Texas Family Group Sheet for the Redrick A. BOWDEN Family


Husband: Redrick A. BOWDEN
Birthdate: October 21, 1852
Birthplace: Saulsbury, Hardeman County, Tennessee
Death date: September 10, 1913
Place of death: Navarro County, Texas
Father: Thomas B. BOWDEN
Mother: Elizabeth Z. MCKINNE

Marriage date: November 21, 1871
Marriage place: Hardeman County, Tennessee

Wife: Viola Josephine TODD
Birthdate: December 24, 1850
Birthplace: Saulsbury, Hardeman County, Tennessee
Death date: May 20, 1953
Place of death: Navarro County, Texas
Father: William Henry TODD
Mother: Mary Ann CARRIKER

CHILDREN

Child No. 1: Thomas Henry BOWDEN
Sex: m
Birthdate: September 29, 1872
Birthplace: Saulsbury, Hardeman County, Tennessee
Death date: April 19, 1941
Place of death:
Marriage date: December 16, 1896
Marriage place: Chatfield, Navarro County, Texas
Spouse's name: Harriet (Hattie) MARLON

Child No. 2: Sallie Jackson BOWDEN
Sex: f
Birthdate: November 2, 1874
Birthplace: Saulsbury, Hardeman County, Tennessee
Death date: March 28, 1968
Place of death: Rice, Navarro County, Texas
Marriage date: December 4, 1892
Marriage place: Tupelo, Navarro County, Texas
Spouse's name: Marvin Edgar CUMMINS

Child No. 3: Molly Viola BOWDEN
Sex: f
Birthdate: April 21, 1876
Birthplace: Saulsbury, Hardeman County, Tennessee
Death date: November 22, 1959
Place of death:
Marriage date: January 8, 1895
Marriage place:
Spouse's name: James William (Bill) MCNUTT

Child No. 4: Willie Miller (Wid) BOWDEN
Sex: m
Birthdate: July 15, 1879
Birthplace: Tupelo, Navarro County, Texas
Death date: December 8, 1977
Place of death: Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas
Marriage date: December 2, 1900
Marriage place: Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas
Spouse's name: Carrie Florene SHEETS

Child No. 5: Myrtle BOWDEN
Sex:
Birthdate: December 6, 1881
Birthplace: Tupelo, Navarro County, Texas
Death date: May 4, 1947
Place of death:
Marriage date:
Marriage place:
Spouse's name: Add MEADOWS

Child No. 6: Grover Cleveland BOWDEN
Sex: m
Birthdate: March 14, 1884
Birthplace: Tupelo, Navarro County, Texas
Death date: April 25, 1972
Place of death: Navarro County, Texas
Marriage date: Abt. 1910
Marriage place:
Spouse's name: Susie Lee DOZIER

Child No. 7: Addie Ruth BOWDEN
Sex: f
Birthdate: June 29, 1886
Birthplace: Forney, Navarro County, Texas
Death date: October 22, 1975
Place of death: Navarro County, Texas
Marriage date: July 18, 1904
Marriage place: Mesquite, Texas
Spouse's name: Jimmy Davis BURDINE

Child No. 8: John Redrick BOWDEN
Sex: m
Birthdate: October 28, 1889
Birthplace: Tupelo, Navarro County, Texas
Death date: May 11, 1982
Place of death: Arlington,Tarrant County, Texas
Marriage date: August 17, 1913
Marriage place: Rice, Navarro County, Texas
Spouse's name: Leona STEPHENSON

Child No. 9: Josie May BOWDEN
Sex: f
Birthdate: May 1, 1896
Birthplace: Tupelo, Navarro County, Texas
Death date:
Place of death:
Marriage date: June 22, 1919
Marriage place: Rice, Navarro County, Texas
Spouse's name: Clay FLUKER
 
 
Documentation:
* The ancestors of Redrick A Bowden were listed on the 1840 and 1850 Census in North Carolina . He can be found on the 1860 census in Hardeman County, Tennessee. After moving to Texas, about 1877, Redrick bought farmland in the Tupelo Community in Navarro County. He and his wife were active in First Baptist Church, Rice, Texas. Many of his children and grandchildren continued to live in the area.
CENSUS RECORDS
* 1860 TN Hardeman County Census, District 1, Post Office Junction and Salisbury page. 355online p.3 of 10 at ancestry.com
Thomas B. Bowden 50 (1810) NC farmer, real estate value-$2,000, personal value-$25,000
He is also listed on the slave schedule as owning 17 slaves. All of the children were born in Tennessee. Jemima Webb is a mystery, perhaps a married/widowed sister to Thomas?
Eliz. Z. 34 (1826) TN
John F 16 (1844) TN
Martha J 12 (1848)
Reddick A 8 (1852)
Susan C 5 (1855)
Sallie E 4 (1856)
Woodard 2 (1858)
Jemima Webb 56 (1804) NC
* 1880 TX Census from Navarro County
Bowden, Redick TX NAVARRO CO. E. D. 129 331 1880 page 4online
Redick Bowden Farmer 27 Tn Nc Tn
Josie 28 Tn Tn Tn
Thomas 7 Tn Tn Tn
Sallie J 5 Tn Tn Tn
Viola 3 Tn Tn Tn
Willie 1 Tx Tn TN
Brown, Mary 11 Ms Ms Ms servant
* 1900 TX Census from Navarro County, pct 2 ED 100 page 87 or 105 ancestry.com images, p. 21
R A Bowden, Josie, Willie, Myrtle, Grover, Addie, John, and , Josie . Mary Todd (76) and RA's niece Pearl Adams b. June 1883 (16) in TN, parents MS MS
* 1910 TX Census from Navarro County, PCT 2. ancestry.com images, p. 23 and p. 24
R A Bowden, Josie, Myrtle, John, Josie May and and __ Meadows, grdson, age 2
* 1920 Census in Navarro County TX Josephine Bowden, age 69, head of household
R. A. BOWDON Sex: M Marriage(s): Spouse: Josie TODD Marriage: 21 Nov 1871 Hardeman, Tennessee
OTHER Sources:
* "Profiles: A History of the Todd and Bowden Families" by Joe Earl Murphey,1985. Copies are located in Corsicana at Navarro College Library, Corsicana Public Library, Navarro County Historical Society. There is also a copy at Texas A & M University Library in College Station, Texas.
* Corsicana Daily Sun, abt.1948,"Nearing Century Mark, Mrs. Josephine Bowden Enjoys Excellent Health and Is Alert to Present Day Happenings".....thoughts about the Civil War are included Cemetery Records from Rice Cemetery and Chatfield Cemetery in Navarro County, Texas.
 

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