Texas Family Group Sheet for the Wiley Franklin Bowden Family


Husband: Wiley Franklin BOWDEN
Birthdate: 03 March 1818
Birthplace: Georgia
Death date: Aug 1851
Place of death: Pope County, Arkansas
Burial: unknown
Father: John Bowden
Mother: Anna Blackburn

Marriage date: 07 November 1839
Marriage place: Lawrence County, Tennessee
Box 2 File 20 at county archives

Wife: Susannah A. POLLOCK
Birthdate: 03 September 1821
Birthplace: North Carolina
Death date: 26 April 1880
Place of death: Pope County, Arkansas
Burial: unknown (maybe Suggs Cemetery)
Father: William Pollock
Mother: Sarah unknown

CHILDREN

Child No. 1: William H. Bowden
Sex: M
Birthdate: 1841
Birthplace: Lawrence County, Tennessee
Death date: 01 November 1861
Place of death: Van Buren, Crawford County, Arkansas in the Civil War.
Burial: Probably in a mass grave
Marriage date:
Marriage place:
Spouse's name: never married

Child No. 2: Rev. John Wesley Bowden
Sex: M
Birthdate: 06 July 1842
Birthplace: Lawrence County, Tennessee
Death date: 26 August 1932
Place of death: Waco, McLennan County, Texas
Burial: Meridian, Bosque County, Texas
Marriage date: 19 November 1863
Marriage place: Arkansas (from his autobiography)
Spouse's name: Susan Jane Chronister (1st wife) (1845-1886)

Child No. 3: Mary Jane Bowden
Sex: F
Birthdate: 1845
Birthplace: Lawrence County, Tennessee
Death date: unknown
Place of death: unknown
Burial: unknown
Marriage date: 09 March 1860
Marriage place: Pope County, Arkansas Book D page 39
Spouse's name: Mathias Keys (1st husband)

Child No. 4: Allen Grundy Bowden
Sex: M
Birthdate: June 1847
Birthplace: Lawrence County, Tennessee
Death date: 27 September 1926
Place of death: Brown County, Texas Book JP2 page 22
Burial: Heflin Cemetery in Brown County, Texas
Marriage date: 22 February 1868
Marriage place: Pope County, Arkansas Book D page 182
Spouse's name: Amanda Owens (1st wife, 1848-?)
 
 
Documentation:
* Rev. John Wesley Bowden wrote his autobiography in 1925 and had it published in Meridian, Texas. He had very little personal information in this book. It was mainly about his career as a Methodist minister. He married 2nd to Mrs. Emma Green Trawick Taylor, a widow with two children, on 12 Aug 1886 on 12 August 1886 in Brown County, Texas Book A page 270.
* Marriages from Lawrence County, Tennessee; Pope County, Arkansas and Brown County, Texas.
* Mary Jane Bowden married 2nd to Rev. William Perry Gillum on 08 January 1866 Book D page 112 Pope County, Arkansas. Ann E. Brooks of Dallas, Texas wrote an article for Volume II of Pope County History on this family. He was a circuit riding Baptist preacher.
* Allen Grundy Bowden married 2nd to Margaret E. Roberts on 07 February 1875 Book A page 140 in Conway County, Arknasas. He married 3rd to Clara Louise Fain possibly in Illinois or Texas. Do not have this date. Wiley Franklin Bowden's widow remarried to Azariah CHRONISTER on 03 September 1854 in Pope County, Arkansas Book B page 96. Azariah may be the A. Chronister who is buried in Suggs Cemetery in Pope County, Arkansas. It is possible that Susannah may also be here in an unmarked grave.
 

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