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Charles Willis Bowden
05 Dec 1815 - Georgia
14 Aug 1883 - Lawrence County, Tennessee
20 Sep 1838 - Lawrence County, Tennessee
Elvira D. Ladd
1816 - North Carolina
Mar 1889 - Lawrence County, Tennessee
---------------------------------------- Children ----------------------------------------
| || Constantine S. Bowden |
Born 1840 - Tennessee
Died 1864 -
| || John Wesley Bowden|
Born 07 Jan 1841 - Alabama
| James Newton Bowden |
Born 1847 - Tennessee
Died 1929 - Rising Star, Eastland County, Texas
| Mary J. Bowden|
Born 01 Aug 1847 - Alabama
Died 05 Jul 1905 - Lawrence County, Tennessee
| Fountain Pitts Bowden|
Born 22 Jul 1851 - Tennessee
Died 21 Nov 1904 - Pope County, Arkansas
| Sidney E. Bowden |
Born 11 Jun 1854 - Lawrence County, Tennessee
Died 12 Aug 1928 - Nashville, Tennessee
| Margaret E. Bowden|
Born 05 Nov 1857 - Lawrence County, Tennessee
Died 24 May 1925 - Lawrence County, Tennessee
|Research Notes -- David G Brewer |
1830 Census - Morgan County, Alabama
J. A. (or N.) Ladd
1 Male under 5
2 Males 5-10
1 Male 30-40
1 Female under 5
1 Female 10-15
1 Female 30-40
1838 "Marriages of Lawrence County, Tenn." Film #976304
Bond - Mar. 12 1838 Bowden, James Elizabeth McAnally
Bond - Sep. 20 1838 Bowden, Charles W. Elvira Lysle
George W. Franks
Lic. - Sep. 20 1838 Bowden, Charles W. Elvira Lad
Sep. 20 1838
William Kirk, J.
1840 Census - Morgan County, Alabama
Margaret Ladd [Page torn so that numbers are not completely readable]
1 Male 10-15
1 Male 20-30
1840 Census - Wayne County, Tenn.
p. 87 Bowden, Chas. W. 10001 00001
1850 Census - Lawrence Co. Tenn 7th District
25 Oct 1850
Bowden, C.W. Farmer 335 34 M Georgia
Elvira D. 34 F N. Carol.
C.S. 10 M Tenn
John W. 7 M Ala
Mary J. 4 F Ala
Jas. M. 3 M Tenn
1859 Film # 0976301 Tax Lists Lawrence Co., Tenn.
Bowden, C.W. 96 Acres $700
Bowden, C.W. Exr Dec 177 Acres $900
1860 Census - Lawrence Co., Tenn
Civil District #12 - 11 August 1860
C.W. Bowden Farmer 650 600 44 M Georgia
Elvira D 44 F N. Carolina
Constantine S. 20 M Tenn
John W. 17 M Alabama
Mary J. 15 F Alabama
James N. 12 M Tenn
Fountain P. 9 M Tenn
Sidney E. 6 M Tenn
Margaret E. 2 F Tenn
Margaret Ladd 63 F Laboring NC
Mary 26 F Operative Ala
Emily 22 F " Ala
1861 Film # 0976301 Tax Lists Lawrence Co., Tenn.
Bowden, C.W. 96 Acres $700
Bowden, C.W. Exr Dec 177 Acres $900
1861 (approx) Tennesseans in the Civil War
Bowden, C.S. Pvt H. Co. 19th Cav
1864 - Notes from Garry Wayne Brewer about C. S. Bowden:
Constantine Sebastian Bowden, Company E, 54th Tennessee Inf. Consolidated in April 1862,
with remnants of 48 (Voorhies) and other Tennessee Rest. to form 48 Nixon's Tennessee Infr.
2 Lieutenant, 12 months. Company H, 19th Biffles' Tennessee Cavalry, Private, October 1862,
1st Lieutenant April 1864 , Died sometime after this date, no records given.
From email dated 10 Oct, 2002 from Suzanne Jackson. firstname.lastname@example.org She send a
letter dated April 6, 1863, the reason for using this letter is it mentions C.S. Bowden
and his Brother John Bowden.
"Dear Son I I-------- This operuty of writing you a few lines to let you know that we
received your letter and you may be certain that we was glad to hear from you and that
you was well. We are not well your mother puny and I have not seen to well day since I
got home my bowels runing off all the time put quantity of blood through. We ------
-------cant your at all them a little better. we are still inhpes that you are well.
