Texas Family Group Sheet for the Charles Willis Bowden Family


Husband: Charles Willis BOWDEN
Birthdate: 05 December 1815
Birthplace: Oglethorpe County, Georgia
Death date: 1883
Place of death: Lawrence County, Tennessee
Burial: unknown
Father: John Bowden
Mother: Anna Blackburn

Marriage date: 20 Sep 1838
Marriage place: Lawrence County, Tennessee
Box 2 File 20 at county archives

Wife: Elvira D. LADD - (Lysle on marriage bond)
Birthdate: 1816
Birthplace: North Carolina
Death date: March 1889 (from estate settlement)
Place of death: Lawrence County, Tennessee?
Burial: unknown
Father: William Ladd
Mother: unknown

CHILDREN

Child No. 1: Constantine S. Bowden
Sex: M
Birthdate: 1840
Birthplace: Lawrence County, Tennessee
Death date: 1865
Place of death: During Civil War, place unknown
Burial: unknown
Marriage date:
Marriage place:
Spouse's name: never married

Child No. 2: John W. Bowden
Sex: M
Birthdate: 1843
Birthplace: Alabama
Death date: unknown
Place of death: During the Civil War, place unknown
Burial: unknown
Marriage date:
Marriage place:
Spouse's name: never married

Child No. 3: Mary J. Bowden
Sex: F
Birthdate: 01 August 1847
Birthplace: Tennessee
Death date: 05 July 1904
Place of death: Tennessee
Burial: Freemon Cemetery, Lawrence County, Tennessee
Marriage date: ?
Marriage place: unknown
Spouse's name: A. J. Griffin

Child No. 4: James Newton Bowden
Sex: M
Birthdate: 22 February 1849
Birthplace: Lawrence County, Tennessee
Death date: 19 Mar 1929
Place of death: Brownwood, Brown County, Texas
Burial: unknown
Marriage date: 12 July 1874
Marriage place: Pope County, Arkansas Book D page 354
Spouse's name: Medora McAnally (1st wife) (1848- ?)

Child No. 5: Fountain Pitts Bowden
Sex: M
Birthdate: 22 July 1853
Birthplace: Lawrence County, Tennessee
Death date: 21 Nov 1904
Place of death: Pope County, Arkansas (newspaper obit died 01 Nov.)
Marriage date: 11 November 1875
Burial: McFadden Cemetery, Dover, Pope County, Arkansas
Marriage place: Tennessee?
Spouse's name: Sarah Ann Teague Linam (1854 -1903)

Child No. 6: Sidney E. Bowden
Sex: M
Birthdate: 11 June 1856
Birthplace: Tennessee
Death date: 12 August 1928
Place of death: Nashville, Tennessee at State Mental Hospital
Burial: Nashville, Tennessee
Marriage date: 11 December 1879
Marriage place: Wayne County, Tennessee
Spouse's name: Mariah (Mary) Staggs (1855-1934)

Child No. 7: Margaret Elizabeth Bowden
Sex: F
Birthdate: 05 Nov 1857
Birthplace: Tennessee
Death date: 24 May 1925
Place of death: Lawrence County, Tennessee
Burial: Pleasant Grove Cemetery west of Lawrenceburg
Marriage date: 23 Sep 1888
Marriage place: Lawrence County, Tennessee Box 15 File 50 at county archives
Spouse's name: William James Tice (1859-1930)
 
 
Documentation:
* Charles Willis Bowden is listed in the births in the Henry Nelson Clay Bowden family Bible. This is how I know his name was Willis.
* Information on Sidney Bowden family from Bruce and Sue Bowden of Ridge Manor, Florida, who also sent pictures of the family. Information on Margaret and Wm. James Tice family from Paul Gary Tice of Nashville, Tennessee who had written a book entitled, "The Tice Family." Pictures are included in this book.
* Fountain Pitts and Sarah Ann Teague Linam Bowden lived at Dover, where I live. I have known their family all my life. I also borrowed pictures from their granddaughter, Bertha Taylor Martin. Sarah Ann Teague Linam is my grandmother's sister. Fountain Pitts Bowden was a first cousin to their mother, Mary Ann Bowden, daughter of James Bowden and Elizabeth McAnally.
* Information on the James Newton Bowden family from John Newton Bowden of San Antonio, Texas, a grandson; and from James Harrison who now lives in Spain, but at the time was in Nashville, Tennessee. He is from the family of their daughter Mary Ella Strickland and he had all the old family pictures of this family.
* I have a copy of the original estate settlement for Charles Willis Bowden from Lawrence County, Tennessee. I also found pictures of this couple at the Lawrence County Archives left there by Garry Brewer. He also sent me a letter written by Louise J. Bowden to Mrs. A. J. Griffin. Marriage records from Lawrence County, Tennessee.
* Cemetery records of Lawrence County, Tennessee, Pope County, Arkansas.
* Marriage and Death records in Brown County, Texas.

Notes:
* James Newton Bowden remmarried to Elizabeth McLean (McCain) on 19 Feb 1920 Book 9 page 46 in Brown County, Texas.
 

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