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1 Alexander Hamilton Bowles, b. about 1793 in VA; d. 28 Oct 1877 in Martinsville, Henry County VA at age 84
 + Betsy Myler (daughter of Matthew Myler); md. 22 May 1818 in Bedford County VA
  2 Jabel Bowles, b. 13 Sep 1820 in Franklin County VA; d. 17 Nov 1905 in Henry County VA
   + Naomi "Omey" or "Oney" Young, b. about 1811 in VA; d. after 1860; m. 28 Jan 1840 in Franklin County VA
    3 Marshall Bowles, b. 1841 in Henry County VA; d. 1905 in Ripplemead, VA
     + Martha Emma Petit, b. 1844
      4 John William Bowles, b. 15 Sep 1866 in Henry County VA; d. 15 oct, 1949 in Giles County VA
       + Virginia Katherine Eggleton, b. 10 Mar 1867; d. 11 May 1932
      4 Mary K. Bowles
      4 Susan Bowles
      4 Annie Bowles
      4 Harriet Bowles
      4 Katie E. Bowles
      4 Georgia Bowles
      4 Charles J. Bowles
      4 Robert J. Bowles
    3 John W. Bowles, b. 9 Mar 1842/43 in Franklin County VA; d. Jan 24, 1911
     + Emily L. Coleman, b. abt 1834 in Franklin County VA; m. 6 May 1865 in Franklin County VA
      4 Victoria Virginia Bowles, b. abt 1873; d. 22 Nov 1874
      4 Lewis Bowles, b. abt 1875; d. 15 Jul 1876
   + Ann Prillaman (1st m. William Bondurant 16 Jan 1854); b. 20 Nov 1837 in Prillaman, Franklin County VA; 
        d. 13 Feb 1928 in Henry County VA; m. 2nd Jabel Bowles on 25 Sep 1866 in Franklin County VA
    3 Susan J. Bowles, b. 7 Jun 1867 near Oak Level, Henry County VA; d. 19 Nov 1947 in Martinsville, 
        Henry County VA
     + Thomas O. Stultz, b. 1 Apr 1862 in Henry County VA; m. 10 Jul 1910 in Henry County VA
    3 Daniel Jabel Bowles, b. 6 Feb 1871 in Henry County VA; d. 10 Dec 1958, Henry County VA
     + Martha Susan Kempleton, b. 26 Jan 1877 in Callaway, VA; d. 5 Jan 1978 in Henry County VA; m. 9 Jun 1904
        in Franklin County VA
      4 Russell Alkanah Bowles
      4 Roy Lee Bowles
      4 Claude Isaac Bowles
      4 Sena MYrtley Bowles
      4 Daniel Clay Bowles
      4 Frank Aaron Bowles
      4 Bessie Ethel Bowles
      4 Sarah Anne Bowles
    3 Isaac S. (probably Stanley) Bowles, b. 1874; d. after 1924 
    3 Benjamin Alexander Bowles, b. 1 Jul 1877 in Oak Level, Henry County VA; d. 28 Jun 1964 in Roanoke County VA
     + Annie Della Trent; b. 22 Nov 1884 in Ridgeway, Henry County VA; d. 5 Aug 1939 in Henry County VA; 
         m. 14 May 1905 in Bassett, Henry County VA
      4 Conis Dewey Bowles
      4 Letcher Hill Bowles
      4 Stanley Wilson Bowles
     + Lillian Rangeley Lanier, b. 4 Oct 1904 in Patrick County VA; d. 28 Jan 1982 in Martinsville, Henry 
         County VA; m. 21 Sep 1940
 + Catherine Goode, b. 1795 in VA; d. after 1870; m. 30 May 1821 in Henry County VA
  2 Elizabeth Bowles, b. abt 1822
  2 Magy (Ann, Annie) Bowles b. abt 1824
  2 Middleton G. Bowles, b. Mar 1832 in VA
   + Eliza J. Wells, b. Sep 1836 in VA
    3 Daniel Bowles, b. abt 1856 in VA
    3 William S. Bowles, b. abt 1859 in VA
    3 Susan Bowles, b. 1862 in VA
    3 Sarah C. Bowles, b. 1866 in VA
    3 Virginia V. Bowles, b. 3 Mar 1868 in VA
    3 Matilda E. Bowles, b. 10 May 1872 in VA
    3 Ann C. Bowles, b. abt 1876 in Henry County VA; d. 18 Dec 1877, Leatherwood,
         Henry County VA
    3 Lucy (Jalin) E. Bowles, b. Nov 1879 in VA
  2 Malinda M. Bowles, b. 1836 in Henry County VA
   + Benjamin S. Robertson, b. 1827; d. 1863; m. 1856 in Henry County VA
   + James L. Walton, b. abt  1844 in Pittsylvania County VA; m. 22 Aug 1865
        in Henry County VA
  2 Catherine Frances Bowles, b. 1840


Notes

1820 United States Federal Census, Henry County VA:  It shows Alexander H. Bowles living alone (probably in May
or June per Pat Ross of the Bassett Historical Center). Jabel was born Sep 13, 1820 after the census was taken.
It could have been that Alexander had gone to Henry County ahead of his family.

