry 19
BOWKER, William James "Bill" 11
BOWKER, Willie 49
COLGATE , Baxter 35
COLGATE , Blant 70
COLGATE , Ovel 68
COLGATE , Richty 69
COLGATE , Susie 32
COLGATE, Florence 33
COLGATE, James Horace 31
COLGATE, John 34
COLGATE, Mack 65
COLGATE, Roberta 67
COLGATE, Ruby Lee 59



SENSING FAMILY HISTORY:

Father of John Sensing may have been CHARLES SENSING.

1. JOHN SENSING MARRIED AMY POWELL ON OCT 26, 1785
MARRIED 2) POLLY WALDING.
IN THE 1790 CENSUS IN WARREN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA,
JOHN SENSING HAD A WIFE, A SON UNDER 16 YEARS OF AGE AND 3 DAUGHTERS. children by Amy Powell Sensing:

1. ARCHIBALD SENSING WAS BORN JUNE 10, 1790; DIED NOV 30, 1870 (AT AGE 80 YEARS, 5 MONTHS, 20 DAYS ON SEPT 21, 1836, ARCHIBALD MARRIED REBECCA S. FORD, WHO WAS BORN APRIL 25, 1811; DIED APRIL 4, 1880, AT AGE 69 YEARS AND 20 DAYS.



New!! the old Archibald Sensing house, photo courtesy of
Janet Shadowens, current owner.

(reduced version of jpg photo...see notes below.)

Subj: my Dickson area surnames
Date: 12/7/98
From: Genny1@aol.com
To: TNDICKSO-List
I am searching on many Dickson, Cheatham, Montgomery and Robertson county area surnames, among them are:
CROCKETT, from PA>Robertson County>Montgomery County, TN
PHILLIPS, from MD>Robertson County>Dickson & Cheatham counties, TN
JONES (David, Sr., Rev War soldier), from VA>Robertson County>Dickson & Cheatham counties, TN
DANIEL, from NC>Dickson County, TN
WEAKLEY, from VA>Dickson, Cheatham & Montgomery counties, TN
BOWKER, from England>Dickson, & Cheatham counties TN
SENSING, >Dickson & Cheatham counties, TN
WALL, >Dickson, Cheatham counties, TN
There are probably more that I have left out....Check out my web pages on GENEALOGY AND TENNESSEE at:
http://www.rootsweb.com/~tngenny1/index.html
or at:
http://www.rootsweb.com/~tngenny1/main.html
I have web pages on most of the above families you can access from the index page.
I was born and raised in Houston County, TN, (my mom and dad first of their families in that county, so no ancestors there that I KNOW of). I graduated from Erin High in 1961, married with 3 children, and 3 grandchildren. Live in Hendersonville (Sumner Co) TN.
I am enjoying the Dickson list, even though I don't post often....thanks, Cher, for starting the list!!
Nancy Phillips Goodman (Genny1@aol.com)

Subj: Re: my Dickson area surnames
Date: 12/7/98
From: Jamahs@aol.com
To: Genny1

I have the book "Pioneering" which is about the Sensing family.
In fact I live in the Archibald Sensing house that was built in 1820.
If I can help you in anyway please don't hesitate to ask.
Janet Shadowens

Subj: Re: my Dickson area surnames
Date: 12/8/98
From: Jamahs@aol.com
To: Genny1
In a message dated 12/7/98, Genny1 writes:
<< Hi Janet and thanks....
The book is the one by Mamie Crues Davidson, if I'm not wrong? She is a good friend and cousin of my husband.... Are you related?
Do you happen to have a photo of the house that I could put online on my web pages?
I think that would be neat... thanks again,
Nancy Goodman in Hendersonville >>

I have put siding on the house now but I should have a picture of the house before the siding was put on. Let me look today and if I can find one will scan it to you.
Janet Shadowens

Subj: Re: my Dickson area surnames
Date: 12/8/98
From: Jamahs@aol.com
To: Genny1

File: house.jpg (full version)
http://www.rootsweb.com/~tngenny1/house.jpg (73956 bytes)
DL Time (28800 bps): < 1 minute

Here is a picture of the house but it was taken right after the siding was put on.
The building you see to the right, I don't know when it was built but is still standing and very old. This building apparently was used to salt the pigs in.
When we moved in and cleaning up we found some very old salt in it. Someone told me they even use to smoke in that building.
The only other old building was the tobacco barn. It blew down several years ago but I found a slat of wood that had the date A-17-1939.
According to my records that Jack Bowker gave me Tom Proctor must have built the barn.
Janet



2. WILLIAM HARRISON SENSING, BORN FEB 1, 1799; DIED 1872; MARRIED TO NANCY LEE ON MAY 18, 18??.

children by Polly Walding:

3. McKENDRIE GARDNER SENSING, BORN 1810; DIED JUNE 17, 1852; MARRIED TO DRUCILLA B. CRUISE ON MAY 1, 1837.

4. MARY SENSING
(this listing is not complete..more data to enter!!)


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