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Rory Eugene Bowers
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Andrew Bowers, Sr
b. Feb 16 1753
York County, Pennsylvania
Catherine (?)


Andrew was born in York County, Pennsylvania and probably lived there until about 1769, the year when it appears his father and family moved to Frederick County, Virginia. They settled in the area that later became Berkeley County, Virginia. [At the time of the Civil War, Berkeley County became part of West Virginia.]
 by Robert Strong

William Bowers, Sr
b. 1787
Rockbridge Co., VA
m. Mary Sabra (CHRISTIE) in Newton Co. AR.
Census: 1850, Perry Township, Johnson County, Arkansas; page 153, #22-28

Notes for Sabra Christie:
1850 United States Federal Census
Name: Sabra Bowers
Age: 32
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1818
Birth Place: Tennessee
Gender: Female
Home in 1850(City,County,State): Perry, Johnson, Arkansas
Household Members: Name Age
William Bowers 63
Sabra Bowers 32
John Bowers 12 
Nancy Bowers 7 
Redden Bowers 9 
Sabra Bowers 1 
William Bowers 4

No further records have been found for William, although there is an 1850 enumeration for William Bowers in Johnson County, Arkansas (Dwelling 79, Family 81, Perry Township) that looks promising. He was born in Virginia about 1787, which is consistent with being the child of Andrew of Grayson County, Virginia who was added to the tax rolls in 1804. Whether this is the subject William would require more research.
Tax List: 1813, Grayson County, Virginia.

1813 William Bowers(?), 3 white males above age 16, 1 horse.

William Billy Bowers
b. Nov 4 1846
Spadra, Johnson Co, Arkansas
m. Mary Elizabeth (ALLEN) Aug. 6, 1865
Mil: U.S. Army Co. H, 1st Ark. Inf. (Grave Monument)
    Birthplace AR 
    Age 32 
    Occupation Farmer 
    Marital Status M   
    Race W   
    Head of Household William BOWERS
    Relation Self 
    Father's Birthplace VA 
    Mother's Birthplace TN 
Census Place Reville, Logan, Arkansas 
    Family History Library Film 1254050
    NA Film Number T9-0050
    Page Number 266C

Name: William Bowers
Residence: Logan, Arkansas
Estimated birth year: 1847
Age in years: 73
Birth place: Arkansas
Relationship to head-of-household: Self
Gender: Male
Race or color (on document): White
Marital status: Married
Father birth place: Arkansas
Mother birth place: Arkansas
Film number: 1820071
Digital GS number: 4293671
Image number: 00257
Sheet number: 6
Collection: 1920 United States Census

James William Bowers
b.Feb 14 1867
m. Nancy Caldonia (BROCK) Mar 29, 1891 in Logan Co, AR.
1880 United States Census
Birth Year   
    Birthplace AR 
    Age 13 
    Occupation Work On Farm 
    Marital Status S   
    Race W   
    Head of Household William BOWERS
    Relation Son 
    Father's Birthplace AR 
    Mother's Birthplace MI 
Census Place Reville, Logan, Arkansas 
    Family History Library Film 1254050
    NA Film Number T9-0050
    Page Number 266C

Willie Dee Bowers
b. Jan 29 1893
Booneville, Logan Co., Arkansas
m. Katie Dovie (SMITH) Jan 29, 1911 Leflore Co. OK.
Willie was born in Magazine, Arkansas where he worked on Katie's fathers farm. This farm was located somewhere at the foot of Bokoshe Mountain. He married Katie Smith and they started their family there in a log cabin. One day Willie was plowing a field with a team of mules. Katie was crying and hoeing weeds in the cotton fields. He came to her and asked what was wrong. She said that they both worked so hard, him plowing and her weeding and that they didn't seem to be making any progress financially or in their way of life. He told her to put down her hoe and to go to the house and that she wouldn't have to hoe cotton ever again, He moved to Spiro, Oklahoma and opened a butcher shop which he worked at for some time. Then he moved to Bokoshe, Oklahoma and again opened a butcher shop. Willie was a pretty good carpenter also and he built several houses in and around Bokoshe. He also hauled coal for a time. He contracted to build a gymnasium in Bokoshe. He built another in Hodges and one other in another town. Elmer, my father, his oldest son worked with him on these building projects. Elmer was a good mechanic also and had an idea to start a gas station and garage in Bokoshe. Willie convinced him to allow him to participate in the operation. Willies youngest son Delmar soon came into the business. Business was good but Willie was not a very good financial manager and after a while the business began to fail, Willie had allowed customers to buy on credit accounts and these soon became un-collectable, Willie, Elmer and Delmar leased a coal mine in Milton, Oklahoma which they operated for a while. Their prime contract was with a school district to provide "smokeless coal". Soon Delmar left the business then Elmer and took a job as a mechanic at another garage repairing automobiles. Willie moved to McAlister to work on an army base, Camp Chaffee I think. Elmer traveled to Santa Barbara, California. He obtained work at the Falcon mercury mine in the mountains above Santa Barbara. Elmer went back to Bokoshe to visit Willie and Katie only to find them packing preparing to move to National City, California to be near his youngest daughter and her husband Bill Milam who worked for Mueller Trucking Co. Willie bought some property in Palm City, California and built a home and lived there for many years. He then built a duplex and a single family dwelling in Chula Vista, California. He sold that property and in the deal traded for a home and some other property on 9th. Street Imperial Beach, California where he and Katie lived until their death. Bobby E. Bowers