John McAnally hands me one hundred and ten dollars for you, you did not write to me any
thing about your mare how her back is go and how she stands it, I have been very uneasy
about here since I left and I have not hear late -- ----.John could not tell I want you
to write back by J.M.Pennington all about her and if you have got you a saddle I want to
know what you kneed so that I can git them for you, you must be backside for writing what
you want. Let us know if you want your coat made and brought I am having you a pair of
boot made they will be done this week and so soon as my health git so that I can come to
you all I will. I could not ride thare at this time, well write if you want me to send
you your horse or whitter or not you think you mare will stand it of not , write all
the news --. I sold Silry today to your Aunt Louis Bumpaps when I came up I want to buy
a boy if I can I have not planted any corn yet. Tell cousin James Kelley that his family
is well, we was up thare Sunday they are giting along very well, he must do this do the
best he can. Tell John Chambers that I am trying to get his hat made, I will convey it to
him as soon as I can. Give my best love to all the boys in your Dept you all have my best
wishes and my symphety & Willy you must be a good soyder, kind and good to all and put
your trust in god that he may bring you safe through this unhappy war safe home to imbrace
of your friends whose affiations cling near you. we are satisifide that troubles and
suffering is great in camp we are also in trouble at home. I must close as I have nothing
more at presant to write of importance. Willy write every chance you have, tell all the
boys to write to me tell C.S. Bowden that his bro. John is not any better but is thought
to be worse. I am going to his father in a few days, write on write all I am anctious to
hear from you all at anytime, nothing more but remain your affiationate father and mother
until death. Winton McAnally and C.M. McAnally
1860 Census of Lawrence County, Tennesee.
Winston McAnally 42 Merchant and
Matilda C. McAnally 38, she was born in Miss. and he in Tennessee.
They had the following children;
1. William K. 18 (Willy)
2. Sarah E. 13
3. Manerva A. 11
4. Alexander 9
5. Sara A. 3
W.K. McAnally, Pvt, Company H, 19th Biffle Cavarly (CSA)
J.N. Chambers & J.M. Chambers, Pvts, Company H, 19th Biffle Cavarly (CSA)
J.C. Kelley, 2nd Lt. Company H, 19th Biffle Cavarly (CSA)
C.S. Bowden, 1st Lt. Company H, 19th Biffle Cavarly (CSA)
1863 - Cemeteries of Pope County, Arkansas 976.732 V22p p. 110 Vol. 1
Bowden, J. W. 1-7-1841 1-7-1863 [This doesn't appear to be John, son of C. W. Bowden]
1863 - From http://www.couchgenweb.com/civilwar/35thcoh.html:
35TH ARKANSAS INFANTRY REGIMENT
CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA
BOWDEN, J.W. Jr Pvt - Enl 20 Jun 1862 at Dover, AR. Discharged by surgeon 26 Jul 1862.
Died at home 29 Jan 1863. Ht 5' 6", eyes gray, hair drk, complx fair, farmer, age 18,
born in Pope Co, AR.
BOWDEN, J.W. Sr Pvt - Enl 20 Jun 1862 at Dover, AR. Died at home 14 Jan 1863.
1870 Census - Giles County, Tennessee
19th Civil District - 9 June 1870
Bowden, Charles W. 54 M W Farmer 1000 1300 Ga
Elvira D. 53 F W Keeping House NC
James N. 22 M W Farm Laborer Tenn
Mary J. 23 F W Ala
Fountain P. 18 M W Farm Laborer Tenn
Sydney E. 15 M W " " Tenn
Margaret E. 12 F W Tenn
1870 Census - Lawrence County, Tennessee
Civil Distrct #12 - 18 June 1870
Ladd, Emily 30 F W Working Cotton Mill Alabama
Mary 22 F W " " " Alabama
1872 Film # 0976301 Tax Lists Lawrence Co., Tenn.
Bowden, C.W. 96 Acres $50
1875 Film # 0976301 Tax Lists Lawrence Co., Tenn.
Bowden, C.W. "On the head of Peter Creek" 95 Acres $125
1876 Film # 0976301 Tax Lists Lawrence Co., Tenn.
Bowden, C.W. no land listed
Bowden, F.P. & S.E. 95 Acres $125
1879 Marriages of Wayne County, Tenn 1857-1829 #549276
Bowden, Sidney E. to Mary Staggs 11 Dec. 1879
solemnized 11 Dec. 1879 G.W. Whittan (J.P.)