1830 United States Federal Census, Henry County VA, Roll 195, Page 185, shows Alexander H. Bowles had 1 male 5
under 10 (Jabel), 1 male 30 under 40 (Alexander), 2 females 5 under 10, 1 female 10 under 15, and 1 female 30
under 40 (Catherine) in his household.

1840 United States Federal Census, Henry County VA, Roll 561, Page 277, shows Alexander Bowles had 1 male from 5
under 10 (Middleton born about 1834), 1 male 15 under 20 (Jabel born on Sep 13, 1820) and 1 male 40-50
(Alexander), 2 females under 5, 1 female 10 under 15, 1 female 15 under 20, 1 female 20 under 30 and 1 female 30
under 40 in his household.

Note Catherine Goode did not marry Alexander until after Jabel was born.

Alexander Bowles is listed on the 1820, 1830 and 1840 Federal Population Schedule. This shows he owned slaves in
those years as well as the two listed in the 1850 census.

1850 Federal Census: VA, Henry County, page 15
Household 321/321
Alexander Bowls - 56 M, farmer, VA
Catharine Bowls - 55 F, VA
Elizabeth Bowls  28 F, VA
Magy Bowls - 26 F, VA
Middleton Bowls - 16 M, VA
Malinda Bowls - 14 F, VA
Catharine F. Bowls - 14 F, VA     (Note: Catherine Frances is 9 - not 14)

He is also listed on the VA 1950 Slave Schedule as owning two (2) slaves.

1860 Federal Census: VA, Henry County - Oak Level Post Office
Alex Bolds - 66  Occupation is Miller.  
Cath Bolds - 65
Eliz Bolds - 38
Annie Bolds  35
Frances Bolds - 18 years of age.  
Note: Daughter Malinda got married in 1856.

1870 Federal Census:  VA, Henry County, Martinsville Township 374/374
A. H. Bowls - 76 M W, miller, VA
Catherine Bowls - 75 F W, keeping house, VA
Elizabeth Bowls - 48 F W, at home, VA
Ann Bowls - 45 F W, at home, VA

1877 - Death Register of Henry County VA, Vol. II, Pages 14-15, A. H. Bowles w m died October 28, 1877 in
Martinsville of old age, age 84, parents unknown, place born is listed as Henry Co., VA (Henry Co. is in question
as place of birth although the census says he was born in VA.).

Beverly Merritt, Marriage Bonds of Franklin County VA, 1786-1853, Page 9, Jabel BOWLES & Oney YOUNG; Bond dated
28 Jan 1840, Marriage performed Jan 1840.  The book by Marshall Wingfield says that Geo. STANDLEY was Surety on
the bond.

1860 Federal Census: VA, Henry County, page 84  (Oak Level Post Office)
household 592/607
Jabal Bolds - 39 M, farmer, VA
Oma Bolds - 49 F, VA
Marshall Bolds - 18 M, VA
John Bolds - 16 M, VA 
Note:  They are listed as living in a household adjacent to Alex Bolds (66 M), Cath (65 F), Eliza (38 F).

Beverly Merritt, Marriage Bonds of Franklin County VA, 1786-1853, 7, line 337, 25 Sept. 1866:  Jabel BOWLES, Age
35, WID., Born Henry County, married Ann BONDRANT {Bondurant}, Age 25, WID., Dau of Daniel & Elizabeth PRILLAMAN.
(Note: Elizabeth PRILLAMAN'S maiden name was Elizabeth "Betsy" Stanley, daughter of John Stanley and Mary
Clayton.)

1870 Federal Census: VA, Henry County, Martinsville Township
248/268
Bowls, Jabel - 49 M W, farmer, VA
Bowls, Ann - 32 F W, keeping house, VA

1880 Federal Census: VA, Henry County, ED 131, page 109D
household 139/140
Bowles, Jabel, W M 59, head, farmer, VA VA VA
Bowles, Ann, W F 42, wife, keeping house, VA VA VA
Bowles, Susan J., W F 12, daughter, at home, VA VA VA
Bowles, Daniel, W M 9, son, VA VA VA
Bowles, Isaac S., W M 6, son, VA VA VA
Bowles, Benj. E., W M 2, son, VA VA VA  (Should be Bowles, Benj. A.)
Bondurant, Ruth, W F 25, step daughter, at home, VA VA VA  (Jabel's step-daughter)

Constance Bowles Goodman, email dated 8-30-2001 Subj:  Marshall Bowles, "She showed me an undated obituary for
Marshall Bowles, father of Uncle Johnny Bowles.  According to it, Marshall Bowles died at Ripplemead, Va., at
11:00 a.m. Sunday.  He was born 65 years ago in Henry County.  He was a member of the Baptist church for 20
years.  He was buried in the cemetary near D.W. Mason's on New Year's Day.  It adds, 'Mr. Bowles' father died six
weeks ago at age 84."