Elmer Lefayette Bowers
b. Nov 19, 1911
Brazil Station, Leflore County, Oklahoma
m. Elizabeth (HAMILTON) Nov 19, 1932 Arkoma, Leflore Co. OK

Bobby Eugene Bowers
b. Apr 12, 1933
Bokoshe, Leflore Co., OK
m. (living)

Delmar Bowers
b. Feb 9 1917
Paris, Logan Co., Arkansas
m.Anna Marie (GUINN) Apr. 18, 1936 Bokoshe, Leflore Co., OK.

Ervell C. Bowers
m. Cora (DAVIS)

James Ernest (Ernie) Bowers
b.Jan 31 1900
Shady Point, Leflore Co.,Oklahoma
m. Mary Agnes (BOWERS) Jul 16, 1925

Emery Clay Bowers
b.Nov 4 1905
Muskogee, Creek Nation (OK.)
m. Minnie (HARGER)

1930 United States Federal Census 
Name: Emery C Bowers
Home in 1930: Mountain, Logan, Arkansas
Age: 24
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1906 
Birthplace: Arkansas 
Relation to Head of House: Head 
Spouse's Name: Minnie
Race: White
Parents' birthplace: View image
Household Members: Name Age
Emery C Bowers 24 
Minnie Bowers 28 
Minnie Bowers 20  (?)
Rose K Bowers 2/12 

John G. Bowers
b.Dec 13 1868
m. Liza (HOLSTEAD)

 Redden Lafayette Bowers
b.May 12 1870
m. Ellen (HALL) Aug 31, 1892
1880 United States Census
Birth Year   
    Birthplace AR 
    Age 9 
    Marital Status S   
    Race W   
    Head of Household William BOWERS
    Relation Son 
    Father's Birthplace AR 
    Mother's Birthplace MI 
Census Place Reville, Logan, Arkansas 
    Family History Library Film 1254050
    NA Film Number T9-0050
    Page Number 266C

1880 United States Federal Census
Name: Redden L. Bowers
Home in 1880: Reville, Logan, Arkansas
Age: 9
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1871
Birthplace: Arkansas
Relation to Head of Household: Son
Father's Name: William
Father's birthplace: Arkansas
Mother's Name: Mary E.
Mother's birthplace: Michigan
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Male
Household Members: Name Age
William Bowers 32 
Mary E. Bowers 30 
James W. Bowers 13 
John G. Bowers 11 
Redden L. Bowers 9 
Martha C. Bowers 8 
Lucinda C. Bowers 5 
Cordelia Bowers 3

1920 United States Federal Census
Name: Redden Bowers
Home in 1920: Driggs, Logan, Arkansas
Age: 49 years 
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1871
Birthplace: Arkansas
Relation to Head of House: Head 
Spouse's Name: Ellen
Father's Birth Place: Arkansas 
Mother's Birth Place: Mississippi 
Marital Status: Married 
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Rent 
Able to read: Yes 
Able to Write: Yes 
Image: 247 
Household Members: Name Age
Redden Bowers 49 
Ellen Bowers 43 
Goldie Bowers 10 
Lenard Bowers 1 8/12 

Everett Allen Bowers
b.Oct 7 1885
m.Annie V. (HOBSON)

