I am interested in Fayette County Bowers, too. I think mine came from Ireland in 1791 and settled in Tyrone Township, Fayette Couty, PA. My ancestor was William born abt. 1768 in County Down, Ireland and had a brother, Robert. William and Robert settled in Brown County, Ohio by 1810 or so. I collect 'Fayette' Bowers info and had this on Joseph - you probably already know this - but just in case -
"Mrs. Susan BOORD died in 1900. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(44)
Susan Boord died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Jasper Clemmer, in Springhill township on the 7th of February, 1900, at the ripe age of 94 years last Christmas day She was the oldest person living in Springhill at the time of her death. She was the widow of George Boord, who died about 50 years ago. She is the last one of the sisters of the Bowers family and is survived by only one brother, Joseph Bowers of Cheat Haven, Pa., who is living at a very ripe age.
She was the mother of six children: Mrs. Jesse Lyons, now dead; Mrs. Alpheus Swearingen, Mrs. Jasper Clemmer, Joseph B ord of Springhill township, James Boord of near Rosedale, Pa., who was a soldier in Co. D, 3d West Virginia cavalry during the war of the rebellion, and Jacob Boord, now dead. Mrs. Boord was a member of the Lutheran church for about 80 years. Funeral at Mount Moriah burial ground, conducted by Rev. Ira M. Wallace of Morgantown, West Va.
(Daily News Standard, February 13, 1900)
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