1879 C.W. Bowden, W.S. Bowden, and D.B. Nowlin Trustees of M.E. Church
South give deed to B.F. Bayliss Jul 7 1879
[May have C.W. Bowden's Signature]
1880 Census Lawrence Co. Tenn. 16 June 1880 District 12
Bowden, C.W. W M 64 Farmer Tenn - -
Elvira W F 64 Wife N. Car. N. Car N. Car.
S.E. W M 25 Son Tenn Tenn Tenn
Mariah W F 24 Dau in law Tenn Tenn Tenn
Maggie W F 22 Dau Tenn Tenn Tenn
> [check out C.W.'s parents birth place on this record]
> [check out everything in Wayne County for C.W. having a farm
and dying there.]
1881 Film # 0976301 Tax Lists Lawrence Co., Tenn.
Bowden, C.W. 95 Acres $150
1882 Film # 0976301 Tax Lists Lawrence Co., Tenn.
Bowden, C.W. 95 Acres $150
1882 Film #0976268 Circuit Court Lawrence County, Tenn.
Jan 2, 1882 C.W. Bowden appointed road commissioner in Dist. 12
1883 - From The Press newspaper, Lawrence County, Tennessee
Dated Wednesday Aug 22, 1883
BOWDEN - At his residence, near Rippy's stand, this county,
on Tuesday evening, Aug. 1?th, Rev. C. Bowden, an old and
respected citizen of the 12th District.
[The previous Tuesday with a '1' in the date was Tuesday, 14th Aug. 1883.]
1885 Film # 0976301 Tax Lists Lawrence Co., Tenn.
Bowden, Elvira 95 Acres $150
1886 Film # 0976301 Tax Lists Lawrence Co., Tenn.
Bowden, Sidney 127 Acres $100
Bowden, Elvisy(?) 95 Acres $150
1889 - Petition on the estate of Charles W. Bowden
Transcribed by Lina Owens Boyd
To the Hon. J. A. Simms, Judge & C.
The petition of A. J. Griffin Adm. upon the estate of C. W. Bowden, decd.
A. J. Griffin individually and his wife Mary J. Griffin, W. J. Tice and
wife M. E. Tice, all residents of Lawrence County Tennessee.
Sidney E. Bowden also a resident of said County of Lawrence and James N.
Bowden and F. P. Bowden, who are non-residents of the State of Tennessee
and residents of the State of Arkansas.
Complainants Mary J. Griffin and M. E. Tice are married women and bring
this petition by their husbands A. Jl. Griffin and W. J. Tice.
Petitioners under should show unto your Honor, that C. W. Bowden departed
this life in 1883 intestate, and leaving surviving him his widow E. D.
Bowden who died about the last of March 1889. Said C. W. Bowden left
surviving him five children who are his only heirs and distributees at
law, to wit:
1. Petitioner Mary J. Griffin a daughter
2. " M. E. Tice " "
3. Defendant S. E. Bowden a son
4. " Jas. N. " " "
5. " F. P. " " "
At the time of his death said C. W. Bowden was the ownder in fee simple of
106 acres of land lying and being in the 12th Civil Distrct of Lawrence
County Tennessee. Said land is composed of two tracts or parts of tracts.
One tract containing 20 acres was conveyed to said Bowden Feb. 28, 1855
by John Bowden and deed registered in Book "M" Page 101 R.O.L.C. The
other tract containing 86 acres was conveyed to said C. W. Bowden July 27,
1852 by G. W. Barnett and deed recorded in Book "L" Page 93 R.O.L.C.
Both tracts ___ continguous and formone entire tract. For a full
description of said land reference is here made to said deeds.
Recently petitioner A. J. Griffin has been appointed Adm. upon the estate
of said C. W. Bowde, decd. As such Adm. no assets have come into his
hands, and petitioner knows of no assets that ought to go into his hands
excepts some property in the hands of the deft. Sidney E. Bowden, as
herein after explained.
At the death of said C. W. Bowden, he was owner of some personal
property, - all of which, by permission of the heirs of said C. W. Bowden,
went into the hands of his widow. Petitioners supposed that after the
death of said widow E. D. Bowden, that said personal property would be
divided equally between all the heirs of said C. W. Bowden, decd.
Petitioners here exhibit a list of said articles, marked Exhibit A, but
were not copied and asked to be considered a part of this petition.
An examination of said list will disclose the fact that all the articles
are not exempt property, and as a metter of law, neither said widow or
defd. S. E. Bowden has any right to them except by permission of all
Petitioners further charge that if said S. E. Bowden is permitted to re-
tain said articles, he should be made to account for same in a final
settlement between the heirs.