10th VA CAVALRY Records:  "BOWLES, JOHN W.: Pvt., Co. K. b. Va. 3/9/42.  Enl. Richmond 3/23/62.  Present 1-8/63.
Ab. On horse detail 9-10/63.  Present 11/63-4/1/64 and 7-8/64, issued clothing 9/30 & 12/31/64.  AWOL 1/27/65.
NFR.  WIA three times on pension application. D. 1/24/11. Bur. St. Andrew's Cem., Roanoke, Va."  Note:  John
enlisted the same day Jabel Bowles enlisted in Richmond, VA. I believe that an error was made in the
transcription of John's his birth.  His age is listed as being 22 on May 6, 1965 in his Henry County Marriage
Record.  I believe he was born in 1843.  On the 1860 Federal Census he is listed as being 16.  

VA Marriages, 20, Henry Co., VA Marriages page 88, line 88 -- Thos. O. Stultz, age 48, widow, born H Co., p
Stultz md Susie Bowles, age 42, single, born H Co., par. Jabel/An.

Henry County Court House Archives - B. A. Bowles et al vs I. S. Bowles et al, Accounting Document, filed in
Bowles Document Book mentions Martha {Martha Susan Kempleton} Bowles (dower) as receiving $7.28.  

Oakwood Cemetery Records, Bowles, Martha K., Born Jan 26, 1877, Died Jan 5, 1978,
Henry County VA.

Bowles Family Bible, Annie Della Trent - Born Nov 22, 1884 in Ridgeway, Henry County VA.  (Note: Annie Della
Trent is the daughter of Emma Rose Stanley and William Henry Trent.)

Moody Funeral Home Announcement, Lillian Rangeley Lanier Bowles - Died:  Jan 28, 1982,
For Alexander Hamilton Bowles's 2nd wife information regarding census see information for Alexander.

1860 Federal Census: VA, Henry County
household 583/598, page 83
Middleton Bolds - 27 M, farmer, VA
Eliza Bolds - 24 F, VA
Daniel Bolds - 4 M, VA
William Bolds - 1 M, VA

1870 Federal Census: VA, Henry County, Martinsville Township
373/373
Bowls, Middleton - 37 M W, house carpenter, VA
Bowls, Eliza - 32 F W, keeping house, VA
Bowls, Donald - 12 M W, farm labor, VA (Note:  This is Daniel)
Bowls, William S. - 11 M W, farm labor, VA
Bowls, Susan - 8 F W, at home, VA
Bowls, Sarah C. - 4 F W, at home, VA
Bowls, VA - 2 F W, at home, VA
Bowls, Jalin E. - 2/12 F W, VA

1880 Federal Census: Virginia, Franklin County, ED 105, page 4
Bowles, Middleton - head, M W 47, farmer, VA VA VA
Bowles, Jane - wife, F W 44, VA VA VA
Bowles, Susan - daughter, F W 18, VA VA VA
Bowles, Sirah - daughter, F W 14, VA VA VA
Bowles, Virginia - daughter, F W 12, VA VA VA
Bowles, Julia - daughter, F W 10, VA VA VA
Bowles, Matilda - daughter, F W 8, VA VA VA
Bowles, Elizabeth - daughter, F W 3, VA VA VA

1900 Federal Census: VA, Franklin County, Long Branch, ED 30, page 148A
household 103/103
Boles, Middleton J. - head, W M Mar 1832, 68, Md44, carpenter, VA VA VA
Boles, Eliza J. - wife, W F Sep 1836, 63, Md44 9/8, VA VA VA
Boles (Edwards?), VA V. - daughter, W F Mar 1868, 32, Wd, 3/2, VA VA VA
Boles, Lucy E. - daughter, W F Nov 1879, 21 S, VA VA VA
Edwards, William B. - grandson, W M May 1889, 11, S, at school, VA VA VA
Edwards, Possie L. - grandson, W M Jul 1891, 8, S, VA VA VA

Henry County Court House Archives, Henry County Births: Bowls, Virginia V., M. G. & Eliza, Mar. 3, 1868

Henry County Court House Archives, Henry County Births: Bowles, Matilda E., Middleton G. & Eliza Wells, May 10, 1872, Henry/36--

Locations

Virginia: Henry County

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