Robert Theodore Lincoln Bowers
b.Feb 26 1888
Magazine, Logan Co., AR.
m. Virginia Dare (HEATHCOTT) May 15, 1906
Notes for Robert L. T. Bowers:
California Death Index, 1940-1997
about Robert Lincoln Bowers
Name: Robert Lincoln Bowers
Social Security #: 431****** 
Sex: MALE 
Birth Date: 26 Feb 1886
Birthplace: Arkansas 
Death Date: 21 Aug 1947
Death Place: Contra Costa 
Mother's Maiden Name: Allen 
More About Robert Bowers and Virginia Heathcott:
Marriage: 15 May 1906, Logan, Arkansas

Marvin Douglas Bowers
b.Dec 28 1912
Logan County, Arkansas
Dewey Osborn Bowers
b.Nov 4 1917
Magazine, Arkansas
m. Margie Wilma (CORLEY)

Clayton Aubrey Bowers
b.Jun 1 1921
Augustus, Kansas
m. Evelyn Joy (PHILLIPS) Maay 17, 1944

Robert Joseph Bowers
b. Dec 13 1925
Paris, Arkansas

Madison James Bowers
(probably Johnson Co.) Arkansas
m. Ellen Starnes (ANDERSON) Nov. 13, 1877 Logan Co, AR.

M.J. BOWERS, postmaster at Paris, Logan County, Ark., and a
representative citizen of the same, was born in Johnson County, of
this State, in 1853, and of the seven children born to his parents,
he was next to the youngest in order of birth. His father, William
Bowers, was a native of the Old Dominion, and was a farmer by pursuit.
He came to Arkansas at an early day, and was married in Newton County,
to Mrs. Sabary Barnes, nee Christy, a native of Tennessee, who came
to Arkansas in 1835. She was a widow, and the mother of two children
by her first marriage, she being a descendant from Cherokee Indians.
The family moved to Johnson County, Ark., about 1845, and there the
father died when M.J. Bowers was a small child. The latter was reared
by an elder sister, after the death of his mother in 1862, who moved
to Logan County, Ark., in 1858. He was well educated in the common
schools of the county, and in 1874 entered the high school at Magazine,
where he remained for three years. Then in connection with farming,
he began teaching school and continued at this until 1886. In 1887
and 1888 he was deputy sheriff of the county, and for two years he
was half owner and manager of the Paris Serpent, which he made a
vigorous Republican paper. On July 25, 1889, he was appointed
postmaster at Paris. He was married in 1877, to Miss Ellen S.
Anderson, a native of this State and county, and a daughter of
Capt. C.P. Anderson, of Magazine. This union resulted in the birth
of seven children: Etta, Lillie June, Ezra James and Ellen Edna
(twins), Charles Dennis, Freda May and Powell Clayton. Mr. Bowers
owns a farm adjoining the town of Paris, in which he resides, and
he is one of the county's best citizens. He is a member of the Paul
McCobb Lodge No. 65, K. of P.

Notes for Madison James Bowers:
1880 Census:  (Reville, Logan, Arkansas)
Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 Matison J. BOWERS   Self   M   Male   W   27   AR        Farmer   SC    SC 
 Ellen S. BOWERS   Wife   M   Female   W   22   AR   Keeping House   AR   TN 
 Martha J. BOWERS   Dau   S   Female   W   1   AR     AR     AR 
 Lilly J. BOWERS   Dau   S   Female   W   3M   AR    AR   AR 

1900 United States Federal Census
Name: M J Bowers
Home in 1900: Short Mountain, Logan, Arkansas
Age: 41 
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1859 
Birthplace: Arkansas 
Relationship to head-of-house: Head 
Spouse's Name: Ellen
Race: White 
Household Members: Name Age
M J Bowers 41 
Ellen Bowers 48 
Etto Bowers 28 
Ellen J Bowers 10 
Ezra J Bowers 16 
E E Bowers 16 
Charles P Bowers 14 
Freedy m Bowers 12 
Powell C Bowers 10 
Herman M Bowers 8 

1910 U. S. Fed. Census: Short Mountain, Logan, Arkansas; Roll: T624_56; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 188; Image: 441

MORE: Filed a Dawes Application, Case 5346,  which was denied; but has genealogical data... denial due to residency in Arkansas

NOTE: 1887, Applied for Citizenship in the Cheorkee Nation, but was denied

Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Arkansas


Rory E. Bowers Fort Smith, AR.

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