Your petitioner A. J. Griffin knows of no valid debts outstanding against
the estate of C. W. Bowden, Decd. and his only object for taking out
letters of Administration was to sell said personal property in possession
of deft. S. E. Bowden, which petitioner was informed bleonged to the
estate of said C. W. Bowden, decd.
Said E. D. Bowden, having died before any crop was made on said land,
petitioners are advised, that the rent of said land (from 1889 inserted)
goes to all the heirs of C. W. Bowden alike, though petitioners are
informed that deft. S. E. Bowden will undertake to appriate all of said
Petitioners further show that said land is so situated that it can not be
advantage be divided in kind between petitioners and defendants, but
that it will be to the manifest interest if all the parties to sell said
land and divide the proceeds of sale.
Premises considered, petitioners pray that the necessary processings
and publication be made requiring the defendants to be and appear on the
second Monday of the next term of this court and answer the allegations in
this petition without oath. That on final hearing your Honor decree a
sale of said land and order an equal division of the proceeds among the
heors of C. W. Bowden decd, after a settlement has been made between the
Adm. and heors, charging advancements & C and for general relief in the _____
S. A. Carrell, jt.
Sol. for petitioners
S. A. Carrell Jr. agt and attorney make oath that the allegations in the
forgoing petitions are true to the best of his knowledge, information
Sworn to and C. Dec. 2, 1889 S. A. Carrell Jr.
J. M. Gilmore
I am bound for cash
Dec 3 /89 S. A. Carrell Jr.
by W. P. McClenohan Dept.
I acknowledge myself bound for the cost in the above cause. This
Dec 3rd 1889.
1898 Pope County, Arkansas Marriages 976.732 V25p
McFarland, J. W.,48, and Maggie Bowden,35,
married 31 July 1898 by J.M. Granger, Pastor M.E. Church
Filed 2 Aug. 1895 Book G p. 447
1900 Census Pope Co. Ark.
Bowden, Fountain P. Head W M July 1851 48 M 24 Tenn Ga NC
Sarah A. Wife W F June 1854 45 M 24 7/5 Tenn Tenn Tenn
Hettie M. Dau W F June 1880 19 S Tenn Tenn Tenn
Fannie W. Dau W F Febr 1882 18 S Ark Tenn Tenn
Tomas E. Son W M Febr 1885 15 S Ark Tenn Tenn
Charles J. Son W M Aug 1890 9 S Ark Tenn Tenn
1904 Cemeteries of Pope County, Arkansas 976.732 V22p p. 30 Vol. 2
Fountain P. Bowden 7-22-1857 11-21-1904
1904 Obituaries and Death Notices Pope County, Ark 1904-1906 976.732 V4l
Nov 21 1904 F.P. Bowden at home in Dover. Had 2 sons, 3 daughters,
wife died ten months ago.
Misc. from Garry Wayne Brewer:
Charles W. Bowden married Elvira D. Ladd on 20 September 1838 in Lawrence County, Tennessee. Charles
was a Methodist Minster, his last marriage was in Lawrence County, Tennessee in 1881. A lawsuit was
filed in 1890 in Wayne County, Tennessee by his daughter Mary Bowden Griffin and Margaret Bowden Tice
vs Sidney E. Bowden, James Newton Bowden and L.P. Bowden, the last 5 of 7 children stating C.W.Bowden
died in 1883 and his wife E.D. Ladd Bowden died March of 1889 in Lawrence County, Tennessee. From
the will of Lawrence County, Tennessee: The last will and testment of A.B.Bowden (brother to Charles
W. Bowden) I, Allen Blanton Bowden of the county of Lawrence and the State of Tennessee being weak
of body, but sound in mind. (note it states in will, the following, I will that the contract between
me and John Bowden, my father be compleyed. I appoint Charles W. Bowden, my brother, administor of my
Elvira D. Ladd family members were Mary and Emily Ladd, both Mary and Emily are buried in an old
abancdoned cemetery off Granddaddy Road west of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. Also buried there are
Nichlas Gower and wife, Tom Gower and wife Polly Bryant and Son. Jimmy Bowden and the two children
of John Linam. From the Book at Rest, Cemetery Records of Lawrence County, Tennessee, page 443.
Elvira and Charles W. Bowden are buried in the old Bowden and Stagg cemetery in Wayne County. The
house and cemetery are gone now, but in the deed records the cemetery is reserved. As per my Father
Grady Willard Brewer.